My Week Unwrapped: June 7, 2024 – Skul The Hero Slayer, Vampire The Masquerade Coteries of New York, Wuthering Waves 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. The new Genshin Impact update arrived, so I’ve been spending more time with it and also trying to give Wuthering Waves more of a chance. I didn’t play too many new games this week, but there’s still a fair bit to discuss, so let’s get started.

Skul: The Hero Slayer

I’m always open to trying a new roguelite, though I don’t always finish them. Hades held my attention for a good while but I eventually got tired of dying and restarting from the beginning. Still, I had fun with it and I’m glad I played as much as I did. I was hoping it might be the same for Skul: The Hero Slayer, but unfortunately I bounced off it pretty quickly. The game looks great and the controls are about as good as you can expect from touchscreen buttons. But it’s a platformer that starts off pretty brutal from the get-go. I was fighting sentient trees and they would telecast their attacks, but I was always too overwhelmed to dodge them, especially since dodging means jumping here, not just dashing to the side like in Hades. It also feels like a massive grind to earn upgrades and after a half hour I knew it wasn’t for me. If you like difficult platformers and don’t mind having to restart every time you die, you might have a good time with it. I’m just not the target audience.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York

I started Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York last week and got sucked in quickly even thought I don’t have any previous experience with the series. I kept playing in 30-minute sessions and finished it after a total of about 4.5 hours. There seems to be a lot of replay value, at least for me since I messed up with some side characters and didn’t get to continue their stories. But I’m not sure I’ll replay it. I am intrigued by this world, though, and hope we see more games from the series on iOS. In any case, if you’re a visual novel fan, I recommend giving it a try.

Wuthering Waves

I’m still not sold on Wuthering Waves the way I was Genshin, and a big part of that is how gray and soulless it all seems. I also find the story hard to sit through and the voiceovers are mostly terrible. The main things keeping me coming back (at least for now) are the character battle animations, exploration to a degree, and the hope that I might get one of the limited 5-stars that are available at the moment. I played through the new one’s story quest and I really like her attacks. But also still want the guy who attacks with dragons. So I’m torn. But for now I’ll just play a bit here and there and see if I can get one of them. I still wouldn’t recommend this game unless you’ve played through Genshin Impact and need something to fill your down time.

Genshin Impact

Version 4.7 arrived in Genshin Impact this week and, although there’s no new area to explore, we did get a new archon quest featuring Dainsleif. I don’t want to spoil too much, but the siblings see each other again. It felt a bit rushed compared to other archon quests, but was still nice to see. We also have a new 5-star character banner, Clorinde, with the 4-star Sethos on the same banner. Clorinde seems fun but I’m not wishing for her because I already have so many electro characters. I do need to play through her story quest, though. There’s also an event that started today that’s a twist on the old Theater Mechanicus. It’s easy so far, but I like it. I’ll see how the rest of it goes, if it gets harder. There’s supposed to be some other events coming soon, but I think this is a fairly quiet update.

And that’s everything I’ve been up to this week. I also saw The Fall Guy in theaters and enjoyed it a lot. I just regret taking a bathroom break during the karaoke scene, because I ended up missing part of one of the biggest action sequences in the movie. So if you see it, don’t do what I did. I also watched all of Bodkin, which I would also recommend. And I’m finally going through the sixth season of Better Call Saul, which, as usual, is giving me anxiety. 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!

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