Mega Man Collection

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Oh Mega Man, you beautiful blue bastard. A long time ago, when I was a small kid,I got Mega man 3 for Christmas. That was my first of many experiences with Mega Man. This collection was a huge surprise for me as i didn’t know it existed until it was released.

The collection contains Mega Man 1 through 6 and also has a museum and a fun challenge mode. The experience hasn’t much changed in all these years, 1 is still fun but a complete pain in the ass and 2 is still has magical as it has always been. That being said these games are old and they at times feel their age, the sound while amazing on the nostalgia front it is still outdated as are the graphics which for many will be a great thing, others may find it annoying. personally I loved it and will play it many more times i’m sure, I highly recommend checking this out if you are either a retro gamer or simply a fan of gaming history.

 

 

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A Link to the Past

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One of my first games on the Super Nintendo was the legend of Zelda a Link to the Past. Before this game I wasn’t a very fan if the series but for some reason this game just got me hooked. Somewhere between finding boots to help me run and being launched into the dark world I fell in love. Realistically tho I can’t say why. Graphically it has always been pretty average, the sound while nice wasn’t anything special. Now i’m not bashing the game, most games fall into these categories and most even novice computer nerd could recreate it i’d guess. Be that as it may, this game is rightfully a classic and I’m not sure you can even call yourself a gamer without having at least watched someone else play it. As always thanks for joining me and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Ataribox

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After years without a major console release Atari seems to be making a come back with what is called the Ataribox. Not a ton is know about it tho more info can be found below.

http://whnt.com/2017/07/18/atari-reveals-new-game-console-the-atari-box/

Honestly, if this ever actually releases I will be surprised. I hope i’m wrong, but despite that it would be fun to see a hybrid retro console with some newer things along with it. I won’t pretend to know how this turns out, but it would be nice to have a 4th console choice.

Shining Force

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Shining Force was originally a Sega Genesis game that was later released as part of other collections and even as a gameboy advance game, tho oddly I have met very few people that have played it. The game itself is heavily based on story and the battle system is a tactics style game that changes view for the combat scene like shown below.

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The story involves a young man chosen to lead the Shining Force when strange creatures from a foreign land investigate a nearby ruin his kingdom is sworn to protect. With plenty of characters to choose from and command and plenty of battles to enjoy any fan of the genre should check it out. As always thanks for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Heavenstrike Rivals

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Heavenstrike Rivals is a mobile game from Square Enix that is, in a weird way, similar to Final Fantasy Tactics except not as fun or strategic. The game is plenty good enough. The story isn’t bad but it takes a backs seat to the combat. You use jems to summon troops to fight enemies on a grid that is only 3 squares down. The turn based system is pretty solid for a mobile game, but the best troops will sadly cost you some real money. It is by no means pay to win, it simply makes life easier. Thanks for reading, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Center of the Galaxy

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As some of you may know I decided to make the long trip in Elite Dangerous to Sagittarius A, the center of the galaxy. After hundreds of jumps and probably 12-20 hours I finally arrived. I’m admittedly not sure how long it took since I mostly was busy putting a ship together and planning my path 1000 light years at a time. The first picture was the super massive black hole at the center. The next is the view looking away from the black hole.

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All in all the trip was very very long and very uneventful. That being said i saw tons of interesting things, some of which literally nobody else ever has, and judging from the fact the game has around 400 billion systems no one may ever see them again. If you are very patient and have plenty of time to spend i’d suggest making the trip. Now all that’s left is the return trip. As always thanks for your time, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

We Are Still Here

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I’m not going to lie to you, I watched this movie with a friend and we spent the first 40 minutes mocking it to keep ourselves entertained. The story involved a family that just lost their college aged son moving to a remote town to get away from it all. The house they bought they are told used to be a funeral home. What they weren’t told were the owners were selling the bodies and burying empty coffins. This is explained quite early by some neighbors that come to visit. After about the half way point things will finally start to pick up and it actually gets pretty exciting. Some solid death scenes as well as a town conspiracy, or cover up may be a better word. Every 30 years a “darkness” under the house reappears and needs a family. Last time they didn’t get one and the fear now is the darkness will infect the entire town if they don’t get a family this time.

While not the best movie I have seen recently it is far from the worst, and if you can get through the first 40 minutes or so you may really enjoy it. As always thanks for visiting, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.