Playing through my steam library #1 – A

I got the idea for this from a series on YouTube called Steam Train where they try to play through everything on their steam account. I have way too many games anyways so it is a bit ambitious of me to take this one but I’ll give it a go. I won’t be playing through sandbox/strategy games because some of them never end, and it would take ages. So, I suppose this is just notes for myself, so I can look back and see which games I did play, which ones I enjoyed and not. If I didn’t like the game, I have most likely removed it from my steam library for good so this will be like a cleanup too.

Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends

It’s a point and click puzzle game, set in Prague. You play as Eva, the long lost daughter of some Nobleman who has been tricked to come to Prague. You then discover some devious plot where a man has been brought to life and so on and so forth. The voice acting wasn’t great, the visuals were okay and the puzzles weren’t too demanding. Could be better, but I have also played worse games. I’ll give it a 4/10.

AlternativA

Another game set in Prague, but this time in an apocalyptic-ish world. It’s another point and click game and I can’t really say I got into it all that much. It just wasn’t interesting enough to catch my attention. The voice acting for the main character was okay but the rest wasn’t as good. I’ll have to give it a 3/10.

Anna: Extended Edition

This is another puzzle game, but it’s more of a walking simulator/exploration game. The visuals are great, the story is kinda creepy and it has multiple endings. Some require very specific things to be done while others can happen on accident, so it does kind of have some replay value. It is a bit slow though so for me it’s just mediocre. I’ll give it a 5/10.

Anodyne

Anodyne is a pixel graphic rpg/puzzle game. Basically you go through quests and solve various puzzles, and it’s a really charming game. It’s not the best in the world but it has its strong points. I’ll give it a 6/10.

Antichamber

This is a super trippy game where you move from room to room, and every room will change around you. It’s kinda psychedelic, kinda fun and you always end up in the most random rooms. It does kinda give me a headache though but it’s alright. 5/10.

Arcane Worlds

This is like a sandbox exploration and crafting game. What separates it from other games like this is that you fly, and you collect mana to craft spells who in turn creates objects in your world. It’s not bad, it’s still in Alpha though so it’s by no means a finished game. I’ll give it a 5/10 for now.

ArcaniA: Fall of Setarrif

ArcaniA feels like one of those old school rpg games. The graphics are outdated, the controls are a bit wonky but it is a solid game. It could use some improvements though so for that I’ll give it like a 4/10. If they remade it I’m sure it would be awesome.

Arx Fatalis

I remember why I haven’t played this one now.. It literally won’t launch. 0/10

Aura: Fate of the Ages

This is an old point and click / adventure game. The graphics are super dated, the controls are a bit bad but it was entertaining to play. It’s mostly just clicking on machines and figuring out symbols and colors and whatnot to make it work. It’s not the best game I’ve played but also not the worst. I’ll give it a 4/10.

Avencast

Avencast is a game about a magic school, where a mage has to do classes, then help defend the school when demons attack. It looks super dated and the dialogue isn’t too great. But it was good back in the day when it came out, it just hasn’t aged well. 4/10

Aviary Attorney

This is a game inspired by Ace Attorney. It has a visual novel kind of style where everything seems to be hand drawn. You play as JayJay Falcon, an attorney whose work is to gather evidence and defend various clients in court. It’s quite humorous and plays well. I’ll give it an 8/10.

 

 

 

 

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Sometimes introversion is a burden

I wish I liked spending time with people at all times. I wish I liked talking to or texting people every day, that I got energy from it and that it makes me happy. But it doesn’t. It drains every ounce of energy that I have, and leaves me feeling like a empty shell. A husk, if you will. People have always told me to keep people close at all times because that’s what makes you happy, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. I thrive in solitude, I grow when I’m alone and get to cater to my own feelings. Getting to plan my day just for me is a blessing, spending it however I wish. Being able to grocery shop without anyone really trying to talk to me helps me with having the best day ever. I wish people could understand that I don’t hate them, I just can’t handle staying in touch every single day. I don’t work like they do, I need space, and I will more than willing give them space in return. I wish I wasn’t like this, but that’s how it is. I wish I was different, but I can’t be. I don’t know how, at least.

“Crisped + Sere” Review

29965941Crisped + Sere is the second dystopian, or post apocalyptic book written by TJ Klune. It continues the story of the protagonist Cavalo, and it’s still located in the state of Idaho, USA. If you want to read my review of the first part of this 2-part book series, click here.

In the first novel we were introduced to the Dead Rabbit named Lucas, who turned out to be the key to eliminating the leader of the Dead Rabbits, Patrick. On Lucas’ skin, parts of a map is tattooed and Patrick has the remaining coordinates and whatnot so they need to get to him. They have 21 days to come up with a plan before Patrick comes to take Lucas from them, seeing as he is his son.

Cavalo and the inhabitants of Cottonwood does everything they can to prepare for the upcoming battle, but it is on a way larger scale than they expect and they are temporarily defeated as they capture Lucas and bring him to a different location. They send a rescue mission after him which leads to the end of the novel, so I won’t talk too much about that.

The ending of the novel felt a bit dragged out for me, it could have ended a chapter before it, but it wasn’t too bad. It just didn’t add much that I cared for. There is also a sex scene or two in this one, which wasn’t too much of a bother, I just skipped over the few pages it went over. I don’t think the second novel was as gory as the first, since it was more about the large fight between the Dead Rabbits and the inhabitants of Cottonwood, so it focused more on what happened instead of isolated events.

It was a good follow up to the first and I am glad I read it, and that I got some closure. Again, if you cannot handle gory descriptions, you probably won’t enjoy this one, there’s not much but what is there is quite descriptive. I gave this 5/5 stars on Goodreads, since it’s one of the best series I have read in a while. TJ Klune is a great story teller.

Life update #2

I had a planned surgery on May 15th, and as far as I know, it went well. I’m currently spending most of my days on the couch with my feet up high, hoping the wound will heal quickly. I had to get a couple of stitches so I hope it’ll go well. Getting them removed at the end of the month so looking forward to that. I’ll probably be stuck with crutches or a light wheelchair for a long time but that’s fine with me. I just hope the wound will heal completely, I’ve had a chronic wound for almost two decades so if it goes away then that will be great.

Apart from that, I’ve actually been reading more lately! I think my love for reading got rekindled after I found a page where I could download a lot of PDF’s, so I got to explore new books and new genres. I’ve read through three books in just a few weeks so I feel really accomplished.

As for anything else, my life has been put on pause while I heal so I don’t get to do many physical things. I worked out a lot before the surgery but I can’t do that now since I can’t put any weight on my left foot. So any workout goals will have to wait.

I guess not too much has happened so there isn’t much to talk about. I’m just glad I’m finished with the surgery and I can’t wait to see how it turned out.

Happy birthday, Norway!

Today, on the 17th of May, it’s Norway’s constitution day! In 1814 we finally got our independence, not only from Sweden, but also Denmark. The two had taken turns in ruling over our country. The day is celebrated with parades, fair grounds and when we were kids, as many ice creams as you could possibly eat in a day. People who are graduating college/uni also dress up to celebrate since they’re close to their final exams and hand ins of their thesis. I personally wont celebrate this year since I’m recovering from a surgery I had on the 15th, but I will wave my little flag from my home.

Happy birthday to my fellow Norwegians, hope you have a good one.

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