Game of the Decade Candidates

Many of you remember the other day I talked about the game of the decade and how I didn’t think you could truly pick one and the best you could truly do is debate it. So here are 5 picks for me today and I will have 5 more tomorrow, and we can discuss them, or you can just call me a moron. So enjoy in no real order, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

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The original Dark Souls, released in 2011 and despite the many, many issues it had it changed the way many people play games. Sure Demon Souls came first but Dark Souls really made it popular. Now the style wouldn’t be perfected until much later, but this game deserves to be mentioned.

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Dark Souls deserved to be mentioned for bringing a series to life really, Bloodborne deserves it for perfecting that series imo. The lore, the art style the combat itself. It is all steller. Nothing about this game is unfairly hard, but it is hard. Simple mistakes will get you killed time and time again, but good timing and situational awareness will get you through every time.

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Spider-Man is on the list not because I think it would ever win this honor, but because it deserves to be mentioned simply for what it finally gave us. A Spider-Man that felt like Spider-Man. The web-swinging was great, the story was pretty amazing. It was pretty nice to see real superpowers could be done right.

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The Witcher 3 is a game I am well known to not be a fan of but I can’t deny the impact it has had. From Netflix shows to awards. the game is hundreds of hours in content, the lore is out of this world and speaking of the world, it is one of the most alive in gaming.download (2)

I know I am playing with numbers here a little bit by counting Minecraft here because it was initially released in 2009 for some people but the official release date by Majong was 2011. But it has been released on every console (and PC) so I feel like, for a blog, we can cut it some slack and since it has has been one of the highest streamed and played games in that entire time period, we can talk about it.

So let me know what you guys think, and until tomorrow when I give you my last 5, may the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

Game of the Decade?

Now I know I am late on this, and honestly if you are looking for what I think that game was just go ahead and click the little X button. I don’t have one listed. How do you rightfully judge that? Overall quality for the time it was released? Overall quality in general? Because it would be quite unfair to compare games in 2011 to games in 2019 directly.

Maybe we simply go by impact on gaming? Because Dark Souls and Minecraft are probably damn near untouchable as is Fortnite which while not the first of its kind it is by far the most influential.

No sadly for me while game of the year I feel can be narrowed down I think you need to just throw a few games into the running for game of the decade and just let people discuss them and figure it out on their own. So here is what I am going to do, in the next few days I will put together a list of 10 games I think are worth being discussed as game of the decade. Then we can discuss those and see what we come up with. So until then, best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Space Force Logo makes me laugh

Now this isn’t my normal stuff, but O have to admit the new “Space Force” logo made me laugh. When I first saw it I figured Hollywood was going to sue the American government because come on, thats the damn Star Fleet logo. Clearly other people saw it too. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdk97/trump-revealed-the-logo-for-space-force-and-its-just-the-star-trek-logo?utm_source=dmfb

This got my mind going a bit tho. How long do I have to wait for my offical phaser? I’m an American, we have guns eveywhere. That has to be a thing soon right? Also does this count as another thing they predicted like flip phones and tablets?

Seriously guys I need answers, so enjoy this for a bit and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

My Thoughts on Final Fantasy 7 Remake Delay

By now I am sure most if not all of you have heard the FF7 has been delayed until April  10th, 2020. My thoughts on this tho are quite simple, I can’t truly judge it until I see the results. After years of waiting and getting no information, then getting some info and delays it truly is hard for me to even care it was delayed. I mostly see it as a non-issue.

That being said they are walking a fine line here. Expectations are already high due to what the game is, and it’s been so long people already have high standards. If after this delay the game doesn’t look and play phenomenal people are going to be really upset. Tho if we are being honest a lot of people are going to hate this game (or love it) regardless of what happens. With that being said, I don’t see why I have seen people so upset over it, we have waited this long what’s a little longer? Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

5 Games That Had an Impact on me

This is a simple list, but an important one for me. It is just 5 games that had an impact on my life, whether it be how they changed me as a gamer or that I played them in an important time in my life. So with no real order, enjoy my list.

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Mortal Kombat is one of those games that changed the face of gaming in a way, so when your mom decides to let you play it, it changes how you view games. At the time was viewed as the most violent game on consoles, and to this day I can’t figure out why. The blood didn’t look realistic at all and the fighting wasn’t anything you couldn’t see on a Saturday morning cartoon.

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Phantasy Star 4 Sega Genesis Classics this is one of those games that again I got on accident, my parents bought it for me randomly and truly introduced me to the role-playing game. I  had played one or two before then but this and my next one were the first 2 I had ever truly owned, and they changed my gaming life forever.

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Shining Force 2is the other game my parents bought me that day and sent me on a search to find the other games in both series, a search that took decades. One I don’t regret at all. I still pull these games out once a year or so and relive my childhood.

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BloodBorne review.

Look anyone that follows the blog knows this game was going to show up. This one is special to me for an odd reason. See years ago I was at @torstenvblog house like I would spend many of my days and he was fighting Father Gascoigne for probably the 30th time. Now I had no interest in the game because I had played the original release of Dark Souls and it was a broken mess and had no interest in playing anything else from Fromsoftware.    However watching him struggle made me wonder, does he suck or is this game that hard? So I bought it a few days later. It wasn’t long before I beat Father G, and told him how I did it. From then on it was was a race between us both to finish the game first. It was the first time in our long friendship we played a game side by side like this and challenged each other to see who could do it first. I won, but not by much and I think if he wasn’t working so much he would have done it first.

We later co-oped the game and had a blast and felt it was challenging but fair.

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GoldenEye 007 is a classic FPS from the N64 era that I would play with my friends for hours trying to unlock cheats or just doing random stuff in multiplayer, like using rocket launchers only in closed areas or proximity mines. The game, however, does not hold up well at all. I tried playing it a couple years ago and it is a nightmare to play now. It does, however, hold a special place in my heart for the memories. So I hope you enjoyed my list, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

Happy Veterans Day and Remembrance Day

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As an American today for me is Veterans day but I am aware my Canadian friends have Remembrance day and I believe in the UK as well and I did not want to leave my friends out and I feel that all vets, regardless of home country are brothers and sisters. So today, enjoy the holiday my brothers and sisters, regardless of where and who you served with, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex Leaked. (Spoilers inside, not the Pokedex)

So the spoiler I want to get out of the way is a small one, I won’t include the entire thing but stop reading now.

The entire Pokedex for Sword and Shield has been leaked and does now include all the Pokemon. There will apparently be no national Pokedex and the game includes less than 450 Pokemon. Here is my opinion on this. It doesn’t matter.

As the first main game Pokemon on a console, they really needed this one to be special, so obviously they were going to try to make it great. Because of this they have gone and made it the most graphically impressive game. Not only this, they have probably made it the largest and has a total of 18 gyms between the 2 games ( tho in the story you will only need to defeat 8 and which ones will depend on the game you are playing)

Obviously, if this is the case, something was going to suffer and that thing is the amount of pokemon, and this can easily be fixed with a patch later. (Tho it probably will not be) There is no real reason to be upset tho, it can still be an amazing game, one that I someday hope to play. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Time for some small talk

As many of you know I always strive to be upfront with you guys and gals about things. For example, I always tell you guys when I and @torstenvblog are tossed a review copy of a game and despite my great relationship with NIS America I even recommended against buying The Princess Guide (PS4 Review) because I didn’t enjoy it, something they were very cool about.

Now I haven’t talked about this lately but many of you know I am not a professional writer, and I doubt any of you have mistaken me for one. I started Savior Gaming as a hobby when my dad left me a little bit of money after he died a couple years ago under the condition I did something I enjoyed with it. So as a stay at home dad I have my kids, girlfriend, and ex-wife some money ( she is also my best friend) and started this blog as a way to keep busy while baby savior was sleeping or the older kids were at school.

I also have some pretty severe back and neck problems that come from my time in the military, as a wrestler and working in warehouses along with just generally being an idiot. About a month ago I took a job for the holiday season in a small music store to help out a friend and to earn some extra cash figuring it has been a few years, I have healed up enough to handle it.

Now you may have noticed the last week or so has been very hit or miss with my writing and that is because I was very wrong. The last couple of days have been full of doctors’ visits, new or increased meds and just generally being in pain. I can not state this clearly enough, I was NOT hurt at work, this is just an old injury that being back at work aggravated, with this came being more depressed than usual in a time of year that is always rough on me. This isn’t to say me or Savior Gaming is going anywhere, because it is not.  I just felt you guys deserved an explanation of why the last week or 2 has been a bit off. Thanks for reading this far down, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Favorite Monster, Godzilla (Savior)

There could be no other choice for me except for the king of monsters, Godzilla. As a child, I was obsessed and in love with him, the noise he made the monsters he fought was all just so amazing to me as a kid. It was also a fond memory I had with my father as once a year we would stay up all night watching the movies. It also so happens that one of my favorite songs is about him.

Over the years Godzilla has changed drastically, started out as nothing than a guy in a suit to being a huge computer-rendered beast but he has always been my favorite and will continue to be so. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! It is me and @torstenvblog favorite holiday in case you somehow didn’t notice. Later today we will be finishing up our favorite monsters, taking my kids Trick or Treating. but before all that, I wanted to thank you all for another amazing month and I hope you are all careful and have a great night. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.