Elite Dangerous, day 1

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So I started playing this morning for a bit, and quickly got sick of my starting Sidewinder. So I did a few boom missions for enough cash to buy an Eagle. Figured I’d upgrade it a bit and fo bounty hunting.

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That’s a random planet I found while t traveling to find some action in my eagle, which about 4 seconds after i found it i’m running away back to a station so I wouldn’t die. (I didn’t)

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That last one was just another planet i found, was pretty far away sadly. Eventually I worked my way up to a Cobra Mach 3 which in my xbox play was basically my standard ship.  Hoping to work my way up to an exploration ship and get some good pictures. Oh, and one last thing. That big blue star? Don’t go near them, they will blow you up pretty quickly. As always thanks for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

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Final Fantasy 7 retro review

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So lately I have been getting into some older games, and that of course lead me to Final Fantasy 7. This review was actually quite hard for me to write since i want to be honest but many times nostalgia gets in the way. For example one of my favorite scenes from FF7 was Sepheroth   walking through the fire.

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But hey as long as we are being honest by todays standards the scene like many from FF7 don’t exactly hold up very well. Honestly the story itself holds up pretty badly. Sure 20 years ago i didn’t notice that the whole story with Zack was so far out of the way without a strategy guide you could easily miss it. Recently going to the temple after Wutai ( rocket town if you don’t recruit Yuffie) I noticed the game never actually told me i needed the keystone at the gold saucer unless you happen to stop at the weapons dealer in the random cabin that also isn’t mentioned. Stuff like that aside all these years later the materia system is still quite deep and engaging while chocobo breeding and racing is still one of my favorite parts of the game.

The battle graphics also do not hold up very well and looking back i’m not sure they were ever as good as most of us thought .

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That being said the battles themselves are still fun and many still pose a pretty good challenge. If somehow you managed to not play this game I would still recommend picking it up on playstation 4 since it is pretty cheap, tho I would advise you to avoid the cheats that are enabled. They do however make that grind for limit breaks so much easier and that was always the part i hated the most. All that being said thank for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Split

Split I’m not a huge Shyamalan fan; he reigned supreme at a time when gore, boobs, and bad language made a great movie to me…cut me some slack, I was 10. Like most, I’ve watched his descent into crap with The Happening and his awful adaptation of The Last Airbender and thought his time was over. From youtube, I heard a lot positive feedback on the movie he did prior to Split, The Visit, but still didn’t think much about it. When the trailers for Split started to drop, I became intrigued at the concept alone: three young women being held captive by Kevin, a man suffering from Split-Personality Disorder. Kevin’s mind is split into 23 personalities ranging from Hedwig- a playful 9 year old boy, Dennis- the rigid, disciplined captor repressing his sexual urges, Barry- the fashion loving face he shows his Psychiatrist, and Patricia- a stern companion to Dennis and fellow believer in “The Beast” that all 23 parts of Kevin fear, and soon will his captives. First, I command the astounding performance by James Mcavoy who plays Kevin. Each character he plays is unique and realistic; easily he’s a great villain but a sympathetic supporting character all at once. As for his doctor, who treats Kevin with the intent of proving people with  his condition can potentially lead to greater abilities, and Casey, the quiet of his captives with her own dark backstory. I didn’t find her friends memorable but not annoying; each tries to break free of Kevin’s grasp, proving Dennis and Patricia’s cunning and devotion to bringing forth the Beast. I don’t want to get deep into spoilers with this, it’s a movie that needs to seen and heard but I will say it has some thrilling moments, a great main character and a pretty epic post credit scene that links it to another Shyamalan classic.

Dark Souls 3 review

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Another game made by Fromsoftware and obviously the 3rd installment of the Dark Souls series, and for me came with mixed feelings having played Bloodborne first. the game starts off with the usual tutorial, a few marks on the ground telling you what button do what followed by some simple enemies ending in a boss that will kill pretty much anyone that isn’t a veteran of the series, and may even take out  few of those as well. the camera angles this time around which for me and i’m sure may other is a blessing. Also during my time playing I can’t recall having my sword pass through an enemy with no damage being done which was a huge issue i had playing Dark souls one and two on PS3. The story is as convoluted and interesting as you would expect from a Souls game. The graphics and sound are very well done and full of detail creating a harsh yet beautiful work to explore and let attempt kill you in various gruesome ways. Sadly many of the bosses seem unoriginal compared to the other titles and Bloodborne but that does not make them bad much to their credit. They are a nice mix of challenging but with the right strategy manageable. As always thanks for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Mobile Games

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Years and years ago, back when mobile games started to evolve from simple games like snake I always believed they would eventually stop. Tho back when I thought this my phone was little more than small brick that could make calls and 20 minutes of effort resulted in a text message. Now i have written entire blog post complete with pictures.

As much as phones have evolved, as have the games. Gone are trying to avoid small dots with what amounts to a piece of string, and now we have full fledged Final Fantasy games and things like angry birds. As phones change so do the games and its interesting to see how the games go with it and it brings up new questions like how far will this go? We all ready went from  dots to PlayStation games, in another 10 years we may be playing PS4 and xbox one remakes in the palm of our hands or something even more bizarre and unthinkable.  As always thanks for joining me and my the gaming gods bring you glory.

Me and Injustice 2 so far… — Savior Gaming

For the past few months I’ve found myself riding a hardcore DC kick, reading dozens of there comics, trying to duck into the break room at work to catch the latest episode of Flash or Arrow, and drooling over the utter epicness of Conroy as Batman and Hamill’s Joker in Batman the Animated Series. As […]

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