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Posted by on Feb 24, 2020 in Games, Gaming guide, Technology |

Basics about Final Fantasy Game Series

Basics about Final Fantasy Game Series

Gameplay

The Final Fantasy series usually lets the player control multiple characters in a party, and build the team’s strength by gradually upgrading new abilities and equipment to compete with more powerful opponents. In many games this task goes beyond the main story with battling superbosses and dungeons working as optional tests of skill. As a Japanese famous role-playing game, many installments in the main series, involve frequent use of setting menu to select items, skills and upgrades function.

Basic battle in Final Fantasy VI

Battle systems have variety of options, in which the majority is menu-based variants of turn-based and action-based combat systems. Earlier installments have developed battles based on random while exploring the world map, while some later versions (starting with Final Fantasy XII in the single-player mode of main series games) have free-roaming opponents that are engaged without transition. Battle commands typically has a basic physical attack featuring the equipped weapons, a magic skill set such as summoning monsters, spell set and other special command abilities such as Steal or Throw, as well as a set of items, though the player may also attempt to flee from many normal encounters. The characters normally have an HP and MP status in which HP represents the damage characters can bear before they are KO’d while MP is how many spells or other abilities a character has. Most games also have elements and status effects, which can impact the course of a battle, with enemies and allies using the same skills to attack and exploit the weaknesses and/or to strengthen their strong points in an upcoming encounter.

The most popular and widely used battle system is the Active Time Battle in which characters perform an action as soon as their ATB gauge is full. The fill rate is impacted by stats, status effects, skills used and other factors. 

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Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Games, Mobile games |

Indie game vs. AAA games (Part 2)

Indie game vs. AAA games (Part 2)

The indie style commonly is believed to be more accessible to the wider audience around the world due to several reasons. First, they’re much affordable than AAA games — indie titles almost never cost more than twenty five dollars. Secondly, they have rather simple game style and are easier to understand and play. This simplistic characteristic enables a wide variety of gamers to be able to play and enjoy the game, regardless of gaming skills or experience. Lastly, they have the tendency to be significantly less rely on hardware, which means that for PC players, they won’t need to update their hardware with the latest parts in order for the game to functioning well.

In general, AAA games are more expensive but it doesn’t mean offering more content or any realistic artistic graphical style.

In sharp contrary to indie titles, AAA games are written and developed by big studios that hires hundreds, or even thousands, of people working for them. In addition to that, the projects are supported by many publisher (both big and small), which given the development team with a massive resources to work on. Thanks to the size of the budget and development teams, AAA games are typically long, large, heavy and feature detailed, complex sound with art graphics. The term AAA itself is meant to refer to the expectations of players that these games are developed with incredibly high-quality.

As a result of the much larger cash and resources investment that goes into AAA games, they always cost more money to purchase than indie games. Typically, AAA games cost range from $45 to $65. Gameplay in AAA games also has the tendency to have a lot more complexity, and in multiplayer games mode, there’s often a learning curve presented that players have to work to pass. Since they usually features cutting-edge visuals, PC players need to update their equipment with strong enough hardware to run the title smoothly.

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Posted by on Feb 3, 2020 in Computer Applications, Games |

Indie game vs. AAA games (part 1)

Indie game vs. AAA games (part 1)

Despite the overwhelming collections of gaming titles available on the market, the vast majority of them can be categorized into two groups, depend on their development. Both of them are very different, in terms of price to graphical design and size. This article aims to outline the differences between them. 

It’s important to note, though, that console players don’t have to mind about hardware limitations as PC users, because games developed for consoles are customized for the unchanging hardware while PCs are games developed with minimum and recommended requirements.

In the video game industry, an independent game (indie game) are those created by individuals or small development groups with very limited or without the financial support of a large game developers or publisher. In both cases, publishers do not have any significant artistic control over the developers, giving them all the independence and freedom to innovate. As the result, indie games concentrate on innovation and taking risks not usually appeared in AAA game created by large publishers and development studios, and may discover the medium to develop unique experiences in terms of art. Since the developers don’t spend a huge budget, the games have the tendency to be smaller in size and shorter in length featuring stylized art designs. Indie games are likely to be sold through digital distribution channels such as individual or e-commerce websites rather than at retail due to short of publisher support. 

Indie game development has appeared primarily at the same time as the launch of the personal computer in the 1980s and 1990s through file sharing distribution mechanisms. Indie gaming became mainstream in the 2000s thanks to new online distribution mechanisms such as the Humble Indie Bundle and popular game development tools. The thrive of Indie game was also empowered by several influential games published during the 2010s, such as Super Meat Boy, Minecraft, Undertale, Fez, Braid, and Cuphead.

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Posted by on Jan 27, 2020 in Games, Mobile games |

The best adventure games (Part 3)

The best adventure games (Part 3)

The Walking Dead: Series 1

Released: 2012 | Developed by Telltale Games 

Completely redefine the adventure gaming rules, Telltale offered a sense of action and deep emotion to everyone’s beloved comics. It’s best to not investigate the smoke and mirrors too closely, but no adventure has ever driven so many people to consider every decision for what it will speak about them as much as what it could possibly do.

Zork: Grand Inquisitor

Released: 1997 | Developed by Activision

In fact, most of the Zork series isn’t great enough to be on any best-of list created by Richard Cobbett. But the combination of them make a hilarious game of wit and lateral thinking which is about changing a sign to turn an infinite corridor to become a merely finite one, winning a game of strip rock-paper-scissors by reading the mind, or solving a complex puzzle.

The Witness

Released: 2016 | Developed by Thekla, Inc 

The game is modern successor to Myst, The Witness is more of a puzzle than a classic adventure game, in which every interaction central around simply drawing paths onto screens by connecting a couple of dots. Then comes the puzzles which is as complicated as any other. Little by little, The Witness let you explore and figure out why it exists. If you are fan of puzzle games, check it out.

Tales From The Borderlands

Released: 2014 | Developed by Telltale Games

Tales From The Borderlands is one of Telltale’s best interactive games, which originally looked like the most ridiculous, and funny games of the year. However, as you play along, you will enjoy it for its cinematic craziness, its occasional generosity which letting you into no ordinary adventure or something of the standard for adventures by any stretch. However, the wit, and the soundtrack pull it off to create a amazing style

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Posted by on Jan 20, 2020 in Games, Gaming guide, Technology |

The best adventure games (Part 2)

The best adventure games (Part 2)

Grim Fandango

Conversation, character, and imagination contribute to make Grim Fandango to be the best adventure games. Built in the Mexican Land of the Dead, where everybody is either a skeleton or a demon, the recently deceased must work to put off any crimes they may have committed before starting the treacherous four-year journey to the Ninth Underworld. It is a fantastic world with film noir impacts, crime and corruption.

The game begins with some of the finest characters ever written, such as protagonist Manny Calavera, who attempts to save Mercedes Colomar, the woman he thinks he failed to protect. The car-obsessed demon Glottis would not be more outdated in the Disney/Pixar movies, and Manny is one of the coolest characters in an adventure game. The often challenging puzzles can affect the pacing, however, thanks to the discovery and interacting with this beautiful world makes up for these drawback.

Tim Schafer’s endeavor through Mexican folklore is the pinnacle of the nice movie-quality storytelling in video games.

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge

While The Secret of Monkey Island altered the genre and placed LucasArts on the Adventure Throne, Monkey Island 2 is a perfect upgrade in every area.

Loveable Guybrush Threepwood is one of the most endearing characters with his burning desire to become a pirate to win the heart of governor Elaine Marley who wants nothing to do with him. In addition to that, the problem lies in his utterly inept, with more confidence than capability as well as his dab hand at ruining lives. He is also being threatened by the zombie pirate LeChuck, whose ghost he once killed in the first game. 

All that make up a witty and regularly laugh-out-loud game with dialogue and situations wildly memorable as well as challenging but amusing puzzles.

Monkey Island 2 is the top of the outrageous comedy adventure and one of the top adventure games on PC. They can not be any funnier than this, and the Special Edition are designed to make this point-and-click game even funnier with pitch-perfect voice acting, painted backgrounds, and a amusing soundtrack.

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Posted by on Jan 13, 2020 in Computer Applications, Games |

The best adventure games ever (Part 1)

The best adventure games ever (Part 1)

We’ve run through the old records to analyze the most memorable stories, the funniest characters, and the most interesting puzzles, etc. to find out the very best adventure games on PC, includes traditional point-and-click games, exploration, puzzle, and story-driven games that emphasizes on atmosphere, dialogue, and discovery rather than action or stats.

Most of these choices come are modern-style adventure games, and point-and-click adventures.

Stories Untold

Released: 2017 | Developer: No Code 

For those who love the satisfying feeling of playing old hardware with click of mechanical keyboards, the magnetic buzz and the thrilling feeling of hot breath of a stranger standing right behind you in an empty house, Stories Untold is a great choice. It features four amazing episodes of sci-fiction horror where player’s primary interactions are focused on a set of old hardware. In the first episode, player sit at a desk and explore an old horror text adventure. At first, things might a but tangled and unclear but soon, the reason player can see the room around and how the text adventure relates to others events will become clearer. In each subsequent level, there are different twists on the setting and old electronics within, making the game some of the most unique, attractive adventure gaming out there. 

Life is Strange

Released: 2015 | Developer: Dontnod Entertainment

 Life is Strange was one of the biggest surprises over the last few years, featuring a Telltale style episodic game. The game stood out among others, with a clever gimmick backed up by tremendous heart centered around a nervous girl who suddenly discovered she has the superpower to rewind time, right on the time of a disaster is expected to hit her town. However, the complications really comes from her relationships, in which there are genuinely difficult choices that she has to make, and the clunkily-written but still efficient coming of age story at its heart.

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