Sunday, July 5, 2015

My take on what the next Battlefield game is

Masterwolf Here!

So a few days I happen to come across this video here;

So since Levelcap, Jackfrag, and Matimi0 brought this topic up, I decided to throw in my two cents in and give my opinion on several things that they brought up on the video

So lets start of with the idea of a World War 1 Battlefield game. Well, I don't there is anything you could do with a WW1 game. There were few weapons that was used during the war, most of the war was nothing but trench warfare, and I am not sure how tanks and plane could be used in a period when the armored warfare and dogfighting was very new. So trying to mix Battlefield and WW1, I really don't think it would happen, however that doesn't mean you can make it interesting. But as the three in the video mention, there isn't a lot to do with WW1.

Now lets get into the juicy stuff, World War 2. It's been sometime since Battlefield 1942 has come out and Battlefield 1943 is console exclusive (PLEASE DICE! RELEASE IT TO PC! I WILL THROW MY SOUL FOR THAT GAME!) However, it is quite possible for Battlefield to make a return to World War 2 since we now are able to do a lot of destruction and I could see them either doing a remake to 1942 with the new improvement to the Frostbite engine or create a new game. Plus it would be a good change compare to all the futuristic fps games that has been coming out.

From World War 2 to the Future? Yes I am talking about 2142 or as the fans been demanding, Battlefield 2143. So we all know about Battlefield 2142, a fantastic futuristic fps game (or near-future idk) game with Titan carriers, VTOLs, Mechs, and hover tanks! So the interesting question is, would the next Battlefield game be 2143? Well the tiro did mention that it helps bring creativity, so I won't be surprise if Battlefield do a near-future or a 2143 game.

So what about Bad Company? Ah yes, I can hear many fans a screaming about having a Bad Company 3 game; however, there is something interesting about it. See, while it is good to have a Bad Company 3, Dice doesn't know what made the other two Bad Company games so magically. I can actually see this being possible, and scary at the same time. However; I can see the point and I can give my opinion what make Bad Company such a fantastic game. lets go down the list;

1) The destruction and free roaming is huge

2) The Comedy between the squad and memorable characters

3) Poking fun at other FPS games (Come on, Bad Company 2 poke fun at COD numerous times)

4) just all out awesome

With such, those is how I see what Bad Company was so successful with gamers.

With everything taken form the trio in the video. Which games do I think would be the next Battlefield game? That I will let DICE decide and surprise me. However I want to hear it from you, what genre should the next Battlefield game be and what you want to see in the next installment.

I'm Masterwolf, and I shall see you all later!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Kingdom Heart-ish? (A novel review)

Master Wolf Here.

It is no question that I love Kingdom Hearts <3 perhaps the best game series to ever blessed the gaming world with its memorable characters to the story itself. Countless fans have grown attach to the many characters in Kingdom Hearts with their unique personality and the worlds they traveled to and made friends with both Disney and Final Fantasy characters as Sora, Donald, Goofy, and friends battle Xehanort and his ambition to merge Kingdom Hearts. With the long awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 and the end of the Xehanort saga, its no question we have come a long way since the first Kingdom Hearts was released and fans begin to love and always wonder what will our Heroes adventure will be next.

However, we are not going to be talking about the Kingdom Hearts series, nope we are going to read a novel that has similar aspect to the beloved series with some changes here and there. I am talking about 'Faith of the Heart' by DisneyFan01

Faith of the Hearts Part 1 Chapter 1: First Sight

So as of right now, there is 3 parts (or books) that follows Marina, Donald, Goofy, Chip and Dale, Jiminy Chriket, and Captain Silver travel from world to world to not only find more about the Nightmares and the Prophecy, but to save their wizard friend Merlin from the clutches of Darkness. As their adventures continues, they meet countless memorable characters and new friends, such as Jose, Panchito, and Genie, as the mystery and adventure continues to unraveled and each world brings new danger to the group.

So right of the bat, there is something I have to bring up; and that is the main character is very flawed and does comes off as Mary Sue-ish. Now there is nothing wrong with a lawful good character, however I do wish to see Marina Seadrift's flaws play an important part. She does have moments where her weakness comes up; but nothing really character changing (with the exception to her becoming the adopted mother to Kopa after Sarabi died from her wounds).

Another thing that I really wish the author to do more is give the boys of the group some character development that makes them stand out and memorable. Like Kingdom Hearts, Sora, Donald, and Goofy have much different personality from one another; however, they are able to play off each other perfectly as they went on many adventures and have a lot of development between the three. But in 'Faith of the Hearts', we've barely have any development or some conflicts between characters (with the exception between Donald/Marina and Marina/Captain Silver; but that's just it). It would be nice to see some interesting character building.

However; despite all the nitpicking of the series, its not at all bad.

Let me explain; Despite being Kingdom Heart-ish and often kept true to the movies (Aladdin and Little Mermaid), its actually a good read and I see it more as a tribute to the beloved series. It is enough that it's completely it's own series and made use of settings and locations to it's advantage. There is a sense that there is something much bigger at play and we have only seen the surface of the big plan. Even though the story can be slow at start, it does starts going when we get to the battles.

As of right now, the story is in Book 3 and continue to impress me. Disneyfan01 has a lot of potential in being an amazing writer as well as a great artist. I can't wait to see what else is in stored to 'Faith of the Hearts' in future chapters. So with that, I say that this series is a great read and worth your time.

Final Verdict: 5/5