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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Day 15, and my last day before @torstenvblog takes over, and my pick is the cosmic entity known as Cthulhu. Created by H.P. Lovecraft, Cthulhu is a leader of a race of beings known simply as the Old Ones that came to Earth from beyond the skies well before humanity came about. Enjoy this short video below, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.