Time to sit down for another YvoCaro Plays. As always, these blurbs are mostly about the video games I’m currently playing. Unedited thoughts that spring up in my mind, sometimes game related. Every once in a while though, playing a game leads me to thinking about something that is only remotely related.
It’s only fair to warn you that spoilers might sometimes be included. If you like these bits of gaming thoughts you can find the previous ones here.
Too tenderhearted to play
Last week Jonah published his review for Forgotton Anne: a game that’s been in the Nintendo eShop for a couple of months now. You can see in his review that the game had quite an impact on him. I mean, he writes: “the game not only encourages you to see that not all is black and white. It also sheds a new light on items that we often carelessly discard. The game’s character development, in general, is so powerful that you even begin to feel for old blankets, quills and an old dressing dummy”.
I decided to try the game myself, as there’s a demo in the eShop. And even though I was forewarned, the game took me by surprise. You see, Anne wakes up to a dire situation. Rebels have wrecked havoc and have knocked out the power in your location. Anne investigates and gets the mirror online which enables her to talk to Master Bonku. He orders her to investigate further and take on any rebel she finds.
Pretty soon she finds an old scarf, not just to wrap around her neck, but one that actually talks and hops about. Anne is an enforcer of the law, so she questions him to find out whether he is a rebel. And then the strangest thing happened to me. The scarf who’s name is Dilly was quaking in his boots (figuratively, not wearing any footwear of course). Satisfied that he must be a rebel, Anne’s instructions were to send him into oblivion. You know what? I couldn’t. I really felt for this scared little creature that swore on his former (human) master that he was doing nothing wrong. So I let him escape. Master Bonku wasn’t proud of me!
Forgotton Anne seems a great game to me, but I won’t play it for fear of picking up too much negative energy. Maybe my imagination is too rampant, but I can’t bring myself to take the enforcer action necessary
So tell me, have you played Forgotton Anne? And have you faced the same dilemma? Or did you have no trouble weeding out the said rebels? I’m curious!
Santa brought me Let’s Go Eevee
For Christmas, Santa was very nice to me: he brought me Let’s Go Eevee. Just before release at the beginning of November I have share my thought process with you. Why I chose for Civilisation VI instead of Let’s Go. But Santa decided otherwise: het thought I needed Eevee too.
To be honest, after all the good things I’ve read about it and based on the positive feedback on social media, I was eager to give it a try. There are a couple of things I like, like taking care of my Eevee. And being able to sidestep wild Pokémon is perfect. Eevee and the other Pokémon are so very cute too. Love the new chatting mechanism copied from Pokémon Go.
So why haven’t I played the game for more then a couple of hours? Well, because it is as I feared. Having to fight every trainer you come across. Talking to every person you meet. Trekking from gym to gym…it feels too familiar. Or maybe it’s just that I haven’t caught the Pokévirus yet. So for now, I’ll reserve judgement.
That’s it for this week. What have you been playing? A new game, or working to get your backlog under control? Whatever your choice, have fun gaming!
This is so bad but I got Let’s Go Eevee on its release date and I still haven’t played it due to how busy I was during the holiday season! I’m hoping to dive into it soon.
As far as what I’m working on, I finally decided to get Stardew Valley on the Switch and abandon my PS4 file for a new farm life. So far, I have no regrets!
Stardew is a game that can really be addictive, right? I’ve played it lots of hours on the Switch, still on my first file. Santa had to really search for Eevee by the way. Apparently most people favour Eevee over Pikachu. I hadn’t expected that!