DLC in Nintendo Games?

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One of the biggest announcements for the new Zelda game coming out in the next couple of days was that Nintendo is adding Downloadable content which is a first for a main series Zelda title, as you can imagine this announcement has split fans, some people including myself couldn’t care less but others have been cancelling their pre-orders for the game.

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First of all this is not the first time Nintendo has added DLC to their games, they added new tracks and characters to Mario Kart and new stages and fighters to Super Smash Bros Wii U/3DS, I don’t recall so many people complaining when DLC for those games were announced but to be fair Breath of the Wild is a bit of a special case because not only is it a single player experience but Nintendo announced DLC before the game had even been released which lets be honest was a fairly stupid move on Nintendo’s part.

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So whats my stance on this whole DLC malarkey? well like I said I don’t care about DLC in general and it isn’t likely that I will buy DLC for any games that are not Mario Kart or Splatoon, I don’t agree with any first party single player games having DLC (Zelda, Mario, Metroid and so on) but I can understand paying to add new content in multiplayer games at a reasonable price of course, I feel that having DLC in single player games takes away a lot of the fun, I remember when I was younger you could unlock additional content in games by performing certain tasks, I will still never forget the first time I unlocked the original Prince of Persia game in the Sands of Time.

On a final note though I will say that we shouldn’t look at Nintendo as if they are different to every other game company in the world, yes they are late to some of these awful video game practices but every other company has been doing it for years and we all seem ok with them so why shouldn’t we give Nintendo the same respect and just accept the changes they are wanting to make, even if we don’t particularly agree with those changes.

Either way in only two days we will all be able to play on the Nintendo Switch and I personally cannot wait to run around Hyrule again without the dumb expansion packs.

I hope you enjoyed this semi rant

That’s it for Nintendo Switch Content now until we eventually get around to Reviewing Breath of the Wild which I’m hoping to have reviewed by the end of April depending on how long the game is.

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Book Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is one of the most famous books of all time and its also one of my personal favorites, please follow me down the rabbit hole as I review this masterpiece of classic English literature.

So if you dont already know the book follows the adventures of a curious young girl called Alice through a magical world of weird and unusual things.

Alice is a very mature person but she is also very naive and she has unrealistic views on how the world should work.

One day she is sitting on the bank with her sister who is reading a very boring book with no pictures, Alice complains about this and talks about how in her perfect world books would be nothing but pictures, she ends up seeing a white rabbit in a waist coat run past the bank, this makes Alice curious and so she follows the rabbit down a rabbit hole and into the unusual world of Wonderland.

Without giving away any spoilers I will say that the novel is very different to the Walt Disney version of Alice in Wonderland, where the Disney film is very light hearted and comical, the book has a bit more of a darker tone and it also tackles a lot of adult themes including Puberty (Even though its written as a metaphor, its still obvious what the book is trying to portray)

I’m not saying that the book isn’t kid friendly but I would say that you may want to read this one with your child.

There are a lot of new characters in this book that you wont recognize from the film, the most memorable for me are the Mock Turtle and Gryphon.

Alice is a lot more bearable in the book as she is more independent and she is able to think for herself almost all of the time.

This is a fantastic book and overall I think it spreads a good message, that there does come a time to grow up and that life wont always go as we plan, the book is great way of showing people that living in a world with no rules and no consequences can be just as bad if not worse than living in a world that does have rules and consequences that follow.

Whether you like the film or not, I think everyone should read this book at least once, I have read the book multiple times and I’m not planning to stop any time soon.

Perhaps one day I will get around to reviewing the movie or better yet maybe even the second book.

I hope you enjoyed this Book Review of Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol

If you respect my opinion, I will respect yours

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(A late) Animated Saturday: Cowboy Bebop – The Movie

Before I begin the review I would like to apologize for the delay of this review, I couldn’t get to the computer on Saturday :(. So without further ado here is the review.

For this animated review I decided to do an anime like we used to do every Saturday until we broadened it up to animated shows/movies in general, to pay homage to anime I bring you Cowboy Bebop – The Movie

Cowboy Bebop is set in 2071 in the capital city of Mars which has managed to sustain life to the standard of a city on Earth, the story centers around a group of bounty hunters which are sometimes called Cowboys who travel around on the galaxy on their ship called Bebop catching criminals for the bounty on their heads. Unfortunately during the chase of a hacker with a bounty on his head for 5 million woolong a mysterious man blows up a chemical truck that releases a deadly virus killing those are infected, in desperation the government of Mars issue a massive bounty of 300 million woolong to whoever captures the man responsible for the attack which attracts the attention of the bebop crew. However throughout the movie all isn’t as it seems as there is a deeper conspiracy involved and a master plot that will cause the death of millions if the mysterious man isn’t stopped.

The characters themselves all have their own unique traits. There is the cool and slick Spike, the serious and somewhat philosophical Jet, the lady killer Faye, the child hacker Ed and Ein the dog (who is a dog). All these personalities seem to come together to create banter between the crew during their between bounties.

Most animes usually have a distinct gimmick that separates them from the rest, in this case it’s the soundtrack. Before I mentioned the soundtrack of Afro Samurai with the Hip Hop stylings of RZA and the Wu Tang clan. But for Cowboy Bebop the soundtrack is provided by ‘The Seatbelts’, I don’t have much knowledge on this band but from the soundtrack that they have provided I can say that they are good at providing a smooth sound with some up tempo styling. And I like it. 

FUN FACT: the movie title shares the name with a Bob Dylan song, which then later resorted in a name change upon US release to avoid lawsuits.

Before you start thinking this film sounds quite promising, well it is with the exception of a really shit ending. Not to spoil anything I will say that a child could’ve written it, in fact as a child I would’ve committed this sin to finish writing a story in a hurry. Plus the ending gives me a thought that I can’t get out of my head, no matter how hard I try.

So if you want a great film with a not so great end, Cowboy Bebop – The movie is for you.

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