Where I talk about my thoughts or what I've been doing.
It's been a while since I've actively done anything here. I've been so busy lately, but now I can spare some time. I just completed Max Payne 3 and decided to write a review as a way to get back in. It's been like 6 years since my last review. I hope I have time for more in the future. I've been a big fan of the game since the first one came out and I've been eagerly awaiting this game and I had a blast with it. I'm glad that they brought this game back and still maintain the essence of the original despite its changes to the modern era. After completing it, I just felt like sharing my thoughts about it in a review.
Here's the link:
If you guys need a breakdown of how I review games, here's how it works. It follows the classic Gamespot approach that each category is graded out of 10 and the certain scores have a specific weight to them. Gamplay: worth 0.3 pts, Presentation: 0.2 pts, Sound: 0.1 pts, Value: 0.2 pts, Tilt: 0.3 pts.
Gameplay is self explanatory; it is essentially how the game is made and plays. Mostly game quality.
Presentation is more than just the graphics. It is how the game presents itself using what it has and the level of artistry.
Sound includes the voice acting and musical score.
Value is how well the holds up during the experience you play it and how long it lasts.
Tilt is the lasting impression and how much credit I would give it. If it was fun or if I liked how the game was put together, then it'll get more in this category. Depending on where it is in respect to the other categorial scores will push it up or down in the 0.5 range of the new system.
With this point system, a game can end up with a score between the 0.5 intervals the new system implements. But the score presented at the top of my review is what it gets with the new Gamespot system.
I hope you guys enjoy it. Let me know what you think!
Thanks a lot,
Today I made it back to level 59. Level 59 is important because it was the highest level I achieved before being aggressivelymoderated for posting "copyrighted" media which cost me a few levels here. I believed it took me about 3 years to get back to my highest mark.
Today, I spent my time upgrading my PS3's hard drive to 500GB from 80 GB. I was running out of space so an upgrade was necessary. The processs was quite long; it took about 7 hours to back up, change and restore the memory in the new hard drive. Hopefully this will last me for the rest of the generation.
Sunday, we got a Samsung LED 3D HDTV for $1850. We were looking for a TV for a few weeks and were thinking of getting one two generations older for about $1600 until we found the one we got for only $250 more. So it took me the whole day to set it up since I ha to move some stuff around and clean up places which we haven't cleaned in years. So far the TV is amazing and I can enjoy my games in HD unlike in the past where I had trouble reading texts on the screen.
So recently I have gone on an shopping spree looking for games all over New York City. Part of it is to look for some old Gamecube games for my Wii. I bought 3 additonal controllers for my console for my family to play. In the past two weeks, I added Wii games such as Zelda: Twilight Princess, Mario Kart Wii, Resident EvilMa, and Mad World. I also added the Gamecube games I was looking for such as Mario Sunshine,Enternal Darkness, and Paper Mario. There still a few I am looking for and if you recommend any, that would be great.
I also found a very rare PS2 game called ICO.
In total, I must have spent about $1000 in the past 3 weeks. I don't want to spend anymore but this spree could end any future purchases for the rest of the year.
Today I got my black Wii and Super Paper Mario for $250. I also got Super Mario Galaxy 2 for $47, Mario Kart Double Dash for $25and Legend of Zelda Wind Waker for $25.All of this with no taxes. It should be a fun summer.
Tomorrow will be D-day for me. Gamespot has tagged some of my videos for moderation so I did my best to delete the videos I think are tagged. However, there may be more I haven't looked at so I will probably get moderated or even suspended. Anyway, if you don't see me anymore, it will probably be because of that.
My birthday just past by on the 15th. I got Street Fighter IV, Warhawk with the headset, and Ninjatown. I am finished with school and I will be graduating on June 1st. I got accepted to a graduate program so I think I will pursue my master degree starting this fall. I still have an interview this Wednesday for which I have to figure out what if I want to work there. Now I have to get back to work on my unions and see what I miss on your blogs.
I thought it was would good to discuss a few updates. I will be graduauting very soon. I already finished 2 classesbut I still have to take 4 more finalsleft. I also have a job interview in a few weeks so this could be a big decision in my life. I'm not sure wheter to stay and finish a Masters degree since I got accepted to it too. So I' haveto figure it out ASAP.
Anyway, it other news, I got my first Platinum trophy recently with Resident Evil 5. I also got Grand Theft Auto: China Wars on sale for $20 and Kingdom Hearts 2 for $20. I was lucky since GTA was the last copy at the store.
After most of this stuff is completed, I'll hope to be back here more often since I haven't done much inthe pastfew weeks.
Last Monday on my anniversary, I traded in my DS Lite for a DSi in Gamestop. So I got $70 value for my DS Lite for the $170 DSi which actually saved me $10 overall since I got my DS Lite for $130. I also didn't add the value of having the DS lite for 3 years already plus the satisfaction of getting a new one, especially at gamestop.
On April 6, 2009, Devouring_One will be 5 years old on gamespot. I guess that's old considering how many old uesers are left here on gamespot. I haven't been active lately because of college work. I'm going to graduate from school in a weeks and there's alot to do until then.
I haven't made ablog post in awhile so I'll try to log everything I didin the past few weeks.
About 2 weeks ago I got Metal Gear Solid Essentgot ial Collections even though I already have the 3 MGS games but I wanted to play the game with the extras. I also got SOCOM 1 for $10, Castlevania Portrait of Ruin for $15, Final Fantasy Tatics and F-Zero both for the GBA at $5 each.
Last week I got Pokemon Platinum.
This week I got Condemned 2 for the PS3 at $13 and Hotel Dusk 216 for $16.
Come to think of it, I got alot of stuff to do when I graduate.
Today,me and my brothergot Resident Evil 5 as a gift from our father.I probably should've gotten it but I guess my dad knew we were anticpating it. Anyway. I'll be playing soem of it during the break even though I should. And yeah, my spring break started today.
On Saturday, I went with my cousins to see the Watchmen. The movie was pretty good. I thought the problem with it was that it didn't focus onthings very well. The good thing was thatthe moviehad some serious themes. I never read the novel but I should sometime in the future.
After that I went to another Circuit City in hopes of finding any other good deals but no luck since the store was practically empty.However,I did went to another store to see if they had any good used games which I actually did. I got Castlevania: Portrait of Ruinon the DS for $15.