Let’s Play: Dishonored

For those who like a hint of steampunk in their Victorian Era, Dishonored is a game for you. You play Corveaux, who seems to be a skilled assassin as well as a diplomat, and unravel an uprising slowly. I imagine there is more to the game than even this, but for the first bit I played, I enjoyed the story as well as the game play.

In a time where there isn’t much in the way of plot for most video games, I found Dishonored to be a gem. Though it’s not the best it could be, it by far outshines many games. The game play is smooth, there are puzzles, good use of devices and interesting combat.

Many say it’s practically the same game as Assassin’s Creed, and it’s very similar in many aspects, but I would say the difference of setting and story is enough to keep any gamer interested in this game. Assassin’s Creed and the rest of the franchise doesn’t have badly made games, after all, that’s why they are so popular. So if you enjoy that genre of game or want to see what all the fuss is about, definitely pick it up.

Below is a 40+ minute video of my early game game-play. Enjoy!

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Let’s Play: Arche Age by Trion Games!

Arche Age is an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) that came out not that long ago. Made by the same people (Trion Games) that created RIFT, another MMORPG that I played back when it was in beta and then after it came out, it has a lot of similarities, some I cover in the video below, and a few differences. One of the main differences is that Arche Age is more of a sandbox game, where you decide how you’re going to play.

Game Summary: A sandbox MMORPG, Arche Age can be played by all ages of gamers. Recommended for “advanced beginner” players, you will need to at least be open to figuring out game mechanics if you are not already knowledgeable in them. Play as one of four races in the world, create your own skill tree and become what you wish to be whether that is a hero, a pirate or anything else!

Click play on the video below, and see how the game looks!

Do I recommend Arche Age? If you enjoy MMOs I do. It’s fun and a little different from most (unless you’ve been addicted to RIFT in the past). It might be a little difficult for beginners to pick up, due to the build-your-own class mechanic, but I feel it can easily be picked up.

Want to play Arche Age? Download the Glyph Client and patch the game today! It’s free-to-play with a cash shop, so don’t hesitate to join in or even just try it! Go to Trion Games to download the client.

Minecraft on a CrackPack Server

Most people know what Minecraft is: if you don’t, you should probably check it out. As for the “vanilla” version, it’s been steadily encompassing more and more of the mods that people used to have to add in. There are loads of new mobs and blocks that didn’t used to be there (and I played back when there were finite worlds that were only in creative and we made crude pirate ships in the natural bays that formed in our worlds). Frankly, it has changed a ton since I first started playing the game that has become a massive hit with all ages of players. In any case, one of my friends recently regained use of their computer and has set up a server, exploring the package of mods that comes in the CrackPack (tech and magic to encourage PVP play). For non-players: Player Vs. Player (PVP) is basically every person for themselves and/or team-based. In this case my boyfriend and I created an alliance to be a neutral party. We have been working on making a trading post so that others might be able to get their hands on supplies they might otherwise not be able to get easily.

day one

When we started we had a ladder that allowed us to climb up a tree onto a wooden platform where we stored our food and other things we found. It was a rough start, but since we were near the spawn and everyone else had fanned out to explore and conquer their own areas, we had it pretty quickly set up.

Now it’s been a couple of in-game weeks that we’ve spent setting up an entire stone tower underneath the wooden platform (including beds, a garden, a basement that deals with the tech aspect of the game). We have a pretty solid start to being the neutral party everyone comes to in order to trade supplies. At the moment our only worry is that no one will need to trade–they will decide to go out and try to find it on their own, gaining experience along the way. Our only hope? That they will all annihilate one another and come to us in order to build themselves back up quickly!

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Let’s Play: Cloudberry Kingdom!

A couple of days ago Torin and I downloaded Cloudberry Kingdom and proceeded to play the first 80 levels in about an hour.

Game Summary: Jump and bounce your way through each level, avoiding death and collecting gems along the way. The gems pay for power-ups that help you make your way through the crazier levels.

Watch the video below, click like and subscribe to see more videos of Torin winning every game ever!

Do I recommend Cloudberry Kingdom? I certainly do, but in small doses. It’s definitely frustrating when you keep dying at some points, so don’t try to power through and beat the game in one shot unless that’s the type of experience you’re looking for.

Want to play Cloudberry Kingdom? It’s available on Steam for single player and for online gameplay with friends!