Wednesday Night Stream | Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey

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Join me for some cutesy-alchemy action at 9pm EST! Feel free to com­ment on this post directly or head off to my Twitch Page to chat with me as I play!

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ESH | Dying: Reborn Review

Escape rooms have grown in pop­u­lar­ity, espe­cially in the last year or so. Many video games made an effort to emu­late these pop­u­lar real life attrac­tions as well recently to vary­ing degrees of suc­cess. Putting a hor­ror spin on the con­cept, Dying: Reborn is a flawed expe­ri­ence that never feels great to play, while admirably attempt­ing to cre­ate an inter­est­ing hor­ror story.

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Wednesday Night Stream | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Join me for some Hyrule-exploring action at 9pm EST! Feel free to com­ment on this post directly or head off to my Twitch Page to chat with me as I play!

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ESH | Loot Rascals Review

Dif­fi­culty is often the bench­mark that is hard­est to nail for any rogue­like game. You want it to be dif­fi­cult enough that you won’t just coast through it on the first go, but not so hard that it feels like you’re bang­ing against a brick wall. Nail­ing this bal­ance like a pro, and look­ing great while doing it, Loot Ras­cals is a fan­tas­tic new rogue­like from the minds of the folks over at Hol­low Ponds.

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The Platinum Diaries | Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

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Why This Game?

I would be lying if I didn’t say that this one wasn’t per­sonal. Res­i­dent Evil is one of my favorite series and I can con­fi­dently say that this lat­est entry is one of the best yet. Res­i­dent Evil 7: Bio­haz­ard being a rel­a­tively short game over­all also con­tributed to my drive to make this my first plat­inum tro­phy of the series, though it being an immensely fun game didn’t hurt. Look­ing at the ini­tial tro­phy list, it didn’t seem like too much of a tough one to tackle, but like any plat­inum, there are a few obsta­cles that are easy to under­es­ti­mate when you’re sim­ply star­ing at a list. That being said, let’s break this one down.

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Review | Fire Emblem Heroes

Back when Nin­tendo announced they were going to start devel­op­ing some games for mobile plat­forms, my mind instantly went to the Fire Emblem series. The turn-based strat­egy series seemed per­fect to pull out of your pocket and play for a few min­utes. Nin­tendo, even on their mobile out­ings, pol­ishes all of their games to a high sheen and Fire Emblem Heroes is no dif­fer­ent. The main ques­tion to be answered here is if t has been able to over­come the free-to-play traps that gen­er­ally make me bounce off of sim­i­lar smart phone titles.

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