I'll start by wishing everyone reading a happy new year (yes 10 days late) and hope you all had a good holiday season and hopefully got at least one of those games that you really wanted.
I personally didn't have the greatest xmas for a number of reasons it's not really worth getting into right now.
Thankfully though almost everything is fixed and other than 1 day I have to go into hospital for surgery (date still pending it was supposed to be today but was cancelled with 20 hours notice) Legacy is and will remain my main focus for the rest of the year.
Over the weekend I'll be publishing a guide to which parts of this website will be updated and on which days, the main reasons for this is firstly to help keep this site focused and ensure things get done in a more orderly fashion and of course it will hopefully help all of you exactly when the content you want to see will arrive.
As I already covered in the mini editorial they'll be a number of set changes made to legacy from this year.
Most of these changes were already being considered but for a number of reasons not least to give legacy what will hopefully be a core structure moving forward working on a set daily time table seems like the best way forward at least until any time in the future where perhaps we have the staff required to make posts in almost every section of the site on a daily basis.
Of course I could slim Legacy down until such a time arose dropping press releases for example would save me multiple hours a day but that's not something I'm even remotely contemplating doing.
Legacy's main focus throughout 2019 will be checklists and building the foundations of the database but we'll still find a few spare hours on a few days of the week to add content to the rest of the website too.
The weekly Legacy schedule will be posted to the home page at some point over the weekend and will be reviewed on a monthly basis and changed / updated when required.
We will be aiming for a minimum 3 posts a day, that doesn't really sound like a whole lot but that doesn't mean the rest of the time will be spent doing nothing.
Researching the checklists and to a lesser extent the database can take weeks sometimes even months at a time to ensure we provide the most accurate downloadable lists in the world.
Some of the lists will be going up without the collectors extras sections early on as that part of the lists takes the longest amount of time to get right and will almost always be added to again and again in future regardless.
Doing so will also provide you all with core master lists far quicker than it otherwise would.
Legacy will also be adding new Legacy Live posts to the media section later this month (probably next week) 2 or 3 times a week we'll be live streaming on twitch for a couple of hours or so.
We aren't doing this for fame or fortune and doing so won't reduce the amount of work we put into this site either.
After spending most of the day writing about or researching video games it's nice to spend a few hours a night actually playing some!
and since I'll be doing it anyway I might as well stream some of it.
Do be warned of course that as soon as I hit record on anything absolutely anything that I can mess up in a game will normally happen!
From February onwards I'll probably be doing monthly themed streams covering a different game each week but for January it's likely to just be whatever I feel like playing.
I did a Dead By Daylight test stream last night and it's fair to say it didn't go all that well.
or perhaps better to say I was killed in all 5 games!
But I did somehow manage to keep hold of my rank 1 ranking by the end of the night.
Finally in between what always feel like near death experiences of man flu over the holiday period and a number of other issues too I began work on 2 choose your own adventure stories.
One is based on dead by daylight and already purely based on a quick choices draft I've made out looks like being well over 2,500 pages long!
You'll start by choosing who of the 4 featured survivors you'd like to play as and then try get the 5 generators up and running and out of the gate before the killer hooks you.
Will you search the chest for better equipment, cleanse the burning hex skull nearby, rescue others from the hook, or perhaps just try and wait until everyone else is dead and jump in the hatch?
I'm not putting a time scale on the completion of the work that particular adventure is going to be huge with hundreds of choices for each of the survivors
The second will be much smaller in scale but still have enough choices to give you more than one read through should you desire and hopefully give everyone an idea of what these things will look like and exactly how they will work.
They'll all be published on legacy and at the end of each chapter the choice you make will link to the next part of the story.
While it would be great to have them in some kind of official format digital or print that isn't why they are being written, we aren't looking for any kind of commercial gains and all right holders will be made aware of their existence on completion.
If things go well then more mostly shorter choose your own game related stories will follow with the odd 5,000 page epic thrown in every few years just for fun.
But again just like everything else this is just something I'll be doing in my down time I've always written stories and over the past year I've read a few excellent (non gaming related) choose your own adventure books that inspired me to give the style a shot.
Other than the usual suspects I haven't played a whole lot over the past few weeks due to illness but on some of the better days I did manage to get a couple of platinum trophies from a couple of retro inspired games I found most enjoyable.
A late 90's inspired 3d platformer that offers just enough collectables and tasks to give the game a reasonable length.
It would have perhaps benefited from one or two more levels and an increased difficulty even on new game plus where you only have 1 heart I didn't find the majority of the game all that much of a challenge.
Of course I was brought up playing games in the 80's and I've played a lot of platform games so it was never likely to be that difficult for me personally.
It's priced about right and I bought it on sale too so if 3d platformers are your thing it's worth a look sometime.
An indie game from new zealand with clear inspiration and love for Zelda in particular A Link To The Past.
The game a s you might expect is not as big, or well executed as A link to the past but that was of course never going to happen anyway.
Like Poi the game is a little short and on the easier side (at least until you reach the bonus 6th dungeon after you beat the main story)
There are a few side quests to complete familiar zelda esque items & puzzles to find and solve and 20 bird feathers hidden around the world for those of you that like to complete everything 100%
A couple of the puzzles had me puzzled for a good few minutes as a solution really wasn't that obvious but I got through the whole thing guide free and most others should too.
If your a fan of 2d games in particular I'd urge you to at least take a look at this charming little adventure.
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