Tournament of Hotties: Bond Girls Round 2, Part 1

Welcome back to the Tournament of Hotties showcasing all the babes that Bond banged. A ton got eliminated in Round 1, but we’ve still got plenty to sift through. See everything you missed in round 1 and let’s hit it off!

 

Bout #1

 

Miss Taro (Dr. No)

miss taro 2

VS

honey-ryder-urseula-andress

Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

 

Despite the beauty both women bring to the table, there is a very easy winner here.

 

 

Victor

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Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

 

Bout #2

 

Tatiana Romanova

(From Russia With Love)

tatiana romanova blankeyt

 

VS

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Jill Masterson (Goldfinger)

 

Two beautiful blonds at Bond’s disposal? Tough choice here, but I believe age will win this one out.

 

Victor

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Tatiana Romanova

(From Russia With Love)

Bout #3

 

Fiona Volpe (Thunderball)

Fiona-Volpe-bond-girls-3324568-350-200

VS

Domino-Thunderball-525x274

Domino (Thunderball)

 

Two gorgeous women yet again, this time a red head and brunette. It’s hard to tell the age of Miss Volpe. Sometimes she looks 30, sometimes 45. Either way, she’s sexy, and if she’s older, that makes her all the hotter.

Domino is also incredibly beautiful and looks slammin in that bikini.

Victor

domino bond

Domino (Thunderball)

 

Bout #4

 

Helga Brandt (You Only Live Twice)

helga brandt

 

VS

 

nancy 3

Nancy (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)

 

This is an easy one. There’s a beautiful woman here, and a not so beautiful one.

 

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Helga Brandt (You Only Live Twice)

 

Bout #5

 

Miss Caruso (Live and Let Die)

Caruso

 

VS

 

solitaire

Solitiare (Live and Let Die)

 

Both women are attractive, but there is one vastly more so.

 

 

Victor

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Solitaire (Live and Let Die)

Bout #6

Mary Goodnight

(Man With The Golden Gun)

mary goodnight 3

 

VS

 

arab beauty-bond-girls-james-bond

Arab Beauty (The Spy Who Loved Me)

 

Okay now this is a tough one. Both of these women are gorgeous, and that’s really because they both are showing off a whole lot of skin, revealing tight, sexy bodies. It is most difficult to choose which is hotter, but I think I am leaning to the no named hottie who is in the movie for 10 seconds. Trouble is, aside from the 3 pictures I’ve shown, there really isn’t anything else out there, so that we may gaze upon her endless beauty. And because Mary can compete with her in hotness on all levels, I really must choose…

 

Victor

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Mary Goodnight

(Man With The Golden Gun)

 

Bout #7

 

Anya Amasova (The Spy Who Loved Me)

anya amasova

 

VS

holly-goodhead

Holly Goodhead (Moonraker)

 

Two very hot women in this bout. But one just has the age, beauty and sexy look that the other does have…but just falls short a bit.

 

Victor

 

anya nightgown

Anya Amasova (The Spy Who Loved Me)

 

Well there you have it! 7 of the hottest Bond girls have just moved on to the next round! Check out the next part to see the rest of the women who will continue on as well!

 

 

 

Tournament of Hotties: Bond Girls Round 1, Part 5

Here is the final part of Round 1. A record number of women have been shown in this round, and we are down to the last few. Check out the rest in parts 1, 2, 3, and 4. Now let’s get down to business.

 

 

 

Bout #25

Jinx Johnson (Die Another Day)

jinx johnson

 

VS

 

rosamund pike sexy

Miranda Frost (Die Another Day)

 

Okay…sigh…this is definitely the hardest match up yet. Both of these women are completely stunning.

Jinx kills it in that bikini, showing off her perfect body. (It is the incredibly gorgeous Halle Berry after all).

But Miranda looks just as jaw dropping, showing off a slightly more toned body. So what to do when faced with two perfect women and you can’t have both?

What’s worse is how both of them act so sexy and dress even sexier in their movies. This is quite a frustrating choice, but I think this one pulls out ahead.

 

 

Victor

Miranda-Frost

Miranda Frost (Die Another Day)

Sorry Jinx fans, Miranda’s just got better hair and on top of being hot and sexy, there is a cuteness to her that draws me a bit closer to her than Jinx.

 

Bout #26

 

vesper

Vesper Lynd (Casino Royale)

 

VS

 

strawberry

Strawberry Fields (Quantum of Solace)

 

This is another bout with 2 absolutely beautiful women.

Vesper’s job is to just look stunning in revealing dresses.

Strawberry has a smaller part, but acts very tough and sexy.

This is both a tough and easy decision.

 

Victor

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Vesper Lynd (Casino Royale)

 

Note that she probably only beats Strawberry for her consistently sexy attire. I just want to point this out just so as not to undermine how gorgeous and hot Strawberry Fields is.

 

 

Bout #27

 

Bond’s Lover (Skyfall)

bonds-lover

 

VS

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Severine (Skyfall)

 

This is an easy one. Bond’s Lover is just some chick he was banging while the world thought he was dead. She’s in it for like 10 seconds and you barely see her. She’s mostly just getting shagged in the shadows. She doesn’t even look attractive from the picture above.

And then there’s Severine and well…yeah…

 

 

Victor

severine

Severine (Skyfall)

 

 

Bout #28

 

Lucia (Spectre)

lucia

 

VS

 

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Madeleine (Spectre)

 

Both of these women are very beautiful, but not overly so.

If I remember, Lucia is a cheating whore and gets murdered for it, and Madeline is the hard to get lay. While both of them are sexy looking, there is a clear winner.

 

Victor

madeline

Madeleine (Spectre)

 

And there we have it! All the women that Bond has banged (by my count) have duked it out. Next up is Round 2!

 

 

 

Tournament of Hotties: Bond Girls Round 1, Part 4

Check out parts 1, 2, and 3 to catch up, and without further delay here are 12 more women James Bond has had his way with.

 

Bout # 19

 

Linda (The Living Daylights)

linda

VS

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Kara Milovy (The Living Daylights)

 

Neither of these women are particularly hot, though they are both attractive enough I suppose.

Linda looks amazing in that bikini, and she gets banged in such an absurd way…Bond simply parachutes onto her boat and she takes it as a gift from the heavens and bangs him…pretty dumb…but hey…good for Bond. Anyone who saw that body wouldn’t turn her down. But her hair and face I don’t find all that great.

Kara has a prettier face and hair style, and it looks like she has just as good a body as Linda.

If I were to pass either of these girls on the street, this one would catch my eye…

Victor

kara

Kara Milovy (The Living Daylights)

 

Bout #20

Pam Bouvier (License To Kill)

pam

 

VS

lupe

Lupe Lamora (License To Kill)

This is another tough one. Both of these women are beautiful, but neither really stand out.

Though I don’t love Pam’s hair, she has a beautiful, strong face and looks simply amazing in that form fitting dress.

Lupe looks incredible in her dress as well, showing off plenty of cleavage. She as well has a beautiful face, but as a whole appears weak and frail, but sexy as heck. Normally I would go for Lupe hands down, but there is some aura about Pam that attracts me to her, like a dang bug zapper.

 

Victor

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Pam Bouvier (License To Kill)

 

Bout #21

 

Caroline (Goldeneye)

caroline

VS

Natalya Simonova

Natalya Simonova (Goldeneye)

 

This is yet another bout where the two women are attractive but nothing fantastic, though one woman does look extra beautiful in these pictures.

 

Victor

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Natalya Simonova (Goldeneye)

 

 

Bout #22

 

Professor Inga Bergstrom

(Tomorrow Never Dies)

cecile thomsen

VS

pariscarver

Paris Carver (Tomorrow Never Dies)

 

Here we have two absolutely stunning women, one a gorgeous young blond, the other an older beautiful brunette. Despite both of these women being rather irresistible looking, there is a clear winner here.

 

Victor

bond-girls-cecile

Professor Inga Bergstrom

(Tomorrow Never Dies)

 

Bout #23

 

Wai Lin (Tomorrow Never Dies)

Wai Lin [Tomorrow Never Dies]

VS

molly

Dr. Molly Warmflash

(The World Is Not Enough)

 

Both of these women are beautiful, one young and one older. The older isn’t all that great I suppose, but when she gets stripped down to her underwear, she looks incredible. Sadly, I can’t find any decent pictures of her.

There is one clear winner here.

 

 

Victor

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Wai Lin (Tomorrow Never Dies)

 

 

Bout #24

 

Elektra King (The World Is Not Enough)

elektra king

VS

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Dr. Christmas Jones

(The World Is Not Enough)

 

Both of these women are gorgeous and both act extremely sexy in the movie, Elektra throwing herself at Bond, while Christmas played hard to get. To make matters worse, (or better), they both dress as sexy as they act, each looking jaw dropping and amazing in everything they wear.

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I mean look how sexy this is. Even though Bond is about to be killed, I really don’t think he has much to complain about.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite the sexy hotness both of these ladies bring, there is an easy victor here.

 

Victor

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Dr. Christmas Jones

(The World Is Not Enough)

 

Well that’s it for this part. Look for part 5 where we will finally showcase the last few women that Bond gave it to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tournament of Hotties: Bond Girls Round 1, Part 3

Welcome back to part 3. Check out the first two groups of girls to battle it out in parts 1 & 2, and here we are with another batch of beauties!

 

Bout #13

Anya Amasova (The Spy Who Loved Me)

anya

VS

corrine dufour

Corrine Dufour (Moonraker)

Again, two beautiful women. Anya looks incredible in that dress. It shows us enough to make us want to see more, no matter what we have to do to gaze upon the rest of that amazing body. Jeez what a tease.

Corrine looks incredible in that night gown. And speaking of teases, check out this…

corrineLook at that dip.

This is her work attire!

How is that professional?

I want to work there!

 

 

And I really feel bad for Bond here. This is the ultimate test of a man. moonraker-roger-moore-and-corinne-clery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No mortal man would ever not look down at her chest at least twice in this conversation.

So we have a couple teasers with nice racks. Who is hotter? Why…this is quite easy. This woman is far more beautiful… almost irresistible even.

 

Victor

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Anya Amasova (The Spy Who Loved Me)

 

 

Bout #14

 

Manuela (Moonraker)

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VS

Holly Goodhead

Holly Goodhead (Moonraker)

Neither of these woman really scream “hot!” and one I don’t find attractive at all. But both look good in what they are wearing, especially Manuela…that is a very sexy picture up there.

This is an easy pick.

 

Victor

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Holly Goodhead (Moonraker)

 

Bout #15

 

Countess Lisl von Schlaf

(For Your Eyes Only)

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VS

melina-havelock

Melina Havelock (For Your Eyes Only)

This is a really, really tough one. Both of these woman are very beautiful. And the picture of the countess absolutely destroys the picture of Melina. If both women were displayed to you as they are in these pictures, every man would pick the countess I’m sure.

But Melina has a prettier face and also looks to be hiding quite a nice body.

Both of them have, great sexy hair as well.

When it all comes down to it, I think age plays the biggest deciding factor. Melina is much younger, and therefore just irks her way ahead. I wish I could see the Countess when she was younger…but still props to her for being a very hot older woman. We’d all love to reach inside that robe!

Victor

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Melina Havelock (For Your Eyes Only)

 

 

Bout #16

Magda (Octopussy)

 

magda

VS

James-Bond: Maud Adams in "Octopussy"

Octopussy (Octopussy)

 

Well this is an annoying one. Both of these women are hot, but not by much. The really annoying part is that both of them are dressed so ridiculously sexy, showing off flawless bodies. It’s their faces that ruin these otherwise perfect specimens of woman.

Magda is absolutely stunning in that genie costume. Her body is tight and toned and looks like Bond could have quite the night with her.

Octopussy looks a bit older, but that robe is hiding something absolutely gorgeous. Her toned legs are some of the best I have ever seen, and what little is sneaking out of the robe looks to be like something we’d want to see more of.

 

What doesn’t help is all the sexy things Magda wears thoughout the movie, but I just don’t like her face at times. Dang it’s tough. Oh well, better go with.

Victor

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Octopussy (Octopussy)

 

 

Bout #17

 

Kimberly Jones (A View To a Kill)

kim jones

VS

pola A-View-to-a-Kill-452

Pola Ivanova (A View To a Kill)

 

Both of these girls are okay. They are certainly good looking enough, but nothing special. It might be that smile Kimberly is giving that makes her face look not so great, and I don’t like Pola’s short hair.

But Pola has a much more beautiful face, and the fact that she’s naked doesn’t hurt, showing off what is most certainly an incredible body.

Victor

pola
Now that’s a much better smile than Kimberly’s.

 

Pola Ivanova (A View To a Kill)

 

Bout #18

 

May Day (A View To a Kill)

may day

VS

stacy sutton

Stacy Sutton (A View To a Kill)

 

This is an easy one. Stacy is a rather pretty woman, while May Day, sorry to say, looks like a man. Seriously, she reminds me of Wesley Snipes.

Victor

tanya-roberts-as-stacey-sutton-in-a-view-to-a-kill

Stacy Sutton (A View To a Kill)

 

Well, there’s another 12 down, but there’s still a lot more to get through. See you in part 4!

 

 

 

Tournament of Hotties: Bond Girls Round 1, Part 2

And here we are continuing the long list of women James Bond has had his way with. If you missed the first 12 girls duke it out, you can catch up here

 

Bout #7

Helga Brandt (You Only Live Twice)

helga

VS

tracy majesty

Tracy (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)

 

This is another tough one. Both women are very beautiful, Tracy even being the only woman to ever make Bond become a one woman man…for about 30 seconds. But when someone points a gun at you wearing that, it’s easy to see why Bond married her.

Helga has a sexy aura about her, and you can tell she’s got big boobs the way they are trying to burst through that loose top.

Tracy has a certain cuteness about her, like you want to cuddle with her after one go, whereas Helga would keep you busy all night. It’s tough but…

Victor

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Helga Brandt (You Only Live Twice)

 

Bout #8

 

Ruby Windsor

(On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)

ruby

VS

nancy

Nancy (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)

Bond finds himself in his dream paradise in this film…an all girls…shall we say academy…where he does his utmost to bang them all. Of these two women, there is no question who the hotter one is…

Victor

nancy 2

Nancy (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)

 

Bout #9

Tiffany Case (Diamonds Are Forever)

tiffany case

VS

miss caruso

Miss Caruso (Live and Let Die)

Tiffany Case is somehow the only woman Bond has his way with in Diamonds Are Forever. This is probably because she is constantly wearing something sexy to keep her attention.

It’s hard to resist a woman constantly showing off her body, even if she isn’t that great looking. Though it might just be her hair. If it wasn’t all permed up she would probably be a lot hotter.

Miss Caruso is just some chick Bond’s banging in the beginning of the movie who quickly hides in a closet before going away, but not before showing off some sort of beauty.

Victor

miss caruso 2

Miss Caruso (Live and Let Die)

 

Bout #10

 

Rosie (Live and Let Die)

rosie

VS

solitaire

Solitaire (Live and Let Die)

Rosie has a nicely toned body that looks amazing in that bikini.

The long haired beauty that is Solitaire looks astounding in that white dress, all tied up and sexy looking. This is an easy one.

Victor

Solitaire-in-Live-and-Let-Die

Solitaire (Live and Let Die)

 

Bout #11

 

 

Andrea Anders

(Man With The Golden Gun)

andrea1

VS

mary goodnight

Mary Goodnight

(Man With The Golden Gun)

Both of these women are beautiful, but not overly so.

Andrea is a bit older, which makes her that much hotter, especially the way she’s killing it in that dress.

But Mary shows off a body that is completely flawless, making a bikini the only natural article of clothing she can wear that isn’t criminally offensive, for it is certainly a crime for her not to show us that amazing body. She also is just better looking overall.

 

Victor

mary goodnight 2

Mary Goodnight

(Man With The Golden Gun)

 

Bout #12

Log Cabin Girl (The Spy Who Loved Me)

log cabin girl

VS

arab beauty

Arab Beauty (The Spy Who Loved Me)

 

Hoo boy! Two unamed hotties that just appear for a quick shag. Both women are attractive, but despite not being naked like the log cabin girl, the Arab is showing off a lot more skin and looks sexy beyond belief.

Victor

arab beauty rose

Arab Beauty

 

That’s it for part 2. See you for part 3!

 

Tournament of Hotties: Bond Girls Round 1, Part 1

James Bond is the reason STD’s exist. In the 24 movies he’s in, he’s banged a lot of women. He doesn’t even have to try usually. He just looks at them and they open up their legs. This gets a little ridiculous and almost comical at times. And if a woman turns him down, he just forces himself on her until she gives in, making for some rather uncomfortable scenes.

But anyway, we would all like to know if these chicks he’s doing are hot, and who are the hottest. It should be fun to flesh the women he’s done over the decades.

I will only be listing women he has done on camera or it’s been implied they had sex. Believe it or not, he still does a lot of sexual things with women but does not manage to go all the way for some reason. These girls shall not be included.

As I’ve said, he’s banged a lot of gals, so this is going to be the biggest tournament yet. And I have a feeling I missed a few girls, cuz there is so many it was getting hard to keep track.

But away we go!!!!

Bout #1

Sylvia Trench (Dr. No)

sylvia

 

VS

miss taro

Miss Taro (Dr. No)

Neither of these girls are particularly wowing, but they are attractive nonetheless. Trench looks great in the gorgeous red dress and Taro looks amazing glistening wet in a towel that just covers her tatas.

After some hard consideration, I think if Miss Taro dolled herself up in the way that Sylvia is, she would come out looking much better.

Victor

miss taro phone

Miss Taro (Dr. No)

 

Bout #2

 

Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

honey ryder

VS

vida

Vida (From Russia With Love)

Both of these women are stunning and scantily clad, but it’s almost unfair that one shows up in a wet bikini, her long, wet hair flowing down her back and front. Vida is absolutely beautiful and has great body, but the girl with the sexy name and body to match it takes the cake.

Victor

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Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

 

Bout #3

 

Zora (From Russia With Love)

Zora1

VS

tatiana from-russia-with-love-1963-8

Tatiana Romanova (From Russia With Love)

This is an easy one. Despite the fact that Zora has a super skimpy top, she just cannot compare to the glowering beauty that is Tatiana.

Victor

tatiana-romanova

Tatiana Romanova (From Russia With Love)

 

Bout #4

 

 

Jill Masterson (Goldfinger)

Jill Masterson

VS

PussyGalore[1]

Pussy Galore (Goldfinger)

Both women are attractive and both times they get banged is ridiculous. Bond breaks into Jill’s apartment to spy on Goldfinger and runs into her sun bathing on her balcony. Her first instinct is to F him. Whatever. She’s hot and has an amazing body.

Pussy, Bond pretty much rapes and it’s kind of weird, especially since they are in a barn. She’s hot too though and looks great with her shirt unbuttoned like that.

It’s a tough call, but this one seems to glow a bit more with radiant beauty.

Victor

jill masterson 2

Jill Masterson (Goldfinger)

 

Bout #5

Patricia Fearing (Thunderball)

patricia

VS

fiona

Fiona Volpe (Thunderball)

Both of these women are very beautiful, especially since they both appear to be on the slightly older side.

But if one must move on, Fiona takes it. Her large breasts, beautiful face and hair are just too irresistible.

Victor

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Fiona Volpe (Thunderball)

 

Bout #6

Domino (Thunderball)

domino

VS

aki

Aki (You Only Live Twice)

It’s really hard to find good pictures when they all come from movies, cuz so far I feel none of them have done them justice. But you don’t need great pics to realize how hot these two are. This is probably the toughest match in part 1 so far. Both of these women are stunning, but the bikini shot reveals a truly amazing body.

Victor

domino 2

Domino (Thunderball)

 

Well that’s 12 girls down. There are tons more to come! See you there!

Nintendo eShop Prices Must Come Way Down If They Ever Hope To Compete

I love the Switch. I especially love that it’s getting like every game ever ported to it. But if Nintendo ever hopes to bolster software sales, they’ve got to do something about their prices.

I would prefer to buy all my games possible on Switch, just as I always tried to do with Wii U, because these consoles typically offer an opportunity to play these games in a unique way you can’t find anywhere else.

But I don’t see how Nintendo can hope to compete when Sony are constantly running huge sales, and more unbelievably low prices can be found on PC with Steam, Humble Bundle, and a plethora of other DRM’s or sites that make a habit of not only selling games at ridiculously low prices that people can actually afford, but also giving away free games.

Many games that I wanted to get for Switch I wound up getting for PC, because they are always on sale for like 3-10 dollars, versus Switch prices which on sale will still be over $20.

In fact there is a game on Switch on sale for $40 right now that I want. But the near identical version for PC is a mere $5.24.

It’s hard to justify holding out for the Switch prices to drop when I can get them for next to nothing on PC consistently.

So help us out, and really, yourselves too by dropping some of these abysmal prices.

Kingdom Hearts III- The End of Something I Have Cherished Most of my Life

Don’t worry, this post contains no spoilers.

I fell in love with Kingdom Hearts the second I played it. It came to me at the right time in my life. I had always wanted to like RPG’s but for the most part found them far to unnecessarily complicated with all the materials, controls, traveling, stats and spells. I wanted to love them, for I like big stories with a bunch of characters and all that, but it was never worth the time getting to learn the complicated systems of the games.

Then Kingdom Hearts found me when I was around 12 or 13 years old, and I had been delivered what I had always hoped for. An RPG that takes all the best elements and dumbs them down significantly, while combining it with action adventure, my favorite genre.

On top of the ridiculously clever gameplay and opportunity to visit places from the movies I watched so often growing up, I found there was an incredible story being told throughout, making the series original characters some of the best fictional characters I have ever seen, somehow completely overshadowing the beloved Disney characters.

I beat the game and loved it. When KH2 came out, I had missed Chain of Memories and found the story all quite confusing and overwhelming at first, but despite having no idea what was going on, by the end of the game, I gathered the gist of it and realized I had just finished one of the best games I have ever played, with THE best story line, told in a positively convoluted, confusing, and delightful way that I adored.

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I remember beating it, watching the secret movie for BBS and wondering what the heck it could all possibly mean. The moment I beat the game, I immediately took to the internet to research Kingdom Hearts 3 and when it would be coming out. Little did I know that I would be waiting for over a decade.

But that’s not to say we weren’t treated to nothing in all that time. Firstly, I immediately got hold of Chain of Memories, which helped ease some of my confusion, but then I still waited for several years to get a new game…a DS game by the name 358/2 Days. Imediately I loved it just by reading the title, it was so ridiculously cryptic and weird, the things I love about KH. This game finally told us what all that Roxas business in the beginning of the second game was about, and gave us a deeper look into all the black coated fiends you slaughtered in the two previous games.

Kingdom Hearts Organisation_XIII

Then to my delight we were treated to another game, Birth By Sleep, less than a year later. But I soon found myself despairing, for it was a PSP exclusive, something I didn’t own. But frig that I needed to play it. At last I would learn what that secret video from KH2 was all about, so I bought the KH special edition PSP solely for that game and still have no regrets in doing so. I played this game for hours upon hours. I don’t even want to know how many.

And then again in a year, we got another game that finally told us what the message in a bottle said at the end of KH2 and at long last advancing the story beyond 2, not a prequel to it.

3 games in the span of a year. We were finally being rewarded for all our patience.

Then we had to wait nearly another 2 years for the game that set us up for 3, the big one, the conclusion.

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After completing Dream Drop Distance, I had that same feeling I did when I first beat KH2. But the PS3 came and went with no KH3 to be seen.

Finally, after a 7 year wait, the game is released and I couldn’t believe it when I started to play it. And then I found I couldn’t stop. Finally, after a week, I finally beat it and the conflict that started back when I was 12 years old has finally been concluded now, when I am 29, nearly 17 years after the first game.

I loved the game, and I loved the ending, but now I feel so empty. What do you do when something you have looked forward to for more than half your life ends?

Yes, there is more to look forward to, but it’s like I have finally grown up. The 12 year old kid in me has finally moved on, vanished like a heart disappearing up into Kingdom Hearts. I am ecstatic that I beat the game, yet at the same time, was so terrified of beating it the closer I got to the end.

I realize this is just a video game, but the story and it’s characters have always meant so much to me, beyond any book, game, movie or any other form of media has ever reached me.

I feel similar every time I beat a Kingdom Hearts game.  It’s like spending time with those characters was something truly great to me and the time I spend playing these games will always be cherished. But like how Sora has to say goodbye to his friends every time he leaves a world, I too must close this chapter on my life, and make room for a new adventure.

So I guess I am trying to say, thank you Tetsuya Nomura for bringing to life such a fantastic story, Square-Enix for making such a fun game, and Disney, for allowing them to use your characters to kill a bunch of monsters.

If you make one person feel the way I do about KH on any form of media, then the creators of that media have done their job and should be proud.

Thanks again, I can’t wait to see what else you bring us!

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My Top 10 Super Nintendo Games

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System…what a console. This has so many incredible titles on it, it is hard to pick 10 without feeling guilty, but 10 I must choose!

I have 52 games for the wonderful console, and have played 44 of them. So here are the 10 that made it on top!

#10- Donkey Kong Country

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Rare Ltd./ Nintendo, 1994

I remember the first time I saw this game. It was at my cousin’s house. Just from watching him, I was in awe. Never had a game looked so real or so fun. And when he let me play it, I was even more awestruck. I still get that feeling playing it over 20 years later.

#9- Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble

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Rare Ltd./ Nintendo, 1996

This game changed the DKC formula while also keeping it almost exactly the same. You had to find parts in the levels to access new levels, there were many different enemies and allies, and Kranky was playing an N64, which was most awesome. It is easily one of the best platformers out there.

 

#8- Mega Man X2

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Capcom, 1995

This just takes the brilliance of the first game and expands upon it. Starting off with the dash ability is also fantastic!

#7- Mega Man X3

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Capcom, 1996

This game expands upon it’s predecessor in more ways than anyone would have anticipated. So many new items to collect, the coolest looking armor with some of the best abilities in the series. Oh and Zero…YOU GET TO PLAY AS ZERO!!! This game is just a masterpiece no matter how you slice it.

 

#6- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island

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Nintendo, 1995

I remember watching the ridiculously awesome commercial where a guy just keeps eating until he explodes. But the game itself is incredible. A completely awesome spinoff from the traditional Mario games, you take control of Yoshi with baby Mario riding you. The concept is amazing and incredibly fun as you go from level to level, playing as different Yoshis, eating bad guys, throwing eggs, and a whole slew of tricks Yoshi could never do before. Yoshi was my favorite character in Super Mario World, and to have him basically get his own game and play as all the Yoshi colors from Super Mario World along with a bunch of new ones was a dream come true.

#5- Illusion of Gaia

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Quintet/ Nintendo, 1994

This game is incredible. The gameplay is awesome, especially since you can turn into 3 different people. You learn cool upgrades and powers, the story and character development is exceptional, especially for the time. The use of real world places to tell a fictional story is also amazing. And like all the games on this list so far, it has incredible music.

 

#4- Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest

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Rare Ltd./ Nintendo, 1995

The gameplay, the music, the character design, the improvements, the way better animal friends, the level design, everything is flawless. I would probably put this in the top 5 greatest platformers to ever exist. Diddy and Dixie are probably my favorite duo of all times.

#3- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

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Nintendo, 1992

This game does what the original game did. Unleash a massive world crammed with secrets, enemies and items beyond which the world has ever seen. There is so much to do in this game it is insane. I still don’t think I’ve ever found everything. From the first epic minute, to the last, this game just fills you with joy.

#2- Super Metroid

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Intelligent Systems/ Nintendo, 1994

This game showed us what a non linear platformer could be. The game is perfect. The atmosphere, the music, the gameplay, the incredible items and boss fights. It’s all here. I have beaten this game probably around 100 times. I love it dearly.

 

#1- Super Mario World

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Nintendo, 1991

As far as I’m concerned, the first game out on the system is also the best. This game is huge. Every level is packed with all sorts of fun things to keep you busy for hours. All the addicting items, the countless hidden pathways that take you through a diverse and clever world map, the ridiculous changes beating the Star Road ensue, the game is just perfect and has kept me entertained for nearly 30 years.

Well there you have it, 10 of the best games ever made, all from one of the best consoles ever made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is A Good Lock-On Target System In Video Games Really That Hard To Accomplish?

Think about it. Think of all the games that use a lock on mechanic. Starting from like Ocarina of Time to pretty much every action game since. The worst part is…Ocarina of Time is probably one of the better systems out there.

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Seriously. How many games have you played where the lock-on system is more a frustration than anything. If you have multiple enemies in view or in the room, you will most likely lock on to the one you want to target the least, probably some enemy barely on screen and so far away that none of your attacks have the slightest chance to hit him. You can try to change the target, say, to the enemy standing right next to you or in front of you, and you will painfully lock onto anything but that one you desperately want to kill as it’s wailing on you, steadily taking down your life.

There are dozens of games that have this problem, but I can’t think of many off the top of my head. But if I went through my games, rest assured I could pick out quite a few.

The first one I can think of is Kingdom Hearts. The lock on system suffers from the problems I just described. It’s so bad that the only time I use it is on a boss or highly mobile enemy when all the others are dead. This way the camera will follow your target.

Thankfully this is remedied sort of by the fact that you don’t need to lock onto enemies, because when you attack, the character will automatically attack something you are facing instead of just swinging the keyblade pointlessly. This is especially helpful in the later games, when something is far away, you will do a crazy jumping attack to reach them.

But two of the worst games I can think of that I have played recently are Hyrule Warriors and Megaman Legends 2.

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Hyrule Warriors, you try to lock onto something nearby, and you will end up targeting something halfway across the battlefield, you press the button to switch targets, and it will bounce around to the four least desired enemies you want to target, constantly going back to the initial first target you didn’t want to begin with. Sometimes you have to scroll through these enemies four times before it finally locks onto the enemy right in front of you. I believe there are other frustrations out of this, but I haven’t played it in like a year, but I know I was always cursing at the abysmal system.

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Megaman Legends 2, I have to say, has the absolute worst lock-on system I have ever seen. This is not a hard game, honestly, almost every time I died in the game was because of the lock on system.

The game claims it will lock onto the closest enemy. This is simply not true. You lock onto anything it feels like. To switch targets, you have to release the lock-on button and press it again until you get the target you are searching for.

This effect also happens every time you get hit. When you take damage, you stop targeting for a moment, despite still holding the button. When you recover, he locks onto a new target as if you intended to switch targets. You will even target things in different rooms or through walls. Many times in the cheap annoying game, you will be surrounded by enemies out of nowhere, or get attacked immediately by a swarm of them the moment you walk into a room. You try to fight, but you are constantly getting hit, switching targets rapidly so that your view is spinning all over, all the while being bounced around, unable to move, and before you know it you are dead.

And if enemies have a projectile that you can lock onto, like a missile, then you better pray you don’t get hit. There are some enemies that you fight that constantly shoot missiles that fly all around. All you want to do is shoot the missile spewing guys, but can’t because there are tons of little guys jumping into you and then your targeting bounces around to all the missiles, not the little guys hitting you or the missile launching a-hole standing directly in front of you. After a vomit inducing camera ride, you are dead.

Yes, Legends 2 absolutely takes the cake when it comes to bad targeting systems. If that is the reason you are getting killed in a game, then you know it is a complete failure.