Hero’s Journal: Dragon Quest VII – The Ruins

The Hero’s Journal is my attempt at creative writing. It gives me a chance to talk about the stuff I’m doing in a game while playing through it. Many games I use the Hero’s Journal for are longer RPGs that will take a lot of time to play. It’s a good way to chronicle my thoughts and let you guys behind the scenes a little bit. You’ll find out some of the stuff that I’m doing in the game and you’ll see what my characters experience.

I will warn you that these articles could contain spoilers so if you don’t want anything potentially spoiled don’t read past the break. This time I’m playing through Dragon Quest VII. Make sure to check back often as these posts will be updated with new journal entries chronicling my adventures.

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Nintendo Download : Week of September 22nd

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse leads this week’s Nintendo Downloads. If you’re looking for a great RPG on 3DS to play that’s one you should definitely check out. Severed hits Wii U this week. Then you have Donkey Kong Country Returns on the Virtual Console for Wii U and a few Final Fight games heading to the New 3DS.

For the full list of games making their eShop debut and a list of games that are going on sale this week head past the break.

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Hero’s Journal: Dragon Quest VII

The Hero’s Journal is my attempt at creative writing. It gives me a chance to talk about the stuff I’m doing in a game while playing through it. Many games I use the Hero’s Journal for are longer RPGs that will take a lot of time to play. It’s a good way to chronicle my thoughts and let you guys behind the scenes a little bit. You’ll find out some of the stuff that I’m doing in the game and you’ll see what my characters experience.

I will warn you that these articles could contain spoilers so if you don’t want anything potentially spoiled don’t read past the break. This time I’m playing through Dragon Quest VII. Make sure to check back often as these posts will be updated with new journal entries chronicling my adventures.

Continue reading Hero’s Journal: Dragon Quest VII

Did the President of Pokemon Company Accidentally Reveal NX Details?

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We don’t talk a lot about rumors on this site because the information can never be completely confirmed. We don’t like to talk about generalities and speculation because it changes so often from one minute to the next, especially when it concerns new hardware. However, there are some times when statements can really be mis-interpreted and the President of the Pokemon Company recently made one of those statements that seems to talk about just what NX is going to be. That statement also happens to coincide with various rumors about the system that have been circulating over the past few months. Continue reading Did the President of Pokemon Company Accidentally Reveal NX Details?

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India Endgame Showcases Everything Good About the Series

The Assassin’s Creed Chronicles series doesn’t really get the credit that I think it deserves. The series, which started as announced DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Unity ended up spinning into its own trilogy of games. The three stories link together to tell a story first set up in Assassin’s Creed Revelations. At the end of Ezio’s life he has a box that he gives to Shao Jun, a member of the Chinese order of Assassin’s. That box ends up being the centerpiece of this three game series and sees it going through history from where it started in Renaissance Italy to where it ended up in revolutionary Russia around the time of the first World War.

The games themselves are side scrolling stealth platformers that I think capture the feel of the Assassin’s Creed series pretty well. They put a premium on stealth and you’ll find that if you try to brute force your way through them you’ll end up dead more times than not. However, if you play the games the way Assassin’s typically act you’ll find they handle themselves pretty well. Each of the three main characters feels just different enough from the others and they each have a part of the franchise that they seem to highlight more than the others.

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Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 331

With Shelby and Micah both out this week do the rest of the crew take that opportunity to talk about Monster Hunter for 90 minutes?  I can tell you Monster Hunter does get talked about, but if you want to know for how long you’ll have to listen to find out.  Shannon gets back from a secret mission in the middle of the ocean.  Ethan gets fast, very fast.  Tony learns it’s much easier to turn left than it is to turn right.

Yes, Tony screws up the date in the intro.  Let’s not talk about that, shall we?

Episode 331
Hosts: Tony, Shannon, Ethan
Run Time: 1:22:45

You’ve got things you want to tell us.  I know you do.  Email us at podcast@nintendo-okie.com.  If you want to see the things we’re doing on video you’ll have to find us on Youtube.  We have a Twitter account where we occasionally tweet out things and Facebook is the go to place to join the community in whatever is being discussed.

Nintendo Download – Week of September 15th

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Dragon Quest VII is the big hitter in the eShop this week. If you’re in the mood for catching adorable, mischevious demons then maybe the demo for Yokai Watch 2 is more your kind of thing. Even the Virtual Console gets a good release in Wario Ware: Smooth Moves for the Wii. There’s some good stuff coming to the eShop today. Head past the break for the full list.

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