Animal Rivals: Indie Game Spotlight
For this article, I will take a look back at an old Indie Game Spotlight.
Indie Game Spotlight: Sheep Patrol
In this Indie Games Spotlight, we will travel back a couple of years and take a look at an old video I made.
Disney Dreamlight Valley: 2023 Roadmap
Disney Dreamlight Valley had an interesting launch. Characters that appeared on the splash screen did not appear in the game. Nintendo Switch users had to deal with massive amounts of crashing, and some players found the content lacking.
The Disney Dreamlight Valley 2023 roadmap is giving us a look at what is coming in the new year. 2022 closed with the release of Stitch, and in 2023 it looks like we are going to see a plethora of new characters.
Olaf and Marabel will be joining the valley. Olaf is from Frozen and Marebel is from Encanto. We will also be discovering the secrets of the Frosted Heights biome! Along with all the new content updates we will be celebrating Disney’s 100th anniversary.
In April we can see that Simba will be joining the valley. It is currently assumed that the new realm is going to be the Lion King realm. The roadmap says that new character(s) will be arriving in the valley, so it makes sense that Simba is not the only character coming in April.
We will also be celebrating the Disney Parks for the April starpath. Currently, it is assumed that means we will be getting decorations from the parks.
In Early Summer we will be unveiling the secret to The Forgetting. A princess will also be racing into the valley. The community thinks Vanellope von Schweetz will be joining the valley during the summer update. You can also see a character in the window of the pumpkin house: It is currently assumed that the Fairy Godmother lives inside the pumpkin house.
More to Come!
Players will be getting multiplayer this year! Multiplayer is a welcomed addition to Disney Dreamlight Valley but there is no news on how multiplayer is going to work.
It is assumed we will be seeing more new characters. Belle is featured on the roadmap and we know the devs will put characters they haven’t discussed yet into the updates. Surprise characters are a given but there is no clue yet who could be joining the valley as a surprise.
Left 4 Dead: The Sacrifice: Level Review
The Sacrifice is the last campaign in Left 4 Dead. It is one of the best campaigns in the game. It is on the shorter side of the campaigns, but that is fine. The Sacrifice did not need to have more levels, it did everything it needed to do in the amount of time it had.
This article is part of the Left 4 Dead collection. You can view the whole collection here.
What makes The Sacrifice good?
The Sacrifice is one of the best campaigns in Left 4 Dead because it tells a story without overstaying its welcome. During the events of the Sacrifice, you can get an achievement for killing Bill, and in canon he is dead.
What makes The Sacrifice stand out as one of the better campaigns is the clear focal point of the campaign. The designers knew what they wanted to do and what story they wanted to tell.
The lack of ambiance is not an issue.
The Sacrifice tells a story and because of that, the lack of level ambiance is alright with me. With Left 4 Dead there is a give and take that I have grown to get used to. Although this give-and-take gets less noticeable in the second game, it is highly noticeable in The Sacrifice campaign.
Your group is trying to cross a bridge at the very end of the campaign and one member has to jump down to refill a generator. Bill ends up doing this and it causes a ripple effect with Zoey: She goes through subtle character development that can be seen in the second game.
The level design is lacking
The biggest fault with The Sacrifice campaign is the fact that the level design is extremely shallow. Despite having a shallow-level design the set pieces get their point across. The Sacrifice did not need to be overly complicated. I realized this during my second run of the campaign.
What makes the level design lacking is how bland everything looks: Again, this is okay because the campaign serves a purpose. Despite the levels looking bland it was still a good time to run through the campaign.
The Sacrifice is a fine campaign that serves its purpose. The Sacrifice campaign is meant to tell a story and it succeeds in doing that. Granted, for the whole story to be told the player will have to sacrifice Bill and get the achievement that goes with it.
Because the Sacrifice campaign does not overstay its welcome and succeeds at its goal, this level is going to get 3/5 stars.