There’s nothing much going on with my life at the moment, which is great, I guess. If there are notable events, it’d be that I got my 2nd shot of vaccine two weeks ago. I also finally received an ID card that I applied for 4 months ago (god damn it, Japan) and finally started to apply for a new bank account so I can move my savings there.
I’m not sure if it’s my slow brain, or my environment is slowly killing me. I can’t seem to focus at work as much. Most of the things I learn or hear during the training session just doesn’t seep in. My memory sometimes fails me since I couldn’t even recall what I did, learned, or ate the other day. Maybe I’m slowly going nuts lol. (I do go out once every week for fresh air and groceries, though).
As for my weekends, I just spend them either sleeping, cooking, or playing games, as usual. I’m still playing Genshin and I occasionally play Splatoon 2 when my coworkers invite me. But the most recent game that I’ve just cleared is Eastward.
Eastward was just released 3 days ago (September 16th) by a Shanghai developer Pixpil. I don’t know how to exactly describe this game, as it’s literally a mix of everything nostalgic, yet feels new at the same time. It’s a 2D post-apocalyptic RPG with stunning pixel art and catchy soundtracks. The characters are lovable and dialogues are written well. (Oh and did I tell you this game is hugely influenced by EarthBound?) Battle mechanics and puzzles can be quite challenging, so it can be a bit difficult for some people to clear the game. (I had to reset my battles so many times just to be able to pass a certain stage because I suck lol).
In the near-future, society is starting to collapse, and the human population is at an all-time low. A deadly toxic presence has spread across the land, destroying and devouring everything in its path.
I felt that sense of satisfaction after beating the final boss in the game but was left a bit confused to why the events in the game happened in the first place. I guess all I can do is use my imagination. I could definitely give the game a rerun since I didn’t unlock all of the achievements and upgrades, but I can’t spend another 15 hours on it. I’ll probably reconsider if they add a feature to skip cutscenes… Anyway, for $24.99, I think this game is awesome! Overall, I give this title a 9/10.