November + December 2018 Game-Along Roundups

November and December 2018 Community Game-Along Roundup

It’s time for a long overdue roundup of the November and December 2018 Community Game-Along themes! There were a lot of great games played over the two months, so read on if you’re looking for any new titles to add to your to-play list!

First, for November’s visual novel theme, reviewed Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception , @Data_Error wrote about Digital: A Love Story at This Thing is Neat, the M Disk Gauntlet returned with Heaven Will Be Mine. Then, over at Gamer Girl Confessions, Chestnut wrote about her VNNovember gaming goals.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, there were also lots of folks playing different games. @berrycrepes played Kitty Love: A Way to Look for Love, @kindofpersonal played 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors,  @capsulejay played the story mode of BlazBlue, and @otomeroadie played Muv Luv.

@finchiekins completed Chaos;Child @thegaygamer completed Death Mark, and @electrobat82 finished RE:Alistair++. Great job! I love the huge range of different kinds of visual novels everyone played in November!

Moving on to December’s theme of doujin games, there were just two participants, likely due to the combination of the niche theme and everyone being busy in December. But that’s okay! That means the two participants get their own special spotlights!

First, Capsulejay at Tales from the Backlog played and reviewed Helen’s Mysterious Castle, I game I’ve personally been interested in. I had the chance to watch Capsulejay livestream some of his playthrough, and it was a ton of fun!

Meanwhile, Nitro continued his amazing work with the M Disk Gauntlet with one final challenge: Rockman 4 Minus Infinity. Rather than being an original game, this is a ROM hack by a Japanese ROM hacker named Puresabe. I’ve never played anything like it before, so it was really interesting to watch!

And with that, we’ve come to the end of the 2018 Community Game-Alongs! As you’re probably well aware, the 2019 Game-Alongs are already in full swing. Check out the full list of 2019 themes to start planning your games for the year!

About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.