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Thursday
Feb152018

Typoman Review

When IndieBox was pumping out a new Indie title each month, and delivering it to my doorstep, this game, Typoman, was in one of the boxes. I've got to be honest, I had no idea what this game was, and sadly it sat next to other games that didn't immediately scream at me to play them. 

I have to say that I was beyond wrong for thinking that way when it came to this game. This game was a very pleasant surprise. You play as a hero, those letters h, e, r, o literally makes up your body. You are tasked with fighting through a world in ruin. It appears that you are one of the very few left alive, and those that are alive will stop at nothing to stop you. The use of color, or I should say that dingy/dull color scheme fits perfectly with the feel of the game.

This game is both a platformer and a puzzle game. Now I know what you're thinking when I say puzzle game mixed with a platformer, you're probably thinking, okay I've got to do slide-block puzzles or something of that nature. The thing is that this puzzle aspect is utilized by the power of words. You will find throughout the game letters, or systems where you will be given a list of letters that you'll get to rearrange and create words with. Sometimes those words will create an effect in the world that can help or hinder you. There are also times where the game will credit you for making the word, but it will have no effect on the game. So here's a bit more of a twist with the word puzzle aspect... You're not the only one who can use the letters to create an effect, your enemies can as well. So you'll have to act fast when negative words invade the world.

This game lasted around 2 hours for me, and to be honest, I enjoyed every minute of it. Actually, I was a little sad to see the game end, I wanted to continue to live through this character and try to rescue the world it is navigating through. So I think it is easy to say that at the end of the day if this sounds like something you want to take for a spin, know that this one gets the Altered Confusion stamp of approval.

Thursday
Feb152018

Thursday Night Hangout 02/08/2018

Charlie and Zealeus are back, oh you better believe it and they bring you the topics that you, the audience, want to discuss.

This week's show consists of the topics:

  • Excessive Video Game Playing to be Classified as a Health Disorder 
  • Nintendo Switch and What Some Financial People Think they've done wrong 
  • There's a Mario Movie Coming... at Some Point 
  • Co-Creator of Counter-Strike Charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor 
  • The First Pro OverWatch Female Player has Joined a Team 
  • States Start Proposing Laws to Keep Net Neutrality in Place

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Thursday
Feb082018

Thursday Night Hangout 02/01/2018

Charlie and Zealeus take on the topics that you wanted to talk about...
This week's the range of topics covered:
  • What is Cryptocurrency
  • Blizzard's Hunt for Toxicity
  • Nolan Bushnell Loses Lifetime Achievement Award
  • CAPERS KickStarter Starts March 6, 2018
  • A Deadly Swatting Incident

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Monday
Jan292018

The Metronomicon Review

I was once that guy who had to have all the rhythm games to convince myself that I actually had rhythm. Well the days of the plastic instruments and dance pads are in my review mirror, but here comes this game, The Metronomicon, that just gives me a nostalgic rush. The thing is that this game has a bit of a twist. Now I know that the next statement, the mention of the genre, will have some of you scratching your heads, but I swear the developer actually made this work almost to complete perfection. This game is a RPG/Rhythm game. I used the slash because this game is equal in both parts. There's a heavy emphasis on getting the rhythm parts down pat, but there's also a lot of love and attention given to the RPG aspects of the game.

You will battle through song stages and as you take on the game you will unlock new characters, have the chance to gain new items that will power up your characters. You will of course be leveling up your characters as you go through the game, and there are going to be special challenges for those who are looking to truly show off their skills. 

Graphically, I love the lay out that the game has. You'll be controlling up to 4 characters at a time, each will have 3 levels of skills that can be unleashed depending on how long you can hold the rhythm in their section. Once their skill has been deployed there will be a cool down time and you'll have to take on other characters sections. The thing is that you're going to have to find that beat and rhythm that allows you to take down the enemies, or the challenge you have in front of you. If you miss too many notes you're going to die, if you're being sloppy there's a chance that the song will end and you will not have completed the objective for the level.

This game definitely isn't for everyone, and there is some tweaking that you'll have to do to get the beats to line up with when visually the keys are supposed to hit, but once you have that set, you are in for a challenging good fun. 

There's also the fact that there's a levels of difficulty, so if you are one of those gamers who think that EASY is something that you can't even acknowledge, know this, there's medium and hard that I'm sure will have some of you having nightmares, depending on the songs. Then again maybe that's just me trying to take on some of my favorite more challenging songs with a ramped up difficulty.

This game deserves a spot on your gaming list, and I HIGHLY recommend that you play with a gamepad, however I have heard that you might actually be able to play with other gaming devices, but I have yet to try it. This game gets that Altered Confusion stamp of approval.

 

If you want to hear from the developer on this game, Charlie was lucky enough to get an interview with him.

Friday
Jan262018

Thursday Night Hangout 01/25/2018

 

Charlie and Zealeus are back, oh you better believe it and they bring you the topics that you, the audience, want to discuss.


This week's show consists of the topics:

  • Stan Lee Sexual Harassment Allegations
  • Hi-Rez Announces a Premier Paladins League
  • Mickey Mouse's copyright elapse
  • The Success of the Overwatch Pro League
  • Moss, a VR game where the main character uses sign language

 

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