By DuckofDoom 1 Comments
So I walked into the Best Buy yesterday fully intent on picking up an MP3 player. iPod, Zune, whatever, I was going to get an MP3 player. Well for whatever reason I actually walked out of there with a God of War edition PSP and copies of Space Invaders Extreme and Patapon. Not content with that little monetary splurge I headed down to Gamestop and picked up Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, J'eanne D'arc and Loco Roco used on the cheap. Something is obviously wrong with me. Mentally, I might be a little out of it. But hey, who can argue with more games?
So far, I've only really played Space Invaders Extreame, Loco Roco and MGS: Portable Ops. Space Invaders Extreame is pretty damn awesome and I'm glad I held off from buying the DS version. It's like Space Invaders and Lumines had a some bastard love child who also liked to play minigames. It reminds me a lot of Pac Man: Championship Edition in the way that it's brought Space Invaders into the modern day with out losing what made it Space Invaders in the first place. You still shoot at slowly decending space monsters but now you do it with crazy power ups. Anyways I'll save the rest of my thoughts for some future review I may or may not write.
Loco Roco's a game I'd already played to death on the PS3 but I figured it was probabaly much more interesting with some sort of level sturcture and not just the free from one-giant-level thing the PS3 version had. Wouldn't you know it, I was right. These damn Loco Rocos are just so fucking adorable with their singing and little Yoshi-esqe noises they make when they jump. The music has infested my mind also. Even as I type this, I've got the main title song from the game adoreably stuck in my head. OH GOD MAKE IT STOP....ahem. Anyway, that game's all right.
As for Metal Gear, I barely touched it, but one thing I can say is that it's definatly Metal Gear. For better or worse. I'm not crazy about the sketch book style cutscenes. I think it would look much cooler if it had some type of coloring to it like in the actual MGS grapic novel. I've only put in about twenty minutes on it though so I can't really comment much on the game itself.