its_game_time: (ShadowSonic; pwned)
I heard a while back that The Matrix: Path of Neo was an amazingly good video game adaptation, and I dutifully waited until I'd watched all the movies before renting it and trying it.

HOLY CRAP IT WAS SO GOOD

It actually uses movie scenes as cutscenes, has most if not all of the right actors as VAs, and the gameplay is like someone took the best parts of every open-world battle system and combined them into one awesome thing of amazing awesomeness. I can recognize a lot of the moves I pull off in battle as being directly from the films, and even those made up for the game are so well-coordinated, it's beautiful, and you can tell that they didn't skimp at all in any area of the game's development. Probably helped that the actual directors had a hand in making it.

It was released in 2005 for the PS2 and original XBox, so some of the graphics are a bit dated (although the couple pre-rendered cutscenes it had WERE SO GORGEOUS, I was very impressed), but after a few hours, I hardly noticed. There were times where I was scared out of my mind, high on adrenaline, verbally keyboardsmashing over awesome things I pulled off, or laughing like an idiot at my own fail or the unexpected randomness of certain levels, like when you seriously have to crawl through cubicles and down the office building while Morpheus guides you on the phone. SO. AWESOME.

Plus, the game CHANGED THE ENDING to something considerably more satisfactory than the canon ending, so that was a nice little bonus -- although I honestly burst out laughing when it played Queen's "WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ARE THE CHAAAAAMPIOOOOOONS" during the final scene/credits, because every time I hear that song, I either think of the Disney version where Goofy sings it, or this:



It also has a crapload of unlockable bonus items, a good number of featurettes, and if I didn't have to return the thing, I'd immediately go for a second playthrough on a higher difficulty level.

And I SWEAR, one of these days, I'll splurge and buy one of those things that let you record your gameplay directly to your computer so I can YouTube the entirety of my playthrough. |D Were I to record my voice as narration along with it, you'd all see what a total spazz I am, as most of my commentary was, honest to goodness, along the lines of

"AHAHAHA OH MY GOD THAT WAS AWESOME"

"GO NEO GO GO GO"

"/SHRIEKS"

"GET OFF MY ARM LET GO LET GO LET GO GET AWAAAAAAY"

"OH MY GOD SHUT UP MORPHEUS I AM TRYING"

"AHHHHHHH KILL ALL THE SMITHS"

"OH MY GOD THAT WAS SO AWESOME"

"RUN, LITTLE ASIAN DUDE!"

"AW YEAH POLE FIGHTING! AND IT'S NOT RETARDED LIKE IN BAYONETTA!"

"DUDE DUDE GUYS DID YOU SEE THAT IT WAS SO AWESOME"

"OH FREAKIN' A--"

"OH MY GOD I JUST OWNED FOUR SMITHS AT ONCE WITH A SWORD /strangling noises"

"STOP CLOSING THE FREAKING DOOR PLEASE HE IS GOING TO FOLLOW ME NO MATTER WHAT"

"/SCREAMS"

"NO! NO! NONONONONONONO!"

"THEY COME FOR YOU, NEO!"


And naturally, like any good game, I was humbled several times, such as the first time I acquired a grenade launcher.

Switch: "Is it a good idea to trust the grenade launcher to the rookie?"
Me: (Pfft, please, I've played Call of Duty and Resident Evil, among others. I think I can handle a grenade launcher.)
Bad guys: [appear!]
Me: [fires grenade, immediately kills myself and my three allies] "............"

And then there was the time I tried to kick down a door, only to also kick the high-pressure gas cylinder next to it, which then blew up in my face.

...Come to think of it, I think I'm just bad with explosives. Like all the times I blow myself up in RE5 and Revelations because I shoot a nearby gas barrel, having forgotten that I'm not playing RE4 and physics now actually matter.

Overall, I wish all movie-based games were even half this good. 8'( Sadly, 99% of the time they're just thrown together for a quick buck and are simply awful; this game, some of the Spidey games, and The Godfather are the only exceptions I'm aware of. WOE. If anyone has any recs that have slipped under my radar, do tell!

ALSO, I knew the creators of RE once admitted that Wesker's look and fighting style, especially in RE5, were influenced by The Matrix, but skdjfklsdfs DUDE, Rebecca's leather alternate outfit in RE0 is a nearly dead-on copy of what Trinity wears in The Animatrix. :|b And I know that there are only so many fighting styles out there, but I even thought one of Trinity's moves in Reloaded was the same as one that Jill pulled off in RE5, even shot at the same camera angle.

Possibly reading too much into it, but I thought it was an interesting string of similarities all the same. And if those similarities WERE intentional on RE's part... quite ironic, considering the games did it in such a cool manner, whereas the RE films totally failed in their blatant attempts to rip off The Matrix.
its_game_time: (Yes? AWWW YEAAAH.)
Finally did the sensible thing and moved my graphics LJ to a graphics comm at [livejournal.com profile] timetogame, as a small announcement. Opened the sucker up with a double icon post because those movies are so pretty


[63] The Matrix

-> [63] TOTAL



Teasers:



( I KNOW KUNG FU. )


[121] The Matrix: Reloaded
[013] Soul Calibur V

-> [134] TOTAL

Teasers:



( Follow meeee )

PFFF IDEK

May. 13th, 2012 07:21 pm
its_game_time: (Lloyd; lol wat)
This was easily one of the best (though weirdest) dreams I've ever had.

It starts off with the Scarecrow from Batman, who's managed to sneak his fear toxin into a huge batch of bottled drinks at a factory. Turns out he's working with Kefka Palazzo, who's just taken to spraying people directly in the face with the toxin by showing up at birthday parties, where the people let him in because they assume he's the clown that's coming to perform (except he's also dressed in Claus Lester's clothes?).

Somehow, I find out about the plan and try to stop it, but they kidnap me and toss me in the back of their car. While in the backseat, I overhear them saying that the cure for the toxin is a chemical found in chapstick and lemons. yeah idek I somehow manage to get free and end up on a college campus, so I decide that I'll hack into the college's network, get every student and teacher email address, and send out a mass email telling everyone how to protect themselves against the toxin. BUT hacking is too difficult, so two friends of mine come in to help (I can't remember who; one male, one female). The first stage of the hack requires the user to draw these complicated symbols, which Female Friend handles, and in the second, you have to play a level of this side-scrolling Legend of Zelda game as Zelda, which Male Friend does.

CHANGE OF SCENERY -- [livejournal.com profile] alory_shannon and [livejournal.com profile] tao_empress are out having lunch together somewhere and discussing The Hunger Games when Alory's cell goes off, saying it just received my mass email. They read it and realize the threat and word gets around, so everyone starts buying chapstick and lemonade. As Tao thinks it all over, she comes to the conclusion that this fear toxin incident has revealed that the Matrix conspiracy is true, that I'm apparently Neo, and that I have to save the world -- and then she posts about it in her LJ.

Switch scenery again, and it's me thinking to myself, "DON'T WORRY, GUYS -- I WILL FIND YOU BOTH AND UNPLUG YOU FROM THE MATRIX AND WE WILL JOIN THE REBELLION TOGETHER! >8|"

FIN.

...I srsly don't even know wtf my subconscious is thinking sometimes. ALL THE SAME, I THOUGHT IT WAS AWESOME -- AND HECK YEAH THE THREE OF US WOULD BE AMAZING IN THE MATRIX, Y/N? X'DD For my training programs, just install Naruto, Resident Evil, The Karate Kid, and The Lord of the Rings in my head and I'm good to go.

so much wtf

May. 8th, 2012 07:33 pm
its_game_time: (........Oh dear GOD.)
I've seen some bad Microsoft Word fail in my time, but this is one of the most retarded. Of course, my computer system is approaching ancient, so maybe the newer editions of Word have fixed the grammar/spelling "correction" fail.

RE: Revelations spoilers within )

Speaking of fail, I picked up the S.D. Perry Nemesis novel at the library just for giggles; and I totally wtf'd at Jill purposely wearing her RE3 clothes because they were "easier to move in." Excusemewhat -- there is nothing free or easy about running around and fighting in a tube top and/or skirt, of all things. Even her boots were dressy/heeled ones, not military style. ORZ.

I'd understand if a man made this mistake, but come on, Perry! Get your crap together. :|

So while the book started out as snicker-worthy, by the time I got to the end where Nicholai was actually about to rape Jill, I'd gone from patronizing chuckles to



because... what. APPARENTLY HAVING ONE CANON RAPIST ISN'T ENOUGH, SO PERRY FINDS IT NECESSARY TO ADD MORE EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE? wth. 8|a

OVERALL... yeah, did not like. No gold stars for you, Perry.
its_game_time: (MIEUMIEUMIEUMIEUMIEU!!)
I just watched The Matrix for the first time.

Where

where

WHERE HAS THIS MOVIE BEEN ALL MY LIFE???

omg I don't even I just

THIS MOVIE HAS BEEN AROUND FOR THIRTEEN YEARS AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE SEEN IT

I FEEL LIKE I HAVE BEEN DENIED THIRTEEN PRECIOUS YEARS WITH MY SOULMATE OR SMTH

IDK CAPSLOCK AND STUFF )

/RUNS TO RENT RELOADED
its_game_time: (YES PLZ DO WANT NAO)
AW YEAH

WHO'S A COLLEGE GRADUATE AS OF NOW??

THAT'S RIGHT

BRB FEELING AWESOME THAT ALL THIS EFFORT AND MANY MANY YEARS HAVE PAID OFF

\o/

ALL THE FEELS RIGHT NOW

SO MANY FEELS

SO EXCITE AND HAPPY AND SLDKJFSLKDFJSLDS YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY


...I THINK THIS CALLS FOR A RANDOM MEME, WHY NOT.

Name a character I play and I'll tell you...

1. Why did I choose my character, and how do I choose to play him/her?
2. What I have in common with my character.
3. If my character was born in a different era, what would I change about him/her?
4. RPer x Character; how would our relationship go?
5. Give one headcanon I have about my character.
6. My favourite thing about my character.
7. What I imagine when I think of my character.
8. If I changed my character's clothing options, what would I change and why?
9. If my character were to be given a haircut by me, what would I do?
10. If my character were to die, how would I react?
11. What is my character's biggest secret?
12. Who do I ship my character with?
13. Worst moment for my character.
14. Best moment for my character.
15. What I secretly want my character to do.
16. Favorite thread with my character.
17. What I like about my character.
18. What I dislike about my character.
19. Strangest thread with my character.
20. Favorite icon of my character.
its_game_time: (Oh God the spawn fail.)
The poorly-parented, bad-mannered kids these days need to realize that calling someone ugly over XBox LIVE earns them nothing in the Witty Insult Department.

-50 Creativity
-75 Originality
-200 Logic
+500 Fail

All for the fact that he flies off the handle, drops F-bombs in the in-game chat, and sends me "insulting" and foul-mouthed PMs all because I shot and killed him in a game in which you shoot and kill people.

lmao idek. All in all, it only gave me smug sense of superiority in addition to having humiliated him in the Final Killcam. B] EPIC TACTICAL INSERTION FAIL, WAT

I swear, if I ever caught a kid of mine talking half as badly as some of these little boys do on LIVE, I'd smack him in the face and take his XBox away until he was 18. 'B|

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Apr. 16th, 2012 11:08 am
its_game_time: (The new cool kids on the block.)
[44] Resident Evil 6

-> [44] TOTAL


Teasers:



( I can't even fathom this awesomeness )

In case, y'know, you didn't catch me cross-posting it like an em-effer everywhere else.
its_game_time: (Ziggy says there's a 96.7% chance)
So, I hate Facebook and such have never even really looked at it. BUT it turns out that you can upload your theater videos in MW3 straight to your Facebook from your XBox, as long as you plug your FB account into it, and so I ask all you Facebook-savvy users: are videos on Facebook hosted ON Facebook, or... do they go through YouTube, or what?

/herpderp

I~'m just thinking that if it's possible to either download the videos off the site or just go in a roundabout way to YouTube, then I may create a dummy FB just to get mah vidyas. Ripping/screencapture is always an option if it's hosted on the site and can't be directly downloaded, I suppose, although that'd probably kill the quality. :|;
its_game_time: (Yes? AWWW YEAAAH.)


I DON'T -- I DON'T EVEN

I loved Nuketown before it was cool, tyvm, so THIS -- THIS -- IT IS SO PERFECT, I LOVE IT SO SOSOSOSOSOSO MUCH X'D <3333

This sucker is now on my iPod, and I am debating making it my ringtone. :'D

I miss Black Ops, sob.

omg ;; <3

Mar. 23rd, 2012 11:25 am
its_game_time: (Sam; ...-peek-)
I teared up at this. So, so cute and sweet and ksldjfklsdjfs augh God bless those soldiers, seriously. So much love and respect for them and their families.



Best comment?

That soldier is Captain America as far as´╗┐ I'm concerned.

Bawomgyes. ;_; ♥

\o/

Feb. 10th, 2012 11:43 am
its_game_time: (Lloyd; lol wat)
JUST BEAT RE: Revelations last night, and while I'll do a TL;DR review on it later, my immediate (and brief, and capslock'd) thoughts/impressions are:

No plot spoilers, promise, but mentions a funneh scene )

OVERALL,



IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL
its_game_time: (Neliel; 8DDD)


HAPPY RANT CAPSLOCK TIME 8DDDDDDDDDD )

AND NOW I must equally rant on the RE: Revelations demo I played from the 3DS eShop. |D

'Spoilers' for the demo )

I APPROVE I WANT BOTH OF THESE GAMES NOW PLZ ;_;

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