What We’re Playing This Week – Lunar New Year Edition

新年快樂, or Happy Lunar New Year everyone! And what better way to celebrate than spending time with friends, family…and enjoying the occasional video game? Check out what some of the staff of Last Token Gaming are playing this week.

Terry Randolph – Final Fantasy XV (Playstation 4), Overwatch (Playstation 4), Titanfall 2 (Xbox One)

Happy Lunar New Year! It’s the Year of the Rooster!

One of the goals I have this year is to eliminate spending on games unless I know for certain I’ll be playing it within the first two weeks of getting it. That’s because I have plenty of games I haven’t played that I vowed I would upon release. I guess it’s a revisiting of my backlog challenge from last year — except this time I need to keep up with it. 

Currently, I’m enjoying Overwatch having a Lunar New Year event, and the new Final Fantasy XV DLC. Both games have provided fantastic, rewarding experiences that make it tough to decide which of the two to play during the night. Final Fantasy XV has been scratching that JRPG itch I’ve been feeling for a while now, and Overwatch that FPS/MOBA (because it feels like one) experience I’ve wanted. Also, I think my Playstation 4 is finally get the attention it deserves.

When all’s said and done, I’ll be looking to get some Titanfall 2 time in for the campaign. I’ve heard it’s a great time and I look forward to playing it.

Ben Fitzgerald – Deep Dungeons of Doom, King of Dragon Pass, Icewind Dale, Legend of Kyrandia, Nox (PC)

I feel like the question should really be, what aren’t I playing this week?

About 20,000 video games is the answer, but that’s not the point. I’ve been running around a lot of different video games, playing bits and pieces of each.

I’m generally more focused, but I just moved to New Mexico and am in the process of renting an apartment out on some farm south of Santa Fe.

Anyway, I’m playing all sorts of games. Once again revisiting Icewind Dale (I never can stay away), tackling Deep Dungeons of Doom (I got it for free) and off-and-on with several games I’ve mentioned before.

Also, Santa Fe has the best Mexican food.

Jake Rushing – Xenogears (PS1), Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4)

I haven’t been playing a lot of games lately because i don’t have as much time anymore, but when i do, I’ll continue to progress through Xenogears, because man, the story got me hooked onto this game, as well as the battle sequences going back and forth between fighting on foot and fighting in your Gear (actually just a mech, but still awesome)!

I also just picked up Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Prologue, and I’m debating on what should i start with first. I feel that I’m more curious with Fragmentary Passage, so I’ll play with that first.

Sean Willis – Pokemon Sun (3ds)

I haven’t spent much time dedicated to one game so much but managed to get further in Pokemon Sun. I’ve played Red and Blue back in the day and sorta skipped the series till the Gold and Silver remakes. Then I started playing them halfway and never finishing them. Now I’m trying to actually complete at least this one, maybe go back and complete the others and do some transfers. However my favorites are the Eevees and their evolutions so once I have a complete set of those I’m kind of done with it. I’mma try not to but this one seems easier than previous games so it’s really only my need to finish a collection that’s driving me. I do hope they keep a lot of these improvements next game as it does flow pretty well. Then again I spend a lot of time petting my Pokemon to remind them I care, it gets a little tedious.

Marshall Garvey – Fallout 4 (PS4)
Yep, more Fallout 4. I really should get back to The Last Of Us (not to mention, give some love to Layers of Fear as it sits idly in my Steam library), but the mind-blowing volume of things to do in the Commonwealth keeps this one in my system to the point where I’d imagine the disc will refuse to come out when I eject it. I’m making decent progress on the main story, and am at the point where I have to build a teleporter to get into the shadowy Institute. I’m also enjoying carrying out missions for the Railroad, although I feel like I’ve neglected helping out with settlements a bit too much. Then again, getting roped into that will likely only keep me glued to this game even more. I promise I’ll have something different for next week’s entry!

 

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The moment he was born, Terry Randolph knew he would play video games. Okay....not the exact moment he was born, but definitely at an early age. His affinity for video games was cemented in the multiple tantrums he threw while being dragged away from playing Sonic the Hedgehod at his daycare when his parents came to pick him up. Since then, Terry continues to enjoy all the experiences gaming provides. He also loves to write short stories and ambitious novel projects. Last Token Gaming was born from both his love of writing and video games. Twitter: @wanderinganbu Email: terry.r@lasttokengaming.com

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