The uniqueness of NieR: Automata’s soundtrack vocals

GAMING, DISCUSSION – Ever since I first saw gameplay footage for NieR: Automata, there’s always that glorious, wonderful soundtrack accompanied with vocals that seem to be gibberish. It wasn’t long when I noticed the soundtrack that plays when you get into Pascal’s village had vocals that sounded German in pronunciation.

What was up with that?

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Androids in a fictional setting compared to reality

GAMING, DISCUSSION – Throughout the first few weeks of this month, I spent most of my downtime watching playthroughs of the Nier: Automata game from different Youtube gaming personalities. As I watched, the idea of androids came up to me and how they were portrayed differently from what professionals in the real world think of it.

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Long Gone Days: an RPG focusing on the emotional aspect of war

FIRST LOOK – Long Gone Days is a character-driven RPG inspired by dystopian literature, but set in our present timeline, showing real countries. The game focuses on Rourke, a sniper from the Core, an isolated nation below the surface of the Earth. Just like his brothers, Rourke has been trained as a soldier ever since he was born and his knowledge is strictly relating to his job – nothing … Continue reading Long Gone Days: an RPG focusing on the emotional aspect of war

Starcraft: Remastered – a blast from the past

NEWS – On the 26th of March, Blizzard Entertainment announced the upcoming released of a remastered version for their old RTS classic, Starcraft, and its expansion, Starcraft: Brood War.   Starcraft was released back in 1998 and it was received quite well. Blizzard Entertainment re-defined the modern real-time strategy with Starcraft, and its expansion, Brood War. It became the standard of all modern real-time strategy games … Continue reading Starcraft: Remastered – a blast from the past

Alexander returns to Civ 6 as Macedon’s leader

NEWS – You thought we’d see the last of him? Well, you thought wrong – Alexander the Great returns to Civilization 6 as the leader of the Macedonian civilization. Macedon’s unique ability is called Hellenistic Fusion. With this ability, Macedon gets a bonus when he conquers an enemy city based on the districts built there. It is rather unclear whether what sort of bonuses the player receives. … Continue reading Alexander returns to Civ 6 as Macedon’s leader

Civ 6 spring update adds Persia

NEWS – Civilization’s Youtube channel has just published a video yesterday unveiling the newest addition to the roster of civilizations, Persia. In Civilization 6, the Persian civilization is lead by Cyrus the Great. Cyrus’ leader bonus is called Fall of Babylon. It allows the player to declare surprise wars with less diplomatic penalties and gives all Persian units bonus movement after declaring war. With this leader bonus, … Continue reading Civ 6 spring update adds Persia

A civilization to stand the test of time

NEWS – Not too long ago, Sid Meir’s Civilization VI was released. It is the sixth of the ever-evolving and entertaining Civilization franchise. The game still operates the same with its predecessor, Civilization V, but with major changes to the mechanics and victory conditions. I recently got my hands of a copy and been playing it for the past two days. It was a very exciting … Continue reading A civilization to stand the test of time