Archive for January, 2015

Greetings mortals, I am DracoJames102 and welcome to the Pokemon Marathon.

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I’m not going to beat about the bush, Pokemon is probably my favourite video game series ever made. It’s certainly the series I spent the most time on. If I wasn’t playing the games, I’d be watching the latest episode of the anime. I always look forward to when the next mainstream game comes out and the game mechanics seem to get better and better.

Now for this marathon, I am going to focus on where it all started and the games I spent the most time on in my childhood, Generation 1 and Generation 2. The series was created by Satoshi Tajeri and was released for the Nintendo Game Boy in 1996. It should also be noted that Satoshi was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. If that doesn’t inspire people with autism like me, I don’t know what will. The games released in Japan were known as Pokemon Red and Pokemon Green. Both are the same game, they just had different Pokemon to catch in certain areas. The main gimmick of Pokemon was to catch them all and to that you needed a link cable and a friend who had a Game Boy and the other version of the game (or you could do it yourself). A short time after their release, Pokemon Blue was released which had updated graphics and bug fixes. Generation 1 was then released worldwide as Pokemon Red and Blue which are based of the Japanese Blue version. For this review, I am going to look at Pokemon Red version and then I’ll briefly talk about Pokemon Yellow.

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Greetings mortals, I am DracoJames102 and I am here to give you a review.

Sonic 4 Episode 2 Title Card

Episode 2 of Sonic 4 came out in 2012, just a few months after Sonic Generations came out. After the taste of Episode 1 started to grow bitter for me, I was hoping Episode 2 would improve upon where Episode 1 failed, especially after I enjoyed Sonic Generations so much. Does it? Let’s dive in.

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Greetings mortals, I am DracoJames102 and I am here to give you a review.

Sonic 4 Episode 1 Title Card

When Sonic 4 was released in 2010 for Xbox Live and PSN, I was pretty eager to play it being the Sonic fan that I am. Back when I first beat it, I thought it was pretty good. But over the years, I’ve played the classic series more and more and my opinions on this game have really changed. Are they good or are they bad? Let’s find out how this sequel stacks up to the classics.

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Greetings mortals, I am DracoJames102 and I’m here to give you a review.

Batman Arkham Origins Title card

Like most of you, I was disappointed when they announced that Rocksteady Studios wanted to push back the release date of Batman Arkham Knight to June 2015. But I understand that Rocksteady want to make sure that they create a solid game and you’ll be sure that I’ll review it when it comes out (it’ll also be the main reason I’ll buy a PS4). For now though, I’m going to review the last game in the series, Batman Arkham Origins. Now when I saw the first trailer of Arkham Origins, I was exited. Batman was duking it out with Deathcstroke and Deadshot and Black Mask hiring six other assassins to kill Batman before the night is out. When the game finally came out, I got it on launch date and does it manage to stack up with the other Arkham games? Well…let’s find out.

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Aside from the classic Mega Man series the only other sub series I’ve really gotten into is the Mega Man X series. With a futuristic look, darker themes and fast flowing action this felt like an evolution for the series. So I am now going to rank the main 8 games (I’m not including Command Mission) in order from my least favourite to favourite. Bear in mind I haven’t beaten all of these games as this series is WAY harder than the classic series, but they will still be ranked on how I enjoyed them from what I played.

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