Happy Monday Novas and Players! Thank you for tuning into today’s post that will be a log of my current games and progress.
Roblox: Restaurant Tycoon – So with the addition of my new gaming PC I have downloaded and been playing games with it for the past week. If you recall, I did a Hidden Treasures post on the sandbox game Roblox a while back, you can read that post here! This week I started playing the mini game Restaurant Tycoon! Restaurant Tycoon is a game where you can customize and run your own Restaurant. You have “Ekea” to shop for furnishings and you can hire staff. I started with a British Pub type feel but my restaurant quickly turned into a Family Style dining location! Checkpoint: I’ve completed all of the upgrades so now I’m just paying for fun!
Destiny 2 – So I’m working on my Destiny 2 review and that will be up in a few weeks. The First Impressions post will be up most likely Monday morning. Checkpoint: I’ve completed the story and am working on reaching 270 so that I can play the Raid. Currently, I’m at 250. Also, I’m undefeated in solo Crucible games at the moment. The game is really fun! check out the First Impressions post by clicking here!
Topps WWE Slam Cards-I have been slacking on my WWE trading card game. I log in everyday to collect my free coins, but I haven’t been going after sets like I normally am. Checkpoint: I received a specialty Seth Rollins Card from the No Mercy Pay Per View!!! All is right with the world lol. I also received some cool WWE Zombies cards this past week. If you want to add me to trade cards, my name is Luna26x.
Yugioh: Legacy of the Duelist-I’ve been trying to complete all of the story modes in my Yugioh game! This game is really fun and I’m building different battle packas. I may play online tonight. Checkpoint: about 42% through the Yugioh GX story mode. 2 more to go after this one I believe.
Duelyst – This is a new card game that was recommended to me on my Facebook feed. It looks comparable to Smite Tactics where you select a champion and battle using the cards in your hand to defeat the other champion. I’ve played the tutorial and started story mode and this game looks fun so far. Checkpoint: I’ve played a few online battles!
Fortnite – Fortnite Battle Royale was available to download for free on PS4 so I have been playing. There’s no leveling up or anything unless you purchase the full game, but I’ve quite enjoyed jumping out of the bus and scavenging for goods among 100 other players. First Impressions Post coming later this week! Checkpoint: I’m just playing the Battle Royale mode since the survival mode in the game is unavailable.
Asteroid Challenge –I’m working on an asteroid shooter mobile game review so I have been playing the Asteroid Challenge game on my phone. This game is pretty awesome and I can feel myself slowly sinking deeper, and deeper into the game. Full review will be up later this week. Checkpoint: Battling through Asteroids!
Those are the games that I am currently playing at the moment. Which games are taking up your free time? Do you have any goals for your current games? Let’s talk video games!
Hiya Novas and Players! Thank you for reading today’s First Impressions post of the new release, Destiny 2! Sooo this review has been completed for about 2 weeks, but my clips wouldn’t upload lol. The First Impression Posts are a brief overview of the game and what I like or dislike about it so far. The full game review will come at a later date when I am able to complete all of the main components of the game.
Backstory: So I thought that it would be appropriate to provide a little bit of a backstory on me and Destiny! Sooo… I never played the first one. My online friends have been telling me since the release date to play the game, because Bungie made it. I would shareplay with my friend Decaying Senpai all of the time, yet I never really built up an interest to go and get the game or even try it. Lately I have been having more of an open mind when it comes to playing games that do not interest me. Anyway fast forward to the review!
First Impressions: I COMPLETELY LOVE THE GAME!!!!! Well so far that is. Destiny has sooo much going on that if you get bored with one type of gameplay, you can transition to another. Destiny in a nutshell is a First Person Shooter (FPS) mixed with an RPG (Role Playing Game). I have completed the story which is fantastic at the moment. I find myself particularly drawn to Cayde-6 who is a robot Hunter. It’s cinematic excellence and the story makes sense.
I have also played other things like the multiplayer Crucible and public events.
Story:The story follows the new Guardian (which is the character that you create) as their world is threatened by a leader known as Dominus! Side note: If you remember from my Halo Wars 2 Review, Bungie (who also made Halo Wars 2) inserted a similar character known as Decimus! I found that the antagonist in this story had similar motives and personality traits. Anyway, Dominus is taking the “light” which is the source of power for all guardians. Your job is to try and get that light back and save your home! I do like the missions, they are a bit too long in some cases then what I am used to, but it’s a great way to binge play the day away.
Side Quests: During the story, you unlock different planets like EDZ (Earth Dead Zone), Titan and Nessus. Each planet has a mob for you to face and side quests. These quests are known as “Adventures” and can help you level up or receive rewards. Side quests so far, do not seem as long as the main story missions.
Public Events: Public events happen continuosuly throughout the day. These are short battles with the enemy alongside other Guardians and Friends! The shortest things that you can do in the game, the public event has you facing off against loads of mobs and a few giant bosses to collect your loot!
The Crucible: The Crucible is the online multiplayer, competitive aspect of Destiny 2! You are able to play games such as Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed and even Search and Destroy (gamemodes from COD but I don’t remember their names in Destiny). I haven’t played many Crucible games as of yet because I want to complete the story and reach level 20 first (currently lvl 18).
There’s plenty more to enjoy in Destiny like Raids and other events. I haven’t been able to play them as of yet, but I have seen them via share play.
I really enjoy the game so far and I can see myself getting lost in playing hours of Destiny 2. There’s far more to experience and do, but since this is not a full review post, I will just give you some of my thoughts via the Play and Skip sections!
Endless activities to keep you occupied
A fantastic story with awesome graphics and music
Customization and Social fluidness (you can download the app and find Guardians to play with)
Missions are too long for you to play
Not a fan of FPS
Those are my first impressions of Destiny 2! What are your thoughts on the game? Are you currently playing Destiny 2? Also, feel free to provide your username if you would like to play sometime, mines is Luna26x! Let’s talk Destiny 2!
Happy Thursday Novas! Earlier this week on the Friendly Trends post, I told you that my friend Stephanie introduced me to a new mobile game called Sky Islands, so why not write up a review?!
Title: Sky Island Anime Avatar World
Publisher: Suga Studio
Devices: Android Systems
Audience: Simulation Game Rated E (Everyone)
Premise:Sky Islands is a mobile MMORPG game that allows the players to make money by running a resort! You start off with a villa that you can decorate and rent out to patrons. Renting, cleaning and decorating the villas is your task. You can serve your guests food to gain additional money. Like any MMORPG Game you are able to fully customize your character’s appearance.
Gameplay: You are greeted by Milky; a cat butler that is sent to help and serve you. This game is very anime, so you are referred to as “Master” throughout the game.
You also take charge of a garden where you can grow different fruits. The fruits have different uses like serving customers food, upgrading items in your villas or dyeing your clothing and hair! You can unlock different hair styles, features, clothing and accessories at higher levels.
Mini Games- When you are waiting for tenants to leave or crops to grow, you can take advantage of different mini games to gain extra revenue. One of the most popular mini games will be the Pinata Party.
Pinata Party – At Pinata Parties each guest donates 2 candies when they enter the host’s hot spring. The host can start the party once 10 candies are received. When the party starts, pinatas will start popping up over your screen and your goal is to tap as many pinatas as possible before time runs out (kind of like whack a mole). The top 3 players get to click on a prize box to receve coins or gems. Everyone else gets 100 coins as a consolation prize.
Cuttlefishing– Cuttlefishing is a mini game that you can play solo or with a group. There is a time limit and you use a boat with 3 different hooks to try and catch fish. The best method is to try and catch the most combined weight of the fish. the larger fish will be at the bottom and are often blocked by obstacles like rocks, while the smaller fish are closer to the boat and easier to catch. You win coins based on the most combined weight.
Treasure Hunt– There’s a treasure hunt party in which 2 or more players try and collect the most treasures. The kicker with this game is that it’s mostly luck. You roll the die and take the number of steps displayed. To catch treasure, you have to land exactly on the treasure space; yup, you can pass right by the treasures and have to circle the map to get back. I do like that there are power-ups on the map that can help prevent others from winning.
Word Guess – Every 2 hours players can head to a community park and participate in the word guess game. You will be given a question with a blank and you only need to guess the letter that is inside of the word used to complete the sentence or question. Even if you don’t know the answer, you can guess a letter and win!
Hunting Area – The hunting area is my least favorte activity. It’s pretty much fishing, but you have to keep tapping the line to reel in the animal. The larger the animal, the harder it is to reel in. It’s not my cup of tea and it hurt my finger playing the game lol.
Quests and Areas – You can also earn money by completing various quests on the game. Each day, you wil have a list of Daily Quests to complete. Upon completion, you receive XP and coins. There are also developmental tasks that give you more exerience and coins than the daily tasks.
There are different areas that you can visit like the Community Park, Friend’s Hotspring, Hunting Area and Treasure Island. These areas can be accessed by clicking on the World Compass. Each area has a different mini game and activities.
There are additional community activities like Fashion Shows and Boss battles (I haven’t been on to play any of these events yet as they are more infrequent).
Final Thoughts:I really like the game. It is targeted to anime fans, and I think it is targeted a bit more towards females, but I’ve seen plenty of males playing as well. It’s a great social networking game; as you benefit more from having friends that can send you candies, needed for tasks like the Pinata Parties. I feel like the graphics are what you would expect from any anime type game and the colors definitely fit the part.
As with all of my reviews, my top reasons to “Play” or “Skip” Sky Islands is listed below!
An addictive world building game like Farmville
Free To Play
A nice blend of activities
Do not like Player Development games
Can be Pay To Play to advance faster in the game
Prefer more action
Thank you for reading the mobile game review! Have you heard of Sky Islands? What type of mobile games are you currenlty playing? Let’s talk mobile gaming!
Happy Thursday Novas! Today’s post will be a review of the board Game Monopoly Gamer that I was able to play during my vacation last week with friends. Monopoly Gamer is not a traditional Monopoly Game that can take hours to complete. It is actually a game that ends once you fight the final boss in the bosses deck and the winner is the person who has the highest total points. Let’s jump into how you play!
Just like any Monopoly Game, each player chooses their character and receives “coins” from the bank. The initial setup of the coins will be 1 “5 coin” and 5 “single coins.” The coins are used to buy properties on the map and also to fight the bosses. Each player takes a turn rolling 2 dice; one for movement and the second for Power Up Ability actions.
Think of the Power Up Abilities as you would if you were playing Mario Kart. The Red Shells can hit any player of your choice and force them to “drop” 3 coins on their current space. The Green Shell will make the player directly in front of you drop 3 coins. The Squid will allow you to steal 2 coins from any player. The POW icon will force all other players on the board to drop 1 coin. The 3 coins icon will allow you to receive 3 coins from the bank.
Character Abilities:Each character in the game has different abilities that you can use. There’s the Power Up ability and the Superstar Ability. When you roll the Power Up die, if you land on your characters specific power up, you get an added bonus. For instance, I use Yoshi and his Power Up Ability is the Green Shell. Instead of automatically hitting the person in front of me, I could hit the person behind me for coins. Yoshi gets the choice! On the map there are Star Spaces, if you land here you can use your Superstar Ability. The game starts with 4 characters; Peach, Mario, Yoshi and Donkey Kong, but you can buy alternate characters to use. We bought Rosalina, Fire Mario and Boo!
Board Spaces: When you are hit, you leave coins on the space that you are currently on. To make the game feel more like Super Mario, there are a few different spaces. The Warp Pipeallows you to move to the next Warp Pipe on the board (for added fun, make the warp pipe sound each time someone lands on the space lol). TheThomp Space makes you drop 2 coins (I make the Ummpf sound on this space lol). The Go To Jail Space is standard and we have explained the Star Space. The last space, other than property, is Coin BlockSpace. You will roll the numbered die and take that many coins from the bank (the ba ding! sound is best used here lol).
Gameplay and Bosses: So we have established that you roll your dice and move your character. Just like standard Monopoly, you buy up spaces to collect rent (each property also has points attached). If you don’t want to buy the property or you do not have enough coins, the property will be auctioned amongst the remaining players in the game. Any space that you pass with coins on them are yours to pick up (if you don’t forget). When you pass go, you collect 2 coins from the bank and you flip over the top “Boss Battle” card.
The player who passes Go gets to fight a boss by paying the number of coins on the card. To win, you must roll the number equal to or higher than the number shown on the boss card. If you lose, the next player can pay the fight requirement and battle until someone beats the boss. Each boss card also brings a perk that you can use at anytime like being able to force a trade between 2 players. Spoiler alert, you’re fighting the Koopa Kids and ending with Bowser!
Once Bowser is defeated, the game immediately ends and the players tally their points. You add the number of points on your owned properties, to your boss fight points and the number of coins you have to decide the winner. Every 5 coins count as 10 points. That’s it! Bragging rights goes to the person who has the most points in the game and you didn’t have to play for 5 hours.
Here are my top reasons to “Play” or “Skip” Monopoly Gamer:
A fresh new spin on Monopoly
A quick family board game
The character abilities makes each game interesting so the replay value is high
Affordable at about $24
You don’t like Monopoly
I would give Monopoly Gamer a 4.5 out of 5! I wish there were more bosses as an expansion pack that you could buy (fighting the same bosses can get tideous).
What do you think of Monopoly Gamer? Have you played any different versions of Monopoly? If so, which are your favorites? What type of board games do you love to play? Let’s Talk Board Games!
Happy Saturday Novas! I’m continuing on with the 30 day gamers challenge in which you create a blog post each day for the topic assigned. If you want to follow along, check out my first post here!
Day 3 – A game that is underrated
An underrated game is one that many people are over looking. Our friend thero159 posted their topic today in regards to a game on Steam. Click here to read their post. My pick for an underrated game would be the video game Skyforge. Skyforge was released for free on PS4 in April. My friends and I have been playing it non stop. For my response to today’s post, I want to shine some light on the video game Skyforge on PS4. I’ve been meaning to post a video game review of Skyforge for awhile now so I’d like to present a condensed version of the game now.
Skyforge is an MMORPG game that allows the player to customize their character and complete levels in order to upgrade. You start off with a choice of 1 of 3 classes and find out that you’re not like most people. You’re sort of, well you’re immortal! Now you must develop your powers and help save different worlds. You have the The Cryomancer (Damage), Paladin (Tank) and the Light Binder (Support) roles to start. There are 13 classes in total that you can unlock and you can switch between classes depending on the missions you are completing. With any MMORPG, you are also able to Here’s some game-play that I have recorded for the game. Personally, I love playing with the Cryomancer.
Currently there are about 10 different worlds in which to explore. Each world will have different levels and missions for you to journey through. After unlocking additional missions, you can start upgrading your character’s traits and strength. As you play each level, you gain followers which add to your power in the games. It’s funny, you can find followers in random corners on the levels. This game is fantastic as there’s so much to experience. You can play different classes, play PVP, try your hand at world events and even team up for Raids. Each level will also contain at least 1 boss to fight. I say “At Least” because there may be levels where you must fight multiple bosses in order to complete the mission. If you are playing with friends, if you all die then the mission restarts.
That’s a quick over view of the Skyforge game. Look for it in your PlayStation Store! I may actually compile a full video game review for this game in the future (after I beat the main story).
Although this post is not a full review of the Skyforge game, I will still provide my top reasons to “Play” or “Skip” this game.
Hours upon hours of entertainment
Character customization, stats and abilities
Ease of changing and trying out new classes
Different game modes to choose from
Grind heavy (you have to complete many missions to gain enough money to unlock different classes and costumes).
Can be repetitive (you will have to play the same levels in order to complete the different missions and contracts).
That’s it for today’s daily challenge post. What are some video games that you feel are underrated? Have you ever played Skyforge? Let’s talk video games!
Hiya Gamers, Geeks and Friends! This will be my first Video Game Review and I’m super excited that it will focus on none other than the new RTS Halo Wars 2! Halo Wars 2 is the Real Time Strategy game from the original release of Halo Wars back on February 26th, 2009. I’ve been anticipating the release of HW2 and when it released February 21st, 2017, I had to jump on getting it (well the Halo Wars 2 Xbox One S bundle J ). This review will focus on the campaign, different game modes and my personal preferences. For any tips and tricks for HW2 check here for my tips post!
The addition of Leaders to Halo Wars was a good call in my opinion. Leaders add an additional element to the game by allowing the player to use Leader Powers. Leader Powers are advantages in the game specific to that Leader that can be use to give you the upper hand in battle, in other words, it can change the dynamic completely! Also the Leader chosen at the start of the game will affect whether you are playing as the UNSC or the Banished! Some examples of clutch Leader Powers that I have used are the Turret Drops, Heals and Missile Bombardments to assist me in battle. Not all of the Leader Powers are offensive, some are great strategy wise such as Professor Anders Leader Power in which Research and construction is sped up.
The Campaign:Halo Wars 2 takes place after Halo 4 **Spoiler Alert, Spoiler Alert , Look Away now!”* well it’s not really a spoiler but you never know. Anyway the campaign takes place after the fall of the Covenant when a new threat rises. Atriox and his league of followers known as the “Banished” are tired of taking orders for the remaining members of the Covenant. One day when Atriox is cornered by the Covenant, he decides to take charge and lead his Banished army against anyone who tries oppose his will.
The Gameplay in the Campaign was really good in my opinion. If you’re read some of my gaming posts before, you will already know that I rarely play Campaigns (unless it’s specifically a single player game) so the fact that I was intrigued and excited the whole way through Halo Wars 2 is an achievement all on its own. Through the Campaign (which I’ve played Co-op) you take the fundamentals of building a base and journey through the story. This version of my Play and Skip bullet points will detail features that I think makes the game awesome and things that can be annoying with Halo Wars 2.
Co-Op feature makes it a great game to play with friends online (Each player is delegated certain units and options to control)
The Story is actually pretty good!
You will learn new skills not taught in tutorials like the Spartan Slam or Lock-down Mode on the Kodiak Tanks
You can develop new strategies for playing multiplayer online or Skirmishes
Loading Times in between Missions are pretty long (A.I. Talk A Lotttt!)
No place to save in the current mission (If you fail you start over)
Missions can last 20 minutes to an hour depending on how fast you can develop your base.
Sometimes the game would freeze in the middle of a battle
There’s a lot of information and controls to learn
Other Game Modes:
Skirmish– The Skirmish will be where you can practice using different Leaders against other opponents or the AI bots. You can upgrade your skills and learn new strategies for all game modes like Domination, Team Deathmatch or Strongholds!
Blitz- Blitz is the new game mode introduced into the Halo Wars series. You are able to draw cards and from the cards you are holding, you can attack and hold strongholds. I was playing domination in where you have to be the first to 200. This new game mode allows the players to speed up what could be a long game by allowing them access only to resources in their hands. When you are playing HW2, along the way you will receive Blitz Packs from completing missions and achievements in the game. These packs will allow you to customize a deck suitable to your play style. So far I have about 25 Packs that I need to open. Each game mode you play may have daily or weekly challenges to complete in order to ear rewards!
Multiplayer: Multiplayer in any game for me is a great way to test your skills against other people around the world. Yes it’s fun playing against AI but let’s be honest, the bots will not think like another player and eventually you will learn the AI’s tactics. Playing online multiplayer is the best way to truly test your skills and how you would compare. There are so many multiplayer game modes here that to go into detail with all of them would be insane! Just know that the multiplayer element is awesome and there’s many game types to choose from including Domination, Firefight, Team Deathmatch and Blitz!
Aesthetics & Controls:
I’ve loved the feeling of the maps in HW2. You are able to select large to medium maps for team battles or smaller maps for 1 on 1 encounters. Each map has it’s on distinction of colors in reference to where the location is on the campaign. I love that all of the colors and themes are still relevant to the Halo universe. The controls are easy to use, however, the difficulty comes in trying to remember which key does what ( If you’re used to playing RTS games then you will know about control management lol).
One critique that I will have is that sometimes I want to delegate specific units to attack a target and another set of units to defend. What would make the game better for me is if there was a way to select multiple units of different subsets. For instance, I would want to select quickly 3 Marine Units and 2 Hellbringers…. while you are able to quickly select local grouped units and all on the individual marines, you cannot mix them quickly to issue orders (unless I’ve missed something lol). Basically I want to click, click , click and move the units of my choice without having to select all units or units in the local area.
In conclusion I really love playing Halo Wars 2 and even though I have finished the Campaign, the game has great replay value with the difficulty setting, different Leaders that you are able to use, several different game modes to play and the addition of DLC that will keep me occupied for a while. It doesn’t hurt that my games average 15-20 minutes so I’m not sitting there twiddling my thumbs. Thank you for reading my first Video Game Review! What do you think of the game? Have you played Halo Wars 2 or the original Halo Wars? What’s your favorite Real Time Strategy game? Let’s Talk RTS!
Hiya Gamers and Friends! Today’s Throwback Tuesday post will feature one of my favorite gaming franchises; Fable! Fable is a Role Playing game series exclusive to Xbox that allows players to choose their own actions and missions as the game progresses. This game was pretty revolutionary as it allowed for a player to make decisions that would adjust the characters look, Notoriety with the townspeople and personality traits. Let’s get into some of my favorite moments and features of the Fable franchise.
Fable- The first release of Fable was in 2004 on the original Xbox. This story centered on a young hero (whom you could name) who grows up and attempts to save your sister in the fictional land of Albion. In this original version of Fable I loved that you were able to perform actions such as pick pocketing or stealing that was only noticed if you are caught by a store owner. Funny story, I was introduced to Fable by my brother who never got around to playing. I lovedddd this game and played it all of the time on his Xbox (until I bought my own J ). This was my first experience with a game in where the player’s choices influenced the look of the character. The better choices you made the nicer and more “Angelic” your character looked. The not so great choices you made had your character inheriting scars, a rough demeanor and eventually horns (I never went that far lol) . The game also allowed the character to mix combat skills, weapon skills and the integration of magic into your battle style. I loved fighting bandits with my sword and then quickly turning to shock an attacker with the lightning ability.
Fable 2 – Fable 2 is my personal favorite of all of the Fable Series Games and was released on the Xbox 360 Console in October of 2008. Fable 2 starts off similar to the original allowing you to create a hero and journey throughout the land of Albion. The character development of this game surpassed that of the original Fable. What impressed me about Fable 2 the most was that you were now able to create a male or female hero. This story takes place about 500 years after the events of the 1st game. This title takes the great elements of its predecessor and creates an even more interactive experience for the players. You are able to acquire gold by getting jobs in town such as being a blacksmith or making pies. You are also able to now trade items and play co-op missions with your friends via Xbox Live in Fable 2. I remember my friends and I meeting in the courtyard of “Old Albion” and trading money to each other. You are able to explore the themes of Marriage, Home Owner Ship and the life of a merchant. The combat skills were updated in this game as well, allowing you to obtain different magical abilities from the ones introduced in Fable.
Fable III- Fable 3 is the last title I will feature in today’s post as it was the last Fable title that I have played. Fable III starts 50 years after the events of Fable II and in this game the hero will become royalty. You are tasked with taking down the horrible King (Your Older Brother) that subject his people to very severe punishments. Fable III was released in October 2010. One thing that I loved about Fable III was that you were able to combine magic spells with your Spell Gauntlets. This means that you can mix the ice spell with fire to create a whole new element. What made this game different than the other 2 was that you realize the decisions made as a ruler will have a negative effect either immediately with having to execute a prisoner or over time when a dark evil approaches. Your choices are to spare 1 life or potentially save hundreds. Basically you are choosing the best option which may not be a great choice at all. This game really makes the gamer make decisions that are not necessarily good versus evil; your decisions are which is a lesser evil. I think because this game puts you in a predicament where you hate either choice, I wasn’t able to finish the game. Eventually I will go back and complete it but even now thinking about some of the things I did makes me cringe.
I haven’t played the newest version of Fable, however, I have purchased Fable II again to play through. I really enjoyed this series and I definitely recommend it to any gamer who enjoys the action RPG type games (it tells a great story and forces you to make decisions). I definitely recommend this game to gamers who enjoy the Sims as well. Although the customization features are not as vast as in the Sims, you are able to dye and buy additional clothing, start a family or business, oh and terrorize the villagers in Albion! Thank you for reading this week’s throwback Tuesday post! Have you played any of the Fable games? What’s your favorite RPG? Let’s talk gaming!