Stardew Valley

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Stardew Valley is basically this generations Harvest Moon. You grow crops, raise animals meet new people etc. I know this sounds really boring. Yet some how its relaxing and i can’t explain why.

The game starts with you being gifted a farm that is pretty run down. Your first day or 2 is spent clearing a small patch of land and planting your first crops. After that you will be meeting new people and getting to know the town. However you can really go a million different directions here.  You may decided to spend your time fishing or diving into the depths of a cave. Personally I love planting crops and raising animals. As always thanks for your time, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

5 Games I Never beat, But I Need To

Everyone has games they started but never finished for one reason or another we just never got around to completing. With that out of the way and in no particular order here are 5 games that I never beat, but I need to.

Mass Effect Andromeda 

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Mass Effect Andromeda got A LOT of shit when it came out for various reasons, and I admit it is without a doubt the worst in the series. Fortunately that is kind of like being the poorest millionaire in a room. This came out right before the next game on this list, which distracted me from Mass Effect,

Persona 5

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Persona 5 may be the best games in the past year or 2, and at 100 hours I simply needed a break. Make no mistake, that 100 hours was me playing the game as it was meant to be played. It is very in depth and there are tons of things to do.My only regret is I am yet to go back to it.

Kerbal Space Program

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Kerbal is a weird game, and i’m not sure you can actually beat this game. It may be more accurate to say I wish i was good enough at this game to visit more of the planets and moons the game has to offer. Failure tho has never been so much fun.

Elder Scrolls Oblivion 

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This game was amazing, the world was great the lore fun the control were solid, and I never finished the game. Some may ask why not, well  spent 200 hours doing everything except the main story which I played just long enough to deal with the gates. As an added bonus, I never beat Morrowind either, for the same reason.

Final Fantasy 12

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I love the Final Fantasy series. Except this one. The battle system bores me and I can’t seem to get into the story. Tho of all the games in the series this i easily the most debated and not for a good reason. While I have met very few people like this game, the ones that do will defend it to death.

As always thanks for your time, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Fallout New Vegas

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Many people see New Vegas as the sort of black sheep of the family. I am not one of them. Vegas is probably my favorite of them all. The story of the courier was full of twist, turns, strange individuals and death. Traveling the Mojave was interesting, and seeing what happened to Vegas after the war was fun. While the groups are fun, like one that worships Elvis and walks around dressed like him and talking like him there were other areas that the game improved on from Fallout 3. For example being able to choose different types of ammo was amazing. Some examples of this were armor piercing rounds worked great with a sniper rifle.

The looks of the game were slightly better than its predecessor and the sound set the tone beautifully. the DLC was also fun but admittedly wasn’t as fun as it was in Fallout 3, but that doesn’t mean it was bad. the sierra madre was a pain in the ass sure, but it was an interesting twist on the series. As always thanks for your time, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Skyrim

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Oh Skyrim. What is there to say that hasn’t already been said by 100 blogs,magazines and YouTube videos? The game visually was amazing on PS3 and the PS4 remaster is even more stunning. The music score is fantastic and sound equally great. With hundreds of weapons, armor, accessories ,spells and enchantments to make and even more combinations to go with them you will never run out of things to do with your down time. You can also build and furnish houses, adopt children or buy horses. All that can take hundreds of hours if you want and we haven’t even gotten into the story and side quest galore. My first experience with this lasted around 200 hours, I kept forgetting about the story and joined the Dark Brotherhood because my character was an assassin. After that i thought hey the thieves guild could be fun. Then I needed a house to store all my stuff. Also did I mention I was a werewolf by this point? My options were that or vampire. All in all any RPG fan you owe it to yourself to lose yourself in an immense world with seemingly endless possibilities. As always thanks for joining me and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Elder Scrolls Online

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The Elder Scrolls Online is an MMO that takes place prior to the First game chronologically which does give a new perspective to the series itself. The game does have many issues tho. For example playing solo the game quickly becomes boring and lacks any real entertainment even worse than most of the genre I have played. The maps are also very large but mostly lack any real purpose. The game tho isn’t bad. The combat is solid enough and character building is fun. It is also pretty well supported. The game is also very much not pay to win with most of the real micro transactions being things that make the game more interesting but unnecessary. Sure you can buy pets and mounts or even things to help you level up faster but the game is hardly a massive grind compared to games like Elite Dangerous or Neverwinter. The lore is plentiful as are missions and the game has plenty of creation aspects with alchemy and enchantment as well as armor and weapons creation. All that being said if you are simply an MMO fan you may want to pass on this one as there are better games out there, but it is fun for Elder Scrolls fans. Thanks for your time, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

South Park, The Stick Of Truth

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South Park, The Stick Of truth, what can I say. My expectations on a South Park RPG were very very low. I was expecting a half assed story, a crumby battle system and some cheap laughs. What I got was a fun story of kids in the neighborhood LARPing with multiple groups spanning the entire town with a few of the adults even playing along.

The battle system itself while simplistic, involves various button actions to do moves and increase damage. There are  few different classes to choose from as well as different story paths to take meaning there is some good replay value there for those that care to explore it all.

In typical South Park fashion there are plenty of adult oriented jokes from both the series and new.  I was pleasantly surprised by how well this game is and truly can not wait for the eventual release of Fractured But Whole which seems to have a similar presence but this time its dealing with the super hero genre. Many thanks for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Destiny 2 beta

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The beta starts off with a short story cut scene which actually has a few funny moments. After the cut scene shows an attack we get into the action. Having never really played the 1st one I wasn’t sure what I should be expecting. Turns out of if you have played the Halo series you are pretty much capable with this from the word go. Now i’m not saying that as a bad thing by any means. The combat is fluid and the graphics are very nice. With that being said it was quickly apparent this game won’t be for anyone the beta itself was quite a bit of fun and the actual release should be a very well rounded and fun game. As always thank you and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Civilization Revolution

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Civilization Revolution is one of those games from a series that is mostly absent from consoles. In fact to my knowledge  there is this one and a PlayStation one version of civilization 2 on console. Now in case you live under a rock, civilization is a turn based simulation of what I would describe as the timeline of humanity. You pick a world leader and build a city or eventually multiple cities. You build libraries, barracks and other general city things as well as various types of troops. As time progresses and you discover new technologies you can build more advanced buildings are troops.

The game has more than one way to win, for example building a space ship and getting to the next solar system or capturing all the other civilizations capital cities.  There are also more world leaders than I care to mention. America has good ole Abe Lincoln and the Mongolians have Genghis Khan for example. Mostly its just famous people from their respective countries.

With all that being said this series  may be the king of just playing for a little longer turning into hours of game play,as always thanks for reading and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Cosmic Star Heroine

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Wow. I could end the review there. I won’t, but I could. I was expecting a generic rip off of Chrono Trigger. I could not have been more wrong. Yes the battle system is basically the same, but there is enough of a twist to make it interesting. See instead of picking moves every turn you need to defend to recharge them after you use most moves. Combine this with hyper commands and the strategy really starts to build. The visuals have a very nice retro look while the sound is a nice mix of classic but new at the right times.

The story itself is a bit cliche but it is very well done. A classic tail of a good woman doing the right thing and being chased by an evil man you once trusted. I do have a few issues with the game. For starters even on the middle difficulty the game is very easy. I am yet to lose a single battle or even find one that is challenging, and I doubt I am some how that good at the game despite being blessed by the gaming gods. On that note, may the gaming gods bring you all the glory you deserve.

Goosebumps PS4 Review

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As a kid I grew up reading these books. Not just one or two, me and my brother bought them by the set. Then the choose your own scare books came out and we bought even more. Now I wasn’t expecting a lot from this outside of some cheap nostalgia. This point and click adventure was short, to the point and loaded with nostalgic charm by the truck load. From seeing an actual truck load of Goosebumps paraphernalia at the beginning to a haunted house you can find killer sponges, huge green blobs and many other things I won’t spoil. That being said I do very much mean this game is short. Could probably do it in an hour or two with a decent guide and not much longer without.

The real question for this point and click adventure is not was it good. The question is are you a goosebumps fan? The answer to that question is the answer to whether or not you should buy this game. I for one, was not disappointed. Thanks for your time, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.