Posted in My Journal

Weekend Madness Ep. 1: Motivating Myself

{Copied from my Instagram’s caption}

Last year, I made video series titled “23DaysTo23”. The purpose itself was for self-therapy. Depressed person often find hard time to do any activities, even simple task can be painful. So, by made this series, I was able to force myself to do something, a small things, and record it every single day. Unfortunately, due to copyright strike, I’d to deleted some videos.
This year, I plan to make similar concept for Instagram.

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Like I said before, this is pure for my own benefit. By doing this, I force myself to do something fun, interesting and productive. FYI, I’m not social media person, so it’ll be challenge for me to upload every single day.

If you interest to see how it goes, check my personal IG at @missamelie15.

For books and gaming content, check out my other IG at @booksandgaming

 

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Posted in What I Play

{GAMES} The Secret Order: Beyond Time

Sarah Pennington traveled back through time to save the ancient Kingdom of Aeronheart, but at the cost of losing her time machine, The Royal Griffin, and her only way back home. Or is there another way? Sarah comes up with a clever plan, but the ruthless Dragon Clan always stays one step ahead. They will stop at nothing to make sure Sarah stays buried in the past forever.

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As much as I love the Sunward Games’s visual, the storyline didn’t help. I didn’t play the 3rd game, The Ancient Times, but I assume Beyond Time is happens right after the ending of The Ancient Times. The storyline focused on finding a way to go back to the present time. It’s very simple plot, no special things added. And that’s why I felt bored.

Although the story is too flat for my taste, the visual is great with realism style. I can see how much Sunward improve from the first game. The artwork getting more complex, they even put more details.

The gameplay is fine. You can switch HOS to Mahjong if you don’t feel like searching cluttered items.

Overall, The Secret Order: Beyond Time is less favorite from TSO series so far. It may imperfect game, but it’s fun to play just for kill some time.

Developer     : Sunward Games

Release Date: 22 March 2015

 

Posted in What I Play

{GAMES} Enigmatis: The Shadow of Kharkala

The demonic Preacher has escaped to the remotest reaches of Tibet in pursuit of a dark secret that could give him ultimate power. He first escaped the Detective and her partner, P.I. Richard Hamilton, in Maple Creek, and then again at Ravenwood Park. This time, it is personal.

After returning to Maple Creek and uncovering new evidence about the Preacher’s plan, the two detectives set out in search of a centuries-old monastery hidden high in the mountains of Tibet, where the immortal Preacher’s lifelong search for world domination could finally meet its end.

Drawn into this ancient struggle between the forces of light and darkness, the detectives must defeat the Preacher at any cost. But will they be able to catch him before it is too late? Will they even be able to stop him if they do, now that he is more powerful than ever? What secrets will they find in the shadows of Karkhala?

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We’re back to the first place that start everything, Maple Creek. After we get information about the real motive of Preacher, we hurriedly hop on the helicopter and that’s the beginning of our journey.

The opening has drawn us into the game immediately, as fast as the thunder that strikes our heroes. We’re get a full-action storyline which will make our heart beat harder than usual. The player who already played the two game of Enigmatis will notice the references from previous games.

Compared to The Ghost of Maple Creek and The Mist of Ravenwood, The Shadow of Kharkala has more lighter shade in their visual. But still, the visual presentation in The Shadow of Kharkala is amazing. Same goes with the voice over and cutscenes.

Have you ever encounter a game with imbalance amount of hidden object scenes or puzzle? Nah, Artifex Mundi knows how to keep their player entertained by balancing it. Which is made me love them.

As usual, Artifex Mundi comes with brilliant plot twist in the near of ending. This twist is explained very well in Bonus Chapter, which makes everything connected.

So sad that the great series like Enigmatis has come to end, but it’s fine because this series stay connected to each game, unlike the other series. Now, I can’t wait to see what kind of game that Artifex Mundi will serve to us next.

Developer       : Artifex Mundi

Release Date  : July 2016