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I've finally completed high school. It honestly doesn't seem like I've accomplished much, nor does it feel like it's actually hit me yet. I'm not sure if it will ever hit me like it does with other people. In all, it just felt like another day. I haven't gone through my whole graduation ceremony yet, that's not until Sunday. Still, I doubt I'm going to feel that much different once that nonsense is complete with.
Anywho, I don't have much to say about finishing high school. It was mostly a breeze for me, I believe I should end up with exactly a 4.0 GPA factoring in Honor's courses. Not sure how I'm feeling about college yet, or 4 more years of school, especially when I still have no idea what to major in and everything. I will probably finally find some sort of job this summer, but I'll of course be sitting on my ass a lot playing video games, and also trying to get off my ass enough to stay active and whatnot. I hope to write a good chunk of reviews over the course of the Summer as well, and I'm already off to a good start.
One of my last classes I took was a college writing class, and I believed it helped me out a bit with my writing. It remains flawed of course, but I do have a few better strategies now. For instance, it's not a good idea to whip out an entire review in a day, at least it isn't for me. It seems a decent piece of writing needs more than just a day, that way you can come back to it later, look over it, change what you don't like, and, by then, you should have a decent idea of how to continue where you left off. Furthermore, it helps a ton to jot down a bunch of stuff you want to cover in your writing, and at least try to organize the topics of your paragraphs. Of course this all may sound like obvious advice, but it's stuff I've often neglected.
So check out my review if you want: http://www.gamespot.com/littlebigplanet-karting/user-reviews/811404/platform/ps3/
If not, that's always fine. Also, if you happen to be one of the few people who still try to write reviews on here, what strategies do you use? What helps you write a review, whether it be the motivation, structure, or anything else? Do you just take a few hours and call it good, or do you spend a few days taking the time to edit, revise, and all that good stuff?
Yeah, I suck at sticking to one topic in my blogs, sorry about that.
It didn't take too long coming into 2013 for me to realize what my top 3 most anticipated games would be. I believe these 3 games are arguably the overall most anticipated games of this year in general, and they are: BioShock Infinite, The Last of Us, and, of course, Grand Theft Auto V. They may not be your most anticipated games of 2013, but I still have good enough reason to believe that a fair amount of people have at least 1 or 2 of these games in their top 3 most anticipated for this year. Again, it's arguable, so I'll proceed to my ramblings over the game I just completed.
Obviously that game is BioShock Infinite, seeing as how The Last of Us hasn't quite been released yet, and GTAV is still a ways off. My thoughts are pretty well consistent with my initial thoughts I blogged about shortly after I started the game, but since that blog didn't exactly get a booming response, I'll provide a short summary of my thoughts after having just completed the game. As well, since I went so long managing to avoid spoilers for the game, I'll be sure not to spoil anything and be as vague as possible in my explanations.
BioShock Infinite, as I've mentioned before, is a great change of pace from the previous two games, which were fantastic, especially the original. The setting, to be brief, blew me away. I enjoyed the new sites, sounds, characters, themes, you name it. Gameplay-wise, it stuck to what BioShock has mostly done best, with the new powers being fun to mess around with and whatnot. The writing, unsurprisingly, is very well done. Basically, I can praise virtually every aspect of the game. I do, however, have a few nitpicks. The controls/combat isn't always smooth, no manual saves as there were in the past games, two weapon limits, and I did run into a couple of minor glitches, except one which forced me to restart a checkpoint. In the grand scheme of things, these shortcomings pale in comparison to the amount of awesome this game has to offer. The story was definitely incredible. I won't give anything away as promised, but just let me say that I'm still picking up pieces of my mind due to it being blown apart after the conclusion. Simply put, it was a phenomenal experience that I look forward to replaying at least another time or two.
Unofficial score: 9.5/10
I'm glad my first of these 3 anticipated games have gotten off to such a great start. The bar has already been set quite high, but The Last of Us and GTAV both have tremendous potential to be excellent games, especially with past games developers of both games have created. I believe this will be a good year to remember, a good, final year for the current consoles before the new ones roll out.
And to try to provide something to respond to, I ask: What are your 3 most anticipated games of 2013, and have you played any of them yet? If so, how did you like them?
A long time as in... a month. That's not to say I haven't been active. I still visit this site pretty much every day, even if I don't actually post in the Forums or anything. I've realized time and time again that I'm just too stubborn to leave this place, or at least visit other gaming sites more frequently.
Anyway, so what is it that I've been up to, you ask? Not a whole lot, to be honest. As far as gaming goes, I believe I've mostly played Assassin's Creed 3. I've finished the story, worked on getting a good chunk of the trophies, but for now it's being tossed aside since I've recently returned to BioShock. I finally got to Minerva's Den on BioShock 2 after purchasing it a while back. In short, it was a great add-on. Most DLC is a complete rip-off, but I actually don't feel too bad for dropping the $10 on this one. Yeah, it was brief, but with fully exploring everything I could, I got about a good 4 hours out of it.
And more importantly, I just started playing Bioshock Infinite the other day, shortly after completing Minerva's Den. I purchased it not too long ago on eBay for $45 (new copy). It's actually rare for me to play a game within a month of its release because I'm generally busy with other games, or, more accurately, just too cheap to pay anywhere near the full price. Anyway, with BioShock Infinite being in my top 3 most anticipated games this year, I'll go ahead and give my impressions of it thus far:
I'm not sure how far I am, but I've been loving virtually every minute of BioShock Infinite. The opening was amazing, the music is brilliant, and the world is incredibly detailed. I'm enjoying the characters and the lore of this new, incredible world. The gameplay is great change of pace from the previous BioShock games (not to put them down, because they were highly enjoyable), and... just... wow. It's one of those games I'm trying not to rush through, but it's simply tough to put down. I try to look at and take in everything I can before progressing. I don't really have any major gripes thus far. The two weapon limit is one small complaint, and I had become accustomed to manual saving in BioShock, but other than that, not much else to say. I think this game may easily get a 9.5/10 from me. I'm thinking a 10/10 is still possible, but I wouldn't count on it. GTA: San Andreas is still my only game I have a 10/10, and that was mostly because it blew me away at the time, and I didn't play many other games.
So anyway, as far as non-gaming updates go, I'm nearly finished with high school. I've almost shut down at this point. Homework is getting more and more neglected, and I'm probably going to super half-ass some of my last tests/major assignments, as opposed to just half-assing them. It's annoying how teachers try to shove the remaining crap we still have to learn down our throats in the last few weeks. We could just take it easy and toss a few questions from the last chapter on the final, but whatever. After high school is over with, I'll be looking for a job over the summer. Might cut into my gaming time some, but... money. Right? Then after that... college. Still have no idea what I plan to do or study, but I'll cross that bridge as it's crumbling down.
My Recent Reviews
May 20, 2013 6:18 pm GMTSoNin360 gave Killzone HD a score of 7.0
May 17, 2013 6:57 am GMTSoNin360 posted a new blog entry entitled High school- complete, first review of the Summer- complete
May 17, 2013 6:38 am GMTSoNin360 reviewed LittleBigPlanet Karting and gave it a score of 7.5
May 14, 2013 10:46 pm GMTSoNin360 added Killzone HD to their owned game list
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May 11, 2013 5:12 pm GMTSoNin360 posted in the topic How old were you when you played your first "mature" game? on the Primary Games Discussion board
May 4, 2013 6:27 am GMTSoNin360 posted a new blog entry entitled Most Anticipated Game of the Year (1/3) Completed
Apr 22, 2013 4:02 am GMTSoNin360 posted a new blog entry entitled Long Time No Blog
Apr 21, 2013 1:49 am GMTSoNin360 gave BioShock 2: Minerva's Den a score of 8.5
Apr 13, 2013 4:12 am GMTSoNin360 gave Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified a score of 5.5