Have you conquered everything there is to conquer in Skyrim? Well, you could consider possibly getting a life… or you can look forward to sinking hours upon hours into the upcoming expansion, Dawnguard. Which I must admit, looks deliciously dark and satisfying.
Megaman is easily one of the greatest heroes of all time, but let’s not forget about his motley crew of evil counterparts. We’ve taken the liberty of assembling a list of some of the most popular villains in the Megaman franchise and we want to know who your favorite is. Let the Nerd Wars begin!
Video game sales and distribution continues to evolve and this introduces a variety of new challenges to developers and publishers. The rise of the “Indie Game” has proven to consumers, that video game productions no longer need an enormous team and tons of money to develop a fun and profitable game. The greatest example of this shift in game production, is the cult-phenomenon that is Minecraft. This title was largely developed by a single man. No big studio with tons of financial backing, no highly payed team of artists and programmers, just one man and a vision to create a unique, engaging experience. As of about a week ago,Minecraft had sold 9.2 million copies. When the version for the Xbox Live Arcade was released, it became profitable in under one hour. A very impressive feat and the asking price for this game is substantially less than a major developer would charge; $19.99 for the Xbox 360 version and $26.95 for the PC version. Continue Reading
You’re a wizard Harry! Well… no, not really. But now you can pretend! Just imagine yourself frolicking around your living room, in full Griffondoor robe, shouting “Expecto-Patronum!” I know I’m imagining you doing it and let’s just say I’m a little…. excited.
It’s Tuesday and this week we are reviewing Dragon’s Dogma. Developed by Capcom, Dragon’s Dogma is a medieval action RPG in which you, the Arisen, must battle to retrieve your heart from an evil dragon. Described loosely as a single player MMORPG, you travel the countryside with your companions, known as pawns, completing tasks ranging from, “Kill X number of a certain enemy”, to surviving ambushes by gigantic mythical creatures. The story is almost non-existent unfortunately. When you do get a story mission, it’s guaranteed to be epic, but they throw so many pointless side quests in your path that you must complete before you can move forward with the story. Well, you don’t have to complete them, but if you choose to continue the main quest too soon any major side quest becomes forfeit, so if you want to complete every quest you have a lot of running to do before you progress the story. Oh yes, and run you shall, for this game does not have a fast travel system. Just like in other popular MMORPG’s, you have to travel the massive world by foot or spend 20k in gold on a Ferrystone, which only returns you to the capital city. Luckily, the graphics are amazing so you have a beautiful landscape to look at while adventuring. One particular area in the southwest is reminiscent of FFX’s Calm Lands and is home to some of the largest beasts seen in gaming.
With Diablo 3 approaching it’s two week anniversary, we find ourselves still playing pretty steadily, almost increasingly so. At what point does our love for the sport become an addiction? At least we can say we are not this unfortunate fellow, who died from a 72-hour marathon. Which shockingly sounds like something we’ve considered.
Are you still there? Cowering, waiting, watching, hoping for the 3 day weekend to start? I am, well I would if I had an office job but I do freelance work in various industries so I have no weekends, sadness. But that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy Friday Fun videos! It doesn’t, does it? Sephiroth knows what I mean when I talk about office work, amiright!?!?!
Next up, it’s summer and that means blockbuster time! Ever wonder what Tetris would be like as a big summer movie? Well? Oh right, you can’t respond as I type this post. Anyway:
And lastly, from the original designers of Portal comes a Look Around You style trailer about time. Enjoy!
Have a happy Friday and weekend and remember Memorial Day!
It’s become commonplace in the gaming industry to bleed every successful series completely dry. “If the first game made this much money, just imagine how much the sequel will make!” A few franchises have simply gone too far. This week we want to know how you feel.
Dragon’s Dogma, Capcom’s medieval action RPG, was released yesterday and I’ve been playing it every free moment I have. We here at whatsyourtagblog.com are no strangers to the RPG genre (you can check out Mileson’s Diablo III review, as well you should) so it came as a surprise when we heard Capcom, of all companies, was making a medieval RPG. Even more surprising is not the fact that Dragon’s Dogma is good, but just how revolutionary it is, not only for Capcom, but for the genre as a whole. Action RPG’s as of late have mostly been dominated by the western market with titles like Skyrim, Fable, and Diablo. Now before you get your panties in a bunch, I know, Diablo and Skyrim aren’t technically “action” RPGs, but since they don’t use the turn-based battle system commonly found in pretty much every JRPG, they lean more to the action side of the table. “So Japan made an RPG that wasn’t turn based, big whoop, why should I care?” Japan has always been more experimental than America with it’s games, and we’d be fools to not notice our own shortcomings. Shortcomings such as…
Your homeboy Mileson has been hard at work, making beats and laying down some wicked flows for our Diablo 3 rap. Listen as Lord Diablo and Deckard Cain battle it out! We really hope you enjoy this one! We had a ton of fun making it. If you like it and want to see more, let us know!