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No Man's Sky has reminded me why gamers occasionally have a bad reputation
August 12, 2016

I have yet to play No Man's Sky. Though it kind of piqued my interest when I first read about it, I have to say that it doesn't look to be something I'd drop $60 on. I'll wait for a huge price reduction and nab it when it's in the bargain bin or on a tremendous digital sale.

What drives me nuts about this game isn't the game itself, but the discussions surrounding it. Let me give you a sample:

Commenter 1: Scathing opinion, sometimes with clever punchline.

Commenter 2: Grumbly comment about how no one understands what the game is supposed to be or how exploration games work.

Commenter 3: General negative statement about exploration games and the ruination of gaming.

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Game Progress 8/8
August 08, 2016

I hoped to have this post live about a month ago. However, that pesky thing called life keeps getting in the way. Between work, family time and hitting the gym, I've had little time for gaming, though I have still managed to get through some titles and advanced further in others.

Avencast (PC)

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Game Progress 7/20
July 20, 2016

It's going to be a long work week. I'm working overtime every day, which means leaving the house at 2:00ish PM and getting home at 4 in the morning. As you might guess, there won't be much in the way of game progress this week. Worse than that, I've got two rough drafts, one for WWF Wrestlemania on NES and one for Crysis on PC, that probably won't go live for a week or two.

Speaking of which...

Crysis (PC)

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Game Progress 7/11
July 11, 2016

I've played a lot since my last progress blog, so I think it's better if I only mention more recent titles. I don't feel like recalling five months worth of gameplay.

Child of Light (PS4)
I've gotten further, having now hit a point where it absolutely schools me. I dreaded having to farm occuli, but it seems that's what I have to do now. I recently recruited an anthropomorphic mouse, whose name I have forgotten.

Thoughts thus far: It's a breath of fresh air in regards to turn-based RPGs. Its poetic dialogue is kind of silly, but it fits the game's more lighthearted approach. It's also fairly challenging, but you know how difficulty goes in RPGs. Given enough fighting and character crafting, anything can become easy.

Shin Megami Tense: Persona (PSP)

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Wasted has been kicking my teeth in.
June 21, 2016

My most recent review assignment is Wasted, a Fallout parody from Mr. Podunkian (published by Adult Swim) that combines first-person shooter and roguelite elements. That means lots of shooting, lots of perks and perma-death.

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Brief thoughts on SMT: Persona PSP's SEBEC storyline
June 10, 2016

I just finished Persona's main quest line, which involves battling the SEBEC company. Honestly, it was a bit of a slog.

1) I never really felt the level of wonder I should have. I mean, the entourage voyages into an alternate universe and somehow that's not interesting. Maybe it's the translation, but the characters seemed nonplussed about their intedimensional travel.

2) The story didn't pick up until it was nearly halfway through, when it revealed the truth about Maki. Then it kind of got interesting, plus you felt a little more for her as a character. It also explains why the story up to this point was so mundane. All Maki wanted was a simple life outside of her hospital room.

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Salt and Sanctuary has a couple of ridiculous/awesome weapons
May 27, 2016

I gravitate toward greatswords in RPGs. I don't know what's so alluring about them. Sure, they're strong, but they're slow and almost a liability. Of course, I acquired one in Salt and Sanctuary, upgraded it to level 4 and transmuted it into an even stronger greatsword using a boss' remains. Still, I desired something more punishing. So I was doing some research a couple of nights ago and I stumbled upon the term "greatscissor." I did a little reading up on this weapon sub-type (they're still considered greatswords, but they're a specific kind of greatsword) and discovered one pair of clippers that are ideal for two-handed strength builds: The Jaws of Death.

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