Divinity: Original Sin II is the RPG I’ve Been Looking For

I’m not sure if anyone else gets this, but I have an itch I get every once in a while. It’s the itch to play an old-school feeling, story driven RPG in a D&D style. When I look for this in modern games, I don’t really find much that satisfies me. Sure, some games, like your archetypal Skyrims and The Witchers try to fill in that fantasy gap, but their more action-oriented game mechanics don’t really satisfy that urge.

Every once in a while, though, a game comes through that really hits the spot for me. One of those games was the original Divinity: Original Sin, which had brilliant mechanics that ran just about everything in its world, but the game lacked longevity for me, and I eventually lost interest. The sequel, however–which recently came out (officially)–is better in every single way, and has twisted my emotions in ways very few games ever have.

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Enough With the “Sonic Was Never Good” Bullshit

I was reading through game-related news and articles as I often do, and I came across this Business Insider piece. “Sonic Mania is the first good Sonic game,” it says. Ugh. It’s almost like a meme at this point, one I’m kinda getting sick of. Sonic was good. Very good, in fact. So, is it some elaborate joke, or is it that these people have never played any of the games from Sonic‘s golden age on the Sega consoles?

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DLC Impressions – Breath of the Wild: The Master Trials

Ever since I completed Breath of the Wild, I’ve been dying for another reason to dig into this amazing game again. While Nintendo’s DLC strategy has been questionable, forcing you to buy a $20 “season pass” without giving you the option to purchase the DLC as a standalone package, I have still been looking forward to this DLC. This is not a “full” review, since I don’t think this DLC warrants it, just some random thoughts on it.

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Two Months Later, I’m Finally Ready to Say It: Breath of the Wild Is the Best Zelda Game Ever Made

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I’m a lifelong Zelda fan–one of my earliest video game memories was pouring hours upon hours exploring the sprawling world of Link’s Awakening on my large, monochrome Game Boy system. Since then, I have extensively played every game, and I have set opinions about what the “best” Zelda games are. I was struggling to place Breath of the Wild on my list after my first playthrough. I knew it was high up there–it’s a great game. But now, in the middle of my second playthrough, it’s clear as day to me now. Breath of the Wild is the best Zelda game Nintendo has ever produced.

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JUST… Take My Money Atlus

UGHHHH. So I’ve never played the Persona series, or its parent series Shin Megami Tensei for that matter. Of course, it’s for no other reason than fear of the unknown–I do like JRPGs, but I have been burned in the past by promising releases. However, the Persona series is a gaming series that has been consistently lauded as forward-thinking, innovative and grown-up, and with Persona 5, I just can’t take it anymore. I need it.

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There’s Something Fishy About Zelda in Breath of the Wild

So, with Breath of the Wild just a few days away, I’ve been thinking about the game’s story. Last month’s trailer heavily featured this game’s version of Zelda. Hell, the trailer culminates on a line that I have to assume is coming from the king of Hyrule-“You must save her… My daughter.”

So, this game must be about us trotting around Hyrule on a quest to save Zelda, right? Or better yet, we’ll travel with her and discover Hyrule with our favorite titular monarch! Much has been said about her travel outfit, after all!

Hmmm… It’s just not fitting together for me. I will be talking about content from the trailers, so spoiler warning for the spoiler sensitive.

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