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

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: (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

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: (SasuSaku; snake love)
So, I finally got around to watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 -- yes, part 1, because after the seventh book I just Did Not Care Anymore, and I actually haven't seen the fifth movie in 100% full yet, or the sixth one at all.

Anyway--

o.m.g. The HHr scenes. ;_____; <333333 THE DANCE SCENE WAS THE MOST ADORABLY CUTE AND SWEET THING I HAVE EVER SEEN they are so, so beautiful together wryyyyyyyy.

Still my #1 OTP forever. :| For srs.

That aside... the movie was about 100x more tolerable than the book, since it A) shuffled those ridiculous plot holes and plot devices under the rug, B) made Ron WAY less emo and thus MUCH more tolerable, and C) cut way back on the hours and hours of pointless emo-ing and page-filling angst in general. But. Yeaaaaah, wtf was that. "ZIP UP MY DRESS PLZ?" moment. Ugh. B| DELEEEEEETE.

And I am laughing forever at the largely negative reaction that ~ULTIMATE~ MvC3 received from the crowd at Comic-Con during the Capcom panel. >D That was truth and justice at its beautiful finest. GET USED TO THE SILENCE, CAPCOM -- THAT'S ALL YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR IN THE HOLE YOU'RE DIGGING YOURSELF.

Day 20 - Favorite genre. )
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.

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)
So it seems like eight is indeed the final count for the RE: Mercs roster, and ZOMG EPIC SEXY TRAILER *o*

I STILL can't get over how effing gorgeous this game is, and WOO for showcasing Jill's cartwheel kick and Wesker's rhino charge BUT I think I speak for the world when I say that Barry totes steals the show with his amazing and epic awesome. But awwww, Rebecca's cute, as always. :'D
its_game_time: (Dorky!Peter is love.)
FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS: Spokeo.com. Officially the creepiest site ever. :| It uses Google Earth and pretty much any and every source of public information to gather info on anyone and everyone; you can search by a person's name and state and pretty much come up with everything about them -- job, income, house, a friggin' picture of said house, family members, phone number, etc. :|;;; Creeeeeepy. You can go in and take yourself out of the system, which my mom did for all of us, so if you'd like to do the same, go check it out. Again, very creepy.

Secondly: ZOMG BARRY WAS CONFIRMED FOR MERCS 3D. \o/ THE S.T.A.R.S. FAMILY IS OFFICIALLY ALL HERE the important ones, anyway AND THIS IS NOW THE BEST ROSTER EVER, consisting thus far of Chris, Claire, Jill, Wesker, Krauser, HUNK, Rebecca, and Barry, for those not keeping up. If they add anyone else, it's just icing on the cake. I am so, so happy with this lineup. ♥ And come oooon, Capcom. After all the goofy fanservice you gave us in Mercs Reunion, there MUST BE A THROWBACK LINE BETWEEN BARRY AND JILL, FOR OLD TIMES' SAKE. PLEAAAAAASE. EVEN JUST A FLEETING MENTION OF A SANDWICH WOULD KILL ME DEAD.

But oh, Goooood, the Garrador's back. ._______.;;; As if good old Dr. Salvador wasn't enough of a heart attack. Lovely. I'll just hide out on roofs and play sniper in the RE4 village, then. And never without a partner. :|

Can't. Freakin'. Wait.

Bayonetta continues to kill me with its terribly lame and try-too-hard action scenes. But I'm laughing, at least. AND I C U, YURI LOWENTHAL <3333 I'm still loving all the Capcom references and FFFFFF the Resident Evil/Devil May Cry/Viewtiful Joe/Okami all-in-one throwback was hilarious. X'DD VERY CLEVER, GUYS.

Watched the Iron Man movies for the first time. Yeah, it took me that long. I am fail. I ONLY GOT INTO IRON MAN ABOUT A YEAR AGO, OKAY, IF EVEN THAT LONG THAT ASIDE, I loved them. The fight scenes were delightful, and they didn't rely solely on CGI for everything; it was a good blend of that and actual costumes and such, so yes. Very awesome. I haven't gotten around to seeing Thor yet, but I waaaaaant. o/

I've slipped into Summer Reading Mode, courtesy of my local library, so I'll probably do a book tally on here at the end of the summer and list everything I read.

Day 11 - Gaming system of choice. )
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: (Kuzco; OMFG)
I WANT SUMMER TO GET HERE I HATE END-OF-THE-SEMESTER TIME. B| And yet I enjoy it at the same time, so idk.

IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN TRAILER, DO SO. DO SO DO SO DO SO. Capcom seems bent on giving out freakin' awesome trailers lately, and THIS cinematic trailer... just. Wow. It actually managed to take my attention from Mercs. :| I don't even LIKE Kazuya or Ryu, but sd;skdfsldkfs;lk IT IS SO, SO MINDBLOWING. I'm pretty sure I'll get the Tekken x SF version myself, but STILL. So, so awesome. :|

Also, I will most likely probably app at [livejournal.com profile] underworldwars since... it seems I've managed to pull in a Wesker and Chris without actually being in the game yet, ahaha. |D;

Day 5 - Game character you feel you are most like (or wish you were). )
its_game_time: (ShadowSonic; pwned)
Awwwwww yeah MvC3 review/thoughts/rant time. |3 Split into three groups depending on what you want to see/avoid.

Gameplay/general stuff )

Story modes; spoilers! )

Little bonus comic book thing; kind of spoilers. )

And OH MY GOD THE NEW COSTUME DLC PACK--S.T.A.R.S. CHRIS FTMFW FOREVER. It's not just a recolor, either--it's a WHOLE NEW MODEL and lmao he SHAVED AND CUT HIS HAIR--IT'S CUTE!DORKEH!RE1!CHRIS. <33333333 I miss it. ;; Obviously, I will be getting this the day it hits. Even if Dante's just looks weird. Leave that look to your daddy, boy.

And nooooooooow I burn time until Jill is released. |D Her, Trish, and Felicia. LET'S ROLL. And sometimes Wesker.

HAHA.

Feb. 16th, 2011 09:20 pm
its_game_time: (Neliel; 8DDD)
I'll type up an actual review tomorrow, but. Omg. Without specifying details for the sake of avoiding spoilers,

Chris' ending. Is the BEST. THING. EVER. X'DDD

AND WESKER'S IS JUST SO, SO EVIL AND WRONG. I LOVE IT. XD <33333 That monster, lmfao.

PLZING TO SEE WHAT JILL'S WILL BE.
its_game_time: (Kuzco; OMFG)
IN LINE FOR MVC3

AHHHHH

4 MINUTES HAS NEVER BEEN SO LOOOONG

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