WWPTW: July 27

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I'm not a huge JRPG fan. Sure, I like some, like Ni No Kuni and Xenoblade Chronicles, but this past week and this upcoming weekend, I'm going all in on the genre.

To start it off, I'm continuing Octopath Traveler. I absolutely love a ton of things about this game, specifically the music (that battle theme is amazing) and the art style. The combat is enjoyable, if a bit long sometimes, and it feels like a natural progression from what Bravely Default and Bravely Second offered. I only have four characters so far (Cyrus, Ophilia, H'aanit and Therion), so I'm just dipping my toes into this game, but I can't wait to play more. Also, I must be the last person in the world to find out that the first letters of each heroes name spells out Octopath. I feel like I let myself down.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana released on the Switch a few weeks ago and I finally picked it up. When I'm not playing Octopath Traveler on the Switch, I'll likely begin messing around in this one. From what I gather, it's more of an action-JRPG, so the mix between this game's faster paced combat style in Octopath Traveler's should lead to disaster on my part.

I also just bought my 2017 Game of the Year, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. This game is intense, emotional and I love it. I'm almost afraid to play it again, because I know how emotional and harrowing Senua's journey is. On the Playstation 4 side, I'm going to try to finish Uncharted 4 this week. I don't know I'm playing it to be honest. After playing the collection, I determined I didn't really enjoy the series, but I figured, "I'm already in so deep, I might as well finish the series," so, here we are. - Chris