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: (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: (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: (WAT R U DOING MR ANDERSON)
I've said very little on the upcoming live-action RE film -- with good reason -- and what little I've said has been mostly restrained to Plurk. However, with the latest "fight" scene that just popped up, I feel I should do an obligatory .gif-reaction post.

I didn't think you could get by in Hollywood lacking THIS much quality. )

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.
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I already posted this on Tumblr, but wth, I'll post it here, too, for reference.

My RE6 Ada Wong Conspiracy Theory -- because seriously? No one else has noticed these things? )

So, in a nutshell--

Capcom: LOOK GAIZ IT IS ADA

Me:




Also, I did a thing, because this is pretty much how I feel as I play through the REmake.

I AM A TTL ARTIST, Y/N
its_game_time: (Lloyd; lol wat)
I just started RE0 (so my commitment to replaying the whole series is OFFICIAL), and as I watched Billy's intro, I suddenly connected the dots and made a startlingly delayed realization concerning the men in this series.

Resident Evil 0

Rebecca: OMG YOU'RE THAT WANTED FELON
Billy: So, you seem to know me. Been... fantasizin' about me?

Resident Evil 3

Jill: Hey, dude I don't know--
Carlos: YOU WANNA ASK ME OUT, RITE. ALL THE FOXY LADIES DO~
Jill: WTF

Resident Evil 4

Leon: Let's board up this house against the looming onslaught of angry villagers!
Ashley: Okay!
Luis: AW, COOL, SHE'S GOT BOOBS!
Ashley: >B|

-A few hours later-

Leon: SORRY, ASHLEY, BUT I MUST REJECT YOUR ADVANCES
Hunnigan: o hai Leon good to see you're alive--
Leon: OH HEY BABY YOU LOOK SEXY WITHOUT DEM GLASSES
Hunnigan: ...

Resident Evil 5

Jill: Who're you?
Josh: I'm Josh Stone and-- HOLY CRAP YOU'RE JILL VALENTINE HEY BEAUTIFUL LET'S GO ON A CHOPPER RIDE TOGETHER 8DDD

-10 minutes later-

Josh: HEY DOUG I PICKED ME UP A LADY FRIEND
Doug: Is she cute??
Josh: HEY WATCH IT MAN THIS IS THE JILL VALENTINE, TYVM
Doug: HOLY CRAP HEY MISS VALENTINE 'SUP SEXY DON'T WORRY I WILL COME SAVE YOU AND LET YOU MEET A REAL MAN K
Jill: .............../polite-ish laugh

-10 minutes later-

Doug: ARE YOU STILL WAITING? I'M ON MY WAY, YOU BEAUTIFUL THING~
Jill: ...

-5 minutes later-

Doug: I'M STILL COMING, CUTIE ♥~~~!
Jill: /IGNORES

Resident Evil: Revelations

Chris: GOSH DARN IT VIRUS LEAK
Jill: WE HAVE TO STOP IT FROM SPREADING!
Parker: Oh, hey, Chris, you take Jill and I'll take Jessica -- we can do some friendly partner swapping~ /NUDGE NUDGE ;D
Jill: /sidelong look
Jessica: D8
Chris: /either TOTALLY OBLIVIOUS or TOTALLY IGNORING


Realization: the men in this series pick the absolute worst times for flirting and/or thinking about Things Like That -- e.g., they do it RIGHT AWAY or they do it at the most inopportune moments.

...Except for Chris, who... doesn't flirt. PRIORITIES, MAN. HE HAS THEM.
its_game_time: (The mark of a genius.)
With RE6 on the horizon, I figure I'll probably do the thing that a lot of people are doing and replay the entire series before it arrives. o7 SO, as a reference list for myself:

[ ] RE0
[ ] RE1 (REmake)
[ ] RE2
[ ] RE3
[ ] Outbreak (File #2)
[ ] Code: Veronica X
[ ] Darkside Chronicles (Operation: Javier levels)
[ ] Umbrella Chronicles (T-A.L.O.S. + bonus levels)
[ ] Revelations
[ ] RE4 (plus Assignment Ada + Separate Ways)
[ ] Degeneration (I know it's not a game. NO SMART-MOUTHING TY)
[ ] RE5 (plus Lost in Nightmares + Desperate Escape)

...Looking at it like that, it's actually a bit daunting. Until I remember that most of them can be beaten in under ten hours, anyway. I do intend to do each one blank slate -- as in, no carry-over weapons or supplies from previous files (except for alternate costumes in the cases of 0, 1, and 3 because HECK YEAH I LOVE THEM). I'm not sure whether I'll do both Chris' and Jill's stories in RE1 or just one of them, but for RE2, I'll only do the Claire-Leon scenario (as opposed to Claire-Leon AND Leon-Claire). I'm not a huge fan of RE2, okay, so sue me.

I'm actually not sure how I'll handle Outbreak, though; since it's not directly canon, I might do all the other games first and then just kinda screw around with it since it has been forever since I played it and I was positively awful back then, SO.

Overall, three months to beat eleven games, more or less, and watch one movie. RE0 might give me trouble just because it's been so long and I haven't played it as much as the others; I tend to die in RE2 more than any other game in the series; I've only played CV once, too, and AUGH GOD THOSE WESKER LEVELS IN UC I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THEM. B|; Still, even if I just play for a couple hours each night, I should finish with plenty of time to spare.

Ideally.

WISH ME LUCK?

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: (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.

Iconpost

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.

\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 ;_;

LMAO

Sep. 9th, 2011 11:35 am
its_game_time: (ShadowSonic; pwned)
This. This. THIS MIGHT OFFICIALLY BE THE BEST THREAD I HAVE EVER EFFING SEEN. X'DDDD

+OVER 9000 POINTS OF AWESOME AND WIN TO THAT WESKER PLAYER AND THREE DOZEN INTERNETS

OH GOD

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