May 13, 2015

OR GameCast #30: QuinnCast, Link To The Past, and Gaming Accessories

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May 11, 2015

Indie Mon: Lyne

Script: Hey Nick here with this weekly Indie Mon. I'm playing the game Lyne available for Windows, Mac, Linux on Steam for $2.99. Also for the same price it's on iPhone, and iPad. Then finally it's available for $2.50 on Android. For this video I played it for Windows on Steam.

It's another puzzle game on this week's Indie Mon. I've been in a mood for puzzles, and searched Steam for a nice game to feed myself. That's when I came across Lyne. A simple to understand puzzle game where you must connect all the color shapes together. For Example: All the red squares must be connected by the start, and end blocks. In the end all the blocks should be highlighted, and you'll be on your way to the next puzzle.

You'll start getting mutli blocks where you must touch it the amount of times the block is labeled. What makes this tricky is once a line is put down you can't touch it, or go through it. This gets difficult later on when I kept finding myself blocking other shapes in, and having to clear the board after thinking I had it, only to be wrong.

That's pretty much it for gameplay, but there are a ton of levels to play. I'm currently half way through the main game's packs of levels. What is amazing is after you complete some packs you unlock daily puzzles. These are new levels given to you every day. When I first saw I unlock this I thought it was going to be a couple of puzzles to play each day. I was wrong. These are packs of levels, and each pack has twenty five puzzles to them. I think that's amazing. You also can unlock new palette colors as you carry on through the main game.

According to Steam I've played four hours so far, and I'm only half way through the puzzles. So there's a lot of game here for a price tag of $2.99. Before I wrap this video up I just want to mention a side effect I've been getting from this game. I'm not sure if this has a name, but I've read about it before. Usually most people get it from Tetris, but I'm getting it from Lyne. When I'm not playing I start seeing puzzles in my head, and I try to figure them out. I was watching a movie earlier, and these puzzles kept coming up in my mind. It was a little distracting you could say.

So this game gets a recommendation from me. It's exactly what I want in a puzzle game. Just something to can focus on, and keep peace within your mind.

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May 6, 2015

OR GameCast #29: Avengers 2 (no spoils), GTA V Bans, and Favorite Apps

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May 5, 2015

Indie Mon: Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition

Script: Hey Nick here with this week's Indie Mon. Playing a Nintendo exclusive today as I'm playing Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition available on the Wii U, and 3DS for $9.99. For this video I played it on the Wii U.

In the future where cyborg cops are the norm, and all escaped convicts are sexy looking. Justice needs to be served. I want to say Mighty Switch Force takes place in a sexy future. I mean the look is futuristic while the characters are just pretty looking. I mean even the robot that picks you up at the end is handsome.

Alright we're getting off track now. Mighty Switch Force has you playing a cyborg police officer where the goal is to capture five escaped convicts. Each level requires you to capture all five before a robot picks you up, and flys you to safety.

You're basically in control of everything. By that I mean you have control over the many blocks throughout Mighty Switch Force. The most normal block is one that you can make invisible by hitting the A button. Be careful because when you make a block go invisible it can make blocks already invisible come to life. This can be tricky because if you're in the path of an invisible block becoming alive this can kill you, but this can be used as an advantage since it can also kill enemies. There's different types of blocks throughout Might Switch Force to keep the game interesting as you capture convicts.

I had a good time with Might Switch Force. I think the level design is very well done, and the graphics are super clear in HD. I also liked the ability to play Might Switch Force on the Wii U Gamepad, and not getting the TV involved. You can switch to the TV, or Gamepad with a touch of a button.

It'll take you around three hours to beat Might Switch Force, but when you complete the game there are five bonus levels you unlock. There's also par times you can go after if you want some more gameplay. The game does well as something you can take your time with, or try to rush to the end.

While the game isn't super original it still mastered everything in its path. The game is fun to run around in while trying to figure out where, and how to get the next convict. Nintendo fans should take pride that such an indie exclusive can bring lots of fun to the systems.

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Apr 27, 2015

Indie Mon: Top Ten Indie Soundtracks 5 - 1

Script: Hey this is the part two video. If you haven't watched the first part click the annotation!

Hey Nick here with this weekly installment of Indie Mon. I started my top ten list of my favorite indie game soundtracks, and now it's time to finish it!

Number five is VVVVVV. One of the first games I ever purchased from an indie game bundle! I love these types of games where it's one giant level. Mostly known as a metroidvania type game. The soundtrack has a cool retro beat to it, and it was fun cruising around the map figuring out where to go next while listening to it.

Noitu Love 2 is number four on the list. I remember reviewing this game when it came out, and didn't really know too much about it. The game blew me away with how fun it was. What even blew me away more was how good the soundtrack is. It's another game where I think the game is amazing, but the soundtrack might be a bit better.

Here's number three, and it's Dustforce. Nothing makes you want to clean up a mess like a good soundtrack. What's odd about this game, and its soundtrack is I would expect a more faster paced soundtrack since the game is supposed to be played fast. This soundtrack is more mellow, and I love it. It ends up working with the game really well, and that's why it's number three.

Some might call number two cheating, but it's Hotline Miami. I believe the music wasn't exactly made for the game, but I never clarified on if it had to be an original soundtrack. Anyway Hotline Miami's soundtrack is brilliant. Some of the music is on my main playlist of music I default on when I don't know what to listen to. It's perfect for the game, and it's very nice to listen to outside of the game.

Number one here it comes! It's Super Meat Boy! Might not be a big surprised if you saw my top five video game soundtracks video as it was the only indie game on their. The soundtrack is just way too good. It's perfect for getting you pumped, and retrying levels over and over. As was a common theme with Super Meat Boy. The game is great, and the soundtrack helped me reach all the way to the end to celebrate one of my favorite gaming achievements.

There you have it. That's my top ten indie game soundtracks. If you liked this video please like, and subscribe if you haven't already. Also check my top five video game soundtracks video as well if you want to know my favorites outside of the indie world!

Apr 22, 2015

OR GameCast #27: The New PC, Republican Hate, and Breakfast

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