Dual Destinies of Pokemon X and Y
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As of today I'm officially building a fence around my property to keep you troublemakers out! Hah!
Anyway, I've recently purchased the new Pokemon games along with Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies. To refrain from spoilers, I shall not reveal anything major that pertains to the main plot for either game's story. Let us begin.
Pokemon: Despite there only being 69 new pokemon, the game is pretty fun with loads of new features. I'm sure a lot of you have been keeping up with updates since the game's release, so I won't talk your ear off... yet... (Muahahaha)
I decided to start with Chespin, and I am so glad I did! I love everything about Chesnaught from design to in-battle. As for the new fairy type, I've decided to celebrate by naming all of my pokemon after figures in Fairy Tales, Folklore and fictitious mediums of story telling. Luckily for me, that covers a wide range of names to choose from, but I can only do six pokemon per team, right?
Chesnaught: Johannes from the Brothers Grimm tale "Faithful Johannes" where a Prince's servant sacrifices his life to save his master. Later in the story he is rewarded for his loyalty.
Blaziken: If I could give him a nickname, it would probably be Midus in reference to the golden feather color in Blaziken's design. King Midus seems to fit because when he mega evolves, I can't help but think the red spike on his head resembles a crown.
Raichu: Allfur based on the Brothers Grimm tale of the same name. Allfur was a princess who, due to a complicated situation, was forced to dawn a fur coat containing a pelt of every animal known in her kingdom and flee to a far away land. Eventually becoming a cook serving a young king, she never once stops trying to change her fate for the better.
Charizard: Pendragon based on the Brothers Grimm tale "The Two Brothers" The main villain in the second part of this story is a vicious five-headed dragon (Pente + Dragon). Pendragon (apparently) is also a title that refers to one as a leader. While it doesn't exactly fit with Midus in the group, I'd also like to think of him as the leader of villains. It's an unfortunate fact that Charizardonite X does not give Charizard four additional heads.
Espeon: Siegfried based on Prince Siegfried from "Swan Lake" Originally I wanted him to become a Sylveon, but it turns out you need eevee to learn a fairy move plus maxing out its bond in Amie, so I ended up with a super fabulous Espeon instead. I regret nothing.
Sylveon: Mythos based on a character from Princess Tutu. Mythos is a prince from a story who broke free along with his eternal rival to resolve their never ending battle in the real world after their author's death (He died before completing their tale). Mythos is also based off of Prince Siegfried, however he is a prince without a heart and it is something he quests for (in his own way) in the events of Princess Tutu.
Lapras: Odette based off of Swan Lake's princess. Odette is a beautiful young princess who is cursed into the body of a swan. She rules the lake where she is kept as the Queen of the Swans and can only transform back into her human form at night.
Snorlax: RipVanWinkle because he sleeps. A lot.
I have even more, but I don't want to fill this entire entry up with Pokemon stuffs. After all, I still have Ace Attorney to nerd about.
Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies is the newest game in the Phoenix Wright franchise. I have to admit that I was worried when I learned Apollo Justice was still alive in this game. However, being three cases into the game, I have to admit his character got a lot more appealing. It's not just because he's covered in bandages either; he really seems a lot better than he did in his debut.
The cases don't get any less bizarre, however they are definitely worth playing through. The game also has a free bit of downloadable content where you can change the outfits of Athena, Phoenix and Apollo. Each character only gets one additional outfit, however, but it's still a cool little add on to brighten up and customize your game.
Speaking of Athena, she's really growing on me as a character. She's definitely no Maya, but her skills and personality are very much entertaining.
What's that, Billy? You decided to play these games on the 2DS?
... GET OFF MY LAWN!