Dylan Draxler's GameLogBlogging the experience of gameplayhttp://www.gamelog.cl/gamers/GamerPage.php?idgamer=1917Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PC) - Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:36:30http://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=6596I played for about 45 minutes today. I ended up doing a main mission and a few side things. I'm interested to see where the story goes, and why the main character is tied to this wraith figure. I also think it would be interesting to learn more about the orcs, since I've never really followed Lord of the Rings. Why are they all violent and seemingly evil? This game also makes me really interested to see how the second game is.Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:36:30 CDThttp://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=6596&iddiary=11681Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PC) - Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:57:21http://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=6596Today I played Shadow of Mordor for about an hour. I'm still very much enjoying the game and I might even look into getting the next one once this is finished. I basically just did side missions for the most part as I wanted to explore the world more and see what else there was to discover. As I said before I really like the nemesis system and I'm interested to see what it's like in the next game. Another potential ethical issue with this game that I thought of is the fact that there are humans who have been enslaved. I could see this as potentially offensive to some people. The orcs are also portrayed as all being the same and having zero redeeming qualities which could potentially be touchy.Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:57:21 CDThttp://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=6596&iddiary=11662Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PC) - Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:15:41http://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=6596Today I started playing Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. This is a game that I always wanted to play but never got around to purchasing. I played for about two hours today. I found the story to be interesting so far but the strongest aspect of the game is definitely its gameplay. I think the game introduces some cool things that I haven't seen in anything else. For example, there's the whole nemesis system where enemies that defeat you and that you defeat come back. I think it's cool because it gives more feeling to the fights. As far as things that raise ethical questions, the most obvious is the amount of violence. This is the classic issue with videogames of this type.Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:15:41 CDThttp://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=6596&iddiary=11614Firewatch (PC) - Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:14:40http://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=6549Today I sat down and finished the rest of Firewatch (about two hours). Overall I really enjoyed the game and thought it was really interesting. However, there were a few things that I wish had been different. For example, the ending of the game left me wanting more. I was kind of disappointed that you don't get to actually see Delilah, and her and Henry just go their separate ways. I feel like even though they only ever talked over the radio they developed a good friendship, and it left me feeling kind of sad that they probably would never talk again. That being said, Firewatch was the type of game to play with your emotions, so maybe that's what the developers were going for. It goes along with the feeling of loneliness during the rest of the game. I also had mixed feelings about how the mystery aspect of the game played out. It kept me intrigued the whole time and honestly I expected the truth to be something different. However, I'm really glad they included the whole mystery aspect because I think it made the game really entertaining. Overall I really enjoyed my experience playing Firewatch.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:14:40 CDThttp://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=6549&iddiary=11564Firewatch (PC) - Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:09:07http://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=6549Today I played Firewatch for about an hour and a half. It has really started getting into the story and now I'm even more intrigued to find out what happens. Before playing this game I heard that there was a mystery element and now that is starting to make sense. I think my favorite part about this game so far is how it makes you really think about what dialogue options you want to select. Sometimes I'll have Henry say one thing and the response isn't what I expected so it makes me wonder how it would have changed had I selected something else. I also really love the world and how you have to use the map to navigate. It was a little weird at first but I got used to it quickly.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:09:07 CDThttp://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=6549&iddiary=11517Firewatch (PC) - Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:11:30http://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=6549Today I started Firewatch and played for about two hours. I really wasn't sure what to expect from it and knew very little about the game. However, just from the intro part where it tells you the back story of the game I could tell it would be one that draws on your emotions. So far my prediction seems to be right. There's a feeling of loneliness you get while exploring the forest, broken by calls on the radio. I spent a good amount of time exploring the world whenever I traveled to a new area so I progressed kind of slowly. I found it surprising how fast I felt connected to the voice on the other side of the radio, Delilah. I think this is because talking to her is the only interaction you get in the game. I'm excited to see how the story develops and what happens between the characters.Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:11:30 CDThttp://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=6549&iddiary=11472