Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (November 17, 2016)
This week's group of blogs hit on recent releases, a popular TV show, and contains a lot of community writing challenge responses!
Community Blogs For November 10 – November 16:
Westworld and Video Games
I didn't know until Whirz wrote about it, but Westworld takes a bit of inspiration from video games. I've only heard about it from one friend so far, and I can see the connection. Whirz wants that connection to go one step further, with Westworld becoming a video game.
Call of Duty: Ghosts (A Retrospective)
I never played Ghosts, but after reading Foreseer117's blog, I'd like to. This is a good look at the series during the launch, and what it was like to go back and play a game that was viewed negatively by many players.
Why I Love Dishonored
Zack Burrows takes us back in time to whale lamps and assassinations. What made Zack fall in love so much with the amazing game is the setting. "Dunwall feels like a city that could actually exist in another time and place," Zack writes, and I totally agree.
Writing Challenge Responses:
The Things I Want In My Favorite Games
Taking on multiple games, Brendon Curzio writes how God of War needs to keep Kratos badass, how World of Final Fantasy has a leveling issue, and Dark Souls needs to let you take on each boss one after the other.
Writing Challenge: Improving The Final Fantasy Series
GerardoExber tackles Final Fantasy, a series that hasn't been too great as of late, with more misses than hits. It's a tough series to love, but the next installment looks like it could change things around.
Writing Challenge: Making Dark Souls Harder
Either Haley Shipley is super good at video games, or a bit of a masochist. Here she writes about five ways to make Dark Souls even harder. Now, I haven't played the series since a glitch caused a barrel and set of stairs to shoot my character into oblivion, but from what I hear, the game is hard enough!
Go Home Remasters, You're Drunk
StarterPack is closing shop on remasters – they're just not getting it done. If it's not the glitches, it's the lack of an actual upgrade in graphics. I personally like some new things thrown in as well.
Writing Challenge: The Feature I Enjoy Most In Games
TheFoolArcana has one favorite thing about gaming: local multiplayer. Think back to the days of the Nintendo 64 and its huge catalog of games with local multiplayer, and you know exactly what our writer is jazzed about.
of Duty: Infinite Warfare Review
General Mills44 gives us his take on the first Call of Duty game he's played since Black Ops II. While he does not find it to be perfect, he enjoys the innovation. However, the multiplayer just does not do it for him.
2 – Review: Fresh Game, Challenging
StarterPack's review was one I could only read in bits and pieces as not to spoil anything, but from what I've read, I need to finish Dishonored and get this. It sounds like just enough innovations were made to keep it fresh, while improvements to the core gameplay shine.
Community Writing Challenge:
A new Pokémon game is here. How do you feel about Pokémon? Is it a pillar of your childhood? Did you once get lost in the woods looking for a real Pikachu? Do you wish it would go away? Let's see those blogs!