The Witcher 3. Done.

Hey everyone! Syniax here with my first completed game of the year and one step closer to cleaning out the backlog! The Witcher 3, quite the amazing game but not going to lie it had its moments where I felt like omg… please hurry up!

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So the game starts off pretty slow for me with the crazy introduction of the characters along with the Wild Hunt. The basis of the story is basically trying to find Ciri. Pretty much a daughter figure to Geralt the main character. In all honesty, I’ve never played nor read any of the books previous to this game so I don’t actually know any of these people. I just know that the game was said to be a really great story and a lot of fun.

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The quest in the game was another factor that bothered me but at the same time had me going for more. Some quest would be apart of your main quest line. I love to go through the mainline like I would if I was on a Netflix binge. I hate filler episodes though and that’s what side quests feel like to me. In The Witcher 3 it was very different how they did their side quest though (not all of em) Going into a mainline story quest and having it become interesting as the quest unfolds, just to turn into side quest and having the option to continue that little branch of the story. It might not have anything to do with anything but at that point during the main quest, you are already hooked. You need to know more and that’s what kept happening to me. I enjoy the game for the most part.

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I really didn’t like the weapon durability even though it wasn’t like Breath of the Wild where you take 3 swings and your sword is done. The combat in this game at first was weird because it didn’t feel like it connects. Games like Batman Arkham Asylum had combat that “connects” and felt amazing. This game didn’t do that. After a while, I actually got used to the game’s combat system and started to enjoy it even further. When I got the whirlwind ability, it became a lot more interesting fighting bosses and regular mobs. The combat almost felt like a very watered down version of Dark Souls with rolling and taking swings at the precise time.

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The story itself was amazing once I started to understand what was going on with the quest lines. After a bit, it started taking more of a linear approach to the quest even though some of them will still branch off into a series of quest just for the one quest. I don’t want to call it padding but it almost felt as if that was the case yet the quest still proved to be interesting. Anyways this game definitely took a long time to get through. I think started this a week before new years and I am just finishing it up. Usually, I can get maybe 1 or 2 hours a night but some nights I don’t even bother, hanging with my family and all.  Alright, now its time to go for my next game. It’s looking like with the timing that will be getting ready to play Kingdom Hearts 3! Always remain epic!

 

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Judging a Book by its cover…

Hey everyone! Syniax here with another blog/rant before I head off to sleep! So pretty much I’ve played Call of Duty games for years! The argument is that ever since the Modern Warfare series dropped, They have been the same basic game ever since. I will not debate that it practically is. I mean for a few minor touch-ups and other games had jetpacks and rocket boots, pretty much the same game.

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When they announced Black Ops 4 for our current generation without an actual campaign, I was surprised. I really didn’t want any parts of it. I decided I was not going to buy COD this year because of the lack of a campaign. I really enjoy playing campaigns in these first-person shooters like Battlefield and Call of Duty. When you strip that way and expect me to pay 60 dollars, you are basically out of your damn mind and it is disrespectful to even ponder the thought that we should pay 60 dollars for an actual incomplete game.

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Now fast forward to today and I heard that they even dropped a Battle Royal mode into the game. Ever since Fortnite did its thing with Battle Royale, I basically gave up on the franchise. I actually loved playing the game in its PVE mode but everyone and I mean everyone loves the Battle Royale. Games like PUBG couldn’t even compete even though they kinda originated the idea from a gaming point. Even though Call of Duty always had free for all with just 10 people… 1/10th of Battle Royale. (Math might be wrong).

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They even dropped a trial that we could access for free. This is where I feel so wrong yet I will have to say it. I enjoyed the Blackout aka Battle Royale mode this game has to offer. It gives me the same intensity of PUBG. The fear and tension are all there. Running around trying to find weapons and hoping you don’t get merc when turning the corner or having to run out of the house just like PUBG made this game so great. It didn’t feel so kiddy like and happy go lucky feeling that you go through when you play Fortnite. I actually felt like this game has some potential and did Battle Royale just right. Almost debating if I should get the 29.99 dollar copy from best buy at this point because of that mode alone.

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Not me… I am so much hotter.

I almost feel like a hypocrite each time COD comes out and I find something to dislike but at times some people just follow the norm. Oh, let’s hate this game for a bit because it does things the same over and over but when I play it I actually enjoy it.  I actually miss the old days when playing with my friends back in Modern Warfare 1 and 2 with tags like 718 and BBAG (Bang Bang Anywhere Gang) Those were the good old days. Anyways this is Syniax signing out! Enjoy and always remain epic!

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