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The Daily Backlog 69

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I once again get distracted from Child of Light. But this time it resulted in another backlog completion!!

A Crypt-tastic Distraction

Good day backloggers!! After a one day hiatus, well three if your counting the weekend, we’re back for the “drag your feet on a Monday” edition of The Daily Backlog! Where we have more backlog shenanigans than you can shake a stick at! But we’re not going to count those weekend days because they’re kinda cranky right now. Also, I wouldn’t shake your stick at them either. Unless, of course, you don’t like your stick. In which case, shake away!

So, if you recall, the last time we talked I may have mentioned that I’ll be putting a whole bunch of time into Child of Light so I could spill the beans on my impressions of the games thus far. And although I did put a good deal of time into it over the weekend, I think I’m going to hold back on that post for now. For one, I’d like to get a little deeper into the game so I can see a bit more of its systems and get a truer sense of what it has to offer. That and I may have played Crypt of the Necrodancer way more than I was expecting to these last few days!! So much so that I beat it!! Twice! And working on my third playthrough.

Honestly, that’s one of my favorite things about Crypt of the Necrodancer. Not only is it fun and addicting, but it keeps giving you reasons to come back for more. It certainly doesn’t help if you have other games you’re supposed to be playing that’s for sure, but one can’t complain about getting more bang for your buck! And one of the biggest proponents of replayability in this game is all of the fun characters you can use on subsequent replays! You unlock them by playing and beating each of the levels, finding them hidden throughout the game and/or by completing the various modes.

A New Challenger Awaits!

The coolest thing about it is that each of these characters have their own little storyline (at least some of them do) and quirks to make the follow up playthrough more interesting. And most of the time, more challenging! For example, while trying to discover the true ending of Cadence’s story (it’s three parts I think) you need to play as her grandmother. Who ramps the difficulty up to eleven by only giving you a dagger (the lowliest of weapons), challenging you with single hit deaths and punishing you with an untimely end by missing a single beat! Remember, Crypt of the Necrodancer is a rhythm game and your musical prowess has never been more crucial! I’ve tried it on multiple occasions so far and making it to the second stage of the first dungeon is testing my skills to the fullest extent!

Needless to say, there is a whole bunch more Necrodancer in my future and I’ll be chipping away at it here and there. But for now, I need to set it aside and focus my efforts on Child of Light which has so far proven to been a unique and interesting game in and of itself!

69… Chortle

Well my friends, I think that’ll do it for today! A short one this time around, mostly because I’m still sleepy on account of it being a lazy Monday and all. But I promise you’ll be seeing some of the hotly anticipated Child of Light very soon! Also, I have some more bones to pick with this “PS2 bluetooth” adapter project I’ve been working on as well. So definitely look forward to that and more this week on the Daily Backlog!

Until tomorrow, have a great rest of your day!!

Currently Playing

Mario + Rabbids (Switch) – The Trio

Crypt of the Necrodancer (Switch) – Me

Child of Light (Xbox One) – Me

Total Backlogged Games: 732 … Necrodancin’ to 732!

Total Completed Games: 18 … This completed list is for mature audiences only!

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