Captain N the Game Master is a 80s cartoon based on NES property. The overall plot is a boy named Kevin and his dog named Duke. Both of them are transported into a world called Videoland. Videoland is being taken over by Mother Brain (Metriod). Lana the king’s daughter uses the power glove to summon Kevin. She is not alone, there is Simon Belmont from Castlevania. Mega Man and Pit from Kid Icarus. While in Videoland (a world named after video games), Kevin is armed with a NES controller and Zapper. NES controller is on his waist and have abilities. NES controller can pause, fast forward and jump. Zapper can pixelize enemies and have limited ammo. Kevin and the gang are called N Team. Together Kevin and the N Team warp through wolds. Stopping Mother Brain from talking over Videoland.
I realize this is based on 80s NES era. Simon Belmont and Mega Man are not from Nintendo. Captain N show does have some Nintendo characters like Link. Note: There is no Mario or Samus Aran in this show. Other character like Dr. Wily, Ganon and other villains appeared in this show. Lets break down the main cast. Kevin is from the real world along with Duke. He is the typical hero from another world. Duke is Kevin friend and trusted sidekick on the show. Lana is the princess and not damsel in distress. Simon Belmont is a airheaded buffoon that loves himself and trying to date Lana. Mega Man always say Mega during his dialogue. Pit is very small and like arcus after end of this sentence. I don’t like Simon Belmont and other character portrayals.
The Rising of the Shield Hero is a light novel by Aneko Yusagi. It revolves around a otaku named Iwatani Naofumi who is transported into a world. There are protagonists being transported into another world troups in anime. I will get to that toward the end of this post. Naofumi is a shield warrior and the chosen one. He is one of the chosen warriors to save Melromac. There is a spear warrior (Motoyasu), sword (Ren) and bow (Itsuki). These four warriors have to save the Kingdom of Melromac from Catastrophe. Naofumi early in the series gets used by the King’s Daughter named Matly. Matly travels with Naofumi and uses him. Naofumi was dumbfounded and mistrust people after being setup by Matly. Everyone from Malromac shunned Naofumi and treat him like a criminal. This cause Naofumi to felt unease and cynical toward people.
Later on Naofumi, uses his shield to acquire skills and protect others. During his adventures, he learn more about Malromac culture. Outcasted and feel exiled by society, Naofumi meets allies on his adventure. Iwatani meets a slave demi-human named Raphtaila. Raphtaila is a racoon-like demi human that lost her parent during Catastrophe. Naofumi brough her from a slave trader and join in the adventure. Raph is Naofumi sword and right-hand person. Early on, she doesn’t know how to use a sword. After fighting some monsters, Raphtaila level up and become stronger. Later on, Naofumi and Raphtaila brought a egg that have a bird-angel slave. That bird named is Filo, who can change sizes and transform into a human.
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.
Neon Abyss is a rogue-like dungeon style shooter. The game is filled with unlimited items and dungeon evolving system. Players take control of a gunman, who fights a horde of enemies from the underworld. You can play the way you want and choose upgrades and paths within the dungeon. Players can unlock new rooms, fight bosses and endings. Just like a visual novel genre also special rules. You can change them depending on the choice you make. Each items have passive effects and you can apply them whatever you want. Neon Abyss have massive content with over 400 items, multiple playable characters and costume change. Find pets by hatching eggs with special skills and abilities. Mini-Games are available such as Fight Clubs, Dance Competitions and Piano Performances. Challenge gods such Bitcoins, Video and Power to challenge their rule. Hit that bar after each death.
Remember your goal is to find a cure of Immortality, My overall experience with Neon Abyss is vibrant and fun game. The soundtrack is techno-ish and crispy graphics. Although, it’s a beta version but it’s look amazing with lighting fast action. The weapons design is humorous and down-right rocking. I can see this game have replay value due to routes. Neon Abyss gives players control of their playstyle. I am hoping to see more of this game. It kind of reminds me of Enter the Gungeon for some reason. Support Veewo Games and play the demo. Neon Abyss will release in Q2 2019 and join Discord channel. Add this game on your Steam Wishlist and visit the website.
Huniepop is a puzzle dating sim video game by Huniepot. The game is wildly popular seen it’s release. Huniepop is a very unique dating sim that’s not by in Japan. It’s a indie game and featuring full voiced acting. The plot is about a love angel named Kyu (who is disguised) to help you find love. Players will have to find girls and developed a relationship with them. Kyu provides insights and advice on how to win the girl. She gives the players a app that show girls preferences and hobbies. Kyu sends messages and very funny character. There is two phases which is interaction with each girl and learning more about her. Second phase is dating which results in tile matching and puzzle-like Puyo Puyo style. While talking with each girl, based on your choices. How will the girl coming to react to.
There are 6+ girls to get to know. You can give them food, items and drinks based on their preferences. For example, Jessie loves to drink and her strong trait is sexuality. Aiko loves going to Casino and she is a University Teacher. Audrey is a hot-headed girl who rants about life. Beil loves meditation and relaxation. Tiffany is a college student and loves education. Those are preferences that girls have. While traveling through places like Mail, Fitness Centers and Bars. The girls will have different outfits while interacting and dating. If you fail at your date, it’s back to square one. During dating, players must match five passion tokens expect for heartbreak (purple). Each token represents dating, yellow is for extra moves and means joy. Red is sexuality and passion is pink. Light blue is sentiment and blue means talent.