Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (January 18, 2018)

by Game Informer Staff on Jan 18, 2018 at 12:07 PM

Everyone is still looking back at 2017, while some are already getting hyped for what this year brings in gaming. Plenty of blogs to read this week in our newest edition!

Community Blogs For January 4 – January 17:

Top Ten Games I Beat In The Year
Beating games is tough. I finally beat Breath of the Wild Monday night after "rushing" through about 12 hours of game. So, it's nice to see that other people still have time to beat games, and these are Christian's favorite games he completed in 2017. I am unsure if I even beat 10 games last year.

GOTY 2017: Father Titan's Top Five
Father Titan is here to write about his favorite games of last year as well. I've only played two on this list, but after I spend time on BOTW DLC and more exploring (give it a couple months), I swear my next game to beat is Horizon: Zero Dawn.

My 2017 Top Games
Writergirl2394 doesn't write about over 2,000 favorite games, but rather just the top ones from 2017 (though that would be quite the undertaking!). It's quite interesting to see Doki Doki Literature Club make these end-of-year lists so often. I might eventually give in.

Brief Thoughts on Master Mode Breath of the Wild
I just beat this game, so I was interested in what Rival_M had to write about this mode. Interestingly, it touches on the first DLC pack more than anything. Now I need that upgraded Master Sword (even if my Link is already overpowered). Here's to another 100 hours.

What a Heropon Played in 2017
Monster Hunter Stories and Pokémon Sun are both touched on in Heropon's blog, so I recommend reading it on that fact alone. I am so behind on Pokémon games, and I keep hearing just how great Sun and Moon are.I'

Some JRPG Series That Need to Make a Comeback
Matastig pretty much picks each JRPG I would love to see make a comeback. I mean, how good is Suikoden? Or how good was it, rather? I'm still sad my Wild Arms save glitched and I couldn't beat it, but I wouldn't mind more of those games, or the uniqueness of Dragon Quarter to come back. I would also like to see some more Arc the Lad and Front Mission.

The Adventures of a Gamer Teacher: Back to Nintendo
A recent loss (sorry for your loss) helped propel GerardoExber back to playing Nintendo games. And I mean stand on the bed playing Twilight Princess level of playing, which is really cool. Nintendo games are special like that.

Dream Franchises Paired With Dream Developers
This is a super fun blog from BethesdaWare. I wouldn't mind seeing some different developers tackle beloved series and properties. Why not? Well, besides legal reasons.

In Memoriam: The Kinect
Craigaleg writes to us about the poorly used Kinect. I honestly can't remember a game that was really worthwhile on it, but I did have fun taking Star Wars for a test drive at CES one year. And the Dragon Ball game seemed like it could be cool. But man, that thing tanked.

Do You Still Have Faith In BioWare
BethesdaWare brings up a good point. BioWare has been a fantastic developer, but made quite the huge mistake with the latest Mass Effect game. Does that mean we should no longer believe in the company? No. Should we be more skeptical going forward? Yes. Regardless, David Gaider is gone, and Dragon Age – my favorite RPG series of the Xbox 360 era – will never be the same.

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.