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  1. I've had a good amount of time playing it, so time for a first impressions. Read on down below for a summary or check out my blog post for the full details. The game has great gameplay, whether that be in the 2020 or the 1964 events. The '64 events might not be as long-lasting as the 2020 events, but I put that down to me not being able to get immersed in the retro style even if I like retro games. As for the Dream Events, they might be few but two offer some great fun while the other just feels a standard party game fare of randomness. That being Dream Karate. The one thing missing from the game is the fan service, which is sorely lacking. There's nothing here other than the characters that can really stop it from being a reskin of the true Olympics Video game. The story only ever reaches surface level interactions, but some are good fun to see. It's pretty much window dressing to get you to the events, while serving as a way to unlock a few minigames and guest characters. I couldn't recommend it to those who are wanting some great levels of fan service, but it is still a great party game to add to the collection of multiplayer mayhem sessions even if there's no connecting game that brings that true party feeling.
  2. Technically, it would be day 1 still. I'd just have had a break through sleep.
  3. Some nice improvements here. Now any Eevee I catch can be turned into fighting machines before I evolve them into the wonderful duo of Umbreon and Espeon. Maybe.
  4. Indeed. Leads to speculation over what could have happened in that future timeline. But would one ever want it answered? I've still got more than twelve hours left before this unlocks (assuming it is on a midnight unlock). I'm just going to dive straight into a few of the new events, and save the story for the next day.
  5. And what must be going through his head if his surrounding can instantly turn from blue skies into a ravaged wasteland?
  6. The Queen's battle theme. That'd be something, and I know it's been memed a lot.
  7. That last episode was... It felt right with how it ended, and definitely brought this saga to a close on a high. But that's just been the entirety of Sun and Moon. Full of character and some great story arcs, with hardly any lows. The league definitely surprised me with how long it lasted, but it was a blast - as I'd said before. I've enjoyed watching this saga, and hope that the next is just as good with its characterisation.
  8. I would make a guess that this is going to be one of those out of nowhere battle themes like the final encounter with Wally in ORAS. But who would it be for? Do we know what the Team Yell battle theme is yet? Could be for them (possibly a leader of the group).
  9. Huh. Must of not seen them, then. And that is a nice piece of art.
  10. I'm loving it already. Scorbunny is looking to be a favourite within the anime as well. Also, there's flashback scenes from when Ash first met Pikachu within the trailer, so it's possible those will come up pretty early in the actual series.
  11. Have we known that certain wild 'mon will be visible on the regular routes before these videos? Because I saw Wooloo in the grass on Route 1 and another 'mon on an unnamed route, and I never expected that to be a thing.
  12. I'm doing something to celebrate Halloween this year. I've added a new story to Shorts of the Rula with a Halloween theme.

    Take the time to read and enjoy The Forgotten House of Greenwich Hill.

  13. http://blog.darkrulamedia.uk/2019/10/concepting-gta-vi-map.html

    That there is a link to a concept I have drawn up relating to the leaks about where we'll be going in GTA VI. I've concepted a rough idea of the map itself, as well as a rough idea of the what and where relating to locations (namely cities) within the map.

  14. I didn't realise ELO had released another song from their new album. This one feels special, as it's reflecting on the restart of their live performances. And it feels special to me as I've seen them live.

  15. I stopped watching the sub of Pokémon Sun and Moon before the League started so I could watch it all at once. Having finished doing so an hour ago...

    What a League that was. Probably the most characterful and hype-inducing league (including the exhibition match between Ash and Kukui) there has ever been. Every important character got focus, every battle felt like it was paced right for what it held, and there was a great range of music that fit the tone of the fights. I honestly doubt any league after this could match what Sun and Moon has given us.

    As for the dub, I know it won't happen in the US with its one-a-week schedule same as Japan, but in the UK I hope they show this entire closing arc of the series in one block of time instead of spreading it out over many months of breaks like what usually happens. Out of all the arcs, this is probably the one that could use it. Except... this is CITV, and doing so would require four weeks of new episodes, which I don't think they have ever done.

    I'm giving it another bit of a break just so I can watch the final two episodes together, and then the new series, which I'm hoping will have an event like what the start of Sun and Moon got in the UK (though of course I'm watching the sub before dub, just as I did with Sun and Moon).

  16. Only problem I ever had with it was the reasons that were given, which I don't think we have seen any evidence of yet. But there's definitely going to be a large number of 'mon to be using, and the adventure we'll take them on will still be as fun as previous games. Possibly even better with the inclusion of the Wild Area. And yeah, this could be the greatest shakeup the competitive scene has ever seen, but until it's seen in action, I don't think others will agree.
  17. Certainly looks better on Sonical Dark. Nice work, and I'll be awaiting the 20th celebrations.
  18. The previews sound good. Yes, Game Freak aren't the most competent with technical stuff, but these games do seem to include things that people have been wanting - even if not to the standard they would want them. I think people will be pleasently surprised if they play the games, as while they do seem to be a generation behind in game tech, there's no denying that they do try with the best effort they can give.
  19. 145 definitely sounds as though it might be the last. I wouldn't be surprised if there was one last episode tying into the new series if this isn't a reboot. That might be attached to the new series, though.
  20. New trailer for Jedi: Fallen Order revealed at the Triple Force Friday event that's just finished. Looks good, and I can't wait to see the entire story unfold.

    The Triple Force Friday event was fun, reminding me of why I like Celebration events.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      First, they faced the hopeless peril that were... Spiders!!


      Now, the Jedi will meet their doom by their ultimate adversary.... BATS!!!!

  21. Mario Kart Tour is terrible. At least in the controls. Turning can sometimes use items, it seems random with how much you actually affect the turning curve, and aerial controls barely seem to respond.

    In better news, Star Wars Battlefront 2017's new Instant Action mode is a blast to play in, with it feeling very close to the 2005 game's conquest. The AI are possibly even better than that game, even if they can't use vehicles. I'll still jump into the online modes, despite now having a pretty good reason not to, as I still find them fun.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Now lets put some persective on this:

      EA made a game thats now better than a Nintendo game.

    2. Strickerx5


      Tbf to Nintendo, this is a mobile game. Haven’t played it myself yet so I might be speaking out of turn but real talk, if people are actually going in expecting anything close to a real MK experience... yeah no

      Though tbf of EA (keep with me here), they do release the odd good game every now and then. Said it before and I’ll say it again, Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 are legitimately great.

    3. DarkRula


      I was never expecting it to be on par with the console games, but I never expected the controls to be this bad. Really, if you've played any other Mario Kart or have easy acces to one, avoid Tour. Unless you're that curious about it.

      I might be overblowing the controls a bit, but I've tried auto drift, manual drift, and even gyro controls. None of those control sets feel at all great to use.

      And yeah, EA do make some great games, but it always gets hidden behind talk of microtransactions and sports.

  22. Should have done this two days ago, but my fifth book has now been published to the Kindle Store.

    The Future Adventures of Halesowen returns to the media students of Halesowen College as they find and forge their own futures, with them also fixing fractures both old and new within the group. Told with short story format, the focus is put on the characters and their journeys rather than one unified plot running throughout.

    Take a look at the previews of two of the stories to see what is contained within.

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