YvoCaro Plays

YvoCaro Plays: Checking up on loved ones and a Top 3

Time to sit down for another YvoCaro plays: as always, these are about the video games I’m playing. These thoughts just spring up in my mind, sometimes game related, sometimes they are not.

It’s only fair to warn you that spoilers might be ahead! And by the way, if you like these blurbs of gaming thoughts, you can find the previous ones here.

Checking up on loved ones

December is a strange kind of month. It’s the month that is the cosiest with early evenings, candle light, Christmas decorations and family gatherings. That last part also means it’s the month that the loved ones that have left us are missed the most.

It’s already 6 years to the day that my dad passed away. after a long battle with lung cancer. Me and my parents have always been very close, so it was a blow when he left us for good. I’m sure that all of you who have lost a dear one can relate: after years it’s still so easy to this day to imagine him here with me, feel his touch, hear his voice and feel his love. I guess some things never get any easier.

I decided to check into Tomodachi Life again after many, many months of being absent. Because in the game, I created a Mii after my fathers image, and he is happily living life there. This world is always there, the residents go about their business even if I don’t look into them. And my dad could live there for always. It’s so strange to see him there, going about his business. Making friendships and playing games with other residents in the apartment while i’m not even around. 

Do you remember the game, Tomodachi Life? It’s one of Nintendo’s wacky games, where  you bring all kind of characters into the apartment building where they live. Most of us chose friends and family to populate the island, with a smattering of celebraties added into the mix. And like a puppet master, you sit back and see them interact, giving a helping hand in feeding and clothing them. Have you created someone in the game that you are thinking about checking up on right now?

Time is nearing to choose a Top 3

The end of the year is approaching rapidly. Which, aside from putting up the Christmas Tree this week in my house also means our annual choice of Handheld Game of the Year is getting close!

In the upcoming week the Poll will go up, asking you to pick three games that were released this year. Of course, I’ve been thinking of my list too, and I admit it’s harder then I thought. The thing is, once you have found a game that really takes your fancy, it’s hard to look past it to others. I know a lot of games are spellbound by Fortnight, or by Splatoon. It’s not easy to think of any other game when all you want to play is your favourite.

Plus, some titles are coming this week that are going to have an impact. Like Super Smash Brothers Ultimate and YoKai Watch 3. Anyway, still a couple of weeks left to put our thinking caps on!



One comment

  1. This year (well at least the 2nd halve cos I got a PC sometime during July) I started playing more PC game
    I hardly touch the Switch. ( the E3 and NSO ) got to me and made me loose interest.
    But this year for Switch, I did enjoy:-
    1. Don’t Starve
    2. Smoke and Sacrifice
    3. Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee
    ( some other probably I don’t really remember much. My lil girl used to play Splatoon, but after the NSO start, she stop playing cos I refused to pay for the sub. At least not now. )

    Hardly touch PS4, Vita and 3DS

    As for PC. (I have 51 on wishlist. Some waiting for release Next year or so. Some waiting for sales) But what I enjoy the most :-
    1. Crashlands ( Also on Android, iOS )
    2. Graveyard keeper
    3. Feel the Snow
    4. Hob ( also on PS4 )
    5. Mutant Year Zero ( also on PS4 and Xbox )
    6. Quest Hunter (only 2 chapter, they are working on the 3rd )
    7. Shadowrun: Hong Kong
    8. World to the West
    9 Kynseed ( still in a very early stage. )
    10. ( The latest I enjoy way more that Civilization VI ) Northgard. I am playing the Storymode.

    And to think I don’t like digital. I still don’t thou. But i said before unless it’s a good sales (which Steam have often) or I really like the game and want to support the Developer(s).

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