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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!