Gaming My System Blog
In doing research in the field of streaming live game broadcast video, I attempted to find what is the best service to use. After several days worth of reading forums, blogs and reddit posts, I found that while most people flock to Twitch, there's a ton of people who don't prefer their streaming service (and this was before confirmation of Google buying Twitch). That leaves a lot of potential viewers out.
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is a Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game where players (human and computer or A.I. controlled) must use 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate) strategies to become the dominant empire. Night Vallin of The Beard Gaming wanted to have more than 2 human players. He asked if I liked strategy games such as SoaSE. I answered, "Hell yes!" and went into a long-winded list of RTS games I loved playing over more than a decade.
Bastion was an amazing game; everything about Bastion was beautimous! Especially when you consider that I haven't been a huge fan of modern "platformer" style games in several years, there's a lot of weight in my saying it's amazing! I'm a gamer, through and through. Every aspect of most games is extremely important -- not just special effects and general gameplay mechanics.
Click for the TL;DR version and video if you'd like.
Otherwise, let's break a few things down for a complete Bastion game review:
It is done! Let's Play Bastion [No Commentary] gameplay video series is complete, edited, uploaded and published. About 4 hours total in video split up between each level and trips to The Bastion (home base) is what it's summed up to. However, keep in mind I left the game credits in the final video. Supergiant Games and everyone that was on the Bastion project deserves at least that much.
I'm not an artist, nor have I ever claimed to be one. That being said, here's what I have for cover photos.
The first in the line up is the base or foundation. My friend, Night Vallin of The Beard Gaming, gave me the Fireworks image for the fancy text. Stylish "DracoSys" on a blank black background with a little "Dragon wing" looking gimmick on the "r" was all him. I threw that on a black background, added a simple light bevel followed by a small glow effect to make sure the background didn't seem to swallow the dark-ish blue.
It’s been a while since I’ve played any real-time strategy (RTS) games. They once were the only games I ever played. From Warcraft through Warcraft 2, Starcraft, Warcraft 3 and even the first installment of Starcraft 2. There’s plenty of others mixed in there as well such as Command and Conquer, Warzone 2100 along with Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds and Dune 2.