This week our sexy gamer is so adorable and Nerdy! what more can we ask for?
Hi there, my name is Hime, I'm a manga freak, action figure collector, photographer, cosplayer, and a girl gamer!
I was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, and I've been playing video games for as long as I remember.
All I can say is that I'm an all-round gamer and I enjoy different genres.
Owned gaming consoles: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, DSi, 3DS, PSP Preferred gaming console: PlayStation 3. Although it depends on my mood and what game I'm currently playing Fav games: Uncharted 1&2, Dragon Age 2, Devil May Cry 3&4, Street Fighter, MvC3, CoD series, Ace Attorney, Heavy Rain, LA Noire... okay. I better stop before I list off all the games I own in my shelf... I just love all of them... Least fav games: Most games that I hate will directly be returned to the store in less than 24 hours. like that time I bought Nier. it was awful. hobbies: other than gaming and all my nerd-related hobbies? hmm... photography, shopping, and diving. yes, I have an open water diving license.
Monsters, led by the demon lord Tanzra, are terrorizing the world, and you, the Master, must put an end to this. However, Tanzra has also sealed your powers, and to regain them, you must unseal the people of the world and help them rebuild while defeating the monsters rampaging their land. ActRaiser, the first game developed by Enix studio Quintet over a decade ago, proves to be a solid action RPG and God simulation in spite of its meager length and light story.
To rebuild the world, the Master must first clear various areas of monsters. Each area has two Acts, which largely resemble the levels in any traditional platform game. The Master’s basic weapon is a sword, which he can use to hack away at various enemies and the bosses at the end of each Act. The Master has a certain number of lives during each Act, and when he loses all HP, the player restarts the stage at a certain point. If he loses all lives, he returns to the Sky Palace and must restart the Act. There are no consumable items during Acts, with HP recovery coming only from losing a life and from the occasional orb-holding pedestal.
After players complete the first Act of each area, they can begin the simulation mode of ActRaiser, where the Master’s angel sidekick does most of the work, and can shoot arrows at enemies wandering around that spawn from Monster Lairs. The angel, too, has HP, and when he loses all of it, he loses his fighting capabilities, and the player must wait for his life to gradually recover before being able to fight again. The angel can perform various Miracles, such as lightning, which can clear bushes and rocks on the field, and sunlight, which can dry up marshes and melt snow; Miracles, however, consume a certain amount of SP, which the angel can refill by killing enemies.
The angel can also refill his SP by guiding the people of each area to rebuild their lands, beginning from a shrine, whose leaders regularly pray to the Master and give him offerings depending upon how far the player has advanced in rebuilding the area. These offerings include magic for the Master, increased MP, extra lives during Acts, and extra abilities for the angel, such as increased arrow power and bombs that clear all enemies in the area yet leave Monster Lairs intact. Players, however, can guide the people to rebuild in the direction of Monster Lairs, which the people will then seal upon reaching it. The monsters that spawn from the Lairs also attempt to destroy the buildings the people have constructed, so the angel must continue to keep them in check.
The Master’s levels increase depending upon how high the world’s population is, with level-ups also increasing maximum SP during simulation and allowing for the use of more powerful Miracles. Before each Act, moreover, the player can select one magic spell to use; spells naturally consume MP, which doesn’t recover if the Master dies. Spells are particularly useful against bosses, and can make the game fairly easy; the difficulty does somewhat spike towards the end, where the player must fight several consecutive bosses with no breaks in between, with MP loss being permanent throughout all the fights. Still, combat in ActRaiser, coupled with the simulation, is solid. ActRaiser, moving on, features a largely spotless, easily navigable simulation interface, and there are no menus to worry about during the Acts. The translation does contain a few flagrant errors, alongside a bit of censorship, although interaction leaves little room for complaint.
In its time, ActRaiser was a unique experience, blending action and simulation elements, a combination that would influence Level-5’s Dark Cloud series, though even today, the game stands as one of the foremost God simulators.
The story is probably the weakest part of the game, largely consisting of the Master upholding the requests of the people he helps unseal and the occasional conversation with his angel sidekick. The epilogue after you beat the game is serviceable, although the plot, ultimately, could’ve used more depth.
The game’s musical presentation could’ve used some improvement as well, given the somewhat awkward instrumentation at times, although the soundtrack was perhaps one of the best in its time, with many catchy classical-style pieces, such as “Birth of the People,” the main simulation mode theme. The sound effects could’ve used some improvement, as well, although they certainly won’t get on your nerves. Overall, a decent-sounding game.
The visuals were more than adequate for their time, with the Master being anatomically correct in terms of proportion, and most of the scenery and enemies containing decent design, even if a few foes are basically palette swaps. The simulation graphics are more than functional, as well, and in the end, ActRaiser is a pretty nice-looking game.
Finally, ActRaiser is a fairly short game, with its playing time ranging from three to six hours, depending chiefly on how much time the player spends with simulation. Ultimately, the first God simulation, even today, stands out as one of the best, with most of its aspects, except maybe its story, being solid. The game would receive a sequel focusing entirely on the action elements, although the original was perhaps one of the first great Super NES titles, and largely stands the test of time.
+Solid simulation and combat.
-Somewhat weak story, censored by Nintendo.
-Endgame bosses can be tough.
Platform: Super NES
Game Mechanics: 8/10
Lasting Appeal: 7/10
Playing Time: Less than 20 Hours Overall: 7.5/10
This week is a pretty good one. This week we will be covering our first texture pack :D
Not our normal review but it will be a good one. Now the texture pack that we are looking at today needs very little told about it. The reason for that, we want to let the creator of the pack have all the glory. The creator Tyken132, stands alone as an awesome LPer and also give really good lessons on how to make things work in the world of minecraft.
So below will be a link to the texture pack, Tyken132's Website and his let's play series.
O.k. So we have been playing the new Deus Ex for the past few days and from what we have seen so far, things are looking very on on a review scale. We are planning to do a legit review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution as soon as we finish it, but we have a feeling that is some time off.
Now it was brought to our attention on the proper pronunciation of the title and we thought it would be cool to fill in our readers for those who think like us. now we have always pronounced the name as "Doos Ex" but what was brought to us was this:
Deus Ex- Pronounced "Day-Us Ex" - Its name is derived from the Latin expression deus ex, meaning "a person or event that provides a sudden and unexpected solution to a story", or literally, "god from" (taken from wordiq.com)
So, Deus Ex: Human Revolution means "God from human revolution"
At least that's what we understand, please if anyone has a tighter translation please let us know.
The time has come! Muttonbasher is very proud to announce our first ever Sexy Gamer of the Week!
This weeks Sexy gamer is: Arely Miramontes!
Let's see what is interesting about Arely!
My name is Arely Miramontes. I am a girl gamer. :)
My nickname is Mentos, I've played games since I was 4 XD I used to always play Pokemon Snap.
Well, I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and recently moved to the infamous alien town of Roswell, New Mexico.
I love video games so much that I have my version of the Assassin's Creed symbol tattooed on my back! Other things I love are comic books, electronics, music, posters, movies, art, and action figures.
And last but not least, I am mutant and proud!
Favorite multiplayer game: Halo Reach
Favorite single player game: Assassin's Creed
Least favorite game: any sport or racing game
Hobbies: Draw, play video games, play guitar, build robots & contraptions
Those of you not selected do not fear. We will hold your submissions for next weeks drawing.
And those of you who do get picked, feel free to submit more pictures and maybe you can get drawn again :D you never know.
Now with this mod we had two of our minecraft players test this out, one came back bothered by it, and the other one came back giddy as a schoolgirl, so lets go over it.
The big thing about this mod is "RPG" and they sure do mean it. this mod adds: Skill ups, Perks, Spells and so much more. Now we all know minecraft is a bit dull after 3-4 game days, because once your established, for the most part. But with the RPG mod added in there is a skill up system in play that in order to make certain items, or place Cretan blocks, you will have to skill up the required skill. This mod is very much designed for the rpg fans, that love the accomplishment feeling of seeing "you gain ?? skill points" I know I do.
All the info for the mod, along with download and installation instructions are provided in the link above, and please donate if you use the mod and love it. It really does help the developers out.
O.k. this one is for all of our minecraft fans out there, starting today Muttonbasher will be putting out a weekly review of minecraft mods. So let's get started with a good one! =D
So for the today's Minecraft Mod in review we have "Teh Krush's Timber!" To Teh Mods!
Now the link we provided is to the forum page where you can get all of Teh Krush's mods but the one we are talking about today is the Timber! mod.
So the Timber! mod makes it so trees are affected by gravity, meaning if you take out the bottom trunk all of the trunk parts will fall. this is AMAZING! i can't stress it enough, such a simple mod. can save so much time.
Really not a lot to this mod. It is very simple and very useful. from now on this one will be installed for all of us at muttonbasher. we do recommend that if you use it, donate to Teh Krush, It helps to get more cool, and useful mods in the world of minecraft!
OK we have heard your crys and we have returned! It was a good break but now, we are back in full swing. starting tomorrow we will have the latest and greatest, along with some cool minecraft stuff going on. can't give out all the details but! stay tuned!
We at Muttonbasher are looking, or should i say a few of us are looking, for a good minecraft smp server with good people on it. we will be checking them out tonight so let us know if you have a good one for us to join in :D