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. November holds a lot more promise than October did, despite Cyberpunk 2077 slipping into December. What have the staff chosen for this month?
Caspius: Now that Bravely Default II has been delayed until next year, all of my end-of-the-year plans have been ruined by delays! So, instead of buying new games, I’ll be playing more Pokemon Shield, as I collect legendaries in the Crown Tundra expansion. I will also be revisiting Xenogears as part of our Autumn/Winter playthrough, because I have not played through that game since the last site-wide playthrough fully a decade ago! I’m quite looking forward to it.
SiliconNooB: With Cyberpunk delayed into December (or beyond?) my November is now wide open. Yakuza: Like a Dragon is coming out, and I may well get that. I love that there is going to be a Yakuza game with turn-based combat. Another title that I am not committed to, but am interested in seeing more about, is Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, which combines action platformer levels with a home village farm management sim. There will also be crafting. The art style looks pretty great, but I want to see some reviews before I make a decision one way or the other. Other than that, I am waiting on a ton of Switch games (the post is very slow in the post-Covid world). I am waiting on both FFX and FFXII, and will probably play both. I am specifically interested in giving X-2 Final Mission a fair shake using the Switch portable mode, as I have never touched Final Mission, and portable seems like the right way to play a mystery dungeon type game, since I can watch streams on my TV at the same time that way.
Ethos: I don’t care. I’m doing it. I’m getting Age of Calamity and none of you can stop me!
Imitanis: I may have had Cyberpunk pre-ordered, but that was never the game I was most anticipating in November. That spot belongs to the game I have been waiting all year to play, Yakuza: Like a Dragon. The story is always excellent, and there is plenty of side content to partake in too. The move to a turn based battle system is in interesting change to the established series, one which makes sense given the new protagonist grew up playing JRPGs.
Readers, will you be picking up any of these games? What are your picks for November? Let us know in the comments!