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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (March 23, 2017)

by Game Informer Editorial on Mar 23, 2017 at 06:12 AM

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This week's Blog Herding contains excellent posts on two open-world juggernauts: Horizon Zero Dawn and Breath of the Wild. And that's just the beginning!

Community Blogs For March 16 – March 22:

The Essentials Challenge – Month One Update!
Father Titan's blogging quest gives the blogging community a recap of his latest venture: Having the community write about some of the best video games. There's plenty more to come, so keep an eye on the blogosphere.

The Ideal Sci-Fi RPG
It's not easy making (another) hit Sci-Fi RPG, as BioWare has recently found out. But StarterPack is here to wade through the things needed to make something memorable. What do you think?

The Lonely World of Breath of the Wild
MightyMagikarp writes about the beauty in Breath of the Wild, especially when Link is alone in the vast world. I've only started to ride a horse in the game, but more often than not it is Link, nature, and the occasional baddie or townsman. It feels lonely, but kind of nice.

Horizon and the History of Human Nature
Refle writes about how humanity is once again tied to its own downfall in Horizon. Zelda has occupied all of my recent adventuring time, but for those playing Horizon, you may enjoy giving this thought-provoking piece a read.

How Can Sony Improve PlayStation Now?
Sony's game streaming service seems like such a great idea, but Whirz is here to write about improvements it needs. From the cost to the technology and the game library itself, there needs to be some changes to get more people on board. I like the concept a lot, but have never tried it.

Breath of Wild: Link's WILD adventure
Proprietary-Windmill has yet to complete Link's latest adventure, but he has plenty to say on the hills he's climbed, rivers he's crossed, and goons he's smacked. "This game just feels fun to play," our blogger writes. And it is.

Community Reviews:

Poi – Platforming Along Nostalgia
Vichilino instantly compares Poi to Super Mario 64, which is a big shoe to fill. From what I can tell, the game isn't afraid to mold itself in the shape of platforms from yesteryear, for better or worse. But then again, why not revisit Mario 64?

Writing Challenge Responses:

Community Writing Challenge: Useful Gaming Treatments
GerardoExber has a survival guide for those gaming with a virus. It means waking up early, having a hot shower, milk coffee, and bread. That may sound weird to some, but I am willing to give it a try. Though I am unsure if I can wake up that early.

Writing Challenge:

None this week!

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.