Monday, January 17, 2022

New Pokémon Legends: Arceus Gameplay Preview Offers Best Look Yet At What This Game Actually Is

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have released a new gameplay preview trailer for Pokémon Legends: Arceus and it’s a 13-minute look at what we’ll actually be doing in the game when it launches on January 28.  It offers the best look yet at this new take on the Pokémon formula, which is especially exciting because as of late, Nintendo has been churning out trailer after trailer showcasing essentially the same content. Not to mention, no official public hands-on previews have happened for this game so we don’t even know what playing Arceus feels like. However, today’s gameplay preview video provides some answers to a lot of the questions we had.  Click here to watch embedded media Exploration The trailer doubles down on the open-hub nature of the Hisui region, citing that each biome has different Pokémon to catch, terrain to traverse, and raw materials to gather. These raw materials can be used to craft items such as healing items, lures, smoke bombs, Poké Balls, and more, and the narrator says your Pokémon can help you find these materials too.  Wild Pokémon Different Pokémon appear based on the time of the day and weather conditions. Plus, different species have different temperaments. Some are skittish and might run away. Others are aggressive. If a Pokémon detects you, it will be in an alert state and it will deflect all Poké Balls you throw at it. In order to catch an alert Pokémon, you’ll need to battle it with one of your own.  You can distract Pokémon with things like food, too. Also, if you encounter aggressive Pokémon, they might immediately attack you and if you take too much damage, you’ll blackout and lose some of the items you were carrying.  Pokédex  As part of the Survey Corps, your job is to fill out the Pokédex. This doesn’t just consist of catching Pokémon – that will only get some of the survey report filled out. You’ll need to witness them doing certain moves or observe them at different parts of the day to learn more about the species and ultimately, complete their Pokédex entry.  Traversing The Hisui Region Because of how large the Hisui region is, you’ll have access to special “blessed” Pokémon that you can ride on. For example, you can ride Wyrdeer to navigate land faster, but you can also immediately hop onto the back of a Hisuian Braviary to fly through the skies, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire-style. Basculegion lets you skim through the rivers and seas of the Hisui region, too.  Jubilife Village Jubilife Village is the center of operations for the Galaxy Expeditions Team, which is a group of people who have set up camp in the Hisui region to learn about it and the Pokémon within. They’re made up of the Survey Corps, Security Corps, and Medical Corps. Jubilife is your home base and it’s here you’ll collect tasks and turn in completed ones. You can also purchase crafted items and clothes here, and trade Pokémon with other players here, too.  Missions and Requests Part of the gameplay loop of Arceus is completing missions and requests. The latter are small tasks to help the people of Hisui while the former is how you progress through Arceus’ story. You can use your Arc Phone in a very Sheikah Slate-way to set waypoints, map out the region, and more as well.  Battle As expected, battling in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is turn-based, like the traditional Pokémon games. However, there’s a twist in the form of different move styles. If you use an Agile-Style move, it raises the user’s action speed, which means their next move might happen sooner but the move will be weaker. Strong-Style moves, on the other hand, cause your Pokémon to sit out for a move and in return, hit stronger the next time they attack.  Alpha Pokémon will be tough to battle but easily spotted thanks to their large size and glowing red eyes. Catching them will be tough, but it will be worth it.  Customization You can customize your character with a variety of clothing items at the Clothier in Jubilife Village. As you progress through the journey of Arceus, you’ll unlock more and more items including hairstyles, shirts, pants, and more.  Noble Pokémon Noble Pokémon are special frenzied creatures that rampage across the Hisui region. They’re easy to spot, too, as they glow gold. These are essentially boss battles. Depleting their health won’t end the fight. Instead, you’ll need to throw special balms at them made of their favorite food. In between throwing balms, you’ll need to dodge its attacks to survive. At some point during the fight, the Pokémon will reveal an opening and then you can attack. Now, you have to actually defeat it in battle before you can finally catch it. The narrator promises that these will be some of the toughest battles in the entire game.  And that’s where the video ends. Pokémon Legends: Arceus will hit the Switch on January 28. While waiting for its release, catch up on some of the recently-released trailers, starting with this Pokémon Legends: Arceus trailer that introduces the Diamond and Pearl clans to the game. Watch this trailer for a better look at the environments, NPCs, and Pokémon we’ll be catching after that, and then watch this one for a better look at the crafting in the game.  Are you excited for Pokémon Legends: Arceus? Let us know in the comments below!
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    Staycation at Sheraton Grand Whitefield Post Covid-19

    Staycation at Sheraton Grand Whitefield Post Covid-19

    After a long 6 month hiatus of not venturing out of home for travel or other promotional activity which used to keep me occupied from many years, I had an opportunity to stay at Sheraton Grand Whitefield which is one of the premier hotel and convention center in Bangalore. Due to pandemic, India went into lockdown since March 23 and with a rising number of cases in the months of May/June, Karnataka government decided to extend lockdown and thus we could not venture out until the end of August. But things started slowly picking up in the month of August where travel ban was lifted, quarantine days were shortened and many rules were smoothened down and as slowly businesses began to open they faced one more problem that is the trust from consumers. Due to Pandemic, Tourism took a major hit and Airlines and accommodation places were majorly hit as they used to witness millions of people day in day out but due to lockdown and fear of Covid-19 people stayed at their home and tried to stay healthy. However, at one point of time, everybody will travel and thus require a place of stay and what better way to stay at a new location where they follow hygienic, cleanliness according to hospital standards and also do keep in mind government rules and regulations? It is at Sheraton Grand Whitefield. Sheraton Grand Whitefield Hotel and Convention Center is one of the premier hotels that is located in Bangalore South and is a place that is near to many offices. I recently had a staycation experience at this hotel. Although I was sceptical when I had received information about the staycation, I had the complete trust of the hotel as they follow cleanliness and hygiene and safe sanitary practices which is now utmost importance for people to stay. In Sheraton Grand Whitefield Hotel and Convention, you will be checked for temperature right when you are about to enter the hotel. The baggage which you bring will be cleaned and sanitized so that before you check-in your baggage is disinfected and is safe. You will go to the reception were on the first notice you get to witness that the places of seating and other places where people usually be in groups have been marked and are apart 2ft in distance. During check-in also, you will be standing at a distance from the receptionist who provides you with the sanitized pen for signature right before in front of you. As cleanliness and sanitization are important, many sanitizers are placed and also you will be asked to sanitize before you move to the room which you intend to stay. Sheraton has a practice of keeping the room empty for 24 hours after a customer checks out, meanwhile the room is completely sanitized with hospital-grade products. All the cleaning materials are colour coded so that things won’t mess up at the time of cleaning. The beddings are thoroughly cleaned and dried, the pillows and other surfaces are first cleaned with anti-bacterial/anti-viral solution and then a mist of hot water spray that kills major of viruses that are present on the surface. Common items in the hotel room such as TV Remote, AC Remote, shelves, doors and handles are wiped with disinfectants thoroughly so that there should not be any error and hazard for a new customer. Steps have been taken for social distancing and sanitization methods in the lobby and the Restaurants are well maintained with a social distance where the tables and chairs are arranged at distance, the utensils and cutlery are washed with food-grade sanitizers. All the food that is ordered will be washed with veggie cleaners and then put in hot water for further sanitization, the cutlery will be washed and kept in sanitizers and they do not use the same cutlery plates which were washed, they keep them clean for 24 hours before serving to the consumers. The convention centre here is huge and even with social distancing measure can occupy many people. All the seats, tables are sanitized and they are arranged with social distancing norms. The huge convention center is suitable for meetings and any other functions and one can book it here without any fear. Several safety measures also go in before you check-in to the hotel where the hotel transportation has safety measures which include a barrier between driver and customers, common touchpoints such as doorknobs, window knobs, armrest, seat belts are sanitized after every trip, common touchpoints of the hotel such as doors, railings and many such places are sanitized at regular intervals. With these safety measures in place, one can stay without fear of contracting the virus. In my recent staycation here where I had first hand witnessed the sanitization and other safety measures followed at Sheraton Grand Whitefield Hotel and Convention center. If you wish to visit Bangalore and not worry about the stay here, I would highly recommend staying here. Add to Bookmarks

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