Thoughts on Destiny 2

With the BETA for Destiny 2 nearly upon us I thought that it would be rather a good time to put my thoughts out on what I think of it so far from the information that we have been given from Bungie.

Story: This game is set one year after the events of the Rise of Iron DLC that came out, which I didn’t play, and a division of the Cabal called the Red Legion lead by Dominus Ghaul aka Gary, and they decide to assault The Last City and he takes manages to take out the Traveller and in the process stripping the Guardians of their powers. This causes the Guardians to flee and set up a new city in the European Dead Zone and start their own path of avenging and find then also have the Guardians find their new powers. I like this since that this seems to have a lot more story then what was shown for the first game since that a majority of the story for the game did end up coming from the DLC that came after the story was over.

Starting from scratch: One of the big things that this game does is that there aren’t any carry overs from the first Destiny game, which means that everyone gets a clean slate and it also encourages new player to join as well since that we are all starting from the beginning. The way that they showed that this was rather hilarious as well since that during the Red Legion’s attack Cade-6 says the line they destroyed your stuff, my stuff and especially my stuff. Also doing this as well can mean that players could even start coming up with new personal favourites combinations and armour. Which then leads me to my next thoughts. Another new thing about this game is that Peter Dinklage, who voiced Ghost in the first game isn’t reprising his roll this time round. This time we have Nolan North doing the voice and I like this a lot more than what I did with Dinklage since that it sounds more hilarious from what we have heard from him so far. But that could have been down to the direction that Dinklage was given to the script.

New Subclasses/Weapons/Armour: Since that Gary stripped the current powers of the Guardians, they now must venture out and try and find new powers for the game and they do look rather interesting. For the Hunter, they get the Arcstrider which grants them a Bo staff, Warlocks get the Dawnblade, a solar based sword and the Titans get Defender which gives them a void shield where you basically turn into Captain America. Another new thing that they added to the game is that they changed how the weapons and armour. With the weapons, they changed it from Primary/Secondary/Heavy its now going to be Kinetic/Energy/Heavy so that this means that depending on what sort of loads that you like there can be more combinations for loadouts which means that you could have two weapons that you really liked in Destiny 1 and you could use them both in Destiny 2. With the armour, I don’t think that they have changed it that much drastically. From what I have gathered they have changed it so that the armour just reads Armour/Recovery/Agility instead of Strength/Intellect/Discipline.

PvE/PvP: When I played Destiny I mainly played it for the PvE since that I didn’t have that much confidence in myself to do PvP and it was something that I found rather not interested in. But for this I may start doing it for this since that they shortened the player count from 6v6 to now being 4v4. But the thing that I am looking forward to for this is the PvE since that they did announce that there will be no going to orbit so that means that there will be less loading times since that it did seem that in Destiny seemed to be rather long winded with loading screens. I also like that we are getting four new areas to explore, the European Dead Zone, Saturn’s moon Titan, Io which is a planet that was created by the Traveller by terraforming and a planet that has been transformed by the Vex called Nessus. Plus, since that we still have a few months till they will announce any actual DLC would could be seeing more areas being unlocked in the new areas or even the chance of new areas being made.

First Strike- The Inverted Spire: The first strike that we got to see being revealed when Destiny 2 was The Inverted Spire where you travel to Nessus and try and find why the Red Legion are here at a dig-site but not only that but we will also have to deal with the Vex as well. For me I think that I may have a bit of trouble trying to get past the drill since I have a habit of badly timing things. But the thing that seems to be rather interesting about it is that the boss health bar appears to be in portions. But since I didn’t play anything after The Taken King, I’m uncertain if that happened afterwards. The whole mission actually looks like that it could be rather challenging but it looks like that it is going to be fun to play.

E3 2017 Games I’m Forward To Play

Last year I did a list of the games revealed at E3 and there were a lot of games that I liked the look of, but I only wanted to make it a top ten lists. So, this year I have decided to expand on my usual list lengths and just doing a list of the games that I am looking forward to playing or at least look interesting.

Call of Cthulhu: When I heard about this game last year, there wasn’t that much information about the game at that date. However, this year we got a trailer for the game and it does look rather interesting. It seems that this game is going to be a first-person exploration game, in the same way that Amnesia is where you’re going around looking for clues to try and solve whatever the story is. I think that this could be a game that I could pick up, but I would need to see something more solid before I put my money down.

Days Gone: Another game that we saw from last year’s E3 and that showed a very cool video of the protagonist that you play trying to run away from a hoard of zombies through a farm area and the immense nature of the zombies was something that intrigued me and some of my friends.  But when the latest footage that was shown, we saw a lot more of the game. The first being that we can ride certain vehicles in the game, with this showing a motorbike. Luring away zombies from a camp to set up an ambush to go and rescue a member of your group. But then we got something more amazing than anything that I have seen in a zombie film and that is we get to, at some point, facing a zombie bear and that is what I am looking forward to.

Dragon Ball Fighter Z: One of the more stranger reveals of E3, for me, was this game since that I knew going in that this was going to be shown, but I didn’t know where it would have shown up. Up to this point I had only played Xenoverse 2 as the only fighting game that was Dragon Ball based on and I was really hoping for a new fighting game for consoles. Then this game was announced and I was really looking forward to it since that it was going to be a 2.5d game which is rather different to what we currently have. Hopefully that this game is going to be good to play since that the only time that I have played a demo for Extreme Butoden and I wasn’t that impressed with it since that it was 3v3 and not 1v1.

Far Cry 5: Another game that was revealed before E3 and this is something that has rather intrigued me. The main reason that this has got my interests me is that instead of this game taking place somewhere rather mysterious and exotic islands or areas, but Montana. The main story of the game seems to revolve around a cult leader and you are a sheriff’s deputy trying to protect the residence of Hope County from the cult. Another thing that I like from the information that we got from this reveal was that you also have the chance to get companions and they seem to be rather useful as well and the two that I like are Boomer, the dog, who can take out enemies as well as giving you guns from the fallen enemies. The second is Grace Armstrong who appears to take the distance approach as she her main is a Sniper Rifle. I think that if I do get this game I would be using Grace more than the other Hires that you can get since that I do find her being a sniper to be a lot more useful. Another thing that I like that was revealed from an interview from GameSpot and that is that there isn’t going to be any towers or possibly even a mini map which is rather weird compared to previous games where there were towers where you could find further points in the map.

Kingdom Hearts 3: I have been playing Kingdom Hearts for only a short period of time, but I have been looking forward to seeing what this game is like and I think that this could be a cool game. So far from what I have seen, the story seems interesting and that it involves Sora reuniting with Donald, Goofy, Riku and King Mickey who are trying to stop Master Xehanort’s plan and try and stop the second Keyblade War. There are two things that I am looking for from the game is the new worlds that they are going to add, since that currently we have two new worlds. The first is Tangled where we get Rapunzel and Big Hero 6 where we get Baymax. Plus, at this year’s D20 event there will be a new character and world revealed and I am hoping for one of two worlds, one being a Star Wars world where we could get Luke/Rey as a playable character or a Marvel world where I have no idea who would be playable. The second thing that I like is the Japanese dub since that it sounds a lot more better than what the English dub is so I’m hoping for an option where I can change it cause Japanese Hades sound awesome.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2: All the LEGO games that I love playing are the ones that have original stories and when I heard that this game was coming out I knew that I was going to be getting it since that it would be a lot better than Marvel’s LEGO Avengers game that came out since that was a rather bad game. But with this game since that it has its own story makes it a better game by default for me. The story from what we know is it is going to be based in a world called Chronopolis where time displacements happen which cause heroes to be placed in different time lines and that they all must unite against Kang the Conqueror who plans on taking over Chronopolis. I like the look of the game as it takes a lot of elements from previous games and I hope that it can make them better. I am looking forward to seeing what the full story and what DLC content will follow since I really loved playing them since they are something fun to do.

Life is Strange- Before the Storm: I played Life is Strange and I liked playing it. However, when Square Enix revealed that this was going to be released, I was really hoping that this was going to be the sequel that Dontnod Entertainment have in development, but it turns out that it is in fact going to be a three-part prequel series that is going to be done by Deck Nine Games instead. This did sort of bother me since that there has been a bad track record for me when I have played a game series where a title was made by a different company, such as Arkham Origins being made by WB Montreal instead of Rocksteady. But nonetheless I am slightly looking forward to it since that it tells the story on what happened to Chloe three years before the events of Life is Strange and we also get to see more of Rachel, who was a subject of the first game as she was presumed missing during most of the game. Since that this is going to be a rather short game and for the fact that it is going to be episodically released it would be an easy game to pick up.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: So, this is the only Switch game that I have on this list but this is the one that to me looks like it could be really fun to play. Mario on his way to Peach’s castle but hijinks ensures where he sees a vortex floating above him where Rabbids begin to fly out. It is now up to Mario and his friends with the help of four heroic Rabbids that dress up as different characters to stop the invasion. But the coolest thing about this game is that this looks like Ubisoft took a page out of the X-Com series where it is a turn based tactics game and this makes it more interesting than usual.

Monster Hunter World: I found this to be one of the weirdest reveals from Sony’s press conference and that was that Capcom where bringing out a new Monster Hunter game to consoles, which hasn’t happened in a few years since that has happened. I am looking forward to this for a lot of reasons, the first is that we are getting a few new pieces of equipment, the first being a grappling hook, the second a slingshot and a third, that I find to be really interesting, a ghillie-suit. The suit is something that interests me since that with it, it does mean that it would be handy to hunt creatures that spook easily but also something good to distract monsters as well when working with group. The second thing that I like about the game is that it is more open world than what the previous games are, but when I mean open world for this game, I mean that there are no load screens between areas in maps, which is something that was pretty tiring about previous games. The final thing that I like about this game is that since that this game is also playable online, there will be loads of people that will be playing from around the world, and this could build up an amazing community.

Spider-Man: I am a huge fan of the Spider-Man franchise and if there is one thing that I have been looking for the past year has been information about this game and this seems to be really interesting since that it does seem to feature a different villain to what we normally get and that is Mr. Negative. One of the other things that I like about this game is that it looks like that the combat system has improved a lot better since the Amazing Spider-Man games that came out in conjunction to the films, but this time round this doesn’t link with the movie which is something that I do like. But from what I have seen from the game that I dislike and it is more of personal issue and that is I really don’t like the costume that you get from what appears to be the start of the game since I think that the white is too much for the costume. However, I did find out that there will be alternate costumes that will be available throughout the game, so I will be changing out of that costume ASAP.

Star Wars Battlefront 2: When I heard that there was going to be a sequel to Battlefront I was already determined to NOT get the game since I had rather bad experiences and found that EA/ DICE thought that it was better to focus on giving people who bought the season pass to get more perks. But when I saw that they were scrapping the season pass system as well as making the DLC content free for players. This has me more interested in the game so it means that I am not putting an extra £30-40 of additional content for a game that I’m not sure that I would enjoy playing. Another thing that I do like about this game is that we are going to be playing through three different eras where we even get to play as Battle Droids which I am really looking forward to. Another thing I like is that the first game mode that was shown at E3 makes it look rather good as it is a new game mode where the Separatists are invading Theed and it is their goal to break into the throne room to get the Queen to sign the treaty. I think from what we have seen of this it does look like that it is better than what Battlefront is. Hopefully, we would be getting more confirmations on heroes and villains over then next few months and I think that we could see something at D20 this year.

Wolfenstein- The New Colossus: I didn’t know what to think when I played The New Order since that I have never played Doom or the old Wolfenstein and didn’t know what to really expect. But I do have to say that I really enjoyed playing it since that it was a rather fun FPS, which I haven’t had fun playing in years. This game has me interested since that it pretty much continues off after the events of the first game where you have to protect your family and create new alliances to defeat the Nazi’s.

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Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon: This is something that I am more cheating with since that it was only revealed before the start of E3 when Nintendo held a small Direct Conference where they revealed this at the end but more importantly Pokken on the Switch. I think that this looks rather interesting since that it seems that it could be going down the line of Black 2/ White 2 where the trailer looks like that we are in the same region, but it looks like that there are more things going on and I think that the story is going off the events of the first game as we know that Lillie is off trying to get her mother better after the events of the game. But other than that, I don’t know that much else about the game, but I guess that we may get another Direct in a few months where they may reveal more information about the game

South Park: The Fractured But Whole: I have already gone over why I am looking forward to this game with my list from last year. I do hope that the delays that have come with this game, that being pushed back from December to March then finally coming out in November, but I am still looking forward to it still.

Skull and Bones: One of my top games that I have played on PS3 was Assassins Creed Black Flag and this was due to the naval mechanics where you got to go around the Caribbean attacking and looting ships to make your ship, the Jackdaw, better. When Ubisoft revealed this game I along with a few of my friends got excited since that we enjoyed the naval stuff in the game. But since that we don’t have a lot of information on the game there is only so much information that we could take on hand at this time.

Pokémon Sun Review

Currently I have put nearly 80 or so hours into Pokemon Sun and I have to say that this has been one of the best games after seeming rather hesitant about it for the last few months.

Story: So with this story it is one of the most complex and intriguing story that they have ever done for a Pokemon game. The main story revolves around three different story elements. The first is the Island Challenge that replaces the Gym system, which I will get later on in the review. The second is with a character that you get introduced called Lillie and her Pokemon, Cosmog, to find out where it came from and trying to find its way home. The third revolves around Team Skull and the Aether Foundation which gets really weird and strange.sun-moon-2

With the island challenge you travel around the four islands of Alola and partake in different challenges that revolve around facing Trail Captains, Totem Pokemon and then the Island Kahuna which some can be rather challenging. I know I have a hard time fighting Lurantis in the Lush Jungle. In the end of the challenge you then unlock access to Mt Lanakila and then challenge the newly formed Elite Four and Champion.

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The story line with Lillie and Cosmog does get rather interesting since that it also works its way into the story line with the Aether Foundation. But in the mean time Lillie and Cosmog head to the different ruins around the different islands since that apparently Cosmog is linked to the different ruins. Later in the game we then find out that Cosmog is also linked to the Ultra Beasts that has the interests of the Aether Foundation since they want to preserve the Ultra Beasts against Team Skull. But then it turns out there is more to Cosmog than what even Lillie knows and that is Cosmog is a legendary Pokemon that can evolve into, depending on the version, the cover legendary. Lillie then comes to the realisation that she can no longer look after Cosmog now and you get the chance to capture it to help you with the way to get into the Alternate World to fight the Ultra Beast.

The story line with Team Skull and the Aether Foundation is the weirdest one since that in the end, and a bit of spoilers, the leaders of both factions join together for some strange. With Skull they are around sort of the same thinking of Team Rocket with mainly wanting to steal Pokemon. But with the Aether Foundation they start off rather innocent wanting to help preserve and protect Pokemon from Team Skull but then when it comes to the Ultra Beasts they start to show more of a strange intentions to get them that involve Lillie and Cosmog where it at least seemed that Lusamine the president of Aether Foundation wanted to use all of Cosmog energy to access the Alternate World. When in the Alternate World we see that there are a lot Ultra Beasts and that Lusamine merges with one of them but then after your battle with her gets separated with the help of the cover monster. Team Skull in this game seem to be rather lacklustre but the fights are more interesting especially in the abandoned town that Team Skull takes over.

Island Challenge: The island challenge is one of the best features that they have added to the game and is a breath of fresh air from the Gym system that they had in all the previous games. The concept of the island challenge is rather simple and that is that you go around the island and do roughly three different types of challenge. The first is the Totem Pokemon; they are Pokemon that you fight in the game that have special abilities that can boost stats such as attack and speed. The second asun-moon-3re the Trail Captains; these are trainers that some can fight to progress further on or later in the game, I think since that I have faced one of the Trail Captains after I beat the game. The third are the Island Kahunas which are basically the strongest trainers on the island who, theoretically, should be some of the strongest trainers that you will fight on the islands. But beating the final Kahuna isn’t the end of the story by beating them you unlock a new area called Mt Lanakila where you can take on the Elite Four of the game and become the first Island Champion. The cool thing about the Elite Four is that the majority of the Elite Four is made up of the Island Kahuna’s and some characters added in. Plus an additional awesome thing is that when you beat the Elite Four the first time you can retake the challenge and then face off against different challengers like Hau and other characters that you encounter around the different islands. It is a rather big step up from refighting the Elite Four and Champion from the previous games since that it does mean that the last fight will always be different.

Pokémon: I originally thought when I saw the Pokemon designs for this generation were rather lacklustre and looked rather bland and rather uninterested. But once I started catching them and training them that they were rather good.sun-and-moon-4 A lot of the Pokemon have a lot of good new abilities and from previous generations they seem to be totally different. I have had a lot of fun coming up with different ideas of combinations for when I was doing the Elite Four since that there were some Pokemon that could only evolve in certain areas that are near the end of the game. But other than that I actually changed my mind about all of the new Pokemon and they are really good. I also really do like the Alola forms of the first generation Pokémon since that they all have a different abilities and type match up since that the region had different effects on Pokémon.

Problems: With this game there are a lot of problems I do have with this game. The first is to do with the fishing mechanic and that is that you can only fish in certain spots. Plus the fact that there are two different sorts of fishing spots, the regular fishing spots where you have a higher chance of mainly getting Magikarp and then you have bubbling spots where there is a higher chance of catching other Pokemon other than Magikarp. I do hope that this could get fixed with the encounter rates since that there is also a chance getting items as well. The second problem that I have with it is the SOS system, even though that it does give a chance of getting rare Pokemon, the main problem that when you take out one Pokemon the SOS Pokemon can call out to bring another one in and it is a rather 50/50 chance of getting a third Pokemon called in and so on. The third problem that I have with this game is more of a minor problem is that when you catch a new Pokemon, the registration data shows you the evolution of Pokemon by showing blank spaces next to them. I know that I really wanted to be surprised if a Pokemon had an evolution by getting it to a certain level or stone or area to see if it would evolve but for some reason they decided to show what could come for the Pokémon. The final problem that I have with the game is that there are too many Pokémon from other generations in the game and it does rather bug me that there are so many, I’m fine with the Alola forms since they have a reason why they are like this but having Pokémon such like Caterpie or Magikarp in the game seems to me that they just wanted to fill out the Pokedex more. It is disappointing that there has only been one game that had only one generation (pre Elite Four) where you can’t get Pokémon from other regions. Hopefully in future instalments they will have a game that will just have just one generation.

Overall Score 8.5/10

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Review

So I already a little bit late to the game here but I thought I decided to put in my two cents for this game.

Story: For this game the story follows off from the first game, which I didn’t play, where you can play as a Time Patroller (from five different races) and partake in restoring history points in the Dragon Ball Z and beginning bits of Super that have been altered by the villain Towa. But things are more different this time, Towa has brought in villains from a different canon in the Dragon Ball universe and that was bringing in the movie villains like Turles, Lord Slug, and Cooler etc. This does seem to repeat a lot of elements from the first game such as repeating some stages such as fighting the Great Apes on Earth and the Ginyu Force on Namek. But they did add some rather cool what if and new battles including Ginyu taking Trunks body and something that was missing from the first game and that was being able to fight Imperfect Cell and Androids 16,17 and 18 in the time line as well as fighting with Future Gohan. In and around the game the story follows through the disappearance of Trunk’s Time Patroller partner, who could be imported from the first game or a preset character from the game.xenoverse-2-3 It then turns out in the end that Towa had captured them and turned them evil with a controlled mask and when that plan fails she goes back in time and destroys the Dragon that granted the wish at the beginning of the first game. In the end of it Towa manages to steal Tokitoki’s egg and has Mira battle your character. However Mira goes rouge and merges himself and Towa with the egg into a altered form and you have to take him down with the help of everyone’s ‘favourite’ character Goku. In the end there are two post game missions that you can so that features Bardock and Future Gohan but it just seems more filler than anything else. Overall the story is rather decent play through but getting up to the fight with Frieza and Cooler requires pretty much a lot of grinding since that it can be quite annoying.

Characters: So with this game, like the previous instalment, you can bring along two AI’s with you on Parallel Quests. This ranges from having characters like Goku and the usual Z Fighters to the villains through the game. But there are also some characters that you can only unlock by doing specific quests as well as wishing for characters from the Dragon Balls which does seem that it could be rather long winded to get. But overall it does seem like a rather good range of characters and some of them do have rather interesting ways to unlock them such as a really cool PQ where you have to fight Yamcha who goes rouge and you unlock his super-villain form by just beating the game. But there is something that I wish that could be added for characters and hopefully something that could be done if they do make Xenoverse 3 and that is to have more villains from either Dragon Ball and GT or the films. But since that DB Super will likely still have a few years left we could see characters like Zamasu and Goku Black (with Super Saiyan Rose) in the future.

Quests and Expert Missions: Now here we come to a rather annoying and something that should also be rather fixed about the game. First the quests are pretty much copied and pasted over from the first game such as the missions for the story. This does seem like a bit of a letdown but it is rather disappointing that they did this. But this is mainly the 6&7 Star missions that are copied and pasted mission the rest of them seem rather repeated but there are new missions in it such as battling against the three main Androids and Imperfect Cell or fighting against the Z Warriors in the Cell Games, it is really fun. But here comes one of my problems and that is the Expert Missions.xenoverse-2-4 First this seems, from what I have played from it as well as watching streams from it was that there are many connection problems that it has and that is mainly due to what Bandai Namco’s severs. If they had serves dedicated to host online matches since that apparently it affects more of your broadband connection and from people that try to stream expert missions it does cause a lot of problems. Second is that if you try to do these missions offline then you are stuck with computer AI and that is pretty much worse since that they seem more sporadic and more of an annoyance.

Problems: Of course there are problems with this game. The copy and paste missions and problems with the Expert Missions online are rather annoying. Yet I do find more problems with this game, the first being something that should be available to do and that is being able to have the imported/pre-installed created character and being able to play as them or use them as support AI for PQ’s which does seem that it would be easy to do since that the move sets are in the game and the model is already there but there is no way that you can do it. It just seems rather weird that you can’t do it.xenoverse-2-2 Second problem is one of the story missions and that is the fight against Cooler and Frieza. This is one of the most annoying fights that is in the game, I had a easier time fighting against Mira at the end than I did with that fight. I basically had to grind to, I think, level 30 or 35 when I went back and done that mission. I don’t think that it should have taken me that long to get through that mission. The third is something that in the main world and that are the vehicles and the fact that you don’t get to fly in the main world until getting through the Frieza/Cooler mission. But I don’t see the reason at all why they did this in the first way since that when you start in the game you fly from whatever rift world you’re in and then being able to fly through the missions. It just seems rather a weird thing that they do and I hope that it is something that they fix when and if they do Xenoverse 3.

Overall Score 7/10

Top Five Pokémon Battle: Games

I am a huge fan of the Pokemon videogames and to continue of the theme for this month I am going to be covering my favourite battles that partake over all the games. However it is only going to focus on the handheld series since that I have forgotten a lot of the battles that happen in Pokemon Coliseum and XD Gale of Darkness for the fact I no longer have my Wii.

5: XY: Lysander/ AZ: For a while I always thought that X/Y did have a rather boring but there was something’s that I did like and it came near to the end of the game and that was Lysander revealing his true intentions and that was to basically destroy the world. Even though that it did feel like a rather rushed ending for the game it was something that I did like. In this we saw that Lysander revealing what he was going to do and then you have the first battle with him and it just feels like the first battle that you usually have earlier in games when you usually face off against the enemy leader in earlier parts of the games. However my favourite part of the these battle was when you fight him after either catching or killing the legendary when he comes out and has his mega stone and a more interesting battle happens here. Since that there is a second person for this slot I did like the fact that you could also face off against Lysander’s prisoner AZ, who was the king once upon a time, and you get to fight him after beating the Elite Four and Champion. This was more for seeing the AZ finally getting repentance for what he had done and his Pokemon, Floette came back to him and it was a nice ending for the series.

4: ORAS: Delta Episode: Now for this I am rather cheating for this and this is more about the lore and some battles that happen in the section of the game. In the aftermath of the main story for ORAS you are put into a story that does have a rather intriguing theory that these new series of games are set in an alternate dimension. The idea is that they live in a universe where mega evolution exists and that there were going to create a wormhole that would take the meteorite that is coming towards the earth and send it to somewhere else where the antagonist for the story said that what if it went to a universe where mega evolution didn’t exists. It is a really cool theory that they made especially for the old school players for the games.

3:BW: N/Ghetsis: Black and White was one of the game that had one of the best stories that are in the game. When you arrive in the first town in Black and White you see Team Plasma preaching about Pokemon and that they should be freed. From that point you are then introduced to a mysterious trainer known as N. From there you are there you encounter N a lot of times but it doesn’t get interesting until you get through the Elite Four where you head to the Champions Chamber and find that N has beaten him and erects his castle from the ground. From there you go around the castle looking for N and finally encounter him where he gives you the opportunity to capture either Reshiram/Zekrom and then you battle him but then once you face him you are then thrown straight into the fight with Ghetsis but in the end of that fight N realises that what has been happening is wrong and he then ends his ties with Team Plasma. It is a really good ending for the game and the sequel is a rather good story as well.

2:GSC/HGSS: Red: When I played Pokemon Gold for the first time I never even got the chance to face off against Red at the top of Mt Silver, for the fact that I pretty much was terrible at the game and only got to I think facing off against either Brock or Blue but that was a really long time ago. Role onto when the remakes came along and I finally had the chance to face off against Red in Soul Silver and this was one of the toughest fights I have ever had in the game. This fight makes you grind away to become the strongest you can be since the fact that Red’s Pokemon are all levelled between 70-80 so that means that you would need to spend a long time grinding especially if your team is about mid 50s or 60s if you want a chance of survival. But in the end it is totally worth being a top contender just for the fact that it is pretty much the last real fight in the game and the biggest challenge faced.

1:RBY/FRLG: Rival: Back in the day of the first Pokemon games you only had two main enemies in the game Giovanni, the leader of Team Rocket, and Blue (or Nutsack or whatever you called him). But the main challenge was always Blue. He is the first and if you didn’t go into the Viridian Forest could be the second trainer that you can fight. A lot of the time he does have a really good range of Pokemon at his use and there are pretty good as well and that is where the challenge is, to make yourself a better trainer than him and this all comes to a end when you beat Lance in the Elite Four and face off against the Champion: Blue. This is pretty much the ultimate test that was in the original game (besides MewTwo or MissingNo) since that if you lose this match, unless saving before the fight, would have to go back to the beginning of the Elite Four and do the challenge all over again. But once you beat him you then do have the satisfaction of being the number one trainer in the Kanto Region.

Pokémon Sun and Moon Expectations

So were nearing that time when the newest Pokémon game is coming out in November and I am really looking forward to playing it even though I do have a few worries about it as well.

Pokemon: So with this being a new region for Pokemon you know what that means we’re are going to have a tonne of new Pokemon to catch. To me there are a lot of rather interesting looking Pokemon and I look forward to try and catch them all (minus version exclusives since I am currently getting Sun), yet I do have one problem that I did have with Pokemon XY and that was the fact that there were more Pokemon from other generations. I think that this was to fill out the Pokedex since that there was about 60 or so new Pokemon added and if that is the same reason why I will take that into consideration

Alolan Form: So the newest thing for this game is the introduction of Alolan Form Pokemon with the theory around this was that Pokemon that lived he evolved in a different way compared to in other regions like Kanto and Johto. This means that we do get some really cool looking Pokemon with new types and with that new ways to beat them. So far my favourite Alolan forms that have been revealed have been for Sandshrew/Sandslash and Marowak they both do look really cool with the designs that they to go along with where they are from but then we do have some rather ridiculous looks forms such as Raichu and Exeggutor since they both do look rather silly and type coverage makes rather little sense especially with Exeggutor being Grass/Dragon type. Hopefully with the changes the Alolan forms have a lot better chance in-game then they do on paper.

New Format: So with this game there is something rather different to what previous games have done and that is it doesn’t appear to be an actual gym system in the game instead we have the Island Challenges that the player takes. Now I don’t have an actual clue on what the outcome of doing the Island Challenges does but it is something that I am looking forward to do since that it is nice to finally have a change. Another cool thing with this challenge it seem that in the challenge is that you get to fight actual Pokemon in battles which I think is really cool.

New Features: With this new game we also get a lot of new features as well including the ability to ride Pokemon in what appears to be a much larger area now when they introduced it in XY. With this it appears that you can use Pokemon to get through places in the game by using abilities that the Pokemon have such as with Sharpedo where it can smash through large boulders that are in the sea to reach new areas. Another new feature in the game is something that looks like they are bringing back in what they used in Black2 White2 and that was an area where you can interact with different trainers and buying items. Finally another interesting thing that they brought in was something for Pokemon to do when they are inside the storage system and that is the Poke Pelego where Pokemon are put into doing tasks such as finding new Pokemon that could join your team, gathering evolution stones (which is a really big help), training and gathering berries. This does seem like they are trying to make Pokemon into something more advanced and using previous elements from previous games since this weirdly does seem like the Dream World function in Black and White but since that was done more online on computer this seems to be a large step forward into making it a better version.

Ultra Beasts: There is something that I do rather think that looks rather stupid since that it seems something more out of a sci-fi flick. With the Ultra Beasts it looks like that in this game the Aether Foundation are in fact Bio-Pokemon and I think it just seems rather weird going off especially since that with the Island Challenges which seems to be more along the lines of a tribal journey. Hopefully this is something that is going to be explained more logically along the next month or to explain what they really are.

Top Five Games to Re-Master

Ever since the PS4 and X-Box One was revealed people always wondered what it would be like to play last gen games on this new platform and now we see pretty much now that there are a lot remastered games including one that is coming out that was originally on PS1 and I got thinking. What games would I like to see be remastered and this is what I have so far.

Silent Hill5: Silent Hill: When I was young I never had the chance to play Silent Hill on the PS1 or actually any format and I think that there would be a lot of people who would be happy to play it with the improved graphics of the current gen of game consoles that we have nowadays. Since that I don’t know a whole lot of the game I won’t be talking about it much but I have seen a few bits and pieces from walkthroughs and I think that it does look like a good game.

SWBFPS24: Battlefront 2: This could be one of my favourite games that I remember playing on PS2 was Battlefront 2 and it was one of the best games that I remember playing. In this game you did have a story mode that you could do as well as being able to create your own playlist of maps that you could play and fight on many different planets and systems. One of my favourite things about this game was that you had a larger range of maps to choose from and also you had a larger amount of heroes and villains that you could play as from Obi Wan, Yoda and Mace Windu from the Galactic Republic to playing villains like The Emperor and Darth Vader from the Empire. It was a really great game and the biggest downfall for the series was when they revealed Battlefront was coming to the current gen consoles and it was the biggest Star Wars let down I have ever played.

StDr3: Spyro 1-3: When I was a kid the Spyro games were my favourites to play, even though I don’t remember even completing them and that makes it even more fun at least for me when I was a child. I remember for one of my birthdays I got Spyro 3 for my birthday and I was pretty much playing it when I got back in from school and only stopping to eat cake, that and also I think my mam didn’t wanting me to see the news since it was the same day tragic event happened in September. From then on though I don’t think that the Spyro games got that better when they came out on PS2 but then they totally dissolved into nothing once when Skylanders came out when it all went down the way where you had to go out and buy figures to play games. Hopefully we may see this happening with the possible success that may happen when Crash Bandicoot comes out this year as a remastered version for PS4.

ReDeRed2: Red Dead Redemption: As of writing this blog there have been some rumours that this game is going to be remastered but nothing yet has been confirmed. I got this game merely on a whim and I got to say I have been enjoying this game more than I was enjoying Rockstars next major game GTAV. I think that I have enjoyed this more since that you are just playing as one person and the mission, so far, has been pretty plain and simple in getting your former friend into custody. I have been really enjoying this game and I think I could be only a quarter the way through it and still have a lot of things to do in it. I think that the setting for the game is really wonderful and nice which also reminds me a lot from the Assassins Creed series. You have such a large area to explore and discover new things I just which there were more games that were like this being made but hopefully there will be a switch.

FO31: Fallout 3: I bought this game about a month before I got my hands on Fallout 4 and I found this to be a lot more difficult that it, and I was playing on the same difficulty. In this you start out a literally a baby being born and then being raised by your father, Liam Neeson, who is a scientist inside the Vault. But then one day you find your dad missing being told that he was a traitor and you leave the Vault with a little bit of help and search to find out what happened to your father and start to explore Washington DC in the Fallout universe. One of the things that I enjoyed was being challenged by the game even on easy difficulty when I started going through the different towns and areas where I ended up getting slaughtered by Super Mutants, but in the end I managed to progress a lot further than what I thought I would have. It is a enjoyable game and since that it already has a GOTY edition version I think that it would be a easy game to see be remastered for current gen depending if Bethesda would be up for doing it.