McKenna Talks About Games: Scary Moments in Video Games

It’s almost Halloween and lots of people (including me) are playing and talking about horror games. I love the supernatural, spooky, creepy, eerie concepts in all forms of media, but I didn’t start playing horror games until much more recently in my life. I found these things in many of the non-horror video games I’ve […]

via Spooky Things in Non-Horror Games — McKenna Talks About Games

I love this post by McKenna Talks About Games because it’s about scary moments in video games that are not horror.

I remember playing Ocarina of Time 3D on my 3DS and being terrified of the monster in the well. Also ReDeads in any Zelda game scare me so much!

Bioshock Infinite also scared me when it decided to have a level in an insane asylum with these monsters called the Boys of Silence. Basically you need to avoid them because if they see you, they’ll scream and alert the asylum patients to attack you. There’s also a few jumpscares in this level that got me too.

Finally, in Horizon: Zero Dawn, seeing and realizing I had to fight a Snapmaw. They are the largest enemy in the game and they are basically like a T-Rex. I was so scared and basically won after several tries by hitting him with long distance arrows or use traps and then running away.

Check out McKenna’s post here and let her know what are some of your scariest moments when playing a game!

What I Have Been Doing For This Month’s Halloween!

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I love Halloween so I’m dedicating this post to what I have been doing this October and what I will be doing on Halloween!

Films and Shows I’ve Watched

Hocus Pocus

This movie is considered a 90’s classic and somehow I missed it growing up. So I decided to watch it on Freeform! I enjoyed the three witches the most. I think my favorite witch was Winifred! I loved how she led her sisters and some of her quotes made me laugh such as “I AM CALM!”. I thought it was an enjoyable film!

The Witch Files

This is an interesting film I found on Netflix. It’s about a bunch of women who gain powers by joining a coven and it is a found footage film. I enjoyed the plot and thought it was a great film if you love witches!

Scream Queens

This is a horror comedy show from Fox and I am watching it on Hulu. There are two seasons and I am still on the first one. I saw the first two episodes on TV when it first aired, but lost track of the show because of being busy with college classes. I am now hoping to finish it because I love the characters and I am enjoying the story.

Music

Party Monster 

This album was made by The Haxans which has Ash Costello from New Years Day as the lead singer. I was interested in this album because I love her voice. This is the perfect album for Halloween because it is a horror themed album. My favorite song on this album is “Dirty Magic”!

Games

I am not planning to play any horror games. I am just enjoying the ones I have been playing!

Dragon Quest XI S

When I last played, I had just gotten Sylvando in the party. I am excited to see more of the story! I think my favorite character is Sylvando now just because he’s a really sweet character. He just wants to make everyone happy!

Borderlands 3

I am on Promethea. I am still early in the game, but so far I am really liking the story. The event that led me to travel to Promethea (I will not spoil it) led me to really want to defeat the Calypso twins!

Costume

I went to Spirit when it opened to pick out a costume early! I am going as Kairi from Kingdom Hearts 2. I love that the costume has a hood if it rains. I also love that they also had a keyblade so now I have my own keyblade!

What have you been doing for the month of Halloween? Are you going to dress up as a character?

 

Ropobon Sun: My Favorite Weird Game Boy Color Game

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So what is Ropobon? Well it’s basically Pokemon replaced with robots. This game also had a really big cartridge that I distinctly remember sticking out of the Game Boy Color and it really stuck out when I got the Game Boy Advance. As for how I got this game? I honestly don’t remember. It’s possible I may have picked it out, or my parents got it for me.

Plot

Pretty much just like Pokemon. You get a Robopon named Sunny from your grandfather and you are supposed to collect Robopon to fight the Legend 7. The only difference is you also inherit your grandfather’s business.

Robopon

Basically Pokemon that are robots. Sunny looks very similar to Pikachu. You find them in the wild like Pokemon and they have different types like Pokemon. The main difference is that you use computer parts to heal them or upgrade them.

Music

This is my favorite part and why I loved the game. My favorite is the main theme that plays when you boot up the game. It would always make me smile as a kid and that’s why I loved playing it so much!

How far did I get?

Just like the Pokemon games, I struggled to get very far in the game as a kid. I remember something about getting stuck in a cave level that was not too far into the game. So I never got to take on the Legend 7 or finish the game.

Would I recommend it?

Hard to say as I am relying only on my memory of playing it when I was very young. I do remember thinking the music was unique. I also did like some of the Robopon like Sunny. I think I would recommend it if you really want to play a game like Pokemon. As for the versions, Sun is the only one that was released in the U.S. which is why I have that version. It’s also the one with Sunny on the cover of it which is why I loved the art on the cartridge!

Have you ever played Robopon?

Cilla vs. Games Review of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

First posted at DigitallyDownloaded.net Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch first broke onto the scene in the west in 2013. The lovechild of Level-5 and world-renowned animation studio Studio Ghibli, Ni no Kuni combines traditional JRPG fare with a whimsical storyline that comes to life with the easily recognisable Studio Ghibli aesthetics and […]

via Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review (2019) — Cilla vs. Games

Cilla Vs. Games wrote an excellent review on Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the Witch. I just got this game recently as I am a big fan of Studio Ghibli films. I enjoyed her review and looking forward to playing the game and learning more about the story. Check out her review of the game here!

 

Why I Love RPGs

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My first RPG was Pokemon Red, although I remember more from Pokemon FireRed. I got back into RPGs when I bought a Nintendo 3DS and got Pokemon YThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. I am currently playing Dragon Quest XI S so I decided to talk about why I love RPGs so much.

Setting

The settings are usually fantasy based so I get to explore beautifully designed locations. The setting also tends to be massive because RPGs tend to be long which means that I get to explore different environments.

A great example of this is Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. First, the whole settings is basically on two beings that fought with each other then froze in time and people now live on them. Then, the setting itself has beautiful worlds such as Eryth Sea. The water is a clear crystal blue and I love how this sea has floating islands you walk across.

Characters

RPGs typically have a party. I love meeting new party members and seeing what their skills are. I also like bonding with these characters in the game. You generally are spending several hours with these characters so you get attached to them.

Persona 5 has a party that you get close to as you learn more about them. You become like a family to each other, hanging out together and bonding. The game also emphasizes bonds so you want to get closer to your party members as well as supporting characters in the game.

Right now, my favorite party member is Erik from Dragon Quest XI S. I just find him to be really funny and appreciate that he just goes along for the ride to help your character.

Enemies

You level up by fighting enemies in RPGs. I love fighting enemies because I appreciate looking at the different designs of the enemies. Each game also has different styles to their enemies such as Persona 5‘s style being different from Dragon Quest XI S’s style.

I also like the strategy involved because generally enemies might have different types like maybe they have fire attacks so you need to hit them with ice attacks.

My favorite enemy designs are from Kingdom Hearts games because the Heartless are really adorable. I love the different designs for the Heartless!

Bosses

There are many bosses in RPGs and there is always one major boss at the end. I love seeing the different boss designs in games and I love how you need to really strategize to defeat them especially the final boss.

Legend of Zelda games uses dungeon bosses to prepare you for the final boss. There are usually two bosses per dungeon, a mini boss and the major boss of the dungeon. These bosses get more and more difficult as you get different items, but they prepare you for the final fight which usually involves fighting Ganondorf.

Plot

JRPGS are very long so I love the journey! Plots differ between each game, but they usually consists of main quests and side quests. Main quests are what you need to do to complete the game whereas side quest swill give you experience and optional story.

The general story usually involves something about a chosen hero going on a journey, but not all RPGS follow that formula.

Horizon Zero Dawn follows the typical RPG formula because only Aloy can protect her people from the threat of the robots growing stronger.

Extras

Every hero needs a break from fighting! Sometimes RPGS have extra things you can do for fun like fishing or taking pictures or races.

Final Fantasy XV  has a fishing mini game, photography, Chocobo races, and a festival that allows players to take a break from the story and have some extra fun! I like fishing minigames despite not having a desire to actually learn fishing in real life.

Favorite RPGS

Now that I have listed why I love RPGS, I want to end with some of my favorite RPG games so here’s my list. I am only listing games I have completed so some games like Xenoblade Chronicles 3D have been left off

  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Persona 5
  • Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Assassin Creed Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

What do you like about RPGS and what is your favorite RPG?