All About Ghost_Warrior
When was the last time I blogged, March? Wow, I've neglected this thing for a while now, and I probably will continue to after I write this. I really don't care though, nor do I care if anyone reads this. So yeah anyways...
I've decided that unless you have a job, girlfriend, or something extremely interesting going on in your life, the months of june, july, and august are really boring. Considering I have none of the above my life is a living borefest (which explains why I'm blogging right now). The most interesting thing I did all summer was take a road trip to Chicago (which was awesome I might add). The problem is, that roadtrip was in early June and I didn't do anything realitively close to as exciting as that other than go to Warped Tour (which was also awesome). So basically, my summer peaked way too early and every other activity I partook in just didn't compare.
Getting beat on Fight Night made me want to bite someone's ear off.
So what did I do all summer? The last thing any college should be doing; spending money. Most of that went to my Xbox 360 however, as I hoped a new game or two would releave me of my boredom. Well that sort of worked. Fight Night Round 4 came first, and while that game is very fun, getting destroyed by 12 year olds who had mastered the art of exploiting (or were just really, really good) made me shelve the game for weeks at a time.
I put this guy on the Bobcats, and they won the NBA Title. Maybe the actual Bobcats should do the same.
Next I tried NBA 2k9. I've come to the conclusion that this game is an addiction, because I bought it back in March or April and played the hell out of it to the point where there was no point in playing it again. Problem is, I kept coming back to the game, playing it for a extended period of time, then realizing I have zero desire to go through a franchise mode with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Whats worse is I've repeated this process at least a dozen times.
This game saved me from cured me of my chronic boredom.
So what game came to my rescue? Tales. Of. Vesperia. I totally missed out on this game, and am now currently playing it and loving it. I needed something different, and Tales is certainly that. I have all intentions to finish the game, and hopefully by that time something else has come out that can relieve me of my boredom, except by that time I imagine, school, basketball, and parties will be keeping me from being bored.
Directed by: Alex Proyas
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury
Plot: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.
This is going to be a tough review, mainly because even with all the flaws I found in this movie, I still throughly enjoyed it. First of all, Nicolas Cage is great, not his best performance by any means (and it will be hard for him to touch his Lord of War performance) but it was good. Anyways, this movie centers around these numbers, and how they predict all these major catastrophic events that have or are going to happen. As Cage trys to figure out what the numbers all mean, events happen just as they numbers say they will. These catastrophic events are played out very well, and are in fact the best parts of the movie. They're shocking to say the least, even though the special effects aren't the greatest, they still show terrible events happening right before your eyes and its pretty intense stuff. One scene in particular reminded oh too well of 9/11 in fact.
As the movie goes on, I became increasingly more excited to find out how this story would eventually play out, then, the movie almost does a complete 180. I won't spoil it for you but its a pretty big twist, and in all honesty its not the twist you're hoping for, at least it wasn't the one I was looking for. Even though I am a big sci-fi buff, I sort of questioned the direction the movie goes. I understand the meaning and all that, it just wasn't what I was expecting at all or what I was looking for.
I should also point out that the child actors in the film, are terrible. Like, I know most child actors aren't good ever, but usually they have smaller roles and don't bring down the movie with their awful performances. However, the son in this movie has a really big part, and by the end you're rolling your eyes at the unconvincing performance he gives. Also, I'm a big Rose Bryne fan, I loved her in Troy, 28 Weeks Later, the TV show Damages, and especially in Sunshine. She is basically one of my favorite actresses. With that being said, I felt her performance in this was sub par. She was good up until she went into panic mode, and then she just sort of turned into an annoying b*tch.
So all in all, Knowing is good and enjoyable. However, I left the theater feeling a little unsatisfied. Whether I'd recommend this movie to you or not really all depends on you. I saw the movie with two others, and we all enjoyed it, but all of us felt about the same regarding the ending. If you like the premise and idea of the movie, or you're just a Nic Cage fan in general, I say see it. If not, save your money for something else.
My Rating: 2 1/2 Stars
I can see down your shirt!
One thing you'll learn (or haved learned) about college is you have a lot of free time; which, can be spent doing a number of things. Now as fun as getting piss drunk can be, I reserve the weekend for doing that, leaving me five days in which only 3 hours are spent in school. So, I like to play a lot of video games during the week. After finishing Dead Space and not wanting to beat Fallout 3 just yet, I decided I needed to search out a new game to go through. I brought up the suggestion of Assassin's Creed to my suitemates and I received the following responses:
"That game is f*cking awesome."
"Dude, thats the best game I've ever played on the 360."
"That sh!t is dope."
Guess I missed something. All I've heard is Assassin's Creed is fun, but too short and repetitive. So far, none of that is true. After getting it used for 17 bucks, I've found the game not fun, but really fun, not short (if you reach every high point and save every person), and too be honest, not that repetitive. I mean yeah, you are doing the same thing 9 times, but repetitive is only bad if doing the same thing over and over again is boring, and I can think of a number of other "repetitive" things that don't get boring (having sex, watching your favorite youtube videos, posting on Gamespot message boards). So basically what I'm saying is that Assassin's Creed has been real pleasant surprise. I expected a good game, but I've been enjoying it much more than I thought I would. And the whole, "memory used to go back in time thing", thats pretty cool.
My Recent Reviews
The Halo 3 Believe commercial.
The E3 2007 trailer for Mass Effect shown during the Microsoft Press Conference at E3.
A trailer for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie.
Ghost_Warrior does not have any recent activity. What a slacker! Maybe you should send Ghost_Warrior a private message and ask, "Where are you hiding?"