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Do you know what the best feeling in the world is?

Being speared through the face by a Polish Winged Hussar during the Deluge. Not because of some ultra-masochistic instinct, or that it was a fatal but successful conclusion to my experimentation in time-travel, but rather because of what it signified. You see, it's been a long semester, made only longer by my seeming inability to do the bloody work ahead of time, no matter how hard I push myself or how many tastes of the cat'o'nine tails I endure (if I was the Tumblrina sort, I'd apply to the university for special treatment on account of my identification as Lazykin). Between repulsive South African rape novels, abstract unit nonsense, the inability of people to show up to my tutorials, let alone contribute to them and whopping great big assignments that were worth an insane 50% of their respective units(!), it's been a heavier load to bear then my first year. But I'm proud to announce that the melodrama is over, -most- of the exams are finished and the semester is done! So in order to properly welcome in my newfound free-time, here are my thoughts on some games I've played this year:

Papers, Please 

In short: Stop complaining Mr Orwell, oppressing the innocent is a right laugh!

Yakob's opinion: Quite possibly the only immigration official simulator in existence (though I bet there's an entire genre dedicated to it within the Japanese market), Papers, Please puts you in the boots and ushanka of Comrade Nobody, cog in the greater machine of the People's Glorious Republic of Arstotzka; your standard issue Communist totalitarian state. With the State-granted power to approve and deny entries to the worker's paradise, you must contend with increasing restrictions on travel, the not-NKVD rooting around for spies and traitors in your workplace and finding the difficult balance between keeping your own family alive on a meagre salary and helping immigrants in need, even if it penalizes your pay. Well maybe for some, I deliberately starved my family to death so I could pocket the cash and defect to the not-West.

:iconimhappyplz: 

Yakob says: It's an interesting little game and surprisingly addictive to boot, with an equally surprising variety of directions the plotline can go: do you help a known drug dealer in and out of the country in return for passports for yourself and family? What about aiding a terrorist group fighting to bring down the ruling regime? But I feel the moral choices aspect is somewhat forced, since your family is literally nothing more than the bland text "Wife/Son/Aunt/Uncle". Perhaps I'm just too hard-hearted a bastard to care, but the game is going to have to do a better job of tugging my heart-strings then just assuming I'm a decent human being. Still, game boasts a kickass dystopian theme: 

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land

In short: Lovecraftian horror IN WW1!!!

Yakob's opinion: An indie title that pushes all the right buttons with its blend of cosmic horror and good old fashioned trench warfare, The Wasted Land is that rare beast; the turn based horror strategy. While there is certainly an incomprehensible terror in having to click a button to resume the normal flow of time, lest you be trapped in a nightmarish state of exhausted but still conscious paralysis, this game makes do with an unsettling atmosphere and twisted enemy design. Set in 1915, with the Great War escalating to new heights of bloody carnage, you follow in the mud-slick footsteps of a British Captain who finds himself and his platoon inexplicably caught up in events not quite of this world.... Throw in a parapsychological investigator undertaking classified missions,  a cult devoted to things ancient long before Man first emerged from the primordial ooze and Kaiser Wilhelm moustaches, and you have a fine recipe for a gripping story.

Yakob says: While not the scariest game ever - relying more on a general sense of wrongness then out and out jump-scares - it is a very immersive piece of work that pays attention to the small details to draw you in. For instance, the loading screen shows the innards of a command dugout: a folding table covered in maps, dispatches and military equipment. But as you progress through the campaign, the screen changes to reflect your wider understanding of the conflict: military maps are overlaid with archaeological ones, ominous runic symbols dotted amongst them and handdrawn sketches of the unholy creatures encountered appear, with captions like "Spotted at 0800 hours - hallucination from new German gas?" and "What in God's name....". All in all, I give it ten belts of barbed wire out of ten!

Mount and Blade: With Fire and Sword

In short: 10 million million miles? Certainly sir: the life and times of a postman on the Russian Steppes.

Yakob's opinion: Bloody hell, is that the time!? But I had so many more titles to go through, like The Walking Dead: Season Two, I Have No Mouth And I must Scream, Ironclad Tactics, and many more....ah well, another time.

So long all and roll on the uni break!

Oh yes, what's up with ya'll?

:meow:
  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: Lets Drown Out, Game of Thrones soundtrack
  • Reading: 1356, Azincourt, The Spanish Civil War
  • Watching: Law and Order: SVU, The Evil Within trailers
  • Playing: Mount and Blade: With Fire and Sword
  • Eating: Cold chicken
  • Drinking: Wicked

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Current Residence: Racoon City, USA
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Do you know what the best feeling in the world is?

Being speared through the face by a Polish Winged Hussar during the Deluge. Not because of some ultra-masochistic instinct, or that it was a fatal but successful conclusion to my experimentation in time-travel, but rather because of what it signified. You see, it's been a long semester, made only longer by my seeming inability to do the bloody work ahead of time, no matter how hard I push myself or how many tastes of the cat'o'nine tails I endure (if I was the Tumblrina sort, I'd apply to the university for special treatment on account of my identification as Lazykin). Between repulsive South African rape novels, abstract unit nonsense, the inability of people to show up to my tutorials, let alone contribute to them and whopping great big assignments that were worth an insane 50% of their respective units(!), it's been a heavier load to bear then my first year. But I'm proud to announce that the melodrama is over, -most- of the exams are finished and the semester is done! So in order to properly welcome in my newfound free-time, here are my thoughts on some games I've played this year:

Papers, Please 

In short: Stop complaining Mr Orwell, oppressing the innocent is a right laugh!

Yakob's opinion: Quite possibly the only immigration official simulator in existence (though I bet there's an entire genre dedicated to it within the Japanese market), Papers, Please puts you in the boots and ushanka of Comrade Nobody, cog in the greater machine of the People's Glorious Republic of Arstotzka; your standard issue Communist totalitarian state. With the State-granted power to approve and deny entries to the worker's paradise, you must contend with increasing restrictions on travel, the not-NKVD rooting around for spies and traitors in your workplace and finding the difficult balance between keeping your own family alive on a meagre salary and helping immigrants in need, even if it penalizes your pay. Well maybe for some, I deliberately starved my family to death so I could pocket the cash and defect to the not-West.

:iconimhappyplz: 

Yakob says: It's an interesting little game and surprisingly addictive to boot, with an equally surprising variety of directions the plotline can go: do you help a known drug dealer in and out of the country in return for passports for yourself and family? What about aiding a terrorist group fighting to bring down the ruling regime? But I feel the moral choices aspect is somewhat forced, since your family is literally nothing more than the bland text "Wife/Son/Aunt/Uncle". Perhaps I'm just too hard-hearted a bastard to care, but the game is going to have to do a better job of tugging my heart-strings then just assuming I'm a decent human being. Still, game boasts a kickass dystopian theme: 

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land

In short: Lovecraftian horror IN WW1!!!

Yakob's opinion: An indie title that pushes all the right buttons with its blend of cosmic horror and good old fashioned trench warfare, The Wasted Land is that rare beast; the turn based horror strategy. While there is certainly an incomprehensible terror in having to click a button to resume the normal flow of time, lest you be trapped in a nightmarish state of exhausted but still conscious paralysis, this game makes do with an unsettling atmosphere and twisted enemy design. Set in 1915, with the Great War escalating to new heights of bloody carnage, you follow in the mud-slick footsteps of a British Captain who finds himself and his platoon inexplicably caught up in events not quite of this world.... Throw in a parapsychological investigator undertaking classified missions,  a cult devoted to things ancient long before Man first emerged from the primordial ooze and Kaiser Wilhelm moustaches, and you have a fine recipe for a gripping story.

Yakob says: While not the scariest game ever - relying more on a general sense of wrongness then out and out jump-scares - it is a very immersive piece of work that pays attention to the small details to draw you in. For instance, the loading screen shows the innards of a command dugout: a folding table covered in maps, dispatches and military equipment. But as you progress through the campaign, the screen changes to reflect your wider understanding of the conflict: military maps are overlaid with archaeological ones, ominous runic symbols dotted amongst them and handdrawn sketches of the unholy creatures encountered appear, with captions like "Spotted at 0800 hours - hallucination from new German gas?" and "What in God's name....". All in all, I give it ten belts of barbed wire out of ten!

Mount and Blade: With Fire and Sword

In short: 10 million million miles? Certainly sir: the life and times of a postman on the Russian Steppes.

Yakob's opinion: Bloody hell, is that the time!? But I had so many more titles to go through, like The Walking Dead: Season Two, I Have No Mouth And I must Scream, Ironclad Tactics, and many more....ah well, another time.

So long all and roll on the uni break!

Oh yes, what's up with ya'll?

:meow:
  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: Lets Drown Out, Game of Thrones soundtrack
  • Reading: 1356, Azincourt, The Spanish Civil War
  • Watching: Law and Order: SVU, The Evil Within trailers
  • Playing: Mount and Blade: With Fire and Sword
  • Eating: Cold chicken
  • Drinking: Wicked

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:iconpopa666:
popa666 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Thanks for the Star! 
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
:D No problem.
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popa666 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
:squee: 
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
:dance::iconsaysplz: Yes, let us party on down!
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StephenJD Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Thanks for adding my 78th Praetorian veterans to your favourites.
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
:D No problem.
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Koshkio Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the comment and favorite!
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
:D No problem.
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ApplejackWolfie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Death korps or Space Marines? Space marines....
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
You think? Both are equally uber-awesome in my opinion, hence the difficulty of the question! Space Marines are all kinds of righteous badass, but the Korps (and Guard by extension) have the heroism factor of being normals taking on things from alternate-realities that can kill them by sneezing in their direction....
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