My Week Unwrapped: December 22, 2023 – Vampire Survivors, Soul Knight Prequel, Blackthorn Castle 2 and More

Hi everyone, and welcome back to My Week Unwrapped, where I discuss all the games I’ve been playing over the last seven days. This week I spent a lot of time with Soul Knight Prequel and the new Among Us DLC for Vampire Survivors. I didn’t try any new games, so this won’t be the most exciting roundup ever, but you can hear my final thoughts on Soul Knight Prequel if you keep reading.

Vampire Survivors – Adventures & Emergency Meeting DLC

I’m always excited about new Vampire Survivors content, especially when it’s a big update like the one we just got. First off, mobile didn’t get the 1.8 Adventures update when other platforms did, so they were added now together with the Emergency Meeting DLC. The Adventures update adds an adventure mode for each DLC with unlocks and upgrades that are all separate from the main game. I have a walkthrough to show you how to access it, as well as how to unlock a new character that was added in the same update. I’m not sure yet how I feel about the Adventures, as the only one I played through so far is the Among Us one. As for the Among Us, aka Emergency Meeting DLC, I’m enjoying that quite a bit. All the new weapons feel unique and their evolved forms are a blast. I also like how they’re evolved using the mini versions of the Among Us characters and then those mini versions no longer take up weapon slots. My only gripe is that one of the new weapons doesn’t evolve, and it makes it a little less fun to use. Overall, though, this update is a ton of fun and definitely worth the low, low asking price. If you’re a fan of the game, don’t even think about it, just grab the DLC. I also have a walkthrough for the DLC here.

Soul Knight Prequel

I spent more time with Soul Knight Prequel and finished the main campaign on Normal mode. I enjoyed it, but it did get repetitive after a while and the writing didn’t do much for me at all. When I finished the game, it basically told me I can play through the whole thing again on a higher difficulty, keeping everything I’ve earned and built. But, as much as I like the pixel art and the satisfying skills, the game itself just feels way too repetitive and same-y throughout for me to want to go through it all again and again. The end game is also just about running through the same content over and over to try and get the best gear. I know there’s plenty of people out there who will enjoy that, but it just doesn’t appeal to me. It’s also a live service gacha game that expects you to play every day and every season to get the most out of it and I really don’t have the patience for another one of those. I stuck with Genshin Impact because of all the new content that’s added regularly that I genuinely enjoy. I’m willing to put up with all the live service and gacha stuff I don’t like because the core of the game is still fun for me. I don’t really feel that with Soul Knight Sequel, so I’m going to move on. I still think it’s worth checking out. It’s free, after all. And hey, maybe you’ll actually be into farming the best gear even if I’m not.

Blackthorn Castle 2

Blackthorn Castle 2 was on sale for last week, so a lot of people were finding my walkthrough. I felt bad that I never completed it, so I took some time to do that and make a video as well. I don’t think it’s on sale anymore, but if you haven’t finished playing it yet and need some help, here’s my guide.

Genshin Impact

And last, I worked hard these last couple of weeks getting all of Sumeru and Fontaine to 100% in Genshin Impact. It was just in time for the arrival of the 4.3 update, which doesn’t add any new area to explore, but there’s still plenty of new stuff to do at the moment. This update is focused on an event called Roses and Muskets and features a festival in Fontaine. There’s a movie to film, hilichurl target practice, and catching up with characters from other nations. This update also brings us Navia’s wish banner and I was surprised today when I made a single wish on her banner and got her! It was at 31 pity, which is pretty danged lucky. I then tried to get her weapon but didn’t get as lucky. I still might wish more on that banner but I’m not sure. There’s a lot going on right now with the event, so now would be a good time to revisit the game if you took a break.

And that’s everything I’ve been up to this week. I should also mention that if you didn’t buy the VIP pack for Adventure Escape Mysteries’ latest game, Vanishing Act, you can now play it for free. I have a walkthrough here if you need help. Aside from that, I’m still watching Scream Queens despite the second season being a little all over the place. I also saw The Boy and the Heron in theaters. As with most Ghibli films, it’s gorgeous, bizarre, and a little confusing. Anyway, let me know in the comments section which games you’re playing and I’ll see you back here next time with more of My Week Unwrapped. Oh and happy holidays!

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