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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (August 3, 2017)

by Game Informer Staff on Aug 03, 2017 at 11:28 AM

This week sees much variety in blogs, thanks to a lack of big releases. So with that, get reading!

Community Blogs For June 27 – August 2:

Oculus Rift Plus Touch Review: Touch Of Genius?
Boo gives us a breakdown of the Oculus Rift, a device I finally got to try out over the Fourth of July (I thought it was great, minus the space dogfighting that made me dizzy). Boo praises the controllers, but it's not all immersive joy. Simple things like the menu button placement can be disorienting. Unfortunately, while fun, the kind of PC you need to run the Rift is going to cost you some money.

Old Reliable: The Game I Can Play At A Moment's Notice
Everyone has a go-to game, and for Brendon Curzio, it is the rhythm-bumpin' Hatsune Miku. I've not heard much about this game before, but he compares it to Guitar Hero and Elite Beat Agents, so I could see that being fun. I guess the game I can play at any time is Pro Evolution Soccer.

My Top Ten Favorite Video Game Villains
Villains can make or break an experience. McNutty891 is here with 10 of his favorites. This list has some interesting picks, but also some classics, like Ganon. I'm back and forth on Handsome Jack, however. Sometimes the writing in that game was super good, and sometimes it was as terrible as Jack was.

Tales Of Berseria From A Guy Who Was Done With Tales Games
Heropon does not think that every Tales game is created equally. I agree. But we are also on the same page that Berseria is pretty good. From the cast of characters to the story's themes, everything seems to work. It's sad, but this is the best Tales game in a long time.

The Top 5 Series Of Nostalgia, From A Late-To-The-Gamer
Corvo Attano delivers a list that many of us could write. What I really enjoyed reading was how he described Metroid. "In my mind, Metroid is a perfect combination of everything that is inherently awesome about video games that other mediums cannot capture." Indeed, Corvo, indeed.

Dragon Age 4: Go Bolder, Not Just Bigger
The Dragon Age series is amazing, and John Wrek knows this. After recently replaying the 2014 release, he writes, "Let me just say that the game definitely stood the test of time these past few years." To replicate the awesome Inquisition, Wrek hopes that BioWare doesn't deviate too far from a working formula.

Writing Challenge:

I'm stealing this from Twitter, so there is a chance you have seen it before. If you could kill one series and revive another one, which would you choose? And why? I would gladly get rid of Fire Emblem for two Front Mission games never released on our shores, and then some new ones. And I really enjoy Fire Emblem.

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.