Quick Takes: Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

Samurai Dark Souls! FROM Software, developers of the Dark Souls series, recently put their newest IP on display in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, and from early trailers and discussion, it appears to be deeply ingrained in their previous success while still diving off to be unique in it’s own way. From translations and trailers, the story seems to revolve around a lone samurai who loses both an arm and a young lord that he was tasked to protect, and wakes up in an old temple with a “prosthetic” arm (it’s an arm and hand bones with things attached to it.

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Dark Souls Remastered: A Fresh Coat of (Usually Red) Paint

Heading back to Lordran to die again (and again and again) Dark Souls Remastered was announced and was met with great anticipation by the Dark Souls community as a whole. As time wore on, skepticism began to trickle in as well for various reasons. People began to wonder if the remaster was going to be anything more than a glorified high definition paint job. The game launched on May 25 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and (as an avid fan of the series) here is my take on what the remaster does and does not do for the

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The Dragon Reborn

Good Prophecies sometimes work out in the strangest ways… The Dragon Reborn, book three of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time saga, follows the events in The Great Hunt. And if those events stirred the blood, Reborn has plenty more to offer. With the invaders thrown back into the sea and his friends safe, Rand begins to accept who and what he is. However, he feels like he has to do one of the major items in the Prophecies about which he he has heard bits and pieces. After an attack on his camp, he leaves the group. On his own,

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The Great Hunt: Book Two of the Wheel of Time

A little bit further down the rabbit hole we go:   Robert Jordan’s The Great Hunt is Book Two of the Wheel of Time series and takes place immediately after Book One, The Eye of the World. Which is good, since the end of Book One left us with plenty of questions. Not that all of those questions get answered in Hunt. In fact, you will probably end up with more questions than answers to questions by the end of it, but they will mostly be new questions and readers can often puzzle out some of the answers themselves. Again,

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