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Nov
15

First Times: Shadow of the Colossus

When Team Ico's Shadow of the Colossus released in 2005 it was immediately hit with critical acclaim and cited as one of the best games of all time. I never understood why and with an interest in The Last Guardian, it was a no-brainer to try it out. My only knowledge coming into the game was about the horse and the colossi being the only enemies.

Starting the game off I was taken aback by just the visual beauty and the soundtrack then, I accidentally skipped the first cutscene so, whoops. Apparently there's a lady on that pedestal in front of me, I guess she's dead or sleeping and killing the colossi just so happens to be the only way to wake her up? I dunno.

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Nov
11

First Times: Dishonored

As it may be evident with other games in the "First Times" series, I have a mission to go out of my way to play specific games that people talk about for years. But Dishonored was a different story.

See, I woke up hearing the fantastic news that Skate 3 finally joined the list of backwards compatible games on the Xbox One and with that still ringing through my ears I purchased it and watched as it began to download. Growing impatient I booted up Dishonored: Definitive Edition with the intention of playing until Skate 3 finished.

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Nov
07

First Times: Mass Effect Trilogy

It's been awhile since I started another "First Times" and this one, was in the works for quite some time. You might remember my first entry being on Telltale's The Walking Dead: Season 1 which I enjoyed quite a bit or maybe you jumped in when I played through the main entries in the Metal Gear Solid series leading up to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

I know the Mass Effect series is a beloved one by many, including a few writers here at APG, but I never really understood why. I figured out rather quickly why people were crazy for Kojima's series and while The Walking Dead didn't grant me some level of understanding, I at least knocked a game off my immeasurable backlog. So with me tackling on this series, I can rightfully knock off three games.

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Aug
23

First Times: Metal Gear Solid- The Legacy Collection

Originally I planned the next installment of my “First Times” series to be on the Mass Effect trilogy and I would write it as I played through each game. Unfortunately I only finished the first game before other matters took precedent. But fret not fellow readers, I have come back with another series that I know next to nothing about which makes it the prime candidate for a first times: Metal Gear Solid. That’s right, Metal Gear.

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May
18

First Times: The Walking Dead Season 1

As the title suggest this will be my first time playing through season 1 of The Walking Dead. So I figured why not write about them as I finish each episode.

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