It's been awhile.
I have been gone from Gamespot for quite some time, and i'm glad to be back. Really.
Sure, it IS kind of emptier these days....but some of the old friend-users are still around, and that's nice.
So, in the world of gaming, I am actually interested in the Next-Gen tech now. Many games have sparked my interest and excitement, and I do plan on getting a PS4 sometime within the next year. Until then, I am completely content with my 360. Hell, there are even some older titles that I am STILL yet to play..... like Fallout 3 and New Vegas (which I am absolutely going to pick up at some point), and the Dead Space series (I don't have any GOOD horror games....).
Most recently, I played through Dishonored GOTY Edition. I loved it to death. It had some quirks, but nothing gamebreaking. And as if the main campaign wasn't enough, the DLCs were also really fantastic. Best expansions I have played since Shivering Isles. I plan to write a full review on Dishonored GOTY Edition some time soon. Maybe.
I also played through Grand Theft Auto V. Can honestly say that I was pretty disappointed. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't what I expected it to be....which was "really freaking great." I think my overly-high expectations are what ruined it for me. Although....I suspect otherwise.
Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (which I bought on release day) was really friggin' fantastic. Definitely better than I expected, by a huge margin. I think this is because I had little expectations. Unlike all previous entries, I mostly avoided any previews, and I avoided ALL reviews until I had beat the game this time. However, from here on out, I plan to avoid ALL AC previews like the freaking plague. I also plan to write a review on this game, as well as Grand Theft Auto V.
Speaking of reviews, I plan to get better at them. I never have been any good at writing them, and most of mine suck. Though, I have gotten a bit better at writing since my last review, so who knows. Speaking of writing......
So, I have been getting back into writing lately. Over a year ago, I posted the prologue of what was planned to be a series of 10 short-stories involving the character of Jenna, here in my Blog. I had written all of the first full short-story, but I never actually posted it. Don't remember why.
Idk if I will return to Jennas' story (although I have had some ideas, though all of them basically have no relation to the original story idea, except that they follow Jenna). There is a chance of "reviving" Jennas' story, albeit, likely very very different than the original tale.
However, I have been pretty busy with other Ideas. First of all, I plan to write a full fan-fiction Novel, which will be my own version of the story told in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The story will be the same, but with many added characters and sub-plots that will deepen the storyline and such. And, the Hero might just be a female. I am excited to see where this already epic story will go when told in my own words...hopefully, it will still be epic.
Along with that, I also have half-ass plans to write a trilogy of Novellas that take place in the Assassin's Creed universe, one of which was planned to be set during the French Revolution, with the other two being set around the same time, but all three Novellas would be directly related to each other in story.
Lastly, I am also getting serious about creating my own fictional/fantasy universe to tell stories of my own in. IF I do revive Jennas' story, it would 100% for sure be set in this world of my own creation. Though, I still have a very, very long way to go with this. Hopefully, it will all go well.
So, that's what's new, and all of it is, as usual, deeply uninteresting to anybody, cuz let's face it....this is the internet :D
In my next planned Blog, I plan to list all of my most highly anticipated games of 2014, and give detailed reasons as to why i'm pumped for them.
Contributions, comments, and opinions are appreciated.
And remember....Constructive Criticism is helpful. Destructive Criticism is not.
I broadcast this blog to Off-Topic not really knowing how it worked. I apologize if this is at all unwelcome, and I will likely not broadcast again in the future unless it is a universally relatable topic. I apologize.