I started blogging while I was a professional writing graduate student pursing my Masters. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English and a Masters in Professional Writing. I have been playing games since I was young and I also enjoy watching TV shows, watching anime, reading manga, and reading books!
I first picked up Skyrim on the day it came out: November 11th, 2011. I remember ‘cos there was that super badass advert with the ‘huh, hoh, hwaaaaah‘, and at the end the 11-11-11 turned sideways and turned into SKYRIM and it was awesome. (Note, having gone and looked for that trailer: I may have […]
Chris from OverThinker Y wrote about how Skyrim is successful and discusses how people play the game! Skyrim is a game that is extremely popular! When I started getting back into gaming in college, I kept hearing how I should play it. When I received the Switch and Skyrim was announced I decided it was finally time to try the game out!
As for how I am playing, I am actually playing it exactly how Chris first played it. I am attempting to do everything. That’s why it’s taking me so long to play the game because I go to towns and do all the side quests and I have barely even touched the main story!
I did some minor roleplaying with my character where I choose a name that sounded like it would be from the Khajiit, Do’ Aziraya. I did imagine her personality so I would know what choices to pick in quests. She is a warrior that does use stealth and she has a loving wife and family. I decided that she would fall in love with Aela after training to be a member of the Companions and that she adopted one child who she met on the streets and another child who was in an abusive orphanage.
Generally my character is chaotic good so she tends to try to make good decisions, but she can just be completely chaotic in both choices and combat.
Read the articlehere and let Chris know how you play Skyrim!
I have been playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on the PlayStation 4 and I love it! I am playing as Kassandra and I just finished the game on Tuesday! This post discusses some fun aspects of what you can do in the game in a fun travel guide post!
Ancient Greece is very romantic and you are sure to find someone here! Kassandra has found plenty of people she loves in Greece and she does love being a romantic! Come find love in Greece!
Ancient Greece is beautiful so enjoy the beautiful landscape and skies as you climb mountains to unlock fast travel. Hope you aren’t afraid of heights!
Although be sure not to anger the Spartans since Kassandra and I did witness them attacking a chicken for pecking them!
Also watch out for floating goats! Kassandra and I were quite shocked when we witnessed goats floating and dropping from the sky because they did not understand how to swim in the water near a romantic beach!
There are legendary animals in Ancient Greece you can hunt to satisfy a goddess and woo a priestess! These hunts are very difficult, but rewarding if you do enjoy a good hunt! The animals are massive and can deal a lot of damage if you are not careful!
There is also a hunt for an underground cult attempting to ruin Ancient Greece! Kassandra and I greatly enjoyed those and destroyed the cult!
The cult members are hidden and take time to uncover. Their battles can be intense unless the cultists anger the Spartans and the Spartans do all the work for you which made two cult bosses very easy!
You can also help the Spartans or Athenians win Ancient Greece! Take part in battles and show your strength as a warrior! The soldiers will greatly appreciate any help you can give!
Does fighting or hunting not appeal to you? Don’t worry there’s plenty of sailing you can do! Gather a crew, upgrade your ship, and sail to explore all of Ancient Greece and it’s islands!
You can customize your ship however you would like! Kassandra and I have a Siren ship with the Daughters of Artemis crew so we have a ship full of bad ass women! We considers ourselves to be the sirens of Ancient Greece!
If you enjoy this board game, you’ll definitely enjoy taking down evil ships in Ancient Greece! If someone comes after you or you meet pirates, you can sink their ships and board the sinking ships to get loot! Just make sure that you don’t get your ship sunk!
Compete in the original Olympics! Fight your way to the top and make Sparta proud! Winning requires skills as Kassandra proved by winning the Olympics and beating men three times her size!
Olympics not good for you? Well, prove yourself in the arena! Fight your way through several stages and prove that you are the strongest warrior! Fight through several stages of warriors until you reach the boss of each stage! Fight through all the bosses and prove yourself to be the Hero of the Arena!
Play Your Trip Now
See Ancient Greece in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey! It is the perfect getaway during these colder months and you might have a big adventure filled with action and romance!
Are you going to visit Ancient Greece in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey? If you have already visited, what did you think of your stay?
Choose female characters from books, movies, TV, anime, webtoons, etc.
Tag as many people
Name a heroine you like but whom you feel is always overshadowed by the male characters in the story
Cindy from Final Fantasy XV. She is so cool and I love how intelligent she was with cars! I wanted to know more about her as a character, but most of the time is centered on Prompto, Noctis, Ignis, and Gladiolus.
For that matter, name a heroine whom you feel is always overshadowed by the other female characters in the story
Sweet Pea from the film, Sucker Punch. The attention is mainly put on Babydoll, but Sweet Pea was level headed and tried to keep all of the girls safe. She was also caring and looked after all of the girls especially her sister, Rocket.
Name a character who had potential but was greatly underutilized in her story
Lunafreya from Final Fantasy XV. She barely got any screen time and I wanted to see more of what she could do. She was also powerful because she was able to heal others, summon the Leviathan, and she also gives Noctis the power to fight the Leviathan! I would have loved to play as her or see what else she could do with her magic!
Name a female character who you either find better in her book than her movie, find better in her movie than her book, or whose portrayals you find equal
Hermione Granger from Harry Potter. I found both portrayals of her to be perfect! She was the first character I could relate to as a child since we both loved reading. I admired her courage in the books and films and loved how Emma Watson portrayed her character!
Name a character who you want more backstory on
Harley Quinn from Batman: Arkham City. I wanted to know more about her as a character because she seems so interesting! The story focuses on the Joker so she is mainly just shown with him. She seems intelligent and funny and I would like to know more about her.
Name a character with traits you feel are sadly overlooked by everyone
Senua from Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. Senua is so strong. She’s brave for trying to save her significant other. She is also a really strong and capable fighter when you have to fight against her demons. She is also brave for being herself and fighting her illness despite having no support from her community except for her husband.
Name a morally grey character. (Villain or anti hero!)
Poison Ivy from Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Basically she loves plants so much that she wants to take care of them. She also despises people because they are hurting the environment. I love how caring she is for her plants and that she is an intelligent scientist. She’s also a fun character because she is confident and a powerful enemy when she uses her plants.
A character you’re stunned isn’t more famous
Babydoll from the film, Sucker Punch. This film really needs more attention! I love the story of Babydoll trying to escape from an asylum she was put in by her abusive father. Babydoll is cunning and all she wants is freedom after being stuck in abuse. I highly recommend you watch this film if you have not already because it is a really interesting film that makes you really think about what you have watched after you finish it.
A character from a piece of fiction you’re amazed isn’t more famous
Utena from Revolutionary Girl Utena. I just started reading the manga before I start the anime. I am putting her on this list because Utena is a really interesting character. She wears suits because she does not like dresses and I am currently at the part where she is fiercely defending another student from an organization. I’ve barely begun the story, but I am interested in learning more about Utena and I wanted everyone who reads my blog to know about her too!
Lady Bloggers to follow
I am including followers I did not see on A Geeky Gals List so refer to hers for even more awesome lady bloggers! Bloggers on this list, feel free to make your own underrated ladies post, but only if you want to!
I mostly talk about console and PC video games on here, but I also wanted to do a post on mobile games that are fun to play! I just recently found two new games so I decided to write a post on all the cell phone games I play! All the games on this list are free!
Another Eden is a mobile RPG . It resembles an old school RPG with 2D animation and beautifully designed backgrounds. I love the music in this game!
This game is one of the newest ones I have, but I am interested in the story. So far all I know is that two children were adopted by an old mayor and now they live in a quiet town and a twist occurs during the prologue that involves time travel.
I recommend this game because I love the art style and music and it looks like it will be a fun RPG on the go!
Bang Dream Girls Band Party
This is the other new game I just got. It caught my attention because it was recommended to me by Google Play and it was featuring Persona songs! The Persona campaign has ended, but it was a lot of fun!
This is a rhythm game featuring covers of original and anime songs! I love the song selection! I also love that it features a story that you can watch which unlocks more songs. It also has loading screen comics which you can read.
If you like rhythm games or enjoy anime songs, this game will be perfect for you!
Shin Megami Tensei Dx2 Liberation
I tried this game out because I am slowly getting into the Persona series after loving Persona 5! This is another RPG which consists of a story told mainly through dialogue followed by battles!
I enjoy that the demons are 3D and that there is a talk system which allows you to get more demons!
I played it recently when there was a Bayonetta collaboration going on and now Bayonetta is in my party which is so exciting!
I would recommend this game if you like Persona or the Shin Megami Tensei series!
Oh look another RPG, can you tell I really love RPGS! This one is done in an anime style with gorgeous animation! The cutscenes are fully voiced and have detailed drawings. The fighting style consists of picking different skills which all have fantastic animations!
The story is interesting so far. I have not played too far, but currently I have unlocked the guardian mechanic which allows you to use a powerful ally that helps defeat strong enemies!
I recommend this game if you love RPGS or anime!
I got this game as soon as it released because I grew up with Harry Potter! I picked Ravenclaw because Pottermore said that was my official house! The game does have an energy component to it so it cannot be played constantly unless you purchase energy which can make the game slow, but I do not spend hours playing mobile games so I do not mind waiting for the energy mechanic to refill.
Playing the game again to review it, I still love it! I just love being part of the Harry Potter universe and I am also interested in my character’s back story! The driving force behind the plot of this game is that you have an infamous sibling and you want to find out what happened to him.
I recommend this game to Harry Potter fans! I would say give it a try if you like fantasy, but it is more for fans of Harry Potter so references might be confusing to those who do not know the books or films.
Honkai Impact 3rd
This is a fantastic game, it looks like a high quality video game! This is an action game consisting of female fighters! It’s similar to a magic girl game although it’s more technology then magic!
The fighting in the game is fast and reminds me of Bayonetta. I would recommend this game if you’re a fan of games like Bayonetta or action games.
Kingdom Hearts Union Cross
Another surprise to everyone, I’m talking about Kingdom Hearts again! I love this game because I can play Kingdom Hearts on the go! I also love the cartoony art style!
This game is a fun because you get to go to various Disney Worlds and unlock keyblades as you explore the worlds! It is also fun because it has a Colosseum in it and special events. The last special event I did allowed me to get a Moogle keyblade!
I would recommend this game if you like Kingdom Hearts or want to give the series a try!
This game is simple but fun! You can walk around and collect Pokemon. It encourages you to go out and exercise or just something fun to do while you are walking!
I love collecting Pokemon and seeing what Pokemon are around me! I also love that Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu transfers my Pokemon from Pokemon Go into the game!
I would recommend this game if you are a fan of Pokemon!
I finished Kingdom Hearts 3 on the PlayStation 4 recently and wanted to do a full review of the game! I mostly really enjoyed the game, but I did wish there was more content. Spoilers are here so don’t read if you haven’t finished the game!
The full plot was engaging and kept me hooked up until the end! I was excited to finally beat Xenahort! The plot mainly did tie up loose ends except for anything to do with the Master of Masters. I’m assuming this means that this will either be covered in the next saga of Kingdom Hearts.
I liked that the plot was filled with emotional moments and there felt like there was so much at stake for the characters especially in the Keyblade Graveyard!
These felt different this time around. They were fully developed stories, but they were also short. Usually the worlds would be visited at least twice so I wanted to explore the Disney worlds more, but the plot is told in one sitting. I feel like this was done because the emphasis of the plot was on Xenahort and not Disney this time around. But, I still miss spending more time in the Disney worlds.
Where this really showed was in The Caribbean world. They attempted to put a fairly complicated plot in a short trip. This could really confuse those who haven’t seen Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Please let me know in the comments if you understood the plot of this story without having seen this film! I saw this film years ago in theaters with my mom!
I enjoyed the Disney bosses. My favorite was the Ice Wolf boss in Arendelle. I loved the design of the boss! My least favorite was the Kraken boss fight because it was just fighting tentacles until the health drained. Honorable mention goes to the Doll boss in Toy Box for freaking me out and making me want to beat it the fastest because the flying doll really creeped me out!
These boss fights were really interesting. Fighting Ansem, Xemnas, and Young Xenahort all at once was really difficult! I had to really watch my health! That was probably the most challenging boss fight for me!
As for Xenahort, I enjoyed fighting him the final time when he was in his human form! His magic was powerful and it felt so good to finally defeat him! I also loved the ending where Donald and Goofy’s voices come in through the PlayStation 4 controller!
The ending was not what I had expected. I was expecting all loose threads to be tied up, but there still are mysteries surrounding the Master of Masters, the black box, and what will happen to Sora.
The story also ended with tragedy because Sora sacrifices himself to save Kairi so they never do end up together after finally figuring out their true feelings. I am anxious to find out if Sora can be saved in another game! I am hoping that it does not end there!
Things I Missed From Previous Games
Multiple secret bosses
Usually there are multiple bosses to fight before seeing the final boss. From what I understand there is only one secret boss so no fighting Sephiroth.
I loved the challenges and bosses you faced in this section! There are little battlegates you can do and I did do one of them, but I miss fighting Hades and Final Fantasy characters at the Colosseum in Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and Kingdom Hearts 2.5!
Overall this was a really great game and a good way to finish off Xenahort. I liked that it ended peacefully with Xenahort and Eraqus. I do wish the Colosseum was brought back and there were more bosses to fight, but I do still love the game! I am hoping that in a next game we will be able to save Sora!
What did you think of Kingdom Hearts 3! Let me know!
I do not have too many games backlogged, but I do have a lot of games I need to finish!
Game Most Likely to Never be Played
All of them I have played a little bit of so I’ll go with the one I will most likely have trouble finishing. That would go to Pokemon Y because that was my first Pokemon game on the Nintendo 3DS and I have actually never finished a Pokemon game!
This is a tough one because I am a fan of RPGs so a lot of my games on my backlog are super long! I believe my shortest is Luigi’s Mansion for the Nintendo 3DS because it is supposed to be short!
Again another tough one because I love RPG’s. I’lll go with Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for the Nintendo 3DS! It definitely feels long because I actually had to restart playing the game. I had unfortunately not spent enough time trying to learn the mechanics and made the game super hard on myself. I decided to restart and focus more on leveling up my character and learning the mechanics so I would not get stuck in the game!
Game Which has Spent the Most Time on the Backlog
This also goes to Pokemon Y for the Nintendo 3DS! I played a lot of this game since it was my first game for the Nintendo 3DS, but Pokemon games are so long that it may take me a while to beat it. I also keep getting distracted by other games!
The Person Responsible For Adding the Most Entries to Your Backlog
This would be my college best friend! He has recommended a lot of games to me that have added to my backlog! It’s nice to have someone to discuss games with!
I just realized as I finished my list that all these games are from my Nintendo 3DS! I really love the system and this one was my first venture into playing handheld console games since the Game Boy Advanced I had as a child which was a long time ago!
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A major theme that was present in the Disney worlds in Kingdom Hearts 3 was love. In my case, I wanted to apply this concept to friendship since this series allowed me to get closer to one of my closest friends! There will be spoilers for some of the Disney world plots of Kingdom Hearts 3!
Buzz, Andy, and the toys have been separated from Andy and are trying to find him. Sora, Donald, and Goofy team up to help them.
The first point about friendship comes from when Buzz almost get turned to darkness by Young Xenahort. Woody’s strong bond to Buzz allows him to save Buzz from being consumed by darkness. This reminds me of how friends are there for you during hard times. Friends provide comfort when times are tough and the love of a friendship can keep your heart strong! When I get anxious , I talk to my friend and the comfort of having that friendship always makes me feel better!
The second point about friendship comes from the end of the plot. Buzz and Woody are still far away from Andy, but they point out that Andy is in their hearts. My friend and I live a few hours away from each other, but we still have that close connection that we had when we were in college together!
This world revolves around the plot of Frozen. Sora, Donald, and Goofy meet Elsa who has run away to isolate herself from others and they team up with Anna, Sven, Olaf, and Kristoff to help Elsa.
At the end of the story, Anna is turned to ice, but she is saved by Elsa’s love. This relates to the saying that love can heal a frozen heart. When I got to this scene, I loved that it was not romantic love that saved Anna, but the love of a sister. This scene made me think that all love is an amazing thing to have in your life. I have not experience romantic love either, but I have experienced the love of friends and family and that is a really great gift to have in my life!
Hundred Acre Woods
This was mainly comprised of helping Rabbit with his garden so he could give honey to Pooh. What struck me was the ending. Whinnie the Pooh says that at one point he felt separated from Sora and that he did not want to lose Sora again. He realizes that Sora will stay in his heart.
When I was about to leave college, I worried that my friend and I would lose how close we were over time. But we are still really close and my friend sometimes comes up to visit. We are still close in each other’s hearts no matter how far away we are!
What Kingdom Hearts 3 Teaches About Love and Friendship
Bonds between close friends remain close no matter how far the distance
A strong bond like friendship is comforting
Love is a strong force that can be healing
What do you think of Kingdom Heart 3‘s themes? There will be one more post on Kingdom Hearts 3 coming up! I wanted to write a post on this because I kept talking about this with my friend when we were both playing through the game. Next up will be a full review highlighting the pros and cons of this game and then you can finally stop hearing me ranting about Kingdom Hearts 3!
The Gaming Diaries nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I am very excited to receive this award and I am grateful that The Gaming Diaries thought of me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! A project I really enjoyed from The Gaming Diaries recently was reading her post on the Question of the Month!
The rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award are:
Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog
Answer the 11 questions they ask you
Nominate 11 blogs and write them 11 question
List the rules and display the logo in your post and/or on your blog
1. What is the game you are most looking forward to being released this year? (Any already released in 2019 don’t count)
I would say Kingdom Hearts 3, but that was just released. In that case, I think the second game I am most looking forward to playing is Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn for the Nintendo 3DS. This is a remake of a game I have never played, but it looks adorable and I am looking forward to playing it!
2. If you could cosplay as any character from any game who would you choose?
I would cosplay as Kassandra from Assassin Creed Odyssey. I was really thinking about this question because there are a lot of characters that would be fun to cosplay, but Kassandra wins because I really love her character and would love to dress up as her! 3. What film, TV series or book would you like to see as a video game? (If any)
Sucker Punch is a film that would probably be really cool in a video game format! There are action sequences that would really well in a video game and the gripping story would work well in a video game!
4. What game would you like to play for the first time again? A complete fresh start with no memories of playing it before.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The story was so amazing and I looked forward to playing it every day once I was done doing homework in college! The plot was engaging and the side quests were really fun! 5. What was the first game you played this year?
Assassin Creed Odyssey was the first game I played this year because I really love the story of the game and love exploring Greece! I just started playing again since I finished Kingdom Hearts 3! 6. If you could visit any in game world, where would you choose?
I would love to visit Skyrim from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim! The world is so beautiful and I would love to meet the different people in Skyrim and try a sweet roll! 7. Physical or digital copies of games?
I prefer physical just because I love the box art on the physical copy of games! 8. What do you wish non-gamers could understand about gaming?
That video games are actually very positive and are not just mindless entertainment. They can have positive effects on mental health like they help my anxiety. I also wish people knew that they tell really fantastic and emotional stories! 9. How do you think you have changed as a blogger?
I have only been blogging for a few months, but I feel like I am doing much better at communicating with other bloggers! I also feel that I am understanding how to write better as a blogger instead of writing like I am writing an essay. 10. Do you have any goals for your blog this year? If so, what are they?
Honestly my goals for blogging are always just to have fun and to make other people smile when they read my blog! I just like putting my thoughts out there and knowing that people enjoying reading what I write! 11. What advice would you give people about blogging?
I would say my advice is just focus on enjoying what you write and what you want to write about instead of focusing too much on statistics! I would also recommend finding other bloggers to follow through social media so you can communicate with other bloggers!
I have played through all of the Disney and Pixar worlds in Kingdom Hearts 3 for the PlayStation 4! I finished the game last night! I wanted to talk about my favorite Kingdom Hearts 3 worlds! There will be spoilers in this post!
Kingdom of Corona
I loved the environments of this world! I also loved that Rapunzel played a role in the story and fought with a frying pan! I also really loved the festival of lights scene! The story was emotional and had me crying! The final boss was also pretty cool consisting of Mother Gothel turning into a tree-like heartless!
Least Favorite World:
I was not a fan of the big empty world. Now this could be because I was spoiled by Assassin’s Creed Odyssey right before I started playing Kingdom Hearts 3. I also felt that the map could be confusing since there was no way to mark where you wanted to go on the map. I also found the race scene at the beginning to be frustrating and I was only playing on easy mode. I struggled with trying to keep up with Luxord’s ship, but I eventually figured it out.
I loved the original story! I also loved the environments like the toy store! I loved how the theme of friendship was explored in this series through the toys being separated from Andy. I originally did not like that the story ended with the toys not finding Andy, but that is resolved in the game’s credits.
I really enjoyed this world! I was impressed that they were able to incorporate the whole “Let it Go” song into the game! I also loved that the final boss was a really big ice wolf! I also loved the message about true love and friendship!
What were your favorite and least favorite world in Kingdom Hearts 3?