Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (October 22, 2015)

by Game Informer Editorial on Oct 22, 2015 at 06:00 AM

Want to know how Splatoon can be improved, if difficult games are worth it, and what it would be like to hang out with Resident Evil's Jill Valentine? Well, this week's Blog Herding is for you!

Community Blogs For October 15 – October 21:

Ten Ways Splatoon Could Be Improved
Will Watson has played a lot of Splatoon and clearly loves it. I agree with all of his calls for improvement. And though it has nothing to do with the game, I would love to see an anime for Nintendo's surprise hit. I don't know why, but it seems like a good, weird fit. Actually, let's get an anime and proper sequel for Chibi-Robo while we're at it.

Punishing Games: To What End?
Diligent blogger Rebekah Lang is honest in exposing a truth about Bloodborne: It may be difficult just to be difficult, not to actually be interesting. While I've had more problems with glitches in From Software games, I'd have to agree that sometimes the difficulty is just a bit silly. Then again, I've beaten a lot of "hard" games, and constantly play games on the highest difficulty from the beginning, so I can't really complain. I'm a glutton for punishment.

Off Topic: Would You Play This Table-Top Game?
Uesugi-dono gives us a look at Honor and Glory, and though it isn't a video game, it sounds like a fun, interactive time. As someone who has enjoyed some tabletop games, I'm going to have to at least check this out at the local comic and hobby shop.

Community Reviews:

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Review
I'm going to be honest: I have no idea what "light novel" Justin Mikos is talking about in this review. What I do know is that fans of fighting games, as well as newcomers, should probably check this out. It sounds very accessible.

Review: Resident Evil Revelations – A Return To Form Mixing Old And New
GerardoExber is one of our most prominent bloggers lately, and here he gives us a look at what I consider to be a great iteration of Resident Evil. Our blogger's most important point is that this game is survival horror, not action. These days that's much appreciated when it comes to Resident Evil.

Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials And Tribulations
GreenePanda21 is a huge fan of the Ace Attorney series, so when he reviews a game in the series (and another one here), you can expect it to be a very honest, in-depth assessment. I've only played the first game (on my iPhone, no less), so I really want to jump into this series a bit more.

Dragon Quest Heroes Review: Merriment In The Marvelous Mashup
Enuo gives a very different type of Dragon Quest game a perfect score. It may not be what everyone expects, but it sounds like a fun take on the storied franchise. I'm down. And really, when a Slime enemy is involved, you know the game is going to be at least a little fun.

Writing Challenge Responses:

Community Writing Challenge: Jill Valentine, The Character I Would Like To Hang Out With During A Week
GerardoExber chooses Jill "lock pick" Valentine as someone he'd like to hang out with. He feels like she'd be a lot of fun to talk to, and he'd even take her to a Resident Evil movie or two – which is totally breaking the fifth or sixth wall. I think. I don't know. I just want to shoot zombies and play soccer with Jill.

Community Writing Challenge:

What is one power-up, skill, or special move you'd like to take from a video game and have in real life? My fiancé would choose the ice skate power-up and cat bell in Super Mario 3D World, whereas I would choose the intelligence skill in Fallout – I'm just getting prepared for the apocalypse is all.

Community Playdate:

I want to try something different this week: Please share your Super Mario Maker levels in the comments section below – one level per community member. I'll play each and every one of them, hopefully to completion, and write about them in the community writing challenge responses section.

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.