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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (May 10, 2018)

by Game Informer Staff on May 10, 2018 at 11:04 AM

I might be finally coming back to life from being sick all month, bloggers. I totally forgot about last week's feature until it was Thursday night, and have been in a funk – but superb blogs by the community are bringing me back to life. Plus, I'm finally able to play some God of War again.

Community Blogs For April 20 – May 9:

Far Cry 5 is a Cacophony of Clichés
The newest Far Cry has a lot of issues according to Refle. I haven't played it yet, but much of what our blogger describes seems to be making the video game airwaves. I think the second game was quite the underrated game, and the third one was really fun in spite of its many character pitfalls. It's too bad 5 seems to have missed becoming something more.

A Gaming Life: Pt. 2 – Ten Games That Changed Me Forever
While reading this list, it's crazy to see that the writer discovered Xenosaga at 12. Its predecessor, Xenogears, changed my gaming mind when I was 11. This is a really fun, eclectic list full of some great gams.

Game Collecting: A Reality
RezidentHazard takes us through the experience of game collecting, both good and bad. It's expensive and won't make you rich. It's more about loving the item you're acquiring. I've stopped collecting for the most part lately, but will pony up sizeable sacks of rupees for stuff I really want. Sometimes that pans out, sometimes it doesn't. But like RezidentHazard writes, it is crazy how much cheaper collectible gems used to be even three years ago.

It's Not You, it's Me: A Tale of My Adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Christian has not had the same experience in Breath of the Wild as most, it would seem. He especially disliked the climbing. I'm of the opposite opinion, and often found myself climbing everywhere (I upgraded my stamina early and often) as I yelled out how I was Spider-Man.

Brave New World: Exploring the Veithurgard Region in God of War
JillG takes a look at why exploring God of War is so dang fun. I don't want to spoil much, but essentially, everything is seamless, beautiful, and alive. There isn't really anything I would call spoilers in this blog, but read at your own peril.

Games You May Have Missed – Baroque
Dominic Cichocki compares Baroque to the Souls series. I dismissed it the first time I saw it, even though I love Atlus. Perhaps we should all revisit this oddball, very hard game?

Fortnite: An Exercise In Futility
Bjdbuch begins, "I'm not very good at Fortnite." And what follows is the writer's account of the adventures had in nearly 500 matches. Still, the game has provided a lot of fun for our blogger – but a win is in order. Hopefully. Eventually. I can't imagine myself ever winning a Battle Royale.

God of War: It's A Small World After All
JillG likens God of War to Disney. This had me intrigued. I couldn't read too much of the blog since I have yet to beat the game, but if you like God of War and Disney, the first paragraph was enough to pull me in.

Community Reviews:

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery – My Thoughts
This is short from Buddy Acker, but it's important for everyone to know that we missed out on a good Harry Potter game. I wasn't really excited or expected anything, but even my wife was excited about this one, and she rarely is for video games outside of the Super Mario series.

Gerardo's Backlog Update: March/April 2018 Special – Cave Story
Kind of a review, and kind of a dive into the game's development history, GerardoExber's blog is a reminder of how good Cave Story is. It's super crazy that the game came out in 2004.

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.