The State of the Gamer: 6/30/22

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A weekly post updated every other Thursday detailing my current gaming projects.  I have an account at Grouvee, which is a site you can use to keep track of your backlog, so please feel free to friend me there!

What I Demoed

Nothing this time.

What I Purchased

Nothing this time.

What I Finished

Nothing this time.

What I DNF’d

Not playing anything.

What I’m Playing

I’m still not playing any story based game.  I’m sure I’ll pick something up soon, but I just haven’t had the emotional energy to dive in.  I’ve mostly been watching shows and working on the world-building for my book series, so I haven’t had a lot of time to spare.  I still want to play Voice of Cards, and once I finish the review for Final Fantasy VI, it’ll be time to (re)play Final Fantasy VII plus there are a bunch of releases for the Compilation coming out this year with the Crisis Core remaster and 2023 with the next installment of the Remake.

What I Played

  • Picross 5
  • Uno

What I’m Watching

  •  Olizandri
    • Horizon Forbidden West – Apparently some people find this sequel disappointing??  Maybe something happens later that causes that but I am far from disappointed.
  • ChristopherOdd
    • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – I finally remembered I wanted to watch this after a few SOMA video essays came up in my YouTube suggestions.  Rapture is touted as Dear Esther’s spiritual sequel, which I can absolutely see.  It’s another sort of “ghost” story just with more points of view.  They’re both made by The Chinese Room, but what I didn’t realize was The Chinese Room worked with Frictional Games to make Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, and Frictional Games did SOMA so there’s a nice little connection there.  Now SOMA is obviously way more than a walking sim, but all of these games present some interesting philosophy.  I managed to finish Rapture today and I’m actually watching a video now about how it relates to cosmic horror.  I think the two words that best summarize the story though is “memory’s residue.”  You’d probably get just as much out of playing it as watching it.  It’s very similar to Dear Esther insofar as you’re just walking around, but instead of monologues, you’re picking up interactions between people in this small town that you have to piece together to try to figure out what happened.
  • IGP
    • Expedition Zero – Watching two screaming fools running around a forest trying to avoid a monster to fix their car is about the best way to spend an afternoon.  His scream is more high pitched than mine lol.
    • Silence – It’s A Quiet Place the game and now there were three degenerates running around trying not to die.  They…did not do a good job.
  • CJUGames
    • Resident Evil: Village – I figured I’d see what they hype was all about.  I haven’t seen the tall, hot vampire lady yet, so I have something to look forward to.  I guess I’ll have to watch RE8 (or 7?) after I this because it’s a direct sequel to one of them.
    • Witching Hour – Finished this.  It was pretty decent, and I liked how there were five potential endings depending on what you did.

I have to remember I also have Tales of Berseria still to play, but that requires heaving my lazy ass to another room.  I did say I’d come back to it after I finished Triangle Strategy and Etrian Odyssey, but I have been known to break promises (to myself) before.  Ugh, it’s too late to do my desk elliptical.  I don’t like doing it when it’s going to cross over my “take your night meds” alarm at 10:00.  Guess that’s getting pushed to tomorrow.  I also feel like my playing games has been pushed to the back burner because it has lol.  I think one of the three things I do status updates for is always the least favored child.  Right now writing/drafting is the favorite, and it usually occupies that space.  When it doesn’t I get really antsy and have to shift things around.   I guess that answers that question then.  I’m a gaming writer :p

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6 thoughts on “The State of the Gamer: 6/30/22

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  3. Wuh?? People though Forbidden West was disappointing?? That’s odd. I have nothing but praise for it. I’m so disconnected from social media now I have no idea what the popular opinions are. I guess that’s a good thing…? 😂

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    • Right??? I have no idea what the hell they’re talking about. My hubs is playing the first one and I’m watching the second and honestly I can now tell how much of an upgrade Forbidden West is graphically, and story wise I don’t know what their issue is. It expands on so much. All I really saw were a few videos on YouTube with titles that lent themselves to derision. After I finish I might watch them and see what the deets are. I know I saw a few on the Far Zeniths. Maybe people felt like they were “too” villainous, buuuut that’s exactly how people like that would act. I can’t wait until I see Ted Faro’s fate. I know that happens in this game, or rather the information about it.

      I think the popular opinions are it’s fantastic. What I love about it is there is so much you could do with this world, because no matter how much you see there’s always more questions. Like what’s going on in other countries? The HZD program used people from all over the world, which leads me to assume it was a worldwide effort so ELEUTHIA cradles would be worldwide, too. Obviously, things went wrong, so I’m curious what things are like elsewhere. It would be interesting to see how Aloy would deal with someone who wasn’t speaking English, though I’m wondering if the Focus could translate. I am interesting in HZD fanfic just to see some more ideas!

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