Ready to find out why it's the best game, ever? Find out in a couple of hours. As of right now, I'm feeling it will be pretty long. There's so much to the game, but I'll try to make it as short as I can without sacrificing quality.
July 25, 2009. 8) This is the first time I've ever tried for trophies in a game (didn't care in Uncharted and other games), but I had a good time doing it. I'll probably never get another one, though.
My PSN is Digital_Phoenix, by the way. Same with my Steam ID.
I need to get this out of my head, because it's incredible the amount of power this game had over me. I was into RuneScape and ToonTown back in 2003. By far, most time invested in any games, ever. Time went out, and I lost my craving for both games. I attempted to come back to RuneScape, but it was so awful, it was impossible to get back into. On February 7, 2009, I saw some ToonTown cards at a store, and wanted to give the game a go again. I thought it would be nothing more than a minor destraction since I have aged so much, but boy, was I wrong.
Seriously, ToonTown is, without a doubt, my FAVORITE game of all time. I could not get in to World of Warcraft, Guild Wars, City of Heroes/Villians, and many other MMORPGs, but I couldn't get away from the computer screen. I spent so much more time gaming each day than I had ever done so before. Not only that, but it lasted me about two and a half months! Much longer than any other game. And that's just counting when I got back! If I counted all the other months when I first started playing, the months of game time just racks on. The fact that I can replay a game and still put endless hours into for two and a half months is incredible.
Seriously, when I look at a game like Uncharted, I go, "Oh, so this eight hour games costs me sixty bucks? Then what?" ToonTown doesn't stop delivering the fun. Ten dollars a month, but I get plenty more time out of it than games like Uncharted! Not only that, but ToonTown is so much more fun than Uncharted, or any other game you can name. So every hour you spend on ToonTown is more exciting and fun than the best hour of any other game you play. The fact that you get to enjoy this game so freaking much the whole time you are playing is absolutely incredible.
There are a lot of problems with ToonTown, like the amount of glitches and awful censors, but I seriously couldn't stay away. That's why I wasn't on System Wars as much. The game just sucked me in. The commercials are misleading. They make you think the game is catered exclusively to younger kids, but it can be for EVERYONE. It, by far, has the best turn-base gameplay of all time. ToonTown doesn't just raise my standards for what I expect in MMORPGs and video games in general, it obliterates it. ToonTown is so far ahead of everything other game, I can't even tell. Compare Einstein to someone that is technically retarded. ToonTown is Einstein, and the second best game in the world is the technically retarded person. That's how much of a game is it than everything out there.
The beginning is a bit boring, like all MMORPGs, but once you get to The Brrrgh, I can guarentee you won't want to stop.
On December 23, 2003 (62 months ago!), I started ToonTown. In June 2004, I got up to 104 laff points, while there were only 110 laff points available. New things came out, and I ended up with 108 laff points. I quit around the time Lawbot HQ came out. I did one factory of it, didn't get any parts, didn't even fight the CJ, and logged off forever. After not playing for some months, I cancelled ToonTown in August 2006. Two and a half years passed, and after talking about it with my friend some, we both subscrbed again. As of February 8, 2009, I am again an official member of ToonTown! I got my 109th laff point as of today, after not getting a new one for about four years.
My little sister also got obsessed. I'd say she put 1000 hours in to it, as well. She has probably played ToonTown more than four times the amount of any other game combined in the entirey of her life. My older sister didn't get to in to it, and my little brother played it briefly.
We are back. There are 137 laff points to get. I don't plan on getting them all, but I will definitely get a few. ToonTown is, by far, my most played game of all time. I am not for sure about playing it for 1000 hours... It could actually be a little more, or a little less, but I do know I played it a crapload. I got my PS2 on December 25, 2003, and gave it barely any attention at all until June 2006.
I will write more on the subject later. In my next entry, I will tell you why the trailers for the game are misleading, and make it seem like it is only meant for kids, when it most definitely isn't. I assure you there are more adults playing ToonTown than kids. I guarentee it.
Stayed "tooned" next entry. Pun completed intended. I pay 10 dollars a month, by the way.
It's Saturday night, and I am babysitting my little brother. Well, on the up side, this is a good time to play video games! He's downstairs playing Burnout Paradise, and I'm up here downloading the Company of Heroes demo. I haven't played an RTS in years (Age of Empires III was really the last time.), and my New Year's Resolution was to get in to them more. Just like last year when I started playing FPSs for the first time. This year, I'm going to get in to RTSs. And in 2010, I'll try out some WRPGs.
It's nice trying new things, and doing things I wouldn't normally do. I might leave my impressions, but I might now. Alrighty, it's just about done.
10. New Super Mario Brothers
9. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
8. No More Heroes
7. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
6. Super Paper Mario
4. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Version
3. Super Smash Brothers Brawl
2. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
1. Super Mario Galaxy
I had cooler pictures, but GameSpot wouldn't let me copy and paste them into here after putting them into Microsoft Word for some odd reason.
Anyway, post yours, and tell others what you think of their list, too!
It was a really hard decision, but I think Metal Gear Solid 2 and 1 top 4, and especially 3. I liked Metal Gear Solid 4 and all, but I had a lot of problems with the game.
Turning Raiden into a more badass Gray Fox didn't fly so well with me. I know a lot of people hated him in the second one, but I liked him as a character, and thought I could relate with him. In this one, he is so emotional about everything and is really down. It's understandable, but he never does anything more than babbles the same, "I'M ALONE!" crap over and over again.
There were a lot more cheesy moments than before, and I thought the storyline basically paled in comparison to the first two. This was the moment, Solid Snake's last mission, his closing fight, and it was exciting, but kind of left me wanting more. I thought the way the Patriot system worked would be much more interesting, and the mystery and questions I had in 2 weren't answered the way I expected them to be.
A lot of cutscenes went on for far too long, and talked about stuff we already knew about. Seeing Big Boss at the end of 4 was totally badass, but then his speech went on for freaking forever, repeating the same crap about how zero must exist before one, and stuff like that. They could've cut some of the cutscenes in half.
Also, the game seems to rely heavily on nostalgia for some parts of the game to be enjoyable. Going back to Shadow Moses was awesome, but it was mostly because he hadn't been there since 1. It was a great Act, but it didn't exaclty top the rest.
The Resistance member was an idiot on rails... He had no real AI.
I had some other problems with the game, like how unnecesarry Meryl's wedding proposal was, but I'll just leave it like this because I am so pissed off about the moderators taking my Final Fantasy III DS review off the site that I can't go on for much longer. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was a stellar game, 9.0 out of 10, but didn't live up to the hype, in my opinion. Great environments and voice acting, but there were some parts that needed work. Overall, a solid ending to an amazing series.
By the way, I got Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection on March 23, 2008. I beat the first one in the middle of June 2008 (I played it for a few hours, stopped, and then came back to it). I started and finished the second one at the beginning of November 2008. I started and finished the third one at the end of November 2008. I started the fourth one at the beginning of January 2009, and finished it in the middle of January 2009.
I guess it's time to give this legacy hero one last salute.
I wrote a very, very, very negative Final Fantasy III DS review. It was 26 paragraphs or something, and I gave it a 1.0 out of 10. Listen, I wasn't trolling. I was stating my opinion on how TERRIBLE I thought the game was. Apparently, there's something wrong with that that they felt the need to delete my review twice. I'm going to write a huge complaint to them that it's unfair to now allow me to post my review just because I have a negative opinion on the game. It's not like I hate the series or developers or anything like that. Hell, I gave Final Fantasy X a 9.5 out of 10!
So yes, when I feel like it, I will write a complaint. Right now, I don't.
My PS3 broke after twelve days. I went to a million websites asking for help. Nothing worked, so I traded it in for a new one. All my data is now gone. I wanted to get Game Saves on Little Big Planet to work, but I've had one hell of a time, again, getting this thing to work:
I put the USB drive into the computer and click "DL" the file. All this stuff pops up, like USR data and such. I extract all of these files, put them in a new folder, and then send the folder to the USB drive. Once this is done, I take the USB drive out, put it in my new PS3, and look for the USB device icon on my PS3. An icon comes under Image, Video, and Music. I can get the image to get on my PS3, but nothing comes under Game.
I have tried a number of files, and it's been a really frustrating experience. I have no idea why I can never get the data to go on my PS3. All I want is to get my 100 complete Little Big Planet save file back. There's no way in hell I am doing that again.
Please, please... Someone help. I've had hours of trouble with my PS3. I am getting so frustrated that I think I might just return the damn thing, get my money back, and buying a Gaming PC. But I like PS3 games more, so I won't do it just yet. I have been this flustered since my iPod. I just want it to work, and it seems like the thing hates me.
Remember, the PS3 is brand new. The one I just got.
Thank you very much in advance.
I originally posted this comment on my friend's wall on FaceBook, but I decided to post it here, too:
I thought Uncharted: Drake's Fortune had too much of a "me too" feel." I don't expect every game to spark a revolution, but Uncharted doesn't even attempt to do anything you haven't seen before. It's like a cross between Gears of War and Tomb Raider, gameplay-wise, and a cross between National Treasure and Indiana Jones, story-wise.
The story, at times, feels underdeveloped. The platforming sequences are way too easy. The only way you'll ever die from them is if you don't know what to jump to because you aren't sure if it's' background or not. But when you do know where to go, all you have to do is tilt the analog stick in the right direction and click the X button. The puzzles are also way too simple and often times are dead give-aways. Furthermore, it'd be nice if there was more variety in the weapons. The game also ends way too soon. It took me eight hours and fifty-nine minutes to beat. I feel like there should've been more to it.
Also, sometimes fire-fight after fire-fight can be a bit repetitive. As you know, all the platforms you have to jump to blend in too well with the environment. The industrial levels are really dull-looking in comparison to the jungle levels. On top of that, the action button sequences (Press X to not die.) come up so rarely that when they ... Read Morefinally do come up, you are caught off guard and die. It's not a huge deal, but the game only has about five or six of them in the game, so you're never really expecting it.
But on the plus side, Nathan Drake is an original character. He isn't some bald space marine with an angry looking face. He's actually someone you can relate to. The dialogue is snappy. The transitions Nathan Drake makes when you jump from platform to platform is unheard of in most games. The graphics are superb. The storyline, while a bit... Read More too farmiliar, is engaging enough to hold your interest. The animations and attention to detail for every little thing is outstanding.
Nathan Drake's movements are also very fluid, and are much better than the heavy, tankish feel of Gears of War. Nathan Drake is controlled like an actual person. Marcus Fenix must be tied to a stack of bricks with cylinder blocks on his feet.
I'd write more, but I have to eat now.
I'll write on a review on it soon.