GreedFall ⚡Review

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Platform Played On: PlayStation 4
Developer: Spiders
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Genre: Action RPG
Release Date: September 10th, 2019

I was in need of a new Dragon Age-like gaming experience, and that’s definitely what I got with this game! Nothing distracts me from life’s drama like a nice and fun action RPG. WHY IS LIFE SO HARD?? Dragons… are awesome… *sobs uncontrollably* Ahem. Sorry. Lemme try to get into a semi-professional video game review mode. Nope! No painful memories being struggled with at all over here. Notta one, eh. Dragon Age is a great video game series, by the way. A really awesome video game series that I miss… a lot. Luckily, GreedFall has given me some badly needed happy new memories! Thank you for that, above all else, game I’m about to semi-seriously review. 🐉

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Things on the XIIIth: October 2019

Welcome to my monthly progress post that happens on the 13th, which marks the start of a new fiscal month here on Livid Lightning. Get it? XIII is my favourite number… because I like Final Fantasy XIII a lot? Jeez… tough crowd.

And a new chapter of my blogging life begins! Wait…

What?? Nothing happened, I swear. My domain has always ended in .blog… and I so didn’t delete my old WordPress and social media accounts… honest. Sigh. I did. I’ll vent about what happened in more detail in my Life Things section below, but this meme just about sums up what caused my latest self-destruct sequence.

Fear of Abandonment Meme

I pressed the left button on a very close friend who seemed done with me, backpedaled like a sledgehammer to the right button, pressed the left button again in defeat, and now I don’t know what the meaning of life is anymore. Ahem.

Including intense soul-crushing personal relationship pain, here’s how Fiscal Month October 2019 went! Why?? *sobs uncontrollably* …sniffs. I’m good. It’ll all be alright. Oh, and Happy Canadian Thanksgiving weekend! I’m visiting my family and eating turkey. Great coping mechanisms. Gobble, gobble, eh…

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The Importance of Imaginary Idols

The bulk of this article was written for and originally posted on AmbiGaming Corner, and here it is on my website with a lot of tweaks/additions! Definitely check out Athena Veta’s great content on AmbiGaming and consider supporting her Video Game Relevancy Crusade (TM) on Patreon, if ya got a few bucks to spare.

People come, and no matter how much we don’t want to let it happen, people leave our lives for various reasons. Our life events shape us, change us, and force us to evolve. The only person you will have for that whole life journey is you. It’s important to appreciate the special relationships that come along, but never take them for granted. None of us are here forever, anyway.

It can be downright devastating when you lose a special relationship (close friend, family member, partner, etc.), but it’s important to remember you are never alone. Things will get better with time and the proper application of coping skills. Never destroy yourself just because someone else hurt you or doesn’t want you in their life anymore. I’m not going to lie. Right now, I’m nursing quite the huge wound in my soul from the acceptance of the loss of one of my best friends.

I’m not going to give in to my storm negative emotions and shut away from the world. I’m going to embrace the positive energy flowing around me. My friend and I may never talk again, but I loved that close friendship at its best. I’m going to treasure the good times I shared with that person forever, and I will eventually be able to forgive myself for everything that went horribly wrong.

Closed doors can always reopen with time. This recent experience triggered me to reach out to another lost best friend I had quietly door-slammed 8 years ago (INFJ problems). Guess what? They missed me too and now we’re reconnecting as if nothing happened. Time both heals and destroys. You just have to learn how to go with the flow.

In the present time, I can do nothing but move on while processing my emotions in a healthy way. And that’s going to involve my favourite method of escapism: Video Games!!

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Gracing GreedFall

⚡ Caution ⚡ This post may contain minor spoilers for the beginnings of GreedFall. Some people like going into games knowing as little as possible (like me) so just thought I’d give you fair warning!

GreedFall Boxart

Woot! Shiny new action RPG I’m playing at release (for a change). Many of the preview articles I read pegged this on the BioWare-level of RPG awesomeness so I decided to preorder it, putting my Mass Effect Trilogy Platinum Quest on hold. And, yes. The Dragon Age vibes are quite strong will this one! I have lovingly dubbed this game “Dragon Age: Assassin’s Creed (Witcher 3 Edition)”

Not a bad thing at all to borrow some great gameplay elements from other great RPGs to create an immersive world. Maker knows I need a game to lose myself in with all the chaos surrounding my real world these days. Ahem.

I’m sitting at over 12 hours invested in Teer Fradee at the moment, and have to say I’m not disappointed thus far. Here are some of my unimportant initial opinions on stuff relating to this video game title!

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Things on the XIIIth: August & September 2019

Welcome to my monthly progress post that happens on the 13th (unless I miss a month… twice in a row… oops), which marks the start of a new fiscal month here on Livid Lightning. Get it? XIII is my favourite number… because I like Final Fantasy XIII a lot? Jeez… tough crowd.

Hello, my treasured internet readers and valued view-generating spam-bots!

I’ve been a mess again, as usual, and think I’ve recovered from my latest emotional meltdown. That life thing is crazy, man. I’ll babble about some things that have been bugging me in my “Life & Other Things” section, if you are at all interested in reading me whine about stuff.

Simpsons Internet Coping Meme
I’m not sure if memes and social media are the greatest of coping mechanisms, but they are making me slightly feel less sad and alone right now.

I consider 13 my lucky number. So it being Friday the 13th with a full moon makes it an extra special day for me. Here’s to hoping the universe sends those good vibes to anyone who needs them!

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