“We used to roast Stay Puft marshmallows by the fire at Camp Wauconda.”

Happy Weekend TAY!

I hope everyone is geared up for a relaxing weekend. I’ve got the standard outdoor chores to perform but the lack of rain at least makes mowing the lawn pointless. The rest of the weekend I hope to game with the family.

Not much gaming was accomplished last week around here. I was still feeling a little sick and I was also exhausted from my weekend away at our friend’s place. Lots of gaming was done there and my son’s new Switch was a big hit, especially Mario Kart Deluxe.

These friends had Xbox Game Pass and I was able to view some of the titles I was eyeing for PC. RiME looked mighty cool for the little I played of it, but the XB1 performance was a little wanting. I was excited to try out Sea Of Thieves, but aside from having the best-looking ocean ever, it was a barren wasteland and we had a LOT of trouble even finding other humans to interact with. Maybe it was a bad night to play and all the kids were in bed?

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Since returning home, I haven’t had a lot of time to game aside from my regular Tuesday night session of Divinity: Original Sin. I think we are nearing the end of the game.

I’ve enjoyed the combat immensely, but I could do without the rest of the game. The inventory system is a mess and I find the log and mapping system unhelpful. I shouldn’t have to take my own external notes to make up for the lack of quest tracking in the game. Two men pushing fifty shouldn’t be forced to remember that much stuff; the spark plugs in the head are prone to misfiring. I’m not one for hand holding in games, but I would have liked a little more direction in this one. Ultimately, we end up just killing everyone in every situation. Seems cleaner and easier on the old brainpan and you don’t have to remember where NPCs dwell if they are all dead. Thankfully, the game is wonderfully structured so that you are able to be a harbinger of death and not screw up the main quest progression.

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*Spoiler Alert: Ghostbusters: The Video Game gameplay footage below* (worth watching if you haven’t seen the game in action)

I also managed to get in a little more Ghostbusters: The Video Game and I’m absolutely loving this one. The gameplay is a blast, the visuals are incredible, and of course, who doesn’t want to be a Ghostbuster. It truly feels like a third movie with the original cast doing the voice work. It is likely one of the best-licensed titles out there.

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My family will likely be enjoying some Rock Band, and hopefully finish up watching Firefly, as we stay inside to avoid another oppressively hot couple of days. My wife has to work this weekend, so I imagine I’ll also have some time to play more Sonic Adventure 2 with the kid. Once he’s in bed, it will be more Ghostbusting for me.

So, what are you playing this weekend?

**Oh yeah, I’m going to be busy the weekend of July 28, anyone feel like holding down the fort for me here that weekend?**