Awesome Con 2019 was average unlike last year. Not a lot of people show up on Saturday. Maybe Sunday and Friday was the best. Well technically I brought Saturday day one ticket. Although I didn’t go to Batman 80 years but I got to meet Tara Strong. Tara Strong is one of my favorite female voice actress. She is known for Bubbles (Powerpuff Girls), Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony) and Raven (Teen Titans). Tara Strong Q & A was conflict with Batman 80 years panel. I wished there were different times. Anyways, I was mostly in the game room checking out some retro games and indies. The indie that intrigue me is #BLUD and looks like a cartoon. There were others like Grumpy Witch, Valley of Shadow and Crescendo. All of these indies are well-crafted and fun. I have signed up for betas and email mailing list.
There is more indies games to share. Frightshow Fighter made a appearance and remember covering this indie. I got a hands-on experience and really enjoy it. Osunia was a prototype and plays like Harvest Moon. Sneaky Ninja was cute and casually stealthy fun game. The game is coming to Nintendo Switch soon. Here is a flash from the past. Atari Adventure is recreated to have multiplayer. Do you remember the game from Ready Player One? Now, there is more players can play instead of one. Mega Cat Studios booth was mind-blowing with recreating NES and Genesis games. Check out these guys and other indie developers I have mention. There are some indies I have played last conventions that appeared at Awesome Con.
Spiderman 2018 vs Batman Arkham Knight is two of the hottest super hero video games of all time. Both video games play similar to each other. They’re often compared by fans and critics alike. Spiderman is based on Marvel Comics book by the late Stan Lee. Batman is based on DC Comics created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. These are the two iconic comic book characters in decades. Well, I am here to talk about two video games in general. Both games are well-made and faithful to comic book fans. First I brought Batman Arkham Knight on a certain day that celebrates Cape Crusader. It’s called “Batman Day” and they had a sell on PSN. I brought Batman Arkham Knight for $29.99 price and took awhile to download. After waiting I got a hands on experience and love it.
Years of playing Batman Arkham series, I would say it’s the best. Everything in a Batman game I always wanted. Playing the Bat Family, adaptation of comic book storyline and award-winning voice actors. I have completed the game and doing a second playthrough on my channel. Spider Man 2018 I got for Christmas last year and was about to pick it up. I glad I got it anyway and all that Jazz. The game is amazing and got a Arkham series feel to the game. Before I played 2018 video game of Spiderman. I went to the movies and saw Spider Man into the Spidey Verse. Spidey Verse movie was a gem and homage to comic series. Start to finish I would say “go see it” if you’re a spidey fan.
Telltale Games is a video game company founded by former LucasArts employees. The company specialize in point and click video games. They first worked on Sam & Max: Freelance Police in 1993. Telltale Games is located in San Rafael, California with over 25 staff members. They have use their own engine called Telltale Tool. Telltale Tool provides texture mapping, physics-based models and dynamic lighting. The staff of Telltale games licenses properties NBC Universal to develop Back to the Future, Law & Order and Jurassic Park. Back to the Future: The Game was “most successful franchise to date” according to Steve Allison. Later on acquired The Walking Dead comic book franchise and was introduce to dialog tree. Quick time events was implemented giving more move-like experience. Later on expanded to episodic game for more seasons.
Walking Dead tv show is the most popular series on AMC. The game was a huge success just like Back to the Future. Telltale work with other comic book brands such as Vertigo’s Fables and DC Batman. Fables was renamed The Wolf Among Us and have same mechanics as Walking Dead. There is another popular show called Game of Thrones on HBO. Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin A Song of Ice and Fire book series. Back to comic book Marvel and Telltale collaboration to bring Guardians of the Galaxy. Due to the Guardians of the Galaxy movie being a culture success. Telltale want to make a game based on the comic series. Later Mojang Minecraft was acquired and don’t have a story mode. The company wanted to have a story, it was named Minecraft: Story Mode.