April 6, 2018
After doing some research I learned some weird things about Fallout 4. I discovered myths that surround the game. There are multiple mythical locations, creatures, and people in the game. I’m going to talk about four of the myths. Two locations and two creatures.
The first location is Fairline Hill Estates. Fairline consists of six buildings in a cul-de-sac. If you bring someone with you, they will usually mention that they feel uncomfortable and want to leave. If you bring a man named, Preston Garvey to the estate, he mentions that it used to be a Minuteman settlement. There are also a couple of clues that help you to figure out what happened to the settlement.
The second location is Red Death Island. It is located in the south-west sea of the Far Harbor add-on map. When you travel to the island, however, no map marker will appear, even if you go during the quest, ”The Great Hunt”. Apparently, the island is the location of the ominous Red Death. The island is quite small and is usually quite well hidden by Far Harbor’s fog.
The first creature is The Red Death. It’s a creature said to haunt the fog of Far Harbor. It is located on Red Death Island. The Red Death was feared for many years by the fisherman of The Island, many claiming that the red light frequently spotted during long periods of fog were from the creature as it killed many people. Once the fog rolled into the harbor, all fisherman would stop what they were doing and get away from the sea. However, despite all the rumors and “sightings”, it was discovered that the Red Death is actually a very small, completely docile creature with glowing red eyes whose shine pierces the fog and lures curious captains to their doom.
The second creature and final myth is the Mother of the Fog. The Mother is a sacred spirit worshiped by members of the Children of Atom, as they believe her to be a saint of their god, Atom. She is a dark, ghostly figured shrouded in black smoke. Many players claim to have seen her appear then disappear in various locations in the fog of Far Harbor. Fallout 4 is such a large and expansive game that it’s not surprising if you see some weird things. They make the game more interesting in my opinion.
Fallout Myths Wiki. Myths and Legends in Fallout 4. http://bit.ly/2ofNAGA
Source: 4 Fallout Myths
March 2, 2018
In this game log, I want to focus on the audio of GTA V. I’m going to talk about how the sound of GTA V affects the game. I’ll focus on the diegetic sounds of the game. I’ll also talk about the effect the audio had on me personally while playing the game during my session.
GTA V has a lot of audio. It’s a free-world game and there’s an entire city full of people and they all have something to say. When I’m walking the streets, I hear people talking about their problems and casual topics. I can hear the cars passing, the waves of the water and the animals. When I’m driving, I have the option to choose from multiple radio stations. I can play music from multiple genres like hip-hop, rock, and Spanish music. There’s even one station that is hosted by real-life comedian and actor JB Smoove. He’s mostly known for his recurring role in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” starring Larry David.
In addition to music, there’s also the sounds of the weapons. The gunshots are clear and authentic, the roar of a car’s engine, the explosion from a rocket-launcher, etc. All of the sounds make the GTA world more realistic and believable. These sounds are sounds that you hear in real life and so you expect to hear them in this kind of game otherwise the immersion spell is broken, and you believe the game’s story a little less.
The audio in this game did have an effect on me. Hearing the popular music from today made me happy and set the mood for me. Listening to some of my favorite comedians, like JB Smoove, speak on the radio made me laugh. Listening to the slang of some of the characters made me feel like I was in my old neighborhood. The sounds from the weapons made me focus more on the game and the environment and put me in survival mode. Without the audio, GTA V would not be as immersive or realistic. It’s an important aspect of the game that would drastically affect the game’s popularity and appeal if it wasn’t included.
2048, Casual Game, App, Android
February 2, 2018
2048 is a single-player sliding block puzzle game. The game’s objective is to slide numbered tiles on a grid to combine them to create a tile with the number 2048. I’m a fan of this game because it’s the perfect example of a casual game. It’s easy to use, has a simple but not boring concept and most importantly it’s a game I can get lost in and pass the time with.
This game is available in the app store and it’s free. It’s easily accessible and appropriate for all ages. All you need to play it are your fingers, you need to know how to swipe left, right, up and down and you need to know numbers. Even if you don’t know numbers you can have a blast just swiping randomly on the screen until it’s game over. This game is a no-brainer. You don’t have to think excessively and can still have fun while playing it.
Games like these are perfect for a casual gamer who’s just looking for something to do to pass the time. I play this game when I’m on the train, in a waiting room or just bored. I compare this game to working on an assembly line. You’re doing the same task repeatedly, it’s easy enough that you don’t get bored and the more you do it the more you get lost in it. A game like 2048 wasn’t meant to satisfy a need for adventure or conquest like The Witcher, and it wasn’t meant to satisfy your bloodlust like God of War; this game was made to pass the time.
The game is never ending too. Even if you get to 2048 you can keep going and it takes some time to get to 2048. I don’t need to be attached to this game either. I can walk away whenever I want; I just turn off my phone and it’s totally OK; no guilt. Plus, even though you walk away, the game just puts your progress on pause and you can continue it later. Definitely one of the best casual games on the market.
Source: 2048 Reasons to Zone Out