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Final Fantasy IX(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the PlayStation game Final Fantasy IX.

This game takes place on a parallel version of Earth called GAIA via 4 capital cities consisting of a dark city called Treno populated by both aristocrats & paupers, an eternally rainy city called Burmecia populated by an anthropomorphic race of Dragon Knights called Dragoons, a technologically advanced city called Lindblum which is governed by it’s resident Regent and the kingdom of Alexandria which is governed by it’s resident queen.

 

The protagonists in this game consist of Zidane Tribal (Main Character/Daggers), Vivi (Black Mage/Staves), Garnet Til Alexandros XVII aka Dagger (White Mage/Summoner), Adelbert Steiner (Knight/2-handed Swords), Amarant Coral (Savage Warrior/Claws), Freya Crescent (Dragoon/Spears), Quina Quen (Blue Mage) and Eiko Carol (White Mage/Summoner).

 

The antagonists in this game consist of Kuja (Main Villain/Mage), Garland (Evil Mastermind/ Sorcerer) and Necron (Evil Incarnate/Embodiment of Darkness).

 

In conclusion, I found this game to be both highly emotional & overly plot-twisting.

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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love for the PlayStation 2 & Nintendo Wii consoles.

 

This game takes place in an alternate universe’s New York City in the late 1920s while followings the adventures of the New York Combat Revue (STAR Division).

 

The protagonists in this game consist of Captain Shinjiro Taiga (main hero/samurai) (weapons: twin Katanas) (RoboMech armed with twin Katanas), Gemini Sunrise (heroine/Texas samurai) (weapon: Katana) (RoboMech armed with a Katana & a Colt Single Action Army Revolver), Cheiron Archer (Heroine/Biker/Lawyer) (RoboMech armed with a steel whip called Verdict Chain), Diana Caprice (heroine/Medic/Spiritualist) (RoboMech armed with an artificially intelligent robotic Blue Bird), Rosita Aries (heroine/Mexican bounty hunter/singer/dancer) (weapons: Gold six-shooter & Silver six-shooter) (RoboMech armed with twin six-shooters) and Subaru Kujo (heroine/fighter/pianist/actress) (weapon: fan) (RoboMech armed with twin steel fans).

 

The antagonist in this game consist of Oda Nobunaga (main villain/Japanese Demon Warlord), Lieutenant Ranmaru (villain/varlet) (weapon: Scythe), General Kokuryuhime (villain/Black Dragon Princess/master swordsman) (Weapon: giant black sword), Yumedono (villain/demon priestess) (weapons: demonic insects & poisons), Dokuro-bou (villain/amateur tactician/brutish thug) (weapon: a steel club called a Kanabo) and Tsugarubi (villain/demon priest) (weapon: demon sorcery).

 

In conclusion, I found this game a truly fun & wonderful clash between the ancient past and the modern future, both alternately and/or historically speaking.

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Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite(Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming game Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite for the Playstation 4, XBox One & Microsoft Windows.

 

In my opinion, this is definite sequel towards Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe. But this time it involving characters from both the Marvel comics universe & the Capcom games universe.

 

In this game, Ultron (Marvel comics) allies itself with the Maverick villain Sigma (Mega Man X) and together the use the power of the Infinity stones to merge themselves into Ultron Sigma as well as forcefully merge their respective universes together. Thus the heroes & villains of both Marvel & Capcom unite to save their universes and themselves from Ultron Sigma.

 

The heroes & villains of Marvel consist of Black Panther (hero), Captain America (hero), Captain Marvel (heroine), Dr. Strange (hero), Dormammu (villain), Gamora (heroine), Ghost Rider (hero), Hawkeye (hero), Hulk (hero), Iron Man (hero), Nova (hero), Rocket Raccoon (hero), Spider-Man (hero), Thanos (villain) and Thor (hero).

 

The heroes & villains of Capcom consist of Arthur (Ghosts ‘n Goblins) (hero), Chris Redfield (Resident Evil) (hero), Chun-Li (Street Fighter) (heroine), Dante (Devil May Cry) (hero), Firebrand (Ghosts ‘n Goblins) (villain), Frank West (Dead Rising) (hero), Jedah Dohma (Darkstalkers) (villain), X (Mega Man X) (hero), Mike Haggar (Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3) (hero), Morrigan Aensland (Darkstalkers) (heroine), the Nemesis (Resident Evil) (villain), Rad Spencer (Bionic Commando) (hero), Ryu (Street Fighter) (hero), Strider Hiryu (Strider) (hero) and Zero (Mega Man X) (hero).

 

In conclusion, I believe that this game will be an even bigger success than Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe in all manner of entertainment.

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Disney’s Villains’ Revenge(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the PC game Disney’s Villains’ Revenge for Windows & MAC.

 

In this game, The Villains steal the happy endings of their respective stories resulting in Captain Hook sword fighting Peter Pan(who is now a decrepit old man), the Wicked Queen putting both Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs into a deep sleep with her Poison Apples(with no prince to break the spell), the Queen of Hearts placing Alice’s head & body in separate locations within her Hedge Maze, the Circus Ringmaster Strips Dumbo of his ability to fly and forces him to do his humiliating skydiving stunts.

 

In this game, you team up with Jiminy Cricket & the Blue Fairy(Pinocchio) to help Peter Pan defeat Captain Hook(Peter Pan), save Snow White from the clutches of the Wicked Queen(Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs), rescue Alice from the grasp of the Queen of Hearts(Alice in Wonderland) and liberate Dumbo from the humiliating stunts forced on him by the Circus Ringmaster(Dumbo) as well as recover & restore all the happy endings stolen by the respective villains of each said story.

 

In conclusion, I believe that this Disney game is another one of its good VS evil masterpieces while it also involve point & click puzzle solving scenarios.

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Wishbone and the Amazing Odyssey (Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the PC game Wishbone and the Amazing Odyssey for Windows & MAC.

 

In this game, Wishbone (Our favorite snack & book loving hound) is accidentally sent into a virtual storybook setting of the Odyssey by Homer where he unintentionally takes both the role & identity of Odysseus.

 

In this game, you follow the story of of Odysseus for by doing so will you eventually free Wishbone from this virtual storybook setting.

 

Along the way, you meet timeless characters from the Odyssey consisting of Eurylochus (Odysseus’ 1st Mate), Polyphemus (cyclops & son of Poseidon), Athena (goddess of wisdom), Poseidon (god of the seas), Circe (witch), Tiresias (blind prophet), Hades (god of the underworld),  Zeus (king of the gods & god of lightning and thunder), Calypso (demi-goddess), Penelope (Odysseus’ wife) and Telemachus (Odysseus’ son).

 

In conclusion, this game teaches you history, mythology and culture as you play. Thus, I hope you find this game as educationally fun as I do.

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Jeff’s Eccentric People, Places and Things: J. P. Patches

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Will someone please explain to me whatever happened with the image of clowns? When did they go from beloved bringers of merriment to soul-eating demons, pedofile serial killers, and even a depressed living metaphor for the meaninglessness of life. From the Joker to Pennywise (who is floating back to Derry, Maine on the big screen this September) to real life evil clown John Wayne Gacy, and the “Evil Clown Sighting,” fad last year doesn’t help.  In fact, I think the only mainstream clown people do not fear is now just Ronald McDonald, well maybe except for health inspectors and PETA.

 

First of all I want to apologise to any readers who have coulrophobia, but I feel that this may help you get over your fear. Besides look at that glowing, grandfatherly figure with a red nose. Do you really feel terrified by good old Chris Wedes? Known by children of three generations in Washington State as Julius Pierpont (J. P. to his friends) Patches, Mayor of the Seattle City Dump.

 

A local gem of great value, J. P. was the star of one of the longest local American children’s television. The character first appeared in 1953 in the Minnesota station WTCN Channel 11 played by Daryl Laub. He created the clown and played him for two years, however he left for a rival studio and Chris Wedes took over the role. Chris, already a professional local actor, was unsure at first; as he already was playing several characters on various shows and didn’t want to be overworked. He soon took to the clown like a frog takes to water and even took him to Seattle in 1958. The clown would perform on his own Emmy-winning tv show for over twenty years on KIRO-TV with over 10,000 on screen hours viewed. The show would be improv without a script, with most of the characters being played by the same person. There was Ketchikan the Animal Man, Miss Smith the delivery woman biker, J. P.’s arch enemy Boris S. Wort (Second meanest man in the world!) the Swami of Pastrami and especially not forgetting the Mayor of the City Dump’s pain-in-the-kester love interest Gertrude. All played by the versible and equally talented Bob Newman. One special gimmick the the show had was an amazing magical machine called the I.C.U.2.T.V. This miraculous device, which was most certainly not cardboard with a tv camera in it, J. P. could look into the homes of young Patches Pals (name for fans) on their birthday and tell where to look for presents, that had nothing to do with parents sending in letters ahead to the studio. The I.C.U.2.T.V. also worked as a teleporter to send J.P. and others to North Pole to help Santa with his naughty and nice list for Christmas

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The J.P. Patches Show aired twice a day, six days a week, for the first thirteen years. The next eight years it only ran in the morning and just Saturday morning for the last two. While the cast was small there were quite a number of famous guest stars including cartoonist Al Capp, the Harlem Globetrotters, Colonel Sanders and many more. The show entertained both children and adults and had over 10 thousand hours of on-air time. It had at least 100,000 viewers especially in the Puget Sound area and southwest British Columbia. The Mayor of the City Dump also visited the Seattle Children’s Hospital in the Laurelhurst neighborhood for the sick kids free of charge. The show was canceled in 1981 but this was far from the end of J. P. Patches

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You can’t keep a good clown down apparently. Chris Wedes and Bill Newman would continue to perform their roles in television specials as well as numerous public and private events across the state. Sadly even this circus has to close its doors eventually. On September 17 2011 J. P. put on the makeup and tattered, old, button covered, hat and coat for the last time at Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal. Fans all hoped for him a long and happy retirement but that did not come to be. Chris Wedes died ten months later on July 22, 2012 from a long battle with Multiple Myeloma, a type of cancer for white blood cells. He was 84 and survived by his wife, daughter and granddaughter. All of Puget Sound was moister than usual from the tears of Patches Pales of all ages.

 

Like many other long running local children’s show host in other states, J. P. Patches remains a minor cultural icon and almost a folk hero to the people of the Rain City. There are clips and episodes are on VHS, DVD, and the Internet. Archie McPhee, Seattle novelty company that created the “Horse Head Mask” for the internet menu, has among other weird goodies, J. P. Patches lunchboxes, socks, Christmas Tree and scented car ornaments. Along with Oregon’s clown Rusty Nails, J. P. is said to have inspired the Simpsons’ Krusty the Clown and had a shout out in the episode “Radio Bart” on Krusty’s “Birthday Buddies” list. The biggest monument, aside from the memories in fan’s hearts, is the statue, Late for the Interurban, in Fremont, Seattle, dedicated on the show’s fiftieth anniversary

 

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You know what, I won’t do this for every article from now on, but here’s another YouTube video. I’m just in the mood.