The times and places of valhallaflash
I have just over £150 to spend on a new console and I am in a split descision on what to buy.
So mighty gamers, I come for your help! Which consoles can any of you recommend for a family of older gamers?
Originally, we intended to get a Wii but my bro says he wants an Xbox360...
Please add suggestions that you think would be good.
P.S.Please note that the console that we buy would only be able to play games of a age rating of 12 and under because of my little bro.
did'ya miss me?
In Germany I spent my time going to festivals and drinking beer (although not much of the alcoholic stuff as I'm underage) I also bought 2 PSP games - Gradius Collection and Lego Indy 2 - The Adventure Continues
All in all I had a fantastic holiday wih lots of cool stuff!
In Holland I stayed at a mates house and he had a PS3, WiiX360, GC, N64, PSP, DS, PS2, PS1, Megadrive,Sega Saturn NES, SNES, as well as a server farm in his own home and a PC server system running on Red Hat Linux!
I was in computer and gaming heaven!
Anywayz, that was my holz, how are you guys and what have you been up to?
I'm soon to be leaving GameSpot
But do not worry, I am only going on holiday in Holland and Germany. This is mainly just to ask the officers of the Ultimate Muse Union to look after it in my absence. On a side note, Does anyone live in Gemany or Holland - I might be able to meet you there!
EDIT= I have just bought a german version of Gradius Collection (for1 euro 50)- being a lover of the series. The entire thing (obviously) is in German but as any Gradius player would know, the gameplay is not very story based!
I gave it a 7.5 but I am considering buying the English version - when I do, I will probably rate it hgher.
Today I went and bought myself a new PSP game!
MediEvil: Resurrection has been out for a long time now, (since 2005) and I have been meaning to pick it up for a while. Today I had some spare cash and I saw it going new for £5. Thus I bought it and - I have to admit - I'm impressed. People complain about the bad fighting system and a terrible camera. But none of these matter to me as it is the PS1 game of my childhood lovingly re-created on a portable console!
For every bad side e.g. camera, there is a good side e.g. Although the camera is god-awful, it can be easily corrected.
Another example would be the fighting system, although it is slow and clunky, it has a lock-on that means that enemies ARE hit, instead of you just randomly swinging about. The graphics have received a well needed brush-up, but thankfully, the voice acting has been kept the same. I think Tom Baker is a great Narrator!
Anyway that is all for today, Over and Out! :3
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Also, sorry I have been away from these boards, I missed you ,do any of you have any news?
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
This choice will suprise many of you here...my favourite game ever is Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. MHFU-as it is commonly known - is a phenomenon in Japan, but is not very well regarded in the US or the UK. Only when the recent Wii game came out that people have started to notice it. This version, on the PSP, is the largest and most expansive of all the games.With over 500 quests to initiate and huge battles that take up to 50 minutes, the play time is enormous*. I am nearly 500 hours in to the game and am still only about 2/3 of the way through! ( I'm not joking!)
What makes this game so appealing to me?
This game is a massive game in every respect. It has a massive list of quests to fulfill, it has a massive list of weapons and armours to obtain it has massive weapons, massive monsters and massive hair! It also has a massive difficulty scaleranging from "Oh this is a piece of cake." to "Oh My ****ing God! I've just had my ass handed to me on a silver platter! *Ragequits*".The game has a massive multiplayer mode: Up to 88(!) players on Ad-Hoc, with 4 people being able to go on one quest at any one time. This, and the MASSIVE replay value ( I mean, you don't just kill a monster once on one 50 min quest, you then kill the said monster upto 10 times to get the elusive item that you need to create a weapon to kill the next monster. You then kill this monster repeatedly top get a new piece of armour. This goes on.
However, unlike Pokemon, every battle with a monster is held in real-time and each different monster behaves differently. Then, even if you fight the same monster repeatedly, it has a different reaction to you each time. The first try may take you half an hour, but after a bit of practice. You may be able to down the beast in 10 minutes. And that, is the best bit about this game. There is no"EXP" for your hunter. YOU gain the experience. YOU learn the move patterns of your prey and YOU ,eventually, will be the victor. No matter how large your prey.
So, my friends, that is the end. I hope that you have enjoyed the ending of my top 10 games of all time!
Here is Part 2 of my Top 10 Games list. Games on here are not necessarily groundbreaking, but all of them hold a special place in my heart. I knowthat many people will disagree with me as I have (some will say unfairly) left out the GTA series. Ohwell, it's my list and no-one can stop me...Let's start!
5. Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time. (PS3)
For me, this game encapsulates all of the good things in a 3D Platformer. There is an interesting plot-line, great characters, beautiful graphics and a fantastic multiplayer mode.This, along with great dollops of humour (I mean, there's a gun called a "Mootator" that morphs your enemies into cows!)Because of this, (the aforementioned reasons,not the mootator!) I think it is one of the best action/platformers of the decade.
4. MarioKart DS (DS)
MarioKart on the SNES was the first game that I ever played. This version is all of that and more! The large single player mode is all well and good, and the side missions although infuriatingly difficult, are fun.Which is nice. But the true golden egg of MarioKart is the Multiplayer mode. Being able to race with 7 other friends means that the racing becomes increasingly competetive, and thus, the difficulty increases too. The fact that only one person needs the game is an added bonus. A true racing great.
3. Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
I know that I will get loads of hate from various people calling me a "Sefirof fanboi" here, but - in all honesty, Final Fantasy 7 was (and still is) a fantastic game. A deep and engrossing storyline pulled me in and the length of the game (over 50 hours). Meant that it stayed in my PS1 for months. For a PS1 game, the graphics were fantastic and the (frankly astonishing)orchestral score chilled you to the bone. For me, this is the second best RPG ever. What's the best? You ask? Wait and see.
Super Mario 64 (N64)
In my opinion, SuperMario 64 is the best RPG ever.
Seeing Mario jump into 3D was an amazing experience for me. It gave the same sort of thrill as watching the Star Destroyer at the beginning of "Star Wars - A New Hope". Then, an excellent storyline brings the real sense of amazement. Everyone is gushing now "Ooh! Super Mario Galaxy 2 is amazing! It's in 3D!" When the precursor, and the better game, is left in darkness. Anyone under the age of 16 will probably not have even heard of Super Mario 64. So partly in recognition, but mostly because Super Mario 64 is such a legendary game, is the reason that it is second on my list.
I hope that you have enjoyed this part of my top 10. My number 1 game will be announced tomorrow.
10. Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP)
I think that this game is a blend of two fantastic genres. Fighting and Final Fantasy. (yes, I did just call final fantasy a genre) The characters all look beautiful and the 3D Motion around (almost) infinitely large arenas is incredible
9. Super Smash Bros Brawl. (Wii)
In a similar way to Dissidia, having many nintendo icons in one place at one time seemed incredible. I only chose Brawl over Melee because it had more characters in it.
8. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. (PSP)
Here I have another Final Fantasy game. The game (for those who don't know) is a precursor to FFVII. It follows the story of aS.O.L.D.I.E.R - Zack. And the truth abut Sephiroth and Cloud... The game was fantastic in my oinion due to stunning visuals (the cutscenes would have looked good on a PS3. To have it on PSP was astonishing!)
7. Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
For me, Halo 3 is the best FPS ever made. It had a compelling storyline, great visuals and a major multiplayer mode. This, along with a large replay value, means that Halo 3 is one of those games that you just can't forget.
6. Little Big Planet (PS3/PSP)
For me, MediaMolecule's Little Big Planet was not so much a game as a portal to the imagination. The game's ability to allow you to create anything in your wildest dreams really appeals to me. The vast online community that surrounds LBP is astonishing. And, for this fact, it is number 6 on my top 10 list.
I hope that you have all enjoyed reading the first part of my Top 10 videogames list. Part 2 will be on the way soon.
Not so long ago, In a game not so far away.....
· Once, the great prophet: Valhallaflash prophesised: Awesomesauce will return to speak his awesome truth!
10 seconds later...
"I have returned, and I am Awesomesauce13!"
And as Awesomesauce spoke his mighty, truthful words, a deep silence swept over the land as the whole world stopped to listen to his legendary prophecies, awestruck by his calm, comforting voice...and then Maze burps into the silence, and Rikir says "Mmm Sauce is back". As soon as these words left Rikir's mouth, a huge troll the size of Darksun45230's FAQ's stepped from the darkness. As our heroes gawped on in terror. These words came from the troll: "I am a troll, and my name is Dailchiban!" Although lesser mortals would have cowered at the prospect of facing this beast. These men (and women) were Monster Hunters! Coupled with the wisdom of Psience, the Logic of FaustianLogix, the humour of LolFinny, th3Nub and Damn Giver and the shiny-ness of Shimmerweed– the troll, Dailchiban, was defeated in a shower of blood, gore and guts that even warrenmats would be proud of!