This is going to be a good gaming month. March is the start of the release season for me, as there are several new releases I’m excited about. In addition to this, however, I have some ongoing playthroughs and indie titles that I’m excited to pick up, so let’s see what I’ll be enjoying in the coming weeks.
First of all, I’m continuing to slowly work my way through Final Fantasy XIV. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t play nearly enough of this game, especially since I have to pay a monthly subscription for it. That said, however, I’m partway through the first expansion pack, and the story is really beginning to pick up. Eventually, I’d like to write about my overall feelings for this game, but if I’m being honest, I’m still trying to sort them out, myself. Let’s see how I feel after I play it for a few more weeks.
I’ve been doing a replay of Fallout: New Vegas recently. It’s been years since I last loaded up the game and I wanted to see if it still holds up. So far, the gameplay aged like milk, as gunplay didn’t exactly feel smooth when the game initially launched a decade ago and now feels nearly broken. That said, I can’t help but love it. The atmosphere, characters, and world are just begging to be explored. I’m probably not going to stop this playthrough until I have done everything I can possibly find in the Mojave wasteland.
I am a huge fan of the Persona franchise, and since Persona 5 Royal is coming out at the end of the month, I wanted to get back into the general mindset of these games. While Catherine isn’t quite the same, it has enough elements that it’s a good substitute while I await the end of the month. So far, I love the social life sections and following the protagonist’s messy love life, but the puzzles can be a little frustrating. I don’t hate them, but I would probably enjoy a visual novel with these characters that didn’t include the puzzle aspects, if I had a choice.
On the list of games that I am currently playing and would like to continue on with, I would like to wrap up my playthrough of Titan Quest soon. I’ve been working my way through this action RPG for at least six months. Honestly, I’m not even sure I like it that much, but at this point, I’ve put enough hours into it that I want to see how it ends. Hopefully, I can finish it off without too much trouble.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is my most anticipated game of the year. Yes, I want to play this game more than Cyberpunk 2077 and the Final Fantasy VII remake. I love the first title and I can’t wait to see how the story and gameplay elements progress. In particular, however, I’m excited to play the soundtrack to this game on repeat for the foreseeable future, because the music will undoubtedly be the star of the show here.
Finally, I plan to clear my schedule to play Animal Crossing: New Horizons when it comes out. I haven’t played much of the prior games from this series, apart from a small attempt at the 3DS title that didn’t go overly well, but I’m in a place in my life where having a relaxing title that I can play before bed for a few minutes each night would probably be appreciated. I haven’t watched any of the directs yet because I want to be surprised by what’s in this game and I can’t wait to pick it up.
While I doubt that this will be every game I put some time into throughout the month of March, I don’t want to overdo it. This is still a pretty good list of titles. What are you planning on playing this month? Let me know in the comments below!