Is the streamlining of Monster Hunter a good thing?

I’ve been struggling to find the time to write for my blog again these past couple of weeks. And Monster Hunter Rise has been one of the primary culprits, as a long time fan of the franchise, I have been more sensitive to the changes and alterations the franchise has gone through than most. While there’s no doubt that I am happy with a lot of the changes made to World and how it helped the franchise really hit in the West, I also see the continuation of that trend in Rise and find myself worrying about the direction the franchise is going.

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Hades – The much needed Narrative Roguelike

Sometimes, there are these games that I hear everyone talking about for weeks or months nonstop. Games that I should be desperate to get my hands on. Yet, for some reason I don’t, I sit on my hands and only pick them up much later.

It was around the time I was compiling and writing my top ten video games of 2020 list that I became very aware that I’d made a big mistake by not playing Hades. Despite having every opportunity to realise that I was missing out on something great. Because Hades is great.

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My Thoughts on Pokémon Legends Arceus and the Sinnoh Remakes

I suppose I should be giving my hot takes. That seems to be the internet’s primary purpose these days and with the recent announcement of two new Pokémon games on the horizon, there has been no shortage of Pokémon twitter’s complaining drowning out any of the people actually trying to give an objective opinion these announcements.

Which frustrates me, because there are valid reasons to criticise the Pokémon franchise. It’s just difficult to find that civil discourse amongst all the people who just sound like they’re throwing their toys out of the pram.

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