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 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.
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 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.
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.
As we all know E3 is in full swing, and all gamers have something to say. Now obviously i wont be touching on everything from E3 because hey i’m only one man. There is a bit to cover so we should probably get started, and by all means call me an asshole at the bottom if need be.
Lets get EA out of the way early, Madden 18 will be getting a story mode. I’ve never been fan of the story modes in sports games,however i am obviously in the minority here. There doesn’t seem to be a ton of details out there, but basically you are a former 5 star high school football player trying to get back in the game, which i assume is why its called long shot.
Now lets be honest, star wars battlefront 1 was a HUGE disappointment, so many people are rightfully skeptical of battlefront 2. One thing they both have in common is graphically they both look absolutely amazing. The new one seems to have far more content, the trailer showcases both Jedi and Sith heroes from various eras. Darth Maul and Yoda both make an appearance as well as Rey and Kylo Ren. There also seems to be far more weapon variety as well as vehicles and space battles. It definitely appears they have learned from their mistakes.
A major thing with very little info from Microsoft, backwards compatibility for the Xbox one for original Xbox games. How well this goes will depend on the games they release and personally I’m hoping for knights of the old republic one and two but hey i guess we will see.
Now full disclosure, I am a PlayStation guy. That being said i do own and enjoy my Xbox one. Probably the biggest news from Microsoft is the X box one x,( formerly the Scorpio) which by the way the initials spell out X box, Now has a launch date and a price point. The real question here is do you feel the most powerful console ever created worth $499? For me that is a definite no. Feel free to buy me one guys, but i will not be buying it without a substantial price drop.
Not a lot of info is available for this next one, just some people in mech suits flying around and killing stuff in what appears to be one of the most beautiful worlds to exist. Thats right people, Anthem looks that good graphically.
This brings me to Bethesda. I have a soft spot for the people that bring me both Fallout and Elder Scrolls. While the Elder Scrolls will be coming to IOS,Steam and Android and both series will be getting VR support. It is also worth mentioning that Bethesda will continue to milk Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch. We also will be receiving a Dishonored spin off, which i have mixed emotions on. The first one had its flaws but was fun, and i never played 2 at all. That being said the idea of of hunting down the outsider should be fun.
Now we are getting closer to my favorite part of E3, but first one last thing to mention. We re getting a new Wolfenstein. This series is over 30 years old and while it hasn’t always been great it seems to have found its sweet spot. Every game from E3 looks good graphically impressive, but Wolfenstein also seems to have delivered a compelling story about a revolution and killing a bunch of Nazi douchbags.
Now my favorite, and the one game mentioned here to get a video linked, mostly because that would have been a ton of videos. So without further delay, check out my favorite game so far from E3. the sequel to one of the more original game I have played in recent years.