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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (April 6, 2017)

by Game Informer Editorial on Apr 06, 2017 at 11:02 AM

A lot of great blogs are featured in this week's Blog Herding, as well as a writing challenge inspired by a recent vacation in Washington D.C. Now read on!

Community Blogs For March 30 – April 5:

I Beat Ganon and then I Didn't Pick up Breath of the Wild for 10 Days
While I can't read all of this blog as I haven't finished the game like Haley Shipley, I think it provides a nice view on what the game becomes for players who finish the story. Do you go out and collect more items? Do you finish more dungeons? Or is the game finished when you see all of its story?

One Man's Thoughts: Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Attackcobra gives us yet another take on why the latest Zelda is so awesome. I agree with one part a bunch: I actually spend a lot of time crafting when I normally wouldn't. Maybe it is because food is just so important, and that I am awful at capturing fairies, but I spend way too much time cooking fruit dishes.

Opinion – Ubisoft Needs Better Writers
When it comes to Ubisoft, Buswaxer25 does not think highly of the writing. In fact, the blogger calls it cringe-worthy. I'm not sure I agree completely, but the examples of DJs spouting nonsense is hard to argue against.

Writing Challenge Responses:

Community Writing Challenge: Gaming Travels Memories
Building on a similar past challenge, GerardoExber takes his travel stories to the blog page in a new way. Here he shares three different memories, and each one is an interesting choice – and not what I expected, which is great. I'm just glad he had some games to play with such a long commute!

Community Writing Challenge – Traveling
I would like to welcome Aaron Bivens to the Writing Challenge! For our blogger's first WC blog, the topic is open-world game travel. Plus, traveling in games with narrators – like Bastion – which is also something Aaron enjoys.

Writing Challenge: Traveling In Video Games
Riding horses around a gaming world is what Cyndaquill calls good traveling. Plus, like the blogger writes, fast traveling can cause you to miss so much of a beautiful world. I actually don't like riding a horse in the latest Zelda (even a little hill makes a horse unresponsive), but I loved riding them in Gun. Unless they died. That was super sad and unexpected.

Writing Challenge:

While in D.C. I received a huge dose of history, as one does when visiting the east coast of the United States. From old buildings to the Smithsonian's historical collections, to facts upon facts about statues, I started to think about video game renditions of history. What are your favorites? Is it the way Call of Duty recreates cruel warfare? Is it the way Assassin's Creed uses historically accurate architecture? I want to know what you like about video games that cross into history. Or get creative. Which games feel like they have an actual history?

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.