Couch Bandits: Kingdom Hearts 3 Features

Fortissimona is back, and this time, she’s outlined the features she’s most excited to explore in Kingdom Hearts 3.

via Most Exciting New Features in Kingdom Hearts 3 — The Couch Bandits

Fortissimona wrote on The Couch Bandits blog about features in Kingdom Hearts 3! I enjoyed reading this article because I am excited to play Kingdom Hearts 3 on Tuesday! The article covers new features that will be in the game which makes me more excited to play it! Check out the article here!

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Reasons I Love Kassandra as a Character: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

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I have slowly been playing through Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on the PlayStation 4. I am about 40 hours into the game and I really love Kassandra as a character! I wanted to list some of the reasons why I like her character!

Kassandra is Adventurous

The story begins with Kassandra wanting adventure and getting an opportunity to have adventure. Kassandra manage not only to get a ship, but she also becomes captain of that ship. Kassandra also gets to explore all of Greece on land and ship!

I love that she takes opportunities for adventure and decides to explore all of Greece after leaving the island she was raised on.

Kassandra is Bold

Kassandra’s dialogue choices suggest that she is a bold character. She is not afraid to say how she feels whether it be how she feels about a character or the war.

The actions that she takes also show how bold she is. She fights in the war. She also takes control as a strong leader of her own ship and can upgrade her ship or find new crew members.

Kassandra is Kind

Kassandra is kind to her family. She helps Markos even though he always gets her into trouble. She looks after Phiobe who wants to be like Kassandra. Kassandra is also kind to strangers offering to help them. She recently helped a man pretending to be the Minotaur in Pephka find his daughter.

Kassandra is Determined

She is determined to find her mother and end the Cult of Kosmos.  I admire how determined she is on her goal of helping her mother and brother.

Lessons Kassandra Teaches in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

  • Don’t be afraid to take risks if it’s something you are passionate about
  • Be confident in yourself
  • Create your own adventure
  • Show kindness to others

What do you think of Kassandra in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey?

 

 

 

Adventure Rules Personal Reflection on “Let it Go and Move On” From Ace Attorney

Identifying with a video game character can be cool – until you identify with a cautionary tale.

via “Let it Go, and Move On” – Seeing Myself in Ace Attorney’s Nahyuta Sahdmadhi — Adventure Rules

Ian from Adventure Rules related the phrase “Let it Go and Move On” said by Nahyta Sahmadhi in Ace Attorney to his life. The post is an important discussion on mental health and how using “Let it Go and Move On” properly helps Adventure Rules with his mental health. It also contrast Ian’s idea of “Let it Go and Move On” to Nahyta’s idea of “Let if Go and Move On.” I am glad that Ian took the courage to write such a personal post because mental health is important to take care of. I myself have anxiety and could learn to “let go” of where I think I should be in life or worrying about the future. Check out the post here and maybe you could learn some ideas on how to take care of your mental health as well!

Just Dance 2019: Fun for Stress!

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I got Just Dance 2019 on the Nintendo Switch after enjoying Just Dance 2018 on the Nintendo Switch! I found this game to be even more fun that the previous game because I really enjoyed the tracks and also was introduced to new songs such as “Mad Love”.

Favorite Tracks

“A Little Party Never Killed Nobody”

I love the music of the song and also love that you dance with a pretend cane in the song!

“Bang Bang Bang”

I love KPop and this is one of my favorite KPop songs so it was awesome being able to dance to the song!

“Mad Love”

I love that the dance is a duet with a ballroom style dance! I love the gestures and think they match well with the song!

“New Rules”

I love this song and find it to be fun to dance too!

“Rave in the Grave”

This is a fun Halloween song and I also love that the song involves moving around like a zombie!

“Sangria Wine”

This is one of my favorite songs before Just Dance and I enjoy being able to dance to it and do some of Camila Cabello’s moves in the dance!

“Work Work”

It is a fun song and I love the construction theme of the dance music video!

Fun and Relaxing Times For You or You and Friends!

This game helps with stress because it makes you get up and get moving which is good for my anxiety! Sometimes I can feel like I have this nervous energy trapped in my body when I get very anxious so it helps to let that nervous energy out!

I would also recommend playing this with friends as a friend game! I played Just Dance 2018 with a friend and enjoyed it!

Have you played Just Dance 2019? What did you think of the game? Also, what games do you play to help you with stress?

 

 

Siobhan’s Article on The Importance of Watching Animation

Good animation is like a drug to me, it can completely intoxicate me, leaving me in a state of stupor. It doesn’t happen often because so many mainstream studios tend to stick with what is considered safe at the time. But every so often there are moments in certain animated films that grab me, the […]

via “Just a Cartoon”: It’s Time to Get Over the Stigma Attached to Animation! —

Siobhan wrote an article on why enjoying animation is not childish. I wholeheartedly agree with her! I love animation from films to anime. I also find them to be just as compelling as live action films! Sometimes I prefer them to live action films because I enjoy the art and work that goes into making animation! I also love that each animation has it’s own unique style like Studio Ghibli films! I do not like when watching animation is seen as being childish because animation is for everyone to enjoy and some animation is not even made for children! Enjoy the article and tell her your thoughts by clicking on the link here!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Fun with Friends and Challenging!

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I started playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate  on the Nintendo Switch around Christmas. I enjoy this game! I started playing through the World of Light and unlocked some characters and then unlocked the rest by playing Classic Mode and spending a weekend playing the game with my friend!

World of Light

The single player story mode is fun, but challenging even on easy! But, that’s because this is actually my first Smash Bros. game so I am very new to the series. It is also challenging because you need to choose the right Spirits to make the battles easier. I managed to unlock a lot of characters, but I eventually decided to switch things up by trying out different modes.

Classic Mode

I really love this mode! It was so fun doing a short succession of battles to unlock characters. I used this to unlock most of the characters in this game. I loved getting to fight a final boss at the end of each character’s short story!

Spending Time with my Best Friend

This is what made the game become instantly special to me! By the time my friend had come over for the weekend, I had managed to unlock most of the characters with around maybe 20 left, including some characters that I was struggling to unlock! My friend came over and we played together. We played so many rounds that weekend that we unlocked all of the characters!

My friend also taught me how to play the game better since he grew up with Smash Bros. We took turns fighting to unlock the characters when they would appear for us to fight them. We also made each other laugh like when Snake appeared as a boss while we were playing the Smash mode and my friend won the round so he had to fight to unlock Snake as Jigglypuff and lost!  I think that the best way to unlock the characters was just playing together with a friend! It made the game special because my friend and I spend hours laughing and we were both really happy when we got the notification that we had unlocked all of the characters!

A Good Time Especially with Friends

I love fighting against Nintendo characters! My favorite characters to fight as are Bayonetta, Pikachu, Yoshi, Kirby, Fox, and Link! I also really enjoyed that I was able to spend a week playing together with my friend and that we worked together to unlock the last 20 characters!

This game is fun if you like fighting games or just went to spend fun times with your friends and family! But, it will take some time to unlock all the characters in the game!

What do you think of Super Smash Bros, Ultimate? What are your favorite characters to play as?

 

Fun Resolutions for 2019

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This is just a short post I wanted to do on some fun resolutions I made for this year!

Games

  • Finish more games in my backlog
  • Finish Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey on the PlayStation 4
  • Finish The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch
  • Finish The Legend of  Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D on the Nintendo 3DS
  • Play and finish Kingdom Hearts 3 on the PlayStation 4

Books

  • Read and finish The Witcher books
  • Read books I have also backlogged from my bookshelves and Kindle

Anime

  • Watch more anime this year
  • Watch more Studio Ghibli films

What are some of your fun resolutions? Also are there any games, books, or anime you are looking forward to this year?

 

Games I Loved This Year

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I wanted to start the new year by talking about the games I loved that were released in 2018

Nintendo 3DS Games

Detective Pikachu

I loved this game! It was a lovely puzzle game that made me smile! I also loved Detective Pikachu as a character and even got the cute amiibo at launch! I am hoping that this game gets a sequel!

PlayStation 4 Games

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

I got this as soon as I finished Assassin’s Creed: Origins. I love the RPG mechanics and getting to choose the events of the story. I can see why this game is loved and I am looking forward to finishing it this year!

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

I have always wanted to play the Spyro games so I was really excited to play this game! I am still on the first game, but I love it so far! It’s so much fun and just a joy to play! I love Spyro’s personality and the game is adorable!

Yakuza Kiwami 2

This game had a really amazing final boss! I also enjoyed the twists that the story took and the hilarious substories!

Yakuza 6

I enjoyed seeing the end of Kiryu’s story! I also loved the substories in this game such as rescuing all the stray cats so they could live at a cat cafe and be fed by Kiryu! The game had an emotional finale that brought the story to an emotional conclusion.

Nintendo Switch Games

Bayonetta 2

While this game is a port of an older game, I still consider it to be a 2018 release especially since this was the first time I was able to experience the game! I enjoyed seeing more of Bayonetta and loved the story!

Just Dance 2019

I loved this game because I enjoy dancing and was excited for it after playing Just Dance 2018! I enjoy playing it when I feel dancing and find it to be a fun and relaxing game!

Octopath Traveler

I also still need to finish this one, but I have loved what I have played so far! I think it is a visually stunning game with a great soundtrack! I also enjoy that every character has their own story you can follow! I look forward to seeing everyone’s story as I play more of the game!

Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu

I love what I have played of this game so far! It is different from previous Pokemon games, but I do not find the differences that were made such as an emphasis on catching Pokemon instead of fighting them! I am hoping to beat all the gym leaders with my Pikachu!

Super Smash Bros Ultimate

This was the perfect game to play during the Holiday weekend. I have unlocked a lot of the characters but still have more to go! I have played through World of Light, but mostly enjoy Classic mode! I am looking forward to playing this game with friends! I showed my family this game and they were enjoying it!

The World Ends With You: Final Remix

I knew nothing about this game before I played it, but it was phenomenal! I loved the story and the unique soundtrack! This was an amazing game to play and I highly recommend playing this game if you have not played it yet!

PC Games

Shining Resonance Refrain 

This game is a lot of fun! I love music and dragons so it was a match made it heaven for me! I am still playing through the story, but so far it is a fun game that makes me smile!

Bonus: Getting a Wii U in 2018

I was really glad I got a Wii U! Yes I have the Switch, but I also wanted a Wii U! I really wanted to play The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. I am also enjoying Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE!

Game of the Year

This year I am going to split this one in two. Because one game I have completed and the other game still needs to be finished.

The game that I finished that wins Game of the Year is Yakuza 6 for it’s gripping story and substories!

The game that I still need to be finished that also wins Game of the Year based on what I have played is Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey for being an amazing RPG with a rich world and intriguing story where I can choose the outcomes of the story!

What games did you love playing in 2018 and what is your Game of the Year?