Saturday, August 17, 2019

Project 5: Sightseer - Open world multiplayer sandbox/RPG game

Well thought out and fun exploration sandbox. This is the team that brought you Windward, and like that game it's got hidden depth and is not a cookie cutter clone of other game in this genre.  If causal exploration and base building sounds fun, then this might be for you. The Dev's and community are both wonderful. I've only just got started on the PVE server but I am having a blast so far. Will update further as I play more.
 I streamed my first hour in game if you'd like to see it in action.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Gencon 2019 - Family Day Experience

My wife and I typically go to Gencon 2-3 days each year, we would normally go Thursday and Friday and stay until about 3pm, then drive back to pickup the kids from daycare. It was our thing and I looked forward to it each year. This year we had some scheduling conflicts and were only able to attend on Sunday. The past few years we have talked about taking our girls with us, but feared it was too much walking for our youngest to handle. This year we decided it was time. 
 Selling the girls on the idea was easy, as they love games and we told them they could dress up in costumes, which got them excited before we even arrived. The amount of kids activities at Gencon gives a lot of options which made for hours of fun. This is a nice addition that you do not find at most cons, which really makes Gencon shine even brighter.
With the huge explosion of Kid's board games that have shown up in the last few years, there was plenty for them to do even on the showroom floor. I think they play tested more games then I typically do all con. I loved watching them learn and enjoy a new game and all the demos were friendly and eager to help. Shout out to Haba Games, Devir Games, and Blue Orange Games for the demo's they had setup and friendly instructors who helped teach the games. The girls loved it and I think we can safely say this will turn into a tradition. 


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Blackout Club - EA Review


Blackout Club is a co-op horror action stealth game that is a lot of fun. Definitely better with a group of friends, but I even found rolling solo with Randoms was a blast. I would recommend it if you are into stealth games and have the patience to learn some new game mechanic's and how the game flows. That was the hardest thing for me, but after a couple games I had most of it down. There are a variety of weapons / tools to choose from and a leveling system that gives you a lot of different skill choices. I hope to see this game really come into its own with some more content in the future.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

KillSquad EA review

Killsquad is an action RPG that has tight combat that flows just right. Currently there are 4 classes you can play, which all play differently. You earn credits from and during missions. You use these to buy items, which hopefully are upgrades for your character. The first few hours are a blast, but sadly after that the missions start to look and feel the same. The few items you get per mission are just not enough to keep the interest flowing. It's EA so I expect them to obviously add more to the game as it's advances, but in the current state I'd wait on buying it. I've seen too many games abandoned or just released half done these days to warrant paying $25 for what's here right now.

Project 5: Sightseer - Open world multiplayer sandbox/RPG game

Well thought out and fun exploration sandbox. This is the team that brought you Windward, and like that game it's got hidden depth and i...