Saturday, February 19, 2011

Holy god.

Holy crap, I haven't been able to get on Blogger and actually post for awhile. Been out looking for jobs then I lost Internet for a few days. Sorry about that guys, but in that time I was able to finish Dead Space 2, which will very shortly be up. Man I missed so much, gotta get to checking out everything that I missed.

Sorry about that everyone !

Monday, February 14, 2011


Since it's Valentine's Day, I won't be posting anything new, gotta spend some time with my girl but ! I'd love to hear how everyone's Valentine's Day went. And don't just say nothing happened, something must of happened.

And if you're interested, you should check out more videos from these guys. It's not what it seems.

Well here it is, kinda rushed. Back to Dead Space 2 !

I'm now around... Chapter 7 of Dead Space 2 and I must say, it is definitely an improvement from the first one. Now in this I will be telling how the game is, and none of the storyline. I don't like spoilers all that much.

It very much keeps the style of Gameplay from the first one, with the Floating Hud, Turning the screen with Menus, Shooting Limbs off. I've realized this one is a bit... darker literally, everything is pitch black and you'll be mostly using your Flash light to see everything. This is one of the few games that utilizes full 1080p Capability of the HDTVs out there, I've played a few others and was very disappointed it was stuck at 720p Such as God of War 3. I really can't see the difference, unless it's Call of Duty, but damnit I bought the TV 1080p lol Anyways.

The main character Isaac remains as seen in Dead Space 1, except you actually get to see his face ! The Rigs, The Guns, almost everything so far has been the same. Minus a few new enemies and its' much harder. Sorry this seems a bit rushed, I want to play some more.

I'll be updating every couple of Chapters or so, and then make a final Review on it when I complete it. After reading a few others blogs I'm trying to get the feel for actually reviewing things other than just spitting out news at you guys :p

Have a nice night.

Also, Cowsponge.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Not quite the Review I had hoped for.

Now I was just thinking, and perhaps it's only me that thinks this way but has anyone else noticed the complete lack of difficult in most games being produced ? Now I'm not talking about being shot once and dying, being lost, etc. I'm talking about how Game Developers are trying to hold your hand throughout the whole game. I began playing Dead Space 2 as I stated last night in my last entry, mainly to scare the hell out of my Fiance but ! I realized something while reading one of the blogs I follow, who does excellent reviews on Games you should check him out. He deserves many more followers than he has but back to the topic.

Alan Wake Review Keep up the good work !

I've realized through playing many of these new games, Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma, Metal Gear Solid 4, Dead Space 2, Mass Effect 2, etc. That all of these games, save for a few have an Auto-Aim feature, now I'm not exactly sure why they thought this was a good idea being as you're playing a shooting game. Do you auto-aim in real life ? I sure wish I did. 

Auto-Saves/Save points EVERYWHERE, I'm only into Chapter 5 of Dead Space 2 right now, so that's why I haven't written a review on it but I've already hit about 17 Save Points in 2 hours worth of gameplay, I remember when games were quite a bit harder and when dying used to be something you're scared to do because you'd get thrown back pretty far. Maybe it was to alleviate repetition I don't know.

Everything. Dies. In. Five. Hits. I can't stress this enough, most normal enemies die fairly quickly in today's Video Games, now granted if the game warrants Stealth, and the fact its obvious you can kill someone fairly quickly I agree with it. But if they have a Barrier, Shield, And a full health bar, and it only takes one hit for me to kill them. Something is wrong, I'm always playing on the Highest Difficulty to get the most out of games but I just don't understand it.

Now I can think of one game in Particular that I heard was one of the most horrible games hands-down. And I had the time of my life with it, because it did not hand you everything on a silver platter, there was no auto-save feature and when you died you started over from the beginning of the level losing all of your "Money". Maybe it's just my style of game, Demon's Souls. I've played it quite a bit and enjoy it much more than most games, even though everyone else has told me otherwise.

Maybe that's just my style, maybe I'm looking too much into it.

I usually don't write long winded stuff sorry about that, but I've just been thinking about this for awhile. Love to hear comments.

Also, Dead Space 2 is great, I'd recommend it to anyone who loves this Genre and Gameplay style.

I couldn't help but post this.

GeoHotz, the one who is being sued by Sony. I just couldn't help myself from posting this Video. I really hope he kicks Sony's ass.

Also I need a few ideas for what to write in my Next entry. I'm thinking of changing it up a little and writing a review about a game I just began. Dead Space 2.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Nintendo 3DS

As most of you already know, Nintendo has been marketing this product for quite sometime. The Nintendo 3DS, this was created as Nintendo was experimenting with 3D technology and attempting to use it for creation with next gen Products. Well, it seems that they've succeeded, after the NDS had its long time out on shelves. This will be out this year, sometime around May for us to have. Some of the new Features that will be with this product not seen of course in the earlier NDSs will be as followed
- An Activity Log that allows users to keep track of their gameplay as well as how many Steps you've taken with the 3DS on your person.
- Several Augmented Reality games, these are the ones where you use your camera to show Real life images on your screen, and the game will play from that. (Think of the PSP game "Invizimals")
- An improved messaging system, similar to that of Pictochat from the earlier models, allowing users to instead send messages via WiFi instead of just AdHoc.
- Virtual Console Service, although there has been some debate when it will be available. It was stated that this service was to be released as soon as the 3DS will be. But after looking into it a little bit, this is not the case, it will be available shortly after the release of the 3DS with a WiFi download to acquire this on your 3DS.
- 3-D Video capability
- And of course, as with Nintendo, Miis' are able to be ported and created onto your 3DS system.

This will definitely be a wonderful step in the right direction for Nintendo, but I wonder if they'll be able to outdo Sony's new NGP.

Have a nice Night.

Handheld Gaming.

It seems that a few new Handheld Consoles will be expected to come out this year. For just 299$ you can pre-order Sony's new handheld gaming console which is named the NGP. Next-Generation Portable or the PSP2, which features a sleeker look and one whole extra thumbsticks (Oh Joy).

We had our first glimsp of this product on January 27th, its features are... well as it is said a PSP2 so an upgraded version of what came with the first PSP. Two slots of your SD cards, better raised thumsticks, the same look as before except more rounded, increased Wifi card, and a quad core processor. Which can make this one of the more promising in Handheld Gaming.

Although it is not only Sony coming out with a new Gaming Console as most of you heard the 3DS will soon be one of the most widely owned Gaming systems. Around the Month of May this can be expected to be released and sold. As stated by Nintendo themselves, they are competeting against all Gaming consoles, not just Sony. I'll cover this Nintendo Device in my next entry, who wants to read a huge block of text ?

Have a great day.