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Blog Herding is lighter than usual week this week, but we make up
for quantity with quality – and a new writing challenge. So what are you
waiting for? Get reading!
For April 13 – April 19:
Brendon Curzio goes for nostalgia with this one. Here he recounts moments he's had
with "Souls-type" games. Ones like Kings Field, and of course Demon's Soul and
Dark Souls. Part of the piece talks about how games can kind of sneak
up on you. This entire series, and the sub-genre it has hatched, has been a
revelation. Even if I wasn't a fan until Nioh.
Day 2 is an Uncomfortable Experience
When it comes to violence, Zack Burrows has experienced a lot in video games.
We all have. But one game in particular has really not
sat well with Zack. One thing that really didn't feel good was the fact that
there is a button you can push to yell and threaten hostages. As far as
violence goes, I had a rough time seeing the ways I could die in The Last of
Growing Gamer: Of Willingness And Determination
GerardoExber poses a question: If someone does one thing a lot, do they
eventually get better at it? Our blogger seems to believe that working through
his backlog has upped his gaming chops. It makes sense, though I swear the more
I play Star Wars: Battlefront online, the more I stay quite average.
Games We Should've Had: Robotech/Macross
While we have had Robotech games, Marco Polo is correct in explaining that they
probably could be quite a bit better. I mean, you have a show starring mechs
and a whole host of action. What could go wrong? As mentioned, Zone of the
Enders probably could provide a reference point for a truly great
Robotech game. I think we should have had more Cowboy Bebop games. Or at least
some localized for our shores.
Favorite Soundtracks to Study To
Haley Shipley is nearly done with college. To get through the last weeks of
studying, she is listening to video game soundtracks. And what an eclectic mix
of music she listens to! From Majora's Mask to Flower, Shipley has a jam for
each class. I am partial to anime soundtracks. Give me Mononoke Hime music
performed via orchestra live and I can write any paper, freelance piece,
Night In The Woods
Boo began his hike into Night In The Woods after hearing good things about the game. And
so far the weirdness, deep story, and "fantastic" writing has really hooked
Boo. However, the platforming could be done away with. In spite of minor
issues, Boo gives it a fantastic 9 out of 10.
Kyle Hilliard posed a question this week: Do you mind
playing big games back to back? Instead of comments, I thought this would
make for good blogging. For me, I typically break up "big" games – I imagine triple-A jaunts like Zelda and Horizon – with online games I play with friends.
Things like Monster Hunter and Star Wars: Battlefront. I also like to play Pro
Evolution Soccer. What about you?
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