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    Oct 8th, 2012 at 19:55:04     -    Super Smash Brothers Brawl (Wii)

    Super Smash Brothers Brawl is a fighting game that is unlike any other. I like how the developers introduce knocking players off the screen, adding more power ups, special abilities, and movable stages. This game would be classified as an action, adventure game because the story mode has a clear distinction between good and evil. The characters in this game include the same ones as its predecessors, but also adds many new ones such as Snake, Wolf, Ganandorf, and more. Players have the ability to stick with the Nintendo Game Cube controller or use the Wii remote. When using the remote, players have to tilt it horizontally to make it work. I don't prefer using the Wii remote because the controls are much more difficult to control, especially since the Nintendo Game Cube controller came out first. Brawl introduces different types of attacks called "Final Smash" moves which players can get by destroying a glowing orb that hovers in the stage. Characters can use items ranging from projectiles to melee weapons; each has a different effect on the characters around it. Although many items have returned from previous Super Smash Bros. games, new ones have been introduced as well. I like how Nintendo still kept the various game modes in Smash Brawl which are Classic mode, All-Star mode, and Boss Battle. These matches include unique battle conditions such as two vs. two, metal opponent, and large opponent. The other mode that I like is the new adventure mode titled "Subspace Emissary." This mode is unique because it develops the characters much more and allows players to not only play more, but learn how each character develops and what their relationships are to each other. I would recommend that the people who play this game play it to enjoy it with friends at parties and also because it was a really well made fighting game. There aren't too many fighting games that are well known and Nintendo is one of the few companies that made fighting games playable and likable for all ages.

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    Sep 30th, 2012 at 16:07:11     -    Pokemon: Fire Red (GBA)

    Of all the pokemon games out there, Pokemon: Fire Red is the most amazing one in my personal opinion. This game is a remake of the very first game I ever played in my life, Pokemon: Red version, and I like the game very much because it can be replayed again and again, it is exciting, and its a very original concept. The game's genre is action-adventure, puzzle, and strategy. The beginning has a small narration in which the game tells you the basic instructions, what your name is, what your rival's name is, and what the creatures are called. The basic idea of the game is that the player starts off with no pokemon and has to choose their starting pokemon: a water type, grass type, or fire type. There are two main goals in every pokemon game. The first goal is to have the player raise their pokemon up to a high enough level in order to defeat the pokemon league and become the pokemon champion. The second goal is to catch every pokemon in the game in order to fulfill the pokedex. Game Freak, the company which created the pokemon games, makes this goal difficult to achieve because the player has to trade with friends and use different evolution stones to make their pokemon evolve. Evolution occurs when the player's pokemon reaches a certain level, a stone is given to them, or they are traded to another game version. As for the gameplay, there are seventeen different types, each with their own elemental strengths and weaknesses. Each pokemon is allowed to use four attacks. These attacks can either cause damage, lower stats, confuse their target, put them to sleep, paralyze, or poison them. The gameplay itself has not changed very much since the original. The graphics for the attack animations are still simple and the pokemon's images move when they appear. The player still throws a pokeball at the target pokemon and the ball wiggles three times before it says the pokemon has been captured. The sound effects are also still the same for each pokemon, it only changes a little bit when they introduce a new pokemon. The music quality is great and Game Freak keeps adding new tunes that are extremely catchy. Overall, this game is worth playing because it is a remake of a fantastic classic that keeps adding newer games.

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    Sep 23rd, 2012 at 15:30:14     -    Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC)

    In Star Craft II Wings of Liberty, Blizzard did a phenomenal job on working on this amazing real time strategy. This game took approximately ten years to make since its prequel Star Craft Brood War in 1999, and the developer is planning on adding two expansion packs which are Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void. The objective of the game is to build a huge army and attack the other player with this army in order to win. The player has to collect resources which include mining minerals and harvesting vespene gas in order to build this army. Not only did Blizzard improve the graphics and gameplay, they made it so that you can join community events on Battle.net and made new types of game modes such as challenge, team vs. team, campaign, capture the flag, and more. In the game, you have the option to choose to play as the Terran, Zerg, and Protoss. For each team, Blizzard added new characters as well as keeping some of the old characters. In the campaign mode, the player plays as the Terran and are given new units and buildings that they can produce the further they go into the story. The campaign allows players to choose upgrades and modifications which helps the gameplay and allows players to make their team stronger. They can also find research materials which enable them to use other modifications to make bunkers hold six people instead of four, and other attributes like that. Blizzard also did an amazing job fixing up the bugs that were hindering the game and they constantly are adding more patches to improve game performance, speed, and play. Star Craft II also has an editor mode which allows a player to customize their own level. This allows the player to be the game designer. The online multiplayer is definitely much better than the original and it allows players to test their competitiveness against people across the world. I would recommend this game to everyone, even if they didnít play the original because it has a good story, makes you think of strategies and tactics to use to defeat the other player, and overall it is a fun, exciting game to play.

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    Sep 16th, 2012 at 19:53:07     -    Unblock Me (iPd)

    The game Unblock Me is an iPod app that is basically about getting the red block out of the box that the player is playing. The objective is straightforward; all a player has to do is try to get the red block out. The game is really simple and made so that anyone can play it. There are two modes when the game begins, challenge and relaxed. Challenge mode has the player see how many moves it takes to get the red block out of the puzzle, while relaxed mode doesnít count how many moves it takes. The challenge mode effectively works to make the game a lot more interesting and helps to get competitive players to enjoy the game. Relaxed mode works for people who enjoy taking their time and not worry about their amount of moves it takes to escape the puzzle. The gameís genre is puzzle, strategy and tactics and works for people who especially like to think about a game and figure out ways to complete each level. The game has the hint button also which helps those players who are learning to figure out how to play the game. The game developers did well in helping with that aspect of the game and also with making the concept of moving the block out of the puzzle. The way that they made this game is that each difficulty has 400 levels and the levels of difficulty are beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert. These difficulties also have bonus levels, which add up to about 800 levels total for each difficulty. The game allows for a lot of replay time and there is always a different way to solve each puzzle. It is interesting how the developers made the game so that all of them can be solved differently and that there isnít a correct way of beating a level. This is definitely a very neat, fun, and relaxing game to play on the iPod.

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