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Give Octopath Traveler A Second Chance!

It has taken me longer then expected for such a good game, but JRPGs tend to have a marathon like effect on me. Putting in the 60+ hours it takes to finish an ever expanding game like Octopath seems like a daunting task, especially when you take into account all of the amazing titles that come out all year. However, something just kept tugging at my heart and I couldn’t stay away for too long. During this time of the year, I tend to go to my back log and attempt to beat the games that lost some of their shine. I have had an off and on relationship with Octopath Traveler, but found the time and energy to see […]

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Returning To The Oldies

It has been such a long time since I took the time to actually sit down and play a game from my past. I am often so consumed with everything new, and never take the time to just sit back and remember what came before. Our past adventures have been the reason for our current state in life, and sometimes […]

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Anthem Is A Good Step In A Great Direction

After the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, many speculated that Bioware had one more chance to get us back into the fold. As a fan of Bioware, I was disheartened by not only Andromeda as a Mass Effect game, but also as a fan watching the world take their deserved shots at the company. Andromeda, in the same vein as a Mass Effect game, did not hold up to my expectations and it felt like a terrible chapter for the company. Anthem needed to be a new bench mark. Anthem needed to show gamers that Bioware is to be taken seriously. The demo didn’t do that. I was completely discouraged after attempting to play the Anthem demo during the VIP […]

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OMG!! A Girl!

Video games have this innate ability to reach out to anyone and anywhere. We are able to play with the young kids that make us loose faith in the ESRB rating system, and the older parents that just want to escape for a short time. Video games are all inclusive and share a common goal; to escape the real, if only for a little while. To be a hero and save the day, even if you are just a child. Though this medium allows all to join, this does mean that some of the worst are among us. Recently, I stumbled across this story of a fellow gamer who is letting her story be known. She is a streamer of […]

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Living In The Post Kingdom Hearts 3 Days

It’s a time that I never thought I would be apart of. For years, I have been yearning for a chance at getting my hands on Kingdom Hearts 3, and now that it is out in the wild….I’m really not sure what to do with myself. Of course, playing the game and having my social life crumble is the obvious outcome, but it also leaves me with an issue that I wasn’t prepared for…what now? What will be the next video game series that I will obsess over be? What series could cause so much heated discussion around my family and friends? This game has been advertised as the final conclusion of the series, and though I have not beaten […]

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10 Hours Into Tales Of Vesperia For Nintendo Switch

I have been waiting a long time for a “Tales of” game to come to the Switch. It always seemed like a great fit and I knew it was only a matter of time. My first introduction to a Tales of game was back in the Game Cube days. I remember that I had some extra Christmas money to blow and I decided to take a chance on Tales of Symphonia, which ended up paying off. I loved the art direction, the combat, and the Saturday morning style story. It was just a really fun, low stakes, game to play when you have nothing better to do. I had been in a mood to play these games again, and almost […]

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My Top 10 For 2018

Because games continue to get pushed towards the end of the year, I felt like I needed to give this some time. This has been a pretty great year when it comes to gaming. A ton of publishers have let their talents shine and some of the greatest games in a life time were made this year. This list are some of the games that made an impact on me this year, and though I wish I could write about all of the great ones, time is a factor and I would like to get some rest. Here are my top 10! 10. Monster Hunter World This was the first game in the series that I actually played. Though the […]

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Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone! I just wanted to take a quick moment and thank everyone for the support. Since its inception, True Video Games has been a way to let loose and just write about things that I am passionate about. To be honest, I wasn’t even sure if anyone would actually read it. I figured that this would just be a way for me to just write some things down, work on some of my writing skills, and at least say that I started my own website. However, the community has been pretty great and each one of you have given me some great ideas and some wonderful tips that I can continue to work on. So to all of you, […]

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The Need For Charity

Though this is a video game blog, I feel like its necessary that I share something really special that happened today… A while back I wrote about various charities and what they are all about. At the end of the post I made reference to an organization that I am currently part of. This organization is all about veterans helping veterans in need, however once a year we get together and try to give to back to our community. Around Christmas, we strap 35lbs ruck sacks to our backs, full of toys and much needed cheer for children at a local children’s hospital. The day before, we got together in a members garage and started sorting all of the wonderful […]

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Joker Coming To Smash

By now, we have all heard that Joker from Persona 5 is coming to smash, and this new is probably the most exciting thing that I didn’t know I wanted.  Some may think that Joker in Super Smash Brothers seems like a weird fit, and that wouldn’t be far off. It seems like a very random choice. Normally, Super Smash […]

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The One Thing That Could Pull Me Away From Red Dead…

It has been quite some time since my last post. Honestly, life has been a bit of a roller coaster this month and finding time to actually sit down and write has been a bit of a challenge. I would like to think that I have a handle on this whole adult thing, but we are all just flying by the seat of our pants. I had a wedding anniversary at the beginning of the month, which due to poor planning caused us to abandon our first five ideas and eventually land on a beach vacation for a few days. It ended up being a pretty great trip and I was able to try out the new Halo arcade game. […]

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Charitable Gaming

Playing a video game can sometimes be the most selfish thing that someone can do with their time. I know, from personal experience, that shutting yourself in a dark room, with plenty of drinks and snacks, on a cold rainy day, could be one of the best video game sessions of your life. Spending long hours in front of a […]

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Question Of The Month: October 2018, A Game Fit For The Holidays

A recent submission by Chris over at Over Thinking Y had me thinking about some video games that can put us in the Halloween spirit. Go and check out his submission to the Question of the Month (created by the talented Kim at Later Levels). Megan over at A Geeky Gal posses a question for anyone to answer. These types of events are pretty fun to get involved in and they really get the creative juices flowing. Thank you to Chris, Kim, and Megan for giving me a reason to write! When October comes around, I usually stick with the basics: I thank God that it is no longer hot outside. I start running outside a lot more. I begin […]

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My Thoughts On The New Direction For Assassin’s Creed

I have been a fan of Assassin’s Creed ever since the first commercial came out in 2007. I was entranced by the visuals of the game, and the idea that I would be reliving actual events in history through the lense of a hidden manipulator made it all the more sweeter. I bought the first Assassin’s Creed on the first day and I ended up pouring hours and hours of my down time into it. I remember it being one of those games that I just had to 100%. I ran around and assassinated every Templar, I synchronize at every overwatch point, and I even replayed every mission as an assassin that was never seen. The first game was revolutionary […]