AmbiGaming and Nostalgia

Nostalgia and games. Made for each other…?

via Games “Back Then”: The Benefits of Nostalgic Thinking — AmbiGaming

I saw this post from Athena from AmbiGaming and had to share it! Nostalgia is an intriguing concept. I have felt nostalgia when playing childhood games again. An example would be my Vita reuniting me with one of my favorite childhood games, The Emperor’s New Groove. It made me so happy to play my favorite game again. I remembered fond memories such as playing this game when I got home from school. I also used to occasionally play the game with brother. I did not realize how difficult the game could be was so apparently childhood me was much better at games then I am now! It can be nice to play old games and just remember being a kid. Check out AmbiGaming’s post on Nostalgia by clicking here!

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This is art, not real life’s Analysis of Futaba and Mental Health

This article contains significant plot spoilers for Persona 5 Persona 5 is a game that I have quite a bit to say about. In the pipeline I am planning on publishing articles giving my impressions on the game as well as a deep dives into how they explore concepts of identity. I have not yet completed […]

via Mental Health in Video Games: Persona 5 — This is art, not real life.

Aaron from This is art, not real life wrote this thoughtful post on Futaba’s Palace in Persona 5. This was one of my favorite Palaces in the game because Futaba wants to change herself. I enjoyed how Aaron analyzed mental health in video games and looking forward to reading more posts on metal health in video games from him! Read the post here!

The Brink of Gaming’s Comparison of RPG to Life

How many times have you felt stuck in life? If you’re anything like me, the answer is probably uncomfortably often. Even when we know what our days have in store for us, it is an easy thing to tumble off the path and lose sight of exactly where we are heading. Even the destinations within […]

via The RPG Quests of Life — The Brink of Gaming

The Brink of Gaming wrote this wonderful post comparing RPGs to real life. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this! RPGs are my favorite video game genre and they can remind me of life. The Persona games come to mind because they are all about balancing social life and creating bonds while going through the main quest! There are also side quests along the way to gain more experience and things to do throughout the day that raise your character’s stats. Enjoy The Brink of Gaming’s post by clicking on the link here!

A Geek Girl’s Guide: Zodiac Video Game Recommendations!

Zodiac, to me, is a fun thing to look into and maybe get some momentary insight. I don’t take it super seriously myself, but I thought it would be a fun post idea to recommend games based on your zodiac.

via Video Games to Play Based on Your Zodiac Sign — A Geek Girl’s Guide

I love this article by A Geek Girl’s Guide because it’s a fun way to find new games to play! I enjoyed the creativity of picking a game based on a zodiac sign’s personality. I am an Aries and she recommended FPS team games. I have not played one before, but I have played solo FPS games like Bioshock Infinite!  Check out the post here and see what she recommends for your zodiac sign!

Community Collab: Video Game Literary Classics 101: Okami — A Cat’s Library

My dear friend Angie of backlogcrusader.com tossed out this challenge to the WordPress Gaming Community. The mission: It’s the year 2050. You are an educator in a high school teaching Video Game Literary Classics 101. You are teaching some of the greatest video game classics of all time to your students. We needed to choose […]

via Community Collab: Video Game Literary Classics 101: Okami — A Cat’s Library

A Cat’s Library wrote a wonderful post analyzing Okami. I played it on the PlayStation 4 and I adored this game! I enjoyed learning more about the art style and the characters featured in the game. I also did not know that Okami means both wolf and god! Read the post here and learn more about this amazing game!

Meghan Plays Games Examines Ocarina of Time

Foreword This article was written as a part of a Community Colab, by Angie @ Backlog Crusader called “Video Game Literary Classics 101.” You can find her original post here. This write up will be a bit more formal/essay-like in structure, in order to explore the question “Which video game title(s) would you choose for literary […]

via The Philosophy of Ocarina of Time — Meghan Plays Games

Megan Plays Games wrote a fantastic post that closely looks at the major themes in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I really enjoyed her analysis! I played the game for the first time in college on my Nintendo 3DS and I did not really think of how much emphasis there was on childhood and growing up. I could not have played the game at a better time considering I was transitioning to adulthood in college! Check out Megan Plays Games post here and enjoy her analysis of The Legend of Zelda; Ocarina of Time!

Siobhan’s Thoughts on Gaming Companions

I have recently started playing Fallout 4, I’ve only played the beginning of the third Fallout and just didn’t get on with it. I don’t know why…but anyway. I have really gotten into Fallout 4, which is no surprise as I absolutely adore Bethesda’s other open world adventure, Skyrim. The one thing that has surprised […]

via Companions in Games: Help or Hindrance? —

I enjoyed this post on companions by Siobhan!  My favorite companion is Trico from The Last Guardian! Trico needs to be trained and does not always listen so he may seem like a strange pick. But, I enjoyed his company and I liked that the more affection I gave him, the better he responded to my commands. I also loved having a pet as a companion and we got along well because I kept petting him and finding treats for him. Let Siobhan know what your favorite companions are here!