I haven’t done much gaming lately. That’s part of the reason why I’ve been so quiet here lately. I’ve been binge watching Gotham and reading a lot.
I wanted to start this year off on a good, strong January, but my PC broke and when it broke it kind of killed what enthusiasm I had to write and play video games. I decided that even though I don’t have a PC that doesn’t mean I can’t still play and write. So… I’m back! And I promise that I’ll be more active here. I should have a new PC in March and that’s when things will really take off, but for now I’ll stick to talking about older games, books, and maybe even some TV shit!
Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way lets get to what you came here to read. My first impression of the only Pokemon games I’ve never played… Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon! A lot of complaints for the original Sun and Moon games was the massive amount of dialogue that was in the game. I personally loved it, but many people didn’t. The beginning of the game was cut in half. You no longer have to play for almost an hour to get your starter Pokemon. Instead, you get it in about 5 minutes. I like this and I don’t like it. In the original game it made your starter Pokemon feel like a true friend with the way everything was setup. I mean… you starter does save your from a wild Pokemon encounter this time, but it didn’t feel as special to me. Maybe that’s because of the beautiful music that played in the background while I got my starter the first time around.
Ultra Sun & Moon have to be the best looking games on the 3DS ever or at least up there with the best looking games. This game looks better than the original versions to me and it’s animated beautifully. Well… the pokemon trainers are anyway. The Pokemon are animated good, but it’s about on par with Let’s Go. That just proves how sad the animations in Let’s Go truly are, but I’m getting off topic here. I can talk about my how bad Let’s Go is all day :).
One thing that I love that the third version of Pokemon does is add new, or shuffle around, the Pokemon that are already in the game. I found a bunch of neat Pokemon that I would have had to wait until later on to catch at the very beginning of the game. I also cheated a little and got some Pokemon that I wanted out of my Pokemon bank and added them to my party. My party, as of right now, is Litten (my starter), Froakie, Vivillian, and Grimer. I’m currently rotating Vivillian, Scyther, and Grubin because I can’t decide who my bug type Pokemon should be. I’m leaning towards Grubbin because it involves into Vikavolt, but that’s a long way off and I might just train it later on when I’m near the Pokemon League so I can quickly grind it up instead of dealing with a shitty charjabug for the whole game. I’m also stuck on trying to decide which dragon Pokemon I should train.
I’m right outside the cave for my first trail, but before I go in I want to grind my lower leveled Pokemon up a bit more because I heard this game is a little harder than your average Pokemon game. I’m in love with this game and that’s a nice feeling to have right now because of the huge disappointment that Let’s Go was. It’s nice to play a good Pokemon game again and it’s made me realize how much I prefer the games on the 3DS to the Switch. At least I do right now. I think in a few more years the Switch will overtake the 3DS in games.
Since my PC broke I started buying more games on my PS4 that I don’t play. As I said above I’ve been watching a lot of TV and reading a lot lately. I prefer to game on PC and since I can’t I don’t really game at all. I’m hoping that’ll change with the new games I’ve added to my PS4 library. I’ve recently added Mass Effect: Andromeda, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy to my collection. They’re all digital games and I paid under $20 for all of them. I played a little of Uncharted and then quit and I haven’t touched it in almost a week. I’ll be honest… I don’t like the game at all. The story, characters, and gameplay are all average at best, but I’ll admit that I’m not far into the story. I also don’t like that it’s open world. Or at least semi open world. There’s nothing to do besides solve stupid puzzles and shoot people. The problem is the gameplay is kind of shit and shooting people isn’t fun like it is in a game like Tomb Raider.
Everyone that knows me knows how much I love both Andromeda and Inquisition so there’s no point in me talking about them much here. I’m enjoying them on the PS4, but I think they’re much better on PC. I currently own Inquisition on every current generation platform.
And that’s it. What games have you been playing lately? I would also like to know what TV shows have your attention right now. I’m open to suggestions.