Response: Are video games art?

Happy Wednesday Novas! I was reading a post by The Well Read Mage on Monday and it posed the question, are video games art? I decided to create a blog post to this response in 500 words or less. You can read other responses and the initial post by clicking here!

Yes! I believe that video games are indeed art for a few reasons.

Creative team combining music and aesthetics– Film is a type of art can we agree? There’s many video games now that take on the same challenges as films. Is this storyline predictable? Where can I add in bomb graphics that suit the scene and what about the music? All of these elements play a vital role in the creation of a video game. Some of the past Games of the Year have great features like Red Dead Redemption, Dragon Age and Skyrim.  

  RPG games have amazing graphics and make you want to visit the world that you are playing in.

A well put together story– art or pieces or art like writing, drawing or even film tells a story. We are in an age now where advanced stories are told and even take on life like situations like in the Life is Strange game.

Art makes you feel something– Video games can make you feel a range of emotions from fear to happiness. I believe that anything that can tap into your emotion should at least be in the conversation of art. In Fable III, I’ve mentioned before the choices that you have to make makes you feel sympathy, anger, joy , etc.

What are your thoughts on video games being considered art? Let’s talk video games!

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits:

http://owenroberts.github.io/videogames/week3/index.html

Wiki.com

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Luna’s Rankings: Call of Duty

Happy Tuesday Novas! Yesterday, I watched a YouTube video where Chaos ranked the Call of duty Franchise from worst to best. I thought, why not do a rankings post every Tuesday! To start it off, I will of course start with Call of Duty. Each week I will rank a gaming series or genre from worst to best and ask for your lists to join in on the discussion. If you’re read my Favorite Call of Duty Post, you already know which title ranks in first, but what about the rest of them. Let’s start at number 10.

World At War??? – So my list doesn’t include World At War because I didnt really play this title. I mean I played it a bit, but I don’t even think that I’ve played 5 hours of World At War.

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Infinite Warfare– IW was the first COD game that I didn’t buy. The game just didn’t appeal to me and after playing the BETA I knew that I wouldn’t like the game because of the movement, and I’m glad I didn’t buy it.

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Modern Warfare 3 – Modern Warfare 3 was a pretty fun game until they added the payloads or whatever they’re called. Players just kept droppig the bulletproof vests and wouldn’t die. This game went downhill severely quickly.

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Advanced Warfare – I liked advanced warfare. No real complaints, I just liked other games better.

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Ghosts– This is where my list may get controversial, I really liked playing ghosts. The only thing I didn’t like was that the characters seemed slower in this COD than any other. The jumps seemed heavy but I loved the Game modes and the maps. I will say that the gun selection could have been better.

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Black Ops – Black Ops one was pretty fun but I wouldn’t put it any higher on my list. I didn’t really like he levels or the guns, the only gun I used consistently was the Commando that you had to be like a level 70 to unlock, ughhh. No prestiging on this game.

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Blops 2 – Black Ops 2 was the one that started competitive COD for me. My friends and I made a clan, played GBs, it was an awesome time. We even created a YouTube channel and I was able to learn editing so that we could showcase everyone. Black Ops 2 had great gameplay and people died when you shot them lol.

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COD 4 – The original Modern Warfare game and my first call of duty. It was pretty fun but I didn’t play it until a few months before MW2 released. This game is where some of my friends and I met.

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Blops 3– Black Ops 3 was a really great game.After playing the Beta I was convinced that the game would do well and it did. It’s a great game to play and watch competitively. All I can say is that Blps 3 is amazing.

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MW2– Yup Modern Warfare 2 is my number 1 COD game. This was the first COD that I oicked up at midnight and it’s my favorite of all time. The Scar was my weapon and I loved the stages. This is also the first game ever where I started buying DLC.I really want them to remaster this game and bring it back t next gen consoles, so many memories.

Alright that’s my rankings for the Call of Duty Franchise! What’s your order? What’s your favorite COD games? Tune in next week when I rank my favorite Gears of War games of all time!

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits:

Callofduty Wiki

Story Deck vs User Deck; Yugioh Legacy of the Duelist!

Happy Monday Novas! I hope everyone is being safe if you are affected by Hurricane Irma. I may or may not have power when this post goes live but I’ve tried to preset some posts to go out this week and this is one of them. Saturday night I was playing the Trading Card Game Yugioh Legacy of the Duelist on PS4. I’ve completed the main story and moved on to Yugioh GX which has to deal with fusions and stuff. When I played Yugioh physically, I played the normal version so I had little knowledge on fusions. Because of my ignirance, I decided to use the story mode decks for most of my battles; Big Mistake!!!! The story line decks are fine but some of the character’s setups are just plain annoying to play with. I know, I know that the premise is to teach you to adapt to your situation and such, but I like action! Some decks are passive like this one deck that was 98% trap and spell cards!!!!! I mean I won the duel after I was finally able to steal monster’s from my opponent (thank you monster reborn lol) but what if I couldn’t kill my opponent’s monsters??? I would have been a sitting duck lol.

So that experience prompted this discussion post. Do you use the story mode decks in TCG’s or do you make your own custom decks?

In the main story line, I made custom decks because I was familiar. My custom deck pretty much tore through any opponent that I was up against. It was pretty funny because playing online with my friends I was destrying as well. I highly recommend the Amazoness Deck build rofl. This deck can play against any normal deck pretty well, fusion decks will be your downfall but you can still put up a great fight. Let’s go through some of my favorite cards in this custom deck.

 

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Doesn’t he remind you of Shere Khan from the Jungle Book?

 

Amazoness Tiger – This card is targeted first out of all Amazoness monsters on the field. This card also gets a buff of 400 ATK (attack) points per each Amazoness on the field! Can you see how this tiger can be devastating for an opponent? It starts with 1100 ATK and 1500 DEF (Defense).

 

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The first card I’ve seen that can negate Mirror force!!!

 

Amazoness Scouts – The scouts have very low ATK and DEF points. So why are they useful? That’s because some cards can have special effects. During either player’s turn: You can Tribute this card; this turn, face-upAmazonessmonsters you currently control cannot be targeted by monster effects, and cannot be destroyed by card effects. This card is amazing!!! You can block and effect for your tribe, sooo bye bye  Mirror Force! I always have at least 2 scouts in my deck.

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Amazoness Queen– With the Queen, any Amazoness monsters that you control cannot be destroyed by battle. You can have a full lineup firing away at your opponent until they’re pretty much frced to pull out like a black hole card to destroy ALL monsters on the field.

Some of my favorite Amazoness trap and spell cards are:

 

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Can’t get rid of them all!

 

Queen’s Pawn– This trap card allows you to summon a level -4 amazoness monster when your amazoness in play destroys an opponent’s monster.

 

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This card is LIT!!!

 

Amazoness Village– This is a spell card that allows you to buff all Amazoness monsters by 200 ATK. You’re also able to Special Summon an Amazoness monster equal to the Amazoness destroyed by battle or card effect.

As you can see, the Amazoness deck build provides a lot of versatility and can pack a punch if played correctly. The downside of this deck is that while you can gain ATK power quite quickly, the levels cap out quickly and typically before 3000 ATK. That’s why its crucial that you do not use this deck against fusion decks that can have average monsters of 3000 ATK or higher. If you attack quickly and with strategy, you can even defeat fusion decks but it’s going to be difficult. That’s why I add in a few high level monsters that can pack a punch!

So what type of strategies do you use in TCG’s? Do you play Yugioh, Magic or any trading card games? Do you prefer to use the story deck or a custom deck? Let’s talk trading card games!

Have a fantastic day!

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits:

Yugioh Wiki

 

Call of Duty WWII Beta Thoughts!

Happy Tuesday Novas and Gamers! This past labor day weekend was the last chance for players to get in on the WWII Beta before the game releases November 3rd, 2017. I started playing last weekend with the early access beta for PS4 and I’d like to share some.of my thoughts. First, I was only able to play maybe a total of 6 matches both weekends because I had a pretty busy schedule, ughh. I’m actually pretty annoyed that I didn’t have more time to play.

The beta included 3 maps but I don’t think I’ve played 2: One was a a building in like a wooded area. There was a bunker, a tank and I want to say a church or something. This map had 3 clear lanes, left to the water and woods, right to the building and down the middle y the tank. The other map I played was a town or a compound with a few buildings.I honestly don’t remember too much of the map, all I remember is going through the tunnel and shooting people in the back rofl.

Highlights:

  • A person on my team with the CMPR clan tag, yet he went 3 and 22! (sooo did you not camp?? lol).
  • The molotov cocktails! – Seeing people go in flames with the molotov cocktails hit them
  • Running to the spawn and getting a triple kil… before running out of sprint and getting killed myself lol

What I Liked:

  • The game play- With this COD game we are back to boots being n the ground. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the jetpack and super jump feeling of the last 3 games, but I’m ready for something else. More drop and jump shots are going to be used this time. I didn’t have any trouble with my bullets registering or dying too fast. The beta seemed pretty balanced for me.
  • The Feel – It’s definitely Call of Duty. I love the feeling it gave me when I was yelling out “Just install your game now, you’re trashhhhhh” lol. Ok I can get intense when playing but it’s all fun and I missed having that feeling.

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What I didn’t Like:

  • Dude, where’s my perks?– One of my main grievances was the setup of the classes. I’m used to being able to place marathon, sleight of hand and ninja on my classes as a perk. I didn’t really find a custom perk setup ike previous games had. Yes, you can get marathon by using the Airborne class and you can add on attachments to give you  sleight of hand or steady aim, but I didn’t want to use a slot on my gun for it.
  • Maps– The Maps were fun but I’ve never been a fan for maps with more than 1 building. The 2 maps that I played were god sizes althoungh the one map reminded me of a map from Black Ops II.
  • The Weapons– I didn’t play World at War which is supposed to be the inspiration for WWII so I wasn’t quite sure what guns to expect (other than you know, old school guns). Again, I didn’t get much playing time because it was a busy 2 weekends for me, but I didn’t like the guns that I was playing with. This can definitely change because I only had a few things unlocked.

Overall I liked the game enough to decide to keep my pre-order. I hope that the actual game is a bit more customizable with the weapons, but other than that it was a great time! Did you play the beta? What’s your favorite COD game? What did you like about the game or hope that they would install? Let’s talk Call of Duty!

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits:

callofduty.com

Gaming Bailouts!

Happy Tuesday Novas! I have spent the last week with some friends and we have been playing all sorts of board games (review on Monopoly Gamer coming soon!). It’s crazy how much fun you can have making up scenarios and just playing with friends. Today’s post will collaborate with some of my blogging buddies to talk about some of our favorite Gaming Bail Outs in board and video games. What’s a gaming bailout? It’s when you use a feature of the game to get out of a sticky situation. Well let’s get to it!

My initial reason for this post was because we played a Monopoly Game called Monopoly Gamer. All of the properties were bought and we were running out of coins to pay people’s rent. So myself and my friend’s husband decided we were going to try and roll the exact number to step on the “Go To Jail” space rofl. That’s right, we wanted to go to jail so that we could forego paying rent for a few turns, tell me you haven’t done that before???

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Chris from Overthinker Y told us about his favorite gaming bailout.

Fast travel to get me out of awkward situations would be amazing. Or quicksaving to try every conversation outcome and make sure I don’t say something dumb!

Adventure Rules chimed in as well!

In RPGs with a rest function (like KOTOR or Neverwinter Nights) if a group of enemies was giving me trouble I’d always run away, close the doors so they didn’t see me and start following, and then rest to get all of my health and abilities back. Then go back, open the doors and continue fighting!

Nathan from Hurricane Thought Process and I’s answers go hand in hand!

Mid boss fight when you’ve run out of health potions.  Oh, like when playing an RPG or Moba and you run out of mana. I would always hit the opponent with a basic and roll around until I regained enough mana to attack 😂🤣🤣

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Kim from Later Levels Added in her gaming bailout as well:

In old-school adventures, when you get stuck, open your inventory and try everything with everything! You’ll usually find something completely random and illogical that’ll work.

Those are some of our favorite video game bailouts! Make sure to check out everyone’s blog for great video game content! What are some of your classic gaming bailouts? Are there any bailouts that you wish existed? Let’s talk video games!

Enjoy your Wednesday and Game On!

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits:

Club937.com

Giphy.com

Favorite Call of Duty Game!

Happy Sunday Novas! Today is the culmination of the Call of Duty World Championship tournamnet that is taking place in my home of Orlando Florida! The COD World Championships is the biggest event of the year for professional COD PLayers and holds the largest prize pool: $1 Million Dollars. It’s no secret that this year’s Call of Duty Game (Infinite Warfare) wasn’t a fan or even pro favorite. Because I wasn’t really into the game, I didn’t watch too  much of the professional Call of Duty Scene this year. This also stems over to the World Championships. Since I’m out of town on vacation (ughhh I did want to attend the event but timing lol) I chose to just check Twitter for updates on the event. Anyway, because it’s a COD weekend, I wanted to have a discussion post about your favorite Call of Duty game!

My favorite Call of Duty Game of all time is Modern Warfare 2! Modern Warfare 2 or M Dubs as we called it, was the first COD game that I bought at a midnight release. This game holds some of my funnest and fondest gaming memories and was released November 10th, 2009. I remember playing the Spec Ops mode in which you were able to team up with friends to complete challeneges outside of the story mode. If you’re read most of my gaming posts, you will know that I am not one for playing a story especially in multiplayer heavy games. Spec Ops will little side missions that were super fun to play. My favorite missions were the stealth ones where you would used your Ghillie suits to blend in and snipe enemies.

The Multiplayer levels and movement of M Dubs was pretty awesome in my opinion as well. I don’t remember ever having too much lag or crazy things happening in the game due to conection. The controls were easy to use (and the same in just about ever FPS) and the levels themselves were pretty cool. My favorite level would have to be Estate but High Rise and Terminal were fun as well.

One of my favorite weapons appeared in MW2 as well, it was the Scar- H. This gun had no recoil, was insanely accurate and powerful. I actually thought that I was too good with this gun once I have my attachments and perks set up so I only used it when I was going try-hard mode.

My killstreak setup for multiplayer was almost always UAV, Harrier Strike and Pave low or UAV, Predator Missile and Harrier Strike! The UAV gave you enemy recon so that you could see enemies (not wearing cold blooded) on the map. the Harrier Strike was 3 jets flying over and dropping a bombardment of missiles on a single loctation and then 1 Harrier Jet stayed in the air to shoot enemy equiptment, players and even other airborn weapons,

the Pave Low was a helicopter that stayed in the air and shot at enemy opponents and the Predator Missile was a guided missle drop from the air.  Also the sound effects and soundbytes were some of the best “Tactical Nuke Incoming, It’s Over!” “Enemy Ac 130 Above!”

The Perks that I would use in the game varied based on the gamemode I was playing. I played mostly Team Death Match so I would use Marathon to sprint longer, Stopping Power to have increased bullet damage and Ninja to move silently (no one was hearing my feet lol).  I was mostly an AR player in MW2 but sometimes I would switch to a sub or sniper, depending on the level. For a Submachine Gun my perks would be Sleight of Hand to reload faster, Lightweight to move faster and Steday Aim to have increased hip fire accuracy. For a Sniper class I went all stealh with Scavenger to pick up extra ammo and equiptment, Cold Blooded to be undetectable by UAVs and Ninja to be silent.

If you haven’t played it, it is remastered and available on Xbox as well as PC.

Modern Warfare 2 is my pick for my favorite Call of Duty game of all time. What are your favorite COD games and why? What are your favorite perks, weapons or killstreaks? What are some of your favorite levels from any COD game? Are you following Competitive COD or any competitive game? Let’s talk Call of Duty Favorites!

Have a great Sunday!

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits:

TheModernWarfare2.com

YouTube – xFearless Killax

 

Video Game Playlist

Happy Thursday Novas! Thank you for tuning in to today’s post. I want to apologize for the content slipping this week, but I am on vacation at the moment so getting around to blogging hasn’t been an easy task. Today’s post will be a look into music that I love to listen to while playing videos games!

It’s funny, I turn on music when I’m playing alone in games like Gears of War, Call of Duty or a sandbox game like Minecraft. Why, you say? Because music can help you focus, put you in a great mood and help you forget about your stresses. I like to consider myself a bit eclectic so the songs I will list here will span different genre’s. I encourage everyone to share some of your favorite songs to game to and I’ll add them to a spotify playlist for everyone to download.

The beginning: listening to music while playing video games started for me in the original Xbox days. If you have read my Evolution of a Gamer post, I talked about gaming starting with my brother Kenny and his journey into the new consoles. Well Kenny introduced me to games I probably would never have played, one of which was the Tony Hawk Pro Skater Games. I remember him first playing Pro Skater on his computer and her would have music paying in the background. When the game released for Xbox, Kenny would still have music playing through his computer and he pretty much put me on to music like Staind and Nickelback.

Once I had my own system, I started burning music on to the 360 to listen to at my leisure.  tony Here are some of my favorite songs in which I played during Tony Hawk Games:

  • This is How You Remind Me – Nickelback
  • Price to Play – Staind
  • Hero – Nickelback
  • Senorita – Justin Timberlake

Most of the songs I listened to were Alternative and Pop while playing Tony Hawk. I’m not sure if it was the beat, the lyrics or the feeling on the songs, but they seemed to mesh well when I was kicking flips or grinding on rails lol.

First Person Shooters – When I delved into the world of First Person Shooters, the music that I turned on changed. Gears of War and Call of Duty 4 were my first experiences with FPS games and before party chat, I would play alone with my mic muted and play music. Here:s a sample of my FPS Playlist:

  • Lose Yourself – Eminem
  • Forgot about Dre – Dr Dre & Eminem
  • Lollipop – Lil Wayne
  • Shots – Lil Jon

You can kind of see the difference in the music choices for each game. I wanted more upbeat or hardcore music when I shooting people’s faces off lol. I wanted to feel like I was watching an intense action movie and the playlist had to match.

Strategy or RPG Games: When I started playing games like Fable and Oblivion, music still played a huge role in gaming. When you’re playing games like this and you’re alone, you have to do quite a bit of farming to gain the resources you may want or need. This tideous bout of compleing the same quests, killing the same enemies or searching for the same item can get monotonous. How do you combat the endless farming? Music of course! Here’s a sample of my RPG or RTS playlist:

  • La La Land – Demi Lovato
  • Hey Daddy – Usher
  • Danza Kuduro -Don Omar
  • The Way – Ariana Grande

This final playlist features more pop songs than anything. I need to be energized and feel motivated to continue questing. Below is a sample of my current Video Game Playlist!

That’s a list of some of my favorite songs to play video games to, what are yours? Do you have a specific time that you listen to music when you are gaming? Are there any memories that you have specifically about gaming and listening to music? Share your thoughts! Let’s talk Video Game Playlists!

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits:

8tracks.com

Giphy.com

Pokemon Battledome: Who do you choose!

Happy Tuesday Novas! Today will be a discussion post on you guessed it, Pokemon! For today’s post I wanted to ask other gamers which 3 Pokemon would they take into battle. This can be from any generation. Personally, I would take Charmander, Combusken, and Dratini because they are my favorites. Battle wise, I could be countered easily as 2 of my choices are fire types (but that’s only if my opponent knows who I am using bwahahaha).

Let’s set the scene: You are summoned to a battle arena for a tournament, but the details are vague. The only requirement is for you to bring 3 Pokemon to battle with… WHO DO YOU CHOOSE and WHY?

Luna- Aside from my answer above, I would probably really bring Machop, Haunter and Combusken.  imageedit_2_2981487739  I feel as though, that’s a pretty good mix of characters and types to have with you in a blind battle and they are some of my favorites. Let’s check in with some of our friends to see who they are bringing to the rumble!

Mikey – My coworker Mikey prides himself on being a competitive Pokemon Player! He’s so crazy about it that he wanted more details on the rules and who he would face (type, tier level, etc). I again approached him with the description above on this post lol. After many changes he finally decided on 3…Here’s his response…

I would select Whimsacott, Slowbro and Megametagross. imageedit_4_3530078019  Whimsacott is the Lead setup against opponents and fastest taunter. Slowbro will be my defensive specialist tank that can take hits and output damage. Megametagross is my priority sweeper who hits hard and great has a finisher! 

Erick: My co-worker Erickkkkkk who is another self proclaimed Pokemon master, selected Chimchar, Espeon and Blastoise as his partners in crime. imageedit_6_8096274036

Chimchar because hes my personal favorite and I love him! Espeon because they are beautiful and one of the most powerful special attackers and Blastoise because… well because NOSTALGIA!!!!

Rare: My homie from PS4 chimed in with his top picks for a Pokemon Battle as well!

I’d choose Dragonite because he’s super strong, Gengar for the strats and Dewgong because he’s crazy strong, especially against dragon types. imageedit_8_2477493524

Nathan From Hurricane Thought Process: I would choose Cubone, Squirtle & Eggsecutor because they are my all time favorites! imageedit_10_5602307796

Tim from Geek Out SouthwestDusclops because darn good defense. Haxorus because he’s only bested by Rayquayza for attactk, but her has a nicer move pool. Volcarona for Speed, Quiver Dance and great offense. imageedit_12_3001041546

Chris from Overthinker Y Rapidash, Hitmontop and Wailord because there are my favorites! imageedit_14_2215176843

NekoJonez -Absol, Alakazam and Groudon because they are my favorites. imageedit_16_8565110385

Kevin from The Mental AtticI’m one for the classics so I would choose Zapdos, Moltres and Articuno. I love those birds! imageedit_18_7600937720

You know how you have your Notable or Honorable mentions when selecting your favorites? Yea, well that doesn’t apply for my friend Emily here! She has more of an Un-Notable mention because of her answer!

Emily- I would choose Eevee because, I mean it’s Eevee!

Luna – Ok great and who else?

Emily – You don’t need anyone else, it’s Eevee!

Luna – Sooo you can’t do that?

Mikey – Yeah Emily, that’s against the “Species Clause.”

Luna – Is that a thing?

Emily – I don’t care, I would take 3 Eevees.

Luna – They’re all normal types, you have no diversity.

Emily – I’d have a pocket full of stones and no matter who is summoned, I can evolve Eevee right on the spot!

Mikey – You can’t evolve during a match -_-

Luna – Plus you can only evolve like 3 Eevee types with stones. Do you know anything about Eevee?

Emily – I mean it’s Eevee. THEY’RE CUTE!

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You can view the battle where Mikey played with some of our favorite Pokemon by clicking the link below! http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-613856839

Thank you to all of the bloggers and friends that participated in this Pokemon Battle Challenge with me! To my readers, who would you choose for a 3 on 3 battle? Comment below on the Pokemon you would take and for a little added content, take the poll on which lineup you would like to face!

Fellow Gamers, I Choose You!

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits: Pokelife.com

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Sonic Mania Video Game

Happy Wednesday Novas! Today’s post will be focusing on a video game that I have just learned will be releasing this year; Sonic Mania! Sonic was one of the iconic games of my childhood so when I was rummaging through the PlayStation store (because my Xbox One just got fried by a storm :((((( ) the new Sonic game immediately caught my attention.

Sonic Mania is a 2D video game that allows you to play with Sonic, Tails or Knuckles as you take on stages and battle against Dr. Eggman. The levels are re-imagined, classic levels like a newer version of Green Hill Zone, Casino Night or the Chemical Plant stage. This reboot of a classic also brings with it the new Drop Dash move! From what I can see, it looks like you are able to drop down (while in ball form) and quickly dash in the direction of your choice. This is a great add on because it’s all performed in one single motion. No more losing coins because you didn’t properly jump on the enemy. Look at the comparisons between the original Casino Night Stage and the new Casino Stage below!

I love a classic Sonic game, but my favorite will forever be Sonic Adventure 2 Battle. The introduction of Shadow and the Chao Gardens are a formula that was unmatched in the franchise’s history. Some questions I have are how many levels will be included in the game? Are you able to switch between the 3 main characters at any time?

Sonic Mania looks to be really fun and I’m always up for some nostalgia.  I have listed below my top reasons that I would want to “Play” or “Skip” Sonic Mania.

Play:

  • Classic 2D Game play
  • Very reasonable price $19.99
  • Upgraded features (60 FPS, Drop Dash Ability)

Skip:

  • Not a Fan of Sonic Games

Check out the trailer for the game below!

Have you heard of the new Sonic Mania game? Are you a Sonic fan? Do you think you will want to purchase this game? Let’s talk Sonic!

 

Credits:

Sonic The Hedgehog – YouTube

Sega.com

mobygames.com

 

Video Game Crossovers!

Happy Wednesday Novas! I was reading a facebook post (I think) and the subject was video game merges. This is such an interesting topic to talk about that I wanted to have the conversation with you all! With the new details released about Kingdom Hearts 3, you know the Toy Story inclusion, I wanted to pose the question and see which video games you would like to see collaborate together! Licensing aside (because you know that’s why some of our dream mash-ups have not happened) what 2 or even 3 games would you love to merge?

Known Crossovers:

The known crossovers of games like Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers or even Killer Instinct merges characters from different games together and makes them a playable part of the game. Mario and Sonic was a pretty big crossover for me because it combined 2 of my childhood favorites, into 1 world where Sega meets Nintendo! Crossover games can give the gamer a boost of knowledge from games that they might not have experienced before. In the original Super Smash Brothers game, I was unaware that Zelda was a Princess and integral part of the series (don’t laugh, I’ve never played Zelda lol).

Fighting games are known for adding characters to their already vast selection. Remember when Marvel vs Capcom first debuted? Finally we could start merging the iconic Heroes and Villains from 2 different realms together (the same goes for Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe). Killer instinct went a step further and started adding on guest characters for other video game types all together (note General Raam from Gears of War and that frog guy from Battletoads). So why not take things a step further and express the games that you would like to see a crossover from?

My Crossover Games: 

So Fable is a RPG game where you make decisions and usher your character through the story. How awesome would it be if when you went to battle the bosses, that a Pokemon Battle ensued? Maybe the Pokemon you can select are based on your abilities and traits (because you can customize your skills in new versions of Fable). If you decide to build a mage with a focus on ice, you could choose Pokemon like Squirtle, Ninetales, Dewgong, Articuno etc. That would be awesome! Maybe the Pokemon can follow you around as well.  imageedit_3_9446357760

Another game I would love to see is a simple combined fighting game. Let’s put Killer Instinct, Street Fighter, Dead or Alive, Tekken, Dragoball Z, Naruto, Mortal Kombat, etc all together in a brawl! I want large 5 person teams of fighters going at it! Think about it, the story can cross realms. Maybe have the gamer create a character and then you would need to cross through realms and fight the best of the best or even try to win a tournament.

What are some Video Game Crossovers you would like to see happen? Let’s talk Video Games!

-Luna 🙂

 

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