Monthly Archives: October 2013

Pokemon X and Y – more thoughts after 4 gyms completed

Well.. I’ve now completed 4 gyms. I’ve taken my time. I really quite enjoy wondertrade. I will admit, that I do get crap sometimes. I have also received some gems. Someone sent me a Honedge with Pokérus! That was very helpful. For that reason, I’ve opted to infect with Pokérus everything I put up on wondertrade. I have also received many Japanese Pokémon. A friend of mine received a Japanese Ditto. That’s a breeding goldmine since the chances of a shiny Pokémon are much higher if you breed Pokémon from two different countries. I am still very much after some German ones. I’m hopeful a German reader will want to trade with me. Hilfe! Ich will deutsche Pokémon!

I’ve spent a bit of time in the Battle Chateau just to farm some money to buy Pokéballs and also to update the wardrobe. I still need to get different shoes. The moonboots are atrocious.

I initially was very dissapointed with the streetpass functionality of Pokemon X and Y. To some degree I still am. PokéMiles haven’t shown much use. They may prove to be more useful later on, maybe for the Rare Candies. I just have never had an issue with money late game so I don’t know how offering items is helpful. Hopefully different items will go up on the Global Link so something of value is given.

If you have any interest in trading Pokémon, especially if they are German, or if you want to discuss anything gaming related. drop me a line at brent[at]brentonianentertainment[dot]com

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y – initial impressions

I went to the Nine Inch Nails concert at TD Garden last night with the wife. It was a blast, and by far it was the best of the 3 times I’ve seen them (him). We got home a little after midnight, and I wasn’t dreading getting up early to pick up my preordered copies of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.

Kallehaius enjoying Pokemon

I thought the store opened at 10, so I arrived at 9:30 to pick up the Shiny Giratina Event. Luckily for me, the store was already open. The GameStop in Prudential Center is one of my favorites here in Boston. The one in Coolidge Corner is also nice, and by all means avoid the one in Natick Mall. That GameStop is the worst. Ooops… tangent, okay back to the Pokemon! I also got a poster from preordering. I don’t want/need the poster, so if anyone wants it, you can have it, for free.

Upon arriving home I booted up Pokemon X. I was tempted to choose German for the language, but I want my first few run through of the game to be English. The game is gorgeous and very well polished. I couldn’t have asked for a better entry point into 3DS for Pokemon. The opening variety of Pokemon in the areas leading up to the first Gym is very refreshing. In the the first area alone, I was able to find Pidgey, Caterpie, Weedle, Kakuna, Pansear, Pansage, Panpour, and Pikachu from previous Pokemon games. I also found Fletchling and Scatterbug from the current version. I wasn’t surprised from the Pidgey, Caterpie, Weedle, and Kakuna, but the Pansear, Pansage, and Panpour are awesome! I rememberly distinctly in prior versions not seeing a fire type until past the first or second gym, unless you chose a fire starter… (twisted firestarter…yeah).

I’ve finished the first gym. I’ll post a reivew of the first two gyms once I’ve completed the second.

feel free to comment or email me. brent[at]brentonianentertainment[dot]com

Ken St. Andre’s Dominance

I often get bummed out since I don’t have a regular gaming group here. All of my gaming outside of StreetPass Boston is almost entirely done solo. For the past few weeks I have been doing a play by email game hosted by the Trollgodfather himself Ken St. Andre.

The premise of the game is that you’re a leader of your own race of people. Your goal is to be the dominant force in the world. Every day you send in your orders to the Trollgodfather. This is quite literally a two word email if you want. One of those words being your trollish name on Trollhalla. The other word is either “Attack, Defend, Work, Party, Plunder, Hire, or Fortify”.

Depending on how the action goes, one can get points in Power, Wealth, Happiness, and Fortifications. Obviously one can also lose points in those categories, including going into negative numbers. The objective is to have all of your points go over a total of 20.

So send the Trollgodfather an email and get in on the Dominance fun when the next game starts!

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As always you can send me an email at brent[at]brentonianentertainment[dot]com

Mobile Updates!

While this post really serves as a test for mobile updates, it also allows me to work on updating with posts more regularly.

In the coming weeks I’ll update the site with what I’m actively playing etc.

I’m really waiting for Pokemon X and Y. I have been playing Cave Story on 3ds, and Diablo 3 Hardcore mode.