Transformers: Devastation(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles & I’m here to review Transformers: Devastation for the PlayStation 4. This game’s storyline is based on the original Transformers G1 animated TV series.

 

The Autobot protagonists in this game are as followed:

Optimus Prime (Rank: Commander)(Vehicle: Semi-Truck)(Weapons: Ion Blaster/Energon-Axe/Star Saber),

BumbleBee (Rank: Scout)(Vehicle: Car)(Weapons: Twin Blasters/Golden Hunter),

SideSwipe (Rank: Warrior)(Vehicle: Sports Car)(Weapons: Blaster/Twin Swords/Photon Disruptor),

WheelJack (Rank: Engineer)(Vehicle: Racecar)(Weapons: Blaster/Wrenches),

Grimlock (Rank: Dinobot)(Vehicle: Tyrannosaurus Rex)(Weapons: Sword/Galaxial Launcher).

 

The Decepticon antagonists in this game are as followed:

Megatron (Rank: Commander)(Vehicles: Tank/Blaster)(Weapon: arm-mounted Fusion Cannon),

StarScream (Rank: Air Commander)(Vehicle: Fighter Jet)(Weapon: Null Ray),

ThunderCracker (Vehicle: Fighter Jet),

SkyWarp (Vehicle: Fighter Jet)(Power: Teleportation),

SoundWave (Rank: Communications)(Vehicle: Cassette Player)(Weapon: Loudspeaker),

Rumble & Frenzy-Humanoid (Vehicles: Mini-Cassettes)(Power: Creating Earthquakes),

LaserBeak & BuzzSaw-Birds (Vehicle: Mini-Cassettes),

Ravage-Panther (Vehicle: Mini-Cassettes),

ShockWave (Rank: Engineer)(Vehicles: Turret/Blaster),

BlitzWing (Rank: Triple-Changer)(Vehicles: Tank/Fighter Jet),

BombShell (Rank: Insecticon)(Vehicle: Hercules Beetle)(Power: Mind-Control via Cerebro-Shells),

KickBack (Rank: Insecticon)(Vehicle: Grasshopper),

Shrapnel (Rank: Insecticon)(Vehicle: Stag Beetle),

Menasor (Rank: Combiner/Stunticon)(Stunticons: WildRider, BreakDown, Dead End, Drag Strip & MotorMaster)(Weapon: Ionizer Sword),

Devastator (Rank: Combiner/Constructicon)(Constructicons: Hook, Long Haul, BoneCrusher, Scavenger, MixMaster & Scrapper)(Weapon: Drills).

 

In conclusion, I found this game to be a celebration of the classic Transformers G1 TV series. Thus I conclude this article in the wise words of Optimus Prime: Autobots “Transform & Roll Out.”

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Transformers 2004(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I am here to review Transformers 2004 for the PlayStation 2. This game’s storyline is based entirely on the Transformers: Armada animated TV series.

 

In this game, the Autobots try to find and rescue the Minicons while battling against the evil Decepticons and their DeceptiClone Army who are attempting to find and enslave the Minicons. Most of the game takes place on Planet Earth with the game’s final level taking place on Planet Cybertron.

 

The locations in this game are as followed:

The Amazon Rainforest,

Antarctica,

The Deep Amazon Jungle,

The Mid-Atlantic Ocean,

Alaska,

StarScream’s Starship,

An Island in the Pacific Ocean,

Iacon City on the Planet Cybertron.

 

The Autobot protagonists in this game are as followed:

Red Alert (Medic)(Vehicle: Ambulance)(Minicon partner: LongArm),

Hot Shot (Scout/Warrior)(Vehicle: Sports Car)(Minicon partner: Jolt),

Optimus Prime (Commander/Leader)(Vehicle: Semi-Truck)(Minicon partner: SparkPlug).

 

The Decepticon antagonists in this game are as followed:

Cyclonus (Warrior/Scout)(Vehicle: Helicopter)(Minicon partner: CrumpleZone),

Tidal Wave (Warrior/SuperWeapon)(Vehicle: Aircraft Carrier),

StarScream (Warrior/Swordsman)(Vehicle: Fighter Jet)(Minicon partner: Swindle),

Megatron (Commander/Leader)(Vehicle: Tank)(Minicon partner: Leader-1),

Unicron (Chaos-Bringer/Planet-Eater)(Vehicle: Planet)(Minicon partner: Dead End).

 

In conclusion, I believe this game truly lives up to its animated TV series counterpart therefore extending the Transformers franchise to new heights. Thus I end this article via the wise words of Optimus Prime himself: Till All Are One!

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Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the PlayStation 2 game Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu. This game is a direct sequel to the PlayStation 2 game Batman: Vengeance.

 

In this game, you  play as one of four characters consisting of Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Nightwing. In this game, you fight to liberate Gotham City in it’s darkest hour from Sin Tzu’s tyrannical grip.

 

The main protagonists in this game are Batman (Bruce Wayne), Robin (Tim Drake), Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), NightWing (Dick Grayson) and Commissioner James Gordon. The main antagonists in this game are Scarecrow (Dr. Jonathan Crane), Clayface (Basil Karlo), Bane and Sin Tzu (Warlord of Asia).

 

In conclusion, I learned through this game that even in our darkest of hours there is always a light of hope to which we must never abandon/forsake/give up on.

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Spider-Man Review

 

After several crappy games, Spider-Man is back and given a new lease on life thanks to developer Insomniac games. The game takes a different turn with the story than most Spider- Man games have in the past. This time around Peter Parker is an adult in his early 20s and works as a lab assistant for Doctor Otto Octavius. Shortly after defeating classic Spidey villain The Kingpin a new villain appears named Mr. Negative. Now Spider-man must stop him and bunch of other villains from wreaking havoc on the city.

The game’s story also ditches Spider-Man’s classic origin story and decides to tell a new story outright. Spider-Man is an open world giving you the entire city of New York to play around in. Like most open world games, there are tons of side activities to keep you distracted from completing the main story. The activities vary from finding backpacks throughout the city, taking over enemy bases, to even taking pictures of famous landmarks throughout the city. There are also random crimes throughout the city that you can stop to earn not only experience but crime tokens as well. There are also research stations in the game that have you do research on various things like throwing toxic barrels out of the ocean and rerouting satellite signals. There are also side missions in the game that are also a lot of fun as well. Web slinging does take a little getting used to but it is satisfying and web swinging throughout the city is a blast and very relaxing at the same time.  You can also web zip to make travel through the city faster as well.

Combat is also very satisfying. While you do have your punches and kicks that you throw at your enemies, you can also use your web slinging abilities as well webbing enemies up and using web swinging kicks on them. You also have a focus meter that when full you can either heal yourself or perform a finisher on an enemy. All the side missions that you do in the game give you different tokens that you can use to unlock different gadgets and different costumes in the game. You can also use the various tokens to upgrade your gadgets as well. There are several points in the game where you will play as Mary-Jane Watson and Miles Morales. While you only play as them a few times in the game they still are pretty fun to play. Their missions are mostly stealth missions with you sneaking past guards to get to a certain objective. There are also science puzzles that you solve throughout the game as well. These range from matching up DNA strands to rewiring circuits, while you are required to do them during the main story you can skip if you are stuck or you just don’t feel like doing them outright. Another side activity that you can do in the game is stopping random crimes throughout the city. They range from stopping a bank robbery, to stopping a car jacking, to stopping a kidnapping. All the random crimes in the game happen throughout different parts of New York. There are also stealth portions in the game where you can sneak up on enemies the traditional way and use your gadgets to take out enemies stealthily,  but you can also use stuff in the environment to take out enemies as well.

While as great as this game is there is really only one problem with it and that is that the game can be glitchy at times. For example, when I was playing the game I clipped through a police station and was unable to get out. The game also crashed on me a few times. Aside from that I thought the game was great and I had a lot of fun playing. Spider-man is exclusive to PS4 and is rated T for Teen. My final score for Spider Man is a 5 out of 5.

Nathan B.

 

 

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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age for the PlayStation 4. The game’s storyline takes place in a world called Erdrea where it’s said that Yggdrasil: the Great World Tree of Life was the source for all life in it.

 

The protagonists in this game are the Destined Hero (name of your choosing)(A reincarnation of the Luminary)(Weapons: GreatSwords, Swords & Shields), Erik (A Thief)(Weapons: Knives, Swords & Boomerangs), Veronica (A Mage)(Serena’s older sister)(Weapon: Heavy Wands), Serena (A Healer)(Veronica’s younger sister)(Weapon: Wands), Jade (The Martial Artist)(Weapons: Claws Spears), Rab (The Mysterious Old Man)(Weapons: Axes & Claws) and Sylvando (The Entertainer)(Weapons: Knives, Swords & Whips).

 

Three of the main antagonists are Jasper (The Cold-Blooded Strategist)(Weapon: Magic), Hendrik (A General)(Weapon: A Two-Handed Sword) and King Carnelian (The King of Heliodor)(A Master Swordsman)(Weapon: Sword).

 

In conclusion, this game is the latest in the Dragon Quest game franchise to feature a main character who is of Divine Heritage.

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Mickey MANIA(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Mickey MANIA for the Super Nintendo. This game was released on October 1st, 1994 in collaboration with Mickey’s 65th birthday the year before.

 

In this game, you play as Mickey Mouse as you travel through various locations based on his past cartoon achievements. The order of cartoon areas you travel through are Steamboat Willie (November 18, 1928), The Mad Doctor (January 21, 1933), Moose Hunters (February 20, 1937), Lonesome Ghosts (December 24, 1937), Mickey & the Beanstalk (September 27, 1947) and The Prince & the Pauper (November 16, 1990).

 

The enemies and villains you face in this game are as followed: Birds and Pete-Steamboat Captain (Steamboat Willie), Bats, Skeletons and the Mad Doctor (The Mad Doctor), Angry Mooses (Moose Hunters), Bats and Ghosts (Lonesome Ghosts), Butterflies, Dragonflies, Beetles, Spiders and Willie the Giant (Mickey & the Beanstalk), Weasels (Daggers and Crossbows) and Pete-Military Captain (The Prince & the Pauper).

 

In conclusion, I confirm this game to showcase Mickey’s career from the very beginning to most recent events. Therefore, may his Disney magic live on forevermore.

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Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Another Story(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Another Story for the Super Nintendo. This game was originally released in Japan as Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Another Story. This game’s  storyline takes place after the 3rd season of Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon S).

 

The Inner Senshi are Serena Tsukino/Princess Neo-Serenity of the Moon/Sailor Moon (Transformation Call: Moon Cosmic Power/Super Moon Crisis Power)(Techniques: Moon Tiara Action-Tiara based Boomerang, Moon Healing Escalation-Mystical healing spell, Moon Spiral Heart Attack and Rainbow Moon HeartAche-Techniques utilized via the Spiral Heart Moon Scepter),

Rini/Serena & Darien’s future daughter from 30th century Crystal Tokyo/Sailor Mini-Moon (Transformation Call: Moon Prism Power)(Techniques: Pink Sugar Heart Attack and Pink Sugar HeartAche),

Ami Mizuno/Academic/Princess of the planet Mercury/Sailor Mercury (Transformation Call: Mercury Star Power)(Techniques: Mercury Bubbles-Mist/Freeze, Shine Aqua Illusion and Mercury Aqua Mirage),

Rei Hino/Spiritual Priestess/Princess of the planet Mars/Sailor Mars (Transformation Call: Mars Star Power)(Techniques: Mars Fire Soul-Ignite/Bird, Mars Celestial Fire Surround and Mars Fire-Snake),

Lita Kino/Martial Artist/Gourmet Cook/Princess of the planet Jupiter/Sailor Jupiter (Transformation Call: Jupiter Star Power)(Techniques: Supreme Thunder-Crash/Dragon, Jupiter ThunderCloud Zap and Jupiter Coconut Cyclone),

Mina Aino/Athlete/Idol in Training/Princess of the planet Venus/Sailor Venus (Transformation Call: Venus Star Power)(Techniques: Crescent Beam-Smash/Meteor Shower, Venus Love Chain-&-Circle and Venus Wink Sword).

 

The Outer Senshi are Amara Tenou/Race-Car Driver/Martial Artist/Princess of the planet Uranus/Sailor Uranus (Transformation Call: Uranus Planet Power)(Mystic Weapon: Space Sword)(Techniques: Uranus World Shaking and Space Sword Blaster),

Michelle Kaiou/ Violinist/Olympic Swimmer/Princess of the planet Neptune/Sailor Neptune (Transformation Call: Neptune Planet Power)(Mystic Weapon: Aqua Mirror)(Techniques: Neptune Deep Submerge and Submarine Reflection),

Trista Meiou/Academic/Guardian of Time/Princess of the planet Pluto/Sailor Pluto (Transformation Call: Pluto Planet Power)(Mystic Weapon: Chronol Staff)(Techniques: Pluto Deadly Scream, Chrono’s Cyclone and Time Freeze),

Hotaru Tomoe/Rini’s Best Friend/Guardian of Death & ReBirth/Princess of the planet Saturn/Sailor Saturn (Transformation Call: Saturn Planet Power)(Mystic Weapon: Silence Glaive aka the Grim Reaper’s Scythe)(Technique: Deathly ReBirth Revolution).

 

A few of the locations featured this game are Tokyo, the North Pole, the ancient Moon Kingdom known as Silver Millenium (Past & Present) and Crystal Tokyo (Future circa 30th Century).

 

In conclusion, I found that this game truly symbolizes both the beliefs and ideals of Universal Trust & Friendship. Thus I quote in the words of Sailor Moon to evildoers everywhere “in the Name of the Moon, I shall Punish You!”.

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(Sailor Saturn’s Silence Glaive)

(Sailor Uranus’ Space Sword)

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(Sailor Neptune’s Aqua Mirror)

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(Sailor Pluto’s Chronol Staff)

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