[Civ VI] Long Live the Queen – Alliances and Wars (Turns 331- 340)

It is my turn to rule over the Great British Empire again!

One of the interesting things about this project is that every time I get back to the game it feels at the same time familiar and different. By that I mean, our borders or that of our rivals haven’t changed that much since my last time at the throne.

Yet at the same time we have far more advanced military units, we are pretty much at the end-game now and more than ever it feels like every decision matters.

It is a strange feeling but an interesting one.

For anyone who just stumbled on this, this post is part of a Community Succession game hosted by Naithin of Time to Loot. You can find more information about it and links to all the participating blogs here.

With all that said, let’s get to screwing everything up improving the Great British Empire!

Credits: The image at the top was made by Naithin.

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Crusader Kings III – First Impressions

I don’t know what is with this year that every game I thought would be released next year is actually being released on this one. Crusader Kings III was one of those as I could swear it was going to be released in the beginning of 2021 but released this month.

Not that I am complaining. I loved Crusader Kings II despite being terrible at it. Mostly because of all the insane stories that were created as I played the game.

That meant that for Crusader Kings III my expectations were pretty high. I wanted enough simulation to make crazy stories as my dynasty tries to climb up the ranks of feudal european society while at the same time hoping the sequel would sand off a lot of the rough edges that plagued Crusader Kings II.

As of the time of this writing, I have about 19 hours played in Crusader Kings III according to Steam. Hence, this is more a first impressions of the game than a proper review.

For anyone that wants the TL;DR version it is this: If you loved Crusader Kings II, then this one is worth every cent. It is like Crusader Kings II with almost all the DLCs but better.

If you never played Crusader Kings II then you might want to wait for a possible free weekend or watch a YouTube video or stream of someone playing the game to see if it is for you. The game doesn’t feel like it has a near insurmountable mountain of a learning curve like its predecessor but it is still a very steep hill.

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[Civ VI] Long Live the Queen – Back at War (Turns 251 – 260)

It feels like a while since I got to sit on the throne of the Great British Empire. Which isn’t all that surprising, we have 8 players participating on this project and we are now at the point where the game gets really interesting and the best decisions aren’t entirely obvious.

If you just stumbled on this, this post is part of a Community Succession game hosted by Naithin of Time to Loot. You can find more information about it and links to all the participating blogs here.

Now let’s see how much damage improvement I can bring to the Great British Empire!

Credits: The image at the top was made by Naithin.

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A couple more demos from the Steam Games Festival

This post is horribly late as I have been distracted by other things. Worse, because of said distractions I didn’t even get to test out all the demos I wanted! Oh, well, such is life with ADD.

For those wondering what this Steam Games Festival is all about, it was a short event hosted by Steam where people could download and play demos for a ton of featured indie games. It was a nice opportunity to play some games that we weren’t sure if we’d like or haven’t even heard before.

It ran from June 16 to June 22 of 2020. As far as I know most of the demos aren’t available to download anymore but I’d still like to highlight some of the games I played just in case the is demo still available somewhere or even if it is just so people can keep an eye on it if they like what they read here.

With all that said here are a couple of games that I really enjoyed and added to my Wishlist:

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To the Moon Play-Along – Minisodes

I honestly had no idea of what to expect of the Minisodes. All I knew going in is what I heard from others, that it would give us a peek at Sigmund Corporation. It not only did that but it was certainly an interesting peek for a lot reasons.

If you just stumbled here and have no idea what this post is about then here is the deal: this Play-Along project is like a book club except for video-games. It is being hosted by Naithin of Time to Loot and you can find more information as well as a link to all the participants here.

With that said, let’s get to the questions!

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for the minisodes of To the Moon. Proceed at your own risk!

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To the Moon Play-Along – Act 3

Act 3 of To the Moon answered a lot of the questions that has been in my mind since the start of the game. It also hit really hard in the feels to the point of almost making me cry. And I am not the type who easily cries with fiction!

Anyway, in case you just stumbled on this post, this is part of a Play-Along projected hosted by Naithin of Time to Loot. It is like Book Club but with games. You can find more details about it as well as links to all the participants over here.

Down below you can find my answers about Act 3.

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for To The Moon! Proceed ahead at your own risk!

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To the Moon Play-Along – Act 2

It is time again for another post on the To The Moon Play-Along hosted by Naithin of Time to Loot. If you have no idea what I am talking about: this Play-Along is like a Book Club except with games. You can find more details as well as links to all the blogs participating here.

This time we’ll be tackling Act 2 of of To the Moon. I was already expecting it to be shorter than Act 1, thanks to the Play-Along discussion about the game but even then it still felt too short. On the other hand I don’t know how they could extend it without it feel like it was just wasting the player time. It also raised a lot more questions about Johnny’s situation than answered it. Hopefully everything will be tied up in Act 3.

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Act 2 of To the Moon. Don’t read any further if you don’t want to be spoiled.

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To the Moon Play-Along – Act 1

A little while ago Naithin, of Time to Loot, came with another idea for a shared blogging project. This time it is kind of a “book club” version of games, where we all play a game until a certain point and then discuss it.

The discussion in this case is more like answering a set of questions proposed by our host, Naithin. It is a good way to keep things focused so people don’t ramble on about different aspects of the game in each of their blogs. If you want more details, including links to all the posts from participating blog, you can find it here.

The first game we are playing for this project is To The Moon, from Freebird Games. I bought this game a long time ago, during a promotion, since I heard good things about it. But as is too common with me, I didn’t play it immediately saving it for when I was in the “mood” to play it and just forgot about it completely.

So, this seemed like a good opportunity to correct that mistake! Just from Act 1 I can already say it was worth every cent and just Act 1 alone already hit me in the feels more than I expected. 🙂

WARNING: From this point on there will be spoilers about Act 1 of the game. If you don’t want to be spoiled stop reading here.

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[ACNH] The great island reform – part 4

For some reason I have been procrastinating to write this post. I guess it kinda reflects the kind of position I am with the game itself too: I still have a few things I want to do but I can’t decide on how to do it so I keep postponing it and just stick to doing my dailies.

This isn’t even out of a sense of “This game is so great that I don’t want to end it so I keep postponing things”. It is an Animal Crossing game after all, it doesn’t have an end. It is more one of those situations where I am struggling to find an implementation to an idea that I find satisfying enough so I end up avoiding it completely. Well, maybe there is some burnout with the game too.

Anyway, enough self-analysis. This is how my island is looking right now.

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