Happy 3rd Anniversery :) Dead Rising 2's ending was like -__- . i mean chuck saved all the guys and then leave them to rot when the military arrived. Jeez.
Since I've felt the urge to blog here. Probably about time to get around to that before I'm forgotten completely.
It seems I let my 3 year anniversary here on GS slip right by me last month, so that's cool I guess. Rather then naming people individually and in the process forgetting somebody important, I'll just say thanks to everybody who has made this place such an enjoyable, memorable, and often times unpredictable experience. You know who you are.
In gaming news, I picked up Dead Rising 2 on day one and have since completed it twice. The zombie slaughtering is just so addictive that I lose myself in it for hours. It's really cut into my sleep schedule. The new combo system for fusing weapons is brilliant, allowing you to make such devastating devices as boxing gloves with bowie knives taped to them, electric wheel-chairs equipped with machine guns, and drill operated pitchforks. The possibilities are exponential and always satisfying.
The story is really nothing to write home about (as was the case with the original), but it serves as a decent motivation behind the gory carnage, which is what anyone playing this game is after in the first place. At least it comes to a fulfilling conclusion, and has multiple endings to keep you coming back for more. One mustn't forget the psychos and their well done cutscenes/backstories. Some of them are downright disturbing even to a jaded horror fan like myself. Highly recommend this game to most of you out there. It's just pure fun.
I also picked up DJ Hero for $40 brand new. It's great fun for the first few hours as most rhythm games are, but the music alone keeps me coming back to it. Some of the mixes are damned good. I figure the controller was worth the $40 alone since they will be releasing the sequel soon, probably at $100. This way I can pick up the standalone software when it is taking up space on clearance shelves later down the road.
On the first I got in to see Let Me In. A remake of the highly-praised 2008 Swedish film "Let the Right One In". Let the Right One In had earned it's seat on my favorite films of all time list the minute the credits rolled. I fell in love with it completely. When I heard they were planning a remake, I was more stunned then disappointed, and when I heard the cast, I anxiously awaited it's arrival. I'm not someone that can't enjoy a remake if I've enjoyed the original. In this instance my open-mindedness payed off beautifully, as this film was better in virtually all regards in my opinion. Cinematography, screenplay, and most especially acting. Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas... they all knocked it out of the park.
There were many changes, some subtle, some drastic, and each of them were an improvement (the only thing I will say has taken a hit is the title. Let Me In does not pack the same punch as Let the Right One In. ). Gone was the cheesy cat scene from the original, and added is one of the greatest scenes I've seen in a film in years. I'll just say it involves a car accident, filmed from the inside.
Purists are still up at arms, believing that the remake must be a failure as it's American, and refuse to see it. It's a bit frustrating to me to think that a genuinely well made, painstakingly crafted film like Let Me In will be passed off as "just another remake" and subsequently forgotten. I urge you to check it out.
That's about it for me. Hope everyone's doing well.
Let the Right One In was incredible to see. Not the best way to watch is on a small screen at college, but the film was nonetheless incredible. When I heard about the American version I was kind of worried about it. The cast list gave me hope, now I just have to see it some day. Can't wait to get my hands on Dead Rising 2, I got sucked into Dead Rising right from the start and didn't want to stop smashing zombies.