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!!!
Not really sure what it is about zombie genre that draws me in so much? It just does. I think it's the overwhelming feeling of near death at any moment that drives my interest, that false sense of security. Atmoshpere and sound design also add to immersion I guess.
Anyway, I DL the latest RE7 demo and it still feels too scary. I can't imagine VR, because RE in first person already gives me anxiety and it might be the first RE game I skip out on. They added new endings apparently. The Outlast 2 demo gave me a bit of anxiety as well. I guess playing late at night, in the dark with headphones on is not a good idea. My heart was racing too much. I had fun watching people play live on Twitch, so I might do that this time.
What I love about RE7 demo is that it does feel like a refreshing take on the series. I really enjoyed ZombiU for doing the walking sim with zombies and added a roguelike mechanic. This game gave me anxiety too, so I only played it a bit at a time. RE7 feels like a tradtional RE1 game where you have to investigate every corner of a room or backtrack to find clues and study them in order to make progress. It feels like old RE, but new. It's a house full of mysteries.
I was playing Dead Rising 2 HD on PS4 and one thing that kind of annoyed me was the soundtrack. I feel like a soundtrack similar in energy to Crazy Taxi would be more appropriate instead of the boring lounge music. Sure, lounge music seems appropriate for the setting, but setting up Spotify app thru PS4, which allows me to stream music while playing a game is just fantastic! Listening to Radiohead while killing zombies makes the whole thing more depressing, or maybe some hiphop beats or jpop tracks to freshen up the grindiness. Now if only I can figure out how to stream a podcast or audiobook on PS4 as well.
TV SO GOOD!:D This month we’re getting the return of Supergirl/Superman, Flash, Arrow, and Luke Cage on Netflix. Also Walking Dead I think? I’ve been watching Once Upon A Time from the beginning so I’m still sticking with it and this time we have Aladdin joining the cast. Cool! But these are the actual shows that I’ve recently seen as well as starting Mr. Robot.