Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid?


Dance magic, dance

I've spent this week escaping into the tropical paradise that is Shantae and the Seven Sirens, the fifth entry in WayForward's marvelous Shantae series. My review is live and, as you may have seen, I was left a bit disappointed. Reviewing games in a forum as widely viewed as Destructoid is a privilege, but also something of a curse. While I can't speak for anybody else, it hurts a little to publish any negative words about something you love, especially when it's as wholesome as Shantae. But I pride myself on my honesty, as well as my ability to detatch my own fandom when covering games. Still, when a review calls for a little negativity, on a franchise or a studio that means so much to you, it's trying.

As I've said here many times, I just want people to be happy with the games they play. I don't write anything for shock value, and take zero pleasure in offering negative analysis in general. But when you have to be down on a franchise you hold dear, it hurts. Shantae and the Seven Sirens disappointed me, but it is by no means a bad game. It warrants checking out. I just hope the Half-Genie Hero's next adventure will be one for the ages.

Anyways, that's my spiel for the week. Now let's talk about you. What have you been playing? Things have been relatively quiet on the new release front for a while, but they've been making vidya gamez for the best part of 45 years now, so I'm pretty sure there's something out there that y'all been sinking into. Whatever is spinning in the drive right now, drop us a note below and share it with us, we love hearing about it.

Have a safe and restful weekend, from all of us at Destructoid. 

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Chris Moyse
Chris MoyseSenior Editor   gamer profile

Chris has been playing video games since video games began... still terrible at them. Former Saturday Night Slam Master, rambles nostalgically like Abe Simpson. I ain't here to fight, so let's no... more + disclosures



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