Injustice stuff

So we went on our fancy smancy ps3 and decided to try out Martian Man Hunter.

This one I was particular hoping for just because he kept floating around the levels.

His fighting style starts off with your basic moves :punch, kick, duck, etc. Then you move on to learning his combos. This is where it gets interesting. His combos are very quick and effective. He does everything from throwing out exploding orbs to imitating his opponent in his ultimate attack. He is not only a useful fighter, he is fun to watch take on his opponent. Some of his moves are relatively sci-fy violent. Not your blood and gore, just rapid beat-downs.

Anyway, we enjoyed stringing along combos we hope you do too!

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Gaming News

So… I misunderstood…

There are quite a few characters available for download on Injustice Gods Among Us.

I started listing them off under the impression there would be only four, but the season’s pass only bought you the first four. So here’s our listing of downloadable characters thus far:

Lobo

Batgirl

Scorpion

Zod

Martian Manhunter

Zatanna

And I was quite excited to see Martian Manhunter because watching him hover around on one of the levels without being able to use him was driving me nuts. And I’m like the rest who thinks it was a cop-out putting in Scorpion.

Anyway, that’s our gaming news for today!

Injustice: Gods Among Us

This game is pretty freaking cool!

Set in a comic book world your favorite DC heroes are sent to an alternate dimension. When right and wrong are less than clear anymore.

This game is much like Mortal Kombat in that it is your basic fighting game. With unique basic and combo attacks for each character and villan. You have some characters that are more small and agile (like the Flash) and others (like Solomon Grundy) who are more strength oriented. But you also have folks like Raven who are the exception to the rule.

In the game you move through a storyline as if you are part of the comic. And for every metaphorical moment of “POW” or “BAM” you are the one inflicting the movement. Yet, it is not real cartoony looking and each battle arena attributes its own useful breakables you can punt someone into. You don’t get that long video clip where you’re saying, “Gee, I wish I was putting the hurt on instead of the AI”. Instead you are playing every vital moment of battle.

The character lineup combines all of the classic DC characters such as Batman, Robin, Solomon Grundy, the Titans, Shazam, and many others. Also, there will soon be add on characters released (one of whom I believe is Lobo).

I like that there is not much gore like you’d find in some of the MK games, and most of your movement is realistic. The animation is very well thought out and the movements are clean. Now, there are backgrounds that include more adult themed pieces. For example, in one of the areas you’ll find a theatre that boasts ‘Live Nudes’.

I must say that discovering each character’s special attack is cool. I mean, when a freaking shark comes out of nowhere…. Not to mention the more you play the more you unlock new clothing options and such. Also, each character has its approximate villain. One of which I was insanely pleased to find in this game.

I would not say this is a kids game. Though it is entertaining and fun to kick your friends’ butt at.

I would give it on a scale of one to ten an….. eight.

This game is really fun and tries to make Aquaman cool. So try it out!

Skylanders Giants

An expensive habit, as my older brother called it.

This game is really fun! Anyway, moving on to the legitimate stuff…

I’ll admit I jumped right into Skylanders Giants, (it was all we could find).

The story begins with Kaos being on the loose and using the Skylanders you must catch him. Each Skylander has his/her own benefits and there are many areas in the game dedicated to specific character styles. (I.e. Rock, Air, Fire, Death, Earth, Water, etc.) The game seems to be very cartoony and geared towards kids, however many adult gamers have invested in this addictive series.

Each character comes as its own figurine. Each figurine saves all of its own game data. So, say you leveled one of the characters then removed it from the game platform. That character still retains the level when you replace it on the platform. This seems handy except when your life gauge runs out you must remove the figure from the platform and use another character.

The playstyle is slightly annoying. For example you can fly only to find that to reach certain areas you must use a bounce pad. And if you are playing with multiple players you can’t venture too far from player one.

But why is it so expensive? Because, like I said, some locations are geared towards specific characters. Also, you now have the ability to play as not only the Skylanders but as the Giants. And the giants have their own abilities as well. Not to mention each character is unique and they light up in neat ways. I’m a girl and I love color so this fascinates me to no end.

So now, when your kid begs you for more Skylanders it’s difficult to refuse. My brother enjoys this game as much as my nephew. It’s a game for all ages. The battles are amusing and the enemies are just as silly. There are puzzles and brain teasers.

So on a scale from one to ten I’d give it a……. seven.

The Process of RealNerdWorms

So… my mind needed a little fuel. Something with some meat to the storyline. Not to say I don’t like the couple of books I am reading (My Soul to Save By Rachel Vincent and Pulse By Kailin Gow), but more along the lines that I need something out of the norm. So I added a third one to the mix. Angel Time By Anne Rice.

So I have a couple of YA Fiction and one Literature. I spoiled myself with intense literary works in high school. I still love them very much, however I rarely have time to read them. (Today was a major exception.) I will be posting reviews on the blog soon for all three. With hopes to return to the Cor Griffin Bloodsuckers trilogy soon as well.

I look forward to filling you with many suggestions to fill your every free hour soon. Phew, that’s a lot of reading!

Moving on, as far as entertainment I must lightly recommend watching “Elementary”. I say lightly because I have hardly seen the show. Though, from what I have seen I enjoy it. Think Monk meets CSI whatever-you-please. It puts a new spin on the Sherlock Holmes mysteries with Dr. Watson portrayed as a female. Fascinating.

Borderlands 2 will have its place in the spotlight soon as well. I’ve been watching our guy playing it and it’s quite witty and worth trying out. If you know anything about the first one you’ll understand why it may take a little time to post a review. As I understand it the game runs in a bunch of possible directions, all of which are valid and worth trying out.

We are constantly keeping our eyes and ears open for new and interesting trends in your entertainment world. (Unless it’s in books because, let’s face it, popular books usually have been out for years and are more than likely overrated, though there are exceptions to every rule.)

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