Mobile Platform RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Mobile RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com http://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 3 Great Square Enix JRPGs Already Available on Android http://www.gameskinny.com/bp8ka/3-great-square-enix-jrpgs-already-available-on-android http://www.gameskinny.com/bp8ka/3-great-square-enix-jrpgs-already-available-on-android http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/d/r/a/dragon-quest-slime-178ac.jpg bp8ka/3-great-square-enix-jrpgs-already-available-on-android Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:00:01 -0400 Erroll Maas

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There you have it, three great JRPGs currently available on Android mobile devices.

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There are plenty of other JRPGs on Android, both by Square Enix and other developers. The three on this list are just some of the more notable games in the genre. While it's true these games are on other consoles, not all of those versions are as easily accessible as these Android ports.

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If you'd like to learn about three great JRPG games coming to Android devices soon, then check out our list here.

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The World Ends With You

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This unique touch control JRPG was originally released in 2008 for the Nintendo DS, was developed by Jupiter and Square Enix, and published by the latter.

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The World Ends With You -- or TWEWY as it's called by some fans-- is set in modern day Tokyo district of Shibuya, similar to Persona 5.

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In The World Ends With You, you play as loner teenager, Neku Sakuraba, as he and other characters he meets unwillingly participate in a game which will determine if they live or die. 

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The gameplay of The World Ends With You uses the touchscreen to move and attack, with different swiping movements allowing different types of attacks.

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The World Ends with You also features a familiar art style by Final Fantasy artist and Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura. Some characters from The World Ends With You even make an appearance in the game Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.

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Buy it on Google Play.

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

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In Dragon Quest VIII, you play as a young soldier who embarks on a journey to destroy an ancient powerful item which has fallen into the wrong hands, with an interesting cast of characters joining you on the way.

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One characteristic which makes Dragon Quest 8 stand out among previous games in the series is that some enemy monsters can be recruited, assist you and your party in battle, and participate in tournaments at the monster arena --similar to the Dragon Quest Monsters spin-off series.

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The Android port of Dragon Quest 8 features streamlined controls, which can easily be adjusted for either more simplistic or more complex gameplay.

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Buy it on Google Play.

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Final Fantasy IX

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The story of Final Fantasy IX follows monkey-boy thief Zidane and his friends on their adventures throughout the world of Gaia while learning about themselves as well as a malevolent evil force along the way.

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Final Fantasy IX features turn based combat and the Active Time Battle system introduced in Final Fantasy IV, in which there is a time gauge and enemies can attack or be attacked at any time.

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The android port of the ninth game in the Final Fantasy franchise comes straight from the PC version of the game and as such, it includes the same additional features such as achievements, seven different game boosters including high speed and no encounter modes, and an autosave function.

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Buy it on Google Play.

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JRPG fans typically don't play games in the genre on their phones. JRPGs are typically the realm of the console world. Despite this, the Google Play Store already has quite a hefty number of JRPGs available for mobile gaming, with a large majority of them being exclusives or ports of older games published by Square Enix.

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Square Enix has a history of making beloved JRPG series and games, such as Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Chrono Trigger, and has released these games on plenty of different consoles over the years. Now that smartphone technology is able to handle more JRPG's from Square Enix's library, it makes sense that they would be porting more games to mobile devices.

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Here are three of the best Square Enix JRPGs currently available on Android mobile devices.

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Indiewatch: Anodyne - A Masterweird Zelda-Esque Title http://www.gameskinny.com/yoynr/indiewatch-anodyne-a-masterweird-zelda-esque-title http://www.gameskinny.com/yoynr/indiewatch-anodyne-a-masterweird-zelda-esque-title http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/h/e/a/header-5ac92.jpg yoynr/indiewatch-anodyne-a-masterweird-zelda-esque-title Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:00:01 -0400 Damien Smith

Welcome to Indiewatch, a series where every Friday, we take a look at a good, yet unknown, unappreciated, and overlooked indie title. In order for a game to be covered on Indiewatch, it must fit into the following criteria:

  • It must be an indie game
  • It was not covered (or it was given minimal coverage) by mainstream video game websites and YouTubers
  • It must be good! Nothing below 7 out of 10 will be covered.

This week we are taking a look at AnodyneAnodyne is a Zelda-lite title developed and published by Analgesic Productions LLC. It released February 4th, 2013 followed by releasing on Steam and GOG.com shortly after. It later released on Android devices in October that same year.

Anodyne is a title that you play for its plot and atmosphere over the Zelda-inspired gameplay, as it is with them that the game truly shines over anything else. With that said its gameplay is still good but does suffer from a few hiccups here and there.

A complex plot of subtly

You take on the role of Young, as you travel throughout his subconscious mind. Young is The Chosen One who must stop the darkness from destroying the briar. In order to do this, he must first travel the lands, exploring and overcoming his fears. Only then will he be strong enough to face the darkness.

That is the plot to Anodynebut it is only scratching the surface of what the game has to offer. Dig deeper and look through the mirage of a story about good versus evil and you will find far deeper and at times dark themes running through the game's veins.

Some themes are upfront like murder, suicide and bullying, while others are more subtle such as social anxiety, accepting change, loneliness and depression as some examples. One of the complaints that some people had for Anodyne was the lack of there being a back story.

The thing is, these themes are the backstory, they give you insight into the life and person of Young. While this is the case, the overall plot and meaning behind everything remain vague, even after the game ends. It is a complex plot of subtly and very much a case of making your own interpretation of it and Young as a character.

The plot to Anodyne is something that isn't for those looking for an upfront and straightforward plot that explains everything. It is a plot for those looking to enter a strange, unnerving and disturbing world where they must piece things together themselves.

It is one of those games that will appeal to those looking for something weird and Anodyne is definitely one that sits up with the master weird experiences such as Pathologic and Knock Knock.

A Zelda-like gameplay experience

The gameplay to Anodyne is something that Zelda fans will be more than accustomed to. You must explore the land and enter caves and dungeons to defeat boss monsters to gain access to new areas and become stronger. As you progress throughout the game you will gain new abilities to help traverse and explore areas that were previously inaccessible.

Throughout the game, you can pick up clumps of dust with your broom and place them on the water to move across. They are also used to power moving platforms too. At about the halfway point of the game, you gain the ability to jump, allowing you to dodge faster enemies with greater ease and avoid pitfalls and so on.

The further into the game you go, the more difficult the areas become, adding in new more complex puzzles to solve in order to continue further in your journey. Overall the gameplay is what you would expect from a title that is inspired by the Zelda games of the 16-bit era.

The combat is simple and smooth, and the puzzles have a balance in their difficulty, slowly getting harder bit by bit throughout the game. The platforming is smooth in most areas, but there are a few that can be frustrating at times, especially with the moving platforms. If there was any other complaint I would have about the gameplay it is that is it easy to become confused as to where you need to go next.

There are so many different areas spread across the land that it becomes easy to forget which key opens which door. It results in you having to go to each area attempting to remember where the door is for the key you just obtained from the boss you just killed.

It does cause some frustration when this happens but aside from that the gameplay is what you everything that you could expect it to be good old-fashioned 16-bit fun.

A surreal and dreamlike world

The world of Anodyne is bizarre, creepy and unnerving. Throughout the entire experience, you never really know what kind of place you are going to end up in next. It leaves you feeling nothing but unease and discomfort, even in the more colourful and brightly lit areas.

From dark caves to a blood red area, to a black and white town to a forest full of talking animals are there are so many varying areas to explore in the game. Those I mentioned are but only some of them and each place has its own theme and representation to it too.

While Anodyne isn't a horror game, it is only one step away from being one in many ways. It is a dark and mysterious world that is anything but friendly. Death is always just around the corner for the reckless and you never know what you are going to run into next.

Anodyne does collectables right

Once upon a time, I was a gamer who had to 100% complete games before I would be fully satisfied and retired them to the shelf. These days I am not so interested in 100% completion and that is why when a game has collectables to be found, there needs to be a reason for seeking them out.

Anodyne does this, unlike another Zelda like a game I covered on Indiewatch recently, that being Ittle DewIn Anodyne there are cards to collect throughout the world. These cards then open special doors that will only unlock once you have a number of cards in your inventory equal to or more than the number on them.

These doors give you access to areas that were previously inaccessible and lead to additional health upgrades to help you in your journey. It gives you a reason to seek the cards out as it makes life that little bit easier for you, especially when dealing with the final boss.

So, yes Anodyne does collectables the way they should be done unlike in Ittle Dew where they existed for no other reason that just to collect them.

A fantastic game that isn't for everyone

Anodyne is one of those games that really is not for everyone. The gameplay on its own while good isn't enough to make the game enjoyable. It is the plot and its world that carries the game from beginning to end and if they don't float your boat, then you aren't going to enjoy yourself.

If you like a dark, surreal world with a plot that contains subtle themes and leaves you to make your own interpretations of what has happened, then you will love it. And if you love this style of gameplay also, that is just an added bonus and incentive to play it.

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9 Best Strategy Card Games on Steam that Aren't Krosmaga http://www.gameskinny.com/ezr8d/9-best-strategy-card-games-on-steam-that-arent-krosmaga http://www.gameskinny.com/ezr8d/9-best-strategy-card-games-on-steam-that-arent-krosmaga http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/s/t/r/strategy-card-games-steam-title-62e38.jpg ezr8d/9-best-strategy-card-games-on-steam-that-arent-krosmaga Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:00:01 -0400 Glitchiee_8928

Krosmaga is a free to play strategy card game on Steam. Combing CCG and tower defense elements, its uniqueness makes it stand out in a fast-growing genre. It is not, however, the only game that stands out amongst other CCGs.

Surprisingly, Steam is full of CCGs. Some are free to play, like Krosmagawhile others require a bit of IRL buy-in. The following are 9 other games to shuffle through on Steam.

SolForge

SolForge is created by the developers of Magic: The Gathering and Ascension. Focused on leveling, cards gain experience and transform as they are played. There are a variety of events throughout the week. These events vary from structured deck tournaments to draft tournaments. There are different play modes available as well.

Magic Duels

Magic Duels is a free to play platform for Magic: The Gathering. This makes it the perfect way for new players to play the high card game without investing a large amount of time to learn the game. Decks are usually comprised of 1-2 colors with each color corresponding to a type of deck. Lands, creatures, and spells are the types of cards used to build a deck.

Faeria

Faeria is a combination board and card game available for free on Steam and iOS. Placing lands and using various types of elemental restrictions, along with various creature abilities, makes this game both unique and challenging.

Chronicle: RuneScape Legends

Chronicle: RuneScape Legends takes the traditional card game and fuses it with RPG elements. Focusing on customization through character leveling instead of just the variants in deck building, the focus is on sequences of cards versus board control.

HEX: Shards of Fate

Hex: Shards of Fate also combines card and RPG elements. However, the RPG elements come in the form of exploring dungeons. Decks can be augmented with items called socketing gems and different champions have disparate skills, making them unique. Tournaments occur daily, where players can win prizes, making it great for competitive gamers.

Yomi

Yomi is a fighting game in card form. There are 10 characters to pick from with various moves and combos. Survival mode squares players off against AI opponents until they lose. Available for cross-platform play, players can face off against opponents from the iOS or web version when playing through Steam. 

Infinity Wars: Animated Trading Card Game

Infinity Wars has spiced up its gameplay by animating each of its cards in 3D. The grind for cards is also easier in this game. Players earn cards simply by logging in. Turns are taken simultaneously, which requires foresight and extensive strategy when playing.

Shardbound

Shardbound is an Early Access tactical card game that combines board and CCG mechanics. Use the terrain to gain advantages over the enemy to establish a Noble House. The game features Twitch.tv integration, allowing players who are watching a Shardbound stream to have access to special Twitch objectives.

Ironclad Tactics

Ironclad Tactics is another game that needs money in order to play. Paying for the game up front, there are no microtransactions, meaning all players on are level playing field when it comes to earning cards. The interactive novel campaign portion is set in a steampunk Civil War and grants players cards as they play through the story.

Which CCG are you most intrigued by? Have you played any of them before? Tell us your thoughts below!

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3 Great Square Enix JRPGs Already Available on Android http://www.gameskinny.com/bp8ka/3-great-square-enix-jrpgs-already-available-on-android http://www.gameskinny.com/bp8ka/3-great-square-enix-jrpgs-already-available-on-android http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/d/r/a/dragon-quest-slime-178ac.jpg bp8ka/3-great-square-enix-jrpgs-already-available-on-android Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:00:01 -0400 Erroll Maas

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There you have it, three great JRPGs currently available on Android mobile devices.

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There are plenty of other JRPGs on Android, both by Square Enix and other developers. The three on this list are just some of the more notable games in the genre. While it's true these games are on other consoles, not all of those versions are as easily accessible as these Android ports.

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If you'd like to learn about three great JRPG games coming to Android devices soon, then check out our list here.

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The World Ends With You

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This unique touch control JRPG was originally released in 2008 for the Nintendo DS, was developed by Jupiter and Square Enix, and published by the latter.

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The World Ends With You -- or TWEWY as it's called by some fans-- is set in modern day Tokyo district of Shibuya, similar to Persona 5.

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In The World Ends With You, you play as loner teenager, Neku Sakuraba, as he and other characters he meets unwillingly participate in a game which will determine if they live or die. 

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The gameplay of The World Ends With You uses the touchscreen to move and attack, with different swiping movements allowing different types of attacks.

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The World Ends with You also features a familiar art style by Final Fantasy artist and Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura. Some characters from The World Ends With You even make an appearance in the game Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.

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Buy it on Google Play.

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

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In Dragon Quest VIII, you play as a young soldier who embarks on a journey to destroy an ancient powerful item which has fallen into the wrong hands, with an interesting cast of characters joining you on the way.

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One characteristic which makes Dragon Quest 8 stand out among previous games in the series is that some enemy monsters can be recruited, assist you and your party in battle, and participate in tournaments at the monster arena --similar to the Dragon Quest Monsters spin-off series.

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The Android port of Dragon Quest 8 features streamlined controls, which can easily be adjusted for either more simplistic or more complex gameplay.

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Buy it on Google Play.

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Final Fantasy IX

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The story of Final Fantasy IX follows monkey-boy thief Zidane and his friends on their adventures throughout the world of Gaia while learning about themselves as well as a malevolent evil force along the way.

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Final Fantasy IX features turn based combat and the Active Time Battle system introduced in Final Fantasy IV, in which there is a time gauge and enemies can attack or be attacked at any time.

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The android port of the ninth game in the Final Fantasy franchise comes straight from the PC version of the game and as such, it includes the same additional features such as achievements, seven different game boosters including high speed and no encounter modes, and an autosave function.

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Buy it on Google Play.

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JRPG fans typically don't play games in the genre on their phones. JRPGs are typically the realm of the console world. Despite this, the Google Play Store already has quite a hefty number of JRPGs available for mobile gaming, with a large majority of them being exclusives or ports of older games published by Square Enix.

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Square Enix has a history of making beloved JRPG series and games, such as Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Chrono Trigger, and has released these games on plenty of different consoles over the years. Now that smartphone technology is able to handle more JRPG's from Square Enix's library, it makes sense that they would be porting more games to mobile devices.

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Here are three of the best Square Enix JRPGs currently available on Android mobile devices.

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Indiewatch: Anodyne - A Masterweird Zelda-Esque Title http://www.gameskinny.com/yoynr/indiewatch-anodyne-a-masterweird-zelda-esque-title http://www.gameskinny.com/yoynr/indiewatch-anodyne-a-masterweird-zelda-esque-title http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/h/e/a/header-5ac92.jpg yoynr/indiewatch-anodyne-a-masterweird-zelda-esque-title Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:00:01 -0400 Damien Smith

Welcome to Indiewatch, a series where every Friday, we take a look at a good, yet unknown, unappreciated, and overlooked indie title. In order for a game to be covered on Indiewatch, it must fit into the following criteria:

  • It must be an indie game
  • It was not covered (or it was given minimal coverage) by mainstream video game websites and YouTubers
  • It must be good! Nothing below 7 out of 10 will be covered.

This week we are taking a look at AnodyneAnodyne is a Zelda-lite title developed and published by Analgesic Productions LLC. It released February 4th, 2013 followed by releasing on Steam and GOG.com shortly after. It later released on Android devices in October that same year.

Anodyne is a title that you play for its plot and atmosphere over the Zelda-inspired gameplay, as it is with them that the game truly shines over anything else. With that said its gameplay is still good but does suffer from a few hiccups here and there.

A complex plot of subtly

You take on the role of Young, as you travel throughout his subconscious mind. Young is The Chosen One who must stop the darkness from destroying the briar. In order to do this, he must first travel the lands, exploring and overcoming his fears. Only then will he be strong enough to face the darkness.

That is the plot to Anodynebut it is only scratching the surface of what the game has to offer. Dig deeper and look through the mirage of a story about good versus evil and you will find far deeper and at times dark themes running through the game's veins.

Some themes are upfront like murder, suicide and bullying, while others are more subtle such as social anxiety, accepting change, loneliness and depression as some examples. One of the complaints that some people had for Anodyne was the lack of there being a back story.

The thing is, these themes are the backstory, they give you insight into the life and person of Young. While this is the case, the overall plot and meaning behind everything remain vague, even after the game ends. It is a complex plot of subtly and very much a case of making your own interpretation of it and Young as a character.

The plot to Anodyne is something that isn't for those looking for an upfront and straightforward plot that explains everything. It is a plot for those looking to enter a strange, unnerving and disturbing world where they must piece things together themselves.

It is one of those games that will appeal to those looking for something weird and Anodyne is definitely one that sits up with the master weird experiences such as Pathologic and Knock Knock.

A Zelda-like gameplay experience

The gameplay to Anodyne is something that Zelda fans will be more than accustomed to. You must explore the land and enter caves and dungeons to defeat boss monsters to gain access to new areas and become stronger. As you progress throughout the game you will gain new abilities to help traverse and explore areas that were previously inaccessible.

Throughout the game, you can pick up clumps of dust with your broom and place them on the water to move across. They are also used to power moving platforms too. At about the halfway point of the game, you gain the ability to jump, allowing you to dodge faster enemies with greater ease and avoid pitfalls and so on.

The further into the game you go, the more difficult the areas become, adding in new more complex puzzles to solve in order to continue further in your journey. Overall the gameplay is what you would expect from a title that is inspired by the Zelda games of the 16-bit era.

The combat is simple and smooth, and the puzzles have a balance in their difficulty, slowly getting harder bit by bit throughout the game. The platforming is smooth in most areas, but there are a few that can be frustrating at times, especially with the moving platforms. If there was any other complaint I would have about the gameplay it is that is it easy to become confused as to where you need to go next.

There are so many different areas spread across the land that it becomes easy to forget which key opens which door. It results in you having to go to each area attempting to remember where the door is for the key you just obtained from the boss you just killed.

It does cause some frustration when this happens but aside from that the gameplay is what you everything that you could expect it to be good old-fashioned 16-bit fun.

A surreal and dreamlike world

The world of Anodyne is bizarre, creepy and unnerving. Throughout the entire experience, you never really know what kind of place you are going to end up in next. It leaves you feeling nothing but unease and discomfort, even in the more colourful and brightly lit areas.

From dark caves to a blood red area, to a black and white town to a forest full of talking animals are there are so many varying areas to explore in the game. Those I mentioned are but only some of them and each place has its own theme and representation to it too.

While Anodyne isn't a horror game, it is only one step away from being one in many ways. It is a dark and mysterious world that is anything but friendly. Death is always just around the corner for the reckless and you never know what you are going to run into next.

Anodyne does collectables right

Once upon a time, I was a gamer who had to 100% complete games before I would be fully satisfied and retired them to the shelf. These days I am not so interested in 100% completion and that is why when a game has collectables to be found, there needs to be a reason for seeking them out.

Anodyne does this, unlike another Zelda like a game I covered on Indiewatch recently, that being Ittle DewIn Anodyne there are cards to collect throughout the world. These cards then open special doors that will only unlock once you have a number of cards in your inventory equal to or more than the number on them.

These doors give you access to areas that were previously inaccessible and lead to additional health upgrades to help you in your journey. It gives you a reason to seek the cards out as it makes life that little bit easier for you, especially when dealing with the final boss.

So, yes Anodyne does collectables the way they should be done unlike in Ittle Dew where they existed for no other reason that just to collect them.

A fantastic game that isn't for everyone

Anodyne is one of those games that really is not for everyone. The gameplay on its own while good isn't enough to make the game enjoyable. It is the plot and its world that carries the game from beginning to end and if they don't float your boat, then you aren't going to enjoy yourself.

If you like a dark, surreal world with a plot that contains subtle themes and leaves you to make your own interpretations of what has happened, then you will love it. And if you love this style of gameplay also, that is just an added bonus and incentive to play it.

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9 Best Strategy Card Games on Steam that Aren't Krosmaga http://www.gameskinny.com/ezr8d/9-best-strategy-card-games-on-steam-that-arent-krosmaga http://www.gameskinny.com/ezr8d/9-best-strategy-card-games-on-steam-that-arent-krosmaga http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/s/t/r/strategy-card-games-steam-title-62e38.jpg ezr8d/9-best-strategy-card-games-on-steam-that-arent-krosmaga Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:00:01 -0400 Glitchiee_8928

Krosmaga is a free to play strategy card game on Steam. Combing CCG and tower defense elements, its uniqueness makes it stand out in a fast-growing genre. It is not, however, the only game that stands out amongst other CCGs.

Surprisingly, Steam is full of CCGs. Some are free to play, like Krosmagawhile others require a bit of IRL buy-in. The following are 9 other games to shuffle through on Steam.

SolForge

SolForge is created by the developers of Magic: The Gathering and Ascension. Focused on leveling, cards gain experience and transform as they are played. There are a variety of events throughout the week. These events vary from structured deck tournaments to draft tournaments. There are different play modes available as well.

Magic Duels

Magic Duels is a free to play platform for Magic: The Gathering. This makes it the perfect way for new players to play the high card game without investing a large amount of time to learn the game. Decks are usually comprised of 1-2 colors with each color corresponding to a type of deck. Lands, creatures, and spells are the types of cards used to build a deck.

Faeria

Faeria is a combination board and card game available for free on Steam and iOS. Placing lands and using various types of elemental restrictions, along with various creature abilities, makes this game both unique and challenging.

Chronicle: RuneScape Legends

Chronicle: RuneScape Legends takes the traditional card game and fuses it with RPG elements. Focusing on customization through character leveling instead of just the variants in deck building, the focus is on sequences of cards versus board control.

HEX: Shards of Fate

Hex: Shards of Fate also combines card and RPG elements. However, the RPG elements come in the form of exploring dungeons. Decks can be augmented with items called socketing gems and different champions have disparate skills, making them unique. Tournaments occur daily, where players can win prizes, making it great for competitive gamers.

Yomi

Yomi is a fighting game in card form. There are 10 characters to pick from with various moves and combos. Survival mode squares players off against AI opponents until they lose. Available for cross-platform play, players can face off against opponents from the iOS or web version when playing through Steam. 

Infinity Wars: Animated Trading Card Game

Infinity Wars has spiced up its gameplay by animating each of its cards in 3D. The grind for cards is also easier in this game. Players earn cards simply by logging in. Turns are taken simultaneously, which requires foresight and extensive strategy when playing.

Shardbound

Shardbound is an Early Access tactical card game that combines board and CCG mechanics. Use the terrain to gain advantages over the enemy to establish a Noble House. The game features Twitch.tv integration, allowing players who are watching a Shardbound stream to have access to special Twitch objectives.

Ironclad Tactics

Ironclad Tactics is another game that needs money in order to play. Paying for the game up front, there are no microtransactions, meaning all players on are level playing field when it comes to earning cards. The interactive novel campaign portion is set in a steampunk Civil War and grants players cards as they play through the story.

Which CCG are you most intrigued by? Have you played any of them before? Tell us your thoughts below!

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The Top 20 Laziest Designs in the History of Pokemon http://www.gameskinny.com/4lq9m/the-top-20-laziest-designs-in-the-history-of-pokemon http://www.gameskinny.com/4lq9m/the-top-20-laziest-designs-in-the-history-of-pokemon http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/p/o/k/pokemon-list-header-image-60d5e.png 4lq9m/the-top-20-laziest-designs-in-the-history-of-pokemon Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:01 -0400 Dan Roemer

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#1 - Electrode
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Why not Voltorb you ask? Simple, Voltorb was designed with the gimmick and idea that it basically tricks players into thinking it's a pokeball or item within the game, despite the simple design -- it was intentionally simple. But there is always that benefit of the doubt that perhaps it will evolve into something more complex...

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Nope! Instead it evolves into a slightly larger ball that defeats the purpose of its original design by flipping the colours around and giving it a mouth -- FANTASTIC!

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The only notable thing about Electrode is that it blows up a lot, hence why it is my personal #1 pick for the most laziest designed Pokemon.

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But what are yours? I'd love to know, so comment down below! And for everything Pokemon related, stay tuned to GameSkinny!

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#2 - Ditto
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Ditto is simplistic to a whole new level in terms of design, he's literally just a pink blob with a poorly drawn smiley face (at least Grimer had an expression and proper eyes!)

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If it weren't for the fact it has an extremely interesting hypothetical history in potentially being a botched Mew clone, which then explains why it can transform and take the shape of any Pokemon, I'd say this is possibly the absolute worst designed Pokemon of all time.

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It's so basic in design, I even drew it in MS paint!

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But as I mentioned, I hate inanimate objects becoming Pokemon, so the #1 spot is the absolute peak of this... 

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#3 - Dugtrio
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One upping Diglett for this list in lazy design, Dugtrio is literally three Digletts but now with angry eyes! Diglett and Dugtrio are so bizarre and simplistic in design, it has left many people wondering what exactly is beneath the ground?

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The anime hasn't been able to answer this, but fans have come up with their own theories!

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True horror waits below the surface.

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#4 - Grimer
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So how do you get worse than a pile of literal trash? A pile of purple ooze! Grimer is basically a pile of toxic waste and clearly nobody wasted time in its design.

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I'd like to imagine if Ivan Ooze was a Pokemon trainer, this is all he would have -- Grimers and Muks!

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#5 - Garbodor
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Garbodor is the biggest offender in my opinion so far in inanimate objects becoming Pokemon, Garbodor is literally just a pile of garbage...

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As I've already mentioned prior, I don't like the idea of inanimate objects becoming Pokemon. So when a pile of trash is one -- I honestly don't see how anyone could genuinely like that Pokemon. But at least they gave it arms and ears... I guess?

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#6 - Unown
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If I wanted to be a real ass, I could have made this whole list Unowns! From inanimate objects to basically the English alphabet itself, Unown is possibly one of the oddest designs, but still very uninspired in my opinion.

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I always liked capturing "K" so it seemed like it was partially spelled "Unknown" -- just the K itself was the actual Pokemon, welcome to my brain.

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In general it was also a very useless Pokemon, it was basically there for puzzle solving and had no real purpose other than this.

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#7 - Klefki
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Some designer or artist at the Pokemon Company was parking there car one day, dropped their keys, and suddenly said: "I'VE GOT AN IDEA THAT WILL GET ME OUT OF WORK EARLY TODAY!" -- Then again knowing Japanese worth ethic this is extremely unlikely.

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On the topic of Klefki, once again another example of inmate objects being turned into Pokemon. It doesn't even have the excuse of being a ghost type either, it's a steel/fairy type!

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#8 - Vanillish
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This Pokemon gets a ton of flack from Pokemon fans for just how uninspired it is. Because once again it is literally just an imitate object being turned into a Pokemon, in this case an ice-cream cone.

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Not really much else to say, I think it's a step below Honedge simply because it's ice cream instead of a sword. 

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#9 - Honedge
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The concept of a Ghost/Steel type Pokemon is really cool, but instead we got a floating sword for a Pokemon. At least the design of the sheath is kind of cool, but the idea of intimate object becoming a Pokemon always just seems so lazy to me. However it does have the excuse of "it's a ghost though!" -- so I guess it got a pass?

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#10 - Sunflora
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In my opinion Sunflora is the absolute laziest designed grass type in the entire franchise so far. It's literally just a sunflower with a face on it... I wonder if it has sunflower seeds though?

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...And can you eat them?

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#11 - Seel
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♪ But did you know? That when it snows my eyes become ♫ -- Oh wait, wrong Seal. Unfortunately, Seel is nothing more than a seal with a horn on its head. Nobody likes to admit it, but first generation Pokemon had some really questionable designs, we'll be tackling more of them soon enough.

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As a Canadian, I'm not allowed to have a Seel in my Pokemon party.

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#12 - Poliwrath
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When you take a good look at Poliwag you automatically assume or think "Oh sure a tadpole, I bet its final evolution is a frog" -- well you're not wrong (Politoed) -- but if you decide to give Poliwhirl a water stone instead, you end up with a slightly more angry looking Poliwhirl in the form of Poliwrath...

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INCREDIBLE!

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#13 - Krabby
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Fun fact, the episode in which Ash caught Krabby was the very first episode of Pokemon I ever watched. So in a weird way he holds a special place in my heart, but I can't deny just how lazy the design concept of Krabby is.

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It's literally just a crab -- named Krabby.

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#14 - Bunnelby
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Bringing it back to animals -- this Pokemon almost looks like a fan-design, it's just so uninspired in concept.

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It's literally just a rabbit, the only remarkably unique thing about it is the ear design, like really? You have this gorgeous tropical setting in Pokemon Sun And Moon and one of the new Pokemon you add is this? ANOTHER RABBIT DESIGN?

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At least it's not another Lopunny.

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#15 - Pineco
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Now we enter the territory of animate objects becoming Pokemon, in this case a pine cone...

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I know creator Satoshi Tajiri came up with the basic idea and design of Pokemon by catching and collecting bugs when he was a child. But damn his backyard now as an adult must be really boring if all he could think up or find was a pine cone and then slapped some eyes on it and named it Pineco.

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#16 - Luvdisc
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"Hey so we designed this fish shaped like a heart, can we go home now?"

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Yeah unfortunately Luvdisc is easily the laziest designed fish Pokemon in the entire series so far, it doesn't even have fins!

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#17 - Wailord
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Another example of a slightly re-designed animal concept that the boys over at the Pokemon Company seemed to really latch onto.

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At least its prior evolution was slightly different by being round, but Wailord itself in terms of overall design was just lazy. Wailord's only notable feature is that it's really big...

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#18 - Noctowl
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Here is where we start entering the territory of slightly redesigned animals and Noctowl is a prime example of it. From the name simply combining the words nocturnal and owl and to its over all design.

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A boring brown colour pallet (no wonder Ashs's was a shiny one) -- Noctowl is the prime example of a straight up real-life bird knock off. But at least he has those cool eye brows to make up for it, hence his placement on this list.

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#19 - Spoink
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Ah yes, Spoink! Literally a pig with a spring tail that it bounces up and down and has a pink orb on its head, it's as lazy as is it cute -- very.

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Sadly Spoink's design is just kind of bad over all. The spring tail is a novel idea, but everything from the lack of a mouth and feet, to those dinky little arms, it just comes off being lazy to me personally. But still a novel idea none the less with the spring tail, hence why it's so high up on this list.

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#20 - Dedenne
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Kicking things off fresh and new with a sixth generation Pokemon, Dedenne is absolutely once again another Pikachu knock-off -- yet still no where near as interesting.

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From the orange brownish colour pallet, thin mouse-like tail, and the inclusion of whiskers he just comes off looking like a Pikachu and a Rattata had a one night stand and this was the end result once the egg hatched. (Maybe that's what actually happened?)

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Pokemon has been around for over 20 years and considering there are now well over 700 different species of Pokemon, it's shocking how diverse and creative some of the designs are.

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However, today I'll be breaking down the top 20 laziest designed Pokemon from passable to worst. Everything from Pikachu knock offs, to inanimate objects seemingly just being turned into Pokemon, to just straight up a pile of garbage.

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The Top 20 Laziest Designs in the History of Pokemon http://www.gameskinny.com/4lq9m/the-top-20-laziest-designs-in-the-history-of-pokemon http://www.gameskinny.com/4lq9m/the-top-20-laziest-designs-in-the-history-of-pokemon http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/p/o/k/pokemon-list-header-image-60d5e.png 4lq9m/the-top-20-laziest-designs-in-the-history-of-pokemon Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:01 -0400 Dan Roemer

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#1 - Electrode
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Why not Voltorb you ask? Simple, Voltorb was designed with the gimmick and idea that it basically tricks players into thinking it's a pokeball or item within the game, despite the simple design -- it was intentionally simple. But there is always that benefit of the doubt that perhaps it will evolve into something more complex...

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Nope! Instead it evolves into a slightly larger ball that defeats the purpose of its original design by flipping the colours around and giving it a mouth -- FANTASTIC!

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The only notable thing about Electrode is that it blows up a lot, hence why it is my personal #1 pick for the most laziest designed Pokemon.

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But what are yours? I'd love to know, so comment down below! And for everything Pokemon related, stay tuned to GameSkinny!

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#2 - Ditto
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Ditto is simplistic to a whole new level in terms of design, he's literally just a pink blob with a poorly drawn smiley face (at least Grimer had an expression and proper eyes!)

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If it weren't for the fact it has an extremely interesting hypothetical history in potentially being a botched Mew clone, which then explains why it can transform and take the shape of any Pokemon, I'd say this is possibly the absolute worst designed Pokemon of all time.

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It's so basic in design, I even drew it in MS paint!

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But as I mentioned, I hate inanimate objects becoming Pokemon, so the #1 spot is the absolute peak of this... 

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#3 - Dugtrio
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One upping Diglett for this list in lazy design, Dugtrio is literally three Digletts but now with angry eyes! Diglett and Dugtrio are so bizarre and simplistic in design, it has left many people wondering what exactly is beneath the ground?

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The anime hasn't been able to answer this, but fans have come up with their own theories!

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True horror waits below the surface.

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#4 - Grimer
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So how do you get worse than a pile of literal trash? A pile of purple ooze! Grimer is basically a pile of toxic waste and clearly nobody wasted time in its design.

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I'd like to imagine if Ivan Ooze was a Pokemon trainer, this is all he would have -- Grimers and Muks!

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#5 - Garbodor
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Garbodor is the biggest offender in my opinion so far in inanimate objects becoming Pokemon, Garbodor is literally just a pile of garbage...

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As I've already mentioned prior, I don't like the idea of inanimate objects becoming Pokemon. So when a pile of trash is one -- I honestly don't see how anyone could genuinely like that Pokemon. But at least they gave it arms and ears... I guess?

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#6 - Unown
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If I wanted to be a real ass, I could have made this whole list Unowns! From inanimate objects to basically the English alphabet itself, Unown is possibly one of the oddest designs, but still very uninspired in my opinion.

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I always liked capturing "K" so it seemed like it was partially spelled "Unknown" -- just the K itself was the actual Pokemon, welcome to my brain.

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In general it was also a very useless Pokemon, it was basically there for puzzle solving and had no real purpose other than this.

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#7 - Klefki
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Some designer or artist at the Pokemon Company was parking there car one day, dropped their keys, and suddenly said: "I'VE GOT AN IDEA THAT WILL GET ME OUT OF WORK EARLY TODAY!" -- Then again knowing Japanese worth ethic this is extremely unlikely.

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On the topic of Klefki, once again another example of inmate objects being turned into Pokemon. It doesn't even have the excuse of being a ghost type either, it's a steel/fairy type!

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#8 - Vanillish
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This Pokemon gets a ton of flack from Pokemon fans for just how uninspired it is. Because once again it is literally just an imitate object being turned into a Pokemon, in this case an ice-cream cone.

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Not really much else to say, I think it's a step below Honedge simply because it's ice cream instead of a sword. 

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#9 - Honedge
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The concept of a Ghost/Steel type Pokemon is really cool, but instead we got a floating sword for a Pokemon. At least the design of the sheath is kind of cool, but the idea of intimate object becoming a Pokemon always just seems so lazy to me. However it does have the excuse of "it's a ghost though!" -- so I guess it got a pass?

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#10 - Sunflora
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In my opinion Sunflora is the absolute laziest designed grass type in the entire franchise so far. It's literally just a sunflower with a face on it... I wonder if it has sunflower seeds though?

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...And can you eat them?

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#11 - Seel
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♪ But did you know? That when it snows my eyes become ♫ -- Oh wait, wrong Seal. Unfortunately, Seel is nothing more than a seal with a horn on its head. Nobody likes to admit it, but first generation Pokemon had some really questionable designs, we'll be tackling more of them soon enough.

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As a Canadian, I'm not allowed to have a Seel in my Pokemon party.

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#12 - Poliwrath
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When you take a good look at Poliwag you automatically assume or think "Oh sure a tadpole, I bet its final evolution is a frog" -- well you're not wrong (Politoed) -- but if you decide to give Poliwhirl a water stone instead, you end up with a slightly more angry looking Poliwhirl in the form of Poliwrath...

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INCREDIBLE!

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#13 - Krabby
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Fun fact, the episode in which Ash caught Krabby was the very first episode of Pokemon I ever watched. So in a weird way he holds a special place in my heart, but I can't deny just how lazy the design concept of Krabby is.

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It's literally just a crab -- named Krabby.

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#14 - Bunnelby
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Bringing it back to animals -- this Pokemon almost looks like a fan-design, it's just so uninspired in concept.

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It's literally just a rabbit, the only remarkably unique thing about it is the ear design, like really? You have this gorgeous tropical setting in Pokemon Sun And Moon and one of the new Pokemon you add is this? ANOTHER RABBIT DESIGN?

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At least it's not another Lopunny.

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#15 - Pineco
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Now we enter the territory of animate objects becoming Pokemon, in this case a pine cone...

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I know creator Satoshi Tajiri came up with the basic idea and design of Pokemon by catching and collecting bugs when he was a child. But damn his backyard now as an adult must be really boring if all he could think up or find was a pine cone and then slapped some eyes on it and named it Pineco.

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#16 - Luvdisc
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"Hey so we designed this fish shaped like a heart, can we go home now?"

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Yeah unfortunately Luvdisc is easily the laziest designed fish Pokemon in the entire series so far, it doesn't even have fins!

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#17 - Wailord
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Another example of a slightly re-designed animal concept that the boys over at the Pokemon Company seemed to really latch onto.

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At least its prior evolution was slightly different by being round, but Wailord itself in terms of overall design was just lazy. Wailord's only notable feature is that it's really big...

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#18 - Noctowl
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Here is where we start entering the territory of slightly redesigned animals and Noctowl is a prime example of it. From the name simply combining the words nocturnal and owl and to its over all design.

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A boring brown colour pallet (no wonder Ashs's was a shiny one) -- Noctowl is the prime example of a straight up real-life bird knock off. But at least he has those cool eye brows to make up for it, hence his placement on this list.

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#19 - Spoink
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Ah yes, Spoink! Literally a pig with a spring tail that it bounces up and down and has a pink orb on its head, it's as lazy as is it cute -- very.

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Sadly Spoink's design is just kind of bad over all. The spring tail is a novel idea, but everything from the lack of a mouth and feet, to those dinky little arms, it just comes off being lazy to me personally. But still a novel idea none the less with the spring tail, hence why it's so high up on this list.

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#20 - Dedenne
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Kicking things off fresh and new with a sixth generation Pokemon, Dedenne is absolutely once again another Pikachu knock-off -- yet still no where near as interesting.

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From the orange brownish colour pallet, thin mouse-like tail, and the inclusion of whiskers he just comes off looking like a Pikachu and a Rattata had a one night stand and this was the end result once the egg hatched. (Maybe that's what actually happened?)

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Pokemon has been around for over 20 years and considering there are now well over 700 different species of Pokemon, it's shocking how diverse and creative some of the designs are.

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However, today I'll be breaking down the top 20 laziest designed Pokemon from passable to worst. Everything from Pikachu knock offs, to inanimate objects seemingly just being turned into Pokemon, to just straight up a pile of garbage.

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Fire Emblem Heroes Navarre & Robin (F) Grand Hero Battles Return for a Limited Time http://www.gameskinny.com/oz89h/fire-emblem-heroes-navarre-robin-f-grand-hero-battles-return-for-a-limited-time http://www.gameskinny.com/oz89h/fire-emblem-heroes-navarre-robin-f-grand-hero-battles-return-for-a-limited-time http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/g/r/a/grandherorevivalnews-b9b09.png oz89h/fire-emblem-heroes-navarre-robin-f-grand-hero-battles-return-for-a-limited-time Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:17:00 -0400 ThatGamersAsylum

Intelligent Systems is now kicking off an event "Grand Hero Battle Revival" for Fire Emblem Heroes. During this event, 2 Grand Hero Battles from the past will be made available again for an entire week, to allow you to attain them again if you hadn't already. This event officially started at 2 am MT on April 24 and will end at 2 am MT on May 2.

During this event, new quests will also be made available. The quests either reward you with another copy of either Female Robin or Navarre -- or event with orbs. Many of the quests task you with accomplishing varying difficult tasks. For instance, having Alfonse on your team when you beat Female Robin or using a Navarre to beat a level 40 Navarre. I never said they were easy or practical.

Either way, this should provide some interesting challenges while also giving you extra copies of these characters just in case you wanted to "inherit" their abilities away to other characters. In particular, Female Robin's Blue Tomebreaker is one such skill that might be useful for inheritance, especially considering how popular and powerful the blue mage Linde is.

Stay on the look out for guides to both the Navarre and Female Robin coming out within the next day.

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Fire Emblem Heroes Navarre & Robin (F) Grand Hero Battles Return for a Limited Time http://www.gameskinny.com/oz89h/fire-emblem-heroes-navarre-robin-f-grand-hero-battles-return-for-a-limited-time http://www.gameskinny.com/oz89h/fire-emblem-heroes-navarre-robin-f-grand-hero-battles-return-for-a-limited-time http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/g/r/a/grandherorevivalnews-b9b09.png oz89h/fire-emblem-heroes-navarre-robin-f-grand-hero-battles-return-for-a-limited-time Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:17:00 -0400 ThatGamersAsylum

Intelligent Systems is now kicking off an event "Grand Hero Battle Revival" for Fire Emblem Heroes. During this event, 2 Grand Hero Battles from the past will be made available again for an entire week, to allow you to attain them again if you hadn't already. This event officially started at 2 am MT on April 24 and will end at 2 am MT on May 2.

During this event, new quests will also be made available. The quests either reward you with another copy of either Female Robin or Navarre -- or event with orbs. Many of the quests task you with accomplishing varying difficult tasks. For instance, having Alfonse on your team when you beat Female Robin or using a Navarre to beat a level 40 Navarre. I never said they were easy or practical.

Either way, this should provide some interesting challenges while also giving you extra copies of these characters just in case you wanted to "inherit" their abilities away to other characters. In particular, Female Robin's Blue Tomebreaker is one such skill that might be useful for inheritance, especially considering how popular and powerful the blue mage Linde is.

Stay on the look out for guides to both the Navarre and Female Robin coming out within the next day.

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Blackbox Guide: 10 More Challenging Puzzle Solutions http://www.gameskinny.com/3kalz/blackbox-guide-10-more-challenging-puzzle-solutions http://www.gameskinny.com/3kalz/blackbox-guide-10-more-challenging-puzzle-solutions http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/b/l/a/blackbox-header-53ff9.png 3kalz/blackbox-guide-10-more-challenging-puzzle-solutions Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:44:49 -0400 Synzer

Blackbox is a unique puzzle app that requires you to "think outside the box" to turn on all the lights in a puzzle. This is literal, as you often have to do things that don't require touching the puzzles in the screen -- such as rotating your phone and changing settings.

If you haven't already, check out my Blackbox Guide: 10 Beginner Puzzle Solutions. Some of the following puzzles are slightly more challenging.

They won't be numbered, but listed by their color, number of boxes, and location.

How to Solve Puzzles in Blackbox

Single Light Orange Box - Left of the 2 yellow boxes

blackbox solutions

This one involves your phone's camera.

  • Cover your phone's camera until the screen goes black.
  • Wait about 10 seconds, then uncover it. You will see an orange color fill up the screen and turn on the light.

If you only see it cover up some of the screen, then have the camera covered for a longer time.

Single Teal Box - Above the light orange box

blackbox solutions

You will notice a Wi-Fi symbol. If you do not have Wi-Fi on, the symbol will still be there, but will be missing the top bar.

All you have to do is turn off Wi-Fi and put the phone in airplane mode to turn on the light.

Single Red Box - Left of the light orange box

blackbox game answers

This one involves the location of your phone. 

  • Lay the phone flat so everything is within the circle.
  • Spin the phone around to begin filling up the screen until the light comes on. Make sure the phone stays flat the entire time.
Single Pink Box

blackbox solutions

This is a touch ID challenge. When you start the puzzle, it says this will be hard for you and shows the touch id.

If you have touch ID setup, you cannot use the fingers that are registered to unlock touch ID. If you use the wrong fingers 3 times in a row, the light will turn on.

Light Green Box - Settings Meta Challenge

blackbox settings meta challenge answer

You can unlock this by going to Settings on your phone, then switching the "Blackbox Settings" to the right. This will open up the meta challenge.

  • Open the challenge to see the same settings icon.
  • Go back to settings and switch it back to the left.
  • Now, open up the challenge again to have the light turn on.
Pale Blue Box - Time Meta Challenge

blackbox time meta challenge solution

You can unlock this by completing the previous settings meta challenge.

When you open the challenge, you will notice the light starts on, then turns off.

  • Go to "Settings", then "General", and scroll down to "Date and Time".
  • Turn off "Set automatically so you can manually change the time".
  • Switch the time to 1 minute ago, then go back into the app and select the challenge. Now the light will turn on to complete the challenge.
4 Vertical Blue Boxes

blackbox solutions

This one involves travelling. 

  • You will need to walk, drive, bike, or whatever type of transportation you want a certain distance.
  • Keep going until each light fills up.
Single Red Box - To the right of the 4 vertical blue boxes

blackbox puzzle answers

This is a motion challenge. You will need to move the phone until the ball hits the center, then keep it very still until the whole screen fills up with red.

2 Orange Boxes - To the right of the 4 vertical blue boxes

blackbox game answers

This is a sunlight challenge. You will need to hold the phone up to sunlight until the orange lines reach the center.

  • You must do this 2 times, and the second time requires more light than the first.
3 Pink-Red Boxes - To the left of the 4 vertical blue boxes

blackbox solutions

This challenge deals with time of day.

You will notice 3 boxes, a shiny white dot, and a hill. The boxes indicate sunrise, midday, and sunset.

  • You must open the challenge when the white dot is at each box. This time will differ depending on where you are, so it is best to google these times for your location.

Those are all the Blackbox game answers for this guide. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Blackbox Guide: 10 More Challenging Puzzle Solutions http://www.gameskinny.com/3kalz/blackbox-guide-10-more-challenging-puzzle-solutions http://www.gameskinny.com/3kalz/blackbox-guide-10-more-challenging-puzzle-solutions http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/b/l/a/blackbox-header-53ff9.png 3kalz/blackbox-guide-10-more-challenging-puzzle-solutions Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:44:49 -0400 Synzer

Blackbox is a unique puzzle app that requires you to "think outside the box" to turn on all the lights in a puzzle. This is literal, as you often have to do things that don't require touching the puzzles in the screen -- such as rotating your phone and changing settings.

If you haven't already, check out my Blackbox Guide: 10 Beginner Puzzle Solutions. Some of the following puzzles are slightly more challenging.

They won't be numbered, but listed by their color, number of boxes, and location.

How to Solve Puzzles in Blackbox

Single Light Orange Box - Left of the 2 yellow boxes

blackbox solutions

This one involves your phone's camera.

  • Cover your phone's camera until the screen goes black.
  • Wait about 10 seconds, then uncover it. You will see an orange color fill up the screen and turn on the light.

If you only see it cover up some of the screen, then have the camera covered for a longer time.

Single Teal Box - Above the light orange box

blackbox solutions

You will notice a Wi-Fi symbol. If you do not have Wi-Fi on, the symbol will still be there, but will be missing the top bar.

All you have to do is turn off Wi-Fi and put the phone in airplane mode to turn on the light.

Single Red Box - Left of the light orange box

blackbox game answers

This one involves the location of your phone. 

  • Lay the phone flat so everything is within the circle.
  • Spin the phone around to begin filling up the screen until the light comes on. Make sure the phone stays flat the entire time.
Single Pink Box

blackbox solutions

This is a touch ID challenge. When you start the puzzle, it says this will be hard for you and shows the touch id.

If you have touch ID setup, you cannot use the fingers that are registered to unlock touch ID. If you use the wrong fingers 3 times in a row, the light will turn on.

Light Green Box - Settings Meta Challenge

blackbox settings meta challenge answer

You can unlock this by going to Settings on your phone, then switching the "Blackbox Settings" to the right. This will open up the meta challenge.

  • Open the challenge to see the same settings icon.
  • Go back to settings and switch it back to the left.
  • Now, open up the challenge again to have the light turn on.
Pale Blue Box - Time Meta Challenge

blackbox time meta challenge solution

You can unlock this by completing the previous settings meta challenge.

When you open the challenge, you will notice the light starts on, then turns off.

  • Go to "Settings", then "General", and scroll down to "Date and Time".
  • Turn off "Set automatically so you can manually change the time".
  • Switch the time to 1 minute ago, then go back into the app and select the challenge. Now the light will turn on to complete the challenge.
4 Vertical Blue Boxes

blackbox solutions

This one involves travelling. 

  • You will need to walk, drive, bike, or whatever type of transportation you want a certain distance.
  • Keep going until each light fills up.
Single Red Box - To the right of the 4 vertical blue boxes

blackbox puzzle answers

This is a motion challenge. You will need to move the phone until the ball hits the center, then keep it very still until the whole screen fills up with red.

2 Orange Boxes - To the right of the 4 vertical blue boxes

blackbox game answers

This is a sunlight challenge. You will need to hold the phone up to sunlight until the orange lines reach the center.

  • You must do this 2 times, and the second time requires more light than the first.
3 Pink-Red Boxes - To the left of the 4 vertical blue boxes

blackbox solutions

This challenge deals with time of day.

You will notice 3 boxes, a shiny white dot, and a hill. The boxes indicate sunrise, midday, and sunset.

  • You must open the challenge when the white dot is at each box. This time will differ depending on where you are, so it is best to google these times for your location.

Those are all the Blackbox game answers for this guide. Let me know if you have any questions!

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The Best RPGs You Can Play on Android Right Now http://www.gameskinny.com/pbdrr/the-best-rpgs-you-can-play-on-android-right-now http://www.gameskinny.com/pbdrr/the-best-rpgs-you-can-play-on-android-right-now http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/g/o/o/googleplay-63a3e.jpg pbdrr/the-best-rpgs-you-can-play-on-android-right-now Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:02 -0400 Jerline Justo

Android users look at their phones to check emails, watch YouTube videos, and update their Facebook statuses. But what makes Android phones great is the mobile games.

From puzzles to action, Google Play contains different types of games for Android users to play at their fingertips. RPGs are considered to be one of the popular categories with its open world exploration and leveling up systems.

But these five RPG games are considered to be best for its platform.

Portal Quest

When the an evil arises over the world, what can you do? Portal Quest allows players to enter into a fantasy land, where an evil called the Hollow attempts the conquer over the world.

Players can recruit over twenty Heroes to go through battles as well as earn equipment and shards as upgrades. With a strong new team, they can watch their team fight in battle while helping them perform their special attacks.

The battle gameplays is both relaxing yet fast-paced, making it easy and simple to play.

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

While fans wait for the new Star Wars: Battlefront II to release, they should definitely play this mobile game to fill up the time. Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes allows players to build a team of both good and evil characters throughout the Star Wars saga.

The battles function through a turn-based system, and players can select either basic and special attacks during each turn. On top of that, players can give these characters equipment and upgrades to strengthen their team's power. 

If you ever want to see Luke Skywalker fight alongside with Rey, this game will give you that opportunity.

Goddess: Primal Chaos

In order to save humanity, Goddess: Primal Chaos opens a fantasy world for multiple players to come together and fight against evil creatures and spirits. This action MMORPG offers players to create their own character as either a Summoner, Warrior, or Bloodline, and as that character, players can improve their skills to take down difficult enemies.

The game has easy controls during battle by tapping specific physical or magical attacks to use upon an enemy. Players can go on different quests and challenge themselves through the “Urgent Wilds” missions under one-to-one combat or team battles.

Android players can definitely enjoy Goddess: Primal Chaos with large world setting and customization.

Neo Monsters

Want to play the Pokemon Sun and Moon, but don’t own a Nintendo 3Ds? Well, this game isn’t exactly a Pokemon game, but it can fill your trainer needs. Neo Monsters introduces players to city called Othlon, and the overall goal is to become the next Champion of Monster Trainers.

This Android game contains similar elements, like the Pokemon games, where players can travel around six worlds, encounter different hundreds of monsters, and fight with other Monster trainers. However, players can a party of 16 monsters and use four of them in a battle.

If you like to experience a fantasy version of Pokemon, Neo Monsters is the game for you.

Shadowblood

When an evil dragon comes to your homeland, you are left only stand and fight. Shadowblood opens to the world of Narr; however, the land becomes endangered the dangerous dragon, Arcand. Players can become six Shadowblood warriors with incredible fighting skills and abilities in order to fight against the dragon and save the land.

In the game, players go into one-to-one battles and use a tap control system to perform attacks against the enemy. Through each battle, the player gains more experiences and special items, like armor and soul stones.

With detailed graphics and interactive battles, this RPG is worth trying out.

***

There you have it -- the best RPGs on Android phones in 2017! From fighting against evil forces, capturing monsters, and saving humanity, Android users won't be just looking at the internet. Although there are many great RPGs on Android games, these five RPGs can make any Android user worth while. 

What other best Android RPGs did we forget on this list? Tell us in the comments below! 

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The Best RPGs You Can Play on Android Right Now http://www.gameskinny.com/pbdrr/the-best-rpgs-you-can-play-on-android-right-now http://www.gameskinny.com/pbdrr/the-best-rpgs-you-can-play-on-android-right-now http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/g/o/o/googleplay-63a3e.jpg pbdrr/the-best-rpgs-you-can-play-on-android-right-now Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:02 -0400 Jerline Justo

Android users look at their phones to check emails, watch YouTube videos, and update their Facebook statuses. But what makes Android phones great is the mobile games.

From puzzles to action, Google Play contains different types of games for Android users to play at their fingertips. RPGs are considered to be one of the popular categories with its open world exploration and leveling up systems.

But these five RPG games are considered to be best for its platform.

Portal Quest

When the an evil arises over the world, what can you do? Portal Quest allows players to enter into a fantasy land, where an evil called the Hollow attempts the conquer over the world.

Players can recruit over twenty Heroes to go through battles as well as earn equipment and shards as upgrades. With a strong new team, they can watch their team fight in battle while helping them perform their special attacks.

The battle gameplays is both relaxing yet fast-paced, making it easy and simple to play.

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

While fans wait for the new Star Wars: Battlefront II to release, they should definitely play this mobile game to fill up the time. Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes allows players to build a team of both good and evil characters throughout the Star Wars saga.

The battles function through a turn-based system, and players can select either basic and special attacks during each turn. On top of that, players can give these characters equipment and upgrades to strengthen their team's power. 

If you ever want to see Luke Skywalker fight alongside with Rey, this game will give you that opportunity.

Goddess: Primal Chaos

In order to save humanity, Goddess: Primal Chaos opens a fantasy world for multiple players to come together and fight against evil creatures and spirits. This action MMORPG offers players to create their own character as either a Summoner, Warrior, or Bloodline, and as that character, players can improve their skills to take down difficult enemies.

The game has easy controls during battle by tapping specific physical or magical attacks to use upon an enemy. Players can go on different quests and challenge themselves through the “Urgent Wilds” missions under one-to-one combat or team battles.

Android players can definitely enjoy Goddess: Primal Chaos with large world setting and customization.

Neo Monsters

Want to play the Pokemon Sun and Moon, but don’t own a Nintendo 3Ds? Well, this game isn’t exactly a Pokemon game, but it can fill your trainer needs. Neo Monsters introduces players to city called Othlon, and the overall goal is to become the next Champion of Monster Trainers.

This Android game contains similar elements, like the Pokemon games, where players can travel around six worlds, encounter different hundreds of monsters, and fight with other Monster trainers. However, players can a party of 16 monsters and use four of them in a battle.

If you like to experience a fantasy version of Pokemon, Neo Monsters is the game for you.

Shadowblood

When an evil dragon comes to your homeland, you are left only stand and fight. Shadowblood opens to the world of Narr; however, the land becomes endangered the dangerous dragon, Arcand. Players can become six Shadowblood warriors with incredible fighting skills and abilities in order to fight against the dragon and save the land.

In the game, players go into one-to-one battles and use a tap control system to perform attacks against the enemy. Through each battle, the player gains more experiences and special items, like armor and soul stones.

With detailed graphics and interactive battles, this RPG is worth trying out.

***

There you have it -- the best RPGs on Android phones in 2017! From fighting against evil forces, capturing monsters, and saving humanity, Android users won't be just looking at the internet. Although there are many great RPGs on Android games, these five RPGs can make any Android user worth while. 

What other best Android RPGs did we forget on this list? Tell us in the comments below! 

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Transformers: Forged to Fight Character List http://www.gameskinny.com/y6qj4/transformers-forged-to-fight-character-list http://www.gameskinny.com/y6qj4/transformers-forged-to-fight-character-list http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/t/r/a/transformers-forged-fight-53b6a.jpg y6qj4/transformers-forged-to-fight-character-list Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:02 -0400 Jaleesa Mitchell

Transformers, more than meets the eye. Transformers, robots in disguise.

Ah, yes. These classic lyrics have run through my mind since I first saw the cartoons as a young child. Granted, Transformers was never my favorite show, but it does hold a special place in my heart. Especially with that theme song.

Let's just go ahead and ignore the Michael Bay movies because what makes us excited instead is the Transformers: Forged to Fight mobile game for Android and iOS -- something Bay can't screw up. Yay!

With a 4.5 rating on Google Play, how can we say no to this gem? Especially with descriptions like this from Kabam:

Calling all Autobots and Decepticons!

Anyways, with a game like this it's important to get to know what characters you will be playing.

Sidenote: Transformers: Forged to Fight has a story mode. Some of the characters on this list aren't playable in the game yet, but we're hoping that this little detail might change in the future. Honestly, I figured it was better to include them than to leave you all confused in the future. These are listed with a star by their name so that you know what to watch out for.

And, it might also be worth mentioning that each of the Transformers can be found in different rarity levels. It's up to you to try to level up to 4. Just be warned that the higher the stars, the more Ore-13 needed to level up!

Lastly, I split the characters into four sections, some with subsections: Maximals, Predacons, Autobots, and Decepticons.

So, without further adieu, the Transformers: Forged to Fight Character List awaits!

Maximals

Rhinox

Predacons

Waspinator

Autobots

Tacticians:

Optimus Prime

Ultra Magnus

Dark of the Moon Bumblebee

Techs:

Ratchet

Mirage

Scouts:

Sideswipe

Windblade

Warriors:

Arcee

Demolitions:

Revenge of the Fallen Ironhide

Brawlers:

Movie Optimus Prime

Other:

Prowl

Grimlock

Decepticons

Scouts:

Dark of the Moon Barricade

Warriors:

Revenge of the Fallen Bonecrusher

Demolitions:

Revenge of the Fallen Mixmaster

Brawlers:

Motormaster

Revenge of the Fallen Grindor

Other:

Revenge of the Fallen Megatron

Starscream

Bludgeon

Soundwave

Thundercracker*

Shockwave*

And, if that's not enough...

This list is kind of boring on its own, huh? Don't worry. I've got a remedy for that. The video below is a tier list of Transformers: Forged to Fight (and most likely a more comprehensive list). It was helpful in visualizing the game, so happy watching!

Which list do you prefer, and which bot is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

*Promotional characters only.

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The 5 Best Early Decks from Hearthstone's Journey to Un'Goro Expansion http://www.gameskinny.com/0or3t/the-5-best-early-decks-from-hearthstones-journey-to-ungoro-expansion http://www.gameskinny.com/0or3t/the-5-best-early-decks-from-hearthstones-journey-to-ungoro-expansion http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/u/n/g/ungorocards-674e2.png 0or3t/the-5-best-early-decks-from-hearthstones-journey-to-ungoro-expansion Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:02 -0400 Craig Snyder

With Journey to Un'Goro having been released for not even two weeks so far, we're still in the deck-brewing phase of this expansion and that's my favorite. It's always awesome to see the meta make its slow shift and watch players gradually find new deck archetypes and make improvement to old ones.

Some of my most anticipated Un'Goro cards are collecting dust right now as unexpected ones like The Caverns Below and Ravenous Pterrodax exceed everyone's expectations. Where we thought Hybrid Hunters and Combo Mages would be ripping us to pieces, it looks more like a meta controlled by Warriors and Rogues. That being said, here are five of the best early netdecks coming out of Hearthstone's Journey to Un'Goro expansion:

Pirate Warrior

To the displeasure of, well... probably everyone, the strongest deck pre-Un'Goro has barely changed and is still viewed as the strongest deck post-Un'Goro.

Before this last expansion, many Pirate Warrior decks were running two copies of Bash for the direct 3 damage to the face. Bash has since rotated into the Wild set, and that's really the only change.

Pirate Warriors in Un'Goro are replacing Bash with any number of Naga Corsairs or Golakka Crawlers. Naga Corsair makes your mid game a little stronger while Golakka Crawler will give you a stronger matchup against other Pirate Warriors and Rogues.

The day that the Journey to Un'Goro expansion released, I played this deck for hours and went from Rank 17 to Rank 5 with around an 80% win rate. Now that people are more comfortable with their decks, that win percentage shouldn't be expected but this is still the safest and most consistent deck out there. Hit them in the face and get those wins.

Check out the Pirate Warrior decklist.

Quest Rogue

This is a deck that came out of nowhere, and while everyone -- myself included -- assumed that Hunter and Mage's new Quest cards would be the big hitters, Rogue really took center stage.

This deck revolves around completing the Rogue quest as fast as possible and then flooding the board with cheap, Charge minions that end up being 5/5 bodies. This deck makes use of cards we've rarely seen before in competitive, like Stonetusk Boar. That 1-Cost, 1/1 with Charge is immediately a 1-Cost, 5/5 with Charge after you've played your Crystal Core quest reward. That's value.

Bouncing cards back to your hand using Shadowstep and Gadgetzan Ferryman, along with the Igneous Elemental and Fire Fly combo, means you can finish your quest as early as you turn 2 in some cases. Preparation reduces the cost of your Crystal Core from 5 to 2, meaning you can play it and another minion on turn 3.

This is an insane tempo deck that really picks up speed and rolls over the competition as soon as you've finished your quest.

Check out the Quest Rogue decklist.

Taunt Warrior

Following the death of the traditional Control Warrior, Taunt Warrior has taken its place in all of the abusive glory of this new Quest mechanic.

The old version of Control Warrior worked by stacking Armor, removing every minion played on the board, and eventually reaching an effective health total that was insurmountable. You then would choke your opponent out in fatigue or you'd use Elise Starseeker to pump your deck full of Legendaries and win the late game. However, Elise Starseeker (along with many other Control Warrior cards) has left us in Standard and is now a Wild card.

The reason that Taunt Warrior works is because this deck allows you to spend the early and mid game functioning similarly to old Control Warrior, protecting yourself now with Taunts instead of Armor, and instead of overwhelming them in the late game with Legendary minions from Elise Starseeker, you complete your quest (by playing 7 Taunt minions) and then you're given the classic Ragnaros hero power. Being able to throw 8 damage, for 2 Mana, every turn is just too much for most decks to overcome.

If you love playing defensive, choke-'em-out decks, Taunt Warrior is that with an interesting twist.

Check out the Taunt Warrior decklist.

Mid-Range Hunter

With Hunter being practically non-existent before this expansion released, I'm pleased to see people experimenting with a lot of the new cards to see how they can make my favorite class work again.

Journey to Un'Goro is filled with new Beasts that create synergies that work harmoniously with old Hunter cards and bring this mid-range deck back to life. Jeweled Macaw is an improved version of the old Webspinner, which was a card that was being used in every Hunter deck of the past. Crackling Razormaw comes in and allows you to empower your turn 1 Beast, as well as being a Beast itself to play into cards like Kill Command or Houndmaster.

However, there's one card that really rounds out this list and makes it special: Bittertide Hydra. If you remember Mech Mage, that deck worked because of Fel Reaver: a 5-Cost 8/8 Mech with the drawback of destroying 3 cards from your deck whenever your opponent plays a card. Bittertide Hydra is a 5-Cost 8/8 Beast that deals 3 damage to your face each time it takes damage.

Just like Fel Reaver, the upside of this card grossly outweighs the downside. Sure, you can fret over the nightmare scenario of eight 1/1 minions slapping into it and dealing 24 damage to your face while killing it, but... that's not very realistic and barely even possible. This card cheats the standard minion stat curve to come out early and completely take over the game.

Check out the Mid-Range Hunter decklist.

Zoolock

To put it bluntly, this deck is just flat-out annoying to play against.

Zoolock has been a deck since the earliest stages of Hearthstone. It revolves around abusing the Warlock hero power to constantly have a supply of cheap minions available or in play to zerg down your opponent with. Cards that buff minions and generate tokens have been a staple of this style of deck.

When the Whispers of the Old Gods expansion released, this deck shifted and focused on the discard mechanic. Warlock class minions consist of many that can benefit from discarding cards, and there are several more cards from Journey to Un'Goro that follow this trend. However, stand-out cards of this type, like Clutchmother Zavas, actually aren't the centerpiece of this deck. In fact, in many iterations, it isn't even being included.

Devilsaur Egg, a 3-Cost 0/3 minion that summons a 5/5 Devilsaur by Deathrattle, picks up where the old Nerubian Egg left off. It's complimented and enabled by Ravenous Pterrodax, a 4-Cost 4/4 minion that can Adapt twice after killing one of your other minions. The combination of a turn 3 Devilsaur Egg and turn 4 Ravenous Pterrodax is too much to recover from. That leaves you with a 5/5 minion and something ridiculous like a 4/7 with Stealth, or a 4/4 with Windfury and Stealth, by turn 5. Ravenous Pterrodax is truly a nightmare to go up against.

Check out the Zoolock decklist.

Other decks worth giving a look are Token Druid, Miracle Rogue, and Freeze Mage, but I think the five above are some of the strongest and most enjoyable. Remember, don't be afraid to make card substitutions and experiment. These decks aren't perfect yet and all of them can be optimized.

Looking for more Hearthstone content? Go check out how our Top 20 Hearthstone Cards from Journey to Un'Goro stacked up!

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If Overwatch Heroes were Pokemon, They'd Be These http://www.gameskinny.com/8j7v5/if-overwatch-heroes-were-pokemon-theyd-be-these http://www.gameskinny.com/8j7v5/if-overwatch-heroes-were-pokemon-theyd-be-these http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/h/e/a/header-31476.jpg 8j7v5/if-overwatch-heroes-were-pokemon-theyd-be-these Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:02 -0400 Jerline Justo

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Other types of Pokemon could match these eleven Heroes, such as Nidoqueen with Orisa or Ekans with Widowmaker. However, because of its nature, type, and abilities, these eleven Pokemon are the perfect matches for our favorite Overwatch Heroes.

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If other Overwatch Heroes, like Genji or Mercy, enter into the Pokemon universe, which Pokemon would they be? Let us know in the comments below!

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Zenyatta as Medicham
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Zenyatta's peaceful and spiritual personality makes this Overwatch character a favorite of fans. Similarly, Medicham acts spiritually through mediation in order to increase its energy and sixth sense. Not only do they look similar, but Medicham's body movements are both elegant and swift, making Zenyatta the perfect match for this Pokemon.

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Mei as Sealeo
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Mei may not have a cold personality, but she is definitely the ice queen of Overwatch. Just like Mei, Sealeo knows how to use ice attacks during a Pokemon battle with attacks like Hail, Blizzard, and Ice Ball. With this cute face and ice abilities, Mei would be the perfect Sealeo if entering the world of Pokemon.

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Symmetra as Gardevoir
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While wanting order in society, Symmetra alters hard-light to create her world. Gardevior can use psychic abilities to manipulate living and non-living things while being able to generate black holes. With its graceful movements and psychic abilities, Symmetra would be an awesome Gardervior by controlling reality. 

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Orisa as Kangaskan
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During Overwatch matches, Orisa uses her firepower against her enemies while keeping her teammates safe. Similarly, Kangaskan can perform hard-hitting attacks, such as Mega Punch and Hammer Arm, while protecting her own child. Orisa would be an awesome Kanagsakn with its heavy attacks and mother-like nature.

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D.Va as Venusaur
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Don't let the bright colors fool you -- D.Va's tank has high defenses, close range guns, and an ultimate ability that can obliterate the enemy. Just like D.Va, Venusaur has high special defense and attack stats, and by using its flower, this Pokemon can absorb energy from the sun to perform powerful attacks like Solar Beam. In the Pokemon Universe, D.Va would make an awesome Venusaur.

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Pharah as Skarmory
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Just by looking at Pharah's armor, any Pokemon and Overwatch fan would think Pharah should be Skarmory. With a protective steel armor, Skarmory's sharp-edged wings can cut through enemies, and although it may look heavy, this Pokemon can fly as fast as 190 mph. Like Pharah, this Pokemon performs deadly attacks from the air by relying on its steel armor

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Ana as Fearow
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Being the deadliest sniper in Overwatch, Ana neither never misses nor gives up. Like Ana, the all bird-type Pokemon Fearow holds a special ability called Keen Eye, which prevents this Pokemon from missing. Along with this ability, Fearow has high and strong stamina, just like Ana's spirit. Because of its strong character and high accuracy, Fearow is the perfect Pokemon for Ana.

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McCree as Marowak
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During his Blackwatch missions, McCree always trusts his Peacekeeper to get the job done. Similarly, Marowak trusts its bone as a key weapon when performing defensive and offensive abilities. Because Marowak is a skilled fighter with his bone, like McCree with his gun, this Overwatch Hero would become a cool Marowak.

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Lucio as Loudred
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Overwatch fans know how Lucio can drop mad beats in battle, and like Lucio, Loudred can too. Trainers know this Pokemon's ablity projects ultrasonic waves through the round speakers atop its head, causing its foes to become deaf. Although it isn't as quick as Lucio, both Pokemon and Hero know how to use sound as a deadly weapon.

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Bastion as Porygon 2
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Porygon2 was created by humans with a purpose to travel in space, and it can perform abilities such as Recover, Signal Beam, and Magic Coat. Like Bastion, it is programmed with artificial intelligence, so it can develop emotions and act on its own. A machine body with an emotional soul -- Bastion would become Porygon2 in the Pokemon Universe.

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Widowmaker as Umbreon
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When it comes to hunting their enemies, both Umbreon and Widowmaker know what's best. Umbreon preys with great stealth by hiding in the dark and waiting for the enemy's next move, just like this Hero. Once it sees an opportunity, Umbreon attacks, heading straight for the throat. This Pokemon takes Widowmaker's line, "One shot, One kill," to a whole new level.

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Pokemon and Overwatch are two huge franchises in the gaming industry -- and both have some the most unique, entertaining, and relatable characters of any franchise on the market today. Each Pokemon and Overwatch Hero hold a different set of personalities, abilities, and attributes that overlap. And fans have noticed.

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Because of these similarities, fans have begun imagining their favorite Pokemon as their favorite Hero, such as Pikachu Tracer and Gyarados Hanzo. But what if it was the other way around -- Overwatch Heroes as Pokemon?

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Based on abilities and instincts, these Heroes could very well be these Pokemon in the Pokemon Universe!

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Transformers: Forged to Fight Character List http://www.gameskinny.com/y6qj4/transformers-forged-to-fight-character-list http://www.gameskinny.com/y6qj4/transformers-forged-to-fight-character-list http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/t/r/a/transformers-forged-fight-53b6a.jpg y6qj4/transformers-forged-to-fight-character-list Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:02 -0400 Jaleesa Mitchell

Transformers, more than meets the eye. Transformers, robots in disguise.

Ah, yes. These classic lyrics have run through my mind since I first saw the cartoons as a young child. Granted, Transformers was never my favorite show, but it does hold a special place in my heart. Especially with that theme song.

Let's just go ahead and ignore the Michael Bay movies because what makes us excited instead is the Transformers: Forged to Fight mobile game for Android and iOS -- something Bay can't screw up. Yay!

With a 4.5 rating on Google Play, how can we say no to this gem? Especially with descriptions like this from Kabam:

Calling all Autobots and Decepticons!

Anyways, with a game like this it's important to get to know what characters you will be playing.

Sidenote: Transformers: Forged to Fight has a story mode. Some of the characters on this list aren't playable in the game yet, but we're hoping that this little detail might change in the future. Honestly, I figured it was better to include them than to leave you all confused in the future. These are listed with a star by their name so that you know what to watch out for.

And, it might also be worth mentioning that each of the Transformers can be found in different rarity levels. It's up to you to try to level up to 4. Just be warned that the higher the stars, the more Ore-13 needed to level up!

Lastly, I split the characters into four sections, some with subsections: Maximals, Predacons, Autobots, and Decepticons.

So, without further adieu, the Transformers: Forged to Fight Character List awaits!

Maximals

Rhinox

Predacons

Waspinator

Autobots

Tacticians:

Optimus Prime

Ultra Magnus

Dark of the Moon Bumblebee

Techs:

Ratchet

Mirage

Scouts:

Sideswipe

Windblade

Warriors:

Arcee

Demolitions:

Revenge of the Fallen Ironhide

Brawlers:

Movie Optimus Prime

Other:

Prowl

Grimlock

Decepticons

Scouts:

Dark of the Moon Barricade

Warriors:

Revenge of the Fallen Bonecrusher

Demolitions:

Revenge of the Fallen Mixmaster

Brawlers:

Motormaster

Revenge of the Fallen Grindor

Other:

Revenge of the Fallen Megatron

Starscream

Bludgeon

Soundwave

Thundercracker*

Shockwave*

And, if that's not enough...

This list is kind of boring on its own, huh? Don't worry. I've got a remedy for that. The video below is a tier list of Transformers: Forged to Fight (and most likely a more comprehensive list). It was helpful in visualizing the game, so happy watching!

Which list do you prefer, and which bot is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

*Promotional characters only.

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The 5 Best Early Decks from Hearthstone's Journey to Un'Goro Expansion http://www.gameskinny.com/0or3t/the-5-best-early-decks-from-hearthstones-journey-to-ungoro-expansion http://www.gameskinny.com/0or3t/the-5-best-early-decks-from-hearthstones-journey-to-ungoro-expansion http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/u/n/g/ungorocards-674e2.png 0or3t/the-5-best-early-decks-from-hearthstones-journey-to-ungoro-expansion Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:02 -0400 Craig Snyder

With Journey to Un'Goro having been released for not even two weeks so far, we're still in the deck-brewing phase of this expansion and that's my favorite. It's always awesome to see the meta make its slow shift and watch players gradually find new deck archetypes and make improvement to old ones.

Some of my most anticipated Un'Goro cards are collecting dust right now as unexpected ones like The Caverns Below and Ravenous Pterrodax exceed everyone's expectations. Where we thought Hybrid Hunters and Combo Mages would be ripping us to pieces, it looks more like a meta controlled by Warriors and Rogues. That being said, here are five of the best early netdecks coming out of Hearthstone's Journey to Un'Goro expansion:

Pirate Warrior

To the displeasure of, well... probably everyone, the strongest deck pre-Un'Goro has barely changed and is still viewed as the strongest deck post-Un'Goro.

Before this last expansion, many Pirate Warrior decks were running two copies of Bash for the direct 3 damage to the face. Bash has since rotated into the Wild set, and that's really the only change.

Pirate Warriors in Un'Goro are replacing Bash with any number of Naga Corsairs or Golakka Crawlers. Naga Corsair makes your mid game a little stronger while Golakka Crawler will give you a stronger matchup against other Pirate Warriors and Rogues.

The day that the Journey to Un'Goro expansion released, I played this deck for hours and went from Rank 17 to Rank 5 with around an 80% win rate. Now that people are more comfortable with their decks, that win percentage shouldn't be expected but this is still the safest and most consistent deck out there. Hit them in the face and get those wins.

Check out the Pirate Warrior decklist.

Quest Rogue

This is a deck that came out of nowhere, and while everyone -- myself included -- assumed that Hunter and Mage's new Quest cards would be the big hitters, Rogue really took center stage.

This deck revolves around completing the Rogue quest as fast as possible and then flooding the board with cheap, Charge minions that end up being 5/5 bodies. This deck makes use of cards we've rarely seen before in competitive, like Stonetusk Boar. That 1-Cost, 1/1 with Charge is immediately a 1-Cost, 5/5 with Charge after you've played your Crystal Core quest reward. That's value.

Bouncing cards back to your hand using Shadowstep and Gadgetzan Ferryman, along with the Igneous Elemental and Fire Fly combo, means you can finish your quest as early as you turn 2 in some cases. Preparation reduces the cost of your Crystal Core from 5 to 2, meaning you can play it and another minion on turn 3.

This is an insane tempo deck that really picks up speed and rolls over the competition as soon as you've finished your quest.

Check out the Quest Rogue decklist.

Taunt Warrior

Following the death of the traditional Control Warrior, Taunt Warrior has taken its place in all of the abusive glory of this new Quest mechanic.

The old version of Control Warrior worked by stacking Armor, removing every minion played on the board, and eventually reaching an effective health total that was insurmountable. You then would choke your opponent out in fatigue or you'd use Elise Starseeker to pump your deck full of Legendaries and win the late game. However, Elise Starseeker (along with many other Control Warrior cards) has left us in Standard and is now a Wild card.

The reason that Taunt Warrior works is because this deck allows you to spend the early and mid game functioning similarly to old Control Warrior, protecting yourself now with Taunts instead of Armor, and instead of overwhelming them in the late game with Legendary minions from Elise Starseeker, you complete your quest (by playing 7 Taunt minions) and then you're given the classic Ragnaros hero power. Being able to throw 8 damage, for 2 Mana, every turn is just too much for most decks to overcome.

If you love playing defensive, choke-'em-out decks, Taunt Warrior is that with an interesting twist.

Check out the Taunt Warrior decklist.

Mid-Range Hunter

With Hunter being practically non-existent before this expansion released, I'm pleased to see people experimenting with a lot of the new cards to see how they can make my favorite class work again.

Journey to Un'Goro is filled with new Beasts that create synergies that work harmoniously with old Hunter cards and bring this mid-range deck back to life. Jeweled Macaw is an improved version of the old Webspinner, which was a card that was being used in every Hunter deck of the past. Crackling Razormaw comes in and allows you to empower your turn 1 Beast, as well as being a Beast itself to play into cards like Kill Command or Houndmaster.

However, there's one card that really rounds out this list and makes it special: Bittertide Hydra. If you remember Mech Mage, that deck worked because of Fel Reaver: a 5-Cost 8/8 Mech with the drawback of destroying 3 cards from your deck whenever your opponent plays a card. Bittertide Hydra is a 5-Cost 8/8 Beast that deals 3 damage to your face each time it takes damage.

Just like Fel Reaver, the upside of this card grossly outweighs the downside. Sure, you can fret over the nightmare scenario of eight 1/1 minions slapping into it and dealing 24 damage to your face while killing it, but... that's not very realistic and barely even possible. This card cheats the standard minion stat curve to come out early and completely take over the game.

Check out the Mid-Range Hunter decklist.

Zoolock

To put it bluntly, this deck is just flat-out annoying to play against.

Zoolock has been a deck since the earliest stages of Hearthstone. It revolves around abusing the Warlock hero power to constantly have a supply of cheap minions available or in play to zerg down your opponent with. Cards that buff minions and generate tokens have been a staple of this style of deck.

When the Whispers of the Old Gods expansion released, this deck shifted and focused on the discard mechanic. Warlock class minions consist of many that can benefit from discarding cards, and there are several more cards from Journey to Un'Goro that follow this trend. However, stand-out cards of this type, like Clutchmother Zavas, actually aren't the centerpiece of this deck. In fact, in many iterations, it isn't even being included.

Devilsaur Egg, a 3-Cost 0/3 minion that summons a 5/5 Devilsaur by Deathrattle, picks up where the old Nerubian Egg left off. It's complimented and enabled by Ravenous Pterrodax, a 4-Cost 4/4 minion that can Adapt twice after killing one of your other minions. The combination of a turn 3 Devilsaur Egg and turn 4 Ravenous Pterrodax is too much to recover from. That leaves you with a 5/5 minion and something ridiculous like a 4/7 with Stealth, or a 4/4 with Windfury and Stealth, by turn 5. Ravenous Pterrodax is truly a nightmare to go up against.

Check out the Zoolock decklist.

Other decks worth giving a look are Token Druid, Miracle Rogue, and Freeze Mage, but I think the five above are some of the strongest and most enjoyable. Remember, don't be afraid to make card substitutions and experiment. These decks aren't perfect yet and all of them can be optimized.

Looking for more Hearthstone content? Go check out how our Top 20 Hearthstone Cards from Journey to Un'Goro stacked up!

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If Overwatch Heroes were Pokemon, They'd Be These http://www.gameskinny.com/8j7v5/if-overwatch-heroes-were-pokemon-theyd-be-these http://www.gameskinny.com/8j7v5/if-overwatch-heroes-were-pokemon-theyd-be-these http://res.cloudinary.com/lmn/image/upload/c_limit,h_360,w_640/e_sharpen:100/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/gameskinnyc/h/e/a/header-31476.jpg 8j7v5/if-overwatch-heroes-were-pokemon-theyd-be-these Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:02 -0400 Jerline Justo

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Other types of Pokemon could match these eleven Heroes, such as Nidoqueen with Orisa or Ekans with Widowmaker. However, because of its nature, type, and abilities, these eleven Pokemon are the perfect matches for our favorite Overwatch Heroes.

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If other Overwatch Heroes, like Genji or Mercy, enter into the Pokemon universe, which Pokemon would they be? Let us know in the comments below!

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Zenyatta as Medicham
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Zenyatta's peaceful and spiritual personality makes this Overwatch character a favorite of fans. Similarly, Medicham acts spiritually through mediation in order to increase its energy and sixth sense. Not only do they look similar, but Medicham's body movements are both elegant and swift, making Zenyatta the perfect match for this Pokemon.

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Mei as Sealeo
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Mei may not have a cold personality, but she is definitely the ice queen of Overwatch. Just like Mei, Sealeo knows how to use ice attacks during a Pokemon battle with attacks like Hail, Blizzard, and Ice Ball. With this cute face and ice abilities, Mei would be the perfect Sealeo if entering the world of Pokemon.

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Symmetra as Gardevoir
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While wanting order in society, Symmetra alters hard-light to create her world. Gardevior can use psychic abilities to manipulate living and non-living things while being able to generate black holes. With its graceful movements and psychic abilities, Symmetra would be an awesome Gardervior by controlling reality. 

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Orisa as Kangaskan
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During Overwatch matches, Orisa uses her firepower against her enemies while keeping her teammates safe. Similarly, Kangaskan can perform hard-hitting attacks, such as Mega Punch and Hammer Arm, while protecting her own child. Orisa would be an awesome Kanagsakn with its heavy attacks and mother-like nature.

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D.Va as Venusaur
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Don't let the bright colors fool you -- D.Va's tank has high defenses, close range guns, and an ultimate ability that can obliterate the enemy. Just like D.Va, Venusaur has high special defense and attack stats, and by using its flower, this Pokemon can absorb energy from the sun to perform powerful attacks like Solar Beam. In the Pokemon Universe, D.Va would make an awesome Venusaur.

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Pharah as Skarmory
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Just by looking at Pharah's armor, any Pokemon and Overwatch fan would think Pharah should be Skarmory. With a protective steel armor, Skarmory's sharp-edged wings can cut through enemies, and although it may look heavy, this Pokemon can fly as fast as 190 mph. Like Pharah, this Pokemon performs deadly attacks from the air by relying on its steel armor

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Ana as Fearow
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Being the deadliest sniper in Overwatch, Ana neither never misses nor gives up. Like Ana, the all bird-type Pokemon Fearow holds a special ability called Keen Eye, which prevents this Pokemon from missing. Along with this ability, Fearow has high and strong stamina, just like Ana's spirit. Because of its strong character and high accuracy, Fearow is the perfect Pokemon for Ana.

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McCree as Marowak
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During his Blackwatch missions, McCree always trusts his Peacekeeper to get the job done. Similarly, Marowak trusts its bone as a key weapon when performing defensive and offensive abilities. Because Marowak is a skilled fighter with his bone, like McCree with his gun, this Overwatch Hero would become a cool Marowak.

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Lucio as Loudred
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Overwatch fans know how Lucio can drop mad beats in battle, and like Lucio, Loudred can too. Trainers know this Pokemon's ablity projects ultrasonic waves through the round speakers atop its head, causing its foes to become deaf. Although it isn't as quick as Lucio, both Pokemon and Hero know how to use sound as a deadly weapon.

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Bastion as Porygon 2
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Porygon2 was created by humans with a purpose to travel in space, and it can perform abilities such as Recover, Signal Beam, and Magic Coat. Like Bastion, it is programmed with artificial intelligence, so it can develop emotions and act on its own. A machine body with an emotional soul -- Bastion would become Porygon2 in the Pokemon Universe.

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Widowmaker as Umbreon
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When it comes to hunting their enemies, both Umbreon and Widowmaker know what's best. Umbreon preys with great stealth by hiding in the dark and waiting for the enemy's next move, just like this Hero. Once it sees an opportunity, Umbreon attacks, heading straight for the throat. This Pokemon takes Widowmaker's line, "One shot, One kill," to a whole new level.

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Pokemon and Overwatch are two huge franchises in the gaming industry -- and both have some the most unique, entertaining, and relatable characters of any franchise on the market today. Each Pokemon and Overwatch Hero hold a different set of personalities, abilities, and attributes that overlap. And fans have noticed.

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Because of these similarities, fans have begun imagining their favorite Pokemon as their favorite Hero, such as Pikachu Tracer and Gyarados Hanzo. But what if it was the other way around -- Overwatch Heroes as Pokemon?

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Based on abilities and instincts, these Heroes could very well be these Pokemon in the Pokemon Universe!

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