Volgarr The Viking Review

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Volgarr The Viking attempts to recapture the magic that 90’s games had by making a sidescrolling, hack n slash game. Did it work? Not exactly, Volgarr The Viking is a mess of a game. The controls are weird, and the gameplay itself really sucks. I really did try to enjoy this game because in a way it reminded me of Golden Axe but the more I playey Volgar The Viking the more I hated this game. The level designs were alright, I didn’t mind the actual stages, some of them were actually pretty decent but everything else about the game was an utter failure. You start the game wearing armor, or lack there of, a shield, sword, and throwing spear. Every time you take damage a piece of equipment falls off your body indicating that you lost some health.

This actually annoyed me because I don’t like losing armor when I get hit. A simple health bar would have been good but i guess that’s too much to ask for. You can throw you spear against walls, this allows you to jump on it then double jump over the obstacle that’s blocking your path. The boss battles feel cheap because the gameplay mechanics are broken for the most part. Performing the simplest actions are a pain in the ass. The soundtrack to this game is alright, it’s nothing breathtaking but it does it’s job for the most part. I really wanted to like this game, I love old school arcade games and when I saw the trailer for this game I had to buy it just so I could see if it could live up to the hype. Sadly it didn’t, it didn’t make me feel like I was playing any of the great arcade games from back in the day. The only thing that made me feel like it was a throw back to 90’s games was the graphics and honestly they hurt my eyes looking at them.

My final verdict for Volgarr The Viking is a 4/10. This game is below average in every way possible, from the gameplay, to the lame boss battles. Just because this game looks retro doesn’t mean it’s a throwback to 90’s game. It’s the bare minimum and I hope people stop making these types of games. Don’t forget to click on that Follow Us button for the latest news, reviews, first impressions, and more. I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

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Aarklash Legacy Review

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I have put a little over 10 hours into this game and I have mixed feelings on it. While the game can be fun it’s also repetitive, and sometimes even boring. The gameplay in Aarklash could use some work, there’s very little strategy in it. All it boils down to is you walking around with four characters, you see some enemies, the game pauses so you can select your skills, rinse and repeat for hours and you have your game. Not much more can be said about the gameplay, so how’s the story? The story in this game is just average at best, the organization that you work has been banned as outlaws and there’s a price on your head. You have to fight your way through hordes of enemies so you can clear your name. I honestly didn’t give a crap about any of the characters, or what was really going on in the game to begin with.

The voice acting is so bad it gave me a headache just listening to them talk. While some characters were just ok, everyone else made me want to grab a hammer and bash them in face until they slowly bled to death. There is no customization whatsoever, you find items on the ground after you kill enemies but you don’t actually see your appearance change. Every character only has access to four skills, that’s it, every time you level up you get to choose which one of the four skills you want to advance in rank. Another problem I had with the game was with the dialogue itself. It was a little hard for me to understand what some of the skills did because the dialogue didn’t explain it properly. It’s like trying to learn a foreign language for the first time. The only thing that kept me going in this game is the gameplay itself. I like the gameplay, it could use some polish but it’s not bad. The graphics also grew on me after awhile but I don’t know if i’m going to let that affect the score of the game itself.

The autosave feature is just downright annoying. I can literally make it to the very end of a dungeon that took me an hour to get through and if I die i have to start all over again. It took me an hour to realize that by pushing F5 I can actually make a quicksave and save myself some time and a lot of headaches. My final verdict for Aarklash Legacy is a 6/10, Aarklash is an above average game that I found very little enjoyment in. If a sequel ever comes out they’ll have to do something groundbreaking for me to want to purchase this game again. Don’t forget to click on that Follow Us button for more awesome content. I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

Skywind

Skywind is a very large mod for Skyrim that let you go back to Morrowind. It is a very large mod, about 2 gigs i think, Morrowind is more beautiful then it ever was. As of right now there are no quests available for you to do right now but just being able to travel there with my Breton was a treat for me. Morrowind is one of my favorite games and seeing it with better graphics was awesome. Here is my very first screenshot after I stepped off the boat.

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I can’t wait until this mod is finished, as of right now none of the npc’s have clothes, and most of them don’t even have voices. You have been warned, this mod is still in alpha testing but I couldn’t help but love running around with a huge smile on my face. Don’t forget to click that Follow Us button for the latest news, first impressions, reviews, and much more. I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

 

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Top 5 Weekly Skyrim Mods

It’s a new week, that means I have five more awesome mods for you to checkout for Skyrim.

#5 Race Menu by  expired6978

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This really is a great little mod for Skyrim. It makes the create a character menu more PC friendly and adds extra options for you to tinker with while you create your character. If you’ve never tried this mod out I highly recommend that you give it a shot.  Here’s a video of me showing off all the options available to me while I create my character:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUJ_MgvCnNw. Here’s the link to the mod itself: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/29624/?tab=3&navtag=%2Fajax%2Fmodimages%2F%3Fuser%3D0%26id%3D29624

#4 Demon Hunter Armor by Jojjo and GraceDarkling and zzjay

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The pictures above says it all. You can have this badass {female only} looking armor in your game. If you like what you see here then go check it out. Here’s the link: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/42169//?

#3 aMidianBorn Bonemold armor by Cabal 120

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If I ever need better textures for armor I know where to look. Cabal 120 is the best when it comes to making really badass textures and his/her work speaks for itself. I highly recommend checking out all of the textures for every armor set in Skyrim. I can’t play Skyrim without them. Here’s the link: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/42310/?tab=4&navtag=%2Fajax%2Fcomments%2F%3Fmod_id%3D42310%26page%3D1%26sort%3DDESC%26pid%3D0%26thread_id%3D1115388&pUp=1

#2 Better Shaped Weapons by LeanWolf

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Do you get tired of seeing oversized weapons in Skyrim? This mod fixes that issue, the weapons in Skyrim are all unusually big, and wide. Better Shaped Weapons makes the weapons in Skyrim skinnier, and in my opinion more realistic. Check this mod out guys, LeanWolf did an amazing job with this mod and he deserves some support for it. http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/39870/?tab=3&navtag=%2Fajax%2Fmodimages%2F%3Fuser%3D0%26id%3D39870

#1 Sky UI by Schlangster

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Sky UI is probably the best Skyrim mod ever created. It makes the UI of Skyrim more PC friendly in just about every way possible. When I first started playing Skyrim on the PC the UI just didn’t cut it for me. It was really sloppy, and too console friendly. This mod fixes all of that and adds much more to the game then just a fixed UI. It adds extra map markers for you, a new and improved favorites bar, and you can increase the size of your font or change the way they look entirely. This mod is very useful for PC gamers everywhere and you’ll be missing out if you didn’t at least try it for yourself and see what it is. All of the above screenshots belong to their owners on skyrimnexusmods. I didn’t have the time to take my own so all credit for these beautiful pictures belong to them, not me.

That’s it for this weeks top 5 Skyrim mods, I hope you enjoyed them and don’t forget to click on that Follow Us button more of the latest gaming news, first impressions, reviews, and much more. I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

Aarklash First Legacy Impressions

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This game literally came out of nowhere. I had no idea what it was when I downloaded it. The only thing I knew is the creators of, Of Orcs and Men made the game. so I figured I might as well try this one out since I never had the chance to play Of Orcs And Men. The first thing I noticed about the game was the fact that you control four different characters, and they’re all different races. You’re a human {obviously}, a goblin, and two other unknown races. I’ve only played the game for about 20 minutes so if they did say the name of these two other races I didn’t hear it. The game starts off with our four heroes stealing an artifact from a noble. Things quickly go south and I got attacked by some of his royal guards. The gameplay is where this game shines for me. I love tactical gameplay and it’s not bad in this game.

It’s a little challenging at first because I didn’t know what I was doing but after awhile I really got into it. I’ll send my tank into the front lines to soak up the damage while my mage and healer keep her alive long enough for my goblin to dish out the damage with his slit throat ability. Graphically the game is nothing special but it gets the job done and I actually liked the scenery that i’ve seen so far. The voice acting is ok I suppose but I haven’t played enough of the game to really say anything solid about it yet. If you like Dragon Age Origins then you’ll most likely feel right at home when you play this game, in terms of combat anyway. You can’t choose what you want to say during cutscenes or anything like. So far i’m having a pretty good time playing this game and I should have my official review of Aarklash First Legacy up soon. Don’t forget to click on that follow button and I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

Shadowrun Returns First Impressions

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I ignored this game because when it came out there were a lot of other games on my radar but I told myself I would come back to it one day and i’m glad I did. ShadowRun Returns is a great little game. I’m having a blast with it so far, if you take the gameplay from Xcom {but not as fluid, or good} and add in some elements from Ace Attorney then you’ll come up with ShadowRun Returns. When I first started the game I was honestly a little disappointed in the character creator. It’s very basic and you don’t actually “create” your character, you just choose from different avatars. While I did find an acceptable avatar nothing satisfy’s me more than creating my own character from scratch. I played this game for almost 3 hours last night and i’ve only been in two fights. Most of my time was spent talking to npc’s, gathering clues, and investigating the death of my best friend.

I really love the way you investigate things in this game. You hover your mouse over an object to interact with it and your character thinks certain things to himself. I found a receipt that led me to a brothel, which in turn led me on the trail of a serial killer that’s mimicking Jack The Ripper but in his own sadistic way. The dialogue in this game is excellent, there is no voice acting but that doesn’t take away from the experience. If anything it adds to the immersion because you get to imagine what these people you meet sound like. You get plenty of options to ask people while you’re talking to them and it actually made me feel like I was investigating a crime that no one else seemed to care about. This is why I said it reminded me of Ace Attorney.

You get karma points for doing certain actions and you spend those points on new skills. I’m a samurai that uses pistols right now. ShadowRun Returns is a great game so far and I can’t wait to jump back in it and continue my investigation. I really want to know what happens next and that doesn’t happen often with me in games. Don’t forget to click on the Follow Us button and I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

Justin Bieber Is Not Robin

I’ve been reading up on the rumors that Justin Bieber will be Robin in the upcoming Batman/Superman movie. No one has officially announced that Justin is going to be Robin and honestly who would want him as Robin. I would rather have Micheal Jackson try out for the role {rest in peace MJ} instead of Justin Bieber. This is just his way of getting attention, or trying to get enough support so he could try out for the role. I know Christopher Nolan isn’t directing the movie but he does have a hand in it and he has said that Robin will never be in any Batman movie. Take from that what you will but come on guys, it’s Justin fucking Bieber. Who the hell wants to see that guy in a cape and short, shorts? Here’s the pic that everyone is raving about:

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How do we even know it’s real? Zack Snyder hasn’t said anything about this fucktard playing Robin. He already has the eye of Sauron on him for casting Ben Affleck as Batman. I don’t think he’s going to risk getting more heat by casting Justin Bieber. I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

The Liebster Award

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I didn’t know this award existed until I was nominated for it. Thank you The Verbal Spew Review!, i’m very happy that you enjoy my posts so much that you think i’m awesome enough to be nominated. I’m very lucky to have found such an amazing community of writers to share my work with, can you believe it’s only been a month since I started! If you’re like me and you’ve never done this before then here are the rules:

1. Post the Liebster Award graphic on your site.
2. Thank the blogger who nominated your blog.
3. The nominee is asked to write 11 facts about themselves.
4. Answer the 11 questions from the post of the person who nominated them.
5. The nominee will nominate 9 other blogs.
6. The nominee will then create 11 questions of their own for their nominated bloggers to answer in their Liebster post.

Alright, I got the boring stuff out the way, lets get to those questions!

1.What is your very first childhood memory?

My very first childhood memory has to be the very first day my brother came home from the hospital back in 1990. I was 1 years old and I slapped the crap outta him.

2. You’ve hit the big-time. You’ve just won the Nobel Peace Prize. You’ve won the lottery. You’ve gained fame by ruthlessly pursuing the monsters that kidnapped a family member. You’ve been put in jail because you’re just too damn good-looking and the safety of singletons everywhere is threatened by your freedom. They’re making a movie about you. Who plays you, why, and what is the movie called?

This question is actually a hard one for me but since I have to answer i’ll go with Russel Crowe, or Nicholas Cage. My movie can be called, “Rise and Fall”

3. It’s midnight and you’re hungry. What is your go-to snack?

I guess i’m a little strange since I don’t particularly like snacks so i’ll just say pizza. That’s right, a pizza. Who doesn’t love pizza?

4.  The old hypothetical dinner party conundrum. You can invite any four people, alive or dead, famous or not, to a dinner party. Who do you invite and why?

This is an easy one, i’ll invite all my old friends over! Angel {rest in peace}, Mikey, Edgar, and Kyle. We used to do everything together growing up.

5. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Since i’m already an overgrown man I don’t think this applies to me… I’ve always wanted to be a published author.

6. What do you do to unwind after a tough day?

I sit on my ass and play games all day.

7. If you could be an animal for a day what animal would you be?

An Eagle, i’ve always wanted to fly over the horizon when i was a child.

8. I like to sing old 80’s power ballads in the shower. Heart, Whitesnake, etc.

9. There has been an “atmospheric phenomenon” and you wake up with a superpower. You can make yourself invisible at whim. Who do you spy on, and why?

I would spy on  Bethesda to see if they’re working on more Skyrim dlc and if they aren’t i’ll bitch slap them.

10. I’m sure you have a lovely name, but if you could change it to anything, what name would you choose?

Hmmm… i’d change my name to Vincent, or Bob.

11. Star Wars or Star Trek? If neither, you’d better have a damn good reason.

Both, I could never choose between the two.

Alright lets get to those nominations! If you guys don’t see your names it’s not because I don’t love your work. I really do but I can only choose 9 and this list took me forever to come up with. Some of you guys are already really popular and this list is mostly for the little guys…

  1. The Chronic Chronicler
  2. redblooms
  3. Silver Screen Serenade
  4. Cigar Chompin’ Reviews
  5. The Cursed Son
  6. linksaveszelda
  7. Vitosal
  8. Paige Six
  9. MissRhiosace

Here are the 11 questions you guys have to answer:

1.  What’s your favorite game of all time? Not your second or third favorite but your favorite game ever. Let me know!

2.  Where was your favorite place to go as a child?

3.  Who do you look up to the most in life?

4.  What’s your dream? Doctor, Lawyer, Serial Killer, etc :]

5.  Have you ever farted in the middle of a crowd of people and blamed it on someone else? Be honest people…

6.  Name 5 things you want to do before you die.

7.  Who’s your favorite Author?

8.  What’s your favorite comic book series?

9.  If you could have any super power what would it be? Would you use your powers for good, or evil?

10. Imagine yourself in Fallout 3, what would you do?

11.  How tall are you?

I would like to than The Verbal Spew Review for nominating me once again and if you guys haven’t checked her out I highly recommend that you do so. She’s awesome, funny, and very intelligent. If you don’t feel like doing this that’s fine, this is just my way of letting you know that I love what you do.

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Skyrim Mod Review- Realistic Needs and Disease

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Realistic Needs and Disease is a great little mod. It adds immersion to Skyrim by letting you eat food, drink water, and so much more. Are you the type of player that gets annoyed that your character in Skyrim can’t eat like everyone else? Or sit down after a hard quest and drink a pint of mead? If you are then this mod is for you. You’ll get messages in the top left hand corner of your screen letting you know how thirsty, hungry, or tired you are. Yes, you even have to sleep on a regular basis or it will effect you in the long run. Your stats will go down the more tired you are, so sleeping is now very important. To make matters worse, diseases are much worse now. If you contract a disease while out adventuring then cure it right away or you’ll suffer the side effects. They won’t be that bad at first but as more time goes by the worst you’ll get.

This mod even adds tents, and bedrolls for you to carry around with you on your travels so you won’t have to rush to an inn when you’re exhausted. If you’re a heavy drinker then your character will get drunk, and stumble around until he/she eventually passes out, or just falls flat their faces. If you don’t like a certain thing about the mod then you may simply turn it off. For example, lets say you don’t want your food to spoil at all, simply go to your mod menu by simply pressing the esc key, choose realistic needs, and disease, find food spoilage and turn it off. It’s that simple and I recommend playing with everything on in this mod. Another really neat feature with this mod is the ability to fill empty bottles you have in your inventory with water from rivers. Of course you might want to boil it first so you don’t catch anything but it adds that sense of immersion to the game that I thought Skyrim was missing. After I installed this mod I never turned it off, I enjoy Skyrim so much more now that there’s a sense of realism in it.

All the credit for this wonderful mod goes to perseid9 at http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26228//?. He is one hell of a modder and you should check out more of his work if you like this. If you want the full immersive experience then run this mod along side Frostfall. Staying warm,  and healthy is an all new challenge and a lot of fun. Since I did call this a review i’ll go ahead and give Realistic Needs and Disease a 10/10. This mod is legendary on every level and I highly recommend you try this along side Frostfall. If you want to see this mod in action here’s the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5K87n_HuU0. The video is done by Gopher, he does an amazing job highlighting the best mods Skyrim has and if you haven’t heard of him you should definitely check him out.    Don’t forget to click on that Follow Us button, and I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.