Another week of blogs welcomes us all into March, the month that sounds like it should be ushering in spring. But here in Minnesota, we got dumped on with a lot of snow, so I guess that means it is time to get cozy with some blogs!

Community Blogs For March 1 – March 7:

Interview: Shape Of The World Creator Stu Maxwell
Rebekah Lang gets things started (welcome back, Lang!) with an interview. It's super insightful, especially if you have any interest in game development, and of course, Shape of the World. I found it especially interesting to read about how the color palette was chosen.

Gerardo's Backlog Update: February 2018 – Keeping Up With My Game Challenge
GerardoExber is back with another edition of his never-ending quest to tackle his backlog of games. One such game he played was Heavy Rain. I actually really enjoyed that one, and ended up getting the best ending on my first play through, luckily.

Game-Making Challenge: Environmental Storytelling Challenge
Haley Shipley is here to present us with a writing challenge (and creep me out with an image to a game I can't quite put my finger on). The goal this time is to create a game environment that is saturated. Deadline is March 23. Get to it!

How World of Warcraft Killed A Genre
BethesdaWare tempts internet trolls everywhere by writing, "WoW killed the MMORPG genre, and it's likely the genre will never truly recover." I honestly tried the game twice and didn't like it. But this is an interesting read. Plus, the blogger name drops Star Wars Galaxies, which was an interesting game.

Making Good Villains
What makes a good villain? This is what Writergirl2394 seeks to answer after encountering a lame boss in Axiom Verge. It's a fun read that even talks about Spyro baddy Gnasty Gnorc, an orc I had totally forgotten about over the years!

Community Reviews:

Xenoblade Chronicles 2
We had a slew of reviews this week, beginning with Nathan Anstadt's review of one fantastic role-playing game. He says the entire game is "something special." It may seem like a tough game to tackle, but Nathan says to stick with it for the ultimate reward.

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Review
Blogger GerardoExber puts in a lot of work this week, delivering us a review in addition to his blog. He gushes over this Zelda game, and how it tweaks the formula a bit here and there. I'm unhappy to admit that this is still on my to-play list, if I can even find my copy at this point.

I hope you enjoy the blogs! Please contact me via my Game Informer page or on Twitter at @LouisGarcia12 with any blog news or playdate suggestions.