Friday, October 21, 2016

—Game Review— Bastion

I've known about this indie game for a while but it wasn't until Steam had a sale that I finally opted to give it a chance. I'm really, really glad I did.


Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developed by Supergiant Games
Released 2011 | Action, RPG
For Xbox 360, PS4, PS Vita, PC | Review: PC
*Rated E10 for Everyone 10+*
Animated Blood | Fantasy Violence
Use of Alcohol and Tobacco
(Click HERE for more ESRB rating details.)

HGG Score: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 9/10

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Screenshot Saturday (#33) - FFBE

The weekly blog series in which I share still shots from some random game I'm playing...

Today's choice happens to be a game I play every day. It's a free-to-play mobile app called Final Fantasy Brave Exvius.

***Final Fantasy Brave Exvius***

Part of the opening sequence...

Friday, October 14, 2016

—Game Review— Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

I already had the first two FFXIII games, so getting the third was kind of a no-brainer. 

***Lightning Returns***
Final Fantasy XIII

Published and developed by Square Enix
Released 2014 | JRPG
For Xbox 360, PS3, PC | Review: Xbox 360, PC
*Rated T for Teen*
Blood | Mild Language | Violence
Suggestive Themes | Use of Alcohol
(Click HERE for more ESRB rating details.)

HGG rating: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 8/10

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

What You Missed Wednesday (10/5-11)

The blog series in which I post about the blog posts posted to this blog in the last seven days...

**What You Missed Wednesday**
October 5-11, 2016

It's that time again. What did you miss?

Until next time...

Monday, October 10, 2016

Movie Monday (#30) - Death to All Goblots! (FFXIII LR)

The blog series in which I share a gaming video. These may or may not be smooth sailing...

***Death to All Goblots!***
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Lightning Returns is set up so when you've killed enough of a particular baddie, the "Last One" appears, glowing all weirdly purpley pink and supposedly holding within it all the power of the previous ones of its kind. They're all Highlanders, apparently, and "there can be only one." So when the last one appears, just cut off its head. Heh.

Lame jokes aside, I've killed off a few of these and below I've linked a vid of me killing yet another one. This time it's a Goblot. Enjoy the poison-y goodness! ▼

Sunday, October 9, 2016

New Loot! (#37) - Another RPG

The blog series in which I brag about my recent game-related make you jealous...

***Another RPG***
New Loot!

It's clear I have a thing for RPGs. I just want to collect them all, or something. To that end, I've added yet another to my growing library of games...

If you can't see the little embedded thingie above, it's Victor Vran, which I grabbed while it was discounted on Steam.

Until next time...

Friday, October 7, 2016

—Demo Review— Dragon Quest Builders

I got an email from Squeenix letting me know there was a free playable demo of this game in the PlayStation Store. Even though I'm not a Minecraft-style of game fan, I do like a good JRPG-style story type of game. Figured if anything could make me a Minecraft fan, it would be this game. 

***Dragon Quest Builders***

Published and developed by Square Enix 
To Be Released Oct 11, 2016
Sandbox, Action, RPG
For PS4, PS Vita | Review: PS4
*Rated E10 for Everyone 10+*
Alcohol Reference | Fantasy Violence | Mild Blood
Mild Language | Mild Suggestive Themes
(Click HERE for more esrb rating details.)

HGG Score: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 8/10

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Throwback Thursday (#2) - How Old = Retro?

My newest blog series, in which I go on and on and on about old games, old consoles, and other old things...

***How Old = Retro?***
Throwback Thursday

Have you ever wondered, how old does something have to be to be considered retro?

By definition, retro is anything that involves, imitates, or relates to something from the recent past.

I think we can all agree that arcade games, Atari, and NES are definitely retro: classic 8-bit graphics, tinny music, and main storylines short enough to play in one sitting.

But a phrase like 'recent past' is highly subjective. Everyone's opinion on what constitutes 'recent' could be very different. Technically, yesterday is the recent past.

With that in mind, could we now consider the Xbox 360 / PS3 to be retro with the advent of Xbox One / PS4? Those earlier consoles first came out in 2005 / 2006 respectively. That's 10-11 years old.

Huh. My youngest child is ten.

The original Xbox was released in 2001, and honestly, it feels a bit retro to me. But from a personal standpoint, I consider the original PlayStation (released in 1994) and anything older as retro. To me, playing FFVII-IX, Tomb Raider I or II, Gran Turismo I or II, the Dino Crisis games, or Sled Storm is retro gaming.

And this doesn't even get into PC gaming. Many old games have been ported to PC. But what about old PC games? I have no experience with them at all, my PC gaming only dating back a year or two. I would love some input on retro PC gaming in particular. ☺

What do you think? How old do you think a console / game needs to be before you consider it retro? Let us know in the comments section below. ♥

Until next time...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

What You Missed Wednesday (9/28-10/4)

The series in which I catch you up on the blog posts you might have missed over the past seven days...

**What You Missed Wednesday**
September 28-October 4, 2016

Another week, another set of blog posts. What did you miss?
Until next time...

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tips n Tricks Tuesday (#15) - Old Slappy Must Die! (Borderlands 2)

The series in which I share a gaming tip or trick. These are most often Borderlands 2...

***Old Slappy Must Die!***
Borderlands 2

In yet another edition of 'hide in that corner so the baddie can't get you,' I bring you the mini boss Old Slappy in Borderlands 2.

In Sanctuary, Sir Hammerlock gives you a side quest called Slap-Happy that involves killing the thresher who took his arm. Below, you can witness me killing him without getting hit.

...except for that one time. ▼

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