Top of the Plops: August 2020

The first of many uses of this graphic.
It’s number two, it’s Top of the Plops!

Welcome to Top of the Plops, the monthly roundup of The Day Tonight in which staff pick the games they plan on buying in the upcoming month. August has few notable releases, Crystal Chronicles being the standout title of the month, though the staff have all managed to pick something different to buy!

Imitanis has no idea what the bucket is for....
A return to multiplayer fun for Caspius and Imitanis

Caspius: I am looking forward to Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered. The lack of local multiplayer means that my wife and I will have to connect to the internet to play with one another, even if we are sitting in the same room. But, at least I will be able to play with Imitanis, if he can be bothered to stop playing terrible games of the sort that we feature every week on The Plop. He had better get Crystal Chronicles, or I am going to assign him to review every game in the Super Mario Bros. franchise!

It made people angry, so it must be good.
Cinematic samurai action!

SiliconNooB: At the moment I have three games coming to me in the post, which I will probably be digging into this month. The first and most important of these is Ghost of Tsushima which was released last Friday. GoT looks like the kind of game that I always wished the Way of the Samurai series was. Also, it is driving the blue check marks on Twitter completely mental, so it must be good. The other two games are Judgment and Sakura Wars, both of which are games that I have been meaning to pick up, but did not get around to it until now.

All work and no play makes Ethos a dull boy.
No games for Ethos this month.

Ethos: Because Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning has been pushed to September and because my interest in Rogue Legacy 2 doesn’t surpass my distaste for games in Early Access, and because Crystal Chronicles holds little interest for me, and because I have been cutting back on my video game spending and because I am in the middle of a number of games that I am enjoying and plan on completing, I will not be buying any games in August.

A Doom by any other name would smell as sweet.
Perfect Plop material!

Durga: August 4th is the release for Hellbound, a first person shooter heavily influenced by 90s shooters like Doom and Quake. The graphics look pretty solid and the gameplay looks quite fun. I plan to pick it up as I get my jollies by blowing up massive hordes of enemies all at once.

Don't be bad, don't be bad, don't be bad.
Imitanis is sure to get ridiculed for this one.

Imitanis: I have three game to buy this month. Obviously, Crystal Chronicles as I plan to play with Caspius (Nintendo online permitting), and Nexomon: Extinction as I am a sucker for monster catching games. The highlight for me this month though will be Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls in A Dungeon? Infinite Combate. I am a fan of the world that has been built in the anime and manga, and I hope it translates well into an RPG.

Readers, will you be picking up any of these games? What are your picks for August? Let us know in the comments!


  1. 20 minutes before this post went live I received a mail from Amazon. Infinite Combate changed to ‘currently unavailable’ and has lost it’s release date on the site.


  2. ☹️ Sad news!

    Amazon is showing my preorder for Crystal Chronicles as Unavailable too. Physical version seems to be cancelled, or one of SE’s little ‘release it six months later’ gags.

    I’m not ordering it at launch unless the Japan edition is confirmed in English, which it should be. And even then I might wait a little bit.

  3. It’s going to be a slow August, actually, because FFCC HD doesn’t release until the 27th inst. In order to get a physical version, I’ll have to order from Japan (assuming the cartridge has English options, as they usually do), so I won’t get it until September at the very earliest.

    We’ll be ending our Xenoblade feature in mid-August and announcing our autumn feature which will launch around 1 Sep., so stay tuned for that! Not sure what I’ll be playing until then–maybe some XBC2?

  4. I may be sitting this one out, no switch and finding a local copy of FFCC of the GC version will be next to impossible. It’s ok though, I’m taking FF9 slow this time, so I’ll have something to play while the site plays FFCC. I’ll might finish off XBCX too. I’m currently on Ch9 so 4 more to go.

  5. @TacticsJack: The site is not playing FFCC; or, at least, it has not been announced nor is it planned. The announcement of our next scheduled playthrough was for Earthbound.

  6. I’ll will probably be roasted for this. I didn’t like Earthbound when I played it years ago. I’m using one your terms Caspius, it didn’t butter my scones. I played 15 hours of it and I was confused on what the hype was about. I’m not sure I’ll join this one. Ill think about it. I dont skip playthroughs really, I might have skipped 1 other game in the 7 years I’ve been reading the site.

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