Análisis Anno 1880 (PC) – 8.5

19 April 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-anno-1800-una-carta-de-amor-a-la-estrategia/

Anno 1800 is the best entry in the series to the date. A game that can be huge and complex while not overwhelming to the player. A true love letter to the genre that every fan of city-builders and strategy games should play.

Análisis Cuphead (SWITCH) – 9

18 April 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/cuphead/analisis-cuphead-para-nintendo-switch-una-conversion-digna-de-oscar/

Cuphead is a true piece of art of the modern day videogame. The game has lived up to the expectations and it is full of detail and quality in every aspect. From its soundtrack to its wonderful design, Studio MDHR has achieved glory with this masterpiece. And now for Nintendo Switch.

Análisis Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission: Un juego de cartas con muchas luces y pocas sombras (SWITCH) – 8.2

9 April 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/super-dragon-ball-heroes-world-mission/analisis-super-dragon-ball-heroes-world-mission-un-juego-de-cartas-con-muchas-luces-y-pocas-sombras/

Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission is a real treat for the longtime fans of Dragon Ball, but it is even more than that. It is a profound strategy game that will take up a good amount of hours to master, but in the end it will all be part of a delightful effort.

Análisis Darksiders Warmastered Edition: Entre el Cielo y el Infierno (SWITCH) – 8

2 April 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-darksiders-warmastered-edition-entre-el-cielo-y-el-infierno/

Darksiders Warmastered Edition is a great game with elements of exploration and puzzles. His artistic design is based on Christian mythology and is really amazing, with good characters and a complete story. Some elements look old but it’s still a very funny hack and slash. It does not have many new features for veteran players, but if you are new to the franchise it is the best way to enter it.

Análisis The Walking dead: The Final Season: una dulce despedida con regusto amargo (PC) – 8.2

30 March 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-the-walking-dead-the-final-season-una-dulce-despedida-con-regusto-amargo/

The Walking Dead: The Final Season is a true gift that really allows for a proper goodbye to Clementine after a journey that went on for many years. A chance to enjoy one last time the legacy given to us by the already extinct Telltale Games.

Análisis Tropico 6: ¡El Presidente está de vuelta! (PC) – 8

29 March 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/tropico-6/analisis-tropico-6-el-presidente-esta-de-vuelta/

Tropico 6 is a safe bet. A continuist sequel that has almost no innovations but manages to feel fresh and funny from the start. El Presidente is back, as good as he has ever been.

Análisis Assassin’s Creed III: Remastered (PS4) – 7.7

28 March 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-assassins-creed-iii-remastered-bailando-con-lobos/

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered is a worthy opportunity to revisit one of the most undervalued games in the series. Despite its imperfections, the world that Ubisoft created 7 years ago manages to preserve its magic. An experience that has been reinforced by a set of technical and playable improvements that accompany this new version.

Análisis Beat Cop (SWITCH) – 7

27 March 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-beat-cop-para-nintendo-switch-divertido-pero-rancio/

Beat Cop is a game that shines as bright as it can on Nintendo Switch. Sadly, some flaws from the original version still remain and make it difficult to enjoy the game, even though its mechanics and narrative are really good.

Análisis Yoshi’s Crafted World (SWITCH) – 8

27 March 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-yoshis-crafted-world-diversion-y-entretenimiento-a-raudales/

Yoshi’s Crafted World does not provide any kind of new experience, but it brings all of the fun, entertainment and passion that were present in old platformers in a whole new style. In all, a delightful adventure.

Análisis Unravel Two (SWITCH) – 8.5

25 March 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-unravel-two-tejiendo-magia-en-switch/

Unravel Two lands on Nintendo Switch with the same magic it had a year ago. A beautiful game that believes in itself to offer a great coop experience with really inspired artistic and level design.

Análisis The Division 2 (PS4) – 9.5

22 March 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-the-division-2-los-agentes-al-servicio-del-mejor-endgame-del-ano/

The Division 2 earns a spot among the best games of 2019. The game keeps all of the fundamental aspects of the first entry while improving each and every one of them. A funny, entertaining game that will surely provide lots of hours of fun for the players.

Análisis Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4) – 9.5

21 March 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/sekiro-shadows-die-twice/analisis/

Sekiro is the next step by FromSoftware, a game that brings about a ‘new land’ in-between Dark Souls and Bloodborne, and that is both original and accesible without giving away its natural essence. A new masterpiece by Miyazaki which is a must-have for any gamer.

Análisis The Red Strings Club (Switch) – 9

19 March 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-the-red-strings-club-ejercitando-el-musculo-moral/

The Red Strings Club lands on Nintendo Switch offering an experience worthy of the one that was originally released on PC. An adventure whose clearly reflective intentions build intense moral debates for the player through charismatic and unforgettable characters

Análisis One Piece: World Seeker (PlayStation 4) – 6

18 March 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-one-piece-world-seeker-lejos-de-gol-d-roger/

One Piece: World Seeker does not manage to meet the expectations built on its several showings. Instead, we are presented with a conventional open-world game that in spite of having a nice story, it is lacking in most of all the other aspects.

Análisis Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn (Nintendo 3DS) – 7,5

07 March 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-kirbys-extra-epic-yarn/

Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn does not manage to improve as much as it was expected but, at the same time, it still is in optimal conditions and provides a slight upgrade on its visuals. Furthermore, it is a delightful experience on the Nintendo 3DS.

Análisis Massira (PS4) – 6,5

02 March 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-massira-un-viaje-hacia-lo-humano/

Massira is a title that tries to reflect the experiences of the Syrian refugees. A risky bet due to the complexity of the message, which has been deployed efficiently despite an unrefined control system and thanks to well-chosen playable mechanics.

Análisis Fimbul (Switch) – 3,5

28 February 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-fimbul-cuando-lo-tecnico-empana-lo-jugable/

We’d like to comment that Fimbul is a game that in spite of its problems it still is a recommendable one. However, it has also been a very frustrating experience.

Análisis La LEGO Película 2: el videojuego (PS4) – 7

27 February 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-la-lego-pelicula-2-el-videojuego-una-propuesta-para-todos-los-publicos/

The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame opts for a simplification of each and everyone of the elements that define the basic formula of the franchise. All with the aim of becoming a more accessible experience for all audiences. Something that is the greatest virtue and at the same time the biggest defect of the game.

Trials Rising (PS4) – 8.5

25 February 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-trials-rising-ubisoft-aprieta-el-acelerador/

Trials Rising offers an exhilarating experience that is based on an unbeateble control system and achieves a good balance between frustration and rewarding moments. As the biggest title of the franchise, it manages to build an addictive proposal that would be better not to miss.

Unruly Heroes (Nintendo Switch) – 8.5

24 February 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-unruly-heroes-un-digno-sucesor-de-rayman-legends/

Unruly Heroes takes the best part of Rayman Legends and adds a few new features to deliver an entertaining, original and fresh experience from the beginning to the end. One of the biggest surprises that exceeds every expectation.

Anthem (PC) – 6

24 February 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/anthem/analisis/

Anthem is a game with a superb gameplay that fails in delivering an entertaining experience due to a campaign with no flow, a heartless story and repetitive missions, even in the endgame. Anthem clearly needs months or even years of polishing and content to be what it wanted to be at first.

Análisis Dragon Marked for Death (Nintendo Switch) – 7

19 February 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-dragon-marked-for-death/

A demanding title that arrives somewhat late but surprises the old school players.

Análisis BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition (Nintendo Switch) – 8.4

17 February 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-blazblue-central-fiction-special-edition/

BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition is a very complete fighting game with multiple single-player game modes and an elaborate combat system. This version does not have many new features but the portable mode is a big enough reason to recommend it. A great sample from the best of the fighting genre for your Nintendo Switch.

Análisis Intruders: Hide and Seek (PlayStation 4) – 7.5

16 February 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-intruders-hide-and-seek/

Intruders: Hide and Seek offers an experience whose most atractive points lie on the shoulders of its characters and a fine balance between the way it uses the tension and the narration of the plot. The story is told in a fluid way, respecting the intelligence of the player in order to let him be the one who is in charge of connecting the dots to solve the mistery behind the game.

Análisis Crackdown 3 (Xbox One) – 5.5

14 February 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-crackdown-3/

Crackdown 3 has really tried to take it to the next level. However, in the end it’ll only manage to convince those who already are followers of the franchise. The game is too plain, and it also consists of a multiplayer mode that, as of right now, feels like it is in its early stages.

Análisis Far Cry New Dawn (PS4) – 7

14 February 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-far-cry-new-dawn/

Far Cry New Dawn is as good as inconsequential. Even though it has the great mechanics that characterizes the franchise, its story, alies and villains are empty through all the game. So, we get an addictive and fun to play title that, at the same time, lacks soul and singularity, looking too much like Far Cry 5.

Análisis Jump Force (PS4) – 7

14 February 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-jump-force/

Jump Force is a good title for the manga and anime fans. However, the game does not manage to meet the expectations due to several technical problems as well as the lack of an interesting story

Análisis Conarium (PS4) – 7

12 February 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-conarium/

Conarium offers a game with a extremely simple gameplay that relies completely on its narrative aspect. In spite of some flaws, this reimagination of a lovecraftian world is visually stunning and able to catch the players’ attention from the very beginning and retain it through the whole game.

Análisis The Elder Scrolls: Legends – Isla de la Locura (PC) – 8

10 February 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-the-elder-scrolls-legends-isla-de-la-locura/

Once again, The Elder Scrolls: Legends receives an amazing expansion with Isle of Madness. Through an excellent story, great and fresh mechanics and a perfect mix between the both of them, the journey to Sheogorath’s home is absolutely recommendable for anyone, whether it is a newcomer or a veteran of the game.

Análisis God Eater 3 (PlayStation 4) – 8

6 February 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/god-eater-3/analisis-god-eater-3/

God Eater 3 stands as the first pure experience of the God Eater franchise away from the handheld consoles. In the end, it turns out that Shift did a really good job with a game that cherishes its characters as well as its possibilities in the battlefield.

Análisis Bleep Bloop (Nintendo Switch) – 6.5

2 February 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-bleep-bloop/

Bleep Bloop is a simple game for puzzle lovers that really shines when played through the local multiplayer option. Nevertheless, the game is far from challenging, and it really would have benefited from trying to mix up some of its mechanics.

Análisis Slay the Spire (PC) – 9.5

30 January 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-slay-the-spire/

“Slay the Spire blends roguelike and deck building to offer an experience that is accessible, challenging and fun as hell from the very beginning. One of the best recent inide games!”

Análisis Genesis Alpha One (Xbox One) – 7.8

29 January 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-genesis-alpha-one/

“Genesis Alpha One is a great idea and is a very interesting and entertaining option in the genre of space exploration.”

Análisis Mario & Luigi: Viaje al centro de Bowser + Las Peripecias de Bowsy (3DS) – 8

24 January 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-mario-luigi-viaje-al-centro-de-bowser-las-peripecias-de-bowsy/

“Mario & Luigi: Viaje al centro de Bowser + Las Peripecias de Bowsy arrives at Nintendo 3DS with the same magic, the same mechanics, and the same charm that a whole generation of players fell in love with a decade ago.”

Análisis Resident Evil 2 Remake (PS4) – 9.4

22 January 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-resident-evil-2-remake/

Resident Evil 2 Remake is not only a must-have for all of the players that were not able to enjoy the original game back in the day, but it is also a homage to the players that did manage to play it.

Análisis FutureGrind(Switch) – 7

22 January 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-futuregrind/

FutureGrind is an awesome take on the platforming genre that, despite some flaws, results in a fun and challenging experience from the beginning to the end.

Análisis Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (Switch) – 8

16 January 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-travis-strikes-again-no-more-heroes/

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is a spin-off that offers lots of fun and action elements. At the same time, there is also room for some philosophical moments that add on to the overall fun of the game.

Análisis New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe(Switch) – 9

09 January 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-new-super-mario-bros-u-deluxe/

New Super Mario Bros U. Deluxe is, with no doubt whatsoever, one of the best 2D platform games to become avalaible in the last few years. Therefore, if you have never played the game before, now is the perfect time for it. Nintendo Switch shows that it is the perfect device for the genre and its catalogue just keeps on getting bigger.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition(PS4) – 8.4

09 January 2019

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-tales-of-vesperia-definitive-edition/

Tales of Vesperia returns to show why it was one of the best RPGs of the past generation. We will enjoy an excellent story, with great characters, in what will be a very entertaining trip.

Sundered (SWITCH) – 9

19 December 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-sundered-para-nintendo-switch/

Sundered comes to Switch and Xbox One with the Eldritch Edition, a revision of the game that doesn’t include lots of changes but it does some fine additions like local co-op. If you liked Sundered back in 2017, this is a good excuse to come back to it in a brand new platform!

GRIS (SWITCH) – 9.5

13 December 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-gris/

GRIS is a true piece of art because it isn’t only beautiful, but also meaningful. A game with excepcional design that, despite some minor flaws, will definitely get to your heart and make you feel. This is the closest to poetry that any videogame has ever come!

Just Cause 4 (PS4) – 8

13 December 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/just-cause-4/analisis/

Just Cause 4 is a very funny game but with a shallow and very repetitive story. A game with lights and shadows that does not manage to be outstanding despite trying

Gear.Club Unlimited (Switch) – 8

10 December 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-gear-club-unlimited-2/

There are certainly some shadows that must be taken into account, like the lack of an online multiplayer mode, a subpar art or the limitations in a world that had the potential to be pretty much open. Still, we cannot deny that it remains as one of the most addictive driving games due to its structure and an overall improvement on the vehicles.The lack of a traditional online multiplayer mode.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate(Switch) – 10

6 December 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/super-smash-bros-for-switch-provisional/analisis/

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate manages to meet every single expectation that was place upon it. The addition of the marvelous adventure mode, the immense amount of playable characters as well as spirits and to top all of that, magnificent visuals, audio and gameplay. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is not only one of the best games to be found on Nintendo Switch, but it is also one of the greatest games ever made.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden(PC) – 8.5

4 December 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-mutant-year-zero-road-to-eden/

The Bearded Ladies has created an impressive game that is able to make use of the XCOM formula and take it to the next level adding some exploration and stealth mechanics. The result is a fun, inteligent and original videogame that exceeds every expectation.

Yo-Kai Watch 3(3DS) – 7.5

4 December 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-yo-kai-watch-3/

Yo-Kai Watch 3 is the continuation of a series that basically remains the same, but with some new features that make it a bit more interesting than its predecessors.

Cattails (Switch) – 7.5

2 December 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-cattails/

Cattails is a big surprise. A game that initially looks extremely simple but that deep down hides lots of mechanics, systems and high quality content that can keep us playing for dozens of hours. Despite some flaws, it’s an easy-to-recommend experience!

Darksiders III (PS4) – 9

26 November 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/darksiders-iii-3/analisis/

Once again, the Horsemen offer us a masterpiece. Darksiders III, even with all the fear and skepticism behind the game, has managed to become a superb hack ‘n’ slash. The personal journey of Fury against the Seven Deadly Sins is simply amazing, and everything is set towards the future for Strife to come and end this awesome epic.

Inglorious (PS4) – 6

23 November 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-inglorious/

Inglorious is not a bad game, but it is a bad acquisition. This take comes from the fact that it lacks a multiplayer online mode, and it does not have enough content for the offline variant. It cannot be compared to the big MOBAs of the market, however, it can be an interesting game for those who want the strategic experience of the genre with a friend in the same screen.

Fallout 76 (PC) – 5

21 November 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/fallout-76-fecha-lanzamiento-ficha/analisis-fallout-76/

Fallout 76 is a failed experiment. A game that, even with some good points, ultimately fails to deliver an entertaining experience due to its terrible combat system and some technical problems.

Overkill’s The Walking Dead (PC) – 4

15 November 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/overkills-the-walking-dead/analisis/

OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is a complete disaster, a game that doesn’t work from any perspective. Its narrative is terrible, its progression system is pointless and its gameplay is repetitive.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy (PS4) – 8.8

15 November 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/spyro-reignited-trilogy/analisis/

Spyro Reignited Trilogy takes us on a trip back in time so as to not only dearly remember the original but also convince the player through new visuals and a gameplay with lots of fun. Despite the fact that the game may prove as too easy for some, and there are also several issues with the camera, it is still a great option when considering the cost and general quality of the game. Spyro is definitely back for good.

Pokémon Let’s Go (Switch) – 8.7

13 November 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/pokemon-lets-go-pikachu-evee/analisis/

 In spite of the fact that the expectations weren’t high after the first trailers, Pokémon: Let’s Go is able to result, not only a really good remake of Pokémon Red/Green, but the biggest step forward in the franchise. Definitely one of the biggest and greatest surprises of 2018!

Análisis For Honor: Marching Fire(PC) – 8.5

11 November 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-for-honor-marching-fire/

Ubisoft wanted to give a twist to For Honor and in fact achieved it in almost all aspects of the title with a novelties that are perfectly adjusted and endow the title with a freshness that had been demanding almost since the launch.

Análisis 11-11: Memories Retold (PS4) – 8.5

10 November 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/11-11-memories-retold/analisis/

11-11: Memories Retold is a refreshing figure among graphic adventures that are strongly bound by narrative and that deviate from the traditional point & click gameplay. Aardman Studios provides a plot that will draw players’ attention from the beginning to the very end, all of it mixed with one of the bests OST that can be found within videogames..

Análisis Battlefield V (Xbox One X) – 9

10 November 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/battlefield-v/analisis/

Battlefield V achieves a full immersion within the WWII phenomenon due to a magnificent storyline and some excellent general details. The multiplayer meets all of the expectations and in the end the franchise manages to stay as a reference in the FPS genre.

Análisis Deru: The Art of Cooperation (PC) – 8

09 November 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-deru-the-art-of-cooperation/

Deru: The Art of Cooperation is a playable adventure designed for two players, increasing the difficulty if you want to play alone. Offering a very original and careful artistic section, which, combined with the design of levels and the progression curve, give rise to a very accessible and comfortable game to play.

Hitman 2 (PlayStation 4) – 8.5

09 November 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/hitman-2-ficha-lanzamiento/analisis/

Hitman 2 manages to get back the essence of the franchise after a prior entry that left a lot of doubts. Hitman 2 is an excellent game where stealth is rewarded over wild gunfire.

Pilot Sports (PlayStation 4) – 4

07 November 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-de-taiko-no-tatsujin-drum-n-fun/

Taiko no Tatsujin is indeed a recommendable game for the biggest fans of the genre. Furthermore, it has been translated into Spanish and its progression system, including new unlockable songs and minigames, will certainly keep the players with interest for a lot of hours..

My Hero One’s Justice (PlayStation 4) – 7.9

28 October 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/my-hero-academia-ones-justice/analisis-my-hero-ones-justice/

My Hero One’s Justice is a good fighting game that shines the most in the multiplayer and that will be truly appreciated by those who already are fans of the manga/anime. Despite its lack of depth regarding single player content, it is an enjoyable experiencie due to the fine adaptation of the heroes and villains as well as because of its funny customization system.

Castlevania Requiem (PlayStation 4) – 6

28 October 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-castlevania-requiem/

Castlevania Requiem is a lost opportunity. The comeback of a couple of masterpieces that are lacking in improvements from a technical point of view and are difficult to recommend to everyone nowadays.

Eternum EX (Nintendo Switch) – 6.5

25 October 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-eternum-ex/https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-eternum-ex/

Eternum EX is like a trip back in time, a game with plenty of fun that, nevertheless, may end up being kind of repetitive. Still, it is a good opportunity to enjoy once more the challenges of the traditional arcade.

Red Dead Redemption 2 (PlayStation 4) – 10

25 October 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/red-dead-redemption-2/analisis/

Red Dead Redemption 2 is, without a shred of doubt, a new masterpiece brought to us by Rockstar. The new entry by the company has managed to achieve excellence in gameplay, storytelling and technical aspects. In the end, Rockstar has been successful in pushing the franchise to its limits in order to create one of the most complete games of all time.

Análisis de Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales (PC) – 9

18 October 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/thronebreaker-the-witcher-tales/analisis/

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales looks like a simple proposal at the beginning, but it feels deep when we explore its guts. A new chapter in the world of Geralt of Rivia in which we will feel the cold breath of war between The Northern Kingdoms and Nilfgaard

Análisis Dark Souls Remastered(Switch) – 8

18 October 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/dark-souls-remastered/analisis-nintendo-switch/

Dark Souls Remastered for Nintendo Switch keeps the essence of the series intact and also adds the portability element that, however, sustains several problems that negatively affect the overall experience, especially with the TV mode on..

Análisis Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4(PS4) – 8.5

17 October 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/black-ops-4/analisis/

Treyarch and Activision have managed to achieve with Black Ops 4 exactly what fans were asking for. An addictive multiplayer mode, a bigger than ever zombie experience and a Blackout option that despite of it being in the need for improvements, leaves a really good impression. The Call of Duty saga is back for good with a game that will certainly be worthy of your time.

Análisis Soul Calibur VI(PS4) – 8

17 October 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/soul-calibur-vi/analisis/

This new installment of Soul Calibur feels like a kind of reebot, a return to the beginning of the saga where the fight is not only important, but also the universe created around the characters under a gameplay that involves a return to the beginnings, offering a much more technical and entertaining title than in other occasions.

Análisis The World Ends With You – Final Remix – (Switch) – 8

16 October 2018

https://areajugones.sport.es/analisis-de-the-world-ends-with-you-final-remix/

The World Ends with You -Final Mix- is a great surprise for the lovers of the RPG genre that own a Nintendo Switch. For all of those that may want to discover this Nintendo DS classic or simply play again, the will find a complete game that, nevertheless, faces important issues regarding the movement of the characters