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Pokemon ORAS Living more than Expected

Imagine a game with the addictive adventure combined with the strategic element of Pocket Monsters also known as Pokemon and its fun battle, and you might have an idea of what Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will play like. Nintendo’s in-house development team, Game Freak Interactive, is working on a game that combines all these elements into a title requiring reflexes, forethought and strategic planning in a furious Pokemon game where the victor is the player conquering to be as a Pokemon master.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is pretty unique at its own terms knowing the previous Pokemon games that have been released– Pokemon fall from the sky, and players have to choose one and raise it to its fullest potential. Players then strategically use them to win battles along the way in the quest of becoming the best Pokemon master he or she can be. Of course, it wont be easy, and that is where the game addicting element comes it — the challenge.

That’s not all, however. Players can enlist the help of up to 6 Pokemons to strengthen their own team against the strongest enemies. These are called forth using Pokemon type combinations. The entire game takes place from a side view.

The game will have Pokemon gyms based in several different location. Each gym represents a different type of Pokemon and increasing level of challenge along the way. If you can conquer them all, then you are going to be qualified in the Pokemon league in the mission of beating the Pokemon Elites.

While we haven’t seen the game in action yet, you can tell a lot about how it works from the screenshots. It’s apparent that there will be some interaction with computerized characters (likely for things like tutorials or training), and players will be able to track the status of Pokemons and its abilities. Players will likely have to challenge a series of computer-controlled opponents to make their way through the game.

The game will utilize the online game link for multiplayer battles, which we suspect will be the strongest element of the game. As many as four players will go head-to-head in some Pokemon tournament battles.

The level of detail shown in these screenshots is impressive, from the various plants and trees in the background to the cracks and rubble of the fortress walls. The flame effects from burning Pokemons are also rather pretty, and we’re assuming that the game will scroll nicely from one Pokemon to another.


Never Underestimate SuperCell and Boom Beach

Supercell is bringing Boom Beach as follow-up to the highly popular Clash of Clans. To help bring the game into the modern era, it now features a fully 3D graphics engine with accurate sailing and combat modeling. Featuring elements from the late 21st  centuries, the game will include over 100 scenarios.

It is one of the games that have been labeled by most the experts back when it was just released that the game wont last long given the fact that is has merely copied the idea its older sibling Clash of Clans. Well, guess where is the game now? It is top 5 highest grossing both on Android and iOS. How is that even possible? Well, to tell you the truth one can’t really predict the future, and two; Supercell is experienced enough to venture such game and knows the in and outs of it to be successful. I guess what fueled the games rise to stardom.

Boom Beach is the ability to use the island and use it tactically together with the troops and buildings for defense. Over 1,200 troops combination will be represented and individually rendered, and players will be able to advance from ensign to admiral. Players will also have the ability to play accordingly, which should lend some replayability to the game.

In a game world dominated by massive fictional armies fighting on fictional worlds, this game sets itself apart by being an accurate wargame played as realtime strategy. In addition to battling in single-player campaigns, players will also have the opportunity to play with up online on the Internet. The game will also feature a floating, fully controllable camera that allows players to zoom, rotate and pinpoint exact locations, making controlling even larger fleets relatively easy. One related game that can also compare to Boom Beach is Clash Royale. You can check it here. Most of the players that love RTS is also enjoying this new game.

Currently on course for greatness, Boom Beach will allow armchair tall ship captains to command massive fleets. With its blend of wargame accuracy and realtime strategy gameplay, Boom Beach may have what it takes to fill a need in this niche market.

The Rare Breed of Game that is SimCity Buildit

SimCity Buildit Rare Game

Whenever there is something new about the gaming industry that strikes my interest, I can’t help but give my honest opinion to it so the public will be informed of the facts not just speculations.  Well, as you might have heard from last year, EA – publisher and developer of the highly glorified SimCity and Sims franchise have announced and released a new city buildier game – SimCity Buildit.  Judging from what I have seen, EA wrote down everything that fans want in a game and so that Maxis can be guided of what game to produce that will answer the issues of a failed SimCity 2013 on PC.

This time around EA tried something new, since they – as always – have been inclined to the PC and Mac versions of the franchise. Here are the features that can be found in the new SimCity Buildit game that answers most of the request from the fans:

  • SimCity policies – Set policies to guide how the city and its parts develop over the course of the game. As far as the description says, it is ordinance like options for your city. This is a good thing, since that could mean that it’s possible to have the choices between various economic variants to keep your city on track.
  • Huge maps –  you have the ability to unlock additional areas to expand your city. I’m not sure about the unlocking part, but what this definitely says is that the cities in this game will not be restricted to an area that is slightly larger than a shopping center – like they did in SimCity back in 2013. The SimCity Buildit trailer shown  in the release date supports this – some of the later scenes show a huge metropolis. THIS is what city builders have always been about – building a truly magnificent city! Not managing the small sister of Boringville.
  • Modding tools – SimCity Buildit hack Apple will not be restricted of what EA can provide to its gamers. Instead, the developer, Maxis gives its players and some developers the freedom to bring to life their own contents accordingly. They will most probably give us all different kinds of possibilities to alter the game to our preference – new buildings, custom maps, even changing the some of the core mechanics of the game all seem to be within the realm of possibilities.

I know it is too early to conclude when it comes to the status of SimCity Buildit right now, I am very much looking forward where the development of this game is headed. This type of game are a rare breed these days, especially ones that are catering to a more hardcore gamer crowd.