Ramblings – Random (3/31/17)

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Hey guys, welcome back to Ramblings!  Sorry for the extended absence.  I spent two weeks on vacation visiting relatives.  It was a fun trip, and while I got back on the 20th, I haven’t really had anything to talk about.  But I thought I really should post something, so it’s another Random Ramblings.  Let’s go!

First up, Overwatch!  I’ve been playing a bunch of it lately.  I’m at level 99!  Woo!  That may not seem like much to some people, especially for someone who has owned the game since launch, but hey, it’s an accomplishment for me.  Only two more levels until I get my first star.

I kind of like the new hero, Orisa, and I’m branching out into Torbjorn and Zenyatta as of late.  No real rhyme or reason to that, honestly.  The Mystery Heroes mode forced me to learn Zenyatta, and I’ve taken to liking the omnic monk.

On the other hand, Torbjorn is about to surpass Roadhog and Junkrat as my two most used characters.  All three are clocked at 7 hours of total usage.  It kind of makes me sad, because Junkrat is my favorite character in terms of personality, but I just haven’t been using him lately.

Earlier last week, I got Mass Effect: Andromeda from Gamefly.  I haven’t tried it yet.  Why?  Well, with all the talk of various issues with animation and whatnot, and Bioware saying that they’re working to address said issues, I kind of want to wait until the issues are solved instead of jumping in right away.  Also, the so-so reviews have kind of cooled my excitement for the game.  I still have hope for the game to be good, but I don’t know.  I can’t judge it until I play it myself, of course.

Now, anime!  My Dragon Ball viewing was slowed significantly by the vacation, but I managed to get through the first tournament arc.  Yay!  I then decided to take a longer look at the FunimationNow anime catalog, and I found Disgaea, The Slayers, and Lucky Star.  Awesome!

Disgaea is only 12 episodes, so I decided to give that a shot.  Watched the first episode completely with subtitles, then partly with the English dub.  The English dub has the voice actors from the game.  Great!  Which makes me torn between an arguably more accurate subtitled version and the voices I love in the dub.  I planned on watching all of Disgaea, then diving back into Dragon Ball, but I haven’t gotten around to executing that plan.

I think a large part of my recent apathy toward most anime and a lot of the games on my To-Complete list has to do with Overwatch.  Damn, that game is too much fun.  I fire up my PS4, and it’s like, do I want to watch a half-hour anime, play some more of [insert game here], or just play a few matches of Overwatch?  And the answer is almost always Overwatch.  It has consumed my life.  Damn you Blizzard!

So yeah.  That’s my update.  My life is dominated by Overwatch, and likely will be until the end of time.

Catch me on Twitter at @vgramblings.  See you all next time.

Brandon Myers

Brandon Myers

The "Rambling Gamer," Brandon has been playing video games since 1988.From the NES to the PS4, he's played almost every major console.While he favors consoles, he's dabbled in PC gaming, and is an avid Linux user.Every Wednesday, he posts his latest Ramblings, which usually consist of video game reviews, best/worst lists, and on occasion a good old-fashioned rant.
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The "Rambling Gamer," Brandon has been playing video games since 1988. From the NES to the PS4, he's played almost every major console. While he favors consoles, he's dabbled in PC gaming, and is an avid Linux user. Every Wednesday, he posts his latest Ramblings, which usually consist of video game reviews, best/worst lists, and on occasion a good old-fashioned rant.
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