Fun factor in video games is results of having lots of game modes. What about being good at them? Does it disappoint you in some way? I have play video games that suck the fun out of me. Even though I had fond memories of playing them. Whether it’s a battle royale game or fighting genre, I want to have fun. Some games I have to trade-in at Gamestop because lack of interest. In this countdown, I will be talking some games I have dropped. These games were highly popular and have a strong community. Mostly, I was dumb enough to buy some of them. Next time I will be careful what games to buy. Note: These games are not bad but isn’t for me. Let’s start this countdown with top 5 that I have drop.
Smite is a MOBA like League of Legends but different camera angle. The game was developed by Hi-Rez Studios that brought you Paladins. In the game, you choose between different gods from Mythology. You can level them out and unlock different skins for them. If you don’t feel like defeating towers. Go to the arena and battle it out. The gameplay is very similar to League. Players must assist minions on talking the enemy’s side. You buy relics like armor, potions and magic. Some game modes have 3 vs 3 or 5 vs 5 depending on your choice. I have fun playing this game but it’s not noob friendly. There were players tougher than I am. I have loss interest in it and was looking for alternative. It was fun while it lasted and was a good game. If you want to play Smite it’s available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Brawlhalla just brought in Finn and Jake from Adventure Time also Princess Bubblegum. For those who don’t know what Brawlhalla about. The game is similar to Super Smash Bros but with two types of weapons. Each character have two weapons such as bow, sword, hammer and two pistols. The main goal is to knock your opponent off the stage. Brawlhalla have some third-party characters like Hellboy, Rayman and Shovel Knight. Before E3 2019, there is a first cartoon crossover and that’s Adventure Time. I think there should be more Brawlhalla cartoon crossovers in the future. That’s why I have a list on what cartoon properties should be in Brawlhalla. Like Super Smash Bros Ultimate with their wishlist of characters. I have mine own top 5 list that legends I want. Without further ado, let’s get right to the list.
5. Star vs The Forces of Evil
Star Vs the Forces of Evil is a cartoon developed by Darcy Nefcy. The show finished airing on Disney XD and was a fantastic show. Star Vs the Forces of Evil was inspired by anime magical girl genre. Star Butterfly would be a great character. Marco can use a sword and fist. Star in the other hand could use a axe. The axe can be her magical wand and her secondary weapon is a bow. Star and Marco could be crossover skins. There would be other characters like Tom, Kelly and another I can’t remember. These characters could be a fun choice for the game.
4. Samurai Jack
Samurai Jack is a perfect fit for the game. If you don’t know about Samurai Jack is. The show aired in Cartoon Network back in early 2000s. Samurai Jack just ended it’s final season around 2017. The plot is about a Samurai warrior named Jack on a quest to defeat demon Aku. Aku sends him to the past and hoping to get home. Jack would utilize a sword and bow for weapon. He would be a crossover skin for Koji. That’s enough say, maybe Aku, Scottish Man and Ashe would be playable. I think Blue Mammoth Games should reach out to Genndy Tartakovsky for his character.
3. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
She-Ra would be a great addition to the roster. If you don’t know what She-Ra is. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is a reboot of the 1985 Filmation series She-Ra and the Princess of Power. The plot of the show is similar to Filmation series. Adora is raised by Hordak and was taken as a child. She lead The Horde along with her best friend Catra. With the help from Bow and Glimmer, Adora fight against The Horde. If Adora was in the game, she would have a sword and a bow. Speaking of Bow, he would have the exact weapon. I don’t know about Glimmer and Catra. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power would a good choice.
2. Steven Universe
Steven Universe is another excellent choice in my opinion. If you don’t know about Steven Universe. The show is about a boy named Steven Universe. Steven finds out about his past and being a gem. The show is developed by Rebecca Sugar and highly popular in Cartoon Network. Steven Universe characters is be in this game. There is Garnet who has fist and Pearl with a staff. Amethyst I don’t know what weapon she would have. I don’t know how will they incorporate Steven’s shield weapon. We will have to see about that. I would think Steven Universe would be a good choice.
1. Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir is a slightly choice of mine. If you don’t what Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir is about. The plot is about two teenagers in Paris, France fighting against a villain named Hawk Moth. Hawk Moth sends akumas to get Ladybug and Cat Noir Miraculous. The show is very popular in France and developed by Thomas Astruc along with Jeremy Zag. Ladybug would have a yo-yo like orb for her primary weapon. Her secondary weapon is a sword. Cat Noir weapon could be his claws. Secondary is his staff that would fit. Hawk Moth weapon would be his cane and sword. Queen Bee could use her venom like a orb and fist. Rena Rouge and Carapace I don’t know their weapon. In my opinion I hope Ladybug would make an appearance.
Other Brawlhalla Cartoon Crossovers
There is some Brawlhalla cartoon crossovers that not on the list. I want to mention RWBY, Xaolin Showdown, Invader Zim, ThunderCats and more. Blue Mammoth Games doing big time with Brawlhalla. I am hoping to see more crossovers in the future. Hoping to do a Super Smash Bros vs Brawlhalla blogpost someday. Overall, I enjoy the Adventure Time Event in Brawlhalla. Although, I didn’t the characters but did purchase All Legends pack. I don’t understand why I didn’t get them. Oh well, it’s was kind of a rip-off for me. That being said, Brawlhalla will continue to grow as a game. I still enjoy Brawlhalla and wait to see more coming days
Beat em up troupes are often seen in video games. You pick a character and beat up some bad guys. Weapons are involved and defeating the boss. Beat’em up games often has 2D side-scrolling or 3D planes. The game can be up to 6 players (X-Men Arcade). Sometimes 3 or 4 players fighting at the same time. What about the cutscenes and storyline? These play a factor in beat’em up video games. Someone is kidnapped or end goal. These games uses a lot of continues, if you have money. In the 80s and 90s, you are a kid fastenated at awesome arcade cabinet. You ask for money from your parents and have a blast. Ever you play alone or with friends. Gamers will share fond memories of playing. Let’s start this countdown with top 5 video game beat em up troupes.
Top 5 lgbt and ships character in video games what is the fandom wants. This blog post is about love and what makes it go around. February is the day of Valentine’s Day and spread it around. Love is in the air and it doesn’t matter who you are. The method of love can break anything that cause hate. For example, Sam from Tomb Raider being more than a BFF to Lara Croft. We the fandom ships these characters and some might come up the closet. Certain people are not happy with lgbtq culture. Hand full of people will embrace it. You are not born lgbt but it’s a choice. If you want to love your life that makes you happy. Go for it and be proud of who you are.
In the past, I had problem with lgbt but I am pass that. That being said, I will talk about some ships that fans will enjoy. I will talk more about what you think in the comments. Let’s get the ball rolling shall we?
As you know it’s Black History Month and I know there is a majority of White protagonist in video games. What about the minority groups who take up the role of the hero, villain and supporting? I am counting down top 5 African American characters for Black History Month.
5. Franklin Clinton – Grand Theft Auto V
Franklin is a former gang banger who want to make big money to get out the projects. He is one of the three protagonist along with Trevor Philips and Michael De Santa. As a African American man he is stereotype as a thug in a projects especially in the black community. Franklin is doing what black should be doing getting a real job instead of selling drugs and going to jail. He does care for his friend Lamar Davis for example saving him from a rival gang called Ballas and he lives with his aunt. Franklin is also voice by Shawn “Solo” Fonteno (Having not worked as an actor since The Wash) Fonteno ask Ned Luke and Steven Ogg for acting tips. I pick Franklin because he want to get out of that gang life and young black males can related to him.
Lee was a college professor at University of Georgia and afterwards send to prison for murdering a man for having an affair with his wife. While being transported to prison walkers came and manage to escape and find Clementine (will be the protagonist of season 2 and 3). Lee plays a role of the father figure of Clemetine and he is the voice of reason to the group on doing what is right. He is portrayed as modest and kind to others, Lee Everett voiced by Dave Fennoy and a great leader of the group of survivors.
Zack is a DJ who uses Muay Thai boxing style and he is an eccentric person who participate to earn money.He owns an Island named after him (that what the Xtreme series takes places) and is the host of the DOA 5 tournament along with Helena Douglas (save her from a burning building). He has a love interested in Tina Armstrong (she is hot btw) but never return his feelings, Zack is voiced by Keith Silverstein (DOA 5) and Khary Payton (DOAX2-Dimensions),. Zack is what black enterprise want to invest in money to build your own business and make something of yourself.
2. Riley Abel – The Last of Us
Riley was a member of the Fireflies and has a close relationship with Ellie. In Left Behind DLC Riley and Eile met at a military boarding school and became BFF afterwards. The Last of Us American Dreams, Riley is described as “an extremely strong personality. Who also support Eile no matter what and one of the first African American LGBT character in video games. Riley Abel is voiced by Yaani King and Riley was a great supporting character for Elie and great friend.
Barret is the leader of eco-terrorist croup called AVALANCHE to stop a megacorporation Shinra. He takes care daughter Marlene (who is adopted and her real father is Dyne). People compare Barret to Mr.T. He dislikes the main protagonist Cloud Strife. Barret is voiced by Beau Billingslea, fights with a gun-arm and speaks in slang. He listed as of the best sidekicks in video games.
More African American characters in the future
Those are my picks and I am sure there are more about there and I know we as African Americans we are portray poorly in media but in video games we can take on any role. We need more African American characters in video games.