Tuesday, July 10, 2018

New Game: Royal Chaos!

Hey everyone!

Hope you're doing well.

I saw an ad for Royal Chaos and decided to download it (from the app store).  It's strange and unique; kind of like Love Nikki: Dress Up Queen.

You can play as male or female; the game has different goals depending on your gender.  I don't know what the guy aspires for since I chose the girl.  The story goes that your father slighted the emperor's fav concubine (who's at war with the empress for control) and so, as the female MC, dump your love and go to the palace in hopes that His Highness, Emperor Mu, picks you as a consort.  I guess this is to make sure your family is safe?

When you get there, make some friends and build a team to fight off snarky bi-atches and jerks who stand in your way.  As the MC, you can play as a scholar, warrior, healer, sage (I think that was it) with different attributes and engage in combat with others to win gold, etc.  Combat is turned based but it's not like Final Fantasy where you get to choose the moves.  It's auto.  Still kind of funny.

The emperor is hot.  Reminds me of Hotohori.  Apparently, with all those women fighting over him, he's pining after someone that he can't have (sounds like Hotohori?).  I guess your role, if you play your cards right, ladies, is to win his heart.  Now, the weird thing is... I thought the MC loved the man she left behind and yet once she sees Emperor Mu on the side quest (where you/player get to touch him *wink wink*) she's acting as if he's so beautiful that he could be "Mr. Right."  Ermm... So, did she not love her bf?  Weird.  Whatever.

I love old Chinese clothing, architectures, landscape, languages... ancient Chinese aesthetics in general, so this game is right up my alley.  I think I must have lived there in another lifetime.

Anyhow, check it out and let me know what you think.

**P.S. Yes, it does take a bit of time to download so get on that wifi to save some data.

Have fun gaming!
~Lenne Penry


The emperor is nothing like Hotohori.  He sleeps with everybody (but he loves you/MC the most *rolls eyes*).  Also, it's like the Bachelorette show mixed with Sister Wives; full of drama, backstabbing, two-faced women vying to be number one.  Even the MC doesn't seem to really like Emperor Mu all that much, she's just faking it to get more favors.  I don't like anyone in this game... except for the MC's old bf/lover.  At least he seems more genuine than all these harpies put together.

So... do I still recommend this game?  Sure, it's interesting game play.  Just... don't expect to get attached to any character.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day, everyone!

Hope you're having fun celebrating.  Careful with the fireworks.

I'm super full from BBQ so I'm watching the Xena: Warrior Princess Marathon on El Rey Network.  I used to watch this in the 90s but back then my English wasn't very good so I pretty much watched it for the fighting.  Now that I can understand the plot, the stories seem really good.  A good series, even now.  Watch it when you get a chance.

Also, how's everyone celebrating today?