Dec. 15th, 2012
Mar. 1st, 2008
04:10 pm - Something Old and New
Some thoughts on some titles I've tried recently. If you can, give these game a shot. They're a lot of fun.
Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X - PSP
I'm surprised, really. I picked it up for cheap, thinking I would hate it because it changes the original alot, but I was genuinely impressed with it. I didn't like the change in power up locations, but one I figured out where they where, I was blazing through this game like I can on the SNES. And I was glad that even thou I have mastered the game on the SNES, it still managed to challenge me. Now, if you haven't played any of the X series or atleast don't have it memorized quite like I do, the game will seem quite challenging. If you don't know what bosses to fight and in what order or with what powerups, you're going to find yourself being killed early and often. But the stages are enjoyable to traverse over and over, and it will be very satisfying to take down the bosses one by one. Old school action fans will feel right at home, and newer players should try it out. It's one of Capcom's best games remade for a new generation, and it still feels very fresh. I wouldn't mind if X2 and 3 got the same treatment.
Oh, and I love what they did with Launch Octopus. He's so pretentious and artsy, just like I thought he would be.
Professor Layton and the Curious Village - DS
If you've been to any Gamestop as of late, you would have seen these big ads for this title. It seems to be aimed at the niche audience that enjoyed games like Phoenix Wright and Hotel Dusk: Room 215. I enjoyed both of those titles, and Professor Layton is quite fun too. It's a game primarily focusing on puzzle, some of which you may have seen before in a puzzle book or Cracker Barrel, but they're still fun to solve. The hint system is well executed, the touch screen functionality works great, and the graphics are crisp and colorful. There is also plenty of interesting characters to interact with, making the game that much more enjoyable. The art style is reminiscent of "The Triplets of Belleville" and "The Adventures of Tintin," something not seen often enough. Worth picking up if you're into puzzle solving adventures.
Also, there are apparently two sequels on the way, and one of them will take Layton to a gearpunk world. And there may even be some time travel involved. If anything, the games my be worth it if only for the story.
So, there you go. A PSP cheapie and a fresh new DS title. And now, I leave you with one of the best lines in Maverick Hunter X (Gotta love Capcom and the cheesy dialogue). This was a post from my new blog, http://apagebypage.blogspot.com/. Please link there, and if you like it, tell your friends. I wouldn't mind readers.
"I'll show you how an artiste fights!" - Launch Octopus
Feb. 24th, 2008
07:47 pm - Life's Big reset button
Life and karma are funny things. They have this odd habit of just... fixing itself. I think it has something to do with God's sence of dramtic irony, which, in recent weeks, I have seen. It's pretty confusing, but in a cosmic sort of way, it makes total sense.
I feel that sometimes people don't give life enough credit. Maybe that's why people commit suicide. I'm not sure. But I certainly feel like I've been given a second chance. You see, reader whom I don't know exists, I had a psychological breakdown recently. I felt like the weight of the world just crashed down onto me. I felt confused, angry, a whole cocktail of emotions. It took the kind words of a friend and listening to a few Police songs to make me realize a few things. And more and more, I have been feeling a few personal truths. So, I decided I would make changes, and try my best to keep up with them. Because I want to change who I am, while being exactly who I was meant to be (as stupidly poetic as that sounds).
Joining a frat, organizing a club, doing healthier things, and most importantly, looking real hard for my Dessie. It will be hard, but hell, it could be entertaining.
"Maybe I'm not alone in being alone."
Nov. 19th, 2007
03:11 pm - Updates? On my LiveJournal?
More liky then you think.
This post is for people who care, which at this moment, I don't think is many. BUT I"LL DO IT ANYWAY.
Like the new defult pic? I do. Catgirls love Nintendo DS. I love the DS. I really do. Contra 4 is sex. Or something really really good. The game bends you over and takes you to town with the extreme difficulty, but you enjoy every second of it. It's pure shooten and fighting at it's finest. It's kinda sad more games aren't made like this. The bosses are creative, the action is fast paced, and the music is awesome. Plus, I heard that the original Contra and Super C, two NES classics, are unlockable. If you games that don't fuck around and really give you a good time, I'd give it a shot.
I also love the PSP. (in b4 IDORT). The PSP does infact have some cool games. I recently picked up Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops. Slightly different when compared to the other MGS games, but still fun. You got the sneaking and the snooping in tact, but everything is broken up into mission that only take a few minutes to complete. Plus, you can capture and manage soldiers, all with unique abilities. I heard the multiplayer is alot of fun too. Recently, Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops Plus got released, so if you have the cash, I think that would be the wisest investment, but the original is still gold, and for once, makes great use of the PSP hardware. Cheap too. :V
Anyway, my foot is sort of out of commission. Had soem toe surgury done for some pretty gross stuff. It hurts like hell, but that's why i have vicadin. And pop-tarts. Goddamn, I forgot how much I fucking love cinnimon pop-tarts. That stuff is delicious.
HELLA OUTIE YO
Sep. 15th, 2007
01:11 pm - Just one thought.
Guitar Hero III main track list out. Bolded are FUCK YEAH.
1.Starting Out Small
Slow Ride by Foghat
Talk Dirty to Me by Poison
Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar
Story of my Life by Social Distortion
Rock and Roll All Nite by Kiss
Sabotage (coop exclusive) by The Beastie Boys
2.Your First Real Gig
Mississippi Queen by Mountain
Schools Out by Alice Cooper
Sunshine of your Love by Cream
Barracuda by Heart
Tom Morello Boss Battle (Original Song)
Bulls on Parade by Rage Against the Machine
Reptilia (coop exclusive) by The Strokes
3.Making the Video
When You Were Young by The Killers
Miss Murder By AFI
The Seeker by The Who
Lay Down by Priestess
Paint it Black by Rolling Stones
Suck My Kiss (coop exclusive) by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Paranoid by Black Sabbath
Anarchy in the U.K. by The Sex Pistols
Kool Thing by Sonic Youth
My Name is Jonas by Weezer
Evenflow by Pearl Jam
Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll (coop exclusive) by Blue Oyster Cult
Holiday in Cambodia by The Dead Kennedys
Rock you like a Hurricane by Scorpions
Same Old Song and Dance by Aerosmith
La Grange by ZZ Top
Slash Boss Battle (Original Song)
Welcome to the Jungle by Guns n Roses
Helicopter (coop exclusive) by Bloc Party
6.The Hottest Band on Earth
Black Magic Woman by Santana
Cherub Rock by Smashing Pumpkins
Black Sunshine by White Zombie
The Metal by Tenacious D
Pride and Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughan
Monsters (coop exclusive) by Matchbook Romance <<< FUCKING FAIL
7.Live In Japan
Before I Forget by Slipknot
Stricken by Disturbed
3's and 7's by Queens of the Stone Age
Knights of Cydonia by Muse
Cult of Personality by Living Colour
8.Battle For Your Soul
Raining Blood by Slayer
Cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson
Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden
One by Metallica
Lou (Devil) Boss Battle – The Devil Went Down to Georgia (Metal Version)
Many FUCK YEAH songs in there. Also, Dragonforce. That's gonna be fun. :D
But no Queen or U2. ;__________;
Sheer Heart Attack and Discotheque would have been an awesome songs to have.
Sep. 3rd, 2007
System: Playstation 2
I imagine that every person that has ever listened to great music has, just like Twisted Sister before them, wanted to rock. Guitar Hero has done a fantastic job in providing the musically impaired masses with the ability to flail on a musical axe to the beat of their favorite hits, and Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80’s re-tunes the game for those who want a more nostalgic flavor. Although the game is more of a slightly overpriced expansion pack than a full-fledged sequel to Guitar Hero, for fans of great 80’s tunes it is more then worth the price of admission.
For those not acquainted with the Guitar Hero series, the game unfolds as such: you, the player, are the lead guitarist of your own band, where you spend your days playing covers of great 80’s tunes in a variety of venues, ranging from a high school battle of the bands all the way to high paying rock and roll super shows. Gameplay has remained unchanged, but there’s no point in changing a good thing. Using the unique guitar controller you may (or may not) have bought with Guitar Hero I or II, you strum to the cascading notes onscreen with the beat of the music, with four difficulty levels for all levels of player.
For Guitar Hero veterans, this is all irrelevant. It’s the music that makes the music game, and Rock the 80’s delivers in spades. By focusing on the 80’s era in rock, Harmonix managed to find 30 songs that capture what can easily be considered one of the best decades in rock and roll. On the disk you’ll find classics such as “The Warrior,” “Turning Japanese,” “Holy Diver,” “Nothing but a Good Time,” “Synchronicity II,” and much more. The songs are very catchy, uniquely challenging, and highly replayable, adding much value to those who may fell a little ripped off the relatively low number of songs. But As Elite Beat Agents has shown before, it’s not the number of songs, but the overall quality of the songs that really makes a game shine. Really, the only problem the game has is the lack of unlockables beyond earning new guitars and one unlockable character. Only a select number of gamers will really keep playing the songs just the for sake of playing the songs or achieving high scores.
But, at the end of the day, Rocks the 80’s appeals to one group, and does an excellent job in giving fans of 80’s music exactly what they want: a dedicated set of songs for the hair-metal rocker in everyone one of us. Even at $50, the value of the game exceeds its price. For those about to rock, we salute you.
Pros: Most excellent music selections; sharp gameplay; retains the great features found in Guitar Hero II
Cons: 30 songs for $50 is a little hard to swallow; almost no unlockables; No Bon Jovi? Seriously?
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