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Mid-Boss Nightmare

What a crazy week it has been. Let's just say that I'm very happy to have Barron writing content for Just1MoreLevel, because I've been trying to get back to writing myself...just been swamped with all my projects.One thing that I'm excited to announce is the official MyBrainOnGames and Just1MoreLevel podcast! Titled "Pixel"; after about thirty minutes of discussing the subject of a name. It's me talking alongside my brother in arms about the games we're playing. Styled like a walkthrough of sorts, but not in the since of guiding another player through the game. Just discussing the games we're playing concurrently. First series will focus on our time with Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones for the GBA.Other than that, I'm thrilled to announce the new projects coming from J1ML, AYB,AYS and the brand spanking new network we're launching. However, I can't make those announcements yet. Sorry. But stay tuned here for when I do get to announce th…

Good Idea, Bad Idea

Good morning, minions! So far, I have only lurked in the shadows and provided you with glorious stories of adventure and excitement but today is a new day and I have so many ideas and thoughts to share with all of you. First off, do not be fooled by my writing skills, I am a mad gamer in disguise! My XBL and Steam handles are under P1L9R1M, which you may also recognize from the site AllYourShow.com. I was brought into the fold some months ago and have been providing what skills I can to that amazing crew but my work and life schedule has prompted me to rarely be anywhere but work and home. So, Tridrakious has given me the opportunity to write and entertain on this site, Just1MoreLevel.com. So, without further hesitation or hindrance, let me entertain you once again. The main reason behind this article is to talk about certain video games that have fallen off the radar and are ripe to reboot or be reborn. Now, some of you may not be familiar with the titles I am referring to so all I …

Robot Chronicle I

The Hero                 Squalls of water fell upon the rain stricken window as the small red car slid helpless toward an out of control creek bed. The metal barrier emplaced to halt such incidents barely slowed the turbulent vehicle, only causing it to flip side over side and disappear into the torrential flood that was overtaking the once small creek. Yet, even though the car had stopped its chaotic journey, the young, blonde woman inside was still in great danger.                 She flicked and poked every button she could think of to try and help her escape this stormy nightmare but nothing would alleviate the stress or muddy water. It was spewing in from every crevice of the car, through the door seams, the trunk, and even the venting. She had to think fast if she wanted to salvage at least her life. Before she could manage another move though, the car jolted hard and slammed her head into the steering wheel. She slowly lost consciousness, even though she was screaming and fight…

Talon - Hornet's Nest (Battlefield 3 Clan Story)

The snow fell quietly along the edge of the tall pines, the soft wind propelling the snowflakes around like miniature dancers. Yet, this beautiful display was but camouflage. Fore also among the trees were highly trained and efficient soldiers, mercenaries to be precise. Wearing a mixture of snow camo and ghillie suits, the men were invisible in this winter wonderland. But this wonderland was about to be a battlefield. These men were not here to throw snowballs, but hand grenades. Not build Frosty, but melt him. It was the calm before the snow, a firestorm.                 The first man to make a move was the leader, Hawk. Hawk sported a G36C with a thermal A.C.O.G. scope, so as to spot his targets much easier, and to call them out for execution. However, right now he was using a pair of high powered binoculars to survey the area. The contract that they had been employed for was to cripple a fortress of Russian militants, steal or destroy the weapon caches, and free a…

The Chained Gargoyle

The  Chained Gargoyle
Dusk began to dwindle as nightfall overtook the quiet coastal village, the shadows beginning to crawl out from their hiding places. These dark movements crept and clawed atop any area they could, protruding from the crevices they are banished to during the sunlit hours. The sun glimmered its last beam, then was swallowed up by the mountainous horizon looming in the distance. Without the sun, the shadows were once more allowed to rule, dancing and engulfing everything they could touch. There is one place though that the shadows cannot penetrate, no matter how hard they try. The cathedral.                 The building seemed equally as large to the mountains as did the mountains to the cathedral but the cathedral never grew dark like the mountains would. The cathedral was a holy place, a pure place. This is where the Saints dwell and pray, those who would filter the darkness out from the light, from the world and from mans bodies and souls. As bright and pure as thi…

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Mini-Review

Haven't done a Mini-Review in a while. Hell, just posted up my first full review in countless months; God of War Ascension to be exact. So anyways, I sat down to play through Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones with my great friend John. Crazy thing happen though, I had casually started playing SS again a week before he said he was thinking about playing it. So after chatting about it for a couple days we went from the beginning and developed a podcast series called Pixel to document our progression through the fantasy world Magvel.Players take control of a party on a constantly shifting landscape for battle. The first 4 to 5 stages are essentially tutorial missions. Learning what your characters can do and learn what they are equipped with, because if someone dies...they are dead forever. Sure you can restart from the beginning, but in later stages; that becomes an issue of if the player wants to spend hours replaying certain battles to keep people from meeting their untimely end. Whi…

God of War: Ascension Review

God of War is a franchise that was built around telling a story wrapped in Greek mythology/lore and visceral combat. In typical fashion Ascension gives the player control over Kratos as he seeks revenge against the gods for countless acts of lying and essentially “pulling the wool over the eyes” of Kratos; all in the game of strengthening the grip the Gods of Olympus have over mankind. Ascension plays very much the same as other God of War titles; all while telling a story that takes place before the events of the entire series. Before the blood oath was broken, before the war on Ares came about. Before Kratos became the God slayer. One area that drew up some major concern was the added multiplayer, but it actually turned out to be phenomenal. But more on that aspect later.By far Ascension has the best combat in the franchise; simply amazing how this series just gets better with every new installment. Sony Santa Monica ditched trying to make more weapons in an attempt to broaden the a…

Weekend Ramble

For those of you that are long time readers of Just1MoreLevel.com you know that I'm always thinking of the next big thing. And my ambitions haven't let me down; which is why I keep it employed. However I run into issues with equipment...the all important gear to make what I think in my head reality.This poses a problem for me, because I can't just plop down the money needed to get the equipment; to then make my ideas come to life in front of others. It ultimately brought down the budding Simply #1 Productions company I launched alongside a friend of mine exactly a year ago. Within that time I've really been pushing my business self.In tow I was sacrificing my creative side. But it didn't seem problematic then, because a six year gap had formed since the last time I was "creative" and even then I wasn't happy with what I created and trashed it. Only one thing survived...the name...the character...Tridrakious. Built from a concept titled Thoria.A video …

Mid-Boss Debut

Alright, Wednesday's need some attention my friends. So I'm going to introduce the new Wednesday article on a Thursday. Makes perfect sense right? Okay, seriously. The reason this didn't get posted yesterday was due the actual product itself.Yesterday, I was deep in the creation process for a new show that I'm creating with Taborius from All Your Base/Show and RawrBagels...you know him as the guy who wrote that article a few weeks back. But back on topic, we're developing a show that will be focused on the network that is under construction between Just1MoreLevel,All Your Show and All Your Base. The premise is a "documentary" about the business we're in and the shenanigans that occur along the way.The foundation and initial pilot episode is set; as well as a time table for the filming. It's an exciting time for the network, because we have tremendous momentum and passionate gamers ready for the challenge of launching a true "Gamer Focused Ent…

AYS Review: Omerta: City of Gangsters

Well we at All Your Show finally got around to reviewing Omerta: City of Gangsters. Someone will be offended. If not, I don't think we tried hard enough. BRITS! Let's us know what you think in the comments below.

Just 1 More Topic Episode 17 - MARCH MADNESS!!!

March has been crazy and I'm not talking about the basketball games going on. Nope, the insane amount of high quality game releases that hammered our wallets over the month. Find out what we thought of the insanity.