Friday, April 29, 2011

Pokemon Black & White

Pokemon Black and White for the NDS
 Yes, I like Pokemon. This 5th generation title has some awesome features that keeps the series alive as well as giving old players a spark to come back. The game starts everyone back at square one. There are no known Pokemon in this game until after the story is complete. This means players start out like they have never played before without knowing what type everything is and crushing through the game. I played through both without looking at a single guide for help or details. 

There are many new features to the game such as animated comic book cut scenes, more animated battles with Pokemon moving around, 150 new Pokemon, rotation battles, 3 way battles, and more. The most interesting change will be the three way battles. It will really open up strategy beyond just speed and offense. One Pokemon could take the lead and draw in attacks while others boost up or use status effects on the enemy. I also loved seeing new Pokemon and had a blast trying to catch everything I found. 

Online Features for this generation include random battles, and an online dream world to play with your Pokemon on the internet. This feature has just opened up so I will update soon with what it is like. From what I am reading you can get items and breed Pokemon to get "hidden" abilities. For example instead of Overgrow, which boosts grass moved damage if your hp is low, for Bulbasaur it can learn Chlorophyll, which boost speed during sunny day. 

What do these changes mean for more hardcore players. Way more strategy options, way more combination's and playing to get that perfect Pokemon with the right nature, stats, moves, ability. So look forward for many hours of enjoyment. This game is well worth the money and you will get many hours out of it. I bought Pokemon Emerald and have over 300 hours on it. 

Pokemon games from amazon. Grab any you don't have they are worth it. 


Wednesday, April 13, 2011


My wife surprised me last night with a 3DS out of the blue!  Of course yelled thank, you tank, you, thank you, as I tore into the package jumping up and down like a 5 year old.  I turned plugged it in, turned it on, and a choir of angels sung as the logo appeared. My fun was about to begin.

First thing I tried was this built in game that uses special cards. You place the cards down and the camera picks them up. Crazy stuff happens, and things like dragons pop out of your counter top. The game reacts to your moving the system to aim. I liked it. The next thing I got to try was Super Monkey Ball. The 3d looks awesome but it can be hard to look at if you are not looking just right. The system has a slider to adjust the depth of 3d and even can be set to off.  I just want to play it all day!

The system is well worth the money with the amount of features it has. Camera, wireless, virtual console, 3d, 3d pictures, video chat, and best of all backwards compatibility. I give it a 5 out of 5!  

PS I have the best wife!

Check out the 3DS and some games on Amazon.

Monday, April 11, 2011

This is Love

You know you will do anything for you children when you change a very wet poopy diaper and realize you need to give your son a bath. The dedication part is when you take off his cloths and your shift and pick up him up and carry him up to the tub. This of course is when you have poop rubbed all over you, but it does not even bother you. Today I did just that. I had my sons poopy body held tightly as I carried him upstairs.

Thats love for your kids!

Friday, April 8, 2011



     Infamous is a GTA style sandbox game with a morality twist. The story is  your trapped in a city thats been quarantined by the government because of an explosion. You were at the epicenter, and it has given you power, the power to electrocute people! You use your new found electric power for good or evil.

     The morality of your character effects what power you have access to. Evil gets things like cluster grenades and chain lighting, which hits a lot of stuff nearby. I am not good so I do not know what they get. It also effects some of the story and there are trophies for completing the game both ways making you play it twice. Other than that the choices are like give children puppies or murder their family. there is no middle ground, and it explains exactly what the choice is so there is no doubt.

     The game play is fun. I like leaping from building to building and gliding on power lines like an electric Tony Hawk. It is a little difficult to let go of a ledge when you want to jump down, but other then that climbing walls and navigating the city flows nicely.
     There is one power that I like is climbing on top of someone and draining their life force to heal myself. It comes in handy in a pinch. This is me killing an innocent civilian for power! wha ha ha.(left)

     The enemies are mostly gang members and hobos. Some get rockets or grenades. Latter you fight psychic super soldiers who can go invisible and turn giant. The story has a cool twist at the end that I wont give away. It was an good game and took under 10 hours to complete the first play through. For a 9.99$ game on black Friday it was well worth it. They are also making an Infamous 2 that will come out this summer.