Video Game Review: Bravely Default

Details: Played on the 3DS. Finished playing through the game in about fifty-six hours, though a substantial amount of that time was spent idle. More information can be found at https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/bravely-default-3ds/

Score: 6.5/10

Bravely Default started out as an enjoyable bit of role playing game comfort food. Unfortunately, the game gets real boring and real repetitive about halfway through, draining a lot of my enjoyment. Minor spoilers ahead.

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Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: The Fate of Atlantis, Episode 2: Torment of Hades

Details: Played through it in about eight hours. Official site is https://assassinscreed.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/home

Score: 7.4/10

Torment of Hades is the second episode of The Fate of Atlantis DLC and takes your protagonist to the Greek Underworld. Though the world is slightly smaller than the world in Episode 1, the writing is a little better and contributes to an overall better experience.

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Video Game Review: Child of Light

Details: Released in 2014. Beat the game in about ten hours. Purchased the game through steam for about five dollars. Played on the PC. Official site is https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/child-of-light/

Score: 6.7/10

Child of Light is a turn based role playing game. It’s pretty fun, if not short lived.

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Video Game Review: Bastion

Details: Released in 2011. Played on the PC and purchased through Steam distribution platform for one dollar. Beat the game in about eight hours.

Bastion was a slog for me to get through. I don’t like action role-playing games nor do I like top down action role playing games. I didn’t like Diablo and this game plays a lot like that, but simpler. The strongest parts of this game are the art direction, music and presentation. However, no matter how good the game looked, the paper thin story and gameplay made me want to quit the game multiple times. I had to force myself to finish the game.

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Mass Effect 2 Is Free On EA Origin

Public service announcement: Mass Effect 2 is free on Origin, Electronic Arts’ video game platform for the PC. If you haven’t played it before, I would strongly suggest you do. It’s one of my favorite games of all time. I wrote something about it prior, but I don’t recommend you read it if you haven’t played because of spoilers.

Here’s the link: https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/mass-effect/mass-effect-2/standard-edition

Here’s the trailer: