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Random Game Ramblings III

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Random Ramblings III

09.09.15
I felt my first “Month of” after #JRPGJuly was a resounding success.  I have a lot of games in my backlog, and sometimes, I get stuck just choosing what to play next.  I enjoyed my two selections for #ARPGAugust, Diablo III and Heroes of the Storm.  The lack of participation from others on Twitter or any social channel damped my spirits just a bit, as only one friend jumped in.  However, I mostly do this kind of thing for myself, and if others wish to join, great!  It also gave me a number of talking points for RPGBacktrack!

steamLooking forward at #SRPGSeptember, I have Code Name: S.T.E.A.M and Disgaea D2 on my docket.  I started CN:S some time ago, but only go to chapter three before setting it aside for something newer.  I enjoyed the game, but got distracted by something else.  Sometimes, waiting to play a game pays off.  One of the biggest critiques levied against the game had to do with the slow speed of the enemy’s turn during combat.  With a recent patch, the game now allows players to fast forward past those sequences, addressing that concern head on.

I have enjoyed the Disgaea series from day one.  The blend of humor and tactical combat appeals to me.  I own all four on console, and recently added them to my Vita library (Disgaea in the palm of your hand…mind blowing!)  Aside from their hilarious stories, the games offer you various game systems and mechanics to ‘use and abuse’ as you see fit to make your demon overlord the most powerful, ever!  Disgaea D2 sat in my backlog for quite a bit, but with Disgaea 5 around the corner, I cannot put it off!

disgaeaPlanning ahead, I have chosen a GOG PC game for #ORPGOctober.  I do not want to spoil the surprise of which game I chose, but I did pick something completely out of left field.  I have never even heard of this 90’s title until a couple of months ago, but with a full five star review from a few dozen gamers, I figured #ORPGOctober would be a great place to give it a shot.  Once I finish with Code Name: S.T.E.A.M, I will go back to one of my Vita dungeon crawlers to get an early start on #DRPGDecember.

However, I would love your help with #NRPGNovember.  For those who do not recall, the Month of RPG list says to play a newer rpg for that month.  However, not familiar with newer offerings, I do not yet know what to plan for that month.  What do YOU think I should play?  Offer your thoughts and suggestions on Twitter or hit me up at jcservant at cyberlightcomics dot com!

Until next time, may your adventure bring you great excitement!

JCServant

Diablo III (Ver 2.3) Updated Review

Is this game still relevant? Yes. HELL, yes!

Is this game still relevant? Yes. HELL, yes!

A number of years ago, I bought Diablo III upon release.  I never jumped on the Diablo bandwagon with the first two games, and I wanted to experience the game and the hype for myself.  My wife, friends and I played for a few months, but eventually got bored.  We hit max level, and used excess gold to buy better gear off of the auction house.  To me, this turned the end game grind into one for gold alone, as better equipment drops rarely happened at that point.  On top of that, one could only run the story so many times before it just became too predictable.  Very little about the game actually felt randomized, or fresh. (more…)

Dragon Quest VI: Review

Two time the words, two times the fun?

Two time the words, two times the fun?

I apologize, but my gaming got sidetracked during the holidays.  My brother and I continue our RPGTrek with Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation.  This game concludes the Zenethian trilogy in epic fashion. While you don’t get married, or have kids, you do meet a lot of new friends and search for your true self.  And, in this game, you get adventure in not one, but two worlds!  Your next RPGTrek story is only a click away! (more…)

Heroes of the Storm Review

Review: Heroes of the Storm

Over the years, I have tried a number of MOBA games.  My first experience came from a Stardock game, DemiGod.  I found the combination of RPG and RTS elements fascinating, and played numerous games against the AI.  However, few of my friends shared my interest in the little known title.  Later, League of Legends released, which I reviewed for RPGamer.  I ultimately found the lack of map variety and poor value (of the retail product) dragged the experience down for me.  But, hey, the game went on to become the most popular games (if not THE most popular) with over 32 million players, so what do I know? (more…)

Tales of Symphonia: Part 1

Totalpic3My RPGTrek continues with Tales of Symphonia.  After spending some time with the original Tales of Phantasia, I decided that I needed to move on to something a bit more modern.   Critics and fans alike adored this title, so hopefully it will leave a better impression on me.  We find out together as your next RPGTrek story is only a click away! (more…)

Dragon Quest VI: Part 4

Two time the words, two times the fun?

Two time the words, two times the fun?

After a six month hiatus (and side track with another series, I have returned to my RPGTrek with Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation, as part of #JRPGJuly!  This game concludes the Zenethian trilogy in epic fashion. While you don’t get married, or have kids, you do meet a lot of new friends and search for your ture self.  And, in this game, you get adventure in not one, but two worlds!  Your next RPGTrek story is only a click away! (more…)

Dragon Quest VI: Part 3

Two time the words, two times the fun?

Two time the words, two times the fun?

After a six month hiatus (and side track with another series, I have returned to my RPGTrek with Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation, as part of #JRPGJuly!  This game concludes the Zenethian trilogy in epic fashion. While you don’t get married, or have kids, you do meet a lot of new friends and search for your ture self.  And, in this game, you get adventure in not one, but two worlds!  Your next RPGTrek story is only a click away! (more…)