I Like bionic commando rearmed and i have warmed to it considerably as I spent longer and longer with it but my overall impression is that games are the way they are today for a reason, frustrating control schemes and toughness had their place in old nes games to disguise that the games were only about an hour or two long, but here I found myself dying due to a lot of unfairness, I dont mind fair deaths where I myself have obviously failed to use the controls properly or mistimed a button press but when I die in a game due to a jumping after a swing because the game decided to at that point or a grenade throwing soldier knows the EXACT moment you snap to the bottom of the ledge they are standing on I cant help but be a little annoyed at the game...
I finished it... which is better than the two or so levels i managed on the nes version..always a plus, The game looks brillinat, just stylized to the max and Its self referential humour and completely bonkers storytelling... super joe is an amazing name and hitlers head explodes in such an AWESOME way that its hard not to like the game.
Much has been said about the remixed 8-bit music, I personally think its a mixed bag 3 or 4 of the pieces of music are truly awesome in their massive beats kind of way but some of the music like the map screen or the fsa bases should have been toned down in their shrill bleepiness because they annoy the fuck out of me.
So so so so so
bionic commando...its cool, it really is but i just cant see why people are saying its the greatest thing theyve ever played... I dont think the gameplay has been evolved enough in places..i abhor having to inch my way forward to be in the only position to reach a ledgeand i am not fond of the games insistence on using lives per mission...to add to my frustrations I spent a good hour or so not knowing how to get to certain places on the map because its at a weird isometric angle and the helicopter sometimes looks like its in a different place to where it actually is....and on top of that i was in a one way part of the map where i literally couldnt move forward due to everytime i started an enemy truck drove into me.... and it always resets back to the square you are on... 3 fuckin times!!!!... truly annoying...
anyways once i got the hand of the way the arm always shoots diagonally upwards...it was about 3 or so hours until i actually realized this, and once i got the sometimes random timing down I realized theres a pretty good game in there, not the revelation some would have you think but It does look lovely and i like the way the characters move...blah blahblah...
Call of duty 4 (360) More online... got my level 55 prestige and a bunch of new challenges finished.... to prestige number two or not that is the question.
Uncharted: Drakes Fortune (ps3) AWE to the SOME uncharted got its trophies at last... if naughty dog can do it surely insomniac have no damn excuse for either future tools of destruction and/or quest for booty not having trophies all this confirms is sony's lack of commitment to them just like their lack of commitment to home (not that i care for any kind of virtual hangout)..for gods sake ratchet has the skill points already in there.... Uncharted is an AMAZING game its the indiana jones movie you wanted when you left the cinema wanting to cry about what spielberg (his fault, not lucas) had done to your beloved franchise. I love uncharted and I love its medals theyre the kind of chievements i like in games, I only have the Crushing one left which is genuinely tough, hard mode was a whole lot easier this time round though, i wonder why that is?
PixelJunk Eden (ps3)
any one who wants to defend this as art is welcome to their opinion, just remember though... THEY ARE WRONG, I think when it comes down to games being art a fancy artstyle does not make something ART, it gives it amazing artistic qualities but doesnt make it outright art...or good art just because it has a fancy clean look. I will defend flOw as art but I will not defend pixel junk eden mostly because its look and its design goes against its simplistic nature, It doesnt understand the audience it is aimed at, It sits much too closely to the £1.99 locoroco screensaver thingybob to ever be art. I got a new seed on it... i feel i can only play it for about 15 minutes at a time before i want to stab people in the face!
SoulCalibur IV (360)
got bunch of achievements, its still fun, i disagree with jeffs review/the barrage of hateful comments on the bombcast they go against its 3-star rating, I understand why people dont like yoda because its a gimmick but saying "oh they dont fit in the universe".. I have played the game and from what i can figure....ANYTHING GOES! Any complaints about star wars characters and bad storytelling are silly, silly complaints especially when the fighting mechanics work so very, very well.
everyone knows the story is the most important thing in a fighting game.
Facebreaker demo (360)
A lot has been said about braid and its unique twist on 2D platforming games where you rewind time and collect puzzle pieces, I dont really have anything to add to what everyone else has said, i put a link to the forum about the ENDING (its spoilery) of the game I found it completely interesting, and it can only be a good thing when a game comes along and creates some kind of debate, braid falls into the opposite box from eden genuinely filled with heart and emotion, which is no small feat for a glorified mario clone... when i say mario clone I completely undersell what is a beautiful looking puzzle game with more in common with portal than any side scrolling platformer...infact the last time i felt similar feelings was after finishing portal last year, stunning soundtrack, art and design. I cant help but feel that its 1200 point pricetag is fully justified.
My personal interpretation of the story was that it was all about the breakdown of a relationship but hey im pretty dumb...read link about for thoughts on nuclear bombs, schizophrenia and the loss of ones innocence....whatever its meaning, its stream of consciousness kind of storytelling is nothing but a breath of fresh air for videogames.... I welcome this over the vagueness of japanese rpg storytelling (im looking at you eternal sonata)
My annoyance at valid advice being disregarded in favour of someone who thinks he is the bees knees because he has the platinum trophy in uncharted after one day... well done, heres a sticker and a lolipop...in fact im so annoyed that my GOOD advice to make a trophy easier for some people has been snubbed that im writing a blog post about it....
Its like that orb piece in devil may cry 4 all over again... YOU DONT NEED TO TIME THE BLOCKS! YOU JUST HAVE TO HAMMER THE X BUTTON!!!!!!
*sigh* i thought "guides" were about making tough things as easy as possible... check it.
Originally Posted by seamonster neil
you need to point out that many of them can be obtained by dying and restarting... brutal combo is easiest during U-boat section tutorial then killing yourself..because it pauses and no timing is needed... also stealth attacker can be done a minute later at the point where elena meets up with you just run in kill guard from behind , let 3 that rush you kill you repeat... death only affects the steel fist trophy
Originally Posted by The_White_Fang
NO I DON'T
that is not efficient. getting all the trophies while going for the charted ones is
It IS efficient, you can die and restart WHILST going for the charted trophies. I started on hard, used the tactic above ^^ (do a headshot, die and then do the same headshot again for example) to get some trophies and now I've carried on to complete my hard charted! trophy" Start the Conversation
What on earth does that mean, is it only like being giant... or kinda giant or what. soulcalibur IV is insane.. soulcalibur IV is so very japanese yoda and the apprentice are so very not japanese
Amy is not used by anyone... she is AMAZING, its funny everytime i choose her everyone chooses a bulky character... but she is soooooooo fast and has a counter to any of the stupid-powerful moves.
on a funnier note... i never realized losing in online fighting games caused such a reaction in young males... everytime i beat someone in a RANKED match i was greeted with "you cheapass" "you fuckin suck" "learn some moves" "youre such a fag" "i would have beaten you if i was using so and so" etc etc etc, i didnt realize that it was such a blow to ones self esteem being beaten in a videogame... oh my THE HORROR! Imm sorry i beat a bunch of people I'm not even good at fighting games its just a lot of people just dont learn in games they nearly always do the same patterns over and over and never mix it up... how many times have i seen maps on fps games where people always run to the same spot and always get sniped/grenaded round after round after round..... Now im no fighting game expert, the last games i played was tekken 2 and guilty gear x2 but the reason they add counters and blocks is so spamming isnt encouraged... so when you come across some boy who's soul could be shattered at any minute due to a loss against some random online who decides Nightmare or Siegfried are awesome because they have a powerful overhead slash and a super-lunge, and use sidesteps and counters or a very fast character that can do 10 hits in the space of one they get really, really reallllllllllllllllllllllllllllly pissed. I thought games were meant to be fun, It just seems its become the wrong kind of competitive online where losing is the end of the world and all that, boo fuckin hoo...its only a game.
i also met a girl online who had created a KKK character... i was completely disgusted..... I guess namco-bandai get not real control over what anyone makes.
characters i have seen online too much
Captain Jack Sparrow The Hulk
PLEASE STOP MAKING THE FUCKING HULK AND JACK PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
other ones ive been impressed with
Robin (batman) The Joker Will turner Cammy (ssf2) Sailor moon girl Harley quinn
I made SNAKE PLISSKEN... do you have any idea how many people dont even know who the hell snake plissken is.!!!!?!?!??!?!? ... i guess he must be named after that iroqious dude frommetal gear solid 2
Haven't played much this week because I have spent too much time writing bomb pages, having bomb pages die on me and not being able to copy/paste what i have typed... actually i Have played a LOT of one game....
Call of duty 4 (360) Its like crack... i just can't leave it alone, someone should take it away... im almost back up at 55 on prestige(1) I have no intention of going through it all again unless i get friends to play with on it, It's not like there is any skill to getting a tenth level prestige badge., it is all time a effort dependant and i just dont care for losing my p90/extra grenade/ rapid fire bullets combo ive got going on... My playstyle on the game has been solitary for the most part, I am not fond of all the bitching and shouting online, If i was to mute all the people I was annoyed by i would spend more time muting people than playing the damn game. I love it though its just perfect, i should really at some point get those extra maps or wait a little bit to see if they come down in price. I have also noticed an increase in glitchy areas, campspots and people knowing exactly where to throw grenades the instant they spawn. (I had been away from the game for a while).
in other cod4 news.. I GOT THE MILE HIGH CLUB ACHIEVEMENT 1000/1000 OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!
Pixel Junk Eden (PSN) Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh why is this game so blatantly flawed, it is beautiful and sounds great and kind of unique and artsy and obviously has the look of something more appealing to the casual crowd, but why, why, why did the developers feel the need to make it so unforgiving in places, the game sometimes demands insane amounts of memorization, annoyingly persistent enemies, some dodgy collision detection and the most terrible form of game-cheatyness "simple mistake induced failure!", on top of this the game is the second of its kind to have trophies, INCREDIBLY TOUGH trophies... which are made even harder by them not even telling you how much pollen you have collected or seeds opened until you finish the level(if you CAN finish it) For such a simple game (mechanically) how could anyone have neglected to leave these things out, those pesky developers KNOW where the seeds are and how many there are... the standard player doesnt unless they play it over and over and over and have a photographic memory. My love post demo has waned and i find myself less and less interested in going back to it, I am not fond of failing games due to the randomness of what things will spawn when and where.
Soulcalibur IV (360) me and my friend got it!... its fun.. for a bit we were just button mashing it to open up a bunch of characters.. but we soon started to block and the games became less about who had the more spamm-y moves... this game is RIDICULOUS!...in a good way... its like "what, did he just say that!????" and why the fuck does he have a rhinocerous face????..... umbrellas, loli's, yoda and feet clapping... Its definately a bunch of fun for two players sitting in a room together....
I have never played a soul calibur game before (other than the xbla demo)
Kinda stresses me out..... I wish there was a timer to see how long i have taken. I wish The bar at the bottom was a little more lenient. I wish that the pollen spawners were a little more frequent at times. I wish you could see how many seeds youve filled
It looks lovely and all but part of me is starting to think the demo was possibly enough.
So i was wandering between blog pages and their friends blog pages and finally stumbled upon someone showing off their brand new call of duty 4 mile high club achievement. I was partly in awe and partly envious of such an achievement seeing as It has eluded me since november last year, everytime i would scroll down my achievement blade and be greeted with that "980" points i would feel a small tear inside myself form. In fact i havent eaten or slept since last november because of it. So i read the frustrations of the poor blog writer spending hours on it a night before and i feel his pain (the deepest pain in the world ever, im so sad boo hoo i want to die and all that.) Now I have only ever spent 40-60 minutes on it at a time.. a few times... no wait . ONE MILLIONTY hours trying for the achievement. and I have always grown sooooooo frustrated by it that i had accepted i would never be the proud owner of a new born baby mile high club achievement ( that feels so , so, so wrong typing that). So for some reason or other I thought "i should take another shot at it" I have seen nearly every variation of route through that damn plane on youtube that i must surely have it down, most of the successful ones going to the right after the first cabin... but the one today went LEFT!?!??! left.... and you know what left is the way to go!!!! ..and after about 50 minutes the first floor goes stupidly easy in all its randomy ways and i get to the second to last room with 30 seconds on the clock!?!?!? i stumble through the last room.. my screen is all red with deathness and then "SHOOT THE TERRORIST" for the first time ever i get to the terrorist... and you knwo what... i headshot his face first attempt.
I win at life!... or at call of duty 4 anyways and my life is not one iota better but i can sleep soundly now..and eat food and everything, the problem with this achieveme3nt wa sthat i did it at 6.40am..and i had nobody to congratulate me on my awesomeness... i should get a puppy.
in turn i should thank whoever posted a blog i read (but cant remember who's it was) for unknowingly spurring determination to get the silliest of achievements ever.
my life is complete. (note to self... get a better life)
I thought this would be a good thing to do..not that anyone really cares what i am playing but I have never kept any kind of Game-blog before.
(none of it will be in any kind of order)
Elefunk demo (PSN). HORRIBLE, maybe, possibly i am thick but i couldnt even work out the first puzzle on this armadillorun esque puzzle game
1942 demo (XBL) For some strange reason I assumed this was going to be awesome, i am very fond of shmups and i assumed i was gonna like this so much that i forced myself into buying it... I am one of the silly few duped into buying commando 3 for the ryu-ken nonstop hadoooooouuken festage beta... that said... this is rather boring.
Pixeljunk eden demo (PSN) I am in love with this game, it has a beautiful artstyle and really good soundtrack and it plays really well after getting to grips with the controls. i think the demo sold it... which is what demos should always do.
Lego indiana jones (360) helped my friend find some of the harder treasure chests in the game... why is indiana jones one of the worst characters to use in the game???? BAZOOKA TROOPER ALL THE WAY!
GTAIV (360) i helped same friend shoot some more of the pigeons with my heavily numbered map and played some online stuff... how is it most people can kill me all the way across the map now from about a mile away??? is is also the most horrible hive of scum and villiany in the universe... have you ever heard about 10 people all shouting racial and homophobic abuse at each other all at once... for a full 30 minutes??? I have and i was disgusted, saddened, annoyed.. I am just bewildered by the way people talk... not 14 year olds but adults and older teens. Me and my friend also had a lot of fun on freeplay we went to burger shot but I wasnt satisfied until i got some cluckin bell... we took hostages..and then i blew my friend up with an RPG.
GRAW2 (360) games for fun and not points????? what has the world come to... i forgot how beautiful this game is and how well it plays. I really love graw 2's single player campaign, its really rather exciting and has an awesome musical score.
I think thats about it... me and my friend are thinking about going halves of soulcalibur IV because I and i chose because i make better decisions (fact)... mostly just so we can beat dudes up as yoda.. a really lame reason? probably.. It looks ace though. and im not even that much of a fighting game fan.. the closest thing i have to a fighter (not including mk3 on xbla) is senko no ronde and thats not really defineable in any genre. I used to go nots for fighters and only fighers... i wonder what happened