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Evil Within 2: Secrets Revealed

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Today I’ll be talking about the new horror game ,”The Evil Within 2″ this time. Everyone has been waiting for this one for so long ever since the first one came out a couple of years back. To recap from the previous game detective Castellanos and his partners Kidman and Joseph got call about a disturbance at Beacon Mental Hospital. All three went to the hospital with the two of them not knowing what they were walking into. Notice how I say two and not three.

Anyway, Castellanos fights thru a lot of zombies and mutated monsters while trying to find his friends in that creepy, gory world he was suddenly thrown in. A lot of things happened in the last game, but in the end Ruvik the main villain escaped STEM to exact his revenge on the people who wronged him a long time ago.

Some people argue that he didn’t escape STEM because his brain was crushed at the end, but if you look at the last scene then it’s really implied that he escaped from the STEM system because over the Leslie’s mind and walked away. I really was hoping Ruvik would be in the second game, but that didn’t happen. But, then again  it probably wouldn’t make sense for him to be in this one because he did all that to get out of it.

WindowCentral.comAnyway back to the game, so in Evil Within 2 it turns out that the good detective quit his job because of a combination of what he saw in there, Kidman’s betrayal and wondering to this day if he’s still in STEM or not. Personally, I would think that was obvious because he’s not being chased by zombies and everything doesn’t look fucked up anymore but that’s just me. Since he quit, he’s been trying to find Kidman and get some answers until one day she comes to him with an offer for him help his only daughter Lily, who he thought died in a fire years ago.

Of course, he takes the job after learning Lily’s situation and dives back into the ‘new and improved’ STEM system. Not long after entering the new virtual world, he realizes that things have gone to shit in this quiet little town and he needs to find the source before everyone inside becomes a mindless zombie.

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I like this game because we get to have a closer look at Castellanos’s past before the Beacon Incident. In the previous game, it was only lightly brought up but I guess everyone was so curious about his backstory that they had to put in the forefront of the new game. So, many secrets are revealed in this game that it blows your mind. Some of them being that Joseph was still alive and that even though in the end Myra took over as the core and pretty much self destructed the STEM world and all the Mobius agents someone inside STEM was still alive and doing things. Who was it?

I don’t know and unless their planning on making an Evil Within 3 game, we may never know.

Also, I hoped Joseph would appear after they mentioned he was still alive but that didn’t happen either. But, I hear rumors that there is going to be a DLC about what happened to Joseph later on or maybe he might be in the third game if they decide to make another one.

This game was really good and had so many ways to play it. You want to be a ninja and so sneak kills? You can do that.

You want to blow up monsters in a blaze of glory? You can do that, too.

Are you a player who likes doing all the side quests first then the main story or vice versa? You can do either and no one would judge you for it.

I loved Castellanos’s attitude in this game. He didn’t take any shit from anybody and knew already that he was better off working alone than with anybody else unless he really had no choice in the matter. The only people that he didn’t give shit to was Hoffman and Torres and I think that’s because they made quite the impression on him during their first meeting.

This would be for seasoned gamers that like horror games and aren’t afraid to get scared at any moment. The storyline was very interesting and there are many ways to play it then just killing everything in sight. (You’ll do that anyway but still….) The options are out there. Hope you all enjoy this thrilling horror game as much as I did and I’ll see you guys next time!

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Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright?

I picked up this game mostly because I’ve been playing a lot of Ace Attorney games recently plus I’ve been really curious about what Professor Layton games are all about, even though, I’ve never played any of those. Basically, I was killing two birds with one stone. This Nintendo game was developed by Level 5 and Capcom and the storyline behind it is really interesting. Its about two different people getting sucked into a fantasy world called Labyrinthia.

In this game, the two work together to solve the magical world’s mysteries and hidden secrets. This is where I kind of got confused because the title of the game obviously says Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright, right? So, how come their working together on this instead of being bitter rivals? I have two ideas of why they chose this title. Its because during the entire game we switch out between the main characters stories during a certain parts of the game, so it kind of felt like they were competing to see which character the player liked playing the most. Also, at the end the two are finally duking it out in the last trial (sorry if I spoiled that for anyone) which is they named the game this way.

Personally, I liked playing as Phoenix Wright the most and I’ve learned through this game that I’m not much of a puzzle solver. Sure, I solved a couple of them with no help but most of them I had to use a lot of hint coins to solve them. Hint coins are just what their called; if you find a coin in the game then you can use it to help you solve a puzzle. The only problem with this is that when you activate the coins the hint is something that you already figured out which frustrated me to no end. I liked using them during trials though when I felt like I’ve done everything possible to figure out the contradiction. Also, I liked all the anime cut scenes that they put into it. Who doesn’t enjoy a good anime cut scene?

During this whole game, I though the cat named Eve was totally evil. The whole time I thought the cat was special and way too smart for its own good. In the end I was right and wrong and I’m not going to tell you how or why, your going to have to go play it for yourself to why I say so. If your a lover of puzzles or solving crazy trials, then you’ll love this game and its wacky characters. It’ll definitely challenge your brain a bit.

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Danganronpa Series

Have you ever looked at a game sitting on the shelf and knew it was for you? You didn’t even look into it you just saw it and said I’m getting because you already knew it was the game for you? Well, when I first saw the Danganronpa game, my ‘gamer senses’ were tingling and I bought it on the spot. So far, I do not regret that decision.

This awesome game was made by Spike Chunsoft and I’ve got to say this game’s story really caught my attention and sucked me right in before I knew it, I was done with the first game and ready to buy the second one. By the way, I’m only going to talk about the first two games in the series, since theirs so much to talk about with this series. The plot of this story first starts at Hopes Peak Academy where if your scouted and recruited to join this school your future is guaranteed to be successful. The reason for that is because they hone whatever talent that you have into something that can become a profitable job.

Sounds pretty cool, huh? I would like to go to a school like that if it existed. But, just like any elite school the only way to get in is if your scouted by a scout from the school. The only other way is by a random lottery the school does and enters you in as the “Ultimate Lucky” student which, of course, the main character, Makato, ends up winning and going to the school. Sadly, things go down hill from there.

The moment he enters the school, he suddenly grows unconscious and wakes up trapped in the middle of the school where he discovers 14 other students. That’s when my favorite character, Monokuma, appears and explains that they will live in the school forever and the only way to get out is to murder someone and not get caught.

Both of these games are filled with dark and twisted situations that will make your head spin. I love the characters in both games because their so unique and crazy and the endings to both games just make you go, “Wait a minute…….WHAT?!” I swear even if you’re not into playing games where the characters talk a lot, but your into solving mysteries and watching how crazy these people can get then this is for you.

The second game is a continuation of the first game, but with different characters and different situations. Also, this game was turned into an anime so if you don’t want to play it then you can always watch it and see how it plays out. Its just as enjoyable with either watching or playing or both! Its very dark, very twisted and very funny. I deeply enjoyed this series and I hope you do, too.

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Until Dawn

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If you’ve read my last post then you saw that I briefly mentioned the game ‘ Until Dawn’. This game was made by Supermassive Games and produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. Ah, Sony you got to love them. Anyway, this is a survival horror game that revolves around this group of teenagers taking a vacation in a snowy cabin. They were all enjoying themselves until they decided to be cruel and thought it would be funny to prank one of the girls, Hannah, right in front of the guy she has a crush on. Devastated, she runs into the woods in the middle of a blizzard (because that’s the perfect place to run to when you want to be alone and cry) where soon her sister, Beth, tries to follow her.

 

The two sister are never seen again.

In the beginning you see a hint where their could be a monster in the woods, but you’re not so sure. A year goes by and the older brother of the two sisters, Josh, invites everyone to come back on the anniversary of their deaths because he says it will help everyone get some closure. Everything goes downhill from there.

If it was me in this game, I would have never gone back to that place. I would have just gone and seen a therapist or something for a couple of weeks and just be done with it. I would never go back to the place my friends died in a creepy freaking cabin, no doubt. Plus the bodies were never found even when everyone did a complete search of the mountain. I would be way to paranoid to go to a place like that, but that’s me. I don’t know about you guys.

This is what I call a video game movie where you watch most of it and you just make a quick decision here or there. The reason I liked this game is because you never know what is going to pop out at you and scare the crap out of you. Every decision you make decides who lives and who dies and let me tell you, its kind of hard keeping everyone alive but it is possible. Also, there are different endings every time you start over and change something from before.

The characters were very diverse and if I had to pick who I liked the most and who I hated the most I would say I liked Sam the most because she kicked ass in the game and in a towel no less! You ever tried defending yourself or running in a towel without letting it fall? I haven’t, but that shit don’t easy. The person I hated the most was……a tie. Between Emily and Jessica, they were both complete bitches in the story and I can’t decide who I hated more. Anyways, this game is super easy to play, you just have to be quick with the buttons or you won’t last long. Also, this game is not for people who don’t enjoy a good scary movie. Enjoy!

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Brothers: The Tale of Two Sons

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Warning: May Contain Spoilers!!

This game was created by Starbreeze Studios and I have to say this was a really unique and really fun game to play. The story revolves around two brothers, if you couldn’t guess from the title, who realize that their father is dying and the only way to save him is to travel across the land and find the water of life. Naia, the older brother and Naiee, the younger brother set out immediately to go find it.

What I find funny is that they never speak English in this game. They keep saying weird random words that make no sense to me. It kind of reminded me of when I played the Sims and you could never understand them. Even though, you couldn’t understand a word of what they were saying; they had such detailed body language that you could pretty much guess what they were talking about.

The story would suck you right in and before you know it your already done with the game. So far that was the only flaw I could see in the game. It literally took me 4 hours to beat the game, maybe even 3 if I didn’t die so much. The game was so easy to play that I actually thought it was impossible to die, so to test it out I died on purpose on one of the chapters, just to see if I could. The one thing that really popped out at me which made the game so unique and special were the controls. Instead, of controlling the brothers one at a time and switching them out whenever the need arises, you actually end up controlling them AT THE SAME TIME! That’s right I said it, at the same time with the same controller.

It’s because of this that I’m not sure if this is a good beginner game or not. It might be good for gamers who’ve played a game or 2, but because of how different the controls are for this game it might end up confusing you at first. It really does take some getting used to; but eventually you’ll get used to it. Also, I would like to mention that there are a lot of ‘What the fuck?!’ type moments in the game. Like for me, what got me angry was what happened with the spider lady and the twist at the end. As the credits came up I didn’t know if I should feel happy, sad or angry. It just made me think that maybe if I go back in the game then the ending would change……sadly it did not.

It was like you were playing inside of a movie but it’s not like games like Until Dawn( which I think I haven’t talked about yet) where you would watch a lot of the video game like a movie than make a decision here or there. Your actions decide how fast this game’s story is going to move along. Also, with all the different puzzles and creatures in the game, it really keeps your mind on its toes. I do believe that anyone playing this game will agree that, even though, it was kind of short it was a wonderful game to play.

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My Hometown Story

Hometown Story that is for the Nintendo 3DS is a very simple game. This game is in the same family as Harvest Moon. If you don’t know what that is it’s a farming/sim game.

In this game, you choose the gender and name of your character of your character and then your story begins. It begins with your grandmother’s death and now there is no one to operate her once popular story. Her furry flying, talking pet would have done it but she lacks opposable thumbs which an requirement to operating the shop.

Everything about the game is simple. The graphics, the controls for the game and the characters. Some of things that I’ve come to hate about this game is the camera. You know how usually when you play a game you can use your controls to move it any way that you want. Well, you can’t do that in this game. Also, no matter how much profit you end up making for the day, everybody in town will take it away so you’ve got something to sell tomorrow.

Also, their are items that you can buy but you can’t sell. If your wondering that I can just give it to someone your wrong. If a person doesn’t come right up to me and says that they want a particular item from me, it just stays in my storage. So, what is the point of buying these certain items? Well, the answer is quite simple ladies and gentlemen.

Absolutely nothing.

This game is so simple that it’ll wrack at your nerves. I think maybe this type of game would only be entertaining to people who are complete beginners in the gaming world.

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Those Virtual Villagers

I love and hate those Virtual Villager games that the company Last Day of Work, LLC make. Their are about four games in all in the series with each having a different story and puzzle the player must figure out before their entire village dies from hunger or disease. I think depending on the game decides how hard the challenge is.

For example, I thought that Virtual Villagers 2 was super hard because almost every villager was a child. If you haven’t played these games before then I must tell you that children can’t do anything except run around and pick items on the ground. So, I have to wait painstakingly for them to grow up and hope that they don’t starve to death.

Another thing that will get on my nerves would be that whenever one of them is trying to master a skill or trying to discover something new, it would take forever. When I say forever I mean a couple of hours and unlike the Sims games that we all know and love, their is no fast forward button in the Virtual Villager games. I wish their was one, but their isn’t. So, the only thing that you can do is get out of the game and come check on them later.

The more villagers you have doing the same thing, the faster the process goes. But, you’ll find that some of the people you control are really, really stubborn and will try to do anything else except what  you want them to do. When that happens I practically make it my life’s mission to get them to do it no matter how much they don’t want to until they give up. Its like me saying to them,” I do believe I control this game, not you.”

Even though, I say this and that about the game I still find myself drawn to them. Also, I hope that they continue to make more Virtual Villager games in the future.

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The Legend of Phoenix Wright Begins

Back from my brief vacation I shall now continue blogging once again. This time will start by talking about another Ace Attorney game.

For those who have read my previous posts then you know that I have talked about the Ace Attorney series games in the past. Unfortunately, I am playing them out of order and today is no different. This one is called Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney and it was the first game in the series. Before, I even bought the game I was worried about how the graphics would look and if I would even like it because it was made such a long time ago. Those worries were put to rest once I started playing. The game did what the rest of the series did which was suck me right into the storyline.

In this game is where we play the soon to be famous Phoenix Wright where in this game, he is just starting out. It was so funny watching him squirm and not finding the right words to say because he was so nervous. As I was playing the game, the different questions that have stacked up in my mind when I was playing the later versions of the Ace Attorney games finally unraveled. For example, I finally know how Miles Edgeworth and Phoenix Wright are connected to each other and how all the other characters met.

In the first one, you’ll see Edgeworth’s past come to light and watch Von Karma crack. I thought that was the most hilarious mental breakdown I have ever seen. The great and confident Von Karma finally cracks under the pressure. I had two thoughts while his breakdown and it was,” That’s so funny!” and “If only Franzika could see you now!” She would have been devastated to see her father like that and I thought would even be more sweeter the victory.

Also, for the people who already play the game I recommend playing the first game before playing the last game. If you don’t want to be totally lost in the storyline of the new Ace Attorney game called Trials and Tribulations then play the first one. A lot of what happens in the first game will be mentioned in the latest game, as well.

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Ace Attorney: Justice for all

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This time I’ll be talking about another Ace Attorney game. This one is called, “Justice for all” and it would have to be the second game in the series. Yes, I know I’m going a bit out of order with these games, but please bear with me.

The second game tells his story after his face off with the famous and scheming Von Karma, but befores game he went care free on us. This game had a lot tricks to it and it kind of made me feel like an idiot when I finally discovered how to solve everything. I’m not going to tell you how because that would be spoiling it for you.

This game started off really weird and crazy.Already you know that when a man has to ambush you with a fire extinguisher, something is about to go down. Even worse, when our main character, Phoenix Wright, wakes up with amnesia. I was thinking the whole time, ” How in the hell am I going to play this game if this man has amnesia?”.  Don’t you guys worry they find a way.

I’ve come to like Phoenix’s power a lot. How cool would that be to be able to know when someone is keeping a secret from you, how many and knowing how to drag it out of them. Probably some people out there already know how to do this without the help of spiritually charged objects.

Speaking of spiritual powers, in this game you’ll people get possessed a lot and what’s weirder is that they’ll look like the people they got possessed by. No matter what. For example, when Pearl got possessed by Mia, Phoenix’s old boss, Pearl went from looking like a little girl to a full grown woman. I mean, that was amazing! This girl was and tiny and then a second later, she grows a couple feet, her form changed into a full grown woman and even her voice changes.Everyone was completely baffled about how this was even possible. Especially, the judge when they had to take this certain power to court.

Also, when I had to face off against Franzika Von Karma, Von Karma’s heir and daughter, I knew that my butt was about to be kicked. This girl is a smart ass and a know it all. She looks for everything when it comes to a case, so she can obtain perfection. When going against her is like the difficult level in the just went from super easy to super hard. Also, if you say something wrong or just doesn’t like you she’ll whip you. She doesn’t care who it is. So, its best that you stay out her way.

Like I said before in the previous Ace Attorney game. If you like stories, profiling and problem solving then this game is for you. But, if your one of those gamers that skips all the story parts in the game and just wants to go straight to the adventure, then I suggest you don’t even give this game a second glance. Personally, I love the Ace Attorney series. I hope to play every single one some day, even if I do ebd up playing it out of order.

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Kingdom of Hearts: Roxas’s story

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The game Kingdom of Hearts 358 days is a game that tells Roxas’s side of the story. I became curious about what happened to Roxas during the time he was with the organization and why he did what he did. If you played the other kingdom of hearts games then you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about then I suggest that you stop reading this and start playing Kingdom of Hearts one and two, as soon as possible.

Anyway, Roxas came into this game confused and silent. All of the members of the organization,especially, Axel liked to make fun of him because during the first couple of days of being with them, he was acting like a zombie. As the story went on in the game, things that I’ve seen in the other games started to make sense.

For example, remember when Axel first appeared in front of Sora? Then, he was asking him did he remember him and why did he betray him. Then, when Sora said he didn’t have a clue who he was he went ballistic and attacked him.

This game reveals that Roxas and Axel were close friends. They were always looking out for each other. Also, if you didn’t know this already from playing the other games then you know that Roxas is Sora’s nobody.

What I also liked in this game already offer.

The difficulty setting.

I absolutely love it when games let you choose if you want the it to be easy or so hard that you’ll most likely be stuck on level one. Don’t you just hate it when you get stuck on a level or trying to beat a boss, but no matter what you do you can’t seem to win? I know I do. So, when I play a game and it offers changing the difficulty. I usually choose easy. Then, once I beat the game I’ll most likely go back and try harder levels.

Anyway, back to the game I don’t know if they were trying to mix some romance into the story line or not, but I know that friendship component was strong in the game. The reason I say this is because another member of the organization shows up shortly after Roxas and they become friends very quickly. Her name is Xion and she as a remarkable resemblance to Kairi, Sora’s best friend. Maybe she’s Kairi’s nobody, maybe she isn’t. Maybe she has a connection to the mysterious blonde girl that keeps appearing and disappearing or maybe not.

Your just going to have to play to find out. Like in the other kingdom of hearts games. You’ll fight the heartless, nobodies and other characters. You’ll also get to go to other worlds. The only thing that bothers me about Kingdom of Hearts 358 days is that when you travel around you don’t see people who your character can interact with. Why? I don’t have a clue.

I think they could have thrown in a resident or two in each world. At least, have people for the shops at each world. Besides, that I have no problem with the game. Reveal the answers to all of your questions while playing this game and enjoy yourself while you’re doing it.

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