Temple Run

Temple run is a endless running game.First released in 2011, this game was very popular and attracted many people to download it. Updated versions of this game appeared several years later.They were temple run 2 and temple run 3. There are several characters which you will have to unlock which have special abilities. When you start the game, there will be a few creatures chasing you.If you run without hitting any obstacles in front of you, you will be able to shake them away. There are different obstacles which you will have to jump, slide under, turn left or right to avoid them. As you run , you collect coins. There are 3 kinds of coins. Red, gold, blue. Red coins are worth 2 gold coins while gold coins are worth 1 coin and blue coins are worth 3 gold coins.

Coins can be accumulated to buy power ups or unlock new characters. Swiping up allows you to jump, swiping down allows you to slide under ,swiping left and right allows you to turn to your left and right respectively. Coins can be earned faster through in-app purchases using real money. This game was first released to iOS. then followed by Android, then Windows Phone 8.

I think this game is generally fun. But to make this game easier , the game should have a limit and not be endless.This game should be introduced in more platforms such as computer. But, this game must be updated frequently so that it will not be outdated and get replaced by new games.

Credits:

https://temple-run-2.en.softonic.com/android

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Run

Growtopia

Growtopia

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Its a multiplayer sandbox platformer with crafting, building, punching and socializing. There are no goals, just an infinite number of worlds where you create whatever you want with all your friends. Farming in Growtopia are the most interesting thing to do! Farm by planting and breaking them after they can be harvested. Examples of farmables are: Fish tanks, Pin balls and of course Chandeliers! Farming is one of the most easiest to profit in world locks(a item where you use it as a currency in game, able to do lots of things!)

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Can’t get farmables? There is a simple way of earning them! Enter a world by any name you want to and all you need to do is start punching dirt, cave background and lava. After clearing the whole world, you will get gems and able to buy packs consisting splicing or clothes. You can also save up to buy a world lock and lock a world of your own! Slowly progress through this game with all those and even start getting your own built world! Easy once you got 2 to 3 world locks where you can buy lots of farmables, gain more by farming and getting more world locks

Disadvantages:

People in game might sometimes be rude and swear, but there is a solve! Growtopia has a settings where it blurs out the rude words and makes rude players speak gibberish. Another bad thing is that new players will get laughed and scammed easily, game knowledge is needed to know pricing of items that the new players might get. New players can solve this problem by going to worlds with correct pricing of items and find out how much their items cost. Competitiveness is also another problem, it makes players angry if they could not sell an item .

Advantages:

Growtopia is a game that makes time pass very fast and is a very fun for players who likes excitement and competitiveness. Socializing in game can help you with your own language and Emotional Intelligence(E.Q)

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Anyways, i feel that growtopia is a good game to spend your time on. With its wide variety of items and things you can do, you will never be bored!

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Critical Ops (FPS game)

 

I will be talking about Critical Ops, a first person shooter. A game with good graphics and nice gun/skins. Critical Ops is a fast-paced FPS that will test your reflexes and tactical skill. There are 18 weapons excluding the knife.

There are 2 game mode, Defuse and Death match. Defuse is a game mode where there are 2 different team, counter terrorist and terrorist, 2 different bomb sites A and B. A game mode where terrorist will have a bomb to plant while the counter terrorist needs to defend bomb sites and kill each other.$800 will be given to each player at first and the money will increase on whether you win or lose, you will need to use the money to purchase guns.

There is a timer of 1 minute 40 seconds, if time runs out without terrorist planting the bomb, counter terrorist wins. If terrorist plants bomb at a site and after 35-40 seconds counter terrorist does not defuse it, bomb will explode and terrorist will win. If you are near the bomb, you will take a lot of damage and might die. if teams kill each other and if all of the teammates dies, the team who survives win.

Death match is a game mode where you get any game you want and there are still 2 teams of counter terrorist and terrorist but this time you get to go wherever and kill the opponent. You will respawn every time you die. There is a timer of 8 minutes, 1 kill 1 point added to the scoreboard. 

The graphics are stunning with a maximum of 60 fps(frames per second) here are some pictures of the maps in-game. Requires Android 4.1, iOS 8.4 or later. Works best with a IPhone 6 or Samsung S6 or up

There is a control setting containing shooting/crouching/jumping/scoping layout settings like changing the x and y sensitivity and where the shoot button will be. There is also missions, complete missions and get around 20-30 credits. You will need 200 credits to buy a case. You can get skins for cases, skins are ranked from tier 1-7 . Tier 1 are commons while tier 5 are the maximum/legendary tier for normal guns, tier 6 are different type of knives without skin while 7 are knives with skins. In-app purchase are:

-240 credits for $2.98

-400 credits for $4.48

-1400 credits for $14.98

-3000 credits for $28.98

-10000 credits for $68.98

Overall i think that Critical Ops is a really good game to try out, it is not pay to win and can relax minds. Killing opponents allows you to relieve stress and have fun. Critical Ops a no-nonsense, action packed first person shooter, playing it can allow you to be amazed.  

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League of Legends

I will be talking about this game called. League Of Legends. It is a popular computer game which has nearly 100 million players online monthly. Clocking over an amazing billion hours of playtime in total by the players. It is a 5v5 MOBA game consisting more than 130 champions to play and experience.

League Of Legends was a game favoured by everyone from the age of 12-30. The game only took a couple of months, at most a year to get noticed by people from all around the world.

This game came out in the late 2009s and it is available on Microsoft Windows and macOS. When it first came out, there were only 17 champions but now there is a whooping amount of 137 champions in the game. The game is constantly thinking of new ways to improve and find ways to make this game better.

League Of Legends is a free to play Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Game where the teams battle each other in 2 teams of 5 in an arena called, the Summoner’s Rift. They get to pick the hero that they wish to play and fighting against their enemies, leveling during the match and gaining gold to buy different items to make their hero stronger to be able to take down the turrets guarding the enemy’s Nexus and secure a win.

One thing that I love about this game is that is entirely skill-based and not a Pay To Win game.  Means that you do not have to spend any money on the game in order to win at all. What makes it more exciting is that there is a free hero rotation every week, consisting of 6 free champions. There are also skins to the champions that you have to use money to buy which allows you make your champions look cooler compared to the original skin.

Players can choose weather to face off alone or together with friends facing off enemies. You also get to pick the hero you wish to play, each with their own special abilities, weaknesses and strengths. When the game starts, they will give you 500 gold to start of and buy your starting items. They are roles to the game for example: Junglers an Mid-laners. League Of Legends consists of 3 lanes. Players would have to kill the minions which spawn automatically on the map to earn gold in order to purchase the items needed. The main aim of victory is to destroy the enemies’ nexus while protecting yours.

Do I recommend online gamers to play this game?

Yes, definitely, even to people who do not enjoy playing online games frequently, I am sure that once you have laid your hands on this game, I guarantee you that you will spend many hours playing this game.  There are also guilds that you create to invite your friends into playing the game. There also other game modes like Ranked and custom. Ranked are for players who have reached Level 30 on their account while custom matches can let players do 1 v 1 with each other.  To be honest, I also play the game a lot but I do not have a computer which can handle the game’s FPS so I had to stop. But when I was playing, I was engrossed into playing the game that I couldn’t stop for 2-3 hours straight. I think that League of Legends is a ‘must try’ game and it’s free, so why not give it a shot ? Who knows, this might be your next favourite game.

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Geometry Dash

Geometry Dash is a game that requires your hands to be quick and agile. It costs $2.69 for iOS and Android. It ranges in different levels from the easiest to the hardest. It is about a character in a square-like shape that you can change its colour and face as you complete levels.Levels are downloaded and there is a name of the creator to tell you who created the level. The popular levels are always at the top with many comments.Some levels require to switch to different transportation such as spaceships, through portals as shown above in the picture.

People who cannot handle the levels and try a demo of the level through a button named “Practice” before trying the actual level. But the level will not be considered complete through Practice.

Until now there are still a lot of people playing it even it was released long ago. For those who cannot spend money on games, they can try the other two versions of the game such as ‘Geometry Dash World’ and ‘Geometry Dash Meltdown'(shown above in the pictures) for free for a glimpse of the game even on iOS.

The other two versions has almost the same features as the original version of the game , ‘Geometry Dash’ except ‘Geometry Dash Meltdown’ cannot download levels and only has trial levels which are very few. ‘Geometry Dash World’ has almost the same features as ‘Geometry Dash’ except it has lesser levels.

And all the levels in the 3 versions even the trial levels , has its own unique background music to enhance the level and attract music lovers to play.

This game was released by Robtop Games and was produced by Robert Topala. The character reacts by jumping and dropping by tapping and not tapping respectively.

This game contains achievements that are completed through finishing difficult levels , collecting stars etc.

Sometimes , after you complete a level , you can get a secret silver colour key that can unlock a secret vault that contains many attractive treasures as you collect more keys to unlock them.

This game is suitable for people who loves music or gaming , even both.

I think this game is in general very demanding and requires quick reaction.  For people with not that fast reaction, i would recommend them to start from the easiest level. This game is compatible with iOS 8.0 or later, with iPhone, iPad and iPhone touch, requires Android 4.0 and up.

 

Source Credits : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.robtopx.geometryjump

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geometry_Dash

 

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Realm of the Mad God (bullet hell mmo)

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Rotmg or RotMG is the short form of the game

History:

Wild Shadow & Spry Fox

The game was created in 2010 and was launched in 2011 by Wild Shadow Studios and Spry Fox. During this period, which players refer to as “Wild Shadow Era”, people were satisfied with the game and was very free to play friendly, where the main currency was available to all.

Kabam

Unfortunately, because of this, Wild Shadow was forced to sell the game as they were running out of funds. Kabam saw potential in it and bought it. Most players consider this era  bad overall, although it does has its strengths. Kabam implemented arguably the best and only true endgame content. However, Kabam does  not deserve all the credit as, an ordinary player was the one who gave both the idea and the code. This was mainly the reason why many players stayed through the long time Kabam abandoned the game. Now, to the important cons (too many cons): after Kabam came, they turned this once co-operative(co-op) game into a pay to win and money-grubbing game. If that was not enough, they introduced pets. Pets enabled a single player to be stronger than 6-7 players combined. Pets were what destroyed the co-op aspect of this game. For context, it used to be about survivability, helping other players out and co-op. Now? its about who can get the most and deny the most loot from others. Have I mentioned about the amount of hackers? Adding that would be too long.

Deca Games

The game was at the verge of dying, but then, came Deca Games. Deca Games is an indie company that was formed for RotMG. The main team is made out of former Kabam employees. They started out by making everyone like them by giving away free stuff. They then continued by addressing the hackers (basically almost none now). Finally, they start adding more content and fix kabam’s many mistakes, like the imbalanced economy. However, a lot of content are new cosmetics( how they intend to make money without making RotMG pay to win), but there are also some quality content and quality of life changes that are quite frequent. Events such as Cinco De Mayo are also seldom made. They are also being more generous than Kabam during the annual ‘Month of the Mad God’ event. They also listen to the community and host contests on Reddit for players to win prizes.

Basic mechanics:

Upon starting the game, there should be a tutorial about the very basics. Like controls, shooting and looting. Before I get started, you can change the controls by pressing “o”.

One of the main aspect of the game is permanent-death(perma-death), so prepare to rage, but prepare to come back afterwards.

Start out at the beach( where scorpions are at) and slowly move inland. They will drop some bags where loot like weapons, abilities, armour and rings can make you stronger.

Guild Hall

On the right is the UI where your mini map(3), name(4), nexus icon(4), fame/experience/level(5), health(6), mana(6), inventory/stats/pet info(8), friends icon(12) and nearby players(11). On the top is the stars(1), obtained by getting fame requirements on classes, guild and guild position(1), fame(2) and gold(2). The chat is at the bottom left(10). Go here for more information.

The four slots are slots for weapon, ability, armour and ring. The weapons, abilities and armours are different for different class, which will be explained later.

Stats:

Health(Life)-If it reaches -1 you die

Mana(Mana)- You use this to use your abilities

Attack(Att/Atk)-Damage

Dexterity(Dex)-Rate of fire

Speed(Spd)-Movement speed

Defense(def)-reduces damage taken by the amount you have until 85% reduction of the bullet’s damage

Vitality(Vit)-The rate in which you regenerate Health

Wisdom(Wis)-The rate in which you regenerate Mana

These stats can be increased permanently by leveling up and drinking potions, referred to as pots. There are maximum amount of each stats that are different for every class. They can be increased by gear and temporary boosts such as gumballs and tinctures above the maximum.

Update: Some greater potions are now added again. They give twice as much stat increases.

Classes:Classes Unlocking System

There are 14 classes, each with their own special abilities. On the top is which class you have to level to 20 to unlock each specific class. Getting each class to level 20 is the best way to unlock all classes.

You start with the wizardWizard, the highest dps class, besides warriorWarrior, as it has the most att and dex of all classes, 75 each and its ability is the spellFire Spray Spell, commonly referred to spell bomb because of its high potential damage from 20 damaging shots that shoot from the cursor when used.

Next is PriestPriest, arguably the best class for beginners, due to its abilityHealing Tome, the tome, it instantly heals the player, the draw back is it’s dps with the wandFire Wand, which deals low damage.

The bow and leather classes:

ArcherArcher and huntressHuntress, uses the bow, arguably the most powerful type weapons. They have exactly the same stats and highest attack in the game. They use the quiverMagic Quiver and trapHunting Trap respectively, which slows or paralyzes depending on the tier. Recommended when you have the Doom Bow(Dbow)Doom Bow or Coral Bow(Cbow)Coral Bow.

 The dagger and leather classes:

RogueRogue, AssassinAssassin, TricksterTrickster. The daggerSteel Dagger classes all have 75 max speed and 75 max dexterity. Dagger is a middle-ranged weapon with 5.6 range. With the cloakCloak of Shadows, which makes you invisible and not be noticed by enemies, poisonCentipede Poison, which deals damage over time, prismDecoy Prism, which lets you teleport and create a decoy enemies will treat as a real player. The rogue is a solo class, having lesser players around you is better. Assassin is the class where you can deal damage without in danger of the target. Trickster is one of the hardest class to play as its ability is the hardest to use efficiently and has a high skill floor and ceiling. Recommended if you like to stay at medium range and being the fastest

The sword and heavy armour classes:

KnightKnight,  PaladinPaladin and WarriorWarrior. They all have the  highest max health in the game, at 770. The swordShort Sword is a short range and high damage weapon. The Knight is the most defensive class, with 40 max defense and the ability, the shieldWooden Shield, stunsGold Five Pointed Star enemies and make then unable to shoot and grants bonus defense. Considered as the easiest class to play and well known for its infamous “Lel XD”. The Paladin uses the seal to healRed Cross, increase max healthHP increase and increase damageSword dealt of himself and others. The Warrior, uses the helmet, giving berserkRed Sword to all and speedyGreen Up Arrow to self. With 75 attack, berserk giving 25% more dexterity, and high damage of swords, he has one of the most dps in the game. Most of the time warriors are incredibly selfish and will only buff itself to guarantee the most loot for himself, which is incredibly easy due to the buffs’ small radius.

The staff and robe classes:

The WizardWizard, NecromancerNecromancer and MysticMystic. The staffEnergy Staff is a medium to high damage with long range and 2 shots. All of them have the highest max mana, at 385 and above average wisdom. The Necromancer uses a skullNecrotic Skull as its ability, healing based on the amount of damage dealt in the radius of its ability, like a tomeHealing Tome. Recommended for beginners who wants dps. The mystic uses a orbStasis Orb, which stasis and cursesCurse at the higher tiers. Hard to master and most of the time only useful for end-game dungeons and trolling.

The wand and robe classes:

Thee PriestPriest and Sorcerer Sorcerer. They use the wandFire Wand, the highest ranged weapon in the game, but the lowest damage. The sorcerer uses the scepterLightning Scepter, which deals damage to multiple targets, reducing the damage done each time. Recommended for long range combat against bosses such as Oryx.

The katana and leather class:

The lonely Ninja Ninja, uses the katanaRusty Katana, a short range weapon that is shorter than a dagger but longer than a sword and pierces. Due to its leather armour and short range katana, it is a difficult class to play. The starBasic Star, gives you speedyGreen Up Arrow when you hold down space bar or shift click, which does not stop until you shift click again. Letting go of space bar shoots a star dealing a lot of damage. This class is recommended for players looking for a challenge, hit and run or when you have the UT weapon, Doku No KenDoku No Ken.

Bags:

Brown BagPink BagPurple BagEgg BasketCyan BagBlue Bag White BagBoosted Bag

There are a total of 8 types of bags: brown, pink, purple, cyan, blue, white and red. Brown and pink is not soulbound, meaning that they can be seen by other players and they can take whatever is inside.

Brown BagBrown bags are mainly consumables that are such as health potion(not potion of life) and mana potions.

Pink BagPink bags contains low tiered gears like tiers( tiers 1-6 for weapons and armours, 1-2 for abilities, and 1 for rings( higher tiers are better)).

Purple BagPurple and above are soulbound, meaning that they can only be seen by you and no one else. They usually drop tiers 7-9 for weapons and armours, 3-4 for abilities, and 2-4 for rings.

Egg BasketEgg baskets contain pet eggsCommon Pet Egg, which is explained in a later part of this post.

Cyan BagCyan bags contain all other better gear.

Blue BagBlue bags contain stat potions.

 White BagThe legendary rng bag is the White bag, they are very rare and drop special items according to the enemy.

Boosted BagRed bags drop when you use loot drop or tier potions or lucky clovers. The bags overwrite each other in this order: Red>White>Blue>Cyan>Egg>Purple>Pink>Brown

EDIT: New update! There are now new bags.

Golden BagGolden bags contain treasures and marksMark of the Puppet Master.

Orange BagOrange bags contain skins Mini SphinxMini Sthenoand ST itemsNectar Crossfire.

Red BagRed bags contains T13 weapons, T14 armors, and T6 rings. T13 weapons and T14 armors are added in the Lost Halls update.

Boosted BagsBoosted bags now correspond to the colour of the bags.

Items:

There are a lot of items and they are self explanatory when you mouse over them. If you are unsure about what it does, you can go to                eye-bigrealmeye to check.

Character slots and Vaults:

Char Slot UnlockerVault Chest Unlocker

The amount of character slots is the amount of characters you can have alive at once. Vaults are chests which let you store items which do not disappear when you die. These can only be obtained by paying or when Deca Games decides to give them out, most of the time during an event like MotMG. If you are paying, it is best to wait for deals such as Super Ample Packs where you can get more value for money.

Pets:

The most over powered thing in RotMG. They have various abilities and the most significant two are ‘Heal’ and ‘Magic Heal’. The abilities heal and increase your mana(not maximum) respectively, they get more efficient every level. There are 5 rarities: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Legendary and Divine. To make sure  you do not waste your time with your pet, you can go here. Each family starts with several types of first abilities, except for humanoid, which is always heal and therefore the best eggCommon Pet Egg.Pet Fusing

EDIT: New Update! Pet stones changes your pet’s family and skin permanently.

Tips:

Lag:

Using flash projector is arguably one of best ways to reduce lag, close to Steam. Steam is a lot easier to set up and they offer a free pack, however, Steam is known to crash when playing RotMG, unlike flash projector, which is harder to make work. A step by step tutorial here. Another way to reduce lag is to go to the options and turn off ‘Draw shadows’, ‘Hardware acceleration’ and disabling player projectiles. In options, you can also assign a key to open the stats of the game, such as the memory and frames per second. RotMG is prone to memory leak, which causes a lot of lag, so you can use the stats to know when a memory leak is about to occur.

Progress:

Merching:

If you do this I have lost all respect for you… unless it is a weird game like Growtopia that is literally about merching. Merching in RotMG means buying low and selling high. This is most of the time used by players who have no skill to actually play the game and have no access to their mom’s credit card to pay their way to being “pro”. Basically, go here to see the offers and gauge the price, although most of them are overpriced(because most of them are also merchers).

Paying to win:

There are 2 types, the stupid one is buying gear from the nexus shop, the smarter ones are investing into their pet or Character and Vault slots(Lasts forever) and buy mostly great deals such as the Cinco De Mayo packs and Super Ample Packs.

Fame farming:

People with no life who farm for fame in the godlands( a currency mostly only used to feed pets) 24/7 and think that they are pro.

PPE and NPEs:

PPE stands for Pet Player Experience, you start with no gear except t 0 weapon and ability, you can’t trade or get free items. The goal is to get 8/8(8 out of 8 stats maxed) and good gear. Most of time it is very easy as pets are over powered, but people still think that they are good when they complete one using the easiest class(lel xD ppe btw). NPE stands for New Player Experience, which is the same thing as PPE except no pets are allowed. This is mostly played for fun as it increases the difficulty of the easy game.

Actually playing the game:

The best way to improve is to learn from your mistakes and invest in pets as they can carry you. After having a good pet, preferably at least a rare, you can farm godlands and certain dungeons for pots to max your character and store items in vault in case you die for the next character.

This game has kept me entertained for 5 years now, so I recommend it, although it is not for the faint of heart.

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Hearthstone (Updated)

Hearthstone

Hearthstone is a free to play online card game that has been around for over 2 years now. It was not very popular in its beta version but has become very popular now. It consists of nine basic classes, the mage, warrior, druid, shaman, hunter, rogue,priest, paladin and warlock. There are also bonus characters like Lady Liadrin and Medivh but they are just skins for the class.

Over the years hearthstone has gone through a lot of different changes updates and patches, this resulted in some cards too powerful or too odd. At first, Blizzard just removed these cards but now there is a game mode called wild that allows those cards to be used.

There are some expansions in this game like The Grand Tournament and Mean Streets of Karazhan.  So how are these different from the classic cards? Well each of the expansion has a theme and is you want a certain card from an expansion, you would have to buy a pack from the expansion.

The main objective of the game is to lower the opponent’s health from 30 to 0. Damage can be dealt using spells or minions. Spells are one use only (most of the time) and minions can deal damage as long as they are alive and do not have abilities or effects that prevent them from damaging.

Some minions, in fact most have special abilities like spell damage, which increases damage of spells. Some abilities are conditional and will only trigger if the condition is met like: If you have a dragon in your hand, deal 3 damage to a character. The different card keywords would be shown below. Most expansions have a theme like Knights of the Frozen Throne having Death Knights.  Journey to Un’goro having Quests and Adapt. Mean Streets of Gadgetzan have Potions and Hand Buffs (give a random minion/all minions in your hand +x/+x

Every game you start with 3 or 4 cards depending on who starts first (the person who goes second gets a extra card and a coin which grands an extra mana crystal that turn only.) and you draw a card every turn. There are also abilites of minions and spells that allow you to draw more cards, but be careful not to draw too many, as one can only have up to a maximum of 10 cards in hand. The extra cards that you draw will be burnt( removed in that match) and if your deck of thirty cards has been all used, you will receive fatigue damage.Fatigue starts off at 1 damage but will keep increasing the more you draw.

There are several gamemodes in this game, tavern brawl,arena,standard and practice.

There is a different tavern brawl every week but some brawl will be repeated, and every brawl lasts a few days.The brawl has a unique set of rules and are all fun and challenging.

Arena is where players make a deck out of the cards they choose and 3 losses or 12 wins means that your arena game is over and you will receive rewards depending on how many wins you get.

Standard is where you fight with other players with the cards you collected made into a deck of 30 cards.

Practice is where you can face off against bots for experience or if you have not unlocked a certain class.

Most cards can be obtained through packs but basic cards can only be obtained by leveling up your class, there is also adventure cards that can only be obtained if you beat the adventure. However each adventure has multiple levels which take 700 coins to unlock. In comparison  arena needs 150 gold to enter and a pack costs 100 gold.

Even though this game in my opinion, is very fun and addictive, it does has its flaws. It is very rng(random number generator) based sometimes. You may lose the game because of extreme bad luck or win a game because of it. In fact, a Hearthstone Tournament Champion won largely because of luck.

Overall I would recommend this game to my friends and family, despite its flaws.

 

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Corsair Void Surround

Corsair’s products have been ergonomic and eye catching. The Corsair Void Surround is no different. One of the 5 Void headsets on sale, the Void Surround has a few things the other Voids don’t.

To start off, imagine a peripheral device that can be used on pretty much anything that is up to date. That is the Void Surround. It is able to be used on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and even on mobile devices, if they have a 3.5 mm audio jack. The versatility of this headphone is one of its strengths. However it is still able to be used on older platforms, some however might require an adapter.

Another feature is a Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, by using the USB Dolby Headphone adapter. What does this mean? You can have surround sound while playing your favourite games on console. So if you want to experience The Last of Us or Uncharted with surround sound to have the best experience possible, this is also a good pick.

The microphone and the frame is not to be underestimated. Corsair teamed up with a few designing experts from BMW to make an ultra-iconic and ultra-comfortable design. The ear cups are ear-shaped and fit around your ear instead of rubbing against them. This itself allows a long lasting gaming marathon without fatigue kicking in very quickly. The icing on the cake for comfort is that the ear cups have memory foam microfibre wrapped around it.

The microphone itself has a program called InfoMic. On the tip of the mic, there are two lights, one to notify you about battery life, microphone mute condition and some settings. Unlike most other headphones, the buttons to toggle mute, adjust volume or swapping presets are not on the cords. Instead of making the cords look slightly weird, with that little bulge,  the buttons are on the ear cup to make it more comfortable and efficient to use and there is no need to fumble about to find that bulge.

Sound quality wise, it is still something to look up to. With 50mm neodymium drives and the aforementioned Surround Sound, listening experience are both gaming and music are equally good. Due to its strong drivers, the bass is strong and its pirmary focus. It also has a very wide dynamic range. The mid-range and high-end might not be on par with the bass’ quality, they are regardless still very good and decently clear.

So, if you want a gaming headset that looks nice, have quite a good sound quality and have a microphone that updates you about its status. This is one of the best choices. The surround sound is an ad-on that quite some people will like, giving more immersion to those epic singleplayer games and campaigns. With a price of 115SGD, this headphone is a good deal for its price.

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Pokemon Sun & Moon

Pokemon Sun and Moon is newly released on November 2016 to commemorate the Pokemon franchise’s 20th anniversary.

Following the usual story line of almost all the Pokemon games, you will be a Pokemon trainer training Pokemons with your friends in the Alola region which is based on Hawaii. The objective of this game in the story is to defeat/stop the criminal organization, Team Skull, while battling other Pokemon trainers along the way.

The game introduced 81 new Pokemon species and includes new features such as Alolan forms of previous Pokemons, powerful moves called Z-Moves, powerful creatures known as Ultra Beasts, updated battle and training mechanics, and improved polygonal 3D graphics. The game also has Mega Evolution which evolves Pokemon into a better form. Just like Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon Sun and Moon has almost the same story plot.

Alike the other previous Pokemon games, it contains similar and more features like being able to customize your own character in Pokemon X and Y.

The game takes places in the Alola region which consists of mostly islands. You start off by moving in to the region and you meet Professor Kukui. Unfortunately, Professor Oak is not around (Professor in other Pokemon games) and instead his cousin Samson Oak will be taking his place and Professor Kukui being the leading scientist. You then continue on into the normal situation where you have to save someone from a Pokemon or witness someone getting saved from a Pokemon and from there you continue on with the story.

The game was very well received by people and critics and it even shipped over 10 million units worldwide within a week, becoming one of the fastest selling games in Nintendo’s history.

Pokemon Sun and Moon costs £32 and £35 respectively on Amazon and GAME. I personally feel it is worth it as the game is quite different from the usual game mechanics.

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Destiny: Rise of Iron

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The final chapter before Destiny 2 comes out, Rise of Iron focuses on bring nostalgia to old players in several ways and  explaining a group of people, known as Iron Lords. Their names plastered on high end weapons in Year 1.

The story summed up begins before the original events of Destiny occurs. The Iron Lords were searching for SIVA, a nanotechonogy that can make anything with direction. They found it, but a Warmind, Rasputin used it to attack the Iron Lords. In the end, only Lord Saladin, the protagonist survives. After the events of the Taken King, SIVA is rediscovered and reactivated by the Fallen, which corrupts a part of the land, now known as the Plaguelands. You will need to defend the old base of the Iron Lords and find the source of SIVA, stopping the production of the mites. In the last mission, you encountered SIVA-fied versions of the Iron Lords and kill them, putting them to peace.

Overall, the atmosphere of the expansion is quite medieval. The SIVA tendrils is a good contrast to the bleak snowy landscape in the Plaguelands. The Splicers, the enemy, is a modified version of the original Fallen which has new abilities that might surprise new or inexperienced players. The soundtrack is beautifully composed with a fan made track for one of the Strike bosses.

As of 2017, all Strikes are playable and remastered, letting new players enjoy and try out the original Strikes with an additional mechanics from old raids and more things to do to kill the boss. This keeps the idea of nostalgia really well. With raid mechanics, some might speculate that the old raids will be remastered.

The raid is one of the best in Destiny, being unforgiving but at the same time not mechanical and fun. The raid contains a secret, which requires the team to find certain monitors and activate them. To finish the puzzle, the team will also require knowledge in binary. The bosses are well designed and the rewards for completing the raid is very rewarding, giving you one of the best weapons in Destiny.

Being the last content update for Destiny, this is a well made and polished expansion for the last chapter of Destiny.

The price of the expansion alone is 30 SGD and the full collection which includes all other expansions costs 50 SGD.

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