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Armello Game Review!

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A great time waster.

The game has good mechanics and makes the player use tactics and skill to win but even if you are the best player in the world, you can be RNGed to defeat. This is not necessarily a bad think as luck should always be a factor in life. Thinkers with quick problem-solving skills and plan B’s should be promoted and this happens effectively through them being able to adapt faster when their main goals are negated. Personally, understanding that I did my best and lost is a bigger reward than winning a game. Just consider the fact that today the RNG is against you but tomorrow will be your best friend. If you consider that the RNG is always your enemy you are ether really ungrateful or a very bad player.

The game has a few game breaking bugs that will sometime make you quit a game you are about to win, or lose, or enjoy. And considering that each game is 45-60 (or even more) minutes, it can make you feel like they make you throw away 1-2 hours a day…

I consider armello expensive for what it offers and I really don’t like the fact that the DLC’s that add just a few heroes cost extra, I would honestly just get this game for free from a friend, or check out this video: how to get armello for free! The sole reason that makes me recommend this game is the fact that in a month you can probably make your money back by selling the dice you find in game on the steam market. I did.

I really like the game but Not to the point that I would buy it for 20. Wait for a 50% offer like I did.

I’m so addicted to this digital board game! Fun to play online, it looks gorgeous, it has a decent balance/difficulty ratio, excellent music and daily freebies as well! Plus, it keeps being updated!

On the con side, it can get buggy sometimes and it can become grindy if you are looking to get the cool dice and other online gaming perks.

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Injustice 2: Legendary Edition is it worth a buy

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Overall, Injustice 2 is a brilliant game. The graphics are spectacular, the side quests save you from getting burned out on the main quest line, the humour and the easter eggs pack an oodle of character in. I played through with my partner in Co-op mode, so this review will mostly include my feelings on that.

Be aware that it still has a LOT of bugs! They didn’t make the game unplayable for the most part, they were just an irritating niggle that could take you out of the immersion apart from the last bug we found. The common things like AI being stuck, quest people just standing (I suggest shooting them and reviving, it normally works.) and floating guns / wiggling dead ragdoll animations were manageable. But upon playing the final quest, flashes of light happened and it froze both our games and crashed us. Upon coming back, it was over and just showed us the credits!!!!!11 So we will never know what happened unless we play through completely again or watch someones youtube video which was beyond frustrating!

In Co-op mode, which was the whole reason I bought this game, you cannot save story progression for the person who isn’t hosting. This means that because my Boyfriend hosted, I haven’t unlocked any of the perks or weapons for killing the main characters or quests, despite doing them. It does allow you to keep and earn perk points, your weapons, challenges etc. But it is so very, very irritating that you aren’t able to get the progress on the storyline or at least have an option like you do at the beginning on if you’d like to keep the progression saved or not for those that don’t. Once I’ve played through, since the storyline is mostly unchangeable and I have to say some of the quests can be rather repetitive, I don’t want to have to play through again.

I have to say…I love to fish. Despite loving cute, fluffy things in real life I also love to pixel hunt! I do wish they’d done more with this, given you a hunger bar so you actually had more of a purpose to it than just money or challenges. Even giving more challenges or funny achievements would have been great. I feel like it was a lot of wasted potential there on something that was a really, really fun part of the game with some brilliant mechanics. I’d love to see the ability to make arcade challenges to do with the hunting/fishing as well. It is also really frustrating when you’re trying to land a whopper when you are constantly under attack. The enemy seems to know where you are no matter what and later on the game the constant helicopters, trucks and heck, wildlife that turn up to kill you when you’re just trying to have a bit of peace is ridiculous.

For my last couple niggles, they are all pretty random issues for me. Like being unable to actually shoot as the 2nd person in a helicopter it is SO IRRITATING and very boring for the co-op player and why oh why can’t you hire 2 animal companions at the same time?! (They are the only ones that don’t drive me mad with their talking…plus y’know, cute.) The baddies were a bit 2d, I find the idea of a cult cliche and a bit tired and although they were very well voiced and animated, the storyline and dialogue let them down and didn’t make them feel particularly interesting, the same with a lot of the characters you meet with a few exceptions.

Yet despite my multiple grumbles, we had a lot of fun. Bull balls, shovel throwing, leaping off buildings onto unsuspecting baddies, petting puppers and kitties, Cheeseburger the Bear, gosh darn Honey Badgers, the line “It should say wrath, not rat!”, wingsuits, Making Montana great again, sticky explosives, neck snapping, fishing and hunting (Needs more purpose), beautiful scenery, satirical quests, driving, arson, beautiful guns with epic paint jobs, (Though it would be nice for more variety) and yknow, being able to cause chaos and save the world with the person I love. So overall, 3.5 outta 5 from me and I still say buy it!

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Far Cry 5 RELEASE! My Review + Free DOWNLOAD!

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This is best far cry game in my opinion. I planted dynamite, had 15 seconds to escape, jumped in the water, started to get attacked by an crocodile and got a phone call (in game) at the same time. So I think this happened: I mist a shot on a guy and hit a tiger instead, then the tiger ran up to the guy and killed him.
The good: good graphics, good gameplay, the guns were less shoddy than far cry 2. not that was is difficult, dear god the models were abysmal.

The bad: the spawn rates, Jesus. i killed 12 carloads of people in a row, ran out of ammo, knifed 3 more to death and got killed in about 2 minutes.

The ugly: i didnt realize that it required uplay, and only noticed when it was halfway through installing that raging dumpster fire on my computer. i feel violated. However, you can just get far cry 5 free from that video.

Overall: Far Cry is a fun adventure/action game you will use usually always have fun whether your hunting man or beast it is also accompanied with a great story line.

The story is great, the characters are pretty cool, and the island is the most best  thing I’ve seen in a game for a long time. Honestly, I thought the game was fun 97% of the time.

On 3/27/18 (the date I completed the game) I was on the mission where you had to steal a privateer recruit uniform. 6 hours after that, I completed the game.

My favorite character was Sam, as he was the coolest, most awesome looking, and best suit for this shitland known as rook.

The ending was kinda meh I have to say.

I finished this game on hard mode, and it was awesome. It made me stumped on some parts and made me really enjoy others. The amount of loss in the game is heavy, even to characters you don’t know as well.

Overall, I loved the shit out of this game. Definitely a full price buy.
Date Complete: 3/27/18 (Hard Mode)

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My Ni no Kuni II review!

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This is the premiere RPG experience on PC this gen. Not only that, but it is one of the best RPGs of all time. I could go on for way too long about this game so instead, I will break it down into bullet points.

-Excellent NPC interaction. In many RPGs, most NPCs wandering around a town will only grunt or say a single line. In this game, almost every NPC has a reletively deep conversation to be had.

-The way companions fit into the story and gameplay is what sets this game apart. I think the biggest hook of this game is how dynamic your interactions with your party members are. I played this game single player (which I would reccomend) and without spoiling anything specific, every member of your party has the potential to be “the chosen one” this creates an interesting tension between you and your companions. You befriend them and romance them throughout, but the knowledge that eventually, induvidual motives may force you to turn on them creates an incredibly satisfying dynamic in both the story and the gameplay areas of this game.

-Most of the time objectives are open ended to the point where it is up to you to figure out exactly how you will acomplish it. This is more than what many games tout as player choice. It is not just “YOU CAN DO COMBAT OR YOU CAN SNEAK”. It’s deeper than that. You can navigate your way through the world, siding with various factions as you inch your way towards your goals. The world usually follows a consistent set of rules, which is conducive for player driven plans to be carried out.

-Combat is pretty much the best fantasy RPG combat you can find. It is “turn based” which may turn some people off at first glance but trust me. This isn’t your average turn based combat. The fights are visually pleasing, detailed, and tense despite the turn based nature. The game also takes full advantage of the slower combat pace to weave in a lot of interesting story telling in the middle of combat scenarios. The way the camera zips around from person to person as they are carrying out their actions lends the whole thing a certain cinematic flair as dynamic combat stories unfold before you.

-There is far more to it than this but I think these are the crucial points to be made about what sets this game apart from say, Pillars of Eternity or any other story driven RPG. By the way, if you want to get this game watch this video: ni no kuni 2 free.

To sum things up, this game has the sandbox qualities of an Elder Scrolls game with the storytelling of an old Bioware game. It has unparralelled combat and the best NPC interaction. The story is designed in a way that takes advantage of the open sandbox style elements. This is an essential game.

(Side note – I actually did not really enjoy Pillars of Eternity. So if that turned you off of top down RPGs, know that this is a completely different beast. You should definetly play this. )

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GTA 5 Review

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Recently, there’s been a lot of negative reviews for GTA 5, so I just want to give my two cents on the topic, and hopefully it’ll change someone’s mind for the better.

*Disclaimer: I have not played storymode as of now (so you can tell I’m an expert on the topic lol). Currently, I have logged 191 hours when this review was written off of only online mode, so imagine how many hours you could get with playing story mode.*

To begin, yes, there is a somewhat long wait to get into online mode. However, if you have an even satisfactory computer relative to what is necessary to run this game, then the wait is bearable. I would be lying if I said there is a minimal wait time, but 5-10 minutes is fine considering I spend three hours playing. Normally, I turn it on, get it running, and then watch a quick YouTube video, or make a sandwich. When I come back, the game is ready to play. Simple as that.

Once again, while the claims that there a plenty of hackers on this game are true, it doesn’t make the game bad. I’d say every 1/5 servers I go on has a hacker, and of those hackers, only 1/2 of them are there to make your day worse. So, about every 10 severs I go on there is a ‘bad hacker’. However, there’s a simple solution; the join a new server option. Then, you don’t have to exit the game, but you do get to join a new server. Easy fix. =)

Lastly, there are some reviews about this game saying that online is too difficult because all the weapons/cars, etc. are overpriced. Keep in mind, I’ve only played online, and never story mode, but speaking from experience, that’s kinda BS. Yes, it takes awhile to accumulate wealth (I still haven’t gotten top-dog stuff after nearly 200 hours), but that’s the fun to it. I don’t care about how it’ll take me awhile longer to get all the most expensive items, because getting there is so exciting. And, to be honest, there are easy ways to get money, and all the really, really expensive items are kind of just showy-stuff; you don’t have to have it to have a great time, but it does surely enhance the gameplay. Also, if you looking at playing GTA on pc, I would recommend ryzatv’s video: gta free!

After all this time, I still hop on whenever I can because the game, and sometimes even the people can be extremely enjoyable. Don’t like the “abundance of hackers”, or just interacting with people in general? There’s a single player online (though seemingly counter-intuative, I’m sure someone has found good use out of it). But, personally, I’ve made plenty of good friends on this game, and I bet that you will as well. If I have convinced even one person to get this amazing game, then writing this review was worth it. Enjoy. =)

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Kingdom Come Deliverance Worth the $60?

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Played it for about 17 hours so far. This isn’t another Witcher game, I’m afraid. Think of it as a “Peasant Simulator”. You are no hero. You are REALLY crap at everything and combat feels like being a drunken cow in wet cement. Very realistic (except for painfully slow combat), but unless you live for ultra challenging gameplay, you may get frustrated. Love the world, story and characters, but know that it makes Dark Souls feel like a casual kiddy game. Also, found the game to be very linear and scripted – you don’t have much choice in branching dialogues or storyline – just follow the plot and look for little extra sidequests. The worst aspect is the save system. With such an incredibly hard game, and you cannot save without finding a bed or a bottle of ‘saviour schnaps’. Be prepared to spend half your time replaying large portions of the game. That said – I really like the historical setting. When you get frustrated just play Witcher 2 or 3 for a while and be a hero chopping through foes, to work out the frustrations, then go back to Peasant Simulator …

Pro’s:
Great world – excellently researched and realistic.
Believable and engaging characters.
Interesting and fun storyline.
Nice armour layering system.
Realistic ‘living’ world (you get hungry and tired and dirty and these affect the game a lot).

Cons:
Painfully slow and difficult combat (though many actually enjoy this).
Archery requires player use of ‘The Force’ to hit anything.
Mini-games such as lockpicking require some sort of clairvoyance to master.
Very linear plot with lots of cutscenes guiding you along a scripted path.
The tutorial/intro is epically long (can take hours) before training wheels are removed and you can explore. I would buy this game, however you can get it for free from RyzaTV here: how to get Kingdom come deliverance free
Player agency is very limited. I tried playing a starry-eyed peasant who lives in awe of nobility and idolises knighthood. But the game kept forcing me to make arrogant statements to lords and pick fights with my betters – not what I wanted to do.

I love many aspects of the realism and the deep research that went into this game. But sometimes realism needs to be tempered by fun gameplay (or at least provide options for it in the setup for those who want to avoid grinding challenge).
Still – it is a worthwhile game (or I wouldn’t have spent so much time on it).

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ARK: Survival Evolved…. Should you play?

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ARK: Survival Evolved is my longest played game on steam and probably ever.

I have 2,413 hours on ARK and I will be the first to tell you that it has its bugs and flaws. It can be tedious and annoying at times and make you rage quit from time to time, but I truly can say that I have some outstanding memories while playing this game and I feel like $60 for this game is beyond reasonable for the amount of content they deliver. I personally get pretty mad at the developers at times because when they announce new DLC Content or even super great update content, they almost never release that content on time. Once, they said that a DLC would be released on said month and it took TWO MORE MONTHS before they actually released said DLC. If you need ark or the extra dlc’s ryzatv has a guide on his youtube channel how to get ark for free!

I was furious and almost stopped playing. But obviously, even though I was mad and disappointed I did come back and played some more. The DLC turned out to be very decent but I still prefer ARK with mods instead of the DLC content. I have owned a few servers for ARK and all of them had plenty of mods and they truly made the game THAT much more enjoyable.

I do highly recommend this game if you enjoy survival games. You can hunt and cook food at a fire and drink water or eat berries to survive. But… be warned… you are not the only hunter in this game… in fact, you will also be the HUNTED… but not by other people… but by huge hungry dinosaurs as well. Some are smaller and some are also passive meaning they won’t attack you. Some will run away if you attack them while others will attack you back or leave you alone if you leave them alone.

You can also tame these creatures, even the mean predators if you outsmart them. Some or even “most” can be ridden as well with a saddle and everything. It’s overall a blast of a game and one of a kind for sure.

GET THE GAME.

I doubt you will be disappointed if you like survival games 🙂

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Product Review of Natural Skin Care Routines

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It’s that time of the year when the blustery wind outside is blowing and the temperature is plummeting down. The rain and snow are cold and wet on your skin. Then you want to come home and sit in a nice hot tub of water to warm your bones after running around out there in that cold weather. What happens next is your skin is taking a beating and the damage leaves you feeling dry and itchy. It’s a miserable feeling and since our largest organ of our body is our skin that’s a lot of misery.
I have tried all kinds of hand and body lotions including baby oil. Some leave me feeling sticky all over and some have fragrances that get my allergies going in full force. Some just don’t heal my skin at all. A coworker last winter suggested Tea Tree Hand and Body Lotion when I complained of itchy skin. I found a one quart bottle of it for less than $3.00 at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in my town. Now I use it all the time because it contains tea tree leaf oil which is a natural antiseptic.

After doing some research on tea tree leaf oil I found out a lot of interesting facts about it. Tea tree leaves have been used by Australian aboriginals for healing cuts, burns, and infections because of its natural antiseptic. It also helps relieve sunburn and rashes. Adding a few drops of tea tree leaf oil to your shampoo bottle will help relieve and heal a dry scalp. Queen Helene also has a shampoo that you can purchase that has tea tree leaf oil.

When you are working in healthcare in large facilities, or you have children who go to school you worry about skin parasites. Tea tree leaf oil has also been known to ward off head lice and scabies. Since I do work in healthcare I wash my hands continuously which leaves them very dry and chapped. A good lotion is needed to keep them in good shape. This lotion can be used on the face, hands and body.

Some suggestions for taking care of your skin in the winter are to dress warm and apply lotion daily. After washing hands dry well and apply lotion especially before going out into the cold to prevent chapping. Wear gloves and a cap to protect your scalp. Don’t use too much hot water when bathing. Don’t wash your hair every day & follow this skin care routine. Also take care of your feet. Heels tend to crack open more in cold weather. Use a lip balm for your lips when out in the cold to prevent chapping.

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5 Simple Facial Skin Care Secrets

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The quest for clear, soft, beautiful facial skin drives a million dollar skin care product industry. Dry skin can make you look older. Oily skin shines and is prone to acne breakouts and blemishes. You can’t change the skin type you inherited, but there are a few facial skin care secrets that you can implement to give yourself cleaner, softer, younger looking skin.
Avoid harsh facial cleaners

Regardless of your skin type, avoid harsh cleaners. Purchase a good facial cleanser that will cut through make-up, oil, and environmental pollutants that collect on your skin. Cleansers containing salicylic acid will help control oily skin and break-outs, as will regular use of anti-bacterial cleansers.

Use astringents with care

Using an astringent to tighten pores is fine, but avoid high alcohol content astringents that strip your skin of natural oils. Sebum produced by your skin is essential to healthy, youthful looking facial skin. Stripping and dehydrating your skin can lead to breakouts by closing your pores too tightly or prompting more oil production.

Use a skin care moisturizer regardless of skin type

People with oily skin often avoid using facial moisturizing products, fearing they will add to their oily skin problem. The truth is that a good facial moisturizer, used on clean skin, can help stop oil glands from over producing. Men and women with dry facial skin don’t have to be convinced to use a skin moisturizer, but they should be careful to by a light, non-greasy moisturizer that can be used morning and evening. Using a natural lip balm is great way to help with dry and cracked lips! Women should use a light-weight moisturizer that can be applied before make-up without making your face look caked-up or greasy.

Warm wash; cool rinse

An easy, but often overlooked, facial skin care secret can be implemented into anyone’s skin care routine regardless of skin type or the skin care products you use. Simply, wash your face with warm water. This helps your cleanser cut through surface oils and open pores for deep, gentle cleaning.

Rinse your face with cool to cold water. Cool water helps tighten pores. This may help reduce your dependence on astringents. It will increase blood circulation in the small vessels beneath your facial skin, which will help give your skin a fresh, youthful glow.

Avoid environmental pollutants

Some environmental pollutants are unavoidable, like smog. Others, however, can and should be avoided for maximum skin care. Avoid smoking or smoke filled areas, indoors and out. The effects of smoking go beyond the toxic effects in your body and blood stream. Smoking enlarges pores and can stimulate sebaceous oil production. Smoke also clogs pores, often leading to blackheads and breakouts.

Other environmental factors, like dust and dirt can also clog pores. If you work in smoky or dusty environment try to wash your face with a gentle cleaner during the day.

The sun can dry out your skin, stimulating sebaceous glands to overproduce oil. Use a facial moisturizing product that provides protection from the sun.

Simple skin care means better looking skin

By following these simple facial skin care secrets and quality skin care products you can maintain soft, clean, young looking skin regardless of your age.

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More Sunscreen information

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The substances in sunscreens (called UV filters) are labeled as possibly organic or inorganic.
Organic chemicals perform by absorbing ultraviolet radiation, while inorganic compounds both absorb and spread the incident ultraviolet radiation. Many modern sunscreens include a blend of both inorganic UV filters and standard to provide broad spectrum protection against UVB and UVA light.

The Sun Protection Component (SPF) can be a system utilized internationally to find out just how much safety a sunscreen allows when put on skin in a depth of 2mg/cm2. The exam procedures how much protection against the ultraviolet light the sunscreen provides, e.g. Something delivering SPF30 will result in a skin coverage of just one-thirtieth that received by the unprotected skin for that same amount of time in sunlight. From: Coral Reef Information

Sunscreens, to be able to be defensive, have to be applied liberally to work. This consists of deploying it to all exposed places and regularly reapplying sunscreen every 2 hours and toweling.

TOP METHODS FOR YOUR BEST PROTECTION FOR APPLYING AND BUYING SUNSCREEN

Firstly be aware that no sunscreen provides a complete defense, so never count on sunscreen to guard your skin layer – for best protection you ought to exercise all Five Sis of Sun Security.
Pick a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Issue (SPF) thirty or above, preferably water resistant.
Ensure it’s broad spectrum and carries a UVA token (if it has a star ranking, work with a minimal 4-star).
Be aware that sunscreen’s price does not always match the quality.
Always remember to examine the expiry date!
Here is another child sunscreen in case you have delicate skin.
Use sunscreen when outdoors 20 minutes before going outside and preferably yet again.
Use a nice amount of sunscreen. Preferably, the typical-sized adult must employ at the least a tsp of sunscreen to each arm, leg, the front of body and back of the body and at the least ½ a teaspoon to the encounter (including the ears and throat). That is, 35 ml of sunscreen for one body application that is full. Many people find this volume only too much, consequently one trick is to reapply an individual will be within the sunlight. Think like painting a wall having a rough exterior, when two layers are practically always required for acceptable insurance of using sunscreen. For sufficient protection two “coats of sunscreen” might be needed in the same manner. Source: Sunscreen Information
If you are outdoors, it doesn’t matter what the sunscreen directions say; you must use sunscreen every two hours. Sunscreen might be easily cleaned or perspired off, and also you need to maintain putting sunscreen to get the best protection.
Reapply sunscreen soon after swimming/toweling.

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