2016 End of Year Special

I would like to take an opportunity to thank everyone who visits my blog, and gives my posts likes and comments. It gives me extra encouragement to keep working at it. Writing about games makes me think about them and other media more critically. It’s fun.

Some things I realized this year: 

1. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a big and difficult game to write about. 

2. My Dragon Age II LP was a blessing in disguise in terms of formatting, because now I just separate games into parts instead of differentiating them by date. It’s much less painful this way. I hope you agree. 

3. Also from DAII – I actually dislike Anders now, but recognize the depth of Fenris’ character.

4. I really hate the cannibal St. John family in Telltale’s The Walking Dead.

Some games I look forward to in 2017 (tentatively):

1. Tales of Berseria

2. Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

3. Guardians of the Galaxy : I just hope it can stand on its own separate from the movies, while also staying separate from Telltale’s Tales from the Borderlands.
4. Crackdown

5. Injustice 2

6. Mass Effect:  Andromeda – Who will be my new, possibly alien boo? I am intrigued by the new female turian squad mate. I kind of hope that there will be a squaddie that is a member of a never before seen alien race.

7. NIER 2: Automata – I do not have the first NieR but I have heard good things about it. I have also heard some of the game’s music, which is incredible. The fact that the sequel is developed by Platinum Games is also of great interest to me. I just hope that people forgive them for Star Fox: Zero…

8. Red Dead Redemption 2 – my most anticipated of ’17.

9. Yakuza 0 – the prequel to the Yakuza series. 

10 and 11. Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book and Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey  – A series that I want to get into.

12. Horizon Zero Dawn

13. Persona 5

14. Dragon Quest Heroes II

15. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

16. Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy

17. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

18. Scalebound

19. Tekken 7: Fated Retribution – I can’t wait to see some of the endings. 

20. Death Stranding – Mayyybe it’s coming out next year? Either way, I hope to learn more of substance about the game in the coming months. 

2016 was a hard year for many. If it was such for you, do me a favor and flip 2016 off before midnight, if you can get away with it. 😉

The DISSIDIA Saga Part Six

January 13th, 2015: In this game, Tidus sounds younger than he did in Final Fantasy X.

Tidus’ voice actor, James Arnold Taylor, has come a long way since FFX.

March 19th, 2015: Tidus keeps interrupting Firion when he talks and it’s funny. He actually asks Tidus if he enjoys interrupting him.

It’s great to see such contrasting, but still friendly, personalities.

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The DISSIDIA Saga Part Five

June 17th, 2011: I’m pleased as punch that there are two new characters to unlock here.

Bartz doesn’t just imitate other characters’ moves, he imitates the way that they call them out.

Prishe is so cute! She has great fashion sense.

Prishe in her default and alternate costumes

Her EX Burst is very complicated. Auto EX Burst, here I come!

Auto EX Burst was an ability that let the computer input EX Burst commands for you.

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