If the last Structure Deck, based on Water-type monsters, wasn’t your type, then get ready to set fire to the rain! Introducing the newest Yu-Gi-Oh! structure deck: Onslaught of the Fire Kings! The newest deck now focuses on fire-attribute monsters with a destroy-to-effect mechanic that, when used right, will turn your opponent into a smoldering crisp!
The cover card for Onslaught of the Fire Kings is Fire King High Avatar Garunix, which is the leader of the newly introduced Fire King archetype. With a base stat of 2700 attack and 1700 defense, Fire King High Avatar Garunix comes packed with some decent firepower. Compared to the last cover card, Poseidra, the Atlantean Dragon, Fire King High Avatar Garunix has 100 less attack, but 100 more defense (which is kinda sensible since Fire is weak to Water). Nevertheless, just as a phoenix raises after death, Fire King High Avatar Garunix has a couple of effects if it were to kick the bucket.
In terms of the other cards within the preconstructed deck, there’s quite a bit of valuable cards in here. To note, there are only 2 other Fire King monsters that make up the archetype, and both are included within the deck: Fire King Avatar Barlong and Fire King Avatar Kirin. In addition, 2 spell cards, which work for essentially any Fire-attribute monster, come bearing the archetype’s name: Onslaught of the Fire Kings and Circle of the Fire Kings. Pot of Duality and Hand Destruction, which are still commonly played, have also been included to add value to the deck.
Just like with the Atlantean structure deck, the new Onslaught of the Fire Kings deck doesn’t exactly feel complete. Introduced in Cosmo Blazar are Brotherhood of the Fire Fists, which consist of Beast-Warrior, Fire-attribute monsters that synergize quite well with the Fire Kings. Most of the cards that come with the deck can technically be replaced by Brotherhood of the Fire Fists cards, and is actually quite highly recommended as both archetypes usually have some special effects if they are either destroyed by battle or card effect (usually the latter).
Nevertheless, you’ll get some incredible fire support cards within the deck: fan favorite Flamvell Firedog makes an appearance, and the attribute summoner UFO Turtle also gives you some help to get a few new Fire-attribute monsters onto your field. Backfire and Flamvell Counter are decent traps for Fire-based decks, and a few cards, such as Horn of the Phantom Beast or Wild Nature’s Release will help aid your Beast-Warrior monsters.
Overall, the deck is alright, but not great. If you’ve been looking to make a Fire-based deck, but were turned off with the common burn strategy, then look no further than this structure deck. Though there are a few cards that pay tribute to the attribute’s common burn strategy, such as Volcanic Rocket and Volcanic Counter, the deck focuses on destroying your monsters by way of card effect or battle in order to trigger some other effects. It is, however, highly recommended that you integrate the Brotherhood of the Fire Fist archetype for maximum usability.
The PS Vita seems to have repeated the history the PSP brought: with incredible hardware specifications and a few good games here and there, one would think that the consoles would sell quite well, but it fails to compare to Nintendo’s line of DS and 3DS systems. A few points could make the PS Vita great, of course, which include lowering the price and releasing more iconic Playstation games.
Seeing as Sony doesn’t want to lower the price, and (good) games take quite a bit of time to make, there might be a new PS Vita system on the way. Just as the PSP updated regularly with new models, the PS Vita is getting a few slight hardware upgrades. 4G connectivity seems to be the main selling point here, as it will replace the 3G-capable model, but still retain the same price as said model. HDMI-out is a distinct possibility, which would allow you to play your games on any HDMI compatible screen. Also, it also seems like a new firmware would be integrated into it, which is rumored to allow for organizations via folders and other stuff.
As a reminder, Sony is planning to announce something big on February 20, 2013, and though everything points to a PS4 announcement, a small one may be made for an upgraded PS Vita system.
After dozens of fake magazine scans, we now have an official picture of a new Pokemon for Pokemon X and Y! Introducing Ninfia, the newest addition to the Eevee family!
The type and abilities for Ninfia are currently unknown, as well as the process in which you could evolve an Eevee into Ninfia.
Are you a fan of Pokemon Rumble? Though the first game for the WiiWare was a bit iffy, a full-blown game for the 3DS made quite a bit of improvements over its predecessor. Now, a third installment, heading to the Wii U’s eShop, is heading our way!
Though not a ton of details have been announced, you can expect the classic toy-style graphics with a real-time battle system, just like how the other Pokemon Rumble games have played in the past. The release date has yet to be announced (other than a Spring release for Japan), but it was confirmed that the first five generations, totaling up to 649 Pokemon, will be included into the game (sorry sixth generation lovers!).