Salt and Sanctuary (PS4)

So I am absolutely LOVING this game right now.

I’ve put way too much time into it (I won’t say exactly how much as my wife reads this) and have loved every second of it. At first hearing that it was like a ‘metroidvania‘ I was thrilled. Symphony of the Night is still one of my favorite games of all time and any chance I get to play one similar to it is a bonus for me. After I downloaded it and realized that it heavily incorporated ideas from the Dark Souls I never thought I would play a more perfect game for me.

Between the leveling and skill system to the extensive equipment and magic choices to the challenging monsters and epic boss fights and branching open map and even the deep story and lore, this game has it all.

If you are in any way a fan of metroidvanias or dark souls I recommend this game 100%

Bonus for anyone who needs some tips:

Video I did of the fastest salt farming in the game.

And here is a spreadsheet I compiled of all the armor stats in the game, to make it easier to compare and contrast sets.

Hope you enjoy it!

10 Cloverfield Lane

I usually don’t get out to see new movies that often, at least not right when they come out.  We have not far from our house one of those theaters that shows 2nd runs at a much cheaper price (and much MUCH cheaper snacks!) that we prefer to go to.

One that I’ve been looking forward to is 10 Cloverfield Lane:

When I first saw the trailer for it around Super Bowl time it really stuck with me. I had seen Cloverfield and thought it was neat with an indirect view of a monster attack. The atmosphere demonstrated in the trailers intrigued me– what is going on here? And lately I’ve really been enjoying John Goodman’s serious acting (like in Red State). The fact that I’ve enjoyed much of J.J. Abrams’ work (especially Lost) was just icing on the cake.

So I finally went and saw it last night. Overall, I’m very satisfied with it and it exceeded my expectations. I already knew going into it that it wasn’t a direct sequel to Cloverfield and wasn’t about the same events so that part didn’t bother me like it seems to have annoyed other fans. Goodman’s acting was great, as well as the female lead Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Believable acting during unbelievable events is always appreciated.

My friend didn’t like the ending that much, but he hadn’t seen Cloverfield and wasn’t aware of the otherworldly ties. I thought it was great. Overall it really matched the theme of his little anthology.

Definitely a recommended view for any fans of psychological thrillers or horror. I gave it 9/10 stars.

Hello World!

So apparently I have a website and a blog now.  How about that.  I’ve kinda-sorta tried this thing in the past with not much success.  Hopefully I’ll be more consistent about writing.  As Jenn knows, I certainly like to yap about certain things and hopefully I’ll be able to use this as a useful outlet.

I’m very outspoken about science, gaming, philosophy, politics, and more.  Hopefully pouring out my brain onto here will entertain at least someone.


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