Intro to the final week of The Beauty Of Video Games Vol. 4
The Advancements To Come
Celebrating the Cel Shaded Art Style
It revived a forgotten time in CD gaming. Separate from digitization, Full Motion Video produces a cheesy production that not only caused a concern but stood out as something of a higher quality that only one format could do.
As different as FMV is, digitization was the FPS bet for success. It has advanced over time and you seen it in games like Heavenly Sword, Beyond Two Souls, and more. In the beginning, it was the thing of the 90's. In the end, it has expanded to something more.
It was until the Super NES was doing more on their system with games like Starfox and Donkey Kong Country. At that time, Nintendo had to think outside since NEO-GEO was bringing the "arcade" experience home....for $200 a game, Sega was doing Sega CD and interactive games, Turbographix entering the scene with the HuCards and Turbo CD.
Seeing the tricks, previews, exclusive game features, and more would be the highlight as I read and absorb the information that was being poured. Since the Nintendo Entertainment System was my first official own system (my parents had an Atari) and my brother owning a Sega Master System, I had the world of every aspect of games. Added with Arcades and you can see why I still have an affinity for games to this day.
As this week come to a close and after we examine all the beautiful things about different characters, there's a simple thing that connects us to them all. Why we root for them, place our decisions based on our morals and personality, and other reasons. Our relationships, meaningless or not, is why we love them … Continue reading The Beautiful Relationship We Have
No matter in 2D or 3D, there was a title that tried to surpass Mario and coming up short in multiple ways. Though it rarely happens, some B-tier titles still deliver odd, janky, annoying, cliche, yet intriguing characters. Heck, some first party and triple-A titles do it too!
It wasn't til the Legend Of Princess that I got an idea of what Flash games that later turned into indie games as a name, was all about.
While Princess Toadstool ruled the 80's as one of the most well known female characters and Ms. Pac-Man was, well, a bow add-on to Pac Man, there weren't many fictional women characters in games. Super Mario Bros. 2 allowed you to play as Toadstool and it gave players an idea what each character gameplay and … Continue reading Lara Croft And The Leading Ladies
Mario and Luigi. Those two alone have been on many grand adventures together and solo. Looking past their sales and design, these two have reached a status most games struggle to be known for. In this modern era, one game may put you there. For others, it may take a few titles. For the Mario … Continue reading Reaching That Iconic Level
Life is such a ride to be on. Meeting new people, going on adventures, allowing creativity to speak to you on various levels, and being inspired by the works and beauty you will encounter. In video games, the stories, environment, themes, and more play an important role. It's not just for fun, but it reaches … Continue reading The Beauty Of Video Games: The Art Of The Character
Freewill: Voluntary, Spontaneous I came to learn about freewill in church. It is seen as a simple term and action. You have the freewill to believe in God or not. Check the gate and wrap up production. In life, freewill still applies to that similiar logic. We have the freewill to do things, but we … Continue reading The Fascination Of Freewill
After multiple delays and years of development, Studio Japan's The Last Guardian arrived at the beginning of December in 2016. Seeing E3's presentation of the game, many players were still invested while others have moved on from waiting for this gorgeous title. The question most people ponder isn't "was it worth the wait" but more … Continue reading Review – The Last Guardian
Just admit it. You really don't care about God Of War's narrative. Really? When have players been invested in stories or storylines in the action/adventure genre? The love of God Of War are mostly for the combat, graphics and detailed environment, and maybe some voice acting. Also, Kratos saying boy. I have seen many older … Continue reading Now They Care About Narrative?
When we play a new IP (Intellectual Property), we tend to find what this new endeavor has to offer. From characters, voice acting or written dialogue, to level design and music, we wonder what we are playing and if we will get into it. Most times, we look for the familiarity of it all. When a … Continue reading Comparing Originality
You know what? M-Rated games and other violent art and media are the cause of Mass Shootings here. They perfectly explain why and how these games are used to make the criminal a professional killer. Low and Behold, the politicians have solved the question of why they keep happening. So with that logic presented, why … Continue reading Alright, Let’s Go With Your Logic
Allege: To assert without proof Fact: something that actually exists; reality; truth, something known to exist or to have to happen A couple of months ago, reports of alleged sexual misconduct, were running rampant across the media. To this very day, it is still happening and no matter how it is viewed, it will continue … Continue reading Alleged and Fact Aren’t The New Cause And Effect
As players enjoy Cuphead, Nex Machina, Pulstar, or any shooter at this time, the bullet hell, watch the screen, multitasking shmup genre has had a revolution of sorts in today's industry. Mixing RPG elements with Smash TV or studying the important design of Mega Man X, testing your simple skill in a challenging way has … Continue reading Totally Destroying The Heart!!!!