Hi everyone, and welcome back to My Week Unwrapped, where I discuss all the games I’ve been playing over the last seven days. Since it was the holidays, I took it easy and only played a few games. I caught up on the Genshin Impact event, finished up the Among Us Vampire Survivors DLC, and gave Resident Evil 4 a try. There’s a fair bit to discuss, so let’s get to it.
Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil Village was my first experience with the franchise and I didn’t see it through, but I did enjoy the few hours I spent with it. The main thing that kept me from playing more was that it requires a controller (the touch controls are not what I would call usable). So I need to make sure my controller is charged, I need to play in a different room than if I’m just playing with my iPad on my lap, and in general it’s just not as convenient as playing a game without a controller. But I know Resident Evil 4 comes highly praised by pretty much anyone who’s played it, so I wanted to at least give it a try. Based on my experience with Village, I decided to play on the easier mode with aim assist, because I wasted so many bullets in Village with my awful aim. I was actually surprised that I found the controls much more intuitive in RE4, or perhaps just explained better. It automatically matched my PS4 controller instead of a Xbox controller, and it felt more natural swapping between my gun and knife. I also liked that the knife seemed more impactful than in Village, where it was as though the game didn’t want me to actually use it. Unfortunately, the free demo is only about 30 minutes long, much shorter than that of Village. So I’m not sure yet if I want to pay for the full game, knowing that I may not even stick with it to the end. But if you have a device that will run it, definitely try the free demo for yourself.
It’s already been out for a few weeks, but since I had some down time I figured I should finally give Deepcover a try. It’s a completely free game without ads or IAPs, and the general idea is that you’re trying to take down scammers and help people who have been scammed. I think there’s supposed to be an educational element, but I haven’t seen it yet. I’ve mainly been solving a mix of match-three, Wordle, color-connecting puzzles. They’ve all been very easy so far, except for the Wordle ones that have tripped me up a few times. There’s a ton of content in the game if you find yourself enjoying it, but I’m mostly bored and don’t think I’ll stick with it. Still, try it out for yourself since it’s completely free.
The Longing Mobile
I played some of The Longing about a week before it released on mobile. I had mixed feelings about it and then took a very long break from it — 3 weeks, to be exact. It turns out, that was actually beneficial, because certain things in the game only happen after a set amount of time passes. For instance, I came across a little cliff that I was able to jump off of only because some moss had grown over the last two weeks and it broke my fall. But then I made the mistake of taking said moss and now I have to wait another two weeks before I can get back there. I also found the pickaxe and used it to mine a crystal, but then I ignored the game’s warnings and broke the pickaxe on a glass window. So now I’m not sure how to get a new pickaxe and whether that’s even possible. Still, I managed to find new passageways instead of just walking through all the same halls again. And this time I made my way back to my character’s room and left him reading so the time should pass faster while I’m away. I’ll probably stick with it some more, but I’ll probably take another long break to make sure that there’s some new things for me to do. I already know I have to wait a month for a pool of water to form. I still wish the little guy could walk faster, but the game is intriguing enough that I don’t want to give up on it just yet. I suggest watching some of my video to get a sense of what it’s like if you’re considering buying.
Not much to say here. I finished up all the Emergency Meeting Among Us DLC in Vampire Survivors, including my walkthrough. It was good fun, and the final character you unlock is crazy powerful. I’m looking forward to the next content update, whenever that is. If you haven’t played all the current DLCs yet, please do.
And last, I finished up the Roses and Muskets event in Genshin Impact. It was an entertaining event with some good story bits and the mini games weren’t too stressful. I’m still farming artifacts for Navia, so I haven’t really used her much. I don’t think I’ll try anymore to get her weapon, though, since I haven’t really had a chance to play with her and even see if I’ll use her a lot. I like having a lot of wishes saved up for when there’s a character or weapon I desperately want, so I’ll probably just stop pulling and continue saving. Aside from that, I’m just waiting for the next event or content update, as I have every area at 100%.
And that’s everything I’ve been up to this week. I also saw Poor Things, which was incredibly bizarre but also a very feminist movie. I liked it a lot. If you do plan to see it, I recommend going in knowing as little as possible. I also started the 4th season of For All Mankind. It took me a bit to get back into it since season 3 feels like ages ago and I forgot a lot of details. But I’m invested again and looking forward to watching the whole season. 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!