I recently picked up my copy of Octopath Traveler, mainly because of the mass shortages of physical copies that every store was facing, but also because I needed something for a long road trip that me and my brother were about to take part in. Little bit of back story: My grandmother recently had a stroke and though she is recovering well and doing much better, my family decided that it was time to move her out to Mississippi with us. She has lived most of her life in Sylmar California and has always been reluctant to make the move, but after this incident, she finally came around and agreed that it would be best to be around family. We […]
I should probably start of by saying that I have never played a Ys game before this one. Many of the podcasts that I listen too made mention of this port and usually had pretty amazing things to say about the series as a whole. Since the summer months are pretty slow when it comes to new releases, I decided that now might be the perfect time to pick this up and give it a try. Like many, I usually stick with what I know and what I enjoy. I will be the first one in line for a new Kingdom Hearts, but will usually let the dust settle for an off the wall series before I spend my money […]
Well this won’t be very popular, but I have to say it. What makes this guy so popular that everyone loses their minds every time he makes a game? For the past couple of years, ever since his departure from Konami, gamers all over the world have been on pins and needles waiting to see what his next game will be. He had a gigantic reception by Sony and was even given a blank check to do whatever he wants. Plus, he was given something that most game developers want most, all the time in the world. But my question is…why? Sure, he is most known for the Metal Gear series, which was critically acclaimed and won numerous awards, but […]
Microsoft came out swinging with some new games and promises of a better experience for gamers. Of course, one of the high lights for me was the first reveal that Microsoft gave us. Master chief is back in Halo Infinite, however, we don’t know much more then that. We can see that he is on a Halo with lush and robust vistas and animals, but not why or how our protagonists got there. Speculation arose, as most reveals will, that this game could possibly be open world, which would be very welcome in my opinion. We got to see some of the games that we figured were already coming to Xbox like Gears of War and Forza Horizon, but the […]
This conference was more or less created through emotion and the need to save face from an otherwise horrific year. The conference started out with a pretty cool Augmented Reality teaser of Anthem in which a couple of Javelins take on a giant monster. This made the game feel more and more like a Destiny like creation from the makers […]
I am currently sitting here waiting for the show to start and I just had to know…how are you watching/celebrating? I spent a good portion of this morning making various party foods and making sure that everything was cleaned and put away so that I am not bothered. I have been doing this for the past few years and it […]
It may have been awhile since last we spoke, but you know I’m not going to miss my chance at writing my thoughts in regards to E3! The date is approaching fast and there will be a lot to discuss in the coming days, so I figured that I could go ahead and write down all of the games I am most excited to see this year. 1. Kingdom Hearts 3 It goes without saying that Kingdom Hearts has been one of my top series for a long…long time. Kingdom Hearts 3 has been teased and whispered in hushed rooms for awhile now and we have only just recently seen actual gameplay footage. Now I don’t think I’m saying anything […]
Using math to figure out just how much trouble Microsoft is in.
I really want to like this game. In theory, it should be something that grabbed me and that would have forced me to bug my friends into submission, but I just can’t get through it. I have been trying to get my friends to check this game out, but I could tell that it was going to take some convincing. How can I expect them to pay $60 for a game that I wasn’t even too sure about? Apparently, I’m pretty good at negotiations and was able to get my friends to try it out. (That and anyone can get a 14 day free trail to Xbox Game Pass, which allows you to play Sea of Thieves for free). Over […]
I heard all of the excitement surrounding Sea of Thieves and I felt as though this would be the game for me. I don’t know why, but I think my favorite aspect of Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag was the sailing. The idea that you can just be out in the water and discover new […]
what is life without the experiences that you live and learn from? Whether your journey through life is pleasant or traumatic, we rely on our memories to give us drive and clarity. The idea of losing my mind is one of my worst fears. Not spiders. Not poverty. The idea that one day I could wake up and forget everyone […]
Recently, another mass shooting plagued the United States, and this time it was directed at a high school in Florida. Many students, who were feeling as though they were as safe as they could be, ended up in the middle of a situation that very few have ever and will ever experience. Students were killed and many more injured […]
Update: I just played the game for the first time on the Xbox One X and finally got my Chicken Dinner! I am aware that this post may not have the same meaning, but I just needed to share this awesome moment. The rest of my post is filled with my impressions of the game…I think it’s worth a read. […]
Recently, Atari announced that they will be crowd funding their popular Roller Coaster Tycoon series in order to port the game over to the Switch. Personally, I loved the Roller Coaster Tycoon series, and I was actually pretty excited about the prospect of playing these games on the Switch. Immediately nostalgia kicked in and I remembered the hours upon hours that I put into the original during summer breaks when I should have been outside. I spent many late nights trying to figure out why a ride continuously broke down or why my janitor felt it was necessary to cut the grass for the entire park instead of actually taking out the trash and cleaning vomit. While I was sitting […]
First of all, I would like to just thank all of you that have stuck with me while I work out some of the major changes in my life. Since I started this blog, I have gotten very encouraging words from fellow writers and have participated in some great challenges that have helped me to continue developing as a writer. […]
Is Mario the legend that we know, or the villain we fear he could become?