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Operation Memories’, Plus Today’s Releases and Sales – TouchArcade

Operation Memories’, Plus Today’s Releases and Sales – TouchArcade

Hello gentle readers and welcome to the SwitchArcade Roundup for July 9, 2024. Today is another quiet release day, but don’t worry because Thursday looks to be packed with new games. Are they good new games? I guess we’ll see. Today, the lovely SPYxFAMILY game that just came out. Our friend Mikhail will be reviewing the Steam version of the game soon, so keep an eye out for him. There’s one new release to check out, and it’s something licensed. Then, as always, we have new and expiring sales listings, because we can’t run the show without them. On to the games! Since there are two, I can use the plural!

Practical Impressions

SPYxANYA: Operation Memories ($49.99)

This is one of those games that is hard to rate, so I won’t. I’ll leave that particular issue to Mikhail with his review of the Steam version. Anyway, this challenge mostly comes down to some serious X-factors. The biggest one is whether or not you’re a fan. SPYxFAMILY or not. If you have little or no investment in these characters, keep walking. You’re not going to get much out of this game. Yes, I know that’s not a good sign. But if you love Anya, Yor, Loid, and the world they inhabit, this game delivers on all of that. At least on the lighter side.

The next factor is how you plan on playing the game. Are you the type who likes to camp out on a single game, playing it in long sessions until you finish it? That type will find the game becomes intensely repetitive if you try to finish it all in one go. The game’s setup involves Anya trying to fill out her art journal for a school assignment, and a large part of that involves going to one of a handful of locations and taking photos. This is the least interesting part of the game, as it comes down to doing the same thing over and over again. It’s not too bad if you digest it slowly over time, but the game won’t stop you from trying to cram it all into your mouth at once if you want to.

The most important point Operation Memories It turns out there are a variety of mini-games. Sure, they vary in how fun they are, but that’s where the crazy humor is SPYxFAMILY perfection can be found. There’s a nice mix of the expected, the homages, and the mini-games that bring together elements of the series and provide an interesting perspective on events. Fans will really enjoy this part of the game, perhaps even better than the interactions between the characters.

That part Operation Memories It’s not bad. The presentation is pretty good, the graphics do what they need to, and there’s a ton of voice acting from the Japanese anime cast. So, you know, everyone looks and speaks as they should. There’s not much good dialogue between them, which is endearing despite the fact that most of them have a big goal in the game. None of them really feel alive, instead they mostly just seem like cardboard cutouts with a limited voice box attached. There are some good moments though. Anya and Damian’s interactions tend to be pretty funny, and Yor gets his usual brother treatment, which I usually find pretty funny.

If you want SPYxFAMILYand if you’re willing to play a game in small bites over a period of time and endure a routine of playthroughs to get to the really good parts, you might be the one. SPYxANYA: Operation Memories. I don’t think this is a feature that is fit for a video game, so I’m personally willing to overlook some of this game’s flaws. It’s definitely something for the fans, but I think fans will be happy with it, even if they’re not thrilled with it. Stay tuned for Mikhail’s review of the Steam version to see what our official TouchArcade score will be.

Select New Releases

Dungeon Master of Naheulbeuk ($29.99)

Here is another game based on this Naheulbeukand this is a kind of Dungeon Keeper-style event. But there’s also a side where you loot other dungeons. Everything is that normal Naheulbeuk humor, so if you’re into that then it’s all good. Otherwise, it’s probably a bit of a scattered affair that tries to do too many things and doesn’t do any of them particularly well.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

This time around we have an interesting list but there are two games that I really want to talk about: Ziggurat and more. Highly acclaimed and rarely discounted, and therefore worth considering. In the outbox, the latest sale from Atari and its subsidiaries Nightdive and Digital Eclipse is coming to an end. There are a ton of great games to consider buying.

Select New Sales

Dhaka Fleet ($4.99 from $19.99 through July 15)
It was the Orten Case ($14.99 to $11.24 through July 15)
PinballFX Star Trek Pinball ($14.99 to $11.24 through July 16)
Pinball FX Charlie Brown Christmas ($5.49 to $4.11 through 7/16)
Army of Destruction ($7.99 to $5.99 through 7/16)
Ziggurat ($7.49 from $14.99 through July 16)
Ziggurat 2 ($12.49 from $24.99 through July 16)
Cats Hiding in Cozy Places ($3.99 to $2.99 ​​through 7/22)
Immortal Army ($16.99 to $5.94 through 7/22)
Army of the Undead 2: Necropolis ($16.99 to $5.94 through 7/22)
DISMANTLING ($6.99 from $19.99 through 7/22)
Trine Magical Edition ($14.99 to $3.44 through 7/23)
Call of Juarez: The Gunslinger ($3.99 from $19.99 through 7/29)

Figure 1 + Figure 2 ($5.99 from $39.99 through 7/29)
Sakura Succubus ($4.99 from $9.99 through 7/29)
Beach Jump Reworked ($4.99 from $9.99 through 7/29)
Moorhuhn Remake ($6.99 to $3.49 through 7/29)
Starlight Stray ($19.99 to $13.39 through 7/29)
Summer Dizzy: Tilly’s Story ($3.99 from $14.99 through 7/29)
Lucy Has Problems ($7.99 to $5.35 through 7/29)
Please Fix the Road ($6.99 from $9.99 through 7/29)
Who wants to be a millionaire ($29.99 to $7.49 through 7/30)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – New Edition ($8.74 from $34.99 through July 30)
XIII ($4.99 from $19.99 through July 30)

Sales End Tomorrow, July 10th

Asteroids Recharged ($9.99 to $4.49 through 7/10)
Atari 50: Anniversary ($39.99 to $27.99 through 7/10)
Atari Flashback Classics ($17.99 from $39.99 through July 10)
Atari craze ($24.99 to $11.24 through 7/10)
Berzerk Recharged ($9.99 to $7.99 through 7/10)
Black Widow Recharged ($4.99 from $9.99 until 7/10)
Blade Runner Enhanced Edition ($4.99 from $9.99 until 7/10)
Breakout Recharged ($4.99 from $9.99 until 7/10)
Bubsy Paws on Fire ($24.99 to $12.49 through 7/10)
Mars Caves Recharged ($4.99 from $9.99 until 7/10)
Centipede Recharged ($4.99 from $9.99 until 7/10)
Days of Judgement ($29.99 to $16.49 through 7/10)
Ebenezer and the Invisible World ($15.99 to $19.99 through 7/10)
F-117A Stealth Fighter Jet ($4.99 to $1.99 until 7/10)
Gravitar Recharged ($4.99 from $9.99 until 7/10)

Haunted house ($13.99 $19.99 through 7/10)
From head to toe ($4.99 from $9.99 until 7/10)
Combined ($6.74 from $14.99 through July 10)
Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story ($29.99 to $26.99 through 7/10)
Beyond the Lunar Lander ($29.99 to $23.99 through 7/10)
Missile Command Recharged ($4.99 from $9.99 until 7/10)
Mr. Run and Jump ($24.99 to $13.74 through 7/10)
My Child’s Life Has Been Reorganized ($9.99 to $5.99 through 7/10)
PO’ed: Definitive Edition ($17.99 to $19.99 through 7/10)
Pong Mission ($6.74 from $14.99 through July 10)
PowerSlave Exhumed ($9.99 from $19.99 through July 10)
qomp2 ($15.99 to $19.99 through 7/10)
Quantum Recharged ($4.99 from $9.99 until 7/10)
Rise of the Triad: The Ridiculous Edition ($13.99 $19.99 through 7/10)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 CE ($29.99 to $13.49 through 7/10)

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adv. Deluxe ($39.99 to $31.99 through 7/10)
Shadow Man Remastered ($9.99 from $19.99 through July 10)
Snow War Princess Sayuki ($4.50 from $15.00 through 7/10)
Spirits of Xanadu ($4.99 to $2.49 through 7/10)
Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster ($29.99 to $20.99 through 7/10)
Conflict: Senior Edition ($9.99 to $2.99 ​​through 7/10)
Swords and Soldiers 2 ($4.49 from $14.99 through July 10)
Storm 4000 ($5.99 from $19.99 through July 10)
The Making of Karateka ($17.99 to $19.99 through 7/10)
Turok ($5.99 from $19.99 through July 10)
Turok2 ($9.99 from $19.99 through July 10)
Turok 3 Remastered ($29.99 to $26.99 through 7/10)
Magic ($39.99 to $35.99 through 7/10)
Yars Recharged ($4.99 from $9.99 until 7/10)

That’s all for today, folks. Tomorrow we’ll be back with more new releases, more sales, maybe some news, and maybe a review if I’m feeling fancy. I took some time off today, and it felt good. I hope you all have a great Tuesday, and as always, thanks for reading.