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Right now I've being playing Valiant Hearts, a game that is right now free on the PSN for those who have playstation plus. So I decided to make a small review of it.

The game is placed amidst the first world war, the plot follows the lives of four fictional characters during the war. The story is well written and all the characters are interesting, the narrative is helped by the style of the animation that even if the design of the characters is simple the backgrounds are really detailed. Probably what makes the game interesting is that the game has a lot of historical facts here and there about the war that are quite interesting.

The gamplay is the weakest part you play in a 2D plane and you change  between the characters as the story advances. Now most of the time is spend doing puzzles, this usually consist of getting levers to open doors, or getting some object to put another object to work, they are entertaining but they get a bit repetitive after a while. Some times also there are some car sequences accompanied by classic music that are quite good, where you have to dodge multiple objects at the rhythm of the music.

Finally the story and the historical bits along with the art design is what holds the game together. The gameplay is good but probably too slow for those who seek entertainment and the puzzles are too easy for those who seek a challenge. At the end if you can get invested in the plot, and have some interest in the historical things it can be quite enjoyable. If you don't have interest in those things is probably better to skip this game.

Now just to wait for the launch of Bloodborne, see you in a couple of weeks.
  • Mood: Happy
  • Playing: Dragon age Inquisition
  • Drinking: Tea
Time for another game review, time for playing Transistor.

The game is developed by Supergiant games, makers of the RPG Bastion, which one I played on the Xbox and it is really good. So Supergiant made a new RPG, is it as good as their previous game or it's not. Well let's begin.


The story

The plot is quite linear, you play as Red a famous singer in a futuristic world. The game begins when some mysterious group tries to kill you with some futuristic sword but your agent/boyfriend saves you sacrificing himself.

In the confusion of this events you get your hands on the sword (The Transistor) and you discover your friend's mind is trapped inside the sword. From this point the game begins as well as Red's quest for justice and revenge. As I said, at the core the plot is simple, Red wants justice and you advance through the game dealing with the villains one by one uncovering the secrets behind this mysterious group motives.

What makes the game good is how this futuristic game is portrayed and the side stories you'll find across the game and the narrative style. For example most of the story related information is told to the player by the friend trapped in the sword who takes the role of the narrator and from time to time you'll find small but beautiful animated cutscenes. Also as you advance through the game other people ends trapped in the sword, with this come new powers, abilities and story. As every character that end in the sword come with a small story of his own in the form of a small text that can be read at any time. This subplots are quite interesting and help to develop the world in which the game takes place.


The gameplay

You play the game like some other action RPG games, from an isometric view you move Red in a mostly 2D world and use your sword to use different abilities and fight enemies. This is similar to many other games, whats interesting are two things you have the option to use a turn based system along with the real time action, this allows you to stop time and give a series of commands and attacks. The when time goes back to normal this actions are executed instantly. For avoiding this mechanic to be exploited it has reload time after you use it while you are mostly defenseless so it must be used with caution.

The other thing that makes the game really fun, is that you can equip and use only four abilities at any giving time. But more importantly is that the abilities you left unequipped can be used to upgrade the abilities you are currently using. This allows for and incredible amount of combinations and the game makes it fun to try and experiment.

The game also have some distractions, as you play you eventually find a place that works as your base, where you'll find practice battles to test your strategies and there are also challenges like beating some enemies within a time limit, or with a specific number of attacks or with some specific abilities.

Also once you have finished the game you can venture in the new game plus where you begin the game retaining with your level and abilities and facing more difficult enemies. I still need to finish this mode to see if there is any change in the story, but something I have noticed is that you receive again the same abilities you get in the first play but thanks to the upgrade system you can upgrade abilities with the copies of them, making all the duplicates you get quite useful.


Graphics and sound

Even being a PSN game, the graphics are quite good and several cutscenes are shown using really good drawings. Also as is the style of Supergiant's games the soundtrack is really really good. Even they added a mechanic where at the press of a button Red takes her sword and start to hum and sing to the rithm of the music, allowing you to enjoy the soundtrack.

As a final note as a game that costs 15$ on the PSN it totally worths it. And excellent story and gameplay, beautiful style and sound. Probably the only minuscule downside is that the gameplay with its strategy elements can feel difficult to more casual players. Specially in the late parts of the game and in the new game plus where more planning and strategy is required.
  • Mood: Happy
  • Playing: Dragon age Inquisition
  • Drinking: Tea
Hello my dear friends, it has been a while since the last time I was around Deviantart. Writing this small journal just to prove I'm still alive. Right now I have tons of work at the college and I really haven't find reasons to be here anyway. I left all my drawings on hold and I'm mostly spending my time writing, and this have been quite productive months but nothing worth of submitting here. Also the videogame world has been a bit slow so I haven't found anything interesting enough to write about it.

But that is changing, this month is the release of the playstation exclusive game Bloodborne, and for those who have looked at my gallery is obvious that I'm a fan of FromSoftware's games. So certainly I'll write a review as soon as put my hands on the game.

Also because Sony is giving free games to PlaystationPlus users, and some of these are quite good, I'm planning to write some small reviews about these games in the future.

See you next week when and if I finish playing Transistor and manage to write a small review.
  • Mood: Happy
  • Playing: Dragon age Inquisition
  • Drinking: Tea
Flame Atronach by Seigner
Flame Atronach
A flame atronach from the Elder Scrolls: Skyrim videogame.

This was done with a HB mechanical pencil and some color pens.
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The 2014 has ended and the new year begins. By the way happy new year to everybody.

As the new year begins I've decided to start writing again, mainly because I really want to write stories again and on the other hand I've being working on some stories this year and finally I believe they are at the stage in which I can finally put them in paper.

But this also creates a problem and that is that probably I won't be around here very often. Probably I will keep posting game reviews and other related journals. But probably the amount of drawings and wallpapers I make will decrease significantly.

Also probably I won't be submitting here any of the new stories I write. This is mainly because with the years most of the Spanish speakers I knew have left deviant art and most of the groups where I posted my writings have also disappeared with the passing years.

Also speaking honestly making the translations to English is too much work and very few people would read them, and with the work of my thesis my free time is quite limited. So probably none of my new writings will see the light of day here. There could be an exception though and that is writings that I write directly in English. Sometimes for unknown reasons the inspiration hits me in English and I write directly in that language. Is rare but it has happened me before so if by mere luck something like that happens I promise I'll submit any strange writing that comes out of it.
  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Playing: Dragon age Inquisition
  • Drinking: Tea
Right now I've being playing Valiant Hearts, a game that is right now free on the PSN for those who have playstation plus. So I decided to make a small review of it.

The game is placed amidst the first world war, the plot follows the lives of four fictional characters during the war. The story is well written and all the characters are interesting, the narrative is helped by the style of the animation that even if the design of the characters is simple the backgrounds are really detailed. Probably what makes the game interesting is that the game has a lot of historical facts here and there about the war that are quite interesting.

The gamplay is the weakest part you play in a 2D plane and you change  between the characters as the story advances. Now most of the time is spend doing puzzles, this usually consist of getting levers to open doors, or getting some object to put another object to work, they are entertaining but they get a bit repetitive after a while. Some times also there are some car sequences accompanied by classic music that are quite good, where you have to dodge multiple objects at the rhythm of the music.

Finally the story and the historical bits along with the art design is what holds the game together. The gameplay is good but probably too slow for those who seek entertainment and the puzzles are too easy for those who seek a challenge. At the end if you can get invested in the plot, and have some interest in the historical things it can be quite enjoyable. If you don't have interest in those things is probably better to skip this game.

Now just to wait for the launch of Bloodborne, see you in a couple of weeks.
  • Mood: Happy
  • Playing: Dragon age Inquisition
  • Drinking: Tea

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Seigner
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I'm a physics student and I like everything inside and outside this universe. I try to update this page every monday but working in science doesn't left me too much free time.

And please forgive my bad English.

Favourite genre of music: metal, rock
Favourite style of art: all of them
Operating System: Linux
MP3 player of choice: Anything I can use
Personal Quote: Human stupidity knows no limit.
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TakashiYee Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Muy feliz cumpleaños amigo, espero que te la estés pasando de pelos y que todo lo que pidas se te cumpla :D
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Seigner Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Muchas gracias!
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Pikachuvz Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't want to forget, sooooo, Happy (early) Birthday!
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Seigner Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :D
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You're welcome!
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Thanks for your fav! :)
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You're welcome.
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:)
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AritzBH Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
¡Gracias por el favorito! :)
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No hay de que.
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