Damn this blog has been silent for a long time... Honestly I want to get back to writing but I struggle with thoughts that no one honestly cares about what I do with my life outside of cosplay maybe and yeah, it's just hard to be motivated to keep this lifestyle blog active right now as I lack both energy and content to do so.
Oh well, what I wanted to say is that today I fixed up my Youtube.. or at least attempted to? I have massive problems navigating Youtube as it was close to 5 years since I last uploaded any videos (con photo compilations which felt pointless really fast) and the layout has changed a lot since then. xD My channel or whatnot is still really bare and I have no idea what I'm doing but hey, I just uploaded my first (non-commentary) gameplay video ever!
Yep, that's Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag.
I started playing it maybe a month or so ago and at the beginning I was so overwhelmed as I had never played such a "brutal" game before or a game with any kind of stealth mechanics – I grew up with Pokémon and the like and I guess the most violent game series I liked was the Dynasty Warriors games. xD I died a lot in the beginning, like not even kidding, I had probably over 50 desynchronizations before I was done with the first two missions lmao.
I was doubting for so long if BF would be "the right type of game" for me as I never played any previous AC title and had little interest in any other installment except just Black Flag, mainly for the pirate theme. I played it very slowly at first, going on and off with Monster Hunter World tugging at my attention but as soon as you got the ship, the Jackdaw, I've had a hard time putting the game away! I love it now, despite my rocky and not-sure-if-gusta start and I think I have finally gotten good at it... or well, not good. More like decent... or acceptable? Lmao I don't know but at least I'm progressing!
My best game moment so far was the first time when I got up to wanted level 4 and sunk that lv 60 man o' war with my Jackdaw lacking all of the elite upgrades but otherwise being upped as much as possible, although I think I didn't have the second best ram or mortars either. It was so close, so much adrenaline as I had somehow managed to get the man o' war and the frigate separated from each other so that I managed to pick off the lv 38 frigate first (it was hard enough as-is) and the man o' war appeared later at the horizon, alone. The health bars depleted really evenly at all times and it was literally a case of first (last?) hit wins and that was me. :O Holy fuck I regret so hard that I didn't know about the PS4 recording at all when I did that battle as I would have loved to have it saved – it was insane. Not gonna lie, the level 60 man o' war was the FIRST man o' war I ever sunk in the game. xD I didn't even know there were low-leveled ones in the medium difficulty areas... because I hadn't been to any yet, lmao. Still so fucking proud of that victory, if only I had known about the "last 15 mins are always recorded" thing... Oh and yeah, the video above is my third (successful) attempt at sinking the level 4 pirate hunter ships. But this time I had the elite hull upgrade so it's not as impressive I guess? It's still a hard fight and yeah, still on my first playthrough and learning.
Oh and yeah, in case anyone wonders what's up with my username not being Shiro Samurai on Youtube it's simply cuz KaamosWolf is my PSN nickname and has grown to be my gaming nick as well. I might change it if I ever learn to edit videos and put out some cosplay content there.
That's enough talk for today I think. Thanks for reading and/or watching my first gameplay video!
~ Shiro Samurai out.