Games to Revisit in October

I have to say, scheduling posts twice a week is much easier to do now. I don’t stress about finding a topic each time I want to start posting at least which feels more relaxing now anyway, on to the main point of this post. The game I chose for this month is one of my favorites and it’s been a huge part of my childhood.

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Point Blank portrays the story of two gun-slinging companeros and adventurers, Dr. Don and Dr. Dan, who look amazingly like Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie after a healthy dose of Rogaine and about 20 years hard time. You adopt their collective identity throughout the single-player and two-player head-to-head score-battle mode. Once you select your experience level, beginner, intermediate, or expert, get comfortable with and calibrate your GunCon, as this is the third US title to be compatible with the accurate-within-three-pixels light gun. From this point, a jumble of four distinct challenges from within a larger grouping will be presented to you. Select one of them, and the game starts.

This game started a war between me and my sister when we were younger, after school we would instantly start the PSOne and play it. The game is so much fun to play in groups, it’s also my favorite time waster. Of course it doesn’t have the best graphics and the controls aren’t the finest, there’s nothing much I can say about it since it doesn’t really have a storyline or an end goal. I would recommend it if you wanna play an old shooter game with friends or siblings, it honestly made me quite competitive against my sister.

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2 Hours into Little Nightmares

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A hungry nine-year-old girl named Six is trapped in The Maw – a mysterious vessel catering to the whims of sick and powerful creatures. After waking up in the lower depths of the Maw, Six decides to escape the harsh confines, having regular moments of excruciating hunger.

I’ve been wanting to try this game for a while but didn’t have the time to so I was really excited to start it finally. The game is a puzzle platformer and I would say it’s almost similar to Inside and Limbo but has more space to walk around instead of left and right  direction only as those two games.

Now the hide and seek sort of mechanic was quite interesting and showed the horror element of it, for me it reminded me of Haunting Ground even though I really hate that game. The enemies are quite interesting to me, so far I managed to escape the first one which is the janitor and it was somewhat challenging.

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I’m really enjoying this game and I love the fact that the story is unfolding without any dialogue but more through the actions and how the camera is moving, I would say it’s doll house but more dark and sinister.

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Games to Revisit in September

I’ve been into narrative games lately, ever since I tried The Stanely Parable. From there I discovered The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and The Beginner’s Guide which are both great games, and that’s why I chose this game for September …

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What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a cursed family in Washington State.

Each story offers a chance to experience the life of a different family member with stories ranging from the early 1900s to the present day. The gameplay and tone of the stories are as varied as the family members themselves. The only constants are that each is played from a first-person perspective and that each story ends with that family member’s death. It’s a game about what it feels like to be humbled and astonished by the vast and unknowable world around us.

You’ll follow Edith Finch as she explores the history of her family and tries to figure out why she’s the last Finch left alive.

First let me say, this game blew my mind. The narrative of the every story the player goes through is very creative and imaginative, the voice actress who tells the stories makes the experience very immersive as it shows that she’s vulnerable which really grabbed my attention.

Every story is unique and the way its’ portrayed gives a personality to every family member each story about. To be honest I did get emotional at some stories because I felt very immersed, but you would definitely go through a rollercoaster of emotions. Beautiful graphics and it’s definitely not just a walking simulator as some would say. It’s released on Steam, PS4 and XBOX, so you have no excuse you HAVE to try it.

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Choosing a Gaming Laptop

I get asked a lot about my laptop, how does it run the sort of games I usually talk about. As you all know, I don’t play only PC games and I don’t follow the stereotyping of gamer races. I’m ‘Everything Gamer’ basically so I don’t only focus on specs that will run a game with smooth FPS, I also focus if the laptop or desktop can run emulators so I can play older games as well.

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My starter laptop was a Toshiba Satellite, don’t remember which one but I bought it with the money I got from working part-time at a company called ODC (Oman Drydock Company). I needed a laptop back then to working on my graduation project as well as gaming and I simply focused on getting an i5 Intel Core which is not exactly a good choice for a gaming laptop but it did run few games as it reached the minimum requirements. I currently have MSI Ghost GS60 and I absolutely love it, it’s a bit expensive but it was worth it.

What do I focus on when I want to buy a gaming laptop …

Has to Intel Core i7 or above. I think this is an obvious choice for any gamer, I mean you do want a laptop that can run a game flawlessly so you would focus first on the performance. Dual-core and always go for 8GB or more if you can.

Graphics. I think this is what most of my friends like to boast about, graphic cards. I would say it’s one of the important features you want to focus on because of course you would want that immersive visuals that makes you deeply invested in the game. Since I’m currently using it, I’ll say GeForce GTX 970M and go for better if you could.

Sound. I focus on the sounds a lot, it completes the whole gaming experience for me. We rely on headsets mostly but I feel we should trust the speakers as well.

I would recommend checking out these gaming laptops.

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Games to Revisit in August

I didn’t think much about today’s post because I’ve been thinking about replaying this game for the longest time but didn’t have the time to. This game is my all time favorite, because of it I got into the Japanese culture and got introduced to the Japanese music.

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Fatal Frame II is set in the fictional Minakami (皆神) region of Japan. The region is home to Minakami Village (“All God’s Village”), an abandoned town where the majority of the game takes place. The player learns that Minakami Village was host to the “Crimson Sacrifice Ritual”, the failure of which caused the settlement to vanish—thus earning it the name “The Lost Village”. In the game’s present, there is an urban legend about the Lost Village, where people who become lost in the Minakami forest will become trapped forever in the village.

I absolutely love this game, it’s my forever favorite. I wrote a post about it last year, I had fun writing that. I was deeply invested in this game for months, I remember beating it over 20 times just to unlock the outfits. This game was the first one from the series I tried and from it I bought the first and third part.

I love the storyline, I’ve always been interested in Japanese folklore stories specially ghost related. What I like about this game is that it doesn’t rely on traditional jumpscares for the horror element which makes it unique in my opinion.

I highly recommend trying this game if you want a unique horror experience with a rich story.

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Games to Revisit in July

How’s summer treating you ? 

Let me just say that part of me is slowly turning green from jealousy because apparently everyone on my Snapchat is travelling somewhere that the map is becoming connect the dots game at the moment. I mean really, go and have fun but stop spamming us with pictures. I might just block everyone at this point, I need to go out more often. Anyway moving on from my unnecessary rant, let’s talk about games. Now I’ve been obsessed lately with Crash Bandicoot obviously but I didn’t realize that I made my in laws stay up all night gaming since I brought this game home. It’s funny that we finally bonded over games, I’ll probably leave few of my favorite games there so we can talk about how awesome Bioshock is.

Which games do I recommend trying for July?

SIM – Sara is Missing

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You found a phone belonging to a missing person. What would you do?

Sara has disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and your only lead is her mobile phone.

Search for clues by investigating Sara’s personal messages, notes, emails, pictures and videos while trying to piece together her final days. Unlock password protected files, uncover hidden messages and decrypt lost data and figure out where she went, what she did, and how someone can disappear without a trace so suddenly.

Now this game grabbed my attention because it looks so real, I mean in a sense how it’s represented. The game is released for Windows, Android and iOS for free, I tried the android version and it felt too realistic. The game basically gives you an interface of a phone and it looks so real, the characters are real people with pictures and videos. It made me feel uncomfortable reading the messages and checking the gallery because it felt like I’m snooping around in someone’s phone even though it’s not exactly real.

The story itself is very interesting, I like how the game is somewhat guided but also gives a slight freedom for the player so to speak. It’s quite short though and can be finished in 30 minutes but I highly recommend trying it out.

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Games to Revisit in June

This month, I feel like playing something laid back with no exact end goal and just go on with it. You would say something like The Sims and to be honest I would go for it but I’ve had a love/hate relationship with this game, I love it because it makes me create and I can go with my imagination into it but I hate it because I just create and that’s it I end the game after creating a family or a house, I don’t really play after that. I need that sort of game but also has a gameplay and at least a story so I chose one game for this month ..

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The basic plot is similar to several previous Harvest Moon games: the main character, a young man, inherits a somewhat run-down farm after the death of his father, The game takes place in the small village of Forget-Me-Not Valley.

True to its name, the game progresses through the main character’s entire adult life, from young adulthood to old age, NPCs in the game, including the main character’s child and wife, also grow older as time passes,

However, numerous years are skipped as the game is progressed.

I love Harvest Moon games and this one was my first to try. It still holds a place in my heart and I still remember that I made my character marry Nami and she was goals to me. I loved her hair and she talked almost similar to me so I chose to marry her obviously and our child was freakin’ adorable. I would definitely return to this game today, I really miss playing it.

I would choose this one game for this month since it’s Ramadan and I don’t really have time to play as before. If you want to recommend games for me, be sure to mention them in the comments below I’d really love to read what you think. Hope you’re having a great day and have a nice day.

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