Welp, beat the Ratchet and Clank Remake-overall while it was visually impressive and generally fun its obvious how hard the movie kneecapped it in terms of story especially near the end. It does make me hopeful for more remakes of older games though hopefully without the movie division getting involved because when it comes to movies Sony's one of the worst companies out there right now. For instance, I'd love to see Jak and Daxters trilogy remade into one game with new graphics and maybe some tweaks to fix some issues considering how much I liked the series as a kid-just don't change the story and we're good. Also if you're curious why I hate sony as a movie company, heres two videos to explain to you why via their shitty movies.
Also I've been playing more Bloodborne and finally made it to the defiled chalice. I'm really beginning to regret this decision I've made but dammit, I'm in too deep now. I'm going to take a break and power level using the DLC as well as maybe getting some new tools to help make the defiled chalice more palatable.
Onto recaps then!
* - FakePlasticTree goes into an in-depth breakdown of Yakuza: Kiwami and explains what it does right as well as what it does wrong. Its pretty thorough and well written, so I'd recommend checking it out if you have an interest in this entry in the series or the series as a whole. And consider this topsaucetoid a small token of favor before the recap team drives the COTW team into the sea! May it comfort you in the dark watery abyss.
* - AvtrSpirit tackles an interesting idea-going through their backlog and trying games for a few hours before deleting them if its not working out to try to get through most of the backlog as well as limiting QP's and MP games. Its an interesting thing to consider for sure-the backlog is real for most people and it sometimes is a bit guilt inducing when one considers a new game only to look at all the older games unfinished or untouched. For myself I've just tried to come to terms with it and I leave games lying around that I might get to sometime-I sporadically just start playing older games sometimes so I'd never delete saves or anything but I do respect putting a foot down to finish a backlog, and the struggles of getting older and dealing with gaming time/attention span stuff. Give it a looksie, best of luck!
T - Virtual Kazama writes a blog about why you should keep playing fighting games to get better at them and have more fun exploring them, as well as the playstyles. Honestly I wish I could play fighting games sometimes but I literally can't-I've tried several times and for some reason it doesn't click with my brain.
S - In an open letter to Limited Run Games, Titannel vents their frustration with the limited stock and cart functions of the LRG site and how it prevents people from getting the games they would happily pay money for because their cart system doesn't reserve a copy and they don't meet the demand. Going to be honest, as time has gone on I've seen more and more similar stuff to this ala limited amounts of stock selling out in seconds and scalpers bursting forth from their holes to sell the games at insane markups. Its really begun to chafe that with limited stuff like this there aren't systems in place to make sure interested parties can get a copy of the thing they want at fair price-it wouldn't be overly hard to take preorders to get an idea of what you're dealing with, especially in the case of nintendo though there it seems to be highly intentional.
C - I think this blog could use a bit more meat to its argument against open worlds or try to provide a solution, and yes I know its a bit of a joke but at the same time...I feel like theres some decent inspiration to be had from this subject matter and exploring it in depth would have been a better move. Also the text is weirdly small for no reason I can perceive, might want to fix that.
While being nervous is understandable, comparing recent events to the cold war seems to me an ill fitting comparison due to numerous factors.
May your fission be binary and your growth forever exponential.