Optimistic Weekly Update 1/15

This week I played Yakuza 0, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dark Souls III, and Bloodborne. Last week’s post can be found here. Yakuza 0 (PS4 Pro) My feelings on this game remain largely unchanged from last week: it’s a spectacular, ridiculous, epic, bizarre crime drama. The sheer momentum at which it progresses makes […]

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Shifting Tides

You know, I’ve been gaming for 20 years now. That’s crazy to think about. It’s not as long as some, but certainly longer than many, and long enough to be able to tell when a big shift is under way in the industry. I’m sure you’ve felt it, too. If you’re reading this blog you’ve […]

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Optimistic Life: Changing Spaces

Well, shit. I’m moving. And moving, as I’m sure pretty much all of you know, sucks. Packing up everything you own is tedious and stressful, and this is probably the most entrenched in a space I have been since moving away from my parents’ house, and on top of that many of the previous tenants […]

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The Best Month Ever

What a year for gaming. This month in particular, we have Doom, Uncharted 4 and Overwatch. I never thought my attention would be pulled away from an Uncharted game, but boy does Doom look incredible. Doom and Uncharted are perfect antitheses to each other; Doom is fast paced, tight shooting action that abandons narrative for a […]

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On Dark Souls, Difficulty, and YOU

I’m playing Dark Souls 3. I have just reached the Undead Village, the game’s second area. I depart from the bonfire, an area where one can rest and refill their health, magic and consumables (respawning all enemies, meaning one must use the bonfires wisely). I set off towards a nearby hut, where two farmers dressed in tattered garb […]

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