Hello all, I want to take a moment to explain why I personally haven’t been posting as much. First off thanks to AriesKnight for picking up the slack. Anyway, I’m head first into graduating this year. Also I recently got a job working as a web designer. So between me interning and building someones website for free, and me working at a job on different websites, I’ve unfortunately had to neglect my website. Anyway back on topic.
I’ve recently got the platinum for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. Two Platinums because the vita version comes free when you buy the Playstaion 3 version. The game is really good. For two straight weeks I played this game and enjoyed every minute of it. The best part was I used my vita as an AR treasure finder when playing on PS3, and when my lady wanted to watch T.V., I could continue the story on the vita. Also the fact that this game released at 40 dollars makes it a no brainer. I can not praise it enough. There really aren’t many platformer games these days and the new Sly Cooper is top notch. I never played the original three, but when I get time, I will definitely be picking up the HD collection…and get those platinums too!
I could go into detail about the mechanics, gameplay, etc, but I’m sure you have other websites that have already told you. I will say I highly recommend Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. especially for anyone missing the days of platformers from the Playstation/Playstation2 era.
Sassy-Phoenix and I have been playing a new game type in Uncharted 3 called Grenade Dodgeball. It’s in the lab playlist if you want to try it out. It consist of two teams on opposite sides of a flat red and blue field with a wall up in the middle. The only way to score kills is to lobe grenades over and kill your opponents. A simple concept with tons of strategy. The grenades spawn on the field and you can pick them up as you run over them, but there are pillars to the left and right that spawn mega bombs and cluster grenades if you choose to climb up and grab. Also people can throw your grenades back and you and vise-versa. This makes it especially tricky when a grenade is coming at you and you’re not sure if you can throw it back or not because the grenades can only be returned once.
WARNING: spoilers ahead for the comic “The Amazing Spider-man: issues 698-700.
I recently caught up on my comics, specifically my tri-monthly dose of the Amazing Spider-man. I realize the comic business does the things it does for shock and awe so it can garner more money. I even admit what I’m about to rage about is fan boyish. But for the fucking life of me I cannot understand why the people at Marvel Comics hate Peter Parker!
Let me step back a moment and explain. In the story arc of amazing Spider-man 698-700, we have a sick Doc Ock in an iron lung in jail about to die at any moment. However, the good doctor does not go without a fight. He mentally gets one of his robotic octo drones to pinch Peter Parkers nervous system and somehow switch minds ala freaky Friday. So far so good, a little bit of goofy science and a movie plot that’s been done to death but nothing rage inducing.
Welcome to 2013. Who knew we’d actually live through an apocalypse eh? Anyway, I have platinumed my first game of 2013 and that game is (drum roll)….lollipop Chainsaw.
I received Lollipop Chainsaw for Christmas and while I’ve wanted it for a while, I couldn’t pay full price for a game that was supposedly so short. While it is short with only seven levels, it takes about 2-3 play throughs if you are going for all the trophies/achievements. I’ve technically still got more costumes to unlock but for now I’m going to bask in the glory of my platinum trophy.
So what is there to say about lollipop Chainsaw? Well for those that don’t know, you play as a high school cheerleader with a chainsaw that so happens to be a zombie slayer. Think Buffy the Vampire slayer except more ditsy and sexualized. It’s a hack and slash game and is an arcade styled game. In other words play levels over and over to get the highest score you can. While the repetitive nature of these types of games usually turn me away, Lollipop Chainsaw is so stylized with its art style, has a funny if but ridiculous story, and combat is simple fun, that I had no problem playing multiple times.
Anybody that enjoys hack n’ slash games or just a short fun experience should check out Lollipop Chainsaw. I personally give it my full recommendation and declare it as one of my favorite games of 2012.
Also if you do like Lollipop Chainsaw, check out Splatterhouse as that game has funny dialogue between characters and is a solid beat ‘em up.
EDF! EDF! Here’s the thing about Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, It’s on a fine line between greatness and mediocrity.
On the plus side, It’s a blast to play multiplayer whether it be in the six person survival mode or the three person campaign. Class types are varied nicely and fun to play around with and weapons are plentiful. You have a selection between a jet(flying), battle(heavy armor), trooper(normal), or tactical(mines, turrets) class and each have their positives and negatives. The game plays out like an arcade shooter where anyone can jump in at anytime or leave and the story in told through chatter during a level. buildings are completely destructive with one rocket usually needed to take down a skyscraper for completely outrageous damage fun. Enemies are plentiful and big, and higher difficulties are truly difficult if you’re not leveling up correctly.
As for the bad, or in this case, the annoying. Leveling up is a grind. I can’t express this enough especially with four different classes to use. The story is almost non existent with zero cut scenes until the very end which then is an abrupt end. Weapons are a hit or miss, either really good or really bad (I’m looking at you Jet class pea shooter). The class types have no customization other than color choice and choosing your weapons load out. I haven’t played by myself yet but I imagine it’s not nearly as fun as with friends and can get boring fast. The game has few objectives but the main one is kill all the bugs in the level and that’s about it. Graphics are by no means on a Gears of war or Uncharted level, but they are better than most, especially the detail of the class type’s armor.
So here’s how I’m going to rate this game. If you have a friend or two then I highly recommend this title for your group to play. Also with a selling price of $40 dollars you really are getting more than a lot of $60 dollar titles offer. However, if you don’t have someone to play with then this could get boring fast and you may want to pass it up or at least wait for a lower price in the future. All in all I love it for what it is and if you want to play then hit me up!
I have picked up a 3DS a few weeks ago while on a trip to see my buddy graduation. I have a little time on it and want to share my thoughts on it. First thing’s first the graphics are stunning for a handheld, I feel like its on Par with the late Gamecube early Wii games. I bought DOA on it and it seems up to par with its console counterpart on the Xbox 360 which amazes me.
The 3-D is pretty cool but actually is not what I was thinking it would be the way it was being marketed, but I enjoy it. The set up is almost exactly the same as the DSI, which isn’t a bad thing at all. The marketplace is also well for just starting. Excitebike, Donkey Kong, and Link’s Awakening are among the games that are already on there with Excitebike being free for like the first week it was up.
So we’ve had some time to play the Uncharted 3 beta, and for the most part, we like it. Like every elitest that played a previous installment one would complain, “ooh, it feels different, it sucks!” Well lets get the bad out of the way first.
The controls feel clunky. I don’t know if it’s the fact that holding the left stick lets you run faster now, but I’m constantly running into walls, and if I’m not doing that, I fail at climbing on things that should be easy to climb. Overall I feel like a tank and not as fluid as I use to in Uncharted 2.