Tower Talks || Spyro the Dragon: Reignited

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Spyro the Dragon: Reignited

Believe it or not, I didn’t play Spyro the Dragon games as a kid. I grew up in a Nintendo household, and never had the right console to grow attached to this little purple dragon.

But now I’m in my 20s, Spyro is on the Switch, and every single one of you probably saw this coming. I love dragons. I love video games. And smashing the two together and handing it to me for Christmas?

This is a game tailored exactly to my interests, which means putting it down long enough to write this post was a challenge in its own right! Yes, it’s that worth playing. But I can get a little more descriptive, no worries! See for yourself what makes the first entry in the Reignited Trilogy worth playing!

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Not a Book! Thursday || Pokémon Sword and Shield

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If there ever comes a day where I don’t care about a new mainline Pokémon game, ask me as many questions as you can, and try to see if I was hacked, because I don’t think there will ever be a day where Pokémon doesn’t have my heart, soul, and wallet all lined up in adoration.

And Sword and Shield, despite all the concerns raised since the first reports of the game came out, continues that time-honored tradition of stealing my heart and all of my free time.

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Not a Book! Thursday || Luigi’s Mansion 3

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If nothing else, I am a hopelessly devoted fan of the Luigi’s Mansion series. The original was one of the first video games I remember playing on the GameCube (along with Super Mario Sunshine, which is criminally underrated and deserves a sequel for the Switch), and its spooky-with-a-side-of-cute flavor captured my heart from day one.

Now that was in 2002. 17 whole years later, I still love this weird green man and his reluctant ghostbusting gig, and it gives me all kinds of joy to say that Nintendo knocked Luigi’s Mansion 3 out of the park!

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Not a Book! Thursday || Untitled Goose Game

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“It’s a lovely morning in the village, and you are a horrible goose.”

Look, when a game’s tagline is that good, I just have to play it, okay? And when it goes above and beyond to deliver on horrible gooseness, obviously I have to talk about it!

So happy Thanksgiving, and have some good, good words about a terrible, terrible goose.

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Not a Book! Thursday || To Be or Not To Be

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Most of us know Hamlet pretty well at this point, right? Y’know, tragic mess of a Dane who goes on a bit of a murder spree instead of communicating like a normal human being? That Shakespeare thing?

But even if you know Hamlet well (or maybe because you do!), To Be or Not To Be is nothing you’re prepared for, and everything worth checking out where this classic is concerned.

Also, it’s even more of a hot mess than the original, and in the BEST way, so what are you waiting for?

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Not a Book! Thursday || Knights of Pen and Paper

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One of the toughest parts about playing tabletop RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons is getting the whole group together to actually play. But there’s a way to avoid that stress, and it comes in the shape of a video game! Actually, two games! Who knew?

But if you’re itching to play a TTRPG and don’t have a group, or tired of not being able to pull the whole party together, you might just want to hear what I have to say about the Knights of Pen and Paper games!

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Not a Book! Thursday || Ōkami

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By now, you’ve probably heard of Ōkami. It was originally released in 2006, and has since made itself a favorite to fans everywhere.

Today, you’re going to hear about it again, because I JUST FINISHED, AND I NEED TO TALK ABOUT THIS WOLF AND THE SUN AND HER LITTLE BUG FRIEND FIGHTING THE FORCES OF DARKNESS IN THE LAND OF NIPPON.

Buckle up, folks. This one’s an AMAZING game. (One which I will not spoil because the experience is best, well, experienced, so read on without fear!)

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