Top Ten Games Of 2017

This was a much crazier year than last year. When I had to make my top ten last year, I had only played a total of thirteen games all year. That’s how games I don’t even particularly like, such as Pokemon Go, made it on to my list. This year, I’ve played over thirty. That means that not only did I have to make way more cuts, but there isn’t a single game on here that I didn’t love. That’s better if you ask me. Continue reading

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: First Impressions

If you’ve been following my blog since it started, it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that Xenoblade Chronicles X is one of my favorite games. While the general consensus seems to be that the more story and character driven first game is better, I much prefer the open-ended gameplay of X. Now the long awaited third game, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (because that’s not confusing) is out. It’s too early for me to give a definitive review, but I wanted to give you guys my thoughts after playing for around ten hours. Continue reading

Nintendo Had Mind-Blowing Reveals, But Could Have Shown More

Finishing off the E3 Press Conferences was the Nintendo Spotlight, a 25 minute pre-recorded video full of announcements and updated looks at games. Despite the short length, Nintendo managed to put a whole lot of great stuff in there, including a couple announcements that fans have been waiting forever to hear. This was probably my favorite E3 presentation, but it still wasn’t perfect. Continue reading

My Ten Favorite Games Of 2016

2016 was a pretty good year for video games. Unfortunately, I didn’t have nearly as much disposable income to buy games as I had in years past, and the end result is that a lot of the biggest games of the year, I haven’t played. I also, don’t own a PlayStation 4, so I haven’t played games like Uncharted 4 or The Last Guardian. But, I was still able to come up with a list of ten games that I played this year. It’s probably pretty different from most of the lists you’ve seen on other sites. Continue reading

Xenoblade Chronicles X Check-In: Week 15 FINALE

It’s been a long time coming, but I finally beat Xenoblade Chronicles X! Obviously, there’s still a lot of content I haven’t seen, but I’ve finished all the main story missions. So, I guess for one last time, let’s go over some numbers. My total playtime is exactly 78 hours, my main character is level 53, and I’ve completed through chapter 12 of the main story. Oh, and even though this has been true for the entire series so I shouldn’t have to say this, there will be spoilers. Continue reading

Xenoblade Chronicles X Check-In: Week 14

Back to Xenoblade this week, and I actually made a pretty serious amount of progress. It helps that despite having to wear a cast for a few more weeks, the Wii U Gamepad fits pretty comfortably in my hands, making Xenoblade one of the few games that I’ve been playing. So, as always, let’s go over some numbers. My current play time is 66 and a half hours, my main character is level 51, and I’ve completed chapter 11 of the story. That means I played about six hours, got ten levels, and finished two story missions. Continue reading

No Xenoblade this week

Unfortunately,  I didn’t have a chance to play any Xenoblade Chronicles X this week. Between work, getting used to wearing a cast on my left hand (I was in a car accident last week) and helping my dad with a project,  the only game I’ve had a chance to play is a little bit of Pokémon Go. So, I’ll do my best to play some this week, and I’ll still have Random Game Wednesdays. Speaking of which, I’m probably going to do another NES game,  because the controller fits surprisingly well in my hand, even with the cast. That’s all I got right now, so look forward to Random Game Wednesdays and I’ll try to have some Xenoblade progress by next Sunday.

Xenoblade Chronicles X Check-in: Week 13

Once again, it’s time to check in on my progress in Xenoblade Chronicles X! I didn’t have as much time to play this week, due largely to Pokemon Go as well as dealing with a broken finger. The finger is really limiting how much I can use my left hand, meaning this blog post is being written one handed. This also limits how much I can play some video games. But thankfully, Xenoblade is relatively slow paced, and I’m finding that I can continue to play it. Anyway, let’s go over the numbers. I currently have about 60 hours of play time, my main character is level 41, and I still haven’t beaten chapter 10. Continue reading

Xenoblade Chronicles X Check-In: Week 12

Another week, more Xenoblade! And this time, I actually managed to play a significant amount of the game. The majority of my time was spent doing side quests, hoping to save up enough money to buy better gear so that I could finally finish chapter 10. But before we get into all that, let’s start with numbers. My total play time is 58 hours, my main character is currently level 40, and I’m currently halfway through chapter 10. Spoiler warning, I’m about to talk about stuff that happened in those side quests. Continue reading