This is post #1 for Blaugust 2019
July has been the most intensive month this year for me thanks to Shadowbringers. I loved it so much that I could already declare it Game of the Year. The only other contender for the title could be Fire Emblem Three Houses but since I haven't gotten it yet I can't say anything about it.
And yes, I know there are still months until the year ends and a lot of other games that haven't been released yet. I do expect them to be good games too but I doubt any of them will make me feel the same way as the journey through Shadowbringers did. 🙂
Anyway, let's get to the topic of this post, shall we?
...continue reading "Games I’ve been playing – July 2019"
August is almost upon us and that means another Blaugust will be here!
Last year my initial goal was to get 5 posts done during Blaugust but as the month went on I got more ambitious and tried to aim for 15 posts. Unfortunately that didn't happen and I ended up with only 10 posts.
This year though I intend to go for 15 posts from the get-go. Will I be able to achieve it? I have absolutely no idea. But I am going to try anyway! XD
If you are curious what is this Blaugust thing then read on!
...continue reading "It is almost time for Blaugust 2019!"
I almost forgot to write this post. I haven't been sleeping all that well in these last few days and Shadowbringers, the latest Final Fantasy XIV expansion, is the only thing that has been in my lately. And no, the sleeping problem isn't because I have been up late playing the expansion. :p
Anyhoo, this is what I've been up in the last month:
...continue reading "Games I’ve been playing – June 2019"
Another month that at the same time felt long and too short at the same time. I guess in this case it is because I finally sorted some real life things I have been putting off for a long time and because I didn't play all the games I wanted to (isn't that always the case?) due to tiredness and overall terrible mood.
This month should be pretty busy in terms of game releases so maybe this pattern will change. For now this is what I've been playing:
...continue reading "Games I’ve been playing – May 2019"
I avoided making one of these posts last month since I feared I wouldn't be writing anything for the rest of the month and I didn't one this blog to turn into just a one post a month about whatever games I am playing.
This month however I am more confident I will be writing about more than that. Plus I haven't written in too long and I'd like to rectify that. :p
Anyhoo, this is what has been keeping me busy, gamewise, in the last couple of months.
...continue reading "Games I’ve been playing – March and April 2019"
The month of February this year has been strange. It at the same time felt very long and not long enough. I have no clue why it felt like the first but the latter felt like that because I didn't get to play as much of the games as I wanted to. The reason for that are various. I was either feeling sick, tired, distracted with something else or there was some heavy rain going on and I didn't want to risk losing my net connection/power.
Because of that the games I end up playing wasn't all too different from January nor did I did as much progress in them as I wished for.
Anyway, these are the games that I have been journeying through:
...continue reading "Games I’ve been playing – February 2019"
Last night Naitin of Time to Loot suggested the following topic in the "Writing Prompts" section of the Blaugust Discord:
Ways in which you have changed in your gaming preferences, tolerances, needs or wants over time
After reading his post on the topic as well as the two posts that inspired his (one from Baghpuss and the other from Pete) I am not sure mine exactly fit with the prompt but I thought it might be something interesting to write about anyway.
So, let's give this a try, shall we?
...continue reading "Time changes all"
I had planned to play so many different games this month but in the end I only played a few of them. Which is pretty much my life in a nutshell: make lots of plans, grossly underestimate the amount of time and/or effort they will take then fail at them or end up doing something completely different. /sigh
The fact that it has been scorching hot around here hasn't helped either. That kind of temperature just saps my desire to do... well, pretty much anything.
Anyway, here is what has been happening in the electronic lands haunted by the urban legend monster called Rakuno.
...continue reading "Games I’ve been playing – January 2019"
My attempts to set monthly gaming goals for myself didn't work out again. This was in large part because the last time I set one of those I fell into a bout of depression that left me with little desire to do anything, even playing games.
Then I got distracted by other games and decided to just stop setting the goals as I would just be repeating the same goals over and over and not achieving any of them. I can just be stubborn that way.
I figured out that instead of repeating this cycle which only lead to more frustration perhaps a different approach might be better. I will just do a monthly report of what I have been playing and how far I got into the games in question.
...continue reading "Games I’ve been playing – October to December 2018"
October is one of those special months to me due to Halloween. It is not a holiday we celebrate here so I have a weird fascination with it. Even though if we did celebrate it here I'd probably be annoyed by having to open my door give kids some candy or people expecting me to put on a costume. XD
I do like the Halloween events in MMOs though since it is all the silliness of it but without any of the annoyance!
Anyway, I am still experimenting with the format for these gaming goals posts. I am not sure if I should keep the results of the previous month in the same post as the goals or break it into two different posts. It is something I will need to think a bit more and decide what I want to do once the end of October rolls around. For now you get both in a single post.
...continue reading "Gaming Goals for October 2018"