Posts Tagged "video game"

Stormbound

Overall, I think the thing that really drew me in was how beautifully designed the game was. The cards themselves, of course, but I’m also talking about the board, the backdrop, the animations. The cards are all very distinctive and reflective of the four “Kingdoms” that exist in the world. But everything is so tightly tied together, from a visual point of view.

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Wasting Real Time in Imaginary Places

It’s been an interesting weekend. I fought against this strong, internal instinct to do more work work (catching up on some things, getting a head start on the following week). It really took some effort for me to unplug, and to prevent myself from hopping on VPN and attending to work over the weekend.

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Horizon Zero Dawn

As far as RPG’s go, I’m a sucker for archers. I always lean towards a ranger when playing games like this, and the few trailers I saw looked pretty amazing. The world/environment is one that is post-apocalyptic, but with a mixture of nature and machine. Trees and foliage have overrun buildings, but the world also seems inhabited by mechanical creatures – incredibly complex mechanical creatures.

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Lost in Fallout 4

It’s fun to spend so much time playing games again, though it does still leave me with a weird residual. During the actual game play, it feels relaxing and fun. But emerging from the fog, I feel like I’ve wasted several hours and regret not being in front of my computer, working on some project or other.

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Geometry Wars

I got hooked on GridWars like people got hooked on Tetris. And I still seem to remember some kind of race I had with Chris, as to who could hit 9 or 10 million first. I remember screenshots being sent around, but I’m pretty sure I got there first. Though I’m guessing he is pretty sure he got there first.

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Candy Box 2: Sequel to the Text and Time-Based Accrual Game

What I love about this game is that it’s based in the browser, and time is a factor. At first, you have to wait for things to accrue (like candy, lollipops, and health). It’s a fun and weird mixture of silliness and text in an RPG format. The world looks a little larger than before, and so far seems just as addictive.

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