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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Kingdom Hearts III(Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming game Kingdom Hearts III for the PlayStation 4.

 

In this game, Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy prepare for their final showdown with Master Xehanort (The Seeker of Darkness), Maleficent (The Mistress of all Evil)(Sleeping Beauty) and Pete (Maleficent’s ally)(Disney).

 

The worlds Sora and his friends travel to in this game are the Kingdom of Corona (Tangled),

San Fransokyo (Big Hero 6),

Toy Box (Toy Story),

Monstropolis (Monsters, Inc.),

Arendelle (Frozen),

Olympus (Hercules),

The Caribbean (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End),

100 Acre Wood (Winnie the Pooh),

The Mysterious Tower (Fantasia), Destiny Islands,

Twilight Town, Radiant Garden (The City of Light),

the Realm of Darkness, the Keyblade Graveyard and Scala ad Caelum “Ladder to Heaven/Stairway to Heaven”.

 

The protagonists in this game are Sora (main hero)(Weapon: Light-Realms KeyBlade)(Destiny Islands),

Riku (best friend/rival)(Weapons: Soul-Eater Sword/Way to Dawn KeyBlade)(Destiny Islands),

Kairi (best friend/girlfriend/Princess of Heart)(Weapon: Destiny’s Embrace KeyBlade)(Destiny Island),

Axel (real name: Lea)(Organization XIII’s #8)(Weapons: Twin Chakrams/KeyBlade)(Radiant Garden),

Mickey Mouse (best friend/King)(Weapons: Star-Seeker KeyBlade/Dark-Realms KeyBlade)(Disney Town/Castle),

Donald Duck (best friend/Court Magician)(Weapon: Staffs)(Disney Town/Castle),

Goofy (best friend/Captain of the Royal Knights)(Weapon: Shields)(Disney Town/Castle),

The antagonists in this game are Master Xehanort (Main Villain)(Weapon: KeyBlade)(KeyBlade Graveyard),

Ansem (Xehanort‘s Heartless)(Seeker of Darkness)(Twilight Town),

Xemnas (Xehanort‘s NoBody)(Organization XIII’s #1)(Weapon: Ethereal Blades)(Twilight Town),

Xigbar (real name: Braig)(Organization XIII’s #2)(Weapons: Twin ArrowGuns)(Olympus),

Vexen (real name: Even)(Organization XIII’s #4)(Weapon: Shield)

Saix (real name: Isa)(Organization XIII’s #7)(Weapon: Claymore),

Demyx (Organization XIII’s #9)(Weapon: Sitar),

Luxord (Organization XIII’s #10)(Weapon: Playing Cards)(The Caribbean),

Marluxia (Organization XIII’s #11)(Weapon: Scythe)(Kingdom of Corona),

Larxene (Organization XIII’s #12)(Weapon: Knives)(Arendelle),

Vanitas (Xehanort‘s Apprentice/Creator of the Unversed)(Weapon: Voidless Gear KeyBlade)(Monstropolis),

Young Xehanort (Xehanort‘s younger self from the past)(Weapon: KeyBlade)(Toy Box)

Maleficent (The Mistress of all Evil)(Sleeping Beauty),

Pete (Maleficent‘s ally)(Disney),

Hades (God of the Underworld/Lord of the Dead/Maleficent‘s ally), the Rock Titan, the Ice Titan, the Lava Titan and the Tornado Titan (Hercules),

Randall (Sulley‘s rival)(Monsters, Inc.),

Davy Jones (Captain of the Flying Dutchman) and the Kraken (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End).

 

Sora‘s allies/friends in this game are Rapunzel and Flynn Rider (Tangled),

Baymax, Hiro Hamada and GoGo Tomago (Big Hero 6),

James P. SullivanSulley” and Mike Wazowski (Monsters, Inc.),

Hercules, Megara, Pegasus, Phil and Zeus (Hercules),

Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, Joshamee Gibbs, Tia Dalma “Calypso” and Hector Barbossa (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End),

Anna, Elsa , Kristoff , Olaf and Sven (Frozen),

Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Tigger, Roo and Gopher (Winnie the Pooh),

Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Hamm, Rex, the Little Green MenLGMs”, Sarge and the Toy Soldiers (Toy Story),

Hayner, Pence, Olette, Scrooge McDuck (Disney) and Ratatouille (Ratatouille)(Twilight Town),

Zexion (real name: Ienzo)(Organization XIII’s #6)(Weapon: Lexicon)(Radiant Garden),

Yen Sid (Sorcerer)(Fantasia), Merlin (Wizard)(The Sword in the Stone),

Ralph (Wreck-It Ralph),

StitchExperiment 626” (Lilo & Stitch),

Princess Ariel (The Little Mermaid) and Simba (The Lion King).

In conclusion, This game serves as the final chapter to the Xehanort saga as well as the ultimate climax to the entire Kingdom Hearts franchise. This game is scheduled to be released in US stores on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

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(Infinity Badge KeyBlade)(Toy Story)

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(Announcement Trailer)

(TGS 2015 Trailer)

(E3 2018 Frozen Trailer)

(E3 ShowCase 2018 Trailer)

(E3 2018 Pirates of the Carribean Trailer)

(Lucca Comics & Games 2018 Tangled Trailer)

(Winnie the Pooh Trailer)

(Together Trailer)

(Final Battle Trailer)

(Opening Movie Trailer)

 

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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Top 10 facts about Ethan L. (Video Games Edition)

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10. My first gaming console is the Sony PlayStation 2 and later, my next consoles were the Nintendo Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch.

9. I’ve never owned a Xbox Console.  But I used to have a Xbox 360 wired controller for playing Steam games.

8. The controller I use right now to play Steam games is the Steam Controller and I totally love it.

7. My favorite childhood video game is Pac-Man World 2 for the PS2 because it was my very first Platformer/3D Platformer game and Pac-Man was the first cartoon video game character I played as.

6. I’m a Completionist and a Achievement Hunter when I play games.

5. I used to be obsessed with Angry Birds.  But they released so many random games on iOS and Android, that it made me prefer the cartoons instead. (Angry Birds Toons)

4. My favorite video game character is GLaDOS from Portal and Portal 2 and my favorite iconic video game character is Pac-Man.

3. My favorite Indie games are Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, SteamWorld Dig, and SteamWorld Heist.

2. My favorite scarest video game character is Giygas from Earthbound.  (If you’re wondering what image that is, that’s what it is.)

1.  I have at least one favorite game on different systems.  

  • PS2: Ratchet and Clank
  • Wii: Super Mario Galaxy and Galaxy 2
  • Wii U: Pikmin 3
  • Steam: Portal 2
  • Nintendo Switch: Super Mario Odyssey (So far)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spyro: Reignited Trilogy(Preview)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to talk about the upcoming game Spyro: Reignited Trilogy for the PlayStation 4.

This game is comprised of all three PlayStation 1 Spyro the Dragon games remastered exclusively for the PlayStation 4 which in fact are Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage and Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon.

 

Spyro the Dragon marks the beginning of Spyro’s adventures quests to free the dragon population from their Crystalised Prisons, liberate all six Dragon Homeworlds from enemy occupation, recover all of the stolen gems and vanquish the evil Gnasty Gnorc.

The Dragon Homeworlds are listed as Artisans, Peace Keepers, Magic Crafters, Beast Makers, Dream Weavers and Gnasty’s World.

 

Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage takes place after the events of Spyro the Dragon.

While on his way to Dragon Shores for a well deserved vacation, Spyro makes an unexpected detour to the mystical realm of Avalar which is under constant threat from the evil, imperial wizard Ripto as well as from from Ripto’s Lackeys Gulp and Crusher.

In this game, Spyro makes new friends here such as Elora (a Faun), Hunter (a Cheetah), the Professor (a Mole), Moneybags (a Bear) and Zoe (a Fairy).

Avalar’s HomeWorlds consist of three major areas that are known as the Summer Forest, the Autumn Plains and the Winter Tundra.

 

Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon takes place after the events of Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage.

In this game, Spyro and Hunter travel to the Forgotten Realms (the dragon’s original homelands from a thousand years ago) to recover all the dragon eggs which were stolen by the the Evil Sorceress (the Forgotten Realms’ dictatorial monarch) and her army of Rhynocs.

In this game, Spyro makes new friends/allies such as Sheila the Kangaroo, Sgt. James Byrd (a Flying, Military Penguin equipped with Twin Rocket Launchers), Bentley the Super-Intelligent Yeti and Agent 9 (a Space Monkey/Secret Agent).

The Forgotten Realms’ Homeworlds consist of 4 major areas that are known as Sunrise Spring, Midday Gardens, Evening Lake and Midnight Mountain.

 

In conclusion, I think it’s so cool that they’re bringing back spyro for a new and improved encore performance.

This game will be available for a heated purchase on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 so be sure to be ready for a fiery unveiling.

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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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