All About boybrushdred
I'm kind of late to the Street Fighter 4 craze because I am a Tekken guy. The last Street Fighter game I've played competitively was the first Capcom vs SNK game. Since then, my go-to fighting game had been Tekken. I've been playing Tekken Tag, Tekken 5 and its expansion Dark Resurrection, and the most recent one, Tekken 6.
SF4 and Tekken 6 came out last 2009, and I picked up Tekken 6 out of those two. The gameplay was great but the load times were kind of a letdown. Even though my skills never reached tournament level, I still enjoyed Tekken 6.
Then last year, Super Street Fighter 4 was released, which is a standalone game that features additional playable characters. I was excited about it but then I got crazy about all the other great games like Mass Effect 2, MGS Peace Walker, Fallout New Vegas, and more. 2010 had a lot of great games that it drowned out my interest in Super Street Fighter 4.
But that was ok because another iteration of Street Fighter 4 had been released this year and this time I bought it. It was a game called Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition (or just SSF4AE). I'm having a blast in this game. I'm only a few hours in this game. At the time of this writing, I have finished Arcade mode twice, played a few Trial Challenges, and fought online twice. My online record is 1-1 and I played as Zangief on both matches. So basically, I'm still in the learning process and I want to get better at this game and hopefully I'll be on the local tournament scene. Or not.
Anyway, I'm playing on the PC so if any of you wanna play, you can add me on Games for Windows Live. My ID is boybrushdred.
Also, here's some screenshot comparisons on "extra graphical effects" which was exclusive on the PC version of SSF4AE.
Original (as seen on consoles and arcade)
I've had a blast in 2010. I've got myself a new PSP, and I've completed my custom built gaming PC. I also managed to upgrade my PS3's HDD to a higher capacity so it can store more games, demos and media. I also got a handful of old and new games. Of all the 2010 games I've played, there are a few that stood out. Here they are:
My Top 5 games of 2010
I'm not big on sports games. Usually, a quick exhibition game is all I need because I would rather play an RPG or another story driven game than spend a chunk of my time on a sports game's career mode (or association, season, my player, whatever). But year after year, I keep playing new NBA titles. This year was no exception. The addition of Michael Jordan and the Jordan Challenges made NBA 2K11 a winner, especially if you're a fan of MJ and the Chicago Bulls of the 90's. This game stands out from all other basketball sims over the past years.
4. God of War 3
Greek mythology was boring on our literature cIasses in school, but the God of War series had drawn my interest since I started playing the first game a few years ago. God of War 3 has a great story, intense combat, epic boss battles, and amazing visuals. A great end to a trilogy.
3. Fallout: New Vegas
Fallout 3 is one of my favorite games that's why New Vegas was my most anticipated 2010 game. There are new features like the new faction reputation system, balanced character levelling, skill based speech challenges, etc. And the different choices you make result in varied consequences. These improvements and new features should have made this game better than its predecessor, but the presence of technical issues left many players disappointed. Despite its flaws, Fallout: New vegas is still worth playing. Because war... War never changes.
2. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
There's a lot of content here in Peace Walker. The main story is amazing and the boss fights are challenging. And there's a variety of side missions that are fun to play: from acquiring enemy war vehicles to recruiting soldiers through Wi-Fi hotspots. Multiplayer would have been awesome but its only available on ad-hoc mode. I never thought my playthrough would last for more than 50 hours and there are still more missions I haven't unlocked yet. This is easily one of the best games on the PSP.
1. Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 2 is amazing from the opening sequence to the very end. Combat is more intense than the first game. The skill system is more manageable. Your squadmates' loyalty missions make their characters more interesting.Bioware is one of the best story tellers in videogames and this sci-fi adventure is proof. Its a rewarding experience. Definitely a must play.
God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Persona 3 Portable, BioShock 2
Finally, I got my hands on the new God of war PSP bundle. I've always wanted this so bad since the day it was announced because I definitely dig the color of the PSP, and my old PSP (bought in 2007) is kinda getting old and battered.
The box is cool.
Here's what's inside the box.
The UMDs come in cardboard cases which everyone loves to hate.
It comes with 2 voucher coupons. GoW: Chains of Olympus, and Deimos skin for GoW3 on PS3.
Here's the PSP...
...and here it is again next to my old PSP
What surprised me is the Deimos skin voucher for GoW3. I didn't expect that because it wasn't listed on the ads. And its not even listed on the Package Contents listed under the box. Anyway, its a good bonus.
Oh and if you haven't played GoW Chains of Olympus yet, just send me a message here at Gamespot and I'll give you the voucher code for FREE. See, I'm such a nice guy.
(Voucher code is for United States PSN Account)
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May 2, 2013 5:56 pm GMTboybrushdred added Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops to their owned game list
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Mar 7, 2013 4:16 pm GMTboybrushdred gave Tomb Raider a score of 8.5
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