Adam Tisdale Designs

Adam Tisdale Designs

comics, video games, and other important things. Plus a lovely helping of Graphic Design and drawings and stuff. I probably would get more followers if I posted more naked men.

Is any of the Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC Fun/Worth purchasing?

I just finished my first play through of the game, and was wondering if any of it really added to the experience, or if I should move on and start playing Mario & Luigi.  Any thoughts from friends/followers/strangers would be greatly appreciated!

Secret Identity 5 - Luigi | Super Luigi
Year of Luigi is over already? No one told me!

Secret Identity 5 - Luigi | Super Luigi

Year of Luigi is over already? No one told me!

Secret Identity #4 - Mario 
BOOM. Plot twist.  I am sure this post has made anyone following along for the last few days ask the following questions:

A. Why didn’t you do Sailor Jupiter next? Makoto is my favorite senshi and I am sad.
B. Why did you do Mario if the whole series is supposed to be about secret identities? He is always utterly unsecret.  He puts his name everywhere.  
C. Why does he have short sleeves on? What kind of hooligan deviant is creating this art?


And to you I would say:
A. because life is short and I wanted to do this at this point.
B. because life is short and I wanted to do this at this point.
C. because it is hot outside and long sleeves are not reasonable. 
So basically this series is going to be sets of whatever sort of character I am feeling at the time.  Expect more senshi to happen eventually, and other video game characters, and such.  ITS BASICALLY A HODGEPODGE EXCUSE TO MAKE CUTE THINGS.

Secret Identity #4 - Mario 

BOOM. Plot twist.  I am sure this post has made anyone following along for the last few days ask the following questions:

A. Why didn’t you do Sailor Jupiter next? Makoto is my favorite senshi and I am sad.

B. Why did you do Mario if the whole series is supposed to be about secret identities? He is always utterly unsecret.  He puts his name everywhere.  

C. Why does he have short sleeves on? What kind of hooligan deviant is creating this art?

And to you I would say:

A. because life is short and I wanted to do this at this point.

B. because life is short and I wanted to do this at this point.

C. because it is hot outside and long sleeves are not reasonable. 

So basically this series is going to be sets of whatever sort of character I am feeling at the time.  Expect more senshi to happen eventually, and other video game characters, and such.  ITS BASICALLY A HODGEPODGE EXCUSE TO MAKE CUTE THINGS.

I AM POKEMON’D OUT

The last couple of months my 3ds has been exclusively used to play pokemon. I played through Y.  Then I bought Platinum and played all the way through it in anticipation of the pokemon bank coming out, and as I had never played it and I wanted all of the legendaries (as you may know).  Then I went back and finally finished Black 2 which took a decent amount of time. AND THEN I transferred all of my pokemon to Y as that was the whole point of playing all of these games to begin with.  And so now I have a great collection in the game, and I am not even using them to battle.  Just to play Pokemon Amie with all of my favs.

BUT TBH I NEED A BREAK. 

There are other games I need/want to play but hundred of hours of my life are being wasted on Pokemon. Please stop. 

All of the Course from Mario Kart 8

Spoilers I guess?????

Mushroom Cup

  • Mario Kart Stadium
  • Water Park
  • Sweet Sweet Canyon
  • Thwomp Ruins

Flower Cup

  • Mario Circuit
  • Toad Harbour
  • Twisted Mansion
  • Shy Guy Falls

Star Cup

  • Sunshine Airport
  • Dolphin Shoals
  • Electrodome
  • Mount Wario

Special Cup

  • Cloudtop Cruise
  • Bone Dry Dunes
  • Bowser’s Castle
  • Rainbow Road

Shell Cup

  • Moo Moo Meadows (Wii)
  • Mario Circuit (GBA)
  • Cheep Cheep Beach (DS)
  • Toad’s Turnpike (N64)

Banana Cup

  • Dry Dry Desert (GCN)
  • Donut Plains 3 (SNES)
  • Royal Raceway (N64)
  • DK Jungle (3DS)

Leaf Cup

  • Wario Stadium (DS)
  • Sherbet Land (GCN)
  • Music Park (3DS)
  • Yoshi Valley (N64)

Lightning Cup

  • Tick-Tock Clock (DS)
  • Piranha Plant Slide (3DS)
  • Grumble Volcano (Wii)
  • Rainbow Road (N64)

Battle Mode Courses

  • Moo Moo Meadows (Wii)
  • Dry Dry Desert (GCN)
  • Donut Plains 3 (SNES)
  • Toad’s Turnpike (N64)
  • Mario Circuit
  • Toad Harbour
  • Sherbet Land (GCN)
  • Yoshi Valley (N64)

So what are your most anticipated new and classic courses?

New* Challenger Approaching

As predicted, Nintendo took the opportunity during their earlier Nintendo Direct to announce a new character for the upcoming Smash Bros. game. Continuing their new trend of announcing characters that tie into upcoming releases, they announced (surprising no one) that Luigi would once again return to the ring and that we should probably buy Mario and Luigi 4 when it comes out in the next few weeks.  

And then of course all of the pictures on the smash site were cute, because they Weegee is always cute.

cute.

Way cute.

SUPER CUTE

And this is all great news, but the only thing that I would actually want them to announce in regards to him, is the fact that he now carries his Poltergust with him, but as far as I can tell from all of the screenshots, we have NO MENTION.  Mario has the Fludd, so why can’t we give Luigi a little love. 

If we really are celebrating the YEAR OF LUIGI, let’s at least reference the best games he has starred in.

*He is not that new when he has been in every single game in the series.

Amazon always ships be things with this beautiful symmetry. Sidenote if anyone got resident evil message me your gt so we can raid together. Also message me if you want to join my sailor moon reading club. Some restrictions apply.

Amazon always ships be things with this beautiful symmetry. Sidenote if anyone got resident evil message me your gt so we can raid together. Also message me if you want to join my sailor moon reading club. Some restrictions apply.

Tomb raider is happening in just like 17 hours! I kind of want to not go to work but it won’t even come in the mail until 5 ish. But I am rull excited! Is anyone else going to play it in case I want multiplayer friends??

DMC is so Great Though

I am going to write a lot about DMC when I finish it, but as of 2 thirds through, there is so much right going on.  Some of the stuff Ninja Theory managed to create in this, not only gives me hope for video games in general, but really shows that creators can actually create new, interesting concepts even when confined to the game mechanics they set for themselves.  

The whole game is dripping in bad-ass douchery in such an enjoyable way that somehow perfectly syncs with my little white homosexual identity and thought process.  

I am going to analyse stuff more once I have a view of the whole game, but wowowow I am having a good time.  I hope Ninja Theory rakes it in so they can actually be in a place to make a sequel. 

Gravity Rush: A lil Review

I just completed Gravity Rush while lying in bed feeling poopy, and while I enjoyed it enough, I think it is one of those games in which the concept and the visual identities were disgustingly great, only to have it fall apart a little bit in execution.

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The controls are mediocre at best, the touch screen adding very little to the experience.  You point the psvita to aim which way you want Kat to shift in conjunction with the right stick, which is awkward and I kept ending up holding the system at strange angles to get he to fly correctly.  The idea of the gravity powers is really cool and fun to explore, but the second you have to deal with the combat, which is most of the story, it becomes instantly agonizing.  I found myself relying on her super attacks to kill most everything, because it homes in on the target.  Manually trying to kick one of the enemies nearly always ended with me flying yards past them, while completely missing them.

It felt very Square Enixy in the fact that they started by designing some cool characters and then had to try and make a story around them.  This resulted in an off balance narrative that keeps making new kind of interesting plot points, but then instantly dropping them the next time something happens.  There is no conclusion to anything. Why is Alias doing what he is doing?  Where do shifters come from?  Is Kat a queen of a different dimension or what??? I understand that they wanted to leave it open ended for a potential seuqel, but they still need to find the happy middle ground in which the viewer feels at least some sense of resolution.  You don’t get any of that here.

I was pleasantly surprised with the different locales you got to travel, but any inkling of hope that new gameplay was being introduced quickly returned to the flight and fight formula.  

Don’t get me wrong, the game is beautiful, and fun enough.  The music is a nice departure from the typical game, with its French influence.  I just wish that they could have done more, and done better.  I saw that first image of Kat standing sideways looking down upon that grand looking city, and thought “damn, this is going to be magnificent”.  But in the end, I only left Hekesville with a few fond memories, and a bit of confusion and frustration.  

Game Store Identity design (work in progress)

gallant-designs:

DKR - Diddy Kong Racing Set 1 of 2


Here is the first part to my DKR Signature series.  Here, Signature is being used literally as I had each racer sign their name to a piece of paper, which I carefully scanned and added to each snap shot.  For real guys.

These are all available as iphone cases on our redbubble store, and I can make them into other things if there is interest.  

Remember how much fun this game was when it came out.  Don’t you want to remember each and every time you look at your phone?

Comments welcome! Always feel free to contact us through ask or whatever, and until next time! (which will be in 5 minutes when I upload the second set)

Bye!

Adam 

gallant-designs:

DKR - Diddy Kong Racing Set 2 of 2

Oh hullo again.

Long time no see.

I have returned with the long awaited second set of DKR cases for your viewing pleasures. 

This set includes DS remake added characters, Dixie, and Tiny Kong.  When seeing this you may say, “But Adam I am an N64 purist and I don’t accept this blasphemous attempt to ruin my childhood memories.”

to which I would reply, “I do not care. Go sit on a stick.”

Because everyone knows that Dixie Kong is the greatest edition to the Kong Family of all time.

OF ALL TIME.

As usual, these are also available on our Redbubble Store!

Also, I just want to take a moment to thank you guys for all of your support! Whether or not you know it, just clicking like on our posts makes us so much more excited to show the things we make.  Trying to be cute and funny and nostalgic on the internet is a hard demand, but we do our best.

Until next time!

Adam