Archive for April, 2015

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

Metroid 2 Title Card

It’s been a while since I reviewed the first Metroid game, hasn’t it? The first Metroid game on the N.E.S was a big hit, so a sequel was released for the Game Boy in 1991. Like the first game, this is the first time I’ve beaten this game so is this a game that I can recommend to the gamers today?

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Greetings mortals, I am DracoJames102 and unfortunately it is time to end the Pokemon Marathon.

Now that we are done looking at the 2nd Generation of Pokemon, it’s once again time to count down the Top Ten Best Pokemon from that generation. If you read my Top Ten Gen 1 list, the same rules apply here but I will introduce some new rules. When I look at the next generation, I won’t talk about how the battle mechanics or the new moves affected Pokemon from previous generations. I am strictly looking at the Pokemon that were introduced in that generation. Also no hold items will be counted. I am looking at these Pokemon based on their own merits. With that said, let’s get started with this list. This list was more difficult than the last list because so many good Pokemon were introduced and there are so many variables to consider. But in the end, I had to make my final decisions.

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

Pokemon Stadium 2 Title Card

Pokemon Generation 2, as well as Pokemon Stadium were massive successes. So naturally Nintendo had to make a sequel to Pokemon Stadium where you can battle with your favourite Generation 2 Pokemon. Pokemon Stadium 2 was released for the N64 in 2001 right before the likes of the Nintendo GameCube entered the scene. Is this just a cheap cash in on the success of Pokemon Stadium or is there something more to it this time around?

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On March 21st 2015 MCM Comic Con came to Birmingham, and the Spectrum Club had a group trip there on the Saturday. I went there in 2013 but didn’t go in 2014 to save my money. However this year I decided to go again. So how was it and what did I get up to there?

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Xs and Os Review

Posted: April 1, 2015 in Game reviews

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

Today my friends we go back to look at the first game ever made. A game that was ahead of its time, a game that has existed before all of the other games even came to be and is still being played to this day. I am of course talking about Xs and Os.

cavemen playing xs and os

Story

A complex story of good vs evil. No spoilers but it is quite gripping.

Gameplay

This game requires an ordinary pencil and a piece of paper. You draw a giant hashtag, you choose to be Xs or Os while your opponent chooses the other side and then an epic war between the mighty Xs and the powerful Os commence. The objective is for one of you to get three in a row. This was great inspiration for another masterpiece of gaming, Connect 4 (but that’s a review for another day). Be careful though, the game can end in a tie if you’re not careful. It takes true skill to master this game.

xs and os

Graphics

The graphics were quite remarkable given the time period and it’s simplistic charm still holds up today.

Music

The existing soundtrack is rather dull. However you are encouraged to play whatever music you want.

Control

Be warned. There is a lot of drawing involved so if you can’t draw crosses and circles, you’re screwed.

Final thoughts

This is quite possibly the greatest game I’ve ever played in my life. It is a technical masterpiece in the world of gaming and it has and will continue to inspire game developers until the end of time.

Final rating: 😃/#?

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