Thursday, August 13, 2020

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Grounded's Arachnophobia Slider Should Be The Standard


Grounded, the most recent game from Obsidian Entertainment, has a lot going for it as a survival game in The Time of the Battle Royale. Rather than surviving on an island or forest, Grounded takes place in your own backyard, and instead of dinosaurs and zombies, you're now face-to-face with many of the bugs hidden under the tall grass. As someone who is no longer bothered by giant dinosaurs and shambling corpses, but is terrified of spiders, this is scarier than both the formers combined.
Not only are the spiders naturally terrifying(Google 'spider faces' and tell me how well you sleep tonight), they are also huge. Most of the bugs in Grounded(especially the ants!) are cute and adorable by comparison, but the spiders are enormous, with high damage and sticky webbing. On their own, they're fearsome enemies, but to an arachnophobe, they become a wall that stops play altogether.

Friday, July 3, 2020

I Hate That I Can't Love Destiny 2

Destiny 2, once you strip away, well, everything that constantly goes wrong with it, is a fun game. I always try to remind myself of that whenever I'm disappointed. The fumes of optimism are what usually keep me trying the game over and over again, because I truly, truly want to find something to love. I think it's been long enough though, and that I've had enough. Across six years and two games, I can firmly say, I don't enjoy Destiny 2 as much as I should, and the blame for that lies firmly with the decisions made that keep holding it back, time and time again.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

It's Shark Week in Valorant

Valorant has finally launched after a month of people wringing their hands and salivating at the thought of a beta key. Now you and your friends can get thoroughly embarrassed by the CS:GO sharks with 20,000 hours. Because Riot's premiere new FPS launched without a ranked mode, there is a pretty clear skill imbalance of new players who are eager to try out another game from Riot against the aforementioned sharks and the results are...not pretty.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

I Think I'm A Yu-Gi-Oh Fangirl Again

If you had told me that, in order to combat quarantine boredom, I would be playing Yu-Gi-Oh, a game I have not played since I was thirteen, I probably would have laughed. But, here I am. I've spent the past few days playing Yu-Gi-Oh, and having the time of my life. The reason? I think I'm in love with the Harpie Sisters.