Monthly Archives: December 2014

WWE 2k15, Behold the Lion Tamer

When I was younger, I was a huge fan of wrestling. How could you not be with the likes of The Rock, Stone Cold, Kurt Angle, and DX headlining? But in time the attitude era and so did my childhood obsession. Fast forward to 2013 when I get mono and what do I pick up to keep me entertained? WWE 13 obviously. So from there, I’ve gotten into the game aspect quite a bit because it’s nostalgic in a way and pretty fun.

Anyways, so this led to getting WWE 2K15 for PS4. Overall the game is great and an improvement from past years. THe stamina system is wonderful and the overall game play is smooth. A lot of matches even feel more realistic and challenging/breath taking.

MyCareer mode is the talk of the town of course. Finally, we can reate our own super stars and fight our way to the top of the WWE. It is fantastic that 2K developed this mode. But man does it have a lot of issues ranging from the horrible RPG aspect with no diminishing returns to week after week learning to hate Vicki’s guts because she never has anything lined up for you. This second one is what really bothers me. At first it was fine, because you had to build up your character. I didn’t mind fighting tune up match after tune up match to gain followers because the Lion Tamer was a 70 overall and couldn’t hang with the big boys. Plus, after having a ridiculously fun and nerve racking match against Bo Dallas where both of us were struggling to stand on our feet and take down the other, i figured only good things could be on the horizon. But I was wrong.

I’m ¬†currently 10 hours into the career mode and it just makes me mad. I yearn for stories, i yearn for epic matches, or anything special besides the typical tune-up but week after week I don’t get it. The Lion Tamer is 97 overall; every match I fight is me beating the crap out of whoever. it never feels epic, I never feel in danger. I just beat them up perform an OMG moment, win or DQ myself if I feel like it cause I’m a heel, at get Greatest of All-Time rating. Yet it feels like im just grinding through stupid stuff i don’t want to do. I’m beginning to realize I’ll never have a match as challenging, rewarding, or fun as that stupid one on one vs Bo Dallas 2 hours in.

As a player I want story lines. I want epic matches and crazy stuff to happen. I don’t want to play 10 tune-ups and then get a month long story. Just let me skip the middle and only give me stories. Or give me stories that go on and on and split into different paths. It’s obnoxious that i have to fight meaningless matches. It makes me feel like the middle-class of the WWE.

I sure hope 2K steps it up for next year.

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Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m a fan of Christmas and its surrounding weeks (but who isn’t?). After all, I did self puublish a book about a super hero fighting Santa Clause.

Speaking of which, if you like Christmas and comedy, you should totally check Stopping the Fat Guy available on amazon! Who wants to watch a Christmas movie when you could be spending your time off reading a Christmas book instead! No one; that’s who. So give the gift of reading this holiday season. Can’t afford it? Well if you’re willing to write a review I’ll even get you a copy for free!
I know I sound crazy.

Anyways, happy holidays! I hope you all enjoy good times with family and friends. And if not, at least you have Netflix and can binge watch stuff. Or if you have cable, you get to watch A Christmas Story over and over and over again.

-Your fellow Fat Guy wrangler.

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Magic League

For those of you who don’t know, I am a huge fan/player of MTG. What can I say? The game has a massive variety to it and is very strategic. Two things that stroke my addiction nerve.

Though I’ve never been able to keep up with standard monetary wise nor time wise, I’ve always loved to play. Most of the time it’s kitchen table, though i do love me an FNM when I get the chance. Sealed is probably my favorite format. It allows you to see why otherwise terrible cards are made and shows you their true power.

Anyways, over the past year some of my friends and I came up with a crazy format idea. Something that would cost us little to nothing to play but feed our deck building itches and get us to gather to play at least twice a month. This idea was a Magic League with a rotating custom standard. Simply put, it was amazing.

We not only got to experience every set, but we also got to compete against one another with standings, favored colors, and all sorts of other stats tracked along the way. But as all good things it had to end eventually. And it did thanks to distance and work and school and what not.

Luckily, I was able to put together a new League recently via Reddit. December is our first month of competition and I can’t wait to compete. I just hope it has the same success as my previous endeavor.

-Your Naya Beast Wrangler

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