My Video Game Play-List for the weekend

With a long weekend looming in South Africa this week I’m quite excited to get some well needed and well deserved play time in. This week has been one crazy week but then again when isn’t the week of E3 any different. And hell don’t get me wrong this isn’t a bad thing, the announcements we’ve seen over this past week was incredible and I honestly feel that no matter who you’re a fan of…PlayStation, Nintendo or Xbox…we all were treated to at least one game over this E3. I am a little sad however that the shows over and that the wait now begins but I guess that’s just the way the cookie crumbles and waiting is part of the game. However in the midst of waiting we still have a ton of amazing titles in existence so let’s turn our attention to some this weekend.

With the way things have been lately – RIDICULOUSLY CRAZY –  I’ve been cramming in a lot of my game time on the 3DS and most of all my mobile phone. I did manage to get some game time in on my PS4 however that was short lived. This weekend that’s all going to change though as I intend on not only playing a few older titles on the PS4 but planning on starting a game I picked up last week for the PS3, NIER.


Originally released in 2010 on the PS3 and Xbox 360 players take control of a man known as Nier who is in search for a cure to a deadly disease which has infected his daughter. The title falls under the RPG genre and was published by Square Enix. What’s intriguing to me was the fact that not only have I never played this title before but I actually did not know that it is in fact a spin-off title for the Drakengard series. I have been told that the game itself is around 30 – 40 hours depending on how you go through it in terms of main story line or if you’re into doing side quests during the game, so I definitely will not be able to complete it this weekend. However I’m hoping that by next week I will have at least played 50% of the title to provide some impressions.

Also included in my play-list for the weekend is of course my mobile favorites at the moment which are Fallout Shelter and Fire Emblem Heroes. Admittedly with E3 2017 taking so much of my time since last week I’ve not really put in a decent amount of time with them and considering my update on Fallout Shelter goes up tomorrow and a new event went live on Fire Emblem Heroes recently, I was a little saddened by the limited time I had to play. Nevertheless I have already started playing them once again since earlier this evening and have also downloaded another mobile title – Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (impressions to follow next week).

I’d love to hear what’s on your video game play-list this weekend or perhaps you plan on binge watching some anime instead?

  • Zain

Fire Emblem Heroes – The Voting Gauntlet!

The mobile wonder hit for Fire Emblem fans across the world released just over a month ago now, Fire Emblem Heroes. The “gotcha” mobile tactical rpg that has fans summoning characters from across the Fire Emblem franchise.

A summoning system that I both hate and love. Why you ask. Well lets just say that while every other fan around me has summoned more than two five star heroes, it took me a month and quite a number of summons to finally summon my first legendary hero.

However I cannot complain as the five star hero that I managed to summon was non other than Hoshido’s Samurai Prince Ryoma! A noble from Fire Emblem Fates.

 

Fire Emblem Heroes is currently hosting the games “first large-scale event” in a battle of Princes vs Princesses. The event begun on the 07th of March with Round 1 and Round 2 both already completed. In Round 1 we saw Chrom from Fire Emblem Awakening battling it out against new comer Alfonse from Fire Emblem Heroes, Chrom of course takes victory here. We also see Lucina, from FE Awakening going up against Sharena also from FE Heroes with Lucina taking that victory. And of course Ephraim and Eirika fom Fire Emblem The Sacred Stones take victory against the siblings from Fire Emblem Fates, Leo and Elise.

Round 2 we saw Chrom going up against Ephraim with Ephraim coming out on top and Lucina going up against Eirika, with Lucina taking another round there. The final round has 30 hours left at the time of writing this so there’s still plenty of time for you to get into the action. However at this current moment in time Lucina’s Army is sitting with over 5 million points were as Ephraim’s Army only possesses just under 1.5 million. I hate to count the chicks before they hatch but I would highly recommend you join Lucina’s army for the items and points if you haven’t already joined an army.

During the event fans will also be treated to additional log in bonuses, special quests to earn more battle flags to assist in the voting gauntlet as well as a special Xenologue map under paralogues.

Fans have also been notified in-game that a new feature is coming to the game that’s being called “Inherit Skill”. The feature will allow a character to receive another characters skill. The date for release on this feature is slated for the 16th of March.