My Love Letter to Star Wars Battlefront 2

“Goodbye Old Friend and May the Force Be With You.”

After the latest “Battle of Scarif” update, Star Wars Battlefront 2 is no longer receiving support. After a few days of contemplation and Jedi meditation, I’ve decided to open my heart up and say goodbye to the unlikely superstar game. Here is my love letter to Battlefront 2.

As Obi-Wan says, “Goodbye Old Friend, and May the Force Be With You.”

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Ending Explained! (SPOILERS)

The ending to Final Fantasy VII Remake is divisive among fans for straying from the plot of the individual game. But, was this game ever meant to be a scaled up replica for 1997’s Final Fantasy VII or something greater?

Here are my thoughts on the crazy ending to Final Fantasy VII Remake and what it means for the series moving forward!

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Double Feature: Me beating Kingdom Hearts 3 ReMIND’s Hardest Bosses!

Video 1, YOZORA:

After 62 Rekt’s yesterday, I managed to defeat Yozora, Kingdom Hearts III ReMIND’s Secret Boss, in just one try today!

This is Standard Difficulty. Lvl 99 with Ultima Weapon. Like I said, I died 62 times. I’ll try and beat him on Critical or with restrictions at a later date!

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Video 2, Data Master Xehanort:

Old Goat Man earns a slapping from Sora in Kingdom Hearts III’s ReMIND DLC Limit Cut Data Organization XIII battles!

Standard Mode. Level 99 with Ultima Weapon, Oathkeeper and Kingdom Key.

I MADE SEA SALT ICE CREAM! Taste Test and Review!

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Before Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:MIND drops and blows our minds, I decided to finally create Sea Salt Ice Cream for my own because I’ve never had any.

I wanted to feel like Axel, Roxas and Xion after a long 358 days working for the Organization. So, here’s my taste test of Sea Salt Ice Cream! Special thanks to Binging With Babish for the Recipe.

Here’s a link to his original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fTd1…

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Kingdom Hearts III SPOILER REVIEW & DISCUSSION

After a month of collecting all my thoughts and emotions toward Kingdom Hearts 3, I present to you: MY SPOILER REVIEW AND DISCUSSION!

A lot of work and thought went into this video and I’m really glad I was able to get my thoughts into a not-so-concise review. This game was the end of one journey and the beginning of another. It was amazing. It has so much meaning to me and to many. My review is unbiased and honest. Please stick with me and hear what I have to say about Kingdom Hearts 3!

Intro: (00:00:00)-(00:03:12)

Beginning of Game: (00:03:12)-(00:09:46)

Olympus: (00:09:46)-(00:13:39)

Gummi-Ships: (00:13:39)-(00:15:57)

Music: (00:15:57)-(00:18:29)

TWTWN, Remy’s Bistrot & 100 Acre Wood: (00:18:29)-(00:22:55)

Toy Box & Kingdom of Corona: (00:22:55)-(00:27:42)

Monstropolis & Arendelle: (00:27:42)-(00:32:25)

The Caribbean & San Fransokyo: (00:32:25)-(00:38:32)

 

MAJOR STORY SPOILERS AHEAD

 

Aqua Portion/Saving Ven: (00:39:07)-(00:42:46)

Attraction Flow and Why it Sucks: (00:42:46)-(00:45:21)

The Final World: (00:45:21)-(00:48:56)

The Keyblade Graveyard & Kairi Rant: (00:48:56)-(00:52:41)

Scala Ad Caelum: (00:52:41)-(00:54:44)

Overall Story thoughts + Secret Movie: (00:54:44)-(01:00:19)

Post-Game Content and Longevity: (01:00:19)-(01:03:54)

Will there be a Final Mix?: (01:03:54)-(01:05:58)

MY VERDICT ON KH3: (01:05:58)-(01:07:33)

BIG FINISH: (01:07:33)-END

 

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1/18 & 1/19

(Play this while reading this blog. It’s going to be sentimental.)

https://www.columbiamissourian.com/sports/pro_sports/nl-central-preview-brewers-cards-cubs-in-for-another-tight/article_0e4402ec-1b3b-11e9-8523-c32971b09608.html

Friday and Saturday were my last two days at the Missourian. It’s a very strange moment.

This last month has flown by quicker than I ever thought it would. You can go back and read previous blogs to find that I wasn’t necessarily looking forward to this break. After the break, I’m going to miss the work that I’ve done and the people I’ve worked with.

I didn’t have a great experience with the Missourian before and I take blame for that. After this month, I worked with so many people and expanded my range of writing to include more than just sports.

This month has become a very important piece in my story. The experiences I had and the opportunities to succeed were unmatched and I’ll never forget this month. Thanks to all that made it special!

Now, all of Friday, I wrote up most of this NL Central Preview. I think it’s fitting that my last story is a pro baseball one. I’m really glad I got to cover a Cardinals event on Saturday because it put me in my comfort zone.

I think my future lies in baseball media. The opportunity Michael offered to cover this event helped enhance my future hopes.

It’s the dead of winter and I got to write about pro baseball. I got way too excited and wrote a 1500 word behemoth. But, that’s just how much it means to me to write about the sport.

After my internship with the Red Sox, this story helped push me further into the thought process that I belong in baseball.

Also, during this event, a kid tapped me on the leg. He knew I worked at the Missourian because he saw my press badge and name.

He said I’m his favorite sportswriter and he reads my articles all the time. That was the coolest thing that ever happened to me. It made everything I’ve done mean so much more. I’ll never forget that.

Ooh, this month has also expedited the waiting process for Kingdom Hearts III. This game that I’ve waited for for 13 years comes out in 8 days. It was supposed to be the reward at the end of my time with the Missourian.

KH3 acts as a trophy in itself, but the experiences I’ve had and the friends I’ve made are something that will stick with me forever.

I could go on forever so, I’ll wrap it up with this: Thank you.

1/16 & 1/17

https://www.columbiamissourian.com/sports/mizzou_football/local-roundup-beckner-jr-to-skip-east-west-shrine-game/article_e68e1b8c-19bb-11e9-84d1-3b2f0fc1321c.html

Not much happened Wednesday. It was a very dry day that only saw these little tidbits of football updates. Other than that, Michael and I just talked baseball for a majority of the day.

I was supposed to do the local briefs for nightside, but we realized that the schedule we had wasn’t “Snowmageddon” updated and the games I was going to chase down got moved to Thursday night. So let’s check in on that, huh?

https://www.columbiamissourian.com/sports/mizzou_football/mu-spring-football-game-date-set/article_ae0f33ba-1a77-11e9-a2ac-ff310e03cacd.html

https://www.columbiamissourian.com/sports/mizzou_football/odom-adds-former-texas-tech-defensive-coordinator-gibbs-to-staff/article_2a6ee2f6-1a8d-11e9-a619-cb642878d876.html

https://www.columbiamissourian.com/sports/other_sports/local-roundup-columbia-college-demolishes-stephens-in-crosstown-matchup/article_24acfb96-1ace-11e9-a3bd-2f1436d76502.html

Thursday was kind of more of the same. After writing the Spring game brief, it was back to scanning the Twitter waves for anything that I could write about. After more baseball talk with Michael, he sent me home for the afternoon with the intention of having me do the Local Roundup later.

On my walk home, Barry Odom hired two new coaches for the football team. Timing: magnificent. I jogged home and typed up the story on both. Luckily, we got a release too so I was able to pull some quotes and info about the coaches without deep Googling.

That night, the local roundup was the easiest it’s ever been. Each team in the roundup is very active on their twitter accounts, so the information was all easy to find. It didn’t take me more than 40 minutes or so to put the whole thing together. Thank God for active Twitter feeds for local sports teams.