Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Freakin' Moon!

"The Moon" from Duck Tales on the Nintendo is probably one of my favorite songs to come out of the NES era. Give it 15 seconds for the melody to build up. It's a pretty decent game to boot, too! Do you like THE FREAKIN' MOON?! I hope you do...If not, give me your suggestion.

There's wasn't really anything very special about this game that wasn't done before. The use of the cane was interesting as you could use it to launch items after winding up ala a golf swing. You could also jump on enemies while holding down to defeat them. You have no idea how long it took me as a kid to figure out how to jump-stab enemies. HOLD DOWN. There was multiple endings as well depending on how much optional loot and goodies you picked up along the way, and there are plenty of hidden treasures in this game. Anyway, the rest of the soundtrack in the game is good, but the best song out of the whole cartridge was THE MOON! Do any of you have a favorite video game song ?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Random Vindictus Pictures

Hey guys, I've been playing quite a lot of vindictus, so I thought I'd share some of the more humorous pictures I've found. Enjoy!

Friday, September 17, 2010


What do you get when you mix Dungeon crawling with an Retail shop simulator? Quite a lot of fun, actually. Recettear's story is about a girl paying her family's debt back, and the only way for her to do this is to open a local adventurer item shop and sell goods. Half the fun is that the game switches back and forth between an action-oriented dungeon crawl to collect items and goodies, whiel the other half puts you in control of the retail portion of the game, haggling items to make the best profit you can.

Each week, You have to pay back a small portion of your debt or else you lose the game. This reminds me of the hated system of Pikmin and its' time limit, but that's really the only complaint I have about the game and it's definitely very doable once you get a feel for the game. There's a free trial on Steam so there's little reason not to give this game a shot. You can also download the demo from their official website.

Here's a quick video of some dungeon crawling.

Edit: If you play Vindictus, add me. West server, "FriedShrooms".

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Vindictus, also known as "Mabinogi Heroes" in the east, is Nexon's latest Action MMO game. After their big success of Dungeon Fighter Online, it seems Nexon is starting to get more into releasing Action oriented games. Which is a big relief for me because I am really tired of cookie cutter MMORPG's with very low skill ceilings. By no means does Vindictus have a even playing field of player skills versus time-spent to get epic gear, but the game does at LEAST require a pulse to dodge and react to situations in game.

The game works very similar to Dungeon Fighter Online: The towns themselves are persistant, so you will see a lot of players in town, but to get to a dungeon you need to ride a boat to the distination, which acts as your "lobby" where you can have between 1-8 players play together (4 for regular maps, 8 for raids). The game will only release with 2 default classes, the dual-sword wielding male and the sword and shield combo of the female. The game utilizes Valve's Source Engine, so it should run very smoothly for any computer that's been built in the last few years. The game's "Open Beta" starts September 15th, But you'll need an "early access key" to play from now until early October. Luckily, for every person that uses a beta key, they generate two more to give to friends. So if you want early access, head on over to your choice of Vindictus forums and ask around. You should see plenty of people willing to give you a key. Good luck, and see you in the Beta.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dungeon Fighter Online

Oh DFO, how I love you. It's got everything I could ever ask for: Persistant equipment collection to keep me playing, arcade beat-em-up style gameplay, (mostly) skilled-based gameplay, A great Auction House system to keep the economy smooth, and no imbalanced cash shop items (arguable) . Just some quick tips:

1. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get a gamepad or controller to play this game on. You are doing yourself a huge disservice by playing on the keyboard. 3rd-party controller configuration programs I recommend are Joy2Key or Xpadder.

2. Get "DFOResizer" to adjust the tiny 640*480 resolution to something more tolerable.

3. If you don't like the game running on auto-full-screen, Make a new folder inside your DFO directory and name it "zo3mo4". I know this sounds really stupid and a bit shady, but it actually works and I was shocked when I first did it. Those crazy programmers.

Anyway, I hope to post more about Dungeon Fighter Online, and If you've never heard or played it, I'd suggest watching MMOhut's "First Look" of DFO. If you really want your mind blown, I'll show you some more next post

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Runes of Magic Tips 2

Okay, so you've got your level 10 character, you're about to head into the real world. Letme drop a few random tips off for you to help you ease your visit:

1. Most Elites (creatures with special portraits surrounding their name/HP) in the game are just BRUTAL. If you've played World of Warcraft, most of those elites can be safely dispatched with a friend or two of the same elite level. In this game, that's not the case. With elites, it's much better to err on the side of caution.

2.If you've created a character in September or late August of 2010, you should have a Newbie pet egg in your inventory. They may seem pointless at first glace, but once you hit level 10, you will be able to gather "Attonment Vouchers" from this pet once a day, which is basically a "free death" card. It's definitely worth keeping the pet in your bag until you hit level 30/30. The newbie pet also likes to heal you when you're about to die, but I don't often find myself being safed by it. It's still a nice insurance pet to have follow you, at basically no cost. The only downside would be that the pet can get in the way of targeting.

3. DO YOUR DAILY QUESTS. I can't stress that enough. Getting 100 Phrius Tokens a day may seem like a pain in the butt to do when you get to higher levels, but you'll definitely find use for the tokens in the future. 30 tokens is enough to buy one Arcane Transmutor charge, which is pivotal for end-game gear, so just save those tokens if you can.

Message "CheddarWizard" on Reni if you need some assistance in-game. Later folks!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Frogster's "Runes of Magic"

Runes of Magic is a Free to Play Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. It takes a lot of "inspiration" from World of Warcraft, much more than any other games I've seen (A close 2nd goes to Allods Online)

I know most are eagar to jump right into Runes of Magic before really doing any research, but I'd like to bring up some issues you should consider before starting the game.
1. The race you choose will determine what classes you may choose. The race-specific classes are:
Elves: Warden (pet-based DPS hybrid class) and Druid (Healer Hybrid)
Humans: Priest (healers + Crowd control) and Knights (Tank-like melee class).

Things should should keep in mind while playing:
1. You are not restricted to keeping your class you chose at the character creation as your primary class. At level 10, you may choose a 2nd class to become. After this point, you may only switch between the two classes (For example, I create a Priest human. I reach level 10 and I choose Knight as my secondary. From this point on, I may only be a Priest/Knight or a Knight/Priest.) There is a way to change your secondary class by purchasing an item shop item, but it would be best not to resort to such a thing. While playing your first ten levels, do your best to consider your class options to avoid wasted time.