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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (May 17, 2018)

by Louis Garcia on May 17, 2018 at 11:33 AM

This week is a surprising one, bringing us ruminations on some games I haven't thought about in a while. Enjoy!

Community Blogs For May 10 – May 16:

Journal of a Mechwarrior
Uesugi-dono is chronicling his trek through Mechwarrior. He ends the blog with the hope to offer updates on the hulking mech-on-mech action often. And guess what? We're up to part five already!

My Journey Through Star Fox
TrentDF saddens me by not really getting into Star Fox until Adventures (which I enjoyed at the time, by the way). But to be fair, a lot of Star Fox games aren't all that great. TrentDF did enjoy Starfox 64, my favorite, so I'm happy he found a game in the series that he likes.

A Gaming Life: Pt. 2 – My Dream F-Zero Sequel
F-Zero is a crazy hard series, so I wasn't always too keen on it. I do love the game's world, however, and reading through Dominic Cichocki's hopes and dreams for a sequel makes me excited about what it could be on the Switch. The hybrid racing and side-scroller game does sound interesting.

Good, Bad, and Ugly Predictions for EA's E3 Conference
JillG makes a list of what we might see, what will be good, a bad microtransaction speech, and maybe even a live sporting event.

Zang Recommends: Captain American: Super Soldier
I had forgotten about this game until Zangmaster's blog. While it sounds good, I'm unsure. X-Men Origins: Wolverine did surprise, and Deadpool was solid, so this might be worth a go to help the wait for Infinity War 2. Maybe I'll collect old Marvel Movie games like this and Thor as if I were collecting Infinity Stones.

Community Reviews:

The Alliance Alive
Dominic Cichocki breaks down this 3DS JRPG. Likening it to a summer popcorn flick, apparently the game is pretty upbeat and light fare. Characters – the pieces of a story that make a narrative shine, former BioWare legend David Gaider once told me – are interesting in Alliance Alive. I'm unsure about the duck mech, however. Regardless, the game is written by Yoshitaka Murayama, the director and writer of the first three Suikoden games, and creator of the series.

Final Fantasy XIII
Two writers had Final Fantasy on the brain recently. GerardoExber reviews Final Fantasy XIII, a very divisive game. Here he explains that he enjoys some parts, but not all of them. I played this a lot but ended up getting bored and never picking it up again. 

Final Fantasy VII
Zack Burrows gives us another Final Fantasy review, this time on the one that changed JRPGs forever, and how the West perceived them. Unlike Zack, I played VII when it was released, and have not played it in a long while. And while I haven't played the PC or PS4 versions, it is interesting to see there are cheats and a triple-speed setting for those who don't have time to replay this glorious game. Side note: Final Fantasy Tactics is the best Final Fantasy game.

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.