Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (March 30, 2017)

by Game Informer Editorial on Mar 30, 2017 at 06:01 AM

Another week, another Blog Herding – and a good one, at that. So what are you waiting for? Get reading!

Community Blogs For March 23 – March 29:

Wolfenstein: What Would Have Really Happened If He Won?
StarterPack gives his take on alternate history – something I love about Wolfenstein games – and does his best to analyze what may have happened if Germany won World War II. It's an interesting read for alternate-history buffs.

100th Blog Post? Wanna Hear a Secret?
Haley Shipley loves The Legend of Zelda – to the point where she wrote an entire series of blogs on the women of the franchise. Well, now that she has reached 100 blogs in just over year, she's telling us a secret: a Zelda game is not her favorite game. I was a little shocked, but what she chose is super cool.

A Brief Exchange With David Baggett, Co-creator of Crash Bandicoot
Jonathan Harrison was able to ask one of the creators of Crash Bandicoot about early versions of the game. What we learn is a neat story about level design and securing demos against thieves. I've not read about this before, so I found it to be very fascinating.

Top 5 Forgotten Gems
Okay, so StarterPack's list is an...interesting one. But he backs up the choices with some sound reasoning. Just for fun, off the top of my head, here are five forgotten gems I think deserve more love: Robot Alchemical Drive, Shadow Hearts: Covenant, and... okay I would have to think on that more, but anyway, there are a lot of forgotten gems out there!

In Honor To Blog Herding
GerardoExber has been one of our most prolific bloggers since I've run Blog Herding. It is difficult to believe it has been so long. This is not only an ode to the feature, but to the writing process, and the community – those who make it what it is. I'm super happy that I am able to put the feature together each week and read what the community writes.

Community Reviews:

Review: Horizon Zero Dawn
Brendon Curzio is here to tell you what many people believe – that Horizon is a beautiful game that excels at pitting human versus machine. I only played about two hours of the game before Breath of the Wild hit, but even in that limited amount of  playtime, I knew this was a special game. Even if I dislike the heroine's name.

Writing Challenge:

For someone who has played soccer in both Japan and England, and worked on an island in Alaska, I actually don't travel all that much. I am traveling to another state this week, however, which prompted me to think of a new writing challenge: What games do you like to travel in? Fast-traveling is great, but I like to walk every inch of earth to my destination, taking in the sights. Or maybe you just like to hop on the fastest vehicle available and cruise to your next mission. Let me know how you like to travel in games, or even better, your best travel story!

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.