Battle Drills and Dual Chainsaws! April in Review

Well, April’s on it’s way out, and the landscape has shifted completely from my last Month in Review. Happy to report it’s been, without a doubt, one of the most entertaining gaming months of recent years.

I’m about 75% done with a write-up on Dark Cloud 2, which has been taking forever to finish because I’ve been playing so much Dark Cloud 2. Then there’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, which has robbed me blind of spare time.

At the beginning of the month, I was playing:

  • Pokemon Yellow
  • Earthbound
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
  • Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
  • The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

Holy cow, that’s a lot of games for a grown man with responsibilities to have. Have I mentioned I’m in the process of planning a wedding with my fiancee and also buying a house? Time’s limited, weekends I rarely game, and this is a staggeringly high number of things to play during the weekdays. Not to mention they’re all long as shit.

I’ve tapered this waaay down, as of now I am only playing Dark Cloud 2 and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Glancing at my 3DS Activity Log, I’ve logged 41 hours on my 3DS in April so far, but only played Monster Hunter.


I’ve logged quite a bit of hours in a small amount of games, but generally I’ve been the happiest spending my time playing fewer games but for longer amounts of time. This going against the trend of previous months where I had 4-5 games ongoing, but felt a weird urge to be “making progress” somewhere else.

Anyway, it’ll become more evident what I’m talking about when my 400 page rave on Dark Cloud 2 comes out in a few days, because this game has simply stolen my heart. It’s been a good long time since I’ve gotten so engrossed in a good action-RPG that it’s felt like a walk down memory lane back to my formative early teenaged years. But with many hours left to go on DC2, I don’t think anything will be stealing the spotlight for the foreseeable future.

Stay tuned for Amiibo Madness and some words about Dark Cloud 2!

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