My readers may already be aware of this, if you read my recent video game challenge post, but in case you aren’t, I’ll be cruising around Europe for about a week and a half starting this week. During this time period, my blog will be a little quiet until I return after the Fourth of July weekend. I should hopefully feel invigorated and a little less jet lag when you start seeing regular posts resume. For now, I’m going to take this time to address a shiny new blog award I’ve gotten not too long ago. Continue reading
Last month I saw one of the biggest and most critically acclaimed movies of the summer––Mad Max: Fury Road. Directed and co-written by George Miller, who also co-wrote and directed the original Mad Max films starring a much younger and then unknown movie actor named Mel Gibson, it’s a sort of sequel to the films with actor Tom Hardy now in the role of Mad Max.
The plot of Fury Road is pretty much the same, set in a post-apocalyptic world in a barren desert wasteland, where corruption, totalitarianism, and self-preservation reigns supreme in this grim and harsh landscape. There’s little room, if any, for hope, compassion or goodwill towards men. Max Rockatansky introduces us to this world in the first few minutes of Fury Road’s opening, but the real surprise is when the viewer begins to realize this isn’t really Max’s story. It belongs to Imperator Furiosa. The following post will contain spoilers, so please read at your own discretion.
First impressions are everything, but sometimes you never really know what you’re going to get based on surface appearances alone. When the indie manga of Volume 1’s Silvertongue 30xx landed in my inbox for review, the bright yellow cover and the image of a tall, dark haired man dressed in a smart suit, standing in a side profile pose with only a sliver of a cocky and smug smirk on his face was enough to pique my curiosity to get a better understanding of this mysterious character.
Judging from the title of this post, you probably guessed my next video game challenge will be rather special and different. It’s not so much the video game I’m selecting is special, unlike when I did Dragon Age: Inquisition for my challenge, it’s more like the circumstances surrounding my next challenge is.
One of the biggest joys I find in doing these challenges and selecting a video game that’s in progress but waiting to be finished is rediscovering how much I enjoyed playing a game. I typically wonder why I never just continued with the game and finished it once and for all. Actually, I do know why I stopped but the reason is never really important. As long as I’m playing the game again with the commitment to finish it this time, that’s what really matters. I’ve encountered a close call with this month’s video game challenge and this is one game that has called upon me to exercise a lot of perseverance just when I was ready to throw in the towel.
Fashion trends in the last few years have been pretty lackluster for me. Going clothes shopping almost always had me leaving the stores empty handed. Nothing in the clothing racks really excited me or gave me an overwhelming sense of, “Buy me!” This has probably been a good thing for my closet space and wallet. With an upward trend and interest in more softer and feminine styles for the spring and summer seasons lately, I have a reason to get excited about shopping again and finding the clothes I really want to buy. The lace trend is the current addition to the ultra romantic and feminine looks I’ve been seeing making a comeback and I couldn’t be happier.
My first introduction with Bioware games started with Dragon Age: Origins. I immediately got swept up in the idea of choices, how your choices affect the world around you, and having the ability to build bonds of friendship or romance with key companions in your game. Some characters will have you sit up and take notice, like Alistair of Origins did for me, and other characters will easily have you forgetting them just as soon as you met them. It wasn’t always love at first sight between Cullen and I, but that all changed when he became a key supporting character and romance option for Dragon Age: Inquisition.
As the temperature outside starts warming up and some of your favorite TV shows start finishing up for the season, it can either be extremely easy or difficult to focus on other leisure pursuits, like video games. Video games tend to be more of an activity that’s suited for those days when the weather is cold, damp, or just plain crappy. What better way to occupy that time with playing a game that’s fun and immersive. When you have more free time during the late spring and summer months, video games can also be a great source for filling up your extra free time. Of course, this might also be a problem when you’re done hibernating for the season and want to go outside and enjoy the day. To suit my small pockets of free time and my on-the-go nature during these warm weather days, I picked a game that would enable me to get my gaming fix no matter where I go.
Every game has its place and serves its purpose. Sometimes, you want a game with a really great story, an experience to not only play through but to step into their shoes and live through everything from their vantage point. Other times, you want a game that is mindless fun with little to no story. Your main objective is to get crazy and enjoy at all costs. Sunset Overdrive is a game I’d categorize as mindless fun, and it’s time you all find out how my experience with the game went.
As someone who has been blogging for three years, it never ceases to amaze me when there are still other fellow bloggers who kindly wish to say, “Hey, your blog is awesome,” by nominating it for blog awards. I’ve been nominated for two and I wish to take this week to finally acknowledge them and show my sincerest thanks.