Thursday, June 18, 2015

Gaming and Important Saving Up Goals Or Wishes

No I haven't seen E3 yet I've been busy. I'm gonna be really busy the next 3 days. I figure I'd plan out what to get in the future. What to save up for.  Its rather difficult since I'm not big on taking donations from people.
  • Glasses and Eye exam (I already know I need to update on glasses. I haven't done so in 8 Years. I've noticed my vision getting worse even with glasses on. While I can still see some things are harder to make out.)
  • A new Computer Desk (The One I have is well it should've been scrapped long ago. Not much is holding it up. I honestly would prefer a L-Shaped corner desk.) 
  • Dresser (The one I have I either fix it or get a new one.)
  • New Nintendo 3DS (need to update cause this one doesn't exactly hold a charge for very long.  The charge port is also screwed up requiring the use of the charging stand and moving the cable in an awkward position.
  • Playstation 4 (Although its only for FF7 Remake and FF15 That's the only reason I want one)
  • 3DS Capture card and other hard mods. (I think that's what attract ppl to 3DS videos anyway. sadly)
  • Newer Video Card (this is so I can play certain games with no problem.  While I can play most racing games. Seems a game like Sonic Generations is a no go. Yet I can pull a dual monitor setup)
  • 2nd Monitor (Right now if I wish it I can use my TV as a 2nd monitor. 
  • Wii U (There's not much reason for me to get a Wii U but I honestly think I should considering I no longer have a next gen console.
  • The rest is games on my wishlist or gamefly Q.



Friday, June 12, 2015

Under Night In-Birth EXE Late : Deserves far more credit than it gets

Well after playing this game. This is one of the few fighting games I like and wished more ppl played. Although I seem to get this way with a lot of fighters that no one plays.

Under Night In-Birth definitely fits into the category of not many people hearing about it and even fewer actually playing it.

The Upside

Probably its best appeal is how simplistic the game is yet at the same time is deep.  While only 4 buttons with not too many options that are any different from something like say Guilty Gear or blazblue. I find this game is just plain out fun.

Despite not having the manual (I got this through Gamefly) I quickly picked up how this game worked in the span of 2 hours. Only 4 buttons but you quickly discover how the game is supposed to work and what to watch out for.  My favorite part of this system is that there's no real punishment for playing too passive or too aggressively. As long as you play it properly and not like other games like say UMvC3 where you can play run away and get credit for it. Or Guilty Gear where aggressive ends the match in less than 15 seconds. What I'm getting at is. If you're just running away and shooting projectiles you'll only get the max benefit if you're actually hitting your opponent. If your opponent blocks then the advantage can easily shift to there favor.  Same can be said for playing aggressive unless you're actually hitting your opponent, if they block and even counter your moves then the advantage shifts to his or her favor.

I like the look of the characters as well.  There's nothing to really complain about in there design and there's nothing that makes them stand out screaming notice me sempai.  You can like or hate the characters as you wish.  Even there personalities while somewhat anime tropes at least they're not focusing so much silly stuff like, "oh this character has boobs and I'm jealous." or giving focus on them by giving them strange fetishes. I don't mind that stuff just it seems to be the common point of fighting game characters now.


The Downside

There's no one online playing this game. Even fewer that play this offline.  At first when this came out like Blazblue and many other titles everyone that was playing this game generally imported it. Thus got the game real early compared to the US release date. There weren't that many playing then and there's fewer players on it now. I went online about 3 times and could rarely find a ranked match where. In player match rooms there's very ppl playing at a time. If there was fans of this game, they're likely gone to other games now.  This is one of those games you'll have to hunt down players and ask them to play at a specific time to get matches. In other words good luck finding people to play.

Arcade mode honestly should just be named Story mode. Whenever you start arcade mode unless you're one of those people that skip dialogue and just want to fight expect to sit in your seat for about 5 to 10 minutes listening to the characters monologue before a fight. While the story is interesting I find it rather annoying to see this in fighting games. Its saving grace aside from being able to skip it is that it only happens at certain stages of arcade mode (unless you're playing Hilda who apparently has something to say to everyone).  I honestly would rather have this like Street Fighter Alpha where the conversations are short and you don't have to listen to it again if you lose. The game does leave you with endings that leave it up to the player to determine what actually happened.

While I hate to admit this since I hate tier list. But the way characters fight. There's only 2 classes. Good or bad characters.  While all characters can win the bottom half have to really work in order to actually get a win.  In other words god tier or shit tier take your pick.  All characters are enjoyable to play as but you'll quickly notice how hard it is to play as certain characters and others only have to press a few buttons.

Overall

I could play this game for a good long time if there were more people around to play.  Easy to jump into. But the rash of fighting games being released and the players being stretched thin this is one of those games that get swept under the rug and unnoticed. I did hear there's a newer version coming out someday but I haven't seen proof of this yet. I would really want to play this again and find people around to play.  Been awhile since I actually had genuine fun with a fighting game.

Monday, June 8, 2015

YT Channel Update June 2015


Ok So a lot is going on.


ISP Changes

Tommorow I gotta change ISPs. I'm going to AT&T. There isn't really any other choice considering where I live. Its either Comcast or AT&T. The other companies for ppl that rarely use the internet. Or just Smartphone service. I have to switch cause Comcast is raising its prices. I wish Google Fiber was in my area (apparently it is but not where I live). I think My speed is going to go down a bit as well. But hopefully not by much.  I tested it playing Under Night In-Birth online so far through that game I haven't found a truly horrible connection.  Although I think its due to the netcode for that. 

Life

Well since being on this medication. I say it works more or less. But I'm not digging the reduced appetite thing. I've had many times where I literally couldn't eat but my stomach was saying otherwise. My mind was saying don't eat. Ended up making me feel like crap since I didn't eat most of day. I had to force myself to eat a couple of times in the past month. Maybe there's something that won't affect me that badly. I don't mind a reduced appetite so I can cut down on my eating and lose weight but I don't wanna feel like crap and not eat at all. I haven't had any family issues I could note. Most of them are just mom complaining about things that happened long ago. She's mad at my uncle who tried to throw her a surprise B-Day party but only invited his friends. She said it would be better if he would just give the money that we spent taking care of his kids for such a long time. I'm trying to save money so I can get myself a new pair of glasses. Its been quite awhile I think 7+ years since my last eye exam. So I'm long overdue. Wish it wasn't so expensive.
I can't think of much else. That's notable.

Youtube/Gaming

I've been trying to work hard on getting videos uploaded. I'm honestly surprised that there's ppl out there that want to see the chocobo games. I honestly wish FFX HD wasn't so long in terms of grinding. Even with the tricks to grind its still rather slow since I need nearly maxed stats to beat the hidden bosses. What's sad is that since I don't own a currrent gen console or a 3DS capture card there's not many ppl willing to watch the old stuff. And honestly I'm not fond of commentary. On the plus side I've been playing iOS/Android games that are rather fun. Uploading some of them as well.
Generally if its not on my tablet then its FFX HD, or Under Night In-Birth. 


I have to apologize for some of the uploads. I was messing with Handbrake and didn't know about how it affected the sound. I needed to reduce the file size of the videos though. I also apologize for Final Fantasy Fables Chocobo's Dungeon videos. I didn't notice and no one brought to my attention that there's videos that just end with a gray screen for no reason.  I don't know why that happened and I'll proceed to fix it soon. 


Viewing My Unlisted Videos

If you don't want to wait for the video to release and you're one of those guys that do a video watching binge all at once. You can watch the videos I have up that are unlisted. I have a lot of unlisted videos which basically just aren't ready to be public yet due to one reason or another. You can easily view my unlisted videos by clicking the playlist tab from my YT channel.  By going into the playlist you'll find all the videos related to that game that haven't been released yet (Unless its private).
My YT Channel on the Playlist tab.  

By clicking on the playlist you'll find that you can watch the videos at your leisure instead of waiting on me to release them day by day.

Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brad_Ry-The-Gaming-Mole/1475664792724536

I made a Facebook page for the sake of trying to gain more fans. I won't update it as much. Just update it with main stuff. Like milestones in points of the game. I'm already posting on twitter, Digg, and G+ everyday with updates. So visit there if you wish. 

What's Coming Up

  • Final Fantasy X HD
  • Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix (HD)
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Final Fantasy 4 Reuploaded.
  • Final Fantasy Record Keeper
  • Under Night In-Birth
  • Guilty Gear Xrd
  • Skylanders: Trap Team