|My Diablo IV Bear Druid with two Wolf friends|
August is here which means Blaugust among those I follow. I knew I was on vacation for the first two weeks of August and the first week I'd be away so I didn't have much inclination to join. That said, I'm happy for the others who are still blogging and for Belghast for keeping this tradition going that I have participated in in previous years.
July saw the release of Diablo IV which I bought on release for the Playstation 5. I only have a gaming laptop these days and I'm not inclined to update it often, so for new releases, my Playstation is my best bet (and it wasn't cheap, but it was much cheaper than a current gaming PC or laptop). I played it with one of my daughters and we were enjoying it but ran into a difficult spike and one of the early bosses. I'm pretty sure we could work around it but it's more difficult because we have leveled past where we are expected to be but don't have the gear that would match our level. I also chose Barbarian thinking it would be a good companion for a more squishy character my daughter would choose, but I'm thinking most of the other options would have been more fun. I've played gone past that in my solo play through on a Druid and just got my wolf companions so I'm sure I'll have more fun on that character.
I did make an exception to get Palia on my computer and even hooked it up to the TV so my daughter and I could play together more easily (by playing together, I mean one of us watching while the other controls the character). My daughter plans to be an entomologist so 'Bug Scouts' was a big draw. We caught our first bugs but haven't played much since.
At this point, I'm excited to get Baldur's Gate 3 when it comes out for the Playstation in early September. I'm hoping my daughter will enjoy playing it with me since it supports 2 player co-op. Besides Diablo, I'm still playing Animal Crossing but I think I've done most of what I want to do. I've dabbled in a few free or cheap games recently. I got Oxenfree for $2 on the Switch and played it enough to get an idea what it was like but I'm not sure I'll go back to finish it.