Pokemon White: I play stuff


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Hello dear readers!

How are you and your wonderful faces? I myself am doing quite well, having tasted the wonder known as victory after a grueling day of pure defeat. It took me a week, but I was able to do it, I defeated Pokémon White (Well, at least the main plot, you can’t really all out win a Pokémon game after all). Now, this is surprising to me not only because a) I normally just play to get the cute Pokémon and therefor ignore the plot and B) Because I didn’t think I’d like the game much in the first place.

You see, I grew up playing Pokémon Red on my Gameboy color and learning that was the only way too play (though later I fell in love with Emerald and Gold), leaving no interest in the new generations and their ‘ugly’ new Pokémon. In fact, upon first seeing gameplay I thought that Black and White both looked pathetic, but man, I was wrong. My boyfriend gave me his old copy after I had watched him play, asking all sorts of question. I was excited because it had been years since I had played a Pokémon game that wasn’t just an emulator. I started to play, and I became hooked.

The starers, can you guess which one I chose?

The starers, can you guess which one I chose?

The game opens like all the others, the game’s first female professor, Professor Juniper, tells you a bit about the world of Pokémon, and asks your name and gender. Though after this, the game shows quite a bit of progression from its predecessors, upon entering your game world, you and your friend Cheren are waiting for your other friend Bianca to show up so that you can choose your starter Pokémon. After receiving it, you and Bianca battle in your room, tearing it to shreds (but don’t worry, mom doesn’t care). You then began your journey, entering the wonderful world of the Unova region. On your journey you meet Team Plasma, a gang that has it’s heart set on ‘saving’ Pokémon by forcing their trainers to release them (with words, of course), and the mysterious (and amazingly attractive) N, who not only speaks to Pokémon, but seems to want you.

The plot of this game seemed to add a lot, seeming as I normally tap A when most people talk in other Pokemon games (I can only handle listing to team rocket rant for so long…) and I took a good amount of time to read what was being said in this game. I enjoyed feeling like there was a real story in this game, and that I was truly a part of it. I liked that I could choose my answer sometimes, and the way I wasn’t simply “That annoying kid whom happens to be uber tough” all the time. Honestly, the fact that characters actually interacted with each other and you the way they did made the game so much more enjoyable.

Gameplay seems to have improved greatly too, little things like the ability to use TMs more than once and the lack of HMs that need to be used make for much easier move combos, to larger things like triple battles. The overall gameplay mechanics seem to have changed very little, buttons still do pretty much what they used too and you still need to press  B to run, though the menu has become easier to use, and using items has become much less time consuming, especially if one wants to use the same item more than once.  The new Pokémon are both cute and creative 90% of the time, which is honestly not too bad.

Fanart that depict the characters best...

Fanart that depict the characters best…

I have yet to try many of the games online features, as I use WPA security, and DS lite is not compatible with such. Though I have traded, as soon as I could I received a Charamander from my friend, and later and Eevee. I have found trading via inferred to be easy and fun. Overall I very much enjoyed the game, and look forward to playing it more.

I fell asleep on my floor halfway through writing this, sorry,

PandaEatingATaco

Halloween fun


Happy Halloween!

Greetings my dear gentleman and women,

As you may know, Halloween is approaching, and this entails a lot of spooktasitic material and the wide ability to enjoy activities that make you wet yourselves. Reading this blog post won’t be one of them, some things suggested in this blog post however, may. Some of you will be busy on the night of hallows, enjoying some time with your friends and showing off your costume, but others of you (the ones not playing the new Assassins Creed) will be at home, with not much else to do than hand out candy to trick-or-treaters (and if your house is like mine, you won’t even have that). So this blog post will be more geared towards you, and things you can do at home.

  1. Play Slender

You need: A Laptop and the will to face the faceless (download here)

This not-so-new indie game came about based on the lovely little myth of Slenderman. This game has seemingly simple game play, just run around a dark forest collecting 8 notes in various locations. Controls are basic (you use around 7 buttons total) and for the first few minutes or so it seems easy, than Slendy comes into play. The Slenderman (for some unknown but highly speculated reasons) has a problem with you touching these notes, and will do anything to stop you. He attacks you with his mind, giving you a static screen, and eventually killing you, whenever you look at him. With each note you collect he gets stronger, eventually gaining the ability to teleport. Beating the first round unlocks daytime mode, beating that unlocks $20 mode, and beating that unlock Marble Hornets mode. The best advice for beating this game: Don’t look behind you and use this map (Captain Sparklez failing at Slender…)

2.Read the /r/ No Sleep section.

You need: internet connection and common sense

The only time I ever go on Reddit is to enjoy the wonders of the No Sleep section. /r/ No Sleep is, like the name suggests, a place you go when you plan on not sleeping. Most posts are ‘scary’ stories and things that ‘actually happen’ (you, as the reader/commenter, assume it did), the first rule of this subsection is ‘everything you read here happened.’ Many of these stories do seem extremely believable and are rather freighting, leaving the reader often questioning all they ever knew. Some of these stories do suck, as it is a place where anyone can post, but others have kept me up at night. If you feel like reading before bed on Halloween this is a great place to go. (Cry reads No Sleeps the best!)

3.Enjoy the wonders of anime with friends and family (or alone)

You need: an anime/ internet connection

I’m going to state the obvious here and say that anime is probably one of the best things to watch on Halloween. Finding the right one is key, but after selecting a title the rest is easy. Unlike horror movies, one anime can entertain the whole night and more if long enough and come on a wide range of spooky subjects. Netflix even has a section dedicated to horror anime with a wide range of titles (if you don’t liked dubbed you can use it as a reference and then watch it subbed somewhere else). If you don’t have Netflix and want ideas you might find some on this blog or other parts of the internet.

4.Go trick-or-treating

You need: A costume (don’t have one? The internet is a wonderful place.)

Some of you just said to your computer screen “But I’m __ years old! I can’t go trick-or-treating anymore!” Well I say LIES! Because you’re never too old for trick-or-treating just like you’re never too old for the free candy you get from trick-or-treating. If you’re really still against that, than get some friends together and go hang out around town, even your virtual WoW town, and partake in Halloween festivities. Halloween is the one day a year that the whole world has an excuse to cosplay, it’s like a giant convention of fans of everything, and you should enjoy it. Even if that means just having a small gathering of friends in your living room, or even a game server, to enjoy a bit of trickery and fun.

Other things you can do is enjoy minecraft with a new texture pack, get that ugly hat that you’ll probably never wear in Team Fortress 2, post some cosplay cheer on your favorite internet forum, enjoy a spooky role-play session, or even throw a Halloween anime party. The points is, have fun and scare yourselves, the most fun I’ve ever had being scared, is when I do it with someone else, even if it is just family or something on the internet. So if all you can do is take out a relative, do it, stay safe and enjoy the fright!

Man, I’ve been watching waaaay too much Batman,

PandaEatingATaco