We’re halfway through 2018, which means we’re also halfway through the Community Game-Along themes of 2018! How many have you participated in so far? I’ll admit I haven’t been able to join in as many as I’d like, but it’s time for another one of my favorite themes: rhythm games! I love celebrating rhythm games because it’s an easy genre for anyone to pick up and play, with tons of cheap and even free games available for a variety of devices.
May is upon us! For this month’s Community Game-Along, I wanted to highlight a composer, rather than a game genre or specific series. For May, that composer is Manami Matsumae! She’s famous for composing the iconic original Mega Man soundtrack, and she recently released a solo album titled Three Movements! Even if you don’t have time to participate by playing a game this month, be sure to give some of her awesome music a listen.
March’s Community Game-Along saw the return of the annual Monster Hunter theme, just in time for the free Deviljho update to Monster Hunter World! I was initially worried that people were all Monster Hunter‘d out after World‘s release at the end of January, but #MonMonth had a lot of participants, many of whom were still having lots of fun with Monster Hunter World!
Happy April! I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend if you celebrate, and don’t forget to grab some of that sweet discounted Easter candy this week even if you didn’t! Now that the annual Monster Hunter Community Game-Along is behind us, it’s time for a brand-new Community Game-Along theme… Musou Games! Musou, or Warriors, games are hack and slash action titles developed by Omega Force and Koei/Koei Tecmo, starting with Dynasty Warriors back in 1997. Now, there are more Musou spinoffs than you can shake a stick at!
March means something very special at Chic Pixel… It’s time for the Monster Hunter Community Game-Along! Even though Monster Hunter has gotten pretty mainstream, especially with the release of Monster Hunter: World, there’s no denying that the series has some notoriety for its complicated systems and lack of in-game explanations. I started the Monster Hunter Community Game-Along to highlight the Monster Hunter series and the wide range of games that emulate the Monster Hunter style in hopes that I could encourage more people to play what has become one of my favorite series.
Apologies for yet another delayed roundup post… I’ll get in the groove eventually! I was prepared for January’s Fighting Game Community Game-Along to be very quiet, partially due to the theme, and partially due to the time of year. But I was pleasantly surprised to see a lot of people participate this year! Check out what what fighting games people played for some game recommendations, fun photos, and gameplay videos!
February completely snuck up on me this year, and so did one of my favorite Community Game-Along themes! “Dating sims” is always a bit of a funny term to use, because it really refers to romance games with simulation elements, such as Angelique. But since it’s also often used interchangeably to mean any romantic/dating type game, I figure it’s a good umbrella term to encompass all the types of games I wanted to include in this theme.