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Ubisoft (B+): After a couple years of being pretty meh, Ubisoft surprisingly came to the top this year. Far Cry 3 and Shootmania look good and Ubisoft show some nice stuff for the Wii U. First up is Rayman Legends which looks beautiful and interesting enough seems to be a Wii U exclusive. Then Zombi U was shown which had a nice CGI trailer and I get to this a bit more in the non conference stuff. Assassin's Creed 3 was shown which started out with with a nice CGI trailer and then went in game into the winter frontier. Graphics looks great and climbing up and around trees looks like a nice addition to the series. Combat looks even more fluid and intense then ever. Overall I was impress can I can't wait for the game.
Then Watch Dogs was shown. At first it was pretty confusing or what it was supposed to be but once the gameplay started being shown it became interesting. It looks like Assassin's Creed but with hacking and such like Deus Ex like. I especially like the part when the guy basically made a traffic mess lol. Those moments and other blackouts ought to be interesting. And looks like you switch characters judging from the ending where some parkour was shown that scream AC lol. Overall looks like a nice new IP that so far the game of the show for me alongside Assassin's Creed 3.
There were a couple moments that I didn't like through. The first was the annoying male host who wouldn't shut up at times and Just Dance 4 with Usher? And what was with the mic was that a golden mustache? Otherwise through it was a great conference.
Sony (B-): So on to Sony which overall was okay outside of a couple problems. They show a awesome montage as usual, and brought out some nice looking PS3 games. I don't care for God of War anymore but the new one does look nice, Beyond looks to be another interesting and beautiful adventure game, and The Last of Us was very beautiful looking along with a gameplay that looks to be tense with even a couple enemies. It really looks to emphasis on surviving the world and thinking of your actions carefully. Probably going to pass of the game through.Playstation Allstars was shown which honestly just doesn't look a lot of fun. I not trying to compare it to SSB but there just something about it that feels lacking, like maybe the fact of just powering up and such to defeat the other players doesn't look fun.
There were two problems. The first was the Vita. Okay so Allstars is coming to the Vita, a new Assassin's Creed game also along with the PS clas.sics that will finally be able to be playable on it, and some apps. Not too bad but honestly overall it felt very lacking. This is there new system and it needs a lot of help. I really think Sony should have shown off some more like Soul Sacrifice, but no it seems like they wanted to focus a lot of Wonderbook.
Oh Wonderbook the possibly bottom of the barrel of the conferences. It looks like a interesting concept, but something I wouldn't bother. So they show off the first book Book of Spell which is based on the Harry Potter series and while it look cool at first, it got boring quite fast, BUT SONY SPENDS LIKE 20 MINUTES ON IT, MY GOD IT WAS TORTURE! Talk about dragging like hell. Should have use at least half of the time to talk about another Vita game.>.>
Whew so now today:
Nintendo (C): Nintendo did the same as Sony where their handheld got shove off just about the whole time but there is a conference tomorrow so I hoping good things from that. What was shown of the 3DS was good. Not a huge fan of New Super Mario Bros but 2 looks to be good and it interesting that coins are a huge focus in it along with some Super Mario Bros 3 elements. Paper Mario got name Paper Mario: Sticker Star and looks to focus on stickers to use to upgrade Mario and use in battle. Luigi Mansion Dark Moon looks great too and I actually forgot that I gotten the first one so I probably give that a try.
Now for the Wii U. Mostly a dissapointment but there were some neat thing especially the use of the Wii U pad with for example Batman Arkham City and Zombi U. Pikmin is coming back and looks neat especially with those rock pikmin and good looking graphics. Like NSMB2 I not interested in NSMB U but it has some nice backgrounds, and Lego City Undercover look good.
Then there was SiNG which looks bad but at least it amusing looking lol and Just Dance 4 was shown again with a more awkward dance but Usher didn't come back. And then there Nintendo Land which is Wii Sports theme park style. While it doesn't look bad compare to Wonderbook it also dragged on and it didn't help that they went back to it again when they were ending.>.> Sadly no price or date for the Wii U either but I already knew that.
3DS conference and some GS Live show stuff tomorrow.
Hello, well E3 is upon us again with today have some conferences, so here my impressions of them, which will only be two since I started this blog too late lol so I too tired to type my impressions for Ubisoft and Sony.
Microsoft (C-): So lets start with the good stuff. Right off the bat Microsoft shows off its big game in the fall, Halo 4 first. Had some impressive live action and then turn into some impressive looking in-game graphics where the chief enters a jungle and fights a new type of enemy. It looks great and good luck to 343 in making their first big Halo game. I hate Cortana new design through.
There was Tomb Raider, which looks surperb through I hope they have another demo focusing on the survival aspect because the demo shown just fuels the oh this is copying from Uncharted. Beside that TR is definitely one of my most hype games for next year. Then there are Splinter Cell Blacklist, Forza Horzion, and Black Ops 2 (brown color galore through) which had good demos/trailer. Black Ops II looks to shake it up a bit by having choices to chose a couple paths in SP so that can be cool.
Now then since I don't have a 360 it really hard to care for some of the apps and such that were shown like the smartglass or the ESPN (through I wouldn't have care much anyway if I did own a 360) and this part felt like a drag. Most of the kinect stuff shown wasn't great either through at least it wasn't as bad as the last couple of years, but that 3D angry bird like game will bring in some gifs. Then there were those 3 XBLA games which so far only the one with the pinball seem interesting. The God Decsend or whatever it was call look like crap and the one with the motorcycle well I didn't know what the heck that was about lol.
The lowest point is definitely the concert with Usher. Okay so Dance Central 3 is revealed, cool the series been sucessful and good, but I guess showing it in-game would be so lame so lets bring out a concert with a crappy singer! The game was shown a bit I guess but it kind of hard to tell behind at times with all of the smoke.
EA (B-): Honestly I don't have a lot to say about this one. Overall it was a decent conference. EA had quite a few of games to show off and games like Dead Space 3 and Sim City 5 look cool but I not interested in any of the games shown beside one that almost instantly became of the top games at E3 and that the new Need for Speed Most Wanted.Criterion Games take about round at Need for Speed and it looking really good. First shown was a race while avoiding the cops which look fun, but it was after that my hype went skyhigh; this game was openworld and had elements that is pretty similar to Burnout Paradise (which is one of my favorite racers) while you can toy with cops throughout. I was disappointed that a sequel or sort to BP wasn't made but now those feelings are gone and I will check this out sometime down the road.
So from this point both Tomb Raider and Need for Speed are the top of the pack for me, and gets beaten by two games from Microsoft but I get to those tomorrow along with Sony, Nintendo and Gamespot Live show Day 1.
Which means it is legal for me to drink! But anyway yeah another birthday has come, but it going to be a quiet one. I going to be seeing the Avengers with my girlfriend in a couple hours however, so that going to be exciting.
Hello. Well I hit another milestone which I just posted my 20K post! And I hardly been moderated during those 20k posts so that good. Now onto to 30K which god knows when I will get to. Okay that is that I guess lol so woot!
So recent Nintendo had their conference for pre-TGS and boy was it great for the 3DS. Monster Hunter 4, which I am not excited for, is huge and a slap in the face for Sony, unless the Vita/PS3 have a MH game of its own but the 3DS having two MH games should have the system in Japan.
But on to things that interest me greatly. The first is Mario Tennis which, FINALLY there a new one coming out. It been since what 2005 when the GBA one came out and all we get afterwards is a bad Wii port of the GC game. I loved Mario Tennis on the N64 and GBA so I check this one out.
Then there is Bravery Default, which despite the name, looks pretty impressive. Looks like a final fantasy game that also has AR content so that will be interesting. Probably the best part of the conference for me.
Also what look good was Fire Emblem which has nice looking battle moments, that Hiku game which looks cute and fun, and the Fatal Frame spinoff which was only shown for a few seconds sadly. Also can't wait for Mario Kart, Super Mario, and Paper Mario. I miss the Zelda Skyward Sword suff through so I need to get on to that.
Overall my 3DS is very happy now.
Hello everyone. Well this week is early registration for the still yet mysterious site, Pottermore. Not much have been revealed about what this site is, beside having interactive reading moments from the books, and have the audio and e-books of the series to buy. The site doesn't open for everyone until Oct, but 1 millions users can get into the site early after this week registration is done. Of course you can't just get in. Each day of the week there will be a clue based on each book in order (day one was from the first book, day two was from the second book, etc) and once you solve that clue you are leaded to a different site where you need to find the magical quill which then you can register. The clues and quills won't stay up long (in fact they get shorter and shorter each day) as the spaces get fill up quick.
So I forgot about this was going on so I miss the first clue. I tried to go for the second one but I woke up a hour after it was gone.>_> The third one I was ready. Got some sleep beforehand and waited for around a hour before the clue arrive. The clue was from The Prisoner of Azkaban so I had the book next to me to get ready. Finally the clue came at 3am and I was able to solve it fast and was move to Guardian.co.uk with a article about Pottermore. The quill was in a ad and needed to be levitated. After a couple tries I got it and was able to register.
Sadly you can't create your username so you have to pick one out of some choices you get. I went with Heartshadow which is not bad so whatever. Now to wait until I get another email to let me in to pottermore since they won't let everyone get in all at once so it might take a couple weeks. I can't wait to go in. Despite being up at 3am I was hyper and exciting so it was worth it. I would stay up/get up in the night for HP stuff. I heard you will get sorted into one of the houses. Hoping for either Ravenclaw or Gryffindor but I'll see.
It looks like I glad I decided to try to go after the 3rd clue (through today clue would have probably been better) because now it seems that a timeframe for at least tomorrow's clue will not be revealed so yeah that going to be tough to guess when it will come.
Anyway now to wait.
Hello there. Second day of E3 has pass which some remarkable stuff.Lets start withNintendo Conference. Overall it had it ups and downs but had more ups.
The 3DS stuff is probably the best stuff out of all the conference to me. Not only doo the first party support looks amazing, Kid Icarus, Super Mario, and Mario Kart could be coming by the end of the year. My 3DS will be played so much this holiday season for sure. Kid Icarus look great as ever and even through I don't really care a whole lot about the multiplayer, it a nice addition as long it is local and online. Super Mario probably amaze me the most probably because it like Super Mario Galaxy with touches of SMB3. The Tanooki Suit is back and despite not being able to fly this time is a awesome addition. The other thing about it is that it looks like a portable game, like in terms of scale. It just seems to look like a perfect handheld title. Mario Kart wasn't as great looking but I still have some faith, hopefully not being as unbalance as MKwii and bringing back mission mode. The rest of the first party support still look good and I downloaded some of the 3D trailers at the E-shop and wow the 3D effects in pretty much all these games looks great.
Then project cafe aka Wii U (well that top the Vita in most stupid title this E3) was revealed and I hated how it was shown first. They went to show the controller first which then I was like this is it? I honestly thought the Wii U was like a ipad controller add-on for the Wii since they were showing Wii Sports U and Super Mario Bros Mii which don't look much different from their Wii brothers. Then I saw the Zelda tech demo and the console itself and thus things made more sense. Then they were showing off multiplat games and EA came up talking about stuff like Battlefield 3 and jsut looking back, were these games actually confirm? I feel like they were showing off these games to show that the Wii U will be at least up to PS3/360 standard but yet they didn't seem to announce games. Overall I really felt the presentation for the Wii U was a bit messy and confusing, but it does look like it has a lot of potential and I think a Assassin's Creed Wii U game will be shown tomorrow.
So that it for the conferences and here are my grades:
Microsoft C-: Shown some nice multiplats and exclusivestuff like Halo but then the kinect stuff came in and yeah. Also was disappointed that there was no GFWL stuff.
EA B: Well pretty much a well-rounded with some awesome stuff of Battlefield 3. The Sims Social almost made me throw up.
Ubisoft B-: Shown some cool games like Rayman, Trackmania, and Assassin's Creed, but I honestly didn't find the caffine man much funny, there were some really awkward moments, and I could barely understand some of the people. Also lack of Prince of Persia made me sad.
Sony B: PS vita was impressive overall, Sly 4 is coming, and some good stuff with Uncharted 3. Some hinders like some really dull or allover the placeparts andlack of talk about PSP.
Nintendo B (Winner): Awesome 3DS stuff and the reveal of Wii U despite some presentation issues. Gets the edge over Sony and EA to me.
Now to close this blog with a couple of demos I saw. First up is Sly 4 which looks great. Too bad Sucker Punch is not working on it but I probably have faith with the developers working on it. Not a whole lot was shown but I notice Sly can change into costumes like from what I can tell a Hun's outfit and can use a shield while wearing it. Now onto what is so far the top E3 game for me so far, Batman Arkham City. First was shown was some Catwoman gameplay who looks fun to play as. Then she gets capture by Two-Face and so the control now goes to Batman. It then show some gameplay of going around arkham city and man does it looks like a lot of fun (and also beautiful looking). Can't wait to explore this place. The demo ends with Two-Face starting a trial for Catwoman and I have to say the voice acting sounds really good which I was expecting.
That it for now. Onto tomorrow.
Hello everyone. Well E3 is once again upon us and the first one was really mostly conferences through I did catch a couple demos on Gametrailers which I go into more detail in a another time.
First up was Microsoft's Conference which despite not having a 360 went to watch boy did it really go even beyond the Wii Music blowout at Nintendo 08. Now I didn't really saw much of last year's which I heard alot of the kinect stuff was... yeah, so this year was the first I reallyseen with that kind of thing. First Microsoft show some multiplats which one of them was Tomb Raider. Beside the over dramatic cries and moans Lara makes that as if she doing something else that game looks amazing and is my top pick for Microsoft conference. Halo CE reamke is pretty cool and also Halo 4 but nottoo interested for obvious reasons. The Kinect stuff... Lets just say I was crying with laughter at how bad alot of the stuff were.
EA was pretty good. Battlefield 3 looks amazing, and really shows that in that tank demo they shown even through it would have nice to see some on foot action. Speaking on foot action that new Need for Speed game is interesting. So the driving looks fun and it looks great, but then the driver got out of the car and now I see a heavy rain type gameplay? It pretty odd... but hey maybe it can work out. I also interesting in theOverstrike game which seems to have some TF2ish in it. Ubisoft was okay. Would have love to see a Prince of Persia game but Rayman Origins, Trackmania 2, and Assassin's Creed Revelations made up for it.
Sony was pretty good even through it felt like they were all over the place. Uncharted 3 and Starhawk looks great, Sly 4 has finally been confirm WOOT (would have been nice to see some gameplay thrugh), and a release date for Team ICO collection (Sept). And then it came, the PS Vita which I guess means life in latin and the price is $250. Overall I was very impress with it. The transferring stuff looks cool and I already have a few games that I looking into. I probably won't be getting it this year, but I think I am going to be getting sooner then I planned. Hope it has a good start.
I am going to stop here socan get ready for Nintendo Conferece. Tonight I make another blog about that conference, E-shop which just open, a grading report for the conferences, and impressions on some of the demos.
Well today is my birthday and it a milestone birthday since I am now 20. Another decade has pass by and another comes in. Now to wait for my 21th birthday so I can drink legally! Anyway I keeping it pretty low today but will have a get together with a couple friends tomorrow and see Thor. So far I got a $50 Fryz card, Ys Order in Felghana LE, and $25 for steam. I been thinking of possibly getting the first Mass Effect since it is $5 on Steam today. Hopefully Crysis will go on sale too.
My 5th anniversary being here. Yup March 23rd this year was the mark of being here for 5 years. Yeah I know I am like a month late now but man how could I forgot a milestone being here? So yeah... uhwoot been here for 5 years. That a pretty long time. Seen so many changes I seen and been through and met many good people here. I very glad I came to this site.
So I am posting this blog because I keep getting an error whenever I click on a thread in any forum here so pretty much I can't enter into any thread in the forums. Just wonder if anyone else is having this problem. Also it seems the PM system isn't working either.
Edit: Okay looks like it was fixed.
Well I think for the first time everI got a video game system day one and went to the midnight launch. I got the 3DS. Went over to gamestop with some friends, was like around 30 people there and I was the 3rd to get the 3DS and the first to get Pilotwings Resort.
Overall I think the 3DS is a great system. The home menu is nice and sleek, AR games and Face Raiders are very amusing games, creating the mii is good as ever, andit seems like you have only one FCwith a gamertag. 3DS camera is pretty cool touse, but the shots are pretty crappy looking.I haven't tried streetpass yet, but I did put the 3DS in sleep mode and test it out by walking around 100 steps and I got a coin.The 3D effects is very good despite that the sweet spots might be a tad too small for me, but I usually get the sweet spot spot on. As for the design it is kinda mixed bag. First I fine the 3DS sexy looking and better then the DSL, and I find the slide pad to be great. However this is more so that I got used to the DSL layout but I kinda hate where the power button and stylus is.
Now to Pilotwings Resort. I was deciding whether to get that or Ghost Recon Shadow Wars but in the end I went with PWR. It pretty much the Plane event in Wii Sports Resort but now with missions and a jet pack and glider. Overall it a pretty good game. The graphics look pretty just about as good as WSR,maybe looking better in some spots and the 3D effects are very good even through it might be a bit too much in max effects. The controls are very good for all the three air vehicles and really loving the jet pack. Besides missions you can do the free mode that WSR has. While it is good it is held back by the lack of content. There around 40 missions which doesn't have alot of variation in them, Wuhu Island and the islands around it are the only location, and free mode and only go so far. Also this game lacks any multiplayer whatsoever. It still a good game, so I hope they make another one with more areas, missions, multiplayer, and maybe even add a helicopter.
So I haven't regretted getting the 3DS so far and I can't wait for future releases. Next game I probably get is Dead or Alive 3DS.
Hello and it been a little while since I made a blog. Anyway well first up a couple of weeks ago I decided to preorder a blue 3DS. I wasn't really sure whether to wait or get it day one and I decided to dive in. I might get Pilotwings Resort but the 3DS might end up being a B-day gift for me despite paying for most of it. I very excited to enter into the next gen of handhelds but of course there still some PSP and DS stuff to work on mostly JRPGs.
Tomorrow is going to be RPG heaven for me. For the DS I will be getting Radiant Historia, the new game from Atlus that uses time-traveling as a major role in it. It looks great and I can't wait. For the PSP I will be getting Xenogears which comes to PSN tomorrow. I been hearing great things about it from both critics and players so I going to give it a go. Then in March comes Pokemon. I feel I am ready to get out of my break from Pokemon and get back in with White. Other RPGs I am planning to check out later on are Legend of Heroes VI (plus the other games of the trilogy), Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, Tales of Graces F, Vargrant Story, Devil Survivor Overclocked,and a couple of others I probably forgotten. I going to be in a RPG mood in the next few months lol.
Well another year past by and now comes a new year. Hope everyone had a good new years day. I got back from my trip yesterday from my trip which was good. Went to Washington DC most of the time and to New York City for a little bit. I now only got one week left till my college starts so I just planning to catch up with some games, try some new ones (thanks to Steam) and hang out with friends. Anyway I hope 2011 is going to be a great year from gaming to college.
Good grief next year is going to be a overload in terms of video games especially the PS3. Sony is like sending just about all its big guns and Nintendo is going to release the 3DS. So far I know I am getting:
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
Little Big Planet 2
Persona 2 Innocent Sin
Ninokuni (PS3 version)
Batman Arkham City
ICO/Shadow of the Colossus Collection
The Last Guardian
Tomb Raider Reboot
PLUS the 3DS and its games! And then I have those that I am interested in:
Ratchet and Clank All 4 One
Deus Ex 3
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Shadows of the Damned
Plus more I probably forgot.
Thankfully I sure at least a couple of them will be delayed but holy **** next year is going to be huge. I think I am going to finally use gamefly at this rate.
Hello everyone! Just giving a little update of what I am playing now. As you can see I playing two games that one involves Assassins while the other involves Black Ops and zombies. I sure you can guess what I am playing.
On to the first game which is Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. Been super excited for this game after falling in love with AC2 a few months ago and my impressions on the multiplayer beta have been mostly positive. Haven't tried MP yet as I been busy of why I mostly wanted Brotherhood, single player. I just started sequence 4 and so far I am loving this game. First is I notice is despite using the same engine I notice some improvements in the graphics through nothing major. Character models I think look a little better, and the framerate and pop ins aren't quite as bad as ACII. Gameplay is the same but with new additions like the Borgia's towers which you need to kill the captain for each tower and then ingite the tower which is pretty cool to watch. The economy is pretty different from ACII where now you buy stores all around Rome. Also a nice bonus is that you can go back to any memory again like AC1. I probably won't touch multiplayer for now as I want to focus on SP. I saving multiplayer for another game which I been playing.
Despite getting tired of most shooters these days I decided to get Call of Duty Black Ops. Despite playing many of the CoD games, BO is the third CoD I own. So far I think it fun, nothing mindblowing, but fun. SP is good through for some reason it can be a bit unstable at times with thankfully isn't as bad in Mutliplayer. MP overall is good and I love the customizing. Overall I like the maps I played so far, through Nuketown can be bad when it comes to spawn camping.-_- And I played a little of Zombie mode and it was arlightthrough I think it will be more fun in co-op.
So those two are keeping me busy with video games recently and I enjoy both of them very much. Personally I like Brotherhood the most between the two, but Black Ops is a good game.
Hello everyone.Well I am in another beta. A couple of days ago after being sad that I didn't get a code for the beta of Brotherhood, the beta becomes open to any PS+ user so I course I downloaded it and have it on my PS3.
So what do I think of it. Well I can't really judge alot yet because I CAN'T GET ON A MATCH! It takes forever to have the amount of people to get started. I seriously waited around 15-20 minutes just to wait to be like 6 or whatever the max amount of players there can be before just giving up. *sigh* I really hate matchmaking sometimes. I am going to try again tonight and wait some more to see if I can actually get on.
So I been doing the induction session a couple of times just to test the mode and the characters out, and honestly from what I tested in that session plus hearing what other people say about this beta, I think they need to change the compass a bit. It just seem too easy to find your target which means also easy for your hunter to find you, and since it seems alot of people are playing as runners where they just run to their target, the whole point of taking your target out by stealth is thrown out the window but again I haven't actually went online but that what I been hearing from other people.
So I can't really judge much of this mode yet and hopefully I will tonight after I do some HW. Oh and my favorite character so far is the Prowler. He seems to be like Ezio the most.
Well Nintendo had a lot of 3DS stuff at their recent conference. Seems to be coming to NA in March so I got that part right, but too bad they didn't revealed the price for NA. In Japan it like $300 in US money and people seems to believe that will be the price for NA. Can't we just wait till the price is actually revealed lol. I bet it going to be $230-250 and I will still get it at those prices.
Anyway onto the games. First off VC for Gameboy and Gameboy Adavance games! Great news. And Resident Evil looks amazing. I really haven't been a huge RE fan (Couldn't get into REmake and played RE4 for a little bit and haven't touch it since), but I think I be willing to give both RE games on 3DS a try. Graphics looks great and judging from the video both look like they ran smooth. I am also excited for Mario Kart, Paper Mario, Kingdom Hearts 3DS (that wasn't shown at the conference) and Professor Layton. I like what I see of the 3DS so I will definitely be getting one.
As for other stuff, I been playing a lot of Birth by Sleep. I am at the final boss for Terra and OMG I felt like throwing my PSP to the wall a couple of times. The final boss is such a pain so I am probably going to level up some more. I also decided to start playing as Ventus a couple days ago and I am at Deep Space. I think I like playing as Ven more and his story is a bit more sad than Terra's. I won't play as Aqua until I beat Terra and Ventus.
So it seems TGS has started and a new Devil May Cry game was revealed. I not really a huge fan of the series but I did like DMC 1 and 3 and Dante is awesome, so I decided to look into it and then I saw Dante's new look... WTF happened?! He now looks like... like a emo Edward or something like that. He looks really,really lame now.
And then I saw the trailer which is pretty meh and Dante sounds like as if he has lung cancer lol. Anyway overall pretty bad first impressions for this game but hopefully the gameplay will be good.
Anyway moving on to another game I spotted today and that Shadows of the Damned which Suda 51 and Mikami is inolve, so it not surprising that it looks like a Suda 51 game with RE4 gameplay. It does look fun through but I hope the main character does get annoying, actually he sounds like as if he has lung cancer too. Will keep a eye on this game.
And WOOT Ico/SotC is coming to the PS3. Will pick them up for sure.