Picks of the Week – February 29

It’s time to give you some recommendations for some fantastic ways to spend your time. Here are our leap-year-week picks!

Game: Starcraft 2 (PC)

I’m sure that a lot of you already know that I love Starcraft 2. I consider it to be the most well designed RTS game of all time, and despite a few UI issues in the game’s menu screens, one of the best and most well designed games of all time. Starcraft 2 has a very strong campaign with a very good length, an incredible multiplayer scene, and a plethora of user-designed maps of all types to play. If you have any interesting Strategy games, you can’t go wrong with this one.

Book: Dragons of Autumn Twilight

Ahh Dungeons and Dragons… for many gamers and developers, the first really strong fantasy influence since Tolkien.¬†And one of the more well known Dungeons and Dragons environments was Dragonlance. Enter ‘Dragons of Autumn Twilight’ – the first and most well known of the books in the Dragonlance environment, and the start of the Dragonlance Chronicles trilogy featuring some of the most well known characters in fantasy history such as Tanis Halfelven, the Majere brothers Raistlin and Caramon, among others. If you haven’t read this book, I strongly recommend it – but it is a fairly light read, and you’ll probably want to make sure you have the other two in the trilogy on-hand as it probably won’t take you long to go through the entire series.

Song: The Price of Freedom – Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core

A fantastically touching piece that played during the end of the game. No lyrics here, but the incredibly deep and melodious violin coupled with the guitars… just an incredibly potent mix and one that is sure to evoke memories, and possibly tears, in anyone who has played the game.

 

 

Written by: Sean

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