January marked the last month of the summer holidays here in Australia, and as a family, we spent a lot of time enjoying our favourite pastime in the climate controlled confines of our air conditioned house rather than being roasted in 44°c/111°f temperatures outside!
Read on to see what video game titles we’ve been loving this month:
This is my six year old’s top pick by far. He absolutely loves the costumes, the funny noises, and capturing objectives. As a parent, I’m very happy with this game too, because you can’t get a much more unrealistic shooter game than a bunch of cartoon zombies and plants running around!
This month has involved a lot of panicky stress, so Grow Home on the PS4 quickly became my go-to game. I really enjoyed being able to kick back on the recliner and work through this vertical climbing puzzle game. It’s so chilled, the controllers on PS4 are simple, yet tricky at times, and the camera doesn’t give me motion sickness. Win/win!
Rocket League has been our ‘date night’ game. We fire it up for just a few games, and the next thing we know it’s 11.30pm and I’m cracking the shits over my tragic inability to score goals. Seriously, it’s a long running joke in our household about how the six year old is better than me. Thankfully, I do not have dreams of becoming a pro Rocket League player, so it’s not the end of the world that I still haven’t figured out how to dribble… or aim… or how to not accidentally hit the jump button instead of the brake…
I’m still plodding along in Hearthstone, albeit I have not spent anywhere near the required time playing to reach legendary. I faffed about at the start of the season and managed to plummet all the way back to 20. Thankfully, my trusty Aggro Shaman has allowed me to reclaim *some* dignity, and I’ve finished the season at rank 15. Nothing amazing, but not rank 20 either!
I actually got to take a few of my decks into a local tournament last week. I didn’t win anything, but I did come forth! I’m pretty pleased with my efforts, especially considering I have rarely played my Priest of Rogue decks. It’s nice to know that I have a decent enough collection now that all three of my tournament decks are viable.
My WoW time has cut back significantly this month, however the time I have spent in game has been incredibly enjoyable. I even swallowed my fears about being bad and went on a lazy raid with the gang from Pants on Head!
They were such a wonderful bunch of people who made me instantly feel comfortable. I haven’t been able to make a raid with them since, but once the second Heroes of the Storm ANZ Open Qualifier is out of the way, I fully intend to make my attendance with them a regular thing. I missed playing with humans!
— Neri (@nerisanda) January 17, 2016