"This isn't a Visionaries' Dream... No, it's more of a Broken Reality..."
Geese, it's just one song after another isn't it xD. I got from Elvis to Super Smash Bros xD. I can't get the stupid main theme out of my head... stupid catchy songs xD. Hay guys, I am back with yet another exciting blog. Sorry for not updating anything in a while or getting back to anyone. I have honestly not been on GS since Thursday Night, and that is because I either haven't been home or I have been watching to much Digimon to urge myself to check in here xD, but I will talk abou the Digital Monsters later xD. Anyways, This blog has a bunch to talk about. I saw 2 movies in theaters this past week, I have made an anime list to watch, and there has been a bunch of gaming news... oh yeah, and I still have no games to play xD. Alright, we have a lot to cover, so let's get this battle rolling... alright... 3... 2... 1... GO!!!
So I guess I should talk games first, considering it will be the longest of the bunch. I guess I should cover what I have been loving first off xD. Well, aside from still being bored due to a lack of games to, it hasn't been that bad actually xD. I have mostely been playing Modern Warefare 2 because I have been to brain dead to want to do anything else, but I have been considering what game I should play next. I could continue playing Zelda Wind Waker, but I am so far ahead of my recordings that I kind of don't want to make it worse xD. I have even considered picking up MGS3 Subsistence and Final Fantasy X again for old times sakes, but for some reason, I don't really have insentive to play old games all that much . Maybe it's cause so much new is coming out that I want to play this year... it's litterally driving me crazy xD. I mean first off, Dead Space 2 get's a great score, and I know I probably still won't pick this one up, but I kind of do want to try it at least. Now, a game that I now HAVE to get is Bulletstorm. Played the demo and I have been hooked. The game honestly reminds me a lot of Bayonetta, in a sence that the story is only meant to be taken lightly for humor and local purposes and the gameplay is deep with a heavy focus on high score. I kept playing the demo so much, that I memorized that little level they let you play and it turns out that I ended up scoring in the top 200 xD. Because of this, the game said I would get some special crap when I actually get the game, which only gives me more insentive to purchase it. Plus, the epic edition, which doesn't cost anything extra, comes with a free Gears 3 beta pass, which is something I can't pass up . Overal, Bulletstorm came out of no where on my radar and I can actually see myself enjoying it as much as I did with Bayonetta last year . Plus, it fights nicely in the schedule. I mean, in 2 more weeks, MvC3 comes out, so I will be pretty hooked on that. Then after that, I have Bulletstorm to pick up on the 22nd, but unless I get the epic edition, I might wait for summer to pick it, but it doesn't look that way as of now xD. Third is Pokemon Black, which comes out March whatever I belive. Then of course, Gears 3 is coming out and Catherine if it gets localized, but those games don't come out till Fall, so I am not to worried about thsoe as of now xD. In between all this, I will probably try to save money to get a 3DS this winter as well, along with like 4-5 games, so that will be something to look forward too xD. In general, I have a lot of gaming a head of me... I just have nothing right now xD. Granted, MW2 does a good job of entertaining me for like an hour or 2, but that get's old after a while. Maybe I should get back into Brawl... NAH xD... or perhaps just watch a crap tone of anime till MvC3 comes out xD.
Alright... now I did have a few things I wanted to talk about relating some news that had been annoucned this week. Two things this week made me very happy and 2 things this week made me very angry xD. The two things that made me happy this week was the New Kirby Game annouced for the Wii that isn't Epic Yarn 2 (Finally, a true console sequal to Kirby 64 ) and second was the Final Fantasy Versus 13 Gameplay Trailer. The game has been in devlopment for like forever now, and I have actually been jokingly calling it the new Duke Nukum Forever (Which actually looks pretty good BTW xD), but recently, Nomura came out with the first gameplay trailer... and just... WOW!!! Remember how last blog I was complaining because Square said they wanted Noruma to make Versus a card battle game with gambelling mechanics, similar to Criss Core... Well, that jerk lied xD. The game is exactly what Noruma said it would be: A more mature and modern Kingdom Hearts Game. I mean, the game looks like an enhanced version of KH1, which is fantastic in my book! Graphics are jaw dropping, and gameplay looks great and fluent. Music is also setler, as I can already seeing myself getting this soundtrack regardless if I ever get the game or not! Honestly, this is Square's Ace in the Hole in my book and it just looks fantastic! If this does well, Square can easily have my faith back... now, if only the game wasn't a PS3 exclusive ... Guess this is a 5th reason for me to get a PS3 xD (My first being MGS4, second being Demon Souls, thrid is Uncharted, and fourth is KH3)... come on Square, it's not to late for a 360 version . (PS: IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE TRAILER YET, GO WATCH IT NOW!!!)
So now for the bad news... well, I guess one is more like neutral news, but the other one just makes my gears grind xD. The first thing is about the new Marvel vs. Capcom 3 characters anyounced, out of all things ironically. This past week, they annouced 2 new chracters, one Capcom and one Marvel. The Capcom chracter they annouced this week was Hsien Ko, a very interesting character from the Darkstalkers series and although I am not familiar with most of the Darkstalkers characters, see is a nice addition to the roster. Very unique and looks like a fun character to play. As for Marvel's side, that is another story. After all the fuss about MvC2 broken roster, not only did they have to nerve to bring back God-Tier utlra master minds Storm and Magneto, but they also brought back the God-Tier Omega Noob-Fest SENTINAL! Seriously, he is one of the main reason I stopped play MvC2 in the first place. This chracter was very broken and unblanced in the last game, and was basically the ultimate character play if you just wanted to spam a whole lot. Seriously, the character took no skill. Then again, I have never taken a liking to anything God-Tier, unless it has a step learning curve. An example is Fox from Super Smash Bros Melee. Very hard to character to master and learn, but once you do, he is unstotable. Strider is the same way in MvC2, but he stands no chance against this Master of Noob. I mean, I can't really say he will be that broken, because I haven't played the game since it's E3 Build from last year and from the gameplay I have scene of him, he looks very weak when he is on defense, so I am sure everything is fine. It just I am really hoping that Capcom won't make the same mistake twice, because they will be very sorry if they made my most antisipated game of this year suck, because trust me, they will feel me rath... alright, enought threats, onto the horrible xD.
So lastely, if you have been out of the loop for the past couple days, the PSP2 was finally confrimed by Sony in a Press Confrence on Thursday at 6 AM (Oh Sony, trying to get ride of the press, are we xD). BTW, I love how the PSP2 was like the worst kept secret ever xD. Anyways, it also has a new name, NGP, which stands for the next generation portable... cool name, I guess xD. Anyways, PSP2 promises 3G support, Touch Screen Tech, DUAL ANOLOG STICKS (ABOUT TIME SONY!!!), and a flash drive-like game system along with support of PS1 and PSP downloadable titles. Some of the games said to be on the little thing are Uncharted, Killzone, Call of Duty, Little Big Planet, and... OH SCREW YOU SONY! A MGS4 PORT?!?!?! REALLY? Gawd, I hate my life right now . The one game I have been dying to be ported over 360 and one Kojima keeps saying is a possibility in the future is now getting a NGP port before a 360 port? Ugh, now my chances of the game ever coming to 360 is even lower, stupid Sony and there one exclusive that I would happly sell my soul for just to play . What's even worse is knowning my luck, the day I buy a PS3 and the game, they will announce the 360 Version, and then I will be very upset. So either A, I get the PS3 soon so that I can make everyone else happy, or B, I wait it out till the PS3 is deemed old and priced at $100 and I buy the game then xD, but I guess the main question is will I be getting a NGP... uh, NO xD. Sony lied to me last time I listened to them with there promises they gave me about the orginal PSP, so I am just going to wait it out and see what happens. Also, the rumored price is between $400-$600, which is just WAY to pricey for anyone I feel xD. Besides, only reason I am interested in the system is for the MGS4 port, and I would much rather play a remake of MGS3 then a port of MGS4 any day, so I guess the 3DS wins xD. Also, who else thinks this thing looks like a phone xD?
So now that the gaming news is over, let's talk anime shall we? As I said in the begining, I have been wired to watching Digimon Season 3, which is probably my favorite of all the Digimon seasons. Unfortunatlly, Nostalgia has been just decent to me, and the show deffinatly shows it's age group and there are some pretty stupid moments in the show I didn't notice. One example of this is there is an episode where they sneak the Digimon on the bus for a school camping trip and they go through all this trouble to sneak the man sized dinosaur on the bus without anyone seeing it, but after the teacher falls asleep, they decide to let the guy out and have him enjoy himself on the bus like a kid. This is all fine and dandy, but there is one flaw: WHAT ABOUT THE BUS DRIVER? I mean seriously, how could the Bus Driver not say anything about a man sized Dinosour in the back of the bus? Even worse, the kids start siging and the teacher doesn't wake up? This just made me laugh at aspects like this, but it is a kid show and I highly doubt the kid would look at it the same way I would xD. I mean, it is still my favorite season of Digimon, but I am hoping it will be as a good as I remember it as it get's towards the end...
Aside from Digimon thought, not much Anime has been seen. I did just recently get in Spice and Wolf Season 1 and Kiba Part 1 in the mail from Amazon, along with my Naked Snake Figure , but I have yet to rewatch those again . Of course, there where some other animes I was thinking of watching such as Phantom: Requiem of Phantom and Shin Chan (Very funny anime by the way if you are into South Park Humor xD), but nothing else sadly . I did go to the movies this past week though, twice actually. It's rare that I go to the movies, but when I do, it's usually in rapid succession, then I stop going for long periods of time. IDK why that is, it's just the way my luck is I guess xD. Well anyways, I saw both Green Hornet and Tron: Legacy. Both had different feelings going into them. Both movies where ok, but both had different expecations. I expected Green Hornet to be pretty good and I expect Tron to be pretty bad, and actually, both flipped flopped. Tron was a lot better then I expected and a lot better then I had heard from people, and Green Hornet was a little dissapointing. The trailers for the movie pretty much ruined all the best parts and aside from the asian dude, no one was really likable. I mean, Cameron Deaz was supposed to be the main hottie... HOW OLD IS THAT LADY ANYWAYS? I mean, she is still pretty good looking for her age, but she is like in her 40's now, isn't she? IDK, it's just wierd to me and I just didn't like it as much as I thought I guess. So yeah, that is the blog. I will get back to you guys whenever I finish either the next part of Forever Jacked or when I write one of these again. Alright guys, until next time, see you all later ... oh yes, here is a side of fanservice to go with you meals xD.
PS: (Possible spoilers ahead!) I couldn't really sleep tonight and for whatever reason, I felt that watching the rest of Digimon Season 3 was the best idea to help me go to sleep, little did I know what it would do to me. I forgot just how good Season 3 got at the back end of the Season. It has a lot of deep and touching themes with a very deep concept. It covers the meaning of life and all kinds of other things, something not really touched on in such a dark way, espically for a kids show... then the ending came along! God, not only does the season give you this one stupid chracter who refursed to put an end to everything when she could of 6 episodes earlier (I am talking about you JURI!!! Stupid Emo Brawd!!!), but then when everything looks good, the show pulls this very unsatisfying ending! I mean, at the very end of the last episode, a certian event happens and the whole happy atmosphere changes to something very very VERY depressing! I mean, the main characters digimon basically get taken away from them because the adults had to be dicks and not tell them about what would happen if they defeat the great evil! To make matters worse, the rest of the episodes just contiues about life being normal for the dis, and at the very end of the episodesm it ends on one of the those stupid cliff hanger ending where you don't know exactly what happens, but are only left to either wait for a sequal or assume something. I mean, sometimes it can be a really powerful story tool and can lead to the perfect ending, but other times it just ruins the movie. I mean, does anyone remember the end to Monsters Inc? You know, he loses the kid, he is sad about it and misses her, then he opens the door back to finally see her after forever, and all we get is a ending where we never know what she looks like or what happens to the guy? Yeah, Season 3 ended with one of those! TOTOALLY UNCALLED FOR AND IT DIDN'T HELP ME SLEEP AT ALL!!! In fact, it's probably what is keeping me up still xD. I mean, you would expect me to remember something this tramatizing as a kid, but why would I want to? I probably forgot about it and just pretended it never happend... now look at me! I should of listened to my gut and not finished this . Ugh, what's even worse is there is no sequal series to this season either. I mean, season 1 got a stupid sequal and that had a decent ending, and left season 2 with a happy ending! Why is it that Season 3 get's a horrible ending just dying for a sequal series and WE DON'T GET ONE! No, instead we got season 4, which was terrible... kids being the Digimon... wow, just wow. What happened to this series ? Eh, I geuss I should stop ranting I guess, maybe fanially get some sleep xD. I wouldn't be surprised if I had a dream where I got a digimon and she (yes, I would want a girl digimon xD) would get taken from me, and I would wake up without knowing if I ever saw her again or not... ugh, I really need to stop getting myself worked up xD. Sorry about that, but that is all I have to say... hopefully, this will help me sleep, so I guess I will see you all later then... whenever that is xD.
What up fellow gamers and anime fans. It is I, sora_heart, back with yet another blog. I know I had seemed like I was on a blogging marathon earlier last week, but... well, I guess I was xD. I think my main reason for that was I felt it was a nice break from all the studing and reading I have been doing lately, and the blogging is helping me to get back into writing again, so whatever works, rigth xD. Anyways, we once again have another busy blog with lot's of topics I want to cover. This is more of an opinionated blog, as I give a couple quick thoughs (more like mini-reviews xD) on some animes I have watched over the past week and a half, I talk about how Square is breaking my heart, and I do a little bragging and "I told you so"ing about the USA 3DS Pricing. We have a lot to cover, so like we are playing Viewtuful Joe, LET'S GET IT ON!!!
So, I guess I will do some bragging first xD. Since the 3DS has been around, speculations about the price has always been a big debt up until now. When the Japannese price was leaked, people where complaining about a portable system that was going to be worth $300-$350. Of course, I didn't believe this, constantly trying to explain that Nintendo has done this with there products before, making them more expensive else where for a cheaper price in the states. People did not listen to me though, and continued there complaining about an something over a $300 price tag... now who was right xD? Nintendo annouces the US Launch Price for the 3DS will be $249.99... in other words, $250, which has been the price I have been preaching this whole time xD. I know it's something small and most people are rejoicing about the price right now, but I felt a little bragging to start the rant wouldn't be a bad start xD... although, I still find it hilarious people are complaining about a $250 price though. All I can say to myself is, "Yes, a revolutionary portable system with this kind of caliber should totally be priced at $150..." People are stupid. Don't get me wrong, I love humanity... it's just the people I can't stand sometimes ^_^
Alright, next order of business: My good old buddies at Square Enix... yeah, I think it's safe to say our old friendship is slowly fadding away . I mean, you guys used to make really solid games that did very well, but lately, you guys have just been lagging a lot. I mean, Final Fantasy 14 is a complete mess, The Kingdom Hearts Franchise has been turned into quick money making scams that don't expand the story and series at all, and 13 has been having mixed reactions. Granted, I haven't played 13 yet, but still, you guys can do a lot better then this. What you need to do is look at what to older games did right, and expand upon that. You guys did that with Final Fantasy 10, and look what happened. Seriously, all Final Fantasy X is gameplay wise is a revamped version of the first Final Fantasy, and with a fantastic story to top it all off. I guess I want something fresh from you, because aside form Final Fantasy and KH, what else do you guys have? Sure, you guys publish other titles outside of your main games, but you guys don't have anything anymore. I miss when you guys would do something fresh, like Chrono Trigger or Chrono Cross. You just need to divide your devlopment team to do different things, explore differnt ways to tell a story, focus on your strong points and expand upon those and you will be back to what you where. That goes for the KH franchise as well. I feel that you are just trying milk the franchise dry, making little to no advancement of the plot, which is really taking its toll on Nomura. I mean, he is a great story teller, yes, but you are sucking him dry of what was probably supposed to be like a 3-5 game series, which is not a franchise that is known for making nothing but spin-off games. Also, I would like to know who's idea it was to change Versus 13 to a more serious KH game (Gameplay wise) to the real-time gambel systme found in Criss Core... you just really need to listen to your fans to be honest. Criss Core was a joke on the gameplay department, and you guys just need to learn what you are getting yourselves into to. Listen to your fanbase and I wish you guys luck with whatever game you are working on... but my fate is very low... while I wait, I will just play your older games...
Speaking of older games, I guess I should breafly update everyone on what games I have been playing lately... WHICH IS NONE ! I stopped playing Bayonetta because I already beat it twice and after getting my ass kicked a third time by Bayonetta in The Lost Chapter, I decided to just put it down for a while, and try to find some other games to play till MvC3 comes out. So far, my journey sucks . At the begining, I figured I would play Devil May Cry 4 and get a couple achivements I was missing... then I remembered why I stopped playing the game after I beat Nero/Dante Must Die Mode. I hate playing as Nero, and doing the puzzles and stupid boardgame levels really ruined the game for me. I mean, once I got my hands on Dante, it was awesome, but Nero is just such a buzz kill. Plus, story wise, it's probably the weakest in the series, of course, not including DMC2... but that game never existed xD. After realising Bayonetta's controllers and gameplay tweaks where like 10x better, I decided to try Ninja Gaiden 2 instead... then I remember why I stopped playing through the game after I beat. Controllers aren't very good and the game litterally comes out swinging and the game can litteraly kick you ass in a matter of seconds. It's just unfair really . Now though, I am pretty much just playing MW2, only because I have friends to play with however xD. I am sure I will find something to keep me distracted, but at this point, I have no game... except Plants vs. Zombies, which is a blast on my iPhone, but I try to keep that game to only playing it when I don't have games to play... perhaps I should dive into my PS2 libaray and play some games I haven't finished yet, like perhaps .hack//Infection? Eh, I am sure I will figure something out xD. Maybe I could replay Final Fantasy X or X-2, as I am in the mode to replay the masterpiece, but who knows... so yes, gaming was boring... let's move on now xD.
So, now for anime stuff... hurray . Alright, I have a 2 more mini reviews I wanted to do... so I guess we should just start with the first one then...
This anime was pretty average if you ask me. Granted, it does a good job of getting you ready for the .hack//GU games, as the series acts as a prequal to the games, and there is a lot more action in this one then the last one, not really all that heavy in story as I would of liked it to be . The voice acting is good though, as they are the same VA's from the game, and the music is great as always. Chracters range from decent to one dimenstional. There are like 3 somewhat complicated characters... aside from that, just some pretty basic character structure. It's pretty average, not horrible and not great to be honest. It's a ok watch, but if you are a fan of the GU games, you might want to check it out. I am personally not a fan of the GU series of the .hack franchise, but I found it enjoyable at times. Easy to find online to stream, but quite a pain to buy, as they dont' have a DVD box set and you would have to buy each Volume, which range about $20 each... to much for my taste xD.
Final Score: 6/10
2) Spice and Wolf (Season 1 and 2)
I saw this anime mentionded in another blog from unbentonslaught, and it seemed really intesting to me from what he described of it, so I decided to check it out... I was very surprised with this one. It's quite different from most animes, as it doesn't really have a genre it fits in, and it's quite different then most animes are. Instead of focusing on action, it focuses on pretty much everyday living, being talking and economics. The time period is a change from most animes as well, as the anime takes place in more mid-evil Europe, meaning the story isn't really all that Japanese xD. The story focus on 2 characters: a merchant named Lawrence and a Wolf-God named Holo. Both travel together, as they journey to the north to take Holo to her home land. Now, if you haven't noticed from the my very brief story summary, this anime focuses more on the journey, and not so much about getting through huge story arcs with one main objective. It's more like a Cowboy Bebop kind of story, except is more relatable to Samuria Champloo, as both animes show a older time period and are very character driven. Unlike Champloo however, this anime has little to no action in it, which means its all about talking and drama... and this is where the anime shines. The writing and acting is fantastic, which reflect the chracters really well. It's probably the first time I have felt that these characters can actually be real people, even Holo, who is a Wolf God. They litterally come to life, and if you are sucker for good story telling and looking for a change of pace, this anime is perfect for you. Characters are deep, writing and voice acting are spot on, and you will be hocked after episode 2 or 3... garente it. Fortuentaly, there are 2 seasons of this, each containing 2 major story arcs. The first season has 2 really strong story arcs, where the second is not so much. 2nd is more boring and the drama isn't as strong as the first, plus no english dub of the second season is a bummer . No, I would of normally knocked it down for 13 episode seasons, but I found out this anime is based off a 16 book light novel series, and each season contains 2 books, so I let a lot of exposition that is set up slide. Trust me, you will want to find out what happens to these chracters and there relationship, and even though the second season isn't as good as the first, it's still great. I recommend at least checking out the first season to see how you like it, because if you aren't someone who can't go 15 minutes without fanservice, action, and anime-steriotypes, then this isn't the anime for you. If you like Excellent Writing coupled with fantastic voice work, deep characters with amazing character devlopment, and an engaging story that litteraly has you watch the entire first season in one sitting, then this anime has to be an own. It's easy to find online to stream and is pretty easy to find in stores, granted it's like $50 cause it's a new anime published by Fundamation, but it's a great change of pace from most animes and is a great breath of fresh air.
Final Score: 10/10 (Season 1) and 9/10 (Season 2, mostly due to the not so engaging story)
As everyone probably guess, I LOVED SPICE AND WOLF xD. I was a little worried at first about the whole "furry" thing, but it's never even really in the anime, and you Holo is pretty much a person actually. Only thing is the tail and ears, which you hardly see. I will definatlly be buying this as soon as I get some money, and probably rewatch it xD. But guys, that is pretty much it for the blog. RL has been pretty slow with nothing but studing and such, with the only highlight being this weeked I will have to ouse to myself, which is good cause I have my first exam on tuesday, so this gives me time to study and be online at GS at the same time xD. Also, I am trying to make a little goal sheet so I won't be just boggled down with studing and it can give my mind a break. I probably won't do all of them, but here is just a general list I am planning on doing:
1) Finish 2 of the 3 fallowing game reviews: Plants vs Zombies, Devil May Cry 4, and Final Fantasy X-2
2) Finish my next part (maybe even more) of the Forever Jacked short story
3) Work on a video for youtube and try to get at least 2-3 posted on my channel, and 4-5 on Zelda Informer.
So as you guys can see, I have my work cut out a head of me. Also, the Forever Jacekd Part 2 will be my 200th Blog Post, so I feel it's an excellent idea to post the next part in celebration of continous blogging xD. Well anyways guys, I am sora_heart and I hope you enjoyed this blog. Feel free to comment and I will see you guys in 200th post ... as always, we end with precious fanservice
What's up people. Welcome back to the final part of my Top Games List of 2010. This time around, it's going to be about the future. That's right people, I am counting down my person Top 11 Most Anticipated Games of 2011. These are games I can't wait to get my hands on and would probably freeze myself to stop the wait (South Park Reference FTW!!!). So, without further delay, let's get this last countdown started
sora_hearts' Top 11 Most Anticipated Games of 2011
11) Journey - PS3
Journey is one of those games where you just don't know about it, and in this case, there is a lot we don't know about it. We haven't seen any gameplay of it and the little discriptions the devlopers ThatGameCompany, who also devoped the excellent game Flower as well, only makes you wonder what else this might have in store for us. TGC keeps saying, "It's a online game with no voice chat and no friend invites, but it's a game that relays heavy on co-op..." ugh, either this is the worst idea ever or it's the most unquie thing I have ever seen. Flower was really good, and I can only hope that the same energy and unquieness spreads to this game, as it looks quite different from most games on the market now a days. I know I don't have a PS3, but games like this sometimes make me consider why I haven't picked one up yet, but because I don't own a PS3 and I am only interested in the game because of curisosity, this game only manges to fit into the number 11 spot...
10) Dead Space 2 - Xbox 360/PS3
The first Dead Space was one of those games that you could easily considerer the flower in the garbage bin that is EA. The game was a fantastic, as it not only scared the crap out of me, but also brought in it's excellent story telling and amazing way of intigrating the player without reminding him he was playing a game. No menus, no check points, no saves... well, there where, but the game never told you "get to the checkpoint!" or "Save Check Ahead"... instead they where computers you need information out of, or safe zones you needed to hide in from the infected on the ship... it was just a great game period. I played the first one about 3 times before putting it down and this game SINGLE HADNLY made RE5 look like a joke in comparrison, as the controls where better, the horror was better, and NO CO-OP!!! In fact, many consider the first Dead Space as the true sequal to RE4... so why is a sequal to a game I love so much only at number 10? Well... because I don't know if I like where it's going really. I mean, the gameplay still looks fantastic, but Issac talks now, and now there is stupid multiplayer? Why? The first one didn't need it, why does this one? The story doesn't look as strong as Dead Space one and I honestly felt the ending to the first Dead Space was satasifing enough as it was, as you never knew if you made it out or not. Plus, now that he talks , it takes away the whole illustion that you where Issac, and kind of made the game before it not as close at I felt it was to the player. I know I have a lot of bad predicitons about the game already, but I am still eager to see if it all works in the end or not, but because my doubts, this could on be at Number 10...
9) Deus Ex: Human Revolations - Xbox 360/PS3/PC
Not going to lie: I have never played any of the Dues Ex game before, but luckely, this one is a prequal, so I shouldn't get lost in the story xD. Lately, Square has be falling behind... A LOT! FF14 barely passes for a game, FF13 has mixed feelings, and the Kingdom Hearts Series keeps getting silly filler games that barely advance to story at all... which only leaves us with Dues Ex to look forward to. It seems wierd to see Square try a Western RPG with Shotter Elements, but luckely, it's being done by Eidos Montreal, who is known for the Theif Series, which is pretty good from what I have heard. I mean, the game just looks cool to me, with all the cool steam-punk stuff and the atmosphere really reminds me of V for Vendeta for some reason... I don't really. I will probably wait around and see what the people have to say about the game before I go out and buy it, but I am watching thsi game like a hawk... and for that, this game fits nicely at Number 9 .
8 ) The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Wii
What a surprise, right? A Zelda game on my list. Psh, if you didn't see this coming, then I guess you really don't know me that well xD. Anyways, this game has been in the works for a long time now, as it's now offically had the longest amount of Devlopment time of any Zelda game, and it's still going xD. Even thought it's been pushed back yet again, we are finally going to see it this year, and I yet, we still have no idea what it's like yet? We have only seen a glimpse at combat, with the E3 demo being more like a playground then a actually level, as it gave you a lot stuff already and just let you play around with the new controls, items, and new puzzel elements, but the demo also revealed something that hadn't been a Zelda game since Wind Waker: EXPLORATION! The demo had 3 different paths to take, which made you want to get back in the 20 minute line to try and see what happens in all the paths, and exploring was a huge part of the "Playground", and the fact that Miyamoto said he wants to fix what he felt was incomplete in Wind Waker before he releases the game, only make my anticipation for the game even more uncontrollable... but once again, my lack of wanting to buy Wii Motion Plus for my Wii (AKA, spedind money on a controller I am only going to use for one game) and the fact that this could be yet another Twilight Princess if I get to excitted, I can only be so stocked for this game. I probably won't run out and get it on day one, but I will get this game probably by Christmas time, as long as everything looks solid and my Wii doesn't be lame xD...
7) Pokemon: Black - DS
You can probably include White version in there too, but because my Brother is going to pick up White Version, I pretty much have dibs on Black, so I just put only Black on there for that reason xD. Anyways, as stated in Part 1, I am a Poke-Dork, and always will be a FanMon. I love the Pokemon games and this one looks more sick then Platinum was, and that is saying something. All new pokemon that have no conection to the old ones, new villians, new gyms, new ideas, orginal story for once, and it got a 40/40 on Famitsu... last game I got that got a 40/40 on that magazine was Bayonetta, so this game MUST BE GOOD... then again, that same magazine gave Nintendogs a 40/40, but I am sure they have there reasons for that mistake xD. Anyways, I pretty much NEED this game in my DS at all times when it comes out and will be picking it up on Day One most likely. Now, this would be higher up on the list, but I pretty much already know almost everything about this game and there are other games I am just more excitted for further up on the list... which is why Pokemon makes a solid Number 7.
6) Catherine - Xbox 360/PS3
OMFG!!! WHERE HAS THIS GAME BEEN ALL MY LIFE? I mean, seriously? This game is like a plot anyalisist dream come true! The main character is a affriad of sheep and death, the nightmare segments give deep symbolism, he is cheating on his girlfriend Katherine for Catherine, and he has a pink shirt that says "R A (Heart) E" xD. I mean, this game has AMAZING PLOT written all over it, and I could imagine that the writting would be fantastic, as the Japanesse VA's seem really good and the subs I have read seem to have really good writting. Not only that, but this game is like watching an anime, as the visuals in game and in cutscene look unblievablely good!!! It prefects what Cel-Shaded shoudl look like honestly, and I am going to say this up front, Catherine is SUPER HAWT xD. I know she is supposed to be a skank and all, but what can I say? I she is what would happen if Saber and Bayonetta where given the Portra Earings and fused together... I mean, she has the personality and sex appeal of Bayonetta with the looks of Saber... plus that hair due, GAWD, only an anime girl could pull that off xD. To make matters worse, we haven't even seen gameplay yet, not that it matters cause I would probably buy this day one... if it ever get's imported . Right now, the likelyhood of the game getting imported here is slim to none, and this might be the first game that I will have to import and play on my 360, and if that doesn't work, then I will probably watch someone play it online and just keep fantasying about it xD. Honestly, the game looks great and if there is a pention for it to be imported, I will happy sign myself and everyone in my household on that list xD. If it wasn't for other games on this list, this probably would of been higher, but because I don't want to get to excitted about a game when the chances of me ever playing English are so low, that I have to leave it at number 6...
5) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - 3DS
Now that is more like it! A Zelda game making the Top 5, but not just any Zelda game, oh no... it's a REMAKE of one of the greatest games of all time, The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time! Now, this isn't just on here because it'a remake of OoT, although, it does help a little. One is the more Wind Waker art sty-le it carriers, which looks fantastic may I add . It just adds a layer of polish peopel have hopped for this long awaited remake. Plus, the promise of more dungeons, more side quest, weapons, and a different gameplay mechanics plus 3D effects, is just something that makes me all the more excitted for this little remake. Plus, if the rumors are true about every 3DS being bundeled with this game, then count me in for picking up a 3DS for sure xD. It will be like Wii Sports... only, 5 times better cause it's Zelda xD.
4) Beyond Good and Evil HD - Xbox 360/PS3
As you guys have probably guessed, I hate missing out on games that I want to play, and this is one of them . It has been years since Beyond Good and Evil came out and I have always wanted to play it, but it's so expensive ... but my dreams of playing the sucessful Zelda clone are now a reality with the it's HD Remake on the 360, which means people like me who missed it can now finally play it... and unlock achievements as well . I have heard and seen so much good from this game, and it's so fresh and out there, that I just can't wait to get my hands on it .
3) Gears of War 3 - Xbox 360
Gears of War is back, and this time, promising to be better then ever. Even though Gears 2 AT LAUNCH had a lot of issues, Epic Games did there work and made it blanaced again, but finally, they are promising to realese a game without a buggy online on day one. Granted, I won't believe it till I see it, but the promise is still keeping me happy for now. As you can see, I am a big Gears Fan, such a big one, it's the only shotter game I have friends just to play with, which I call COG buddies xD. I am such a big fan of the games (espically Gears 2) because the games multiplayer is fantastic and is the soul reason I get this game. A addicting horde mode comes back, only this time, with up to 6 players and now you can even do Beast Mode where you play as the Locast army? Count me in, plus the new online features and what FINALLY looks like a fix to the over-powered shotgun problem the Gears games has been having, it looks like this game will be a very hard wait. Even thought I was a tade dissapointed to hear it got pushed back November-ish time, it's probably a good thing, as it allows me to free up my calander to focus on only playing this game
2) Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D - 3DS
What else can I say, but I LOVE METAL GEAR SOLID 3! Probably one of my favorite game of all times, with the upgraded Substance Version of the game in question as my favorite games of all time! I have probably played this game at least 20 times over, and now that a full remake with amazing 3D effects and new gameplay mechnics from the new MGS games are there, it's no wonder I am so excited for this game. I am a master of MGS3 and the fact that I know all the levels like the back of my head make me wonder how much different the experience will be in 3D? The little segement they showed back at E3 I regonized the levels, but the new stratagys and gameplay elements only make me cringe at the though of this game. Honestly, this game HANDS DOWN is probably the soul reason I want a 3DS so badly, making it, for at least, a Killer App I need to have xD. Now, if only they can remake Devil May Cry 3 and Wind Waker, then we are set in stone for the greatest console of all time xD. As much as I wanted this game to be number one, I couldn't ignore the my anticipation for the number one game on this list...
1) Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - Xbox 360/PS3
Honsetly, this was a no brainer. As much as I know about MvC3, I don't know anything. I played it back at E3, and it won my best game of E3, and I am still being eaten away from my insides about how much I want to play this game. Over-the-top action, plus a promised balanceing tweaks, new characters and more to come with DLC, Dante + Trish + Deadpool, and yet, I still no nothing about any gamemodes, the promised focus on story, and no idea if I will love this game or hate it... the anticipation is just killing me... litterally! I have already pre-ordered and payed off this game, so I can just stroll in on the day of my final and play this game for the entire next two weeks I am off... and that is why Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is my Number 1 most antisipated game of 2011!
I hope you guys enjoyed this list, as I know I enjoyed writing it . Next blog will be more a traditional one, so look forward to that, and also, I might be doing some reveiws and even write a little short story for you guys to read, so look out for that. I am sora_heart and until next time... well, I guess just wait around... CATHERINE FANSERVICE
PS: You know it's epic when your girlfriend in the game sends you naughty pictures of herself to your cell phone xD
Hello readers, I am glad to see you have returned for Part 2 of my little 2010 games list I have made. I know it's probably late, but I work slow xD. Now, I made this list because I am a not a critic and I can't buy every game, so I have had to make some hard choices when it has come to picking up games. With this in mind, I decided to make a list of games I wanted to pick up, but never came around to buying or playing them. So, with that addressed, let's get this countdown started...
PS: If you want to check out Part 1 (My Top 11 games of 2010), just click here to be filled in
sora_hearts' Top 6 Games He Never Played This Year
6) Monster Hunters Tri - Wii
This is one of those games I didn't get to play because I didn't have a working Wii at the time . A while back, I decided to hack my to start making Machinima on it, and it ended up only making my Wii not very responsive. It took a while of playing around with it, but I have managed to fix it... only at the cost of missing out on some games that came out for the Wii in early 2010. This game seemed really interesting to me, and it heard a lot of praise about this game, mostly about the addictive co-op aspect of the game. In fact, I was originally going to get this for the co-op, as a buddy of mine told he was planning on getting the game as well... but that never happened, so I never got it. This game probably has the lowest chance of me ever picking it up, because if I have no one to play it with, then I really don't have any reason to play it... but I would still at least liked to have tried it
5) Enslaved: Odyssey to the West - Xbox 360/PS3
This game is on here just because of curiosity. This game has a lot of mixed feelings about it, people praising it's story telling and atmosphere, while some constantly bash on how simple the gameplay is, but I kind of just want to see what all the fuss is about to be honest. I hate being left out and I want to at least give this game a try, espically since this is the same developer who is rebooting the Devil May Cry franchise. Sure, I will most likely rent it for a weekend (Probably the same weekend I rent Avatar: The Burning Earth to get me my FREE 1,000 Gamerscore xD) due to hearing about it's messily 8-10 hour campaign, but the demo was quite addicting and I felt that it only game me a small taste of what was to come. Despite my stubbornness to avoid buying short games, it's still a game I regret not playing this past year non the less...
4) Final Fantasy XIII - Xbox 360/PS3
I had not wanted to buy this due to the negative feedback I had heard from some, but the little man inside me keeps telling me to buy this game. It says, "Hay, you listened to me before, and you discovered how good Final Fantasy X-2 was, so listen to me again and try FF13". Well, he isn't lying, cause I did listen to him and buy FFX-2 and ended up enjoying it quite a bit. A guilty pleasure, yes, but it certainly isn't as terrible as people make it out to be... kind of like Zelda 2 actually now that I think about it xD. Well anyways, I want to try this game because I really like the soundtrack and I really want to get an opinion on how it is. The combat system seems pretty good and it might not be that bad... of course, I won't know till I pick it up ... then again, maybe I will wait and just buy FF9 to finally try that out instead xD
3) Resonance of Fate - Xbox 360/PS3
Oh look, another JRPG... shows you how eager I am to get another one xD. Plus, this game came out of now where on my radar! I hadn't ever heard of it, until I saw a the reviews of it here on Gamespot and over at Gametrailers, and to had always thought it looked really interesting. The combat system is new and refreshing I love playing games that are frustratingly hard xD. From what I have seen in the combat system, it's deep and very rewarding, and the story seems enjoyable enough. It looks like something different the most RPGs seen now a days, mostly being pretty bad JRPGs and Western RPGs mixing shooter elements. I mean, the last JRPG I remember playing that I enjoyed was Lost Odyssey, and before that, it was Final Fantasy X-2... shows you how picky I am with my JRPGs xD. I will probably pick this up when I have more time to master the combat system and invest in it's 40+ hour story, which would most likely be the summer time around my Birthday, but this is a title I am still eager to play and regret never giving a chance.
2) Tatsunoko vs. Capcom - Wii
Yet another game I didn't play due to my Wii being lame... that and I didn't have a clas-sic controller to play this on... then again, if I would of got Monster Hunters Tri like I planned, I wouldn't have an excuse not to pick up this game xD. I mean, I would probably prefer to play this on a Gamecube Controller if given the option, but that idea is slowly dyeing, which sucks cause I love the Gamecube's Controller ... but I am rambling now, so let's get back to the game. TvC is pretty much the long awaited Versus game sequel that lives up to the Marvel vs Capcom 2 idea, except is more anime-like and the most important, MORE BALANCED then MvC, which seemed amazing to me, but because of reasons above, I kept putting this one off, and I kept assuring myself I would get it some day. Now it's pretty much a year old and I still haven't picked up the game , and now that MvC3 is around the corner, it doesn't look like I will be playing it anytime soon... that is unless MvC3 sucks, then I might pick it up a little after to fill my needs xD.
1) Vanquish - Xbox 360/PS3
This was probably the worst thing about this year. Since it announcement, I was stoked for this game, as it looked as over the top as Bayonetta, except with cool shooter elements and it didn't help when I played it back at E3 and found it to be as amazing and addicting as Bayonetta was, probably because it was crafted by the same team and mind behind the perfection that Bayonetta was, but as time went by, more games came out, and at the time of it's release, I was dry of money, so I couldn't pick this up when it came out. When I finally got some money to get a new game, I had two choices to chose from: Call of Duty: Black Ops and Vanquish. Unfortunately, as much as I wanted Vanquish, I my mind couldn't stop yelling at me, "YOU FOOL!!! THE GAME IS ONLY 8-10 HOURS LONG!!! YOU WANT TO PAY $60 FOR THAT?", and because of this constant thought of getting "More bang for my buck" and due to "peer pressure" from my brother and friends to get the game they had already had, I picked up Black Ops instead of Vanquish, only to be very disappointed . Black Ops hardly lived up to the name of Modern Warfare 2 and although it was better then World at War, the multiplayer still lacked in a lot of ways and aside from Zombies and Dead Ops Arcade, I was really disappointed with the package... which only made me miss picking up Vanquish more . I will still probably wait till a price drop, when the game is say $25, as I will probably enjoy it even more since it will be cheaper. It has worked for games like Ninja Gaiden 2 and Devil May Cry 4, so I think waiting might be smart... although, I struggle with going against my morals... and that is why Vanquish is my Number 1 Top Game of 2010 I didn't play...
Thanks for taking the time for reading this really delayed 2nd part of my top games of 2010 list xD. I hope you enjoyed reading this and feel free to comment as you please. Next part will be most antisipated games of 2011, so look for that coming soon . Peace out... A TOWN... JK, I would never do that to you guys .
Greatings readers, I am back with a much happier blog then last time xD. Again, I appologize if you didn't really enjoy my last blog, but I felt I needed to vent a little and get some hard feelings off my chest, and trust me, typing that long article helped me a lot. I would also like to make a shot out to NeonNinja, z827, Kruiz_Bathory, and TheDuskwalker for posting comments about the subject matter. It meant a lot people and I appreciate the help in my time of need . I guess I should also thank soulless4now in advance since knowing her, she won't post something there till like 11:30 tonight xD...
So what could we kick off this Blog with? Why not the exciting news! Anyone remember what I said my main goal in Bayonetta was last time? I said I AT LEAST wanted to make Top 500 on the leaderboards, and if I could, make Top 100 as wel... well, it looks like I shot over my expectations!
OH HELL TO THE MOTHER F*CKING YES!!! TOP 50 BABY!!! Seriously, when I saw this, I rejoiced! I spent pretty much all day Sunday just doing practices and tests to see what exploits I could us without using the Kilgore Glitch and what combos could lead to a high enough score... and on my first try Monday Morning, I made a perfect run, and I came out with this score!!! 42 is not a bad place holder at all, and I proud to say that I am in the Top 50 IN THE WORLD for this game. Some of you are probably saying, "Well, that's great and all, but if you are so good at the game and if you are so high ranked, why not go for number 1?"... well... that's because the top guy has about 2 million points more then I do... I MEAN SERIOUSLY! THERE IS NO WAY THAT GUY COULD RAKE UP THAT HIGH OF A SCORE WITHOUT USING EITHER THE KILGORE GLITCH OR SOME KIND OF HACKS! IDK what the hell he did, but that guy is either the best Bayonetta player in the world or he is just some 12 year old hacker who knows how to make codes to make himsef look good! Anyways, I got this lagitly and I am pretty proud of it regardless, and because of that... I GIVE YOU BAYONETTA'S FANTASY ZONE (Which is just some pictures of Bayonetta with some fun facts that some people don't notice when playing through the game ...)
FUN FACT #1: Did you guys know the first 2 phases of level 14 on Bayonetta are actually bassed off a old Sega Game called Space Harrier? The controls, sound effects, and the entire level is just homage to Space Harrier. What's funny is even the music in the level is a remix of the music from the game, and if you want, if you hold LB whie the chapter is loading, you can even listen to the orginal 8-Bit Version of the song, which is pure awesome. It even starts the same way as the Original Space Harrier does with the lines, "Welcome to My Fantasy Zone... GET READY..."... it's a great example of how much gaming reference Bayonetta has within it
FUN FACT #2: Speaking of video game reference, there isn't just references to Sega Games (Example being The Halos, AKA the currency in the game, look like rings you collect in Sonic... also there is some Virtu Fighter Refence in there, but I have never noticed it) and reference to other Platinum games titles (Example being the infamous saying Rodon tells Bayonetta, "No matter how much you ask, I am not putting a chainsaw on your arm", which is reference to Mad World), there are tons of, if not, 3 times more Capcom References in the game more so then anything. These include story elements which reference and mix with plots from the Devil May Cry Light Novel Series, such as Bayonetta's Employer being Enzo, Dante's Employer from both Light Novels, and how Luca's Dad name is Antonio Redgrave, which is can be shortened for Tony Redgrave, which is the Alies Name Dante uses in the first novel! Some other Capcom reference come in the dialouge, such as Bayonetta saying Henshin-A-Go-Go-BABY, which is what Viewtiful Joe's Catch Phrase as well. There is aslo a scene where Rodon asks Bayonetta, "What are you Buyin?", which is a popular phrase the merchant would say from Resident Evil 4. There is even an Okami reference in the game in the form of your Panther Form, because when you run, flowers come out from behind you, except these are dark roses with skulls... kind of dark, but a reference none the less. The best part is there are tones and tones of refrences, so many, not even I notice them all xD.
FUN FACT #3: Did you know that it took Hideki Kami, no joke, 2-3 MONTHS to finish designing Bayonetta, and 1 of those months where spent entirely on her backside? His reasoning for spening do long on the backside was because that is what the player is looking at the most, so he wanted to make sure it was another factor to look forward to for the gamer... As perverted as that is, I can't not say that it probably somewhat worked xD... now if only he had put more costumes to unlock in the, then everything would of been perfect
FUN FACT #4: Did you know that most influntal games for this project wasn't Devil May Cry? No, it was actually God Hand! Kamia loved how over the top the game was and wanted to bring that idea of redicolousness over to a gameplay mechanic he knew would work better for the series, which was the same one that he created himself, the twitch based action game, AKA, Devil May Cry 1. So the story, character, and attacks are actually inspired by God Hand, not Devil May Cry, although, it's obvious that he show much the same love for that game in this game xD.
FUN FACT #5: Did you know none of the English Voice Actors never got credited in the in-game credits. That's right, only the Japenese voice actors are credited in the credits, and there are some pretty well known voice actors in the show, one well known is Luca's Voice actor, Yuri Lowenthal, who some of you may regonize as Sasuke Uchicha from Naruto... pretty interesting to say the least... I put this fact in because Soul is a big fan of Sasuke, which means she will be eager to get the game now that she knows he is kind of in the game xD.
Well, that is it for Bayonetta... I keep my mouth shut now! No more talking about!!! I promise . Alright, let's move on to the anime stuff... For whatever reason lately, I have been watching a lot of anime again, but this might be because school started agian to and because I can't play the games of the video as much as I'd like to, I am left with watching tones of anime, making more blogs and reviews, get tones of work done on my novel, and doing tones and tones of day dreaming xD. So, I have compiled a little list of animes I have watched within the last week, each one only being in order that I watched them, each with a mini reveiw of my thoughs, likes/dislikes, and whatever side notes I want. They will be spoilor free mostly and not very detailed, so appolgies for that, but regardless, let's here what I have to say.
It's decent at best. I remember liking as a kid, but maybe it's cause I thought it would get my ready to play the games... little did I know not only do they have no connection at all to one another, but also that the ending would scar me for life... if you have seen it, you know what I am talking about xD. Now that I am older however, I didn't like it as much. The music is still fantasic, as I still have the soundtrack to this date and could cry myself to sleep listening to "Fake Wings" loop over and over again, but everything else is really really really boring. It's slow, barely any fighting, and the games are just a lot better in the story department. All the anime is is talking, and althought the characters are kind of cool, not stick out as super cool or epic, and granted, Death Note is an Anime I really like that is a lot talking, but at least they have good character devlopment and every bit of dialouge is a gold mine on a writing stand point! Overal, it's decent at best, but anythign above average is kind of being to nice... that or just being a fan boy judgeing based of nostalgia. If you are a fan of the game, you might want to check it out, but you might be disappointed as it doesn't really live to the games fantastic story, which is really dissapointing as the series has always had great story telling. Also, good luck finding this one, as they don't sell it in stores anymore and the English Dub episodes are a rare thing to find as well, although, the Subbed version is super easy to find and can be found anywhere, including torrents if you are into that... but I will say this, this is certanily 4x better then .hack//Twilight, which is just HORRIBLE!!!
Final Grade: 5/10
2) Devil May Cry: The Animated Series
FANTASTIC... nuff said xD. It's like playing the games, except you are watching it. Voices are spot on (same as the ones from the games), characters are likeable and act the same way as they do in the games, and the action is non-stop and as over the top as the games! It's in the same strucure as Bebop, where it's more about the journey and not exactly the desination, and tells little chuncks of Dante's everyday life, which is great insight for fans of the game and anyone intrested in Dante's Character. The only dislikes are how short it was (12 episodes long sadly enough) and the girl character named Patty. The series could of easily been a full 24-28 episode anime, as the series has lot's of material and tones of times for 2-part episodes! Patty on the other hand, is anyoying at first, but she grows on you by the time it ends... it's just a rough time excepting her into the bunch that makes the DMC cast... also, no Enzo makes me sad as well... these things really need to be more accurate to the novels, althogh, Morson makes a great employer and I would hate to whine like some little fanboy who nit picks at everything. This is pretty much a near-perfect package and I high reccomend it to anyone, even if you have no interest in the games! This is like my 4th-5th time watching it, and I love it as much as the day I first saw it! Pretty easy to find too, as every torrent has it, it's all over the internet, and I ended up buying the full series on DVD for 10 Bucks... so what are you waiting for? GO GET IT NOW!!!
Final Grade: 9/10
3) The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 1
Oh, Miss Suzumiya, our love-hate relationship still continues, even after my 3rd time watching this series xD. This anime has to be my mixed-feeling anime I have ever watched. A part of me LOVES elements of this anime, and another part of me HATES aspects of this anime. I LOVE the character Kyon, as he is diverse, complex, has a great voice actor in both English and Japanesse, and is extremely relatable (espically to me, as we act and think the same way pretty much), but I HATE most of the other characters, as they are bland, dull, and 2 dimenstional. I LOVE the first 2-3 episodes, as it sucks you into the world it has created and leaves you craving for more, as it tells the tale of this strange girl who believes in fairy tales, and how you are just kind of dragged into making a club with her and you fallow her for reasons you can't explain (No joke, been in the same situation with a similar type of girl... just as hot too xD), but I HATE other story episodes as they seem to have just came out of coco land and make up crap as they went, as if the writer ran out of ideas, so decided to just make up ridiculous stuff up. I mean, for everythign I hate, I love something else. I LOVE the complexity of Haruhi, but HATE her personality. I LOVE the writing and animation, but can't stand the plot holes and lack of character devlopment aside from Kyon. The list goes on, not to mention that episodes range for OUTSTANDING to UTTER CRAP! Never have I delt with an anime I love and hated so much, yet I can't stop watching it. As dissapointed as I get with it, I still find myself hooked at times. Granted, the second season is complete garbage compared to the first, I actually found myself picking up first novel and it's really really good so far, granted I am still on the beggining, but still good. Granted, I could go on all day about how I would write the story differently and make it more realistic, and NOT make everything so crazy and confusing, but non the less, I still find the anime easily likeable and I can recomend it to some. It's pretty easy to find due to it's popularity, online for free and in stores, but I picked up the first season for about $20, so not to bad I think
Final Grade: 8/10 (the 8 is because I like the first 3 episodes, Kyon, and Haruhi is that hot to me xD... I am being nice really. Should of gave it a 7, but the good can outway the bad sometimes...)
4) School Days
JUST HORRIBLE!!! I saw 2 horrible reviews of it, yet a friend of my conviced me to give it a chance... I really is utter crap! Nothing is good and I can't recommed it to anyone! Only good part is the shocking ending, which is the only thing saving it from a 1 out of 10. This has never been dubbed and is lame, as all it is stupid high school drama dealing with on guy sleeping with like 10 different girls at the same time... yeah, great story... don't watch it!!!
Final Score: 2/10
5) Fate/Stay Night: The Animated Series
Saved the big boy... I mean, girl in this case for last. Never had seen this anime before and have never played the Visual Novels, so I came in blind to this. I have had a lot of people recommend this anime to me and I finally decided to give it a shot... I was dissapointed to say the least. It was really really boring, as the first 9 episodes are pretty much filler, I mean, the plot doesn't even start up until like episode 3 or so, then we have the boring 5 episodes after 9, and for an anime that is supposed to be about fighting and romance, none of that really doesn't happen until around episode 15 or so, and this is a 24 episode anime! That like praising FF13 for taking 20 hours to start it's story... it's not really the best tactic to keep you audience in the whole time, but when it does start getting good (like 19 or so), it hooks you pretty nicely, but then the ending happens... and there is huge dissapointment . I won't spoil it for anyone, but I thought the ending was stupid, and most of the filler was just mindless exposition... and for what? Nothing at all. Also, I know a lot of people like the whole backstories for the characters, but why are they in Japan? I mean, they have people fomr like Europe and stuff, and all this takes place in Japan... then agian, I guess it woulldn't be an anime if it hadn't be in Japan xD. Honestly, the only thing I really loved about this Anime was Saber, as she is a super hotty and I really liked her character , along with her back story. Rest of the cast, including the main character, is forgetable and 2 dimestions at best, most of them contradicting themselves A LOT! Only one to really stay true to the end is Saber, which is I guess is why the ending sucks in the first place xD. Overal, the anime is pretty average, it's just dissapointing to see something so orginal lose it's potential. Easy to find online, good luck finding it in stores though xD. I am sure the visual novel is prefered more because of... well "it's special advantages" it holds a adult visual novel *cought... hentia games...*, but it's just a below average anime in my book and would probably think that the Visual Novel is better.
Final Grade: 6/10 (This is mostly saved by Saber ^_^)
So, that's the blog. Thanks for reading guys and I will see you guys in next blog, whatever and whenever that is. We end today with some Saber Fanservice, also strat getting used to seeing Saber more often, because I like her that much ^_^. Also, before I go, I should also note that I had finshed a Review on Bayonetta earlier. Granted, I know most of you can guess what score I gave it, but I really would appreciate if you guys checked it out. Also, be sure to check out my Call of Duty: Black Ops Review as well, as I thought that was pretty note worthy too... alright, done talking now... catch you guys on the flip side
Disclaimer: Yet again, we have another serious blog. Again, I am doing one of these because the last couple days have been very hard on me, which only makes it more ironic that it decides to happen as school is starting up again. I am in a very anyoyed mode as I write this, so I won't be myself, meaning I won't be as happy and non-shalont as I usually am when I do blogs. Instead, this will be like it was last time (if you want to check out the little rant on did on modern day life, you can click here to view that blog) and be in almost a personal personal article with my views on certian matters and little examples from my life. Again, please don't fear, as I am not doing this because I have "Gone to the Darkside" or nothing. I am just really anyoyed with everything right now and need a place to vent, and I assumed my blog would be the best place to do so. If you are not in the mode for something super serious, feel free to skip this blog and tune into next one, which will be in my traditional means of bloging. If you are interested in the topic at hand and feel like hear a good discustion, feel free to read and please, let me know what you think. I could use all the comments I could on this topic, so please, let me know your opinions and beliefs on the matter, even if you completely disagree with my views, as there is a possibilty that I am wrong. If you are not sticking around, then I will see you all in next blog, if you are planning on reading this, I thank you in advance for listening to my words. Alright, with that said, let's get started:
"I'm in trouble because I'm normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don't like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself."
I usually don't agree with what this Mr. Tyson has to do say, but I do agree that we are in the same boat. This week has been on of those "Pick on Jarvis' Free Time" weeks, and seems as though my activities during my free time has been deemed "Abnormal" by many in my household, mainily my mother and father, but the first question to ask is what exactly is Normal anyways? In Webster's Dictionary, Normal is said to mean, "anadjectivethatimplies conformity with established norms or standards and is the opposite of abnormal, i.e.,a normal body temperature; normal intelligence)"... but this is very flawed and I will explain why.
Different people have different ideas of what exactly is normal. An example of that can be that I may find it normal to hear a story from begining to end, where as someone else might find it normal to hear the story in fragments and pieces. The point is there is no deffinet example of what is Normal and what isn't, espically when it's something as opinionated as the way one spends there free time or what some people find as entertaining. Like one could say it's normal to like Call of Duty games, but if you don't like them, that instantly means you are wierd and don't fit in with the rest of soceity. Is that what life is supposed to be like? If you don't have same tastes, you aren't normal. If you don't do that same things as everyone esle, you are deemed as an outcast, and if you don't act like everyone esle, you are told that you might need some help. Can you imagine people would judge someone bassed on wheater they are deemed as "Normal" or not? A wise man by the name of P.J. O'Rourke once said, "The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person."... and it's true!
If we think about it, the people who get in most trouble are the ones who are being the most "Normal", as they are just doing there best to fit in with societies demands. Let's take my age demagraphic, 18-20 year olds, shall we? Most people my age are either college students or young workers just starting there lives... and what exactly is considered a "Normal" weekend to them? Going to the closest party and getting as "Twisted" as possible... and these party's vary as well, from house parties, to clubbing, and even the all popular Raves, which let's be honest, are just excuses to go out and get copious amounts of free drugs! Anyone who says they are going there just because they are huge fans of the music are either lieing to themselves or haven't been to a Rave before. I mean, why is it that the top story is about people getting killed because these crazies rush the doors to the Raves... I mean, doesn't anyone think to themselves, "Gesh, maybe this guy is rushing the door because he needs his free drugs that much?"... NO! We just assume he is some freak that ruins everyone esles fun... and this is what "Normal" people say about the matter...
Honestly, this is my main problem with the phrase, "Being Normal". If the idea of being normal is what the definition states it is, then the only way to be normal is to do what most of my fellow peirs do, which mainly consists of partying, getting wasted, having tones and tones of sex, and then bragging about it the fallowing monday like it's some kind of high score they had just broke. I mean, these guys/girls that talk about this kind of stuff make it seem like they are some kind of War Veteran or something... I mean, it's sick they think of there little stupid meaningless "life or death" overdoses as something to look fowarded to the next weekend, and like a high score, try to set a new record. If this is what all the being an average 19-20 year old has to offer me, then no thanks, I will stick to my free time being spent with being with friends that share the same morals as I do.
And this brings us into my little story about my life. Right now in life, it is very hard to find "new friends" that aren't in some kind of religous group that share the same morals about drinking and parting as I do. I mean, I really don't have a problem with either, as parties can be very fun at times and drinking is alright for the social aspect of it, but when it's the only thing driving a person and is the only thing people can look forward to weekend after weekend, it's hard to relate with them. In fact, I actually sypathize with them, most of the time treating them the same way I would treat a buzzing house fly... well, not really, but you guys get the idea. I personally can't stand people like that, and I mostly stick to my long time friends I know are into not only the same intrests as I am, but also believe in the same ideas, values, and share the same problems as home ironically, but the probelm isn't really making or keeping friends, actually it's pretty much the complete opposite.
The problem with my friends is we live no where near one another. We are all off at different colleges, which make it very hard to organize any time to hang out. I mean, I have friends that range from San Dieago all the way to Ireland! My two best friends live in Teanesse and Michigan, so as you can see, unless they are back home or I am out there with them, the time to actually go out together is slim to none, which leads to my main problem. Because of this "crutch" we all share, we have come to the conclustion the cheapest and easiest way to comunicate is the Internet, mainly in the form of Facebook, Skype Chats, and Xbox Live (AKA, Online Gaming). For the past year and a half now, I have not only managed to stay in touch with my old friends, but also meet new ones as well, which I can easily relate to and get along with perfectly, but apperanlty, my way of "socializing" and "hanging out" isn't agreed with by my parents at all.
They seem to have this idea that if someone doesn't leave the house on there free time, then they are deemed as abnormal and someone who is anti-social, but that is the exact opposite of me. I am very social with people and very easy to get to know, along with being open to hearing other's opinions and opening up pretty easily to people. If anything, I would say I am to socail, but I just don't choose to hang out with most of my peers. My parents said I am different now then I was in high school, when I used to be out every weekend and I would hardly be home. As true as this is, I was also a different person in high school. First off, I had a girlfriend, and as many who have been in relationships know, most couples are hardly apparet if given the opportunity to be together, so I was with her a lot. Also, I had my waterpolo team, which I was always very close with every year in high school, so when I wasn't with my girlfriend, it was with them. I mean, granted it was a engaging as say my freshman and sophmore year when I woudl go party with my older junior and senior friends and get in all kinds of trouble, but still fun non the less. Another factor to note is I wasn't exactly very happy with myself. I mean, I had a few freinds I could open up to about my hobbies of playing games and my appreciation for animation, but I had to keep most of it to myself, and it wasn't until Junior Year that fully became who I am today, let alone it took me another year to start blogging agian as well. To say the least, I wasn't happy trying to be normal, yet being abnormal seems to make me that much closer to being happy with everyday. I actually have things to look forward to in life, such as addicting anime, chating with friends online, and furthering my stories in creative writing. Not to mention I have even found new loves out of it, such as cinema, youtube videos, and being a editor. I am more open to stuff now then I have ever been before, but apperantly, my new found happiness isn't good enough for my parents.
They seem to think that I have the same trats as a loner or as my mother said today, a isolated bomb waiting to be triggered into insanity. She claims all I do is keep to myself and that I am addicted to video games and that I don't know how interact with people... the only problem with this is that every argument they come up has a contradiction. First off and as I stated earlier, people who do normal things are more often then not the ones who get into trouble the most. Second, a lot of people wear black hoddies and like keeping to themselves when they have spare time. Just because I enjoy doing something they feel is odd, doesn't mean I am on the verge to becoming some deranged pyschopath either. Third is that almost everything I am doing, wheater it is gaming and sometimes even watching anime, I am doing it with someone else on voice chat, which is by the book as BEING SOCIAL WITH PEOPLE! That is only my mom's side though, as my dad is a whole other story. He is the one actually telling me I need to go out more and that I need to live life more... by doing what I ask him. He always says, why don't you do what other folks your age do... so he means getting twisted at parties? My mom suggested joining religous groups, but that doesn't work for me either because I contrast with almost everything the Chatholic Church, and pretty much most relious groups have to say. I mean, I believe in a higher power and stuff, but the fact that people are so set as it's this all knowning entity called God and that the Bible, mind you, a book WRITEN BY MAN, is the code to life is pretty unrealistic, not to mention how two faced people are about the thing. Also, I don't seem to understand if you forgive your sins to a presite, you are instantly garented a amazing after life... but I am getting off topic, so let's back to the topic at hand.
I mean, to put it simply, I don't go out because there is no one to go out with. I mean, I know it sounds bad, but all of my friends are away at college, not to mention how much time I spend studying and playing Nanny for my parents. Besides, I personally find people that waste there time partining and getting twisted as a waste of potential. If the whole point of college is to get a better education to further our chances of living a brilliant life with a stable job that can help you survive that you actually enjoy, then shouldn't be all you focus on? Why waste you time with meaningless drug-meettings that you will forget about after college and that has the chance to potenally be life-threatening when you could spend you time preparing for something important? I don't think my parents understand how I think life is, and no matter how I try to explain it to them, they are set that I am just finding excuses to stay inside longer, but really, am I wrong? I would figure my parents would be happy with me for applying myself so well, I mean, I have good grades, I don't get into trouble, I do what I am asked to do, so why can't they just leave me alone? I mean, my mom does a good job of keeping her mouth shut as long as I bring home the grades, but my dad is never satisfied. I mean, the other day, he comes home and the first thing he asks is, "Well, what have you done today?"... how the hell am I supposed to not respond sarcastically to that? Honestly, I feel I have to take it easy on my dad, as he alway seem to find reasons to bark about what I do and bicker because I am home and not out. I mean, honestly, how does that make me want to stay home? There have been times where I have deliberately left the house just so that way I won't be home when he get's home and when I do come home, it's to some kind of saying like, "Oh, thanks for feeding the dogs before you left"... I mean, IS THERE ANYWAY TO PLEASE THIS GUY!
Honestly, I think I am getting the that stage in my life where I am sick of being home and just want to get out and live on my own... but it isn't like I can just go buy a house or anything like that. I don't even have a job, and finding one right now is pretty much impossible. I mean, I would to not be barked around and do as I please, but that probably won't happen unless 1 of 3 things happen: 1) I graduate College and get nice job to live on my own, 2) I get accepted to a school out-of-state and go there for my last 2 years of college, or 3) I get married inbetween and start a life with my girl. Other then that, it looks like I am stuck here . I mean, I really like living at home too, as I have it pretty chill compared to most college students, but why should I be subjected to being critizied about the way I chose to spend my free time when I am not doing anythign wrong? It really makes it awkward to be home and I feel like an alien in my own home sometimes with my father always down my throught about meaningless bull-sh!t like being at home on a Friday night writing or staying up till 2 in the morning watching anime with some friends on skype... I mean, all I ask is to be left alone and unless my life ****starts effecting my school work and social life, then that is the only time I would want help, but it's not, so I am really puzzeled as to why that are always on my a$$ about stuff like this...
But perhaps it's my approch on the matter. I mean, I am bit of a sarcastic person when get anyoyed with things and have a tedency to be stuborn, something I unfortunetly get from my father. I mean, I am looking at clubs like the Creative Writing Club and Anime Club and other extra-caricular activities because now that Waterpolo is over, I am able to have more free time to do clubs and stuff, but I found out those don't start until Spring, which sucks on my part . Plus, now I can probably get a membership at my local swiming club, which will give me a chance to work out for like an hour a day as well, which takes up sometime, and maybe this means I need to go to borders more often to help clear my mind about stuff like this... who knows, but as of now, there is nothing I can do but fight through and hope for ther best. I mean, I know they are only trying to look out for me because they worry, but still, there is a limit. I am a great young-adult who has been tought well, so I see there is no need to be so worried about stuff as little as staying at home on my free time doing things I personally enjoy and love doing...
That is the blog guys. Sorry for taking up so much space about this topic. I has just been bugging me a while is all. I hope you enjoyed reading this and thank you for reading this. Please feel free to commment, as any help on the topic helps. Again, thank you for your time, and I will see you all in next blog...
Holla amigos and amigas... or maybe is chicos and chicas... hell, I am horrible at spanish, so why am I even trying xD. Hay folks, welcome and thanks for coming back to my blog. We have a couple topics to cover today, but before I do that, I need to post back to some people, so hold on... *leaves for 10 minutes to replay to messages like he promised he would on new years*... alright, back. Also guys, sorry for the delay on the next parts of the top 2010 games, it's really because I have been to lazy to do anything else xD. Alright, so without any delay, let's kick this blog off in style
Well, if you hadn't guessed or if you are just really guliable, I am not actually going to the moon a second time xD (I don't even think I have been to the moon once xD). No, what I meant is I am playing Bayonetta again... how surprising, right? I just gave the game My 2010 Game of the Year Award and I am playing it again... so original xD. Well, bascially, I started playing this because now that I am burnt out of Dead Rising 2 (which I ended up not geting every achievement in, but played through the game's story at least 5 times over, which equals a lot of hours), I needed a game to play again and I decided why not this one, as I had needed reasons to play it again. Orginally, I was just going to play it jokingly to see how rusty I was and to go on with the joke, I went to The Lost Chapter to see how far I would make it, and to my surprise, I beat my old record and got pretty far. I realized that I still had it and actually had a chance now to beat The Lost Chapter, but it wasn't all I got sucked into. My Joke ended up become 4 different objectives I now have to achieve. Will I finish all of them sometime soon, probably not, but hell, it gives me something to do while I wait for Marvel vs Capcom 3 to come out within the next month, so that is all that matters. Plus, if I ever get board of MvC3, I always have Bayonetta to fall back on as well xD. Alright, here are the fallowing for little "Missions" that I plan on compelting before I almost completely move away from Bayonetta, this of course being in order of imporatance to me and the order I will be doing them in xD.
1) Yesterday, while looking at the leaderboards of Bayonetta, I discovered that my score on the game's prolouge (Probably one of the funnest missions in the game) is in the top 900 IN THE WORLD! Of course, I am going off of Hard Mode scores, but still, that is quite impressive non the less, and because I was currious, I began to look at the other scores as well. It turns out all of us top 1,000 people are all like at most 500 points away from each other, meaning the guy who has the highest score has about 500 or so points more then me in that level. My new goal is to play the first level with a combo score that can at least get me into the top 500, maybe even the top 100 if I do well enough... although, my means of doing it can be questionable. What I mean is that instead of just trying to beat the level normal to see what score I get, I am trying to beat it with my combo score in mind, so what am I doing exactly? Well, I am beating level with not only Gaze of Dispare on the entire time (meaning enemies are enraged and tougher to kill, but I get double points for every hit I do and they last longer to get a higher score), but I am also using probaby the weakest ****set up possible xD. My Set-A consists of the standard Handguns (the crappy weapons you start with every new game, but loss them after the first level and unlock them after you beat the game) and my Set-B is the default guns on my hands and the ice skates on my feet... I know, they are both really weak set ups with really high difficulty curve, but I know that with this set-up, I can easily get a high score, with my only change being to put the rockets on my feet to probably help out with the tougher enemies and because each rocket addes a grip to my score multiplier, it looks like it probably a good choice, but I also might equip the whip to grab enimes and keep my combo going longer as well... of course, once I am done with this level, I am probably never doing anything like this again xD
2) I still need to beat that stupid Lost Chapter... I mean, I have beat it before, but I used the Kilgore Glitch to do it, and I don't feel like doing that stupid thing anymore. I want to make it a little more challanging, so I am running weapons I feel more confortable with. I almost beat it the other day, making it with like 3 rooms left, but I saw some enimes I didn't expect to see and they kicked my ass xD. I will get back to working on this one as soon as I get my high score on the prolouge, but I will eventually beat the stupid thing, as I am to persitant to give up now.
3) This is more like something I do when i am frustrated with The Lost Chapter but it's still a objective regardless xD. I am going back and beating every Hard Level with at least a Platinum rank of higher. I know it will be tough, but it's just something to give me an excuse to beat the game again so I can hopefully unlock the Sai-Fongs finally (You have to beat 100 story chatpers in order to get the weapon... a total pain in the ass to get, but it's something to work for I guess xD). Realisticlly speaking, I could just play the game on Easy Automatic mode to not only get the last accessory I need, but also get an easy 18 missions out of the way, but Easy Automatic is really a joke and will probably make me worse if I play it... so maybe I will just have my brother play it just to get them out of the way xD. In all seriousness though, it looks like I will probably go for all Platinum for Hard Mode, which is something that will probably be a little chalanging, but it's not something that is impossible xD. The only chapter I can see myself strugelling on is level 14, but that is because it is a really long and super hard mission, and takes a while to memorize every single little thing that goes on in the level, but I can do it... I HAVE FAITH xD
4) My last one is more like something I do to warm-up after I haven't played in a couple days or so, or just when I don't care about actually trying. I am replaying the game with Jeanne for the second time, and I have to say, she is a lot of fun. More challanging of course then playing through as Bayonetta, but still fun non the less, as I don't care about using items or being cheap either, because Jeanne is a real pain in the ass to play as, athough, I will say, she is like 100x better then playing as Little Zero, but Little Zero is like Platinum Ranks only character anyways... That guy is so hard to play as xD. Personally, I would of much rather seen The Joy playable instead of Little Zero, but I guess he is enjoyable at times xD.
So yes, it looks like I have my work cut out a head of me... looks like another 50 hours of my life spent on playing Bayonetta, but hay, at least it gives me something to keep my sain between school and waiting for Marvel vs Capcom 3, witch will probably last me at least a month or so as I will probably try to get all the achievements in it... I have no idea if I will be sucessfull with it, but I will at least try to get them all... but until that time, at least I still have you my dear
Alright, enough Bayonetta talking. Let's move onto my next topic, which have to deal with some wierd dreams I have been having lately. I don't know if it's because school is coming up or something, but I have probably had some of the weirdest dreams in the past 4 nights that I have had in a while. Maybe they are trying to send my messages, but I hope it doesn't mean I am coco or something xD. I am pretty sure I have explanations for all of these, but some of these a really off the wall xD. Alright, let's list them:
1st Dream on Thursday, January 6th: The Phycological Mickey Mouse Movie- This one was probably the wierdest dream of the bunch, but I think I had it because all I did that night was watch a dude's let's play of Epic Micky, which I was told to do by my boss at Zelda Informer (I am never getting that game now xD). Anyways, the dream consited of Me and my dad (Out of all people, my Dad wanted to go see a Diesny Movie... at that point, I should of known it was weird and woke up xD) went to some new Diesny Movie that was said to "Change the way you watch movies forever" and it was a movie that asked you questions, but any questions, really deep ones, like the meaning of life and stuff. It was strange, and what was even stranger, was in the dream, I didn't finish answering the questions, and because of it, my reality got worse, as I started seeing miget versions of people I knew and things started to change colors around me... apperanlty they where side effects of not answering all the questions... to make mattes worse, Mickey Mouse asked you all the questions... I think it was at the point when I saw my Coach in Midget form, I woke up... IDK what Epic Mickey Triggered, but I am no FOR SURE NEVER BUYING that game xD.
2nd Dream on Friday, January 8th: The Last Airbender... WITH DARKNESS- This is probably the least strange dream in the bunch, but strange because I wasn't even thinking about Avatar: The Last Airbender at all that day, and I haven't watched the series since like November, so why would I dream about it, let alone, change the story around so much xD. Basically, the dream consitted of a Dark Overlord taking over Aang's Friends and making him have to chose either to kill them or let them destory the land... I think it focused mostly on if Aang should kill Katara or not, who was the first to be sucome to the darkness... again, random, but not as random as the the first dream or the next one for that matter xD.
3rd Dream on Saturday, January 8th: The Vaporeon Girl- Ugh... I know FOR A FACT, this was because I got me my shinny Rioku on this day, otherwise, I have no idea why I dreamed abotu this. I had a dream where I had to do a triatholon for no reason what so ever, and there was this girl there... who was really really really hot xD. I really wanted to impress her and talk to her, so I decided to keep up with her... little did I know she had won the thing for the past 3 years xD. I had to work my ass of the keep up with her, and she would keep giggling at my efforts to keep up with her and admired my determination. At the end of the race, I ended up coming in 3rd (Some Jerk came from behind us and took first... appeantly, I distracted her from noticing xD)... after I appologized for letting her lose, she said it didn't matter cause she wasn't really trying anyways. I have a anime moment where I think back on how hard I tried and take one of those fail falls back xD. After that, I ask her for her name and she casually says... VAPOREON!!! I woke up instantly at the momement, the the shoke and discust in my mind making me think "What the hell is wrong with me" xD. I mean, it could of been any name, but Vaporeon... ugh, I think I might need to see a doctor now or something...
4th Dream on Sunday, January 9th: The 3rd Trip to the Moon- This dream wasn't really weird, as last night was one of those nights where you are sleeping, but you know you are sleeping and dreaming, so your mind is able to control your dreams... and what did I do? I though of stratagys on how to get to top 100 in Bayonetta xD. I think I am addicted to get a sick high score... but maybe it's cause I know I can do it and it would be a bad ass way to end my vacation xD. Anyways, that is really it for todays blog. School starts up for me tommarrow, but it's a afternoon **** so it's not a big deal, so I will probably post blogs in the morning to help me wake up. I am sora_heart, thanks for reading, and my next blog will either be about me breaking the Record of Bayonetta or will be part 2 of Top Games of 2011... so until then, stay gold and I will see you guys next time ... as always, FAN SERVICE NO JUTSU...
Greatings Friends and Fallowers, I have returned... and this time, with something not so orginal xD. I am doing this pretty much because everyone else has done one, and I feel I should join in the fun and voice my opinion. Remeber, this is my opinion and isn't really coming from a Critics Perspective, so it's more about what I look at as a good game, more so then breaking down every element. It goes mostly based off of how much fun I had, how orginal it was, and how long I played it. Aslo, I do 11 instead of 10 because I like coping the nostalgia critic and going one step beyond 10... Also, this has spoilers, THERE I SAID IT xD Also, I know I don't say anything abut the music in the games at all, but that is because EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE GAME HAS A FANTASTIC MUSIC SCORE and if it was just based of that... well, I would have a much harder time rating these, so I have just taken them out. Alright, enought talk... let's see the winners
sora_hearts' Top 11 Games of 2010
11) God of War 3 - PS3
Yeah, call me whatever you want, I put God of War 3 at the end of the list. Why? It's because the game did very little to impress me. Sure, the graphics where wonderful, the scale was superb, and the combat system was pretty good, but I didn't really have much fun with it and to be honest, I felt it was kind of like a remake of God of War 2, and I personally didn't like God of War 2 all that much. I mean, you do the same thing you did in God of War 2, which is work you way up to fight Zues, and the ending and plot isn't as strong as say God of War 1. Now, don't think of me as a hater, as I love God of War 1 to death!!! I loved the story, loved the combat, loved the challange, and I probably played through that game like 4 times before I put it down. To make matters worse, the series still only has like 3-5 boss batles again!!! For a highlight of the game, they sure don't like to capitalize on it! Overal, the game was good and made the list mostly for my love of the first one, but I didn't really see anything special or different about the game to much. Basically, it makes the 11 spot because it's God of War... and no other reasons really...
10) Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Wii
Yeah, I will probably get more hate for this, but yes, I also put Super Mario Galaxy 2, a game that got perfect scores all over the place, towards the bottom of my list. This is pretty much for the same reasons as God of War. Sure, the scale was cool, graphics where great, and gameplay was fun, but it was essentially more of Super Maio Galaxy 1, and I am not really a huge fan of Super Mario Galaxy 1. Now, this isn't a bad thing at all, as it's still a really fun and solid game, don't get me wrong, but I just kind of got bored with it quickly, and I wasn't really as drawn in as I was with say Super Mario World or New Super Mario Bros. Basically, this is on here because I like Mario games, and I liked Super Mario Galaxy more then God of War 2, so that is way it is number 10.
9) Pokemon: Heart Gold/Soul Silver (It's the same game really) - DS
Let's get this out of the way: Even at 19 years of age, I am still a big pokemon fan! I enjoy my time with the games and know my way around the competative play of the game to talk like I know what I am doing xD. So yes, this is on the list mostly because I am a pokemon fanboy, but it's not the only reason it's here. In it's own right, the game is a solid remake, but again, it's good, but not great. I only wanted to play throught the story and once I unlocked the remixed Gold and Silver songs, I had no reason to play anymore. I didn't hook me as well as Pokemon Platinum or Pokemon Emerald did, but the Pokemon formula works. It always has and always will, and any remake of one of the most influental pokemon games is good on my list. Basically, this would of made higher on the list, but other games where not only more unique, but overal a better experince. Still a good game, but not the great game I was hoping it would be.
8 ) Super Street Fighter 4 - Xbox 360/PS3
And the fight game fan lives on within me! I have loved fighting games since I was a child and I still love them. The orginal Street Fighter 4 brought the genre I love back off it's feet, and Super Street Fighter 4 refines the great game Street Fighter 4 was. Super adds a great online component to the game, and adds new characters and a couple new gamemodes. Unfortunetly, that is all it kind of does. Sure, it makes the game a more compeative by tweaking a few of the balance issues with the orginal, but that is pretty much it. Also, the game is very boring to play alone, but when you do have friends to play, it is great and it's priced well. Probably would of been higher on the list if it hadn't been for other, better games to come out. Overal, great game to play when you have someone to play with, but without, you are kind of left with just a good game.
7) Kirby's Epic Yarn - Wii
Now this is a orginal take on a old idea. The kirby formula with a cute new art direction? How could this not be a good idea? The yarn macanic not only works great from an artistic perpective, but the gameplay is so unique and fresh. It makes it different and helps the game stand out, enough for me to actually want to play more of it, which says a lot xD. This is probably my favorite Kirby game, right next to Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland and Kirby: Tilt and Tumble. I loved this game, but I will say, it's a guilty pleasure, as some things I can't really stand. It can be a tad on the easy side and the story is pretty much a kid's bed time story told from some creepy guy who talks to much. I also feel the game relays to much on co-op, as that was the only time I had fun with the game. All and all, it's orginality and uniqueness help it come above the other 3, but it's lower qualities keep it from rising any higher.
6) Donkey Kong Country Returns - Wii
Oh, the nostalgia! I remember playing the original DKC back on the SNES! I used to rush over to my neighbors house and us 4 kids would take turns as teams of 2 trying to beat levels on co-op... great times, times that had almost been lost if it hadn't been for this game. I know it's bad to give a game a score or place on a best games list based of nostalgia, but that's what DKCR does so well. It does a perfect job of rebooting an old series in a new, yet nostalgic way. The game is also good on challange, and the passing is pretty good I might say. The added touches to it only add to flavor and epicness that is DKC and really makes you feel like you did back when you played the first one on the SNES. Unfortunetlly, the game doesn't really do much else. This might be good for some people, but for me, I like my games with a little bit of spice to them and I can't really see myself investing all the much unless I play with someone else on co-op. All and all, this game works its way in the middle by riding the Nostalgia Train, and it does it in quite a fashionable manor I might say
5) Halo: Reach - Xbox 360
I never expected to like this game as much as I did. I mean, I knew I would get it as my brother is a huge fan of Halo and I knew I would enjoy it a bit, but I never expected to really enjoy the game as much as I did. The game feels almost completely differnt from Halo 3 and in my book, is the true successor to the epic that is Halo 2! The story is very strong and the game has one of the best, if not, the best shotter single player I have ever played. I would even go to the lengths of saying it's one of the best stories I have ever seen told. The story is told remarably well and the ending is fantastic, so fantastic, that I can't even discribe it to you, and that isn't even the whole package. You also get a great level editor, a well balanced and super skill based mulitplayer, and a addicting horde mode called fire fight. Not to mention the amazing amount of customization one can put into gamemodes, maps, and charcter apperance. The game is a first-person shotter's wet dream and the great community and the commitment from the devloper only add more points to the game, plus the game has almost every mode co-op, which only gives it more points. Only thing holding back this game really is some issues I have with the multiplayer spawns and bad team matchups. Aside from that, great game with a lot of replayability and is a great time with friends, which is big enough to help it get to number 5. Probably would of been number 3 on the list, but other games impresed me more and it wasn't exactly the perfect game, but overal, a very solid game that I would love to come back to some time soon
4) Final Fantasy 1 - iPhone
I guess I should explain myself. Personally, I am a huge fan of portable gaming. I have loved it since I was a little tick, my first system actually being a Gameboy with The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening. Since then, I have been hooked to gaming, and have always loved great porbable gaming. The iPhone out of all places, seems to be the new cool place to find great games and great ports of old school games. This is one of them, as it capitalizes on what makes Final Fantasy great! The controls are great, the graphics are gorgous, and I easily put about 30 hours into this game on my first playthrough. The game is perfect for on-the-go moments and if you have a hour to kill in a car ride or need something to do in school this game is great. It's a true and perfect port of the first game and granted, this may be because I hadn't played the first one before the GBA, but I loved the iPhone version. It helps me realize what Final Fantasy was and makes me somewhat dislike what it has become over the years. This game is great and now that it is only about $5, totally worth it if you happen to have an iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad. There is a bit of lag when you start the game, but excellent none the less. Old School Final Fantasy at it's finest
3) Dead Rising 2 - Xbox 360/PS3
Who knew the last game I would play in 2010 would make the list... and so high up too? Most of you are probably wondering why a game that got only a 8.5 manged to beat games that got scores like between 9 and 10? Well, because it's probably the most fun I have had with a game in a while. Granted, the graphics aren't as pretty as they should, the story is just ok, and there are a few graphical hick-ups here and there, but that is so very little to what the game has to offer and actually adds to the fun of the game surprisingly. The game is not meant to be taken seriously, so the story works for the setting, and the game is hilarious! I haven't laughted so hard playing a game since playing Earthbound or Trolling on Modern Warefare 2. The reason why the game is fun is because of the freedom you have with the game. IF you want to take on the story in a one peice speedo, go for it, as it will only make you laugh because your character is in the costume in every single cutscene. You want to feed your friend (by the way, there is drop-in drop-out co-op... YES!!!) spoiled food when he dies so he can get sick and die again? Go right ahead. You want to forget about giving your daughter the medicine she needs to live because you spent it all on gambeling in a casino and killing zombies? You can have that freedom! This and many other factors, such as side characters in the game and the ability to just screw around give this game tunes and tunes of replayablity with friends, and that is just icing on top of well crafted cake. The single player is addicting and asks for mulitple playthroughs and there is all kinds of little secrets you learn by replaying the game over and over again. Plus, there is online co-op and a online multiplayer full of mini games to play to try and win some extra cash. The macanics work and the game is great. I loved the first dead rising for being unique and being a great homage to older zombie movies, but this one takes it to a whole knew level. The game is likeable and the zombies and side characters only add to humor of the game. The only thing keeping this game any higher is its load times, as there are a lot, but granted, it gives you time to do stuff inbetween, but it is a factor I have to take into account unfortunetly. Overall however, great game that I recommend anyone picks up.
2) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - iPhone
This is yet another case of a perfect iPhone port of a great Game Boy game, but this is very differnt. The orginal Phoenix Wright never came out of Japan, as it didn't come out until it's arival on the DS a few years back. However, due to popular demand, Capcom decided to port the game over to not only Wiiware and DSware, but also the app store on the iPhone. I bought this game simply because my new found internship at Zelda Informer has had people telling me to play this game, and I have to say, this game is such a unexpected pleasue of mine. Since I got out of high school, I have learned I like to watch two things on TV: Anime and Law and Order! This brings the two into a medium that I just can't put down. The story for this game is fantasic, as I feel I am playing and anime version of Law and Order, and the game is very funny and serious at the same time. The characters range from cool to funney, and the diffuclty of some of the cases are quite nerve raking, as it requires you to understand every detail about each case and know how to read the other characters you interact with in the game. It's the first time I can say that I feel like I am playing out an anime or TV show, because the writing in the game is phonominal! At first, I though only 5 episodes was kind of short, but then I watched as 50 hours passed by on my first playthrough of the game. I can safely say that because of this game, I am indeed a fan of the series now and it is very diserving of runner-up as my best game of 2010!
1) Bayonetta - Xbox 360/PS3
First game I bought this year and still stood as the best game out of the year!!! WOW!!! Who knew I would still be saying this game is the best game not only this year, but that I have ever had the grace of playing in all my years of gaming! Yes, I am serious, this game is this good!!! I was excitted for the game when it's first trailer was shown and I am still hyped about it now! Talking about it only brings smiles on my face to be honest. The game is fabulous and has so much unquie and fresh take to the gameplay DMC started! This is the first game I can safely say that let's me do everything Bayonetta can do in a cutscene. Nothing is limted to the player, as anything Bayonetta does in cutscnese, you can do in battle as well, and most of the stuff is so over the top, that I can't even discribe half the things the player is in control of. To put it simply: If Bayonetta was in a fighting game like Street Fighter or Dead or Alive, she woudl be banned because of how broken her arsenal would be. The bosses are something else too, making even God of Wars' bosses look like insects compared to these, not to mention how much fun and how over the top they are. The game is challaning at the best times and there is so much verity, although I wil say, the combat and gameplay are it's highlights, along with a amazing sense of replayablilty... so much, it's the first and only game of this generation of consoles to give me the same feeling most PS2 games gave me back in the day. Playing the game wanted to me to try and get all of it's secrets out, and not just for the extra gamerscore. I played the game for 3 months religously, loging in easily over 100 hours of gameplay, as I not only played through the story 7 multiplule times, but also did every little extra secret the game had to offer. In fact, I would willing delete my save, as it would give me yet another excuse to play the game and do everything over again! Any game that can do that is a amazing game in my book and no game has nailed the definition of a gamers pefection like Bayonetta has. It's a game I can never get bored of and is a game I will pull out to not only remeber to good times, but also when I am stressed and bored of other newer games. If it's a rainy day with nothing to do, I willing pop in Bayonetta to see how far I can get with using the worst weapons or do something stupid just because I find the game fun and enjoyable. To put it simply: Bayonetta is a dream come true for me. It's a game I can always find a reason to play and will never get tired of playing, and that my friends, is worthy of the title of Game of the Year!
Thanks for reading my Game of Year blog and feel free to post your thoughs and opinions! Also, just to let you guys know, this is only Part 1! Part 2 will be covering the games I would of wished I played this year and part 3 will be the games I most antisipated for 2011! Alright, well, until next time, I am sora_heart and I will see you all in next blog, whenever that might be xD
Saying this before I forget: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Because the picture demands it, I have 2 new years resolutions:
1) Shave the Beard
2) Replay to messages more often and much faster (There is no promise I will fulfil this one xD)
Before I start blogging, does anyone know what game this is from? I would really appreciate if somone told me Well anyways, happy new years guys and welcome to the blog . In this episode, I will be discussing some gaming stuff, including some plans for a special blog I might do and probably my greatest moment in gaming of recent memory xD. Also, we will discuss my new years eve at the zoo and I was going to tell you guys some wierd dreams I have been having recenlty, but I think I will make that a completely different blog, as I am affriad I might be talking about to many things at once xD... alright, let's kick off the new year with a new blog
Alright, first off, the games. Now, I haven't really been playing as much Zelda as I had wanted lately unfortunetly, but I have been playing a tone of Dead Rising 2 . Wind Waker wise, I am now working my way towards the Forsaken Fortress to save my sister, so that is great news .
Dead Rising wise... yeah, I am on my 3rd playthrough, that is all I have to say xD. My first playthrough was just focusing on leveling up my character (I called him Chuck then Ninja the first playthrough, as I was dressed as a Ninja xD) and saving survivors and of course, keeping my daughter healthy. This playthrough was all alright, as all I was really using it for was to level up and get to know the each different part of the mall in the game. I found out a couple cool things playing around and I pretty much got any nooby ideas out of my system xD. The ending I unlocked was Ending C (Forgot to mention, there are 6 different endings to the game, and YES, IF YOU CAN'T TELL, THIS HAS SPOILERS!!! xD) and it was a sucky ending. Everyone ended up being killed, which really pissed me off cause I spent a good amount of time saving these people xD. After that, I played some online Terror is Reality, which is just a bunch of mini games to earn some easy cash and achievements, then started my second playthrough. That time, it was all about the story and achievments, which of course, keeping my daughter alive (I love that little girl). I got most of my achievements in this playthrough, as I ignored most of the opitional missions and only focused on the story and the extra achievments to unlock in the game, such as tag all the zombrex posters, get 5,000 kills, and some other random ones. Also, this time, I changed my character from Chuck the Ninja to Cuckey the Dinosaur, where I had swat boats, a prisonors outfit, and a purple Dinosaur Mask on (It was very funny as they transfer over towards the cutscenes xD). I got the real ending, but couldn't really take the game seriously as I was a giant Dinosaur in the cutscenes xD. My current playthough is pretty much picking up any extra achievments I can, like getting 1,000 kills bare-handed, and I am also going for the "perfect run", as I am trying to get the achievement to complete the entire notebook, which requires you to do every call including the story and hidden calls in the game in one playthrough, which is so far going really easy as I know my ropes around the levels and now that I am max level, most of the bosses are a cake walk. Sad part is I still have a few more playthroughs to go, as I still need to buy the SUV Key to start my 73 K Kills playthrough, which will be quite boring, but I really want to get as many achivements as possible, so I will do it xD. This means I will probably just restart the game after I complete this playthrough and just try to get as much money as possible xD... all and all, it looks as though I will be playing this game for quite sometime, which is great
So yup, gaming has been alright. As for the special blog I am planing, it will probably be a top 10 games of 2010... you know, cause everyone does one xD. I felt it would be good for me to do it, just cause it would give me something to work one for next week, since I will be the only one off of school and it will give me something to focus on instead of games and my writing xD. I will have to research what games came out this year... that, or maybe I will just do a list of my favorite games I bought this year, but that is kind of silly cause that wouldn't really be fair... but who knows? I will think about it, but we pretty much have to wait and find out what it is I do . I will probably do a top 10 games to look forward too for 2011 as well, as that list is pretty big for me as well... 2011 is going to be so sweet
Oh, I almost forgot to mention probably my greatest momement in gaming ever!!! Alright, here's how it goes down: I was playing Dead Rising 2, and in order to understand this, you need to understand how the games mission structure goes. The game works on a clock, as you have 72 hours till the military come and save you and everyone you save. The clock goes something like this: Every 2-4 seconds is a minute in the game world, which means 2-4 minutes is an hour in the game, and each mission has a certian time frame things happen, including bonus quests, story elements, and giving your daughter her medicine. It's a great system that has been fin tuned for the sequal, as the first one had issues with time management as it was near impossible to get a perfect run in the game... possible, but you need great persistion, but I am getting side tracked, so let's get back to the story: So I get this story mission, and instead of doing it fast like I should of, I decided to try and look for these last remaining combo weapons for my "create all combo weapons" achievment. Well, I do that, but that only leaves me a little amount of time to do the mission, but I say "Oh yeah, I still got time..." Worst Mistake Ever!!! I rush through the series of stuff I have to do, including fight a boss and drag this reporter chick with me back to my safe house... but I make it with barely enough time (Like a minute in a half real life time to spare)... but something goes wrong!!! There turns out there is a last part of the mission, as the zombies some how break into the safe house... I know have a minute and a half to grab 3 items hidden in the safe house, bring them back, make a genorator, and shut the door shut... I had my work cut out ahead of me xD. Even worse, I saved right before this happened, so there was no going back. I would either have to restart the whole story all over again, or master the level and try to complete it as fast as possible... I chose Plan B! I ended up memorizing the path, but everytime I would start to close it, the game would say I failed the mission! I knew it had to be a perfect run in order to just barely make it. Granted, I could of got someone on co-op with me and had them go get one item while I grab 2, saving me time, but no one I knew was on and I didn't feel like waiting! So, I decided to just try the perfect run... and I DID IT!!! It took me like 20 minutes of redoing the level, but I ended up doing it with 2 seconds to spare... talk about cutting it close. My heart was racing and I felt a huge relief when I completed it... pretty cool, huh? I though it was, and it's probably one of my greatest moments in a long time, if I say so myself xD
Alright, enough games, onto my new years eve. I went to the zoo... it was fun... THE END!!! JK xD. We ended up going to the LA Zoo cause we figured we might as well do something in the morning that we haven't done in a while. We even ended up bringing my cousins from my mom side, which unfortunetly includes my "Chola" cousin and my other cousin who thinks he is the "The Next Eminem", as he is to white to act black xD (Funny cause that seems to be the theme of all my cousins xD). The other two aren't bad, as they just act normal xD. It wasn't as bad with them, but granted they didn't talk much. M&M actually had his iPod in his ear the whole time, of course hidding it from my mother, as she would of taken it away if she caught him xD. Don't blame her though, as it bother me as well, but I guess you don't need your ears when you go to the Zoo. The best animals I though where the Giraffes, the Gorillas, the Mercats, and surprisingly, the groundhogs, but that was because the way the LA Zoo has it, kids can pop there heads out of these doms and see them, and they kept trying to hit through the dome, which was quite entertaining to watch xD. Giraffes where cool cause they kept sticking there heads out of there cage, saying hi to people, and I really felt attached to this one really big Gorilla who looked like he was pondering the meaning of life, as all he did was look up in the sky the whole time xD. Maybe he was looking for something... that or I am just some wierd guys who reads into things to much... but then again, that is probably why I related to him so much xD. My brother really enjoyed himself there however, so much actually, that I actually told him he sould considering Zoology as his major... he turned it down though xD. He really liked this one Gorilla who watched us watch him eating. My brother brought in his own naration and said "He is probably thinking how stupid we are for getting all fascinated watching him eat"... so all and all, it was a nice time
So, that is my new years blog! I hope you guys enjoyed it, and I will probably write one in a coupe of days, just cause I am trying to get back into writing regulary, and this is a good way to just "free write" as I like to call it xD. Alright, commment, and I will see you guys in next blog, which will hopefully be soon xD. Of course as always, I leave you with some needed fanservice
PS: I seem have this obsession with Chun-Li cosplays... well, GOOD CHUN-LI COSPLAYERS that is xD. If I ever came across one in real life... I might just have to be nice to her and work my ass off to at least get her number, and even if it was just the rejection number, I would feel accomplished, but if she did, I would probably think to myself "Wow... and they call me childesh. This is so 7th grade..."
Marry Christmas EVERYONE!!!
Alright, now onto the blog xD. Hay guys, I decided to post this early, as we are watching The Santa Clause and I am not really paying attention. I am just doing a quick one to let you guys know what I got for Christmas, and for once, even GS gave me a good Christmas gift xD. Alright, onto the list: I guess I will start with last night, as I open up my Dad's Family's Gifts on Christmas Eve. From my Dad's Parents, I got $100, which was nice of them . Probably will spend that on some games, because I can xD. Probably will use about $50 of it to by some Amazon Gift Cards, so I can order Zelda: Collectors Edition and a figure or two xD. As for the rest of the money... well, I will probably put that to MvC3 when it comes out, as it looks as though I am going to wait for my birthday to pick up a 3DS because I should have money by then. Besides, I think it will help spread out the amount of money I need. I mean, I will get MvC3 in spring, then get 3DS and a couple games for summer, then I have Modern Warfare 3 and Gears of War 3 for the fall and winter... not to mention the other missolanios games I plan on picking up like Dead Space 2 and Bulletstorm or something else random xD.Those always end up being some of my favorite games and with how good Dead Space 1 was (Probably one of my favorite current gene games), I can't wait to see if they have out did themselves with the second one, although multiplayer seems kind of taked on... but who knows? It might work... but anyways, back to what I got xD. My uncle (my dad's brother) and his famliy got my headphones, except they where the buds... the ones that go into your ear really deep... yeah, I hate those xD. I mean, i will probably keep them just so someone in the house has extra headphones incase they need them, but I won't ever be using them cause they really hurt my ears a lot ... but my aunt (my dad's sister)... oh gawd, she got me probably the worst gift (As she always does). For some reason, my aunt refusses to get us anything on our list and I would like to think we give a verity... but she always get's us something random that we never want and we end up hating. This year, she got me and my brother AMBROCAMBI AND FITCH SWEATES... AND THEY SAID FITCH ON THE SIDE!!! I was like, "This is a joke, right?"... of course it wasn't. My dad made it even worse cause he was like "These a perfect for running around college dorms...". Yes Dad, they would be perfect if I was in a Gay Dorm -_-... overal, it's just really odd and I really wish I could return them, but I know she will just get something else I don't want... so I am just giving them to my mom, as they look better on her anyways xD...
So yes... they where super gay but that was all I got on Christmas Eve xD... now onto Christmas Day. Christmas Morning, we open any gifts from the family who live in the house, that being my dad, my mom, my sister, my brother, and myself. In the afternoon however, my Mom's Parents come over and we open there gifts, along with my Uncle Microsoft's (I call him that cause he works for Xbox Live ^_^) gifts. From my parents, we each got $50... YES! MORE MONEY !!! Probably will save this for something like Dead Space 2 or something xD... Oh, I fort to mention, I also got gifts from Santa (And yes, I will believe anything that gives me gifts... it's why I believe in the Easter Bunny and Santa... and I don't believe in Unicorns and Lepricons xD)... but anywas, "Santa" this year got me Snow Leapord for my Macbook (New super charaged update for macs... YES!!!)... which just means my laptop now runs twice as fast and does way more then it used to, as it now runs on 64 bits instead of 32 bits . He also got me socks and underwear... I hate getting cloths for Christmas -_-... My brother probably got me one of the best gifts, as he got me Dead Rising 2, a game I had been wanting to play with some of my friends, as they got it for Christmas too... sounds like we will all have fun killing zombies together . I played it all day today and it's amazing. I love it and it's hilarious. I was a big fan of the first one and I already love this one. Great to play with friends, the only problem with it being some party issues, but it's a minor thing. Also, my brother got Alan Wake (A really under-rated game actually... as it's pretty good) and Crackdown 2, so I can play that with my friends when we are done with Dead Rising 2 . As from my Grandmother and Uncle, I got gifts cards, which will go to more stuff for me to buy ... well, I would say that was all I got... but it wasn't...
BECAUSE GAMESPOT GAVE ME PRESENTS TOO! I found out that both Bayonetta and Dead Rising both won some game of the year awards, Bayonetta winning two . Bayonetta won both Best New IP (I was really roting for it, and I am glad it won... although, it was close in my eyes, as the other games on the list where pretty good), which it also won on Gametrailers as well, and Best Boss Battles (So glad this beat God of War 3 as Bayonetta's boss battles where so over the top and unique, that they had to beat God of Wars)!!! Dead Rising actually won Funniest Game of the Year... which isn't surprising now that i have played it. It's really funny with all the freedom you have, and it's even better with a friend ... I knew my baby girl would win something, but Dead Rising winning is a great extra gift... Bayonetta, I take my cap off and take a shot for you... my baby girl
Alright, blog is over... so, Happy Christmas everyone, and feel free to post what you got from Christmas here and also, don't be afraid to discuss some of your likes and dislikes about Game of Year this year (Like how Red Dead won both best 360 and best PS3 game... which really isn't fair in my eyes :evil. So, I am sora_heart, and I will see you all in next blog, whenever and whatever that is... so yeah, here is the Bayonetta's orginal design, because I think it's cool to know
PS: I KNOW THIS IS LATE, BUT I WILL EXPLAIN IN NEXT BLOG WHY IT HAD TO WAIT... SO, DEAL WITH IT FOR NOW AND WAIT TILL NEXT TIME TO FIND OUT WHY XD
You guys like what I did above? I though It was pretty crafty myself xD. Orginal... probably not, but who is keeping track of that xD. Hay people, it's past midnight here in Cali and because of my new bad sleeping habits, I decided that posting one of these might benifit me since I am waiting on videos to upload to iMovie anyways xD. So, it's Christmas Eve, so I am going to say this in advance:
Yup, I decided to do that because I probably won't say it on Christmas day, as I would probably just post what I got for Christmas in a quick little blog, if I even do that as I am probably going to be with family, so you will most likely see another blog on like the 26th, the day after Christmas xD. Also, i figured it would be good to catch you guys up on what has been going on in my life and what not. This time I am changing the order too, where I talk about my life first, then I get to the good stuff (that being the games xD). So life... well, it's been slow xD. Not much has happened... well, except Christmas stuff xD. I had to play Santa for my mothers school, which was funny considering I was a buff mexican santa xD. It was funny too cause some of the kids where scared of me. I did have one cool experince out of the day though, where I gave a blind kid a gift (I was giving gifts to the kids), which is something that made me feel really good inside, as chessy as that sounds. One lady litteraly through her baby on me, who kept pulling my beard, so we had to get him off of me xD. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would of been, but I did hate that fake beard, as it rubbed on mine and it kept going up my nose xD. Aside from playing Santa, it's been nothing but shopping and being busy. My parents diceded to host my brother's waterpolo banquet, so for the entirety of last week, I had to help them, which ate up my whole week . It sucked, and that whole weekend was spent going out and getting gifts, which also sucked because now I am dry of money . That's right, I am spent, mostly cause my dad keeps telling me to give my brother and sister my money and he says he will pay me back, so I guess he owes me like $180 or so now xD. I am not holding it against him though as we don't really have money in the first place, so I guess I am just doing my part and helping out . It probably doesn't help that I have a Christmas Buzz either, as I spent an average of $40 on everyone in my family's gifts. I got my Brother the Halo: Reach 360 Controller (which was $60), I got my sister Glee Volume 4 Soundtrack and iTunes Card ($30), I got my mom the Narnia DVD Bundle ($30), and I got my dad The Pasific Complete Series DVD Box Set (It was priced at $80, but I got a 50% coupon to borders, so I bought it there for $40... talk about a sick deal xD). Yeah, I probably did go overboard, but I felt like I might as well... like I said, it's probably a Christmas Buzz as I will probably be ranting about how much money I spent when the New Year Hang Over kicks in xD.
Alright, enough about boring real stuff... now onto the games xD. This may be surpising to people, but I haven't really touched my 360 at all recently. In fact, I didn't even play at all today (yesterday), and I only got on for like an hour yesterday (the day before) to Troll on Black Ops with my friend Shotgun (A nickname I call him... long story xD). Actually, the only games I have been playing are either iPhone games (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, which by the way, is a AMAZING GAME, and Mirrors Edge) or Playing Zelda games at home on my Wii... that's right, I am actually using the thing for once, and it's not just to play Brawl on xD. Lately, I have also be worring about losing my wii in a update. Why this is is because my Wii is hacked and I am afriad if I update it, it will brick, which is bad news cause that means I don't have a wii to play brawl on... but now that I think about it, the only Wii games I would want to play is Donkey Kong Country Returns (A game I would have to buy), Zelda: Skyward Sword (Another game I would have to buy), and Brawl, which I don't even play that much. The only other games I could think I would want to play on the wii agian is Zelda: Twilight Princess and Fire Emblem 10, but I have Fire Emblem 9 on the GC (which is a much better game IMO) and I could always buy Twight Princess on the GC, so I think I am actually going to try and update it, cause if it bricks, then I will just go out and buy a used Gamecube and play that seeing as I play more Gamecube and PS2 games then anything xD, but let's get back to Zelda.
I have been playing two Gamecube Zelda Games: First is The Wind Waker, which I ended up playing this entire afternoon and night! In fact, I had only just got off the game about half an hour ago to write this blog. I am just getting ready to get to The Tower of The Gods to get my bow and Master Sword, and I can tell you, I forgot just how addicting this game is. You get so wrapped up in the extra stuff to do, that I actually have a notebook that I write down all the side quests and notes to remember them buy. Honestly, this is my favorite Zelda out of all of them and for this reason: because you get so wrapped up in exploring, which is what Zelda is meant to make you do. I just hate how under-rated it is really. The second one I am playing is Four Swords Adventure, which is yet another under-rated Zelda game, but for good reason. It's the Zelda multiplayer one that you need a gameboy connector to play the multiplayer for? Anyone remember that one? It does some different stuff, like it does levels instead of traditional zelda and you don't collect items as they are assigned to each stage... it's different, but I enjoy it a lot. The music and look are it's highlight in my eyes, as it's pretty much the spritual succesor to A Link to the Past, and I like the levels idea cause that means I can play it in chunks instead off all at once, which is good for me . Right now, I have played it probably for like 3 hours total, and I am already on level 5 of 8 ... although, it's the damned lost woods !!! I did get to second level, but I was stupid and forgot to save, so I have to beat it all over again xD... but that's not the games fault xD... It's not the best Zelda Game, but it isn't terrible either...
One last thing: Now, I am not just playing these cause I want to... well, I do want to play them, but it isn't the soul reason. The main reason is cause I am doing LP's for Zelda Informer, a popular Zelda site with all kinds of Zelda information. If you haven't checked it out before, I highly recomend it, as it's a great site with amazing articles and a great community with didicated Zelda fans, plus they like other Nitendo games like Ace Attorney, Kirby, DK, and Metriod as well, so please,check them out. Also, check out the videos I am working on on there youtube account. I would really like it if you watched them, or better yet, subcribe to them as well, as it would give me a big plus!!! In fact, if you do sub, let me know here, and I will mention you in the next vid... yeah, give you a little shot out, and give GS a shot out also xD. So again,check out the channel... as it would help me out a lot there as well xD... cause I like helping them out there xD.
Alright, I am done talking. It is time to call it a night... that or probably play more Wind Waker for another hour or so xD. Regardless, that means this blog is over... I am sora_heart and thanks for reading. Again, if you don't mind, please at least check out Zelda Informer or the youtue page. It would take you guys like 10 minutes and i am usually one not to ask so much, but I would really enjoy if you guys checked it out... unless you hate zelda... then it's probably better if you don't xD. Alright, I am calling it a blog and so until next time... peace... oh, I almost forgot... HOW ABOUT SO ZELDA CHRISTMAS FAN SERVICE!!!
Alright... now enjoy this picture and merry christmas
Happy Christmas... there I am done... JK xD
Honestly, I wrote one of these a while back, but when I tried to post it, stupid GS logged me out, and told me "sorry, we lost your blog becuase we are dumb here and still refuse to have a drafts system like everywhere else does!" I am really starting to get anoyed cause I wrote a long and decent blog, and I lost it because GS's lazyness. I mean, Facebook, and even Gamefaqs has a drafts system, so why is GS lagging behind! There is so much Facebook does better, but I don't want to get into it to much. I would rewrite the blog, but I don't feel like since I lost everything and don't want to redo it at the moment. I will probably tommarrow night, as I am writing a very angry review of Black Ops as we speak... I am really starting to hate the games multiplayer xD. Alright, until next time... I guess stay out of the rain, considering it's been none stop since friday xD
Ok, heres the deal: some good news first though xD. I have just recently aquired a job working at Zelda Informer, a popular Zelda website... YES!!! I don't get paid for it, but I can put it on any resume I turn in whenever I want to get a "Real Job" per say, so it's always nice to have that... plus I think I will benafit from it xD. Anyways, I am recording walkthroughs for them and writing articles, and I want my first article to be really good, so I decided to cover it on some philosophy: Naming yourself in a zelda game. I have always known that it has a deeper meaning, but I don't want to just do it will only my own opinion. If anyone has any ideas or imput of what exaclty I could cover with that concept, please let me know. Thanks and I will see you guys next blog
Yeah, this is just a quick blog. I am tired of not having one and I feel I need to at least say what I have been up to xD. School is an all-living hell right now xD. To much school with to many projects due, but maybe that is cause we only have 2 weeks left of school xD. I did 3 papers last night, not to mention I just found out that one of my teachers lost a project I now have to redo... stupid brood xD. Good news is only gaming news really xD. Waterpolo is over and because I have been doing such a good job and my school semester is pretty much over, I decided to pick up Call of Duty: Black Ops, and it's everything I though it would be, and just as addictive as the other games in the series. I have only had the game for 2 days and I am already almost pristieged xD. Level 40, 10 more and I am on my way to starting over again xD. Pokemon has gone well so far. Almost at 200 hours, I am at 180 right now. I found some good pokemon on my brothers Firered version and now that he is going to be getting Soul Silver pretty soon, I will have even more reason to play the game xD. As for other games... well, looks like I will be playing Wind Waker soon xD. I might of gotten a job recording some Zelda Let's Plays for the website Zelda Informer, so I am quite excited to do that... only problem is I now have to force myself to get all those stupid heart containers... which is never any fun xD. I might write articles for them as well, but at this point, I am undicited. Aside from that, that is all for games. Anime wise, I finished Welcome to the NHK and The Meloncoly of Haruhi... NHK was AMAZING and Haruhi was ok, with a great and fantastic begining, but it got really sucky later on. I am currenlty reading the light novels for both, and both are really excellent. On a side-note, I am reading Fight Club right now as well, which is a great book and really reminds me why I love to movie so muhc xD. That was all for this blog, but I promise, next one will probably go back to the older style where it's long and over explained xD. Untill then, I will see you guys next time... oh almost forgot... FANSERVICE!!!
... Aw hell... MORE FANSERVICE!!! JUST CAUSE I TOOK SO LONG xD
I know some of you guys don't like this kind of stuff, but this is just cause I am bored really. You guys can comment if you want, I don't care xD. Also, these classes may not be for everyone, due to the fact they are designed to fit my playing style xD. Expect a better blog next time... this is just to hold you over till I finish xD.
Class 1) Escalators/TDME (Thanks Ed xD)
Primary Weapon: Famas/Galil/AK-47 (This depends on which level I am and which one I like)
Attachment: Masterkey and Suppressor (Depends on which I like more)
Secondary Weapon: Python
Attachment: Dual Wield
Letahal Gernade: Semtex
Tactical Gernade: Stun Gernade
Tier 1: Hardline
Tier 2: Warlord
Tier 3: Marathon
Class 2) Search/Shh...
Primary Weapon: Spaz/Skorpion/MP5K (Depending on Level)
Secondary Weapon: Makarov
Letal Gernade: Semtex
Tactical Gernade: Stun
Tier 1: Ghost
Tier 2: Slight of Hand/Steady Aim
Tier 3: Ninja
Class 3) Rush/Other
Primary Weapon: Stakeout/Olympia/HS-10 (Depending on Level)
Attachment: Grip (only on Stakeout)/NONE
Secondary Weapon: Crossbow
Attachment: Explosive Tip
Lethal Gernade: Semtex
Tactical Gernade: Stun Gernade
Tier 1: Lightwight/Flak Jacket
Tier 2: Steady Aim
Tier 3: Marathon
I will probably add another class with a shotgun because I just love using those things xD, but that is the basic idea of what I will probably be rocking, at least when it comes to the 3 main classes. As for killstreaks, they are probably going to be one of the fallowing:
Killstreak Set-Up #1: Search/ Low Tiered
1) 3 Kills = Spy Plane (UAV)
2) 5 Kills = Care Package or Napam Strike
3) 6 Kills = Mortor Team or 7 Kills = Attack Chopper
Killstreak Set-Up #2: Skillz/ High Tiered
1) 3 Kills = Spy Plane (UAV)
2) 8 Kills = Blackbird (SUPER UAV)
3) 11 Kills = Attack Dogs ^_^
So yeah, that is the basics of what I got going on. Feel free to comment and enjoy . See you all in next blog, whenever I finish that is xD
Disclamer: Before you read this, just to let you guys know, I am currently in a very bad mood and don't feel like myself anymore. I have been really frustrated lately with everything and have been wanting to do this little "tangent" I have been repeating to myself for the past couple weeks. Please understand that I am only writing this as a stress relief. Yes, the stuff I going to talk about is in fact going on in my life right now and my opinions are truely my own, but don't get the idea that I have "hit the deep end" and am now Sasuke-Reincarnate, because that is not the case. I am simply angry and frustrated with everything going on right now, and I feel that I can really open up here, plus it has been a while since I have written anything serious and I need to write something to help with my writters block. Think of this as my "meditation" per say, as I am trying to clense myself so I can go back to the way I was before. If you are not in the mood for something serious and don't feel like reading something that may fallow the terms "Depressing", "Emo", or "Life Problems", then I would highly recomond you skip this blog and wait for the next one, which will continue my tradition of non-shilont and care-free attidude I am known for. If you are interested and want to stick around and read, then feel free to comment or critique with what I have to say. I really appreciate and it would help me more then you know it. Thanks a lot guys and if you aren't reading this, then I will see you next blog, but if you are sticking around, let's get started:
"People like us aren't qualified to be involved in a dramatic incident such as a suicide. No matter how depressed you are or how much pain you're in, you have to return to your routine, daily life. Even if you don't come back, you'll just end up dying in vain. A dramatic death isn't befitting of us."
Yamazaki Kaoru (Welcome to the N.H.K.)
Life: what is it? What does that even mean? Websters defines Life as "A spiritrual existence transcending physical death". A "spirtrual" existence... like spirtrual as in "fake" or "made up"? Dictionary.com says Life is "the sum of the distinguishing phenomena of organisms, esp. metabolism, growth, reproduction, andadaptationto environment." So we "being alive" is nothing more then just living like animals? Wikipedia says Life is "the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual". Pyshical and mental... isn't that somewhat contrasting? Can life really be definined by what one physically does and what you mentally does? What I am getting at here is NONE of these definitions are correct.
When one begins to breakdown there life, what is it they remember? They remember the good times, the times they feel that life was worth and they truely felt alive: there favorite vaction, there first pet, there first kiss, there senior prom... a lot of these events only happen once, but why? You never hear anyone say when they come home everyday, the drive to work, or when they go out with their friends every friday night... why is it that people forget the simple stuff, fun or not? It's because the previous spiced up there lives so much that it stands out, but why does it have to be that way? If the saying "Life is what you make out of it" holds true, then why can't every week... no, everyday be like that?
The average american worker between the ages of 25-47 does the fallowing on a normal Monday - Thursday: Step 1) Wakes-up and get's ready for the day. Step 2) goes to work during there hours with an hour break for lunch. Step 3) Makes there way home, most of time waiting in traffic. Step 4) Comes home, eats dinner, relax, and call it a night... Rince, lather, repeat. The average life of a american worker can be broken down in a 4 Step program... just imagine the next time you walk in the book store and see a new picture book for kids titled "The Daily Lives of Your Parents" and dipicted this cruel life **** Would it be wrong? That routine can be done by anyone, and it holds the same for children and students as well, granted there may be extra steps such as go to a activity such as a sport or scotss or clubs, and the obvious "do homework", but that makes it even worse!
In fact, let's look at my life... in fact, let's break down a typical Monday-Thursday for me, shall we?
6:45 AM: Wake Up, Shower, Get Ready for the Day
7:20 AM: Take sister to school, wait in traffic to get home
7:50 AM: Get back home, Start doing "Minor Chors", Finish any homework I had't finished, prepare to go to school
9:10 AM: Leave for school, get ready to wait in Traffic...
9:45 AM: Time to Learn! First Course starts...
11:10 AM: First course is over. I now have 15 minutes to get to my next one, because heaven forbidded, I get there after the teacher so he can complain about it
11:25 AM: Round 2 of courses start! It's supposed to start at 11:30, but we always need extra time wiht our anal proffesor
12:50 AM: Lunch Break... well, not really. Go grab a qucik bite from god knows where and rush back to school to do my WIN Hours... because apperantly, having straight A's isn't good enough to get out of daily tutoring
2:15 PM: Rush out of tutoring to get to Round 3 of courses. Say hello to fellows walking home from there ONLY ****and rush to the ****room
2:30 PM: English Time... my heaven. We argue and when we don't argue, I write... it's the most peaceful time of my day
4:30 PM: English is over... time to head to grandpas
5:00 PM: Get to Grandpas. Get something in my system, take a nap...
5:30 PM: Leave grandparents and head back to school for the final round... practice!
6:00 PM: Waterpolo Practice begins... oh joy! I get to work my butt off for 3 hours just to ride the bench all season... such a thrill
9:25 PM: Practice is over... late as usual because apparently, 9:00 is too early for a 3 hour practice... I call home and ask about dinner - 35% of the time, it's come home, we have a plate for you... 65% of the time, it's do you have money?... I prefer the 35%
9:35 PM: Finally get on the freeway... and of course, there is traffic. After every 4-5 days, I need to go get gas for my car... which just makes the ride home even better...
10:15 PM: Walk in the door. I am greated to my father coming outside in his underwear with the usual, "Hi... how was practice... good, your dinner is in the microwave... I am tired, your mom is already asleep... good night" and that is our daily visit. He leaves and I prepare to eat
10:30 PM: Dinner time... and boy, am I am ready to eat! Straving and blinded due to clorine poisoning, I am ready to do nothing but watch some good old anime... I eat and watch... mind you, my first I have truly time I have relaxed almost all day
11:00 PM: Finish dinner, close up the house, let in dogs, head over to my room..
t;11:25 PM: My "atheletes insominia" kicks in. Because the fact I am full of adrenaline, my body won't allow me to sleep right away. No matter how tired or how much I want to sleep, this always ends with me putting on music and me day dreaming...
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM - Adrenaline dies... finally able to sleep...
Rince, lather, repeat...
This is a normal M-Th for me... wow, what a life, right? I feel like I am in high school again... and boy, did I love high school (insert sarcasm here). Perhaps it's my fault for trying to do to much... but is it really? I mean, eventually, everyone has to do this in there lives... for normal people, there is no such thing as "the fast lane", unless you are suicidal or a drug addict. You wake up, you do your thing, most of the time with twists and turns, then you go to sleep... rince, lather, repeat... You know, maybe I wouldn't be complaining if I had a "happy place", because that what other people have. A police officers has his garage, a teacher has a arts and crafts room, a author has his "getaway room"... I have... Borders... yes, I have Borders. The only place the world maks sense... and it's a book store... pretty epic, right? Just says "sucess story" all over it, doesn't it? It's my only escape... not even my room does the trick anymore. I used to have many outlits... the pool, my room, my car... but that isn;t the case anymore.
My room is at home, where my family is, who constanly who are the most disrtacting people I know. My mother is a two-faced worry wort who constanlty wants to critque my life ****and my father is a anal drill sargent who doesn't understand the concept of "patience". To make matters worse, both are the most hypocritical people I know: My father says all I do when I am home is sit in my room... but what does he do? He sits around and watchs TV... wow, such a differnce from talking with friends on the computer and playing video games... at least I am doing something. My mom says I need to take more aniciative and help more often... but I HAVE TO ASK MY MOM LIKE 30 TIMES TO DO SOMETHING AS SIMPLE as to remember to feed my dogs, which I ended up doing when I get home because she forgot. As for my bother and sister... Well, my brother similar to my dad, which get's anyoying cause it's like there is two of them, and my sister is a bossy degrassi fan who thinks her life is the most important thing in the entire world... so basically, home is out of the question! Aslo, despite my ranting on them, do I hate my family? No, abaslutly not, becasue at the end of the day, all we have is family and I love them, but that doesn't mean I can stand them long either.
The pool no longer works because I am harldy happy there anymore! Someone is always on my @ss, saying "Jarvis, why did you do that?" and "Jarvis, why can't you do this better?"... Uhm... maybe because YOU NEVER GIVE ME A CHANCE? The other day, I acutally got to play in a game... a game where we where tooling a team 15-0 in the first quarter. That fact that he put me in only at that time really grinded my gears, let alone that I was in a horrible mood that week. So I decide not to try, and after that, he pulls me out, saying how dissapointed he was with. I just LOL'd in my head: How ironic that it's only when I don't try that he acutally notices me! It seems to me when it comes to Waterpolo, the song In the Endby Linkin Park starts playing. I mean, the words are so true with my case, "I tried so hard... and got so far... but in the end, it doesn't even matter!!! I had to fall... to lose it all... but in the end, it doesn't even matter!!!". Is that what life is like? My dad always tells me you learn life leasons in sports, so is that what I am learning? No matter how hard you try, in the end, it doesn't matter... how dissapointing...
That word... dissapoint... sounds like the magic word of my life receontly. I have had that word thown around so much lately, from my mom, my dad, my friends who I hardly hang out with because everyone keeps getting in the way, my coach... it NEVER ENDS... but why are you dissapointed? I AM HARDLY TO MYSELF ANYMORE! I FEEL I AM JUST TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYONE NOW A DAYS. Is that what life is? Just a long journy of trying to please everyone but yourself? My car isn't even a safe heaven for me because I can't do anything in it anymore. I just reminds me of where I need to go, or how I need it to mange my time, or about traffic... that thing only reminds me of my stress if anything. Maybe it's dissapointed in me... oh look, there is that word again. Amazing how that always seems to come up, isn't it? I am sick of that word... in fact, I am dissapointed I am letting it bother me so much? Why do I care? Why should I care? I am not living there lives... but maybe that is why I am left with borders...
I sometimes feel that it's the only place I have peace. It's quite, no one judges me, and I am left with doing what I love. So I am left with is a book store in right off the freeway, where of course, I am welcomed back to the harsh reality we all live. In fact, that is a good metaphor: Life is like the freeway: You get on the on rap the sameway, get off the sameway, get back on the sameway, only to go back to where you came... rince, lather, repeat...
Alright, enough of about me. Back to the topic. The point is I am not alone in this! There are millions of people like this... living this surisingly "ordinary" life **** In fact, there is a famous quote from the book The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiyathat I would love to share with you guys. There is a sequence in the book where Haruhi tells our main protagonist, Kyon, about the day she realized how "routine" life is. She says the fallowing...
"It happened to me. And I'll never forget it. Back when I was in the sixth grade, my whole family went out to go watch a baseball game at the stadium. I didn't really care about baseball, but I was surprised by what I saw when we got there. Everywhere I looked, I saw people. On the other side of the stadium, the people looked so small, like little moving grains of rice. It was so crowded. I thought that everyone in Japan had to be packed in there. So I turned to my dad and asked him, "Do you know how many people are here right now"? He said since the stadium was full, probably fifty thousand. After the game, the street was filled with people and I was really shocked to see that, too. To me, it seemed like there was a ton of people there. But then, I realized it could only be a tiny fraction of all the people in Japan. When I got home, I pulled out my calculator. In social studies, I'd learned that the population of Japan was a hundred some odd million. So I divided that by fifty thousand. The answer was one two-thousandth. That shocked me even more. I was only one little person in that big crowded stadium filled with people, and believe me, there were so many people there, but it was just a handful of the entire population. Up till then, I always thought that I was, I don't know, kind of a special person. It was fun to be with my family. I had fun with my ****ates. And the school that I was going to, it had just about the most interesting people anywhere. But that night, I realized it wasn't true. All the stuff we did during ****that I thought was so fun and cool, was probably happening just like that in ****s in other schools all over Japan. There was nothing special about my school at all. When I realized that, it suddenly felt like the whole world around me started to fade into a dull gray void. Brushing my teeth and going to sleep at night, waking up and eating breakfast in the morning, that stuff happened all over the place. They were everyday things that everybody was doing. When I thought about it like that, everything became boring. If there's really that many people in the world, then there had to be someone who wasn't ordinary. There had to be someone who was living an interesting life. There just had to be. But why wasn't I that person? So, that's how I felt till I finished elementary school. And then I had another realization. I realized fun things wouldn't come my way just by waiting for them. I thought when I got into junior high, it was time for me to make a change. I'd let the world know I wasn't a girl who was happy sitting around waiting. And I've done my best to become that person. But in the end, nothing happened. More time went by and before I knew it, I was in high school. I thought that something would change."
Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancoly of Haruhi Suzumiha)
Wow... I feel the same right now. I feel as if I just found out the world is nothing more then just... the same. Everything special I did... just feels liek something someone else has done. Why is that? Why does it have to be that way? Is the only way to have a sucessful life is to let people suffer? In the same book, it talkes about how Hauhi refuses to except society. Go against the system... but sadly, the main character feels she can't join her at times... because he is trapped in the "routine" that is everyday living... I wish I could believe that if I look at a pencil long enough, it would move on it's own... but that isn't real. If life is so routine and if that is all we live for... why do we contiune? We aren't doing it to help a war? We aren't doing it to benafit someone else... why are we chosing to live this way... perhaps it's for that 10%...
What I mean, is a simple idea that is the main theme of another novel called Welcome to the NHK, a novel series that focuses on the meaning of life. In the novel, it ends with the saying "Life is 90% bad, and 10% good. The 90% is horrible... but that 10% is so good... that it only has you fighting threw to get it again". Is that truely the meaning of life? Is that what a way to live ane believe about your life. If you get abussed enough, good things will happen. Why does it have to be this way. There are people out there that don't have to do anything and they alway get good things... why do they get to escape? Why do they get exciting and fun fill lives? Granted, some earned it... they fought throw the system, and are now looked to as visionaries, like the Wright Brothers and Bill Gates... but do you really have to be that crazy to live that life?
I guess I will never know, unless I stick through it and fight for myself. I refuse to live like this! Screw the system! I AM GETTING OUT!!! Some how... some way... I am going to change this... I don't know how yet and I don't know when... but I will let you know when that happens...
Yup, Part 2, and we all know what that means... Ok, so, now for the real life stuff... yeah, I don't know. Everything with school right now is just hecteck. I have research paper due Thrusday, which I am not really worried about because all I need left to do is the research and I can start writting, and I am leaving again on Friday for more games away from home all weekend... and I am so sick of my team right now. Honestly, the way stuff works on the team is just flat out broken and our "Wise" Team Captian is nothing more then a arogent idoit. I will give you guys a example, with a story: So we have a first games on Friday, and to put it simily, we lost our first game due to bad reffing (it's what happens when a So Cal team comes to a Nor Cal Pool and Play a Nor Cal Team) and just overal bad ajustment on my teams part, and of course, my coach didn't let me play at all during the game. I mean, the coach's god son (the kid I got in a fight with a while ago, if you remember that blog xD) got thrown out of the game for "A Minor Act of Atheletic Misconduct", which is just a fancy way of saying he was back talking the refs... Idiot! First off, why the coach keeps playing him after he does crap like this is beyond me. I understand he is his godson and all, but it's just redicious. I don't care how much talent the kid has, it's unexceptable! Would he do that in a job? NO! Our captian is the same way, and what is the coach's excuse for them? He says, "They have so much passion for the game, that they lose there cool sometimes."... I call Bull Crap! Honestly, there is a word for this: it's called Obsession. What is the difference between the two? Let me explain: To have a passion for something is to have a possitive and controlled strong feeling or emotion towards something, like how Directors have a passion to create movies or how authors have a passion to write stories. I have a passion for the sport of Waterpolo, I play the sport and watch it because I enjoy it, but I would never let if affect my personalility or mood. A obesssion is an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetive actions, even aginst ones will... let's put it this way: SERIAL KILLERS HAS AN OBESSION TO KILL! I mean, if something as simple as a sport can change peoples moods on a dime, then I am scared to see what a job can do to someone, but that is aside from the point.
The thing that really got me going was after the game, our captian wanted to give us a team speach to talk to us about his thoughs of the game... all I could was laught inside. The speech was geared towards us being more possitive and controling ourselves and not cracking... the problem was that while he was doing that, he was critising everyone who did/didn't played... yeah, kind of defeats the purpose of the speach buddy xD. To be honest, the only one he and the god child where gearing towards was themseleves. I mean come on, honeslty, the speach was a waste of my time and totally went against the whole purpose of anything he was trying convey to us... he is better off telling it to a group of merrios instead of getting a bunch of people who don't give a rats ass what he has to say... I mean, the speach was so ironic that me an another starter where actually chuckelling the whole time... He didn't call use out, but I kind of wish he did... maybe it would of gotten me kicked off the team, which would of been a epic story to tell everyone xD. Then, at the end of the day, the coach has a meeting that only focused on the starters talking about what they feel like they did wrong in the game... again, waste of my team, because the two ding dongs (our captain and the godson) told the coach that they felt like they didn't do anything wrong and to make it worse, THE COACH DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING... you know what, I am not going to say anything, because I already pretty much said it above... so, the last thing really bothered me was actually a talk I had with some of the other players.
I had a good group converstation about the speach and situation with 4 other players: my good friends Adam, Devan, and Hunter, mind you that Adam and Hunter are the only other players who actually get playing time every game, despite that is is usually about 3-4 minutes worth, but non the less, the coach plays them in almost every game. While I expressed my opinion about everything and how broken the system has been for the past 2 years, they agreed with me and two who played actually told me that out of all the people who don't play, that I get the most unfair treatment. They told me that I show up to all the practices, obviously working my ass the entire time, I don't complain about bad calls, and I use my head while I play the game... they even said at times, that they believe that I deserve equall, if not, more playing time then both of them... WHAT?!?!? Did I just hear other memebers of my team say that I should get more playing time then them... WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS TEAM? Does the coach just hate me? I don't think so? Am I not skilled enough... no, I am a good player... you guys are probably wondering why I haven't talked to him about this... excet I have talked to him about this for almost 2 years!!! I mean, I was planning on going to a unviersity, but the coach came to me and asked ME to come to his college because he needed me, and garanted that I would become a better player... and everytime I feel like I am doing better or well, he tells me that he is considering moving me up in the list of playing time... but does he? NO!!! Honeslty, if it wasn't for the priority registration and my refusal to quit, I would of done it a long time ago. This is no fun for me and the fact that I am getting frustrated with something I should be having fun with is just horrible. I mean, I played hooky yesterday just to kind of clear my mind over the whole thing. This is why I want to coach... to stop stupid stuff like this from happening! I mean, am I not having fun? No, not always. I have fun with some of the people on the team and I love playing the sport... it's just the team right now is broken and the coach isn't doing anything to fix it, mostly because we aren't losing any games... i am totally becoming a coach after this year, just for the reason that I want to give kids a fair chance, and do a better job then my coachs have done in the past... I guess in a sence, I feel like I have been used just for my ability and commitement... I just want a reason to be on the team... oh god no... could it be... that I am... turning into Roxas? OMG... I can relate to a character I hate now? Well, I don't hate him xD... sorry, I needed a quick laugh xD.
Ok... sorry about that, I just really really really had to get that off my chest, and now that it's off, I feel pretty good xD. I really wanted to play hooky again tonight, but irnoically enought, I got stuck in a whole hour and half hours of traffic on the way there and got to practice with an hour left... and I actually played pretty well. I felt really strong in the pool and actually had fun at a practice for once, which never seems to happen now a days xD, but I don't think I could of been so postive without the blogging. Being able to express my opinions somewhere such as here is uber nice and I love it... I would thank you guys if I had more readers, so I will just thank Soul since she is probably the only one who reads all my blogs xD. Alright, well that is the end, so until next time, I will catch you all later xD... FAN SERVICE!!!
Yo Homy G's, you just walked into the Memories of S to the O to the R to the A of the Heart... LOLz, sorry fellow nerds, couldn't resiste. I have been with a bunch of steriotypical college partiers all last weekend, and I just felt I had to get the "Gansta" out of my system before we start this blog right xD. So yes, I am writting another one of these because... well, Souless4Now once again beat me in writting a blog before me, and I feel like I need to write one xD... plus what else am I suppoed to do when I am playing hocky from Waterpolo Practice because I am sick of the sport at the momoment xD... well not really, but I will get inot that subject latter on in the blog, but until then, let's get this show on the road... (Just a quick side note, I had to split this into two parts, becuase GS hates how much I write xD... expect part 2 latter xD)
So, you guys should know the drill by now, but just incase, we shall start with the games list. Now, before we get into the list, I would just like to announce that as of Sunday, October 3rd, I HAVE BEATEN FIRE EMBELM ON THE GBA FOR THE 10th TIME!!! Yes, yes, I know that is a lot, but I love this game, so what esle do you guys expect xD? The time was very cool because I beat it with a lot of characters I would normally never use, and it was nice having all the characters live for once xD. The characters I would like to give a big thank you too are Ninian, Florina, and now my favoirte duo in the game, the tag team of Rebecca and Lyn. Of course, Lyn would be on there, but Rebecca was a beast and and the two of them pretty much helped me defeat HUGE chunks of the game, including a lot of bosses and helped me in a lot of clutch situations xD. I mean, I still used my usual members, such as the Uber Dart and Raven duo, but it was nice to have someone next to Lyn on the battlefield for once xD.
Top Games of the Blog
1) Pokemon Platinum for Nintendo DS
Yup, I played this for a grand total of 20 HOURS during my 4 day trip to and in Sacremento and I will tell you, it saved my butt. I haven't touched this game since last year, around this time ironically enought, and it hasn't been until recentally that I finally decided to buckul down, do some training, and beat the Elite Four. I did that within the first 2 hours of playing it, and now with nothing else to do for the next 18 hours of the trip, I spent most of the time training new pokemon, trying to find all the pokemon to get the national dex, and do some training the new future members of my team. As of now, i am training a Lucario (witch funny enought, evloved at level 2... I guess my Riolu just liked me that much xD), a Bulbasaur, a Mudkip (I dont' want any spamming of the almighty mean, because yes, I ABSALUTLY POSTIVILY F****** LOVE MUDKIPS), and of course, the almighty HITMONLEE!!! I always get one of these when I can and has always been my go to fighting pokemon, mostly because it reminds me so much of Bruce Lee, and it has some really cool attacks. I might even train a hitmonchan just to have one as well xD. Now, the training and finding the other pokemon probabably only covered about 5-7 hours of my gameplaying, so what was the other hours full of? You guessed it: BATTLE TOWER, the Battle Factory to be exact. Basically, in this game mode, the game gives you 3 random pokemon and you have beat 7 rounds in order to win the full points. The funny part about this was while playing the battle tower, I actually got 4-5 people on the team to play it as well, each of the 6 of use taking turns and seeing how far we could get. We made it to the Battle Factory Boss a few times, but we never actually beat him, mostly because his pokemon are ridiculous. The last time we fought him he had an Entai, which is just absurd xD. Anyways, it was fun thanks to all the smake talking we did and all the fact that for once, we all had a nice time talking about something that wasn't about what girl looks hotter (granted that is not bad, but you get what I mean xD).
2) Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones for GBA
To no ones surpise probably, yes, I am playing Fire Emblem 8, to continue with my Fire Emblem Craz right now xD. Right now, I am on the 10th chapter, and it is rather challenging, mostly because I am trying rush it xD. All I really need to do is slow it down and focus more on defensive play more then anything, but that isn't the point xD. The point is that right now, I have an epic battle I have not ever seen before while playing Fire Emblem. Right now, I am having two characters of a similar ****that both like battle right now for who is going to promote first. Both are at level 15, with the characters being Cormag and Tana, both flyer, with Tana being a Pegasus Rider and Cormag being a Dragon Rider (called Wryven Riders in the game). Both are very well rounded characters, but I don't know if I shoudl only give one the promotion, or if I should just give them both it? It's a battle that everyone will have to wait to see the outcome ^_^
3) Halo Reach for Xbox 360
Yeah, I am still playing Reach, but not as much as I did when it first came out. This is not because I don't want to, but more because I don't really have time. It's either I am not home or when I am home, my brother is playing the game. It also doesn't help that it's a console game, which I have issues with because I have to much stuff to do and I am not home enought to play console games as much as I used to... which might lead into a little tangent about console vs portable games later, but I won't do that right now... so, back to Halo talk. So, I don't play as much as I was, but when I do, I have a blast. I am playing a lot of Slayer Arean and when I actually GET GOOD TEAMMATES (Seriously guys, this isn't call of duty! When I shot someone and you are next to me... HELP ME!!! Don't run away to save your Kill Death Ratio... gawd, I love humanity... just hate the people xD), I do farely well. I have just recently started to figure out the true potential of weapons such as the DMR, Pistol, and my favorite, the "Pro Pipe" or Gernade Launcher, and it's really gratifiy to get kills with the weapons, mostly because you feel you should earn them bassed off of the hard work it takes to master the weapons. The pistol is a quick swap CQC weapon used to either finish off or set up for a quick finish, where the DMR is all about timing shots for different distances, and the Pro Pipe is all about knowing angles and where the gernade will bounce. All and all, I love how competative a balanced Reach is right now, and I can see myself pretty much playing this all the way throught to Christmas, maybe even longer if Black Opps sucks xD.
So that is all the games I have been playing. Yeah I know, I still have been neglecting games like Metal Gear Solid 3 and Devil May Cry 3, but I am so busy, that I barely have time for that right now, and SO MANY GAMES are going to come out soon, that I have no idea what to do xD. I mean, maybe not this year, but I kind of need to start saving for next year it looks like. I mean, Gears of War 3, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Pokemon Black, and The 3DS come out around that time, so I might as well save my bucks now while I still can xD. I know it's a long shot, but I think I can get to money for it... also, it's almost Christmas Time, which means my two month long winter break is coming around the corner, which also means me "Winter Break Game" needs to be picked soon, otherwise known as "My Personal Christmas Present" xD. Basically, I take all the change I have saved over the year, take it to coin star, and buy myself a game with the money, with the leftover either going to Christmas Gifts, an Anime DVD, or in the bank for savings, which are usually never saved for that long xD. Last year, I got $70 worth in change, and I only started collecting change from about 4 months. This time, I have a full year, so I am kind of excitted to see how much money I have saved. Who knows, maybe I have like $500... wouldn't that be nice? Unrealistic, sure, but nice none the less xD. But right now, I at a HUGE crossroad about what game I should get. Last Year, i ended up going with Pokemon Platinum, which I thought was a excellent choice personally, but this year, I might want to get a console game. I was looking into getting Vanquish for the longest time, mostly because its at all as addicting as Bayonetta, then I can easilly spend over 50 hours playing the game, but I played the new demo and it just seemed... well, dull to me. I mean, it was fast paced and fun, but I felt it was WAY to easy. Before you die, the game slows down time and allows you to defeat whatever is trying to kill you, and the fact that the game doesn't display your health is kind of anyoying too... and it seems like all you do is shot people... yeah, might not be as fun as i thought, but I will wait for the reviews to see if I will pick it up or not. Aside form that, I have also been looking into other games. The two that stick out of my mind right now is Metriod: Other M and Enslaved: Odyssey of the West. I want Other M strictly for the combat, but IDK. I heard mixed thoughts about the game and IDK if I want to for the wii right now... as for Enslaved, I have heard so many good things about the story and the game in general, that I might just pick it up out of curiosity. It would be nice to play a new orginal game for once xD, but of course, the games I am looking at the most is actually 2 DS games (Shows you how much I love portable gaming, doesn't it xD). Right now, I am tied between either Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon or The World Ends With You. I want Fire Emblem because I still have yet to play it and it looks different, and I would have heard SO MANY GOOD THINGS about The World Ends With You, that it might be nice to play a Good Mordern Day Square Game xD. I guess this just goes to show you that I love my portable gaming. Personally, I have more time on the go to play games rather then sit down and at home and play consoles where I have to be home to play them. This doesn't really help because when I am home, I am ususally doing something like homework or sleeping rather then play a console game. I seem to want to play games the most when I am waiting for something like a ****or when I am on a roadtrip, so I guess that is just my little tangent on that xD. Right now however, I sitll haven't decided and who knows? Maybe I still be so addicted to my games now, that I might just use the money to get a new TV or something xD... Besides, I can't stop thinking about how awesome Marvel vs Capcom 3 will be, so I might not buy game and instead save for next year and buy Kiba Season 1 or Bakanno Complete Season DVDs xD.
PS: Who else was shocked to hear that Final Fantasy 14 got a 4.0 out of 10? Gametrailers gave it a similar score of a 4.2 out of 10, only giving it .2 more because they ACTUALLY factor in the soundtrack as part of the game (Stupid GS xD). Honestly, it is kind of inronic that this game is bad, granted because nobody really wanted it to come out. When they annouced it, eveyone was dissapointed and didn't want it, and the people that did, ended up getting a horrible unfinished game. I just find it funny that this happened. Goes to show that Square might actually be losing it's touch... hopefully, Final Fantasy Versus 13 and Kingdom Hearts 3 will change that opinion... IF THOSE GAMES EVER COME OUT!!! Alright, enought Sqaure bashing. Onward Hoe!!!
So, now onto the part where I tell you guys what animes or mangas I have been reading and actually, I have been looking into more Western Animation or Western Comics then anything xD. IDK why, but I am feeling the western influcences trying to take over xD. So lately, I have been pretty much living in some of the "Glory Days" of Childrens Telivision, back when Telivision was actally good to watch and not full of nothing but Reality TV and badly written tween shows. Recenlty, I have been trying to watch a few shows: Recess, Obin Star Racer, and Spiderman Unlimited. Recess is a ****c and made any kid wish Recess was really like that, and was product to some of the genus that was the Disney Writting Staff, before the unlateled writters of Hanna Montana came into to play. I am just watching once and a while, mostly because each segment of Recess is like 10-12 minutes long and perfect before I need to leave to practice or something. I am not watching it that much, but I thought it was worth mentioning xD. As for Obin Star Racer, I am actually having trouble finding this one. For whatever reason, I have not been able to find it on AnimeTV, but it might not be considered and Anime either. Perhaps some more research is needed, but I have heard a lot of good things about the show and the art ****looks rather interesting. If anyone knows where I can find episodes, then let me know please... then again, I still have yet to hunt Youtube for the episodes, but if anyone knows a site, let me know. The last thing I am watching, and I am watching it the most is reruns of Spiderman Unlimited. After the end of the long running Spiderman Animated Series in the 90's they released this show to "counter" the epicness that was Batman Beyond (Probably my favoirte western animated show of my childhood). Granted, the show wasn't as good as Batman Beyond, I find it better then the orginal animated series, despite how flawed and funny it is now that I am older. I mean, now that I am older, I can see how much they overplay the jokes there is a point where Venom and Carnage LITERALLY TELL SPIDERMAN THERE ENTIRE PLAN RIGHT BEFORE THEY ARE ABOUT TO KILL HIM, AND ARE DEFEATED BECAUSE THEY TOLD SPIDY THE WEAKNESS... I am sorry, but that is just ****c Power Ranger humor xD. Despite the ****c superhero steriotypes, I like the future setting and comic book feel of the show, the plot was a nice change from the ****c spidy stories, and it was nice to see a SKINNY PETER PARKER instead the rediciously buff one in the 90's animated series, plus this Spider is just a lot funnier then the older one as well xD.
PS: NOT GOING TO LIE! REALLY WANT TO RE-WATCH YU YU HAKUSHO!!! It seems about time that I finally revist the wonderful series and now that I am older, I can finally watch the uncut version, which could be like my experence with the uncut version of Outlaw Star, which wouldn't be a bad thing xD
Aside from living back in the older days, I have been reading a lot of Deadpool comics and I can easily say, he is probably my favorite comicbook hero right now. In a way, his comics remind me of Fight Club, where we fallow a crazy genus who tries to "help" the world and others, despite how his methods aren't exactly the most realistic... plus the writing for it is just down right hilarious, with crude and sometimes humor the references to ****c novels and seeing him react with the other characters in the marvel universe and some of his randomness is just down right funny... he is my new favortie hero and will definetly be on my team when Marvel vs Capcom 3 comes out... well, it's him, Spiderman, and Dante as of now, but that is expected from me ^_^
PS: You know what I find really strange? You can find Manga scans on the internet, but you can't find Comic Scans. I know it's bad to do that kind of stuff, but I mean there are like a bagilion sites for Manga scans, but not one for Comic Books. Althougth I prefer to buy my comics and mangas anyday, it woudl be nice to be able to preview series I am interested in like Spiderman 2099
Ok, well, that's the end of this Part 1 my friends. I am sora_heart and I will see you guys in Part 2... where the real raging begins... and not in a good way
PS: I HATE HOW YOU CAN'T SAY C L A S S I C or S T Y L E on this site anymore... really anyoying... here is a pic of Birth by Sleep ^_^
So as the title suggest, I am stuck at home... well, I wish I was stuck at home at least xD. Despite the fact I am pretty much running to the bathroom to... actually, I don't think I need to get into detail xD. We will just say that I can't hold anything down, unless it's Saltine Crackers, Chicken Broth, and 7-Up with gallons of water in my system.. ugh... I mean, Saltine Crackers are delish, but the the Chicken Broth is just torture down the throat, but the 7-Up is helping a lot xD. Yesterday, I started to get better... that was until I thought I would be a bright idea to try and have Spaghetti before my waterpolo game... yeah, that didn't go so well. I didn't even get in the water during the game, mostly because I ended up running to the bathroom about 10 times during a 40 minute game... yeah, that is way to much xD. It was so bad, that my coach told me to go home and take the next day off... wow, who know I was so dedicated, that the coach had to tell me to stay home xD. Still, I didn't really listen to him, because here I am at school waiting for my next class xD. Now, I will miss practice tonight, mostly because I still feel like poop, and I want to be ready if I get a chance to play during tomorrow's games, or as my coach wants me to say it "I don't want to get anyone, himself or the team, sick" xD. LOL! Sometimes my coach is just to funny xD. But anyways, because my life has pretty much been nothing but school and waterpolo, the only downtime I have had is from 9:45 till the time I go to bed, mind you it is PM xD. So, unless it's the weekend, which are busy with either tourneys or homework, my only real down time is short and I am so exhausted, that most of the time, I just want to clear my mind with some video games or to hit up the forums xD. So, this post will mostly focus on the gaming I have done, and not so much on everything else, granted that it's because I pretty much went over how my life I has been in this paragraph alone xD... so yeah, this was old xD. I wrote this one thursday, back when I was sick... it's almost a week later, and I am still writing this blog xD. Probably the saddest part about that is aside from being able to eat again, almost nothing about my life has changed xD. Still busy and still have no time to myself xD.
The first bit of business is... well, I have been neglecting my single player games xD. I haven't really touched Earthbound or Fire Emblem, mostly because I haven't had the desire to jump into hard games I guess xD. I haven't even really touched MW2 much either, and that was the game I was killing time with friends with xD (or what I like to call, the mindless games xD). Still, that doesn't mean that I haven't played any games recently xD. Granted, I have played Fire Emblem, but I think I might get into DMC3 and MGS3 again soon, but I will get into that in a minute xD. Now, onto the main points I wanted to get out of the way xD.
So first order of business is Halo: Reach. Yeah, I got that $h!t but the funny part is that I didn't even want to buy it really xD. My little brother is a HUGE HALO FAN, and when I say HUGE, I mean like BIG, or GIANT, or my favorite, COLOSSAL... and that is not because the ICO Collections was finally announced xD. Every time I say COLOSSAL, I think of the name "The Colossal of Crash" for Babe Ruth from the Sandlot (Best Kids Movie Ever)... I just find it a funny name and word is all xD, but I digress.
So now onto Reach... well, basically, it's a really well done game xD. I remember back when I used to be addicted to Halo 2 (easily the best game in the franchise at the time) and loving every single LAN Party (basically, me and my neighbors hooked up 2-4 xboxs together and played each other, with each team taking a room and we played each other like that, yelling at each other after every match and calling each other names when we lost... they where experiences I will never miss), thinking that nothing could ever top the game. The story mode was amazing, the multiplayer was addicting thanks to great map design and excellent balance of guns, and replay value of the game was very high thanks to the excellent xbox live support the game had. I never though it would get better... then Halo 3 came out and that only proved my point. I consider Halo 3 as a disappointment, with broken weapons (especially the Battle Rifle), campy maps, slow movement, and a horribly disappointing story... not to mention some of the worst xbox live experiences that I have ever had... with 10 year olds acting like monster and 30 year olds acting like they are 10... it was just horrible. Plus, Call of Duty 4 came out at around that same time and it was a MUCH better game, so I pretty much skipped over Halo 3. ODST was decent, but I would of really liked a multiplayer with it instead of just local firefight and a disc with Halo 3's multiplayer on it, plus 3 extra maps... yeah, definitely not worth the price tag of $60 xD.
Gesh, I keep getting side tracked, don't I xD? But you guess should be used to that nonsense xD. But anyways, Halo: Reach is probably the best game I have played this fall, but not this year because nothing still has yet to pass Bayonetta, but easily second best game I have acquired this year (that is unless Vanquish doesn't suck and is everything I expect it to be ^_^). It takes a lot of what was good about Halo 1 and 2, and only takes the cool ideas and menu interface from 3 to create this masterpiece. They remade A LOT of Halo 2 maps and for the most part, the remakes and new maps are pretty good, some of them are campy, but it's not as bad as Halo 3 was. The guns are more balanced, thanks to the absence of the Battle Rifle and the power weapons are do there job. Personally, my favorite is the Sniper, only because it's so awesome in this game... I was always a beast with Halo 2 sniper and this one is pretty much it's ultimate successor, which is epic sauce . The campaign is pretty good, even though we know the ending, and they added matchmaking for fire fight and made custom games for the mode, so that is cool, and Forge is even more awesome then it was in the last game. Really, the game is WORTH the $60 and I am having a lot more fun with this game then I have with a online shooter game in a long time, even more so then Call of Duty 4, which is pretty hard to beat. I may not beat Halo 2 in my mind, but I just think that is because Halo 2 is so nostalgic in my mind, that I can't help but think it's the best of the 5 games, so when I say it like that, Halo: Reach is probably the best in the series... also, I might make a review of this game, but at this point, I am not sure xD.
So, aside from Reach, that is pretty much the only game I have been playing xD. Aside from that, the only other thing I should mention is my thoughts about the Tokyo Game Show and it was mixed feelings. Square said the usual BS about how they need more time to work on Final Fantasy versus XIII... Yeah, we all know that you are just covering up for the fact Testua Nomura just wants to make more KH Spin Offs because they are easy money, I know what you telling me xD. I mean, the game might as well never be made... but who am I kidding. We live in a world where Duke Nukum Forever is coming out, so I still have faith xD. What else... uhm... Tekken Tag Team 2 was announced, so that is kind of cool.... uhm... oh yes, how could I forget you Capcom!!! Lately, I have had a Love-Hate relationship with Capcom this year. They started off strong, announcing Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4, Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, Megaman Universe, and Street Fighter 3 for XBLA and PSN, but then they started to get STUPID!!! I mean, they announce Megaman Legends 3, which is like the WORST MEGAMAN GAME EVER, they talk about Street Fighter vs Tekken (which looks even more stupid then Megaman Legends 3) and the grand daddy of them all... a new Devil May Cry game!!!
Everybody is probably like "What? You don't like Devil May Cry? It's all over your profile... what is wrong with you"... well, there is a reason that I have changed everything to Dante... think of this as a memorial for the Old Dante, because this new DMC is a Reboot, and let me say this, EVERYTHING IN THE TRAILER LOOKS GOOD, EXCEPT THE NEW DANTE!!! I mean, I like the darker tone of the game, I think the new setting is going to be awesome, the combat looks great, and the story seems interesting right now, but what they did wrong is the made the Character's Name Dante!!! Granted, Dante is the star of the show, but this Dante! This little prick looks nothing like Dante. I mean, the kid looks like a if Sasuke (No Soul, that doesn't make him instantly hawt because he looks like Sasuke xD) went to a Marilyn Manson Fashion Show... and he had cancer or something! It just looks bad, and nothing like the Dante we all know and love. Dante went from a Cocky-Lazy-Sarcastic-Care-Free-Gunslinging-Sword-Swinging-Cowboy with a red coat and a silver hair, to a Crazy Psychopathic Skinny Punk Kid, WHO SMOKES MIND YOU (I can't stand it when developers think "smoking is more appealing to the kids", because that is a lie and that only makes me wonder if the tobacco companies are giving some money to the developers xD), who is Uber Emo because his mommy died... granted, that would be horrible if that happened to someone, but Dante isn't like this at all! Like I said, I don't mind a reboot, but Dante is to iconic to just take a face lift like this. It would be the same way if Solid Snake was turned into a pot head college drop out, or if Sonic the Hedgehog was turning into a high school student trying to fit in, or if Mario was a leader of a Italian Mob, or if Roxas was gay for Axel (no comments from the Yaio Fans Please!!!)... it just isn't right and out of feels like a slap to the face, especially to the fans of the series. I mean, I grew up with this guy, HE IS my favorite character of all time, and now, I am disgusted to see what has happened to him...
Oh gawd... I can't look at this!!! I need to a picture of the old Dante... and I will give the ladies some Fan Service while I am at it
Ok, I am done with the blogging. I need to calm down now and actually start getting back to the life I have xD. Luckily, today has been easy enough for me to finish this... in fact, it has been SO easy, I am thinking about making this day a personal holiday xD. I mean, I come to school, first course gets abruptly canceled, then second course comes around and we have a sub and she tells us we are watching Cast Away (the great movie with Tom Hanks... best actor ever?) for the rest of the week... great . Then I get some delish Islands and go to my third course, where the teacher says he is only doing personal conferences to talk to use about our research topics and support ideas, and NOW, rumor has it that waterpolo practice is either going to be super easy because we have to biggest game of the season tomorrow, or it will be canceled all together... I mean, damn, that is just lucky xD. If all goes like this for the rest of the day, I am celebrating this day every single day! I don't know what I will call it yet, but I will think of something. If anyone has any ideas, just let me know xD. But I am done, so until next time, I will see you guys in my next blog, whenever and whatever that is xD. So, due to the lack of hot ladies and a request from Soul, here is a picture of Sakura (Naruto fans, you can cheer now) in her "More Revealing" Summer Outfit from the 3rd Naruto Movie xD...
PS: LOL... I can't beleive some of you find her attractive xD...
Yeah, I am finally posting another blog... sorry about the long wait xD. I have been trying to get this done for a while now, but the timing has always been bad, with either something to do, my sister needing the computer as soon as I start writing it, school, and just overall how tired I am when I get home. School is really pushing my limits on how much I can do when I get home, considering I have waterpolo practice now from 6:00 - 9:00 at night, which means I don't get home now till around 9:45 or 10:00, depending on traffic, which really blows because now that means I finish dinner at like 10:30 or so, which means I can't start falling asleep till like 11:30 or 12:00, so that really sucks xD. Luckily, my courses in the morning don't start till 9:45, so I get my 8 hours of sleep in easily ^_^! Bad News is I have 3 classes every Tuesday and Thursday... It's a pain in the butt right now because with a exception of a 2 hour gap between my 2nd and 3rd class, by the time I am done with my 3rd class, I have to be at the pool in like a hour and a half anyways, so I end up staying at the school getting whatever done. I am at school now from 9 to 9 every Tuesday and Thursday... 12 hours at school... I don't know if I can cope with that 0_0... Aw well, enough about my excuses. Let's keep the blog going positive and go down to the games ^_^... BTW, I NEED TO SEE BACCANO!!!
So, as the title says above, gaming has been going down a lot, mostly thanks to school and the fact that I have to no focus on actual Real Life things and don't really have time to master Metal Gear Solid 3 or Prepare for my epic rematch with the Brothers from Hell on DMC3. So, if you couldn't tell, I am putting console games on the shelf for a little while. Once finals start rolling down the hill around thanksgiving or so, I will probably pick it up again, considering my brother will be addicted to Halo: Reach and I will have no choice but to go back to my PS2 and Wii xD. Alright, not let's get to the short list of game updates I have for you today, of course using the number system I have adopted. Remember, number 1 is the game I have been playing the most and so on. These will all be games I can play on the go and mind you, there are only 3 or them, so I apologize xD.
1) Fire Emblem (AKA: Fire Emblem 7) for the GBA
The original Fire Emblem is a game I always end up coming back too, and this time is no exception. For about the 20th time or so, I am replaying this ****c AGAIN, starting with a fresh game starting with Lyn's story all the way up to the ending of Eliwood's story. What I love most about this game is the different experiences I have with it. Not one playthrough has ever been the same, with this one being the most interesting in my eyes. So far, I have been able to get through the game without any characters being killed and getting every available character thus far. I have also had some firsts in there as well, such as my first time playing on the Lloyd maps first rather then what usually happens, where I play on the Linus maps. Also, this is the first time I have unlocked Karrel, because for the first time in any of my times play fire emblem, a majority of my stronger units are magic units, therefor, the Sword master Karrel is available instead of the Hero Harken, both being very powerful unit of course, but it's nice to have a psychotic serial killer rather then a noble war hero on the team for once ^_^. Some other new stuff this playthrough has come up as well, like how Guy is one of the units I am not using this play through, but both Rebecca and Florina are units I trust a lot xD. The same is with using the magical units over all my other members of my party. Currently, I am on Chapter 26x, the chapter where I get the almighty Jaffar, the secret assassin ****you can get and one of the best units you recruit in the game. He is one of the 4 units that can take out the last boss in one hit, the other 3 being Hector, Cannas, and Athos, which makes the character pretty bad ass. I will probably beat this game by next week or so, so who knows? I will probably replay it again after on Hector Mode, but IDK at this point.
I haven't played this all week, but I have been playing it regardless xD. I am just about to get the girl (which I have named Axel xD), and I have to say, the game is hard and sometimes unfair. There are some enemies that can call other enemies, and a lot of the game is grinding, which irritates me. I hope it gets better because aside from the really funny story, it's just your average RPG.
3) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
This game is one I always seem to come back too xD. I am really only playing this because my good friend Sneasel started playing and now I have a partner in crime to play with xD. Sometimes we troll a little on the game, and there is nothing more fun then making 12 year olds feel bad because they take there game way to seriously We have been playing Team Deathmatch a lot, and I have to tell you guys, I really miss my F2000 . I know a lot of people don't like the gun, but I do, and I am only 6 levels away from getting it back. I would personally prefer if Sneasel would learn to like objective games, but Team Deathmatch once and a while is ok xD. I blame him though because now I can't play anything other then TDM, because now I am obsessed with my KDR, so hopefully, we will switch, and he will get me back into objective based games xD.
So that is all the game news. I have not really been doing much with youtube, but I have been writing a lot more, which is always nice . Now that school is back, I should be doing more writing and more anime watching xD. IDk what I am going to focus on, but my novel is the first thing to work on xD. I also planing on reading a little this semester, mostly because are teacher wants us reading at least 2 books outside of the one we are reading for the course, so that should be good xD. We went over the books today, and ironically enough, The Eyes of God ended up being one of the group books to chose from, so I ended up picking that. Despite me already reading the book like 2 times, I am quite excited to read it once again xD. Speaking of that, the four courses I am taking are: Read 90, Intro to Cinema, Career/Life Planning, and English 1C. I know it may sound easy, but it's not. Cinema is easy for me because it's just analyzing films, Read is just reading so that should be fun, and Career/Life Planning is a joke ****people take to get credits out of the way xD. I mean, I need all the ****s for my General Ed Stuff, but that doesn't factor in how much time I will be spending on 1C and Waterpolo. Waterpolo, I will have practices at nights, games, and tournaments I go on during the weekends and stuff, and 1C I have 2-3 research papers! Of course, that doesn't stop me from having fun xD. The only changes I am making to my routine is I am going to take notes the old fashion way. It seems that when I am on the computer, there is internet, which means I get distracted. Now granted, this has never really effected me all that much, but my mother said if I got straight A's this semester, she would buy me my own Xbox 360, and that is something I intend on getting. I have never gotten or tried to get straight A's before, so this should be interesting. Granted, aside from 1C, everything else is a guaranteed A, but I feel that I can go the distance... thank you Disney Reference xD
So, of course, as the title says, because school has came back, my writing has skyrocketed! I already have a new story on top of the story I am working on still xD. I still haven't though of the details, but it will defiantly be a short film and will be using my Camera for once xD. I think the movie will be like half an hour long, but it will get across a message of the purpose in our modern life. Think of it this way: This was inspired by The Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack, Jazz and Blues Songs, and the film What's Eating Gilbert Grape... yeah, this should be interesting. Once I get the plot down, I will start working on the script, and then maybe filming. Of course I will use actors, but I think I want to use some of my online Voice Acting Friends in this series, because I feel I owe them considering I keep pushing back The Darksides of Time xD. All and all, the film will use a lot of color, and a lot of symbolism and imagery, and who knows... maybe you will see my smexy-self in it . Of course, working on my novel is always the first thing on my mind, but it's exciting that my mind is active with all the stories and stuff .
So, the past two weeks have been blah to be honest. 2 weeks ago was my Hell Week, and this year, we traveled up to Santa Barbara for "A Team-Building Training Camp", which is just a fancy way of saying 9 hours a day of working-out for a entire week... In fact, Hell sounded much nicer then Santa Barbara while I was there, which is sad xD. We did plenty of beach swims in Speedos mind you (you know, the little tiny underwear peaces they where in Europe), with the water being 58 Degrees... yeah, it was cold xD. Three kids on the team got Pneumonia from the beach swim and runs we did, it was that bad. Lucky, I was fine, and I actually got 5th place in on of the races we did, so I am happy with that, especially since in all the races, I started last xD. The only good thing that came out of this week is how I am in shape again, which means I am even more smexy then I was before xD. I may not be as in shape as I was my freshman year of college, but I am getting there, and now that my eating habits are good (meaning I don't eat a lot when I am not working out and I don't eat fast food at all, with the exception of In-N-Out, but that doesn't count xD), I am on my way to getting in the best shape of my life... that is unless a new Fire Emblem or Bayonetta comes out, then that might be a bump in the road... oh, how much I missed you baby girl ^_^
So yeah, aside from what I just talked about, life has been somewhat slow xD. It has been nothing but school and polo, and on my free time, writing and the few games I am playing to recover. I am not even playing Brawl right now due to the frustration it brings me and the time it requires, with the other games being the same xD. Unfortunately, life has a funny way of putting what you enjoy as far away as possible, always making you having to work extra hard just to touch them for about five minutes xD. Now, because of this, I will most likely get back into ranting, because I haven't had anything to talk about recently and it would be a good way to help me go to sleep at night xD. I mean, even my anime watching has gone down because of my life right now xD. Aside from reruns of Cowboy Bebop and Avatar: The Last Airbender, I haven't really been all the interested in watching any anime. I think the one I am going to watch next is Baccano, mostly because I have heard such good things about it and how underrated it is as an anime. I mean, I found Kiba to be very enjoyable and I have only meet 2 people who know who that is, so this one could be quite interesting. I might just buy Baccano cause it seems like something I would want to buy, but if I see the first season of Kiba, I am going to buy that for sure, because I have been dying to get that xD. If I see both, looks like Baccano will have to wait xD. So, that is all for this blog. I hope you guys enjoyed this and again, I apologize for this being so late. I have just been so busy, that I have only had time to write chunk by chunk of this blog xD. Alright, well, I guess I will see you guys in the next blog, whenever that is xD. Until then, enjoy this picture of Final Fantasy 7... (PS: Am I the only one who finds it funny that in Advent Children, Cloud and Tiffa share a house together and NOTHING HAS HAPPENED? I mean come on, if I lived with Tiffa and she was in love with me as much as she is with Cloud, that house would never be quite at night xD. IDK, maybe he would if he wasn't to busy crying about Aeris xD).
WHICH REMINDS ME! A LITTLE RANT ON GAMEFAQS AND GAMESPOT: Last weekend, I was super bored, and I was reading a top ten list on Gamefaqs (you know, the little top ten lists that Gamespot keeps linking you too on the top right of the screen xD). So while, I was reading, I decided that I should try my own. So, I was looking at the rules, and it said it needed to be something with enough verity and something with a open ended idea, they used the example of a Top Ten Final Fantasy Games, because there is only a little over 10 games, so the list doesn't have enough. So I agree to the rules, and I decide to do the top 10 final fantasy Piano Song (meaning the songs from the piano collections CD). So I do the list, and I feel that it's a strong list. Long descriptions, good spelling/grammar/sentences, and I was very detailed about why which song made a certain spot on the list. So, I submit it, and then the site tells me I have to wait for it to be approved. I say fair enough, and I wait. 2 days later, I get a message from them saying my Top 10 list has been denied. I kind of question it, thinking to myself why it got denied. I decide to look at the information on why it got denied, and it said "Too Varied"... What the hell? How in the world is the top ten final fantasy piano collections songs not varied. I mean, there is a piano collection for Final Fantasy 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10-2, and 13, which each CD having 15-20 songs in it. If we do the math, that is a total of over 165 POSSIBLE SONGS TO CHOOSE FROM!!! I love how this doesn't make the cut, yet something as dumb as "The Top Ten Funniest Zelda Moments" and "Top 10 Nintendo Exclusive RPGs" manage to make the cut. Seriously, Gamefaqs/Gamespot are one of the most biased sites on the internet, only being defeated by IGN xD. What's even worse is it won't let me look at the list again, which means I lost everything I wrote, yet, the site will remember any unfinished list for up to a month, yet one that didn't make the cut is just deleted on the spot... just plain stupid! I think the reason my list didn't make the cut was because I kept bashing Final Fantasy 7, and because I only put One Winged Angel as Number 7... stupid FF7 fanboys xD. Alright, my tangent is done. Sorry, I had to get that off my chest... now, enjoy this funny picture from Cowboy Bebop and have a good day ^_^