Merry Christmas! (2017)

JulgranSo, another year of self reflection and a few more positive realizations. This Christmas has been the best in a long time. A low key, lots of gifts kind of Christmas. Just enjoying life with the one you love is really all you need. And I’m truly happy to have the best person there is. Especially as he gives me games like P5 (PS3), Folk Lore (PS3), Mario Party 4 (Gamecube), and Soulcalibur 2 (Gamecube). I’m dying to play them. ❤

We got our self a really tiny, chubby tree this year. The pile of gifts were almost bigger than the tree (if we hadn’t put it on a chair). This, and tasty food while watching holiday movies is the best. This year we’re watching Christmas Cruelty which we finally got a hold of after years of search.
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I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

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Heart of the Storm, a Wattpad story that I’ve written.

So, have anyone ever heard of Wattpad? I only recently found out about it and must say that it is a rather nice app. As I’ve tried my hand at writing, both fictional and for my blog, I thought it would be a fun idea to post a story I finished some time ago. It’s called Heart of the Storm, and it’s a fantasy romance of sorts, with jealousy, possession and love.

If I’d summarize it, it would be:
“Sometimes curiosity can get the better of you, and it’s not always for the best. Ilpharin, a young shanshjin woman, has been tasked to deliver a package, but the destination is part of a forbidden territory. Along the way she meets the mysterious barshyam man with a beautiful medallion, who saves her from a unfortunate situation and a human, who seems to be helping her for more selfish reasons than he lets on. Things take a turn for Ilpharin when she touches something she shouldn’t have and her whole life spirals out of control.”

It’s only the first chapter so far but soon the rest will be added as well.
Here’s the link. Feel free to read, comment and share!

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, it could have been something.

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So, someone piqued my interest when he mentioned this new game saying it would be like Stardew Valley and those games.

It really wasn’t. The game has “farm” interactions where you collect animals and take care of them, plant seeds and expand but it’s nothing even remotely close to Stardew or any of the Harvest Moon games.

There’s no romance, no events, no marriage, no nothing. It gets boring rather quick. I managed to spend a few hours playing it, hoping for more but it just keeps on being rather bland.

The story is that the lands are covered with some dark stuff called “murk” that you need to clear. In order to do so, you need to collect sprites that can help you.

You can change your clothes, hair color, and other accessories. But some costs coins that you don’t really have as the game uses trading to get what you need/sell what you don’t.

However to give it some positivity, it’s very sweet, cute looking, and laid back. You run around in a rather small world and collect things, fix requests/quests for people and join guilds. The character reminds me a bit of that creepy main character in Animal Crossing.

I don’t know what else to say, there isn’t much more to the game really. All in all, it’s absolutely a game to kill time with but it’s not fun in the long run.
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Deadly Premonition

Deadly_Premonition_cover_artSo, a while ago I played Deadly Premonition. I haven’t written about it until now because I had a flawed game that forced my aim to be limited to a rectangle only spawning across the middle of the screen. I didn’t notice this until the last part of the game, as most enemies would be well within range. The last boss however have a strange mechanic that forces the player to jump up on his shoulder, and shoot the small puppet in his pocket, and this was of course impossible so I stopped playing, waiting for a fix as I didn’t want to replay the game.

This game is really interesting, has a great story and is rather creepy with many things that makes you think if it’s real or not. Many aspects of the game comes together really well.
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You play as FBI Special Agent Francis York Morgan, that has been called in to investigate the recent murders done in a small town, and it escalates into something huge. Involving you, Zach, old cases about a raincoat killer, red seeds and this poor town.

You solve cases, talk to your companions and wanders through worlds that you didn’t think existed. Still today I can’t really tell if some of the things that I saw in the game, was actually there or just a part of York’s brain. He looks in his coffee to get some clues after all.

I never fixed up my game, so I never really finished it. I definitely will someday. It is a great game. It pulled me in so much so I keep wondering from time to time how the game will end. As it is such a great game, I feel like it deserves a better review.

I’ll end it here, to update it some day in the future. Until then, I absolutely recommend this game to anyone who loves crime solving, roleplaying and really weird games in a good way.

“The coffee warned me about it.” – Agent Francis York Morgan
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Obsidian Entertainment, my “new” crush.


So, today I realized that I really like Obsidian Entertainment.

They’ve always given me good games and there’s always been enjoyment while playing. With epic games like Neverwinter Nights 2, Tyranny, Fallout: New Vegas, KOTOR 2 and South Park: Stick of Truth, I can’t do anything else but to love them.

They also got Pillars of Eternity and Alpha Protocol which are also rather enjoyable games, even though Pillars disappointed me as they promised a game like Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment. It wasn’t.

When I started gaming for real, I got into games like Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, and such games. Much of the games I played were coming from BioWare. I loved them to bits. They have a lot of awesome games in their background. Nowadays though, I can’t even begin to like them. After being bought by EA, BioWare have steadily declined and it’s bumming me out.

So, today, I realized that Obsidian is my new hero. And they got a new unannounced  game on the way apparently and I can’t wait to find out what it is. Anyone else who know what it can be?

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So, I recently posted my 200th post and am still amazed that I’m doing this and that so many have read my blog.

It’s still a place for me to vent, even if I haven’t been that active lately. When I was younger, I thought that people who didn’t have time for games any more were weird. But as life has taken quite a few turns and work has been more prominent, I see myself less and less in front of my computer. It’s not that I’m not gaming anymore, it’s just that things take priority. I assume that most people can relate to that.

I’ll try to post more, and be more spontaneous again. I promise.

And last but not least, a HUGE thanks to everybody who reads my blog.
THANK YOU!