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Hey all! Welcome to the first in review! I saw that a lot of people did end of the month summaries for their blog, and I want to try and start doing that this year!
These will probably come out on the first Friday of each month. So let's begin!
January was a good start to being more consistent with the blog. This month was a mix of my own games and anime, although I do feel I need to add some more game reviews to the site. More on that in a bit.
Posts written this month
NM Gameworks #19:Updates, Updates, Updates
Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary: Review
Later Level's Question of the Month: January 2019
GameSavvy pieces this Month
Why watching Let's Plays is so fun
GameSavvy's most anticipated games of 2019
My favourite art piece this month
Awesome things I read/saw/did
-LightningEllen did a first impressions post on her though on Mirror's Edge. I do really want to play that and it's sequal, Mirror's Edge Catalyst.
-HellyonWorks did a great series of art for the last 7 days leading into the worldwide release of Kingdom Hearts 3.
-NipahDUBS also did a great series of cosplays to celebrate this over the last 29 days as well.
-SomecallmeJohnny has kickstarted his reviews this year with Celeste and Hollow Knight!
-Pix of Shoot the Rookie did a great job summing up the year for her website, as well as summing up what she played on her sick day.
-Princess Rose has been streaming all the Kingdom Hearts Games in the lead up to KH3, and SokkaXI did a drinking stream to celebrate it.
Games I have been playing
So because school beginning to ramp up(it's only gonna get worse), I haven't been able to play games that much(although I have been playing more than I though) Going for 100% Steam Achievements in Final Fantasy XIII and starting HyperDimention Neptuna is the only things that I can really say that are note worthy this month.
I also completed the 3rd episode of Life is Strange. It's a really tragic ending for Chloe, and I won't go any further into what I thought, because my friend tells me it only gets worse from here. No spoilers in the comments please.
I also begin playing Kingdom Hearts 1, 2, Chain of Memories, and Birth By Sleep. If you can't tell, I really love Kingdom Hearts. 1 is still as clunky as ever. 2 is still as fun as ever(especially since I can play it with a controller now). COM is also still really fun. BBS with Terra is actually not so bad now, though he still sucks to play as.
I don't have a PS4 or Xbox One, folks, so please don't judge me for this! I also watched KZ's LP of Kingdom Hearts 0.2, just to keep me up to date with the series.
I got some great merch DaPandaBanda and KeybladeXarin! Redbubble messed up my address with the print order somehow(the stickers I got in the the time frame they said it would come in, and the address was fine.), but the stuff I got was awesome! Feel good to finally have some video game merch.
I'll be honest, not been feeling too great, or confident... at all, but I'm slowly getting back to where I feel is my best. I'm working on getting the first T-Shirt ready for February-ish. It might be a slow month, got exams at the end of it, but it shouldn't be too bad. It's also good to say that we are in a post Kingdom Hearts III world! Hope everyone is enjoying the game!
This month I'm going to start working on some more projects, including a big 3D scene(don't know if I'll finish it though), but I'll also try and work on some anime first impressions. I'm also going to try and look at some itch.io games, just give some games to review while I try and finish bigger games.
And that's it! Sorry for the mish-mashed schedule, and I did want another post to come this week, but I had to do some school work over the weekend, and I was wiped out.
Anyways, thanks for reading, have a great day/night, share if you enjoyed it, and take care.
Written by Nana Marfo
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