Life is Strange Episode 2 – Out of Time Livestream Tonight

  
Hey there guys! Just to let you know that I’ll be doing week 2 of my Life is Strange playthrough tonight on Twitch.tv/DakanaX at 8pm GMT

The storm is coming, snow has fallen in the middle of summer, a girl is missing, and we have uncovered the power to control time. Join me tonight when the storyline starts getting stranger and blame starts being accrued. 

Pokemon Trivia – ORAS Cosplay Pikachu

  
A bit of interesting trivia for you guys here. In Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, after completing a contest you get given a special Pikachu which can dress up in different outfits and gains a different fourth move depending on what outfit it’s currently wearing. It’s pretty cool, and it gives you a major boost in your contest chances since it’s already heavily levelled in its contest stats, and each costume has an attack specifically for each type of contest. 

The odd thing is that although it looks like a Pikachu, sounds like a Pikachu, and acts like a Pikachu, it isn’t a Pikachu, at least not according to where it’s found in the game’s files. 

Pikachu as a Pokemon can be bred to create a Pichu, and can evolve into a Raichu. Cosplay Pikachu cannot. This is because Cosplay Pikachu is technically registered in the system as a DIFFERENT Pokemon. It has the costume mechanic enabled, and with it the switchable fourth move. It’s given the level up skill tree of Pikachu, and the light orb DOES effect it, but that’s all. It doesn’t even get any stat boosts from the Eviolite since this specific Pikachu doesn’t have any evolutions logged for it in the game’s system. 

It is to all intents and purposes a completely different Pokemon. 

Life is Strange Episode 1 Livestream Tonight!!!

Hey guys. Dakana here to just share with you all that I’m going to be doing a series of live plays of Life is Strange episodes 1-4, one episode per week, as a run up to episode 5 the finale. 

I HAVE played them before, but I will do my best to react the same way as when I first experienced it so as to give it the mysterious feeling the game deserves.

I’m aiming for 8pm GMT (approx an hour after this is posted), give or take five or ten minutes, and afterwards I’ll be just spending some time talking about what we learned in the episode and what it could mean. 

I hope to see you there, and I hope you will enjoy it 😀

The stream will be at : http://www.twitch.tv/DakanaX 

(I have to mention that this game contains some bad language, and some mature themes of rape, drugging, and other such things. They ARE dealt with in the mature manner they deserve, but not everyone enjoys such topics, so your warning is here)

  

Dark Souls 2 Scholar of the First Sin – First Impression and Warning

blueboardNI am a fan of the souls games (and for the record, I consider Bloodborne a souls game). I cannot claim to be an expert at them, but I enjoy them. Their difficulty is harsh but most of the time fair. It is a series that wears it’s challenge on it’s sleeve, but hides it’s lore and storyline nuances behind game play and item descriptions. It is a game series unlike anything else on the market, and this is why I like it.

Dark Souls 2 has to be the weakest in the series, in my opinion, although that isn’t much of a condemnation considering how good the series is as a whole. It has many enhancements over the original game as well as a number of ways your character is now weakened. Death now lessens your maximum health by a small amount each time until it reaches half. This means that death now has a punishment, and regaining your humanity it more important, making the item used to regain it in this game, human effigys, a lot more valuable.

However, we aren’t here to talk about Dark Souls 2, however much I can talk about it (and I may just write an article about how I love the series as a whole). Recently the game was re-released on current gen consoles and PC under the subtitle “scholar of the first sin”. You may be forgiven for thinking that this is merely a game of the year edition for it, but it is so much more, and whether that is a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen.

Before I go any further I wish to make clear that I have not completed the scholar of the first sin version of the game, but I am very familiar with the original, and I believe I have seen enough of the differences to make the point I wish to.  Continue reading