alexl86's forum posts

#1 Posted by alexl86 (646 posts) -

Let's see: PS4, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, and I think my PS1 is still hooked up. Add my desktop and my TV currently has six gaming devices inserted into it.

#2 Posted by alexl86 (646 posts) -

Between Dragon Age, GTA V, Far Cry 4, Geometry Wars 3 and FIFA 15, I've started digging deep into the Giant Bomb video library. More specifically, I've watched the Persona 4 endurance run and some old TNT stuff. The Fortune Street TNT is a great companion video to the more recent Mario Party videos.

#3 Posted by alexl86 (646 posts) -

I'd be kinda interested in a game set in Victorian-era London. I mean, I'm not sure I want an Assassin Creed game set in London, but this would be the first Assassin's Creed game where I've actually been to the place portrayed... I just kinda wished it wasn't an Assassin's Creed game.

#4 Posted by alexl86 (646 posts) -

I think last year was kinda disappointing. It had some cool indie titles, and BioShock was alright. GTA was much better than I would give it credit for last year, but it took the PS4 version for me to realize that.

This year you saw some good stuff on the new consoles, like Shadow of Mordor and Dragon Age. There's a ton of good indie stuff too. There were a few too many "remastered" games, but at least it allowed me to play The Last Of Us, which I didn't have a chance to play last year. And while it looks like Xbox had some growing pains, it's had some first party gems. Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive, and more. The only notable Sony game I can recall is Infamous.

And that's just the new consoles. Dark Souls 2, which is probably my game of the year, didn't even make it to new consoles. South Park was also a lot of fun, if a little short. However, most of the big games for older consoles came out before summer, and since summer began, it's mostly been downgraded ps4 and Xbox one games.

#5 Posted by alexl86 (646 posts) -

I took a break from stunt jumping in GTA to answer. It was a long survey and it got me to examine my purchasing habits. I think I bought close to 40 games the past six months, which is higher than I would've thought.

#6 Posted by alexl86 (646 posts) -

I barely touched the 360 version, so I can't really speak to the differences. I really like what I played so far. Sadly, the update that worked very well this morning doesn't work now and I can't get into the online.

#7 Posted by alexl86 (646 posts) -

Yes, I think Final Fantasy VII is better than all the Final Fantasy games that follows, except maybe XII (two very controversial opinions indeed).

Final Fantasy VII seems very cliché because Square Enix still uses the same story elements for the games that follow FFVII. If VIII was made by someone else, Square could've sued for plagarism. At the same time, VII has story elements from VI too, like Amnesia.

I also think VII has the most compeling main character of the series, but if you look at his competition it's not like the series is flush with good protagonists. Squall is basically a rip off of Cloud, with all the moods and attitude of Cloud, but none of the story justifications for them. Tidus is just annoying throughout FFX and they pull his reason for being in it out of their ass at the end of the game. Even Vaan from XII, which I actually like, doesn't really have anything to do with the story. Terra from VI is one I don't have any objections. There's a reason why most people now say VI is their favorite.

That being said, I agree with the translation point, which applies to all Final Fantasy games before X. The translation is very apparent throughout the game. The most common complaint is about Barret, who looks like Mr. T with a canon for an arm and speaks like black stereotype. He's definitely the part of the game even back then that was objectional and is more so now. That being said, I like him better than Yuffie...

The graphics too are something of an eye-sore, like most early PS1 games are. The game changes between two looks for exploration, where the characters look like toy figures, and battle mode, which looks decent. From a pure technical perspective, it's probably the ugliest of the main series games. At the same time, it's has a certain style that makes up.

#8 Edited by alexl86 (646 posts) -

Crank. It has some good action and Jason Statham is an oddly charismatic actor. The premise of the movie, and the action in it, is ridiculous, the plot and characters are utterly predictable and the scientific explanations (which are surprisingly frequent) offered range from questionable to lacking an understanding of basic biology.

Still, Crank doesn't promise scientific accuracy or deep characters. It promises ridiculous action, which it delivers in spades. It's all flash, with no substance.

3/5

#9 Posted by alexl86 (646 posts) -

Because jeffgerstmann.net redirected me here in 2008.

#10 Posted by alexl86 (646 posts) -

They went to Liverpool that one time. That's pretty far from San Francisco...

Oh, you meant planned. The end of The Matrix Online was upcoming for long time, wasn't it? Or was it end of Star Wars Galaxies?