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I was thinking about GS's God of War 3 review...

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You know, I usually appreciate any score a good game gets, since alot of things make the choice different, that could be opinion, expectations and the criteria the reviewer uses to score a game.

But in all seriousness, I may sound like a fanboy, or biased, or you may think I have slept with Kratos, but whenever I see another review of the new upcoming game, I couldn't help but think maybe GS got a half-arsed pre-release build. Before watching this, I thought that GS gave a good score and all. But I'm sorry, even though I don't like Machnima's very lightweight reviewing system, they certainly hit the nails on the coffin with those points they proved. The extra footage they showed during the video was already enough to convince me, that God of War 3 redefines graphics, gameplay, scale, next-gen, and to top all, epicness.

Since only nothing can really be perfect, I may as well go on to give this game a 10/10, and maybe give 'nothing' a run for it's money, again. :P

BTW, I found this very funny joke very funny...

The night is darkest before the dawn...

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OK, now this blog has absolutely nothing to do with its title. Or at least, not as much, or maybe the title just won't describe it well enough.

Man, time flies so fast; I could swear just a few days ago everyone was celebrating 2010! We're now onto the 3rd month of the new year, and while I still have my most anticipated games coming up, I must say 2010 may not live up to the way 2009 blew us all away.

First impression is the last impression, and if that first impression isn't a good one, chances are towards the end you may be disappointed as well. The first 2 months saw the coming of hotly anticipated titles, or maybe they were too hyped up.

Darksiders was a good game, it was enjoyable, nice concept and all, but it wasn't so satisfying. It made me expect more from the next game to feature "dark", Dark Void, and boy was that a disaster, at least on the PC, fly around in jetpack, **** yeah! Oh wait? It's over already? That's it? When are we going to fly again?

Then we have two games beginning with an "M", Mass Effect 2, and MAG; both are splendid games and anyone with a taste for action should buy them, especially the former. Great fun and all but wait, there's more… The 3rd S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game appears! Yahoo! That's awesome! OK, not as awesome, but it is a good series, and it is worth playing through.

Despite those three above, this year so far felt flushed out. The coming games proved that, with Dante's Inferno being the biggest rip-off of a game I've seen (second to Ghost Rider), and that too such a bleak one. For Christ sakes, leave the epic action adventure bloody mature games to the experts will ya? Following that, one of my most hyped up games comes through, AvP, and a disaster it is. It had the potential to be one of the best games this year, and like many other cheap movie-game spin-offs, it took a slip into a sewer, although however, I did enjoy the Alien and Predator campaigns.

On the contrary, Bioshock 2 delivered very well, something you would expect from a sequel to an amazing game. I already vote Big Sister the Best new character of 2010!

And yet another string of awesome games… Heavy Rain and Napoleon come through, I didn't get to play much of Heavy Rain however (sad), but I am liking the new Total War, but c'mon… Napoleon? You'd be better off with Hitler That being said, Heavy Rain was pretty nice. I was expecting a higher score from GS, but I guess it's a like it or hate it thing. Having played through Indigo Prophecy a lot, I don't think the gameplay is alien to me of Heavy Rain.

Supreme Commander 2, Bad Company 2 and Assassin's Creed 2 for PC, oh joy, amazing (hopefully) sequels. Wow, that's a lot of twos there, add to that Command and Conquer 4 and Metro 2033, that's a nice list there, something to keep me busy until my two most awaited upcoming titles…

See? I told you the title had nothing to do with anything in this blog! But I am yet to be amazed by God of War 3 and Gran Turismo 5, i.e. if it does come out this year.

Make me dirty now!

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What comes to your mind when you read that? By all means I know that mind is not preverted (or as much) than most peeps out there, but still, that sentence has a pretty dirty meaning don't you think?

That's the "Run [game name]" thing that you see at the end of a PC game setup of World of Goo, yep. Not that it's a bad thing for such a kid-friendly game, as I'm sure every kid wouldn't get the other meaning it sort of had (the one I was mentioning), so it's cool I guess.

The game is brilliant however. It has a slow start, which I believe most puzzle games should embrace. And the learning curve, well, there's nothing much to learn other than the game environment, the characterisitcs of the Goo Balls - the critters you control and join to make structures to get to the pipe - and well, how to win each level.

The annoying part of this game is that despite such simple mechanics, the game itself is very hard, make one mistake, and run out of timebugs (bugs that reverse a move made by the player), you have to restart. But once you find the method of getting past a level, it's not tedious to do it again.

The graphics and sound are nothing to boast about, but the artistic side of the game is wonderful, believe me, if there's one reason why you need to play this game, it's because of the unique style and the game's atmosphere.

However, the main star of the game [IMHO] is the very awkward sense of humor, which I still don't quite get. and is still to weird for me to explain here as well.

The game doesn't require much from your system. Any computer could run it, believe me. If you have the time, and don't mind casual games for a change, you should get it.

9/10

I demand a District 10 aka a sequel, oh and a video game as well.

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*SOME SPOILERS INCLUDED*


The aliens are relocated to D10. 3 years later, Christopher Johnson returns, this time with an army, just for defensive pruposes, and the humans assume it's an invasion strategy, so they go on the offensive. War breaks out.


*SPOILERS END*

Whaddya think? I personally would love a sequel. In fact, we need one, but maybe they will release it in 2012 i.e. 3 years after the first movie?

And a game wouldn't be bad as well. Maybe it'd be better off based on the plot I suggested above. Two factions, the aliens and the humans, and we could have a variety of weapons from semi-futuristic (not far off from realistic and today's time) and the epic alien weaponry they had. Maybe include vehicles too.

BTW I just noticed I got a new emblem

"Games are more important than paying for food or paying the bills"

Nice eh? I did cross the 200 games limit some time ago, certainly in 2010 however, pretty nice way to show off my decade of gaming :P


EDIT: Curse you GS and your filthy site bugs!

Now what can beat Avatar?

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After finally having watched the commercial success Avatar, I must say, if it's more than overhyped, it's overrated. The fact that it really is a graphical achievement, even in this new age of nex-gen graphics, and it's history (being under development for 12 years or something like that), were the smallest of reasons. Rather, it's the director of the movie that brought it under success, James Cameron. aka the director of Titanic as well.

Of course, I can't say the same for Titanic because well, it was a good movie. But Avatar? Ok sure, it is good, I like the plot and the art, but to think it was so good that it grossed $1.8 billion? I guess it was because it was fine for kids to watch too. Not much blood, no sex scenes or whatever the similar. At the bottom of my heart, I'd at most give it a 6/10.

Now the question comes, what will be the next record-breaker? Forget movie quality, in this time of ignorance and stupidity, nobody looks at that. We can only go down to the name of the franchise or marketing. So which one? I doubt the sequels will sell as much, because most if not all those who watched Avatar would probably think the sequel would be worse, as is the trend of movies nowadays. Pirates of the Caribbean had a good sail, but the series is over now. There can be no Titanic 2. The only stuff that comes to mind, is the last Harry Potter movies, and a sequel to The Dark Knight, and maybe the Twilight saga. Partly because the first and last mentioned are totally overrated, and The Dark Knight, is a masterpiece. I'm positive any movie whore loved it, the chorography, the acting, the way the story and plot plays out. I really do hope a sequel if in the works holds up that name. Too bad the Joker's part is over though.

But there's Jurassic Park IV too right? Wait, dinosaurs are so meh eh?

BTW I watched District 9 yesterday. What a movie. Fantastic. It gets a 9/10 from me.

Uggghhhhhh...

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...were my thoughts when I played Bayonetta. On one side, it has style, but on the other side, it somewhat lacks originality, blend in Dante with a slutty librarian as someone here rightdfully described, and you have Bayonetta. The game looks cool, but it feels very similar to DMC, yet I certainly didn't enjoy it as much as I enjoyed DMC. Also, the humor (especially the sort of perverted presentation) is not my taste, something similar to Rosario + Vampire, which is the worst mangas/anime I've read/watched my life.

I happened to complete the entire Moh Allied Assault games today, they were fun and all, but Breakthrough was hard as ****, and trying to do the harder segments again got frustrating. But washing out rooms of Nazis and Axis soldiers was always satisfying.

I'm still playing Plants vs. Zombies, despite having completed everything and buying everything as well. I just can't get enough. I initially plan to halt playing games until May/June, when my O level games will be held. But I'm planning to either start Call of Duty or Hitman, so, which one?

Awesomeness...

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OH lawdy, I couldn't get the image right.

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I'm sure I said it once and I'll say it again. Plants vs. Zombies is AWESOME! It has a very easy learning curve, and it's not so hard to play either. It has tons of replayability, and I'm sure I've played a good 20+ hours on it and I'm not even done buying and completing everything. It's not even demanding on the systems, yet it has brilliant graphics artistically and the humor is pretty darn good when you look at games nowadays (or even of the 16 bit era).

On a side note, another Awesome thing, is Moh Spearhead; in terms of plain fun, it surpasses the original by miles, unfortunately, it finished so quickly, that it completely felt like a 'cheap thrill' at the end 0.o, oh well, I'm gonna start Breakthrough soon. Hope it is more than the scores it got.

And GoTeY is...

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Ricochet93's

First Ever Annual

Game of the effing Year Awards 2009

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Game Of The Effing Year 2009

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And none of you saw this coming....

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Uncharted 2


Runner-up:

Killzone 2


Oh gosh, who would have guessed it :P

Can't really give my comments on this though, they're both awesome games, but I think Uncharted 2 has the edge ahead of Killzone 2 by the better story, characters and well, gameplay.

My GoTY Awards 2009, Part 3

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Ricochet93's

First Ever Annual

Game of the effing Year Awards 2009

Part 1

Part 2

Best Action/Adventure Game

Ok, so it wasn't really hard to choose the winner here, rather it was the runner-up.

Uncharted 2


Runner-up: Batman: Arkham Asylum

The category clearly states Action *slash* Adventure, and I think both of these games fit both perfectly

Best Driving Game

Dirt 2


Runner-up: Forza Motorsport 3

Surprised? Well tbh I am too. As much as I love FM3's features and customizablitiy, I must say that Dirt 2 gave me an overall wonderful racing experience this year. Gorgeous graphics, much much better damage than Forza's, and so many variations in racing, I believe Dirt 2 is the best racing package currently out there.

Best Platformer

Hmm... tough one here. I love platformers, they prefectly fit into the casual gaming slot where you just play games for stress relief and to cool down yourself after a long day. Now which one had the best effect in that sense?

Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time


It is possible you can blame my biasness to RnC for this

Runner-up: New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Best RPG

Piece o' old cake.

Dragon Age: Origins


Runner-up: Demon's Souls

Although I gotta admit, from an RPG POV, Demon's Souls offered the best boss fights to date.

Best Shooter

Those who followed my Awards from the beginning knew this would be coming.

Killzone 2


Runner-up: Borderlands

Best Sports Game

FIFA Soccer 10


Because I don't play any other games

Runner-up: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 for the awesome controls

Best Strategy Game

Plants vs. Zombies


I swear I was gonna give this to Empire: Total War but when I started playing this game I was hooked for like hours. This game is just plain awesomeness. It's one of those few strategy games for the casual gamers, and is very relaxing to watch and play. Seriously, buy this game, you won't be disappointed.

Runner-up: Empire: Total War

And Game of the effing Year?

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I'll tell you tomorrow :)

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