Not actually the future.
Rather, I’m putting considerable thought into the future of this blog, specifically if/when I end it. It’s something I’ve thought about repeatedly, so I can’t say whether I will call it quits anytime soon. Anyway, I don’t ended to end without finishing those “Favorite Games” posts, and there’s a few topics I really want to write about.
In the meantime, why not view an older post?
Favorite Games of 2017
At some point after creating this blog, I made the intentional decision to avoid negativity as much as possible. The internet is a mess of mean comments, especially when games are involved, and I don’t want to add more than I already do. Yet sometimes I play something that frustrates me to such a strong degree that I can’t help myself. I curse to the heavens and swear a pox on the developers. I rage quit, but return later because I refuse to allow a game to defeat me.
With that in mind, let’s talk about the original Legend of Zelda.
I never realized how few modern games I play. Of the seven games presented below, only one could be considered somewhat new. Unfortunately, it’s also the one I dislike the most.
Although the feature wasn’t included, Intelligent Systems toyed with adding an avatar to Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Had they proceeded with it, Echoes would’ve featured the sixth avatar in the franchise. The crazy thing is that Fire Emblem didn’t include any characters for players to insert themselves into for the majority of the franchise, excluding a single exception used to introduce the game to a new audience.
I expect that the upcoming Fire Emblem for Switch will include an avatar, at least in some capacity, so let’s take a look back at previous examples.
Remember when Castlevania: Symphony of the Night celebrated its twentieth birthday last year? What better way to honor that game by playing it for the first time almost a year later?
Sometime in the past, I wrote a post titled “A Lack of Focus” that briefly touched upon three different subjects. Now, more than a year later, it returns. Like Voltron, these smaller topics come together to create a larger article. Um. . . that’s what Voltron does, right? I never watched the show.
Nintendo bailed me out. Because I lacked a completed post, I considered taking the week off and (hopefully) returning next Thursday with an article I’ve had on the backburner for many months. Then Nintendo announced a Direct, and I suddenly felt relief.
Onto the Nintendo Direct overview!
A smaller batch of games this month, partially because I took my yearly vacation to Florida. Between enjoying the warm temperatures and sitting in traffic*, I didn’t have much time to play games.
*Seriously, Tampa, get your shit together.