For this review, I am using the term Final Fantasy XIV for the base game (A Realm Reborn) and the following expansions: Heavensward, Stormblood and Shadowbringers. I am not reviewing Endwalker, nor am I reviewing the original game.
Ah, Final Fantasy XIV an online RPG that I have played for many years has finally come around for a review. I have decided it is time to do my review due to how Endwalker will be finishing the overall story arc.
In case you do not know Final Fantasy XIV is an MMO based in the land of Eorzea where you play as an adventurer that has travelled to one of the three city-states and from here on you get involved in the local politics, join a group called the Scions of the Seventh’s Dawn, a local militia group and ultimately end up becoming the Warrior of Light who fights against pretty much divine beings over the many expansions it has. As with every review, I am not going to talk about the story as I leave it mostly spoiler-free but there is a free trial you can enjoy which goes up to level 60 and includes Heavenward.
Ah, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom a game with a title that seems so out of place yet is the latest sequel of the Monster World series. I have recorded this series for Playing Games with Snat and I figured it was time to do a review on it. I am going to be talking about the version on the Playstation where the footage and screenshots have been taken and I am not going to talk about the fact this game is a rebranded Flying Hamster II – I am going to review it for the game it is.
The story, just like the whole of the Wonder Boy series, is very simple. You are a boy called Jin (no picking male or female in this game, something I will say is a shame nowadays) whose uncle Nabu seems to be drunk transforming everyone in the kingdom into animals – including Jin’s brother Zeke into a cute dragon.
With this in mind, Jin sets out to find out what has happened to his uncle, find out what the heck is going on and sort it out like the heroes before him.
Asha in Monster World is one of the two Wonder Boy games I have not played and when my brother saw it on the Playstation Store it was decided right then that we had to buy it but I also thought that it would be a good idea to do a blind run of this game for Playing Games with Snat and as of the publishing of this review I have recorded everything but have yet to publish it.
Furthermore, as a disclaimer for this review, I do have very high expectations of the game due to the original Wonder Boy series and their remakes and Monster Boy so while I may sound harsh it may not be bad.
So the story behind Wonder Boy tends to be simple and Asha in Monster World is no different. The young green-haired girl is called Asha and comes across as a nomad who is sensitive to the presence of spirits and it is these spirits that ask her to save them and during this time we set out to become a warrior and save them … although there seems something weird about the Queen.
I am quite sure many people that are reading right now, you included, have used apps such as Just Eat to order your favourite take away and while they are good for ordering at home they are starting to ruin the experience of going to the take away itself.
For those who may not know but I enjoy cycling (My favourite method of transport) and motorbikes and it is something I do dearly miss but it is something I promised I would go again and with this, in mind, I decided to buy an electric bike with the idea that I could drop my car while also buying an electric motorbike for longer journeys.
I was torn between two products with the first one being the WAU Bike and the second being the Sheng Milo MX025 and ultimately I decided upon the Sheng Milo MX025 after having a test ride with the WAU Bike. The Sheng Milo MX025 is an e-bike from China that claims to have quite good stats and I have listed them below and for the price of close to £1,500, it is a steal if it is true.
Role-Playing Games, Real-Time Strategy and city-building games will always have a special place in my heart when it comes to gaming and one company that comes into mind is Paradox Gaming and all I have to say is this – how the heck did I miss this one?