Did I forget to mention that I was on vacation for two weeks? I got back a few days ago but I haven't really been in the mood to talk about it. The trip began with us heading up to a campground up by Silver Springs for like four days. Instead, we decided to stay for one night, go to the waterpark there and then leave to Orlando. The waterpark was awful. There were about 5 rides, maybe more, and they were all lame. They hurt like hell, too. I came off of one with a pain in my back that remained the rest of the day, and a while through the night. A refil on a drink costs $1, and the cup you get is quite small. The Coca-Cola was flat, too. The park is called "Wild Waters", and if you value your time and money then I suggest you just ignore it and keep driving.
We went to Blizzard Beach once we got to Orlando. Blizzard Beach is a much better waterpark. Sadly, my sister hurt her wrist so our mom and her didn't go. It was still fun. The best part is the family raft ride. We went on it about 5 times. There are also some toboggan rides which are a lot of fun, and some ride where you can choose between single or double tubes and ride down a slide. It's my dad's favorite ride there. In addition to that, there's also a wave pool there. But the best part? There were lots of girls. :P Especially in the wave pool. So yeah, I had a lot of fun. Sadly, the weather was bad up in Orlando and we couldn't do anything for like a week. No problem, though, because we rode the electric cart that we rented all around the campground, harassing people for mass amounts of time. My sister even found a toy truck that she started pulling behind the cart with a string. As you can imagine, that gathered a lot of attention.
While on the vacation we also saw Step Brothers. The movie was hilarious, but it really abused its ability to be brutal. And I don't just mean when the drums got teabagged. The whole movie was riddled with swear words and pervasive language. And as funny as the movie was, I can't excuse this. It was too over-the-top. Although I did enjoy the "We're here to f*** sh** up" part. In my opinion, that was the best scene in the history of movies. The story of the movie sort of reminded me of Drake & Josh, except this movie doesn't suck. The thing I really didn't like about the movie is that it was so nasty that I can't quote it without having to censor almost half of it. Overall, though, this was a hilarious movie, and I'd give it 4/5 stars. I knocked one off because it was too "extreme".
I also saw Journey to the Center of the Earth. The glasses cost extra, but they're decent, and you can keep them if you want to. The 3D takes a while to get used to, but once you do get used to it it looks great. Unlike older 3D movies, the colors are all messed up, and the 3D actually looks really. Infact, when the credits were coming out at the beginning, my dad started to reach out and try to grab it. Obviously he was joking, but it should give you a pretty good idea of how good the 3D in this movie looks. But before I start talking about the actual movie, I'd like to comment on some of the previews at the beginning. The first one was for "Bolt", a new Pixar movie coming out starring a dog, a hamster and a cat. The movie looks funny, and will be in 3D as well. My only complaint is that it has Miley Cyrus in it. Another preview was for a terrible-looking movie called "Fly Me to the Moon". It's a 3D animated movie, but it doesn't look funny. Actually, it doesn't look like it's supposed to be. It looks more like one of those crappy, cheesy, "believe in yourself and you can do anything" movies. Bleh. But enough about that, onto the movie. It was great. As I mentioned, the 3D took some getting used to, but I'll happily excuse that since the actual movie was so good. And the entire movie was in 3D, not just little portions where it tells us to put on our 3D glasses. I suggest seeing this film, because I really wasn't looking forward to it, but I was pleasently surprised. 4/5 stars because it wasn't especially long and, like I've mentioned multiple times now, the 3D hurts my eyes at first.
While up in Orlando I rented Crisis Core, and I got to keep it for the entire 2 weeks. I didn't beat it because I was stuck at *SPOILERS*Angeal*SPOILERS*, but it was fun from what I played, and I plan on reviewing it soon. The graphics are great, especially during cutscenes, and the actual gameplay, though quite simple and linear, is addictive and fun. And I'm not a Final Fantasy fan, so picking this game over some of the other great games available was quite risky, but I wasn't disappointed. I never did get the Buster Sword, though. I'm assuming you get it after you beat *SPOILERS*Angeal*SPOILERS*. Oh well, I think I definately played enough of it to review it. I most likely experienced everything the game has to offer, so I see no reason not to review it. I wish I had played some other Final Fantasy games, though, because all of the deep information about the characters, like Genesis, means nothing to me, since i don't really understand what they're talking about.
I rented Unreal Tournament III once I got home. I suck online, so I'm not playing much of that. I'm mostly playing the campaign, which has online-style gameplay. This is a good idea, but it becomes repetetive after the first few missions. Most of the missions require that you destroy nodes, and there are only two cutscenes that I've seen so far, both of which were around the first three levels or so. It doesn't seem like I'm going anywhere, and I'm tired of the gameplay. I would've liked a normal campaign. As for online, I only played one match, which wasn't fun since everyone is better than me. The character creator is really cool, though. You have tons of options and you get to select your class. That's the only good thing I can say about online so far, though. The controls in the game are good, though. It's the classic R1 to fire, which is far surperior to R2, especially since the PS3's shoulder buttons suck so bad.
Finally, I'm playing Patapon again. I'm stuck at the desert level. I can't get past the heat. It has become very frusturating, but I plan on trying until I get it. I'm not far into the game but I love it, that's for sure. The mixture of strategy and rythm is original, and the art style is very creative. My review won't be coming until I complete the game, which at this rate could be a very long time, but I can tell you this, it's going to be getting a great score. Ok, well that's all for this blog.