Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My Gaming Log: June 2012

With June now over we're now into the second half of 2012! It's time to take a look back at the past month and see what I've been playing.

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DS Strategy games were the order of the month in June. I played plenty of Advance Wars (Dual Strike and Days of Ruin). Having surpassed the 200 hour mark in play time in Advance Wars: Dual Strike made me realize that perhaps I needed a new strategy game to play on my commute. During the last week of the month I picked up Pokémon Conquest; a nifty little turn based strategy game that combines Pokémon with Nobunaga's Ambition.

On the console front, there was plenty of Mario games to be had in June. Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario RPG all got plenty of play time last month. Super Mario Sunshine is a completely underrated game in my opinion and it was a joy to play through it again.

The Wii's Virtual Console got a nice addition on the 15th: Mega Man X2. I picked that up without a moment's hesitation!! Releases like that remind me why I think that the Wii is my favourite console of this generation.

Finally, near the very end of the month, an 8-bit fan remake of Mega Man 7 was brought to my attention, so I just had to give it a try! It's a very excellent translation (from SNES to NES), and it's also much more challenging than the original 16-bit version!

What's in store for the second half of the year? For starters, I'll be playing Dragon's Dogma in July, and probably a whole lot more Pokémon Conquest.

See you next month!

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