Friday, June 11, 2010

Change Over

I have now found out that blogger  is not a very good blogging service for my needs so I have moved to the new site of
Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Golden Sun

Golden Sun is a game by Camelot Software Planning (I Think) and is an RPG. That's pretty much all the History…


The Game Play is pretty nice. It has the FF I fighting style . Random encounters. The controls are extremely simple. Takes a bit sometimes to solve the puzzles, but they're not so hard that you just stop playing all together just because you can't one of the puzzles.


The main characters are Isaac (your character), Garet, Ivan and Mia. They are all the usual of the children who can save the world. They are the characters you will be using for battle, while not having all the party members joining you.


This is going to be a pretty bad game review, because to be honest, I can't remember the plot. The main characters are trying to stop a group of people from activating all the towers or they will unleash something bad into the world. As you go through your journey, Djinn will help you. They are trying to use the elemental stars to activate these towers. As you progress through the game, you will unveil the story (obviously) and in the end, you will find out if you foil their evil plans.


NPC's…. They mainly say the same thing like most other games. It's pretty much the same. They move, say the same thing all the time for one part of the story. Nothing too special about these NPC's


Inventory may be a little different than other RPG's. Each character is allowed to hold a certain amount of items and if that number is reached, then the next person has to hold the item until everyone's number is reached, then you can't even hold the item. Weapons also count as items so they take up space as well.


Magic in Golden Sun is Psynergy. It's pretty much the same as magic, although it is learnt by Djinn. The type of Psynergy you have a t your arsenal (Don't laugh) depends on your class, and your class changes depending on what type of Djinn you have equipped. There are many combinations so you should try to find the one that fits you the most, or just look at a FAQ or something like that to see which is the best. Your choice. Magic is also used out of battle to solve puzzles. Obviously 'Heal' spells can be used outside.


Like I said, the Combat system is pretty much like Final Fantasy I style. When you enter the battle each of your characters choose to attack or use magic against the enemies and the you execute. The person or monster with the highest speed goes first and so on. Nothing too complicated.


The graphics for this are amazing compared to the other games I've played. It has the #D aspect and the scenery makes it feel like everything is real. The battle scenes also harness this 3D feature making the enemies look real.


Animations are also very good. Battle animations are good instead of the move up, slash at the air, and it damages the enemy. It attacks the enemy with a weapon if you chose it, it shows the actual magic that has been casted and things like that. Also, movement is pretty fluid. Nothing that looks too out of place.


Music. Well the battle music is always the same. The music depends on the area you're in and it all fits pretty well. It adds into the atmosphere into the game making it more realistic.


The main choices you can make for yourself in Golden Sun are Yes and No, while each one not really having an effect on the actual storyline, just how the conversation goes.


Humour is not too great, while it may be added here and there, but if you're expecting a comedic game, well you haven't found it.


Sound effects are definitely added, each outdoor Psynergy having its mostly unique sound FX. If you fall down or make something fall, you'll hear an FX. Mostly with all things that are supposed to be a sound, there is a sound. There are none for walking or crashing into a wall though.


The game does a get harder as you progress as most games. Enemies get stronger, puzzles get harder as you have more psynergysies to use. Nothing that would be too hard though if you train and you are pretty smart. Either that or you just get a walkthrough.


Overall, Golden Sun is an addicting game, with the storyline, fighting system, the puzzles and all the things that make Golden Sun a wonderful game. This is a very fun game that will probably keep you entertained for weeks or days, depending on how much you like RPG's.


If you find something and false facts in this review (definitely in the plot) feel free to comment and I'll try to fix it as soon as I see the comment.



Sunday, April 25, 2010

Visual Boy Advance

I've just started to use the homebrew channel on the wii and it seems that VBAGX is the GBA emulator on the wii. Sorry about that. EmuCR-Vba-m-r926 is the latest version of the emulators and has way better graphics than I had seen. TO be honest, I had been using VBA v1.8 beta for a pretty long time. Anyway, just an update on the VBA.

Also for steps on how to install the homebrew channel and VBAGX will be included in the next post. I'll also include the official instructions from the homebrew site.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I've just launched a site where you can download the emulators that I blog about on . It may also hold some extra stuff from my blog and maybe just some random stuff that I come across. Anyway, sign up to it somehow or check on it often to get the goods on emulators.

Friday, April 9, 2010

What is an emulator and how does it work?

 Sorry for not posting in some time, not that anyone's reading it. Anyway I thought that if I'm making a blog about emulators, I might as well explain how they work. Just so you know, these were copied from a different site because I don't know the exact features of it.

A video game emulator is a computer program that can cause one computer system to act like a different system. Using emulators allows people with modern computers to play video games from obsolete systems or a different platform without having to buy the operating system or machine. While using your modern machine to play the original Atari® Pitfall may be fantastic, there is considerable legal controversy about copyright issues in emulation.
Console emulators recreate other systems and make them compatible with your computer. While they are most often used to revisit classic games long out of print or systems off the market for decades, they can also be used to modify games or translate them. Recently, classic gaming fans have been able to create new games for old consoles using emulator systems.
The first widely used video game emulator was released by a game-developing company called Bloodlust Software. The emulator, first created in 1997, replicated the original Nintendo Entertainment System® and was nicknamed NESticle. The program proved a smash hit with those longing for the glory days of console gaming, and was quickly followed by Bloodlust Software’s Sega Genesis® emulator, Genecyst.
Emulators are available to download all over the Internet, and now have working models that mimic most early game systems. It is entirely possible to have Sega Genesis®, Super Nintendo®, Atari ST® and Intellivision® games all playable from your desktop or laptop. Because of how copyright laws work in the United States, most emulators are shielded from legal threat. Most emulators are created by reverse engineering, a protected form of technology under the laws of many nations.
The legal controversy is about the video game downloads, or ROMs, themselves. These are protected under copyright laws, and it can be a violation to download or use them. This leads to an interesting situation, where it is perfectly legal to own a video game emulator, but not to own any games for it. Many video game emulator and ROM sites post a disclaimer saying that you may only download the games if you own the respective real versions of them, but this is often disregarded.
In recent years, computer gaming giants have attempted to fight the spread of emulation gaming by both legal and innovative means. In addition to putting pressure on government committees to crack down on websites providing ROMs, many companies also released compilations of older games for use on modern machines. Most recently, the Nintendo Wii® game machine has a built in emulating component, allowing users to legally buy games for many classic console systems and play them on the Wii®.
Emulators are a dicey subject and a legally gray area in many places. While they may cross some copyright laws, they allow gamers the chance to play games that are impossible to find otherwise because the system is no longer available. If you would like to try using a video game emulator, download from a reputable source and be aware of your local copyright laws.


I hope I get more readers...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Project 64 - N64 emulator

PJ64 is my favourite choice for a N64 emulator. It gets everything to work normally and there's not really much I can say that shouldn't be in the features section. There may be another emulator that's better that this, but if you just want an emulator that will work, choose Project 64

  • Change in the plugins you want for your emulator
  • Change the menu language
  • Pause, reset, save and restore menu options.
  • Save states
  • Cheats (Easy to activate)
  • Full screen 
  • Help maual

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Change in theme

I'm changing the main theme of this site to a blog which talks about emulation and GBA (Gameboy Advanced) games. Just a quick entry, just so this blog will be able to be written in for a bit longer.