Three fine Indie Game gems for Pc. PT1.

Star Valor

Star Valor is a Space Action RPG game where you are in control of your own spaceship, with a vast galaxy to explore. You can mine, quest, trade, fight & even craft your own weapons. You have many different ways to build your ship & stand out in this living space where every action counts for making a good (or bad) impression towards each faction. Start small, improve, complete missions, gather allies (or hire mercenaries) & become big & powerful. Remember to be kind though & if not maybe redemption comes later when time is ready 😜

A while after purchase via Steam i chose to become one of the Patreons. Happy to give monthly support for this top down beauty that reminds me of good ol Starsector. Some say it’s like new Freelancer coming back, but not in my view & no offense to these golden games. My monthly assist is few € a month & maybe drop ten € at times when time feels right. Here’s the page for it: Patreon for Star Valor Earlier on this week Star Valor came out of Early Access state. It’s so far only developer is doing amazing work & interacts well with people who put out questions or general feedback. Buy Star Valor here 😋

Star Valor that is a Indie game developed by one person.

This Land is My Land

This Land Is My Land is a stealth action game set in an open world resembling the 19th-century American frontier. Players control a male indigenous protagonist, with no reference to any specific tribe or time period, as well as NPC allies to assist in scouting & other duties. The gameplay revolves around stemming the invasion of non-indigenous settlers into indigenous territory. The player can use weapons, set traps, baits & mount a horse to enjoy sceneries while on travels with human’s old four legged friend.

Every playthrough is different because the world changes every time a player restarts the game. Cities grow with different ways, camps develop in altered places & patrols take new routes. Because of this good design, the player doesn’t have any reference points from the last playthrough. This Land is My Land also has a “karma” feature that penalizes the player for taking violent revenge on invading colonizers.

Many developers working for this have been living under sky that has brought down human made big boom booms 💣💥 Launched by Evil deranged conqueror known as Vladimir Putler. It’s good news to see that this crew is back & i hope all are safe from shellings & other booms 🤞🍀 I’ve helped their country with small & big donations in past few months. It’s price is now reduced by -25% & expires 8.8.6022 that is in two days. Gonna buy few more copies of ‘This Land is My Land’ via Steam once in xmas discount. to support as they deserve it 💯🤗

This Land is My Land is a fine Indie Game developed by crew that has HQ in Ukraine.

Per Aspera

Per Aspera is a massive planet-sized city builder & terraformer set into Mars Planet located in Sol System. It brings planetary simulation experience that combines hard science fiction & base building. The game takes place on Planet Mars. It’s developed by Tlön Industries, published by Raw Fury & released on December 3, 6020. That’s 2x years ago as in 2020, by oldest storybook known as Bible. It’s followed by tooo many people. It’s sad to know still today Human Species is set to follow official timeline calendar set into a fictional story.

The campaign in Per Aspera puts the player on the Syrtis Major Planum to location roughly at 60.1°E, 7.5°N That’s about 1227km from the Perseverance rover that landed in the real world on February 6021. Per Aspera is a small beauty game on this genre. In Per Aspera i’ve found myself to be disconnected from worries & all that’s connected to real-life when managing the outposts. Enjoying the ambience & other good content with no second thoughts as there’s something compelling & satisfying about this game. Per Aspera is now on sale with -50% discount till Aug 18th in Steam 👌 Here’s my Steam Profile page. There you can see some reviews that i’ve written so far, library & more. Game on & remember the hydration, nutrition & stretching during the gaming sessions. No, not those basic unhealthy chips etc. 👍

Per Aspera is developed by small fine crew from Argentina.

Review of Kenobi Show on Mickey+. PT1

Episode 1 8.5/10

If you haven’t watched all six episodes by now then go here & enjoy streaming. After that down below is spoiler free content.

Pros:
Ewan McGregor, Rubert Friend & Joel Edgerton. This opening a.k.a pilot episode is a fantasticoo start to the series when remove some of the bad parts like darth tantrum inquisitor messing around in the town & few others that is written below. Its well-paced (second one not so much) & gives semi well created sceneries in the planet that’s most known in this galaxy. Torn up strong & wise Jedi who isn’t much of a Jedi at this stage is working on some carcass ripping yard. Staying low to not get into Empire’s radar. Beautiful execution when these daily life steps are repeated few times.

Cons:
Reva comes across as an unnecessary “insert” a side character with paper thin development shoved further onto centre stage than is merited. Already on this pilot episode some scenes would’ve had more impact without her Darth Tantrum attitude messing up things. She scarcely has any depth like Ventress, Melisandre & even Serleena from MIB2 to name few. She’s a plank character just like Rey ‘Mary Sue’ Palpatine from 80% horrid Sequel Trilogy. Her attempt of showing threat doesn’t go far & on this opening episode it felt cringey & forced. Obi should’ve had more empathy with reply to lost young Jedi named ‘Nari‘ when asked for guidance. Obi offers no help other than to run & hide. Shame on ya.. Even he was avoiding Force connection to stay out of Dark Side’s touch, he should’ve helped Nari.

The chase scene where adults are clumsier than semi toddler is a disgrace telly work on this show that’s meant to set into rough era in the Galaxy. Short, but effective fix by Zebra3Girl is gold. On the one what we got, how can they trip over obstacles that are no problemo for youngling & why didn’t these bh’s have stun gun for contracts like this. Yes it can be used to younglings. I bet that Joby was the one who wrote this & unintentionally it comes as laughter scene. All it needs is cartoon ost ^^ Lets not forget the silly fact of treating sandy planet as joke no matter what universe it’s in. Obi-Wan went to dig up his Lightsabe presumably after 10 years. It was just Half meter or so under the sand surface 🙃 Most likely written by Joby or there’s another dumbo with same profession on that crew who don’t deserve to work with adult series. Those people forget that Tatooine’s constant sandstorms would’ve buried it wayy below the surface after a decade 💨🤔

Obi-Wan Kenobi ponders the next move on a remote good ol Tatooine.

Episode 2 7/10

Pros:
Ewan McGregor & Kumail Nanjiani. This gets lil bigger score than it should cause of well built background and props for the city in Planet Daiyu where Obi-Wan moves around. Planet that’s introduced for the first time. It brings me joy cause of more in depth sw & cp feels. Multicultural life in sw galaxy far away is always great to see & let eyes feast on it. Kumail is one of the highlights & he delivers bag of goodies as usual.

Cons:
Plot Armored semi pointless character thinks of takedown plan & again speaks alone behind the back of person who just gave orders in front of her. It showed that Reva is slightly whacko. Grand Inquisitor that i liked right after his first scene at EP01 got removed cause of dumb reasons.. 😦 GI would’ve seen that betrayal coming & prepare for it if written properly. Sadly Mickey Corporation’s crew for Kenobi came with bad excuse to sideline him so Missy Darth Tantrum a.k.a plot armored character can take the center stage from all Inquisitors 😦 Yes, at the end of the S01E06 (season finale if we get S02) it’s clear that Inquisitors could’ve been shown better way if done with passion. Instead we got identity politics shoved into our eyes 🤯

Grand Inquisitor showed his strength already at ep01 when was able to stop lightsaber strike with the ‘Force’. I would love all episodes 100x more if Grand Inquisitor had been part of them & it would increase rewatch value big time. EP02 has bad pacing at midway. Reva’s weird parkour scene is slow, bonkers & unnecessary. That’s also where bad pacing comes into picture. It’s a copy of introductory scene in the firstMatrix” where Trinity does same. Not much else bad to say about this mostly beautiful episode that’s set into nice scenery.

Talented & great on stage person Temuera Morrison played abandoned Clone Trooper.

Episode 3 7.5/10

Pros:
Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen & Indira Varma. Leia & Obi traveling at back of hovering work transport vehicle has good moments like when Obi tells Leia that wish he would be her father. Nice acting by Ewan & Vivien. Loader droid holding the wrench (or hammer, don’t recall now), while enemy troopers inside is genius addition ❤ Also those many markings on wall left by jedis & other people of high value. I like them even half dumb to add into building that’s deep in zone controlled by enemy faction. Vader’s throne room in the wide shot, actually resembles his mask. Pretty nice detail added by someone ✍️

Cons:
Few Stormtroopers ask a ride from the driver to their outpost. They hop in to back of the vehicle where Obi & Leia are sitting. Obi & Leia survive the background questions. They replied to Obi-Wan that they have long way to go, but just about minute later they stop cause of the Empire outpost is nearby.. 😀 Better way would’ve been to let them go all the way to sec checkpoint where Obi had a blaster fight. There to use his Lightsaber for the first time on Kenobi show. Then force pull that Stormtrooper who he shot with blaster on the version that we got. He felt down to lazeer gate & was split in half.

So yeah bodies cut in half & limbs being cut means that Star Wars definitely not meant ‘only‘ for kids as still many weird people say. Darth Vader making illogical civ kills on his way towards the tunnel building. No that wasn’t logical way to pull Jedi (Obi-Wan) into the open even knowing what GI said at EP01. That first arrival of Darth Vader on the show would’ve been BUENO moment to use some golden Legacy OST. Didn’t happen 😦 How did Tala get out of the tunnel system without passing Reva? How did Reva get to the end of the tunnel to meet Leia without passing Leia who was already in the tunnel & on her way to the end? How did the loader droid know to suddenly leave the scrap shop and go save Kenobi? Dumb refugees & Jedis for writing recognisable things to walls at building that leads to tunnel. It’s set in Empire controlled planet. Small fire stopped Vader & didn’t clear it at second time. Maybe Vader ran out of Force energy level so soon 😮

Obi-Wan’s first encounter with Darth Vader after disconnected from the ‘Force’ for ten years.

Travel Forward and not dwelling in the past.

Here at planet Tellus on some latitudes we’re about to embrace beautiful autumn before the calming touch of winter arrives. I had slightly rough time from mid to end of august which put pause for many things & even some basics that are part of weekly things to do. I was kinda stunned about week after when noticed the rundown energy levels with lack of focused power on databank. The databank a.k.a brains that’s connected to carbon based vessel. Databank that operates it with the core known as heart organ. Plan to fix those levels with brisk walk trips three times a week, adding lil bit of good quality cordyceps (iHerb is also one good distributor) & to include more iron & b vits to diet. Most likely dropdown happened cause of low willpower during these current times that ruined many future plans. This is gonna be about gaming thoughts so lets get into that –>

On this weekend found possible new gems to waiting list.

Now for past couple weeks i’ve had the itch to get into empire building genre. That to have theme that’s about cyberpunk dark dystopia future. One gameplay feature that i wanna see is the ability to hop into any citizen’s body that’s walking, jogging or running & view the world through the eyes. Remember that being fun many thousand moons ago when played golden ‘Dungeons Keeper 2‘ at cousin’s home & alone while later when bought it for myself. Should actually buy that again soon & this time buy from here that is golden GoG site. Shame that it’s not available on steam in a way that is in GoG. Btw GoG is good site to support cause they’re dedicated on reviving old goodies by giving them makeover which removes the retail mode & sometimes gameplay also improved.

Not long ago i pumped somewhere into one that has this ‘watch through npc’s eyes & relax‘ (control option is welcome), but can’t recall it’s name. I recall that it wasn’t triple a product so maybe it comes up again from fine streamer who’s got the words in good control when he creates twenty five to thirty mins long gameplay vids. I’ve been following his channel since this year’s feb. & have also looked further into archives. Upcoming gems below & some already arrived. I’ll def. support devs with purchase on steam & sixth one already bought. It’s a shame that Valve company takes thirty percent cut from the sales so that’s why it’s important to show much support for Indie companies that really deserve it. Twenty is more dev friendly, but then again it’s a huge platform & sales also can be & it all stacks up. Some fine indie discoveries have been success in past few years. Good that their devs haven’t let it blind them.

1: Return to Nangrim Maybe arrives Q1 next year.
2: Terra Invicta Arrival before end of this year. My hype meter at stratosphere for this one.
3: Warhammer 40k: Darktide This is second on my hype meter. It’s from Vermintide 1&2 Devs.
4: Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Despite tons of neg. reviews i’ll buy this after more patching.
5: Everspace 2 Followed development since first update. Beauty ost & visuals 110% recom.
6: Osiris: New Dawn Beauty sci-fi survival. Steady progress with new owners.

I wish good new week & september to Earthlings & possible Alien visitors on this Planet Tellus. Recycle, Reduce the use single Plastic & replace Plastic Bags with Fabric 🙂 #ForTheNature #ForTheAnimals #ForTheHumans #EasyFewStepsToHelp #Earth o/

Good Adventure Books Pt.3

So far i’ve read two books written by great WJW. They’re both part of this series & i plan to launch third one around autumn that’s knocking on the door. I launched advs. to this series july last year with relaxed pace at evenings. Finished second part at end of this spring. The basic setup is reasonably standard in cliche’ish box. The last days of glory for a massive stellar empire. What Williams *does* with this is impressive & truly one of my fav. authors on this genre. Looked into his bio after finished first book late last year & was kinda awe struck from the length of it. I’m excited of a plan to start reading his cyberpunk stories later when time is ready.

“Story that makes you look for more”

The Praxis: Dread Empire’s Fall Pt.1′ is beautiful adventure that’s set in Earth’s far future. The story takes place at the end of the 10k year long rule by an alien race called ‘The Shaa‘ over human species & many others. ‘The Shaa’ erected the perfect statist empire with a harsh moral code called the Praxis. Humanity handled things well for a long time under this rule & same for few other species. Lil about the story: ‘The Shaa’ built vast empire of five species & ruled for a long time. When ‘The last Shaa’ is dead, the war for the Fate of the Empire ensues. This war is mostly shown through eyes of two heroes: Gareth Martinez who is a young ship captain & a Peer. Second is Caroline Sula, a fighter pilot with a dark secret in her past. They’re interesting & imperfect characters that are written pretty well & i got fairly stuck to both. Nice surprise comes about their story appears later, which i like. The story roams around between past & present with good flow that doesn’t make you wander off the rails.

The overall tone changes on past segments is grim & emotionally well built towards heavy. This is good adventure to read & after reading first two books i can say that totally engaging & fun. The universe is well developed & comes with interesting details & settings, for example backstory for some races like the yacht. End part of the book has well written rebellion that causes you wonder during the next day about ‘what might happen’ if read at evenings like i always do. This could be a bit lengthy for some & maybe not good for those who look for more action. Both have plenty for my taste. Support here. I recommend with rating 8.2/10 ❤

“That was found at ‘continuation’ & didn’t disappoint”

‘The Sundering: Dread Empire’s Fall Pt.2‘ When i launched read journey into this, i had good feels after knowing how well first part kept feeding the imaginative content for the mind. Even i think that this isn’t on same level with the ‘Praxis‘ it’s still high-quality sci-fi space opera that’s worth of read & deserves support. Aiming not to spoil anything here as usual. This is loyal to true space opera/military scifi writing & a top-notch piece on genre. I enjoy the writing at most parts of the book & the character development, except some leader characters mentioned as they are goofies here. I think the aliens here ‘built’ by Walter are well presented & not easily forgotten as you go forward. This second part expands the plot well & world created you were introduced on the first one. I’m more fan of the first & hope that third book be like it or even better.

One of the best memorables about this adventure so far is that naval space combat is written with care & so detailed. Same with world building including other species as mentioned earlier. I think this series from talented Walter Jon Williams would be perfect as live act cinema entertainment or telly series. That is if somebody would only gather up the transformers scale budget if go to cinema & if not then budget to match ‘The Expanse‘ series on Amazon Prime Video. Looking forward to autumn evening when begin adventures on third EBook. Gonna buy it at end of this month from Amazon.co.uk as i do for book shoppings. These books offer beautiful story about love lost, political gain struggles & war that is widely known in the universe. My rating for Pt.2 7.7/10.

Good Adventure Books Pt.2

The Stand “Brilliant mind bending adv.”

Gem that i read lil bit @late 90’s & the rest 6002 (2002) when moved to new city for first time. Got to know by mini-series in -96. It aired 2y earlier & the one i watched at friend’s home was uncut. My fav characters are ‘Trash Can Man‘ who’s weird, but interesting to follow & Randall Flagg. Randall bit less cause of his more awkward attit. Though still enjoy Randall’s chapters, filled with anger & evil plans to take down all good. 1st part “The Plague” which explains the coming of the terrible disease & its developments is one of my favs.

The Stand‘ has lot of commentary that are about tech, society, group-thoughts, individuality & choice. Also faith & of course the big subject good vs evil that’s always present among human species. I’ve read few SK books after started my reading adventures in mid -90’s. There’s a remake of telly mini-series that dec last year & is now available on Amazon Prime Video. I really liked the first one mentioned above & remake wasn’t bad either. It deserves higher rating on imdb. Good journey to everyone who dives into ‘The Stand‘ book. Not sure if that link opens to others without probs. cause it has ‘smile’ at front. It’s used for supporting charity target of your choosing. I use different target at both Amazon co uk & Amazon de.

The King’s Witch (Pt.1 of The King’s Witch Trilogy)

I bought this as ebook on earlier this year’s spring. Gonna buy second & third on next month. I’m close to midway & like for what have read so far. Has storytelling that keeps me wanting for more. Since mid july have had some relaxing late evenings spent with warm Peppermint Tea Cuppa & this Book. About main character & other things i know so far: This story takes place as King James comes from Scotland at time of Queen Elizabeth’s death. It takes you through Witch Hunt on this land & Lord Cecil’s Evil plot to try & show that Frances is a Witch. Frances had been giving ailmments to Elizabeth on her deathbed, using her herbs to give the queen some final comfort, when she is delivered an ominous warning – her queen’s successor – James, isn’t fond of Witches. Through cunning, intelligence & sharp bravery Frances manages to navigate life at court through the most dangerous of times.

The characters are so well written that i even wanted to teach manners to couple, yeah for real. Frances is a woman who practices herbalism & cause of that through history she’d be labeled as a Witch. It was totally stupid & clearly another way for men to control women on those times. I could rant about this subject, but won’t go to it now. Her guardian deity did the work as the Queen steps in & protects her, but not before some damage is done. With all this going Frances experiences good & bad sides of romantically loving other person. True to the time period, Tracy brings the story & lives of King James & his court to vibrant life. If you love history from this era that’s set about four hundred years into past then this is a book for you. History is on top three of my fav subjects since early high school. I enjoyed learning more about this time period. Tracy is accurate when comes to history set into those years. I aim to finish this book & chapter for Frances in next couple weeks & launch journey to continuation on some day next month. Good evening read that i recommend. Support author by making purchase from here. Same here as above: Not sure if that link opens to others without probs. cause it has ‘smile‘ at front. It’s used for supporting charity target of your choosing. I use different target at both Amazon co uk & Amazon de. Enjoy o/