Hey all, so you did you all have a nice new year? Hope you didn't get too wasted :P :lol: So its pretty back to normal for me, I started back college last week and most classes for this semester are coming to a close. Theres still a couple weeks left until the new one and I've already applied for a course for next year which starts in September. I know that sounds a long way off but 3D Animation a really popular course and its a first come first served basis. Hopefully I get a place and then pass the course I'm on the now to get on that one so wish me luck for the rest of the year :D
I mentioned in my last blog that I was heading up to Dundee for the day and I managed to get exactly what I was going for and more. First thing I got was the Guitar Hero complete band package so I now have 2 guitars, drums and a microphone for it. I've been pretty much annoying the hell out of my family with the drum kit as i'm always on it :lol: Luckily for me my sister doesn't know I have a mic for it as she likes to think shes a good singer (theres nothing good about scratching your nails down a chalk board, thats how bad she is :lol: ) The other couple of things I picked up were from this stall in the Overgate Shopping Centre that was selling all kinds of Anime memorabilia. The first thing I got was this wall scroll type thing.
I know what you're thinking, thats a door not a wall :P
A cookie for anyone who can guess who this is :P As soon as I saw this I had to get it, its just pretty awesome and I love this character from the Anime shes in. I also picked up this
Sorry for the picture being a bit blurry, I have unsteady hands lol. I got this figure of Maka Albarn from Soul Eater as well. Soul Eater is one the best anime's I've seen and Maka is one of the best characters from it, the unfortunately didn't have Soul who is my favourite character, but Maka is holding Soul's Scythe form so in a way I guess I do have him :lol: I plan on going back to Dundee for D-Con in March, so I may go and check to see if the stall is still there. Last Monday I went to see Tron Legacy.
I pretty much only knew about Tron thanks to Kingdom Hearts II and when I first saw a trailer for this I immediately wanted to see it. The movie was really great and the CGI Jeff Bridges that played CLU looked exactly like he did from the first Tron. The Light Cycle Battle was epic and the Disk Battles were awesome and looked like so much fun :D I now can't wait for someone to invent a real Light Cycle since I really want one :lol:
As I mentioned earlier, I got the complete band package for Guitar Hero, so I've been playing the drums on that quite a bit. The other night I managed to complete Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes 100% on expert difficulty, It probably the easiest song on the game for drums, but 100% on expert is still an awesome achievement :D With the money and vouchers I got for Christmas I got Red Dead Redemption on PS3
I got this last Friday, and after playing it for just over a week I can understand why it won so many awards in the GOTY. I thought it was going to win GOTY because it won so many different catagories. I'm about 40% through the story and I've done a fair amount of Stranger quests and other side missions. I also got
I haven't finished the first yet but I think I'm pretty close to the end. I got this because it was on sale and it was cheap, so I'll wait until I've finished the first then start this. I also pre-ordered the PS3 version which is released next Friday, so I'll hopefully have finished the first by then. On Thursday my pre-order of Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded came a day early so I've been playing that when I can because I haven't had much time over the last couple of days.
I've only just arrived at Wonderland which is the 3rd world you visit. My expectation for this game was actually not that high considering how much I love Kingdom Hearts, but I'm pleased to say that the game is actually better than what I thought it would be. The only issue I have with it so far is the camera, which is absolutely terrible to control, but other than its actually really good. Lastly, i finally got my copy of Gran Turismo 5, which I was supposed to get for Christmas, but the store was out of stock every time my auntie went to get it.
Its not the best racing game I've played, but its not the worst either (that accolade belongs to NFS Shift) Again, I'm not too far into it, I only have my National B license and I've only done 6 or 7 of the beginner events, but impressions are that its a good solid racer and that I have to play more of it to get more of a feel for it. The special events are great and my favourite one so far is racing around the Top Gear Test Track in a hippie van (Volkswagen Sambabus to give it its proper name :P) It was just such an awesome sight to see 12 of these going around the Hammerhead corner :lol:
I think thats enough from me for today I might be back with another blog next week so until then catch you later :D