Hollow Knight: Silksong REVEAL-DAYUM!!

Hollow Knight: Silksong where do I start… HOLLLLLLLLYYYY SHIT this was the best news I heard about a game in ages. I waited for the reveal to drop 3am Pacific time in Cali and watch the reveal and was totally blown away. I am an art junkie and when I see a game or simply anything with beautiful art I oooze over it. I was sooooo upset I missed out on the kickstarter of the original game as they had so many amazing things that was packaged with that event. The reveal had everything a fan would want to see to say TAKE MY DAMN MONEY. The animation, the character designs, the world building everything just looked top notch and full of atmosphere. I am extreme glad that they decided to make a separate game and not try to force the build onto the existing game. It allowed them to create fresh new content and a whole new world and boss mechanics. NOICE.

So lets say that I loved this reveal, I will talk more about the previous game later. This reveal told me that small teams are kicking ass. There are some amazing indie game teams that are finally getting the shine they need to keep making awesome games. The only top terr game I have been playing these days is Destiny2 beyond that I have been jumping in on Hollow Knight, prior to that was Hyperlight drifter and prior to that I can’t recollect but I have tried to support the indie devs as I am one myself. The bottom line for me when supporting other devs is that I have to see that you are giving your all to a project and really give us something that is truly awesome and from your heart. Hollow Knight SilkSong looks to be that game which I will wait for and I may purchase a switch later in the year maybe November 2019. The switch at present has alot of indie titles coming their way and that is a great thing for people like myself who love to support these devs.

One thing I am getting tired of is the lazy genre naming of calling games Metroidvania, we don’t hear anyone calling anything else mariomania or zeldamania. Yes the game echos that metroid adventure like style but this game in many way far exceeds what metroid did in many ways considering that metroid was and still is created by a big team compared to some of the small devs that are putting out awesome content. They need to step it up. The last metroid game released for the 3ds was actually pretty good but it was a remake of metroid 2 with some rather fine graphics and gameplay.

Lets back track a bit to the original Hollow Knight which received three dlc or patch fixes as the creators stated they did not understand how to do dlcs. I think what they meant to say they were not sure how to price those dlcs so they just did them as patches and ending up creating a marvelous game in the long run which won them alot of praise. Hands down I loved Hollow knight, not simply because it was a beautiful game but more so because there was no hand holding, the controls worked damn well, the music scoring was top notch and it was developed by a small team comprised of Ari Gibson, William Pellen, Jack Vine and lets not forget the composer Christopher Larkin. I bought the game for both the pc and my current console the xboxone. I will probably get a switch one day simply for this release but with the pc version I might be able to hold out for the xboxone version we shall see.

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DAYUM!!! DRAGON BALL SUPER BROLY!!!-WATCHED


Wow, so I am a old school Dragonball fan before it became wide stream on Toonami, I visited ChinaTown N.Y Weekly with my comrades to get my imported bootleg anime and asia flicks. So Dragonball was one of many flick I saw before they came to the states. So enough of the memory lane lets get into the meat. Dragonball Super Broly much like the recent 2 movies is a canon film that is bringing Broly into the canon DB universe, thanks to the introduction of his female counter part Caulifla. Broly’s origin story has changed alot removing his hatred of Goku and the whole one liner Kakarotto, the hatred shifted entirely to Vegitta as Vegitta father exile Broly to a planet, which I won’t go too much into, when you watch the film you will gain the full details. Missed will be some of the craziness and humour of the original which had Future-Trunks Krillin, Piccolo, Gohan, Master Roshi and I believe Oolong. This film was all about fan service and insane beat down. Broly 2.0 was not simply a killing machine he was simply an enforcer with some level of empathy, love and respect for his father.

Now to the art, visuals, fights and dragon ball madness. The art is beautiful and well done, the animation is top notch, the colors smack you in the face with such splendor and brilliance. They really went all in with the craziness, even Gojitta makes an appearance and the insanity goes even more insane. The fights felt like they dragged on for ever. Even though the animation and fights were well done, I can clearly state that the original Broly made you feel the beating that Goku and his crew took from Broly considering that they were severely under powered when they met him. In this new film their power dwarf his until he gets a power boost.

Now for that power scaling where do I begin, they lost me at that point, the power scaling made no damn sense anymore, they kept ramping and scaling and it was just insane. With the original you understood the power scaling and where the heroes stood no chance. You sort of knew where certain heroes stood in terms of being able to go foot to foot with who. For example in the first Kooler film Goku took a near fatal attack because he failed to go super Saiyan right away when facing Kooler. The same can be said about the first Broly where they clearly did not understand how powerful Broly happened to be. In the new Film We have Goku and Vegitta ramping up to face off against someone who they clearly dominate but his power scales as well but to match their God form wait a sec do you realize how power these guys are. I will leave it at that.

Sadly I went to the theater with the intention of seeing madness anyway and I was well satisfied. Before I move on, if you are able to watch this in a theatre before it heads to digital media please do so. The fan service was all over the place and the jokes were definitely old school dragon ball humor. If you could see it in the theatre please do if not get a 70inch set and watch this film. Please don’t see a dragonball movie and expect it to make sense or change your world, this film is just about some dude beating the shit out of each other and loving it.

That’s all I will add loved the film.

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