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SquareEnix, or rather it's respective original companies, has had a large hand in shaping my early gaming experiences. I was a diehard Nintendo enthusiast as a child and young adult and the Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy series were (and still are in many respects) my go-to games for an rpg fix. As Square moved on to the disk based Playstation format, so did I. Final Fantasies II, VI, XII, and Tactics, as well as the first three Dragon Warriors (plus 8) make up my favorites of the two.
Fall of 2014 has had some solid titles released for us to get down with. Unfortunately it also had more than it's fair share of semi-broken turds. For all the good that Shadows of Mordor, Smash, Dragon
Somehow this weekend, one of my most anticipated games had live gameplay on the show floor and I missed it. It was announced very early for the PS4 -during its reveal if I'm correct- but I hadn't heard much about it since other than a 'late 2014' pseudo-release date. Apparently it's been pushed back again -sometime (fall I'd guess) 2015- but I'm really impressed with what I saw recently and don't mind the wait. Of course I'm talking about The Witness, the second game (following Braid which is one of my last-gen Indie favorites) by Jonathan Blow.
I've been playing a lot of Dragon Age: Inquisition lately. Like an enormous amount of fellow gamers it's pretty much taken over my life for the past week. Aside from a few slightly wonky glitches and one game-freeze on ps4 I haven't had any issues with the game technically. It's also pretty amazing in the gameplay department. Heck, I'm even enjoying the story and characters for the most part. Seems like it'd be an easy pick for my GotY but I find myself wavering a little.
About two years after Morrowind released, just after Oblivion was announced I believe, I experimented with some high-res mods for the first time outside the Civilization series. They were pretty cool and my new pc at the time could handle many of them with relative ease. I didn't delve into the user-created questlines and what-have-you, but I did enhance the experience with several really nice texture and lighting packs.
Like most of you who frequent these pages I follow the video game related news-scene pretty thoroughly. Like you, I know when games are released on a rushed schedule and can generally (with a healthy margin of error) predict whether or not I should hold off on a purchase until stabilizing patches are made public and released. So far this holiday season I've only made two purchases. Shadows of Mordor and Dragon Age: Inquisition both turned out excellent (although I've yet to finish SoM and am only three or four hours into DA:I) and I've managed to hold off on some of the other titles I was interested in earlier in the year due to following news of performance issues.
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It's hard to believe it's been nearly a year since I've blogged around here but a few cool things happened in the past few weeks that I think overlooks an
The other night I had the pleas
I've got one and am already planning two more near and long-term buys
Well it's the time of year that anyone who's anyone in the gaming industry is packing their bags for Cologne, Germany for the annual GamesCom event. With the new console releases just around the corner it seems that this year may be a bigger deal than usual given that all three major companies have hinted that big reveals are coming. Given that I won't be attending today seems a good time to throw a few predictions out into the wild blue yonder that is the internet.
About a week ago I decided to go on a bit of a download spree on PSN. I'd found a $50 gift card in my wallet (from Christmas I think) and figured now was as good a time as any to pick up some games I'd been wanting to play for a while. First up I dove straight into Machinarium and spent a few days working out the puzzles, chuckling at the completely non-voiced storyline, and ultimately saving the girl and escaping the city. After that I figured Demon's Souls would be the next long overdue title I would finish up but it managed to anger me today so I moved onto the third and final game I grabbed instead.