Mobile Games

Mobile

Years and years ago, back when mobile games started to evolve from simple games like snake I always believed they would eventually stop. Tho back when I thought this my phone was little more than small brick that could make calls and 20 minutes of effort resulted in a text message. Now i have written entire blog post complete with pictures.

As much as phones have evolved, as have the games. Gone are trying to avoid small dots with what amounts to a piece of string, and now we have full fledged Final Fantasy games and things like angry birds. As phones change so do the games and its interesting to see how the games go with it and it brings up new questions like how far will this go? We all ready went from  dots to PlayStation games, in another 10 years we may be playing PS4 and xbox one remakes in the palm of our hands or something even more bizarre and unthinkable.  As always thanks for joining me and my the gaming gods bring you glory.

Me and Injustice 2 so far… — Savior Gaming

For the past few months I’ve found myself riding a hardcore DC kick, reading dozens of there comics, trying to duck into the break room at work to catch the latest episode of Flash or Arrow, and drooling over the utter epicness of Conroy as Batman and Hamill’s Joker in Batman the Animated Series. As […]

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We all have a game we play…

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We all have a game we play and can’t quite explain why. Some of us have been playing games for so long we have more than one. Way back in 1999 i bought a game called Harvest Moon for the N64. This was because I never found a copy of the SNES version I saw in a magazine years before,and that summer I easily spent hours every day in my room playing it. I was for whatever reason obsessed with making a little more money, planting a few more crops and befriending every villager I could. My mom and dad asked, both of which thought I was insane when I asked for it, asked me why I liked a game about farming so much. To be honest close to 20 years later, I still have no answer.

Not to long ago i heard about a game called Stardew Valley, which was basically this generations Harvest Moon and i was instantly intrigued. So for $15 I picked it up on PS4 and spent the next week logging in the equivalent to a full time job with some over time attached and my obviously now neglected girlfriend asks me why I even bought a game about farming and why I seemed to like it more than most of my other games. Again I have no answer. We all have games like that, games that for some unknown reason seem to drag us into its world kicking and screaming and won’t even let us know why. See I can explain the hundred hours Kerbal Space Program and Elite Dangerous have taken from me and why they will take more in the future. I just love space and theoretical space ships I will never see let alone fly.  But farming, that I can’t explain. Feel free to comment your unexplainable game or hit me up on Twitter or Facebook. Thanks for joining me and as always, may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Why the console war is over

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Before we get started let me make this perfectly clear. If you are here to see me bash the system you hate or praise the one you love, you will be disappointed. I own an Playstation 4 pro and an Xbox One, both of which i enjoy as well as a Nintendo 3DS.

With that being said lets be honest, if you are looking for a home console that is strictly for an adult gamer, the ps4 i where most peoples money goes. Even Microsoft has said they have no intention of nor can they catch up. Its got solid graphics, most games re for both systems, and it has a far wider variety of exclusives. It also has less options for customization in the settings and while Hulu, YouTube and Netflix  work just fine on it, the Xbox is built as a media center while the Xbox is not. That being said the Xbox does have some solid exclusives like Gears of War and Halo, it has far more customization and is honestly more complicated to use when you really dig into it. I hated trying to stream on Twitch with it, tho even there it had different options on things like screen resolution. Both are great, but they are built with a different audience in mind.

This brings me to Nintendo that is aimed at yet another audience. They have dominated the hand held market for, well forever really. Their home consoles largely seem to be aimed at children and retro games with their virtual console. They are the gaming industries version of the great white shark, it hasn’t evolved because it doesn’t need to.

All in all the console war ( at least for now) is dead, and probably has been for long than people think, we have many great consoles out there all that seem to have decided to aim for a different audience, which isn’t a bad thing. Notice i have not mentioned the Nintendo Switch or even pc, the switch is to new to tell where it will go and pc i have no real experience with. As always, thank for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

RPG maker series

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RPG maker is a series of games that has existed for years on various consoles and PC that basically allow you to create your own role playing game, complete with maps, NPC’s and characters. At the bottom i will show some pictures i ripped off the internet to show you what it can do, which honestly is  ton more than the pictures seem to indicate if you know how to do it.

Now full disclosure i am making a game using RPG Maker MV , which i purchased off  steam a while back. This however is not an advertisement for either RPG maker or my own game, which rpg maker does allow you to sell and get green lit on steam as your own creation. Most people never do that, but you can find quite a few games on there ranging from complete and utter garbage ( there was  game on there called rape whistle a while back, tho i hope its gone) to some i’m told are really good.  My game however will never see the light of day, even if i finish it its just for fun and is admittedly pretty bad.

All that being said you can do a lot with the program and that becomes even more if you know anything about HTML coding and Java Script. There is also an insanely interactive and mostly friend community to offer up help and ideas in creating your game which will basically be SNES or Sega Genesis quality. There also what are known as plug ins that do various things that are user created and so popular the company has added things to encourage their use, which most creator at most ask for their name in the credits giving the a shout out tho i have seen a few people simply sell for a small amount of cash,

With all that being said, if you have ever been interested in making a game check it out, there are multiple versions with different price points as well as hundreds of videos on youtube and it really is a cool experience to see how it all comes together. I dont use it as much as I would like, and i bought the newest version but i don’t regret it at all . as always thanks for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

More From E3

Yesterday as another pretty big day from E3 with plenty to talk about. I obviously won’t be covering it all, for example as we speak the Marvel vs Capcom 3 demo is downloading on my PlayStation 4, which i will talk about more in coming days.

For better or worse one of the big talking points is publisher Devolver, not because of anything they showed but because their hour was largely one long joke at the expense of  E3 itself, which while a complete dick move, was well done and hey they did pay their money.  My personal opinion is i wouldn’t have them back next year, but their Twitter is hilarious.

Now we should probably get into the meat and bones of all this, which is my way of saying skull and bones looks phenomenal. Now for those that didn’t see the big reveal this is somewhat of a spiritual spin off of Assassins Creed Black Flag, they even mention it during the reveal itself. a Massive pirate simulator  may be the best way to describe it. The trailer showed 3 different ships with  3 different roles in the game itself. After a long battle pirate hunters showed up that didn’t even seem possible to defeat and the pirates retreated. My only fear i that this beautiful and seemingly massive game will end up like For honor,and be one of the best games most people don’t care about.

Another game that needs nothing said about it is Far Cry 5. This i wont go into to much detail about, not that it doesn’t look great or have an amazing concept because it does indeed have all of that. However, there is a ton of controversy surrounding it and  very much plan to discuss the game and my opinions of the game in a future post.

Possibly the most interesting choice in game design, and obviously an exclusive to the Nintendo Switch is  Mario+Rabbids. The basic idea is that somehow the rabbid end up in the mushroom kingdom with their usual comedic selves. Obliviously the bad Rabbids join the koop troops and what follows is just so awkward i did not know i wanted it until i saw it. This game is essentially a tactical RPG similar to Final Fantasy or X-Com. The  reveal showed destructible environments in the battlefield as well a an assortment of skills and controllable characters That vary from Mario and Peach to Rabbids dressed like..well Mario and Peach. Now i know this sounds all kinds of wrong, but it actually seems to work.

Now last but not least (i will be posting more throughout the week) is probably the biggest announcement from Ubisoft, which i will provide a video for below.

Now i do have one more thing to thing to add, there is a limited edition version of this game that comes with all sorts of things. There will be 999 copies available, with from what I’ve heard only 200 available for North America and it will cost a massive $800.  That being said i don’t doubt much of it will be worth some serious money some day.

With that being said there is still a TON of stuff i don’t have time to discuss right now, For example Monster Hunter worlds, God Of War 4 and The remake (or maybe remaster?) of Shadow of Colossus. so until next time, thanks for reading, and may the gaming gods bring you victory.