Wallet Threat Level

Of course not.

Nah, I am kiddin, I have always been and still am big on the Latin vibe.

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Touché! That portrait is unfamiliar to me, actually. Not bad, for EGA.

It’s C64, and she was a maiden you couldn’t marry. Still my favourite! Enjoying a life of sin!

Of course, my only real love interest inside the game’s ever really been her.

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None of those ugly, heavy galleon types could be a match to my frégate.

Almost always the Merchantman for me! Load her full of crew and prepare to board!

From all the old “classic” games from the late 70s/early 80s, the gameplay that got its deepest hooks in me was Breakout. I played a version on my Amstrad called Batty, which was probably my favorite game on the Amstrad. Obviously I never finished it, but I got really really far in the campaign in coop with my friend.

Anyway, all that to say there’s a new Breakout game coming out this week, so my wallet is definitely in danger. Also Sifu comes out this week, which is getting mixed reviews. And there’s a bunch of other releases that I haven’t heard of before, except maybe CrossfireX, which I think is a single player campaign done by Remedy Entertainment, coming straight to Game Pass.

Monday, February 7

  • Unstrong Legacy | Switch
  • Heroes of Loot 2 | Switch

Tuesday, February 8

  • OlliOlli World | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Zorya: The Celestial Sisters | Switch, PC
  • Death end re;Quest2 | Switch
  • Sifu | PS5, PS4, PC
  • Power To The People | PC

Wednesday, February 9

  • Unbound: Worlds Apart | PS5, PS4
  • Backbone | Switch
  • El Gancho | Switch
  • Action Arcade Wrestling | Switch
  • Letters - A Written Adventure | Switch, PC
  • Diplomacy is Not an Option | PC

Thursday, February 10

  • KungFu Kickball | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac
  • Breakout: Recharged | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • PowerSlave Exhumed | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • EGGLIA: Rebirth | Switch
  • Rise of the Third Power | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Edge of Eternity | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
  • CrossfireX | Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
  • Grapple Dog | Switch, PC
  • Blipz | Switch
  • Retro Bowl | Switch
  • Spy Fox in Dry Cereal | Switch
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue CLOUD VERSION | Switch
  • Kingdom Hearts Integrum Masterpiece CLOUD VERSION | Switch
  • Kingdom Hearts - HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX - CLOUD VERSION | Switch
  • Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind (DLC) CLOUD VERSION | Switch
  • Noel the Mortal Fate | Switch
  • Cellular Harvest | Switch
  • NAPE RETROVERSE COLLECTION | Switch
  • Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren’t So Frightening | Switch
  • Putt-Putt Saves The Zoo | Switch
  • Welcome To Elk | Switch
  • Kittens and Yarn | Switch
  • Castle Morihisa | Switch, PC
  • Derpy Conga | Switch
  • Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Collection | Switch
  • Sword of Elpisia | Switch
  • Dino Galaxy Tennis | Switch
  • Death Park | Switch
  • Perpetuum Mobile | Switch
  • Pajama Sam: No Need To Hide When It’s Dark Outside | Switch
  • About An Elf | Switch
  • Inua - A Story in Ice and Time | Switch, PC
  • Ocean’s Heart | Switch
  • Kardboard Kings: Card Shop Sim | PC
  • Know By Heart | PC
  • Kingdom of the Dead | PC
  • Blood West | PC

Friday, February 11

  • From Heaven to Earth | PC
  • Ammo Pigs: Cocked and Loaded | PS4, Xbox One
  • Skautfold: Shrouded in Sanity | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD | PS4, Xbox One
  • Lost Ark | PC
  • Spirt Roots | Xbox One
  • Blackberry Honey | Switch
  • Word Chef | Switch
  • Pinball Frenzy | Switch
  • Pendula Swing - The Complete Journey | Switch
  • Not Tonight 2 | PC
  • Nebulous Fleet Command | PC
  • Die After Sunset | PC

Oof, this looks bad.

Seems to be from some shovelware publisher. The (very short) list of features includes “extra balls”.

Heard great things about this one.

Powerslave was a bit of a favourite on the old Sega Saturn! Probably not enough so to make me buy it again now though. :)

Yeah, OlliOlli looks like a lot of fun. I hope it comes to Game Pass.

You might want you check out Shadow Break, that came out last week. It’s a Japanese game where the paddle is actually a ninja, with quite nimble and powerful features, like jumping, dashing, swinging the sword you affect the ball, and more.
The game is quite short, but it’s got many chaos satisfying mechanics, and it’s fairly easy on normal difficulty, thanks to the awesomeness of the main characters.
Also you fight giant monsters. And sushi masters. It’s great, I tell you!

I’m surprised nobody ever thought of this, but it requires skill to make it that delightful to play.

Edit: and here is a link to the eShop page, now that I’m at the computer.

Ah yes, I forgot to mention the downside: it is (willfully, somewhat, as to pay homage to the Arcade version of Ninja Gaiden I speculate) ugly.

Steam has a demo of this. Evidently there is currently a gamebreaking bug, but I think that is only in the main game. Gonna give it a try tonight.

CCG game shop management sim.

Thanks. Wishlisted. The truth is that I haven’t actually played a Breakout game since Batty back in the late 80s. So I don’t actually know if the gameplay will still appeal to me 33 years later.

The big release this week is Horizon Forbidden West. And for some, Spaceflight Simulator maybe? Or a new King of Fighters?

Monday, February 14

  • Infernax | PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Heart of the Woods | PS5, PS4
  • River City Girls Zero | Switch
  • Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp XXL | Switch
  • Smash Star | Switch

Tuesday, February 15

  • Holy Purge | PC
  • Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch
  • Liberte | PC
  • Super Dungeon Maker | PC
  • Nimbus: Infinity | PC

Wednesday, February 16

  • Beat Souls | Switch
  • Tax Fugitive | Switch
  • Spellmaster: The Saga | PC

Thursday, February 17

  • The King of Fighters XV | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
  • Total War: Warhammer 3 | PC, Mac, Linux
  • From Heaven To Earth | Xbox One, Switch
  • Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden | PS4, Switch, PC
  • Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection | Switch
  • Duggy | Switch
  • BigChick | Switch
  • Mr Maker 3D Level Editor | Switch
  • Light Up The Room | Switch
  • Fluffy Cubed | Switch
  • Red Colony 3 | Switch
  • Upaon: A Snake’s Journey | Switch
  • Trash Sailors | Switch
  • The Table Game | Switch

Friday, February 18

  • Super Toy Cars Offroad | Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
  • Rover Mechanic Simulator | Switch
  • Horizon Forbidden West | PS5, PS4
  • Gravity Runner | Switch
  • Gem Wizards Tactics | Switch
  • Mages and Treasures | Switch
  • Spaceflight Simulator | PC

Saturday, February 19

  • Choice of Life: Middle Ages | Xbox One

You are kidding, right? You are having a go at us? :-D

The big release is of course TOTAL WAR WARHAMMER 3!!!1lolæ!!

TOTAL WAR WARHAMMER 3!!

I think my brain has a Warhammer blindness disease. I just can’t see the word Warhammer for some reason. My brain just filters it out. I’m sure there will be an official diagnosis one day.

The big release is Voice of Cards of course.

Wallet threat level RED! Elden Ring, the new From Software game that takes the Dark Souls formula to an open world game is out on Friday. Also out that day is GRID Legends! I’ll likely play the 10 hour preview on EA Play, and if it’s good, god help my wallet. The Final Fantasy VI new PC conversion could be a wallet threat. From the early reviews it sounds like The Witch Queen is substantial enough that it could be called Destiny 3, so I’m sure that’s a major wallet threat too.

Tuesday, February 22

  • Monark | PS5, PS4, Switch, PC
  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen (DLC) | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
  • Sol Cresta | PS4, Switch, PC
  • Blue Prince | PC, Mac
  • Monster Crown | Xbox One
  • Tiny Combat Arena | PC
  • SCP: Pandemic | PC

Wednesday, February 23

  • Dr. Oil | Xbox One
  • Edge of Eternity | Switch
  • Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual | PSVR
  • For The Warp | Switch
  • Final Fantasy VI | PC
  • Blade and Sword | PC

Thursday, February 24

  • Assetto Corsa: Competizione | PS5, Xbox Series X/S
  • Martha Is Dead | PS5, PS4, PC
  • Variable Barricade | Switch
  • Never Alone | Switch
  • Light Up The Room | Xbox One
  • 15in1 Solitaire | Switch
  • Amazing Machines | Switch
  • Antarctica 88 | Switch
  • Who Is Zombie? | Switch
  • Ghost on the Shore | PC, Mac
  • Clouzyl | PC

Friday, February 25

  • GRID Legends | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
  • Tormented Souls | PS4, Xbox One
  • Moto Roader MC | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch
  • Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream | PS4, Switch, PC
  • Elden Ring | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
  • Tux & Funny | Xbox One
  • Figment 2: Creed Valley | Switch, PC
  • Aeternum Quest | Switch
  • Ammo Pigs: Cocked and Loaded | Switch
  • One Guy Gun | Switch
  • Plunderer’s Adventures | Switch
  • A Perfect Day | PC

That reminds me, I keep meaning to use an Oculus discount code for that. Next time I will!

I might get this one eventually. Gotta finish the first one, but I really enjoyed what I played.