What games did you have to play several times before they ‘clicked’?

Cblogs of 7/31 to 8/6/2021

-Tremendous12 writes about how much they liked Hollow Knight on their third try at the game.

Shoggoth2588 shares August’s Band of Bloggers prompt which is about the times you disagreed with professional critics’ scores.

Black Red Gaming looks at 10 of the week’s gaming news stories.

Black Red Gaming shares their top five anticipated game releases in August.

Gamingnerd writes a retrospective about Streets of Rage on its 30th anniversary.

Shoggoth2588 shares his gaming journal of July.

Gamemaniac3434 shares their fashionably late game of the year list for 2020.

GoofierBrute covers Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine in their Games That Time Forgot series.

Exber writes about how Persona 4 became one of their all-time favorite games.

Lord Spencer reviews Kartia: The Word of Fate as part of his PS1 REVIEWS blogging series.

PhilsPhindings discusses the soundtrack of Sonic – Lost World and synth-pop music.

Solidsnape wonders why gaming news outlets repeatedly try to be funny in their coverage.

Flegma plans to submit a retro game to the retro development competition MSXdev’21.

ChronoLynxx opens last week’s TGIF open community forum.

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