Update: Anime Challenge Returns!

Not a lot of exciting things have been happening to me this last week. In my monthly Magic: The Gathering gaming session, we decided to play Commander fr the first. For anyone who doesn’t know what the Commander format is, each player has 40 life and a deck of 100 cards, but you can only have one copy of each card. You also have a Commander, sort of like a Planeswalker, that you can call on. There were five of us playing and I managed to come second, so I was pretty happy. The only other bit of news I have is I finally have my ticket fr London MCM Comic Con in October! I’ll admit I’m pretty excited, as this is the third time I’ve been able to go.

What am I reading?

I finished Dune this week, which was amazing and I wished I had read it a little sooner. Still, I’ll be picking up the other books in the series soon. I’m currently reading a fantasy novel called Dawnthief by James Barclay. I haven’t read too much, but it seems to be your standard epic fantasy plot. I’m finding it enjoyable, particularly after a book like Dune.

What am I playing?

I’ve been playing a few games this week, the first being The Flame in The Flood, which is a survival game set in a post apocalyptic flooded world. The goal is simple, try and get as far down the river, on your boat, as you can. It was enjoyable but IO found the game got easier after a certain point because I fully upgraded my boat. If you like survival games, this maybe worth a look. I’ve also been playing ESO and Guild Wars 2, both of  my characters are levelling up nicely. I’ve also been dabbling in Armello, a board game like game, and Cities Skylines, a game similar to SimCity.

What am I blogging about?

Some of you may remember, a year ago I did an anime blogging challenge. Well, I said I would do the challenge a year later and here we are. To refresh everyone’s memories here are the topics:

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There is going to be one difference from last year, I’m doing this challenge in 30 days. I’ll be starting the challenge on 1st September and if you want to see my posts from last year, they are still on the blog.

Now if you don’t like anime, don’t worry, I’ll still be doing these update posts and the other posts, which won’t have any anime themes, until after the challenge. This means you’ll still be getting the Humble Bundle post on Saturday.

As you can see, I have my work cut out for me! Still, if you want to share what you’ve been getting up to, I would love to read about it.

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Update: I Finally Did It!

I suspect anyone who has read many of these posts will probably be able to tell what I am referring to. For those who don’t, or those that want confirm their guess is correct, head down to the part where I talk about the games I played this week. Let’s just say I’m glad its over.

What am I reading?

I finished The Rose and The Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan, which somehow managed to be even better than The Crown Tower. As a fan of both Riyria series, I loved the introduction of the young Hilfred, Arista and Alric; as well as getting to see how characters from the first series originally met. After reading The Rose and the Thorn, Royce has certainly become one of my favourite fictional characters and at some point soon, I’ll be picking up the third book in the series. For a change of genre, I’m currently reading a sci-fi classic, Dune by Frank Herbert. Yes, I’m a little late to this party. I’m only a hundred pages in, but so far I am loving it. The best way I can describe it, is it seems to be Game of Thrones in a sci-fi setting. And I love it.

 

What have I been playing?

OK, I’m guessing some of you maybe be able to tell what I’ve been playing (and finished). Yes, I have finished Mad Max. And I’ve got mixed feelings about it. Although Khinjarsi, who I spent a bit of time yesterday talking about this game, may say I was ranting (thanks for listening, Khinjarsi!). Let’s just say the last third of the game was a bit of a disappointment and highlighted some of the flaws in Mad Max. While I said I was going to 100% complete, I’m going to leave it awhile, as I’m a little tired of the game.

Apart from Mad Max, thanks to Rocco at In the Cubbyhole, I decided to pick up Guild Wars 2 again. Its been a while since I played, so I’ve started a new character and I falling in love with the game, again. Because I’ve spent a lot of time with Guild Wars 2 and Mad Max, I’ve neglected Elder Scrolls Online, so no progress there.

Next week, I’ve probably going to play some shorter games, as well as the 2 MMORPGs I now have on the go.

 

What am I blogging about?

On this blog, I will have a Top Five list posted on Thursday. I’ll be honest, I actually have two posts in mind either, my favourite Daedric Princes in the Elder Scrolls games or my favourite anti-heroes from fantasy novels and I’m terrible at making decisions. So I’m going to let you guys choose. Let me know in the poll which you would like to see on Thursday and the most popular one will be the one I publish!

 

On Friday, I will post my long overdue Mad Max review, which will go more in depth about my mixed feelings of the game.

And that was all for this week. Let me know what you’ve been up to, as I love hearing from you guys!

 

Update: Thero’s An Idiot.

I’ll always admit when I’ve done something stupid and last week I did something stupid. Some of you may remember I said I was going to write a recommended video game post and post it last week. Well, I wrote it… but I forgot to schedule it so it would go up last Thursday. To make matters worse, I didn’t realise this until late Sunday evening. So, I am an idiot. I want to apologise to you guys and the post will go up Tuesday.

What am I reading?

I finished The Crown Towerby Michael J. Sullivan and went straight onto the next book in the series, The Rose and the Thorn, which I have about 100 pages to go. I know I’ve said it once but I’m saying it again, if you love epic fantasy, I highly recommend The Riyria Revelations and The Riyria Chronicles. I would, like the author suggests, start with Riyria Revelations then move onto Riyria Chronicles because there are some moments in Chronicles that give a little nod to the first series. Still, both series have me hooked and probably will hook other fantasy fans.

What have I been playing?

Mad Max. OK, let’s move on. Well, if you want to me to go into details… I’ve now been playing the game for more than 100 hours. I’ve completed Act 3 of the story, collected all the car colours and hood ornaments; used every lookout post; completed one race in a legendary car in record breaking time; almost finished all construction projects and almost defeated every enemy base. I guess you could say I’m making some progress. I reckon with a few more hours I’ll have completed most side objective and collectables, then its just the rest of the story. Once that is completed, I’ll be reviewing the game on the Upon Completion blog. Then I’m going to play a much shorter game.

What am I blogging about?

Like I mentioned at the start of this post, on Tuesday there will be a Recommended Gaming post. On Friday, providing I’m continuing to be stupid, there will be a Recommended Reading post.

And that is pretty much it for last week. Not a lot really happened, mainly because I was working most of the week. I hope you guys have been enjoying the summer, as always I love hearing about what you’ve been reading/playing/watching, so let me know in the comments!