A wonderful month full of good games, March! At the very end of February Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns was released. Shortly after that, Atelier Firis and the Mysterious Journey saw the light. And of course, March saw the long awaited release of the Nintendo Switch, but I haven’t jumped on board of that one yet.
Game of the Month: Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
My American 3DS was used to play Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns. You know how it is with what was formerly known as the Harvest Moon series. You know what to expect, a lot of hard work for your little farmer. But the developers manage to add new stuff to the game every time they make a new sequel. I like that, otherwise the games would get pretty boring for me.
The frantic gaming mood hasn’t hit me this time, but I think that’s due to the fact that I have so much distractions in real life going on. Managing the farm can be hard work, day in and day out. My little YvoCaro tries to do her best, smooching off the villagers to get an extra meal (for much needed stamina). I wrote a blog about it called Freeloading in Story of Seasons.
They have added lots of other fun stuff though. Lots of new crops, three very distinct towns to visit and forage in. You can use the time in the day you have left doing part-time jobs. Earning some money, and meanwhile you boost the towns rank. Which gives you new game elements and visitors to town.
Story of Season: Trio of Towns is my game of the month March 2017!
Professor Layton versus Phoenix Wright
On my European 3DS I bought Professor Layton versus Phoenix Wright (article about it here). Got myself a used game, as I wasn’t entirely sure how I would like it. I’ve been a fan of the Layton series since the beginning, but I haven’t been able to really get into the Ace Attorney games. I’ve played the game quite a bit, and I really like it. The parts with Layton and nicely familiar, and the parts with Phoenix Wright do get some getting used to. But several hours in, I can safely say it’s a hit for me.
Atelier Firis and the Mysterious Journey
On the Vita I downloaded Atelier Firis and the Mysterious Journey. This time you experience the adventures of the enthusiastic Firis Mistlud and her loving older sister Liane. They have lived their entire lives in the isolated town of Ertona, where Firis uses her unique ability to see where crystals of materials are buried. There, Firis encounters Sophie and Plachta, who introduce her to the wonders of alchemy.
Firis decides that she wants to be a certified Alchemist too, and with Liane she leaves Ertona and travels the open world. I do like the game, but I’m a bit daunted by the the clock ticking: you have one year to do the exams! I’m stalling the game, afraid that I’m not doing the right thing or going too slow. So for now, it’s on the back burner.
So there you have it, my exploits this month. I thought it fun to look back to the March Games that I chose in the past years:
2015: Sorcery! A great series on mobile, you can find what the game is about here.
2016: Bravely Second: End Layer. Good memories of that game, you can find my thoughts here.
So tell me, what was your preferred game this month? Did you work on your backlog, or where you heavily into Zelda: Breath of the Wild, like many other gamers?