It’s that time of the year again, to update our top 5 ARPGS to play right now. The later half of 2018 have seen more games from the MMO spectrum to check out, and while next year is also looking promising for single player ARPGS. So without further adieu, here’s our top 5 action-RPG games to check out this holiday season. #1 Shadows: Awakening A new addition to our always evolving ARPG list is Shadows: Awakening. From the outside, it looks like just another ordinary ARPG game that fails to stand out from the crowd. Upon deeper inspection, we were surprised at how engaging the gameplay mechanics are. In Shadows: Awakening, you control the Devourer – a demon awakened by a mysterious man in search for answers. Your fates are tied together. As the demon, you can consume souls or puppets. These souls holds the key to unlocking the game’s fun puppet swap mechanic. The Archer, Mage and Warrior souls allows you to switch to the human world to interact with live … [Read more...] about Top 5 ARPGS Of 2018 You Need To Check Out This Holiday Season
Sims 4 seasons
Upon the advice of counsel — which is a term that I’m using for “internet friends” — I did pick up the Seasons expansion for The Sims 4. This brought my grand total of Sims expansion packs ever purchased to (drum roll) one. I’m pretty happy with the purchase, since seasonal changes and holidays add a lot to the feel and flow of the game over time. It also makes for some interesting stories. My neighborhood right now is pretty small; I bulldozed every lot except for a couple of small houses and families that I’ve created. My daughter asked to make a house with just me, so that’s her and me sharing our little four-room pad up there. One day after moving in, Christmas (or whatever The Sims calls Christmas) arrived, which set my virtual daughter off like crazy. While I didn’t have much money left (or a job, for that matter), I did splurge on a tree and a small pile of presents. We opened them, she sang off key, and we tried to get into … [Read more...] about The Sims 4: A Christmas story
When my computer’s hard drive barfed back in May and I had to reload everything onto a new one, I had forgotten at the time to reinstall The Sims 4. It wasn’t until the recent Seasons expansion patch that I even remembered that I had it, at which moment I went, “Oh YEAH, that would totally hit the spot!” and I returned to the evil lair that is EA Origin to get it. It actually does hit the spot, especially for those evenings when I want a very casual house-building experience. Hey, MMOs, I’d be building houses in you if more of you would just have them, you know. The other interesting thing about The Sims 4 in our household is that it’s kind of a party experience. When I boot it up, all of the kids rush over and start telling me what characters to make and how to decorate and a thousand other backseat commands. We have one household that was built by committee and it is the goofiest thing ever. So when I installed it, I figured that I might for the … [Read more...] about The Sims 4: All of this costs HOW much?
I wanted to get a post about Sims 4 Seasons done before this, but ended up completely distracted by computer issues. Thankfully, I’ve gotten those squared away, and the PC is running great again. I still haven’t sat down with Sims again after being so rudely pulled away… but I think the few days I spent with it is enough to spin up a reaction post. Namely… this expansion changes just about every aspect of the game in such a way that it completely enhances the experience for me. There’s just so much going on here, I know I will never remember all of it to write about. Weather and Seasons Of course, Seasons brings seasons… which means changes in weather patterns. But, just like in real life, weather doesn’t always make sense. I saw snow in the middle of spring, for example, which can actually happen IRL. It was a cool little touch (no pun intended). There’s also changes in temperature that effect your Sims (and can even kill them). This is … [Read more...] about Sims 4 Seasons Fun
The newest expansion for Sims 4 — Seasons, is gearing up to drop at midnight EST on this Friday. I’m trying to temper my feelings for the pack, but I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t pretty excited by what I’ve seen. In fact, I decided to officially take a vacation day so I could immerse myself in all the expansion has to offer. I’ve learned in the past that Sims expansions require at least a full day of my time for me to feel like I’ve got a grasp on what all they have to offer. Since this releases on a Friday, that lines me up for a long weekend (of Sims). Traditionally, Seasons has been one of the most popular and requested of the Sims expansions, right up there with Pets. With this version of Seasons, we’re not just getting weather, but a focus on an in-game calendar and holidays. In the past, Seasons had holidays, but they were usually something quickly done with. This time around, you can make a calendar, create your own holidays … [Read more...] about Looking Forward to the Sims 4 Seasons Expansion