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My Fiance Tries My Games

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So my fiance and I have a very different taste in games. He plays mostly FPS games and more classic RPG type of games and I’m more into pretty story games that may not always have the most complicated game mechanics. A little while ago he suggested we should do a little experiment where we try out a couple of games from each other’s Steam libraries just to see if there’s anything we end up liking.

I gave Aks ten games to choose from, and he picked five of them to try. Since I’ve reviewed most of the games on here I’ll link my reviews after Aks’s thoughts so you get to read both of our thoughts if you’re interested because they probably differ a lot haha. Continue reading “My Fiance Tries My Games”

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October Gaming Wrap Up

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I actually forgot the month was ending this time because I’m that good at keeping track of time lately. But hey, I’ve actually played a decent amount of games this month! And bought games, because I’m bad and used my birthday as an excuse and also a couple of games I’ve been really excited for happened to be released in October as well. Continue reading “October Gaming Wrap Up”

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Spooky Games for Non-Horror Fans

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I’m really not someone who enjoys scary games, but since Halloween is coming up I wanted to post something sort of related anyway. I figured I can’t be the only one who wants to just play something mildly spooky instead of an actual horror game, so why not recommend some games that are within my own spooky limits.

Some of these haven’t even seen a scary game, and some of them are actually in that genre but I just think they have cool enough stories to be motivated to power through the scary bits. Continue reading “Spooky Games for Non-Horror Fans”

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BLOG TOUR: The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

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As some of you probably know I’m a big fan of Rin’s books so I’m so excited to get to be part of the blog tour for her new book The Never Tilting World! The tour is hosted by Shealea at Caffeine Book Tours so check out her launch post for links to all the participating blogs. Shealea is also running a giveaway of the book for Philippine residents there!

The Never Tilting World (2019)rgb

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco 

Synopsis:
Frozen meets Mad Max in this epic teen fantasy duology bursting with star-crossed romance, immortal heroines, and elemental magic, perfect for fans of Furyborn.

Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But seventeen years ago, one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. The planet ceased to spin, and a Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked in perpetual night, the other scorched by an unrelenting sun.

While one sister rules Aranth—a frozen city surrounded by a storm-wracked sea —her twin inhabits the sand-locked Golden City. Each goddess has raised a daughter, and each keeps her own secrets about her sister’s betrayal.

But when shadowy forces begin to call their daughters, Odessa and Haidee, back to the site of the Breaking, the two young goddesses —along with a powerful healer from Aranth, and a mouthy desert scavenger —set out on separate journeys across treacherous wastelands, desperate to heal their broken world. No matter the sacrifice it demands.

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Game Review: Neo Cab

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I found out about Neo Cab during LudoNarraCon and also tried a demo of it back then and pretty much knew right away that I needed the full game when it came out. And it was finally released on October 3rd so naturally I grabbed it right away!

You play as Lina, who is one of the last human cab drivers and she’s moving to Los Ojos to live with her best friend Savy. However, once you get there Savy immediately disappears who knows where and you’re left to solve that mystery while doing your job or driving people around the city. Continue reading “Game Review: Neo Cab”

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Have I Played This Yet? | G

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Many of you may be familiar with the phenomenon of your Steam library mysteriously growing thanks to sales and the occasional free games and Humble Bundles, yet you never actually have time to play all those games that you end up hoarding. I certainly know that feeling all too well, so I figured I should probably do something about that.

Basically I’m going through my Steam library and checking which ones I’ve actually played and which I have not, just to remind myself and hopefully you guys will learn about some new games in the process too!

We’re at G already, look at me actually making progress with these! Continue reading “Have I Played This Yet? | G”

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Book Review: Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid 

Synopsis:
Reclusive Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant to write her story, no one is more astounded than Monique herself.

Determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career, Monique listens in fascination. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s – and, of course, the seven husbands along the way – Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. But as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

Written with Reid’s signature talent for creating “complex, likeable characters” (Real Simple), this is a mesmerizing journey through the splendour of Old Hollywood into the sobering realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means – and what it costs – to face the truth.

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September Gaming Wrap Up

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I actually had to think for a moment to figure out what month it is… So uh, it’s been that kind of September. I went to a convention in the beginning of the month (I made a video instead of a post about it this time) and uni has started up again so things have been a little bit busy. Continue reading “September Gaming Wrap Up”

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Game Review: Sayonara Wild Hearts

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Yes, I’m doing my first Switch game review this fast. I bought this game like super late friday night on impulse because I saw it mentioned on a list of recent indie releases and it looked really cool and I was on the hunt for nice Switch games anyway.

Sayonara Wild Hearts sounded really unique to me because on the store page it’s described as “pop album video game”, so the soundtrack is a huge part of it. The levels basically follow the music instead of the music just being a background thing. Continue reading “Game Review: Sayonara Wild Hearts”

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I finally have a Switch (Lite)!

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My fiance and I have been thinking about getting a Switch for a while now, and when they announced the Lite version we decided it was time. The handheld side of Switch was the main thing we had been interested in and since Lite was quite a bit cheaper Aks decided he’d get two of them so we could both have our own consoles. We pre-ordered them from a local game store so there was no going back and then picked them up with some games on the 20th so we’ve had a bit over a day to play with them now.

I wasn’t going to do any kind of post about the device itself but since people have been asking me how it is a lot I figured this might be a good idea. Continue reading “I finally have a Switch (Lite)!”