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Cblogs of 1/8/2018 + New Year Gaming Resolution

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I already looked back at 2017's resolutions and how I exactly followed through with it (or didn't). Now, let's look ahead at the next year.

Here are my 2018 new year gaming resolutions:

  • I am already close to finishing my Sega Genesis series, so I obviously promise to finish it before the end of the year. I also promise to finish everything related to the Sega Genesis Review series, and to start reviewing the next generation of videogame consoles; starting with reviewing the Sega Saturn.
  • I promise to finish my Wii Reviews series before the end of the year and to restart my DS Reviews series (which I stopper after my New 3DS was stolen). This should be easy enough.
  • I promise to write 3 blogs in my "Where the Hell is..." series. Last year, I promised to write 5 of these blogs, but only managed to write 1, while also finishing another and mistakingly delete it. This year, I think I can do 3.
  • Finally, I promise to continue being an active member in the blogs, including in recapping where I am at my fourth year as part of the Recap team. I hope to continue making these recaps to meet your expectations, and to continue reading your excellent blogs and commenting on them.

Of course, one thing I always ask of you is to give writers feedback on their writing, as that will help improve the overall quality and benfit all of us.

*- This a very good retrospective of Mario 64 by Cedi. It tries to understand why the game resonated with many, and how it manages to entertain throughout.

P- Of course, the latest PSToid podcast must discuss gamer's favorite thing; end of the tear lists.

The Suikoden series is the one Where the Hell is... blog that disappeared (like the series itself) and is a priority for me

T- In this spoiler-filled analysis of the latest Danganronpa game, Riobux analyzes how the game may not entirely like its fans. With this series's famed darker tones, this may be the case.

N- Kerrik52 is spreading the word about this Kickstarter about a Pokemon related documentery. This actually look really intresting, as the authors behind this Kickstarter aim to make a documentery tracing the cultural inspiration of the first Pokemon game in their bikes.

A- Check out Dr Rainbow's videogame art inspired by the excellent games in 2017, show some support.

The Advance Wars series will be the next one in the list

Hopefully there isn't a cliff at the end of all that snow and fog

Anyway, here are the games I am currently playing. Those in bold I am going to review when completed:
  • Little King's Story (Wii).
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS).
  • Phantasy Star IV (Genesis).
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U).
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (PS4).
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3).
  • The Adventures of Pip (Wii U).
  • Culdcept: Revolt (3DS).

Also, here are my latest reviews:

And Latest Blog in my "where the hell is...?" blog series"

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Villains in all media, not just video games, can end up being a dime a dozen. Far too often, a villain's motives boil down to "I am a bad, and so I do bad things. Fear me." While this format has worked for countless stories, at this point in my life (the ripe old age of 20) I’ve become jaded and grumpy, finding myself rolling my eyes when I see yet another antagonist wreaking havoc with no background or reasoning presented as to why they’re being such a butthole.

What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

My favorite example of this would be Meruem from the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter. While he doesn’t necessarily fit the exact mold I laid out above, he’s easily one of the most dynamic and curious villains I’ve ever come across. For the sake of not spoiling what is perhaps one of the most exciting, action-packed, and tear-inducing arcs in anime history, I won’t delve into the details of what makes Meruem so great. Instead I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen Hunter x Hunter to set aside some time and plow through the series. Really, it’s that good.

But hey, that’s just how I feel. I’m sure there are folks out there who prefer their villains to be simple. If I ever met one of these theoretical people I might have a panic attack, but I’ll deal with that should the time come. I’m sure after some deep breaths we would get along. Maybe we could even snuggle, should my husband allow such an event to transpire.

All said and done, we arrive at the topic of this month’s Bloggers Wanted: Villains that did nothing wrong. Due to communication errors, this entry in the hallowed halls of Bloggers Wanted is a tad late. Regardless, all you have to do is head over to the Community Blog section of the site, and whip up a Cblog about a villain who you feel was secretly the good guy all along.

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