Nightingale’s GP Picks 10/16/15
The weekend is here everybody, and it is time to kick back and relax with a video game! So I’m here to let you in on some new games that have just come out this past week, along with something from the good ol’ retro days of gaming!
Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below released on the 13th this week for the PS4. Anyone remember the old Dragon Quest games? I unfortunately never got to play them *sigh*, but this one peaks my interest just a bit due to it being done in the style of Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors. Mixing the gameplay of Dynasty Warriors with that of the Dragon Quest art along with known monster and characters from the story, how could this be a bad thing? I mean, look at Hyrule Warriors? The mash up of Dynasty Warriors meets The Legend of Zelda. So if hack n’ slash is your thing and you’re a fan of Dynasty Warriors AND Dragon Quest… I suggest you pick this up ASAP! Minecraft: Story Mode also released this past week as well. Who would have thought that Telltale would ever touch Minecraft? Well they did, and it looks to be something of epic proportions. Minecraft: Story Mode is like all the other Telltale games, releasing an episode per month or so. The first episode, The Order of the Stone is available now on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PS Vita. So far it looks like the game will gave five episodes in total. Will you make the venture and check out this Telltale version of Minecraft? I’m still on the fence about it, but hey, it could be fun!
Yoshi’s Woolly World is the latest installment into the Yoshi game series on the Nintendo Wii U. Taking a page from Kirby: Epic Yarn, the game is set in a world of yarn, all creatures crocheted by colorful yarns. The game is your typical Yoshi platformer, with elements from all of the past Yoshi games. The movesets are similar to those used in Yoshi’s Island, using his tongue to swallow enemies, and having his flutter jump to reach areas a little on the high side. You can even use the Nintendo Amiibo to change the appearance of your Yoshi. The game was even released with some precious crocheted yarn Yoshi Amiibo, a green one, a pink one, and a light blue one. I picked up my copy of the game today, along with all three of the yarn Yoshi Amiibo. So you can expect a review from me in the next week or so.
And now we come to the retro title for this week, and I chose Yoshi’s Story, released for the Nintendo 64 back in 1998. Play as multiple colored Yoshis as you play across areas and levels in the style pop-up books. This was one of my favorite Yoshi games back in the day, and perhaps that was due to it being one of my very first ones I’ve ever played. The game is both whimsical and imaginative, and is enjoyable for kids and adults alike. If you haven’t played it, I suggest you do so if you’re a Yoshi fan.
What games will you be playing this weekend? One that I mentioned, or a different title? Sound off in the comments below! Nightingale out!