Hey guys! Haven’t written in a while so I figured I’d catch you up on a lot of things.
Middle-Earth : Shadow Of War/Star Wars Battlefront 2
Of course they’re going to have microtransactions! Why wouldn’t they?
So, if you don’t know, Microtransactions are a plague that are sweeping across the gaming communities. Effectively it boils down to this : “Don’t wanna grind in the game to get the best weapon? Well just pay me $20 in real life and I’ll give you the best weapon in the game.” Then anyone who doesn’t pay $20 basically can’t play the game.
This will be the death of gaming if we remain silent. Now, many people will combat me on this and say “But Vance, Overwatch is one of your favorite games and it has the same loot box system that Battlefront and Shadow of War are going to have.” Which is true, but Overwatch’s is just cosmetic items. You want the emote where winston eats Peanut Butter? You want a new Sombra Skin? You want McCree to say a Tombstone quote? Well get some loot boxes! The point is that those don’t affect the gameplay at all and Loot boxes are pretty easy to get for free cause you get one every time you level up. Battlefront and Shadow Of War might be the same way we’ll just have to wait and see.
They’ve released the the first pictures of Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino.
I think Zazie looks great as Domino, she’s never been one of my favorite characters but she’s important to Deadpool’s arc and I think she’ll be a great addition.
I was curious about Brolin as Cable initially but the more I think about it I don’t really know if I’d want anyone else in the role. Also, this means that Brolin is the first man to star across the three major comic film companies of Fox(Cable), Marvel(Thanos) and even DC(Jonah Hex, yes, it happened.)
Although I wasn’t a huge fan of the first film these pictures make me excited to see what they can do with the storyline. Also, does the teddy bear in the cable picture mean we’re gonna see Hope Summers? If so, it’s gonna be crazy.
My trip to Castlevania
I had never played a single second of a Castlevania game. I just never got around to try out the series and then about a month ago everyone kept telling me to watch the Castlevania Netflix series and so I bided my time until finally one day I sat down and watched the series and absolutely loved it and was furious when I realized it was basically just an 80 minute movie instead of a long season. Fortunately, they’ve already announced that Season 2 will be 8 episodes instead of 4 and that they’re already in production so a lot of people are assuming Halloween of 2018 as a release date. I don’t wanna wait that long but whatever.
So, after loving the series, I decided to try my hand at the games. After research, and not being able to find a copy of Symphony Of The Nighy, I decided to download Castlevania 3 : Dracula’s Curse(The one that the show is based on.) on my 3DS and it is one of the most difficult games I’ve played. It’s so frustrating! But it’s been pretty great to play through it and I’ve actually enjoyed it quite a bit, can’t wait to try out other games in thr series.