How I Feel About UI Aesthetics

Ever since I owned my first computer I have been completely obsessed with finding the right user interface. Windows has been my main operating system of choice due to the ease of use and compatibility with all of the games and software I use, but I have also branched out into Linux. Every once in a while I get into this rut where I feel like my computer is bland and doesn’t really express who I am as a user. This results in me changing the color scheme, the browser theme, the wallpaper, and other things to try to find a look that pleases my eye. It always results in me spending pointless hours...
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HEARTBEAT Is a Heartwarming Tale

Conveying emotion and making the player feel it is something that is difficult to do. It takes a balance of great storytelling and a sound that matches what is going on to get the player invested in what is going on. The most recent example of a game that I have played that nailed it from every angle would be Undertale. It was a game that rose to prominence despite being an independent title made almost solely by a single developer. HEARTBEAT is a game that I randomly happened upon when looking at a reviewer’s other reviews after finding myself to like the points they made. It was a game they...
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Wargroove Is an Awesome Game

Growing up one of the games that most influenced me was the Advance Wars series of games. This was both due to my love of chess-like games that involved turn-based strategy and the fact that it was a game that you could play when you were on-the-go, making it a go-to for when I needed something to pass the time. Ignoring the trauma of my game being stolen from me one night, it was a game series that I spent a lot of time playing and mastering. While I wouldn’t say I am one of the best, I can hold my own after having played a lot of games against other players and S-ranking the entire campaign in...
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