Something I liked this week volume 7.

Octopath Traveler

I got this game I few weeks ago but it wasn’t until this week when I actually started it. Octopath Traveler it’s a new JRPG (Japanese Role Playing Game) by Square Enix for the Nintendo Switch. The game has eight characters and so far, most of the game is finding these eight characters and going through each of their stories (or chapters). At least this is what I have been doing so far.

Octopath reminds me a lot of old RPG games I used to play like Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger and Children of Mana (which it isn’t that old, 2006 if I recall). The combat it’s turn-based system, very similar to some of the games previously mentioned, nothing too complicated.

So far I have gone through the stories of seven of the characters, one more to go before moving on to the next chapter. I would say I have got roughly eight to ten hours of gameplay so far and it’s been fun. It is definitely a change of pace from what I have been previously playing, like Destiny 2. Will see how far I’ll go before I either get bored or rage-quit it!

IN OTHER NEWS:

I got Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4, I haven’t played it yet.

Something I liked this week volume 6.

Seattle

He had a vacay! It has been a while since the last time we had a family vacation of sorts. Last weekend we took a trip to Seattle, rented an Airbnb for the entire family and stayed for 6 days. The ”premise” or reason for this trip/vacation was the Ed Sheeran’s concert at the CenturyLink Field. However, the reason I was excited about the trip wasn’t necessarily the concert, but the city! I love street photography and I thought Seattle would be the perfect scenario for me to go nuts — and it was. I’m not gonna lie, I enjoyed the concert a lot more than I thought I would, Anne-Marie opened the show and she was amazing, followed by Snow Patrol and they were awesome too and, of course, Ed Sheeran as the “main event”. I gotta say I was pretty impressed by his performance, I did enjoy him quite a lot. Also, this is the first time I have ever been in such a huge venue. Most of the concerts I have ever been in are in much smaller venues so I felt a little overwhelmed. Regardless, we had a good time and enjoyed the show.

But, like I’ve said before, to me it was all about walking the streets of Seattle and take pictures! We visited some places like The Pike Place Market, the aquarium, the space needle (of course), among other places. I don’t think I have ever taken so many pictures in my life in the span of 6 days. The “photographer” in me was in heaven. Food was also a big highlight, we went to a couple of restaurants, food stands, and whatnot. The best place I’d say we went was to Pike Place Chowder, probably the best chowder I have ever had in my entire life! The line was ridiculously long the first time we passed by during the weekend. Then during the week, we came back, the line was much more decent and then, we understood. If you like chowder as much as I do, you’ve got to go there.

I could go about the things I didn’t like but I don’t need that kind of negativity here. 😉

Here are some of the pictures I took on my trip. For more you can always check my Instagram

IN OTHER NEWS:

Why is summer still a thing??

Something I liked this week, volume 5.

Pocket City

This game! It is pure addiction wrapped in awesomeness. Don’t remember how I came across this game, probably somebody tweeted about it, but once I got it I can’t stop playing it. The game it’s pretty straightforward, you are the mayor of a town and you get small quests in order to grow your city. And that’s when it becomes addicting, once you start building and expanding your city, it’s really hard to stop. I’m currently playing on my iPhone but this game clearly would be best played on an iPad (which is currently being held hostage by my 2yo). And the best part, no in-app purchases, you paid once and you play forever! LOVE IT!

IN OTHER NEWS:
Still Playing a lot of Destiny 2, I probably need an intervention.

 

Something I liked​ this week, volume 4.

DESTINY 2 on Xbox One

I know I am probably late to the party but I got myself Destiny 2 on the Xbox One. I’ve never been a huge fan of the franchise, I remember purchasing the first game and only playing it for like a week or two. Neither had any intentions of buying this game at all but it was on sale for $9.99 at Best Buy and I had a gift card, so I thought, Why not? And to my surprise, I am actually enjoying this game quite a lot. It has a much better storyline than the first game and I think that’s part of the reason why I like it so. I do like and enjoy games with a good story — or a decent one. I like the fact that even when I am participating in public events or “strikes” I still feel like I am still playing a single player campaign. It is not too difficult or complicated, I don’t feel like I am doing chores in order to level up, it’s a good experience.

I can tell I really like this game because after finishing the main story, even though you can still play much more after, I started a new character right away. I am not so much about completing every single mission, collect every single special gear/upgrades/weapons and whatnot. I am more in it for the ride and have fun playing. (But man I do suck at PvP lol)

Anyway, If you are playing this game (still) on the Xbox, feel free to add me at Batbriel, and maybe we can all play together — or not, it’s all good.

IN OTHER NEWS:
It’s too hot out!

Something I liked this week, volume 3.

I am sure I’m very late to the party but this week I have been enjoying Casey Neistat YouTube channel a lot, and his new “368” project. I have been very much enjoying the content and the production of it. Although it is true that I have been enjoying this channel (this thing) this week, that’s not it.

I got a new job this week (finally)!! Last Monday I received a long-awaited and exciting call — a job offer. It has been over two hundred and seventy days or so (not like I am counting) without a job. I am very excited (and scared) about this new opportunity/adventure. I will be flying over to Spokane Valley, WA on Monday (the 16th) for training and not only excited about the new gig but also to visit a new city. I will be taking my camera with me, and hopefully, there will be good weather for goods pictures.

Exciting stuff is happening!

Something I liked this week, volume 2.

Treefort Music Fest

Every year here in town we have the Treefort Music Fest. It is a fest, as the name implies and there’s music (of course) food trucks, that’d be Foodfort, and the most important thing — for me — there is beer! This would be what they call Alefort, where many local craft beer breweries get together and feature their most delicious beer. Here’s where I spend most of my visit because I love beer, obviously. So my wife and I went and got together with some fantastic beer-lover-friends and family and had a great time tasting delicious beer.

Something I liked this week, volume 1.

Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC

If you are someone like me, that calls yourself a gamer of sorts. You are familiar with the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Probably one of my favorite game franchises of all times, aside for Metal Gear. Their latest game, Assassin’s Creed Origins, its a must play, in my opinion. Not only because of course is AC, but I am a sucker for Egyptian mythology, I love everything and anything about it. This game’s storyline takes you on a fantastic journey through ancient Egypt. Is no surprise I got so absorbed into this game the way I am. I probably have over a hundred and fifty hours invested in this game so far — love it!

This week Ubisoft released an expansion pack for Assassin’s Creed Origins, The Curse of the Pharaohs. It is the second out of two expansion packs for the game, alongside The Hidden Ones. It was amazing and creepy at the same time when I first saw one of Pharaohs coming back from the dead, and oh man, they look cool! I am probably just a few hours in into this storyline, and I have not been yet disappointed. My only complaint is the giant scorpions appearing around in the afterlife, and I don’t like scorpions at all.

Then again, I am having so much fun with this game in general. Once I finish The Curse of the Pharaohs, I will replay the whole game again, as I do, because I can’t get enough of this game.