Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (February 16, 2017)

by Game Informer Staff on Feb 16, 2017 at 06:09 AM

Another week full of blogs – and great ones to boot! It seems with the impending release of a new Zelda game, we all have Link and company on the brain.

Community Blogs For February 9 – February 15:

Everything Wrong with Battlefield 1
When StarterPack writes about issues he has with Battlefield 1, he gives us a thorough look at what worked and didn't. Also, don't get him started on the issue of the flamethrower.

Being a Gamer Without Gaming
Cru Hunter knows it's tough to find time to game when you have responsibilities like a job and a family. But there other ways to enjoy gaming, and our blogger informs us of some of his favorites. I find podcasts a chore to listen to – and don't enjoy many gaming ones – but it's a great way to stay up to date on the medium.

The Essentials Challenge
Father Titan has a fun challenge where bloggers will play "essential" games and then interview the player about them. It's a good list, and all of the games – from Mass Effect to Cave Story – deserve a spot on every essentials list.

To Replay, or Not to Replay
Attackcobra poses a good question: Is a game worth replaying? Some people do it for Achievements or Trophies. I like to replay games when I've forgotten them enough to make it worth enjoying again. It's the same for me with books, comics, and movies.

Ranking Every Legend of Zelda Title
Taking on the gargantuan task of ranking Zelda games is Haley Shipley. What are your favorites? I'd put Ocarina in number one, and Majora's Mask as far away from that spot as possible, if we're talking the original release and not the fine-tuned 3DS version.

My First Favorite Game of the Year is Mobile?
General Mills44 can't quite believe it, but Fire Emblem Heroes may just be one of the best he's played. Mobile gaming really hasn't offered me the kind of experiences I care about, but while Fire Emblem Heroes isn't something I'll stick with, it did get me back to playing the original games on 3DS.

What Dead Space 4 Should Be
When issacclarke322 writes about Dead Space, the blogger is writing about his favorite series. Here we get some ideas for another iteration of the series. Basically, the story and setting need to return to the intense psychological horror of the first two games .

Community Writing Challenge:

Who has been the most helpful video game partner you've had? Maybe it was a computer-controlled partner in Call of Duty. Or was it someone who saved your back online in Star Wars: Battlefront? Let us know!

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.