Author: mkessler

Monster Trader

Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate was recently released in the U.S. for both the WiiU and for the 3DS.  Tri Ultimate was released as an extended version of Monster Hunter Tri for the Nintendo Wii with 50% more content.  Fans of the game flock to it for the larger than life monster fights, the multitude of weapon and armour combinations, the story-line, the online multi-player and oh so much more.  But the one thing that I’ve always thought of as a draw for games with online multi-player aspects is a trading system.

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Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate (MH3U) has no real trading system.  … Read the rest

Perma Death

Perma death, or permanent death, is a difficult concept for many gamers.  Some series use the death of characters to enhance the storyline, but they then bring the characters back in interesting ways in order to appease the gamers who grow connected to the characters through the story.  Games like Demon Souls and Dark souls actually over use death to frustrate the player and allow for more difficult gameplay.

And then there are games like Pokemon that are at such an easy difficulty that it is rather rare for an experienced gamer to “die.”  When games like this are created and overplayed, like they are, players get creative in order to enhance their gaming experience.  … Read the rest

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