its_game_time: (YAY YAY YAY YAY)
Having played the heck out of the RE6 demo since last week, I've come away with many impressions -- some good, some not so good. As always, I will let Keanu Reeves the .gifs do the talking.

continuing the Chris vs. Leon debate... )

Aaaand that was more or less it. Oh yeah and there was that Jake guy but I THINK THIS ROUND SAFELY GOES TO CHRIS
its_game_time: (Do not care at all.)
Video games: the only thing that can both get me to dance like this and enjoy it.

Say what you like. I have fun with it.
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.)


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: (Dorky!Peter is love.)
Well. I now know where I'm pre-ordering Revelations from. EFF YEAH.

lol with my sisters having completed their first FF game, they've been considering others, and one of them was mentioning how the Dissidia games and Dirge of Cerberus looked cool and JUST MAY be worth getting a PSP for -- so the other day, my mom randomly comes home from Best Buy with a PSP and Dissidia: Duodecim as a surprise. Awesome.

And let me say HAHA I SUCK AT THIS GAME. At least, I started off well, then sank into a pit of fail for every match I played, but then I went back after some time and HO CRAP I WON LIKE TWO MATCHES. I've been sticking with Lightning for the most part, since I have a Thing about concentrating on one character until I get the hang of it, and I figure learning to fly between her classes is good reflex practice; I've ventured off a few times and tried Sephiroth -- mostly because my sisters encouraged me so we could each have a FFVII character -- WHO FIGHTS LIKE FREAKING VERGIL, I MAY ADD. B| /bitter memories foreverrrrr DMC you scarred my life idek who Laguna is, but he uses GUNS, so I plan to try him and Tidus out, too, once I rise above Suck.

But Lord, this game is gorgeous -- the gameplay, the graphics, the battle system, the insane amount of unlockables ALTERNATE COSTUMES YESSSSS. ♥ Color me honestly surprised that Square Enix could make such a well put-together fighting game -- because you all know I'm biased as heck against FF, yeah yeah, I hate turn-based etc. etc.

OVERALL IT IS AWESOME.
its_game_time: (Pikachu; ...ahaha~~)
I fiiiiinally got around to watching Constantine this weekend ahahaha I swear I am the most behind person ever when it comes to things it was made in like 2005 wtf, and two points:

1) A shotgun flamethrower shaped like a cross is officially one of the Most Awesome Things I Have Ever Seen.

2) I'm probably the only person who nearly got teary at the end. Twice.


AND YEAH YEAH I'M GETTING AROUND TO THOR, OKAY
its_game_time: (Dorky!Peter is love.)
So. When my cell gets a text or email, it notifies me by roaring, "AVENGERS, ASSEMBLE!"

So when my phone goes off with such an announcement and I look down to see that the email I just received is a LJ reply from Tony Stark,

NGL, that made this geek's day.

|DDD

<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: (ShadowSonic; pwned)
Crappy picture is kinda crappy because I took it with my 3DS, BUT:



/PUNTS THE VERSUS DLC INTO A RIVER I am NEVER PLAYING THAT CRAP AGAIN unless it's just between friends or something.

I finally -- finally -- came to the idiot realization that O HEY WAIT--I THINK JILL'S STAMINA IS LOWER THAN EVERYONE ELSE'S. 8Oa MEBBE THAT EXPLAIN WHY I SHOOT OTHER PEOPLE FIVE TIMES AT POINT BLANK WITH A SHOTGUN TO GET THEM IN A DYING STATE AND THEY ONLY NEED TO SHOOT ME TWICE. So then I look and see that S.T.A.R.S. Chris has the same loadout as BS!Jill, except with a better automatic, so I switch to him and win... 4 out of 7 matches, I think? Which was all I needed to get the achievement. Go figure. v_v And FYI, Chris is now the ninja of the series; I managed to jump through a window as him WITHOUT BREAKING IT. A glitch? No. CHRIS REDFIELD AWESOME IS WHAT THAT WAS.

So YUS, RE5, MvC3, and Soul Calibur are now the games that we have 100% on -- two Capcom games, ironically enough. I've come frustratingly close on several others, but I DO plan to get 100% on Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, and I'm starting to think I could manage L4D2. :|

In other news, I've been debating selling my DS Lite since I have a 3DS. I can get a decent price for it on eBay, hopefully more than the average since I have the original box and all the things it came with. Goodness knows I'm scrabbling for school funds, anyway. I hate to see it go after how well it's served me, but ah, well. What can you do?

MEH reflections on all the late Resident Evil announcements and such. Move along. )

On the RP front: concerning [livejournal.com profile] dissideo... idk, Tao; is it just me, or does it seem like the place has been dying for a long time now, and it's just kinda getting stretched out longer and longer? ;_; I mean. There's only a dozen or so players still there now, and less than two dozen characters, 90% of whom are Final Fantasy. Nothing wrong with that latter point, of course, but. Idkkkk. No offense to the new mods, but ever since the new management took over -- or maybe it was just the end of the last cycle -- I haven't really been feelin' it. Although I guess it doesn't help that almost every character Jill had CR with/every player I knew personally has dropped, aside from Chris and Tifa. I know Cody's been debating dropping for a long time now, but I've been with it so long that I don't want to plus Jill + Tifa is freaking awesome love -- but at the same time I don't want to just kinda hang around and character-squat by putting the minimum effort into it. AUGH IDK. /rant

On a more optimistic and less emotionally torn note... peeps need to be getting over to [livejournal.com profile] underworldwars, because Jill's starting a friggin' Mercenaries Guild to try and deal with all the people-eating monsters there. :| This may or may not have been indirectly influenced by the approaching Mercs game, idek. But you all totally know you want in on that action, yo. And she's now the only RE character there, to boot.

Day 14 - Current (or most recent) gaming wallpaper. )

Also. That mission in Fable III where the ceiling comes down on you? I experienced a kind of... personal revelation there. More than usual in that game. I figured there HAD to be a cutscene activation and that nothing would really happen to you, but dude. I started panicking like I haven't panicked in a long time, game-wise. :| In that I was shooting and blasting and slashing everything and throwing myself at the door like a mad person and screaming for Wesker and Barry. ...Actually, not that last point, but I was definitely yelling. ._. /CLAUSTROPHOBIC, OKAY
its_game_time: (ShadowSonic; pwned)
If you haven't seen Capcom's trailer celebrating RE's 15th anniversary yet, go watch. It's epic and cool and WESKER'S NARRATION IS SO CLASSICALLY CHEESY THAT IT IS TOTES 100% RESIDENT EVIL FROM START TO FINISH. XDD They totally should have finished it with "I'LL GIVE YOU S.T.A.R.S.!" Ahhhhhh, I can't wait for these next games, although I realized that we have THREE new ones in the next year, and none of 'em are even RE6, ahaha. Then again, I'm in no rush to see fandumb hate all over it, so whatever. Speaking of, I had an interesting/lol wut convo with my mom on the subject recently.

RE5 spoilers )

And then there was when I was playing Versus the other day FINALLY GOT TWO OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS AW YEAH THREE MORE TO GO and I caught sight of a Wesker following me:

Me: :| Niiiiiice Wesker...
Mom: *doing stuff on her computer in the background, but suddenly snerks* Wesker? Nice?
Me: ....Oh, yeah. |D

And my dad's first reaction to learning about Operation Raccoon City? "I wanna play as HUNK!"

We. Are an American family. What can I say.

Day 2 - Your favorite character. )
its_game_time: (Kuzco; OMFG)
...Dude. Dude.

IT IS 3D WITHOUT GLASSES. I FOUND THIS HARD TO BELIEVE PRIOR BUT NOW I AM A BELIEVER.

And duuuuuude.

RESIDENT EVIL IS GOING TO BE MINDBLOWING ON THIS THING AHHHH *____*

I actually got a $25 credit towards a game at Amazon for my pre-order, so I went ahead and ordered Bust-A-Move Universe, since my family is pretty much a Bust-A-Move Nerd clan and we can all ooh and aah and compete over it together. I STILL NEED TO BUY PHOTO DOJO

And expecting my Aqua Blue DS tomorrow. ♥
its_game_time: (Dorky!Peter is love.)
Currently sitting outside of Best Buy with a bunch of dudes my age and old people, lol wut. In my car, at least. BUT IT IS STILL COLD. B|

BUT SCREW IT I AM STOOOOOKED
its_game_time: (Neliel; 8DDD)


WELL HEY THERE SEXY. ♥♥♥~~

..........and no, I don't mean the Executioner.



or even Chris, for that matter. Everything about this game IN GENERAL IS SEXY JULY CANNOT GET HERE FAST ENOUGH. >:|
its_game_time: (Dorky!Peter is love.)
Bahahaha so I call Gamestop on my way to class today to ask if they're doing a midnight release for MvC3.

Employee: I~... think so? We probably will. I hope so, anyway--I plan to be there myself. *sheepish excitement* Gonna be Wesker! |D
Me: *HAS to laugh at that* Oh, yeah. Wesker, Trish, and Spidey are totally mine.
Employee: Hahaha! Nice!

GEEKERY. IT UNITES US. \o/ And GOSH DARN IT I forgot what he said his name was, or I'd look for him at the release. |DDD;; Not as that... CREEPER WHO REMEMBERS YOU FROM TWO WEEKS AGO HEY BABY but. You know. I HAPPEN to strike up a conversation with him, and I HAPPEN to be the chick who called two weeks prior. |3 But. Alas. I forgot his dang name.

And if they DON'T do a midnight release, I will seriously be up there at seven in the danged morning to pick it up as soon as they open. >:|

And my mom is just full of oddness this week although... she generally is. |D In a good way. We ALWAYS end up arguing about the matter of animal research--I'm pro-research, she's anti--and IDEK why we get into talking about it because we'll NEVER see eye-to-eye on the issue, but it somehow came up last night and she was calling me out for having enjoyed dissections in biology classes, and

Mom: You're trying to be like Kabuto!
Me: Oh, jeez. Really, I expected an Umbrella quip more than anything.
Mom: That's it! You're so obsessed with those games that you want to be--you want to be Alfred!
Me/sisters: *LOL*
Me: I do not want to be Alfred Ashford, all right. B|
Mom: Alexia, then!
Me: Noooo, she's crazy.
Mom: ...They're the twins, right? ...Who were their parents?
Ash: Alexander Ashford.
Me: Mm. They killed him. ...Well, Alexia stuck him with a virus and YOU have to kill him, actually.
Mom: Oh... who's the doctor guy?
Me: ...Birkin?
Mom: YEAH! YOU WANT TO BE BIRKIN!
Me: Pfffff okay, if I had to be someone in Umbrella, it wouldn't be Birkin. He died.
Ash: ...*SNERK*
Me: Not that that's the only reason! I mean--the way he went was kinda lame and he was hardly in there and just obsessed with his virus mutation. :\ At least go out eating rockets.

Oh, Mom. Idekkkkk sometimes. XD;
its_game_time: (Dorky!Peter is love.)
Me: *has opened Code: Veronica and proceeds to sit on her bed with it*
Mom: So who are the people on the front of the box supposed to be?
Me: Chris and Claire.
Mom: ... *looks back at box, then to me, then at the box again*
Me: /waits for it. Waits for iiiiiit
Mom: *incredulous* ...That's Chris?
Ash: Yeaaaah, he got... revamped in Resident Evil 5...
Me: Ask anyone and they'll say steroids. Really. Anyone.
Mom: ...He shouldn't do that. They're illegal.
Me: He didn't REALLY. Plus, this game is eleven years before 5.
Mom: ...*doubtful* If you say so.

lol Mom. <3

And HECK YEAH I actually didn't die at all until the first Bandersnatch. And even then, I'd just saved the game two minutes before and had to leave for work, so I was just trying to get an idea of how much firepower was needed to kill it. I'll say that was no strike on my record.

Continuing to love how Claire has Nii-san's stamina. /o/

I am SO glad that my vacation starts tomorrow sdkfjsdf <333 Playing RE5 and CV all weekend ftwwwwww. And catching up on Bleach. I haven't baked anything in literally months, so I might have to look up a new recipe just for the occasion.
its_game_time: (Neliel; 8DDD)
EEEEEEE RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS TRAILER OMFG. OMFG.

NATURALLY, sisters and I watched this thing a dozen times, put it in slow-mo, print-screen'd and lightened up dark pictures, etc., and HERE ARE MY RANTY THOUGHTS:

That. Was seriously one. Big. Mindfuck. )

...Also, am I wrong for thinking that Chris's MOCKITY-MOCK-MOCK, JILL tone was pretty hot awesome? /shot

......../brb, already finding a Best Buy to camp outside of next February 8| 8| 8|

Profile

its_game_time: (Default)
Phase "is it a fighting game yet" Contrast

2017

S M T W T F S

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 22nd, 2017 08:45 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios