Trade 4 PS3 games (excluding Resistance), pay 110 bucks, and you've got yourself Guitar Hero: World Tour -- the full kit, no-less. And it's coming out on November 21st! Two days after my birthday! Can you say good timing?
God, I hate it when things download slowly. Ever since I moved to my Dad’s place it takes fucking forever for me to actually download something from the Playstation Store, and I have no idea why it does that. If I’m downloading something on the computer, it’s quick and easy, but once I download something from the Playstation Store, it takes over 3 hours for a motherfucking demo. But thankfully, the PS3 decided to be nice to me today. The Motorstorm: Pacific Rift demo only took about 45 minutes, and the Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway demo took about an hour. That is quite a long time for 2 demos, but I can live with it. And now that I’ve played through both of the demos, I’ll give you some impressions of them.
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
The Motorstorm: Pacific Rift demo features one track and 3 vehicles (a bike, a racing truck and a monster truck), and you have the option of playing by yourself or playing against a friend. The track you’re given is a great track to play on, but it doesn’t really show off the new things the developers have added to the game, aside from the split-screen mode, such as breaking the environment to slow down your opponents, cooling off your car by driving into water – you know, the small details. To be honest, those small details are the only things the developers added to the gameplay, unless you count the ability to bunny hop on bikes and pressing R1 to ram into your opponents as major change to the game. But whatever. The only thing that matters is that Motorstorm: Pacific Rift plays like Motorstorm, meaning lots of crashes, great graphics, awesome tracks and awesome vehicles, and that’s the only thing you should worry about. The demo isn’t going to convince anyone who hated the first game to buy this one, but for the people who loved the first game – me – it’s great.
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
I know I’m pretty much alone when I say this, but I don’t hate World War II-themed games. I still find it enjoyable to murder Nazis with a Thompson, and Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway is not going to change my mind because it is a fantastic shooter. For those of you who don’t know, Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway’s main gameplay hook is its squad commands, and the way you perform them is very simple: hold in L2 to bring up a little cursor, point it an object of interest, release L2 and your squad members will do your bidding. This whole thing is context-sensitive, so if you point it at some Germans they will unleash suppressing fire on them, allowing you flank them; or if you point it at a place where they can get in to cover they’ll get in to cover. It’s very, very simple and it works very, very well.
Graphics-wise, the game rarely disappoints. A murky texture here and there pops up, but you totally forget about that when the game zooms in on a German and shows you his head exploding in a shower of blood because of the perfect head shot you made, or when you watch a group of them go flying in the air while you see them lose their limbs in slowmotion. Sure, it might be a bit gruesome, but you’ll too be busy going “OH SNAP” to care.
I guess that’s it.
I really don’t want to get up at to go to school on Monday. I hate it when your holiday’s about to end. Ugh.
Holy shit! 10 days without a blog, and I don’t have a legitimate excuse for it? That’s weird. To tell you the truth, I just haven’t been up to the task of creating a blog. Takes too long, I guess.
Well, anyway, I’m finally here with another blog about irrelevant stuff about my life that you actually take the time to read (only God knows why). So without further ado, let’s get on with it!
42” Sony Bravia + 5.1 Dolby + Battlefield: Bad Company = me smiling from ear to ear. Seriously, once you have played a game like Battlefield: Bad Company on a setup like that, you can’t go back to a regular setup – it’s that good! When you’re home alone, like I was yesterday, and you live in the middle of fucking nowhere, crank that volume up and embrace the Dolby. Although, once your ears are bleeding you should probably stop.
I have also come to the conclusion that I need to sell a kidney or some other body part in order to afford all the games that are coming out. Here’s just a quick list of the games I want:
Mortal Kombat vs. DC - One of the few MK games that actually has the potential to be awesome
FIFA ’09 - I loved FIFA 08 and this looks like an improvement in every way.
LittleBigPlanet - Highly customisable and fucking cute; what else is there to say?
Guitar Hero: World Tour (if it’s out in this year, that is) - What can I say? I'm a major rhythm game nut, and this one looks great.
Call of Duty: World at War - I'm one of the few people that actually like World War 2-themed games.
Saints Row 2 - Looks like a shitload of fun compared to the serious GTAIV.
Far Cry 2 - This one is a maybe right now.
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift - I loved the first one, and with more tracks and splitscreen, it's already better than the original.
Resistance 2 - Come on, you knew this was going to be on. ;)
Mirror’s Edge - Highly original and with great potential. It could go either way for it right now.
After living without an Internet connection for over a month, it’s fairly intimidating to venture back out into this world. It’s almost as if this whole other world has gone by without me, and I feel like a ginormous dick for missing out on it – but that’s just my luck, I guess.
You would think that I would have something important to talk about, since I have been gone for a whole month, but nothing noteworthy has really happened, except for the fact that I’m living with my Dad for good now. Out of the blue, my Dad told me that my Mom would be moving to Jutland with her new boyfriend, because she wanted to check up on my older brother and see her family some more. I can understand that, but I just can’t fathom why she didn’t tell me instead of my Dad telling me. It’s not even THAT big of a deal for me; I like spending time with my Dad – especially now that he has got his life straightened out – and I really missed the times we had together, even if he was wasted the 80% of the time.
Anyway, casting that whole debacle aside, there has only been one noteworthy thing in my gaming time, and that is the Dualshock 3. Yes, I bought one. I needed a new controller, so the only logical way would be to buy the Dualshock 3 instead of the SIXAXIS, and boy am I glad I did. Before I bought it I had some speculations as to whether the rumble was enough to justify purchasing a controller that costs the same as two SIXAXIS controllers, and I can safely say: Yes, it is. So far I only have one game that supports rumble, and that is Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. The game makes terrific use of the rumble function, and the added trophy support gives me the incentive to go through the game once again. But there is one obstacle in the way of my completion of the game: I don’t have a fucking TV in my room yet! We have a 42” Sony in the living room, but I don’t really want to ask my Dad and his girlfriend if I can play some games, because it feels kind of embarrassing. I don’t really know why I think it’s embarrassing, but I guess it’s just some kind of quirk I have. Oh, and we also have two hyperactive 6-year olds, and they have no regards of other people’s property. Bottom line: I need a cheap HDTV fast!
Oh, and something I swore I would never own has entered my house: a motherfucking Wii. In case you didn’t know, I fucking hate the Wii, and to see that white piece of trash under the TV is almost enough to make me gag (I’m exaggerating a little bit, of course). Luckily I didn’t pay for it; my Dad’s girlfriend is a total health freak, and she doesn’t see the stupidity in paying $500 for a Wii and $250 for that scale they call a game: Wii Fit. Ugh, the Wii might be the console I use the least in this generation. I haven’t actually played anything on the Wii yet, so I am casting judgment fairly quickly, but somehow I know that it will have the same effect on me as EyeToy: a lot of fun for a month, but then you forget about it, and it just sits there collecting dust.
I’m afraid I have to cut this a bit short, because I have a lot of homework to do, and it’s as of now, so I better get to work.
Dude, if you guys knew what I have been through this past month, you would castrate yourselves... or something like that.
As you can see, I am finally back from my month without Internet, and some stuff has happened. And you will know everything tomorrow. I just have to get back in to the habit of blogging regularly again, so I'm going to cut this short.
After two weeks without Internet, I am finally back online... for a little while. I am at my dad's place right now, so I have Internet, but I don't know when I'll get it at my mom's place. The Internet connection is totally fucked up at my mom's place, and I don't know when they'll fix it, so if I'm not online after this weekend, it hasn't been fixed yet.
Anyway, just a quick blog to let you guys know why I haven't been online.