Gray Beard Nerd
A nerd who is into cars, video games, movies, book and more. I love to write and hope to share what I have written with others. Please enjoy!!
Neo2 Distraction Free Writing
When I saw it sitting in a box neglected for years and gathering dust I had no idea what it was but I new I needed it. But what is the NEO2 and why is it just one of the best things ever for people like you and me who love to write but are constantly distracted or on the go? Well it is a neat little device produced by renaissance learning formerly alpha smart. It is simply a word processor and a modern equivalent to the typewriter in that all it really does is type. You can connect it to your computer to transfer files but it is essentially a distraction free device, like a typewriter, but a whole lot more convenient.
Yonder Game Review
Today it seems that the industry is focused heavily on the concept that what we all want out of a single player experience is a huge open world to explore. Thus the market is flooded with big budget open world experiences. Most of your indie titles are the ones filling the niche for us old school gamers who like open world games for sure but also long for something a little more retro in scope and presentation. Do not mistake me, I love Breath of the Wild, and games like it. My point is this most big games come from big companies and most small games from smaller ones. But not this one. Yonder is different in a lot of respects from both.
To The Moon Review
Indie games are by far my favorite type of new games coming out today. As a gamer who loves the classics, this slew of future classics is so wonderful to play. Indeed we find that the Indie developers are inspiring the big game companies to produce better games that people like me actually want to play. Let me introduce you to the Indie developed PC point and click adventure game To the Moon. You control two Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts, they are employed by Johnny, an elderly dying man to use the latest technology to alter his memory. In doing so they will grant his final wish which is to go to the moon. Why does Johnny want to go to the moon? Johnny does not remember and it is up to the duo to find the answers by exploring his memory in a virtual space. Moving backwards through Johnny's life, far from answering the question, simply brings about more questions and you must put the pieces together to send Johnny to the Moon before it is too late.
I love Metroidvania. Games like Hollow Knight, Metroid Dread and The Ori Games have been a breath of fresh air and inspired me to go back and look at old favorites like past entries in the Metroid franchise. So needless to say I am always on the lookout for new experiences of this type and when I heard about Super Epic I decided that it was an experience that I did not want to miss out on. But is it a good game, or did I experience buyers remorse? Let’s find out. This is the under 10 review of Super Epic.
G-Craft/ Front Mission
I am going to go ahead and open with a revelation. While I love JRPG’s I have always struggled to get into strategy RPG’s. I can't really explain why, it seems like something I would really love. But everyone I have ever picked up to play I just didn't really connect with. Well, all except one. Front Mission 3 captured me in a way that I can not really express into words. I love Mecha, in particular the realistic style of the genre, like Gundam. The setting and fictional political struggle immediately had me hooked. I have since replayed and beaten the game at least five times and I was excited to take a look into the other games in the series. Was it a one hit wonder for me? Or is there more down the rabbit hole than I could have imagined? Come with me on the journey as we complete a Front Mission/ G-Craft retrospective.
There weren't always dragons in the valley. They were driven far to the north hundreds of years ago at the end of the battle of Angelos, when the last two servants of God perished in the final battle. The dragons were weakened from the conflict and settled in the northern lands far away from their enemies. Waiting for a time they eventually regained a measure of their former strength and again began to encroach on the lands given to humans. Climbing the mountains and swooping into the valley they brought great ruin and destruction on the people who had largely forgotten them and passed them into legend. No, there weren't always dragons here in this valley, but if this hunter has his way, this one will be the last.
A Pinto Odyssee
One of the best things about loving cars is that you are never without a story to tell. People own cars because they need them, but people who “love” cars will often own something just for the connection they share with it. Maybe it was a dream they had growing up to own one, maybe they worked on it with their dad as a kid. Maybe they are enamored with its aesthetic or engine or any other number of factors. But for whatever reason car lovers will often buy something unloved for the purpose of restoring it or cherishing it in its own way. Silently we challenge ourselves to bring something most would count as lost back to life. It is a pathological and crazy obsession that we often will share with our friends. Sitting around a campfire or dinner table we muse that if we had the time or the money we would do this and or that and we laugh knowing that it will likely never happen. One such group of friends responsible for the youtube channel Fuzzy Dice Projects got together around a campfire and dreamed up a challenge that to most people would sound ridiculous, but to me, a person with a like mind, it sounded like a grand adventure. But instead of just musing they made it a reality and fortunately they had the foresight to invite the internet along for the journey and a Pinto Odyssey was born.
Horizon Forbidden West
It is 2022 and one game, another action open world RPG, is making a big impression on gamers. The rich environments it displayed, the diverse combat systems, the engaging lore and world sucked players in and everyone who has played it already are clamoring for a sequel. That game was Eldin Ring. Man Horizon just can not seem to catch a break when it comes to releasing a game, like it is doomed as a franchise to be overshadowed. Which is a shame as honestly I loved this game, though it certainly is still not perfect.
A Link to my Past
Life is pretty stressful right now and in the midst of that stress I wanted to play a game that was in essence perfect. Perfect balance of difficulty, exceptional world building, fun and engaging but also comfortable and familiar. A game that would not overstay its welcome and did not have achievements to check off a list. I wanted the video game equivalent of a comfy blanket to snuggle in and chill. A tall order for most games but A Link to the Past is not most games.