Tuesday, March 26, 2013
1. It is a MMO.
2. Wii U Game.
3. You pick the region you start in.
4. Pokemon XD style graphics.
5. You choose between the option of being a master at gyms, a master contest coordinator, or both.
6. DLC. And lots of it.
Here is an example. You start the base game with it connected to your Mii, preventing the "Are you a boy or a girl" awkwardness. You then get to play through Kanto, remastered on the Wii U, in stunning HD quality with an expanded story. Then you beat the game. Now what? DLC of course. There are missions available like aiding the Pokemon Rangers or stopping an onslaught of Shadow Pokemon. There would also be DLC of further regions, such as the Sevii Islands and the Orange Islands. Still bored after that? Download the Johto pack where you can play through another whole region. Now to prevent the overpowering, force the person to start over each region with their Pokemon in the boxes. It would function like the Prestige system in Call of Duty. The final option would be for a person to pick up to six Pokemon to bring to the next region where they have their levels and stats returned to the level they were caught at.
Comment your thoughts.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
I want to review this, but there is nothing to review. It is, once again, predominantly Sentai footage (poorly cut Sentai footage at that) with voice-overs.
I'm going to give this episode a 7.5/10 only because the footage was very poorly cut. Other than that, Samurai had better plot development.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
There are two groups that should really sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up for a bit. The first is the LGBT community. They speak of oppression and how the world is biased against them because they are gay and all manner of things. Answer me this, how can you be discriminated for being gay unless you openly kiss another man while in Stop and Shop or during a job interview. That is for another day (and I think I covered LGBT). The second is feminists. As I type this, I can hear the guns clicking ready to hear what I have to say. I'm going to say this right here, I don't give two fucks about your opinions, I don't care if I don't change your opinion, this is a place for me to vent. First of all, domestic abuse, double standard. You must be thinking, "Wait, a double standard? Can't be. Double Standards can only harm men." Well, you are wrong. Did you know that 40% of domestic abuse claims are from men? So of the two million Domestic Abuse injuries, 800,000 are to men and of the 1,300 domestic abuse deaths, 520 are men. Sure, it may not be the majority, but it is still a large amount of the population.
Second, and most shockingly in my opinion, is the statistic about how much less women make than men. Statistics report that women make about .77 cents per dollar a man makes. Wow, you would think that this would signal a sea of lawsuits because this is illegal. It turns out, this is not true. Well, it's not that it isn't a fake statistic, it is misrepresented. See it implies that a man and a woman in the same job make different salaries. This statistic is average yearly income for men and average yearly income for women. What might cause this? Well, men tend to hold higher ranking jobs. Men are also less likely to take off time for extended, unpaid medical leave such as maternity leave. The easiest solution to this would be to guarantee indefinite paid maternity leave, however this would be abused.
In conclusion, why is this debate still going on? There is nothing that women have that men don't, and let's just pretend for a minute that women have to do the draft. Yeah, where's your equality there? And to those of you who say that Seth MacFarlane "objectified women," I have two statements. All the women objectified consented as they prerecorded the skit and consented to be objectified when they put themselves as sex objects in international media. Key example, Kate Winslet "Draw me like one of your French girls." She wasn't forced into the role. She took it willingly. Second, what about Bill Maher? Here is a list of his misogynistic comments just in regard to former Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin:
"MILF is an acronym used in pornography for Mother I'd Like to Fuck"-After calling Sarah Palin a MILF
"Dumb Twat"-Called Sarah Palin that
"Whoops, There's a Dick in Me"-Name he came up with for Bristol Palin and Sarah Palin's TV show
But Sarah Palin is a Republican, so that's OK.
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays
Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels
New York Mets (And no, this is not Yankee Fan bias)
St. Louis Cardinals
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants
San Diego Padres
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays (Wild Card)
Chicago White Sox
Detroit Tigers (Wild Card)
Philadelphia Phillies (Wild Card)
St. Louis Cardinals
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants (Wild Card)
Texas Rangers v. Detroit Tigers
New York Yankees v. Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers v. Philadelphia Phillies
Washington Nationals v. St. Louis Cardinals
New York Yankees v. Texas Rangers
Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals
New York Yankees v. Washington Nationals
Washington Nationals in 7 games.
These are my predictions.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
On an unrelated note, am I the only one that thinks that the 37th Super Sentai, is a massive amount of trolling on Toei's part. It's synopsis sounds exactly like Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, and the abbreviated English name for Power Rangers would, very easily be Dino Thunder. Well done Toei, well done.
The episode was good and it was very similar to the old style of Adventure Time. My only complaint was the ending. The Goblin King manages to go through all these dynamic stages and manages to end with "Oh, well, I fucked up."
Sorry about the short review, I have a Political Theory test tomorrow as well as the fact that I have a Power Rangers Megaforce review, two Pokemon reviews, an announcement, and two op-eds to do. Plus, I really don't see that much recurring from the story here in the long term considering it wrapped up the story with the Goblin King nicely. On the 25th however, with "Simon and Marcy," that should, SHOULD, be a good review.
Final Rating: 9.25/10 (Holy shit, he went to the hundredths place)
It was a cute, well timed episode, intended on keeping the whole Finn/Flame Princess relationship relevant to the viewer. It was also interesting because it showed the whole conflict of personalities between Finn and Flame Princess.
In all, it was a good recovery from the episode with Fiona and Cake and thus is rated a 9.5/10
Final Rating: 9.5/10
Rating Compared to other Flame Princess episodes: 8.5/10
Adventure Time episode "Simon and Marcy" will air on March 25th. No other information is known about the episode except the name and the fact that it will feature Simon Petrikov and Marceline 996 years prior to the current time period.
Today during Japanese television show Oha Suta, a new trailer for the movie Extremespeed Genesect Mewtwo's Awakening. It shows actual footage from the movie, and the Pikachu short with Sylveon, including a scene where Ash and Mewtwo recognize each other. This has been a fan-gasmic week for Pokemon anime fans as this trailer shows the mutual recognition of the great from Pokemon the Movie and Ash while in the television show, Ash's Charizard has returned. Yes, that asshole is back. However, the movie trailer has lead to speculation that there may be an evolution of the third generation Pokemon Sableye, as Sableye is featured in the movie in some capacity.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Plot-9/10: The movie, despite taking place over months, does a good job pacing the movie so there isn't a lag moment. The flashbacks are well timed and are used to illustrate the back story. My main complaint is the fact that there is, to a certain extent, an element of unrealistic situations when the same police officer always deals with him. To a point, such as domestic disturbances and other calls to the house are understandable, however the same cop responding at the movie theater on Halloween came off as either the cop is stalking him or all of Philadelphia has one police officer. Also, at the Eagles/Giants game, the police took far too long to respond to a brawl at a tailgate.
Acting-10/10: Everyone has already beaten to death how good Jennifer Lawrence was in this movie, so I won't spend too much time on that topic. She did a good job portraying a depressed widow and she does a good job conveying emotion, something that most current actors cannot do. She has command of the stage when she is on it as she demands all the attention. Bradley Cooper does a good job portraying the crazy guy fighting to get his wife back. However, when he is in a scene with Robert De Niro or Jennifer Lawrence, he is overshadowed. Robert De Niro is great in this movie. He plays a bookie who is trying to make the money to open a restaurant. He does his usual style of acting, making him appear as if he is in a continuation of Goodfellas.
Characters-8/10: The characters are deep. We get extensive knowledge into their back-stories and why they act as they do. They are not stock, static characters, they are new and exciting and dynamic in their personalities. My issue is the amount of drive that Pat has toward his ex-wife. Personally, if my wife cheated on me, I wouldn't try to get her back. I accept that the man is insane but still, there is not enough effort on the part of everyone else around him to try and make him accept the fact that, while he was in a mental institution, she moved on. Also, the fact that no one says "Listen, she cheated on you, move on" bothered me a lot.
Final Rating: 9/10
This was a great movie and, at this point, wait for it to come out on DVD. There are too many fans of The Hunger Games going to see this movie now.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Thursday: Adventure Time "Vault of Bones", Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Power Rangers Megaforce "Stranger Ranger" reviews
Friday: Kingdom Hearts II, Pokemon Gold Version, Pokemon Heartgold Version reviews. An Op-Ed on the state of Feminism.
Saturday: News about the progress of The Legend of Arkana and other projects. I will be taking questions in advance, so if you have any questions, feel free to email them to TLOAOfficial@yahoo.com. I will also be unveiling something special at 8 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.
Sunday: News Round-Up for the Week of 2/24/13 and the State of the Entertainment Industry will be posted at 8 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.
Once again, I am sorry for not posting according to the schedule.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Spoiler: Noah got new zords and the Sea Gosei Great Megazord was unveiled.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
201: It Came from the Nightosphere
207: Power Animal
211: The Chamber of Frozen Blades
215: The Real You
218: Susan Strong
225: Mortal Folly
302: Morituri te Salutamus
309: Fiona and Cake
310: What was Missing
316: Jake vs. Me-Mow
401: Hot to the Touch
406: Daddy's Little Monster
416: Burning Low
419: Lady and Peebles
425: I Remember You
502: Jake the Dog
511: Bad Little Boy
Unaired: Simon and Marcy
Pretty big loss if you ask me.
UPDATE: Having just seen the extended Season 5 preview, clips from the episode "Simon and Marcy" are in it. See the video below:
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Rating 7/10. Worst episode of the season to date and it did not live up to the hype.
2/18/13: Adventure Time
2/19/13: Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories/RE: Chain of Memories
Week of 2/17/13: Power Rangers Megaforce
Week of 2/24/13: Power Rangers Megaforce
2/25/13: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
2/25/13: Adventure Time
2/26/13: Kingdom Hearts 2
Week of 3/3/13: Power Rangers Megaforce
3/4/13: Adventure Time*
3/4/13: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3/5/13: Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep
Week of 3/10/13: Power Rangers Megaforce*
3/11/13: Adventure Time*
3/11/13: Quiddich Through the Ages
3/12/13: Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
3/19/13: Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Version
Upcoming without known date:
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Pokemon X Version
Pokemon Y Version
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Pokemon Heartgold Version
Pokemon Gold Version
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
Fire Emblem Awakening
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
*Pending Schedule Confirmation
Even if you haven't read the book, odds are you have seen the movie, so I'm not going to go too far trying to block spoilers. The story is magnificent, where The Hunger Games lags to the point where it is unreadable in the beginning (middle and end as well) this book carries the story with significant plot details. The beginning features the introduction of key characters to the series, as well as an introduction to key, yet minute details as to what will play out in the future. The book is well written, illustrating a higher level of vocabulary than most books written for children. One of the most striking things about the book is the lack of specific spells, curses, jinxes, and other things of the sort. This is significant because overly focusing on the magic aspect of the setting would, in my opinion, detract from the story. In hindsight, one of my favorite things that is in the book is the number of references into how impossible it is to break into Gringotts. I'm not going to talk about variations from the movie, that is for another day, but probably the coolest thing about the series is how everything comes back somehow. If something is referenced specifically, it is almost guaranteed to be significant.
Final Rating: 10/10
Next week, I will review the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets the week after.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. The most popular martyrology associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire; during his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius. Legend states that before his execution he wrote her a letter "from your Valentine" as a farewell.
So, when you complain, remember that today is really about a Christian martyr.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Do not worry, Finn is getting a new hat. DO NOT PANIC.
Anyway, it is obviously a random episode but, unlike the last few, this one should have repercussions in future episodes. There is now a wizard that can animate evil objects running around which could signal a way for the Lich to return. That is an extreme case and it is more likely that his character arc goes the way of the Magic Man. It was a good episode purely because of the dark undertones of the wizard having an abusive father and caring mother and it is that level of character development that is not standard in Children's Television.
Final Rating: 9/10
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
As much as the title would suggest, it really is not an important episode for the long term, unless something unforeseeable happens in the future. The episode was funny while Finn and Jake were searching the castle and they reacted to all the messed up lemon people.
Final Rating: 8.5/10
2/4: Little Dude-Finn's Hat comes to life
2/9: Preview of Bad Little Boy-Genderswap with Marshall Lee
2/11: No new episode
2/18: Bad Little Boy
2/25: Vault of Bones-Finn worries Flame Princess may be evil
Thursday, January 31, 2013
1. Make the MPAA and ESRB federal agencies and make their ratings binding.
2. Revise the ratings system. Remove the PG-13, E10, and T ratings. This streamlines the system. Remove the E rating and replace it with the K-A rating for video games and replace NC17 with NC21 so that the ratings would be as follows:
Movies: General Audiences-Parental Guidance-Restricted-No Children Under 17
Video Games: Early Childhood-Kids to Adults-Mature-Adults Only
Now that you have actual ratings, create selling guidelines:
Movies-G and PG: anyone can see. R: Over 18, and NC 21: Over 21
Video Games-EC and K/A: Anyone can buy, M: Over 18, AO: Over 21
3. Criminalize the sales outside these parameters on both parties. How do we do this? Simple. Create a license to sell entertainment media. Without this, a business cannot legally sell/rent/sell time playing video games or show/sell/rent movies. If they disregard this, they lose their licence to conduct business. Then, require the production of a valid ID to sell. This is proven through the requirement of the cashier to put the license identification number into the computer at the point of purchase. It even would work on Amazon or other online points by requiring that you input it. Identity theft would be prevented by requiring it is inputted through the system each time a purchase is made.
Any comments? Post below.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Other news: Sorry about the lack of review for last week's episode of Adventure Time, there was an issue with the stream from Cartoon Network's website. Power Rangers Megaforce and Pokemon Black and White: Adventures in Unova start this Saturday and reviews will be posted as soon as possible.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Now, this game's review in its time. In 1998, it was an incredible spin on the traditional RPG game where there were such a wide array of weapons at the player's disposal and even between the same species, gender, level, and move set, they were different. However, the game had its flaws. Out of the 152 Pokemon programmed into the game, only 151 had sprites and 150 were obtainable between the two (with Mew and an unknown Pokemon related to Kangaskhan excluded). The Psychic type is broken as only Bug-type affects it. The game had game breaking glitches to get infinite items, making it easy to get the three birds with Master Balls or level up all your Pokemon to level 100 and destroy the elite four without even trying.
Based on today's games, it is severely lacking. The colors are limited, the front sprites are off and not alike the official artwork. This is most noticeable on Pikachu and Koffing, where Pikachu is fat and the skull is on top of Koffing instead of under it. There are no natures in this game, no breeding, no EVs, and many of the pokemon (roughly 400) are not in it. This would make the game hard to sell. Plus the HM mechanic makes the water type in your party know surf while you always have two HM slaves.
Rating 9/10. Nintendo shouldn't try to sell this game on the eShop. It won't sell.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
2013: Pokemon X and Y (Generation VI)
This is a given because this has been announced.
2014: Pokemon Red/Blue/Green/Yellow Remakes and Pokemon Ranger Game
I believe this because I believe that Gen VI will be known as the Generation of the Remakes. Plus, the genetics theme of X and Y will fit in perfectly with the Mew/Mewtwo arc. However, this will not be a traditional version where it is the same game. I expect a large amount of story development including Mewtwo gaining Exoskeleton form from the movie and the protagonist having to fight and defeat him. Also, Mewtwo could say his famous quote from the movie at the end. The Ranger game will be the last in the series as this will sell as poorly as Guardian Signs did. It will achieve most of its sales from the ability to get an event Pokemon in it such as Meloetta.
2015: Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Remakes
Continuing the theme of Generation of the Remakes, Ruby Sapphire and Emerald will be remade here. This will be a traditional remake where in Ruby you get Groudon and in Sapphire you get Kyogre but there will be the Rayquaza inclusion of Emerald. Also, the Hoenn Region will retain the changes in Emerald (Battle Frontier, Battle Tents etc.) Due to the hype, they will only release this.
2016: Pokemon X 2 and Pokemon Y 2
Continuing the precedent set by Black 2 and White 2 (and a Z version would not fit the Genetics theme) X 2 and Y 2 will be released here. Some form of Battle Frontier will be introduced somehow and the story will be drastically different.
2017: Pokemon Pinball X/Y and Pokemon TCG 2 (3 in Japan)
This will be done to test the sales of these games, TCG will do better than TCG 1 and Pinball X/Y will sell terribly
2018: Pokemon RPG Wii U, Pokemon Stadium 3, and first indications of Gen VII
A Pokemon RPG set in Orre will be released along with a Pokemon Stadium 3 that will reveal two new Pokemon for the next generation.
2019: Generation VII (Pokemon Night and Pokemon Day)
Generation VII will be released with a theme of Life/Death (illustrated by the names Night and Day). It will cause much controversy and will be the first generation rated "T"
2020: Pokemon Snap 2 Wii U/Pokemon Trozei 2
After enough fan pestering, NOA will relent and create a Pokemon Snap 2 for Wii U. This will fail miserably as the gimmick of being able to take pictures on your own is lost to the current generation of children (at this point would be born between 2010 and 2015) causing the decision to NEVER do this again. Pokemon Trozei 2 will be released despite NO ONE requesting it. This will be the worst year for sales in franchise history.
2021: Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Remakes
Because they can, these games will be remade. Despite the "15th Anniversary hype" the sales will be lower than remakes of Gold/Silver/Crystal.
2022: Pokemon Dawn and Pokemon Twilight and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon
Continuing the theme of Life/Death, these games will be sequels to Night/Day. These games will be reviewed horribly by fans and critics alike for the lack of originality that Black 2/White 2 had. Mystery Dungeon 4 will sell terribly as the gimmick of being able to play as a Pokemon will be lost. That series will end.
2023: Pokemon Company will put the entire collection of Game Boy games on the Virtual Console in an attempt to save them from bankruptcy. Due to the fact that the graphics will not be up to par, many of the Pokemon fans have come to know and love will be gone, abilities will be lost, natures will be lost, breeding will be missing etc. these will be received well by critics but horribly by fans. One last effort to save the franchise will be lost and that will be a new stadium fighter for the Wii U (or what ever the home console is) to attempt to create support for a Gen VIII. This will not work and the last thing released will be Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald for virtual console.
I will be playing loyally to the end.
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Monday, January 21, 2013
This was an alright episode until the end. I believe that this will open up a new arc with Fionna and Cake allowing for the story lines there to gain more traction.
Final Rating: 8.75/10
Sorry about the length, I feel like death.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Tune in to Nickelodeon on February 2nd at 1 PM for the premier episode of Power Rangers Megaforce!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
For those of you who don't know, today at roughly 12 pm local time, a 16 year old student in California shot a classmate in school with a 12 Gauge shotgun. He attempted to shoot another student and accidentally got a teacher instead. I say for those of you who don't know because this story is not a headline on the local news by me (I cannot testify for the local news markets outside of New York City) and was shown 15 minutes into a news broadcast. This leads me to this weeks question of the week. For those of you who don't know, the question of the week will be a question about something in the news that will lead into a full article about it the following Wednesday.
This week's question: Which is worse for children to watch on television, violent shows based in fantasy such as Dragon Ball Z or Avatar: the Last Airbender or shows for kids rooted in reality where the protagonists are rude and borderline bullies such as on Victorious or Hannah Montana? Leave your response in the comments section.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
At this point, the games look good, but that is to be expected from a reveal trailer. As a huge fan of Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald, I find this as good news because I hope to see the Hoenn Region rendered to full 3D. Now, it is time to buy a 3DS and wait the 10 long months for the game to come out.
Monday, January 7, 2013
I feel that it was a good episode, with a small reference to the three episode Lich arc a few months ago with the barn being the same as the one in the Farmworld (correct me if I am wrong). I think that this wrapped up the pregnancy line too soon and removed what would have been an interesting dynamic on the show. It could have been written as the pups would be cared for by the Candy Kingdom or Lady herself, but aging them to the point where they can take care of themselves removes them as a factor.
I rate this episode 8.5 out of 10 because the episode itself was good, however if they ended them still as pups it would have made a longer story.
Final Rating: 8.5/10
Tune in next week at 7:30 for "Davey."
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Due to family circumstances, I will be unable to make fairly regular posts. I will still do weekly Adventure Time reviews starting this week with "Jake the Dad" and I will review every episode of Power Rangers Megaforce. Just a quick note, Pokemon of America and Japan are both having big announcements on Tuesday. Considering international syndication I think it is most likely to be Red/Blue/Green/Yellow on virtual console or a Pokemon Snap Sequel. It is possible but unlikely to be a generation 6 Pokemon/game or Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald remakes. I will post news as it comes.