Last Week’s Gaming

Lord Deadpool of Waterdeep Bravely Clanked 2

Wow. Last week of April 2021 already. Coming into the final quarter of the financial year, this is my busiest period work-wise. Luckily I have my new PC finally, and it’s already helping as I can relax most of this weekend instead of working for most of it! And when relaxing, there is gaming.

I didn’t realise that there are 2 long weekends in a row in Queensland, so I hope to use next weekend to finalise a new RPG session for some friends. We will see how that works out in a couple of weeks. For now, let’s see what I did get to play last week!

Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated

Board Game Geek Link – Clank! Legacy

We haven’t played much of Clank! Legacy in the last few weeks, but last week we did another game. This cleared the bonus mission we managed to unlock, which was a fun and interesting experience.

Even better, as we switched days we not only got to play games, but we got some playtime in with Jessie Jaws!

Not only was Clank! bought back to the table, but we had Jessie overseeing the rules

I’m not going to go into deep details of the game, as yours may be slightly different. But we did enjoy Clank! Legacy again, even if we did need a bit of a rules refresher.

There are three more games to play to complete the base box game. I am looking forward to seeing how this one ends and starting another campaign with Rabbit. If she enjoys it, we may even delve into some of the expansions!

If she doesn’t enjoy it, then I am sure she will enjoy painting the minis.

Lords of Waterdeep

Played on – PC (Steam)
Board Game Geek Link – Lords of Waterdeep

Last week I mentioned that I was going to give The Game of Life 2 a break. It was fun going back to a childhood memory with a new look, but there are only so many times you can play it in a row.

Looking through my Steam library for a new game I have yet to fire up, I saw another old favourite that I haven’t played for ages – Lords of Waterdeep. I wasn’t really looking forward to learning a new game right then, so why not jump into another old favourite?

Worker placement with hidden goals - a surprisingly divisive favourite

As much as I love playing Lords of Waterdeep, it was just enough of a brain exercise that I probably won’t play a lot going forward. Well, not as a relax at the end of the day.

It’s not that I don’t enjoy the game. It’s just I want a game to chill with and not mentally tire me even more. How does Lords of Waterdeep keep you thinking? Well, check out the review for my full thoughts on the game!

Deadpool

Played on – PC (Steam)

Speaking of looking through my Steam library, the other game that stood out last week was Deadpool. I gave a lot of thought to if I should even include Deadpool in my roundup this week. Not because I didn’t play it for long or that it’s a bad game, but because it’s hard to get a hold of.

There have been a lot of ups and down with Deadpool, mainly around licensing. Luckily, I still have my copy, but if you didn’t know about it before, it’s pretty much impossible to buy a new copy these days. So yeah, if you saw the title and you got interested – sorry.

The combat isn't terible, I am surprised how well it held up on ultrawide though

Deadpool is a third-person beat-em-up/shooter, light platformer with fun (if sometimes frustrating) combat and plenty of humour. Released in 2013, this was probably my favourite representation of Deadpool outside comics until the Ryan Reynolds films.

With plenty of fourth wall breaking and unique Deadpool moments. These range from various rants to using the voices speech bubbles to cross a chasm.

In any other game, this would be groanworthy. But it's suitably Deadpool in context.

*Image grabbed from a video by YouTube channel robo

The bit of a play session I had was enjoyable, but I was mainly playing to see how it ran after all this time. Surprisingly well, considering I went straight to ultrawide resolutions – where I thought things would instantly go awry.

With so many new games coming out, I will probably leave Deadpool for a while, but I may come back to it later this year.

Bravely Default 2

Played on – Switch

I thought I would randomly run around Bravely Default 2 this week and level up some job masteries. Well, the week got away from me. I basically spent Saturday not only grinding job levels but moving the story forward slightly as well.

I was temted to add She-Ra references, but I will just stick with "Onwards!"

Two more bosses have been dealt with, and I now have the Phantom and Arcanist asterisks. The phantom class is fantastic! Not only do you dish incredible amounts of damage, but even just walking around the world, you leave a trail of shadow clouds behind you.

OK, the phantom may not be the best class in the game for all situations, but it feels like the class the dev and art teams had the most fun with. This lead to me having about an hour just enjoying running and hitting things while enjoying the phantom’s special attack animations.

In many games, the Phantom class reminds me of Ninja, but somehow meaner

After a considerable run Saturday, I am over 70 hours into Bravely Default 2. And I have just entered what I suspect to be the last major area – the enemy capital, Holograd. I have mastered almost all jobs on all characters (only ‘my’ character has mastered Gambler), and I am ready to see what Adam has in store for me.

I was hoping to have Bravely Default 2 finished by now. Next week, games like New Pokemon Snap and Returnal are out, with Resident Evil Village basically a week later.

The enemy capital awaits

Luckily there is another long weekend next week – I may have a chance to try out at least New Pokemon Snap!

What about you?  I hope you got some great games in.  Or are you looking forward to a new one?  Let me know!  Shout out on Facebook or @JohnHQLD me on Twitter!

Until next time,

JohnHQLD
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