Transistor Microreview

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Transistor Microreview – 19/20

Transistor, like it’s predecessor Bastion, is a beautiful product of the developers at Supergiant Games who are trying new things with each new game release. This game features a science fiction theme with an exceptional new combat system. I removed one star from the “fun factor” category because I felt like there was something ultimately missing to make this game perfection. I myself can’t quite figure it out, but I know it didn’t hold all of the same magic for me that Bastion did.

Take all of this with a grain of salt, however, because this game is still an incredible experience!

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Bastion Microreview

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Bastion Microreview – 20/20!

The art design, narration and music of Bastion, beautiful and unique to the SuperGiant name, caught and held my eye and ear. As much fun as I was had learning the story, then hacking and smashing through each level, the music really motivated me and I still listen to it outside of the game to this day.

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My Favorite E3 Announcments

Once upon a time, when I worked briefly as Jesse Cox’s assistant, I attended E3 for the first and only time. It was a fantastic experience for a starry-eyed gamer such as myself. Here were all of these brand new video game teasers and demos to preview, free memorabilia to collect and kindred spirits to experience it all with! Sadly I haven’t attended since, and I’m not sure if I ever will again, but I was able to follow along from home and here are the games I’m the most excited about:

Mass Effect Andromeda – March 2017

The Last Guardian – October 25th, 2016

Dishonored 2 – November 11th, 2016

Pyre – 2017

Telltale’s Batman – Summer 2016

Telltale The Walking Dead: Season 3 – Fall 2016

Skyrim Remastered

Other games that caught my attention:

Horizon: Zero Dawn – February 28th, 2017

Detroit: Become Human

There was a huge push for Virtual Reality this year, and while I would love to step into a game experience, I’m a little wary about purchasing one when they release. I’d like to see how others are feeling in regards to quality of system and the first games released before I take the leap.

June Giveaway – Door Kickers

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I am inundated with extra games from my penchant for Humble Bundles, and I have decided to give one away each month for the rest of the year, and perhaps beyond.

For the month of June, I am giving away a Steam code for Door Kickers.

What to do, between June 15th and June 30th, 2016.

  • Like this blog!
  • Must be following me (see the email sign up to the right).
  • Must have a Steam account.

On June 30th, 2016 I will announce the winner of Door Kickers.

To redeem your prize, you must be willing to supply your name and email to the Humble Bundle website (They will only send you emails if you want them).

Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor!

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Microreview

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Microreview – 20/20!

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has now established itself as my personal favorite of the series. The graphics are fantastic and the music is beautiful, but the story and the relatable characters are what really struck a chord in me. The adventure is still there, with journals to consult and puzzles to solve, but they removed the supernatural element that was present in the first three games, and I appreciated it more.

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We went camping!?

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Cameron and I went camping with his family at Lopez Lake this weekend! It was the first time we’ve been camping together and the first time I’ve been camping since my Girl Scout days in high school and before, and boy, was I out of practice!

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As much as I’ve always loved nature, I’ve grown close to technology and haven’t really thought about how much I’ve come to rely on it. Cameron’s parents and his brother’s family own campers, so it was an easier transition after all these years to have them nearby with electricity and running water (including toilets and showers)! Cameron and I opted to sleep in a tent and while the padding underneath us was comfortable and the sleeping bags were warm, I did not sleep as well as I hoped.

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I dragged my sleepy self out of bag on Saturday morning and after a hearty breakfast, we all went for a walk with the dogs. The scenery was just as beautiful as I remembered, but it really broke my heart, and put the drought into perspective, when I saw just how low the water has sunk. We were walking on a dried out bed of sand and brush that used to be completely under water with the banks high above us and it was incredibly humbling.

When we returned to camp there was some free time and even though I brought my iPhone, iPad and Nintendo 3DS along with me, I ultimately found myself wanting to read whenever we weren’t socializing. We talked, we laughed, we ate a lot of tasty food and celebrated our Nephew’s birthday, it was a good weekend!