Is Food Truck Tycoon For Nintendo Switch Really Fun?

Food Truck Tycoon for Nintendo Switch


For a while now I've been obsessed with my Xbox. I've thoroughly enjoyed playing games like Resident Evil 7, The Gardens Between, Crackdown 3 and of course my beloved Fortnite. I mean just last week I was discussing some of my favourite pretty Fortnite skins. However, I do also love a handheld console. I've been playing Animal Crossing New Leaf on my Nintendo DS quite a bit recently. In anticipation of the new Animal Crossing game coming out, I decided to purchase a Nintendo Switch. I've been having a whale of a time playing the likes of Stardew Valley, Scribblenauts: Showdown and Harvest Moon: Light of Hope. Although I must say the latter has been a little disappointing. Anyway, I got to browsing the Nintendo eShop and I came across Food Truck Tycoon which was on sale so I decided to give it a try. And today I thought I'd review it.

A fun food management game

Not heard of Food Truck Tycoon? Well, it's pretty much a food management game. You basically have a food truck, customers come and request certain dishes and combinations. You serve them and receive coins. Each level has a coin goal to complete and a star rating to achieve. Basically the more coins, the higher the star you'll receive. The obstacles of the game? You have to serve customers quickly before they leave. Not only that but you have to keep an eye on multiple things at once. The last thing you want is to go burning your sausages and end up having to throw them out as this will cost you precious coins.

If you've ever played Cooking Fever for mobile (Great game in my opinion) this is similar. However, in Food Truck Tycoon you don't have those pesky microtransactions. Although I would say Cooking Fever is much more in-depth with more levels and food options. But enough about that. Food Truck Tycoon is a great game if you're into the food management style of game. The game isn't particularly hard especially if you use your coins wisely to upgrade your food and equipment at the right time as this makes the game fairly easy. In my personal opinion, I'd say the game is more of a casual game rather than something super exciting. It's pretty much something you can pick up and put down as you please. Although don't be surprised if you find yourself somewhat slightly addicted. 

Food Truck Tycoon gameplay on Nintendo Switch

Food Truck Tycoon achievements give you something else to aim for

One thing I really liked about the game was the fact that there were achievements to achieve. I love a good achievement and I feel like the Switch could have really benefitted from an achievement/trophies feature as the Xbox and PlayStation have implemented. I know achievements pretty much mean nothing but I personally love having additional things to aim for. Call me sad or whatever but I love achievements! Anyway, the achievements in Food Truck Tycoon were certainly welcomed with open arms by me and somewhat fulfilled that achievement shaped hole. Let me tell you, I took great pleasure in completing each and every one of them.

Food Truck Tycoon achievements for Nintendo Switch

The controls take getting used to but once cracked you'll soon complete the game

When it came to playing Food Truck Tycoon I found everything pretty easy. The only thing that I found difficult at first was the controls. I found myself getting muddled up by having to use pretty much all the Switch buttons. That being said this could just be down to the fact that I am a relatively new Switch user. One thing that fairly frustrated me was the fact that the game doesn't utilise the Switch's touch screen function. Instead, I found myself having to fiddle with my stick to try and do what I was supposed to do. Most of the time this was fairly easy. However, there were a few times where I ended up accidentally throwing dishes in the bin and putting the wrong items on plates. This was frustrating and sabotaged a few levels. That being said I pretty much learned to live with the issue thus I still enjoyed playing Food Truck Tycoon. 

Another thing I will say is that I would have loved the game to be longer. In total there are 60 levels to complete with 50 different dishes to serve. This may sound like a lot but along with completing the achievements, I managed to do everything in under 5 hours. Although for the price of three pound something I cannot complain, I simply didn't want the game to end. I really enjoyed playing. Food Truck Tycoon is one of those games that get you hooked but at the same time, it is something you can sit and play whilst watching TV on an evening. It's simple relaxing gameplay to help you de-stress and unwind.

A fun and fulfilling game

All in all, despite a few frustrating controls I really enjoyed Food Truck Tycoon. Is it something new, exciting and innovative? Not quite. But for something easy to play on a weeknight after a long day at work, it is fulfilling and lots of fun. The cartoon graphics were vibrant and pleasing on the eye. The sounds were good and the levels were satisfying. All in all, I enjoyed the game.

Have you played Food Truck Tycoon?
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The 3 Best Songs On BTS Map Of The Soul: Persona Album

BTS Map Of The Soul: Persona Album


It's been a week since the much anticipated BTS Map Of The Soul: Persona album was released. The album was incredibly hyped and rightly so. BTS is HUGE nowadays. But did the album really live up to the hype? I think so. During my first listen I was a bit sceptical. However, I've now had a good chance to listen to each and every track in full, multiple times in fact. Many of the tracks have really, really grown on me. I can hand on heart say that I am really enjoying Map Of The Soul: Persona. Therefore, I feel like now is a good time to share some love for my three favourite tracks on the Korean boyband's sixth extended play. 

Now many of you might be shocked to see that the much talked about Dionysus hasn't made it on to my little list. Honestly? It's a banging track. However, I've just found myself wanting to listen to the other tracks mentioned below that little bit more. But that doesn't mean to say that I don't really like Dionysus, because I do. Anyway, without further ado, here are the 3 best songs on the album, according to me of course.

Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)

The first of the 3 best songs on BTS Map Of The Soul: Persona for sure has to be the title track Boy With Luv. This track is super upbeat and has a kinda disco vibe which is sure to make you want to have a little dance. It kind of reminds me of TXT's Crown in some ways. The track is super happy and will for sure get stuck in your head, even after just one listen. Boy With Luv also features US female singer Halsey. I'm always a bit sceptical about collaborations but Halsey's vocals work surprisingly well on the track. For me, the highlights of the song have to be Jimin's angelic vocals and Suga's unbelievably deep rap.

Make It Right

The second of the 3 best songs on BTS Map Of The Soul: Persona would have to be Make It Right. This is a track that was co-written by Ed Sheeran. However, oddly I don't think it has that signature Ed Sheeran sound to it. However, in my opinion, I'd say that's a good thing as BTS really have put their own stamp on the track. Make it right is an R&B pop track that features a prominent synth trumpet which I'd usually find highly annoying but it adds another satisfying layer to Make It Right. 

For me, the highlight of the song is definitely Jungkook’s falsetto. I also really like V's vocals on the track. That's not to say I don't enjoy all the other member's parts, because I really do. I just feel like Jungkook & V stand out on Make It Right. I feel like Make It Right is definitely an underrated track that deserves more love as it really is great quality.

Mikrokosmos

The third of the 3 best songs on BTS Map Of The Soul: Persona would without a doubt have to be Mikrokosmos. Out of all the songs on the album, I'd have to say that I personally find Mikrokosmos the most beautiful track. The song features trap drums and rock guitars throughout. It contains some of the most beautiful lyrics and I feel like it really showcases the group's vocals. This is fairly different from your typical K-Pop track and I like it a lot. Perhaps this is the direction BTS will be heading in the future? Who knows. One thing is for certain, Mikrokosmos is an absolute tune and one I've had on repeat. 


So there you have it, my favourite 3 tracks from Map Of The Soul: Persona. What do you think of the album? How do you think it compared to the likes of Love Yourself: Answer? Do you think Boy With Luv is just as good as BTS's previous title track Idol? Which member do you think really shines on the new album? Although I enjoy each and every member, I feel like Jimin, Jin, Jungkook and V have really stood out on this album. The vocals just seem to be incredibly strong. That's not to say the rap line hasn't been good because it's been epic. It's just I feel like the vocalists have grown so much and that's really shown throughout this extended play.  
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4 Of The Prettiest Fortnite Skins In The Game Right Now

Fortnite Malice Skin With The Star Wand Pickaxe

I absolutely love Fortnite and one of my favourite things about the game is the fact that you can customise your character. You can purchase harvesting tools, weapon wraps, back bling and of course skins. Over the last year of playing Fortnite, I've acquired a nice little collection of skins and although I do like pretty much all the skins in my locker, there are a few that stand out. After talking about my top Fortnite weapons I thought it was time to share some love for my favourite skins.

Now when it comes to purchasing skins I tend to stick towards purchasing the female versions of skins. This isn't because I dislike male skins. I quickly snapped up the Fallen Love Ranger and was happy to part with my cash to get my hands on the Molten Battle Hound as part of the Lava Legends pack. It's simply just because I find the female skins more appealing as they tend to be prettier and I enjoy playing as a female. So now that I've cleared that up, I'll get on to talking about the four skins that I think are the prettiest in Fortnite right now.

Malice

The first of the prettiest Fortnite skins that I love is Malice. She's a legendary skin that'll set you back a hefty 2,000 V-Bucks. She first appeared in the item shop on the 21st March 2019 and that is when I snapped her up. As soon as I spotted her I fell in love. Malice is pretty much a female devil complete with horns and tail. She sports black leather attire consisting of a jacket with chains, short shorts, black boots and a crop top. She has the most incredible green eyes, stylish black bob and some badass black lipstick. She's basically amazeballs. She also comes with back bling in the form of Malice Wings, however, I personally think the Molten Valkyrie Wings that you get in the Lava Legends pack suit Malice way more.

Fortnite Malice Skin

Dark Bomber

The second of the prettiest Fortnite skins that I love is Dark Bomber. She's a rare skin coming in at 1,200 V-Bucks. She first appeared in the item shop on the 4th of October 2018 and is for sure a popular rare skin. If you're aware of Brite Bomber, Dark Bomber is pretty much a darker version. Dark Bomber sports a purple and black suit embezzled with purple rune symbols which are associated with Kevin the cube (RIP fella!) Also on her suit is a fire breathing llama which is pretty cool. 

As for Dark Bomber's face, she has a pale lilac complexion with some funky pink eyes and lips. She's got dark tied up hair along with sunglasses plonked on top of her head and black fingerless gloves. Oh, and she comes with Dark Bag back bling which sports the same picture as her top. It kind of reminds me of a lunch bag plus it has a little mini Kevin the cube keychain which is cool.

Fortnite Dark Bomber Skin

Arachne

The third of the prettiest Fortnite skins in Arachne. She's a legendary skin much like Malice and will set you back 2,000 V-Bucks. She first appeared in the item shop on the 20th of October 2018. Arachne is basically a badass spider skin who rocks a black and red leather outfit like an absolute boss. If you're a fan of darker skins, this one is definitely for you. Arachne not only sports a cool AF outfit, but she's also got this awesome spider eyes headwear which means her human eyes are covered and you only see her dark lipstick and the lower half of her face. She rocks this short grey hairdo and has web-like patterns on her upper arms which are super effective. Arachne also comes with the Long Legs back bling which is pretty much a spider and only adds to the skin's amazingness.

Fortnite Arachne Skin

Lace

The fourth and final of the prettiest Fortnite skins is Lace. She's an epic skin so will set you back 1,500 V-Bucks. Lace first appeared in the item shop back on the 12th January 2019. This is when I decided to add her to my skin collection. Lace is basically an anime style girl who sports Kabuki-style makeup. She has a striking white face, pink lipstick and some cool winged eyeliner. She's also wearing some round Harry Potter style glasses. 

Lace has the most amazing pink and purple pigtails, a huge black hair bow, a single lace glove and a fantastic black, pink and grey outfit. Her long sleeved top bears the mark of a dragon in a figure of 8 and her skirt has a black floral pattern with a hot pink trim. She also wears two different thigh high socks and some really amazing chunky black boots. Lace also comes with the Stitches back blink which is a one-eyed black and pink teddy bear. This is by far my favourite back bling and I pretty much wear it 90% of the time when playing. 

Fortnite Lace Skin


So there you have it, four of the prettiest Fortnite skins. I can't wait to see what Epic have up their sleeve and live in hope that even prettier skins are released in the near future as I'd love to add more into my collection. That being said I think my bank balance has other hopes!

What's your favourite Fortnite skin?
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How To Easily Make Lots Of Bells In Animal Crossing New Leaf

Animal Crossing New Leaf for Nintendo 3DS with a pretty pink Nintendo 2DS console

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One of my all time favourite games is for sure Animal Crossing New Leaf. Although I love exciting games like Resident Evil 7 and I love the adrenaline pumping excitement of experimenting with all the Fortnite weapons, the addictive life simulation game has been a firm favourite of mine for as long as I can remember. It is my go-to game when I want to unwind and relax on an evening. Seriously it is so calming. In the game, you basically play as the Mayor of your very own town. You can do a variety of things in the game such as catching creepy crawlies, planting fruit, fishing, communicating with the animal residents and you can even discover buried fossils. 

In the town, you have your own home which you can upgrade, expand and decorate with some pretty cool home furniture. You can also upgrade your town by adding additional bridges and things like water fountains and benches. To upgrade your house and town you'll need money. In the case of Animal Crossing New Leaf, the currency of choice is Bells. If you're new to ACNL then you might be confused as to how you actually obtain bells. Well, there are a number of ways.

Sell unwanted furniture and gifts 

The first way you can make money is by selling unwanted furniture and gifts. Throughout the game, you will receive gifts from the residents of your town when you carry out tasks. You can also receive items from townfolk by writing letters and attaching presents such as fruit. To do this head to Nookling Junction and purchase some paper. Then simply write a few letters and drag and drop some fruit into the said letters and then head to the post office to send the letters. Sometimes the residents will reply and gift you items, sometimes they won't. Once you receive items you can either keep them or make some money from them by selling them to either Nookling Junction or my favourite place, Re-Tail. 

Sell fruit, fish, fossils and bugs and exploit time travelling to make a real quick buck

The second way you can easily make money is to sell things that are already in your town. The first thing you can easily sell is fruit. When you start your game you'll start with one of five fruits. You'll either have Peaches, Apples, Oranges, Pears or Cherries. Each fruit will sell for 100 bells but if you discover one of the other five other fruits and grow those, you'll receive 500 bells per piece. If you plant Island fruits and grow those, you'll get 250 bells per piece. There are also perfect variants of the five starter fruits that grow. These can spawn randomly or you can buy fertilizer to plant next to the tree to increase the chances of spawning perfect fruit. These perfect fruits sell for 600 bells if they're native and a nice 3,000 bells if they're not.

My advice? When you start your game plant as many fruits as you can. In the long run, you'll find it much easier to make more money quickly and this is where time travelling comes in. Fruit trees grow every three days and contain three pieces of fruit, with the exception of Bananas and Coconuts which contain two pieces. Animal Crossing New Leaf works in real time so if you play the game normally you'll have to wait three real-time days for new fruit to spawn.

Speed things up by time travelling

However, if you really want to speed things up you can essentially time travel. To do this simply head into your DS settings and change the date. Once you go into your game it'll be a new day and you'll be able to pick and sell all your newly spawned fruit. This is probably my most favourite "cheat" as it means I can keep super busy during my gameplay. Ultimately I can make a lot of bells for a few hours of play.  

Having said that, I'd only recommend carrying this out if you're not really too bothered about changing your time and date back. I do believe changing your time back can have consequences but I'm not entirely sure as I don't personally put my time or date back. Not only that, I know some people may have other games that rely on having an accurate time and date.  So if you're not just playing Animal Crossing New Leaf, give this careful consideration. 

Time travelling also means that you can discover fossils and seashells quicker and of course you can fish and catch bugs and sell them quicker. For example, if you've been fishing at night and the shop is closed, simply change the time and hey presto, you can head to the shop instead of having to wait in real time. And remember, don't turn your nose up as selling bugs, fossils, fish, deep sea creatures and shells. You can make a pretty penny out of them. Bugs sell for between 60 bells and 12,000 bells. Fossils sell for between 1,000 bells and 6,000 bells. Fish sell for between 100 bells and a whopping 15,000 bells. Deep-sea creatures sell for between 100 bells and 10,000 bells. And finally, shells sell for between 60 bells and 1,200 bells. 

Take advantage of the Money Rock in your town

Now my third and final favourite way that you can super easily make bells is by discovering the daily Money Rock in your town. Now each day one of the rocks in your town will contain bells. You can discover said bells by hitting the rocks in your town with a shovel. This is available to purchase at Nookling Junction along with the fishing rod, net and axe. All of which will come in handy. Now the key thing to remember is that the more you hit the rock, the more bells you'll get. 

Now when you hit the rock after a couple of hits you'll naturally be pushed back. This is something you want to avoid and to do this you can do one of two things. The first option is to dig holes to the sides and behind your character. This essentially traps you and stops that annoying push back. Another option? Plant some bushes. Either method works and will enable you to make even more money. 

Another thing worth keeping your eyes peeled for is a daily "fake" rock in your town. If you've got a good memory you'll be likely to spot this imposter rock straight away but if not you can check each rock by striking with your shovel. Once discovered the rock will break to reveal an Ore. These Ores can be used to create furniture or can be sold for between 2,000 and 4,000 bells. Not bad for something that can be found very easily each day.

Regardless of why you want lots of bells, only use methods that make the game enjoyable for you

There are many ways to make bells in Animal Crossing New Leaf. I could chat all day about various methods and strategies but I hope that someone out there can take something away and benefit from the things I've mentioned above when it comes to making bells fairly quickly. Whether you'll making bells to improve your town or to get your hands on that 1 million bell crown from Able Sisters, I hope you succeed and most importantly have fun in the process!

What is your favourite method to make bells in Animal Crossing New Leaf?
 
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Is The Sailor Moon Funko POP! The Champion Of Justice?

Sailor Moon Funko POP! Figure

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If I had to choose one Funko POP! figure as my absolute all-time favourite I think I'd for sure have to pick my Sailor Moon figure. If you know me then you'll know I'm a big Sailor Moon fan so for many, this probably won't come as a surprise. Although I must admit I do adore both my Tuxedo Mask Funko POP! and my Black Lady Funko POP! This one just pips them to the post. Ever since I was a kid I've absolutely adored both the Sailor Moon manga and the anime. I just love everything about it and how it screams female empowerment. Currently, as the range stands, I own all of the main Sailor Moon Funko POP! collection minus the likes of the glitter versions, Sailor Moon holding the moon stick and Super Sailor Moon which are proving difficult to get hold of here in the UK.

Sailor Moon is the star of the show

Regardless of the ones I'm missing, I love my Sailor Moon collection and that centres around the main lady herself, Sailor Moon. This particular figure actually comes with a little Luna which I personally think is the most perfect addition. The Sailor Moon figure has the anime and manga star's famous long blonde locks complete with that signature odango style which earnt her the nickname of bunhead. She also sports her famous white, blue and red outfit which we all know and love. 

What I really love about this figure though are the details. Firstly we have Sailor Moon's pretty gold crescent moon earrings. Then we have her moon tiara. Both add a lovely hint of gold to the Sailor Moon Funko POP! which I find to be a nice touch. In terms of the paint job, I feel like I've been lucky as my figure is pretty near to perfect. Yeah, there are very minor mistakes here and there but as with all Funkos, this is to be expected. Also, can we just take a moment to appreciate how good Sailor Moon's eyes, brows and nose look? They really help to achieve that anime style look.

This figure stands well although Luna is a bit wobbly

Another thing I love? The fact that Funko chose to have the figure do the pose that Sailor Moon does right after she transforms from Usagi. I think this was a really cool move that is for sure appreciated by many fans of the hit Japanese series. Another thing worth mentioning about this Funko is that Usagi's pigtails balance her nicely meaning that you don't have to worry about her toppling over, despite her big head to little legs ratio. If you are a little worried though fear not, this Funko also comes with a supportive stand, just in case. 

Luna stands fairly well considering her size and uneven bottom. However, she doesn't stay upright for long as the slightest knock and she ends up toppling over. For me, it's not a massive issue as it is a rare occurrence that I disturb the area in which she sits but I suspect for many it could become annoying if you house your collection out of their boxes. In terms of Luna's paint job, she's pretty simple with an all over purple look, black features and gold crescent moon sat on her forehead. She's simple but effective looking and I love her very much. All in all, though, I really love this Funko. I think the company did a really good job at capturing Sailor Moon and they produced something nicely made. I would definitely recommend this figure, especially to any Sailor Moon fans out there.

Are you a Sailor Moon fan?
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3 Reasons Why You Should Play The Gardens Between

The Gardens Between Gameplay

Earlier this month I shared my Crackdown 3 review and I thought since I've been playing quite a few games it was time for another little review. This time it's the turn of The Gardens Between, a game that is pretty much worlds apart from Crackdown's third offering. Not heard of The Gardens Between? Well, neither had I. However, I discovered the game whilst browsing through the games available to download as part of the Xbox game pass. The Gardens Between isn't the typical game I'd go for. The Gardens Between is a puzzle game developed by Australian studio The Voxel Agents. It was released back in September 2018 for Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, Nintendo Switch, P4 and Xbox One. The latter on which I played the game. Now normally I'm not a massive fan of puzzle games but this game intrigued me so I thought I'd give it a go and boy am I glad I did. So why did I like the game so much? Well for three main reasons.

1. The Gardens Between is challenging but fun

The first reason why I liked The Gardens Between was basically for the gameplay and the challenges involved. In the game, you play as two children, Arina and her buddy Frendt. There is no script and you only use three buttons in the entire game. You essentially take a journey into the memories of the girl and boy and have to solve each puzzle by carrying a lantern to the peak. Sound simple? Well, there are obstacles in the way when guiding the young pair. To overcome these you must manipulate time back and forth which is a fun and interesting concept.

Because you are able to bend time this creates many possibilities which really gives the game a challenging aspect. I wouldn't say The Gardens Between is difficult but it does make you think and you soon begin to realise how clever the game is once you start putting two and two together when it comes each puzzle. In the game, there was only one area that I got really frustrated with. For this, I ended up referencing an online guide for help but if you put your mind to it, The Gardens Between is challenging but fun. I certainly think the game is suitable for all ages although younger kids may need a little assistance here and there.

Arina and Frendt The Gardens Between Gameplay

2. The Gardens Between is beautiful and super calming

The second reason why I really enjoyed The Gardens Between? It is beautiful. Both visually and for it's story. Although this is something you that is pretty much interpreted by the player as there isn't a script as such. The game story centres around the young friendship of the pair and the memories they hold. Without giving too much away, the story is bittersweet and may even get you right in the feels depending on how sensitive you are. Visually the game is pretty as heck. There's just something about the cartoon artwork that works incredibly well with the game. It just feels very fitting with the story. 

Not only is the game beautiful, but it is also always incredibly calming. I put this greatly down to The Gardens Between soundtrack. Each track is pretty delicate and ambient giving that real meditative feel. The calming soundtrack teamed up with the casual untimed play enable you to feel next to no pressure at all and truly give you the feeling that you are able to work through the game at your own time and pace.

Arina and Frendt from The Gardens Between

3. If you're an achievement hunter, The Gardens Between offers a quick to achieve 1000 gamerscore

The third and final reason why I recommend checking out The Gardens Between? If you're an achievement hunter this game offers a very quick to achieve 1000 gamerscore. It took me just a few hours to complete the game and by that, I mean unlocking all the achievements. If you're someone who is looking to increase your gamerscore quickly and you want something relatively easy to play, give this game a try.

All in all The Gardens Between is a visual treat and a fabulous way to relax after a long and stressful week. Even if you're not a big puzzle fan like myself I recommend giving it a chance and seeing what you think. Perhaps you might enjoy it just as much as I did?

What is your favourite game to relax with?
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Is Crackdown 3 Campaign Worth Playing?

Crackdown 3 Gameplay

One day when browsing through the games available on the Xbox Game Pass I decided to download the relatively new Crackdown 3. Prior to this, I'd never played a Crackdown game in my life. So  I pretty much went in with an open mind. Basically, Crackdown 3 is a third-person action adventure shooter that takes place 10 years after the events of Crackdown 2 in which a terrorist attack killed power around the world. In Crackdown 3 the agency traces the attack to a city called New Providence. This place is controlled by Terra Nova, a mysterious organisation. After the agency's first strike attempt fails, it's your turn as the player to dismantle Terra Nova.

A pretty game with a fairly easy to navigate open world

Crackdown 3 has a beautiful open world that is packed full of neon futuristic visuals which are super pretty. The open world its self feels fairly easy to navigate and it doesn't take a decade to get from one place to the next like some games. That being said this is obviously made easier by fast travel locations which you unlock as you progress through the game. In terms of the vehicles in Crackdown 3, there are some incredibly pretty cars in the game. I mean I found the cutest pink little motor. However, I hate driving in the game. It just feels really sloppy and I found the skill hard to level up.

Crackdown 3 Pretty Pink Car

Terrible driving

The game pretty much runs on a “skills for kills” system which means that to level up your skills (agility, strength, driving, firearms and explosive) you basically just use the skills. So for example with firearms, the more shoot and kill enemies, the more you'll up your skill. With driving to up the skill you need to compete in races. You can also go through stunt rings dotted around the map. For me because of the poor car controls, I found racing very unenjoyable. Going through the stunt rings was not much better either. 

Because of my lack of coordination, I found a few of them quite hard to complete. I even tested out to throwing the car through the ring and jumping through the ring myself whilst holding the car as a last ditch attempt to try and bypass my issue. However, neither worked although testing out both methods did give me a chuckle. I basically gave up on driving. I just disliked it so much and to this day it remains at a skill that prevents me from gaining a couple of achievements which is kinda frustrating. However, I'm not going to force myself to play something I don't enjoy.

Crackdown 3 Krill Noodles Pit Stop

Some aspects are fun but it does get repetitive

Another issue I have? The shooting. Now at first, I thought the auto-aim was a godsend. However, the more I play the more I realise that there is actually very little skill involved. Part of me kinda likes it as it gives the game a really laid back feel and it just feels fun. That being said it after a while it does get a tad repetitive and it starts to make you lose interest in the game. In my opinion, this seems to be a big problem with Crackdown 3, it gets repetitive. 

Collecting orbs, easily killing enemies with pretty much no skill and just blowing things up all contribute to the game feeling repetitive as time goes on. It just kind of feels like a bit of a grind. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy playing the game but it did feel a little old if that makes sense? Like it didn't feel like a new game because I felt like it lacked innovation and something new and exciting. I think for me personally the highlight of the game was battling the bosses. This is pretty much the only aspect of the game where I felt like skill was involved but even then it didn't feel difficult. Or even that much of a challenge. It was fun and laid back but a million times better than just going around the map collecting orbs.

Crackdown 3 Campaign Gameplay

Not terrible but not amazing

All in all, I didn't hate Crackdown 3 but I wasn't head over heels in love with it either. To a certain extent, I had a lot of fun playing the game. However, as I played more and more, I began to grow tired and bored. Once you defeat all the bosses and you're left with levelling up your skills, the game really does just feel like one massive grind. Also, just a heads up for anyone struggling with the "Justice Has Been Served" achievement, although you think you've done everything, you haven't and might be a bit confused. I know I was. Basically, if you check your targets page look at all the optional objectives under each target. You have to complete each one of those to get the achievement. I realised I was missing a Moonshine Kiosk and two Intel Fragments which didn't show on the map.

Have you played Crackdown 3? What did you think of it?
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Great Songs I've Not Stopped Playing In February 2019

Great Songs I've Not Stopped Playing In February 2019


As another month draws to a close I thought it was time to share some love for my favourite great songs that I've not stopped playing in February. This month I've listened to SO many tracks its unbelievable. I could have wrote about many, many more songs but to be honest, I'd probably be sat here all day. For that reason I decided to narrow it down to just six tracks which was hard in its self. As usual my music taste is pretty varied and most certainly not everybody's cup of tea. That being said, perhaps you may discover a new track that you absolutely fall in love with? Who knows. Anyway, onto the music!

Bring Me The Horizon - Mother Tongue

In my January 2019 music favourites I mentioned BMTH's track Medicine and this month I'm absolutely loving the track Mother Tongue. Now this track comes from BMTH's newest album Amo which has somewhat divided fans. BMTH typically have a deathcore sound, well they did. Their new album sees the band experimenting with a new sound which is somewhat more radio-friendly and dare I say, has a more pop vibe to it. 

Now personally I really like their new album so I'm not complaining but I can see why die-hard fans might be a little disappointed. Anyway, Mother Tongue is a really great track. It features excellent vocals with some really sweet meaningful lyrics. The song is a mid-tempo track that has a slight electronic vibe and for sure makes you want to tap your toes. My favourite line? "But I think we're chosen like our fates were woven, and all of those bad choices were left turns on the way."

Key ft. Crush - One Of Those Nights

It's no lie that I'm a big SHINee fan and Key is for sure my favourite member. I loved his track Forever Yours which I mentioned back in my November 2018 music favourites and now he's back with another track. This time he's collaborating with R&B artist Crush to bring One Of Those Nights. OOTN's is a track that gets better and better as the track goes on. It features acoustic guitar loops in addition to some nice house beats. The line which reads "더 이상 센 척 안 해 - deo isang sen cheok an hae" which translates to "I can’t pretend to be strong anymore" is incredibly addictive and one of my favourite lines from the entire song. The song is powerful, even more so when you really look into its lyrics.

Disturbed - The Best Ones Lie 

The third of the great songs I've not stopped playing in February 2019 is Disturbed - The Best Ones Lie. This track comes from the band's most recent album Immortalized which was released last year. The track is both energetic and rhythmic plus it obviously features David Draiman's instantly recognisable and impressive vocals. I'd say this definitely shows off Disturbed's heavier side but it still contains those typical meaningful lyrics from the group that they seem to pack into every song they release. Does this sound much different from the quartet's usual sound? Not really but it is a good song nevertheless.

Lockshire - There For You

The fourth of the great songs I've been listening to in February has been Lockshire - There For You. Not heard of Lockshire? Well, neither had I until I discovered him on Spotify. Lockshire, originally from Singapore, is a music producer who creates dance and electronic music. There For You is just one of Lockshire's fantastic tracks that really gets you wanting to dance your little heart out. The track builds up and just gets better and better the further it goes on. The female vocals proclaiming "Oh na na na" teamed up with the powerful bass of the track for sure make an addictive combination which will have you pressing repeat multiple times on this track.


Day6 - Days Gone By

The fifth of the great songs I've been obsessed with this month has been Day6 - Days Gone By. This track is one with a retro feel thanks to the repeating synthesizer throughout. Despite it's 80s feel, the track still feels refreshing in comparison to many K-Pop songs released recently. Also, in a weird way, I could actually hear this song being used as part of a Korean drama soundtrack. I like the song so much that I think it even replaces Blood as my favourite Day6 track. Yeah, it's that good.

Icona Pop - Girls Girls

The sixth and final of the great songs I've been loving recently has been Icona Pop - Girls Girls. I have a soft spot for the Swedish duo and their chanting female empowerment tracks and Girls Girls ticks all the boxes for me. Although the track isn't new and was released back in 2017, it's still an absolute banger. The track is for sure something you'd hear belting out of a club as it has that big powerful tropical house sound that is sure to get you into that party mood. The track is fun, uplifting and one to shake your booty to.


What tracks have you been loving this month? Are you a fan of any songs I've mentioned?
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The 4 Best Fortnite Weapons and Items (According To Me)

Fortnite Gameplay

Over the past year, I've become somewhat obsessed with Fortnite. Now I'm not going to get into everything wrong with the game and the changes I don't like because I'll be here all day. What I will say is that Fortnite is a favourite of mine. Yes, the game has flaws and certain changes aren't making me love the game any more than I already do. However, I still play it a heck of a lot and get enjoyment out of it. When I first started playing the game I was terrible. As a Dyspraxia sufferer I've always struggled with coordination and aiming and that really showed in my gameplay. However, I have improved and I do honestly believe that by playing the game has allowed this. 

I still greatly struggle with coordination and my speed massively but my aiming sure has improved. Knowing my issues and disadvantages many would probably be shocked to learn of my favourite weapons in the game. Sure I could go with weapons that have quicker fire rates and reload times but I've been enjoying challenging myself and focusing on one area at a time. Plus I love weapons that can really pack a punch and gain a lot of damage without firing lots and lots. So without further ado, I present to you, the 4 best Fortnite weapons and items, according to me, of course.

Fortnite Pump Shotgun Damage

Pump Shotgun

The first of my favourite Fortnite weapons is the Pump Shotgun, available in Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary. Now when I first started playing Fortnite I hated this weapon. I found the low fire rate and the high reload time beyond frustrating. As my aim and timing were both pretty off I really struggled with the weapon and actually favoured the Tactical Shotgun as I liked the quick rate of fire and how I was able to shoot twice as quick as I was with the Pump. However, as soon as my aiming and timing go up a little more up to scratch I became bored of the Tactical's low damage per shot and soon switched to the Pump and I haven't looked back since. When used properly the Pump is an incredible gun that has allowed me to gain many, many eliminations.

Fortnite Heavy Assault Rifle Damage

Heavy Assault Rifle

The second of my favourite Fortnite weapons is, of course, the Heavy Assault Rifle. This weapon is available in Rare, Epic and Legendary. Compared to the other Assualt Rifles in Fortnite this weapon deals higher damage per shot. This means that you don't have to fire as many shots to get a decent amount of damage. However, the Heavy Assualt Rifle takes longer to reload, it's got a lower fire rate and smaller clip size. All that being said, I still absolutely love this weapon. It's super powerful especially compared to my old favourite the SCAR. Many people argue that the Heavy Assualt Rifle's low fire rate massively lets it down but I can't help but love this gun regardless of its flaws and I feel like I've somewhat really got used to how it works and how to use it.

Fortnite Heavy Sniper Damage

Heavy Sniper Rifle

The third of my favourite Fortnite weapons is the Heavy Sniper Rifle. At one time I absolutely hated sniping. My timing was always off and I just didn't have the skill for it. That being said recently I've been practising my sniping more and more. I've developed a big love for the Heavy Sniper Rifle and definitely favour it over any of the other Snipers in the game. I'm not the only one either as this is unsurprisingly the most sought after Sniper in Fortnite.

Available in Epic and Legendary the Sniper is capable of eliminating a player with one shot if you get a headshot and doing a really high amount of damage of 150 if you get a body shot. The weapon is also capable of destroying any structure with a single shot. Yeah, it's that powerful. The downside the Heavy Sniper? It has a VERY high reload time and it takes longer to switch to a Heavy Sniper Rifle compared to any other Sniper variant. Accuracy is key when it comes to using this weapon but when you hit your shots you will certainly see excellent results.

Fortnite Balloons Gameplay

Balloons

The fourth and final of my favourite Fortnite weapons isn't a weapon at all. Instead, it is an item. That item? Balloons. Now I know this might come to a surprise to many but I seriously think balloons are incredibly underrated. Yes I know they make you an easier target and blow your cover and I am aware that you can be shot down quicker than the blink of an eye. However, I have a soft spot for Balloons and the high advantage I am able to gain on enemies. Not only that but I love how Balloons make moving about the map that little bit easier.

Now when I do use Balloons I almost always only use one at a time, two absolute max if I really need to get up high or if I need to get myself quickly out of a fight without running the risk of going too high. The thing with me and Fortnite is that I SUCK at building. Sure I can build walls, ramps and use mats when needed but I'm not confident in my building ability like others and when I'm up against someone trying to gain height advantage quickly I stand no chance. Using balloons aids me in the areas where I struggle and for that I love them.

What weapons and items do you favour in Fortnite?
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