Games I’ve Played In 2017 (So Far)

Persona 5

Persona 5 is one if the most stylish JRPGs around.  It looks amazing and has an awesome soundtrack.  There’s loads of game mechanics to learn and enjoy and a whole load of interesting characters to get to know. Building relationships between your character and his friends is an important part of the game as it can open up new skills during the palace crawling areas (same thing as dungeon crawling but they’re called palaces}.  If I had one gripe it’s that the talky cut scenes can go on and on and on and on etc.  However it’s a very enjoyable way to spend 90+ hours.

Zelda Breath of the Wild

A new Zelda game is always a big thing for Nintendo fans and this one is no different.  Set in a massive open world you once again take on the role of Link, the hero who has saved Hyrule many times before.  This time he wakes from a very long nap with no little to no direction and is thrown into a beautiful world.  The game revolves around exploring the landscape completing shrines to upgrade your health and stamina, and of course going after the evil Ganon. The first big exclusive on the Nintendo Switch is indeed amazing but in my opinion it is not the awesome game that some thin it is.

Prey

Set aboard a space station orbiting Earths Moon, experiments on an alien life form inevitably go wrong.  Prey is sort of metroidvania meets System Shock, you have go back and forth between different areas of the station unlocking new areas and completing quests.  All this while fending off the evil Typhon, some of which can mimic objects in the world.  This game is pretty awesome, it has an interesting story and some cool game mechanics that kept me hooked till the end.

Mass Effect Andromeda

The fourth game in the Mass Effect series is more of  a spin-off from the main story.  Set somewhere between Mass Effect 2 and 3 it sees Arks full of humans, Turians, Krogan etc sent out to the Andromeda galaxy to find new homes, naturally things go wrong.  A new alien race called the Kett start causing trouble and it is up to the Human pathfinder and his or her team to stop them and at the same time scouting out potential base locations on other planets.  I found ME:A a little disappointing at first, it unfortunately didn’t live up to the original trilogy.  However once I got a good few hours in to the game it really grabbed me and I started enjoying the setting and the new characters and missions.

5 Months Later…….

Greetings and apologies to all.  It has been a long 5 months since I last posted on this blog.  Think it was a post about the awesome Resident Evil 7. Since then I’ve played lots of games, watched a bunch of movies and TV, and been to work a bunch.

Work has been a hard slog this past year, starting at 5am in the morning and being on my feet for 8 hours is very tiring. This along with not having a proper weekend so little time to recover means I’m tired pretty much all the time.  So my get up and go as pretty much got up and gone.  It’s been getting me down and it’s definitely time for me to find another job, whatever that may be.

As for this blog I want to get posting again, all those games and films along with the fact that the 13th Doctor is a woman means I’ve got plenty to be getting on with.  I’ll probably do a round-up of the games and movies, although there are a couple of things that in my opinion need their own post.

I’ll hopefully get a new post up in the next day or two.