Like most of the EGM Crew this weekend, I’ll be playing Child of Light—though it’s more business than pleasure, for me, since I’m reviewing it. That isn’t to say there’s no pleasure. My interest in Patrick Plourde’s anti-Far Cry 3 was a love-at-first-sight sort of deal. And while Josh avoided turn-based role-playing games most of his youth, mine was defined by them. So for a game to function similarly to the JRPGs that spurred me to become a writer while possessing a storyline scripted with Western sensibilities is, well, a dream come true.
If and when any breaks are needed (I find an uncomplicated, solidly paced turn-based RPG to be one of the more relaxing variants of videogames), there’ll for suresies be more Titanfall this weekend. While I was off grinding my feet to pulp at PAX East, Josh pulled ahead of me and done Gen 10’d. It’s taken me all the time since returning from my native coastline to wrap up Gen 8 and cross into Gen 9, and from what Josh has told me Gen 9 is a beast.
Hopefully next weekend I can return to Shining Force II, maybe even up Wild Arms (an internal discussion about game worlds reminded me how much that title influenced my fiction, stirred in me the desire to replay it—the classic, not Altered Code Go F Yourself).