Shamelog #034 - Doki Doki SteamWorld

The Switch is a neat ass system. Some people bemoan its lack of functionality, but I think that’s what makes it great - it keeps it clean, fast and, most importantly, all about the games. Maybe Microsoft should take a cue?

SteamWorld Dig 2 is a fantastic little gem, something that seems to be fitting the niche of the Switch just perfectly. I only spent 9 hours working through this cool little metroidvania game, and it was a joyous time. The pace keeps up at a good clip - you’re moving through environments, picking up upgrades, mastering those upgrades, then obtaining more, while always maintaining a forward momentum. Moving through and finishing this game was satisfying from end to end, without any unnecessary fluff or extraneous systems. I never played the first, but after digging this, I certainly want to.

I’ll keep my thoughts on it it short because of got big piece going up on it soon, but Doki Doki Literature Club is fantastic and you should definitely play it if you are ok with the themes. Damn this game goes places… even when you’ve seen the credits, there’s still so much more to it. Also, it’s free!

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Games Left to Play: 111
Currently Playing: Suikoden
Budget Remaining for 2018: $300