I am not lost…

April 17, 2017

Getting to Know You

So much like large quantities of the rest of the gaming world, I’ve gotten myself sucked into Persona 5. Being a huge fan of P4, and at least passingly familiar with P3, it stands to reason that I’d be right on top of this when it came out. Truth be told, I didn’t do any research into the game at all. I didn’t focus on it, I didn’t know anything about it, I had no initial intention of buying it.

Why, I can’t really say. It could be a number of reasons. My guess (because I really don’t know) is that it’s the same reason why it takes me so long to grow accustomed to new Doctors on Doctor Who. I don’t like change. These are the characters I know and love, and trying to get to know new characters is hard.

(I don’t know how I survive as a writer. I truly don’t.)

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August 3, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S: THE SILVER EYES by Scott Cawthon and Kira Breed-Wrisley

It’s not often that I get to combine two of my loves into a single post. But lo and behold, bless Scott Cawthon and his desire to tell stories, because he’s helped create a book in a world with better lore than the next six games (besides UNDERTALE) put together.

Needless to say, this review may not make a lot of sense to you if you are not familiar with the underlying games that make up the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise. I do believe the book can stand on its own, but knowing the world helps. The premise, in its broadest form, is that there was one a pizzeria chain called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, not dissimilar to Chuck E Cheese’s. Legend has it that someone used one of the animatronic suits to lure children into a back room, murder them, and then hide the bodies in the other suits. The spirits of the children now haunt the suits, and in the games, you play the night guard (?) that the animatronics are trying to kill.

If you’d like to read on, feel free. If not, the tl;dr is that I loved the book and am even more intently determined to figure out the mysteries of the world. I gave it 5*. THERE ARE SPOILERS BENEATH THE CUT. But if you live on the Internet like me, you may have already seen these.

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