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LoZ Playthrough: The Legend of Zelda (Part 1)

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I love the Legend of Zelda series, but I’ve never actually played any of them.

Well, I guess it’s fair to say I’ve started several of them, but I’ve never finished them.

After years of saying I was going to finish the games one day, I finally picked up the first game in the series and committed to playing through it.

And not just The Legend of Zelda. In fact, I committed to playing through the entire series, in order of release date.

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Clash Royale (Review)

Bite-sized tower defense game with steadily-increasing challenge.

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I know what you’re thinking – Clash Royale is just a rip-off of Clash of Clans!

I know you’re thinking it, because that’s what I thought as well.

But as soon as you install the app, you realize that it’s not Clash of Clans.

Not at all.

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Metroid Fusion (Review)

Engaging, linear action game with tons of replayability and terror – SA-X, I’m looking at you!

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If I had to pick a favorite game, it would have to be Metroid Fusion. It was the first game of the Metroid series that I could really get into. And it was the first game that I was good at. I mean really good at.

Granted, I couldn’t beat certain bosses without help (Spider. Security Robot. I’m looking at you.), but I knew every nook and cranny of the world within the game. I knew all the hidden locations, all the hidden upgrades.

On New Years, it’s become my tradition to play through the game in one sitting, and I can play most of it without even thinking.

But the fact that I’ve given Metroid Fusion hundreds of hours of my life isn’t the reason why it’s my favorite. While not the only important factors in a game, three things stand out to me as very important: Story, gameplay, and replayability.

Metroid Fusion excels at all three.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Review)

High-quality LEGO game that brings the Star Wars experience to life  – and isn’t afraid to make fun of itself.

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I’ve been waiting for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens for a while now. I first heard about this game during a visit to my local GameStop. They had an elaborate countdown timer stationed near the checkout line, and it was about 19 days until the release. I was a little sad to see that the Wii U only had a regular version (unlike the special versions for PS4 and XBOX One), but I was still excited for the game.

LEGO games have always had a great sense of humor, and I was ready to see how that humor translated to the The Force Awakens. I really enjoyed this movie, but I also know how ridiculous Star Wars can be (*cough* original trilogy *cough*). After getting back from the store with the game in hand, I was eager to see how it would portray some of the movie’s darker plot points.

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Making a Visual Novel – Week 2 Update

I am making a visual novel and writing about!
Read other posts in this series:
Making a Visual Novel – Production Schedule
Making a Visual Novel – The Story

This is the last week I will have to work on Turnabout Inheritance for a while.

I will be going away to Mission Camp for the next two weeks, so I wanted to finish the first draft of the story before then.

And if I want to get that done, I’m going to have to get working, because I am no where near ready.

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