Warpback: What We Played in July 2016

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We had a lot of fun here at Warp Zoned playing games in July! While we did hit up quite a variety, we had one game in common: Hyper Light Drifter! Other than that, it was new games, old games, and all the games in between. Read on to see what we were getting into during this hot month!

John Scalzo
Editor-In-Chief
I spent most of my July smashing blocks in Tumblestone, which is an absolutely great match-3 puzzler from The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild. It’s got a massive Story Mode filled with hundreds of puzzles, as well as several very fun multiplayer modes, and an Arcade Mode for when you just need a quick game.

I also started up Hyper Light Drifter now that it’s made its Xbox One debut, and while I don’t understand any of it, the Zeldalike action is a lot of fun.

Nicole Kline
Senior Editor
July was an awesome gaming month for me! I finally finished the main story in Fallout 4, and from there, I also finished up Automatron and went right into Far Harbor. I just can’t get enough of this game, even months after it came out!

I also played some more Persona Q, which isn’t grabbing me as much as I wish it was, and Anthony Amato and I have been playing both Enter the Gungeon and Hyper Light Drifter together. It’s been a really fun month for gaming!

Andrew Rainnie
UK Correspondent
I danced through the solar system of Destiny, and even though I also had the Taken King expansion, I found it a mixed bag. The story is severely lacking, and while the shooter mechanics are brilliant, it is so repetitive. It’s a shame, because Bungie could have created a world and mythos to rival the Mass Effect series. And I started Hyper Light Drifter, which was on sale on the PlayStation Store, on the very last day of the month. Oh my, it’s good. It’s very good. And pretty.

I’m also trying to clear out my backlog of games, so I’m battling my way through the bricks of Lego Marvel Super Heroes, which is whimsical fun.

Mike Ryan
Staff Writer
I too have played Destiny, and I quite disagree with Andrew. I find it to be very interesting, with new things to discover every time I go into a mission. Plus I find it quite the stress relief. Other than that, I put some more time into Mighty No. 9, and I’ll have a review shortly. Spoiler… it’s not really as bad as you think.

I was also lucky enough to pick up a working Sega Genesis last month, and I played some Sonic Spinball. Man, I loved that game as a kid. Looking back, I’m not sure why.

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