Sit down my friends, and hear a tale of a demon they named Joe,
It’s a lame name for a demon, I think, but that’s the way it goes.
But Demon Joe, he had a sword, and it helped him to relax,
Except that what he called his sword was clearly just an axe.
Oh Joe had pride in his flaming sword (an axe, you must recall),
He bought it from a kiosk at the main demonic mall.
Although the other demons knew swords, which this was not,
They all congratulated Joe and held on to their thoughts.
For Joe could swing his axe about like no one else had seen,
He’d bring it high and bring it low and hack things in between,
So demons all could count on him to keep heroes away
And all they had to do for him was pretend it was swordplay.
Until one day a maiden fair in armor shining white
Marched up to where Joe stood, a-spoilin’ for a fight.
He raised his axe and shook his head, and told her then, “Turn back,
Or I will turn my sword on you, and give ye such a whack.”
No one could tell you what made Joe pronounce then his intent,
With his fierce jaws alone one could surmise what he meant.
But that maiden took one look at him, and the axe within his hands,
And she said, “Oh, cool, that’s a neat-looking sword! Is that a demon thing, just calling everything a sword? Or is it one of those foreign things, where it’s an axe to me but you just call all of them swords? Either way, that’s super cool, it looks like it’s been really well-made.”
Then What Are You Playing happened.
Bonus question: What’s the last single-player game you played and enjoyed? (Yes, games with optional multiplayer count.)
Last single player game I was playing and really enjoying was Detroit Become Human. I still want to finish that one. I was really getting into the story!
The last single-player title I played and enjoyed is also one I’m still plugging away at even now: Astroneer. Although technically it’s multiplayer; I’m just flying solo. Well more like waddling around in a spacesuit on the ground trying not to suffocate. Not so much the flying. I do think it’s supercute, though.
Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): This weekend is going to be mostly focused once again on The Elder Scrolls Online. Maybe I’ll get to sleep in on my day off, too, but with the way my body works that’s probably not going to happen. Seriously, body, I don’t have to wake up at 6am every day. Just let me have a lie-in. Please? No? ….okay, fine, I’ll put the coffee pot on.
I think the last single player game I really enjoyed (which I qualify as a game I play to its ending and even a fair bit afterwards) is World of Final Fantasy. That game is basically my Kingdom Hearts: it’s got all of those nostalgic nods to past FF games, it has a great self-contained story, and the battle system which had you capturing and utilizing classic series monsters as allies was legitimately engaging.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Still preparing for Final Fantasy XIV’s third expansion, naturally. Also going to be playing Spider-Man as I continue crawling on walls and what-not. I’ve been having a blast with that.
Obviously, the most recent title I’ve been enjoying in the single-player sphere is the aforementioned Spider-Man, which is basically everything I want from a game with that title and a clear example of what can be done with a pliable mythos. I also took advantage of the most recent Steam sale and picked up Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey; while I’ve not delved too deeply into it yet to avoid spreading myself too thin, it’s already proven its worth out of a series I’d largely bounced off of.