Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition Review
The Tales Of series of games almost always present themselves on creative, but cliche'd writing. Many regard Vesperia as the crowning jewel of the franchise, but is this really the case? My answer is a resounding "Yes" but not without a couple flaws that may make or break the game for some. Right off the bat, we're introduced to one of the most likeable characters in the franchise, the ever so blunt protagonist that goes by the name of Yuri Lowell, a resident of the Lower Quarters in a place called Zaphias, a city that has a rough divide between the
I was always interested in WoW, but for some reason it was oftenly more frustrating than it was fun, mainly because of players who were just there to ruin your experience, then I got this game to review, and for some reason it reminds me of WoW, but single-player.The plot for Tanzia is not an intricate one. In the shoes of a humanoid shaman, we’re tasked with discovering more about a series of magic-related incidents. The many NPCs often speak about Voodoo and letters from a powerful relative lead us into a hectic chase. Pretty standard fantasy stuff but solid enough for
Artifact: The Not-Dota-Based Card Game
Artifact was announced in Dota 2's tournament which brought a roller coaster of emotions for most people watching as a new Valve/Dota related announcement was incredibly exciting and surprising and yet it was a card game, but card games are quite popular and can be quite fun so players started to think about: "What a Dota Card Game would be like?" Well with Artifact now coming out soon and streams and videos of it being broadcast into the wild, the game's own description states "based upon the universe of Dota 2" but is it? it seems as if the game is a
Songbringer, an indie action RPG. It is said that this game is a Zelda clone and yeah that's true because we find Zelda clones everywhere except that Songbringer is unique with its futurist weapons, puzzles and world. The game begins abroad the Songbringer, an old spaceship that lands on a planet, victim of an old war. You play as Roq Epimetheos, accompanied by his inseparable robot Jib , after an accident, you land in front of a cave inside which is a sword called "Nano sword". After that, you are completely free to explore and find the 9 dungeons that make
Hellish creatures. Occult symbols. Catacombs as dark as your room where the computer screen is the only source of light. All that in low resolution. The muffled voice of a local priest shouting exorcisms from behind the locked door. Ah, the nostalgia...What I'm about to say about Apocryph will make me look bad, but this game has become the 4th of the elite group that in different times made me smash my hardware, which is quite an accomplishment. Is it a good game then? Yes... And no. While it's true that the game was nostalgic and fun to play, one cannot
your opinion is imposed by films and the government, in reality it's not at all like thatSeptember 26, 2022
Surprised by the incredibly measured and restrained policy of the site administration. It's incredibly difficult these days. However, trying to be liberal with a bandit nation is always a losing stance. Once again, I am convinced where the Russians are, there is fraud and theft.September 24, 2022
Russian users are like their government. If somewhere someone does something around the rules using hacking, deceit and abuse, then it is always Russians.
It is high time to close the entrance of this contingent of people to all the world's Internet sites.September 24, 2022
you did not act fairly, I hope you reconsider your decisionSeptember 21, 2022
I have already responded to you directly on Discord.September 18, 2022
Well, since you don't want to reply to the letter, let's discuss the situation publicly.
You have explained in detail your position on the genocide of your own users that you committed. Now let's look at the situation from the other side...
I signed up for opiumpulses over 6 years ago.
I visited the site EVERY day. I participated in all the activities you suggested. And I was glad that I found such a wonderful site.
I have accumulated tens of thousands of points. But I didn't spend it, I trusted you completely. After all, what could go wrong?
On September 14, 2022 the site told me: "This user account is disabled. Contact an administrator."
Okay, I wrote to the administrator. In response, I received a template reply Ctrl + C / Ctrl + V about evil Russian hackers and an offer to create a new account. After that, the administration of Opium Pulses stopped the correspondence. Create a new account... Why? For you to f**k me again in 6 years?!
From the news on the site, it became clear that Opium Pulses lost the war with unscrupulous users. And they did not come up with anything smarter than to ban about 200 MILLION law-abiding users, current and potential.
Moreover, they banned everyone in a row: both Russians, and Belarusians, and Ukrainians and God knows who else.
What about scammers? Nothing... They will turn on the VPN, create new accounts and continue to accumulate points. For some of them, it will become a matter of principle to rob you. The only thing OP gained from his solution was some time. But he got that time by cheating a bunch of people like me. We honestly accumulated points for years and were left with nothing. OP, tell me, how are you different from the classic scammers in this situation?
Guys, this crazy anti-advertising action is worthy of the Guinness Book of Records. You only need to apply.September 18, 2022
Thank you for expressing your opinions and concerns. Abusive messages will be deleted but yours is honest and civilised.
The truth is, this latest crowd-organised mission to all spend years of accumulated points at the same time has been one small event in years and years of fraud, exploits and attacks on our site, the vast majority of such being from Russia. This is just a simple fact and not one we wanted to publicly state before now as it's not a nice thing to admit.
Yes, admittedly our points system has been open to abuse in the past but the vast majority of abuse has also come primarily from Russia.
Below are two articles over the years that show not only have we been public about the amount of fraud and abuse we receive, but also examples of where we have tried to rebalance the system and put restrictions in place to help us avoid making such a big decision.
We tried everything we could but at this point, we were getting to the point that it wasn't worth our time, efforts and well-being to keep fighting such levels of fraud forever, we needed to either close the store entirely or take drastic measures to reduce our risk and hopefully continue on, we chose the latter.
We hope given a more detailed explanation and the articles above, you can begin to understand our position a little more as no community, least of all OP, would ever shun an entire community of people unless our hand was forced.
For now, Russian users still have access to our articles, arcade, videos, podcasts and Discord community.
The Opium Pulses Team.September 15, 2022
Nice! <3September 15, 2022