Last time I posted in this series, my post titled IGDB, I talked about an amazing site called IGDB, and how I was planning on primarily posting gaming content on there instead of on here. I also said that I’d post my longer posts in here instead of there. I haven’t kept with that, but I had an idea tonight. I’ll copy and paste my posts into a blog post here. I post on there at least once a week, sometimes several times a week, so there’s a ton of posts. This will be part one, because if I do every post at once this will be way too long. Plus, I’ll continuously do further entries as I post more in the future. Anyway, let’s begin with my first post on the site…
I’ve never played a Metro game until last night, so it’s funny that that’s what led me to discovering this site.
Ashamed to admit I’ve never played this before. But oddly enough I played the sequel, Banjo-Tooie, back when I had an N64. I’m playing the original on my Xbox One via Rare Replay. It’s been updated with Xbox controls and all Nintendo references removed, so not exactly like playing it on the N64, but it’s still a really fun game.
I currently don’t have a “main” game. Usually I’ll have one game that I’m obsessed with and only play that one until I do everything you can do in it, or I get bored with it. Be it Skyrim, Fallout 4, or Far Cry 5, there’s usually a main game I’m playing. I beat Assassin’s Creed: Origins a month or so ago, and since then I’ve basically jumped from game to game. Currently I’m playing Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition. Just started it an hour ago so don’t really have an opinion yet. It feels like the first (which I played earlier this year and was a main game for a couple weeks). But thus far, I don’t really like it as much as the first. Not to say I don’t like it, just that I preferred the original. Granted, I just started and it could get better. If you look at my post about Metro: Last Light from the other day, I also didn’t like that one at first but quickly changed my mind (I’ve only played it twice since, though, but I did buy the Redux collection a couple days ago). I bought the Dead Island: Definitive Collection a couple days as well. Retro Revenge is really fun.
I have a gaming blog I post in from time to time. My goal with that was to post in there when I’m playing something, but no one ever reads that so I don’t really post in there much. But people actually read these posts, so I might post here instead (while still doing the longer posts in the blog….yes, this isn’t long for me. I regularly message my friends mini-novels when we chat…).
I hope Fish changes his mind and makes this game. Or that someone makes it. I don’t care who makes it, I just want this game made. lol
This is kind of eerie! I had the sudden urge to watch the Planet of the Apes reboot trilogy tonight. I’ve seen Rise of the Planet of the apes, but never Dawn or War. But last night I decided to watch them. I’ve actually been sleeping too much lately so I had to stay up all night anyway, so at midnight I started watching Rise. I just finished Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and before starting War for the Planet of the Apes I decided to read the Wikipedia article on the franchise, to see if this is going to be the last one or if more is planned.
Here’s the eerie part; I didn’t know there’s a Planet of the Apes games coming out set between Dawn and War. Not only that, it released TODAY! Meaning that as I was starting the first movie, the game was made available. That is a very strange coincidence!! :O
I’ve never played a Fire Emblems game before, and don’t know what it’s about, but this one’s on Nintendo’s Google Play page so I’m trying it out. All I know is that there’s a video of the main character summoning a sun and throwing it at an enemy, who blocks it. Then the main character draws a sword and charges at that same enemy. So… I take it the main character is an idiot? lol Guess I’ll find out when it finishes installing.
Replaying this game. Normally I wait at least a year to replay something, but I loved it so much that I reinstalled it and started all over. Thinking about buying the season pass in the next couple weeks to play the DLCs. Far Cry DLC tends to be great (like Blood Dragon).
This is currently on sale in the Xbox Store for $6, and I liked the music in the trailer so I bought it and all of the DLC (which ranges from $1.25 to $3). So I spent maybe $10 total for this game and everything it comes with. That being said, now that I’ve played it I’d have paid full price for it if I had the chance. It’s a simple concept, but surprisingly addicting. Also, best if played with headphones one.
I just did the unthinkable (at least for me). To free up space, I uninstalled Assassin’s Creed: Origins. I’ve had that game installed since April, and have done everything you can do it in (and the DLCs). I still occasionally pop it in and run around and kill guards when I’m bored.
Well, I just uninstalled it because Game Pass just added Quantum Break. I’d heard of that game but didn’t know anything about it, and still don’t really know anything about it. But I saw the trailer for it on the game page and it looks freaking awesome. But unfortunately it is over a hundred gigs and I only had 35gb left. So I uninstalled Assassins Creed: Origins, Warframe, and Hitman: Season 1 (an odd title now, seeing as Hitman 2 isn’t episodic) to make room for this game I know nothing about. I’m going to let it install while I sleep (which I’ll do as soon as I post this) and will play it in the morning. I’ll make another post once I’ve played it and have opinions about it.
I said I’d post my opinions of Quantum Break today, and I have to say I’m surprised. It’s not only a game, but a TV show! You complete a mission (or “Act”) and it does a live-action episode that shows the consequences of your actions. It’s actually really good. I’ve done two acts/episodes thus far.
I haven’t really been playing any games lately. It’s hard to believe that last post was six days ago! Since then I’ve spent a little bit of time in the hospital, and might actually need surgery soon. I’ve been too depressed to play anything so I’ve been watching YouTube and Netflix on my Xbox One. One of my friends noticed because she saw what I was doing on my Xbox Live thing and suggested that I should play something to help cheer me up. So I’m about to play Metro 2033. Ironically, Metro: Last Light is what brought me to this site. I liked it so much that I bought the Redux bundle (I was playing Last Light through Game Pass), but I didn’t install 2033. I’ll finally play it when it finishes installing. Hopefully it does cheer me up. It’s pouring outside and it feels like my emotions are controlling the weather.
I post awhile back that I usually have a “main game”, but haven’t had one since finishing Assassin’s Creed: Origins a couple months ago. Just been playing something for a day or two, or going stretches where I didn’t play anything.
Last night, I was looking through my Ready To Install list and found Borderlands 2. I didn’t remember buying it, because I have never played it or any of the Borderlands games, but I installed it and have been playing it. I didn’t think I’d love it this much. I technically lied above. I did play it once for a few minutes with my brother-in-law and brother several years back. But My brother-in-law just handed me a controller and said, “Here” and I was thrown into the middle of the action. I’d never played it and didn’t know the controls and was so lost, and ever since then I didn’t like the series.
But I started playing last night from the beginning and currently in Chapter 4. I think I have finally found my new “main game”. At least until Shadow of the Tomb Raider comes out.
And as for not remembering buying it, I just looked at the Wikipedia article for the “List of Games With Gold Games“. The original Borderlands was free in March 2016, Borderlands 2 was free March 2017, and Tales from the Borderlands was free November/December 2017. I had Gold from July 2016 -May 2017, then I had I got it again back in March of this year. So I totally missed out on getting the other two. But that’s fine. I have over 200+ games in my Ready To Install list. I’m fine with just one Borderlands game. lol
…right, so Borderlands 2 frustrated me after awhile. I’m still playing it from time to time, but not as much. I’m now playing Darksiders. One of my friends has been suggesting it for years and I never got around to it. It’s on Game Pass. I also reactivated my Gamefly last night and put Shadow of the Tomb Raider at the top. I thought it released on 25 September, but ironically it released today… So that’s a thing… Anyway, I’ll likely be playing this until that arrives. I just got through the intro and it feels like early God of War.
This is my second time writing this post, because for some reason posts disappear when I try posting. It’s been happening since I joined, but I never said anything because…I don’t know.
Anyway, my depression has been preventing me from gaming for the last few days again. I ended up uninstalling Darksiders. It’s a good game, I just don’t see myself playing it again right now. Plus, it’s a large game and I needed to free some space. As I said in my last post five days ago, I reactivated my Gamefly account. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was at the top, and even though it released that day, they never sent it. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was second on my list. It released today and they shipped it IMMEDIATELY!! Ooooookay, that makes no sense…
Anyway, I’m playing Super Lucky’s Tale. A friend Skype’d me earlier and noticed by the way I said “hi” that I am in that dark depression hole again, so she suggested this game because she thought it’d cheer me up. It’s on Game Pass. I have to admit, it’s an adorably happy title. It reminds me of classic N64 games like Banjo-Kazooie. I wish they still made games like this regularly. But whatever, we have this one and I’m enjoying it.
The free demo is now available for Forza Horizon 4. At least on Xbox One. Not a racing fan, but I’m a huge Forza Horizon fan, and I didn’t hesitate to install this. Have been playing it for the last couple hours. The downside is that because it’s a demo, nothing is saved and there’s no achievements, so there’s really no reason to do anything fancy, like customizing your car. I’m basically just driving around exploring the map. Even just that is awesome, though. I cannot wait until the game is officially released on 2 October. I’ll probably do a full review later, but I just wanted to post on here that I’m playing it and fully loving it.
My first Gamefly game (since reactivating my account) arrived yesterday! I was hoping it’d be Shadow of the Tomb Raider, but availability was low and this was sent instead. I’m not even upset. I love what they’ve done with the series. The LEGO games were starting to get stale because every game was the same, just swapping characters out. But starting with LEGO LotR, they’ve really changed how they do the games. This is no exception. I just completed Chapter 4 (which is the one at Maz’s castle), and I’m thoroughly enjoying it!
Batman: Return to Arkham is currently on sale in the Xbox Store for $10. I bought it last night. It comes with remastered versions of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, both of which I played and beat years ago. I also own Arkham Knight. Funny story about that. I thought I was buying the base game a couple years ago, but I later found out that I’d bought the Ultimate Edition, so I got all of the DLC. Return to Arkham comes with all of the DLC for Alysum and City, so I have the entire Arkham series. Excluding Arkham Origins. I honestly forgot about that one until I finished typing that line. I’ve never played that one, and I’ve heard nothing good about it, and they didn’t include it in this bundle of the 360 titles, so I’m guessing that one doesn’t matter? Anyway, I’m loving the updated graphics. It looks even better than it did on the 360.
Baikeru (4 months ago)
Maybe someone here can help me. Official sources can’t seem to. For about a month or so now, when I switch apps on my Xbox One S, the console shuts off. Before then, I’d often switch between a game I was playing and YouTube. Maybe I’d take a break from a game and watch a few videos, then come back. But now when I switch apps, usually from YouTube to a game that’s currently running, the console turns completely off. I’ve messaged the Xbox Support Twitter page, no response. I emailed Microsoft, no response. The Support page gives three possible solutions, but it’s not any of them. I’d post about it in the Xbox One subreddit, but I am banned on there for something stupid I might make a post about someday. I even made a video earlier documenting it earlier.