Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Monster Hunter

     There is nothing like killing a giant dragon for the first time after working hard to learn how it moves, fights, and runs. Monster Hunter is one of my favorite games of all time and there are no other games out there that compare to it. With a market that is over flooded with Call of Duty and World of Warcraft clones, Monster hunter is a nice fresh breath of air.

     You start off as a hunter who has nothing but thin leather armor and a sword as you set out to better yourself so you can take on monsters of giant proportions. As you mine, harvest, and skin your way through this game there always feels like you are accomplishing something. It's not about getting your kill counter up high enough so you can unlock some useless achievement. It is about finding and fighting your way to better your arsenal to prepare yourself for an even bigger fight then any of the ones you ever find yourself getting used too.

     The progression isn't unrealistic either, when you start out you will be killing creatures the same height you are to get yourself your first self made set or armor and weapons. Only once you feel prepared can you take on something that is somewhat bigger and as you progress the monsters get bigger and bigger until you actually can't fit it on the screen unless you are a good distance back.

    So before you go to pick up your next fps shooter, I think you should all give this game a try. For now due to poor advertising and support, it is much more limited for choices that you have of Monster Hunter in any area outside of Japan and Korea. But there are currently versions out for the PSP, 3DS, Wii, and Wii U. But trust me, any version is worth it.

     Here is a video that covers most of the gameplay and elements if you want to see how the game runs while you play. Until next post, have a good one.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Recommended Youtubers

     I think its time to change up the blog a bit. From now on I will be doing varied post about whatever I feel like posting at the time I make it. But this time I feel like sharing my favorite youtube channels that I tend to visit on a normal basis, in no particular order.

     DeceasedCrab is one of my first favorite when it comes to Lets players (people who play games and commentate over it, feel free to join them if you want). He has been making videos for a long time now and I still enjoy his old and new videos. He generally plays older or more unique games that you don't see many other people play. His commentary is quite whimsical and humorous most the time, at least as long as he isn't making a video after having dental surgery...
(Thanks to Lord-Hayati from for the picture.)


     Green9090 is a newer find for me, but I have been enjoying his videos. Quite a few of his videos are Lets plays,  but other times he is doing his best to introduce games he has found and finds interesting. His favorite type of games are ones that have randomly generated game-play mechanics, for example Binding of Isaac which makes up a majority of his videos. I especially enjoy his content of games he has found for most of them look very unique compared to most mainstream copy paste games.


     Jared mainly has videos of game reviews. His reviews are great from the standpoint of knowing that what he is saying is his own opinion as an experienced video gamer. He has overflowing passion that leaks out from every video he makes, which makes you feel like he actually cares about the game he is reviewing whether he is for or against the game. Also as a fellow Monster Hunter fan he earns a second thumbs up from me.


     Lastly, but definitely not least, Day9 the Starcraft caster. He has live streams nearly every single day of him teaching you how to become a better Starcraft player. His enthusiasm still surprises me every time I open one of his videos. Especially at the fact that he is nearing his 600th daily, the fact that he is able to come up with more and more informational content of Starcraft is astonishing. Even if you don't play Starcraft competitively you will still obtain enjoyment from watching his videos. He does very well at making it feel like he is there talking with you and not at you.

    Well for now that will be the end of the youtubers that I have been watching recently. This isn't a full list of all the channels I watch but I tried to mention the ones that really stand out to me. I hope this has led you to find new enjoyable videos to watch. Though I may not know when it will be, but I will see you next post.