Category Archives: Video Games

My Mass Effect: Andromeda, In Case You’re Interested

I beat Mass Effect: Andromeda the other day and I felt like saying a few words. It’s an OK game, though I don’t think I’d recommend it to anyone who hasn’t played a Mass Effect game before. Not that you need to have played the original trilogy, but it helps if you’ve already got an interest in the series.

Here’s an Honest Trailer for Andromeda.

The game was exactly what I wanted when I bought it: a big, deep, enjoyable action RPG that I could spend time playing. Tons of side quests, lots of dialogue options, a pretty solid create-a-character and enough action to keep me mildly entertained. I got my money’s worth, and I’m looking forward to any upcoming DLCs or sequels, especially if they carry over my current main character and playthrough like they did with the previous trilogy.

But like I said, if you’re not already into the series, I can’t really recommend it. None of the quests or plots or characters or romances or weapons or villains or pretty much anything was all that exciting or memorable. I kind of just went through the motions on Mass Effect: Andromeda, which was enough for me.

If you’ve played the game and want to hear some of my decisions and story choices, join me after the jump!

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6 Thoughts On Trying to Recapture the Magic of an Old Final Fantasy Game

I finally beat Final Fantasy 9 last month after roughly 13 years. It was an unremarkable experience. Not 13 continuous years of trying, mind you. I borrowed the game from a friend way back in my college days, but the first disc was scratched and the game crashed only an hour or so into it. I didn’t try again until last summer when Final Fantasy 9 was released on Steam.

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Steam is the great uniter

I played for a bit last summer, but gave up out of general boredom. Thankfully, the gaming spirit grabbed me again this winter and I powered through the rest of Final Fantasy 9, finally sending Zidane and company up against the evil Kuja to save…I wanna say Gaia? Was that the name of their planet? Anyway, I beat the game, recaptured my lost youth and now I’m gonna talk about it!

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Marvel is Making a Fancy New Video Game

Considering we live in a world where the Batman: Arkham games were a huge success, I have high hopes for Marvel making a solid superhero video game. They announced a new partnership with Square Enix this morning for The Avengers Project. Check out this completely useless teaser trailer.

So we have no information about the game, other than it’s going to be about the Avengers, possibly reassembling for whatever reason. But the very fact that it could be as good as the Batman: Arkham games has me potentially excited for anything, really.

Here’s to hope!

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Holy Robin! It’s Robin in Injustice League 2!

My interest in DC Comics video games rises and falls with whether or not Robin is involved. I’m shameless in this, and I don’t mind. So when Robin didn’t appear in Injustice: Gods Among Us, I was a little less interested in the game — though it did feature Nightwing, and Robin was involved in the tie-in comics.

Well the new trailer for Injustice 2 features Robin for reals, people! It’s Damian Wayne, to be sure, but he’s got a real Robin costume!

Robin shows up about a minute into the trailer fighting Batman. So it’s not like my dream come true of a heroic Tim Drake version is going to happen. But I will take what I can get.

Here’s a screenshot showing off the Robin costume!

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Not the best interpretation of a Robin costume, not even in video games. But like I said, I’ll take what I can get. I am not 100% more interested in Injustice 2.

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I Really Wanna Play The Last Guardian

My favorite video game of all time is Shadow of the Colossus from the Playstation 2 era. That thing was a video game masterpiece. And, like everybody else, I have been patiently waiting for The Last Guardian to come out.

Well now it’s here and I don’t get to play it!

I don’t play video games on console anymore. It’s all PC and Steam! So somebody bring The Last Guardian to Steam. Make it happen. And if the Honest Trailers people can do it, then do it! I wanna play!

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