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: (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.
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: (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: (Default)
I'm too lazy to host this pic in two places, so has a link to my latest baking endeavor.

AND NOW, finally, my RE: Mercs 3D review.

/cues Kuroyume's 'Alone' for this )

OVERALL -- Mercs: very, very awesome game. I'm getting my $40 worth, easily. There were a few nitpicky things that I didn't like *COUGH*wtfWeskerCOUGH* but it's a gameplay-centered game, so that's mostly what matters. The game had difficulty starting once -- to the point where I had to turn off the system and remove the cartridge and then insert it again -- and it entirely froze on me during an online match last night, again resulting in a manual reboot, but my sisters haven't had such problems with their copy, so mine could just be screwy or smth. If it does it again, I'll probably go back to Best Buy and trade it for another copy.
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.
its_game_time: (Wesker; GTFO)
So in what's possibly the last character announcement until DLC starts hitting, MvC3 declared two more characters.

...



GET OUT.

WTF. SENTINEL? SENTINEL? WHO THE FRAK LIKES SENTINEL. And don't we have enough X-Men characters? I mean, I'm an X-Men whore, but that series outweighs every other one in character count so far. :\ Spidey could totes use a canonmate.

DUDE EDDIE BROCK WOULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH EFFING BETTER. OR MAC GARGAN. Or Nick Fury or Gambit or even Norman bloody Osborn. They'd BETTER be DLC--Venom, at least--or I'm calling even more BS. IDK anything about Darkstalkers, so I can't say anything about the chick, but Sentinel just feels like such a filler character. B|

Disappoint, Capcom. Disappoint. B|

ANYway, we watched Afterlife last night, and as predicted, it was a delightfully horrible train wreck.

ALICE ISN'T ON THE MENU, WESKER )

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