Good morning everyone, time to sit down for a nice cup of coffee. Or tea of course, which ever you prefer. The image for this blog I included is of the cup of coffee I was having yesterday while I was at work. No fancy cups, no fancy coffee, just swilling it away while I was doing my job. I’ve been trying to cut down a bit on my coffee drinking habits. After all, more then 10 cups a day is way, way too much. I’ve resorted to drinking more Rooibush tea. I know green tea should be even better for me, but I can honestly not stomach the stuff!
Summer has officially started, but over here in the Netherlands we have had nothing but excessive rain for weeks now. Yesterday was a sunny day though, but it was so hot and humid that we had to pay for it last night. A huge front of thunderstorms hit us, they called it a supercell thunderstorm. Never heard of that, but I do know that we had hail the size of golf balls. Even now this morning nature is quiet, an eery quiet. But at least it’s dry and the garden doesn’t seem to be affected as this water lily in my pond shows.
Let’s take a look at the gaming week, shall we?
Brand new Professor Layton
Recently, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino revealed during a livestream that a new Professor Layton is being made. This major new title will be announced at this Level-5 Vision 2016 on July 27. It seems we can expect a new protagonist, and that this won’t be Layton’s son Alfendi. I’ve played several of the series, but not all of them. I still have the Azran Legacy waiting for me to play. Did you play all of the major games?Yo-Kai Watch 3: customising your own cat
While we are waiting on the release of Yo-Kai Watch 2, the newest game in the series, Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be released in Japan mid July. It seems that in that new game, you will be able to customise your own Nyan Cat Yo-Kai. The My Nyan feature lets you make your own cat yo-kai with various customization options from its head shape and ears, color, voice, and more. You can also give them accessories to give them their own unique looks. Check out the video!
The Gaming Ladies Quiz
This week I decided to do something new on ladiesgamers.com: I made the first Gaming Ladies Quiz with 10 questions about handheld games. The kind that are featured here on the site. Have you already given it a try? If you haven’t yet; here’s the link to the quiz!
This is the leaderboard at the moment:
- Madison Clere-80%
I hope you liked it, as I intend to add a quiz every week in the next couple of weeks!
Cross-Stitch World on mobile
One of my gaming friends alerted me to a mobile game that I had never heard about before: Cross-Stitch World. I sure didn’t expect this mobile app to be so soothing and addictive. The name really tells it all: you get a very intricate pattern with a beautiful depiction of a flower vase, an English cottage or an cute animal. The colours you need are at your fingertips, and all you have to do is to “stitch” all colours on the right place based on the numbers. Sounds pretty simple, right? Then how can it be that this is so satisfying to do? Even my 17 yr old daughter is diligently trying to finish her pattern in record time! It’s colourful, it’s satisfying and soothing and allows your mind to wander at the same time. So, great mobile gaming!
The game is available too for PC and on Facebook, and I think the possibilities of for instance making a cross-stitch pattern using your own creativity are even greater on those platforms. I think it’s great that Inertia Game Studios is developing games like this one, that might not be the usual shooter or fast paced action game, as not all of us conform to the stereotype image of a gamer!
That’s it for this week, as expected the week after the E3 is a bit quiet. But we have still got very good games to keep us going, thanks again for reading, and let’s meet again next week!
Oh hey, new Layton game. I played Professor Layton and the Curious Village, and that was quite hard for me, someone who’s not very good at puzzles (Seriously, sometimes I get confused as heck). I don’t mind having a new protagonist at all. I like it when franchises sometimes start out with a new character because sometimes, the old protagonist can get kind of old constantly being, well, the main character. The Ace Attorney being a good example. I actually liked it when they introduced Apollo Justice and Athena Cykes to the fray, since, for me at least, it’s cool to play from a new perspective.
Well, I really like Layton, but strangely enough not for the puzzles. Being in finances all day, all that additional grey matter excercise sometimes feel like work. No, I really like them for the stories!
My sis would probably love Cross-Stitch World, if her kids gave her any free time that is.