FINALLY

Oct. 17th, 2012 11:14 pm
its_game_time: (Don't you trust your partner?)
It's that time again -- REVIEW TIIIIIME. :'D

Only this time, it's a DOUBLE REVIEW because I've fallen behind in everything lately. Obviously, hyooj spoilers for both!

Resident Evil: Damnation )

AND SPEAKING OF--

Resident Evil 6 AWWWW YEAAAAHHHH )
its_game_time: (Stress relief comin' right up.)
As I play through RE2, there are a few things that I really need to keep in mind:

-THERE IS NO 180-TURN. I MUST STOP FORGETTING THIS EVERY TIME A ZOMBIE GETS UP ON ME.

-I AM NOT JILL. Read: I cannot dodge things except when I manually run around them. ...Which probably means that reflexively button-mashing every time I get grabbed is useless.

-I DON'T KNOW WHY BUT CERBERUS DEAL MORE DAMAGE NOW. Stop trying to dodge and just kill the stupid things. I HAVE ENOUGH AMMO TO SPARE.

Orz I don't know what it is about this game in particular, but fml it's tedious and things need to stop jumping out of pseudo-still background images. Trenchy The Tyrant's going to give me a heart attack at this rate and stop popping up at random, Sherry. You're lucky I'm not in control during cutscenes because I would've shot you by now.

Iiiiiiin other news, I was tricked duped ganged up on tempted enabled talked into joining a new RP game, [community profile] dragonhaven -- my first DreamWidth game, no less! In my defense, all I did was post at dear_mun with Trish after moving her journal over and I was immediately jumped by an awesome DMC cast. ;; Who, aside from being awesome, doesn't seem to mind my backtagging tendencies. Excellent.

It seems like a pretty laidback place, and it's considerably brighter in theme than I generally find myself interested in, so that's a nice change of pace. I'm not a total sadist, tyvm. I was just accepted as Trish, and I may app Jill, too. Maybe from a different canon point than usual, just to mix things up? Hmm...

Either way, I figure I've made time for a game on the side since I've pretty much forsaken Bakerstreet; it's full of so much drama now that it's practically a joke. 'B| Not to mention half the memes are sex memes, which I have no interest in (and I swear I see the same one three or four times a week sometimes, wtf), and I play from a lot of obscure series, and a lot of players are rather snooty about refusing to backtag (or about tagging back at ALL), so. Bleh. Unless I'm interacting with RP buddies of mine, it's really not worth it.

E3 Round-up

Jun. 7th, 2012 05:45 pm
its_game_time: (Neliel; 8DDD)
With E3 more or less over (unofficially? ...starting early threw me off, wth), it's time I roped in all my impressions and opinions into one place (at least on the things that left the biggest impressions on me), SO, here we go.

Note that any of these rants statements are prone to have spoilers for that particular series.

The Wii U (overall) )

Resident Evil 6 )

Dead Space 3 )

Black Ops 2 )

ZombiU )

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon )

Lego City: Undercover )

LEGO The Lord of the Rings )

Assassin's Creed 3 )

And that's about it.


...Reluctantly, I will admit that some word reached me regarding the next RE Anderson abomination film, but. I think it's best for everyone, including myself, if I don't Go There just yet. Or ever, if possible.

/sits on hands
its_game_time: (Saccharine BS? DNW.)
So I finally got around to reading the infamous script for George Romero's version of the Resident Evil movie, and naturally I had to log my reactions as I was reading it.

MY MIND IS BLOWN )

Still, it was an honor just to read the script. You da man, George Romero, you da man. As if there was ever any doubt.



I want this movie to be made like burning. ;^;
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: (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? 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.

\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 ;_;
its_game_time: (ShadowSonic; pwned)
AWWWW YEAAAAAH Hilde was confirmed for Soul Calibur V. \o\ \o/ /o/ Even more exciting is that her basic stats were released and SHE HAS CHILDREN. omg. omg. PLZ TO BE WANTING TO KNOW WHO THE DADDY IS, NAMCO.

Even more awesome is that she's now an exiled princess on the run as a mercenary. In Siegfried's mercenary group. klsdjlkfsjkldjfsdfs I HAVE NO WORDS FOR THIS. >3< Totes time for a canon update for the muse, come next year. 8D

Latest video game ventures, sans spoilers. )

And RE: Nemesis (...ahaha pun not intended) in ~ULTIMATE MvC3~: yeah, he looks awesome. No, I am not convinced anymore than before to buy this stupid thing. >|

CAPSLOCKY RANT TIME + A GIF BECAUSE I HATE CAPCOM )

Uhhhh what else. The last few Naruto chapters have been epic. I have found me a new 4-man BroTP, as [livejournal.com profile] alory_shannon would say. |D

I just completed book #11 of The Dresden Files, and I just reserved book #12 at the library -- but much to my dismay, I found out that the latest book, #13, has a waiting list of 38 people.

;3;

And I am sorely lacking in the funds necessary to just go out and buy a hardcover book atm, so obvs I am doomed to live in suspense.

wtfffffff

Jul. 20th, 2011 07:06 pm
its_game_time: (Senel; wut u did thar)
CAPCOM, YOU BACKSTABBING INGRATE.

I defend the heck out of you time and time again, give you way too much money, and you pull a Namco Bandai and give us a half-tried version of MvC3 only to release the bigger, better, fixed up and prettier version? WTF IS THIS I HATE YOU.

I guess I should've seen it coming after all that SF bullcrap, but seriously. Barely four months after the original release?

And. Dude.

Nemesis? You're including Nemesis (among others WTH PHOENIX)?? HOW DARE YOU TEMPT ME WITH SUCH AWESOME, YOU JERKFAIS. >| Double wtf at the fact that half these characters are ones you openly deconfirmed in the past.

I DO NOT CARE IF IT'S ONLY $40 AT ITS RELEASE. If I buy it -- IF I buy it -- I'm getting it used. Partly so I save, partly so you don't get any of the cut.

You cheap whore. B|

The ones getting on my nerves nearly as much are the people going "OMG WHERE IS KEN/LEON/CLAIRE?!" Dude, Ken is a copy of Ryu, who's already a copy of Akuma, and Leon and Claire are nowhere near qualified OR unique enough to be in this game of fighters so stop whining. STFU AND USE YOUR HEADS, PLZKTHX.

/RAAAAAAAAGE
its_game_time: (Dorky!Peter is love.)
As if she hadn't already won my heart, I recently discovered that Claire's response after getting resuscitated in Mercs 3D is "Much appreciated!"

...AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. <3333

For those confused, "Much appreciated" is one of Chris' gratitude!lines in RE5. |3

And GOD I AM SO BEHIND ON THIS THING.

Day 16 - Game with the best cut scenes. )
its_game_time: (Wesker; GTFO)
I really, REALLY hate when people give you "advice" on Mercenaries in RE5. B| I was playing last night with some guy and we got a really good score -- 506K or so -- and he PMs me afterward going "Good work, but to get REALLY good scores, you need lots of extra time. Use a melee to get +5 seconds."

......Uh.

UH.

YOU SERIOUSLY THINK I DON'T KNOW THAT MELEE-ING GIVES YOU 5 EXTRA SECONDS? I HAVE HAD THIS GAME SINCE ITS RELEASE. And pfffffff please, I was melee-ing ALL. THE TIME. IN THAT MATCH, STFU I LOVE MELEE ATTACKS. I'M SORRY IF WESKER'S GUN SHOOTS OFF HEADS JUST AS OFTEN AS IT MAKES THEM STUMBLE SO I CAN DO A COBRA STRIKE.

Plus, we got a 150 combo. That is a two man job. You didn't do that by yourself, so I'm obviously competent.

Augh. This is the second or third time someone's done that. It's not that I'm so full of myself -- I know I'm not the best player out there. But that just strikes me as arrogant as heck to go around dishing out ADVICE like that.

And the icing? He had an icon from Afterlife.

A fan of the movies was trying to tell me how to play the game.

B| Douche.

8DDDDD

Jun. 2nd, 2011 05:18 pm
its_game_time: (Neliel; 8DDD)
OH EM JEEEEEEEEE

The alternate costumes for RE: Mercs 3D were released and OMGGGGGGG

rant here in case you want to be surprised. )

AND WHAT IS THIS NEWS OF SOME KIND OF SURVIVAL MODE?? OH MY GOD CAPCOM YOU JUST MAKE MY LIFE EVERY DAY.

Day 13 - A game you’ve played more than five times. )
its_game_time: (Neliel; 8DDD)
WHO'S PSYCHED ABOUT TALES OF THE ABYSS FOR THE 3DS COMING TO AMERICA?

I'M PSYCHED ABOUT TALES OF THE ABYSS FOR THE 3DS COMING TO AMERICA

/EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

POCKETCOLISEUMPOCKETCOLISEUMPOCKETCOLISEUM

...Aaaand lol ironically enough:

Day 9 - Saddest game scene. )
its_game_time: (Wesker; GTFO)
UGGHHHHHH MY EFFING SINUSES. B| My head's felt stuffy and icky ever since Thursday night and I CAN'T SHAKE IT COMPLETELY AUGH.

/whining. Does not feel any better.

I went to Gamestop today to pick up a Phoenix Wright game for the sisters, but they wanted $15 for a used game cartridge with no manual or box. Yeah, no. But since I was over there anyway, I went ahead and pre-ordered two copies of RE: Mercs. And abruptly shot the guy down when he tried to talk me into L.A. Noire. No me gusta Rockstar Games, all right.

Ended up apping at [livejournal.com profile] underworldwars and was accepted last week, but I'm very glad to see all the revival efforts over at [livejournal.com profile] dissideo. I HAVE FAITH IN THEM AND THIS GAME. ♥

Also, I love looking at the My Guests thing to see who all visits my LJ. Doubly amusing since I don't recognize half the people, aha.

AHAHAHA AND. AND. While bedridden last week, I happened to spot my Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy novel on my shelf and thought OH HEY it's been a long, long time since I read that and I've forgotten all of the fail in it, so I'll reread it!

Which I did.

Oh, my God the fail. )

Day 7 - Favorite game couple. )
its_game_time: (Wesker; GTFO)
For the love of everything, hair color should not be an issue of such heavy thought and consideration in apping. YOU KNOW I ALWAYS BACK YOU ON THIS ISSUE, CAPCOM, BUT NOW I'M JUST A LITTLE IRKED AT YOUR COMPLICATIONS.

Day 6 - Most annoying character. )

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