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Old 01-11-2019, 05:02 PM   #41 (permalink)
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yeah i'd go as far to say hands down one of the best indie games i've ever played. between the difficulty once you start on ascension mode, the diversity available in cards/relics, and the devs dedication to adding new features, it's miles ahead of most AAA titles.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:13 PM   #42 (permalink)
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yeah i'd go as far to say hands down one of the best indie games i've ever played. between the difficulty once you start on ascension mode, the diversity available in cards/relics, and the devs dedication to adding new features, it's miles ahead of most AAA titles.
Exactly. I love Slay The Spire for a lot of the same reasons I love Dead Cells. A dedicated team with a cool idea and constantly adding new features. Indie games are starting to give AAA titles a run for their money.
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:11 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Let's Talk About...Minecraft! (PS4 Edition)







Prior to getting Minecraft for PS4, it had been several years before I had even played a little bit of this game, and to go back years later is truly a magnificent thing. Back when the game came out, it had come out on PC, in its early alpha stages. Everything was still new and people were wondering what a developer could do with an open world filled with blocks. Well, people started getting created, and years later, the game basically completed itself. It's hard to believe how far Minecraft has come and it's honestly not too hard to believe how popular it's managed to stay. I would have definitely played it sooner but I just don't have the motivation to do it. But ever since I started playing it again on someone else's PS4, I figured I'd get it for myself.



While the core gameplay of Minecraft hasn't really changed much i.e. collecting blocks, crafting, mining etc, playing it on a console is so much more interesting because you can just sit back, enjoy the music, and play the game. That's always what I've appreciated about Minecraft is that it's a very mellow game despite the mobs constantly blowing up your base etc etc. But that's what makes it fun. The difficulty curve adds a little something to the game so that you're not just sitting there bored hoping for something crazy to happen. Minecraft has the nearly perfect combination of difficulty and fun. And with additional mods, skins, etc, it's constantly getting more and more exciting.



There is one thing I tend to worry about when games go on as long as Minecraft has, and it attributes to the fact that eventually the game will become stale, boring, and monotonous. Unsurprisingly, the devs probably kenw that, and they've allowed over the years for people to make their own things in the game, and some of them were even implemented. New mobs, new blocks, harder mods, harder to find blocks. It all wraps up into one beautiful gift of a world full of endless possibilities. I've always respected Minecraft as being at the forefront of what made open world games truly remarkable.



As I said, I have been playing the PS4 version. It's great. I don't really see much hindrance from switching to a controller. It is taking some getting used to, but I haven't met any situation where I felt it would be better handled with a keyboard and mouse. I'll admit, I miss the quick movement with keyboard and mouse, but the game is so much fun that it really doesn't matter in the end. I put about 5 or 6 hours into it yesterday and I'm planning to do more today. I've built a pretty cool base with a waterfall and a mine shaft that can be entered through either my house, or the little shop next to my house. I'd put screenshots but they're on my phone so you'll have to wait. I highly recommend any of the console version to be honest, especially if you're looking for a very relaxed experience mixed with what you probably already know from Minecraft.

At the end of the day, despite it being criticized for being very samey and monotonous, Minecraft has definitely stood the test of time, and with that it's also improved significantly from when it released prior. I legitimately enjoy looking at creations of other people because the contraptions and buildings that can be made in this game is insurmountable. I've seen castles, full villages, etc etc. It's also pieces of art. And that's pretty funny that I say that because honestly, Minecraft is the canvas, and you are the artist. Goes back to what I've always said about games being works of art. Well, you can basically make your own piece of art inside of a piece of art. Crazy!

Yeah, basically I'm enjoying my time, and I'm shocked I didn't pick up Minecraft years ago. I had played it years and years ago when it first came out, but the console version is a completely different beast. A fun one at that.
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:28 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Seriously, all the way from January to December, 2018 was a great year in gaming. And yeah, multiple times I did wish I had a certain console for a certain game, but god damn, I really wish I had a Switch for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. While I may not be the absolute biggest fan of Smash, this one genuinely looks like the best in the series thus far. Just going by what I've seen on Twitch, the amount of characters they've put in is absolutely incredible on its own. Graphically, it looks amazing, as Smash games tend to anyway. Looks like a hell of a lot of fun with friends too. I still remember the days of Melee and I still love that game to death to this day.

Smash is definitely one of those game series that I never fully got into, but I appreciate it for what it is, and for every release that comes out, it seems like they try to push the envelope a little bit more. Nintendo tends to do that though. Just sheer ridiculousness in its best form. But seriously, the roster for this game is unbelievable. So many great characters to choose from.



I don't even own the game and I already know of a few characters that I will want to main. Looks like a hell of a lot of fun and may perhaps be a reason for me to finally buy a Switch.
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:58 AM   #46 (permalink)
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my friends clown on me for only playing pac man and isabelle but damn they're so ****in fun idc who is good or bad
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Maps, Maps, Maps! [Part 1]

I'm going to preface this by saying there will be many spoilers here as there's going to be fully revealed maps of video games I've played. If you don't want things spoiled, don't read on. Otherwise, enjoy!

Something I've always found sort of fascinating about video games is the amount of intricate detail that goes into creating the map of a game. I'm talking about when you press start usually and see the world map. Often times it's filled with a cloud or something until you explore it. But god damn, there's a certain excitement that it brings when you see the map of a video game for the first time. The adventure you're about to take, the amount of things you'll get to do.

Let's talk about a few games that have done this extremely successfully:

Breath of the Wild is the first one to come to mind. When we're talking about creating excitement for a video game, this one certainly does it best.

Take a look at this world map.

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And yes, I have explored the entirety of this map and it is so so worth it. Every little nook and cranny holds something interesting to do or explore. And sometimes the rewards are pretty amazing and plenty.

Next up is one I've talked about before but I just want to talk about it again because why the hell not. Middle Earth: Shadow of War certainly has an amazing world map to venture through and explore. This one is kind of tough because there's multiple maps through the game. So i'll just post a few to give you an idea of how vast this game can be.

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Of course, what kind of entry about maps would this be if I didn't talk about one of the truly most impressive world maps out there. And honestly, I'm not putting this in spoilers tags because everybody should already appreciate this one.



Couldn't find a better picture of this map so **** it. You know what I'm talking about. Of course I'm talking about Skyrim. One of the finest and most refined world maps out there. This game was such a thrill going through for the first time and it still has that feeling of adventure many years later. Truly a remarkable piece of work.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:27 PM   #48 (permalink)
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This is my 12000th post. That is all.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:50 PM   #50 (permalink)
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