Empress means Independence, Power, and Respect

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by Isle Squared Comics and Cruel Productions

 

Empress is six issues of a comic series I got to review. It has a very strong flavor, great noir visuals, and a strong story. Please check out my review at http://moviepilot.com/posts/3764841. Thank you.

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Nintendo Before NX

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by Mrbibouche at Wikimedia Commons

The Nintendo Wii U does not need saving. I know many people believe this is false, and it is an accurately far-gone conclusion. However, like the Nintendo Wii before, it is possible to finish the console’s life cycle with hits that send the Nintendo Wii U off with a bang, and ignite the success to come with the secret Nintendo NX. The key is a strong story and including the details necessary to insure Nintendo users of a bright future.

1 Afterburner – The Nintendo Wii only had games like World War 2 Aces, Disney Planes, and Tom Clancy’s Hawx. However, if you outfit Nintendo’s system with a game the straddles between arcade serious, and fun simulation, Nintendo can give the Nintendo Wii U the flight game it deserves. The important thing is to establish a heavy, online combat with cooperative play and competitive.

2 Disney’s The BFG – You only need to play games like Hook, for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System to expect such a title. Disney’s The BFG, with a strong soundtrack in place, graphics in tow, and a great story, can give the Nintendo Wii U the game it needs. If Steven Spielberg can develop a story, for Nintendo’s console only, and use all aspects of the Nintendo Wii U can give the Nintendo Wii U console the heart-filled game it has desires.

3 Street Fighter 5– It does not have to be specific or different. If Nintendo can bring Street Fighter 5, as is, and maximize Nintendo’s console power it sends a message. It is currently exclusive to the Sony Playstation 4, and the personal computer. Nintendo talk to Capcom. Get Sony to bend a little. Bring Street Fighter 5 home where it belongs.

4 A Multiplayer Local/Online Action Adventure Title– Think X-men, a title like Halo online multiplayer, or Spyborgs. Spyborgs, on the Nintendo Wii, did not have enough action. X-men and Halo have just the right amount. If Nintendo can make a deal with some company and effectively create a 16-player action adventure title for on, or offline play. The Nintendo Wii U will have fulfilled some wishes. I am thinking reintroduce a title like the Grinder, by High Voltage Software, with multiple players, a solid story, great visuals, and lots of action.

5 Turok Dinosaur Hunter – I understand this game is being remade. Bring the Nintendo Wii U, this title. Add 8-player local support, or online and add a grappling aspect to the title. Nintendo can create a game that has solid first person strengths and add a grappling feature to battle the dinosaurs face-to-face.
6 Red Dead Revolver 2- Rockstar’s title never graced a Nintendo system. In fact, none of the heavier Rockstar games made it to a Nintendo system. If Nintendo could find a way to bring this game, in all its glory, with every detail in place, the Nintendo WIi U’s sunset would be much brighter.

7 Halo/Killzone game– Nintendo needs their own flagship, first person, action game. Nintendo can give it the story and the Nintendo Wii U can provide the jumping point. It must have the details, carry the guns, and detail a tale that immerses gamers. Nintendo can also create downloadable content that can give players levels and excessive game play beyond just the first play through.

Star Wars: Twice Excited

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by Wiki Erudito

 

I’d seen Star Wars, The Force Awakens, two different times. It took me a long time to consider how I felt about it. The film was not by George Lucas. No matter how much I tried to see it, it was a very different movie. It had some great shots, nice computer graphic work, strong alien concepts, diverse worlds, and a solid story. The characters in this movie, whether it was Rey, Daisy Ridley, Finn, John Boyega, or Kylo Ren, Adam Driver, were strong. You immediately understood the balance of Rey in the film. John Boyega’s character, for me, was someone to watch for in the films going forward. I loved the split within Adam Driver’s character. How could I forget Poe Dameron’s, Oscar Isaac’s, purpose in the story?

 

In the end, I hope these writers create arcs for all of these characters that are uplifting, but can and will pull the rug from under everyone’s feet. I enjoyed how the film felt very much like after the war. It was very much like after a World War, if it were in space. Though many compared the film to Star Wars, Episode 4, this film used the similar backdrop very well and established a different way in this universe. The surprise in the film seemed obvious when it arrived. When” it” happened, it was sad. The characters’ reactions were even better. There could be some solid foreshadowing because of it.

 

I loved the light saber fight scene, at the end, but wondered about one element in part of that scene. One character was not what they seemed. However, it begged a question. The definition of light saber, highlighted in Wikipedia, defined it as a weapon used by Jedi and Sith, who are skilled, and use it for combat and defense. A major character handled one, but I wondered what their part was going to be in this film series. It might not be anything. Different rules are could be applied in this universe. However, it would be cool if something more could be made of the character. Star Wars, The Force Awakens, is solid. It just needed to be solid.

Devil’s Third Is Awesome!!!!!!

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Photograph from Bago Games of Devil’s Third by Valhalla Games Studios

Thank you, Mister Itakagi Tomonobu. Thank you, again, Mister Itakagi Tomonobu!!! Thank you, Nintendo. Thank you Mister Satoru  Iwata. Thank you, Nintendo!!! Thank you, Valhalla Game Studios. Thank you, Valhalla Game Studios!!!

Everyone involved in bringing this masterpiece, to a Nintendo system, should be apologized to a million times, and thanked a million times more.
Each of these participants in this great work got something out of it. First, Devil’s Third on the Nintendo Wii U is spectacular. Let’s try it again. DEVIL’S THIRD ON THE NINTENDO WII U IS SPECTACULAR!!!

I cannot explain, nor, truly, write a real review for the game, Devil’s Third, by Valhalla Game Studios, and brought to the United States by Nintendo. This is only my first time through. I do not really want to write a review.

If you have ever played Ninja Gaiden, the game is about the experience.

Itakagi Tomonobu creates experiences that are precisely complete, challenge the player, and ask that you raise your skills beyond what the game requires.

I actually have built up frustration over the expectation of this kind of game. It comes from past game play expectations from other video games.

I used to play games like Contra, Sector Z, Halo, and the many G.I Joe-type games in order to get the feel of playing a game that puts you in the combat. At times, you get a title that is a shooter, or it has some form of melee combat, but not a strong balance of both. Years later, Itakagi Tomonobu, the legend behind Ninja Gaiden’s legacy, brings a game that gives you all that you want, if you want hybrid action. Hybrid means, in this case, a tight balance between gun, intelligent, and hand-to-hand combat.

There is a catch. You have to play smart in every aspect of this experience, from start to finish. For example, in Ninja Gaiden, every player has a plethora of weapons to use at a time. The katana blade has a balance that allows you to take down enemies, but suffers, as it is steady. A staff adds distance to your attacks, but leaves players vulnerable to quicker, multiple, and more accurate enemies. Ninja Gaiden was always a battle of man versus computer intelligence, along gorgeous, smartly developed, levels. The games pushed you to the peak of your patience, and smarts. Ninja Gaiden dealt specifically with hand-to-hand combat.

Devil’s Third continues this epic tradition and switches the balance from the melee aspect and ask that you operate with more intelligence, not only in close quarters, but mainly, with cover, gun play, and strategy.

Strategy. Strategy. Once more, Strategy.
This level of strategy starts with the controller you plan to use with the game. The Nintendo Pro Controller is the best weapon in this case. You start the game, recognize your environment, and simply play. You must know your cover. The controls are tight. Your melee is cold and precise. The guns are awesome. The enemies plot and plan against your attacks. Players beware.

The key to all of this is how you plan to attack your enemy. It always has been, and always will. For example, you have two rifles, a shotgun, and an AK-47. An enemy fires a rocket launcher at a distance toward you.

You have many ways to take down the enemy. You can trust your character’s body, rush the rocket launcher, and simply hack him to pieces. The player could use the shotgun, and move to a point, where you can simply take down the assailant. It is also possible to simply fire from distance and take your enemy down. There are no control issues, no level glitches; Devil’s Third unfolds, as it should. It is hard, but with patience and strategy, the game is fun, rewarding and a worthy purchase at $60, thus far. It has an online component, but I have yet to test it.

I bet it not only pushes Valhalla Game Studios, but also makes great use of Nintendo’s hardware. It makes me upset seeing some reviews for this game. This is the only game of its kind on a Nintendo system. It is rewarding. However, negative exposure pushes real players from a truly epic experience.

There is a level, I will not disclose, but it reminds me of actually working in a scene from the film, the Matrix.

The use of terrain and clan aspects of the title allows players to consider either an army of one scenario, or to really look at the weapons at your disposal and consider the different options available. Devil’s Third is good, if not great, and it is a shame more people do not know. I hope this helps to draw more people to its challenging nature.

Thank you, again, Mister Itakagi Tomonobu. Thank you, again, Nintendo. Thank you, Valhalla Game Studios.

Dogtown Introduces You To The Necessary

by W1totalk  All rights belong to Dogtown 2014
by W1totalk
All rights belong to Dogtown, of Colmar, Pennsylvania, 2014

I will try not to advertise. It’s easy to just pick a companion. You share a lifetime, theirs, and yours, and only really want a few things. You want a reliable buddy, want a place that knows dogs, a place to get your new, best friend, reliable information on the buddy, the food, and toys they enjoy, and in this case cats too. Dogtown is bigger. If you didn’t know before, it is the one place to take your dog, safely to be taken care of, over vacation, trips, etc. 

You get a place that offers a premium grade of grooming. This is also the home of its own store, at 252 Bethlehem Pike. They have merchandise, cleaning products, food, toys, and information, on all adoptions, along with a lovely fragrance. Did I mention this is a place to get rescue dogs? You can also get cats, as of recently, but through another organization.

I forgot if you just want to walk dogs, or play with cats, on the weekend, or weekday, that need a little attention, it’s a perfect spot. It’s a great place to check out, and is a safe place to understand your current, or new companion, just a little better.

I enjoy their service, every so often, in the form of hanging with rescue, or daycare dogs. They enjoy walks. It means just getting slobber on your face. There are guys, and gals, of all shapes and sizes. There are opportunities to help.  You have many things you can do to help at Dogtown, if you ask. It all helps to make a dog’s, cat’s, or person’s lifetime that much better. Ask Jennifer Joseph, or any of the staff. Visit Dogtown. Stay for puppy slobber, the right dog essentials, or help where you can. It’s always a good choice for good, and new, companions, yet to come.