Review: Piecing Together the Dragon Age: World of Thedas Map Puzzle

Review: Piecing Together the Dragon Age: World of Thedas Map Puzzle

Here’s hoping that Dragon Age 4 will let us actually visit places like Par Vollen and Tevinter, but until its release, I shall content myself with lovingly running my fingers over the pieces of the Dragon Age: World of Thedas Map Puzzle. This 1,000-piece puzzle comes in at 20 by 27 inches and is made with care. Where some puzzle manufacturers cheap out on materials, this one uses a quality board at about 1/16th of an inch thickness, making its pieces very sturdy. (more…)

Review: Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild Is Fun for New and Old Fans

Review: Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild Is Fun for New and Old Fans

I begin this review with a couple of disclaimers. First, I have only come into the world of Monster Hunter with Monster Hunter World. Secondly, I tricked my teen—who has only watched me play MHW a couple of times—into watching Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild with me so that I can share his expert opinions. I’d like to think that our level of experience with the games helps us to bridge the gap between veteran gaming fans and newcomers who may have only discovered it while perusing Netflix to add more shows to their watch lists. The latter may find it to be a passable adventure, though somewhat lacking in depth overall. The former may feel the same but at least find some affinity with the nuggets of lore and game references, which the movie manages to incorporate with reasonable success. (more…)

GYGO: D&D 6e(?), Blair Witch 2021, and the Sun Sets on Discord’s Stage Discovery

GYGO: D&D 6e(?), Blair Witch 2021, and the Sun Sets on Discord’s Stage Discovery

It’s been quite a while since I’ve gathered up industry news for Get Your Game On, but here I am making my triumphant return! Let’s see if the news greeting me this past week is all good! (more…)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Vol. 1: Deserted Island Diary Reveals Tom Nook’s Side of the Story

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Vol. 1: Deserted Island Diary Reveals Tom Nook’s Side of the Story

Tom Nook gets a bad rap when it comes to Animal Crossing fans’ opinions of him. There may be something to be said about the capitalistic island state that he manages, but when Animal Crossing: New Horizons came out, the game’s creator, Nintendo, insisted that he was a good guy. Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Vol. 1: Deserted Island Diary tells us that, though he might not necessarily be a good guy, his experience with some islanders justifies some of his managerial decisions. (more…)

Gamer Mom: The Steam Wall of Shame Audit

Gamer Mom: The Steam Wall of Shame Audit

Having kids is fun at the beginning when they are cute and compact enough to breastfeed while partying for experience points and doing Sky runs in Final Fantasy XI. When they get old enough to do your crafting and farming for you, it almost feels like all those nights of interrupted sleep tending to their needs was worth it. It’s cute when they start playing all your games and you can share proud parent moments.

When they become teenagers, everything changes. That’s when you find out that they actually have been paying attention to all the lessons you have been teaching them. That’s when they turn your own lessons against you. (more…)