This week, we invite Dylan, and Drew on to discuss some Pokemon. We each go around and tell our history with the series; ranging from the video games, movies, and all the way down to the Pokemon manga. We touch base on the legacy of the Pokemon series, which is the third highest selling video game franchise in history. Once we tell our alcoholics anonymous-esque history with the series, we move on to discuss the release of the Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition. The re released Pokemon Yellow offers enhanced color graphics, and also brings an interesting Trade and Battle function, where you can do battle with your friends, or perhaps, your rival!
Then we bump uglies with the occult. We discuss the story in which two hundred children, ranging from the ages of 7-12, committed suicide as a result of the eerie Lavender Town theme. We read the theory aloud, with the creepy music in the background, and then weigh our opinions on the incident. Then we discuss our complete and utter failures in the Getting Phat section...
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Lavender Town - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sOadAaGiq4
Pokemon Theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GQyd7Hkrx8&list=PLC3BDFD4AEFFF56DF
This week, we review Joe and Cameron's pick, Fable. We power through the quick storyline within Fable, and discuss the bloodline lore, and the overarching dread that the realm of Albion. We talk about the duality of Maze's situation with the Hero, and discuss the various moral choices that Fable presents to you. We move on to discuss the gameplay of Fable. Fable features a morality engine, where your choices influence how the game plays. If you are a generally good person during your playthrough, you will be cheered, and the villagers will revere you. If you are evil, they will flee from you, and distrust your every move. Fable employs a very simple, quick battle system. This system is akin to God of War, but feels more RPG-esque. We touch on the mini games that Fable has to offer, and delve into a little about the side quests, demon doors, etc. We then move on to Fable's design. Fable features a semi cartoon style of animation. It's not quite the cell shading of Borderlands, but it's not quite Elder Scrolls. We praised Fable for the visual effects associated with dying, and getting hit within the game. It's also a lot of fun to see your character grow beard, and longer hair. The games soundtrack is very well done, featuring an introduction track by Danny Elfman. The rest of the tracks are excellently atmospheric, and really pull the player into the world of Fable. The fact that the game has two different paths to choose, it's replay value is solid. The choices you make in Fable don't necessarily alter the story, but they definitely alter the interactions you have with the NPC's around you. Here's our official score.
Story 9 9
Gameplay 8 7
Design 8 8
Sound/music 10 10
Replay Value 8 7
Official NUDE CLAN Rating
E3 2004 TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9dgkbaHNdg
This week, we discuss our experiences with MMORPG's. The two Kaleb's have the most saturated background with the genre, exploring titles such as Guild Wars 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Runescape, and The Elder Scrolls Online. Joe has extensive history with Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI. Cameron has only played Runescape, but had a strong interest in Elder Scrolls Online, until he saw the gameplay. We also discuss our progress in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, and Fable. Finally, we briefly touch on our life goals, discussing our progress there. Thank you for listening, and live always in the NUDE!
This week, we discuss the cult hit Ico. Schweiss and Craig both played the game on the PS3 HD remaster disc, which includes Shadow of the Colossus. We go into detail about the games sparse, yet interesting storyline. We also touch on the interesting, yet difficult at times gameplay elements of the game, praising the puzzles, but docking points for the precision based stances the game takes. Then comes the design of Ico. Neither of us had a problem with the look of the game, especially for when it was initially released. We move on to highly praise Ico's melodic, and unforgettable soundtrack. The games sounds were also believable, and it seemed like they left no stone unturned when it came to the sound quality. Last, but certainly not least, comes replayability. We both rate this game highly on it's replayability.
Storyline 8 8
Gameplay 7 7
Design 10 10
Music/Sound 9 9
Replayability 8 7
Overall, official [Nude] Clan ranking will be 83/100.
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