Bryyo

        I’ve been playing a lot of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption lately, so today I’ll be talking about some of the enemies, and a bit about how the game presents itself. Specifically, I’ll be talking about the second planet you visit, Bryyo. Unlike Norion, which is a Federation owned planet you visit while it is under attack by Space Pirates, Bryyo doesn’t give the same sense of alarm- because the danger has already struck. Continue reading

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Kel’Thuzad

        Admittedly, I do mostly look at action oriented games here, but that doesn’t mean it’s all I play. In fact, today’s article is on a boss from Hearthstone, a free-to-play card video game based on World of Warcraft. I was introduced to it by a friend, Matt, who also suggested this article. Continue reading

Nue and Sayo

        Taking another look at Muramasa, aside from the enemies, I’d say the bosses are also fascinating to face. Whether they’re colossal monsters or gods from Japanese mythology or mortals like your character, they never fail to impress. Today I’ll be covering a boss from both these categories. Continue reading

Computer Virus

It’s a little surprising what developers come up with sometimes. After a while of playing games in a series, you start to become accustomed to the style and look of things. For instance, in the Kirby series you come to expect cute creatures, Some less cute knights, robots, and so forth, and near the end of the game grotesque monstrosities that would likely fit in in a much darker game just fine. Continue reading

Ninjas

        Ninjas are some of the more cliché enemies you can add into a video game, comparable in frequency to skeletons or zombies. However, sometimes they come off as more unique and impressive, despite just being a mere minion that you have to cut through. Today I’ll be talking about the ninjas from Muramasa: The Demon Blade. Continue reading

Emperor Ing

        Last time I talked about the Ing, dark monsters that live in another dimension, Dark Aether and plot to conquer the normal Aether than move on to the rest of the universe, most likely. I explained their abilities, the different kinds the player will see, and a plausible reason for their vile mindset. Now, however, we’re proceeding to see their ruler, the Emperor Ing. Continue reading

The Ing

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        So a month or two ago, I talked about Thardus, an enemy from Metroid Prime, and in the process mentioned that the original Prime is much better than the sequels. And in some ways it is, but Metroid Prime 2: Echoes does have one advantage in that the forces Samus faces here are far more present and eerie. The first game primarily has Samus fight wild animals, mutated creatures made from Phazon, and the Space Pirates, but the latter aren’t all that central to the plot, and are merely profiting from the presence of Phazon. Not so with the Ing. Continue reading

The True Arena, part 2

        When I left off, I’d finished talking about Masked Dedede, leaving three bosses remaining in the True Arena. In order to make it this far, one has to be very careful, and very capable at blocking and dodging. And as you might expect, the next boss, Wham Bam Jewel, is very good at punishing those who lack that finesse. Continue reading