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Hand of Fate 2 is a sequel to one of the most interesting and original games released recently. The focus here is simple, you are playing against the dealer and you need to win the best way you can. Just like in the previous game, you are exploring a dark fantasy world that’s created from a collectible cards set. The world is randomly generated and you can explore it based on your own choices.
The best thing about Hand of Fate 2 is that each card brings you a new trial. You can stick to the tabletop RPG experience, you can enter the combat regions as a third person experience or you can enjoy some mini-games as you try to figure out what’s more important and fun for you.
The focus is on creating a powerful deck and eliminating your opponents. But the dealer also has quite a lot of stuff up his sleeve, so it’s up to you to deal with the situation and battle the experience the best way you can.
As you can see, Hand of Fate 2 is rather similar to the original, but it does have its own cool new stuff too. For example, there’s a new map based meta game. This comes with its own range of delightful and fun challenges for you to explore. It’s interesting, distinct and among some of the nicest things that you can enjoy out there.
Moreover, the game has expanded its unique set of combat styles, with two handed heavy arms and dual wielding being a nice experience at this particular time. You also have the ability to battle some new foes and there are quite a lot of new card suits too. From the imperial forces or the blight, there’s a lot of stuff for you to unlock, explore and battle as you see fit. That’s what makes Hand of Fate 2 shine, the fact that you get more of the same stuff, but also improved and seamlessly integrated into a new experience.
You can also team up with companions and they offer a lot of support if needed. There are some mini game perks too and these can help influence the game experience quite a lot. This offers a tremendous set of results and the outcome is by far one of the best out there.
As a whole, Hand of Fate 2 is a very interesting game and one that you will like quite a lot due to the way it plays and works. It’s fun, more detailed and it manages to offer that sense of great gaming experience that you always wanted. You should consider giving it a try if you love card games or action games, because it has the perfect blend between these two genres. Just consider giving it a shot if you love this sort of games, and you will see just how impressive and astonishing the game can be for you. Hand of Fate 2 launches 7 Nov, 2017.
Happy Friday Novas & Players! I have recently finished season 1 of the ABC Series Still Star Crossed that focuses on the events that occur between the Montagues & Capulets after Romeo and Juliet die.
“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name.
Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love
And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.”
Familiar words spoken by Juliet Capulet to her forbidden lover Romeo Montague. But have you ever wondered what happened to the feuding families after the deaths of Love’s Martyrs? That’s what we seek to find when we watch the ABC Drama, Still Star Crossed. SSC is a period dramatic series based on a book by Melinda Taub that follows the events after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
Story: You follow a few main characters, the most intriguing of which are Rosaline Capulet, Benvolio Montague and Prince Escalus. The story takes place in Verona after Star Crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet are married secretly in front of their cousins, Rosaline and Benvolio. When the lovers seek to tell their feuding families of their love, a misunderstanding causes Romeo to take his life. Upon Juliet waking up to find Romeo poisoned, she takes her life as well, sounds familiar right? Now the pieces have to be picked up by the only 2 subjects in Verona that know the truth, Benvolio and Rosaline! What will the feuding families do now? Who will take the blame for the lovers’ deaths? Why are we still star crossed?
The Setting & Visuals – The setting modern-esque and did not immediately put me in the time period of the story. I get what the directors were going for, but some of the clothing and colors used seemed a bit “Modern” to me. It was as if they blended 2 eras to make the show. I can see this being a pet peeve for viewers who love for Historical Dramas to be accurate and precise. I compare this show to Reign, how some of the dresses and decadences of the French Court seemed to be exaggerated to appeal to a modern audience.
Characters & Portrayals – I loved how the characters spoke with a type of poetic language. The renaissance era of thinking was greatly portrayed with the buildings, the poetry and the language of the people. The nuances of the Lords & Ladies seemed to fit the actions of the time. The cast however, was very diverse and took me by surprise. I was happy to see the integration of different cultures even for the nobility.
There was no stand out moments in which I thought the acting was bad. I really liked the performances of Benvolio (Wade Briggs) and Lord Montague (Grant Bowler) because the emotion between the Nephew and Uncle felt real. The same can be said for Rosaline (Lashana Lynch) and Lady Capulet ( Zuleikha Robinson) as their performance together made me uncomfortable and upset. This is because Lady Capulet , Rosaline’s niece played a fierce role of entitlement and anger.
Final Thoughts – I really enjoyed the series and I am hoping for a season 2 (because it ends in a cliffhanger). The episodes are about 42 minutes long and you can watch on Hulu or ABC.com. The pacing was really well and there was surprisingly more drama and suspense then action. One of my personal favorites Torrance Coombs (who played Sebastian in Reign) , does a fine job as Count Paris, but admittedly the character looked similar to the one he has played before. A little more variation in is acting would have completely sold it for me. I definitely recommend this series to anyone who loves period dramas and the thrills of a royal court. I have a mild obsession with historical dramas and royal courts so SSC was recommended successfully to me by Hulu. I love the path that was taken as I felt the story, progression and themes differed from the likes of Reign, The Tudors and Versailles!
An exciting and believable story of the Montagues & Capulets
Awesome acting and an easy to follow story structure
Looking for a more accurate representation of the time period
If you are looking for a solid ending, the series does end on a cliffhanger
Although the series was ranked pretty low by other media, I would give it a solid 7.5 out of 10 stars. I really like the direction and the story. It would have ranked a bit higher if I wasn’t thrown off by some of the modern colors and clothing.
Thank you for reading our review of the series Still Star Crossed! Have you seen the show? What shows are you currently binge watching? Let’s talk TV!
Hiya Players! Thank you for reading today’s First Impressions post of the game Fortnite. Fortnite is a Battle Royale, survival-esque game in which you can survive against a horde or go straight into PVP versus 100 other tributes! Sounds familiar? Well that’s because Fortnite can be compared to H1Z1 and Player Unknown Battlegrounds or PUBG. But this survival game is a bit different then it’s predecessors and I’m here to tell you why!
First off the game is free to play on PC and PS4 at the moment. Don’t be afraid to get into the high octane action yourself after reading my first impressions. However, you can only play the Battle Royale without purchasing the full game.
Battle Royale- In Battle Royale you can play in a squad or solo against 100 other tributes (I said that already lol). You begin by jumping out of a Bus (the Magic Schoolbus lol) and skydiving to a section of the island where your battle will take place. You start off with only a simple pickaxe and you must scavenge nearby buildings (or player’s bodies) to upgrade your weapons. Pretty simple, right? What makes this game a bit different is the ability to build during your battle. That’s right, you have blueprints pre-installed in your character for different structures that you can build with materials.
Use your pickaxe to get wood or find it and other materials such as stone or metal on the way. The ability to build adds a new element to the otherwise scavenge and shoot game. I’ve seen players build shelters while they quickly scavenge for an escape route from a pursuing enemy. You’re only objective is to be the Lone Survivor
So why not just camp in a building? Well the game takes care of our friendly “Campers” by making sure that they have to move every few minutes. This is regulated by a shrinking storm border. If you get caught in the storm you will take damage until 1 of 2 things happen; You die or you make it into the safe zone that’s marked on your map. This mechanic also ensures that the games are not super long.
Weapon Diversity- So far I’ve seen your standard weapons like pistols, shotguns, semi auto shotguns, sniper rifles, assault rifles, grenades and more. What’s pretty cool and exclusive to Fortnite as well is the integration of Weapon Traps. You can place a trap on the ceiling (the only one I’ve found so far) and injure your enemy.
There’s another cool component of the scavenging process. You can find these treasure chests that are stocked with great gear. If you’re near the chests you can hear the music change.
Luna’s Pro Tips:There are a few pro tips that I’ve picked up in the games that I’ve played and I’ll share them with you!
On the initial descent, try to pick an area away from the other players. This way you can have a bit more time to prepare for the uphill battle.
Listen to your surroundings.- This is probably the most crucial tip. You can hear people running, picking up items, opening doors, etc. If you listen you will know the direction of the danger.
Crouch walk– This goes hand in hand with tip number 2. Crouch walking minimizes the noise that YOU make. It’s a great way to sneak up on other tributes.
Final Thoughts: The Early Access for Fortnite was pretty cool and allowed me to gain a feel for the game. I do see myself eventually picking up the game when the price lowers a bit, although I don’t know whether it will be on PS4 or PC. I really loved the integration of building materials to make Fortnite a different experience. I imagine that you can select your characters when you actually purchase the game as the random character selection didn’t appeal to me as much. I do hope that there’s more than 1 multiplayer battle island becuase I found myself going to the same areas after a few rounds. These areas were guaranteed to have something good.
This is the section of my reviews where I list my top reasons you would want to Play or Skip the game!
A fun way to play a battle royale
It’s free access, I mean at least download it for later lol
Horde (Survival Mode) looks really fun!
Not into survival games
Missed the free access trial
I give the game 4 out of 5 Power-Ups! It was pretty fun and the multiplayer option is a bit different each time.
Those are my thoughts on the Fortnite Battle Royale Game! Have you played it yet? What games are you currently playing? Let’s Talk Video Games!
I have not posted,AT ALLthis month…I am so ashamed. Let me cut right to the chase and explain why I have been so MIA these past few weeks…
Work: As some of you know, Luna and I work at the same place and recently some changes were made and out Internet usage has been limited.. Trust me folks, we cryeveryday about this. The boredom is REAL.
Relationship: My boyfriend, the magic Mechanic, has recently been promoted to Manager/Mechanic and has been given the challenge of running a new shop for the next 30 days! Woohoo!! Exciting changes are on the horizon for us but it is kind of stressful for him so I am trying to be crazy free for the next 30 days…Now some of you are like, “Wait, wait, wait, did she just say crazy free”? Why yes, yes I did. Ladies and gentleman, I am a crazy but loving girlfriend which means I am constantly hangry and wanting chicken nuggets. With my boyfriend’s 30 day challenge ahead, I want to make sure that there are no distractions at home that would cause any stress to him! It’s already been three days and I’ve only had 1 meltdown…that’s a new personal record.
Mentally: If you have ever watched an episode of Scrubs and seen JD zone out and let his mind have one of those moments, that’s basically me. I am the girl version of JD. I always have 34646412175 random thoughts going through my mind and it’s hard for me to settle down and write. I also have these depression spells where I basically refuse to do anything or see anyone because I can’t get myself to walk out of my house.
Writing Rut: We’ve all been through the rut. You know the drill. Any time you try to write out your thoughts it ends up becoming empty scribbles.
I am starting to feel like myself again so hopefully I will have some posts coming out soon! It’s kind of weird for me to write about my life, how I feel, and what I am going through but I think it will make myself and my writing stronger. I will also have some of my Poetry and Creative Writing for you to read in the next few days as well!
It is still the month of October which means HALLOWEEN is upon us! MUAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH..
I have a mini pumpkin that needs to be decorated for our Mini Pumpkin Contest at work and I still have to find and make an appropriate costume for work. I have a few ideas and I wish I could share them with you but I don’t want Luna to know as we are very competitive when it comes to work contests!
So far, I have watched random episodes of the Walking Dead, the Addams Family, the Addams Family Values, Jason goes to Hell, Michael Myers, Twilight, Hocus Pocus, the Nightmare Before Christmas, Chucky, Ghost Adventures, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and a few others that have played randomly at work. I think I have a good mix of Zombies, Vampires, Monsters, crazed Dolls, and Witches so far going on for this month for me!
With only a few days of October left, I can only feel Thanksgiving and Christmas just blurring by right before us! As much as I adore Halloween and the spooky vibes that it brings, I am super excited for Christmas! My boyfriend’s family from Mexico will be coming for the first time and we already have plans galore for different activities in the area! I love to craft so I may try to make my own Disney Ornaments this year!!!
Happy Tuesday Novas! I’m currently on my way to the airport to fly back home from my vacation. I feel like this has been a great month for wwe so I’ve decided to post my thoughts on last night’s RAW episode! Mild spoilers below so if uou havent watched yet, this is your official **SPOILER ALERT, SPOILER ALERT!**
Last night was the RAW after the exclusive TLC payperview. Typically th3 shows before and after the events are the best because there’s so much leading up to and after the event. This week’s episode did not disappoint as the show started with general manager Kurt Angle talking about his match and the preceding nights festivities. Kurt was interuppted by the Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro and Curtis axle which had everyone standing on their feet. Why because we knew Seth and Dean would come to interfere which is exactly what happened.
After the banter and short brawl angle made a 3 on 3 tag match with Miz, Shemaus and Cesaro versus 2/3 of the Shield and special guest AJ Styles! The match was really good and pretty well executed.
Mixing up things with AJ was a great idea. Aj, Seth and Dean won only to be demolished by Kane at the end!
Kane sets to take Brauns place by declaring that he wanted competition and who do you think came out? To slay demon Kane I can’t think of anyone better then a demon king! Finn Balor answered the challenge and put on an entertaining match. This is a great look especially since the Bray vs Finn match has been a bit stale.
It was a night of rematches where you saw Jason Jordan vs Elias Samson and a confrontation of Micki Names and Alexa Bliss. We also had a women’s triple threat match where Bayley, Sasha Banks and Alicia crazy Foxx battled for the Raw Womens Captain slot for survivor series! Surprisingly, Foxy won and now team Raw will be team crazy and I’m excited!!! We had a special 5 on 5 Cruiserweight tag match where team Kalisto took on team Enzo. Since Enzo lost his voice, Drew Gulak did the intro and it was pretty funny. The teams were Kalisto, Mustafa Ali, Rich swann, Cedric Alexander and Grab Metalik versus Enzo, Drew Gulak, Tony Nese, Noam Dar and Ariya Davari. I’m so in love with the idea of cruiserweight getting more prime time air time and I hope the wwe universe is taking notice. These athletes are tremendous and their high flying moves are very entertaining! Also, th have a great story line at the moment.
We even had a visit from Shane McMahon ramping up for the Survivor Series event (one of my favorites) where team Raw will take on team Smackdown Live. Last year was pretty much a sweep even though the men’s match was gifted to Smackdown Live.
Riding that wave of salt, Shane interrupted Kurt when he was going to announce team Raw men superstars for survivor series. Shane can from the crowd with team Smackdown and placed Raw #undersiege! This was a fantastic move as Shane let Smackdown Superstars run rampant through the RAW locker room and jump the RAW talent (let’s n honest they have to jump them because they’d lose 1 on 1 lol).
Shots were fired and I can’t wait to see what happens on smackdown live tonight!
All in all this was a fantastic night of wrestling. Smackdown Live is sure to be excellent as well as I am anxious to see if Raw retaliate after last night’s assault. Survivor Series is shaping up to look fantastic with champions versus champions and then the traditional Survivor Series match. Who do you think will be on RAW and Smackdowns rosters? Let’s talk wwe!
Hapy Monday Novas! Last night was the Tables, Ladders & Chairs event that was Raw’s exclusive showing. Todya we will recap the night and give our opinions on the matches as well as the possible fallouts and setups for the next WWE event; Survivor Series! Let’s start with the kickoff show! I would like to say that I was perfect in my predictions for this match Read the predictions by clicking here!
Alicia Fox versus Sasha Banks – The two Superstars have had a budding rivalry ever since Alicia Foxx started appearing back n TV. The match was during the preshow and wasn’t a bad one at that. Results: Sasha Banks wins by submission!
Emma vs Asuka- The night started off with the debut of Empress of Tomorrow, Asuka! I have to admit, I thought the match would be a bit better but it wasn’t bad. Emma showed off a range of resilence and Asuka came in a bit flat to me, but still determined to make a great debut. Results: Asuka wins!
Cruiserweight match #1 – The first cursierweight match was a tag team between The Brian Kendrick & Gentleman Jack Gallagher versus the team of Cedric Alexander & Rich Swann. This was a very entertaining match and Iam happy that the crusierweights are getting a bit more prime time air time. It was everything you would expect from high flying moves, to dynamic strikes that had the crowd starting a few chants. Results: Cedric Alexander & Rich Swann wins by pinfall!
Raw Women’s Championship Match – The Raw Women’s Champinship match was between challenger Micki James and Champion Alexa Bliss. After weeks of poking and prddingAlexa met Micki in the ring fr 1 on 1 combat. Both Superstars gave a pretty good performance and Alexa had to respect Micki’s abilities in ring. Results: Alexa James retains.
Cruiserweight Match #2 – The second crusierweight match was the championship match between Enzo Amore and champion Kalisto. This is Enzo’s rematch form losing the title to Kalisto a few weeks back. Enzo has taken on more of a heel role lately and I like it. He has always been a btit rough, but now he’s not pandering to the crowd and taking the full heel turn. Results: Enzo wins by unscrupulous means!
Jason Jordan versus Elias Samson – This match became a thing during the event. At the beginning of the show, Json was cheering on his dad Kurt Angle when Elias iteruppted, insulted Jordan and asked to go out and play some music. Elias came out twice during the night with his guitar and was frced off stage by Jordan throwing vegetables at him. It was pretty funny and I think it is making Jordan’s character a bit more likeable. Fast forward to the match where Jordan battled Elias and put on a gret show! He is a great technician and with a bit more mic work and likeability he can definitely become a star in the WWE. Results: Booker T lost himself when Jordan won by pinfall. The problem was that Samson’s shoulder was up and they kept showing it on the replay.
First Main Event- I’m pretty much calling the match between Finn Balor and Aj Styles the first main event because it was a dream match! I’ve been wanting to see the 2 club leaders go at it with their similar styles and builds. This match was last minute as Bray Wyatt was unable t wrestle and you can see a few times where their moves didn’t sync up. Was it the dream match that knocked us out of our seats, no, but it was still pretty darn good! My gripe with the match was that Finn seemed to wrestle like “Finn” and nt the “Demon King.” There’s a bit of a difference becuase the Demon is more aggressive and full out and I didn’t get that vibe last night. Aj was Phenomenal as always and kudos for putting together a match last minute. Results: Finn Balor wins but gives AJ the clubs hand gesture to solidify respect.
Second Main Event- The true main event was the Tables, Ladders and Chairs handicap match between Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrse and Kurt Angle taking on The Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro, Braun Strowman and Kane. This match was brewing since the start of the show with Seth and Dean providing Kurt with a vest. Kurt is stepping in for Roman Reigns who wasn’t cleared to wrestle tonight (although I was waiting for his music to play and him to run down to the ring all match long lol). Kurt joined the Shield in the entrance and they entered the ring with chairs. After a few minutes of having the upper hand by beating down everyone with chairs the numbers started to affect the team of 3. Regaining the upper hand Seth and Dean stoopped my heart by jumping off of ladders onto Kane and Strowman on the announcers table. I was screaming Seth your kneeee!!! lol. This gave way for the 3 remaining Superstars to beat up Kurt and send him back to the locker room. After much back and forth, something that was hinted at the beginning happened. Kane and Braun exchanged a weird look that I thought nothing of before Kane smacked Braun in the back with a chair. From there the match got away from Miz with Brauna nd Kane fighting each other as well. Kurt returns and we had a few great Olympic slams before Miz gets tripled powerbombed. Results: The Shield + Kurt Angle wins by pinfall. Did you expect any other result?
Those were the results from the match and while it wasn’t the best event to date, the 2 main events definitely made the event worth watching. Also the crusierweight #1 match was pretty good. I would give the event overall a C rating but those 3 matches get A++. What did you think of the event? What do you think will happen tonight on RAW leading up to Survivor Series? What was your favorite match last night? Let’s talk WWE!
Happy Saturday Novas! Here’s our predictions for the Tables, Ladders and Chairs event taking place tomorrow October 22nd at 8PM EST!
Tables, Ladders and Chairs is one of the best events that WWE puts on each year. This event have specialty matches that incorporate tables, ladders, chairs or a comnination of the 3 which makes for a heightened viewer experience. Unfortunately, as pointed out by a great WWE blogger Deezango in his predictions, this event only has 1 stipulation match and that’s the main event. Not going to lie, I’m a little disappointed that this was not planned out any better. I’m sure you could have incorporated a ladder for the women’s champinship match or chairs for Finn Balor versus Bray Wyatt. Oh well on to the predictions!
Kickoff Match Sasha Banks vs Alicia Foxx – I’m not quite sure how I feel about this match. I’m not really interested in it one way or the other so I guess I will just skip to my predictions. My predictions: Sasha Banks will win!
Cedric Alexander & Rich Swann vs Gentleman Jack Gallagher & The Brian Kendrick – This feud started on 205 live when a once jaded Gallagher switched sides and assisted Kendrick in the beat down of Cedric Alexander. This is similar to the heel turn that TJP took earlier this year. Now Gallagher and Kendrick will take on Cedric and his partner Swann. My prediction: Cedric and Rich will win!
Raw Women’s Championship Match– Mickie Jaimes looks to challenge the Goddess alexa Bliss for the Raw Women’s Title. The constant attack on Micki Jaimes age has been taken too far and now the former champion seeks to take revenger on Alexa. If you remember, Alexa brought Micki back to WWE when Becky Lynch was champion I believe. They’ve already had a feud on Smackdown Live and now they will have another on Raw. My prediction: Alexa Bliss will retain her championship.
Demon King vs Sister Abigail –
Finn Balor releases his demon king once more to face the long departed Sister Abigail, that we thought died during the Orton vs Bray feud. Soooo is Bray going to dress as Sister Abigail during the fight? I’m sure we’re going to have classic Bray triggers like lights flickering and projections on the ring, but what will really happen during this fight? I’m perplexed hereas this feud is really, really annoying at this point. My prediction: Demon King Finn Balor wins and finally puts this feud to rest. This was my original prediction until I was reading the TLC article and saw that AJ Styles will now face Balor. I don’t know what to think of this but I heard a rumor that Bo Dallas (Bray’s Brother) was sick and that’s why he hasn’t appeard for 2 weeks. Very interesting, but my prediction stands with Balor! This will be an awesome match though… Club vs Club!
Asuka Debut Match vs Emma–
The Empress of Tomorrow Asuka was called up (finally) from NXT to make her debut on Raw’s TLC Pay Per View! Asuka, for anyone who hasn’t watched NXT was the longest reigning NXT champion period. That’s out of male, female and tag team competitors. She’s truly amazing to watch and her moves are solid, effective and most of aall believeable. She debuts to tke on Emma, which isn’t too bad of a choice, but I would prefer seeing her go head to head with Raw’s tp Women Talent. You know the crowd’s about to be chanting “Asuka’s Gonna Kill You” to Emma and I can’t wait! My prediction: Asuka is surely going to win this match quite easily, waking up the crowd and putting the women’s division on notice!
Cruiserweight Championship– Champion Kalisto is set to take on Enzo in the rematch for the crusierweight title. I think this will be a great match and will invovle more then the 2 men in the ring. This past RAW, we learned that Enzo had his own little posse which goes pretty well with his character. My prediction: Enzo will win.
The Shield vs Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro, Braun & Kane –
The main event and the match that I’m literally tuning in for is to see the reunited Shield versus an insormountable cast of Superstars. If Braun Strowman wasn’t enough, throwing in the devil’s favorite demon Kane is enough to make me lose it! Say what you wnat about why the Shield was brought back together, you know we are going to get a great show! And I guess it’s better than watching Brock Lesner NOT lose the Universal Title each event. This is the only Tables, Ladders and Chairs match which lessens the handicap on the Shield. My prediction: The Shield will win of course by pinfall and if they lose, I’m RIOTING! I’d wager 3 people being put through tables for this match. This was another original prediction until the news broke that Kurt angle will be replacing Roman Reigns in the match. I’m not quite sure why, but oh well. The match should still be good I guess. My prediction stands with the Shield (well Dean and Seth) winning the match.
Those are my predictions for the TLC match this week! Who do you think will come out on top? Which matches are you looking forward to? Let’s Talk WWE!
Happy Friday Players and Novas! I hope everything is going well! Today’s post will be a short update on what’s going on with myself and the blog! It’s the Burger of The Day post, if you will lol.
Vacation: Firstly, I’m on vacation lol. I’m currently typing to your from my friends living room (because she’s still asleep) in Illinois. Now I’m a Floridian so being in Illinois when it’s pretty cold to me is crazy. But hey, I promised her that I would visit to go to Six Flags and Fright Night with her (doing that tomorrow). I’m a little skeptical because I am used to the high end Halloween Horror Nights and Howl O Scream events, but I’m sure I’ll have fun either way (If I don’t freeze to death lol).
Patreon:I know I mentioned starting a Patreon account in the Bloggers Thoughts: From Players to Professionals post last week. Well that dream is a reality now. The Patreon Page is live and you can help support the blog if you wanted by clicking here. Also, if you have any ideas for the page I’m happy to hear them!
Upgrades: Does the site look different to you? We received our first sponsored post a few days ago. With the earnings, I upgraded the blog to Premium and now we have access to better themes. It’s a work in progress but I’m upgrading the look and feel of the site (it looks wayyyy better on mobile now). How does the new theme look?
NaNoWriMo – The outline is complete for my story that I’m going to be working on during National November Writer’s Month (NaNoWriMo) and I’m debating on posting snippets of the story here during the month of November. Let me know if that would be a good idea. I’m writing the story of a journal from medievel times, following the life of a royal court and a Princess. The journal’s going to be written from different perspectives as it winds up in a few different character’s possession.
Upcoming Posts: This coming week we will have posts coming out that I have been working hard on.
Saturday 10/21/17 : WWE TLC Preview and Predictions!
Sunday 10/22/17 : Memoirs of a Villain: Bowser!
Monday 10/23/17 : WWE TLC Recap & The Short Story Challenge Week 3!
Tuesday 10/24/17 : Luna’s Rankings: Best Video Game Villains!
Wednesday 10/25/17: Fortnite First Impressions!
Thursday 10/26/17: TBD
Friday 10/27/17 : Still Star Crossed Series Review!
That’s what I have planned this week, assuming that nothing changes at the moment! Are you working on any projects? What do you have scheduled this week? Are you looking forward to any of the posts? Let’s talk!
Happy Thursday Players! Last week I reached out to a mobile game company as they were looking for bloggers to review their game. Today I bring you that honest review! So grab your phones and get ready to read my thoughts and review on Asteroid Challenge!
Asteroid Challenge is an attractive arcade space shooter, where you must defend your damaged spaceship from waves of asteroids. Your end goal is to escape the collapsing galaxy. In order to do that, you need to repair your spaceship. Energy packs keep coming. But asteroids keep coming too! And they are bigger than any time before! One asteroid impact and you are dead. For how long can you survive? Will you ever be able to escape?
Premise: Asteroid Challenge is a strategy shooter game in which you must repair your base and protect it from the impending doom of asteroids flying around. As you are protecting your ship by shooting the asteroids there will be energy and repair resources gained.
Playing The Game: So I dove straight in and played the tutorial. The graphics are a nice, clean look and I was able to navigate the screen smoothly. I didn’t notice any major issues with using the items or shooting the asteroids which is fantastic!
Game Guide:Playing the game was much more fun then I was initially expecting. I did not experience any lag or glaring while I was playing (even from playing outdoors). You tackle 2 different types of asteroids, the solid brown ones that explode on impact and the dusty, grey ones that will split into smaller fragments on impact. There are varying speeds and sizes of asteroids that make the game different each time your play.
To repair the fires (or use any items) you must collect energy resources while defending your spaceship. There are a few ways to collect resources. First you automatically start collecting resources every few seconds, second you let the small capsule shaped resources hit the base for a few more, Last you can let the large box icons hit the base for a mega bonus of resources.
3 Key Icons are located at the bottom of the screen. They are Turret upgrades, Shields and Repair. The icons that you are able to use will light up when you have enough energy resources.
Turret Upgrades- clicking the turret upgrade icon will allow your turret to shoot quicker and rotate faster.
Shields – Clicking on the Shield icon will place up a shield for about 4 seconds. The shields will instantly destroy any ateroids in the immediate area.
Repair – The repair icon fixes the fires on your ship. You have 5 fires that you must repair.
Controls: The game was very simple with the controls and I instantly knew what to do after a short tutorial. The controls consisted of tapping to the left and right of the screen to rotate the turret and selecting an upgrade from the bottom middle of the screen.
Sounds: The music fit perfectly with the stranded in space vibe. The sounds of the turret and the explosions of the asteroids were spot on and believable.
Learning Curve- There’s a bit of a learning curve when you first delve into the game. There’s not a spoiler ahead but if you prefer to figure it out on your own, please skip past the Pro Tip section. Luna’s Pro Tip:Use both hands to play the game! At first I was using 1 finger to move the turret. The tip is to use both pointer fingers one for the right side and one for the left. This mechanic tremendously helped my progression in the game!
Luna’s Pro Tip #2: You can shoot the energy resources and blow up asteroids in the immediate area. This is a double-edged sword as when you blow up the resource, you cannot collect it for your energy.
Difficulty –I did find the game difficult at first as the asteroids evolve and approach at different speeds. You are forced to make choices on the spot and a minor oversight could end your game. The amount of energy resources needed increases by 10 with every fire repair. Luna’s Pro Tip #3:You can only collect as much energy as it takes for the next repair. This mechanic stops players from stockpiling energy and makes the game even more difficult. Great job Pavo!
Level of Fun- I was excited that the game peaked my interest. I couldn’t wait to go on break and play another round of the game, searching for my first win! Personally, I love strategy games and trying to maneuver the obstacles to get through the level. Now I’m playing for the Leaderboards!
Replayability- This game has medium replayability to me because each game will be different. The asteroids are random so there’s a bit of difference each time, however, I would love to have more than 1 level to optimize the enjoyment.
Really enjoyed the difficulty of the game
It’s a fast and fun way to spend a few extra minutes of free time
Not a fan or arcade shooters
Get frazzled easily
Final Thoughts: To the developer I would like to say thank you for providing an enjoyable mobile game that’s perfect to play on breaks at work. I would enjoy more levels where the game gets harder or you have to not only repair the fires and escape, but possibly add on additional tasks. I really enjoyed the game and even after completing it, I still find myself opening the game on my phone to play a few quick rounds. I definitely enjoyed the game and I can see potential to update the game and continue adding to it!
4 Power-ups out of 5!
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– Simply looking, but difficult to play 3D arcade space shooter.
Good evening all! Maria here, and hope all of you are having a good week so far. 🙂 Tonight, I’ll be talking about the second episode of the first season of The Man in the High Castle, and you can expect Episode 3 later this week, to make up for last week. 😀
Before I move onto the review, of course my disclaimer…if you haven’t seen the episode yet, spoilers lie ahead.
The highlights from Episode 2 (in no particular order):
Raeder and Obergrueppenfuehrer Smith are involved in a shootout with several men in an alley
Juliana buys a Bible under the counter at the only bookstore in Canon City
Paper Crane guy
Frank’s sister and her children are gassed with Zyklon B at Kempetai headquarters
Joe watches HIS OWN copy of the film
Randall gets executed
This episode, I have to say, was quite emotional, especially towards the end. I thought that a few cool characters (namely Frank and Juliana) were going to be killed off, and while I was viewing it, I felt an underlying sense of relevance to what is going on today. In one of the scenes, Randall says, “Evil triumphs only when good men do nothing” and that is unfortunately true.
The focus of the second episode appears to be Paper Crane guy. We do see a bit of him in the first episode but we get to know more about him in this one. At first glance, he seems relatively harmless and is the one who encourages Juliana to buy the Bible under the counter at the local bookstore (which is perpetually empty of people). But it turns out there’s more to him than what meets the eye, and…well, let’s just say his character incurs a large twist. I don’t want to give too much away here.
Overall, this was a good episode, and owing to the twists and bends I give it a 5/5.
I hope you enjoyed this review, and if you have already watched it and want to include input please feel free to. I want to know what you thought of it as well! 🙂