Friday, 25 March 2011

Amnesia: the dark descent

I tried playing again today.. I'm not very far yet, and I'm not getting very far either. I have yet to see my first monster (excluding the very first sighting ofcourse *shivers*), but the random earthquakes and FOOTSTEPS EVERYWHERE are enough to keep me shriveling in fear.

I've never been a big fan of horror games, the first zombie in Resident Evil as an example, resulted in the death of my PSX controller.. I adapted a bit when Doom III came out, where you could just run up to zombies and shotgun them in the face, which made it seem like a walk in the park all of a sudden. Here comes Amnesia. Just you, a torch (which you must use sparingly, or you will run out of oil) and tinderboxes to light candles and such. To make it perfect, there's also an insanity meter.. which means you'll slowly grow more crazy over time the longer you stay in the dark (or look at monsters *shudders at the thought only*), which means you *have* to use that torch no matter what. I recommend you to watch this youtube clip of someone playing through Amnesia, it's really how I'm playing it, and I've not even seen a monster t_t (yes I am a pussy).

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Arkham City

All the news revolving around the new Batman game, I couldn't help myself and booted up Arkham Asylum once more. Three hours (!!!) of infinite combo challenge later, I realise I still love this game. Especially the combat challenges, it's like dancing with thugs (and punching them in the face D:).

So now, Arkham City is coming out October 21st, so we're still gonna have to wait for a while, but yesterday a new trailer came out, revealing bits of gameplay!

As expected, it looks amazing. It almost seems like Arkham Asylum was really just a testing ground to see what was possible, and Arkham City is fulfilling your wishes! ''Flying'' around the city, hanging off helicopters and double takedowns! There's even double counter-attacks! It was said that you will have all the gadgets you had in AA at the start of the game, and you even get smokebombs :).

There are also going to be side missions, which seems to me like a welcome addition which gives incentive to explore the entire city. As long as they're not the standard ''Fetch X, kill Y'' kind of side missions, but missions with an actual storyline or whatever. Chasing random thugs for random ''secret deliveries'' as side missions isn't very exhilarating. Especially when it says ''1/100 complete'', you suddenly lose the illusion.

As for what's known so far about the story, Quincy Sharp will be the new mayor of Gotham. He decided it'd be a good idea to build a wall around certain parts of the city, dub it ''Arkham City'', and to drop all criminals etc. in there for a grande Free For All. There is only one rule; no escaping. Tyger, a group of mercenaries, was hired by Quincy Sharp to enforce the one and only rule of Arkham City.

Hugo Strange will be in charge of Arkham City, and Two Face is planning on murdering Catwoman to get more respect from his fellow inmates. We can expect to be solving Riddler riddles once more, and the Joker's still there too (the injected Venom from AA might not be the only problem he's dealing with right now..).


P.S. I'm doing the infinite combat challenge atm, my score's around 140k, got better?? SCREENSHOT OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

GTA V Wishlist

There's rumours going around about a fifth GTA game! Wuut! GTA IV was obviously a failure in comparison to the awesome games that came before, but we can always hope for improvement! I figured I'd make a personal GTA V wishlist. HERE IT COMES:

1. A caucasian main character.
I hated TJ (yes I know it's CJ). That other dude in TBoGT wasn't my favourite either, but he was better than a full gangster kind of main character. Still, gimme a russian or american character to kick ass with, it's more fun!

2. Graphics? Who cares, FIX FPS.
Sure, the graphics of GTA IV where kinda pretty, but you can have the prettiest graphics in the world and still fail if the FPS drops down to like.. 20/30? What's the point in having amazing graphics if you're just showing them as screenshots basically? My eyes never really got used to the framerate in GTA IV, guess I'm not the only one.

3. Relatable and fun characters.
Remember Vice City characters? Tommy Vercetti, Ken Rosenberg, Lance Vance, or even Candy Suxxx?? That's right, you remember them!! Now the only character I can think of when I think GTA IV is Brucie. There is not one other memorable character in the whole damn game!

4. A sense of.. having no purpose.
The older GTA's where just a playground filled with possibilities for you to wreak havoc. I'd load up the game, and not even think about what I was going to do next. Just go for a little ethnic cleansing in the early morning, or why not weed out some prostitutes with your car while you're at it? Splashing heads with your sniper, or mowing down pedestrians ridiculously fast, you'd keep setting new goals for yourself without ever having a real purpose but to have FUN. Please, make GTA V have a baseline feeling that you're mainly there because you're having a good time, not that you're playing through a story.

5. Splitscreen co-op
No explanation required.

GTA is not about some emotional bullcrap story brahs, it's about the hit and run action. Filling up hookers with lead and other substances, being creative with chain exploding cars that flop about with unrealistic physics and unpredictable effects, and all that kind of shit you can imagine.

Let me hear your thoughts on this! What would you like to see changed in the next Grand Theft Auto game?

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Nostalgia Quiz #2

This one shouldn't be too hard either, good luck!

I have some fond memories of this one, although it may not have been a very good game. 

TreeBrancheZ has won! 

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Games of March 2011

March is a good month for gaming. We have a few big titles coming up, including Dragon Age II, Crysis 2 and Homefront.

Dragon Age II - PC, PS3, X360 - 11 March
The first actual blockbuster title of the month is arriving next week. The Dragon Age II demo has been available for a week, and fans of the previous game are rather divided as there's been some radical changes. We'll have to wait and see if it lives up to it's expextations.

Homefront - PC, PS3, X360 - 18 March
Homefront is promising to be an exciting fresh IP. It is set in 2027, and the USA has been invaded by North Korea. Streets and malls have become battlegrounds where civilian resistance forces pool their efforts in an attempt to fight for their freedom. The script has been written by John Milius (from Apocalypse Now), which makes it very likely the story and overall experience will be an engaging one.

Crysis 2 - PC, PS3, X360 - 25 March
The first Crysis' graphics (and innovative gameplay) had such an impact on the gaming world, it is not odd to be excited when you hear there's going to be a sequel. Surely, it's impact won't be as big as the first Crysis had back in it's day, but it still looks damn pretty. The way you now use suit powers seems like it's more streamlined (in a good way) and fun, I look forward to getting my hands on this!

Friday, 4 March 2011

Nostalgia Quiz #1

Behold, my dear followers and newcomers, the first Nostalgia Quiz!

It's gonna be simple! I post a screenshot (or part of) of a game, you leave a comment telling me what game you think it is! Winner gets some internet.

I'm going to start off easy;

Malkavian has won!!

More Nostalgia coming soon!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

New Skyward Sword footage!!!

Monday, 28 February 2011

Demon's Souls

I'm actually playing through Demon's Souls right now. L O V E it!

I'm taking it real slow, and it truly feels like an epic dungeon crawler, maybe the best I've ever played. The idea of being vulnerable and that it's possible to die at any given moment if you're not careful, really gives the incentive to play as you yourself possibly would act in a similar situation irl (obviously with more heroic shouts and spandex suits). You don't run in a door like in Gears of War and worry about dying later, you don't carelessly fall off edges (lol Prince of Persia.), you *think* before you act.

The defeat of this fiery beast of raging furiousness, has been one of my greatest victories in gaming history. I think the last time I got this shaky while battling a boss was when I was 10, and it was Blind the Thief *shudders*.
Blind the Thief

Friday, 25 February 2011

Skyrim gameplay video!

The music, the graphics.. GOOSEBUMPS. I want to get lost in this world :(

Wednesday, 23 February 2011


Twenty-five years of The Legend of Zelda today!

1up.com is having an awesome retrospective right over here, be sure to check it out if you're a Zelda fan.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Welcome to my blog!

Hello all,

This is my first blog ever, welcome! I don't really know what my plans are with this thing, but I figured I'm just going to throw on some stuff I find on the web and hope you like it!

Thanks for coming, and be sure to come back later to see what's going on.

Peace out for now!