Aside from Tetris, no handheld game has sold more copies in history than Pokemon. Nintendo released their newest installments in the series, Pokemon: Black Version 2 & Pokemon: White Version 2, this past Sunday for the Nintendo DS. This is a unique approach as there have never been two sequels for any generation of Pokemon games.
Black & White 2 each bring a multitude of differences from the original Black & White. The Unova region is now covered in snow, which obviously has something to do with the storyline involving Kyurem the ice dragon. Players will undertake missions that take place two years after the previous games storyline. Making sure to complete their pokedex for Professor Juniper, gamers will frequently run into their childhood rival, an NPC who didn?t exist in the previous installment. Your previous friends Bianca and Cheren are now integral parts of your introductory path, with one providing your pokemon for you and another being the first gym leader.
Not only are there changes in the storyline, but players will now have the chance to see some of their favorite pokemon from previous games. There will be a mix of 1st through 5th generation pokemon that players will come across throughout their travels, unlike the original Black & White where you are restricted to finding only newer ones. This is a perfect way to bring any pokemon fan back to the handheld brilliance they once loved. Whether you love all pokemon equally or are a stickler for the originality of friends you find in Pokemon Red and Blue; the new expansions will provide pretty much anyone with what they are looking for in this type of RPG style game.
You may want to go grab a copy soon too. Players who purchase either of the new games will be able to download the new pokemon Genesect between now and November 12th via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. This mythical pokemon even has a role in the new game?s storyline. Genesect is a 300-million-year-old Bug and Steel type pokemon that scientists had to restore from a fossil, much like Kabuto, Carracosta, Aerodactyl, and so on. Genesect is known for having the ability to adjust its power levels and brings a new signature move called Techno Blast.
If you?re a player who wants to grind his way little by little to victory look no further. If on the other hand you?re someone who wants to run down enemies with a previously fossilized bug beast, the new Pokemon is right for you too. With added battle scenarios like Black Tower and White Treehollow, these sequels provide fans with a brand new way to experience the similar yet oddly non-repetitive game they have always loved. Make sure to grab your copy Pok?mon: Black Version 2 or Pok?mon: White Version 2 at your local game store today and head over to the MMOattack forums to join all the fun pokemon related discussions!
Eight of The Most Memorable MMO Dungeons Ever Designed
Dungeons are a staple of the MMO genre; large-scale challenges requiring co-operation and co-ordination between anywhere from five to a few hundred players to adequately complete. Of course, not all are created equal, and some stand head and shoulders above their peers. Today, I'd like to tip my hat to those few legends, those instances that'll stick with us for years to come as shining examples of how to do dungeons right.
Ten Of The Best MMORPG Songs Ever Heard
In many ways, an MMO is only as good as its music. Many of the best and most memorable moments in an MMO invariably have a song associated with them; a piece of music which brings the memories flooding back the moment it reaches one's ears. Today, I'd like to pay homage to some of those songs - and some of those moments. Here, for your listening pleasure (and in no particular order, I assure you) is a list of some of the best songs ever heard in an MMO.
Facebook's Purchase Of Oculus VR Isn't The End Of The World
For those of you who've been living under a rock, Facebook recently purchased Oculus VR to the tune of $2 billion. Understandably, backers and developers alike were rather unimpressed, calling it a betrayal. As for me? I've never been more excited.
Seven Of The Worst Things You Can Say In League
If you've played league, you've probably encountered at least one toxic player. If you haven't, there's a good chance that YOU are the toxic one. Don't believe me? Ask yourself if you've ever said any of the following...
Six Reasons You Should Be Playing Dark Souls II
I've been playing a lot of Dark Souls II lately - and you should be too. Say what you will about the game's flaws, it's still arguably one of the best action RPGs released in the past several years. If you're up for a bit of a challenge, it's well worth the buy. Don't believe me? Let's talk, then.
Eight Reasons The Elder Scrolls Online Will Be Awesome
As you're all no doubt aware, The Elder Scrolls Online - currently in open beta - will be launching in a few months or so. In light of both the new release date and all the hype surfacing around it, I've decided that, over the next two weeks, I'll be looking at all the reasons to look forward to it...and all the reasons we shouldn't.
League of Legends or DOTA 2?
The debate between Dota 2 and League of Legends has been raging almost since the two games were first released. But which game is REALLY the superior of the two?
Ten Fictional Settings That'd Make For Awesome MMOs
Let's look at a few settings, worlds, and stories I'd love to see made into MMOs. I'm sure you'll agree, all the entries on this list have the potential to be downright awesome.
MMO Year In Review: 5 of 2013's Biggest Dick Moves
People are dicks - particularly on the Internet. While that shouldn't come as any great surprise, occasionally we come across someone whose level of sheer dickery reaches legendary proportions. As we move into 2014, let's take a look at a few such individuals from the previous year.
Censorship Spells Trouble for League of Legends Patcher
Internet filtering has been a hot button issue for the past several years. With the slow gutting of protective measures like Net Neutrality, and with governmental powers seeking an end to online anonymity, it's rather harrowing to see the slow progression of political and social policing of the internet. Recently, after about a year of lobbying, the United Kingdom enacted a piece of legislation that many have come to call the "UK Porn Filter." What the filter requires is for British ISP's to implement filters and controls, which are on by default, that will block access to "violent material," not imited to "extremist and terrorist related content," "anorexia and eating disorder websites," and "suicide related websites."