Gaming, Reviews

Thoughts on Journey (5th Year Anniversary!)

Image Credit: Journey (Duh). As a side note: possible spoilers ahead.

I never owned a PS3, so the only reason I even played Journey was because of a friend. The experience was the same as when he made me play Dark Souls: He sat me down on a beanbag, handed me a controller then ninja rolled onto the bed behind me and swathed himself in a blanket. His eyes visible through a tiny gap in the fabric, keen on seeing what my reaction would be.

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Duelyst is Awesome (And Why I Think It’s Better Than Hearthstone)

(Header Image Credit: The Duelyst Team)

Ok, let’s get straight to the point. I started off playing Hearthstone, and fell out of it because it was impossibly hard for me to get a deck built and to consistently win games to reach a high rank. Of course I did eventually get a decent priest deck built, and made it to the rank of 15, not the most amazing achievement, I’m aware, but it was good enough for me at the time. Nowadays I have a budget dragon-priest deck which gets the job done decently enough.

Now onto Duelyst. I have played it for maybe the same amount of time as Hearthstone. I picked it up during the beta actually, after reading a post on Kotaku. Before that I had no idea it even existed, and I am really glad that I know about it now.

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Terraria 1.3 – What I Think (Rainbows & Pinkness)

Just look at that image, why wouldn’t you get this game?

I’ve been playing quite a bit of Terraria since the new update and it’s both refreshingly new and familiar at the same time, the first thing I noticed were the pretty new coin animations (Or at least I’m pretty sure it’s a new animation, I haven’t played it in a while) which immediately got me excited for some strange reason.

I should point out that this isn’t a full blown review or critique. Just a little piece of my mind about the game.

As we’ve all seen from news and Terraria’s own site, 1.3 is a huge update that both balances aspects of the game, fixes old bugs and adds in lots of content. What I find great is that they didn’t give us a full list of all the new things in the game, they say it’s so that we can explore and discover these since Terraria is a game about exploring. Either that or they’re just lazy.

In addition to all that they also polished up the multiplayer, meaning it’s now as easy as clicking “Join Game” from your steam friends list rather than having to port forward your IP or use another program like Hamachi. This is definitely one of the better features.

Guess which room I made
Guess which room I made

Gameplay? Nothing too drastic has changed there, I was able to pick up and play completely fine after a year of not playing the game at all. The game still plays the same, it’s just that there’s so much more content to discover now and the great part is even though a lot of it may be familiar, it doesn’t get boring.

Really I’d recommend playing Terraria with a friend (Or two, or ten) as simply having someone else tag along can make the game so much more interesting. In good and bad ways. And that reminds me about expert mode, it’s a difficulty above “normal” and wow it is definetely much, much harder but I think that just makes the game much more fun, and rewarding (You also get extra loot for killing bosses and rare items appear slightly more frequently so there’s that incentive)

Thank’s for reading, that’s all I’ve got for now but so far I’m completely happy with 1.3 :D.