Tentative Streaming Schedule for the Week of 02-04-2018 – 02-10-2018

Streaming wasn’t so great this past week and sadly, for the upcoming week it’s not going to be that great either. Because of work and other stuff I’ll only be able to stream two days and the same probably goes for the following week. I won’t get ahead of myself though and keep reading to see my streaming schedule.

SUNDAY02-04-2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

MONDAY02-05-2018

NO STREAM

TUESDAY02-06-2018

NO STREAM

WEDNESDAY02-07-2018

NO STREAM

THURSDAY02-08-2018

NO STREAM

FRIDAY02-09-2018

NO STREAM

SATURDAY02-10-2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

I apologize for the extremely small streaming schedule for this upcoming week. It’s just that work is going to be crazy and it’s not going to be a great week. Anyway, I’ll still be streaming Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus because I am far from finished with that. Once I get the platinum trophy for both Assassin’s Creed Origins and Doom I’ll add another game into my streaming schedule.

I am always looking for suggestions on what you want to see me stream. I’m even open to doing a co-op stream if anyone is interested let me know and we can set something up. Also, if you miss any of my streams, you can always catch them later on as I post them to YouTube within a few days.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – January 2018 – UPDATE

This month just flew right on by and I feel like it seriously got away from me. There were a lot of things going on and I really wish I had more time to game and do all the things that I love, but things like work and other stuff held me back. This is kind of upsetting because for the beginning of the year, I should be excited and at least get some sort of progress going on my goals, but not much was done. Here’s a breakdown of my goals.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 85
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 86
Only one platinum trophy this month and believe me it wasn’t from a lack of trying. It seems like the platinum trophies aren’t coming as quickly as they once were and I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the fact that games are becoming a hell of a lot long, which I’m not complaining about, and I have less time to actually game now a days.

Have a total of 10,000 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,074
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,145
I remember those months where I used to be able to get well over 200 trophies. It seems like those times are long gone now as I can barely get 100 trophies a month. This saddens me just a little, but I’m still hoping I can come close to the 10,00 0 trophies that I want to have by the end of the year.

Have 175 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 128
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 131
I have to say that I was really surprised that this number went up as much as it did this month. I swear by the end of the month I was rushing to complete a couple of games that I had one to two trophies left to complete on and I was able to do it. Maybe I will actually reach the 175 this year.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.38%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.48%
This number at least went up this month which isn’t bad. Will I make it to 75% this year? Highly unlikely, but we’ll just have to wait and see by the end of the year. I’m going to say that while my goal is 75%, I’ll be happy with 60%.

Start and Complete 10 new games that are not in my backlog

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
Even though I made a ton of purchases during the holiday season like I do every year, I also made a few purchases at the beginning of the year. The games were on sale for less than $5 and I couldn’t help it. At least I was able to actually start and finish one in a month which makes me believe I can actually accomplish this goal.

Play and complete 25 RANDOM games in my backlog

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 0
– Ending Number of completed games in my backlog: 2
I’m counting Life is Strange: Before the Storm in this category because it meets the criteria of starting this game way before the first of the year and having to wait until the episodes were released to finish it meaning that it was in my backlog because I was waiting for the rest of the game to release. Make sense…right? I’m also counting Jeopardy because I bought it during the holiday season and then played this month and finished it.

Only pre-order 10 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 0
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 1
I only pre-ordered one game this month! Yay! It was the God of War Collector’s Edition, because really who can pass that up? I was going to pre-order God of War anyway and the collector’s edition looked amazing so it was an easy choice for my first pre-order of the year.

And that was my month. It was an OK month. Next month might be more of the same as my work schedule is constantly changing these days which means I can’t stick to my normal gaming schedule. While I enjoy working, because it makes me money so that I can buy games, I just wish I had more time to actually be able to game. Anyway, I’ll let you know how things end up next month.

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Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 4 – What Ails You Review (PS4)

Batman: The Enemy Within

After last episode’s cliffhanger of an ending and just an overall amazing episode that I gave a 5 out of 5. You can read my review here. I was pretty eager to see where this next episode would be going and when it was released, I made sure to set aside some time to actually be able to play it. All geared up and ready to go to see where this game was going to go for the fifth and final episode, I played this game to completion which means it’s time for a review.

Picking up right where episode 3 left off, if you were the good guy that Bruce Wayne / Batman is you took the fall for the amazing Catwoman and ended up in Mr. Freeze’s ice chamber. If you didn’t then shame on you. After a harrowing escape, it’s time to become Batman and put a stop to the extremely crazy and extremely dangerous Harley Quinn. Throughout this super short episode you’ll go back and forth as Bruce and Batman to try to track down Harley Quinn. You’ll see Alfred in a new light as maybe he’s a little sicker then he’s been admitting to, you might change your mind about The Agency and Amanda Waller, and you’ll finally come face to face with Batman’s mortal enemy.

After coming off of such a great episode, I feel like this one fell really flat. Not only did it not go anywhere, but it seemed like the whole purpose of this filler episode was to turn John into the Joker. It’s really plain and simple, that was the whole point of this episode and nothing more. The virus didn’t matter, relationships and past decisions didn’t matter, the only thing that mattered was getting John to become the Joker. Nothing was really set up for the fifth and final episode and playing this episode, which only ran about an hour and fifteen minutes, just felt like a huge waste of time. At the moment I’m not too happy with this episode and it’s basically killed my joy for this season unless Telltale can make some grand gesture in the final episode and turn the whole season around.

The playability of this game was spot on like it’s been for the for past three episodes. Quicktime events, such as fight scenes, worked perfectly and enhance the playthrough of the game during the action sequences. It did seem like a lot of this episode was spent loading and saving though. Although it was a smooth transition, there seemed to be a lot going on in the background and there were too many loading screens.

The graphics continue to be a highlight of not only this episode, but this whole game as they shine. They really make the most out of this episode and make you feel like you really are right in Gotham. I’ve always loved the art style of the graphics for this series and this episode continues on the same path. I was really impressed with the carnival scene and thought it was graphically the highlight of this episode.

Finish this super short episode that basically does nothing and you’ll get yourself another 6 trophies closer to getting the platinum trophy for this game. You’ll do the same things you normally do when you play these episodes, which is just playing the episode in order to get the trophies. An easy 6 trophies as usual.

No multiplayer for this game and the subtle reminder this time about the crowd play feature. This is easily ignored, mostly by me as I still haven’t tried it or have any reason to try it.

Overall I give this episode a 2.5 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ Quicktime events that are done to perfection and make action sequences fuild and effortless.
+ Graphics that continue to impress and bring not only the game but Gotham city to life.

What’s Not So Great:
A really short episode that was pointless as it only had one goal in mind.
Not only was the episode short but it just didn’t fit into the story this season is conveying.

I felt like this episode was a complete waste of time and that turning John into the Joker was something that deserved more than an hour and fifteen minutes worth of time. This is probably one of the most important things in Batman and it just felt like a side story instead of an actual story. I feel like they could have used an entire season to do that and it could have been done after this season, not as a filler episode. I wasn’t really impressed with this episode and I’m hoping that the final episode can change my opinion about this season. I’m going to say that at the moment if you haven’t purchased this game, to hold off and wait until the final episode is released before purchasing. At the rate this game is going, you can probably get all five episodes done in a day since they’ve been on the really short side.

Spoilers! Below are the choices that I made for the fourth episode.

Batman: The Enemy Within

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6 Souls Review

6 Souls

This is one of those movies on my Netflix list that has been there so long, that it’s come off, gone back on, come off again, and then has finally returned. Not being able to find anything to watch, which isn’t really true because there are a bunch of movies, documentary’s, and shows on my Netflix list that I could watch for a month straight and still not be finished, I decided on this movie. Without any rhyme or reason, it was just one of those movies I seen, shrugged and pressed play. Keep reading to see if it turned out to be worth the wait.

Originally known as Shelter, 6 Souls is about psychiatrist Cara Harding, played by Julianne Moore, who is extremely skeptical about certain disorders that can’t be fully proven, such as multiple personality disorder. She’s in for a surprise though when her father, also a psychiatrist, played by Jeffrey DeMunn, introduces her to one of his patients. When introduced to David, played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, she doesn’t see anything wrong with him, until he gets a phone call. On the phone Cara’s father tells David to put Adam on. David is then transformed into Adam, but skeptic Cara still isn’t convinced that he has multiple personality disorder. Throughout the movie both her faith and her knowledge will be tested in this horror / thriller.

I feel like the little brief description about this movie was very misleading because I usually stay away from these faith based horror movies for my own personal reasons. Yes, I’ve watched The Conjuring and similar movies, but there are some that I want to say away from. I think it’s because as a child I watched part of The Exorcist and it totally freaked me out. Anyway, I was thinking about shutting this movie off, but got to a point where I wanted to see where it was going. I have to say that after watching it I found the movie to be extremely interesting. The movie is more than what it seems and it shows the darker side of both religion and this little town that the film is located within. There’s a deep story to this movie which kind of reminds me of The Conjuring, not the second one which wasn’t as good, but the first one which wasn’t there to scare you but instead intrigue you. This movie by no means was a horror movie even though it was pegged as such and was more than that. I would say that it was a psychological thriller because throughout the movie, until the very end and then after, it’ll still have you guessing. Does Adam really have multiple personality disorder and why does his alters take on people who are dead? All is revealed in the movie and it’ll end in such a twist that makes the whole movie worth it.

The cast for this movie really makes it work and makes it worth the watch. Julianne Moore is up there within my top ten favorite actresses, and this role, like every other role she’s taken on, she really owns it. That’s what I think is so great about her is that she really owns her role. She doesn’t play the same role over and over again. Each role that she plays is different and every time she owns it. Jonathan Rhys Meyers does an amazing job taking on all of these different personalities and playing them to absolute perfection. It almost rivals the amazing job that James McAvoy does in Split. The cast in this movie works really well together and just makes the movie as a whole work and pulls you in deeper to the actual plot of the movie.

Overall I give this movie a 4.5 out of 5.

A little misleading at first, it can be forgiven because this movie was really good. It’s not something I would watch again, it’s one of those one and done movies, but it is something that I would recommend if you’re looking a good psychological thriller movie. I would call this movie a mash up of The Conjuring and Split which takes the best parts out of both movies and basically turns it into one movie. It’s a good watch and if it’s on your Netflix list, my suggestion would be to watch it soon before it gets removed again.

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I Never Finished…God of War: Ascension…Because

God of War Ascension

Being a God of War fan, I played all the previous five games and never finished them, I was eager to play this one and this was one of my rare pre-orders. I call this one of my rare pre-orders because at the time I was focused on going to school to get my IT degree and wasn’t working. I had to have this game though because it was God of War. I was also pretty determined to finish this but never did. Keep reading to find out why.

As always, for this God of War, you’ll play as Kratos. There is a catch with this game though, it’s another prequel that takes place six months after Kratos kills his family. This is ten years before the original God of War with Chains of Olympus taking place timeline wise after Ascension. I know, it’s all very confusing, but this time Kratos will be punished by three Furies since he broke his oath to Aries. He’ll eventually break free from them and then do what he does best which is hunt them down and kill them. During this time you’ll have flashbacks to before he was punished and imprisoned by the Furies. This was also the first God of War game that had additional multiplayer added on.

I actually enjoyed this game along with the multiplayer and played the whole thing from start to finish like other God of War games but I just never got all the trophies for it. One of the main reasons I was able to enjoy this game was because I was on someone’s shit list again because I was able to purchase this game before she was and it wasn’t fair because that means that I would start and finish before she did. There was a lot of drama and toxic stuff going on at this time and it just sucks looking back and seeing how my gaming was impacted by this. Sadly, I was off someone’s shit list by the time I was just about finished with this game and in the middle of the final battle. This resulted in a crying phone call and me basically missing the ending to the game. To this day this is one game that I played to the end but have no idea how it ended because I had to deal with a crying “friend.” I told myself I would get back to this game, but never did as other games came up and I was off someone’s shit list again…for now.

As you can see from the picture above I was able to get a decent 26 out of 36 trophies meaning if I were to go back and play I would only have to get 9 trophies to make the platinum pop and actually finish this game. I’m missing the usual trophies when it comes to God of War such as hit combos, collectibles, some other random stuff, and playing the game on the hardest difficulty. Not all that bad and it would probably take me another two playthroughs to finish up.

Probability of this game getting played again…5 out of 5.

God of War Ascension

I’ve had a real hankering to play not only this game but my other God of War games since the new God of War is getting released this April. Will it actually happen though? That’s a different story. I guess if anything I would play this one first in order to play them in chronological order since this is basically the first game. We’ll see if I can get the chance to play again.

Now it’s your turn. This is one of the most hated God of War games, even though I liked it, but let me know in the comments section what you thought about it. Did you love it? Hate it? Enjoy the multiplayer? Let me know in the comments section below and for next week a game that was free and that I actually wanted to play. It’s this weird little story where you can pick different characters each time making the combination of characters and the way the story can go in a bunch of different places. I’ll let you know next week why I never finished The Cave.

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This Week in Trophies 01-21-2018 – 01-27-2018

This was a pretty interesting week trophy wise because I played a bunch of games, but it was one of those weeks where I feel like I really didn’t have that much time to play. Maybe it was because a lot of the trophies I got were easy ones, but I just feel like I didn’t devote a bunch of time to gaming this week because I was super busy. Being an adult sucks, but here’s a breakdown of what I was able to get this week.

Batman: The Enemy Within – 80%

The newest episode of Batman: The Enemy Within dropped this week and I made sure to play it. Since I’m pretty much caught up with my reviews, you don’t have to wait too long to see what I thought about this episode since I’ll have my full review posted on Wednesday.

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Doom – 26%

I finally finished this game this week and I have to say that I have absolutely no idea what this game was really about. I have an idea, which was that the demons of hell are unleashed and it’s up to your character to stop them, but I think that’s as far as this game goes. Other than that it’s just a bunch of randomly killing creatures. I am done streaming this game so now I’ll be going back to work on getting the platinum trophy for this game.

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Jeopardy – 95%

This should have been 100% because I played 10 online games and then some, but this trophy for some reason isn’t popping. I’ve completed the main game and feel like I can write a review on it but it’s that last trophy that is stopping me because I feel like I have to get it before I write a review. Anyway, I’m not too happy with this game at the moment because of that glitched trophy.

Jeopardy!

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 – 12%

I picked this game up on sale last week because of my love for Pac-Man and my love for the first game which came out on the PS3 years ago. The first game in this series was actually my first 100% complete game so it’s a little nostalgic for me. This game takes things to a whole other level though as it’s 10x harder, but I’m still enjoying the time I spend playing.

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UNO – 42%

It turns out this game is pretty fun and it’s still pretty active online, which is a good thing. I’m enjoying playing this game and have a few more trophies to go before I can finish it. Until then though I’ll keep playing and see how things go. Thanks again to LMD for playing online with me!

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – 19%

I feel like I could have gotten a lot further in this game this week if it didn’t crash my system. After it did that I basically just said screw this and gave up on it a little. It’s the only game I’ll be streaming next week, so I’ll get back into it, but at the moment I’m a little pissed at it.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

And that was it for the week, a total of 22 trophies. An improvement from last week even though it really doesn’t feel like it. Now for next week, it’ll be more of the same as I try to finish up Assassin’s Creed Origins and Doom. I’ll also be streaming Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus until I’m able to complete the main campaign. While doing all of this I’ll also be trying to get that last damn trophy in Jeopardy, continue to play UNO, and continue to play Pac-Man. A new game doesn’t seem likely this week, but you never know. I’ll let you know how things turn out next week.

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Tentative Streaming Schedule for the Week of 01-28-2018 – 02-03-2018

Last week was a pretty decent week for streaming. I can’t thank the people who sit there and watch me play enough because it must be like a chore. I swear I’ve died so many times playing Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus it’s not even funny. Anyway, I finally finished the main campaign of Doom and will now be working on getting the platinum as well as the platinum for Assassin’s Creed Origins. That means that I won’t be streaming all that much this upcoming week unless I can get both platinum’s. Take a look at my light streaming schedule for the week.

SUNDAY01-28-2018

NO STREAM

MONDAY01-29-2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

TUESDAY01-30-2018

NO STREAM

WEDNESDAY01-31-2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

THURSDAY02-01-2018

NO STREAM

FRIDAY02-02-2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

SATURDAY02-03-2018

NO STREAM

Only three days of streaming this week. I’m not really sure how close I am to finishing Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and I think it sucked that during my last stream the game totally glitched on me and crashed my system. That doesn’t make me too excited to get back into the game, but I’m still wanting to see how it all ends.

I am always looking for suggestions on what you want to see me stream. I’m even open to doing a co-op stream if anyone is interested let me know and we can set something up. Also, if you miss any of my streams, you can always catch them later on as I post them to YouTube within a few days.

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Video Game Tattoo Chronicles – Part 11 – Another Day, Another Arm

It’s crazy to think that this is my 11th blog about getting video game based tattoo’s, but I’m kind of addicted to them at this point and I’m always looking for something new to represent the games that I have some sort of an attachment to. After my last tattoo, which you can read about no where because I didn’t write about it. I’ll give you a quick recap of my last session below. Before that though, I did blog about that tattoo and you can read about that one here. I had to miss my following appointment because of being sick. Pro tip people, never get tattooed while you’re sick. It’s not good. I did stop by though and give my tattoo artist some Christmas gifts, which is where this new direction came from.

So, before this current tattoo, I went to my tattoo artist in November and we basically argued about where we were going with my left arm. I wanted a Moxxi pin up picture, he wanted something else and didn’t like a Moxxi pin up picture because it would take away from Miranda. Anyway, we settled on Mordin and then that was what he tattooed on me. Below are some picture from that session.

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After hearing that my tattoo artist, who is a casual gamer, has never played BioShock I was well shocked. I picked him up the BioShock collection for the PS4 and gave it to him as a Christmas gift. He was surprised that I actually remembered that he never played this game and thanked me. The only thing I asked of him though was for some original BioShock artwork to tattoo on me. Since all of my other tattoo’s have been from in game images, I gave him a lot of creative reign and when it was time for my next appointment he came in with this.

BioShock Sketch Tattoo

Obviously I couldn’t say no because it was stunning and he worked extremely hard on it, but there was no room for a tattoo of this size on my left arm so we decided to start on my right arm and basically go back and forth to complete two whole sleeves. There is a bunch of detail in this tattoo and the outline alone took 3 hours to complete with another hour for shading. There are so many things that I love about this tattoo. I love how the Big Daddy is standing in back of the little sister who is holding a little plush toy of a Big Daddy. I love the butterflies that are on the Little Sister and I love the fact that we were able to add “Would You Kindly?” into the tattoo. My tattoo artist has the whole color scheme already worked out for this tattoo and I’m super excited to see this one finished. The finishing touch will be on the very bottom of my wrist with a wrap around chain.

BioShock Final No Color Tattoo

My next appointment is next month and I’m super excited about it. I can’t wait until this is finished and if I haven’t told you how great my tattoo artist is before, I’m going to tell you again and urge you to follow him on Instagram. I’ll let you know how everything works out next month and show off the final product.

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Episode 3 – Hell is Empty Review (PS4)

Life is Strange: Before the Storm

I’ve been waiting for this episode for a while and I know it was released a while back, but I just recently got around to playing it because of well…REASONS! Anyway, I was pretty excited to get back into this game which has been kind of a conflict type game for me. I’ve enjoyed watching Chloe become the Chloe we all know and love in Life is Strange, but I’ve had my doubts about this Rachel Amber that she kind of worships. Anyway, this game comes to its conclusion in this episode and all is finally revealed.

Picking up right where episode 2 left off, episode 3 starts off with Rachel finding out that her mom is really not her mom. This woman she thought she seen her father cheating on with is her actual mom. Not to interrupt from the plot outline, but I want to add that I thought that this was going to be one of those stories where her dad wasn’t really her dad either. I thought maybe Frank was. Anyway, Rachel’s dad will tell the story of how he met Rachel’s mom but she wasn’t really “mom” material so he basically dumped her and went for his more conservative wife. The proper wife of a DA. This leads to Rachel having this breakdown and it’s basically up to Chloe to save the day. She’s tasked with finding Rachel’s mom which will get her and Rachel into a couple of life or death situations. You’ll also get one more episode to be a complete and utter douche to David as he moves in and basically starts his take over. All of this leads to a bitter sweet ending because if you played Life is Strange then you kind of know what happened to Rachel.

Major Kudos for the Music. I haven’t said it in my reviews for the previous episodes, but the music for this game is spot on and is just so fitting. Daughter did an amazing job with the soundtrack for this game and it’s really one of the highlights just like how the music from the previous game was such an amazing highlight to the game as well. It really sets the mood for the game and fits into the whole world perfectly. I can’t express how much this makes a difference not only in this episode, but throughout all three episodes.

I really enjoyed this episode. In the past two episodes, I felt like I had to play Chloe a certain way based on how she was represented in Life is Strange, but I threw all of those notions out the widow and played her how I wanted to play her. Turned out I enjoyed the episode a lot more and got a lot more out of it. I liked in this episode how Chloe finally got her first blue streak of hair before becoming the multi-colored hair girl that we all know and love in Life is Strange and she’s starting to become that character that we know. There are a lot of revelations in this episode and a lot of twists and turns and even though the episode was super long, it felt like I could have continued to play for at least a few more hours because I didn’t want it to end. By the end of the game, I’m still not really sure how to feel about Rachel Amber. This kind of hit home a little bit as I’m sure we’ve all dealt with a “Rachel” in our lives. She wears so many masks, but by the end of the game I still couldn’t tell if she was wearing one of those masks with Chloe of if that was the real Rachel Amber. I guess we’ll never really find out and you’ll have to come to your own judgement with that. I will say that I did enjoy the game’s ending which did this little fast forward type thing that ended with Chloe and Rachel being happy, but to the player it’s bittersweet because if you played Life is Strange you know of know that Chloe is headed for a major heart break.

That after the credits scene… I hate spoiling things for people in my reviews and I’m not going to do it here, but there is this scene after the credits that at first looks cute and innocent, but the last, I’m going to say, five seconds of that scene is so utterly disturbing that it just really hit this part of me. I don’t even know how to explain it. In all of my years of gaming I haven’t had this happen to me and it’s one of those things that will stick with me when I think of this game every single time. If you’ve played this game and you watched the game after the credits, let me know what you thought about that very final scene down in the comments section below.

The playability of this game was the same as it was throughout the whole game which was a little wonky. For a game where really all you have to do is walk around and look around, you would think that the motion would be a little more fluid but it really isn’t. Chloe just feels really clunky as you’re moving her around each level and at times it’s just awkward to play. While I didn’t have any problems with my main playthrough, I did have the game fully crash on me as I went back in collectible mode. Although I was happy it didn’t happen through my main playthrough, I was still kind of pissed that it happened through my collectible playthrough because it shouldn’t have happened.

For some reason I felt like the graphics for this episode improved. It thought this was a little weird because the graphics for the first two episodes were consistent, but this one was a little different. Everything seemed a little clearer and less cartoonish this time around and the graphics really worked for this episode. When the series continues, I really hope that they continue to improve the graphics along the way.

Finish this episode and tag your way through Arcadia Bay once more to get yourself 13 trophies. That’s 12 for playing this episode, tagging up the place, and playing the other episodes, and one platinum trophy for the game if you completed everything else in the other episodes. Most of the tagging is pretty cut and dry, but there are a few missable ones that if you aren’t observant enough, which I’m guilty of, or if you just don’t think sometimes, which I’m also guilty of, you’ll miss. At least with collectible mode it’ll take all of 10-15 minutes to go back and get them.

There’s absolutely no multiplayer for this game and it’s not needed so there are no complaints coming from this end. There also isn’t crowd play so you’ll have to make your own decisions which is just fine with me. Anyway, if you know me and are a frequent visitor to my blog you know my favorite way to game is single player which suits me just fine.

Overall I give this episode a 4.5 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ A nice yet bittersweet conclusion to the prequel of one of my all time favorite games.
+ A solid story line that wrapped mostly everything up nicely even though there might be some questions left hanging over for the player to continue to think about.
+ Some improved graphics that really brought the game to life as well as some amazing music that brought the story to life.

What’s Not So Great:
This episode was plagued with Chloe being extremely clunky with her movements and then there was the crash during collectible mode which didn’t help.
I just want to take one more opportunity to say how disturbing that final five seconds after the credits were and I really don’t think it helped the game all that much.

After playing all three episodes to completion I have to say that this was a pretty decent prequel to a really awesome game that I fell in love with from the first episode. I will say that I felt a little powerless playing because no matter what Chloe becomes the Chloe that you see in Life is Strange so while it was nice to be able to play her, it really didn’t impact what happens later on. Even if you play her as this super nice girl who just gets mixed in with the wrong crowd or person, try to have her get along with David, and do everything right, she still ends up where she is at the beginning of Life is Strange. It was a weird mix of enjoyable but also knowing that you can’t stop the train wreck that becomes her life. I’m really eager to see where the Farewell episode goes because I have some expectations for it, but I’m going to say that if you’re a Life is Strange fan then this is just a game that you have to play because it gives you this bittersweet back story on an iconic character. If you’re not a Life is Strange fan and have been debating if you should even play that game, I would say that this is a great jumping off platform before actually playing Life is Strange as you can go in with no expectations or preconceived notions about the characters.

SPOILERS! Below are my choices from the third episode.

Life is Strange: Before the StormLife is Strange: Before the Storm

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The Countdown to MegaCon 2018 – Part 2

With MegaCon being about four months away, time is flying already, I have to admit I was starting to get a little worried because we weren’t getting the same amount of guest announcements as we were last year. By this time last year, there were much more guest announcements and I was pretty excited. At this point my excitement is kind of wavering a bit even with the first major celebrity guest announcements.

Known for his work as Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones and more recently for his work as Aquaman in DC’s Justice League and the upcoming Aquaman movie, the first major celebrity guest was none other than Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa

I have to say that this had me pretty excited because while we were promised Game of Thrones guests in the past, they never really delivered and were cancelled last minute. I know that Jason Momoa was only on Game of Thrones for one season, but everyone who watches Game of Thrones knows who he is. I will definitely be getting in line for his autograph and have already decided that he will be my first photo-op. I will be taking on the same challenge I took on last year which was to wear a different shirt with each photo-op and I already have a shirt picked out already.

The next announcement came a couple of days ago and is one that will please many Dr. Who fans. Not only was she the Tenth Doctor’s regular companion, but she’s had her own sketch comedies and had a recurring role on the office. She now voices Magica De Spell in the reboot of Duck Tales. This next celebrity spot belongs to Catherine Tate.

Catherine Tate

So I’m not a Dr. Who fan…not an office fan…and haven’t seen anything else that she’s been in so this is going to be a skip for me. As always though I’m excited for the people who know who she is and are eagerly awaiting to meet her as it should be an awesome experience as it usually is with celebrity guests.

Just announced today, is basically a blast from my past and a blast from anyone who’s around my age’s past. I remember rushing home every day after school to watch the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers so it was kind of surprising to see that Amy Jo Johnson was announced.

Amy Jo Johnson

I will admit that I’m not super excited since after the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, she did a couple of shows here and there and not anything major. I will still most likely stop by her booth for an autograph and a selfie though because the inner child in me kind of demands it.

The MegaCon Chair!

MegaCon Chair

I figured I would give you a little inside look into what my life is like basically in the months before MegaCon and how I prepare. So as you can see, I take my normal office char and turn it into a dumping spot for everything that I’m taking with me to MegaCon. Right now it’s a little bare, but I’m hoping that it’ll start filling up soon as more guests are announced. It’s not like I need this chair for anything else right? So far I have most of my essentials for MegaCon which are a backpack to hold all of my stuff, a Game of Thrones season one poster for Jason Momoa to sign and a Game of Thrones t-shirt. As the list grows for celebrity guests so will the amount of items on this chair. Which reminds me I have to get a Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers shirt now.

That’s it for now, but rest assured that when more guest announcement’s come I will try to keep up with them as much as possible and keep you up to date. If you’re going to MegaCon make sure to drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know if you’re excited to meet any of the guests announced so far.

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