Considering that November has about a week-and-a-half before it’s over (AHH!), I figure it’s high time for my second IntPiPoMo post!
This has been a fabulous month for gaming. The conclusion to the StarCraft 2 story, Legacy of the Void, was spectacular. Throughout the campaign I was a bundle of emotion. I laughed, I sobbed, I legitimately cheered Artanis on; I went into LotV feeling lukewarm about him and left a fan. He accomplished more for the protoss than any of his predecessors were able to and it was beautiful to see them make a stand as a truly united race. FOR AIUR!
Some of the fandom was unhappy with the epilogue, with the biggest complaints being that it was cheesy and cliche. Personally, I liked how everything was wrapped up, but also being left a slight amount of ambiguity to speculate over. Speculation makes for incredible fan works!
On the StarCraft front, I’ve also been hacking away at Mass Recall, which is a fan remake of the StarCraft and Brood War campaigns in the SC2 map editor. It’s ambitious and really well done. If you haven’t played the original game or if you’re feeling nostalgic, I’d highly suggest giving it a go.
The Co-Op that was introduced with Legacy of the Void is probably my favourite multiplayer mode at the moment. Naturally, I’ve been playing as Commander Raynor, since I’m terran trash and have a big ol’ crush on Jimmy. (Oh no, I admitted it! Yikes.) I like blasting away at stuff with the Hyperion’s yamato cannon, PEW PEW.
It wouldn’t be a gaming post without me mentioning Heroes of the Storm, aka my obsession. I attended Liore‘s first Heroes of the Storm Drop-In Night and had a ton of fun. Even though I play a lot of HoTS, I tend to stick to bot matches because I lack confidence. (STORY. OF. MY. LIFE.) It was cool getting to meet other people in the community and practice my PvP skills!
I also got into the Overwatch beta’s first stress test weekend! Oh, man. This is the kind of game that I’m really and truly awful at. But besides human error, it’s been a good time. Game play is fast paced and the maps are slick (and beautiful!) The characters each have their own unique feel to ’em; there’s someone for pretty much everyone’s playstyle. I like Mercy and McCree the most out of the characters I’ve tried; Mercy being a healbot and McCree being a run-and-gunner. To note the technical errors I’ve ran into: I’ve had a few crashes to desktop, problems connecting to matches, and some issues getting the in game VoIP set up. But hey, it’s a beta. It’s the time to report that stuff so it’ll get tuned up. I know that Overwatch is going to be a real success because you can feel the love that its team put into it!
ANYWAY. SO MUCH TEXT. Let’s get to the screen shots! 25 images after the jump, not 100% spoiler free if you haven’t played Legacy of the Void.
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