Overcooked!2 For Nintendo Switch Review #HolidayGiftGuide

Overcooked!2 For Nintendo Switch Review

Recently our family had the chance to check out Overcooked!2 for Nintendo Switch. We already are obsessed with Overcooked! so we could not wait to see if the second one lived up! This gamer family gave it a big thumbs up within the first fifteen minutes of play. If you are looking for a great game, rated E for everyone, you can look no farther.

With it’s fast gameplay and adorable cast of characters, Overcooked 2 makes for an enjoyable experience that the whole family can take part in. With up to four players either locally or online, the cooking action never ends as players whip up a variety of food orders across a selection of different kitchens! In Overcooked 2, players are found once again in the Onion Kingdom with new ways to cook, and even crazier gaming scenarios than before. The game features an entertaining story that is sure to keep the family laughing throughout.

Upon watching the opening cutscene, the audience is introduced to the Necro-NomNom-Icon, which holds the secret to “everlasting culinary greatness.” However, when the book is used, the Unbread rise from their resting place, creating a new trouble in the land. The game’s setup is pretty straightforward and similar to the first in the series, but it has enough new content to keep players engaged. New foods and settings have been added to the game, changing up the formula for play. Additional game mechanics can be found in Overcooked 2 that were absent from the original, specifically the ability to throw dishes across surfaces. Now with this functionality in the game, it’s become much easier to slide orders between players and complete orders even faster than before. The original Overcooked was a couch co-op experience that was nothing short of outstanding, and the sequel works even harder to build on what already made for such an enjoyable experience.

Each mission in Overcooked 2 operates on a timer where players must complete a given amount of orders before the clock runs out in the bottom right of the screen. The game’s art style is interesting, and emphasizes the fast-paced movement of the game. The characters will waddle around between counters while making orders in a rush, carrying large stacks of plates in their arms. Overcooked 2’s set pieces are also something not worth overlooking, as the environments look beautiful and fit the overall tone of the experience. The wacky characters must run between platforms that often move, complicating tasks and adding another challenge into the tasks, to complete orders. Portals, conveyor belts, and full kitchen pieces shift around and vary gameplay, keeping the experience from ever feeling the same.

The game has a giant emphasis on co-operative play. All 40+ levels can be completed either solo, where one player controls multiple chefs, or in multiplayer where the family can take on different roles in the process. The addition of online multiplayer in the game also adds a lot of replay value, as the experience is not just limited to couch co-op play. Overcooked 2 works hard to create a unique experience with an extreme attention for teamwork gameplay, and it is most definitely a stand-out multiplayer game for the Nintendo Switch. In Overcooked 2, there is always some new challenge to face, and always a ton of co-operative fun to be had, either online or with your friends at home! Check out more about Overcooked!2 here: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/overcooked-2-switchDisclosure: This post is part of our #HolidayGiftGuide as well as our #GamerFamily series. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Sample product provided. Contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net for collabs or @3decades3kids across all social media networks! Game On! 

Starlink: Battle for Atlas -A Perfect Gift This Holiday Season- PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch #HolidayGiftGuide

Starlink: Battle for Atlas -A Perfect Gift This Holiday Season- PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch- Holiday Gift Guide Feature Game!

This is a sponored post by BSMmedia. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented.

There are games and then there are games that kids love to play. When you walk into any place that sells video games you can find the walls lined with titles that all look incredible. But how do you know which one will get played with over and over. It’s tough to shell out the money and find out three hours later that your child has absolutely no interest in the game you purchased them. Been there more than once! I think it’s really important to check out the video game as much as you can before buying it.

Recently our family was introduced to a great game for tweens! How do I know it’s a great game for tweens…well, I have a tween and she is a total gamer girl. Now that does not say that this game is for girls. I also have two sons that are older and they both did play the game with Emily and loved it! What I loved about the game is that it is exciting yet not crazy. It’s perfect for tweens that want the older gaming feel but are still a little too young for it.

Since we already have the game in our house obviously I cannot buy it for Emily for Christmas but when it comes to getting a gift for some other family members and video games are involved my daughter and both sons agree that this is a perfect choice. You can check out our in depth review of  Starlink: Battle for Atlas here. 

The more you play this game the more you will love it! Of course Mom took a turn, or maybe a few turns. Moms love it, too! It’s a great family game and will put a smile on any child’s face this holiday season.

Disclosure: Sponsored blog post. Contact Diane Sullivan for collabs at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or @3decades3kids across all socials. 

Second Act NYC Advance Screening! Grab #Free Passes Here!

Second Act NYC Advance Screening November 13th! Grab Some Free Screening Passes Right Here!

 

Second Act is a heartfelt comedy that will inspire audiences. Jennifer Lopez returns to the big screen in an empowering, signature role that proves your dreams are always within reach. By using street smarts, real-world experience and determination, you too, can break down superficial barriers opening opportunities to succeed in any situation.

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
6:30 PM
AMC Loews 34th Street
312 W. 34th Street
Between 8th & 9th

Download passes here: http://stxtickets.com/SecondAct3D3K

Arrive early! Seating is first come, first served and not guaranteed.Disclosure: Screening passes provided by Second Act movie. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or @3decades3kids across all socials.

 

 

 

Disney’s Vampirina Ghoul Girls Rock!

Disney’s Vampirina Ghoul Girls Rock!

Calling ALL Vampirina fans! Every since I first laid eyes on that sweet little Vampirina I was totally hooked. What a fun show that has captured the hearts of so many Disney Junior followers young and not so young. No you can follow Vampirina and her two best friends, Poppy and Bridget, as they take the stage and start their very own band: the Ghoul Girls! Cheer them on as they travel to Transylvania for their first-ever talent competition and go on many more awesome adventures! Amped with six music-filled episodes, plus seven bonus animated shorts, Vampirina: Ghoul Girls Rock! soars to fang-tastic new heights as Vee and her friends learn how to find their inner ghoul and rock out! Vampirina: Ghoul Girls Rock! arrives homes on Disney DVD now available!

Rock Out with Vampirina and The Ghoul Girls!

VAMPIRINA: GHOUL GIRLS ROCK!

Bring It Home on Disney DVD November 6th

Includes Six 22-minute Episodes of Disney Junior’s Hit Animated Series “Vampirina,” Plus Seven Bonus shorts!

Follow Vampirina and her two best friends, Poppy and Bridget, as they take the stage and start their very own band: the Ghoul Girls! Cheer them on as they travel to Transylvania for their first-ever talent competition and go on many more awesome adventures! Amped with six music-filled episodes, plus seven bonus animated shorts, Vampirina: Ghoul Girls Rock! soars to fang-tastic new heights as Vee and her friends learn how to find their inner ghoul and rock out!

Voice Cast: Isabella Crovetti as Vampirina; Lauren Graham as Oxana Hauntley; James Van Der Beek as Boris Hauntley; Wanda Sykes as Gregoria; Mitchell Whitfield as Demi;Jordan Alexa Davis as Poppy; ViviAnn Yee as Bridget; and Dee Bradley Baker as Wolfie.

Executive Producer: Chris Nee

Episodes: Vampire Weekend / The Bird Who Knew Too Much
The Ghoul Girls / Game Night
Oldie But a Ghouldie / Beast in Show
Vampirina Ballerina / Treasure Haunters
Home Scream Home
Countess Vee / Frights, Camera, Action!

Bonus: Vampirina Ghoul Girls Rock! Music Video Shorts:
Living the Scream
Inner Ghoul
Transylvania Girls
Ghoul Glam
Boogieman Boogie
Everybody Scream, Everybody Howl
The Mummy Rap

Release Date: November 6, 2018
Ratings: TV-Y (US); G (CE/CF)
Total Run Time: Approximately 132 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)
Audio: 2.0 Dolby Digital
Languages: English
Subtitles: English SDH

Macy’s 2018 Thanksgiving Day Parade New Balloons Unveiled At Balloonfest!

Macy’s 2018 Thanksgiving Day Parade New Balloons Unveiled At Balloonfest!

Every year as soon as the calendar turns over to November there is a big discussion in our house that surrounds Thanksgiving and our plans. Of course our plans always include watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s become a complete Thanksgiving Day staple that the family loves. With each year we wonder which of our favorite balloons will be back and what new additions will be made for that year. 

This year our family was pretty excited to get a behind the scenes up close look at the newest additions to this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at Balloonfest! We arrived at the crack of dawn to see some these amazing gigantic beasts come to life right in front of our eyes. As the air was pumped each one rose from the ground as the many handlers were there to keep the balloons secure.  Our first balloon was the most adorable, “Little Cloud” FriendsWithYou. Well, it really actually wasn’t that little, but in comparison to all the others it was definitely a mini. This floater stands for light, tranquility and unconditional love. 

The three stars of Netflix’s newest film, “The Christmas Chronicles”, were all too happy to come to life and sway back and forth with their grandness. Manning balloons as a balloon handler is absolutely no joke. They handlers were given direction after direction to keep those blown up beauties exactly where they were supposed to be. We can’t wait to wave hello to Fleck, Bjorn, and JoJo as they debut in this year’s parade. The Christmas Chronicles elves are the first Netflix balloons to be featured in the live parade. 

We were delighted to see the three newest additions to the Sinclair Dinos as they made their way back and forth, giving us a wave as they did. The three newborn Baby Dinos from Sinclair Oil Corporation were ready for their first parade for sure. Just like the Sinclair Dino balloon, the Baby Dinos balloonicles appear in life-size form.  Personally, I was fascinated to see the models of what the balloons were supposed to look like when they were finished. Complete perfection!

When it comes to bowling our family is all about the sport. We love how “Go Bowling” will be strutting its stuff on the streets of NYC! This new group of balloonicles will consist of two bowling shoes and six bowling pins all being chased along by a determined bowling ball. I cannot wait to see how this plays out! How about you? These sixteen feet bowling pins and twelve foot diameter bowling ball are sure to be a hit or should we say a strike?

Now I may have just saved my absolute favorite for last. Maybe because I have been a boymom forever that I have seen my share of Dragon Ball for years and years. This amazingly gigantic balloon on Goku clocks in at seventy feet long, thirty six feet wide, and fifty six feet tall. That is one big balloon! The Goku balloon is depicted in his new Super Saiyan blue form which completely represents a new era of the Dragon Ball franchise.

As you can see, our morning spent amongst the newest additions to this year’s 92 nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was a morning we will remember for many moons to come. In the meantime we will be scouting out a great place to set up the family to watch this year’s parade! Let the countdown to Thanksgiving begin as we head toward one of my favorite holidays of the year. What could be better than being surrounded by family and friends and sharing the magic of this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!  I can’t wait to hear what you think about the newest balloons and which one is your new favorite as well as your old favorite. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving! Please don’t forget to tune in on Thanksgiving morning to see the parade, or if you are lucky enough to be in the NYC area- see you on the streets! Please check your local guide for times. For more information and the parade route please click here: https://www.macys.com/social/parade/  

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan was presented with a media invite to the above event. All opinions are that of Diane and do not represent the views of the parent company represented. Contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net for more information and collabs. Please follow us across all social media networks as @3decades3kids