Saturday, October 3, 2015

Weekend Blog Log (Oct. 3, 2015)

It is Saturday, or rather late into Saturday of October the 3rd. I've mostly sat on my ass today tweeting to friends on Twitter via the old PC, and have spent a lot of the extra time off playing Destiny. Despite my lingering complaints about the game it is one those gaming experiences that has kept my undivided attention. I think most of that can be attributed to my friends' love for the game, and my return love for gaming with said friends. I have to admit that I do value what little time I have with my friends each evening in Destiny. It's a friendly conversational opportunity that I'm not afforded very often outside of social media text chat. Though my contribution to said conversations consists of mostly out of place exclamations, singing, and a lot of "dude" talk I still get to speak my piece about gaming, which I enjoy greatly. The one-on-one sessions with my friend 'Trouble' always gives me the opportunity to open up even more about my day, hobbies, and gaming passions. In return I also listen to her about her day, and her thoughts on things. It's a friendship that I couldn't do without, and one that I'm truly thankful for.

Beyond all the Destiny grinding, and social media interactions I've been busy in my mind thinking about what I'm going to review next. I need desperately to find a game of some sort to review. The wait for such a game has been dreadful, and to be honest I was pretty darn disappointed with "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5". While I appreciated the opportunity to review the game I found that the negative points to it sort of snuffed out my writing creativity, and had me babbling on about how the game could have been better. Activision really dropped the ball on the latest Tony Hawk's skateboarding game, and in a lot of ways. The fact that the complaints echoed throughout nearly every review posted, or uploaded is kind of bad, and says a lot about the mistakes that were made. Some of the journalists really ripped Activision's THPS5 a new arsehole with their comedic rant review videos. I tried to stay away from such harsh criticism, and instead pointed out things that needed changing in order for the game to warrant the sixty dollar retail price tag. As it stands though I cannot back such a lackluster gaming experience. It's nothing like what Tony Hawk's games once were.

Moving on ... Seeing as it's Halloween, and no one's been around to take me to see a new horror movie I'm going to take it upon myself to enjoy some on my own time. I'm seriously thinking about doing a Netflix article involving my top Halloween horror flix picks for 2015. I'll watch some indies that I've not seen throughout the month (before the 31st), and give you a post before Halloween on which ones I deem worth your time. I don't plan on going with the traditional Halloween classics, but more so the indies that seem to sneak in under the radar. Expect some obscure ones, and possibly even some foreign ones on the listing article. That will at least give you something to look forward to on this blog while I await the possibility of new games for review. It'll also help me break free from the daily routine I'm currently stuck in.

I hope all of you are enjoying your weekend to the fullest, and that your plans haven't been ruined. Here in Georgia it's gloomy with consistent rain, but having gaming as an available option allows for some fun indoors regardless. I'll probably continue my gaming escapades throughout the rest of Saturday, and possibly even Sunday until the rain subsides. Each day I'll do my best to catch up on some indie horror for that previously mentioned upcoming Halloween article. I hope you stay tuned in for that. Keep in mind that while I may not post as frequently as I used to my Twitter is still a happening hub for gaming talk, and talk in general. Expect the usual chaos, and madness smothered with a healthy dose of wisdom. I do try to keep things interesting on Twitter, but lately I've been letting my depression seep through the virtual cracks. I've gotta stop that nonsense, seriously. Anyways, do enjoy the rest of your day and your weekend. Work will return to your lives soon in the form of a Monday, or Tuesday depending on whether or not your job/school honors 'Columbus Day' ... "In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue". I shall type at you later!

2 comments:

  1. hows it hanging buddy? i watched the southeastern area inundated of biblical proportions. i hope the deluge didn't affect your neighborhood.

    i don't know jack about the tony hawk guy but i do know of the series. i gave the item a onceover. seems like it didn't live up to the hype. bummer.

    not to change the topic i've been working on ac4 black flag on wiiu. graphics are fine for wiiu. and it offers a whole lot of things to collect and unlock. fun as hell. you can't go wrong with UBI

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  2. It's going alright, thanks! Yeah, the hurricane was a monster. I haven't watched the news to see where it's current path is, but it did miss us for the most part. Weather can be a scary thing.

    Sadly "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5" got similar bad reviews from all journalists big, and small. It definitely didn't live up to the hype.

    I never did play any of the Assassins Creed games beyond the European trilogy, but I did enjoy those. I hear that "Assassins Creed Unity" was a broken mess though. As long as you enjoy the game that's all that matters.

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