Video Game Tuesdays: Timeshift

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Boy oh boy, have I been having some fun with this game. This game is an FPS game for the Xbox 360 with one of the coolest game mechanics I have ever seen. It is fast paced with you just randomly picking up guns around the map and trying to destroy your friends, but you can also pick up time grenades. These grenades slow down time for anyone caught in them, so their movements are slow, and so are their bullets. Most of the game is spent running around trying to gather the best guns and just tossing around time grenades, it’s great.

The best part about this game is that you can have 16 players in a single lobby. This is a great thing if you are in a Discord server and just want everyone to be able to fit into one lobby at once. There is little to no lag, even when I am from the Northern US playing with people from the south, UK, and Ireland.

Honestly, I’ve already gotten so much playtime out of this literal 2 dollar game. 2 dollars and change at Gamestop. If you want to have some fun online with friends but don’t want to spend a lot of money, this is definitely the game for you. There is plenty of fun left in this installment.

I wish that there were newer Timeshifts available. It is so cheap because most people have forgotten the series ever existed, but honestly, it is so much fun! The time mechanic makes for such silly yet somewhat challenging gameplay and leads to a lot of laughs as everyone is struggling to get out of their own time bubble. This is something that I haven’t seen before or after this game was released, so I don’t think any other video games even included this mechanic in any way. This one is unique!

This game isn’t too difficult to find, you can get a PC or Xbox 360 version. I don’t think there is cross-platform play, but the games are cheap enough that you could get both versions without putting a dent into your wallet. I hope that more people start to play and enjoy this game before its servers eventually get shut down. I’m surprised that they are still up seeing how old the game is, but some people are still playing and looking for matches. You won’t be alone on the 360 version!

Overall, this was so much fun, and I will definitely be playing it often.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The Magestaff Review ARC (Perrault Chronicles Book 1)

The Magestaff (Perrault Chronicles)

This book used to be named Cendrilla, and I reviewed it before. Now, this is a fully redone version, with a new name, and I fell in love with it even more! Watch out for its release on March 15!

Rilla is sixteen years old, six feet tall, and has lived with her stepmother and stepsisters for several years. These years have been the worst of her life, and she hopes to be able to escape someday. When Lord Bluebeard comes calling, she prays that he is not interested in any of them. Bluebeard’s reputation for killing his wives and beating his servants frighten her to pieces. When she is bought from her stepmother as his betrothed, she knows that she will have to escape before their wedding. She meets a servant named Jack, and the two of them escape. However, now they are fully in the magical world with creatures of all sorts.

I absolutely adore Rilla, and as a fellow tall girl, I can deal with some of her struggles. I might not be 6 feet tall, but at 5’9″/5’10” I am still pretty high on the height scale. This story really makes girls who are tall feel like they can be the heroes, rather than just petite, dainty princesses.

Also, the story is amazing. I love it simply because the action scenes are amazing, the worldbuilding really drew me in, and I got to become more connected to Rilla in her backstory. This extra time spent worldbuilding might have only seemed like a small thing, but it made the entire story for me.

Not to mention, this story is a fairytale retelling clearly. However, it does not just stick to the fairytales of Cinderella and Bluebeard. I won’t spoil anything but expect to see a lot when you read this one. As a person who used to love reading the old “Blue Fairy Book” fairytales when I was younger, this became a treasure hunt of sorts for me. I hope it works the same for you!

I would recommend this to anyone looking for an action-adventure fantasy novel with a unique female main character, fairytales, and magic.

I received a free advanced copy of this book and voluntarily gave a review.

Overall Rating: 6/5

Unique Blogger Award!

I was nominated by JessicaMarie493 to do this! Thank you, I love getting awards/doing book tags!

The Rules

  1. Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  4. Ask them three questions.

My Questions

Current Favorite Song/Album?

This is super hard because so many songs/albums are coming out now. I am stuck between Paramore’s After Laughter and Harry Styles’s “Harry Styles” (yeah I know SUCH a unique name for an album XD). I just really like certain songs on there, for example “Hard Times”, “Told You So”, “Sign of the Times”, and more Harry Styles songs that I cannot remember the name of for the life of me. I wasn’t a Directioner, I didn’t dislike their songs but I didn’t particularly love them either, but I do like Harry as a solo artist.

Other hobbies besides reading and blogging?

I occasionally enjoy playing video games. Recently I have had to choose between playing games or reading as with school I have just not been able to make time to do both and actually make progress in either. I also like to knit and crochet, but gosh I haven’t done that in almost a year now, again due to time constraints. If I had no time constraints I would split my time giving 60% of my waking day to reading, 20% to making crafts while watching movies or TV shows, 10% to playing video games, and 10% to cooking delicious food and eating.

Favorite book you’ve read in 2017 so far?

I am going to alter this slightly to favorite book that I have read that came out in 2017, simply because I have read 55 books so far this year and have loved almost all of them. At least by limiting the year I can limit the number. My favorites that came out in 2017 are Geekerella, The Hate U Give, Flame in the Mist, and….yeah! That’s about it!

Questions for YOU!

  1. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring 1 book series with you for the amount of time you would be stuck there, which book series would you bring? — For me I would definitely bring the Maximum Ride series. Simply because I need to reread it and what would be a better chance to do so than when on a deserted island?
  2. Who is your least favorite book character? — I don’t have a character right now that I just completely dislike.
  3. Who gave you your love for reading?—For me, my love for reading came from my parents who always encouraged me to read, even teaching me how to do so at 4 years old. Seeing my dad always reading made me want to copy him, and soon copying Dad just turned into doing my own thing.

Nominations

Mayah

Max

Fictionophile

Franklenstein

Aquaintrelleinthecity

Viking

YAloverandreader

Booksmashed

Thanks for reading!