Vampire Knight Disc 2

Continuing on from where we left off last time Yuki is learning more about her odd past, and so are we. Let me just say drama, drama, drama! The web just keeps getting more intricate as the story progresses. I want to like one character then I’m pulled toward another. And you probably know how it is if you’ve seen/read it.

With Yuki trying to care for Zero and still keep her heart in check she’s realizing things aren’t as easy as they may seem. With Kaname overshadowing her every thought she must face her fears from the past. Her hero may have some hidden flaws and she may be just beginning to sniff them out.

Zero is having to take on what he is and deal with it. Broody as ever, he has to find the strength to overcome impending insanity. Especially if he wants to have any hope of a relationship with Yuki. But his body may bring about his own ruin. Some things are forbidden but must take place for him to carry on.

And what about this new teacher? There is some connection between him and Zero. And he doesn’t hold back. Just what was the headmaster thinking letting someone like that teach a group of vampires? But I guess it makes sense.

Looking forward to the next night!

Keeping you updated!

Alright, I just finished watching the second disc in the Vampire Knight series. I will post an article on that one soon. I did enjoy it, though I have determined… oh nevermind, you’ll hear about it in the review.

Next topic, our guy is planning a few more gaming reviews. I’m not sure which ones at the moment but I’ll let you know when I know. He’s got about three in the wings. I do know he’ll be getting Borderlands 2 soon. So we shall see.

I am still working on the second Soul Screamers book. I like it pretty good. I’ve been running like crazy the past couple of weeks so I’m rarely sitting long enough to pay attention to it. Being a hair dresser keeps interrupting me at the best parts as well. (This sucks eggs!)

And finally, I am going to try my best to keep the site up to date as the next six weeks are going to be crazy for yours truly. And as always, keep checking in and let us know what you think! We encourage comments and commentary (so long as it’s not harassment).

Have a good one!

Kingdom Hearts – Dream Drop Distance


So… It’s a little late to be putting this out,  But here it goes.  I’ve decided to split this up into four parts( story, gameplay, enjoyment, Overall) to give a better idea of the overall gameplay experience.


Story:

The story for KH3D seems like a retelling of Birth By Sleep, And story isn’t the only thing that reflects this game.  The game follows Sora and Riku on the Mark of Mastery Exam in order to become Keyblade Masters.  The story isn’t much a a strong point for me; There are only a few moments when the story moves at the end of each world/between each world.

I just can’t think of anything in the story that stands out; If I had to; I’d give the Story a score of:

6/10

Gameplay:

For me: Gameplay is key in any game, And lucky for us KH3d has this.  The gameplay does seem like a copy-paste of Birth by Sleep at first, which includes level combat, Level design, and skill setup

The combat in this game is solid and easy to use once you get the hang of the Freeflow system; Which basically allows you use the world around you to Wall Jump over, Charge at enemies, or use the environment  to launch combo attacks on your enemies.

A footnote in gameplay is the “Sprit” system; Which allows the player to create friendly versions of enemies(Called Spirits), for the player to use in combat.  Each spirit has strengths and weaknesses, and each has it’s own “Link” skill to allow Sora to use a Co-op skill with the spirit; or Riku to “fuse” with the spirit; which grant him passive abilities(Such increased movement speed/attack speed or longer attack range)

The player can also use the spirits in a Pokémon style minigame; here cards are used to control the spirit.

For gameplay; I’d say I give KH3D a score of:

9/10

The Gameplay isn’t perfect; but it’s near it

Enjoyment:

Yes; I’m going to score this game on how much I enjoyed it.

First; I’m going to start with how much fun it could be to play the game: For me;  The game was a little slow to get started; But once It got moving; I had a hard time putting it down. Some of my favorite things about the game : The solid combat system; and the Sub stories for each world, and at times; I found myself laughing out loud at things in the game; Things I’m not sure if they meant for me to laugh at… But I still laughed; That’s the point; right ?

Example of an lol moment for me: The Tron world(The Grid); Seeing the Stylized Sora and Riku interacting with the “Realistic” Tron characters was something I couldn’t help laughing at.

One thing that I found myself not liking; is the constant enemies that respawn in each zone, which makes the game a bit repetitive.  That said: It seems the repetitive battles might be for a point; at times; Bosses will prove difficult to take down if you’re not leveled enough. Which brings me to my next point : Challenge

If you’re a fan of Challenge in games; This may be a good game for you; On the standard difficulty; the game can prove very hard at times(Mostly boss fights); Of course… Any challenge can be overcome by some level grinding.  Still; If you -want- a real challenge; Play the game on Hard, and minimal grinding. Just learn to read each boss and learn it’s pattern.

For enjoyment; I’d score KH3D…

8/10

Which brings us to my final score : My Score for the Dream, Drop, Distance Overall is :

7/10

It isn’t the best KH game; But one of my favorites.  This might not be the best game to introduce yourself to KH; but if you’re an old fan; And haven’t tried it yet; Give it a shot ! if you’re Interested in KH; but haven’t  played one before; 3D may be hard to follow.

Mini-rant

I don’t usually rant on the web but I have to air this.

If you read a book that isn’t your normal ‘thing’ don’t blame the book for not liking the genre. For example, young adult will, most likely, have a love triangle. A mystery may have murder. A thriller will be horribly frightening. But if that author wrote it to be in that genre then you need to base your review or opinion on that.

Secondly, if you haven’t done your research then don’t judge the book. The Hunger Games is not some hack and slash story. No one who has any knowledge of the books would tell you that. Read it yourself if you’re curious.

And lastly, if you are an author who has sold out to fame and fortune and decided to put out crap books, don’t get pissy when your fans point that out. It is said fans who have purchased your material so I would assume they would know when it is and isn’t your best material. Especially when they have followed you for years and read many of your other stories. Stop chewing out your readers and maybe you should focus on creating better material. And I know as a writer you know how to get published and we don’t… but if it sucks then we ain’t buying it!

That’s my mini-rant. Have a nice day.

My Soul To Take

By Rachel Vincent

Ok let’s start with this, Twilight fans will like this book probably (or so say the reviews). Really liked this book.

Kaylee lives with her aunt, uncle, and cousin. Her mother died when she was very young and her father moved away to Ireland, though visits every so often. But when she begins having screaming fits her family treats her as if she’s crazy. Going so far as to send her to a hospital during her last episode.

Lately she’s started having them even more often as her classmates drop dead around her. And there may be someone near to her who has an idea of what’s going on. He’s only one of the hottest guys in school, whose eyes…swirl? Why doesn’t he run from her seeming insanity? And how is he able to calm her in the midst of her desire to scream?

When things begin to come out in the open she learns that the world is much weirder than she may have ever dreamed. In this world people are born and people die at their scheduled time. But something’s wrong. Could the popular girls be dying before their time? And where does Kaylee fit into this new world?

This story is one I’ve been interested in finding. It is a series that I intend on tackling. I was trapped in the world Rachel Vincent created. It is very ethereal and fascinating. I am dying to know more about all of these characters. They all have an amazing story to tell.

So why should you read this book? Because it’s got the sci-fi/ fantasy feel with a pretty good story line. So you have the romance, the mystery, and the curiosity to know more. Even if you didn’t like the Twilight books check this out. It has more depth and I didn’t want to put it down.

On a scale from one to ten I give this book a nine. The first chapter I was thinking, ‘another one of these books?’. But when I finished the sample I had to buy the whole book. So, try it, buy it, and of course, take the time!

In the world of entertainment

Woo! New album to be released by my favorite band H.I.M.

We’ve been awaiting this release for some time now. First they plan to release “XX- Two Decades of Love Metal” in October of this year. I look forward to hearing Ville crooning again quite soon. Also they plan to head back to the studio during September for their newest album “Tears On Tape” as they work with Tim Palmer to mix it.

I can’t say how excited I am to hear some new tunes.

In other news Michael Strahan is now the new co-host on Live! with Kelly. This being the 25th season of Live! Michael has some big shoes to fill. After Regis’ retirement earlier this year, Ripa went on a co-host search with a few men for the pickin’. After judging the audience’s response to the various contenders, Strahan was officially chosen to fill the chair.

So far he seems to be doing quite well and, though it’s only been less than a week, the response seems to be majority positive. When looking back at older footage the company found a seeming premonition from Strahan himself. While seated alongside Regis and Kelly Strahan was questioned about what he saw in his future. No one knew that his joking response about taking over Regis’ job would actually come to fulfillment.

That’s all I’ve got for now! Have a great one!