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Walapie Gamer Now On Flickr

Hello! It’s me, Walapie Gamer. I would like to invite all of you to join me on my gaming adventures by viewing my official Walapie Gamer Flickr Page.

Flickr.com/photos/WalapieGamer/

Check out exciting picture galleries and albums chronicling my adventures from games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Disgaea 5 Complete, the ARMS Global Testpunch, and more.

Check out a couple of sample pictures for your viewing pleasure.

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Disgaea 5 Complete Pic 1

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Make sure to bookmark and check out my Flickr page, fine gamers. And see you next time.

Happy gaming, everyone!

–Walapie Gamer


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GAME JOURNAL | Disgaea 5 Complete (Nintendo Switch) Entry #1

ENTRY #1


PLAY TIME: 1h 48m

WEBSITE: www.nintendo.com/games/detail/disgaea-5-complete-switch

I’ve been waiting for a Disgaea game on a Nintendo console forever. Yes. I dabbled with the DS version, but a full-fledged, modern Disgaea for a Nintendo home console escaped us Nintendo fans up until now. And the wait was worth it.

Since I primarily game on Nintendo hardware, as you might have guessed already, I did not play Disgaea 5 when it originally released, so I started this game pretty much blind. Well, besides watching a few videos to prep myself for what was about to come my way.

And of course, a tips and tricks video I would recommend.

The game’s intro did not disappoint. I quickly fell in love with Seraphina, the game’s Gorgeous Goddess who believes all men should fall to her whim. Oh. And she has never held anything heavier than a slice of cake. Then there is Killia, our main protagonist. He is a silent, brooding type of hero who loves to eat before each battle. Can’t fight on an empty stomach.

Through happenstance, the two end up together and our game begins.

I have only played two story missions in my nearly 2 hours of play time, but I have done so much. I’ve talked to every Non Player Character (N.P.C), read explanations on all of the game mechanics up to the point that I am at, and have grasped a bit of understanding about the battle mechanics and the weapons. The game is fun.

[SIDE BAR: For those new to tactic role playing games, the game’s battles take place on a grid. Think of a chess or checker board. And each turn, you move your characters across the grid towards enemy characters, do battle, and execute commands such as healing or using an item.]

I have not dedicated myself to playing a tactics game in ages, but this one has me hooked! I just found out the ability to stack my own characters one on top of each other to build a “tower”. And after the tower of characters is built, I was allowed to whack an enemy with my own characters for a lot of damage. Fun times, indeed.

So far, so good. The game is quick to begin and I can tell it will last hundreds of hours if I want it to. I am going to try some of the neat leveling up tricks I learned in the tips and tricks video above when I get the chance.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to put in a few hours over this weekend between real life obligations and the ongoing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gaming mandatory daily play sessions.

Thanks for reading, and I will see you next time.

Happy gaming, everyone!

–Walapie Gamer


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PRO


Received my copy of Disgaea 5 Complete for the Nintendo Switch today. Yay!

CON


My copy of Darksiders: Warmastered for Wii U was delayed. Boo!

Public Service Announcement: Stock Up on Wii Nunchuks!

Hello, everyone! Walapie Gamer, the Nintendo Archiver, here with a Public Service Announcement.

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I recommend stocking up on Nintendo Wii product especially the awesome Nunchuk accessory.  Oh. Why, you ask? With the Nintendo Switch out in the marketplace, and some inside of homes across the globe, new copies of older products will surely be hard to come by.

I’M ALL SET!

For those who want a brand new Nunchuk–or two or three, as you can see from my personal collection from the image above–I suggest checking the links below.

BEST BUY

Best Buy is selling these goodies for $11.99. Wow! What a steal. In fact, this is how I purchased my trio of brand new ‘chuks. They’re on clearance so snag them while the deal lasts.

AMAZON

Amazon has plenty hovering around (above and below) the $15.00 range. The lowest price I saw today was $12.92!!! Wow, again! Just check out the many third party sellers if you do not see one from Amazon directly. Still a good deal for a product with a suggested retail price of $19.99.

NINTENDO STORE

But if you do not mind a refurbished Nunchuk, you can purchase one straight from the source from the online Nintendo Store. $10.00 is the asking price in the colors red or white.

Act as fast as you can if you can afford to do so. All dollars are U.S. and all links are for North American purposes. This is the internet so search around to find Wii Nunchuk deals in your part of the planet. One thing is for sure: New Wii games and accessories will surely be harder to come by as the years continue to pass.

Well, that will be it for this Public Service Announcement. I hope you have fun chucking in the coming days, months, and years with your brand new Wii Nunchuks.

This is Walpaie Gamer, the Nintendo Archiver, signing out.

HAPPY GAMING. EVERYONE!


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Nintendo amiibo Hunting for Super Mario Series Wario

The Beauty of Wario

Amiibo are Nintendo’s physical figurines that interact with digital games for Nintendo’s various gaming hardware while also looking good on shelves. I’ve maintained a selective approach to obtaining these figurines. But because Wario is one of my favorite video game characters, it was only fitting I’d hunt for his amiibo.

Wario in All of His Glory

Just look at his mustache, round belly, and awesome grape-mustard color design. Wario doesn’t care if he’s essentially an evil imperfect clone of Mario turned upside down. He’s too busy having fun loving himself.

Wario In Time-Out

And now he sits next to all of my other amiibo, happy as can be. As long as he is not in “time-out” for bad behavior.

Fun fact: My spouse found this amiibo on sale during her trip to Hawaii! I’m proud of her.

But the same can not be said about GameStop’s eye for details. Wario is definitely not Waluigi. Because we all know Wario’s gonna win. 😉

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This is a non-sponsored article. I just wanted to share my Wario love with the all of you. You should love Wario, too.

 

Hands-On With GameWill’s Steering Wheel for the Nintendo Switch

BEHOLD THE GAMEWILL STEERING WHEEL FOR NINTENDO SWITCH.

To accompany my purchase of Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, I had to obtain a set of steering wheels for my Joy-Con controllers. And I did just that and found a perfect set on Amazon.com. GameWill’s Steering Wheel For Nintendo Switch is a set of two steering wheel shells for the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons.

SWITCH STEERING WHEEL (RIGHT) COMPARED TO WII WHEEL (LEFT) ADD-ON.

This controller shell is for those who want to play Nintendo Switch racing games, or Mario Kart 8: Deluxe specifically, in a fashion that mimics using the Joy-Con controllers as a steering wheel via motion controls.

FRONT OF BOX.

The controllers are matte black with a glossy finish underneath where the Joy-Con is seated and inside the plus and minus markers.

BACKSIDE OF BOX.

Both myself and my spouse agree that the steering wheel controller shell is comfortable to hold for small to average/large hands.

SL/SR BUTTONS.

There are two large buttons that activate the SL and SR when pressed allowing the use of the SL/SR buttons with ease and comfort.

I feel very comfortable with my purchase of these steering wheel shells. The quality is great, the controllers feel sturdy, the Joy-Cons stay inside even during the most heated race, and the price is just right for a set of two. My spouse really enjoys playing the game with motion controls so these really worked for her.

At the time of my purchase, GameWill’s Steering Wheel for Nintendo Switch can be purchased for $12.99 (U.S. dollars).

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I purchased this product for my own benefit; this is a non-sponsored article. This controller shell simply rocks and meets my needs. And I hope you enjoy them, too.

Why The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a Bucket List Game


The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is a certified Bucket List game that everyone should play before he or she “kicks the bucket”.


I have always been a huge fan of the Legend of Zelda series, but for some reason, I originally was not that excited to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Perhaps it is because I only completed one 3D Zelda game (that being the Wind Waker) along with my undying love for the 2D entries. But as the game’s launch approached, my desire changed from apathetic to desire-filled. Having played it for over one hundred hours, I can say with confidence that not only is Breath of the Wild a bucket list game but it is now one of my favorite Zelda games. It is very, very, good.

ZELDA FEVER RISES-

But before we move on, let us go back in time to the week before the Nintendo Switch (Nintendo’s hybrid console, handheld device) launched. My spouse ordered a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild expecting to receive it the same day as the console itself. But to both of our surprise, a shiny new copy of the latest Zelda adventure showed up on her doorstep seven full days before we even had the console to play it on. I ogled the cover and held the new Switch cartridge in my hand for the first time with glee before placing it on a coffee table careful not to scratch or scuff the exterior. There it would remain atop the table, next to tons of paper work and puzzle books, for the next week. Wanting to be played.

At this point, my spouse and I really wanted to play it. My Zelda enthusiasm was at full force now that we had the game in our possession. A friend gave me her copy of Game Informer magazine that had Breath of the Wild as a cover story. I offered to look at it with my spouse but she declined, not wanting to spoil or ruin the experience which I thought was a good idea as well. The next seven days could have been slow, waiting for the Switch console to launch, but real life events surely made the time fly by. Real life events that will forever be intertwined with my memories of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

THE DIAGNOSIS OF ADVENTURE-

A month before the game released, my spouse was diagnosed with cancer. Our days were filled with appointments, rehabilitation, taking medicine every few hours, cooking healthy foods, and sleep. Time passed very fast. By the time Zelda released and we finally had the Nintendo Switch in on hands, my spouse was ready to delve into a giant adventure to take her mind off of matters. And I was, too.

I will never forget the first moments of the game, waking up as the main character—Link—inside a darkened cave only to step outside into a vast world of green with mountains and structures as far as the eye could see. It was the start of an adventure that would take two months to complete with over one hundred hours (and counting) of play time. And that is without collecting all there is to collect and completing all of the puzzle rooms called Shrines.

So if my spouse and I spent so much time playing the game without completing everything, what were we doing? Adventuring! This world is huge and allows the traversal through water, up mountains, through vast plains, into enemy lairs, across deserts and much more. If we were not running from a huge mini-boss or the many Bokoblins throughout the lands, we were cooking food we could use to heal us later. Or perhaps we were completing a side quest and helping the man from Kakariko Village collect his chickens. We stopped to help those in need and adventured to everything we saw far off in the distance.

IF YOU CAN SEE IT, YOU CAN EXPLORE IT-

Is that an aircraft in the shape of a bird? We have to get there. Is that something climbing on the volcano? We have to visit it. What is that shining light coming from the mountain in the distance? Let us find out. This game is full of exploration; furthermore, the detail crafted into the anime inspired graphical presentation (along with the minimalistic sound design) only made the exploration more enjoyable to watch, hear, and experience.

The experiences did not end there and the game allowed us the freedom to tackle the open game world any way we saw fit. We decided to explore the world of Hyrule, opening up the map by visiting grand towers that loomed in the distance. Afterwards, and dozens of hours later, we explored the beautiful painting-esque world for specific locations the game asked us to find. And finally, we decided to complete the four main quests in the game before tackling the final boss. Of course, we found treasure chests, hidden secrets, and chased after many shooting stars along the way. But our adventure was distinctly ours and we will always remember it.

YOUR NEWEST BUCKET LIST GAME-

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was not a game I was anticipating. But it was a game I, and my spouse, needed in a tough time in our life. It is a grandiose experience worth spending hundreds of hours exploring. And I cannot wait to explore hundreds of hours more in the world of Hyrule, a Bucket List game for sure. Actually . . . I think I will play some more right now.

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