Given the soppy, unsociable nature of the weather in Sydney over the past few days, I'm not fancying the outdoors a great deal. And that's fantastic, because there's a few games I want to play.
But the first and foremost that I'd like to clear off my virtual plate is Punch Club, the boxing management sim that was recently promoted via Twitch Plays.
Unlike Nathan, I haven't spent quite as much time with the game to work out the formula that best manages your declining stats while earning enough money in an efficient enough time to train just prior to a fight. I most recently opted to grind so I could purchase my own gym equipment; hopefully not having to pay for gym access, or managing trips back and forth, is the answer.
It probably doesn't help that the Steam cloud saves didn't appear to work, for whatever reason. I'm running three separate saves of Punch Club on three different machines. The one that perplexes me the most is my home laptop, which wasn't able to pick up my original save. It then broke at a certain point that prevented progress, so I haven't been able to soak up valuable time on the train punching Leonardo (or is it Donatello?).
Regardless, I've enjoyed the couple of hours I've spent in the ring so far. I'm almost at the point on a second save, too, where I'm about to unlock the memory skills that prevent your stats from dropping below a certain minimum. I feel like that's going to solve a little bit of my frustrations and make at least the next hour or two less of a grind.
Also, it's cool that there are branching storylines in a tycoon sim. I want to see how that plays out; it's probably one of the main hooks, knowing that there's more than just climbing bars to watch.
I'll continue to enjoy Pocket Mortys on the phone as well, which most of my friends are going, and a couple of rounds of Endless Space won't hurt either. I'd like to know all the races back to front before Endless Space 2 comes out, if only to try and stifle my immediate preference for the Sophons all the time.
What are you playing this weekend?