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Video Games

Initial Thoughts on Fire Emblem Fates

Do you ever get that feeling where you want to like something but you can’t seem to find it in you to like it? On paper, Fire Emblem Fates should be right up my alley. But as it was with Awakening, I can’t seem to make myself like it much. I’m going to plug along and try but I think the biggest turn off to me (strangely enough) is the weird dating sim aspect of it. On Harvest Moon, I love courting my amour and having children. I love otome games like Norn9 and Sweet Fuse. So you’d think adding in a marriage element to a Fire Emblem game would be right up my alley but it’s really not.

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Top 10 Video Game Theme Songs

10. I’m going to start this list with a fun classic. Final Fantasy VIII wasn’t amongst the most popular games but whether you loved or hated the game itself, you have to admit that the music was still top notch. So my number ten slot goes to:

The Man With The Machine Gun – Final Fantasy VIII

9. Here’s a different type of song right here, replete with interesting xylophone sounds. Dimentio was my favorite Paper Mario character, hands down. But this song is even better. Love it!

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This War Of Mine

Recently, a friend pointed me toward this game so I thought I would talk a little about it. Currently, I have logged in 29 in-game days of survival in this war game where you don’t get to be the military officer. No, you are the survivors, hunkering down in your shelter and trying to make it to the end of the war (which I’ve been informed lasts 45 days). Hey, I’m about halfway there! (I don’t think I’m lasting much longer, though, more on that in a moment.)

So This War Of Mine is available on Steam and it’s a point and click game in which you play as a group of survivors in a war. You start the game with three survivors with skills that may help you down the line. For example, there is Bruno who has the skill Good Cook and when he cooks, he takes up less resources. In fact, I didn’t even know anybody else could cook for the first couple of in-game weeks because I never had enough to make more than one Bruno bowl of meat soup.

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