Saturday, March 23, 2013

Fire Emblem: Awakening is Awesome!

This game is challenging, yet awesome and rewarding. I finally nabbed this sucker when I spotted it on and purchased it. Was supposed to come in Monday but I'm not complaining since this weekend will be filled with epic characters and amazing gameplay.

I'm playing Normal Classic Mode and as a unique challenge, I will use no magic or magic users. Crazy huh?

 Miriel the witch died second, Stahl died guy that I wanted to use. You can't be careless even in Normal Difficulty if you are playing on Classic Mode. Sumia was the third and (so far) final death. Oh well.

I created a female character named Astrid. With a little Pairing-Up and Support chats, she will wed Chrom in no-time! *evil laugh*

This game is providing a nice challenge and forces me to use the good ol' noggin. Strategy is required kids. If I was a critic, I would give this game a 10 out of 10. But I'm not.

Oh yeah...minor spoilers alert?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My List of 5 Promising Games: 2013

I love video games, everyone who knows me knows that. Many games catch my eye, yet many don't make it into my arsenal (because of multiple reasons). These following games are some that I will most likely buy (unless I die soon).

1. Fire Emblem: Awakening

This should already be mine! Why isn't it? Well, so many people pre-ordered it that they have to ship MORE packages of Fire Emblem and it will get here late this month. I should have pre-ordered earlier.

Anywho, why is it here? Simple! It's a strategy RPG about these "Shepherds" who protect Ylisse. You get to create a character and balance them in skills you want them good at. Plus there are other characters that join you, like an archer or a villager. Each character has strengths and weaknesses. Some are weak to magic, others are weak to arrows. These weaknesses are something you should always remember, as ANY character can die and when they die, they are permanently DEAD. Don't worry, as Permadeath can be disabled. The game also lets you pair-up with other warriors to aid each other in battle. If you get 2 characters to marry and have children, those kids can join you in battle later in the game!

Seriously, must I say more?

2. Pokémon X and Y

Finally! A 3D main series Pokémon adventure! Too bad Nintendo just lost $30.2 million because of their 3DS tech, but anywho...Pokémon finally made a larger-than-baby-step towards surprising the fandom. B2/W2 surprised us greatly, but no Gen III Remakes and jumping to Gen VI after only two years of Gen V surprised (at least me) us even more. The visuals are stunning and the battle system seems slightly different, but this different is good. Let's just hope we can customize the look of our hero (The mirror is there for a reason!).

3. Destiny

Bungie took a major risk ditching Halo and leaving Microsoft to focus all their time on Destiny, a game that looks good enough to spark fan wars about if Halo or Destiny is better. The game will apparently have "the next planned evolution of the matchmaking system...Bungie didn’t show how this process works firsthand, but the closest comparison seems to be the innovative multiplayer in 2012’s Journey." (Gameinformer; Bungie Leaves Halo Behind As It Embraces Its New Destiny). This sounds EXTREMELY innovative for FPS-kind. I can't WAIT to create an awesome Guardian and delve into the world of Destiny. Well I can but you know what I mean.

4. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

I almost made a video on Youtube about how they should make a LEGO Marvel game. Guess Traveler's Tales can read minds. So far they seem to be getting every character announced right. I even love the idea of the open world in New York. With Spiderman's webslinging, Hulk's smashing, and Iron Man's high flying, I can envision this game being awesome in many ways.

5. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity

I love the Mystery Dungeon series. However, at first I was slightly reluctant to crave this title, but after eyeballing it recently, I changed my mind. Even though you get 5 Pokémon to choose from, the game still has impressive graphics and great exploration gameplay.



While I love co-op games and this one looked promising...until the violence got too violent (you thought this was a compliant about the mid-development change from Overstrike to Fuse). The liquid-mercury that melts enemies and the Shattergun that get the idea.


So far, I haven't seen that much to get pumped about this series reboot. Though Garrett looks like a boss.


Don't even ask, Deadpool is hilarious, but the much. junk.