Okay, so I've been watching the show after a decade long hiatus. I've watched episodes here and there on broadcast TV but very sporadically over the years. I have never really binge watched anything because I don't have the patience or time to do that, (except Stranger Things because its 8 episodes) and I've been watching at least 2 episodes a day for a couple of weeks now, thats 22 episodes total.
I was recently watching Supernatural Season 1 on NETFLIX and hadn't noticed before how similar it is to the Witcher. Every episode plays like a side quest in Witcher 3, while the main story quest is a search for their missing father. It's a reverse of Siri and Gestalt I guess, but I never noticed it before. Every episode is a monster hunt complete with a little lore, and it all takes place in the midwest, which also works well as a background with the seemingly safe suburban and rural areas really covering up something more evil and sinister underneath, like a David Lynch film. I'm enjoying my rewatch of the series a lot. Not sure where the series goes bad? I jumped off board many seasons ago and occasionaly catch a new episode on TV here and there. The show is still great!
BaD 3 Date 02.03.2017 More on Fire Emblem Heroes (iOS)
Now that I've had some time to play some of FE: Heroes, actually-- I think the game is pretty good. It's similar in presentation and execution to earlier games in the series, the classic 2D games. I didn't partiularly care about the artwork from previews but now that I've seen it in action, I don't have a problem with it anymore. The character portraits are quite nice and detailed. The combat animations have backgrounds scenery that match the environments of the map and the music is fantastic. So far I've only completed 2 chapters and unlocked Hard and Lunatic difficulty modes as well as acquiring extra party members who arent that bad in stats, but I did have repeats. So far, the maps are bite sized, which is good because it makes the battles nice and short and I mainly have a party of 4 versus similar number of enemies max, which again, makes it easier to manage. It's perfect for short breaks of play time, and not long drawn out battles like XCOM or 3DS fire emblem. I've seen people complain about Pay-toWin cheapness, but so far I haven't felt the need to pay for anything. Its fine for a little distraction here and there and it's free. Can't really defend pay-to-win either way.
Kind of dead around here? What have y'all been doing lately? I've mainly been watching Netflix and reading in my free time. I'm sad I can't buy RE7 right now. Fuck I hate not having funds for brand new games. I'll eventually play it when it goes on sale I guess. I'll just play old RE games then.
I think Witcher 3 just spoiled me with what 3D open worlds can offer. Mainly, it did side-quests extremely well, on the level of main quests that would draw me into narratives for hours, like a visitor in Westworld. I left off with about 30 hours of gameplay, and now have 60. Im making progress in scouting maps and sidequests, but I think the stronger combat abilities late game just make the gameplay more fun. I'm playing as a Rogue Archer, mainly Archer with a lot of poison abilities. I can add poison to my arrows for a short while and then use a hard long shot that causes the arrow to explode and cover all the enemies in range with poison. Its quite effective, and I rarely need to get close and get my hands dirty, but it's honestly more fun exploring combat combinations this time around. I've also unlocked a new forest area, as well as a frozen area, and gosh is this game just pretty. I've been playing music off of spotify while I play, or listening to podcasts while I grind. I also have a horrible cold and fever this week so just chilling grinding mobs is relaxing while medicating. I also like sight seeing in beautiful games. And DAI is a beautiful game!!!