Odemon #713

Avalugg, Avalugg,
You think you’re so smug,
Hardened body deflects a fray,
But a bit of fire, you melt away.

-Odemon #713 Avalugg


Game Review: Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Think about it. It’s been 2/3 A WHOLE YEAR SINCE THIS GAME CAME OUT. It’s been known about for almost a whole year. For almost a whole year Mario and Rabbids have been together. Yeesh.

So anyway I got this game at Clichemas and finished it like a week ago–well, I beat the final boss, anyway. I haven’t 100%ed it yet, and it’s not particularly high on my to-game list, but it’s still on there. So what are my thoughts on this game?

Well, to be honest, the Rabbids are the least problematic part of this game. They’re easy to hate, but there are a few moments where they’re good and even cute. Pretend I got the footage of that, I don’t think I ever downloaded it. No, the gameplay is worse than the Rabbids. All games of this type have randomness built in, but there were absolutely moments where I only won because luck happened, or the opponent got a lot of luck to win. And let me tell you, replaying fights is the worst. Okay, maybe not the worst, but when you do it over again you want to get going quickly and instead it just slowly pans over the area like the first time you start with no way to skip that. I’m nitpicking, perhaps, but blah blah blah.

Speaking of quickly, maybe I’m just impatient but there were many times where I moved the cursor to a spot and clicked on it to make a move, only to realize I didn’t go to the exact spot I wanted it to go to and the wrong thing happened. So that was annoying and the camera movement in the battles is kind of off, it snaps to a square but that usually just means it snaps to the square before the one you want.

The difficulty is also really weird. There were a few instances where a chapter spikes in dififculty with a hard fight that takes me several tries, and then the difficulty goes back to where it was with some pretty easy fights. I suppose it could be based on how I upgraded characters, which was usually not focused on HP because look at all this other good stuff I can get. That said, one thing annoying about the level-up system is you can actually undo all the bonuses and redistribute them, but you can’t just undo one thing at a time? Just seems like it’d be a big time waster then…

Also, when’s the DLC to play as these guys, Ubisoft?

All that said, it was a fun game and fun to look at, too, and if you like turn-based strategy games and if you like Mario, I’d recommend it. Actually, isn’t that pretty much like how Fire Emblem plays?

is fire emblem+rabbids next?

Odemon #137

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-Odemon #137 Porygon

Odemon #128

Charge, Tauros! Enter the fray!
Always run towards, never away.
Always to fight, that’s how you’re born,
This bull grabs opponents with its horns.
Rage! Thrash! Rampage, bull!
Don’t stop until of fighting you’ve had your full.
It would’ve been interesting if it were only available on Red version.

-Odemon #128 Tauros

Odemon #584

“Everyone derives their traits from their parents. That’s just genetics.”
“But just because someone’s parents are prize fighters doesn’t mean their offspring can’t become a scientist.”
“But the tools for what they do are gotten from parents. Moves and abilities are inherited.”
“But someone can learn moves that their parents never did, or even had access to.”
Geodude flung herself at Vanilluxe with a punch. The Snowstorm Pokemon floated away, both heads still arguing.
“Those moves are still not possible without what was taken from parents. A Whirlipede cannot learn Surf because its Scolipede parents cannot learn Surf.”
“But a Whirlipede can learn Solar Beam, even if its father is a Golisopod, which cannot learn Solar Beam.”
“But should its father be a Golisopod it can then learn Pin Missile, which it otherwise cannot.”
Still throughout this entire argument Geodude chased after Vanilluxe with punches.
“That only shows there are some small additions based on parents. Nurture remains more important, as Effort Values come from such.”
“But Individual Values determine the true potential of a Pokemon, and these can be inherited from the parents.”
“That potential cannot be reached without effort, however.”
“It seems we have reached an impasse, unless both have equal value.”
“It seems that must be the conclusion. Without nurture, no potential is reached.”
“But without nature, the maximum potential is unattainable.”
“So we’re in agreement, then?”
“It would seem so.”
“Good.” Vanilluxe blew Geodude away with a violent Blizzard.

-Odemon #584 Vanilluxe

Odemon #295

Toot-toot, blang-blang, tweet-tweet-tweet,
Hoo-hoo fah-fah HONK
Hello there, my name’s Exploud,
I toot my own horn, of which I’m proud.
My mouth is wide but I won’t shout,
So don’t worry–
*Weedle appears* “I want to battle you!”
*Weedle goes flying 472 miles away*

-Odemon #295 Exploud

Odemon #453

Well I’m in love with a big blue frog,
A big blue frog loves me.
It’s not as bad as it appears,
He tells jokes and he’s two-foot-four.
yeah hi. i’m croagunk. croagunk the croagunk. first. i don’t know who this girl is. the other thing. i was gonna say something here. something to make it clear this part is a sans reference. sans undertale, to be exact. for some reason. but i don’t have anything specific. too lazy i guess. i don’t even have a joke. it’s not like i’m a croapunk. *wink*

-Odemon #453 Croagunk

Odemon #104

Did you ever cry with the devil in the pale moonlight?
Does a being like that miss its mother?
Are the consequences high? Low chance, should you fight?
There’s always going to be another.
Are these tears legit? Or are they Fake Tears?
Not this one’s. It can’t learn them.
Accept such an offer, or move on from your fears?
Either way, you’ll end savage and grim.

-Odemon #104 Cubone

Species Profile: Dankom

Couple weeks ago I posted a little April Fool’s Day story that ended with a pranking dankom. But they were a little bit different from the ones we’ve seen in Wandering Fortunes. Why don’t we take a bit of a look as to why with a profile on dankoms.

They’re basically imps.

Odemon #269

Welcome to the final round of the Pro Wrestletimes Big Fight Wrestle Tournament Wrestle! In one corner, weighing in at a lot, Mr. Wrestleguy!
A big ol’ wrestleguy stood in one corner, muscles and fat all over the place, a singlet and shaggy hair over his body. He roared, shaking his head.
And his opponent, in the other corner… uh…
Some kind of moth or something. Ding!
Mr. Wrestleguy charged and slammed into Dustox. The Poison Moth Pokemon wobbled but otherwise hardly fell. It flew over Mr. Wrestleguy and a dust scattered over the arena. Mr. Wrestleguy shouted at the bug but then fell over, groaning. Dustox landed on the prone Wrestleguy and grinned.
The winner!

-Odemon #269 Dustox