Monday, June 6, 2016

Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer thoughts

Hello, this is a article dealing with my thoughts on the new Sun and Moon trailers and the new info given. First up we will be dealing with the new info about the legendaries

This is Solgaleo, the cover legendary for Pokemon Sun. As I said in my old post this is my favorite out of the two. It has Psychic/Steel type oddly enough and has the ability Full Metal Body, which is just Clear Body with a different name. So it is basically Metagross in terms of typing and ability. It also has the move Sunsteel strike, which ignore the opponent's ability when attacking. 

This guy seems pretty solid, if not the original with it's mechanics. It is noted as being a emissary of the sun and seems to contain energy within's it's body. I wonder how this guy will fit into the story but I do have high hopes for him. 

 This is Lunala, the cover legendary for Pokemon Moon. It is a Ghost/Psychic type and has the ability Shadow Shield, which is basically Multiscale. This guy has a nice enough design and like it's brother it the emissary of the moon. 

I am not sure what kind of Pokemon he will be or how it will fit with the story but I am sure it will be interesting. 

Now on to the rest of the information revealed. 

Hau( Presumably the Rival): I was kinda disappointed with our rival this gen. He seems okay if not bland and fitting with usual rival theme of being your supportive friend. He seems more like Barry with his disposition in the trailer so that is nice. 

Lillie: While her appearance is the usual for female rivals, it was the description on the website that had me intrigued. It says that she is very important to the story and she dislikes pokemon battles. This info alone has me exited. Is she like N, the greatest pokemon character of all time, who was trying to stop pokemon battles all together. How is she important to the story. She seems to be the professor's assistant. I am trying not to get my hopes up for her as a character because this is pokemon, but am still exited nonetheless. 

Professor Kukui: This is our professor this gen. He seems to be researching Pokemon moves and such. Standard professor fair it seems. I am kinda neutral about him to be honest. 

The Alola region: It's Hawaii. And that is freaking awesome. I really like the design of the region this time around and love the fact that it will have different islands to explore. With the way things are looking this may be the best region yet. 

Anyways there are my thoughts about the new info revealed in the newest trailers for Sun and Moon. See you factoring Hectopascals later! : o )

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The New Pokemon!!!

So this is my reaction post to the new pokemon shown off in the new trailers for Sun and Moon. The new starter pokemon were shown and named as well as the new legendaries, but we don't have the names for the cover legends just yet.
This is Rowlet, the new Grass starter. Rowlet is a grass/flying type pokemon which is based off of an owl. This is definitely the one I'm choosing in my first play through, for two reasons. one: It. Is. Mega. CUTE. Two: I love owls. I'm like some kinda of owl enthusiast, and I know a lot about them. I used spend my time reading a lot of books about them( scientific ones, not novels), and used to go around trying to get a picture of one. I know a lot of the different species too. Basically I am a owl lover. And by design alone this is my favorite base starter. Can't wait to see his full form!
This is Litten, the fire starter. Litten is fire type based off of a black cat, not that you couldn't tell. I really like Litten, it pretty cute and seems like it will evolve into something cool, maybe a dark/fire type, but who knows. Yeah, he looks like he has a lot of potential.
This is Popplio( that's gonna be hard to use is actual conversation), the water starter. Popplio is water type based off of a sea lion, NOT a seal. This seems to be the first sea lion pokemon, to my knowledge, unless one of the other HORDES of seel( I mean seal!!!)  based pokemon is actually based on a sea lion as well. This guy looks like fun, I like him. I have no idea what he will evolve into and that is a good thing.

Yeah, so there is my opinion on the starters. We also got to see the legendaries but I can't get a picture just yet so hang on, and I'll give you a link to the sight so you can view them. Or just google it, I don't care.

Pokemon Sun Legendary 
This guy is AWESOME!!! He just looks so fierce and epic, like the sun! He is a bit of rehash of Pyroar( kinda like Litten), but Pyroar is one my favorites, in terms of design, so the more the merrier! 
Pokemon Moon Legendary
Another great legendary pokemon, the ones this time around are just so unique! I really like the fresh design of this one, like last gen we've got some really good stuff. I really like this guy. 

Well guys that is wrap, and these were my brief thoughts on the new 'mons. Now for an update about the blog. 

Blog Update: So it's been awhile since I've posted anything on here or What You're Watching so I thought I'd give an update. I'm sorry I've not posted a review on Fire Emblem, I just didn't get around to it and I want to play it again before I review so the review is few months off still. I just got Bravely Second and I will be posting a review on that but I've decided to do it before I beat the game as these games are FREAKIN' long!!! So maybe I'll post a review and then update it with my afterthoughts on the story. I am still working on my secret project, to be posted on What You're Watching, but that is probably two weeks off. Okay, see you factoring hectopascals later! : o )


Monday, April 11, 2016

The Sunday Post: Sans and Bleeding

It's the Sunday Post! On a monday...again. I'm starting to see a trend here...hmmmmm. I think I'll keep it the sunday post because that sounds better. But anyways on to the subject at hand: Undertale! Let's go! Spoilers for Undertale so don't if you haven't played. But most probably don't care.

If you've played the genocide route of Undertale like I recently did, than you probably wonder one thing: Why the heck does a Skeleton like Sans bleed? Well guess what? Bones Bleed. Yup, google it and you'll see I'm right! See ya...........okay not really. But what I'm here to discuss is why Sans would bleed, given the circumstances.

After you( or Chara really) manage to get a hit in on Sans in the undertale fight you'll probably notice that, unlike other characters, he bleeds. While many believe it's because he's a human or something I have one simple explanation. Impact.

Would Sans' death have impacted you as much if he'd just sploded' like other Undertale foes. Of course not. His death had to be sad and tragic and it had to make you remember him. I feel the Sans bleed to make you realize the gravity of the situation and that, in this ending, you were a truly horrible person. He was trying to stop you from destroying the whole gosh darn world!

Of course it had to impact you in some way! I also think he bleed to set him apart from other enemies, because he was the most powerful character in the game. And he was meant to be like a alternative to the player, serving as a good to their evil in this case.

BUT, as usual this is just my two cents on the subject. I could be wrong for all I know. I'm also working on a piece about a certain webcomic. Thanks for reading! :  ) 

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Sunday Post: The Fairy Type Dilemma

It's the Sunday Post! On a Monday... Sorry, just didn't get around to it. And last week's was that horrible comic I drew. So yeah, today I will be tackling another Pokemon topic, but I'll try( and probably fail ) to tackle other topics besides pokemon in the future. This week: Fairy Types. Let's go!

Is it just me or have fairy type pokemon become really popular with their introduction. Every team I've fought had one and they've just really dominated the pokemon meta game. The dragon type before them too. But I've not come to talk about the pokemon meta-game(well, maybe a little) I've come to talk about a trend I see happening. I call it the Fairy Type Dilemma.

This starts with the popularity of dragon type pokemon. They were all over the place so Game Freak decided to nerf them. Their answer: Fairy Types. But what they really did is replace one Over-Powered type with another. What made dragon types so dangerous in the first place was the fact that they only had two weaknesses: ice and other dragons, which was problematic for a number of reasons. They also had a butt-load of resistances too, Fire, Water, Electric, and Grass, all common types.

But did Game Freak think about these problems? NO! Fairy types have all the same flaws. Their weaknesses are uncommon types to say the least(Poison and Steel) and a lot of resistances! They are resistant to Dark types( Common Attacking Type), Immune to Dragon types( Super common), Fighting types(same), and Bug types(not really that common). And their only weaknesses are not really that common( I do always make sure to have a good poison or steel type on my pokemon teams though)!

If you recall dragons types weren't really that dangerous at first due to the lack of them in the first two generations. But as time went on they only got more powerful because of the increase in numbers. The Psychic type was also pretty dangerous at first. But then the Dark type managed to  successfully nerf it without being over-powered, but how? Easy. They were weak to one of the most common attacking types: Fighting.

But the Fairy type doesn't have a common weakness like that so it ends up being a kind of popular type cycle. How can it be fixed? What happens afterwards? Let's look at the three possibilities.

Leave them alone: Yeah, as I said this will only make the problem worse. Fairies will continue to dominate and we will get nowhere unless Poison and Steel types get a lot more common.

New to Type to Nerf the Old Type: Again, this will create a vicious cycle if done poorly. When this  type gets to over-powered then we will get a new type and we will have horrible cycle of nature. The best way I can see this happening is to not change any prior pokemon to this type and give is a good weakness-strength balance, which may stop things from going much further.

Fairies get new weakness: This is my preferred course of action for a number of reasons. It feels less gimmicky and like it would balance things out best. I think that the fire type is a good choice due to it's resistance to the fairy.

Anyways just my two-cents on the matter, we'll just have to wait 'till Sun and Moon. Thanks for reading!!! :  )

Note: I've also decided to allow the Sunday Post to be both on this blog and my other blog, This is just so I have more stuff to talk about.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Virtually Normal

Just a horrible comic I drew. It's just practice. I'd appreciate any feedback, other than the art is horrible because I completely understand that...I'm still new. I'll get better in a few years. Thanks, readers!
Pokemon trainers are REALLY creepy!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Sunday Post: I want mean rivals again: Pokemon Sun & Moon

The Sunday Post is something I'm trying out. Every Sunday I will post my feelings on something in gaming. I will try to do this every Sunday but make no promises. This week: Pokemon Rivals.
Let's go!

As I've been playing Pokemon Red & Blue on my 3ds something has occurred to me: Blue and Silver were WAY better rivals than anyone we have now. I mean in X & Y we had Serena/Calem and Shauna and those other two, but they are all totally lame! They are just totally bland and forgettable. Why do I want to become better than them?!?! My answer: I don't!

 As players I feel we just aren't given any incentive to want to become better pokemon trainers then them. At most it's just so we're the very best, but that demotes the rival to someone the level of Youngster Joey!!! And the Rival should be so much more than that.

Let's take a look at Blue for a moment. The professor's grandson and complete and utter jerk, we really WANTED to beat blue, if only to wipe  the smirk off his face for a second. Not only that but he actually had SKILLS to back up his game, he became the champion before you did! And Silver. Silver wasn't only a jerk, but he started off as a downright villain, stealing all his pokemon.  These are both guys we felt compelled( at least I did) to defeat, because we had substantial reason to be fighting with them.

They were RIVALS, not friends. Even Barry felt like more a rival than the dopes in X & Y! If I were the ones making X&Y I would made lots of changes to make Serena/Calem feel like rivals. The game says that they are kid of two fierce pokemon trainers, why not make them feel like it? Make them have actual talent( Maybe there starter is a level ahead of yours in the first fight), make them act like they were the kid of a strong pokemon trainer, i.e. act like a superior turd, and maybe make fights with them losable, rather than sending us back to the pokemon center. Actively show us they were trainers to be feared like blue and silver.

For example when you get to Victory Road in Gold&Silver there are no trainers, unlike usual. Why are there no trainers you ask? Because Silver beat them all! And Blue became the champions before you did!

 Basically what I'm trying to say here is that I want a good reason to fight my Rival, not my friend. But I doubt Gamefreak will listen to the ramblings of some guy on the internet.

Also just to give you a idea of what I'm like here's my ranking of all the Pokemon rivals

2. Blue
4. Cheren/Bianca
5. Hugh(WHO)?
7.The X&Y crew.    

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Happy Pokemon Day!!!

Hello everyone and Happy Pokemon Day!!! Twenty years ago today is when the very first Pokemon games released in Japan, so the franchise is twenty years old! Pokemon as a whole is my Favorite video game franchise, and it means a lot to me, so that's why I've decided to make a "My Ten Favorite Pokemon" list, but before that I'd like to relay some news from the Pokemon Direct yesterday. It was announced that Pokemon Sun and Moon, would be coming out at the end of this year, so that's exciting. We'll also be able to transfer Pokemon from the newly released virutal console Red and Blue, so yay!!! But...will you be able to transfer Missingno? Who knows!
Onto the list!

This is a list of my ten favorite Pokemon. This isn’t necessarily what I believe to be the best or the most powerful, but ranked on how much I like them. Salamance, Empoleon, Tyrantrum, Electivire, Darkrai,Meganium, Gyrados,  
10. Dusknoir: This pokemon is a favorite of mine for a number of reasons, but mostly because it was one of the first cards I got, and it has a really cool and sleek design. This thing just looks like nightmares! While I’ve never had one in game, I too this day have my old Dusknoir promo card. 
9. Tyrantrum, It’s a T-rex! What else do you need to know? Okay, this guy has gotten me out of some pretty tough battles in X and Y, and I really love his design as well. 
8. Electivire: My first pokemon game was Pokemon Platinum, and this guy was my second most powerful pokemon, behind my starter. It didn’t listen much in those early phases of the game, and it grew like crazy so having the correct number of badges was hard for little Nick, but when he did listen anything that got in his way was as good as gone. Infact I transferred my old guy all the way to Omega Ruby, so I still have him. 
7. Meganium: While Platinum was my first game, Soulsilver remains my favorite, and this was my starter. I mainly put him of my list due to nostalgia, but this thing remains both cute and powerful(at least for me). 
6. Gyrados: In soulsilver, I used my old rod in the early phases of the game to catch a Magikarp. It was my third pokemon, after Chikorita and Pidgey. It was completely useless at the time, but I trained it anyways. Imagine my surprise when my useless little Magikarp evolved into a big bad Gyrados. I always battled with it( Take that, Whitney!) and to this day it remains one of my favs  
5. Darkrai: This guy has always been a cool pokemon, and may be the reason I’m in to it now. I remember watching the Darkrai movie before I even had any idea what a Pikachu was, and going out and buying some cards just because I thought it looked cool. So yeah, thanks Darkrai! 
4. Salamance: I love this guy. He looks like a dragon and is really quite powerful. One was on my original Platinum team and I had a blast just wrecking the frontier brains with his earthquake and flamethrower attacks.
3. Empoleon: Ah, my first Pokemon. EVER. This guy has won me more battles than I could count and I even still have my first one! Not only was he my first ever video game mon(evolved from a Piplup!) but I also got a Piplup as my first card! What a strange coincidence. 
2  Charizard: It’s a dragon! Whatever game I play I always try and get a charizard, no matter what. Just imagine how exited I was when I saw Mega Charizard X. One was on my Soulsilver playthrough, transferred from FireRed, I and got another in X, so I have lot of memories with Charizard. 

1. Zoroark:…I love this thing. I mean it’s ability is so much fun! The mind games. It also has a great design, really sleek. Any who, one of the reasons I like this guy so much is because of how I got my first Zoroark. I had used the transfer function to bring over my Celebi to Pokemon Black and got this guy after I did so. Pokemon Soulsilver was my Favorite, and I feel like that Zorua who turned into a Zoroark was a culmination of all the good times I had  with the game. And That is why this pokemon is number 1 for me. 

Thanks for reading!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Pokemon Direct

I just thought I let everyone know that there will be a Pokemon related Nintendo Direct tomorrow. I'll post any major announcements here. I'll also have a new Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright related first impression.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Undertale Review.

I like to score  the games I review based on how much I enjoyed them. And man did I enjoy playing this one. Undertale is a story about going home. Your character is walking along Mt. Eboot one day when they fall in a hole. But this is no ordinary hole, this leds to the realm of the monsters, who were sealed there long ago after a war with the humans. You wake up to a talking flower welcoming you and things just get more crazy from there. The gameplay is a mix between a turn based RPG and more action oriented games, as I explained in my first thoughts segment. You collect armor, weapons, gold, health items, Exp, like any other RPG. But there is a twist. Each monster is a person, with dreams and friends and stuff and while you will get stronger from killing them, characters will encourage you to take the peaceful root out, by not killing. Undertale turns the whole "Fight monsters" scenario on it's head and that's what makes it so great. You can legitimately beat the game without killing a single thing. And the world is pretty well build too. It has lot of great lore and history to discover if you go looking and the story is one of the game's strongest points. The characters are just fantastic. There are all these unique and lovable characters throughout the game, and you'll probably never forget a lot of them. My personal favorite were Sans and Mettaton, just for how fun they were. I suggest you don't spoil yourself with this game, but even if you do, it still is very magical and awesome. Now to my favorite part...THE MUSIC! The music in this game is just amazing and every single track fits perfectly to the mood of the moment or character. It's just great... I highly recommend it. Now one last thing(SPOILERS START) I promised in my other post about this game that I was going to play all three endings before I reviewed it but I just couldn't take the evil path. The characters of the game grew on me that much (SPOILERS ENDS)
As I said in my first sentence I score games based on how much I enjoy them so I can't give Undertale any less a perfect 5 out of 5 stars...Now stop reading this and go play it!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Xenoblade Chronicles X

This is a fun game so far. It really makes you work for it. It's a real time RPG, with different classes and weapons and so much more. I've been taking a break from it, so the review is a ways off. I played nonstop until I got my Skell, which are large robots that you ride around in. They are super powerful and can take down foes that used to be daunting. The whole system is complex but satisfying to have everything set up just the way you want it. Calling the world itself big would be a understatement. A really fun game in general.

Undertale: First Impressions

Undertale is a game I've just started playing. It's really awesome so far. The game play is kinda a mix between turn based RPGs and attacking, where you have to hit the target in order to do more damage, and dodging, where you move your little heart in order to dodge attacks. This game makes you feel guilty for every thing you kill, so it's really untraditional in those regards. The characters are really great too, especially Sans. I'm doing a neutral play through now, just to get a feel for things and make my own choices. I think I'll do a review once I've done all three endings, just to get a better judgement. But this is the most fun I've had with a game in a while, so it'll probably be at least 4 stars. I'm currently on the boss Mettaton EX, and man have I had a blast watching the whole situation with him play out!

Friday, January 1, 2016

My Ten Favorite Video Games of All Time.

This is a list of my 10 favorite video games that I’ve played. I choose the games on list based on how much I enjoyed them. This isn’t the games I believe to be the best but my favorites.I tried not to choose more than 1 game from each series on this list and the one I put on here is simply my favorite for the respective series. There will be spoilers in this post so watch out! And with out further ado I present them 

10. Bastion: This game is simply awesome in so many ways. The music, the gameplay, the story. Everything really. It’s as close to perfect as an action game can get. But one of my favorite moments in this game is near the end. Zulf, after failing so many times, is attacked by his people, the Ura and was left for dead. The kid had just received the battering ram and was using it to plow through the Ura. The Game gives you a choice then. You can continue on and ignore Zulf or you can carry him to safety, but have to put down the ram and be defenseless. If you choose to help Zulf like I did then you know what I’m about to say. If you carry Zulf home, the Ura will attack you as you trudge along, but when you only have a sliver of health left, they stop, just watching as you save him. Zulf may have been the villain but there was something so touching about that scene, and few video games can top it. 

9.Mega Man X: My favorite Mega Man game, this one was fast and just plain awesome. Zero was an awesome mentor, and his sacrifice one of the best in gaming. The pace was good and boss fights tough as nails, this game gives you nothing on a silver plater, and you even have to go out of your way for the special armor for X( which is really worth it by the way). But when you have beaten it, you’ll remember it as one of the best games ever. 

8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D: To me this is what Zelda as a games is all about. It represents everything awesome and fun about the franchise. I list 3D as my favorite because it was the only version I played. This game is simply awesome and fun, with great puzzles, bosses, characters, dungeons and just everything Zelda-y. If you only play one the legend of Zelda game, this should be it. The Story is good( I love the time travel bits) and it has amazing music( what zelda game doesn’t though?). This is just great!

7.Super Smash Bros. 4: Smash bros games are known for their loads on content, but this one really takes the cake. Maybe it’s because on loads of DLC but this thing has tons to do. It has the biggest character roster and many modes between the different versions. It’s also the first portable game in the franchise, so you can settle any fights between friend on the go. It’s lot of fun too, and has a nice balance of characters so any one can find a few mains. This is the definitive smash bros experience. 

6. Super Mario 3D world: This is my favorite Mario game. Maybe it’s the levels or the power-ups but this is the most fun I’ve ever had with a Mario game. It has a nice difficulty curve, and has multiplayer as well, so you can enjoy with friends. The story is a bit different than you’re typical Mario, which is nice. It also has really unique and fun levels, even the boss fights! Instead of world 8 being a lava world like usual, it’s a Bowser themed theme park! 

5. Fire Emblem Awakening: I know I haven’t reviewed this one but I still love it to death. This strategy game is loads of fun. You use acts as a tactician who commands the units of a army in the fantasy land. The series also gives you the option to remove the permadeath of units that this game series is known for, making it approachable to newcomers. But what makes this game for me are the diverse cast of characters. Each member of the army is totally unique and lovable, making it easy to get attached to them. They have conversations with each other that can be really humorous. I played through this game first on casual, then on classic, and classic really does make you think more strategically, fearing for the lives of each of the unique characters. It also makes you feel involved, making your own avatar who has big role in the game. 

4. Kid Icarus: Uprising: This game is one of my favorite for so many reasons. It has a great cast of characters who are all really funny and have good chemistry and writing. It has good story with great plot twists and fun diversity in where you go. It has fun game play and good action. It has excellent music( I’m still listening to that dark pit theme). It has lots of collectibles, so many that you’ll never quite finish. It has good replay-ability with each weapon making the game vastly different. It has good multiplayer, make for fun competitive time between friends. There is just so much to this game that listing it all would take a life time. This game is a fun ride and great game in general. 

3. Pokemon: Heartgold and Soulsilver: My favorite pokemon game, ever. Pokemon is a very important thing in my life and this is the best game in the whole series. While newer games may have more pokemon and mechanics and items, this one is simply perfect. With good difficulty and so much to explore, this game was magical when I first got it as a kid. From discovering you could go to Kanto and fighting red on mount silver, don’t even get me started on the Poke-walker. For me this is just the best pokemon game, period. 

2. Portal 2: This game is amazing. It’s a puzzle/shooter game like no other. This one forces you to think in new and creative ways if you want to beat it. It has the Excellent Villain of GLaDOS, who is the best villain ever, and the great character of Wheatly, who is hilarious. With clever writing to back up it’s awesome gameplay, this is one will have you feeling awesome one minute and laughing at GLaDOS and Wheatly the next. It has awesome multiplayer as well, if that wasn’t enough. And you can design your own levels, so this game can go on for INFINITY! Just go play this game, unless you like missing out on things that are great.

1.The World Ends with You: This is my favorite game of all time. For me it just represents the essence of fun in video games, which is why I play them. The dual screened game play may seem choatic at first but once you get it down it’s extremely satisfying. The wide variety of pin actions are fun, too. You also have three different partners to choose from, which vary the gameplay immensely. My favorite to play as was Joshua. And the Story. This game’s story is amazing. My favorite ever in fact. The character growth of Neku through out the game, and all of the characters make this game really special to me. Especially Sho Minamimoto, a boss who shouts random math terms as he battles you. Once you have all of the secret reports collected this game’s story is really satisfying. Also, the music. The music of this game suits it perfectly, and is my favorite video game music ever. This game is my favorite for so many reasons.