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User-Interface Tips to Increase In-App Purchases. Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Animation. Media. Entertainment. Woman Owned.

Game developers should do whatever they can to make their in-app purchases as appealing as possible. Whether it is faster resources, powerful items, or more chapters, the cash shop should make the game, even more, entertaining and addicting than it already is. Many developers don’t show much interest and effort to make the in-app purchases presentable. This is expected since developers want to make their gameplay as accurate as possible, but it will all be a total waste if you can’t get anyone to consider throwing a few bucks your way.

Look at the following user interface decisions that some of the top grossing game have made and inculcate them into your game too.

  1. Make Sure The Menus Are Easily Available: After all your hard work that you have put into the game, it would be very disappointing if players are not buying something from your cash shop only because they didn’t know how to buy them. Make sure that your UI is designed so well that the players can easily navigate the menus and accurately locate your in-app purchase screen. You can ask your playtesters to try and perform an in-app purchase. If your playtesters need to struggle to find the in-app purchase screen or if it is taking a long time for them to figure it out, it is time to make some changes.
  2. Make Buttons And Menus More Engaging: A UI expert knows how quickly people get attracted to flashing lights and colors. Casinos have used this strategy for years with gambling games that bombard passer-byes with glowing lights, bright UI screens, and even winning sounds. This is why many successful games apply more shaded areas and animated effects to improve the chance of players watching the promotion being offered. The main trick that UI designers use is blur test. This requires squinting your eyes to see if the UI elements are still clear and readable. The goal is to boost the contrast on the button advancing your cash shop so that it is brighter than other parts of the screen and thus grab more attention. While most would argue that this is getting too pushy, a full-screen promotion can also be very productive. Instead of irritating players by having it pop up after every level, only use full-screen advertisements when you’re offering discounts or introducing a special sale.
  3. Use Visuals and Language That Are Engaging and Familiar: For many developers, there’s a lot of satisfaction in making their game feel unique. While creativity and innovation are more than welcome when it comes to gameplay, players may be more willing to press that purchase button if it looks straightforward and familiar to them. That is why many top-grossing games, share a few similarities when it comes to their UI.
  4. Attractive Offers: Usage of badge icons to grab player’s direct attention to the offer they think is the best and engaging one is required. Make sure to add phrases like “New!,” “Best Deal!”, or “25% Off!,” so players can realize why the particular item or bundle is worth picking up at that very moment. Also, don’t forget to design the badges/icons, that contrast with the rest of the screen and can stand out.

What are the strategies you follow to increase your game’s in-app purchases? Let us know in the comments section or Tweet us @essjay_ent!


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Ky's Korner #63: Okja Out Soon On Netflix. Gaming. Animation. Media. Entertainment. Woman Owned.

Hey, Gamers!

As you all know… I am a Netflix junkie, and I am always looking for new releases. Well, I found one that I cannot wait to see, and it’s loaded with a killer cast too!! I don’t know if Y’all saw the trailer yet but, I have and just in case you haven’t… I am more than happy to fill you in!!

It’s called Okja… Weird name maybe, and the concept might be a little strange too but… I like things that are a bit odd… lol. The storyline is something I have not seen before. It’s entirely different and totally awesome at the same time.

Okja is a 2017 Netflix original, South Korean-American made film, directed by Bong Joon-ho, co-written by Bong along with American, Jon Ronson and even produced by Brad Pitt!! This makes sense, if you are like me and frequent Netflix on a regular, you know Brad has had a lot going on with Netflix lately. It has become another outlet for actors across the globe. Its all part of the magic that is Netflix! This is a must see movie.. No doubt about it!! The main character in this story is a young girl, played by Korean actress, Ahn Seo-hyun, along side Jake Gyllenhaal & Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead, Tilda Swinton & Lily Collins, just to name a few. I told you this movie has an impressive cast to say the least!

Okja made its official premier at the Cannes Film Festival before being picked up by Netflix and already has quite the following. I am expecting great things from this film, and I have a feeling it will not let me down.

It is set to air June 28th, so we don’t have to wait much longer… Thank goodness! The basis of the story goes something like this…

A young girl from South Korea, named Mija has been the long time care taker for her best friend of 10 years, a large animal called Okja. She has raised him on her family’s land without any disturbances until now that is. Once word spread about this magnificent creature, many were intrigued. So much so that, the character played by Tilda Swinton decides to harvest these creatures. Her plan is to farm raise them to use them as a form of food. The creatures are so large that she promises it will end hunger and we will never lack a food source ever again.

Of course, this is devastating news to Mija, and she vows to safe her friend from becoming dinner. If you see this creature, you don’t blame her, it is far too cute to ever consider a food source, and he is her best friend. Many of us animal lovers can surely relate to this tale of ever lasting friendship. I know I can!

Okja was never meant for the big screen so teaming up with Netflix makes for the perfect match!! I have heard that it has been boycotted in South Korea due to the simple fact of to many titles being released to closely together… meaning we could have seen this movie much sooner had it not been for this unfortunate circumstance. Apparently they are very strict when it comes to these things over in South Korea but, it does make total sense. In order for each film they are releasing to get the correct amount of attention, overlapping release dates in a no-no and I totally get it!

Okja will hit over 190 countries and I would bet on it being the next big thing. My intuition tells me after we all get a taste of it, we will probably want more. For some reason, I am very drawn to this film and I am sure I am not the only one. It is something we can all watch as a family or enjoy completely alone. It honestly seems to a movie for all ages and I am also confident it will turn into a classic in no time.

Now that I have you totally intrigued… I hope… let me show you the trailer. I’m serious friends… Here’s the official Netflix trailer… prepared to be amazed!!!

I know right!!! I am so counting down the days till I can watch this! Here’s a teaser for you just so you have to suffer right along with me… lol. 

Well, friends… that is it for today… Hope you have enjoyed learning about this film and I hope it is one that we can all enjoy together!!

Thanks so very much for stopping by Ky’s Korner today.. Were always happy to have you!! -Ky


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DISCLAIMER: THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE SOLELY THOSE OF THE AUTHOR. THESE VIEWS AND OPINIONS DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THOSE OF SALJACK ENTERPRISES, IT’S STAFF, AND/OR ANY/ALL CONTRIBUTORS TO THE SALJACK ENTERPRISES WEBSITES. SALJACK ENTERPRISES MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION REGARDING, DOES NOT ENDORSE, IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH AND IS NOT IN ANY WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LINKED WEBSITES OR ANY CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON IT. IF YOU DECIDE TO VISIT ANY LINKED WEBSITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW THE TERMS OF USE OF THE RELEVANT LINKED WEBSITE.

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Book 4, P9: Odious Optimism – Combat 101. Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Animation. Media. Entertainment. Woman Owned.

The group stood mesmerized soaking it all in as a Land Rover crested one of the dunes and barreled towards them. Dumbfounded the Champions watched a man lean out of the passenger window and point an AK-47 at them as the vehicle approached.

Today we continue with part nine of book 4. Hope you enjoy!


News of the armored car heist had reached Plum Island and the Champions, understandably, were concerned and had assembled in the west hangar early to discuss the situation before Mr. Smith arrived with today’s schedule.

“Taking out a thug or two is one thing” Jonni started, “but going up against a small group of heavily armed nut jobs that can take out 100 armed men is something entirely different. Travour, you’re a huge dude, but I don’t think you can catch a rocket grenade and throw it back at the bad guys. Briiana, we already know that you can’t dodge bullets. We seriously need to talk to Mr. Smith about this. It’s time that we leveled the playing field a little don’t you think?”

“I couldn’t agree more Jonni” Mr. Smith’s voice reverberated around the room as he walked in.

Jonni and the other Campions snapped to attention.

“I’m…sorry, sir. We were just….I didn’t mean” Jonni said sheepishly.

“It is perfectly fine Jonni, you and the rest of team are quite right. I would think quite a bit less of all of you if you didn’t question why you hadn’t had firearms training yet.  The simple answer is in two parts; we didn’t have the time seeing as New York decided to go to hell early and Warren and I were waiting for ARMAKZ to arrive. Without ARMAKZ your training would be wholly inadequate.” Mr. Smith paused waiting for someone to ask the obvious question.

“Okay, I will bite, ” said Reisha, “what is ARMAKZ? Another version of RAIF? Sort of like a robotic bigger brother with guns or something?”

Mr. Smith shook his head, “Not even close. Come on I will show you.”

The Champions followed Mr. Smith to another hangar on the island and stopped outside the front door.

“This is ARMAKZ” Mr. Smith began as he gestured towards the entire building with a wave of his hand, “ARMAKZ stands for Augmented Reality Motion Activated Kill Zone. This allows us to throw you into real life scenarios as generated within the confines of these walls. Once you enter your perception of where you are and what is going on around you will change. It is completely immersive. ARMAKZ was designed to teach you what you need to know to survive a hostile environment beyond the simple ability to point a gun and pull a trigger. Any idiot can do that. As Champions your job is harder in many ways, the bad guys shoot at anyone, which is easy, you have to choose your targets carefully and be more aware of your surroundings on a constant basis or innocent people may get hurt.”

Mr. Smith then pulled out his phone and typed in a command. The small door on the left of the building opened, “Put these on and come inside with me” he said as he handed each of the Champions a pair of what looked like designer sunglasses.

As the Champions entered the hanger, the walls seemed to disappear, and the concrete floor beneath their feet turned to sand. They stood in the middle of the room and looked around in awe. As far as their eyes could see there was nothing but blue sky and sand dunes.

“This is messed up dude” Brajjit muttered under his breath, “How the…” his thought trailed off.

The group stood mesmerized soaking it all in as a Land Rover crested one of the dunes and barreled towards them. Dumbfounded the Champions watched a man lean out of the passenger window and point an AK-47 at them as the vehicle approached.

When it was within range, the man opened fire. Each of the Champions felt a burning pain race through the skulls, and they fell to the ground.

“You are all dead” Mr. Smith proclaimed as he once again took out his phone and issued a command. The sand and sky faded into the gray walls of the hangar once again, and the Champions struggled to pull themselves off the concrete floor. “Except for Iurasia who was smart enough to use Travour as a human shield, ” Mr. Smith continued, “Congratulations Iurasia you are the sole survivor.”

Iurasia looked at Travour, “Sorry there was nothing to hide behind, and you were the biggest person here” she said half smiling.

Travour let out a loud laugh, “I would have done the same thing if I had the opportunity so don’t worry about it.”

Reisha looked at the group with a face that reminded them all of a time in their life when they had disappointed their mother, “What is wrong with you guys? Does anyone care that we were just shot and killed…well, sort of? That was insane! We should all be traumatized not joking around. And what the hell was that electrical shock all about? Do you not care about that?” she shook her head and turned to Mr. Smith.

“Mr. Smith, what on earth are we supposed to learn from this little piece of craziness? Go, on tell us!” she said raising her motherly tone.

“Number one, never go into hostile territory unarmed ever again. Number two, always expect the unexpected. Third, there is no getting up from a real AK-47 fired at your head. Number four…” Mr. Smith paused as Reisha put her hand up in front of him.

“Okay, okay I get it. Sorry I was just a little freaked out as I am sure we all are and I was just …well, you know, scared for myself and the team” Reisha said quietly.

Mr. Smith put his hand on her shoulder and said in a reassuring voice, “I’m sorry, perhaps I should have given you all a little warning of what to expect before going in, you are right. And as for being scared, that’s normal, healthy even.”

Mr. Smith faced the group, “I would rather you learn to overcome those obstacles in here as opposed to out there. You are going to need every ounce of training I can give you, and some of it will not be pleasant but remember the end game here there is a lot at stake, and we don’t have any time left. Now if you will all follow me let’s go see a General about some guns.”

“How many settings does this thing have? Can we do like a pirate thing… or, I know, how about the old west that would be….”

Travour gave Brajjit a playful nudge that almost knocked him off his feet, “Zip it Braj, or next time I use you as a human shield.”

(To be continued…)


That’s it for now! The next story will be published soon. We will keep posting stories every week leading up to the anticipated Project-X announcement.

If you’re interested in reading the individual background life summaries or viewing updated artwork of our Champions and Villains, then please follow the links here: Champions and Villains. The main story that ties all the characters together in Project-X will be updated at the following link as stories are published: Story-line.

As always, your feedback is valuable to us so, please leave a remark here or through the contact us page.

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Ky's Korner #62: Detroit: Become Human. Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Animation. Media. Entertainment. Woman Owned.

Howdy, Y’all!

Quantum Dream, developers of awesome games such as, Heavy Rain & Beyond: Two Souls are bringing us a whole new adventure… finally! The game will also be directed by David Cage, a video game designer out of France whom also happens to be a writer and musician and will be published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.  Detroit: Become Human is set to release sometime in 2018, though the date isn’t set in stone just yet, I am happy to report it is in work. This game looks amazing! If you have played Heavy Rain or Beyond: Two Souls, you know what we can expect… What we can expect is another game full of beautiful story telling and realistic graphics allowing us to feel as if we are actually a  part of the story, not just playing it. I am so excited!!

Detroit: Becoming Human is an extension of sorts from Quantum Dream’s 2012 tech demo Kara and, Valorie Curry returns as the lead role, though at first, I would have bet money the role was played by Jennifer Lawrence at first, the character just looks so much like her to me. Developers actually visited Detroit to research for the game and cast hundreds of actors and actresses during the year and a half long shooting for animation purposes, and it took over two and a half year for David Cage to write just the storyline alone.

It is an action-adventure game set in third-person point of view. During gameplay, there are multiple characters adding much diversity to the game, each of them able to die changing the course of the game as it continues without them so, be careful! Once the character is gone that’s it, there’s no going back. The course of the game will solely depend on your choices and your choices alone, so make them carefully… Consider all your options such as, how will this affect you later in the game? Do not make hasty decisions, think them through completely. 

In the game, we travel to the metropolis of Detroit, set shortly. The city is now filled with exciting new technology and even androids. The city begins to fall apart, and complete chaos erupts. We follow our lead character, Kara, also an android as she grows to find her own place in this new aged city and it’s social status.

As I mentioned earlier, the choices you make, shape your future in the game but, not only will they affect you as well as those around you, but, they will also influence the entire city of Detroit and its development. The moral of the story is to discover what it means to be human through the eyes of someone who is not but instead longs to be. People from what I have gathered, seen to be something of the past for the most part, though Kara feels very human and has very human-like tendencies.

During gameplay you will collect clues that will help determine the decisions you will make to hopefully help us to avoid unfortunate situations… if you pay close enough attention that is.

A scene character will be introduced in the game… Honestly, I am sure if this character is another option during gameplay or if he is just another part of the story. It’s hard to tell because nothing seems to be very clear at this point. I am literally giving you all the reliable information I can gather.

Anyhow, this second characters name is Conner, a cyber-enhanced police officer. He has been assigned to hunt and retrieve rogue androids that have lost course of their own assignments.  These androids pose a threat to society and the common people, or so he is lead to believe.

Kara & Conner are both androids but with various missions as well as personalities. Their differences transpire throughout gameplay and significantly affect their actions and even their dialogue. Kara thinks in a much more human way, with her heart so to speak, that is if she had one and Conner is a much more factual thinker, always playing by the book while Kara thinks freely with more emotion and feeling.

Now let’s see so the official trailer showcased at the E3 2017, PlayStation Conference….

Wow!! I don’t know about you all, but I am so impressed by this game and cant wait to play it!! I also cannot wait to see some actual gameplay… Let see what I can find…

Yay!!! I found the E3 gameplay trailer!! Let’s check it out!!

I love how human all the characters seem, even if they are androids, it’s tough to tell. I also love that every second of the game is so detailed, as they mentioned in the video. I totally agree! There doesn’t seem to be any moments where the story lags or causes you to lose focus. Just Amazing!

Well, my dear friends…

Thanks so much for stopping by Ky’s Korner today!

Don’t forget to check in tomorrow…

You know this is your number one place to find the latest and greatest up-to-date gaming info so, be sure not to miss out!!


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DISCLAIMER: THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE SOLELY THOSE OF THE AUTHOR. THESE VIEWS AND OPINIONS DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THOSE OF SALJACK ENTERPRISES, IT’S STAFF, AND/OR ANY/ALL CONTRIBUTORS TO THE SALJACK ENTERPRISES WEBSITES. SALJACK ENTERPRISES MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION REGARDING, DOES NOT ENDORSE, IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH AND IS NOT IN ANY WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LINKED WEBSITES OR ANY CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON IT. IF YOU DECIDE TO VISIT ANY LINKED WEBSITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW THE TERMS OF USE OF THE RELEVANT LINKED WEBSITE.

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Ky's Korner #61: Monster Hunter World. Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Animation. Media. Entertainment. Woman Owned.

Howdy, Y’all!!

I came across this game today called “Monster Hunter World.” It looks pretty awesome, so I decided to research it further. You all know I love me some scary games, so I am wondering if this is one of those or… is it one of those games that feature monsters? Well, I’m about to find out for us!

It’s an up and coming action-role-playing game, developed and published by Capcom. It is a part of the Monster Hunter series, and it’s platforms include PS2, 3, & 4, Windows, Wii & Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, IOS & PC. Yeah, they pretty much have every platform covered here don’t they… lol. I love it when they do this, so no matter what your console is.. you can totally enjoy the game.

Now, anything developed by Capcom sounds promising enough to me, and this is a series? I feel as if I have heard something about this game in the past but… had no idea it has been around long enough to be a series. I mean, this game is right up my alley so, why haven’t I played it yet?? I’m sure there’s a ton you gamers out there that will be like… Really Ky?? You haven’t heard of this one.. and you’re so very right, I most definitely should have by now! I mean, apparently, there is a huge cult following for this game already. Totally frustrates me when I find an awesome game that I should have already known about!

However, Monster Hunter: World was announced only this year during Sony’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, so I shouldn’t beat myself up over it too much, right!? It is set to release some time in 2018, no specific date just yet. This new addition was created for PS4, Xbox One & Microsoft Windows, I guess eventually they will make it compatible with all the platforms I listed previously. I assuming anyway.

World is said to have much larger maps than in earlier versions with no loading screens in between zones with 4 player online co-op capabilities… This will allow gamers from Japan to interact with gamers from the western regions, this is the first time this game has been able to provide this type of gameplay.

This game is played from a 3rd person point of view, whereas before, players took the role as a hunter and were given the task of hunting down these monsters from outside the village. This answers my question. It’s not so much a scary game but more of a game focused on the existence of these monsters… which sounds totally cool too.

This time around your character does not have any particular attributes but, instead, the attributes are created by what equipment your character is equipped with, including your weapons and armor. This all defines your style of combat, as it is matched accordingly. Most of your basic equipment can be purchased using in-game currency, built by looting trapped or slain monsters, by gathering items or from completing quests. Some monsters can only be beaten by finding and crafting the right weapons or items. The more powerful your weapons or items, the more likely you are to be successful taking on stronger monsters. This reminds me of The Witcher, for those of you who have played The Witcher, you know what I am talking about.

You can play this game in single player mode, and just for future reference, the quest system is the same in both modes. I don’t know about Y’all but, I always love to beat the story mode before I play in co-op mode. This certainly does give you the chance to create a much stronger and more advanced character before hand. We all know online players can be quite serious and it’s important to be able to keep up!!

Does this game that interest you? For me, I need to play a little catch up before venturing into Monster Hunter: World…. But oh my! How much fun that will be! I may have found my new gaming obsession, and I hope so for sure!

Let’s take a look at the trailer for the original game from way back in 2008 real quick… It’s important to know the origin of a game before you start a new addition. I for one, do not like starting a game and finding myself completely lost because I have no idea what the story involves… So, let’s do our homework, shall we?

 

Not too shabby but, let’s hope that the 2017 version is a bit more up to date with those graphics right?? But, again not too bad for a game released back in 2008 and now that I am watching this trailer I really feel as if I have known about it at some point… I guess I just forgot all about it. Oopsie!! And not to mention, there’s been few more in between the first and this new one.  Hopefully, Monster Hunter: World is a little harder to forget… I found trailer straight from E3 so…Let’s see for sure…

 

 

Oh wow!!! I’m impressed, to say the least… it does have a real Witcher feel to it, I think. How about Y’all? Are you impressed too? They’ve come a long way since 2008, that’s for sure! I could so get into this game. Big time!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by Ky’s Korner today!! Let’s chat again soon friends!!


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DISCLAIMER: THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE SOLELY THOSE OF THE AUTHOR. THESE VIEWS AND OPINIONS DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THOSE OF SALJACK ENTERPRISES, IT’S STAFF, AND/OR ANY/ALL CONTRIBUTORS TO THE SALJACK ENTERPRISES WEBSITES. SALJACK ENTERPRISES MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION REGARDING, DOES NOT ENDORSE, IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH AND IS NOT IN ANY WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LINKED WEBSITES OR ANY CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON IT. IF YOU DECIDE TO VISIT ANY LINKED WEBSITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW THE TERMS OF USE OF THE RELEVANT LINKED WEBSITE.

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Ky's Korner #60: DC Universe Online. Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Animation. Media. Entertainment. Woman Owned.

Hey, friends!

It’s true. Lately, I have been going through a bit of an online gaming phase so, I’m back to talk about yet another one that interests me. I’ve been researching DC Universe online to find out what I can before I download. I’ve probably gone through like… 5 games.. downloaded only to find out how disappointing the game was and to delete just a few minutes later so… I’m researching a lot more this time to hopefully avoid this process from its continuous repeat cycle. I’m hoping DC Universe is the keeper I’ve been looking for?

Problem is… I have heard and read some very mixed reviews. No doubt the game is awesome but, I am looking for free to play games… Yes, this one says it’s free to download but, I have heard that it’s not worth the download if you do not plan on making any in game purchases. This frustrates me… I cannot stand it when I download a game, you know wait all that time, watching the downloads progress every couple seconds, just to find I can’t continue without buying something. Ugh! I really was hoping this one would be different.

I have read that the download is worth it because there are 3 main levels and you can still get into those without making a purchase, and most of the in-game buys are for just for extras. Then I read, that eventually without paying a $5 fee, you will hit a brick wall… that your gameplay will be capped off at some point. I’m so confused!! Should I download it or not!? I know I’ve got some gamer friends out there that could weigh in on this… please feel free to comment!

Okay, so we know DC Universe is a massive online multiplayer game, set in the Universe of DC Comics. This sounds cool, but how cool? In the beginning, you are able to create your own original character and, your character will be able to interact with all the other DC characters you know and love. You will have to pick your fraction, will you be a hero or a villain? You will select either male or female, your desired body type, personality, movement mode, & weapon and power modes. There are a ton of feature modes as well, such as skin color, hair color, costumes, and color schemes. Or, you can choose from one of the pre-made templates they’ve provided,  based off original DC characters if you’d rather go that route. You choose your characters name, and soon you learn it is well known within the DC Universe community.

Right from the beginning the action begins, you must escape a spaceship, by fighting your way through. There is a tutorial to teach you how to strike and dodge…. once the tutorial is over, you officially become a member of the Justice League.

Our scene now opens to an old future world of destruction caused by battles between some of DC’s villains and heroes. Your first fight takes place in Metropolis. Lex Luther has command over, and army super-villains… and they are all out to get you. This battle is over the death of Wonder Woman at the hands of Lex. A worn down Batman appears as he commands our army of good guys.

As Wonder Woman was being slain by Lex, Superman heard her scream from out in orbit. A worn down Superman, a Superman we are not accustomed to seeing, makes his way to her. While holding her dead body, he realizes Lex has hidden Kryptonite pellets in her mouth, immediately paralyzing our hero. Lex then impales Superman with a spear tipped with Kryptonite. This isn’t looking good friends. Two huge heroes lost? I must find out how this all works out!

Either way, no matter what reviews I read, one thing is for sure… I will have to download this game. Even with the possibility of having to make some in-game purchases. I will at least see how far I can get. Maybe it’s one of those things where you can upgrade through a point system. Maybe I can climb my way up the old fashion way, through hard work, without having to invest too much.  A girl can hope… lol. Okay, I have to see a trailer now and maybe some actual gameplay.. let’s see what I can find…

Oh, there’s so many to choose from! Love that! Let’s watch the cinematic version first…

Okay now for the full opening game cinematic…

OOOOOOHHH, here’s some gameplay and it shows you the creation aspect of making your character…and it tells you how to give feedback so you can actually take part in the advancement of the game… love it when they do that! 

Well, guys, I’m convinced enough to start my download as soon as I am finished here. How about Y’all? Will I see you in the DC Universe soon? Calling out to all of you out there who are already playing this… Is it as good as all the hype? Let me now your thoughts, please!!

Thanks again so much for stopping by Ky’s Korner… Can’t wait to chat again very soon!


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