February Video Game Challenge Progress Report: Saints Row IV

The month draws to a close on a leap year and I approach this progress report under slightly special circumstances, like the month itself is special for the extra day this year. February has been a bit of an upheaval month for me personally, but I have been diligent in squeezing game time for my challenge pick in spite of that.

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Second Chances: Is It Ever Good To Revive A TV Show?

We’ve all experienced the pure magic of watching the pilot of a TV show for the first time and thinking, “This is fantastic. I can’t wait to keep tuning in week after week.” It’s rare these days for most shows to last past a second or third season, but when a show has a chance to stick around for nine seasons like The X-Files or ten seasons like Friends, sometimes we’re sad to see it end but you know it’s time.

With the onslaught of reboots and remakes happening for both film and television, the new trend for this medium is the revival of an old, fan favorite TV show that has long since ended maybe eight or ten years ago. Current examples include the aforementioned The X-Files, Heroes, Full House, and most recently Gilmore Girls. While there is a nostalgia factor driving these shows getting green lit to be revived, especially when most of the original cast of these shows are involved, I truly wonder if it’s better to leave these shows where they belong––in the past.

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The Growth And Development Of Gurren Lagann’s Simon

One of my biggest approaches to life is this––come into things with an open mind. This concept tends to extend to the media I consume. When I read quite a bit about the anime Gurren Lagann being one of those shows “the ones to watch,” I must admit I wasn’t sure if I’d really like Gurren Lagann. Mech animes never really appealed to me. Maybe it’s because on the surface it seemed like the type of anime that wouldn’t have anything to offer beyond lots of action, mech battles, and plenty of fanservice. Okay, Gurren Lagann does have all of that, but one of the reasons I stuck with watching the anime until the end were the characters. One who particularly stood out to me was Simon. Fair warning, there will be some spoilers about the anime.  Continue reading “The Growth And Development Of Gurren Lagann’s Simon”

Journey’s End: Thoughts On Dragon Age – Inquisition DLC

All good things must come to an end and this phrase couldn’t be more true when it comes to playing my favorite RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition. Last month, I finished up what remained of the extra content Bioware released for their 2014 hit video game. Spending more extra hours on Inquisition is something I can’t complain about if it gives me more time with my Inquisitor and the characters I have grown to love. Whether the DLC is worth the extra money to spend on is a matter of perspective.

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Video Game Challenge For February: Game Number Fifteen Revealed

Stepping out of a break from video games and attacking the backlog after a few months can bring you back to familiar territory––what should I play for a month? Poring over the sizable amount of games I have (most of them older titles), I start going with what my gut speaks to. With a game collection that isn’t too shabby at all, the game I had to play this month became crystal clear.

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