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Haven Reviews: Sonic Forces

BilderesultatSonic Forces me to make a totally radical original character (Don’t steal). It’s no longer enough for the blue blur and his band of rebel buddies, besting Badniks. In the name of liberty. Robotnik has taken over the very world itself and rebuilt the humongous death egg. A giant planet sized ball of Eggman Ego, adorned by his disgustingly distinct face. They also need a show stealing Mary/ Gary Su to hog almost all the action.

Sonic Forces is about war. Where the pastel coloured cretins of the planet, rises up against the robot army, to liberate the land once more. Naturally the only ones that can save the day is New Sonic, the totally over powered OC and the classic Sonic.

They did not learn much from Shadow did they? The overwhelmingly over powered OC comes with a burst gun and a grappling hook. Which work as the homing attack. It’s very graphically polished and has decent animation.

The game is very short, quite fast and have very few if any game breaking bugs. But it’s a very boring experience, with very little, if any replayability. Most stages have at least five red star rings and a timer. Getting a good score, results in a S ranking or higher, which unlocks the largest collection of clothes. The Sonic Forces OC creation process is simple. Pick a gender, pick a body type. Equip a pair of eyes. Pick various colors and start dressing the character up. I found the whole procedure very lackluster and quite boring indeed. Since all the parts are presets. Which means I can’t make a mangled, mutated monstrosity of a man porcupine.No automatic alt text available.

The story plays out much like a poor fan fiction, written by someone child inspired by Sonic SatAM. All the other characters of the story is weak and pointless. Hell, they even think Sonic died at the beginning. The most positive thing I can say about the music is how forgettable it is. It’s there, I don’t like it one bit, but it never gets in the way of gameplay. 

That’s where the level design comes into play. It’s bland, boring and bad. Uninspired and I swear I’ve seen several of the set pieces before. Classic Sonic is a lesson in frustrating gameplay. As he romps around in a side scrolling perspective, with poorly placed peons everywhere. Not to mention the issues I had with precision platforming. I also have to mention that cutscenes can’t be seen by Twitch viewers on Xbox One. At least they look nice and the voice acting is not terrible. Will not play again. It’s not bad for a 3d Sonic Game, it’s just mediocre.

No money was exchanged for this review, all opinions are my own.

Njål Sand

Haven Editorial: Nicky Morgan: Rustled my Jimmies. [Open Letter]

Hello Nicky Morgan!

First let me say I how I read your article and all I can say simply is.
You ignominious little twat. Art does not hold people back art is the soul of society.
Although I do not expect you to understand.

I have come up with a lot of ideas thanks to Artists but allow me to break it down for you. To become a architect you need some degree of “artist” talent that building your sitting in, in fact the chair you are even sitting in was most likely created by a designer who would have to have some degree of art talent to create.

10518631_10153063980155734_5656072176247108870_nMy Australian father is a tool and dye maker and the machines he works with he needs to have some degree of artistic talent to make those molds for the machines he works with. Cars all need to have a designer to design them. Doctor Who? That needs a time line and storyboard written and drawn out and that is done by Artists like

Steven Moffat and Mike Collins. Are you getting it now?

Even engineers relay on art to make their creations. What do you think they do just throw it all together and say “wha la!” No a designer has to help design the things they are making.

A lot of brilliant people have had ideas thanks to comics and television shows written by creative artists. Star Trek, Star Wars, NASA has been developing a way to travel thru space heavily inspired by Star Trek. Breathing life into what others thought a fantasy.

Another big area which in BOOMING in careers is game design there are HUNDREDS of jobs for game designers online and they all need creative writers as well as artists to design the game.Head

Do you not understand Art will never hold anyone back, art is the doorway to a infinite possibility. Just because you can’t draw or probably have no talent doesn’t mean you should imply to others that it will hold them back for the rest of their lives.

How dare you, How DARE you tell any artist out there that their decision will hold them back. You do not deserve to be in a place of responsibility for the education of children.

You are the type of person in the world that stunts a child’s growth because of your manner of thinking. Because you fail to understand the whole grip of Art and the effects it can have on people.

 -Daniel Clatworthy-

Haven Review: Orc Attack: Flatulent Rebellion

orc-attackFirst up is our disclaimer.  We got this game because we wanted to review it, and as such
all views in this article our are own. No money has been exchanged for this review.

Orc Attack: Flatulent Rebellion is a game where you take control of a Orc of your choosing and do battle against the mortal enemy ruining your lands. Most notable the humans, because lets face it humanity sucks.0

The controls for the game are pretty strait forward the only problem is that the game itself is buggy. Such as when Orcs fall into water normally their life will drain until they get out but most of the time. You will experience a painful and utterly destructive instant death at the hands of a puddle of water.Camera angles also make the game incredibly difficult to play to the point where its almost unplayable. As well as a ton of combat bugs that make the game incredibly hard.2123752-169_orcattack_DirtyMode_ot_pc_120312

There are some positive sides to the game if you are playing with friends you can laugh at how bad it is at times. However if the first player dies in the water the camera angle for player two sometimes doesn’t switch and you end up not being able to see where you are going.Can all these problems be fixed though? The answer is yes have they fixed them yet? The answer is no. We still plan on revisiting the game later and maybe seeing if any of the games bugs have been repaired but until then this is not a title I can really recommend.-Daniel Clatworthy-

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