Rin Plays: Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X CoverWhile I expected Fallout 4 to be my video game time sink spanning from December to the early months of this year, it so happened that that wasn’t the case. Its main plot was quick and I found myself not really interested in the story Bethesda forced on players (though if the future DLCs are good, I could see myself getting drawn back in). Instead, much of my attention turned to Xenoblade Chronicles X. Before this game, I’d never really been interested in the series itself; I only knew vague plot points from Xenoblade Chronicles from catching my brother playing it while I was working on something else, and I only really knew about Shulk from his cameo in the most recent Smash Bros. Giant mech isn’t really a genre I care about, but upon seeing my brother’s first venture into the gorgeous world of Mira, I knew I had to create my own BLADE operative and start up a file myself. Yet, no matter how I enjoyed the game, I’m conflicted on saying that it was “good”.

Spoilers under the cut.

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Throwback Thursdays: Blade

bladeMy favorite thing about Throwback Thursdays is that it gives me an excuse and an opportunity to revisit old childhood favorites that I remember loving, but have all but forgotten the specific details of. For this week’s installment, I bring you Blade, the iconic vampire movie starring Wesley Snipes. This movie was the reason I started to love vampires, but watching it all these years later, I was no longer as impressed with it as I was when I was twelve. But I feel like that’s bound to happen to most things we love as children, and Blade was still an enjoyable, grungy, bloody, and sometimes outright entertainingly disgusting vampire romp.

Spoilers for the 1998 movie below.

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