Hey all, it's been, oh I don't know, about two months since my last blog. Since then I probably promised to do something on my top titles of 2012. Haha, yeah no. I might do it later on, but like most blogs (or reviews or anything for that matter) I promise to make, that won't be happening, at least not for a while.
Before I get into the meat of this blog, I thought I'd say that it was my birthday not too long ago, so now I'm 20. Yay? Along with my birthday comes my GameSpot anniversary, so it's a big 5 years on this site. Also something about review anniversary, but eh... (I should do a review of a game some time soon...). I'm still doing the college thing. It's... well... school...
Recently I've been trying to make my way though my backlog of games, though I just keep throwing more into it. Yesterday I beat New Super Mario Bros. U, though I still need to go through World 9. Also, I've been playing Sly Cooper (first one) since I bought the HD collection off of PSN when they went on sale last week. I've also been playing Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale, Arc Rise Fantasia, and BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien for my jointly owned Let's Play Youtube Channel with Cloud_765 and SonicZero1993, GamingStooges. I need to get back into Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, Code of Princess, and Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure for my 3DS, Dragon's Dogma and XCOM: Enemy Unknown for my PS3, and Pandora's Tower for my Wii. Plus my crap ton of downloaded titles I've either played only a little bit of or have yet to touch.
Recently, I've been watching anime (gasp) because I got bored one day. I could list all the anime I've finished, or you could just visit my My Anime List. Right now I've watching Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (OreImo 2) and Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S (second season of A Certain Sceinitific Railgun).
Alright, now that I've pretty much played catch up (not like anyone is going to read this, I've just got an hour between my Hum 101 class and Concert Band to kill), it's time for me to get into the "meat" of this blog. Yesterday, my brother officially gave me his PlayStation 3, which has spent most of the last 3 and a half years sitting in my room. Though I have bought a hand-full of games for it since he got it (funny story as to why he bought it in the first place), and even getting PS Plus, I haven't really wanted to invest much money into a system I knew I'd either not have in about two months or have to buy my own.
Anyway, he gave me his console and all the games for it, which I took and traded in since they were mostly games I did not want (I did keep Soul Calibur 4 and his two Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast games). The nine or so games came to a total of $53ish of in-store credit. Part of the money went to buying Sonic Unleashed (PS3 version, already own the Wii version) and Record of Agarest War Zero. I also placed a preorder down on The Last of Us, but I still have about $29.
So here's my question, what should I get? Like I said, I have a hand-full of games for it already (namely the Sonic games, Borderlands, Resident Evil 6, the five games I mentioned earlier, and some downloadable titles (including Journey, Dyad, Rainbow Moon, Sound Shapes, and NiGHTS: Into Dreams... HD). I have a couple of games I'm looking into picking up (and I plan on getting a 2 TB hard drive for this thing since it only has 80 GB), but I'd like to take recommendations for rounding out my collection. I'm already rounding my Wii collection out (there's still about less than 20 games for my Wii that I'd like), so while I get down to the bottom of that collection, I would like to start working on the PS3. I'm mostly looking at getting RPGs (any kind work for me), though I am also up for other genres.
So if you made it through all of that, thanks for reading. If you just want a quick recap: I have too many games I've buying and I'd like some recommendations for the PlayStation 3, namely RPGs. I'll also take Wii recomendations as well.
It's been a while since I made a real blog (my last one was a teaser for my joke UCB, but more on that later). In my last one I asked you guys to give me question about my time at PAX, which only Soniczero1993 did. That's why I never made a follow up one. But here are his question and my answers!
s0: How was the overall experience?
I thought it was really fun. I had a great time walking around the show floor playing a bunch of different games and meeting some fun people. I was kind of sad I only went for a day, but I play on going again this year which some friends.
s0: Did you manage to play some noteworthy games worthy of your status? What was some of the noteworthy demos you played over there?
Yes, there were a bunch of fun games there that I got to try out. Some of my favorite titles that I played were Runner 2, Chasing Aurora, Resident Evil 6, The Wonderful 101, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.
s0: Did you shake hands with Commander Video?
Sadly, no I didn't. I did see someone cosplay him though, which was actually really cool.
Enough of that, on to new business! Recently, due to a request from Cloud_765, I've written a review for The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave. Please take a look at it and tell me what you think. It's been a while since I made a review, so I was a bit rusty.
I'm going try and more some more reviews, but I'm not completely sure what I'm going to review next. I'm thinking about doing a review for either Pushmo or Journey. Once I beat it I'll be doing a review for escapeVektor. I'm about halfway through the game, but it is pretty long (since it has over 150 levels) so it'll be a while yet.
Since GameSpot is stopping paid subscriptions and we can have colored names and UCB, I've decided to put my UCB to use to something I feel really needs to be out there: a place where folks can talk about digital gaming. Digital gaming can be an unsafe place if you're not sure what you're about to buy, so I want a place for people to talk about and recommend games for digital services of all kinds. I'm calling it Dizzying Downloads.
I would love it if folks would come on down and post. I am looking for mods, so if you're interested, and you'll be active, let me know.
So I think the next time I make a blog I'll be sharing my top titles of 2012 (I'm late, oh well), but until then, thanks for reading.
So I went to PAX 2012 this year last Saturday and I had a great time. I thought about typing up my adventures while I was there, but then I thought it would be better if I just have you guys ask me questions about it. Next time I'll make a blog answering (well trying) your questions.
Before I go, I'd like to say that recently I've picked up. First was The Last Story, which might I add is great so far (though I haven't played it much recently due being very busy). The second is this (which I bought at PAX):
Life is complete...
So I'm thinking of doing a new review, well video review. You can see the choices in this video.
Here's how it works:
Vote for your top three picks. Your 1st pick gets 3 points, 2nd pick gets 2 points, and your 3rd pick gets 1 point. You can cast your votes either here or on the video. I will tally up all the scores on June 5th.
In other news, I've picked up Mario Tennis Open, which is rather fun; Sonic 4: Episode II, which is pretty good; and the new DLC for Might Switch Force. I've also played the Rayman Origins 3DS demo and the PS3 demo for Dragon's Dogma. Still working on Xenoblade, but it's coming along.
So this past week has been some fairly important days in my life. Last Sunday (the 22nd) was the four year anniversary of me joining GameSpot. Honestly it hasn't felt that long. But also this week I celebrated my own birthday (or as I called it, give me free stuff day) on the 26th and today is also a rather important day, the anniversary of me posting my first review.
For my birthday, I was given Super Mario Galaxy 2, Sonic Generations for the Nintendo 3DS, a Wii points card, a 3DS prepaid card, some candy, and $50. With the Wii points card I've picked up LostWinds for WiiWare. I'm still thinking of what I want to spend the other 1000 coins on. As for the 3DS prepaid card, I have picked up Adventure Island (GB). The $50 will go towards paying for The Last Story when it comes out in June.
From what I've played of it, Sonic Generations is that bad actually (I have beaten the final boss). Is it different from the HD version? Of course, but I still have fun with it. LostWinds is also rather fun, I like the idea of using wind to help your character go places. Adventure Island is also fun, but I haven't played much of it. Also, I'm still playing Xenoblade Chronicles, I am about 40 hours into the game and around level 52. I couldn't play it most of this week since school has been keeping me busy,
Last year I wrote up a little history lesson about reviewing and posted a review for BIT.TRIP RUNNER, well I don't have anything fancy like that this year as not much has changed besides the fact I've posted five reviews since then and that TGNGU named me Best Reviewer of 2011. What I do have is a new review for everyone to read: Mighty Switch Force.
That's about all I have to say right now, except I hope you all enjoy the review. I'm going to go back to listening to Knight of the Wind now.
As many of you know, SonicZero, Cloud, and I have started a joint channel on Youtube called GamingStooges where we post videos of LPs (plus more coming soon). Due to this, my own Youtube channel has taken a bit of a back seat, well until now. Over the past two weeks, three new videos have gone up, each with their own purpose. I thought I'd take a moment to share these with you.
First off, in my last blog I had mentioned that I had a video review in the works. The review was going to be for Resident Evil Revelations. Well you can probably guess that I finished it. I haven't done many video reviews before, so these are kind of new to me, but I thought I'd give it a go anyways. I realise that there are a lot of "ummm..."s and things that I should of cut out. Unfortunetly, I couldn't edit the audio like I thought I'd be able to. Still, I hope you enjoy the review.
Next video is a look at one of the recent demos added to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. For a whlie, I had been filming these, but I stopped after the Metal Gear Soild 3D demo. Well, I decided I'd pick up filming these demos with the first one for a downloadable game, Mutant Mudds. The game has been out for a while now, but if you have yet to buy the game, I suggest downloading the demo, it's really fun. Here's the video and all of its terrible camera moving glory.
The last video was just uploaded today, my impressions of Xenoblade Chronicles so far. As of right now, I am 22 hours into the game, a little further than when I originally shot this. Over all, Xenoblade is a fantastic game thus far. The story is rather fasinating and it has a fun battle system. It plays like an MMO; auto-attacks, special attacks, cool-down times. It also features skill trees for each character, which you can link up with other characters to make them more powerful. It has a great soudntrack and look really good for the most part. Oh, and there is a lot of side quests! Well, I won't say anymore since I pretty much cover it all in the video.
While that is it for the main part of this blog, I thought I'd also tell you guys about some of the new games I've recived besides Xenoblade. I've downloaded a few titles off of the eShop this past week. Sonic Triple Trouble, Mighty Switch Force!, and (this one I got for free from GameStop thanks to a coupon) Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. I've also placed pre-orders on The Last Story and Pokemon Conquest. Funny story when I preordered Pokemon Conquest, when I went in to preorder it, the people working at GameStop didn't have a clue as to what I was talking about at first, yet my friend who gets most of his gaming information from me (and I didn't tell him about the game before hand) knew about it.
Short blog is short, but that's because it's mainly about videos... I'll see you guys next time.
Hey folks! I thought now would be a good time to write up a blog to tell you all about what has been going on with me. Right now I'm on Spring Break, which is about halfway over. Officially, Spring Break started last Monday, though due to how my finals were set up, it really started the Thursday before that. Winter Quarter was pretty fun actually. I took English 101, World Civilizations II, and Calculus II, and got an A in each. Spring Quarter will be pretty much the same as Winter: English 109, World Civilizations III, and Calculus III.
But enough about boring school stuff, on to something that actually matter. Since my last blog, I have picked up a few games. Sonic Generations (PS3), Kid Icarus: Uprisings, 3D Classics: Kid Icarus, and Dragon Crystal off the eShop. I've beat Sonic Generations and have got almost all the trophies (there's one I'm missing) and I've also beat Dragon Crystal. I'm still working my way through Kid Icarus: Uprisings, I'm on Chapter 17. Haven't it touched 3D Classics: Kid Icarus too much, but that was free with Uprisings.
In terms of GamingStooges (for those who don't know, it is a joint channel between myself, SonicZero3000, and Cloud_765 where we post Let's Plays) after my BIT.TRIP VOID LP finished, we started a Sonic R LP which is over now as well. In its place is a Resident Evil Revelations LP which will be going for a while, though I do have the LP that will come after it already finished. My Arc Rise Fantasia LP is still running (it'll be going for a long time).
Speaking of Arc Rise Fantasia, last night I put the finishing touches of my review for it and posted it online. It seems when ever I try to go to it, I get a 404 (though after reading up about the problem here, it seems it might just be a cache problem and will be fixed soon, I hope). In the mean time, I do have the review posted on Tumblr if you would like to give it a read through. I think my next review will be for one of the eShop titles, Pushmo. I'll see if I can get that finished before School starts up again April 9th. My plans for a video review of Resident Evil Revelations are still in the works. I need a bit more footage and I have a bit of a cold and don't want me sniffling recording so I'm waiting a bit longer before I finish it.
Recently I set up a PSN account. Mainly I did it for a future LP me and SonicZero have planned, but I thought I'd let people add me if they felt like it. I really only have two games for the PS3 at this time, Sonic 06 and Sonic Generations, and there isn't too many games for it that I want. But I'd still be glad to add anyone if they want me to. My PSN account is kjhg53 of course.
That's about all I have right now. I'm looking forward to PAX since Runner 2 will be there and I'm gearing up for Xenoblade to be released. As the title says, I'm going to finally end that blog series I started a while ago with my Top 10 Video Game Songs. Well I might have to look back at the list since I think I'd make changes to it now, but that's who music goes, always changing. But I think that these ten are still some of my favorite songs out there:
10. Maenam (Braid)
9. Treasure Town (Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)
8. Miror B. Battle (Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness)
7. Hero of the Wind (The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker)
6. Chomp Attack (Paper Mario)
5. Orbital Ring Systems Cargo Bay (Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars)
4. Transistion (BIT.TRIP BEAT)
3. Epiphany (BIT.TRIP FLUX)
2. Strange Comfort (BIT.TRIP FLUX)
1. Can You Feel The Sunshine? (Sonic R)
EDIT: Arc Rise Fantasia Review link works on GameSpot now. 404 free.
Hey everybody! It has been some time since I have done some kind of informal bit in a blog (December of last year) where I tell you guys what has been going on with me. Since a lot of things have happened since that time, I though it would be good if I got up to speed on that stuff.
To start off I think I need to correct something I said in that blog. I mentioned that I had started a review for Super Metroid but I believe it is obvious that I never ended up reviewing the game. While I did start it, it never got out of the introduction phase and I didn't have time to finish the review like I had planned. Recently I did make a review for a new Nintendo 3DS game, Resident Evil Revelations. I would enjoy if you guys give me feed back on that as I am slowly changing my review sty-le and I think that is the first one where it is noticeable.
I also had planned on a review for Arc Rise Fantasia and I think some time in the near future I will do one for it since it is a game that I think I should make a review for. Outside of that I don't have many plans for reviews, though I do plan on creating a video review of Resident Evil Revelations. This will be my first video review in years and I will need some time to put it together. I will let you guys know when that it done.
Moving on, games I have picked up recently (since that blog back in December, even though most of these you guys know about) are Mario Kart 7, Pushmo, Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!, Pokemon Rumble Blast, Super Mario 3D Land, Donkey Kong '94, Kibry's Dream Land, Resident Evil Revelations, Dillon's Rolling Western, all of the GBA Ambassador games, and escapeVektor: Chapter 1. There are a number of titles that are out now or coming soon that I want to pick up, most of which are for the Nintendo 3DS (both off the eShop and for retail). Oh, I did beat Metroid Fusion a while back, so now I'm 100% done with the Metroid series! Still working on the Legend of Zelda series though.
In that Runner 2 blog I posted in December, I said I was going to start making some Let Play videos. Well shortly after that Cloud_765, SonicZero1993 and I got together and created a joint channel called GamingStooges. We have a number of LPs going on right now, about five currently. Unfortunately, we are unable to finish off my Sonic and the Black Knight LP due to "visual" copyrights so that is being put on hold for now. Right now, I have my Arc Rise Fantasia LP and a BIT.TRIP VOID LP going on right now and I will start a new one next week since the end of BIT.TRIP VOID LP is going up in two days. I am wondering how many people here us Twitter since we started one for GamingStooges recently.
I think that is about all I have to say at this time. I haven't done much else outside of school, which is boring. I do plan on finishing my top 40 video game songs list here soon, just have to get around to it.
Hey folks! It's been away since I've made a blog, but so I thought I would make one since I have been playing a new game for the past week and wanted to share my thoughts on it with everyone here. That game would be Resident Evil Revelations, or if you are lucky like me "Revelaitons". If you didn't know already, the original run of the games in North America had a misprint on the spine of the box when it came out a week ago. Unfortunately, Europe wasn't as lucky even though they got the game nearly two weeks before us.
Now before I actually dive into the game itself, I think it is important to note where I am in the game and how much time I've spent. For the campaign, I just finished Episode 7 and have put about six hours into it (well more than that since sometimes I will mess around, like with the first real boss) and I'm playing in on Normal. As for Raid Mode, I just finished Stage 8 on Chasm, I am level 14, and have put around four hours into it.
For those who don't know too much about the game, the campaign is split into a total of twelve "episodes" and those are split, most of the time, further. So far the only one that hasn't has been Episode 4. So in other words, I am past the halfway point in the story. And let me tell you something, the story is great.
Over all, the story as of right now is awesome. At the end of most of the episodes, they leave you with a nice cliffhanger just to bring you back in for more. Also, you jump around in time and between characters a lot, so you get more to the story than just what is going on with Jill and Parker who are the main team. Honestly even with the jumping around, the story is still easy to follow and is intriguing, at least to me.
I am not in anyway a huge Resident Evil player. The most contact with the series I have had was watching my step-brother play through Resident Evil 4 and playing a little bit of it myself. But that is more than enough to be able to pick this game up and go since it feels a lot like Resident Evil 4 in terms of controls. Though it might be safe to say that I do have some skill at the game, and that is not me saying it. After watching my playthrough of the demo that came out, local Resident Evil fan Soniczero1993 (happy birthday to you, by the way) told me that I have some skill. So I'm not totally terrible at it!
And I think it is because that Resident Evil Revelations feels so much like Resident Evil 4 that it just controls naturally well. Sure, there is a number of options you can pick from when it comes down to it, but most of the time I just stick with Type A controls. At times I'll switch between default and Gyro controls for the camera, the first letting you play more like a standard Resident Evil game where you can't move while shooting and the latter letting you move and shoot at the same time. Switching between the two hasn't been hard for me at all, I just have to remember which one I was using last time sometimes. Since I do not own a Circle Pad Pro (tried to get one today, but no one has them), I cannot tell you how it controls with it, but it feels great without it.
One of the big parts of the original three games was the fact that it was actually scary. Like I said before, I haven't play or watched anything besides the fourth game, so I cannot do a good comparison between the first three and Revelations. What I can tell you is that there are times in the game where my heart has started to race or I have jumped. Some out there might not find this scary at all while others will find this too scary. Personally I find the game to be just right in this part of the game, but I find these parts are mostly only when you are playing as Jill since when you play as anyone else it has more of an actiony feel to it.
Raid Mode is probably one of my favorite features of the game. All you do in it is run around killing BOWs like it is no tomorrow. They hand you a section of level from the game, change up enemy placement, give you a few weapons, and tell you to get to the end in one piece. Since you know the level by the time you unlock a stage in Raid Mode (you have to clear three episodes and then you unlock a few stages, 20 stages total not counting the bonus one) these can go by fairly fast. As you kill more BOWs, you level up giving you access to more powerful weapons and upgrades that you can buy with in game money or Play Coins. It's too bad weapons in the campaign don't effect Raid Mode or vice versa. Though I can see why they don't, since I'd be one shooting most of the things with my magnum that has almost 4000 fire power.
Now I have yet to get a chance to play Raid Mode with anyone (it is co-op both local and online), but I'm still having good fun with it. Just being able to run through those short bursts of game in between clas-ses, trying to see if I can beat the level by only using the knife is rewarding, more so when I challenge myself at trying to get an S-rank on everything. Raid Mode isn't the only place you get ranked, if you were wondering. At the end of each section, and then again at the end of each episode, you see how well you did and get a rank for it (deaths, accuracy, and times though time doesn't factor into your rank).
There are also missions you can complete for both the campaign and Raid Mode. Some of these are simple ones (land ten fully charged melee attacks, clear the campaign on a certain difficulty, kill so many of one type of enemy, get S-Rank on all Raid Mode stages, etc.) and others seems to try and challenge you (clear the campaign on any difficulty without using herbs or the infinite rocket launcher). Completing a mission will grant you new things (new character outfit in Raid Mode, a new gun to use in the campaign, or more in game money), so the trade off for doing them is worth it most of the time.
As far as graphics go, it looks amazing. Today when I was going to school, my friend noted just how great they look. Normally he doesn't get to watch me play the game because I'm in the back since normally we have three people and he normally is driving, though that didn't stop him from looking over. This is another place it reminds me of Resident Evil 4, because it looks like I'm playing that on my 3DS. I don't mean the layout of the areas, I just mean the graphical quality. I'm fully aware that the 3DS is around the power of the Wii, but it just amazes me just how good the game looks. The entire deal is about equal to that of like Resident Evil 4, maybe better in a few cases like lighting.Environments are very well done, though maybe not as great as Resident Evil 4 but close enough. Only thing that gets me is some of the enemy models. For the most part they are well done, but there are a few at times that either feel bland to just seem off (like Rachel's hair).
I haven't even touched on when you turn the 3D on. In 2D, the game looks amazing, but 3D adds a sense of depth. You can even change how much depth it can add, giving you three options ranging from normal to very strong. I think this is a nice touch, that way if you want a certain amount of depth you can find it.
All of that is fine and dandy, but now for the important stuff, music. Honestly, if a game doesn't have fitting music, it can break a game. Art sty-le helps play into it a lot, but its one thing to run though a creepy looking ship with music that has a slow tempo and melodic chords and it is another thing to be running around with music with a overall creepy tone to it and having someone laugh from the vents and say "found you". The music does a great job at setting the tone and feel of the game. I highly suggest a listen through the soundtrack.
Over all, Revelations is a great game, probably my personal favorite thus far. It has a great story that will leave you wanting more, fun extra mode, great graphics and amazing soundtrack. I can't wait to see what the rest of the campaign has in story for me, and I'd love to try out Raid Mode online with anyone, just give me your friend code (if you have like Skype, I'd love to do a call while we play since I find that even more fun). While it might not have the scare factor some people want, it's creepy enough for me.
So about two months ago Gaijin Games announced their new project, BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2, Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. And around that time I did a blog on my opinions on what had been know about the game at that time, mainly the graphics and the consoles it's announced on. Recently, new things have come up, enough for me to make a new blog on it. So let's take a second look at Runner 2.
Something that has been known since my first blog is the new look for Commander Video. I didn't comment on it because all that had been posted at the time was a crude hand drawing animation and this picture:
But after my last blog they posted something of what he'll look kind of like in game and animated. Overall, the new look is kind of off setting at first. I just have this love for the old retro look of the Commander, but given that they are going with a new art direction, something I pointed out in my last Runner 2 blog, I can see this new look fitting in very well.
We also know that Gaijin has plans for Commander Video to learn some knew moves. While they haven't said what these new moves are, they did post an image of what he'll be doing and left it up to us to think of what he's new moves are.
Well that is known is the first seven, because they are in the first Runner. As for the other six, I'm guessing slide kick, a flip move or some kind of anti-gravity flip like in VVVVVV, rope walking, climbing across something like bars, rope swinging, and some kind of funky dance. I'd like to hear your own guesses, although this guy has you beat:KNI wrote:
1: Saturday Night Fever
2: Running Man
4: Electric Slide
5: High Kick
7: Safety Dance
8: Electric Boogaloo
9: Barrel Roll
10: Jazz hands
12: Hail Mary
13: Breakdance routine image 1 of 16,384
Remember how I said in my last blog that Gaijin Games was considering on bringing the game to the Wii U? Well they recently posted this tweet making chances even better for those who want this on a Nintendo console:Gaijin Games wrote:I wonder what this mysterious device on my desk is... Let's see... It has a giant touchscreen, a camera, microphone... It's white... Hm...
It's already been confirmed by Gaijin Games that they were in fact not talking about an iPad, which leaves me, and others, to believe that they are in fact talking about a Wii U controller. Simply them having access to the console doesn't mean that Runner 2 will come out for the Wii U, but it does mean it could and they can work on other games for the system in the future.
Now for the biggest new thing, in my opinion. As many of you know, the music is probably my number one thing that I love about the series. Not just the music itself, but how it's used. Recently, Gaijin Games posted a tune form the game for people to download. In their blog post they said that they wanted to "stay true to the essence of RUNNER and the BIT.TRIP vibe," but at the same time they are "pulling slightly away in support of CommanderVideo's new experiences". Keep this in mind if you listen to the track, which you can find here.
There are two time they use bits from past songs, the beginning and the end. These throw backs are great, as they remind you that this is a BIT.TRIP game. But they change it up enough to be it's own sound at the same time. I can't wait to hear what they also have in the game because I really liked this first track. While it doens't hit on my radar as an amazing song, knowing Gaijin Games there's going to be bigger and better tracks that take the ideas of this and make it that much better.
So, overall I'm liking where Runner 2 is going so far and I can't wait to see and hear more about the game. I'm waiting to hear more about the game and I can't wait till the day I can play it.
Before I go, I think I'll mention a few things that are going on.
-I beat Metroid II: Return of Samus a while ago. Fun game. That leaves on more Metroid game to play, woo!
-I recently picked up Catrap for my 3DS since I had some cash left over after I bought Metroid II: Return of Samus. I'm about halfway through the game at the moment and it's so far been fun.
-Started my Super Metroid review today. I'll find time to finish it here soon. I'll start my review of Arc Rise Fantasia soon after I get Super Metroid done with
-Cloud recently started doing an LP of Sonic the Hedgehog 06 and s0 and I are doing co-commentary for it. Check out the first part here. I'm the one who cuts in and out because my mic is crap.
-After I get a better mic, I plan on starting an LP of Skyward Sword on Hero Mode. Also, I plan on doing an LP of Sonic and the Black Knight after Cloud is done with his Sonic 06 LP. On top of that, I'll start an LP of Arc Rise Fantasia and Cloud plans on doing co-commentary for it.
That's all the time I have for this blog, till next time...
I'm going to keep this kind of short, but I'd like to say that I've beat and reviewed Skyward Sword not too long ago. I was going to write up my impressions for the game, but I was sucked in by the time that my Thanksgiving Break started that I forgot to make one. Hopefully you all will forgive me as I did get off my lazy butt (or rather sat on it) and wrote a review for a game. Here's the link (hahaha, Link...) to my Skyward Sword review if you'd like to see it.
But I'll say a few words on the game since I'm making a blog about it. Overall, it's a wonderful game. Motion Plus adds a great deal to the game in terms of combat as enemies force you to think about your actions. The further you get in to the game, the worse the consciouses are if you don't watch. This in hand leads to some great boss fights, which I think are one of the staples of the game. Nearly all of the fights are great; there was only one I didn't really care for too much. Honestly, I'm glad they added the Boss Rush Mode because it let's you replay boss fights without having to play through the entire game again.
That's all I'm going to say outside of what has been said in my review. If you want my full opinion, and some information on the game, give it a read. Now since that was a review of a Legend of Zelda game, I might cut my plans on reviewing A Link to the Past since that was going to be the game I was going to review for my little celebration of Zelda's 25th anniversary. We'll see how I feel later on next month. As for now, I'm going to be reviewing Super Metroid, since that was the game you guys voted on. I'll also try and get a review of Arc Rise Fantasia done because I think it would be good if a reviewed it.
Oh hey, since I mentioned Metroid, I might as well say that I picked up Metroid II: Return of Samus on Thursday and I'm just starting it. So far I like it, but I'll let you all know how I feel about it once I'm done with the game. I think it's time to update my played/completed Metroid and Zelda games. For those who need a reminder, bold means beat and italicized means played, but not beat.
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: Adventure of Link
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Now for Metroid:
Metroid II: Return of Samus
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Metroid Prime Hunters
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Metroid: Other M
So what's next? Well, I've but some thought into what I want to play after I beat Metroid II, but I could go in a number of different directions. I'll be picking up Mario Kart 7 soon after it comes out, but other then that, I'm waiting for Nintendo to give us our GBA ambassador games, so I can play Metroid Fusion, and for Nintendo to release full versions of the NES ambassador games, so I can play through the first two Zeldas. I'm thinking about playing through Wind Waker, but I've played too much Zelda this year as it is (nine games played, eight of which I beat and I want to play through two more). There is always Epic Mickey, which I never finished, but I don't know if I really feel up to it.
Well I'm sure I'll think of something to play till I get my free games from Nintendo. Anyways, I'll be seeing you guys around. I know I still have that last part of of Top Forty List to post and it'll go up as soon as I get to it. Untill then...
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
GET!!! And I has pictures:
So I'll see you all later. If I'm not around much, you know why.
In other news, up till now I've mainly been playing the post stuff in Arc Rise Fantasia. Luckly, I finished all of that stuff yesterday. The game is really great, I'll write a review for it after I'm done with Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, there's no need to vote for it. I highly recommend the game to anyone that loves JRPGs and has a Wii, I'm sure you'll really like it.
Besides that, I haven't been playing much else. I did beat The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures after I beat the main story of Arc Rise Fantasia. I also thought that it was a great game. That brings me to a total of seven Legend of Zelda games beat (eight, soon to be nine, played). I have five left to beat, one of which I'm waiting for Nintendo to release on the 3DS VC (Oracel of Seasons), one of which I'm waiting on hopfully a friend getting a 3DS before Febuary (Four Swords, those damn Rupees), two of which I'm waiting on Nintendo to release the full versions on the 3DS VC (the first two, cause I'm cheat and use Save States), and one I'm going to lock myself away after I post this blog and add it's Club Nintendo Pin Number in (Skyward Sword).
Speaking of Club Nintendo, I recently recived their new shirt. I has picture of this also:
So, that's about everything new I can think of. I'll be posting my Skyward Sword impressions soon enough, oh and I'll post the last part of that crappy Top 40 Video Game Songs list as well. Until then, see ya.
20. Heaven's Prayer
From: Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Songs like this really get to me. Those ones that kind of bring a tear to your eye. I don't know, it kind of has the depressing mood to it. Overall, Dragon Quest IX has an amazing sound track, but this one was just my personal favorite.
19. Planet Wisp (Act 1)
From: Sonic Colors
Oh my gosh, it was hard to pick one from Sonic Colors, because I thought a lot of them were great. Seriously, it was one of the best soundtracks for a Sonic game, in my opinion. But I had to go with this one, because of that piano line. The song has a nice energy to it, but it's also kind of laid back and then that piano line just makes it so much better...
18. We Go Nuts
From: Dragon Ball Z Budokai 2
Song was recorded by Tower of Power, enough said.
17. Emperor Ing (Phase 2)
From: Metroid Prime 2: Echos
And my other song from Metroid Prime 2. As I said before, great soundtrack, and the boss fight songs were amazing, especially this one.
16. The Castle
Yet another fantastic soundtrack form another great game. Most of the songs in this game are kind of depressing, but it fits so well with where the game takes place, a run down robot city in a bleak future.
15. Can You Show Me What Head Is?
From: lilt line
This one is from the level "what" in case you were wondering. I think 16bit does some great dubstep and this is my favorite by him. I think what made this song my favorite was the sax line they'd normally use to say that you were at the end was in it and when you get to it the first time you get mad because there's still more in the level.
14. Champion Battle
From: Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
I think what really makes this song for me is the build up to 00:23. It gives you that ominous feel of you're in for the fight of your life. While I do like the HGSS remake of this tune, this one just does well with that charm that I think it sounds best this way. And of course there's the reason that "Red Didn't climb Mt. Silver, Mt. Silver grew were he was standing".
13. Positive Force
It would be a shame if this song didn't make it in the the Top 15, I mean it's amazing. VVVVVV has a number of great tracks, but I think this one is the best for it's driving sense. The guy who wrote these songs wanted to make tunes that you will sing along to, even if you're not playing the game or listening to it, I think he the best job with this song. Another reason I love this song so much is the piano covers some have done. They are really amazing.
12. Ancient Tetris
From: Tetris DS
Best version of the original Tetris theme, hands down. This arrangement does a nice job with the swells and changes in sty-le in my opinion. I also love the the harmony line with the brass playing the moving notes that gives it that fast pace feel. The only thing about about it is I have to clear 190 lines to get to this song and then only have 10 lines to listen to it.
11. Attack of the Koopa Bros.
From: Paper Mario
Alright! Another Paper Mario tune. This guy has some easy to follow chord progressions that give it a jazzy/bluesy feel, but sounds like almost a rock song. Still, it's got nothing on the next Paper Mario song in the list- I MEAN...
Poll results are in. Super Metoid is going to be the Metroid game I review, while after my super cool tie breaker, A Link to the Past will the be Zelda.
Sorry for taking forever on getting this blog up. I've been playing the crap out of Arc Rise Fantasia for a while. I'm near the end of the game now and it's been really fun! Also, 100th blog! Anyways, here's the next part of my Top 40 Video Game Songs list.
From: Chrono Trigger
Chrono Trigger overall has some really great music. Well OK, the game overall is great, but the music is a big part of it. I think I love this track so music because it starts out really mysteriously, which pretty much sums up Magus at the time you fight him. Then it kicks it with the powerful melody line, and that also speaks to Magus' character, he's powerful as well.
From: Pikmin 2
The normal version (when you're not near an enemey) is also really good, but I love the drums that are added to the song. Pikmin 2 has a very interesting sound track as the music is always changing. There are about four songs for each stage, so you don't get bored listening to the same thing over and over if you're playing for a long time.
From: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Oh this game has some really good tunes and this is one of them for sure, at least for me. I love the pipes and bass drum in this song.
From: DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure
This game has some really funky tunes, this being one of them. Just listen to the groove bass line. But yeah, this is also the catchiest tune in the game, in my opinion. Some great stuff, but this forest tune is the best.
From: Sly Cooper
"What're you kiddin' me?! You break into my place, steal my stuff, trash the joint, I feel TRANSGRESSED and VIOLATED! LET'S ROCK!"
You've got to love Muggshot, he was dumb as bricks, but he had two things going for him. First was the fact that he was fun to fight. Second was he had this rocking music for his fight.
From: Pokemon Colosseum
Note the game for this one since there is another battle theme for this guy in Pokemon XD. Regardless, Miror B. has great tunes playing for this fights in the series. This one is good and is catchy, but it's not my favorite of the two. Still it's a great song and I love it.
From: Sonic Unleashed
Sonic's recent adventures (Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors are the ones I'm referring to) have had some really amazing sound tracks. I love all of the different sty-les in Unleashed and that the Day and Night stages are different as well. While the night time version of this is great, I prefer the day time version.
23. Quadrxis Battle
From: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Man, I loved the sound track for this game. It was probably my favorite in the series so far just because it made you really feel that you were alone on this quest in two worlds. Stage music was great and it only got better during boss fights. Quadrxis was one of my favorite fights in the game and I think the music had a large part to do with it.
22. Wind Waker Theme
From: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
OK, so I probably didn't need to tell you which game this came from, but I felt like it, so deal with it. Anyways, I love this theme it's very peaceful and sets up the game nicely as it gives you a feel of what's to come. To me it sounds like what you'd hear on the seas.
From: Sly Cooper
What's more BA then having this tune go off when you're a theft that just got spotted? I can't think of anything else. It's this kind of music that really just made Sly Cooper for me, they almost wanted me to mess up just so I could hear this.
And there's part 2. Now on to some other business, I have two review polls for you guys to take part in. So, as I mentioned in my last poll, I had played two other Metroid games this summer besides Metroid. Since this is the 25th Anniversary of Metroid, I thought I'd go ahead and give you the option of picking one of the three games that I've yet to review from the series. So review poll 1 is for these games:
Metroid Prime Hunters
Now, this year is also the 25th Anniversary for The Legend of Zelda, so I will also give you a pull for the games I've yet to review for the series that I feel I've played enough of to make a review for and I've leaving OoT out cause I don't feel like reviewing that. Review poll 2 is for these games:
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
So thanks for reading! Let me know which games you want reviewed (only one form each poll). I'll try and get them done be the end of the year. Stay frosty my friends! I'm going to go back to playing Arc Rise Fantasia now.
We intreupt you normal program (Top 40 Video Game Songs List) to bring you this blog. Here is the Top Ten Spookiest Video Game Villans. For more information on this activity, go here. I will post the next part of my Top 40 List later, things have come up so I'm kind of pushing it back a bit. Anyways, let's go with my lame list!
10. King Breager
- What made them evil: I don't thing anything turned him evil, well that we know of from the one game he's in, but King Breager is a demon that tried to take over Ghoul Realm. You don't get much eviler then that, really. He controls the Destroyer army from another universe.
- Game Appearances: Gargoyle's Quest (GameBoy)
- Evil Acts: Attempted to take over Ghoul Realm, twice, caused tons of destruction and killed a number of Ghouls.
- Gadgets, gear, weapons, and abilities: Can shoot fireballs and summon loofahs to hunt you down.
- What made them evil?: He was betrayed by a human he was falling in love with so he could be captured by the Gittish Empire to protect the village the human was living in. His friend and her father were killed. He was brought to a prison deep in Gittingham Palace where he was forgotten by his fellow Celestrians. It's here that his evil powers grow to the point he can take on the Almighty One, Zenus.
- Game Appearances: Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Nintendo DS)
- Evil Acts: Attemppted to kill the Almighty One, humans, andCelestrians.
- Gadgets, gear, weapons, and abilities:
- Combo attack, Chilly Breath
- Burning Breath
- Magic Burst
- Recover MP prayer
- Critical Attack
- Bolts From the Blue
- Terrible Lightning
- What made them evil: Was hidden in the Wreaked Ship in Super Metroid and the Bottle Ship, feeding off of it's energy. It's possible that because it taps into Mother Brain's brainwaves that it's under her control or just feeds off of her as well.
- Game Appearances: Super Metroid (SNES), Metroid: Other M (Wii)
- Evil Acts: Feeding off of energy of the Wreaked Ship on Zebes and the Bottle Ship.
- Gadgets, gear, weapons, and abilities: Can turn intangible and invisible. Can create Phantom Eyes, Rage Hands, and large vortexes of dark energy. Also seems to have the ability to control bioforms.
7. King Boo
- What made them evil: Professor E. Gadd managedd to capture Boolossus, one of King Boo's strongest Boos. King Boo got made and went off to free Boolossus. While doing so, King Boo also freed all of the Boos that the professor had cought over the years. King Boo then created a mansion right next to the professor's lab and it wsa from here that he plotted to capture Mario and Luigi.
- Game Appearances: (Non sports/party games) Luigi's Mansion (GameCube), Super Mario 64 DS (Nintendo DS), Super Princess Peach (DS)
- Evil Acts: Captured Mario in a painting, help Bowser with an attacks on Princess Peach's Castle, locks Luigi away, and watches over Toad in another attack on Mushroom Kingdom.
- Gadgets, gear, weapons, and abilities: Abilites of other Boos, materialize things out of thin air, ability to create Boos, bubbles, and blue. He is able to regenerate from his crown.
6. Mother Brain
- What made them evil: Got feed up with her Chozo creators and decided to take over the Space Pirates so she can reset the universe to zero.
- Game Appearances: Metroid (NES), Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA), Super Metroid (SNES), Metroid: Other M (Wii, cut sense only)
- Evil Acts: Took over the Space Pirates, killed off most of the Chozo, created Metroids.
- Gadgets, gear, weapons, and abilities: Eye Beams, Laser Brain Attack, and mind control.
5. Osmund Saddler
- What made them evil: Head of the Los Illuminados. He got Ramon Salazar to help him uncover the sealed Las Plagas and had locals mine it out. From there, after spores were born in the miners, he created it in an egg form so he could take over the world.
- Game Appearances: Resident Evil 4 (PS2, GameCube, Wii, PC, and more)
- Evil Acts: Captured Ashley Graham, killed Luis Sera,
- Gadgets, gear, weapons, and abilities: Control over those who were infected by Las Plagas and could transform into a huge mutant.
4. Emperor Ing
- What made them evil: A Leviathan crashed into Aether, splitting it into two worlds in two different dimensions. The Phazon from this mutanted the Emperor Ing.
- Game Appearances: Metroid Prime 2: Echos (GameCube, Wii)
- Evil Acts: Started a war with Light Aether, almost killed off all of Luminoth, tried to capture all of the Light of Aether so that Light Aether would disappear.
- Gadgets, gear, weapons, and abilities: Tentacles, lasers, can expel a poisonous gas, summon Inglets, create a powerful beam of shadow energy, generate "light holes", and can summon Nightbarbs.
- What made them evil: From the same world as Alexander. It seems that The Shadow has some influence over them.
- Game Appearances: Amnesia: The Dark Descent (PC)
- Evil Acts: Trying to kill Danial.
- Gadgets, gear, weapons, and abilities: Can attack those in shallow pools and has invisibility.
2. Majora's Mask
- What made them evil: Once used by a nameless tribe as a form of hexing and torture.
- Game Appearances: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
- Evil Acts: Slowly takes over Skull Kid's mind and tries to have the moon crash into Termina.
- Gadgets, gear, weapons, and abilities: Can shoot fire beams, grow tentacles and used them in a whirling attack. (Incarnation form) can attack with a a rapid-fire barrage of energy bolts. (Wrath form) attacks by whipping its tendrils three times, leaping across the room, throwing giant spinning tops lined with spikes, grabbing Link and tossing him clear across the room, and using a furious whipping attack.
- What made them evil: They are the "re"dead.
- Game Appearances: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64, GameCube, 3DS), The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64), The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GameCube), The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GameCube, Wii, in the form of ReDead Knights)
- Evil Acts: Trying to nom on Link.
- Gadgets, gear, weapons, and abilities: Bone-chilling scream.
So I lied about this being a Top Fifty list, it's only going to be forty songs long. Anyways, this is a list of songs from games I've played, or I'm playing, that I really live. Truthfully, the list is always changing, but these are the ones that have stuck with me for a while now. Without further ado, let's start this thing off!
40. Rose Town
From: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
While it might not be the best from this game, I find it catchy as all get out. I loved walking into Rose Town while I was playing this game over the summer and humming along.
From: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
The only Golden Sun title I've played so far has been Dark Dawn so I don't know tunes from the other two games are, but I really liked the soundtrack for Dark Dawn overall. This one had to be my favorite out of them, just because of the story that went along with it.
38. Sand Maze
From: Gargoyle's Quest
In my last blog I mentioned that I was thinking about picking up a game off of the 3DS Virtual Console, either Catrap or this game, Gargoyle's Quest, and I ended up picking this on up. It's a short game, only six bosses long and takes about five hours to beat, but it was really fun. Personally, I think the soundtrack game this game ten times better, it's some beast 8-bit tunes. All of them have this haunting theme since the game is based in the Underworld. Anyways, this track was probably my favorite out of them all as it is one of the most driving piece.
From: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
And it's the first of the Zelda songs. Even though I was yelling the entire time I was fighting Veran (for certion reasons...), I really got into this song. I really love a lot of songs from the Zelda series (too many to put in this list), but this is one of my favorite boss themes from the series.
From: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Just so you know, Green Hill Zone's Theme isn't in the list. Nor are some of the more "popular" songs (but that's not limited to just Sonic games). That said, I really love this song from Sonic 2, even though I hate water levels. It, like so many other songs in this list, is really catchy.
From: And Yet It Moves
This is another ones of those games, well almost all of the games on this list, that I really like the sound track to. This song is one I find myself tapping my foot along to whenever I hear it, like right now as I type this up. The melody is also nice, but it's when the counter melody near the end is thrown in when I really get into the song.
From: Super Metroid
While I really loved the theme for the first bosses, this one took the cake. Metroid games, in general, just have great music that mold the atmosphere of the game to something really spooky almost during the levels themselves. Then when you hit a boss fight you know it's time to get down and roll, this one screams that to me.
From: BIT.TRIP VOID
Well, this was bond to happen. You all saw it coming, a song from the BIT.TRIP series. I bet you didn't think it'd be a song so high on my list of Top Ten BIT.TRIP Songs (this one was number four) so early on in this list. I have nothing more to say about this song then what I've already said about it in the past.
From: Arc Rise Fantaisa
Remeber when I said "or I'm playing" at the start? Well, this would be that case since I'm in the middle of playing this game for the first time. This is probably my favorite battle theme so far that I've ran into, it's a fun, fast, and driving tune that really gets you into the fight.
31. Tubba Blubba
From: Paper Mario
And yet another tune from a Mario RPG. Now I know I've been saying this a lot, but this is another great soundtrack. One of the many boss battle tunes I really got into. The other version of this one, Tubba Blubba's Heart theme, is also really great. I just love the jazzy feel that's in the opening line, the one that goes till about eighteen seconds in.
And there you have it folks, the start of a four blog series. I'll post the next part in a few days to a week from now.
In other news, the poll from the last blog is closed now and Metroid is the winner. Really the only reason why I'm going through with that one is because it is the 25th Anniversary of Metroid, but if you guys would of let it lose, might might of been able to pick one of the other Metroid games I've play but haven't reviewed (Super Metroid and Metroid Prime Hunters). Oh well. I'll let you all take a guess at the "theme" of the next poll will be (and no, lilt line and And Yet It Moves won't be in it).
In other, other news, I've created a level for VVVVVV that might be featured in the upcoming 3DS port. Don't know yet because I haven't heard from Nicalis yet about how to send it to them. If anyone here would like to give it a spin, I think I can send it to you or something.
That about wraps it up for me. Nothing much else to say other then restating that I picked up Gargoyle's Quest on the 3DS VC and beat it over the weekend and I'm starting to get back into Arc Rise Fantasia.
In my last blog, I posted my second review poll. In a close battle, VVVVVV won in the end. Here are the results:
lilt line: 0
And Yet It Moves: 2
Now, I know what you're thinking. Yes, that's more votes then there were comments made on my last blog. No, I didn't get PM votes (I'd be fine with that by the way). I did, how ever, ask the guys over at Nintendo Forums what game I should review next, since I'm now posting them there as well. It was tied, so I had to get a tie breaker vote. And to the victor goes the spoiles. Review is done and over with. Well, not quite. I'm thinking of making a video review for the game in the near future, I just need a "desktop grabbing" that works with Steam that won't lag the footage. That and a better mic.
Since I have that review done, I might as well have another poll. So here are the games you get to vote from this time around:
And Yet It Moves
You have till my next blog to vote (which will be in a few days). This reminds me, I decided that I'm going to make a few blogs based on my favorite songs from video games (Top 50 Video Game Songs). I'll post a part every few days.
In other news, I got a few new games since my last blog. Last week I picked up my first Nintendo 3DS cartridge game, Tetris Axis. So far I'm having fun with it, some of the modes are actually pretty fun while others are OK. Expect it to enter the review soon.
I also picked up two indie games that were free for a short time last weekend, Dino Run SE and Space Rubbish. Out of the two, I've been playing a lot of Dino Run SE and have been having a blast. There is a lot to do in the game, number of challenges and speedrun levels as well as unlockables. As for the other one, I haven't touched Space Rubbish much. What I did play of it I found that I'm terrible at it since I can't help but hit everything.
Since Metroid II hasn't been released yet, I'm thinking about picking up two 3DS Virtual Console games that look pretty interesting, Catrap and Gargoyle's Quest. I think I'll start with the latter of the two and wait till Thursday to see if Nintendo of America will actually release the one game I've been wait for them to bring since the 3DS was released.
Overall, I haven't been doing much gaming outside of what's been mentioned. I haven't had time, nor the drive, to turn on my Wii because school is a huge drain on me. When I get home, all I want to do is sit around doing nothing because I'm really tired. Maybe this three day weekend will change that and I'll actually play some Arc Rise Fantasia.
So, last weekend was IndieCade. There Gaijin Games announced their next project, BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2, Future Legend of Rhythm Alien.
First things first, the game is coming out for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. Now, you're probably sitting there laughing because you think that this means I won't be able to play it when it comes out. Well, you're wrong, bro. I have a brother that has both systems, so if I want to, I can talk him into buying the game.
Now, there's a strong chance that the game will be coming out for Wii U, well Gaijin Games is considering it at the moment. Since I'm going to pick that up, eventually, I will pick up Runner 2 for it if it does come out on the Wii U.
Well, as many of you know, I'm a huge fan of the BIT.TRIP series and will follow Gaijin Games to the ends of the earth to play their games. But the thing that's most off setting about this new game is that it's a "BIT.TRIP" game, but they are chaging up the art sty-le While I think it's cool that Gaijin Games is chaging it up, I'm not sure how I feel about the new HD look just yet. Just take a look for yourself:
It looks fine and all, and I know this is a spin off from the origianl series, but I don't know if it will feel right having CommanderVideo running through a world like that. Maybe it's just me and not wanting change and it will be fine in the end. Maybe I'm just crazy. Who knows? The one thing I do ask is that they have the same feel of music that they had in the original series. That is the biggest reason I love the BIT.TRIP games. The music.
I like what I'm seeing, Gaijin Games, but you are going to have to sell me on this new graphic sty-le.
That's right folks, last night I finished up my JellyCar 2 review, you know the one that two people voted for in my last review poll that was back in August. If you would like to give it a look over, here is a link. And now it's time for another review poll. I'll pick a few games for you to choose from much like last time. The games this time around are:
And Yet It Moves...
Yup, those are the games this time around. I think I'll keep with only giving three options at the moment, cause I'm like that. And yes, games from past polls will be on the new ones until they win. Deal with it. Let me hear your votes in the comments!
Now on to something different. I started school last week. After a number of plans failed, I'm now going to Clark College, a community college near where I live. Right now I'm only taking two clas-ses there, Calculus 1 and Ancient World History, both of which are early on in the day. The nice thing about it is that I'm done with school at 11am everyday, although I wait for the guy I car pool with to get out of clas-s at noon, but it's cool. I've started to make new friends, but there are a number of kids from my old high school going there (either as Running Start students or College Freshmen) so there are plenty of people to hang out with.
Quick Gaming Update:
-Of course, I finished my JellyCar 2 review. I have been playing a bit of it to help with writing the review.
-Due to school, I haven't really felt like playing Arc Rise Fantasia much, but I'll get back into it.
-Finally unlocked everything in Mario Kart Wii.
-I've recored up to Part 6 of my Live LP of DoReMi Fantasy. Unfortunetly, the guy who uploads videos hasn't been, even though I've been hounding him every now and then about it. Something tells me that Nintendo TV won't be getting off the ground, but if you'd like to see the LP anyways, tell me. If there is enough demand, I might film the rest of the series and put the videos on RapidShare or something.
-I downloaded The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition. I've got one set of Hero's Keys and I've beat the first Hero's Trail.
Well, that's all I've got this time around, so you guys get a short blog for once. I would like ideas for future blogs, maybe a list of sorts or something (like My Top Ten Favorite Songs from the BIT.TRIP series). Well, untill then...
Well, I told Cloud that I'd never make another blog, but that was a lie. Time for my influence map! What's an influence map you ask? Well, it's this:
Now it's time for a quick explanation of everything inside:
A: Jake and Amir - This web series is so ace. They make a lot of great episodes. In fact, I love a lot of CollegeHumor's originals, but this is the best.
B: Tomas Kalnoky/Streetlight Manifesto - This man is probably the biggest influence in my life for the past three years. In my opinion, he's one of the greatest song writers around these days and an amazing ska band (Streetlight Manifesto). Now, there were a number of bands that could of made it here, I was also tempted to put my high school director there, but over all of them, Streetlight and Tomas have been bigger then all of them combined. Not only has his band inspired and influenced my own playing (I play the trombone), but also has inspired me to write music.
C: BIT.TRIP series - The BIT.TRIP games are some of the funniest, in my opinion, this generation. Each one of the six games has it's own feel of gameplay. Besides that, the music and graphics are amazing. The character from the series, CommanderVideo, is one of my favorite characters of all time as well. His story, as told throughout the games, is one of life, and a really neat one I might add. Also, I think Gaijin Games is epic.
D: Friends and my cat - This is a mixed box because I didn't really know what to put here. On one hand, I have some really amazing friends that have been some really big influences on me. On the other is my just as amazing cat, Annoyance, who I love to bits. So, in the end, I got to show some of my friends (I'd show more but they could take up a map on their own) in poor quality pictures and my annoying cat.
E: Chemistry - This was probably the only reason why I went to school at all my senior year of high school. I had an amazing teacher for both years I had Chemistry, heck I was even his Teacher's Aid. My teacher and his clas-ses have influenced me to look into working in the field of science.
F: Manos: Hands of Fate - This is probably the worst movie of all time. It still makes the list because of the guy in the picture, Torgo. In my opinion, he's probably the only decent actor in it and is pretty funny. He has an epic hunting theme when he walks as well. I wish I had a hunting theme.
G: Gamespot - Hehe... funny how that worked out. G for Gamespot... Anyways, despite what others may think of the site, it's not the site itself that has influenced me, it's some of the members I know and the unions I'm in. I've been a member for over three years now and I've met a number of cool people. Because of this site, I started making game reviews, which is a big thing to me. While it's not the only site to of influenced me (I'll mention another one later), some of the other sites branched off from this site so it's a big part of me.
H: Nintendo's Big Four, Part One: (Paper) Mario - Nintendo has been with me for, well, since I can remember. Mario is one of those things I really love. In my opinion, the best thing from the Mario universe is Paper Mario. It's one of my favorite games of all time. Sure, he has a bunch of other great games, but his RPGs are my favorite ones.
I: Nintendo's Big Four, Part Two: Metroid - Another favorite series of mine is Metroid. Samus is another one of my favorite characters; she's a strong female that's not really a sex symbol (well, at least not in the games). Out of all the Metroid games I've played, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes is my favorite.
J: Doctor Who - I love this show. And I not just talking about the newer series, but the clas-sics as well. David Tennant and Tom Baker were two of my favorites (so was the first and third). Everything about this makes me want to go "ah!!!" because it's so amazing.
K: Fedoras - If you know me, you know I almost always am wearing one. They are the only thing on me that have any kind of "sty-le" at all. I don't know what it is about them, but a number of them look epic, so I had to put them on here.
L: Nintendo's Big Four, Part Three: The Legend of Zelda - Yet another favorite series of mine is the Zelda line. Each one is a great game in its own way (well, not the CDi ones). Yes, even Zelda II. My favorite, though, would have to be Wind Waker. I love the graphics, story, and music of the game.
M: Nintendo's Big Four, Part Four: Pokémon - Again, favorite series of mine. Silver is my favorite main series game while I loved the Colosseum and Mystery Dungeon games as well. And, as you might of guessed from the picture, Bulbasaur is my favorite Pokemon. I think it's time to mention on other site because it has to do with Pokemon. VirtualDex Project (aka VDex) is a fun game based around Pokemon. There's also a number of great users there.
-Beat Metroid Prime Hunters. It was OK.
-Started doing a "live" Let's Play of DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure for a youtube channel called NinendoForumsTV. Part One is up, if you care to watch it.
-I bought Arc Rise Fantasia and The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure the other day. Started Arc Rise Fantasia and so far it's great.
-Been doing a gaming with the guys over at Nintendo Forums, well a lot of Mario Kart and Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom.
-Still working on that JellyCar 2 review...
-Reserved a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The bundle version.
That's it for now. Till next time (if there is one...)
EDIT: If for some reason you wanted to make your own influence map, here's a link to the template. You might need GIMP, Photoshop or something like that.