In Tokyo they say Enrique's queue grew three sizes that day" - Enrique's Gaming Queue




Persona update: I strongly believe I'm approaching the end game. I'm hoping to max out two more social links before I'm thrusted into the end-game. Unless I'm thinking of another series, I'm pretty sure you get locked out "free time" once you get close enough to the end of the game. I suppose it'll be a moot point if all my progress carries over in new game+. My plan is to hold off on any NG+ runs/ trophy runs once I beat the game. Rather, it's for the sake of my infinitely growing gaming queue, which will be the topic of this post! Four games that I've had my eye on will be released over a three week period. Three of which are fighting games, one of those three being an expansion to a game I already own. I don't play any of these fighters competitively/serious because 1) I'm bad and 2)I view myself more as a fighting game enthusiast.Funny enough, each of these fighters play differently than one another so I won't have too much of an issue swapping between one another.

Injustice 2
 First one up is Injustice 2. This addition to my queue is very spur of the moment. I haven't researched what changes/additions have been made to the sequel of Injustice: Gods Among Us. I'm throwing caution to the wind here and hoping Injustice 2 is a good game. My friends and I enjoyed playing Injustice 1 among ourselves and I'm hoping the same holds true for the sequel. I'm not as skilled in the Mortal Kombat series as I am in other series but I find it quite fun to play (blatantly unfair A.I be damned!)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

The only non-fighting game I'm looking forward to these next few weeks, Fire Emblem Echoes! Truthfully, Conquest left a bad taste in my mouth. I like to think I bought it for the social sim aspects instead of the gameplay. I HATED EVERYTHING ABOUT FE:FATES Can't say for certain what it was but Fire Emblem Fates didn't click with me. I'm hoping that won't be the case for Fire Emblem Echoes. From what I understand, F.E.E. is a remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden. I don't know much about that game but I believe there is some type of dungeon crawling aspect. I'm looking forward to listening to  how "With Mila's Divine Protection" sounds like in a proper Fire Emblem game, as I know the track from Super Smash Bros. I'm also looking forward to the goodies I get with the Limited Edition of Fire Emblem Echoes. While I'm sad, the U.S. version of the Limited Edition does not come with amiibos of the lead characters, I look forward to the art book and selection of the soundtrack.

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator 2

There's no way I'm typing out Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator 2 every single time so I'll refer to it as Rev 2 or GGXR2. Rev 2. Rev 2 is the third game of the Guilty Gear series that uses Unreal Engine 3/4 which transformed the series from a 2-D fighter to a "2.5-D" fighter. According to the official website, the character roster increased to 25 total fighters with the addition of series veteran "Baikan" and newcomer "Answer". I haven't looked into it but the expansions usually come with huge rebalancing of characters like adding moves along with number tweaks to various fighters. I don't have much to say except I'm looking forward to the changes coming along Rev 2. You have the option to buy the full version of Rev 2 or buy the expansion at a reduced price if you already own Rev 1. I love this option as I've picked up Rev 1 a few months back and had flashbacks of Street Fighter 4 and the PS2 era of Guilty Gear of the updates being standalone versions of the game. I do hope that with the expansion, the three paid DLC characters from Rev 1 will be included free. I just want to play Dizzy...

Tekken 7
Out of all the games mentioned, I think I am most excited for Tekken 7's release. If we're not counting the free to play Tekken Revolution, it's been nearly 6 years since the last Tekken title was released on consoles. I make the distinction "on consoles" because Tekken 7 has been out on Japanese arcades for the past two years. The way it usually works is games like Tekken and Guilty Gear are released on Japanese arcades and are updated with balance tweaks and sometimes new characters. After some time the games make their way to consoles (and PCs) with some,if not all of the arcade updates. Trivial aside, I crave a new Tekken game. It alongside Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat were the fighters I grew up playing. Although I skipped out on Mortal Kombat X and Street Fighter 5, I've done my best to play the latest Tekken game. I was a bit worried about the state of Tekken 7 after news of the development of Tekken x Street Fighter, a crossover of both franchises on the Tekken engine,was put on hold. Speaking of crossovers, Akuma is featured as a guest character in Tekken 7. I look forward to seeing how he works in the Tekken realm and getting a chance to play around as him.

Realistically speaking, the only game that would impact my gaming queue is Fire Emblem Echoes. The rest I consider pick up and play games, though I can see myself buried in Injustice 2's story mode and Tekken 7's possible story mode(not sure if it even has one). With the influx of fighting games I expect to play more RPGs due to the sore thumbs I'll get from punishing the d-pad of my controller with command inputs. I think Injustice 2 and Tekken 7 are tied in what game I'm most excited for. Though, I can see myself getting frustrated from one game and hopping to the other, such as failing an intricate juggle in Tekken 7 or becoming too frustrated with the cheating AI of Mortal Kombat fame. It'll be a great couple of weeks for fighters, that's for certain.
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