My Best Games of 2017

For me, this was an incredible year for games. As a 3D platformer and JRPG fan, this year was much-needed candy to my palette. Let’s do this by category: Adventure/Action RPGs Zelda: Breath of the Wild– Quite the experience. Probably the ultimate form of adventure we’ve seen in any video game to date. Buy this …

Combat Strategy Analysis – Xenoblade 2

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an outstanding JRPG and one of my favorite games of the year. with a strategic battle system that anyone interested in battle mechanics must examine. Battles focus on forcing the player to make quick decisions with risks and rewards keeping players captivated. Players feel accomplished and satisfied after achieving goals they …

Mario Odyssey Summary Post

[Early Draft. This is just my notes while playing the game. I will have real posts for this by Dec 27. Follow me to get notified.] Notable things I thought at the end: The many different ways to complete objectives for low vs high skilled players. The different objectives you can go for in the …

How Final Fantasy X uses layers of challenge to keep players immersed in gameplay

[Draft – Final Version due Dec 29] Final Fantasy X (FFX)  is a turn-based RPG originally released by Squaresoft in 2001 for Playstation 2 and remastered on PS3, PS4, and PC. While not a perfect game, FFX follows several good game design practices that keep players enjoying the game even 16 years later. This post …