I am completely aware that absolutely no one requested this again, but hey you’re getting it. As we return for this tri weekly installment of “Brianna’s blog that has so few boundaries no one can guess what it’ll be about next time” I’m here to continue my list of most anticipated content for the coming school year. This time, I’m very hype to discuss comics and video games which is a little less generic than movies and TV shows. So lets jump right in:
Cyberpunk 2077: Just so everyone is aware, I know this is coming out June 2019 which is slightly out of the bounds of the time frame I gave these anticipations (the 2018-2019 school year) BUT STILL, I couldn’t not mention this game. Coming from CD Projekt Red, the developers behind the Witcher game series, I expect nothing less than spectacular. It is an open world roleplay game, similar to the Witcher series, however instead of being in the world of magic and monsters, we are in the sci-fi dystopian world of Night City. Based on trailers, I’m most excited for interesting and dynamic quests as well as lush cityscapes that rival or even beat out Witcher 3. It also doesn’t help that the gameplay trailer came out a lil’ bit ago and can I just say this gunplay looks so SMOOTH. Even though we have zero information on the plot, at this point I don’t care and I’m just hype for a new CD Projekt Red game. Rampant speculation on the plot of this game, incredible graphics, and the promising future of a game made by such a talented studio is only fueling my hype train, and I don’t think its stopping anytime soon.
The Blackout Club: Let’s just say you’re not into giant Triple A, multimillion dollar budget games all the time, or maybe you just really like co-op horror games. Well let me tell you something, The Blackout Club is a co-op horror game with up to four players and with a ton of potential to be absolutely terrifying. Stranger things and IT are quaking in their boots as this game seems to be following the incredibly popular concept of “children in a spooky small town where no adults are aware of some impending danger”. It’s been described by a variety of games journalists as a cross between Stranger Things and Left 4 Dead and that is enough to pique (thank you thesaurus.com) my interests at the prospects of this game.
Damnview: Built from Nothing: Okay okay, I know what you’re gonna say as soon as you see the thumbnail for this game’s trailer.A. Wow Brianna I can’t believe you’re a furry and B. How is it possible to be this edgy, to which I respond with, shockingly I’m not and I really AM this edgy. However, it is true that a furry friend of mine showed this game to me. So to give you the quick rundown of this game, imagine Animal Crossing but depressing and about the hostility of capitalism. It’s described as “simulation sandbox game” which sounds wild even though i cant imagine how they will make that work. And the thing that makes me most excited relates to the characters. I love characters and deep relationships in video games more than life itself and I’m hoping and praying that this game fulfills its promise of deep and meaningful character interaction. If that doesn’t catch your interest I don’t think you’ll like this game, however if it DOES I highly recommend you join me in screaming about it on Twitter.
Saga Volume 9: Now I’m a Saga fan through and through. If you even slightly know me and I discover you like comics I will immediately ask if you’ve read Saga. If you haven’t you definitely should. It’s what got me into comics and I’ve wasted more than enough money to regret that decision. However, after an amazing volume eight with continued development from the full cast of characters, I’m incredibly hyped for the release of this next volume. Though I haven’t read the issues that are yet to be compiled in volume nine, I’m excited to have my heart shattered for supposedly the most impactful volume to date. And that terrifies me just a bit considering the fact that volume six made me cry for more than a couple of reasons. If you haven’t yet read Saga, I urge you to do so with all my soul, even if you aren’t into comics. The art is stunning, the writing is witty and at times very dark, the characters are absolutely wonderful and the worldbuilding is insanely good. Please do yourself a favor and catch up with saga before volume nine comes out.
(October 2, 2018)
Bitter Root: On the morning of August 21, I checked Reddit and saw the solicitations list for Image Comics and was more than excited when I saw the first comic on the list. Bitter Root is a comic set in the 1920s Harlem Renaissance where a dysfunctional family must come together to help defeat supernatural forces that threaten New York and the entire world. If a concept like that cannot get my attention I don’t know what can to be honest. The art is beautiful, gritty and incredibly stylized. The concept almost loosely reminds me of East of West, one of my personal favorites in the world of a genre like to call “supernatural historical fiction”; and its a well-known fact that wild supernatural historical fiction will always get my attention and this is no exception. If you don’t care too much for accuracy and are just into wild twists on well-known history I think you should give this comic a shot.
(November 14, 2018)
Middlewest: If you haven’t realized by my past two most anticipated comics, I love a lot of family drama and beautiful art, and Middlewest is no different. The art looks so soft, almost as though the paint is still drying, the colors are incredible and gentle is the only word I can think of to describe them. The concept of the story also piqued my interest as it follows the story of a boy named Abel who searches for a way to calm a coming storm with a connection to him by searching to reunite with is families past in the vast and magical land between the coasts. Seemed cryptic enough but I love unnecessarily spooky teasers.
(November 21, 2018)
After this, I promise everyone I’ll have some more “spicy content”. And for all of you who read last installments blog post, you may have realized that one of the TV shows that I mentioned as the one I was most excited for came out. Bit of a sneak peek for my next blog posts so keep a lookout for that. Anyways I hope everyone enjoyed me rambling about media, until next time, XOXO Gossip Girl (Brianna).
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