Game of the Month: October 2022

There’s quite a lot of games being released in October of 2022 that pique my interest, so I’ve got a few honourable mentions in addition to the main feature this time. My focus will be on particular titles that were released during the first half of the month, so I’ve got a couple of honourable mentions in addition to the main feature.

Starting off with said honourable mentions, we have:
Shirone: the Dragon Girl – A 3D adventure game where you play as a dragon named Shirone and solve puzzles to escape from a haunted castle.
Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival– A drum-based rhythm game on the Nintendo Switch. Whilst you can play with Joy-Cons or buttons, the best experience is with a taiko drum controller – one of which I happen to own from when I brought Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun some time back.

Now on to the main highlight of this month, a game that is a very well put together port and brings certain androids onto the Nintendo Switch as they fight machines.NieR Automata The End of YoRHa EditionNieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition brings 2B, 9S and A2 to the Nintendo Switch for the first time. Oh, and it runs just fine.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world where humans have abandoned Earth and machine lifeforms run rampant on the planet. An organisation called YoRHa dispatches androids to reclaim Earth from the machines, with 2B and 9S taking centre stage for the game.

NieR:Automata has been out on other platforms for quite a while now, so I imagine plenty of people are familiar with it. My only experience with the game before now was watching a playthrough of it – specifically hololive’s Takanashi Kiara’s playthrough – but now I can actually play it.
With multiple endings, NieR:Automata weaves quite the interesting tale – although perhaps some of the endings lean a little more towards the silly side…
But either way, this tale of androids vs. machines certainly has some very interesting things to say. The combat in the game feels great, but it was originally developed by PlatinumGames; they certainly have a good track record for action games.

A fantastic game, and I’m happy to see it come to Nintendo Switch. Definitely well worth adding to your collection if you don’t already have it on some other platform. Or even if you do, I can see this game being one that some people are more than happy to purchase multiple different copies of.

About Rory

I enjoy writing, manga, anime and video games, so naturally here on my blog, you will find anime reviews, Nintendo news and other such things that I deem interesting.
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