So I have been playing Dragonball Xenoverse a lot this week and I still love it but as you can see above me people have been having issues with connecting to the server and myself included now it's not that big of a deal for me because once it disconnects I will just play offline and I'm fine with that for the time being I still have to complete the story mode and the parallel quests right now I don't need to use the online features so right now I don't have any complaints and I'll give Bandai Namco games a break since the game is only one week old and I don't want to face other people online if everyone out their is on the max level of 80 and I'm only on level 52 so I don't really want to face anyone until I have a equal chance of winning when I'm also on level 80 I mean hell in all honestly I wouldn't mind getting online at level 80 and kicking some other users ass if that person is on 10,20 levels behind but I doubt any logical person would take someone on who is on that much higher of a level I know I could go on the parallel quests which are online and I have done so once but you end up fighting over each other on that too because if you get all the opponents defeated you get a really good rating so I rather just do a Parallel quest offline and even though I still get teammates they are CPU's so they don't really fight and it's easier to be able to take out all the opponents by yourself but I really am looking forward to the server being fixed as unconvincing as I make it sound because for starters I wouldn't have to sit for five minutes before the game starts because it loads the Xenoverse server that long just so it could tell me it was disconnected and also because I wouldn't mind trying out the world tournament on this game because as far as I know this is the first time they made the world tournament exclusively online in a Dragonball Z Game also I wish you could have the option to play offline instead of waiting for the Xenoverse server to disconnect but whatever but like I said I really don't have that much of a complaint over the issue at least not until I am done with story mode and the Parallel quests.
So Tuesday I picked up Dragonball Xenoverse which I pre ordered so I really did pick it up I walked in and walked out without having to take out my wallet...well I did have to take out my wallet so I could show them my receipt but I didn't have to give them any money although I was tempted to get the season pass which I think I'll end up getting later this month but anyway I wanted to blog about the game which you could tell by now and I wanted to blog about my experience of the game now keep in mind this blog will most differently contain spoilers but if you intend to stop reading this blog because so which I can understand let me at least tell any gamer reading this game that I certainly recommend people to buy it it really is that good now with that being said you can leave now and for the rest of you who don't mind hearing spoilers let's continue shall we? now this game has similar gameplay to the Dragonball Budakai Tenkaichi games now I personally preferred the gameplay of the Dragonball Budakai games better because it's more arcade like even though it's less DBZ like this game surprised me because the way you can use the controller is great where as before I wasn't really able to use it that well with the Budakai Tenkaichi games but then again I do have DBZ Budakai Tenkaichi 3 on the wii and flying around on a Wii remote can be quite difficult can't it? but regardless I'm quite Impressed with the gameplay and I like how you can create your own character in the game as well and the fact that your in a easy to understand story mode as well where as in Dragonball Z ultimate tenkaichi even though you could create a character in the story mode they just tossed you in the DBZ World and started to fight people like Vegeta,Android 17 and 18 at random it never really explained anything where as in this game it tells you why your in the game how you got there and so forth not to mention you can pick different races too you can be a Saiyan,Earthling,Majin,Namekian or Frieza's race and I'm a little upset about the last one not because you can be Frieza's race no not at all but because they don't tell you what his Alien race is I mean Dragonball Z has been around for a long time and their are things we still don't know which is fine but c'mon you think this would be something we would know by now! Anyway another thing I like is you get to be trained by different people from Dragonball Z like Vegeta,Piccolo,Goku even Cell,Frieza and Beerus I recently just got done with my training with Vegeta and boy the last training course or whatever it's called was tough! I had to fight him as a Super Saiyan 2! and I'm a Earthling so you can imagine how tough that was I think I finally got his health bar gone only to find out he had another one...but after a few dozen attempts I defeated him...well I didn't defeat him but he stopped fighting me and after that he taught me his Final Flash attack that's another cool thing about the game when you trained by your masters they teach you their iconic moves you can also buy some moves in the game but you can only get moves like say Final Flash and Special Beam Cannon by training with different masters and you can only have one master at a time but after you graduate from their training or whatever it's really called you can just find someone else in Toki Toki City to be trained by after I graduated from Vegeta's training and he fired me which is so typical Vegeta...I ended up training with Piccolo...for awhile and then I noticed the beautiful Android 18 and now I'm training with her but their is just so much to the game like I talked about the story mode but I haven't even explained it so like after you start the game you create your character you pick what race you want from the ones I said and pick a gender,height and weight and afterwards it turns out your summonded by Trucks who uses Shenron to wish for a strong ally and after you fight him which is the first and easiest fight in the game he explains he needs help fixing the past because it's been distorted so in story mode you go to different sagas like the first is obviously the Saiyan saga and you help fight Raditz because without your help Piccolo uses the special beam cannon but ends up hitting only Goku because Raditz jumps out of the way which didn't happen in the Manga nor the Anime and later you learn these two people who are demons Towa and Mira and I assume they are demons because Mira is Dabura's sister and for whatever reason they want to open up the portal to the demon realm oh and they are red so although I haven't heard any confirmation that they are of the demon race these three facts kind of make it seem very likely so in the story mode you have to try and fix all the things that Towa and Mira are messing up all while being just one step behind oh and I should mention Towa and Mira have never been in the Anime and they certainly have never been in the Manga they have made their first appearance on Dragonball Xenoverse and the game even has some anime scenes with them and other DBZ Characters in it so not only can you play the game but you can watch the game like your watching the show I tell you I am very happy with this game it has certainly went above and beyond my expectations and I haven't even talked about Parallel Quests yet have I? now Parallel quests is like playing each individual mission on story mode but different because you can get different ratings for it so say for instance you did a mission on Story mode and got a B well you can go and do a Parallel Quest of the same mission and earn a A which isn't the highest rating you can get but you get the point and you can also earn clothing and different skills depending on which mission you do on a Parallel Quest you can also buy skills and clothing in a different part of Toki Toki City and in case your wondering Toki Toki City is where you were summoned to by Shenron and is where Trucks is and depending on which sagas you complete in story mode it will let you be able to buy more clothing and more skills now I'm sure I didn't cover everything but I'm going to wrap it up here pretty quick but this game is unbelievable I dare say it just might be the best game of the year and it's only the first day of March! I know Mortal Kombat X is coming out and Kingdom of Hearts 3 is supposed to be coming out both this year but I think Dragonball Xenoverse will give them a run for there money! I check out stuff online and their really isn't a whole lot of information on Dragonball Xenoverse which means and is verified that their is even more hidden content on the game that hasn't been revealed I mean I know it's only been out less then a week but this is unusual for a game to be mysterious after it comes out which is good because it let's me continue to be surprised by all that happens so it's going to be a wild ride and I will enjoy every minute of it!
So when I went to bed this morning and after I fell asleep I had a dream in which I was levitating and since I often have blogged about my dreams in the past I figured I will do the same with this dream now during the dream I was apparently in some type of classroom or school and their were these two women who I was trying to impress and they were interested in Eastern Religions and that is something I used to be quite obsessed about when I was younger oh and not just Eastern Religions but religions in general anyway I started talking to them about transcendental meditation and I told them I was able to levitate because of it which was weird because in my dream that was a lie not about levitating but about the fact I learned it with help from transcendental meditation and for whatever reason in my dream
I could levitate with ease so I levitated and they were Impressed one thing that was shocking was they asked me what I believe in and I answered I don't really know what I believe in and that I'm searching and as a Christian that isn't the right thing to say and I'm sure some of you who are reading are like "Well Phil you should have told them something different" and my response to that is no I couldn't because I have no free will in my dreams the person I am in real life and the person I am in my dreams are two entirely different people they are both me but I have no control over the Phil in my dreams it's like I'm just a spectator anyway afterwards I told them to meet me outside at lunch and so they did and I was able to levitate higher then the school/college building and that was the end of the dream now I looked up the interpretation for my dream and their are two interpretations both seem to fit but the second more then the first now the first one suggests that to dream about levitating could mean that I am holding onto Far Fetched and outlandish ideas and I should be more realistic the other interpretation means that I may not be feeling grounded or safe and that I am feeling helpless and disconnected with those around me and I believe this to be the proper interpretation for reasons I won't give that will only depress me anyway that was my dream and the interpretations of the dream so thanks for reading.
I was on Instagram today and I noticed some of the people I'm following posting photos of Leonard Nimoy with RIP hashtags and such and that's when I realized today he died it was pretty shocking to find out he died I mean I just met Nichelle Nichols late last year who played Uhura from the same TV Series but the show did start in 1966 and Leonard Nimoy died at 83 so he certainly seemed to have lived up to his creed of Live long and prosper I may not have been around when the show came out but I have been watching the show on Netflix this development makes me want to hurry up and finish the series though before somebody else drops dead and I just hope my Father gets me a wall frame for the picture of me and Nichelle before she ends up dying...but now I'm rambling sorry about that it's just their is a lot to think about after this I mean at least for me his character isn't my favorite on the show because as a illogical,emotional,unreasonable person a character like Mr.Spock just doesn't sound like someone I can relate to or even admire that much however I'm a Trekkie and as a Trekkie a death of any of the cast of Star Trek is still a big deal to me I mean when Joan Rivers died you didn't hear a peep out of me then but Leonard Nimoy dies and you bet your ass I'll mention him in a blog and talk about how wonderful of a actor and how wonderful of a person he was so yeah he was wonderful! I researched Leonard Nimoy and found out he was in other shows and stuff too besides Star Trek he was in a show called "In search of..." which sounds quite interesting which talks about unexplained mysteries and the paranormal and he also released five albums which I honestly didn't see that one coming but yeah anyway I'm sure he is up there in Heaven with James Doohan and Deforest Kelley and they are all having a blast talking about the good old days.
So since I reviewed the previous book I will review this one and I will probably end up reviewing each one as I read them now the second and although I'm only on the third is my favorite out of the two I have read and so far I like Dearly Devoted Dexter even better then the one I'm currently on "Dexter in the Dark" it just has more humor to it I mean its a book series about a Serial Killer so obviously the humor is a little dark but still its pretty funny like how Dexter gets out of...again like I said in the previous blog this blog will have spoilers anyway like I was saying one thing that was pretty funny in the second book was how Dexter got out of his car that was stuck in the pond because he found motivation in living and not to drown by being a Parent to Cody whom is discovered to be much like Dexter himself and that isn't in the show by the way and then why he's talking about how great he is he forgets his Sister Deborah is still in the car so yeah Dexter saves her in time in case you where wondering but still that and other moments in the book I just found pretty funny I also like how Dexter does not refer to himself in the third person where as in the Third book which I'm currently on he starts to do such and I guess its the start of Dexter slowly slipping into Madness I mean the first chapter of Dexter in the Dark was so confusing I thought Jeff Lindsay was speaking about Dexter....I mean obviously he wrote the books but I mean I thought he was discussing Dexter before he starts the fictious story but it turned out Dexter was just talking about himself but I'm talking about the third book and I'm suppossed to be talking about the second in this blog but anyway I give Dearly Devoted Dexter five out of five stars and I know I gave the same to the previous book but this one I think in my opinion deserved the same and although I am not quite finished with the Dexter in the Dark I'm leaning towards giving it Four out of five stars but it could change I could pointlessly rate it something else because I have yet to finish it but when I do I will probably blog a review for it too.