Last month I started to get bored with pretty much exclusively playing single player games on PC, hell even multiplayer games on PC I play on my own with the most recent one being Battle Block Theater(but I can’t play online in this even if I wanted to though since I keep getting errors), and it starts to get pretty boring. So I decided to venture in some free to play games since I don’t feel like spending any money on PC games at the moment since I have a few Vita games that have priority. I tried a few shooting ones like Loadout and Warframe but neither caught my attention, especially Warframe since I have more fun playing that with my friends on PS4. Then decided to try War Thunder and Marvel Heroes but both held my interest for like, what, an hour or two at most? Just when I was about to give up hope and just continue to slug through playing games alone I decided to try the MOBA genre. I decided to give DOTA 2 another shot(third times the charm, right?) and still didn’t like it. I also participated in the Infinite Crisis and thought it was really boring, played the same as DOTA 2 which isn’t a good thing.
So since League and DOTA look the same I didn’t even bother wasting my time downloading that. So lastly I decided to give Smite a go, it would be the last one I tried before I gave up on my quest to find a multiplayer game that I can play on PC. At first it wasn’t that great, but it was miles ahead of DOTA and Infinite Crisis that’s for sure. I played about 3-4 hours(after all the tutorials were done) and it was 3-4 hours of just straight up losing. We all know after a while of losing repeatedly you start to get pretty bored. But before I uninstalled I decided to play 1 final round of Joust. The two people in my team were familiar with each other, I could tell from the chat. I went with Ymir and finally got some kills, around 4 or 5. I was amazed because it was the first time I got that many kills in a single game. Normally I’d get only one kill, and that was if I was lucky, and a bunch of deaths, normally 10 and up. We won and I just went off in the chat box with excitement for winning. So I’m back in the main menu and one of the players in my team private messages me and asked if I’d like to win some more and invited me to play with him and his friends. They gave me some good advice and told me to play as Neith since she’s powerful but also extremely easy to play as, during this match was when I fell in love with the game. Neith played great, gave me so much movement and also a lot crowd control. Continue reading
YES! Finally finished the school year. Jesus, this year was such a drag. Doesn’t matter anymore though since now its time for my vacation! This summer will be pretty sweet as well since I’ll be going to the Dominican Republic, haven’t been there since i was like 12 or something(for reference I’m now 20). Plus Smash comes out this summer as well which makes me more hype(pls Nintendo, no one in the US considers September part of summer so don’t release it that late). For those who are still in school good luck with your last few days and good luck on your finals as well.
One thing that I know a lot of my fellow gamers do is imagine game ideas. Now I want to be a game programmer so I sometimes(although I admit its very rarely) watch youtube tutorials and program a game idea I’ve been thinking about for a while. What idea its is you ask? Waluigi’s Misadventures! Now we all know Mario and Luigi, and Mario’s opposite, Wario. Wario loves money, but what about Waluigi? I don’t follow these characters all that well so I decided to think it is what Waluigi wants the most? The answer I came up with is fame! Think about it, he’s always playable in Mario spin offs, like all of them, but has never had his own game. He wants to be number 1 at EVERYTHING and wants to be known, he couldn’t care less about the money. So how would the game play out? It’s an RPG and takes place in a movie studio. Waluigi is starring and directing a movie that glorifies him. Mario and Luigi aren’t in the game that way it doesn’t take away from Waluigi but it does mention them but undermines both. Wario is one of the villains as well, since Waluigi is always forgotten over Wario… So yea, it’s a cheeky rpg about Waluigi. what do you guys think?
I was always planning on owning a Wii U but the question was always “when?” Will it be when Smash comes out(the latest I’d possibly get a Wii U) or will there be a game that can convince me to buy it before Smash? It looks like Nintendo has convinced me to get it earlier then I originally intended with their Mario Kart 8 bundle. Doesn’t hurt that I had $200 worth of gift cards at Best Buy so I only ended up spending $158. Which is a pretty solid deal, Now I’ll have a Wii U, Wii mote plus controller, a wheel(which I couldn’t care less about), Mario Kart 8 and also a digital copy of Pikman(ew, Nintendo digital. Whatever, it’s free!) 3! It’s a good thing that Mario Kart 8 is actually a physical disc though because if it was a code for the eshop I would’ve just kept waiting. Until Nintendo makes content tied to accounts instead of systems I flat-out refuse to buy anything on the eShop, even if its only 1 dollar. One issue I might have with Mario Kart 8 though is the cast!! Oh please God tell me there are still hidden characters, where’s my Dry Bowser and & Dry Bones!? But besides that I’m really looking forward to May 30th. Maybe after a few weeks I’ll pick up a pro controller and also Super Mario 3D World.
Damn man, I just got an email today from the Behemoth telling me that since I participated in the BattleBlock Theater beta I’ll be receiving a copy of the game FOR FREE!! That’s so freaking cool of them, especially since I had full intentions of buying the game anyway. Stay awesome Behemoth, you continue to prove my opinon that you guys are the best indie developers. If you’re interested in buying BattleBlock Theater, which I highly recommend it released May 15th on Steam and is already out on Xbox 360.
I haven’t posted anything in a while because in all honesty nothing interesting has been going on in my life(social and gaming). I have playing Smite recently, might post an impression on that in a week or two. But besides April is ending pretty soon which means E3 is 1 month closer(when is it, mid June?) so I figured I’d make a short list of games I’d like to see during E3. Now obviously I want to see new IPs but since I can’t predict them this list is mostly stuff we know of or exist in some shape or form, also if anyone is reading this and remembers the games I wanted to see at E3 2013 knows the two obvious games that’ll be on this list so I’ll just get those out-of-the-way now.
God dammit Bethesda, I know you’re making the freaking game, let us see it already! Also a few other notes, NO XBOX EXCLUSIVE DLC! & no cross gen, only current gen systems please. I’m hoping the gameplay improves on Fallout New Vegas instead of going on Fallout 3(which was the one developed by Bethesda). Few other things I want to see on Fallout 4 is a better third person camera, I like to see my character, after all, what’s the point of having a customized character if I can’t even see him/her, hell, I can’t even see their feet. Which is another thing I hope Fallout 4 has, letting me see my character’s body when I look down. There are some mods that already do this on PC but it would be nice to have that in there day one. Also no dumbing down, please. Skyrim was really shallow because it was dumb downed to appeal to casuals. It’s so bad in fact that personally I find the vanilla gameplay absolutely unplayable, it’s extremely boring.
Super Smash Bros 4
Obvious is obvious. This is the game that will make me purchase a Wii U. I want this game to be playable at E3, which will most likely happened for at least the 3DS version since that version comes out in the Summer(fingers crossed that it’s no later than mid July). Also for the love of god give me my Mewtwo! And like I’ve mention in my previous post I still wan’t to see Ridley just to have someone who’s the complete opposite of Little Mac(Huge and is only good in the air). Now with the two obvious ones out the way lets start with games I haven’t mentioned before. Continue reading
Boy oh boy what a Direct that was. I have to admit, was I looking forward to SSB4? Yea, of course, but, I wouldn’t say that I was excited about it. That has completely changed after that Direct though, I’m beyond hype. The only way that I could possibly be more excited about it is if they showed Mewtwo with a complete overhaul(because like I’ve stated previously, I do love me some Mewtwo but there is no denying that he was complete ass in Melee). Speaking of Mewtwo, Sakurai, you son of a bitch, can’t believe I fell for that bait and switch with Greninja. More on Greninja on a little later though. Can you believe that we’ll be able to play Smash THIS Summer?! Holy shit, man, that’s insane. I hope to God though that by Summer 2014 they don’t mean late August – any time in September. Seriously, fuck that; might as well release in the Fall if that’s what they mean. School starts at that time, I don’t want to be in school when it comes out cause then how the hell am I supposed to fully enjoy it? Hoping its July at the latest.
At first I was confused as to why they’d release the 3DS version first but after thinking about it, it makes perfect sense. Not to say that the 3DS version is gimped or anything because saying that would be a disservice to it, but at the same time let’s be real; the main event is the Wii U version. The 3DS version coming out in the Summer is great for many reasons, satisfies our SSB needs, releases in a season that for some stupid reason very few games come out(most games should come out in the Summer, that’s when I have the most free time. Screw the holiday season, I only get a week off.) so there’s little to no competition, and also it won’t cannibalize the Wii U version’s sales(because after all, there are way more 3DS owners than Wii U, hell, most folks don’t even own a Wii U), which will be coming out during Winter(bet money its late November). So this time around there’ll be no transformation characters, instead all transformations now get their own slot, which is a great move on their part. Continue reading