Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (March 8, 2018)

Another week of
blogs welcomes us all into March, the month that sounds like it should be
ushering in spring. But here in Minnesota, we got dumped on with a lot of snow,
so I guess that means it is time to get cozy with some blogs!

Community Blogs
For March 1 – March 7:

Interview:
Shape Of The World Creator Stu Maxwell

Rebekah Lang gets things started (welcome back, Lang!) with an interview. It’s
super insightful, especially if you have any interest in game development, and
of course, Shape of the World. I found it especially interesting to read about
how the color palette was chosen.

Gerardo’s
Backlog Update: February 2018 – Keeping Up With My Game Challenge

GerardoExber is back with another edition of his never-ending quest to tackle
his backlog of games. One such game he played was Heavy Rain. I
actually really enjoyed that one, and ended up getting the best ending on my
first play through, luckily.

Game-Making
Challenge: Environmental Storytelling Challenge

Haley Shipley is here to present us with a writing challenge (and creep me out
with an image to a game I can’t quite put my finger on). The goal this time is
to create a game environment that is saturated. Deadline is March 23. Get to
it!

How
World of Warcraft Killed A Genre

BethesdaWare tempts internet trolls everywhere by writing, “WoW killed the
MMORPG genre, and it’s likely the genre will never truly recover.” I honestly
tried the game twice and didn’t like it. But this is an interesting read. Plus,
the blogger name drops Star Wars Galaxies, which was an interesting game.

Making
Good Villains

What makes a good villain? This is what Writergirl2394 seeks to answer after
encountering a lame boss in Axiom Verge. It’s a fun read that even talks about
Spyro baddy Gnasty Gnorc, an orc I had totally forgotten about over the years!

Community
Reviews:

Xenoblade
Chronicles 2

We had a slew of reviews this week, beginning with Nathan Anstadt’s review of
one fantastic role-playing game. He says the entire game is “something
special.” It may seem like a tough game to tackle, but Nathan says
to stick with it for the ultimate reward.

The
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Review

Blogger GerardoExber puts in a lot of work this week, delivering us a review in
addition to his blog. He gushes over this Zelda game, and how it tweaks the
formula a bit here and there. I’m unhappy to admit that this is still on my
to-play list, if I can even find my copy at this point.

I hope you enjoy
the blogs! Please contact me via my Game Informer page or on Twitter at @LouisGarcia12 with
any blog news or playdate suggestions.

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