Knife of Dreams: Book Eleven of the Wheel of Time

The end of an era, but not the saga. Knife of Dreams is the beginning of the end of the Wheel of Time saga, despite there being three books after it. Here is where things really start to heat up, and some plot lines begin to wind down or close. Following immediately after the parallel story told in Winter’s Heart and Crossroads of Twilight, Knife of Dreams again streamlines the timeline into one book at a time. Knife hits on pretty much all the major players in the series, and all of them make great strides in their respective places. Mat

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Fallout 2: The Excellent Return to Misery

Sometimes, all the world really needs is a nuclear blast or two (thousand). Fallout 2 is the immediate successor to Black Isle’s Fallout and came out less than a year after its originator. While similar in a lot of ways to the original, Fallout 2 takes place around 80 years after the end of Fallout and features a larger world map and deeper, richer story. You are a member of the original Vault Dweller’s descendant tribe known locally as The Chosen One. As the game opens, you earn that character’s original Vault Suit to prove your worthiness to go on

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Crossroads of Twilight: Book Ten of the Wheel of Time

Sometimes, the worst things happen to the best people Crossroads of Twilight continues Robert Jordan’s sprawling epic but this time, it does so parallel to the previous book rather than immediately following it. So while we know Rand has done some spring cleaning, nobody else does yet. This book follows the ancillary characters more than the big man, though. Perrin and Mat get a lot of face time, but the queen of this book is Egwene and her struggles with the rebel Hall and the seige of Tar Valon. And that siege is going as well as can be expected.

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Octopath Traveler

What’s better than one story? Eight, apparently. Octopath Traveler is a new retro-style JRPG from Square-Enix for the Nintendo Switch. Turn-based and SNES-esque graphics hearken back to a golden era for the JRPG and Octopath Traveler hits enough of the right notes to be a solid addition to one of the kings of the genre. The major flaw for Octopath is that, contrary to most JRPGs, it’s story can be viewed as unfulfilling. Not that it’s bad, just… cliché. Which, considering there are eight different characters with their own stories, is saying something. That’s right, Octopath Traveler has eight playable

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