Thero’s Recommended Gaming: Slay the Spire.

It has been quite some time since I have recommended a game on A Reluctant Hero. I thought I would change that today, by recommending a game that I still play three years after its release. The game I am recommending today is Slay the Spire.

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First Impressions – Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Long time readers of this log will know I am not always playing the most hyped games, at the point of their releases. In fact, it can take me a couple of years to pick these well received games up and Animal Crossing: New Horizon is no exception. I’ll be honest, I was meaning to pick it up shortly after its release but unfortunately it was sold out everywhere and sp I completely forgot about it. Thanks to a work colleague, I was reminded in April of its existence and so I finally picked it up. It quickly became clear that New Horizons is going to be a bit of a time sink, so today I thought I would share my initial thoughts on it.

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Five More Cambridgeshire Ghost Stories.

Last year, I shared with you five ghost stories from Cambridgeshire, which you can read here. Since today is Hallowe’en I thought I would share with you five more spooky tales from the famous university city and its surrounding area. So, turn off the lights and get comfortable, as we take a look at Cambridgehsire’s supernatural side…

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A Quick Shoutout.

So, this is a little bonus post for this week but I just wanted to bring some attention to my boyfriend’s Twitch channel, TheMightyPie. I’m not great at these sort of ‘promotion’ things, so apologies for the slightly rambling mini-post!

He has recently decided to start streaming on Twitch, so he is still learning the ropes but he has now set up a streaming schedule. At the moment, my boyfriend is attempting a playthrough of the original Final Fantasy VII using only Cloud. This is his favourite game of all time and he knows the game inside out, so he often does these challenge runs to increase the difficulty for himself.

If you want to support someone who is just starting out with the whole streaming thing or are interested in watching someone play Final Fantasy VII, then you can check out TheMightyPie channel here. The next stream will be 8pm (BST) on Monday and hopefully, I will be able to talk to some of you guys in the chat!

Poll Update!

This is just a really quick update post about the two polls I had on my most recent Gaming Update post. Well, the results are in, so let’s take a look at what you guys have picked for me to play after I finish Biomutant.

Which of these shorter games should I play next on my PS4?

This first poll was all about a game that would take me about ten-fifteen hours to complete. The four options were:

  • Shadow of the Colossus.
  • Titanfall 2.
  • The Order: 1886.
  • New Super Lucky’s Tale.

Out of the two polls this was the one that had the most interest. Both Titanfall 2 and The Order: 1886both received one vote each, but with just two votes, Shadow of the Colossus was the winner.

Image source: Tech Advisor.

Which of these JRPGs should I play next?

Here are the games that were the options for this poll:

  • Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth.
  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age.
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel.
  • Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition.

This poll came down to two game, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Dragon Quest XI; with one vote between them, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth won the poll!

IMage source: Wikipedia.

So, thos were the two games that you picked! I’ll probably start with Shadow of the Colossusand then move onto Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, as I don’t want to play a JRPG after an open world RPG. I’d like to thank all those who took part in these two polls and keep an eye on the blog for these games in my Gaming Update posts!

Poll Results & A Quick Update.

This is going to be a very quick post, Firstly, I thought I would let you know the results from the poll on my Gaming in April 2021 post. Basically, with 100% of the votes, the next game I will be playing after Life is Strange is… Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice! I am actually really excited to play this game, as I’ve heard so many good things about it. To find out how I get on, check back for my May gaming update post.

The other thing I just wanted to mention is that there will be no posts next week. I just haven’t been able to have the time to sit down and write, without distractions. So, I’m going to have a week out of blogging and come back the week after with some posts ready.

That’s all I really wanted to talk about. I hope you guys have a great week and I will talk you the week after that! See you then!