Monday, August 19, 2013

A Not a Podcast Update But An Update for Mid August 2013

Well a lot of good and bad has happened over the course of this month. Seriously a lot of good and bad.


Got A PS3


I went out and bought a PS3. I have Dragon's Crown and Tales of Xillia with it.  Not much else. I have been playing Gundam Breaker (Beta version) and a little bit of Tekken Revolution but that's it.  I honestly was hoping I'd have some friends to share some games with but that might not be the case anyway I have to wait to buy any new games.


Death in My Family, and Outside Family Sucks

This one rather tore me up inside my Great Uncle passed due to cancer. Doctor said it was bound to happen but he passed on the day I thought I should go see him.  To add to it my family is rather blech in this regard. Considering the events that happened up to this point I'm pretty much the black sheep of the family but more so on the fact that I generally don't exist to them.  I'm more like the guy who plays secretary when they call for my mom and sister.  Sad bit of truth to deal with right there. I wanna snap on them and call them out for it but little good that'll do me. It actually frustrated me to the point where I had a headache and had to actually just lay in bed a couple of days.


Youtube Groups Are Just *I can't even think of the word right now*

41 Comments and Counting. I honestly wish they shut up at this point -_- No offense to them.

Funny story. I recently jumped into the Youtube Google+ Group.  And asked them what should I do to get more views.  I pretty much got the answers from the Youtube Creator Handbook but to make it rather worse all the stuff these users were telling me made it sound like I did everything absolutely wrong.  I might've comprehended it wrong but it sounded like they were telling me to just redo absolutely everything down from channel design to all 7000+ videos.  The commentary issue arose again out of that saying that I should give commentary on everything. What these guys don't notice is that whenever I do commentary there's far less views going about there than non-commentary stuff.  Another guy mentioned doing Intro's and Outro's for every video that says I'm going to do this in XXXX video.  I think that's honestly stupid for the reason that you have a title and a thumbnail to do that for you. Personally I hate Intro's and outros.  They waste time from the main point of the video.  I already mentioned why I hate commentary before so I won't go there.

The way these guys kept coming at me about it all to me sounded like these guys were successful by following the handbook. Funny part of this story is when they said I should check there channel I did.  I found that they're doing far worse than I am in every category.  Granted there channels were created in 2012-2013. But these guys sounded to me like they were truly successful and had massive amounts of ppl always watching.  To add to it the things they were telling me to do, they weren't exactly following either.  So I don't wanna call em hypocrites but at the same time...I can only take there advice worth a grain of salt in this matter.


Dragon's Crown: I Need Friends

This is a Fun Game. Only thing that really sucks (aside from guys like MasterLL breaking it and setting standards)  is the fact that you have to play offline for half the game before you're allowed online.  Overall I do find this fun if you're not playing Dungeons and Dragons Chronicles of Mystara then you're likely playing this.  I just got access to online last night. Now I need friends to play this with. Not likely going to find any since this game is somewhat a few weeks old and most of the ppl I know already passed this game or just won't get it.  And FF14 (ugh) came out.


Tales of Xillia (Tales of Meh)


Usually when I play a Tales of title I do feel compelled to play and learn the game. This game is not that case.  Its too easily broken to the point that you're almost encouraged to break the game.  Yeah there's the fact that bosses cannot be comboed. But I don't care for that.  But you can literally break the game pretty early and get your party the best equipment, as well as max level without putting forth much effort.  While the characters may be good. Its very hard not to be broken in the game even if you're not trying it can happen on accident.  While the game supposedly to fixed this problem in the US version I find that highly unlikely. Story is decent but I don't find myself attached to any of the characters really.  I honestly would rather play Tales of Rebirth or Tales of Hearts R if I could.


That's about it for this mid-month update I'll see you guys on the first of Sept. with another.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Rant Time *Subscribers/Viewers Constantly Flip-Flop*

Just relieve some stress. But lately I look at my channel and I think, "My Channel should be doing better than what it is." While I look at my friends channels who do practically the exact same thing I do I fail to see the reason why my channel falls to the way side.  The only main difference is that I don't play M rated titles for my channel. So I always go what is this person doing that I'm not?

When I ask others that question I get a ton of responses with suggestions to try. I try each and every one of them and it appears they just don't work.  In fact I would say those suggestions fare far worse than what I'm currently doing. And I can provide tons of examples.  But when I return to ask again what's wrong, what do you want, etc. It seems that I'm told the same exact crap answers as before.  Especially in regards to commentary.

I'm told hey do commentary on your videos. The problem I have with that aside from not liking to do it. Is that even fewer people watch it.  I personally hate commentary and I think that if people are so reliant on it that they can't live without a complete strangers input then I don't know what to tell ya.  As hypocritical as it may sound I just wonder who takes a complete stranger's thoughts seriously unless its that person's job.

Personally I think that there's something nobody is bringing to my attention as to what that problem is.  So really I'm just taking random potshots to get a response and hoping for good results.  I'm constantly told that its the fact that I don't do commentary, I'm not up to date, I play too many games, I play too few games, the list goes on and eventually contradicts itself.  Going on my own merits clearly isn't working so I don't have a choice but to follow the random suggestions I'm given.  The only thing that makes this as stupid as it sounds.  Is the fact that the people that offer suggestions are no longer around after they drop it.

Its beyond frustrating. In fact the only thing I can say is that I had a lot more viewers/subscribers back when I wasn't a youtube partner.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Yugioh Tag Force 6 - Its Old And We're Getting a New Yugioh Game Soon But Lets Talk About it

I usually wouldn't talk about japanese games cause well US players among many other players probably won't understand a thing. Heck I barely understand anything going on in these games.  But I'll give it my best shot.

In terms of what this game is about. Its Yugioh.  Plain and simple.  You play card games but without actually owning any cards against an AI or another person who has this game.  From what I've took note in this game you're thrown into the 5Ds Universe and there's a World Tournament going on.  So what else is there to do but to win it right? Let me tell you my experiences with this game.

My History with Yugioh and English Patched ISO?!


Pretty much anything After the 2nd season of GX (Rainbow Dragon) was all new to me. I stopped watching and playing Yugioh all together.  Pretty much I grew out of the whole thing I liked to collect the cards and make decks mainly dragon decks and beast decks or really decks that revolved around monsters I liked in the series.  I eventually quit cause the hobby was far more expensive than playing videogames.  I ended up either selling my cards or throwing em away (I know there's some ppl out there that are like, "Why'd you throw em away you idiot?!").  I didn't really enjoy the show much except the GX series when it showed in the US and they got up to the Rainbow Dragon Saga before I couldn't see it on TV anymore.  Next time I see it again its called 5Ds. I watched maybe 3 episodes of it before I just said screw it.  I figured that Yugioh series was generally abusing the same formula of save the world from this evil dark dude with card games and honestly I wasn't feeling the whole motorcycle bit.  I liked GX cause all the decks used were pretty much themed decks being used properly.  It wasn't like the original series which only had cool monsters and lucky wins at the last minute all the time.  Eventually I heard GX took a turn in the series that made me go "Bleh" so I was pretty much done with them.  I only liked seeing the cool monsters anyway.

On with the actual game. Well first off my sister picked this game up somehow from someone she knows.  I don't know who.  And touched this game once.  She doesn't understand how to play Yugioh at all and just likes the looks of the monsters. So this game collected dust. Make note that PSP is region free and that this game only came out in Japan.  A US version was never made one reason was due to PSP's unpopularity in the US. Another reason was due to the release of the Playstation Vita and Nintendo 3DS.  So I tried to play this game in pure japanese first. Big Mistake. I didn't understand a lot of cards that were pretty much new to me.  Having not watched 5Ds or the new series ZeXaL made me go ????? when I saw some of the cards.  I eventually found an english patched ISO online and installed that to my PSP.  While the dialogue was still japanese the card text was in english to where I could understand it.  It was quite a relief to have that patch.

Making Friends or Enemies


This is probably my hated aspect of the game. While you could roam around the city and duel anyone you liked. There were 2 problems with the game. 1 You don't have a lot of cards. 2 - Apparently some of the cards were only obtained by being friends with certain characters.  Oh joy.  So the way to make friends is to talk to NPCs or should I say the important characters of 5Ds and get them to like you enough.  There are different ways to go about it each of em rather slow in there own regard.  Talking to them to try and cheer them up by giving the best response possible This was easy since I just had to make sure I lined up the responses right but the friendship meter in the corner of my screen didn't fill up much.  Play the "Guess which card this is game" this little game has its issues one I don't know all the cards and 2 the english patch gives me issues from time to time with this a good example was that one of the cards wasn't translated or really I should say an error in it where the card was called "Fairy's Meteor Crush" instead of the monster's actual name whatever it is.  Then there's giving that so called friend a gift. I tried to give a gift but the gifts are all in japanese so I don't know what I'm giving these ppl in fact I actually pissed some of them off in doing so.  Then there's play "How do you Synchro Summon XXXX Card?" Game.  Its simple once you understand how synchro summoning works....-_-....The last method to make friends is of course by dueling them.  Good luck with that.

Deck Making



Well its obvious I wasn't gonna sit with the in-game starter deck and play my way to the top with those cards that I didn't understand how to use.  I ended up finding a save file of someone having all the cards and no progress in the game. I used that to get all the cards in the game. Too bad I can't change the name.  Little did I know that was the start of my troubles with Deck Building.  While I could remake my old decks I eventually came across even cooler monsters I wanted to use and just threw them in my deck which made them huge and I found out the game doesn't let you build a deck over 75 cards. Even more so you can't play with a deck over 60 cards.  LOL.  But they're all so cool.  After begging and groveling friends that know how to play the game to fix my deck I took there advice (Some of it not all of it) and got a deck built. Took me awhile to understand XYZ and Synchro summon monsters.  Although I have more trouble building decks to assist my tag partners as well as myself.  There's too many cool monsters here.

Dueling


While I'm used to 1 on 1 like the game title implies this game is more about Tag Team Duels.  So a lot of the game is pretty much focused on you having a buddy duel with you.  Oh boy this let me get to know the 5Ds characters a lot.  Mainly there playstyles and how much some of there decks need fixing. I first partnered with Yusei the main character and found out he likes to Synchro EVERYTHING on the field.  Not only were his turns 15 minutes or longer I sometimes ended up raging cause he would take my cards that I intended to use for another purpose and well Synchro them.  Other characters I appreciated them either having my back or me backing them up.  Well except Luna (Ruka??? in japanese) I had too many moments where I would wonder does she know how to play this game at all.  There were plenty of moments where I was just yelling, "PLAY THAT CARD!!! ARGH!!!!"

Overall I appreciated how the AI wasn't like the older Yugioh games I played. The older ones had this AI that somehow knew your cards before you even played them or got them in your hand.  To make it worse They would have cards they're not supposed to have at least anime wise and play those pretty much make you feel like crap.  Not fun.  This game has a decent AI if they do screw you over you kinda know its coming but its fair.  I would only yell when the duel drags out way too long and I'm about to win.


Story Mode


While I don't understand a thing going on in this game when it comes to the storyline apparently it more or less replays events that happened in the anime itself but in a tag duel format.  I would at least feel like I have played a part in the storyline a bit the way this game is setup.

Overall

I really wish the game wouldn't hold me hostage as to building friendships with characters. I do love the deck building and the AI is definitely refreshing over the older games I've played.  The card selection is vast beyond my imagination.  I do like this game too bad it never came in English officially.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Podcast Update for End of July 2013



Sorry for the lack of update at mid month. I had a lot going on. From games to organizing  my youtube to catching up on life.  I've been rather busy.



If you didn't notice I've been uploading Skylanders. and guess what its with commentary!?  But there's also a non-commentary version available as well. Its a co-op with my younger sister.  We're trying our best here with this one.  So I encourage ppl to check it out.

As for the games you guys requested when I put that video up. I must apoligize. I'm doing my best to get those games but recently my track record with good sales on ebay have been rather dismal. So I'm still working to get those suggested titles.

As for EVO I have no idea who won or what and I haven't really seen videos of the grand finals for any matches.  Just hearing unconfirmed rumors of who won and lost.  So I can't comment much on it.  Except Ultimate Marvel 3 has changed to a point to where I shouldn't even bother to try and play anymore.  Unless a patch happens I don't stand a chance against any player in existence lol.


I'm personally working out an upload schedule. Or at least a game schedule. Its pretty rough work. Especially getting myself known on social network sites.  It just doesn't come easy to me.

Anyway that's about all I can update on for now. Keep dropping those suggestions.  Back to gaming I go.