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.)
READ IT AND WEEP, DOUBTERS

[x] RE0
[x] RE1 (REmake) (NEW PERSONAL RECORD: 7 hours and 10 minutes as Chris)
[x] Umbrella Chronicles (Rebecca levels + Wesker Rebirth levels)
[x] RE2
[x] Umbrella Chronicles (Ada + HUNK levels)
[x] RE3 (NEW PERSONAL RECORD: 4 hours and 42 minutes)
[x] Code: Veronica X
[x] Darkside Chronicles (Operation: Javier levels)
[x] Umbrella Chronicles (T-A.L.O.S. levels)
[x] RE4 (plus Assignment Ada + Separate Ways)
[x] Revelations
[x] Degeneration (I know it's not a game. NO SMART-MOUTHING TY)
[x] RE5 (plus Lost in Nightmares + Desperate Escape)



JUST IN TIME FOR THE RE6 DEMO TOMORROW

BRB PLAYING IT FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS EVER



MY BODY IS READY
its_game_time: (You keep talking; I'll keep facepalming.)
WELL. As I stated previously, I've been doing my best to avoid news of the upcoming RE live action movie, as well as keeping quiet on what I do see -- BUT APPARENTLY [livejournal.com profile] tao_empress LIKES ME WHEN I'M ANGRY, and since she went to the trouble of linking me to Retribution's E3 trailer, I decided wtf, I'll amuse her because I love her. ♥

SO, I watched said trailer, and typed up my reactions as I was doing so.

But first, two disclaimers and a Srs Moment. )

The BEST PART about all this, though, was when I was talking with my sisters about it and I again wondered aloud why Wesker didn't just eat Alice if he captured her, since that was his goal for all of the fourth movie -- and then in the next room over, my mom calls in, "Because she wasn't on the menu!"

PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFT XDDDD

EVEN SHE REMEMBERS THAT TERRIBLE LINE LKSDJFLKSJDFSDS /DEAD FOREVER

Hoo.

Moving on, let's go in a different direction: I recently watched a trailer for the new Spider-Man movie, courtesy of my 3DS. Honestly, I hadn't watched anything on the movie since the first or second teaser, waaaaay back when; for whatever reason, this reboot just failed to capture my attention or my heart.

...That has changed. )
its_game_time: (Dorky!Peter is love.)
Just finished Spider-Man: Edge of Time!

In short... )

And SPEAKING of Spidey, I finally got around to watching some episodes of the new Spider-Man cartoon on Disney, Ultimate Spider-Man.

...

......

...Well... it's not... bad, but... it... definitely needs some work. Like, a ton of work. 8|

It doesn't help that the last Spidey show I watched was Spectacular Spider-Man, which was easily the best Marvel cartoon (if not THE best cartoon, period) that I've ever seen -- so living up to its reputation would be difficult for any show, but Disney... well. It dropped the ball on this one.

WHY, DISNEY. WHY. )

And thus, the recent announcement of a new Avengers cartoon, also by Disney -- which will undoubtedly result in the cancellation of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the second best Marvel cartoon ever -- has broken what bit of my heart that the loss of Spectacular Spidey didn't. 8'((( I DON'T EVEN WATCH THAT MUCH TV, DISNEY, SO WHY MUST YOU TAKE AWAY THE FEW THINGS THAT I ENJOY?? >|

On a separate note, I just started my free trial at Gamefly. First up, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, finally. I'm half-considering renting Operation Raccoon City again towards the end of the trial, just so I can get some more achievements and at least see all the cutscenes (since they are pretty, even if Nicholai and Jill and Carlos look rather... eh.), buuuut idk yet. I got so frustrated with that game at times that I'm not sure it's worth it when I could rent something new instead; not to mention I'm irked that I keep seeing more and more DLC for it, making it come off as One Of Those Games that purposely puts very little content in the actual game just to force players to buy more of it.

IDK, but aside from AC, I'm hoping to get my hands on Fatal Frame (ffff WISH ME LUCK GUYS IT WILL PROBABLY GIVE ME NIGHTMARES WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF) and Portal 2. Uhhhh what else... probably some multiplayer games for me and my sisters to co-op, maybe Mario Tennis Open, and OH some dance games for the Wii, since my self-esteem knows no injury and I am totally cool with dancing around like an idiot. Maybe I'll finally give Mass Effect a try, even.

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

AHHHHHHH

Jun. 4th, 2012 06:43 pm
its_game_time: (MIEUMIEUMIEUMIEUMIEU!!)
NEW RE6 TRAILER FROM E3~~



It... actually doesn't tell us much story-wise, BUT OMG THE GAMEPLAY

THE GAMEPLAAAAAAAAAAY <33333

I HAVE NO WORDS EXCEPT DO FREAKIN' WANT

EEEEEE )

...and ffffff, I simply voiced my opinion in the comments that I still don't believe New Chick is Ada, and some dork immediately jumped on me about it and IS BEING SO EMO OVER IT.

Him: "She look's like Ada, they say her name in the trailer (Ada Wong) - She is Ada"
Me: "They also said Jill was dead in all the RE5 trailers and showed her tombstone. She wasn't."
Him: "And what, they will now make RE 6 to have a fucking Ada Clone or what, SAME VOICE, SAME LOOK, SAME BEHAVIOR(Atleast it looks like) I don't think they would let themselves to make such a shitty story with clones and stuff"
Me: "Could be. As for her behavior, I don't think she acts like Ada at all, actually; Ada works in the shadows a lot more, and she's not cruel like this woman is acting. It's hard to say at this point, so I'm not assuming anything."

TAKE A CHILL PILL, PEOPLE. IT IS CALLED HAVING AN OPINION. NO NEED TO DROP F-BOMBS. U MAD, BRO
its_game_time: (Lloyd; lol wat)
So, uh. I think I just had a dream that actually continued from that weird Matrix/Batman/Final Fantasy dream mix thing from a little bit ago. 8|a

In this one, I'm actually all Matrix'd up in the long black coat and sunglasses gear, lmao, and infiltrating the storehouse of this black market weapons dealer. A little ways in, some guards spot me and a brief chase scene ensues, and I escape because I've got someone on my cell phone who's giving me instructions and directions (idk who, maybe it was Alory or Tao??).

Skip to later, and for some reason I actually have a meeting with the weapons dealer -- who turns out to be my grandma.

...

Yeah, I have no freaking idea, either.

Turns out she's been trying to get ahold of me for a while and I've been avoiding her. Fully aware that I'm Neo The One, she asks how I escaped her guards the last time, and since I don't want to tell her about my phone buddy, I just respond, "...I'm a little special." She asks how I'm special, and I decide not to mention that I can see the Matrix coding; instead, I tell her, "I can move faster than most people. That's how I was able to dodge bullets."

And that's all I remember.

idek what to think of you, subconscious mind.
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.

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.
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.
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.

<3

Jul. 11th, 2011 09:06 pm
its_game_time: (Kuzco; OMFG)
So, my dad borrowed Dead Space 2 from a friend, and despite that I haven't played DS1 yet, I figured I'd go ahead and play 2 while we have it since I'm already spoiled like whoa for the first game, anyway.

Dude. This game

is a beautiful thing. :| <333

I AM KIND OF IN LOVE WITH IT. obvs I just have something for games involving dismemberment and large amounts of blood.

My sisters also got FFVII, and while I don't have any interest in playing it myself, I am jumping in to watch on occasion, and I gotta say, it's... not what I expected, lol. Aeris is way different than I always perceived her to be from RPing and whatnot -- and I admit, I kind of like everyone so far. PLUS ALL THESE ODD TERMS THAT I'VE PICKED UP OVER THE YEARS ARE STARTING TO MAKE SENSE -- LIKE "SOLDIER" AND "AVALANCHE" AND ALL THAT. Btw, Tao, Jill-muse totes approves of Tifa's "I'LL SMASH THEM" threat to that sleazeball. >BD

Day 17 - Favorite antagonist. )
its_game_time: (Kuzco; OMFG)
I CANNOT QUIT THIS GAME.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥


So, uh. Quick first impressions:

-OMG CLAIRE IS SO ADORABLE I LOVE HER. \o/

-Yes, Jill pulled off the Head Grab in the skirt. What's more, it looks believable. U GO GURL.

-OKAY YOU CHAINSAW-WIELDING SPAZTASTIC ALBINO JACKASS. STOP TRYING TO START THINGS WITH ME RIGHT OFF THE BAT WITH YOUR INSTA-RECOVERY BS. B|

-NO REAPERS. THANK YOOOOOOOOU.

...Yeah, that's it. Full review later.
its_game_time: (Lloyd; lol wat)
This won't make much sense if you don't follow politics and/or the news at least a LITTLE bit, but @RE_games tweeted a hilarious joke and I still can't stop snerking. |D

/BRBSNICKERFIT

8D

Jun. 7th, 2011 07:45 pm
its_game_time: (Kuzco; OMFG)
Chances are everyone's already seen the amazing awesome new video for RE: Revelations, BUT as I tossed in over at [livejournal.com profile] sonnentreppe, if you have a 3DS and you've got the eShop already, you can download an entirely different video that's in full 3D. And amazing. Go do it now.

...Also, am I weird for already taking a hy00j liking to Parker? |3 SOMETHING ABOUT JILL'S PARTNERS, IDEK. I expect Jessica to get a ton of hate in the days to come, though.

And lmaooooo, Jill's new VA. I expected her to go entirely deadpan and start talking about a baby Metroid. |D But I approve.

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