Checkpoint 2/7/2022

I am taking a blogging class at my old community college. Online learning is a lot different, I barely caught any of it as I had finished classes shortly after the pandemic started. They were such a poorly thought out dirge back then. This class is so much smoother, and I like any class where I can actually use the knowledge.

The second half of this class is going to be about podcasting. I still don’t know how I feel about doing a podcast. I prefer either writing or live streaming. Podcasting seems like streaming without the social factor, the pressure and excitement of being live, and I just don’t know if I would be any good in that format. Comment what you think I should talk about on my experimental podcast!

The job search is a bit depressing. Trying so hard to nudge my way into writing about something that interests me. I am thinking about getting a seasonal part time job just to afford a proper streaming setup. But, that is also one more thing to have to consider when I move; something I’m already dreading. Streaming is just so important to everything I am trying to do, I am missing out so much by not doing it.

Onto what I have been playing. All these games have been on the Nintendo Switch. The first game I want to mention is a review you will likely see sometime in the future. Borderlands 2. This game came out ten years ago in September. It still holds us marvelously. The drastic difference in playing on Nintendo joy-cons versus any other controller is profound, however. I’ve been playing this game since launch, but never got into all the DLC. Borderlands 2 is one of the greatest shooters, if not greatest games ever, in my opinion.

Credit: Borderlands 2. Screenshots by me.

The next game I have been playing is a little bit of Saints Row 4, originally from 2013. This is when I need a sandbox with lots of neat tools. The story of the game is completely off the rails of how the series began, but it is keenly aware, and manages to be a respectable game in its own right. There is a series reboot in the works that has me quite excited. Saints Row is a third person, open world action series with a quirky sense of humor, and some cool super powers.

Credit: Saints Row 4: Re-Elected. Screenshots by me.

The final game I want to mention has also been taking up most of my playing time. Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of An Elusive Age. This is a turn-based RPG series I had never heard of until I saw this game on Twitch when it launched in 2017. After my deep love for Octopath Traveler, a turn-based RPG seen in past posts, I decided to let Square Enix impress me again. And impress me they have. I’m almost thirty hours in and absolutely loving it so far. The “S” edition comes with some really neat features as well.

Credit: Dragon Quest 11. Screenshots by me.

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