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Fortnite Seasons Ranked 1-8

March 03, 2019 @ 1:40 am

I play Fortnite, almost every single day. I'm not good at it and I probably never will be, but I do enjoy playing it. Having been around since Season 1 but not really getting into the game after watching some YouTube videos for Season 2, I've seen everything come and go and map changes. All of these Battle Royale games feed off of each other. Fortnite gets props for generating the battle pass, which others like Realm Royale, PUBG, and soon Apex Legends will follow. I am ranking the seasons mostly based on Skins included, but the general theme and other rewards like emotes count as well.

Last place: Season 1. Why? Because it wasn't even technically a season. The battle pass wasn't even implemented yet. And I know they are OG skins, but Renegade Raider and the Mako glider are ugly.

7th place: Season 4. Superhero theme and it did have a lot of content. This was also the first time that tier 100 challenges were added. The problem was if you didn't finish them, you missed out on the goods. Later seasons allowed you to carry over progress, but my Omega will never be complete. This was the first time additional styles were a thing. Notably disappointing skins: Valor, Battlehawk, Zoey.

6th place: Season 7. This was a hard spot because I did like season 7. The Ice King seemed all too close to Ragnarok by the time, and while I did like Onesie, I hated Trog, didn't care for Zenith, Sgt. Santa whatever, or even Lynx... and she was thicc I just didn't like her design. All together I think I just loved the one skin, and the prisoner was pretty cool.

5th place: Season 5. Drift and Ragnarok were awesome, the game was evolving and I knew at this time that Fortnite wasn't going anywhere for a long time. Disappointing skin: Sledgehammer.

4th place: Season 3. Everything mostly improved from season 2, there was also the implementation of back bling I think. Noted skin here is Dark Voyager. John Wick was awesome too.

3rd place: Season 2. It was the first battle pass ever and the system was very new. Back bling wasn't even a thing yet. Sparkle Specialist still remains one of my favorites.

2nd place: Season 8: While I find Peely a little weird, I always wanted pirates vs ninjas. The only thing I wanted more than that was the wild west. Luxe is super hot if you ask me, and while she is undeserving of the tier 100, I am happy to have the cool skins we got. And it was also FREE.

1st place: Season 6. Calamity, Calamity, Calamity. Probably my favorite skin of all time and yes it's because she's a cowgirl and yes because she's got thicc. Honestly some of the other skins were disappointing and the bathroom emote is dreadful, but the inclusion of Calamity and Dire took away pain from that idiotic inflatable llama skin and the bathroom emote.

That's it. I don't know how much longer I can continue to play Fortnite (sorry to keep you waiting Witcher 3), but I honestly do enjoy it, and want skins to get only better and better.

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Money Well Spent?

February 27, 2019 @ 7:01 pm

So I've been looking at how much money I am spending on games. Of course I decided to make a list of the top 10 games I have spent the most amount of money on. This really hurts the wallet and are usually not worth it.

Fortnite: $500+ Save the World, Battle Passes and the logic that spending $100 bucks makes more sense that $10. I sometimes still struggle when a skin just looks "too good," but if you somehow resist the impulse buy, you can make it through the week without spending V-bucks (and find a nicer skin to boot).

Overwatch: $300-$350. Core game, and then of course the loot boxes. Every event I would drop $40. Slowly as my interest in Overwatch started to move towards other games, I'd spend maybe $20 on event loot boxes.

Dead or Alive 5: $200-$250. Base game, then character packs, then costume packs. Oh the costumes. Then crossovers. Attack on Titan, Senran Kagura, Arc System Works, and those costumes I just couldn't resist because of the sexy. I am not ashamed, I like boobies. But I've spent way too much on DOA5 and DOA6 already has me $80 bucks under.

Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V: $150-$200 each. Putting these together because they have generally treated me the same. Base game, updated game, character packs, character skins, multiple consoles (SFIV), It's really nuts, but I can't say I regret spending on this fighting game.

Rock Band: $250-$375. Oh the music packs. They never stopped. When I was playing Rock Band, the thought of playing something like (insert DLC here) was unbearable. And when it finally did happen. Did I need to download those Maroon 5 songs for Rock Band? Yes. And I probably played them only a handful of times. Never mind instruments, cymbals for drums, additional guitars, keyboard, and it all starts to add up!

Pinball FX: $150-$200. I like pinball, I like Marvel and Star Wars. Pinball FX to me is incredibly fun and the tables are quite cool. I hadn't realized how much I spent until I noticed how many tables are grayed out (almost none).

Pokemon Go: $50-$100. The first time I tried it I hated it and removed myself from it for a long time. All of a sudden, I find myself downloading it again and it being completely different. It's sometimes hard to resist the sales for me when I need more pokemon storage or want incubators for eggs, especially around events. I've decided to cap myself and refuse to pay another charge for Pokemon Go.

Hearthstone: $80-$120. I bought a couple of adventures and special offers when they were on. I stopped playing Hearthstone altogether and despite those purchases, my decks would likely STILL get destroyed because of the newer cards. Not worth it at all.

League of Legends: $80-$100. There was a time where LoL was all I played. Of course all of the interesting (and sexy) characters of League got me interested in buying skins. They only got better and better with time. I'm glad I stopped playing because I would have spent triple this if I continued to purchase skins for at the time favorite Legends Sona, Ahri, Miss Fortune and Katerina. Yeah they are all hot too.

Call of Duty Black Ops II: $150-$180. Bought copies for myself and my brother who loves the game to this day. I decided to buy him a bunch of gun skins that he liked because well, he's my brother and I wanted him to rack up kills in style. This one is probably the one I regret the least because it brought enjoyment to my brother and that's awesome.

Those are my 10. It's hard to remember some purchases or special editions of games but from what I can recall, these were them. Hopefully Apex doesn't hook me as hard as Fortnite did, because with all this money I could have really bought more important things.

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JUMP FORCE

February 23, 2019 @ 2:11 pm

So I remember I made something about Game Informer's top 300 games or something, but screw that. I'm going to talk about a game I've been hype about since I first saw it, Jump Force. Loving several of the Shonen Jump franchises, I was excited to get my hands on it. There are a few good things, but honestly a lot of bad things.

The Good:

The game looks good. At least when the characters are fighting and some of the special moves. The stages are beautiful and the damage effects of Vegeta's Galick Gun or Naruto's Tailed Beast Bomb are great. There are 40 characters. That in itself is a good amount of characters for any game to boast. There is a create a character feature. And lastly, the fighting and controls of the game seem simple enough to grasp even for a casual gamer who likes Dragon Ball and wants to check it out. The damage effects on characters is also amazing.

The Bad:

Yes, we have 40 characters... but somehow either it wasn't enough or some of the selections we got are questionable. One example, and I do in fact love my Dragon Ball Z, was Cell and Piccolo. Shonen Jump classics like Gintoki, Tsunayoshi and Medaka aren't in the game at all, yet franchises like Dragon Ball can put in characters that are not really requested, and seem... disappointing. Those open slots could have welcomed new series or add onto existing franchises with less representatives, like Bakugo for My Hero Academia or Allen Walker from D-Gray Man. While the characters usually look good, scenes in the story mode are sad, and interactions are often voiceless and soulless. Even intros seem dumbed down from the unique, quirky and true to character intros and outros from J-Stars Victory Vs. Where are the female characters? Rukia, Boa, and Kaguya? While those females are fine and good, this game is severely lacking a feminine touch! Shonen Jump has some of the most badass (and beautiful) ladies in all of anime. The biggest problem I have is the loading screens. You'll grow sick of it in less than a day.

Lets hope this game gets dlc to fix some of the problems, my inner anime fan is keeping me connected, but as a casual, I would have dropped this already. There are nine characters preparing to be released, and apparently they will be:

Grimmjow from Bleach Hitsugaya from Bleach Biscuit from HunterxHunter Buu from Dragon Ball Kaiba from Yugioh Bakugo from My Hero Academia All Might from My Hero Academia Law from One Piece and Madara from Naruto.

I hope this gets better!

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Game Informer's Top 300 Games of All Time Overview

April 22, 2018 @ 9:03 am

Hello. I was excited to hear about Game Informer's Top 300 Games as I love massive lists and enjoy trying to understand how these games are ranked. I'm going to list all 300 over time, and label if I've completed them, only played them, or never have. Enjoy. I will probably put 20 at a time until the list is complete. See you next time.

  1. Yakuza 0 (PS4 * 2017) - Owned but haven't played it
  2. Wii Sports (Wii * 2006) - Owned and played to exhaustion
  3. Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (PS2 * 2002) - Never played
  4. Alien Isolation (PS4 * XONE * 2014) - Never played
  5. Amplitude (PS2 * 2003) - Never played
  6. Infamous (PS3 * 2009) - Completed
  7. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (Xbox * 2004) - Never played
  8. Monster Hunter World (PS4 * XONE * 2018) - Owned but not completed
  9. Heroes of the Storm (PC * 2015) - Played
  10. Myst (PC * 1993) - Never played
  11. Dance Dance Revolution (Arcade * 1999) - Played to exhaustion
  12. NHL 09 (PS3 * X360 * 2008) - Can't remember if played
  13. Duke Nukem 3D (PC * 1996) - Never played
  14. Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3 * X360 * PC * 2013) - Never played
  15. Shadowrun Returns (PC * 2013) - Never played
  16. Dragon's Dogma (PS3 * X360 * 2012) - Owned but not complete
  17. Baseball Stars (NES * 1989) - Never played
  18. The Room (iOS * 2012) - Can't remember if played
  19. Worms Armageddon (PC * 1999) - Never played
  20. Rayman Legends (PS3 * X360 * Wii U * Vita * PC * 2013) - Owned but not complete
  21. Dungeon Keeper (PC * 1997) - Never played

I'll be back later with more.

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Game Informer's 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2017

February 27, 2017 @ 11:22 pm

I recently got a chance to look over the latest edition of Game Informer magazine, I like checking out it's content even though it's not quite as jampacked with great articles and reviews like it used to be in the early 2000's. Anyway, they have a list of their 25 most anticipated games of 2017 and I want to give my personal feedback on such titles. I'll rate them from 0 to 5, with 0 being "I don't care one bit about this" to 5 being "I can't wait for this."

Note: This list is made in the order in which GI released it, and it seems to based on their staff's level of excitement. Anything here you're looking forward to? Even if a game has already been released, I'll put my excitement level before the game came out, hence recording my anticipation.

  1. Night in the Woods: ✰
  2. Below: ✰
  3. Tacoma: ✰✰
  4. Cuphead: ✰✰
  5. Nier: Automata: ✰✰✰✰
  6. Nioh: ✰✰✰✰
  7. Divinty: Original Sin 2: ✰✰
  8. Splatoon 2: ✰✰✰
  9. Injustice 2: ✰✰✰✰✰
  10. Battlefront 2: ✰✰✰
  11. Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite: ✰✰✰✰✰
  12. Torment: Tides of Numenera: ✰
  13. For Honor: ✰✰✰✰✰
  14. South Park: The Fractured But Whole: ✰✰
  15. State of Decay 2: ✰✰
  16. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy: ✰✰✰
  17. Ghost Recond: Wildlands: ✰✰✰
  18. Prey: ✰✰
  19. Persona 5: ✰✰
  20. Super Mario Odyssey: ✰✰✰
  21. Horizon: Zero Dawn: ✰✰✰✰✰
  22. Zelda: Breath of the Wild: ✰✰✰✰✰
  23. Destiny 2: ✰✰
  24. Mass Effect Andromeda: ✰✰✰
  25. Red Dead Redemption 2: ✰✰✰✰✰

Thanks for taking a look. I also mentioned one game that GI didn't include. That's Tekken 7! Really looking forward to that one as well!

Until next time.

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Addiction

February 19, 2017 @ 8:59 pm

At first, I thought it was just nothing. I started working, making my own money, and when I want a game, I can go and buy it.

Normal right? Let's fast forward about a decade.

I've bought so many games I'm embarrassed to even admit it. Most of them are barely played if played at all. Now that I am getting married, I am trying to shake this terrible habit of buying a game just because.

Here are some games I've bought and have honestly, not even OPENED:

  1. Mass Effect 3
  2. One Piece: Romance Dawn
  3. Dishonored 2
  4. Final Fantasy XV
  5. Rise of the Tomb Raider

Why did I go and buy those games if I wasn't going to play them? Did I like the cover of Dishonored so much? Did I buy them because it's the cool thing to do?

I think I am addicted to purchasing video games.

To try to ease myself, I've even joined Gamefly, which is a decent (not great) service which lets me play more games without buying them. Through them I've played games like Attack on Titan, Ninja Turtles Mutants In Manhattan, Digimon Cyber Sleuth, and currently For Honor. I would have bought all of these games... But when I come home from work, I play Hearthstone, Contest of Champions, some Overwatch, and MAYBE something new. Before I know it it's 11PM and I want to go to bed.

The Backlog is so real, these games I've bought with intention to play them without grasping the reality of how much time it would take. I am trying to prioritize the ones I really want to play, and I guess dump the others. It's just wasteful.

The addition is real.

Why did I just buy Nioh? I really want to check it out, sure...

But in about a week's time Horizon Zero Dawn will be out and I'm guaranteed to buy that too!

Unbelievable.

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Getting Married?

January 22, 2017 @ 9:43 pm

So I proposed to my girlfriend back in December of 2015, in July 2016 we had an engagement party, and in August of this year, hopefully, we will be married.

This is taking a lot out of my video game time! I'm complaining a little, but I guess it's just me being nervous about being a real adult. Anyway, if any of you are married, let me know if it's had a big impact on your gaming life, or if you still game at all. I refuse to surrender the hobby, but I will have other responsibilities.

I guess I'll never finish games like Witcher 3 or Mass Effect.

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Missing Games on this Site

April 26, 2016 @ 9:57 pm

I've found that there are a lot of missing titles, and that the requests are currently back-ordered. But this has been going on for a LONG time...

That being said, I might keep note somewhere around here of the games I do finish, and can't add on to my list...

Kind of annoying really.

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