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Hearthstone: Whispers of the Old Gods

This is our first Mobile Game Monday about a game that isn’t exclusively a mobile game. In fact most would argue that Hearthstone offers a better experience on PC. That being said it is still a mobile game that is very much worth your time and the latest expansion offers some exciting changes to the game.

The most notable change is the new “Standard format.” This is a godsend from Blizzard. Hearthstone is a game that suffers from two major issues. It is incredibly unforgiving to new players and power creep. This format is the answer to both of these issues. Now only the original cards and the most recent expansion can be used to make decks. This makes the game much more streamlined for new players and gives veterans the chance to play new and more diverse decks.

You can still play the game’s previous format now known as “Wild,” but I don’t understand why anyone would want to.

This expansion also comes with some much welcome card reworks like Knife Juggler’s attack being reduced and the removal of the Force of Nature and Savage Roar Druid combo that has been the staple of the class for the past two years.

Hearthstone is a game that I have been playing since the Open Beta. It’s a fun collectable card game featuring characters from the popular MMO World of Warcraft. It’s a fun game for both the casual and the hardcore fans. So why not give “this thinking man’s version of Candy crush and the idiot’s version of Magic the Gathering” a try? If you log in soon enough you’ll get a few free packs just for logging in and another ten for winning about 12 or so games. Happy cardslinging!

Goodbye and good riddance to overpowered cards like Dr. Boom!

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See you in Hell Secrets Paladin!

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The Lost Vikings from Then to Now

This post is a response to The Well-Red Mages review of The Lost Vikings. If you love old school Blizzard games or have respect for that classic SNES then feel free to read the review here! I’m sure it’ll be worth your time.

On the day that my mother found out that she was pregnant she bought my dad a Super Nintendo and put it in the spare room that would eventually be converted into my bedroom. Needless to say that system holds a special place in my heart. I have fond memories of classic games like Super MetroidA Link to the Past, and Super Castlevania IV.

I even enjoyed the more obscure mascot platformers like Alfred Chicken and Aero the Acro-Bat, but I had never heard of The Lost Vikings until around this time last year when I got Beta access to Blizzard’s MOBA Heroes of the Storm.

The three vikings work together as a single hero, but can be controlled separately just like in their game. Baleog typically goes mid-lane and is the primary damage dealer of the group. He throws an endless amount of swords. Erik is still the speed demon of the group boasting the fastest mobility. He attacks with a slingshot. Olaf being the largest and tankiest viking has the highest health pool.

As they progress in levels they can learn an escape move where they jump into the air and float a short distance. They are temporarily immune from damage. The vikings can also do a spin move that temporarily stuns an enemy. When the three group up they can perform a “Longboat Raid” where they hop into their floating boat and fire a barrage of explosives at the enemy.

After playing as these characters a bit I became curious about their original game which inevitably lead me to your review. After reading it I feel that this game is definitely worth my time.