Gaming blog from Apoth0r? With its astoundingly good voice acting, painterly environments, and item-based puzzle solving, you might think that Figment: Journey Into the Mind is an old-school point-and-click adventure game. And you wouldn’t be far off, except all of those fantastic elements have been molded into something more akin to an action RPG. It really is a nice blend of both genres in terms of gameplay, but taken as an overall package Figment is bursting with personality and an interesting world to explore, and has a level of polish that you don’t typically find on mobile. That’s probably due to Figment making its mark as a PC and console game first, but the mobile port sacrifices nothing and feels right at home on the go.
Monument Valley returns to the list with the release of Monument Valley 2. Both games are still very excellent. In fact, they both have virtually identical game play mechanics and graphics. The player adventures through Escher-style puzzles where levels are movable to complete the path using illusions. The premise is still charming and the Monument Valley franchise continues to stand as a couple of the best mobile games ever. The first one runs for $3.99 with an optional $1.99 in-app purchase for the Forgotten Shores DLC. The second game runs for $4.99 right now.
Sitting barely $9,000 above his teammate, we have the captain of OG and one of the biggest names in the Dota 2 world, Johan “N0tail” Sundstein. The Danish Dota 2 superstar won his second TI9 title this season, which alone earned him $3.124 million. He also saw a lot of success with OG throughout 2018/19 DPC season, earning additional $31,500. N0tail started his career as a professional Dota 2 player in March 2012 and has since then accumulated a mouth-watering $6,890,591.79, making him the highest-paid esports player in history. Read more info at Games Blog.
Finally, you need to understand comps (a term for team composition). A good beginner team usually has two supports, two tanks, and two damage characters. If you’re playing with strangers and don’t have good team coordination yet, it helps to have a varied team to cover all your bases. For example, if your team has a high-damage character like Pharah already and you’re playing the other damage character, maybe try a hero that deals aimed damage like Soldier 76, or a close-range flanker like Tracer. Over time, you’ll learn cool combinations with your teammates and which characters work better against others.
Mercy is best when paired with a mobile team composition, especially with a Pharah or a sniper to damage boost. Ana is still an extremely valuable choice due to her anti-healing grenades, which negate the wide-spread healing of a Baptiste or Moira. She has to navigate around shields, though, so choose Ana only if you have faith in your team to take down barriers and enable your skills.
In addition to the new esports program, Barry University offers a degree program in Computer Information Systems (CIS) with a Digital Media Concentration that the school thinks will interest esports student-athletes seeking a career in the field. The program prepares students for positions in the gaming industry through courses in Video Game Design, Virtual Reality, 3D Modeling, 3D Animation, Web Animation, and Computer Programming. Barry University is currently recruiting gamers for the Buccaneer esports team. See extra info at https://apoth0r.com/.