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. September offers few ‘big’ releases, which means all the staff have their own picks again!
Caspius: Obviously in September I will be playing a lot of Earthbound for the site-wide playthrough, and I will be using the 3DS Virtual Console version for that. Beyond the playthrough, my plans for September will depend on whether or not Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles supports cross-region multiplayer with friends. We already know that it will definitely not support cross-region matchmaking for multiplayer, but thanks to Square Enix’s typically opaque way of describing game features, it is not clear whether the restrictions are limited to matchmaking or not. If there ends up being no way for me to play FFCC HD with Imitanis (short of creating a new regional account), then I will probably be filling in the gaps with Dragon Quest II and III, rather than picking up any new titles this month (bar a surprise release of Bravely Default or some solid Nintendo titles).
SiliconNooB: This month I am looking forward to exploring my feminine side with my favourite character. Hello Kitty Kruisers is everything I could want from a racing game, and all in a delightful shade of pink! I have secretly wanted to buy this game since it was released on the Wii U, but since selling that console I have been eying up the eShop waiting for this game to go on discount. Unable to contain myself any further, I have bought a physical edition so that I can lend this game out to all my friends. When it arrives I’ll be settling down to play this with a frosty glass of pink Fosters!
Ethos: As mentioned last time, I have an eye on Re-Reckoning. But after buying Spiritfarer – luckily with no regrets – my budget might put a pin in Amalur because I have a feeling that I am going to place a similar bet on Windbound with similar unknown odds. Wish me luck.
Durga: I think the Tony Hawk remaster is the only thing on my list for September. It’s been twenty years since the original games came out and the number of hours wasted trying to collect the letters S-K-A-T-E in every stage still brings back good and bad memories. This new remaster looks to be steps above the last attempt from a third party company so I have hope that it’ll be fun to play.
Imitanis: I was fairly disappointed with the August releases. Neither Fairy Tail nor DanMachi were as good as I hoped they would be. I’m gambling on 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim setting that right this month. This is the next game by Vanillaware who have previously developed Odin Sphere and Dragon’s Crown. Their amazing art style is on full display here, but little is still known about the gameplay which will ultimately make or break the game. I’m hoping for the former.
Readers, will you be picking up any of these games? What are your picks for September? Let us know in the comments!