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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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.

(Luminary)

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(Erik)

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(Veronica)

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(Jade)

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(Rab)

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(Sylvando)

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Captain N: The Game Master(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the TV series Captain N: The Game Master. This TV series is comprised of 34 episodes which takes place in an alternate universe called Videoland which consists of classic NES worlds and characters.

 

The NES worlds in Videoland are Bayouland (The Adventures of Bayou Billy), Castlevania, Dragon’s Den (Dragon Warrior), Excalibur (Wizards & Warriors), Final Fantasy, Kongoland (Donkey Kong), Hyrule (The Legend of Zelda), Megaland (Mega Man), Metroid, News World (Paperboy), Mount Icarus (Kid Icarus), Tetris, Puss ‘N Boots (Puss ‘N Boots: Pero’s Great Adventure), Nottingham (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) and Punch-Out!!

 

The protagonists of this series are Captain N (main hero), Duke (Captain N’s pet dog), Lana (princess of Videoland), Simon Belmont (Castlevania), Mega Man,Roll, Rush & Dr. Light (Megaland), Link & Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda), Kid Icarus (Mount Icarus) and Bayou Billy (The Adventures of Bayou Billy).

 

The antagonists of this series are Mother Brain (Metroid), King Hippo (Punch-Out!!), Eggplant Wizard & Medusa (Mount Icarus), Ganon & Rebonack (The Legend of Zelda), Dr. Wily (Megaland), The Count (Castlevania) and Dragonlord (Dragon’s Den).

 

In conclusion, I found this TV series to be the greatest collaboration of Nintendo games to ever be televised as a fully animated cartoon of golden proportions.

A look at some of the Videoland worlds featured on the show. This is actually the menu from the DVD set.

 

CRUSADERS For The Future (video game first-look)

 

Hello, this is Chris M. and I am a working student at SEEDS For Autism. I have been working on a dream project for a new video game concept that I hope to get made soon. I thought I would like to share this project of mine to our blog followers. So Here it is.

My game will be an Open Action Role-Playing Game called “Crusaders For The Future” which will hopefully come to new-generation consoles such as the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Two. The game will center on certain individuals who can summon the powers of these god-like holy warriors called Crusaders and must band together to save their homelands from an evil group who are bent on stealing each Crusader’s power for their own purposes.

Each Crusader is inspired by real-life historical warrior legacies. Here are the primary types of Crusaders so far that will appear in the game:

White Paladin Knight,

Blue Shieldmaiden,

Gray Asgardian Viking,

& Red Lion Samurai.

The main protagonist of the game’s story is Josiah Ember, a coming of age boy who becomes the newest avatar of the legendary White Paladin Knight gifted to him by the Knight’s spirit that recognizes his noble-hearted power.

This game is a work-in- progress, so I hope to add more details in the near future as well as find a game development studio that will collaborate with me on my project. I hope our blog followers will want to try it one day.

 

Chris M.