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We may finally find out what Matt has played at the following link.

Monster Hunter World just might be finding a way to win me over. It damn sure didn’t with customizing my cat companion, though that would do it for almost anyone else, but the mechanics of the game may be finding a hold somewhere in my head. It isn’t there yet, but last night after this show I played a little bit and I think some of it may be setting in for me. We’ll see if it continues as I play more.

From time to time I like to dip my toes into the waters of the unknown as far as gaming is concerned. The Monster Hunter games have been around for a long time but they’ve never struck me as something I wanted to play. This new entry in the franchise had the fortune of releasing when there was nothing else to hold my attention for weeks before or weeks after. And currently, it’s what everyone else is talking about so I’m a bit sucked in. Also, it has a steelbook (don’t judge me).

Sometimes going out of your comfort zone doesn’t work. I’ve tried Final Fantasy a few times and gave Dragon Age a few tries as well. No luck with either, but I tried. Monster Hunter World looks like it might actually be a success for me, however. Time will tell, but it’s promising, at least.

Here’s hoping you venture outside of your norm from time to time and find something you enjoy that you never thought you would. It’s a rewarding experience.

 

For the 500th time you can listen to the show at the following link.

I had a lot written here but it basically comes down to this:

Thank You

 

We’re knocking on 500’s door at the following link.

There is no show next week. I’ll be in San Antonio for PAX South. Normally, when we get back from such a trip I go over all the things I saw and played, but the return episode will be just a bit different given the timing.

Anyway, for this episode there is some talk on Burnout Paradise and my thoughts of how I felt playing it originally. This is going back a ways so my memory is clouded a bit by just my sheer love of the franchise but I can look back on it and see where things maybe should have been different. The game wasn’t a failure by any means but it did sort of split the fan base, it felt like. Those who liked the predetermined paths during events from the previous games and those who enjoyed the openness of the events in Paradise. I didn’t really meet a lot of people who liked what Paradise was doing with the events. I can see where they were coming from but I just made do with what I had and played the game how they wanted me to play it. I eventually came around and was fine with it, but looking back I can see what side of the fence I ultimately fell on for that debate. Regardless, it is what it is and whatever this remake ends up being, you know I’ll be there – on probably every platform they release it on.

My fandom knows no bounds.

See you again for the 500th episode in two weeks.