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Game Progress: Broken Age is phenomenal.
May 09, 2015

Broken Age - I absolutely adored this game, but you really should experience it as one cohesive unit. The hand-drawn high res 2D art is absolutely gorgeous. Phenomenal voice work and music. The game word and story is unique and interesting. The dialogue is clever and well-written. It has way more meat and puzzles than Telltale's choose your own adventure games they tend to make now. I can see why many people were bitchy after Act 1 was released because Act 1 is really, really easy and straightforward. Act 2 took me twice as long just because the puzzles were significantly harder. My one complaint is the occasional BS puzzle where the solution is either vague or weird near the end (adventure games seem to have this a lot). The only time I REALLY needed a walkthrough was when I was to

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Vidya Games
April 19, 2015

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - I started this last week and finished it the other night. I loved it. Pretty long, good dungeon design, interesting "merging into walls" mechanic, lots of nostalgia for A Link to the Past, legitimately cool 3D effects. About the only thing I didn't like was the odd design decision to buy/rent equipment rather than finding it in dungeons. Since you lose rented equipment if you die, I guess it was supposed to be incentive for staying alive? I finished the game deathless so it was a moot point for me. Easily the best Zelda since Twilight Princess (Spirit Tracks and Skyward Sword were surprisingly disappointing).

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I give my opinions on games
April 07, 2015

Bloodborne - Finished it Saturday. Phenomenal game. I've been a Souls fan since Demon's Souls so I was really excited for Bloodborne. The focus on faster-paced melee combat gives the formula a twist that makes Bloodborne a more fresh, unique experience than Dark Souls II. The combat is challenging yet extremely satisfying and the game environments are incredibly fun to explore. I also greatly loved the oppressive, horror atmosphere. It has a few minor flaws: the RPG elements have been dumbed, you pretty much have to be a melee build, inconsistent framerate in several areas, and long load times. Dark Souls is better, but there isn't another PS4 game as good as Bloodborne.

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Games I've Been Playin': Hotline Miami 2 & Zelda
March 14, 2015

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - I was a big fan of the first game, so I was very much looking forward to the sequel. I have mixed feelings about it but overall I enjoyed it. The game's mechanics are largely the same; however, the level design is for the most part completely different (there are a handful of levels that are in the exact same style as the original). The original's enemy layout was fairly randomized and encouraged speed and creativity to progress. Wrong Number's levels are more expansive but the enemy routing and placement is often set and predictable. Firearms are frequently necessary (and seem to draw FAR less attention than its predecessor), and slow, careful planning is a must. There are way more window shots, melee-immune heavies, and dogs. Later levels hav

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Shows I've Been Watching'
March 01, 2015

Game of Thrones - Currently my favorite show on TV. I won't bother describing too much about GoT because most people either know everything about it or should just go watch it. I only got into it over the past summer from a co-worker's strong recommendation but I quickly plowed through all of it. Just finished the recently released season 4 blu ray. The nice thing about this show is there's zero filler. Even with all the deaths throughout the series, there are still tons characters both likeable and detestable. The writing & acting is great. The costuming & special effects are legitimately film quality. The show's world is interesting and unique. There never really is a "bad episode." The only complaints to be made are minor. I guess it's not the show for you if you don't like expli

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Games I've Been Playin': The Order
February 21, 2015

The Order 1886 - Bought it last night and finished it today. Disappointing but a fun experience. Most critics shat all over the game for being short, linear, and cutscene & QTE heavy, but Beyond Two Souls is a 9/10 so I don't see what the problem is. It's a competent cover shooter with really gorgeous graphics & set pieces and an interesting game world. The story is enjoyable but predictable. The voice work is excellent aside from when Galahad goes all angry Nolan Batman for a couple scenes. The game just suffers from really weird design decisions. In between shooting, there's a lot of mood-setting, slowly walking and talking, picking up random objects and examining them, or QTEs. Also the game's more

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Games I've Been Playin': I'm doing stuff, Lori.
January 31, 2015

Walking Dead Season 2 (PS4) - It's weird that I enjoyed Telltale's second season of their adventure game more than season 4 of the TV show. While certainly a step down from Season 1, I really liked seeing where Clementine's story went and the evolution of her character. The story has its flaws though. Season 2 has nowhere near the emotional weight of Season 1, and I think this is largely because there never is a character that interacts as well with Clem as Lee did. At first I thought Luke was going to play that role but that just kinda pattered out starting with episode 3. Instead Season 2 just seems to push violence and gore a bit more (the arm stitching up scene was a bit tough to watch). I also felt this one was a bit more unoriginal with major plot points being pretty much dire

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