Week in Review – February 6, 2017
I finished Resident Evil VII this past week and I only had to change my pants…well, you don’t need to know the number of times. That’s not important.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT GAMEUMENTARY?
Last week was a pretty slow week here at Gameumentary. I posted up my third feature on the site which covered one of my favorite games, Rainbow Six Siege. I was a little bummed at first that the answers I received from the developers weren’t exactly all that detailed because it left me little to work with in terms of building a feature piece.
Luckily it seems I was able to turn it into something readable, and I saw that it had been shared on Reddit a few times so I was happy about that. I also posted up a new opinion piece this past week talking about the quiet improvements that have been happening in games journalism recently. It might be too early to say whether this trend will hold and push more and more websites to do better coverage of games, but so far I’ve been enjoying what I’m reading on sites like Glixel, Waypoint and of course, watching Danny O’Dwyer’s excellent documentaries.
This week will be a bit slow again for the site, but we do have a hands-on preview ready for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, a new feature covering RTGStudio’s Deal With The Devil and my Resident Evil VII review. We originally covered Deal With The Devil over at OnlySP, and since then the developers have taken the game back to the drawing board and restarted from scratch. You can read all about that process in our new interview tomorrow.
PERSONAL GAMING UPDATE
I was able to push through the rest of Resident Evil VII this past week and I came away quite satisfied. I’ve never finished a Resident Evil title because I never really enjoyed the plot or gameplay for the most part. For me, Resident Evil VII was a great starting point for the series, and it gives you enough information on the history of the series to at least get you interested in the larger plot at hand.
I’ll certainly be checking out future entries in the series if they follow the formula set by Resident Evil VII. When I have some extra cash, I might also go back and check out Resident Evil Revelations 2 as well.
The other thing I spent my time doing this weekend was watching the Rainbow Six Invitational. I’ve never really sat down to watch E-Sports like I would another sporting event, but I have to say I had a pretty good time watching this tournament. The biggest issue I have with events like this are the commentators and the presentation. It can sometimes feel very amateurish and the commentators get way too into it at points and start screaming into their mics like madmen and it makes watching the whole event feel awkward.
Watching the battles play out in Rainbow Six Siege was great fun though, I will admit. The time and dedication people put into these games to become THAT good is impressive. If the commentators of these events can work on sounding a bit more professional (it was cringe worthy this weekend at points), I’d be happy to tune-in more often.
I capped of my weekend by eating some free chili and watching the Patriots win the Super Bowl at my favorite bar in town. Even better, I was the only Pats fan in the bar so I walked out with my head held high while everyone else sank into their seats and kept on drinking (I don’t know if that really happened, but that’s how I pictured it).