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…)
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We didn’t get a chance to play a lot of the games we hoped to this year, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t playing anything. Some of our favorites were games we revisited, games we discovered late, and/or games we’d been putting off since last year—and they deserve recognition, too! Join us as we take a look at the games we loved in 2019, even if they weren’t actually released this year. (more…)
Melissa Brinks is Sidequest’s editor in chief, co-creator of the Fake Geek Girls podcast, author of The Compendium of Magical Beasts, and an aspiring beekeeper. She once won an argument on the internet, and tweets at @MelissaBrinks.
Happy Wednesday! Every Wednesday, Sidequest brings you Get Your Game On, a round-up of recent gaming news. What games are you playing lately or looking forward to? Let us know on Twitter! I’ve been playing Life is Strange 2: Episode Three, which released last week. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster as brothers Sean and Daniel, who had been train-hopping and homeless since the last episode, have found a community of friends and jobs working at a pot farm. If you’re looking for an immersive story game that explores themes of found family and friendship in the context of insecure employment and living on the margins of society, check out Life is Strange 2.
Here’s news we’ve been thinking about this week! (more…)
Writer at Sidequest and WWAC; past: Newsarama, Comicosity, executive editor of Kollaboration. I’ve watched over 200 hours of Life is Strange playthroughs. Talk to me about LiS, The Last of Us, and the games and fandoms you love! Twitter: @loudlysilent