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Resident Evil 6

Resident Evil 6 is, so far, the newest Resident Evil game. A lot of charcters are back and some new ones come into play. The one main character return is Leon Kennedy who wasn’t part of the fifth gmae. Only mentioned there.

The sixth game is vastly different from RE4 and the ones before that. It is a lot like RE5 from what little I’ve played of that. The big difference is that RE 5 and 6 are controled not only by keyboard but also by mouse. Or you can just use the controler like I’m doing. For RE4 it is not necessary as it is playable with keyboard only, but RE 6 is best played with controler. Well, apart from certain parts that take too long to react to the controler.

But enough of my comparsions.

RE6 has four campaigns and three of them can be played with one out of two characters. First is Leon and Helena, second Chris Redfield and Pires Nivans, third Jake Muller and Sherry Birkin and the last one is a solo campaign where you play as Ada. She’s one of the few female characters that I actually like. All four of the campaigns take part during the same timeframe and the characters meet each other. Each of the campaigns meet at one point or another with all the others. And that is something that I really like about this game.

Of course, the fact that Ada has her own full length campaign, is a bonus, as well as Leon being back. Before fully trying RE6, I was always saying that RE4 was the best. But I take that back. RE6 is the best, so far.

Admitedly, I don’t relaly like Chris’s campaign, but that’s because Piers dies at the end. Or, well, it sure looks that way. Though fanfic authors decided that he lives and comes back. Bless them!

So far, I’m still deciding if my favourite is Leon’s or Ada’s campaign.

Leon’s campaign starts with the death of a president of USA and continues with a run through a city and trying to reach a chaple. There, they fight a boss with the help of some survivors that were there. Follows a trip to the underground to find Helena’s sister and another boss fight, thsi time, against said sister herself.

Then fleeing the crumbling dungeon and faking their deaths and going to China or wherever it is. It sounds chinese.

There, they meet Alpha team and then Sherry and Jake.

After that, they have to fight the final boss with the help of Ada. And then, the end.

Now, for the second campaign. Chris and Piers. They start on an earlier mission in Edonia. Fight some virus infected mutated things, two gigantic things, meet Sherry and Jake, then there is a time skip and we go to China. They fight their way through the infected city chasing Ada’s doppleganger and end up on a ship and then in an underground facility. But before that they meet with Leon and Helena while confronting said fake Ada.

In the underwater facility they meet Sherry and Jake and fight a gigantic thing called Haos. At the end, Piers is infected with enhanced C-virus and dies while protecting his captain. But like I said, I’m part of the group of people that believe that Piers is alive!

The third campaign starts in Edonia too. This is Jake and Sherry. Jake is immune to the C-virus and Sherry is tasked with protecting him. Well, it turns more like him protecting her, but I’ll let this slide.

They meet with Chris nad Piers and fight the two gigantic mutated things, then split up with them and go in a chopper. Well, throughout the whole campaign they are chased by this ‘thing’. It makes their chopper crash and they end up somwhere in a foggy place. And let’s just say that that is my least favourite part of their campaign. They end up in a cave and have to sneak past the ‘thing’ in order to escape. It can’t see them, but it has really good hearing and can her them if they mess up.

Not an easy part to play through.

After that, they are captured and have to escape an Umbrella facility in China. They meet up with Leon and Helena and have a quick go at the ‘thing’ before spliting up again.

They end up at the underwater facility where they meet Chris and Piers fot the second time and have to escape Haos, but at least they don’t have to fight it. On the other hand, they have to fight the ‘thing’ in a lava cave. My suggestion is to save your magnum shots for this fight. Or it will take ages.

The last campaign is Ada. She starts on a submarine and tehre learns of the C-virus and when she escapes, she makes her way to the chapple, well, the underground part of it. There, she meets Leon and Helena and helps with the fight agains Helena’s sister that mutated. Then, she goes on her own way and to China. Yes, everyone is going to China. There, she vitnesses Leon and Helena crashing a plane and has to fight a chainsaw boss. She saves Sherry from being shredded by a chopper rotor and continues on in pursuit of her own doppleganger. She end up fighting it (Carla) in it’s mutated state and manages to win. After that, she goes on to help Leon and Helena with their final boss – Simons.

The last thing Ada does is to wreck Carla’s lab in the Quad tower.

I think that Ada has the least of boss fights. But the encounter with Carla in her mutated form is probably the hardest. Well, hardest for Ada. Teh ahrdest alltogether is Haos! And I’m saing that mainly because Piers dies. I liked him! I didn’t want him to die!

Oh well.

I managed to win all four campaigns and to be honest, I’m never playing Chris’s again. I’m definitely replaying Ada and Leon. as for Jake, it is a maybe. I’ll probably replay it at some point, but Ada and Leon have the best campaigns. That’s for sure.

Again, there are some extras and there are a lot more things you can do with the game, but you have to have an official version, not just a download from somwhere like I do. But it’s not like I’m planning to play online with someone playing the other member of the pair.

There’s also something like Agent hunt, but again, requires to be able to play online, therefore official version. I’m not missing it though.

And now, that this post is completed, I’ll go and play some RE6.

~AnnElfwind

Lead Ropes

So I’ve been playing SSO for almost a year now. And for the past two or three months I’ve been reading that people want lead ropes to be implemented in the game. Well, that happened this week’s wednesday. And I’m one of the few who just don’t see what the hype is all about. I mean, yeah, okay, looks cute when you’re leading your horse, but that’s about it. Because it’s slow and I don’t do slow.

Why would I wanna lead my horse when I can ride it to my destination.

And the argument of someone about loosing your horse, well, someone said it before me, but there’s the pick-up option that will transport you and your horse to your home stable.

The new lead function has, in my opinion, two major disadvantages. One, it costs a one-time payment of 135 or so star coins, which is, frankly, ridiculously insane and two, it doesn’t give you anything.

Like I said, looks cute, but that’s all it is.

So yeah, I’m part of the small group of people that will not be buyign the lead ropes and I’m happy to be part of that group. I just don’t see myself using the lead ropes.

I mean, yeah, if it was part of a quest or something, but the way it is now, not a chance in hell that I’m using it.

Now, if any of my readers are SSO players, I would like to know what you think of the lead ropes and wether you’re part of the group that’s using it or part of the group that isn’t.

~AnnElfwid

Resident Evil 4

Hello everybody!

I’m back with another post. This time, I decided to tell you something about one of my favourite games. The game is called Resident Evil 4 and as the title suggests, it is fourth in the series. The most basic description would be a third person shooter, but it could also be called a zombie apocalypse sort of game.

The main idea is that the president’s daughter has been kidnapped and an agent is sent to rescue her. The agent’s name is Leon S. Kennedy. He is one of the few surviviors from Racoon city, which is what happens in one of the previous games.

In the game, you can pick a difficulty from easy, normal and hard. The hard is really hard and I think it should not be attempted unless you already have a good understanding of the game. Including what kind of monsters appear where and all the tricks to defeating them.

For a beginner, I definitely recommend to start on easy. The only bad thing is that you have to start from scratch when you want to change the difficulty.

I myself have been playing the game on and off for several years now. But only a few short months ago did I attempt anything else than the main story on easy.

Yes, there are extra stories to play through. The main one you play as Leon and have to fight your way through hordes of las plagas infected people, but for now, we will simply call them zombies, even though they are not your typical zombies. The game has five chapters seaprated each into four segments plus the grand finale where you defeat the main evil boss.

Apart from the main game there are two extras. One is called Separate ways and here you play as Ada Wong, who can be considered the main female character. In the main story, you can see her helping Leon on occasion and Separate ways is basically everything told from her point of view. All the ‘in-between’s that happen when she’s not meeting with Leon.

Playing as Ada has one big disadvantage. You weapons cannot be upgraded. But even so. Once you played it for the first time and managed to win, which is pretty damn hard! Well. No. It’s not. The boss fight is. Well, was, before I found out how to zoom the rifle. And after that, I’ve been maing a good use for it.

It’s all about configuring the keys to suit your fingers. For me, it meas similar config to Devil May Cry 4.

On the side, do any of you prefer games that can be controled with keyboard only as oposed to games that require both keyboard and mouse? I know I prefer those. But sadly, I don’t think it’s possible to comfortably control Assassin’s creed 2 without the use of either mouse or gamepad. Which I have, but have yet to figure the best config for it.

Okay, side note aside, there is one more story in the game. Again, you play as Ada and I don’t think that this one even has merchant. It’s pretty damn hard and while I managed to play through almost till the end, I didn’t have enough amunition to defeat Krauser at the end.

I was left with mostly grenades and frankly, I don’t think it’s possible to fight him with those only.

Of course, there are also mercenary mini games which I don’t really play. I mean, sometimes, in a fit of boredome, I try, but I always run out of amunition pretty fast. And then get cleaved by the chainsaw! Beware the chainsaw! It’s evil.

There’s a lot of stuff to unlock. Like costums for Leon and Ashley (the president’s daughter. Also, there’s weapons to unlock. My favourite is the infinite rocket launcher, because that means I can kill the bosses pretty easily. And I love that. Of course, I make it a habbit of not using it unless it is a boss. Othervise, I woiuld have the inventory overflowing with amunition.

So. That’s it. Hope I hooked you up. Tell me if you play the game. I’d like to hear what you think of it. Also, if you are considering getting it, tell me what your first impression is if you do end up playing it!

Heh. I remember that the first time I played it, i was so scared! Scared what was waiting behind the corner! And yet, I finished it and then played it again and couldn’t stop. I think that by now, I’m on my seventnh playthrough and with Ada on second. As well as trying to fight my way through normal difficulty. Thankfully, I don’t have to worry about Ashley. Considering that she’s wearing a suit of armor, which is one of the two unlockable costums.

Okay. That’s it.

Bye~

Assassin’s Creed

(Written on the 22nd of January, 2015)

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I found something. And that something was my old copy of the Assassin’s Creed II game. So, I made it to work, which took a while, but now it’s working. And I have to say that thanks to ACII I stopped playing Grimrock. :D Oh well. Guess it would have happened at some point anyway. But, ACII is like the best out of all the AC games I played. Yes, I have yet to play Unity and I will not play IV, because the naval combat and the ships don’t really interest me, but hey, ACII is the best. With Brotherhood being a close second.
The reason I dislike AC Revelations is because it’s too sad. And those of you who don’t think the moment in Altair’s library wasn’t sad, are good-for-nothing brutes. The only excuse is if you haven’t played it and therefore don’t know what I’m talking about.
The only moment that might actually be able to rival this scene, is when Desmond dies, but as I stopped playing before that happened, I can’t really tell. And I’m not planning on finishing ACIII anyway. It’s just not the same when Altair and Ezio are no longer main characters. I mean, after Revelations, it’s like those two no longer exist… And that’s why I went back to playing as Ezio in ACII.
I’d go for ACI, as that has Altair and I love the combat there, because counterkill works everytime, so long as you time it right.
But my copy of ACI is in czech and somehow, I don’t think it’s the best language for these games.
Which brings me to a question. Why the hell did I install ACI in czech in the first place?!
Well, at least my cousin’s son Mates is happy about it. Heh, but he won’t like me when he comes this saturday, as I uninstalled Batman Arkham city.
Oh well. Not my fault. He can go and play something else. It’s not like I have a shortage of games.
Seeing as I even managed to get my Oblivion copy to work. And it still has my saved games, mainly Sepulchure. Which is the only one of the saves on which the game is actually finished.

By the way, those of you who know Oblivion, did any of you play as vampires? Is it possible or will the sun always kill you? I’m thinking of trying it ans saving it on a separate slot, so as not to get it mixed with the finished save. So, do you think that it’s worth it to become a vampire?
And if I wear a black brotherhood robe, will that work as a defense in regards to the sun?
Even though I have to admit that I hate playing with a helm of any kind on.
I prefer it when the hair is visible.

And now, I believe we are way of topic. Because this started as a post about AC and not Oblivion…
Oh, and Skyrim lovers out there, was it good? Should I consider installing it back?
And now we’re even more of topic…

Anyway! I think I’m gonna go back to playing AC or soemthing. I mean, I have that black armor of Altair and relatively early in the game. So now I can focus on all the side quests and raising Monteriggioni’s value. It’s gonna be fun.
Bye!

League of Angels

Okay,

before I get sidetracked with “blogging 101: Zero to Hero“, I should probably get this post out of the way, or I might forget. And that would be bad.

So, I wanted to tell you about this one game. It’s called League of Angels. And it is a massive multiplayer online game. Basically, you create your account, you can do this through your google account or facebook and two more. I got my account through google, if I’m not mistaken. But that is not important.

You can pick one of four available characters. Well, technically speaking, it’s two characters that have a male and a female version. If you know me, you know, that I prefer to play as a male character, so it was no wonder I picked a male mage character (Later on, I started on another server and picked the other one). The other character is a knight.

One notable thing about this game is the beautifully drawn characters. Be it the hero or the angels or even the enemies.

The point of this game is to help the angels or something. I confess that I don’t read all the crap they spout. I just play.

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This game has many different features. Let’s take a look at some of them:

Guardian Angel:

The first one is an angel that is a sort of guardian. In this game, you can unlock many different ones. The best one is Victoriana, but to get her, you have to be very good and participate in all the tournaments and her icon is really more of a prize for like… The best player on the server or so. The second best is Nyssa and you can get her from the arena shop (more about that later). It costs a lot, but if you save your arena tokens, it is possible. The angels fight alongside you and can deal massive damage to your enemies.

Title:

You can obtain different titles throughout the game. It takes time, but they are worth it. The higher title, the better angel you can unlock. And the better title, the better the bonusses. Like health.

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Forge:

I will not go into detail about forge. It is similar in almost every game – basically, upgrade your gear and make it more powerfull. Or you can socket gems that boost your stats.

Party:

In this game, you can recruit heroes that will fight together with you. The higher level, the better heroes you can recruit and the more can fight with you at the same time.

Arena:

Fight against the other players and win arena tokens that you can use in arena shop to buy angel icons and other usefull items.

Mount and upgrading heroes:

There is, of course a mount in this game. You can glamour him, but most of the glamours are very hard to obtain. The basic one takes a hundred days of loop quests (daily quests). And only if it oges well. Sometimes, you just aren’t able to finish all of them

Then, there are many different ways to upgrade your party. There is standard upgrade using bless stones, training using soulstones, elemental upgrade and runes. And your main character can upgrade his emblem. But only if you’re in a guld.

Guild:

Usefull, if you want to have a high emblem. The emblem boosts your stats and quite a lot. But it takes a lot of donations to the guild to get guild tokens and exchange them for the material required to upgrade emblems.

And this is the only thing I do in guild. Of course, there are events that let the guilds fight against each other. And many other things. But this is, I thnk, the most important one. And all you need for it is a one-man-guild.

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There is many other features, but it would take too much time to describe them all. Though I just have to mention the Tidal Pool, where you have to catch fish for gold and mainly soulstone. It is great and you obtain more with a higher level pool. Each caught fish adds to the pool’s experience.

And it is one of the things you just have to try out.

Also, this game does not require that much time. And it is pretty! I mean, come on! Though I don’t want to force anyone. Because, even if I do like this game, games are time consuming and should be played with care and certainly not the whole day.

Still, if I caught your interest, go and give it a try. The registration link is somwhere at the top, where I’ve written the game’s name. It leads straight to the registration. I did this to make it easier for you, if you think of playing. And if you do, come and play on server 63 or 138. On server 63, you can find me as Azrael and on server 138 I’m known as Kain. 

 

Okay, I would also like to know what you think of the game, so leave a comment behind. :)

~See ya!

Bardel Tower

Another Grimrock Mod, that I’ve finished. Actually, it was a while ago. I just wasn’t feeling like typing it out. Well… I didn’t finish it per se, because, I just don’t know where to get more of the blue gems… Other than Hell, but the problem is that Hell is a trap and you will never bee able to leave it.

Also, Bardel tower are actually two separate mods. Bardel Tower and Bardel Tower II. I’ve got both and once I figure out how to get into certain spaces, I will finish playing it. When a person figures this out I think it can be finished fairly quickly. Still, it is good, has interesting story, false heaven and a lot of traps. Not traps per se, but misleading things, like the hell, heaven, limbo, and so on. I really like this mod and will go back to it at some point. Just not right now.

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The Tower has several floors. The top one is a cell with a prisoner (you), unless you’re playing the second one and there you start at the bottom, I think. I’m not sure I remember it correctly. But probably yes.

Okay, moving on. This mod can be played with a single member of your party or with full party. Also supports hybrid parties of two or three members. I played with my three people hybrid party and with Toorum. Good play it was.

So, go play it.

That’s it from me.

See ya.

Riddle

Hi!

First of all, I want to apologize for not adding anything for a long time. Had too much stuff to do and didn’t have any idea as to what to write about. So… Sorry about that.

Now, what I want to write about now! I have a riddle for you. You will not win anything by getting it right, but still, I wanted to do this. I mean, I had this pretty screen from a game. And I redrew it in crayons. And now. I will post the picture and I want you to try and guess what game it is from. It’s not that hard. :)

Here it is:

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Wonder who will get it right. xD

Have fun!

See ya!

Challenge of Magnus

Another Grimrock mod finished. This one is very short. Probably even shorter than the Tower of Bones. I mean, clear time for playing was under half an hour. I’m sure of that. But that’s because I ditched the stupid shop. It rearanget my items. And that was driving me crazy!

Still, it has some very interesting puzzles. Like, the tomb with the four altars. Or the room with the trapdoors. That was interesting.

However, as it was really short, I don’t have much to write. Only, maybe the fact there was no boss fight. Basically, once you get through the fourth? Or was it third? Level, there is this door and stairs up. And then, there is door and a lever. And once you pull that lever, it’s the end of the game. Magnus will give you your gold and you go on your merry way.

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So, if I forget about the shortness of the mod, I did enjoy it. Though, I think there is too many torches. Why? Well, because if there are too many torches, the game laggs for me. I don’t like too many torches. A single torch every now and then is okay, but that’s because I can use the light spell. It’s my favourite spell. And then the fireball, lightning bolt and lightning burst.

So, go play it. It has no goromorgs, no spiders, but there are ogres. They are quite manageable though. Seeing as there is a grate that can separate them from you.

Also the dexterity puzzles with the skeleton archers and trapdoors are interesting.

All in all, I enjoyed this mod.

So, now the quiestion is, which mod should I play next? I’m running out of good mods. And that is because all the good stuff is no steam and I don’t have my Grimrock compatibile with steam. At least, I think. I should probably look into that. But that can wait. Seeing as I don’t even have steam.

Still though, Steam has soo many more mods than nexus…

See ya.

The Tower of Bones

Hah! Finished another LoG mod. This one called The Tower of Bones. Nice little mod made in 11×11 space to resemble tower. I think there are nine levels plus two optional ones. One thing I would like to point out is that if you decide to play it, I suggest not a new party. There are goromorgs and you won’t be able to reach high enough level to beat them. I mean, two of them in a small room? Well… Still, the mod is nicely done. Oh, another thing, torches are important. Only in one or two places, but are. Don’t leave them behind.

I mean, yes, there was this note about potions turning into torches, or something, but anyway, I didn’t test this theory, so there. It’s safer to bring the torches from the first two levels anyway. In case this method doesn’t work.

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So, this mod. The first floor is practically devoid of anything major. I think there are two skeleton archers, but that’s it. Then you have to find rune and then a key. Opening the door, that leads to the star leading up. Yes, you start at the bottom. Then on the next floor there is a room with a bunch of preasure plates. Hehe. And some scavengers. Once you find the note, the puzzle will be easy. At least, I think it is easy.

However, I admit to not finding all of the secrets. Couldn’t be bothered. I just wanted to know what was after the torch opened door. Well, now I know. There was a bunch of goromorgs. Lucky me to play it with my 30 level party.

Never mind that.

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Well, still, the mod is nice. And I will probably play it again in time. And when that comes, I will try to figure out what to do with the keys from the maze. Supposedly it is dexterity maze, but I just let the fireballs hit me. It doesn’t do much damage anyway… Maybe next time I’ll throw in a fire shield for good meassure.

Although, the treasures are quite easy to find. I mean, come on… the treasurry? Way too easy!

And I think the mod could be longer. I finished within half an hour. Or so. Very easy. Maybe next time I won’t play on easy. xD I mean, I am level 30… Even though I achieved that through the cheat item in The Lost continent mod.

Go play it. It’s worth it. Even if it is short. Get a party that has been through something already and go find the treasure.

And for those of you who don’t know where to get it, I got it from nexusmods. But it’s also on stream.

See ya.

The Epic Party

The Epic PartyOkay, I decided to write about my Epic Party. Obviously, there are four members. The first is this delicate looking warrior. I named him Fior. But in my head, I call him Fio for short. Then, there is Kadaj. I stole the name from Final Fantasy, but the portrait is different. He’s the secondary warrior and specializes in axes. Though his sword skill is also quite high. Next, third in my party is Sabriel. He’s the rogue and has a specialization in daggers. Though, he is also quite skilled in shooting from a bow (crossbow) and with throwing weapons. Still, I prefer for him to use his dagger.

And the last one, that would be Eren, my wizard. Or, spellcaster more likely.

Okay, let’s take them apart one by one more in depth.

Fior

FiorHe’s the youngest in this party. Barely eighteen. Fior, or Fio for short is a prodigy with the sword and his skill is beyond anyone. He is in love with Eren. Fior used to be a son of a wealthy count. But at one point, he just ran off with Eren. Fio was voted the leader of this little group even though he mor often than not asks Eren for advice.

There is elven ancestry in Fior’s blood.

Kadaj

KadajOnly two years older than Fio. Used to be a knight at the kings court. One day he was framed for the murder of the general and he fled to the neighbouring kingdom where he met Fio and Eren. His weapon of choice is the Axe, but can use swords and blunt weapons as well. Is useless when it comes to riddles, but has keen sense of perception and can smell danger. His instincts saved the group more than one time.

Sabriel

SabrielUsed to be a thief. Age 36 and the second oldest. Lived in the western parts of the kingdom and made quite a name for himself. Only for the king to send an army and decimate the whole thievs guild. Sabriel was the only one to survive. He swore vengenance on the king and went to seek power. This was changed when he was caught by the kings men. Only for them to be caught in a landslide as they were transporting him. He would have died if not for Fiors group. At that moment Sabriel swore to protect the young ex-noble at the cost of his life.

Eren

ErenEren used to be the king’s personal wizard. And if it weren’t for the ball, he would still be. But during the ball, he spied the most beautifull creature to walk the earth. Then and there he fell for Fior. And when Fior fell for him, it was only matter of time till they ran off together.

Eren is 39 years old and has demonic ancestry which amplifies his magical skills. So far, there is no known wizard to be better than him.

 

Unlike many before them, they went to Grimrock to satisfy their curiosity. They let themselves be caught and then they went through the mountain and searched for secrets while trying to understand the purpose of the place.

 

Now, I’m thinking of making them into a story. I mean, they have background, they have life. At first, this was only ment as a background for four characters from my game. Now, it seems they life on their own, telling me to write about them… I might. :)

I like them. And while I didn’t make the portraits, I made the characters and I own them. I own them the way they are now. So don’t take them from me! Or I might get angry. And you don’t want that to happen.

See ya.