TorstenV

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Just a quick moment to tell everyone a long time and personal friend of mine will now be posting here at Savior Gaming. Torsten V will mostly be covering various nerd culture, books, comics, movies the usual suspects while he works on his own book he is writing, and remember regardless of what he says, he is not a childrens author. Seriously, I have read his book. its not for kids. So enjoy his work and may the gaming gods help us all.

Take Two kills GTA mod

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Now for those that are not a PC gamer or simply don’t keep up on news, recently Take-Two has decided to put an end to what is basically a mod that allows for modding of the grand theft auto game, you can learn more here.

I have pretty mixed feelings about this personally even tho it doesn’t have anything to do with me as a console gamer. On one hand i feel like its their property, if they do not want you messing with it that is on them and it’s their right as the owner. Then I start to finish the thought, while all of that is true they did for years allow the modding community to flourish. To suddenly decide they no longer wanted to allow that they have effectively slapped an entire section of their fan base across the face. I don’t know what goes into making a mod, but i imagine it no different from making a video game on any RPG maker or even writing a blog, both of which can take hundreds of hour. That is no small amount of time or dedication, and while games like Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption will sell regardless but I have to wonder if they aren’t playing a very dangerous games with their PC sales. I suppose we shall see, as always thank you for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Square Enix E3

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Square Enix for me was very underwhelming and uninteresting, I actually shut the damn thing off after about 4 hours on day one. That being said there is plenty to talk about, so lets get started.

First is the PlayStation 4 Final Fantasy Dissidia  NT, a 3 on 3 fighting game using characters from the Final Fantasy series as  whole. At E3 many battles were fought, one of which saw Cloud, Squall and Zidane fight on one team using an assortment of skills and moves that can be switched in and out before battles. While graphically impressive, the battles are about 5 minutes long and seemed rather simplistic and not in a good way.

This next one leaves much to be desired for me as i see it as one of the Worst numbered games in the series, Final Fantasy 12 The Zodiac Age. And yes that name is long as hell , for me the characters were always bland and Vaan may be the worst hero in Final Fantasy history, and from what I have seen and read they haven’t done much to change that.

Next up, Final Fantasy 14 Stormblood. now i have to say i know nothing about the game or any of its add-ons. That being said it looks nice and it does exist. Another game I don’t know much about beyond it seems like a Final Fantasy 15 inspired fishing game is titles Monsters Of The Deep: Final Fantasy 15.

Last but not least is the much anticipated Life is Strange: Before The Storm. Aside from being Episodic and free this month on playstation plus and sitting on my harddrive waiting to be played i do not know much about this one either aside from it is coming. I know horrible research, but really i’m using this to really accentuate the fact that Square Enix was in my humble opinion the absolute worst part of an otherwise solid E3 this year. Maybe if we get some info on the Final Fantasy 7 remake or They announce some sort of 30th anniversary collection for Final Fantasy you are better off just reading a quick recap. With that being said, thanks for joining me and as always, may the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

Far Cry 5

7mKjKAh7E4gcwa3GpQv9MZ-320-80  Once again a Far Cry game seems to have some controversy surrounding it. Far Cry 3 pissed a lot of people off simply because it was a rich white guy in a seemingly African nation shooting black people playing hero. Which hey i understand the sentiment but its a video game. Chill. Far Cry 5 takes place in America, North Montana to be more specific.

The general plot as we know so far is a bat shit crazy Christian cult is basically murdering people and forcibly converting people. For the first time you play a created character that must save the day. Seems like pretty standard game stuff. Good people fight bad people and away we go.

Now here is where the controversy comes in. Many people are now claiming its an attack an Christianity and making white people look evil and some are asking where all the black and Hispanic people are. Well if you care to look up census data and read through it (it sucks) you will see that about 90% of North Montana is white people. Just like when it was pretty much all black people in a nation modeled after Africa. Its called building a believable world.

The biggest flaw to the claim this game is attacking white people and Christians is i personally don’t know any Christians that behave that way. I will even go further and say i don’t know any Americans that act that way, not personally at least tho I’m sure a few exist. At the and of the day if you see this game as an attack on you and your race or religion the problem is not the game, the problem is with you. People in society shouldn’t act the way the people in this game do and the only reason to be offended is either you do behave this way or you want to behave this way, and that is simply wrong either way.

At the end of the day the gaming gods love us all, and we should endeavor to love each other or at least not be a pain in the ass. So as always, thanks for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Nintendo E3

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Look, i don’t much know what to say about Nintendo. They came out swinging from the word go. New Kirby game in 2018 that appears to offer plenty of multiplayer fun as well as a new Yoshi’s woolly world which honestly looks amazing. Another huge game offered up with no details beyond its being developed is for the first time there with be a core rpg version of Pokemon will indeed be on the switch, however with nothing to really show with it i think its safe to assume that it is at least a year maybe closer to 2 years away. Now this next statement is 100% opinion and i have ZERO evidence for this, so don’t go spreading this around as fact. It would not surprise me to see some sort of Pokemon go type mechanic to it where if you are far enough away from the docking port new stuff shows up, but again that’s just something I am personally expecting and would like to see,

Another very good-looking game they showed off is Xenoblade Chronicles 2 that will be releasing this holiday season as well as Fire Emblem Warriors, another classic Nintendo series many will be excited to see on the switch.

Now as you may have guessed, or been wondering about that huge number 4 up top, a surprise that probably 10 years in the waiting, Metroid Prime 4 is confirmed to be coming to the Nintendo Switch, while there is no official release date for it you can be sure it will be a huge deal when we finally get one. We also know why Nintendo got so pissed over the fan made Metroid game a little while back, turns out Metroid: Samous Returns will be launching September 15th of 2017 which was one of a few surprises after their event ended.

To no surprise at all, new Breath Of The Wild content will also be released, a sort f last man standing mode that eventually will get you an indestructible Master Sword, which I am sure players will love, tho there will be more content beyond that.

Other news included Splatoon 2 coming to switch in July as well as Rocket League this holiday season that will cross play with Steam and Xbox One tho Sony is still hesitant to join which to me is understandable. While id LOVE to play cross-platform (tho i own an xbox anyway) it doesn’t really benefit Sony to join something they started years ago that companies avoided.

Now last but certainly not least was…well let the Trailer speak for itself below.

Yup, that is the new Mario game and I have to be honest, it looks rather weird but at the same time i want to play it. Mario in the real world just seems off to me, but hey I am willing to give it a try. So until next time thanks for reading, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.