WARNING!!! nintendoboy16's blog is full of nerdiness.
How did games win? Well, it was announced moments ago that the violent video game bill has failed. This is great news, it goes to show that a kid getting M rated games in under the parents rule. No one elses.
And Leland Yee responds negatively to it. Three words for him: Deal with it.
Stuttering Craig makes ONE point that completely ruins the review: he pegs down the game because the 3DS has a short battery life. I'll admit the 3DS does have a short battery life, but seriously Craig? How does low battery life peg down the game alone? That's like saying all fighting games on the Gamecube (including Soul Calibur II) suck because of the Gamecube controllers button layout isn't like PS2 or XBOX. You might not get used to it for a while sure, but it doesn't kill the game in anyway.
Not only that, but he says OoT doesn't work on handhelds, and while it's true that OoT is built on a console (N64). He should know that most, if not all Zelda games aren't the kind to play in short bursts. Has he played Link's Awakening, Minish Cap, or the Oracle games? Same thing there. How does that make it bad?
This review is up there with the G4 reviews of Metroid Other M and Sonic Colors, as well as Irate Gamer's Tekken 6 review.
And I have to ask, why does a game console need something like that in order for it to be good? I'm sorry, but a console having the ability to play movies that are on a DVD/Blu-Ray is nothing more than an extra. Sure, you could say that it saves money and it's nice to have a machine that does more than one thing, but it's a GAME CONSOLE. The most important thing that a game console needs is the ability to play games.
There's really no need for it.
In Mortal Kombat and Beyond Good and Evil, both franchises each have one character that share quite a bit of similarities:
Their names: Jade (though there are quite a bit of females with that name, like the niece of Jackie Chan's animated self)
The color of clothes they wear: green (though read below for other differences)
What they are: rebels
The kind of weapons they have: Staffs (though there are other differences, read them below)
Though they do have some differences:
One Jade wears more revealing clothes than the other
The kind of weapons they have: Though they both have staffs (as said above), there are differences. One has a Bo Staff, the other has a Dai Jo (which is a shorter staff).
Personality: An obvious one, but if you played games in both series, you can tell they are different. Though they both are willing to protect the ones they care about.
Who came first: MK's Jade appeared in 1993 as a secret character in MKII. BGE's Jade appeared ten years later when her game came out.
Still, makes me wonder if anyone at the respective companies (Midway/Netherrealm Studios and Ubisoft) know about this.
*Edited due to mistakes and additional info.
So now I cover Sony and Nintendo's E3 press conferences.
Since Sony's was on first, I'll start with them.
As usual, they start with a montage featuring a cluster**** of games, most of which were already released.
A lot of the games they showed though were ones we already knew about (and they still showed a trailer of inFamous 2 when that game is already reviewed and releasing like what... tomorrow?)
The PSVita (NGP) is priced at $250. Ninty's in for a rough one.
The two Uncharted games (PS3 and PSV) look great though, and I think that Sly 4 trailer looks good too (need to play the first trilogy on my PS2 though). But I think Sony had a decent show.
Okay, now onto Nintendo's.
I just loved on how they started with an orchestra and a montage of most every Zelda game from the NES game to Skyward Sword. And Nintendo just went crazy with Zelda related announcements (Skyward Sword releasing this holiday season, Four Swords on DSi, and heck the 3DS Virtual Console is getting Zelda DX).
That, and they showed us a little bit on the Wii U (That's the name they chose? You've got to be kidding me) and there is good news, it's an HD system. The controller looks kind of odd, but hey, lets see how this works.
They also announced a new Smash Bros, but not much info was given.
That and Nintendo announced games I didn't see coming:
Luigi's Mansion 2 (3DS)
Tekken 3D (3DS)- This sort of looks like a remake of T1 or T2, seeing that Kazuya and Heihachi look younger. But other than that, HELL YEAH! I've been waiting for a Tekken 3DS game (after Street Fighter and DOA. Now if only Soul Calibur and Mortal Kombat follow)
EDIT: Just found out some more info on Tekken 3DS. Turns it out, it WON'T be a remake of Tekken 1/Tekken 2 (despite seeing younger Kazuya and Heihachi). I saw Asuka and Lili in there, so that makes it null and void.
Tekken Wii U- Two Tekkens, one on a Nintendo system each (between this and 3DS). In fact, the Wii U game is the FIRST NINTENDO CONSOLE INSTALLMENT of the Tekken series (the series was on GBA before, so the 3DS installment makes it the second installment for Nintendo handhelds). Another HELL YEAH! But could this be Tekken Tag Tournament 2?
EDIT: Maybe not for being TTT2. But still pretty cool though.
I hope Lei Wulong is confirmed on one of those Tekken games. (As most of you probably know, Lei is one of my favorite fighters. In my banner above, he is between Princess Kitana and Chun Li)
Batman: Arkham City- Haven't played Arkham Asylum, but hey, it's Batman.
Ninja Gaiden III (part of the current trilogy on XBOX, XBOX 360 and PS3)
Other than those, I wouldn't say Ninty's press conference was better than last years, but still decent.
The best E3 showing? I can't decide between Sony and Ninty (most of you probably picked Sony though), but one thing is for sure. They both beat Microsoft.
EDIT: I made a correction. Somewhere I wrote a mistake where it said I had a PS3. This STILL isn't true because I meant to say PS2 (which I DO have).
I'll start with two words: Deja Vu.
How? Mostly showing Kinect stuff with hardly anything interesting. I swear, every time something about Kinect (or anything else uninteresting) came up, I just flipped open my DS Lite and played Sonic 3 and Knuckles (via Sonic CIassic Collection).
The only thing that DID interest me most is the new Tomb Raider, but that is a multiplat. Though I will admit, a fourth Halo sounded more interesting than MOST of what was shown.
Sony and Nintendo E3 blogs will come later.
You're probably wondering "how the hell is that possible? The only characters you can play in Sonic and Knuckles are... well... look at the title" Well, out of all the Sonic games featured in Sonic CIassic Collection, I have been playing Sonic 3 and Knuckles (Sonic the Hedgehog 3 with the "lock on") while playing as Tails the most. Probably due to it being the merger of the two games. I already beat Mushroom Hill Zone (which has a secret at the beginning in S3nK that standard Sonic and Knuckles did not have) and I'm still having a hard time passing the secret stages to get the Chaos Emeralds (I've gotten four so far as Tails) and I am currently on Flying Battery Zone.
My second most played Sonic game on this collection is Sonic 2, but as Knuckles. It still blows my mind on how Sega got that to work on a game older than Sonic 3.
Well, better get back to it. Still a pretty good anthology so far, but I should play more Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 (Sonic and Tails version) as well as standard Sonic 3 (to see more differences between that and Knuckles' Sonic 3)
Any old school Sonic fans and Sega fans remember these?
Well, I got all that, plus the "locked-on" versions of the middle two games, in Sonic CIassic Collection for the Nintendo DS.
A picture of the box, which I'm holding in my hand.
I tried a little bit of each game, though and I have to say, it so far looks good on the technical side. I haven't experienced any BIG problems (like many have with the GBA version of Sonic 1, and look how that turned out critically), and that is a good sign.
By the way, since I'm playing the UK version of this, I noticed something weird in the game collection screen. They have the GENESIS on the boxart, not MEGA DRIVE. Doesn't make or break the game, but it's still weird for the UK (or Europe version for that matter) to have GENESIS on the boxart.
Oh god! I hope I didn't start a silly argument.
A link from Nintendo World Report (sorry I took it from your thread Pixel-Pirate ) reports this. Now I don't live in Sweden, but what the hell? I know the DoA series can be really sexual and I know there are teen characters like Kasumi, but CHILD PORN? Even when they aren't completely naked or doing anything sexually explicit?
Did they ban Namco's Soul Calibur and Tekken for the same reason? Look at Talim and Asuka Kazama, they are teenagers and they dress almost (if not just) as revealing. Not to mention, on G4's Cinematech, I recall first seeing a Tekken 5 scene where Jin accidentally faceplanted on Asuka wrong (but they probably had different laws back then, I don't know).
Am I missing something here?
In this long, but very interesting article about Dylan Cuthbert (who was involved in the very first Star Fox on SNES), he talks about why Star Fox 2 on the SNES was cancelled:
"The thinking was that if Nintendo released another 3D game on the Super Nintendo, then it would be compared with the PlayStation 1, and the quality was completely different. Star Fox 2 was disappointing but I could understand the reasoning—the PlayStation and Saturn had come out and were obviously superior to the SuperFX chip. Considering the rivalry between Sony and Nintendo I could see exactly where they were coming from." - Dylan Cuthbert, Q-Games
Makes a bit of sense. As much as I love the Star Fox franchise (yes, that includes Adventures and Assault), and as much as I wouldn't mind getting me a SNES once again to own and play the original Star Fox, I have to admit that the original game looks like it didn't age very well AT ALL. And if Star Fox 2 DID release, it would have gotten more flak than what the last three games have gotten. It was actually a great thing that Star Fox/Starwing got remade for the N64. Ironically, the remake is still playable to this day.
Found this on GoNintendo by the way.
So, yeah. Kitana has returned as my avatar, this time she's in one of her Mortal Kombat 9 (which I still need to play once I get a PS3) outfits. I thought it would fit alongside my sigs and banner.
So I was browsing around a couple days ago and ironically, around the same time I blogged about the live action Tekken movie releasing on DVD/Blu-Ray, I hear of a CGI Tekken film called Blood Vengence. From what I see of it, it looks pretty cool. Really hope Namco Pictures doesn't blow it.
Well, that's it so far.
Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later, but I never covered my thoughts on it when I first heard of this. I remember when someone at System Wars shared a trailer and I knew it was going to be bad. Still having not seen the film, but reading about what they did... oh my god! So much changed from the original games and the fact that it's an R rated film based off a game for a 13+ audience. Even Katsuhiro Harada tweeted that it's so bad, he refuses to talk about it.
I'll name one good thing I read about it though, they left Lei (who is my most favorite character in the Tekken franchise) alone. Good thing too because I would HATE to see how he would change. It would tick me off so bad. Though I still feel REALLY bad for other characters who got this bad of treatment (especially since I liked a few of them, like Nina and Law).
I'd REALLY hate to see Soul Calibur turned into a movie now.
I'm at the final world and by GOD is it hard. I'm at the third stage of world eight and the first two in the world fried me so many times. Luckily I have massive stocks of lives.
But anyway, if you are a fan of Rare's Donkey Kong Country on the SNES, you'll be glad to know that this game brings DK back to where he kicked the most ass. As a side scroller. Not to mention the game is filled with a hard challenge, so hard it actually utilizes Nintendo's Super Guide (which I never used because I want to rise up to the challenge, no matter how many times I get killed).
Never tried the co-op yet as I played the whole game on my own and I still have to clear a lot of extras in each level, but Retro Studios gets major props for bringing back our beloved ape.
After I beat the boss, I think I should go back and get those extras before...
*Lara Croft loads pistols as Amaterasu growls*
Oh, right! Sorry Lara and Ammy, I'll get back to you.
I don't know if anyone else has been paying attention to their emblems/achievements, but if you take a look. Gamespot somehow set it back to the older emblems/achievements and the only way to check to see if you get any new ones is to click the "see more" link.
Not complaining or anything, but I find it weird that the first emblems you get are shown under your level, points, avatar, and other small info, instead of the later emblems/achievements.
Maybe I'm missing something, I don't know.
So, if anyone has been watching on Machinima's YouTube channel, they have been showing a web series based on the Mortal Kombat franchise called "Mortal Kombat: Legacy", and I thought I might as well cover my thoughts on it.
So far, I think it's pretty good. It started ok with the first episode, but the second and third episodes kicked things into high gear. They are action packed and the best part... it's gruesome (when it needs to be), like the games.
I also kind of like on how they are starting the series off by giving select characters their own episodes. Like episode one and two focused on Sonya Blade, Jax Briggs, and Kano, while the third episode focused on Johnny Cage. Next week, Kitana and Mileena are getting their own episode (please, don't screw them up).
I also found the action scenes to be really enjoyable too as the fight scenes have a grittier feel to them.
But one thing that DID bug me is that the third episode is censored. By censored, I mean the sound mutes when someone swears really strong, but past episodes, they swear without it fine. Luckily, Machinima is releasing an uncensored version, but it's STILL annoying.
A final note I'll make is that the episodes are pretty short, but it's to be expected because the makers of the show said the episodes weren't going to be that long anyway. But if you're into the Mortal Kombat franchise, I think you should check this series out and see if you like it.
...but Activision/Eurocom's version of Goldeneye makes me NOT want to play Call of Duty: Black Ops anymore.
I'm dead serious, I see no reason to play Call of Duty: Black Ops since I played Goldeneye Wii. Do I like Goldeneye Wii? Yeah, I do. I think it's one of the best FPS's on the Wii and it actually gets a Wii shooter built for that system right (though I liked The Conduit, there was quite a bit about that game that doesn't make me go back that much, or make me want the sequel). Not only that, but I'm still fine with Call of Duty 4 as well.
But anyway, I might as well continue talking about Goldeneye Wii. While it's true Eurocom built it kind of like Call of Duty, I still had a feeling of Rare's old Goldeneye 64 playing it. True, ALMOST everything about it is different from that game, but the story and some locations are still familiar.
It also succeeds at what other Wii shooters didn't by adding more than one (two if you count Wii Zapper) by adding Gamecube and CIassic Controller (Pro is the best) support. As it proves that NOT ALL Wii games require motion controls (man, I wish this was understood better).
I personally found the online in this game addictive, while true that it doesn't separate itself FAR away from CoD, it's still worth playing through. The only thing that annoys me about it though is that anyone could leave and be called the host, making the game end.
Overall, a kickass alternate version of the N64 game.
For me, I kind of don't. Don't get me wrong, I like both series A LOT (hell, Kitana, Chun Li, Ryu, and Raiden hit my favorites list along side Lei and Ivy as some of you previously read), but I just don't see that working out as many would think. Main reason for me is that I feel like it would (partially) be another MK vs DCU in the sense of NO gore. Last I checked, one of the main reasons MK got so big was the gore (though for me, I found other reasons to like that series), Capcom fighters NEVER have gore and they give stuff like that to series like Onimusha, Devil May Cry, or Resident Evil.
In fact, the LACK of gore is one of the reasons Hector Sanchez brought this quote up in an article about the Tekken/Street Fighter crossovers making it... inevitable for an MK vs SF to happen? Here's the quote anyway:
"I'm not sure Capcom would be happy with Scorpion ripping Ken's head off."-Hector Sanchez
That, and there was an article where Yoshinori Ono upright criticized the series. So yeah, to me it sounds like an idea like this is shot down.
But if it DOES happen, then I really, REALLY hope for the best that it works, even though it most likely won't.
I was late to the party when I heard this, but some BS death hoax came up about Jackie Chan dying of a heart attack at 56. I read it through YT comments on James Rolfe's Top Ten Jackie Chan Stunts, but later, other YT comments and this link I found said that he is alive and well, working on his next film, and planning a charity drive for Japan after the earthquake.
I know death hoaxes happen a lot, but that was... low. Especially since it was about a guy who had near death experiences making his movies.
Glad he's alive though. I really hope Jackie lives a long and healthy life.
Probably not as long as I did because I had other games to play, but after just regularly beating the game as Luigi (I still have quite a few stars left to get), and with how many stars you have to get by playing through amazing levels, you'll be occupied for a while.
One day I'll get the second game, but for now, I got to try to beat DKCR (stuck at a really hard part and I refuse to use Super Guide), Tomb Raider Anniversary and get more into Okami Wii.
If you haven't gotten the game yet, you are missing out on one of Mario's biggest games. If for some reason you were like me back in the day by being negative about the game and refusing to play it, all I have to say is "You don't know what you're missing."
By the way, I got a new banner. Anyone who read this will know what it is.
Yep, she got Okami. She had her thirteenth birthday a few days ago and one of those gifts was a gift card. With how much money she had in there, she got this.
I played a little bit of it and I have to say is that the art is VERY damn good, but I'll have to get used to using the Celestial (sp?) Brush A LOT.
But I might not get back to playing it for a while. I still need to beat Super Mario Galaxy as Luigi, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and Tomb Raider: Anniversary.