Countdown to 2018: Favorite Movies of 2017!

Happy Sunday Novas! Today is the last day December and New Year’s Eve! I have 1 other countdown post that will release tomorrow at 3PM EST and it is my 10/10 Recommends post of 2017! This post will go over my top 10 items of 2017 that I highly recommend. It can be video games, movies, food, etc. Tune in tomorrow to see my recommends! In this series,  we have already tackled video games, series (tv shows) and today we will take on Movies! The requirements will be movies that released in 2017 (so I could have watched them in the theaters or on Blu Ray). Let’s get to my top 5 movies of 2017!

#5 Power Rangers – 

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The revamped and reimagined Power Rangers movie released this year and the reviews have been subpar. My brother bought the movie on Blu-Ray when it released and we watched it that night. I can see why lovers of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers would not like the movie and yes, we don’t see the suits as much, but I really enjoyed the movie for a few reasons.

  1. They’re Teenagers with Attitude! Actually, Kenny (my brother) pointed this out to me while we watched the movie. In the original opening,Zordon tells Alpha to find teenagers with attitude to help save the day. What we received were perfect students in the original series. This series will always hold a place in my heart, but the originals didn’t really have attitude.
  2. The Story- We forget that Rita Repulsa was a ranger. This story delves into that a bit more and explains a tale of why Rita turned evil.

 

#4 Thor: Ragnarok –

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Thor was an AMAZINGGGGG movie. You can read my spoiler free review of Thor by clicking here! I really love Loki and the Superhero movies have been on point this year. The comedic addition to the movie also made it a fun movie to watch.

 

#3 Wonder Woman –

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I was debating on Wonder Woman being the number 2 or 3 movie. It settled in at number 3 but this is a fantastic movie. As you’ve probably heard, Gal Gadot did a fantastic job in capturing the Amazon Princess character and bringing her to the big screen. This is one of the few movies where die hard comic fans and moms were enjoying the action together. The plot was good, the effects and fighting scenes were seamless. 10/10 would recommend Wonder Woman to any person looking for a good action movie. I didn’t review Wonder Woman, but I’m telling you, it was amazing!

 

#2 Star Wars: The Last Jedi –

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I’m one of the people that really enjoyed the new Stars Wars movie. I know it moves away from the canon, but personally, I didn’t really care about the old Jedi /Sith religions in the previous Star Wars movies. Talking about balance to the force, everyone assumed it would be a balance for good, but I interpreted it as a balance to which ever side was losing. But seeing Rey and Kylo Ren (who is quickly becoming one of my favorite characters) interact and fight was a bonus. A few questions were answered but not the ones that people wanted to know. You can read my review of Star Wars by clicking here.

 

#1 Beauty and the Beast –

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Belle has always been my favorite Disney princess so when I heard about the new live action Beauty and the Beast movie hitting theaters, I made sure my boyfriend knew that this was a priority. Sure enough he bought tickets and we were there opening weekend. I think this is one of the more accurate and excellent productions from the original. The clothing, the songs and the people each fit their role perfectly and a masterpiece was born. I even cried at the end, no judgement please lol. Beauty and the Beast is by far my favorite movie of 2018! You can read my review by clicking here!

Those are my top movies of 2017, from the ones that I was able to watch this year. What are your top movies of 2017? Which movies are you looking forward to in 2018? Let’s talk movies!

-Luna 🙂

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12 Days of Christmas Day 11: Video Game Resolutions!

Happy New Year’s Eve Players! We have 1 day left in 2018 and 2 days left in the Christmas Collaboration event hosted by Kim over at Later Levels! I have no idea where the year has gone, but it has been a great rollercoaster of a time and I appreciate everyone who has followed us throughout the year! To show our appreciation, we will be hosting a mystery box giveaway on the blog next month to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. More on that will come on Tuesday when we go over our recap for the year and our goals for 2018. Now the rules are simple, answer the designated questions on the days assigned and have fun! You can view the official rules and participate in the remaining 2 days of the challenge by clicking here!

Today’s Topic:

Midnight rolls around and it’s time to pick a New Year gaming resolution to see you through the next 12 months. What’s your choice for 2018?

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I have increased my amount of gaming this year, but I have to admit there are some goals that I have been wanting to fulfill.

  1. Buy A Nintendo Switch– I have been wanting a switch all year but have not purchased one as of yet. This is a goal that I have for 2018
  2. Streaming & YouTube – My friends are a very eclectic bunch and we run into the most hilarious situations when we play together. I want to share my love for gaming and our hilarious situations with the world. To do this, I need to purchase a camera and a capture card to have the best quality.
  3. Buy More Games – I haven’t bought as many games as I had in previous years of my life. I want to pre-order and purchase at least 5 games in 2018. One game that I am looking forward to is Red Dead Redemption 2 (please release soon lol) as it was announced 2 years ago, yet we are still waiting for the game to fully release. Hopefully this means that Rockstar is enhancing the game and it will launch without a glitch!
  4. Find More Time for Video Games – My last gaming goal of 2018 is to find more time to enjoy what I love to do so much. Right now my schedule with work and life in general gets in the way of me having ample time to play, but I’m starting to find gaps in my schedule that lets me enjoy the escape of video games. I aim to continue this process throughout the New Year!

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Those are my gaming resolutions and goals for 2018! Which games are you looking forward to in 2018? Do you have any gaming resolutions for the year? Let’s talk video games!

-Luna 🙂

 

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12 Days of Christmas Day 10: Gaming Closet Raid!

Happy Saturday Players! We are nearing the end of the Creative Christmas Collaboration posts set up by Kim from Later Levels! If you have been reading our previous posts, you know the drill but for anyone new to the post and the blog, you can view the official rules and participate in the remaining 2 days of the challenge by clicking here!

Today’s Topic is…

You’ve been invited to a swanky New Year’s Eve party but have nothing suitable to wear! Which video game character do you call to ask if you can borrow an outfit?

This one was a bit harder for me to think about but I did come up with and answer. I think the best answer that comes to mind is an RPG game. In Role Playing games one of the perks and appeals for me is the customization. I want to be able to make my character look, act and behave a certain way. I love being able to visit clothiers and dye shops to enhance my character’s look. Being able to mix and match styles to make an original outfit (until you see someone running around with your same costume on) makes or breaks a game for me and my friend Stephanie. Stephanie or Xsanie, introduces me to cute RPG and Anime games often.  aura  Once anime RPG game that we play is called Aura Kingdom (review coming soon). This game has dye shops and the item mall that you can use to properly dress your avatar. The clothes are bright, brilliant and bold so I would love to warp into the kingdom and select an outfit to use.

If I had to pick a person, Kasumi from Dead or Alive would be a great selection. She wears her altered Kimonos really well and I think they would be a hit for a swanky New Year’s Eve party. The cherry blossom petals, the red and white and the split all the way up her thigh.

My boyfriend probably wouldn’t approve but I’d definitely loved to borrow the outfit from her closet! Maybe drop by and have Chun-Li do me hair lol.

If it was a super formal affair I could ring up Daisy from the Mario games. This is a great idea for a few reasons; Daisy is a Princess so her closest will contain vast outfits for me to wear. A nice, long dress with ruffles seems like a fitting way to bring in the new year. Maybe I can convince Daisy to join me at the party and we can arrive fashionably late with an entrance fit for royalty.   daisy  I can see it now, the royal trumpeters will announce our arrival and we will walk in looking as elegant and as regal as possible. I’m super interested in royals and medieval nobilty that I wouldn’t mind wearing a corset and a puffy dress for an evening. Hopefully no one will trip and spill their drink on me!

Those are some of the choices that I would make for selecting a New Year’s outfit. Which video game character would you ask for help? What type of game clothing would you want to wear? Let’s talk video games!

-Luna 🙂

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Countdown to 2018: Favorite Series of 2017!

Happy Friday Novas! Today is day 3 on the Countdown to 2018 posts! We started with Video games, added our favorite WWE Events and now we are ranking the top Shows or Series that we have watched (and reviewed) in 2017! As with all rankings posts, the order will be descending from my 5th favorite show this year unto my number 1 favorite show watched this year! Tomorrow we are diving into our favorite movies released in 2017!

#5 Medici: Masters of Florence medici

Medici: Masters of Florence was one of the first series that I have reviewed on the blog. It was recommended to me on Netflix because of the genre of shows that I like to watch (Medieval Time Period). I was interested in this show specifically because of another show that I have been watching called Reign, where the queen’s name was Catherine De Medici. I wanted to see the story of her family and how they ran the city of Florence as though they were monarchs. You can read my review of the series by clicking here!

#4 Riverdale –
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Riverdale is one of the surprise series that I have watched this year. I still remember seeing the commercial and saying, ehh that looks interesting but not interesting enough for me to watch. One day Emily and I were bored at her  house and we both saw the show on Netflix. Almost simultaneously we looked at each other and said that we kind of wanted to watch it. That was all -she wrote! We binged watched Riverdale in a week ahaha. I didn’t read the Archie comics so this was new terrain for me. Similar to how the Power Rangers Movie this year had a darker twist, Riverdale brought out some crazy secrets. You can read the Review of Riverdale by clicking here!

#3 The White Princess –

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Here we are, back to a period piece drama and this time we are hopping aboard the start of the Tudor Dynasty in England. The white Princess is a Starz mini Series that talks about Lizzie the wife of Henry VII and her troubles as a queen of the enemy who overthrew her family, the Plantagenants. Lizzie is a princess and daughter of Edward IV. She is of the House of York and Henry Tudor was fighting on behalf of the House of Lancaster. The marriage  of these two joined Lancaster and York and created the combined white and red rose as the sigil of the House of Tudor. This series only has about 8 episodes that are an hour long, but it’s well worth it in my opinion. Checkout the spoiler free series review by clicking here!

#2 Reign

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Reign is one of the shows that started my obsession with the Medieval Royalty shows and documentaries. Reign is a dramatized story of Mary Queen of Scots and her fight to keep her country and her head. Mary is the granddaughter of Henry VIII and has a claim to the English Throne. Because Mary is the Queen of Scotland if she marries the Dauphin (prince) of France, she will have support from a nation of England that does not value a woman to rule alone. This puts a mark on Mary’s life and we get to watch the scenes unfold in the series. Reign has about 22 hour long episodes per season and 3 seasons so it’s a bit of a longer series. Emily doesn’t like time period dramas and she’s hooked! Definitely give it a try! You can read my Hidden Treasures Review of Reign here!

#1 Game of Thrones

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Coming in at number 1 will be Game of Thrones! Friends have recommended Game of Thrones to me for years and with my recent fascination with medieval kings and queens, I finally gave in and started watching GOT in January. Best decision of my life! I have to admit that the first few episodes didn’t sit well with me and I couldn’t see the appeal of the show, but after season 1 everything started to meld together. I am obsessed with GOT now and I can’t wait for the final season (which I hear won’t be until 2019 :((((). Game of Thrones is the adaptation of A Song of Fire and Ice. I am planning to read the books at some point, maybe that will get me through 2018. I’m sooo obsessed that I have a Game of Thrones page! Read some of my thoughts, recaps and theories by clicking here!

Thank you for joining us for today’s countdown! What are some of your favorite shows watched this year? Which shows are you currently binge watching on Netflix (or any other source)? Are you looking forward to any shows in 2018? Let’s talk favorite shows!

-Luna 🙂

12 Days of Christmas Day 9: Holiday Game Night!

Happy Friday Novas,  Players and Superstars! We are holding on strong with the Creative Christmas Collaboration posts set up by Kim from Later Levels! If you have been reading our previous posts, you know the drill but for anyone new to the post and the blog, you can view the official rules and participate in the remaining days of the challenge by clicking here!

Today’s Topic….

The presents have been opened and dinner has been eaten, so you’ve got a bit of time for gaming while Gran is snoozing on the sofa. What’s the best video game to play during the holidays?

This is an easy one. I loveeeeee playing Mario Party or Mario Kart during the Holidays! The multiplayer Mario games are a great way to get both children and adult gamers involved after dinner.

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King Boo!

This past Christmas we played Mario Kart 8 Deluxe before and after dinner at my aunt’s house. My cousins and I traded off the Switch controllers to play the Grand Prix (I won with orange Yoshi! ) and battle modes. My youngest cousin is 12 years old and she was having a blast playing as Toadette with us adults! Yoshi has always been one of my favorite characters (along with Daisy) to use in the Mario Franchise games. In Mario Kart, Yoshi is normally a mid range, flexible character which pretty much means he has great handling (smooth moves) and average speed. He’s a great all around character and his sharp turns can help you avoid the dreaded red and green shells being launched in your direction.

 

 

Mario Party is another game that we have played on Christmas in the past.

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The ability to play with up to 4 people and play mini games is a great way to keep the party going all night long. I always tend to use characters like Yoshi or Daisy to stick it to the competition. One of my favorite Mario Party games of all times is a game from the original Mario Party game called Cast Aways! In the Cast Aways game everyone stands on an island with a fishing pole and a roulette of Coins, Money Bags and Treasure Chests float by. Your goal is to catch the most money! The Coins were worth 1, Money Bags are worth 5 and Treasure Chests are worth 10 points! I’ve never been beaten in this game mode :), challenge me when I get a switch if that game mode is on the newest installment!

Shy Guy Says is another iconic mini game. Shy Guy Says is the Mario and Friends version of Simon Says. Shy Guy is the captain of a ship and all players are the shipmates, mateys if you will. Shy Guy will raise either a red or white flag. Your job is the hit the button to the corresponding flag. If you are caught holding the incorrect flag, you WALK THE PLANK! Shy Guy is not so shy when he is forcing overboard. The game continues until there is 1 player left. Shy Guy says is a classic mini game.

 

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Aarg..Don’t Cut Me Loose Now Matey!

Let’s hop on the Sleigh from Santa’s new “Dragon Sleighing” business (investors are still welcome lol) line and read what our buddies are playing!

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Athena’s Reindeer Games!

Lightning Ellen

Chris’s Holiday Gaming!

The Gaming Diaries

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That Geeky Write Chick’s Christmassey Game

Kim from Later Levels’ Christmas Winter Games

Those are 2 or my favorite video games to play on Christmas with family and friends! Which video games are you playing on Christmas? What’s your favorite video game to play during the Holidays? Let’s talk video games!

-Luna 🙂

12 Days of Christmas Day 8: Gaming Menu!

Happy Thursday Players! We are holding on strong with the Creative Christmas Collaboration posts set up by Kim from Later Levels! If you have been reading our previous posts, you know the drill but for anyone new to the post and the blog, you can view the official rules and participate in the remaining days of the challenge by clicking here!

Today’s Topic…

It’s now time to head out to the kitchen to put on your oven gloves and start preparing Christmas dinner. It consists solely of video game food; what’s on the menu?

 

Christmas dinner is going to be filled with awesome Holiday and Festive food. We have set up 2 tables, one for the adults and the other for the children that are staying with us. Let’s check out the children’s table first!

We set up the Paper Mario and Minecraft crafting services on the Children’s buffet area. Here they are able to make their own recipes such as Minecraft Cake. The child goes up to the buffett table and select the recipe of their choice… Cake! Next they select the items needed to craft the recipe for the cake we need 1 large Egg, 3 Wheat, 2 Sugar and 3 Pails of Cow Milk!  cake The buffet table starts like a conveyor belt and as each ingredient is ready, the child will press the corresponding button to add each ingredient to the mixture. After all ingredients are added, the super cooker that Santa brought us will bake up the orders in about 10 minutes! The menu will consist of delicacies such as Minecraft Cake, Pumpkin Pie and more!

 

For the adults we have a few awesome items available for appetizers and beverages! Yoshi has been out in the Mushroom Kingdom picking apples all day! The apples provided will be mixed into an adult apple cider with a touch of alcohol to make it pop! Other festive beverages will be Nuka Cola from Fallout and Juggar Nog (our liquid courage recipe) from Call of Duty Zombies juggar that gives all of our guests a buff in strength. The Anime Avatar  Chibis dropped by with some treats from the Sky Islands Resort such as the Luxury Champagne and Fried Egg Curry dishes.

For dinner, we had the Grilled Steaks and Chicken, courtesy of our Flame 1 Diamond Sword brought over this morning by “Steve!” Sure it seemed a bit cruel seeing Moomers (the cows) and the chicken duck thing getting sliced and fried all in one swing, but the char on the meats were sublime! Since it’s the Holidays, we let the Creeper down the street join us for dinner

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Pssssss…. Am I late?

but his Enderman friend was a bit sketch especially when he grabbed a minecraft wrapped present from underneath the tree!

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Is that yours?

 

I think the meal came together very well with the different video game dishes!

Don’t forget to Ice Skate on over to the Gingerbread Blogs of our friends participating in today’s post! Their links are posted below!

The Optimistic Gamer

Athena from Ambigaming

The always comical Lightning Ellen

Chris from OverThinkerY’s Tasty Treats!

The Gaming Diaries Video Game Meal!

Shoot The Rookie

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Kim from Later Levels

Those are some of the items included with our tasty Christmas dinner! Which items would be on your dinner menu from our world of games? Did anyone stop the thieving Enderman at the end of the night? What’s really up with that Creeper from down the street?  Find out next time on GamersUnited… GG!

-Luna 🙂

Countdown to 2018: Favorite WWE Events in 2017!

Happy Wednesday Superstars! Do you know what time is it? IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT TIME IT IS! Actually, it does. It’s time for another Countdown to 2018 post and if you haven’t guessed by the title or my Wrestling puns, today we are counting down my favorite WWE PayPerView Events in 2017! My rankings list will be in descending order, starting with #5 on my list and revealing my favorite WWE Event of the year!

#5 Hell In A Cell- HIAC

Hell in a Cell was the Smackdown Live Exclusive event in 2017. The main event was not one that I wanted to see as it was Shane McMahon inserting himself into another match that would have helped another Superstar’s reputation. Shane took on Kevin Owens in a personal match. KO felt like Shane was stealing all of the credit and not providing opportunities for deserving Superstars and Shane felt disrespected by Ko’s verbal and physical attacks on his family.  This fueled each competitor to an amazing clash inside and on top of Hell in a Cell. Click here for the recap post!

 

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The Raw Exclusive event was an excellent night of television. The Main Event match was for the Universal Championship where Brock Lesner and Braun Strowman met 1 on 1 for the first time. At this point, the entire WWE Universe is behind Braun (and ready to see the Universal Title weekly) so we were all anticipating Brock FINALLY losing the title. No mercy was a very well put together show and impressed me sooo much that I added a “Highlights” section to the end of the post. The women had a great match, the Tag Team match was memorable and Icon John Cena versus Roman Reigns was amazing. To read why I loved No Mercy so much, click here!

 

#3 NXT War Games – nxt

NXT has been known to put on some exciting events to rival the main shows of Raw and Smackdown. The weekend of Survivor Series, the NXT Takeover event was appropriately titled “Wargames” for the resurrected match created by the late Dusty Rhodes. This was my first NXT Event in a while as I have been busy and not able to watch NXT as much as I did last year. The matches were exciting and entertaining but the draw, the main event was the best match of the night. Wargames is a match consisting of 2 rings connected together and surrounded by a cage. 3 of the most dominant forces in NXT were all battling each other for supremacy. The Authors of Pain + Roderick Strong versus SaNity, versus Undisputed Authority clashed in an epic match. Read more about the event by clicking here!

 

#2 Survivor Series – survivor series

If you recall my rankings of my favorite WWE Events, Survivor Series was one of my top choices. I really enjoy the 5 on 5 matches and this year WWE took that formula up another level. While the event could have been sooo much better, it wasn’t bad and I really enjoyed it. Survivor Series is one of the cross brand shows where Smackdown and Raw Superstars compete, but this is the only event that the 2 brands face off. This year there was a counter for the matches won by which brand. A new twist was that the champions from each brand were going head to head. Something that really made the event was the Shield reuniting for real on Pay Per View and demolishing the New Day. I was pleased all around. Check out the recap of Survivor Series here!

 

#1 Wrestlemania 33 – wm33

My number 1 event has to be from Wrestlemania week when the festivities were brought to my home town of Orlando, Florida! This was the most amazing weekend and I couldn’t have asked for a better showing, not to mention I met my husband, Seth Rollins! The iconic Undertaker retired, my husband slayed the king of kings Triple H, The Hard Boyz returned in an epic tag team ladder match and more. This was an incredible night of wrestling and I was able to experience it all, here in Orlando. The night was filled with so many amazing matches, click here to review the night!

Thank you for providing your predictions and insights on the WWE matches and events with us all year! Next year the WWE posts will continue (with a few tweaks) with our previews & predictions post the Saturday (or day) before the event and on nights where I was super impressed I will provide Raw, Smackdown or NXT recap posts. The year is already looking promising as the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match was announced at the end of Raw last week! Goodbye 2017 and hello 2018!

-Luna 🙂

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12 Days of Christmas Day 7: Video Game Gifts!

Happy Holidays snowmen and snowwomen! I hope that your holidays have bee festive and filled with joy and happiness! For the remaining days of 2017 there will be 2 posts a day: The 12 Days of Christmas collaboration that we are doing with Later Levels and Friends and my Countdown to 2018 posts! The 12 Days of Christmas posts will go out at 11:30 EST and the Countdown to 2018 posts will go out at 3:00pm EST each day!

Today’s Topic….

Your help must have worked, because it’s now Christmas morning and presents are under the tree! There’s a fancy box with your name on it; which gaming-related item are you hoping is inside?

 

I have a few items that I would love to see underneath the tree! Firstly and one of the most important items that I would want is the Nintendo Switch! I haven’t been able to get the Switch yet so seeing it there with Mario Kart 8 or Splatoon 2 would be pretty awesome!

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I wouldn’t mind seeing the new Xbox underneath my tree either. Maybe coupled with a gaming chair and a gaming desk where I can properly set up my gaming PC (the desk I have now is very small and not suited for gaming).

 

For items, I would love to extend my pop and collectible collection. Seeing a Vegeta or Masterchief statue when I opened the wrapping paper would be pretty cool. Maybe a lightsaber to hang on my wall.

 

Which gaming related items would you want to see underneath your tree? I was trying to think of something super cool from inside of a video game but I couldn’t lol. Let’s talk video games!

 

-Luna 🙂

Countdown to 2018: Favorite Video Games Released in 2017!

Power up Players for Countdown week on GamersUnitedGG! We are nearing the end of the year and have experienced another fantastic year of video games, movies and interests. Before we catalogue this year in our memories, we will be counting down the top moments of the year! To start off the week of countdowns, we’re going to start with the premise of the blog, video games! We have been asking around and will list our top video games of 2017 in descending order from number 5 to our favorite game of the year!

#5 Call of Duty World War II – cod

Call of Duty World War II comes at the bottom of the list for me. While I am happy to finally have played a COD game after a few years hiatus, WWII wasn’t as grand as I thought it would be. I believe it is because I wasn’t really a fan of World at War and WWII is supposed to be a sort of sequel to that game. The old school style guns and maps are just not appealing to me, but the game is still fun so it made my list!

#4 Golf It – Golf-It-Free-Download

Golf It is a mini golf game (similar to Golf With Friends) where you will play as the golf ball! I like this game because you can change the appearance of your golf ball like adding on hats or changing the color. This game is an adventure, sandbox type game where the community can create maps for you to download. Golf it is super fun and I’ve been playing a few times a week with my friends (this will be a game featured on the YouTube channel next year).

#3 Destiny 2 – destiny3

D2 is my first experience with Destiny as I did not play the original Destiny game. I just didn’t find it appealing, but after being worn down by my friends, I picked up Destiny 2 about a week after it’s release. You can review my First Impressions post by clicking here! I really enjoyed D2 and the variety of game modes gave it a better rating in my opinion.

#2 Final Fantasy XIV Online – final

I have just recently purchased Final Fantasy XIV Online (First Impressions Post coming soon). FFXIV is a MMORPG game where you are battling bosses, fulfilling quests and leveling your characters to become a great savior! Sooo pretty much another RPG game. What I love about FF so far is that it offers soooo many missions and character classes that you can play. I am playing as an Arcanist but I think I will upgrade to a Summoner soon. This is my first experience with a Final Fantasy game and I am enjoying the ride so far. Plus Chocobos!!!!!!

#1 Halo Wars 2 – halo-wars-banner

My number 1 game for 2017 has to be Halo Wars 2 hands down! I was super excited when I found out that HW2 was being released on the Xbox One, so much so that I traded in my original Xbox One and bought the Halo Wars 2 Xbox One S bundle! Best purchase of my life! The new Xbox runs smoother, is white (which I wanted instead of the standard black one), is slimmer and just beautiful! You can read my review of Halo Wars 2 by clicking here! I really enjoyed the strategy game and I still play it to this day (it was released in February). If you have played HW2, I also wrote a First Impressions and Tips post!

Those are my top games played that were released in 2017. Let’s hear from some of our blogging buddies:

Drakulus- Top 5 games of 2017 are  Divinity: Original Sin 2, Wolfeinstein 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, The Elder Scrolls Legends, and For Honor. Read the review on why and the top 10 games that made the list by clicking here!

Lightning Ellen – Top 5 games didn’t really make her list because she didn’t play 5 games in 2017 lol! She did give her insight on her top 2 games which are Hellblade and Horizon Zero Dawn!

Hundstrasse – Luke from Hundstrasse posted on his top 5 games of 2017 which included 7 Days to Die, Owlboy, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Strafe and Fortnite! Read his reasons for selecting each game and their placings by clicking here!

The Well Red Mage – Our buddy and fellow blogger at WRM selected:

#1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
#2. Super Mario Odyssey
#3. Shovel Knight Treasure Trove
#4. The Disney Afternoon Collection
#5. SteamWorld Dig 2

What are your top game releases of 2017 that you have absolutely loved? Which games are you looking forward to in 2018? Have you played any of the video games on our lists? Tomorrow we countdown our Top WWE Events of 2017 and the 12 Days of Christmas posts resume! Let’s talk video games!

-Luna 🙂

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12 Days of Christmas: Day 6, A Gift for Santa!

Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays Reindeers and Snowflakes! We are coming up on a week of Festive Holiday posts in the 12 Days of Christmas: Gamer’s Edition event hosted by Kim over at Later Levels! A quick update, Kim was lovely enough to give us a few days off from the collaboration post so that we can enjoy time with family and friends. With that said, this will be the last post until Wednesday, December 27th! Take this time to enjoy each other and if you need to catch up on our first 5 posts, the links will be posted below. Don’t forget about the other Reindeers taking part in the festive fun! I will include a few of their links in the remaining posts as well. Head on over to the Workshop at Later Levels for official rules if you would like to participate!

Today’s Topic is…..

You’re woken from your drunken haze by another frantic call from Santa, who’s worried he’s not going to make all his deliveries in time. Which video game item or vehicle would you recommend for him?

 

Awesome! We’re helping Santa deliver the presents. I meannnn I have already posted on a great character that can assist Santa and even do a better job than Santa on December’s Question of the Month. Check out the video game character that could step in and take Santa’s place if her were ever abducted or missing!

So I have been playing Final Fantasy XIV Online lately and the game is very fun. In most MMO and RPG games, there is a teleportation system of some sort. In FFXIV, you teleport by Aether Stones placed in every region of the game. aether

Pros:

  1. Santa can quickly evaporate and reappear in a designated area of the world within an instant!

Cons:

  • Aether Stones are not free. You have to pay gil (in game currency) to travel and depending on your location, you may be spending 500+ gil to teleport each time.
  • You can only teleport to Aether Stones that you have already attuned. Which means you would have had to visit the area that you are traveling to. This can be difficult as new residential areas are being developed/.
  • Has anyone really done the research on these Aether Stones? I would be afraid that too much teleporting would burn out my brain cells or something. That can’t be good for their bone density? Just Saying!

 

Sooo that was my cheeky answer but not my real response. While the use of Aether Stones would be easy, it can start racking up like taking a toll roll. Santa would have to start charging premiums for areas that are farther from the North Pole. I mean the man works on COOKIES! There’s no way that Santa can pay the travel cost and I’m sure that the whole “Ho, Ho, Ho I’m Santa Claus” thing can only get him free travel so many times. “Merry Christmas to you too St. Nick… that’ll be 234 gil please!”

My response has more holes in it than swiss cheese, but it’s funny so why not? I would recommend that Santa uses DeRagen ( a boss dragon from Phantasy Star Universe) DeRagan-2 or the Dragon from Skyrim to help make his deliveries! Think about it, a dragon is an excellent means of transportation AND they’re super long so they will have plenty of space to hold the presents. I figure the dragon’s scales can be rigged up like a pirate ship, with rope ties so that Santa can drop the presents in the Chimney. Also, I figure not many children these days are getting great gifts so Santa will have an UNLIMITED supply of COAL! He can throw branches for the dragons to burn and the resulting charcoal will fall in the place of the gifts. It’s full proof!

**No Dragons were harmed in the making of this post!**

Fly on over to our friends participating in today’s question by using the links below!

Athena at Ambigaming

TheShamefulNarcissist

Thero159 from A Reluctant Hero

Lightning Ellen

Chris from OverThinkerY

Neko Jonez

Kim from Later Levels

 

What item or vehicle would you recommend to Santa? Did you like my dragon answer? Are you ready to write me a blank check for Santa’s new the Dragon Sleighing Business (Get it, Get it lol)? Let’s have some Holiday Fun in the comments! Let’s Talk!

-Luna 🙂