Rizz Reviews: Star Wars Battlefront

In a long time ago (this past Tuesday) in a galaxy far, far away (actually, it was released globally), there lived a world where in the past the only time anyone had fun with any Star Wars game happened to be Star Wars Kinect for the 360 and that was only sarcastically due to the fact that you can have a dance-off featuring Lando and Han Solo to a spoof of Jason DeRulo’s “Ridin’ Solo”.

So when Star Wars: Battlefront came out I had my doubts (as most gamers had and had the right to be) and when I heard that 90% of the game was going to be directed towards the multiplayer levels and, honestly, it plays pretty much like EA’s Battlefield (which isn’t a bad thing, because you’re battling people from Star Wars). You get scorestreaks and other interesting perks while playing the game and if it was just a first person shooter, it would not be a good game to get at that high $60 game.

However, there’s more to this game than just another Battlefield clone.



Actually, when you’re a Hero you are nearly indestructible and your powers are doubled in strength, which makes the Heroes v. Villains an amazing battle of wits (like something you would see in the original Star Wars. Plus, with the unannounced DLC coming soon the amount of heroes/villains will definitely be increased (fingers crossed for Jar-Jar).

The best mode, though, is the Fighter Squadron where you take control of an X-Wing or Tie-Fighter and blow your enemies out of the sky. I like to think of myself as a zombified Porkins coming back to life and destroying all of the things.

Also…um…this happened.

And it was awesome.

Is this game perfect? No. Does it have to be to be one of the better games based off of Star Wars? HEEELLLLLL NO! It’s an amazing game that makes me feel for the nostalgia of the Star Wars franchise and due to the closeness it is to Star Wars Ep. 7, it makes me excited for the new movie.

Rizz Reviews: Fallout 4

Fallout 4 is an amazing game.

Is that all? Can I go back to doing what I want to do? You know, play Fallout 4 until my troubles go away? Seriously, though. Fallout 4. Fallout 4.

Deep breath, Rizz. Okay. Honestly, you would think that with all the hype surrounding this game that this game, just like so many before it, would fall and crumble and, honestly,not be as good as the hype sounds. You would think that, if you haven’t played Fallout 4!

For instance, I had a blast going over the different customization combinations that came along with making your own character. It’s a blast! It’s fun from that moment on! GAH! FALLOUT!


The graphics and the attention to every little detail and blade of grass makes it come alive, the enemies look massive, the mutated deer look mutated and you look like, well, the man or woman you made in the game. Heck you get to see YOUR OFFSPRING in the beginning of the game. How awesome is that! And your baby looks like you and your spouse (one that you can also make in the game). That’s how deep this attention to detail gets, people. Babies are born that actually resemble the characters that you make! Who does that?!

Fallout 4 does that, that’s who.

Gameplay is just like every other Bethesda game out there, you know good. In fact, the only real flaw that I had with any of their previous games was that there were little to no reaction to when you shot your enemies were cleaned up pretty good here.

Also…it’s hard. Very. Hard. Not like frustratingly throw your controller at the TV hard but the “I’m going to kill you and your entire crew and then burn this place to the ground and drink my Nuka-Cola and pour some of it out for my homies who aren’t here” hard. Right Rizz from a few days ago?

Fallout 4 is, by far, one of my favorite (if not favorite) game of this year and probably will be right up there next year, because I’m sure I’ll still be playing this game in 2016.

Chachi Says Console Review: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate!

Welcome to another Chachi Says Console review: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate! Pausing my vacation to throw up a review of the latest edition of Assassin’s Creed game for all of you. Assassin’s Creed is one of the few games that make me want to buy a new system for and i did. My main worry about doing so is wondering if the game is worth it. It is. 100 percent worth it as far as Assassin’s creed games go. I am going to do my best to not spoil any major plot lines in the game while doing this. Lets get to it!

Game: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

Developer: Ubisoft

Platform: Xbox One


Relive the Memory of an assassin in history to stop the templar attempts at world domination.

Game Play:

If you are up to date on your Assassin’s Creed games then you know since Desmond there hasn’t been an up front out of Animus character. This does not change here you are playing yet another unknown person helping the assassin’s stop the current day Templars by reliving past assassins. This time the game takes place in London 1868. For the first time you play as assassin brother and sister Jacob and Evie Frye looking to take back London from templar control for the first time in 100 years. You are able to switch between the two and roam the streets as whichever sibling you want. Which i think is a great adjustment to the game series allowing you to play a strong female lead.

evieAll of the side missions and collection quests are still here with an assortment of npc characters to help you along the way as long as you help them as usual. (My favorite being Robert Topping aka “Bookie Bob” he controls the fight clubs and races throughout the city.) The gang aspect of the series has returned allowing you to reclaim the city as you go all from the constantly rolling train headquarters through different aspects. Gang headquarter, stopping child labor and kidnapping criminals for arrest help you claim back the city.

The free run aspect has been tweaked a bit adding different buttons for up and down travel which stops from the many accidental jumps and death falls. The introduction of a zip line gun allows for quicker free run travel and makes you feel like an assassin spider man (in my opinion) making it more fun to travel the rooftops. There is no ship travel or just plain horse travel in this entry but it has been replaced with Horse and carriage travel. Allowing you to travel the city in this method as a pre car GTA style. You have to remember that it is london so be sure to drive on the correct side of the road. Yes, i am speaking from experience, i spent 10 mins getting irritated because there was alway oncoming traffic….

The usual introduction of historic characters continue as you help Charles Dickens, Queen Victoria, Karl Marx and more accomplish the things they are are known for as well as a glitch in the animus memory that allows you to help Winston Churchill fight WW1.acgp1Ubisoft also added in a skills upgrade section allowing you to grow a bit at a time as you see fit for each character, and gang skill upgrade to help maintain control of the city. This adds to the crafting aspect of the game making it harder to decide what you want to concentrate your money and resources on in the game.

Sound and Graphics:

The sound and graphics are exactly what they need to be. The update to the graphics to match the current gen console are right on point. The sound and music from the time period provide a completely immersive environment for you to enjoy. The attention to detail in the graphics of this game will be noticed. i spent a lot of time looking for real life locations in 1868.


Overall, the game play, story, sound and graphics are exactly what you are expecting on this gen of Assassin’s Creed games. The details along with the changes in the right elements of game play make for an enjoyable game from start to finish. I hope when a new AC game comes out that i find it to be the best entry in the series thus far and it did not let me down. I give this a hard 5 out of 5 and recommend that you get it if you can.

Thanks for tuning into Chachi Says Console Review: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate!

Rizz Plays Unmechanical Part 1 (and BONUS part 2)

In this episode, Rizz starts his journey to get out of the underground (while pressing random buttons, he causes the backstory to suddenly stop…because he’s so smart…)

ALSO, due to internet problems, here’s a special treat! PART 2 OF UNMECHANICAL (for, like, a minute).

Chachi Says Console Review: Yoshi’s Woolly World!

Welcome to another Chachi Says Console review! This time we are taking a look at the newly released Yoshi’s Woolly World. Now a lot of people will judge the adults that buy and play This game based on looks alone and you’d be right. The game looks like a basic kids game but completely worth the judgements. I got the edition that came with the yarn knitted Yoshi amiibo for 60 dollars. I also bought the pink one for the fiance because yarn knitted yoshi is something everyone needs!(also this took my total amiibo count up to 2.) Let’s get to Chachi Says Console Review: Yoshi’s Woolly World!

yoshiGame: Yoshi’s Woolly World

Developer: Nintendo

Platform: Wii U


Collect the stolen yarn to recreate all of the Yoshi from Craft island.

Game Play:

Magikoopa Kamek is back and causing havoc on Craft island this time. He has disassembled tons of the yarn Yoshis and is trying to escape with the yarn for his own evil uses. Travel across the different sectors of craft island and defeat the legions of shy guys, koopas and magically enhanced enemies courtesy of Kamek. Much like Yoshi’s Island you collect lots of items per level, 5 flowers, 5 yarns, 20 stamp gems and 20 hearts per level to star it and unlock a bonus level for each sector.

The level layouts are that of Yoshi’s island and the story is the same minus the potential for a crying baby Mario which in my opinion makes the game much better. The controls in the game are exactly the same except for the fact that it is on a different controller. The game play in general is exactly the same as Yoshi’s Island which is where my problem with the game lies however it gets made up with the incredible graphics of the game.


On each level you collect gems that can be used to buy power ups at the beginning of each level to help you along the way.  Every so often you unlock more that help you specifically with the world you are playing. things like pit rescue, unlimited watermelon, and ability to withstand lava damage are just a few examples.

The amiibo do not do much for the actual game other than allowing you to add another yoshi to your screen giving you double the Yoshi. You can also scan in other amiibo for Yoshi themed mario, samus, Toad, etc etc. The list goes on. Like other amiibo you can use the yoshi in a variety other games for cool effects. i used it in Mario Maker to create a yarn yoshi mushroom.

Sound and Graphics:

This is where the game gets super creative. The background, enemies and all interactive objects in the game are designed to look like it’s hand made. The graphics in this game are incredible. There are a lot of objects that look as if they were merely arranged and filmed for the game. The idea in the graphics style is what got me interested into the game from the beginning and most likely what the selling point of the game will always be. Well, that and you know, Yoshi! The sound is classic Yoshi noises and backing track round out the experience into a new crafty way. The sound effects and music mesh well with the game play


Overall, the game play/story leaves a little to be desired because it seems to be essentially Yoshi’s island but the graphics and sound more than make up for it. A wonderfully creative way to display a game for both the old and new audience alike. All in all an enjoyable experience. I give it a 4 out of 5.

4outof5Thanks for tuning into Chachi Says Console Review: Yoshi’s Woolly World!

Friday Fun Mobile Review: Walking Dead: Road to Survival!

Welcome to this week’s Friday Fun Mobile Review: Walking Dead: Road to Survival! This week the review is a little more mainstream than the typical unheard of randomness that I stumbled upon in the app store. This week I bring you Walking Dead: Road to survival. This is a Game based on the comic books not the tv show. Now some of the characters are the same just with a different look. You’ll see what I mean. Let’s get to it!

titleGame: Walking Dead: Road to Survival

Developer: Scopely

Platforms: Android, iOS


Make the choices that lead to your survival

Game play:

The game play is easier than you would think. There isn’t much to do. Upgrade the features of the town to help with the story and creating and leveling your team. As you level up you can add or unlock higher level characters to create your team.

Now you will be responsible for building up your town to help train new fighters and creating enough food for them all which you can buy your way through or just grind it out. You can use resources to purchase player packs and increase your team. Now you are given choices to make throughout the game that will affect which way the game goes. they usually involve killing or not killing someone you don’t trust.

battleThe battles are comprised of waves of either zombies or other groups of survivors in order to advance in the story. The battles are turn based attacks from both sides. matching up the character types against whatever is weakest in the battle. There are multiple waves per battle so if you lose a character in the beginning of the battle they are gone but win the battle and you are fine.

Graphics and sound:

The graphics in this game are not bad for what they are. Barely moving stills. There is very little actual movement in the animation in this game. The movement is the animations programmed in when there are attacks being done. The character design is taken straight from the comic but no real work was put into the animations. The sound starts with an ominus backing track on the town screen which changes to an up tempo song with zombie noises during the attacking screens. As generic as you could get.


Overall, I’m left wanting more from a game of this nature. I think that because of the TellTale games version of Walking dead i was hoping for something with a little more action and less point click gaming. While not bad the sound and graphics leave a lot to be desired. While the gameplay itself is practically non existant. This game is only a few steps away from playing itself. I give this game a 3 out of 5.

This has been Friday Fun Mobile Review: Walking dead: Road to Survival! Game review number 155. Thanks for stopping by! Have a game you think I should review? Email me at chachisays@gmail.com, hit me up on twitter @chachisays, or leave a comment below

Chachi Says Console Review: Super Mario Maker!

Welcome to a very special edition of the Chachi Says review series in which i sit down to review my first Wii U game, Super Mario Maker! We pre ordered and received this game on release day because well it’s an intriguing game from Nintendo. I haven’t been this excited about a new release since the last Call of Duty game. Let’s get to it! Welcome to Chachi Says Console Review: Super Mario Maker!

You start with unboxing the game. The game comes in a full cardboard box not just the plastic case because Nintendo included what they are calling a Mario coffee table book. It includes drawings and diagrams of creator possibilities that are good enough to be ripped out and framed. You can get the book here. It was uploaded by Nintendo for fans to download.

Game: Super Mario Maker

Developer: Nintendo

Platform: Wii U


Create or play others custom Mario Levels.

toolsGame Play:

The game starts with teaching you how to play the game. I don’t mean You press start game and read a tutorial, i mean you turn on the game and it puts you in an incomplete Mario level and walks you through finishing the level, while showing you the tools and then makes you complete the level.  From this point on you are free to do what you like. Now you don’t start with all of the usable content as is normal in a dyi type game. The longer you play the more you unlock. You start with Super Mario Brothers and Super Mario Bros U. level 1-1 styles and backgrounds. As you play you unlock more backgrounds and items for both styles. You can also unlock more styles as you play to include Super Mario World and Super Mario Brothers 3. Using what you unlock not only gives you more to add to the levels but also helps you unlock more items then next day.

creatorThere is also play mode in which you play the other player creations. This is where the game truly comes alive. Never have i heard someone say man, i have played way too much Mario because that is not a possible statement to be made. You have the ability to play, rank and comment on the levels you play but most people don’t bother.  Along with the normal search and play ability there is also the 10 and 100 Mario challenge. This challenges you to play and beat 8(for easy) or 16(for hard) player created Mario Levels with 10, or 100 Mario lives. Doing so will earn you mystery mushroom unlocks. Mystery mushrooms are a power shroom that you can assign silly costumes to. Dr. Mario, Link, Sonic, Kirby, Yoshi, Goombas…just to name a few. You can add these to your level and have Mario Transform into one of these special unlocks. they don’t provide any special ability but are cool nonetheless.

Sound and Graphics:

Its a Mario game that allows you to control the levels in a Mario game. The music and graphics are that of whichever game style you are creating with. There is also unlockables as you play the game allowing you to add special sound effects both already created and custom recordings for the sounds that you set for select actions. You can also unlock graphic effects such as fireworks and overall effects like haunted house scenes to scare your players into a panic.


This is everything you want in a DYI game. The ability to control the content in a Mario game, or playing what other people have created in a Mario game is something that should’ve happened a long time ago, however im glad they waited until technology was awesome to do it. As usual the graphics and sound come together but that goes without saying. I could do the overall like normal and say that everything meshes but its a Mario game so we know it meshes. I reached out to people that i know have played the game to get what they think about the game.

Rizz:  It’s a refreshing look at one of Nintendo’s oldest franchises and puts a spin on the fan created content that’s been out for years. 5 out of 5

Chick_Chris: Very Fun. Highly recommend. Good for all ages. 4.8 because i want all of the things now.

I give this game a 5 out of 5. A great new idea on one of Gaming’s mainstay. A great spin on the DYI game style and tons of fun.

5outof5Thanks for tuning into Chachi Says Console Review: Super Mario Maker! Ive got to get back to making Mario!

Friday Fun Mobile Review: Catan!

Welcome to this week’s Friday Fun Mobile Review: Catan! We had some friends over for dinner(i was excited to try a new recipe) and general merriment. Fuzzy(of ictb fame) brought over a board Game I had heard and recently thought about buying calling Catan. I got my ass kicked but had fun doing it. Afterwards I came across a news item stating it was out and updated for mobile devices, talked about fate. Picked it up and this is the review.

TitleGame: Catan

Developer: USM

Platforms: Android, iOS


Gain enough victory points to become the Lord of Catan.

Game play:

The game rules are those of the board game. You can find them online if you want the full details and details of play but the premise is simple. Collect resources to build and gain the required victory points to win the game.

MapThe game has 3 game modes, campaign, custom and online mode. Campaign mode takes the general gameplay and adds bonuses for accomplishing certain tasks. Custom and online are just that. Create your own game with custom rules or play online against others to prove your dominance.

Just like any video game adaptation of a board game it’s just the game animated and available so you don’t have to setup the actual game and so you can play against ai.

tradeGraphics and sound:

Simple animations and music are all that’s really needed here and that’s what you get. You can’t expect too much when getting an animated version of a board game. The animations they did are well done and combine nicely with the sound effects and conquering style music track in the background.


Overall, everything combined nicely to make an on the go version of this popular board game. There is some cost associated with this game. You pay for the basic app and expansion packs but it’s nothing in comparison to the 50 or so you would pay to buy the actual game and expansions and this way you don’t need to have friends over constantly to play. Play when you want! If you have no interest in the board game it’s probably not for you. However if you like the board game then buy this, you’ll enjoy it. I give it a 4 out of 5 coins.

4outof5This has been Friday Fun Mobile Review: Catan! Game review number 153. Thanks for stopping by! Have a game you think I should review? Email me at chachisays@gmail.com, hit me up on twitter @chachisays, or leave a comment below

Friday Fun Mobile Review: Don’t get fired!

Welcome to this week’s Friday Fun Mobile Review: Don’t get fired! A lot of the time when i sit down to pick the next Game to review the Game jumps out at me in name alone. I came across Don’t get fired by accident and the name alone grabbed my attention. How hard can it be to not get fired?!? Well find out with me!

titleGame: Don’t get fired!

Developer: QuickTurtle

Platforms: Android, iOS


The name says it all, Don’t get fired!

Game play:

Game play in this game is simple. Collect work for your little guy to complete and hopefully get fired while making choices that affect your ability to get a promotion in order to work your way up the corporate ladder.

gp1I can say without a doubt that this game is infuriating after only a few minutes based on the fire rate alone. I went through 7-10 automated interviews before I got a job only to be fired for getting sick. Through the very short job cycles you will be faced with choices to make that increase or decrease your likability or ultimately lead forgetting fired. There are 29 different reasons you can be fired and collect. Anywhere from finding a box of embezzled money that belongs to the CEO to not logging into the game for a day.  To date I have been fired 30 times and have not made it past contract employee.

Graphics and sound:

The graphics and sound in this game are simple but style across the board, Which fits with the game. The only issue I found with the game is the language translation from native Korean to English. However, the mistakes made are those that would happen if you use an auto translator rather than a living person.


Overall, this game is absolutely infuriating. 7 to 10 firings before you get to the actual meat of the game is a little much. The graphics and sound make up for it but not nearly enough. The game concept itself is interesting but lacks in the execution. I give it a 3 out of 5.

3outof5This has been Friday Fun Mobile Review: Don’t get fired! Game review number 152. Thanks for stopping by! Have a game you think I should review? Email me at chachisays@gmail.com, hit me up on twitter @chachisays, or leave a comment below