Miscellaneous Monday: What’s Your DESTIN(Y)ation?

Today I thought I’d change things up a bit.  We here at the Chi-Scroller have lots of thoughts about all things gaming, and beyond.  Our interests go far beyond just our never ending PC vs. console debate.  So starting today (and possibly) each week, we’ll be sharing whatever random tidbits are on our minds.  So, here are some things I’ve been dying to mention on the blog that haven’t made in yet.

Diablo III is a really good game.  It’s been a while since I’ve seen a game that was so iffy at launch grow into such a beautiful flower.  With the removal of the auction house, the addition of rifts, bounties, and paragon levels, and now with the new seasons mode, it’s definitely a game worth checking out again.

As much as I claim to love Dark Souls, I have to admit that I’m just a tad disappointed after watching the gameplay trailer for Bloodborne.  I mean, ok, it looks awesome.  But it also looks and sounds an awful lot like a Dark Souls game.  That’s fine I suppose, but isn’t it time that From Software branched out just a little bit?  Don’t get me wrong here, I’m still going to play it (if I get a PS4 or it comes to PC), but I just really hope that it’s bigger step in a new direction than DSII was to DSI.

I was having a conversation with my wife the other day wherein I mentioned that I felt like movies were becoming very boring and that TV shows were becoming a far better form of entertainment.  There are so many great shows on, or getting ready to debut, that I just don’t know what to do with myself anymore.  We’re both big sci-fi / fantasy fans, so stuff like The Strain, The Leftovers, and Doctor Who are all right up our alley.  Plus there is Gotham and Constantine to look forward to, not to mention Grimm and Sleepy Hollow.  If that stuff isn’t up your alley, True Detective is incredible, Elementary is a hoot, and Netflix keeps the hits pumping with House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.  With all this fantastic TV, I really don’t miss movies at all.

We are officially eight days away from the release of Destiny, the game that seems destined (OH YEAH!!!) to be the talk of 2014.  I won’t be picking up the game on day one, but I am extremely interested to watch the zeitgeist.  I’ve been paying attention to details of that game only from afar, so there’s still a lot I don’t understand about how the game actually plays.  I’ve heard that it’s kind of Borderlands meets World of Warcraft meets Halo.  We’ll have to see though, but with Watch Dogs, another of 2014’s supposed big hitters feeling not so much like a home run, I’m really curious to see if Destiny fulfills it’s…wait for it…destiny.

It’s only September but I can’t help but be starting to feel hyped to cover this year’s game of the year race.  Last year our blog was very new when all of that happened, so we didn’t say too much about it.  This year though, I fully plan on weighing in myself, as I’m sure Chris does as well.  So far my frontrunner for game of the year though…Threes.  Ok, probably not, but still.  That game is fantastic.


2 thoughts on “Miscellaneous Monday: What’s Your DESTIN(Y)ation?

  1. Good movies that I saw this year so far: Boyhood, Begin Again and Guardians of the Galaxy. And of course the Oscar candidates usually don’t release until later (Though Boyhood is a lock for a nomination)

    This is a very under the radar year for games. You have Destiny and yet another Call of Duty and Assasin’s Creed (2 of them), but most of the games I’m looking forward to are not sequels, such as Alien: Isolation (Played this at Pax Prime this week, and loved it), Shadows of Mordor, Sunset Overdrive, The Evil within, DriveClub and while I realize it’s a sequel, Dragon Age Inquisition looks promising. Next year we will get hit over the heads with the mega franchises: Halo 5, Uncharted 4, Tomb Raider, Arkham Knight, Witcher 3,Zelda, etc, but this seems like a nice quiet year to appreciate the games that sometimes get lost in the shuffle.

    That said, I am in for Destiny a week from today.

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  2. I think good movies are still out there, it’s just a little bit harder to find the good ones. The TV shows that are the equivalent to “indie movies” are much easier to find and there are so many outlets available to watch them through. Indie movies continue to be largely limited to art house theaters and often go On Demand before they are dumped on Netflix, if ever, so they are easier to miss. Shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, True Detective, The Leftovers, Orphan Black, Girls, and so on would most likely be indie movies if they were movies, and would be far more overlooked and swallowed up by the big summer blockbusters and romantic comedies. TV and the TV-covering press just seem to do a better job at making the public aware of their quality content than movies and the mainstream movie press do.


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