First blog after getting the PS3...

...Creative title, I know. But it's only 9AM here, and I've already been up for over three hours (various reasons), so sue me. :-P

So yes, the PS3. I've been giving the thing quite the workout. Have tried out a little bit of everything, in terms of what the PS3 has to offer: created a character in Home and won a few games of pool, downloaded some themes (my current them is Flower), played about a dozen hours of Need for Speed: Undercover (even though the game is of questionable quality), and downloaded both Zuma (I have 8 out of 10 trophies) and Flower (I have 12 out of 14 trophies) from the Playstation Store (reviews for all three games can be found at the end of this blog). Flower in particular deserves every bit of praise that it has received, and will probably make it onto my Top Ten list at the end of the year (if I actually decide to do one this year), regardless of the fact that we haven't even made it out of winter. I've also played a bit of Vampire Rain: Altered Species, which is like MGS with vampires, only nowhere near as good.

I also downloaded a bunch of demos, including Bioshock and Mirror's Edge. While I am willing to play any game once, no matter what others may say about it, any game with a first person perspective normally ranks somewhere VERY low on my list of "wants." Imagine my surprise then, when I made my way through the Bioshock demo and had the time of my life. Furthermore, I had just as much fun with the Mirror's Edge demo.

Other than the PS3, I've been busy working on my backlog of games for the Wii and DS, including Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers, which, in my very humble opinion, is so bizarre and absurd that it totally works.

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Posted by LordAndrew
Posted by ishotmrburns
Brandy said:
"I'm not the type of girl who gets offended at scantily clad females; I just like slicing the heads off of zombies"
Somewhere, there's a horny geek drooling on his keyboard.

I suggest you buy LittleBigPlanet.
Edited by Al3xand3r

Good to see more people able to appreciate Onechanbara. Only one dude on destructoid gave it a semi-decent review, all other places seem to have dismissed it after 10 minutes gameplay, saying ridiculous things like the controls are broken, mocking the storyline (who mocks a game called Bikini Zombie Slayers, the developers are mocking it already) trying to act witty and ending up sounding like they merely say "no u" level insults. Also commenting on the repetition (again, read the name of the game reviewers) as if other brawlers/hack & slash games have more things to do than pwn enemies. Oh my, it lacks QTE boss events like popular_brawler_X, Blasphemy! Etc, etc. The developers clearly knew what they wanted to build and succeeded 100% imo. Not to mention their zombies look quite awesome and keep going after being mutilated in various ways, even cut in half, and there can be sooo many of them CAPCOM should run to hide. Onechanbara Wii Ftw! Rant over.

Posted by Claude

BioShock is a great demo and a great game. I played the PC version, but I've been tooling around with the game on my Xbox 360 "my nephew loaned me his copy" and the controls are really good. Nice review of NASCAR Kart Racing, you have some NASCAR knowledge. I need a PS3 there are so many games I'm missing.

Posted by c1337us

Bioshock is awesome, and if you enjoyed the game play in the demo you should definately get the full game because then you get the added experience of the atmosphere and story. Definately a must play in my own opinion :-)

As for your reviews, very nice, as usual. I will play Flower at some point I am just not sure when. Theres just so much on my to do list its not even funny and my vacationb with console is putting me further and further back each day :-P I reckon Onechanbara would be a great game to play if only for the quirkiness of it all. I dont recall seeing it around but the Bikini Samurai Sqaud one i have seen for the PS3 back home. Just not at a price I am sure I want to spend for a few hours of silly fun. Because I cant see them having lasting appeal.

I would also like to read a full review of Altered Species from your perspective. I know its meant to be pretty awful.

Posted by SmugDarkLoser

R U a gurl?

Posted by DBoy

Good to see you're enjoying the ol' PS3.  I'm hopping back on that sucka this weekend to play some Killzone 2, so I'll see you there!

Posted by vgmkyle

OMG Brandy!

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Posted by Alex_V

Nice review for Flower. I highly recommend both Bioshock and Mirror's Edge.

Posted by Brandy

@ Al3xand3r - Exactly. You can't look at Onechanbara expecting GotY material, or you will be really disappointed. Keep an open mind, however, and you can appreciate the game for the awesomely absurd qualities it possesses.

@ Kyle - Yes sir!