Game of the Month - June 2019

What has been your primary game this past month? It could have been a recent title, a new discovery, or something from your backlog. Or perhaps an old favorite you returned to years later?

For the month of June I spent most of time enjoying a return to Battlefield 5, I clocked in over 30 hours over 2 weeks and leveled my profile rank up to the mid 40’s. Really enjoyed the Outpost Mode they added, sadly only for 2 weeks, but I hope it rotates back in again soon.

Honorable mentions for :

The Surge - Dark Souls meets Dead Space? Yes sir, sign me up! Only a dozen or so hours into this, but the combat and level design are fantastic. Story is average sci-fi shit hit the fan stuff.

The Room - fun puzzle box game, only on my 3rd puzzle but the level of detail of the puzzles and basic but interesting story have me wanting to get to the end to see what happened.

Warhammer 40k Inquisitor Martyr - Patch 2.0 has helped to make this one of the best ARPGs I’ve ever played, faster movement and combat, generous loot drops, glad to see NeocoreGames give this 40k ARPG the update it needed and deserved.

What game defined June 2019 for you? What was your Game of the Month?

For me as well. Big time.

Sentinels of the Multiverse Digital. I quite like it, even if it is a bit more hassle than playing it on the table. I’ve picked up the Season 1 DLC, so loads of variety.

D&D Dragonshard mostly but playing Renowned Explorers International Society too.

I’m constitutionally incapable of playing recent games.


A bit out of left field but I’ve spent the most time on SD Gundam G Generation Genesis for the Nintendo Switch since I finally caught up on watching all of Gundam:The Origin OVAs and was feeling nostalgic for some UC era action.

I also finally beat Danganronpa V3 and started getting into DOTA Underlords

Was a good month for gaming of me, managed to finish four games. Probably should have been outside though as it’s June. It did rain a lot, in my defence. Let’s see…

Pillars of the Earth (not to be confused with Pillars of Eternity) was the GotM. Really enjoyed this slow paced point n clicker. Superior voice acting and a fine story (no doubt a benefit of the source material). Was a bit worried it might drag by the end but it held my interest for 16 hours or so.

SteamWorld Heist got finished up, I’ve played this one in bursts over the past year or so and then found a few hours to wrap it up. Fun core game play, but I’d seen enough of it by the end.

Subsurface Circular is a brilliant visual novel. Fresh ideas, very funny in places, and rather short. One to play in a single sitting if you can.

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit would be better played in winter but it’s the usual heart string tugging from the Life is Strange folks. A great little self contained story although I accidentally kicked off the final scene before I was quite ready, which was slightly annoying as there was no hint it was about to happen. It does let you go back and play the rest after if you want but I didn’t.

Still City of Heroes. Also some Dark Future: Blood Red States.

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. For the last time, I think. Sure can’t say I didn’t get my money’s worth.

I have been finally getting back into gaming this month, after a few months’ hiatus.

In the not worthy category, there was Diner Dungeon, a port of a mobile game for the Switch, with next to zero improvement. Quite disappointing.

Dandy Dungeon is a nifty port, on the other hand. It is meant to be played in portable mode with your fingers though.

I’ve been enjoying some Super Mario Kart as well, the first one I buy since the original SNES cartridge. I was happy to see the Outrun 2 school of drifting making its way there. It’s also insanely unfair as ever in 150cc — saved some hilarious clips thanks to the generous replay options.

I played only a bit of Nova Drift for the PC. It is in early access and is incredibly promising. So promising I didn’t want to spoil the experience and will wait impatiently for the full game.

Seeing Epic doesn’t support my computer, Outer Wilds isn’t my game of the month as it should have been. Instead, it’s probably Langrisser Mobile again. The new inclusion of Fire Emblem sort of puzzles got me worried. But even at those, this game manages to be not frustrating and better.

La-Mulana 2 has got its hook deep inside of me since yesterday. See you next month!

How is it? I saw it on sale in May, but the info I watched didn’t make me feel like the game had evolved much since the Playstation days.

Cool, so it’s fixed! Time to buy in.

But what’s with the 17 DLCs?

I wish I could say Far Cry 5 but I’m not even sure I’ll finish it. It’s not clicking with me the way previous FC games have. Maybe I’ve been spoiled by the two previous open world games I’ve played: RDR2 and Spider Man. My expectations are higher now.

Hitman 2, however, has its hooks in me.

For me it’s Yakuza Kiwami 2. Fantastic game I’ve been having a blast with. Also, singing “Tonight” in-game in the karaoke after playing through Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami is brutal. Just brutal.

Runner-ups are Stardew Valley (on the mobile, which is just perfect for it) and Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, but with gaming time as limited as it’s been lately, I haven’t played much of the latter one this month. It’s my “comfort game” currently, though, so I expect to play it on and off for months to come. ;)

For me, it’s an Anthology:

Game Pass Ultimate.

Been picking and choosing games from it on the xBox, now that I have a massive new backlog!

I’ve played Monster Hunter: World, Forza Horizon 4 and Agents of Mayhem so far.

I’m surprised I’m not the only one who’s familiar with the series on this board!

The core gameplay is the same, but it runs a lot faster than the old PS games where the load times really killed the ability to run through scenarios with any sort of decent pace.

I enjoy its storytelling aspects - it managed to hit a lot of the same notes as the various anime series it draws from and it’s the only game that ties all the various side stories together into a single timeline that more or less makes sense.

That said, if you’re not the type of person who geeks over the differences between a GM vs GM Command vs GM Sniper Custom this is not the game for you

A toss up between Dota Underlords, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Deus Ex is the first game in a long time to keep me up way too late because I lost track of time. 2 nights in a row I ended up stopping at about 4am. Dota Underlords is probably my favorite of the autochess games at this point.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate by a mile for me.

At the start of the month I was halfway through Void Bastards which is currently my favourite game released this year, but I finished that. For the last week I’ve been immersed in Supraland which, while not quite as good as VB, would win GotM in any other month I think.

It’s a mix of content and cosmetic additions. I just get the content DLC that adds more priority assignments. I don’t need for my steps to be on fire or whatever.

Definitely They Are Billions 1.0 for me. I can see this getting old eventually, but for now it’s a great time trying to survive another wave.