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Hey what's up guys my name is Michael Troina. Future GameInformer or IGN editor
I am a hardcore avid video game player, I love watching anime and reading manga.
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Yep, fresh off from last week's CrossFire/XFire at Smash Dollhoues (placed 4th my bro got 2nd lost to XFIRE Will) I decided to help my fellow Smashers on their quest to completing the freaking Challenge boards!

Don't forget to sub to our Youtube: SuperNintenbros or catch us on Twitch: Troyfullbuster (on TeamSmashBros) [also thursday nights for streamtoid]

Here we have Ganondorf doing his thing in the homerun contest...who needs Bats!

 









I choose Sonic the hedgehog! Why because he's cool, he's fast, he's as old as I am, and come on he's blue!

  1. HES MY MAIN! I literally just got back from CrossFire and placed in top 10

 Like no seriously, it's even here! (http://xfiregamingli.challonge.com/Crossfire4Smash4Singles) Yeah man!!! Freaking M2K and Vinnie (I did go 0-for- against Vinnie haha)

2. He has like the greatest platforming game ever: Sonic 3 & Knuckles

Come on, like who doesn't like Sonic 3 and Knuckles? The amazing soundtrack, the super amazing depth of every level, the introduction of HYPER SONIC! Let's not forget invulernable do all-the-work Tails....err I mean his sidekick!!

3. Uhh Sonic Adventure 1 & 2, and his comics, and his cartoon shows...except Sonic Underground

Yeah, that's right I'm going Meta-game here, Sonic is everywhere! You can't top that, plus M2K second mains him, and yeah he's in the top-10 characters for Project Melee/PM because he's amazing and his FAIR is a meteor!!

4. His improvements and amazing costumes will make everyone love him (actual reasons)

Sonic, although his D-Smash is terribad, has been improved overall. His recovery is even better, his turn around-dash grab is insane, his forward tilt has 2!! Hitboxes and has great reach. He has great U-Air combos, plus his FAIR ain't to shabby. They also added a do-or-die Meteor in the first frame of his DAIR, which you can recover from! Let's not forget that sexy side-B special reminsicent of Sonic 2 and 3 Spin dash, plus all his jumps have the original 1991 Sonic the Hedgehog noise!! 

5. Nobody uses item because that is lame A.F. but still he has the best final Smash

6. Sonic's his name speed's his game.

7. I'm Sonic...also his taunts rule...in Japanese

 









Well, coming from a semi-pro perspective here is what I think, from the time I've spent playing the demo:

  • There is no Dash-Dancing (continuously moving back in forth in a single space)- The reason why is because moving the slide back in forth in such a quick manner is impossible. I can dash dance if I use my index finger but that is useless for fighting.
  • There is obviously No L-Cancelling and WaveDashing
  • There are more combos, especially off of throws (down-throws for days)
  • There is a lot more hit-stun
  • There is no chain grabbing (boo)
  • Easier to recover from sides rather than below
  • Meteors/Spikes are rewarded, be it for kills, or on the ground (as you bounce up now!)
  • GIMPs are near impossible for some characters.
  • Most characters have insane recovery's
  • Mario's flag gives you your up-B back if hit before "neutral"
  • Ledge guarding is gone
  • You LOSE YOUR INVICBILITY FRAMES AFTER DROPPING THE LEDGE AGAIN
  • Game runs smooth
  • Pikachu has a great recovery
  • Mario's aerial game is even better
  • Mega Man is not that bad actually (need to be a good short hopper)
  • Link can actually recover!
  • Villager is alright, not much to say about him
  • Why are grab and shield different buttons?

If you have any other random question, or if I notice anything else I will obviously update! Enjoy guys!

If you want to watch Smash Run with Pacman!

This is Luigi vs. Bowser! With Final Smash:

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Michael Troina plays games for his Twitch Channel EVERYDAY @ Troyfullbuster and his Youtube Channel: SuperNintenbros or YouTube Channel: TLMB Gaming that is only if you want to watch awesome and funny gaming videos with full walkthroughs, unboxings, and laughs! You can also find Mike and TLMB on Facebook or Mike and SNB on Facebook by liking the page! Thanks guys!









Basically read the title!

ALSO FREAKING SUB AND STUFF!

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Michael Troina plays games for his Twitch Channel EVERYDAY @ Troyfullbuster and his Youtube Channel: SuperNintenbros or YouTube Channel: TLMB Gaming that is only if you want to watch awesome and funny gaming videos with full walkthroughs, unboxings, and laughs! You can also find Mike and TLMB on Facebook or Mike and SNB on Facebook by liking the page! Thanks guys!









Well, since I just went to the store to pre-order Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Re:Mix (and not the awesome Japanese pre-order version with a statue for like $300) I thought I would list out my favorite worlds in all the Kingdom Hearts games to show my love and appreciation for the series. Eleven years, eight games, and a hell lot of worlds just means it only makes my job harder to list what are the best damn worlds I've played in. The goal of these lists and these worlds came into my Top List is due to the factors of: impact (on the player and story), fun, music, and of course unexpectedness.

If you guys want to read my Kingdom Hearts 3 blog where I discuss the Seven Guardians of Light vs the 13 Darknesses as Master Xehanort predicted click here!

*also all gifs are mine and published here and here make your own!

Honorable Mention List

  • Traverse Town (Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance)-  Traverse Town is awesome and a great startup in any Kingdom Hearts game. From meeting Squall/Leon, Yuffie, Aerith, Cid, aka old-cast Final Fantasy members, to having the story unwind in a mysterious way only makes Traverse Town an unforgettable world. Let's not forget the awesome battle music and your first run-in with Donald and Goofy happened here! KH3D expands on this world, adding a hidden/bigger world that imagined, along with the cast of TWEWY (The World Ends With You), making Traverse Town one of the best worlds in the series!
  • Neverland (KH1 & BBS)- Why is Neverland of all places here? Well, it is the only level/world in which you can FLY! Yep, you can fly however and wherever you want! In addition, beating this world will give you the AP Abilities of Glide and SuperGlide! Who doesn't love those abilities? Plus, let's not forget awesome Pirate-theme Heartless; too bad this world is too short. However, on the BBS side all I have to say is Vanitas, that is all

  • Castle Oblivion/Land Of Departure- While this "world" is a hub world in Re: Chain of Memories, and is only used really in the end, and mainly a cutscene level; you cannot deny the impact the Castle Oblivion has on the entire Kingdom Hearts series. From Ventus' sleeping here, to the secret ending in Kingdom Hearts, to the epic boss battles it has held versus Marluxia, Larxene, Axel, and Data Roxas (Re:Coded people play the games!), and of course Namine and all of Re: Chain of Memories. Castle Oblivion just has the scent and look of a bad guy's hideout. Remember, "In this place to find is to lose. And to lose is to find."

5- Agrabah (both KH1 and KH2)

This was probably my hardest choice, but a well deserved one. First off, I love Aladdin, second Jafar is a great villain, and third KURT ZISA (play a secret boss people). Agrabah stays true to its core-Disney story, but perfectly adds the element of KH-trio in the story. The world is vast, brings a great element of danger as well as exploration, and let's face it Aladdin is a pretty good-AI....that I never use. Not only is Agrabah great, but the second area in the world, the Cave of Wonders is fantastic battleground area with tons of memorable Heartless and Nobodies. Who can honestly forget the Fat Bandits strolling by everywhere and breathing fire in the most inconvenient off-camera position?

4-The World That Never Was

The World That Never Was is what Castle Oblivion is to villains and myself, just in a more epic way. The Organization's Hideout is located here, the door to Kingdom Hearts, and of course it's the place with some pretty epic battles against some pretty badass leaders/bosses. The World That Never Was has all the iconic and toughest variations both the Nobodies and Heartless' and the entire soundtrack is just a giant tense filled build up because you know you are reaching the finale of Kingdom Hearts 2 or Dream Drop Distance. If you wanted to play in a world where you know something is about to go down there ain't no other place like The World That Never Was (sorry End of the World).

3- Symphony of Sorcery

This is my biggest surprise of the list and honestly, it still is. Symphony of Sorcery is a Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance only level and is based off of Fantasia (the Magic Mickey which is super iconic). The crazy special thing about this world is: there is no sound! You can only here the beautiful symphonic music (L'Apprenti Sorcerer, Nutcracker Suite, etc.) and I have to say it fits perfectly. Killing enemies and interacting with the world also adds to the music without ruining the sweet melody you are listening too. The world is also pretty big, holds some very rare Dream Eaters, and provides you with the second best keyblade in the game (Ultima is #1 of course)! Let's not forget how beautiful the surronding forests, clouds, and other areas the world holds! It's like going through all the seasons (Click Clock Wood anyone?) yet you're just exploring them. The bosses are a bit unique in this world as they are not normal fights, with Sora you must grind/Flow Motion of notes while fighting a Dream Eater and Riku gets to fight the fabled Chernabog!

2- Hercules Coliseum (KH1 ONLY)

This level is probably the most crossover, action packed, awesome level anyone can play in Kingdom Hearts. Hercules Coliseum in Kingdom Hearts 1 holds fantastic tournaments that make the player just itching to unlock the next Cup! First off, you fight Cerberus here, then you fight the greatest costume designed Cloud in existence!! (THE CLAWS! AND THAT WING), and let's not forget figuring out how to hurt Hades. In addition (cause I'm not even done), I didn't mention fighting Squall/Leon, Yuffie, Squall and Cloud together (there was no Dissidia yet), and the best of them all THE ICE TITAN...no wait I mean SEPHIROTH! *Cue theme song* Not only is Sephiroth better in Kingdom Hearts 1 (and more difficult) but after you beat him you get an epic secret scene when he fights Cloud and you literally melt. The entire Hercules Coliseum is built off Cups, it has 2 rooms! And yet epic battles against character greats just make this the best world in Kingdom Hearts.

1- Radiant Garden/Hollow Bastion

Now, I did say Hercules Coliseum was the best world in Kingdom Hearts, but don't you dare think it is the most iconic and greatest world KH has. That belongs to Hollow Bastion, which in turn is also the most important world in all of Kingdom Hearts. This is where all the Final Fantasy characters live, it is also the world Kairi is the Princess of Heart, I also have to mention that this is where the Organization was first created, in addition to it being the place where Ansem the Wise did his studies. Ansem the Wise found Terranort here, which lead to Xehanort gaining more knowledge with Light and Dark....you get the picture.

Not only is it THAT important story wise but you also have some iconic battles here like Maleficent, Ansem Seeker of Darkness Riku-form, and on the KH2 side, Sephiroth Round 2, Demyx, and of course the Sora vs. 1000 Heartless. Everytime you enter this world, you know you are at some turning point in the story and it serves as some amazing penultimate world, both beautiful and serious. Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden is a gorgeous world that connects Kingdom Hearts with Disney and Final Fantasy. In addition, to being a glorious and huge town that is just amazing to be in, you have to remember that it boasts some of the best damn music in all of Kingdom Hearts. That Piano Collections OST of Hollow Bastion is just an earful of glory and it makes you want to grind for EXP or just explore! Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden just has so much story behind it and really I feel like we haven't explored it all, even after playing through all the Kingdom Hearts games.

Thanks for reading and tell me your favorite worlds down below! No phoney's allowed!

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Michael Troina plays games for his Twitch Channel EVERYDAY @ Troyfullbuster and his Youtube Channel: SuperNintenbros or YouTube Channel: TLMB Gaming that is only if you want to watch awesome and funny gaming videos with full walkthroughs, unboxings, and laughs! You can also find Mike and TLMB on Facebook or Mike and SNB on Facebook by liking the page! Thanks guys!









It's finally here and it's no thanks to Capcom that Miles Edgeworth 2/ Ace Investigations has been played and reviewed by yours truly! Ace Attorney Investigations is a "spinoff" series regarding the games second-most popular character, the titular Miles Edgeworth, and does things a bit differently than its main series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. In the Investigations games, you do not defend or prosecute suspects in court, rather, you investigate crime scenes, have "Rebuttles" against police or witness testimony, and of course find the truth; well I guess it is kind of like Phoenix Wright, but played from a totally different viewpoint, you can walk around come on!

Disregarding information we should all know, as Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, is/was a localized game let's jump into how this game was made available for people like us and of course the review. For the past two years, members of a site known as GBAtemp.net have been trying to translate the game and give us a patch in order for the game to be available to non-Japanese players. Updates were constant and was in fact stuck from a release of only the first two cases, until finally a year after that update, the English patch was made by a large team of fans. Kotaku, a video game news site, was one of the first and only to report on it as the patch was done just this past June! Nearly four years after the game's release of course; while it may not be an official translation, it may be the only way we will ever play Gyakuten Kenji, unless we learn Japanese.

Review

Ace Investigations 2 is a direct sequel to the first game and the story continues off about a week after the end event of the first Ace Investigations. Edgeworth and Detective Dick Gumshoe are called over to investigate a crime scene of an attempted presidential assassination of the president of the Republic of Zheng Fa (hints). There they run into Kay Faraday, another main character from the first game, and thus the game truly begins and brings you only closer to the truth that lie far away.

During the course of the game, you of course meet new characters, and Ace Investigations 2 adds three new main characters, all which have a great impact and are great additions to the cast. Sebastain Debeste/Yumihiko Ichiyanagi, Judge Justice Courtney/Hakari Mikagami, and Raymond Shields/Tateyuki Shigaraki, are characters that not only bring Edgeworth to the man we know him as in Phoenix Wright 5: Dual Destinies, but also tie up Edgeworth's past; which leads to his father, Gregory Edgeworth, to have a bigger impact on the game than in previous ones.



If you've played any of the Ace Attorney or Investigations games you should be down with the core gameplay that the series has to offer. The game is consistent with all its series, as you must investigate, remember key facts (read!), and of course listen to testimony and find falsities in their claims. What Investigations 1 & 2, do differently that than the Ace Attorney series, is you control Miles Edgeworth (as in you can see a character model and travel around) instead of just moving from area to area while touching points of interest. Investigating is still the same, just the manner of travel is different, as well as interaction with NPC's.

Now, the differences Ace Investigations 2 brings from Ace Investigations 1 is just one thing (to its gameplay), however, it plays a key part in the entire game; and that is: Logic Chess. Logic Chess is a type of interrogation Miles Edgeworth does against persons of interest, in order to lure out more information and/or crack them. It does not require evidence and is based off a time scale, in which wrong answers take away from your set amount of time asking the person questions. Most Logic Chess matches require you to get your information off slip-ups the character will say during the talk, and you must backtrack your statements to find where these "clues" will fit into place or contradict what they say. In these matches you also are given a list of answers/questions to tell the other person and if you go to far off base, you will be penalized by losing time. In addition, each character has a different personality, so if you are too aggressive or passive, you will be penalized as well!

A bad change Investigations 2 had was the they got rid of the "freedom" that you had investigating in Investigations. In the first game, you can travel area to area if you were missing something, and kind of let the game feel more "open". However, not once in Investigations 2, were you allowed to travel outside the investigating area, leaving each area as more of a 1-part kind of place. While that does progress the game quicker and most of the time a player will not leave an area until they are sure they got everything, it simplified the missions just a bit. In addition, Logic is used a lot less in this game, as well as Edgeworth's "EUERKA" call from Investigations 1. This may be due to a fanwork rather than the game changes though. Another change I bring up, not knowing the source/reason why, is that when you get a Game Over (your bar runs out), the ending scene is always the same. But in Investigations 1, when you would die, you would get an alternate scene/follow-up scene of your loss, with your characters interacting. In Investigations 2, you always get the same screen, which makes me wonder if this was a fan-problem or the game changed it? However, everything else from Investigations remains the same, even the hints of Phoenix Wright (and a great hilarious one-shot/examining a useless area in the final case, similar to the time you see him in Case 3 of the first game).

For those wondering about the graphics, then be happy! Every character has gotten new character model updates and look fantastic (Kay Faraday looks the best), but other than most of it seems the same. The new music added fits each characters motif perfectly, though I would have to say, the new music, personally, it is not as suspenseful for the revelations of cases or interrogations of bad guys.



Edgeworth pulling that gurren lagann quote! [well if Dtoid would ever let me EDIT IT]


I would say replay-value wise, this game is low compared to the first game (which I replayed before playing this) and the first three Phoenix Wright games. While the cases were good and heartfelt, they didn't have the kind of terror, shock, excitement, and awe as the cases in the previous games I mentioned.

Overall

Score: 8.0/10

Investigations 2 is a good game and Miles Edgeworth is a great character. However, this game does not live up to the hype the first game set for us and is a bit disappointing with its end results of the cases. I was genuinely shocked for a few of the cases, but I always felt something was missing while playing the game. In addition, I hate how Raymond Shields always used the "Defense Lawyers always smile at the worst time and turn things around". NO, you aren't Phoenix Wright and Mia Fey, Edgeworth's dad didn't make those mottos, those are just personal grievances but still come on; they forced this so much and it annoyed me a bit. Otherwise I enjoyed my time with Investigations 2 and definitely recommend it to fans of the Phoenix Wright series.

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Michael Troina plays games for his Twitch Channel EVERYDAY @ Troyfullbuster and his Youtube Channel: SuperNintenbros or YouTube Channel: TLMB Gaming that is only if you want to watch awesome and funny gaming videos with full walkthroughs, unboxings, and laughs! You can also find Mike and TLMB on Facebook or Mike and SNB on Facebook by liking the page! Thanks guys!