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  • Call of Duty 4 is still better, compare to Killzone 2
    By on April 7th, 2009 | No Comments Comments

    Call of Duty 4

    So I’ve been playing Killzone 2 since it came out and I want to write about my thoughts on this game, compare to Call of Duty 4. The reason why I’m comparing KZ2 with COD4 is because of how much time I spent on both of these first person shooter online, obviously with COD 4 having more time logged.

    Although Killzone 2 is a great game, intense game play and graphics, I am starting to see myself getting bored of it as oppose to keep on playing and playing for as long as I can see in the case of COD4. The levelling system is great for Killzone 2, until you have maxed out your level and unlocked all the badges (engineer, medic, scout, saboteur, assault and tactician). Then there are badge specific ribbons such as getting 5 kills using turrets you deployed, repairing objects or reviving your teammates and you will gain other power-ups or unlock abilities for each completion.


    So far, I have only completed the engineer badge and have the other 5 plus the default rifleman’s ribbons to complete. Don’t get me wrong, I will continue to play Killzone 2. But it just isn’t able to capture my interest level as much as when I first started playing it. On the other hand, Call of Duty 4 has managed to keep my interest level constant if not higher, and I have to admit I am starting to miss COD4. One reason I know is that you can keep grinding your level for a long time, I have yet to reach the max prestige level. And also the fact that I prefer modern weaponry over any other weapons.

    Killzone 2

    This is just my thoughts after playing Killzone 2 for a while, and for those that are still debating whether to buy this game or not or if this is better than Call of Duty 4 (not sure about World at War, that’s a different story), hope this will help you out a little. Its definitely a game worth buying but just not as good as Call of Duty 4. Again, that is only my opinion though!

  • Muramasa: The Demon Blade – Now that’s wh...
    By on March 31st, 2009 | 2 Comments2 Comments Comments

    I was going to post this yesterday but I got lazy. I have yet to see any worthy Wii games after the ultra violent MadWorld was released more than 2 weeks ago. Not that it matters much since I don’t atually own a Wii, then this game popped out of no where and I was really amazed. And this is what I call a game, not that Yu-Gi-Oh Wheelie junk that I found out a few weeks ago. Wii deserves better games than that and many other garbage Wii games.

    This game looks amazing, it is sort of 2.5D, not quite 3D. The characters are 2D sprites I believe but are very vibrant and nothing cheesy. The backgrounds are animated as well. Finally, I think the huge boss battles are going to make the game even more fun.

    I’m curious as to how the controls are done, I’m guessing the nunchuk is going to be your directional control and your motion sensing Wiimote will let you slash your ways through enemies. It is going to be some exercise for you Wii owners out there.

    I can only hope it will be ported over to the PlayStation 3 or the PSP. I can only hope!

    As usual, enjoy the trailer from Gametrailers

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum – Looks really promising...
    By on March 28th, 2009 | No Comments Comments

    I have been a Batman fan for as long as I can remember. There hasn’t been a single Batman related game released ever since PlayStation 3 and xBox 360 came out, as far as I can remember. But the wait is almost over because based on EBGames, Batman: Arkham Asylum will be released on June 9th, less than 3 months from now.

    To me, after Metal Gear Solid, Batman: Arkham Asylum should be another action + stealth game worth buying. If you have spare change in your wallet, you should also consider getting the collector’s edition because it comes with so much goodies such as: (taken from EBGames)

    - Waynetech Batarang Storage Box
    - 12” In-Game Design Batarang (stand attached)
    - Dr Young’s Journal (50 page full color character encyclopedia)
    - 2 Sleeve DIGI-Pack Including:
         - Game
         - Behind the scenes 5 chapter series DVD, including:
         - Interviews with Mark Hammil and Kevin Conroy
    - Exclusive Collector’s Edition Challenge Map DLC
    - Manual

    As you can see you get a lot more than what you would normally get from other collector’s edition games, for a price of $99.99. For once I am really tempted to get a collector’s edition game, I mean you get a Batarang! Notice it also comes with an exclusive DLC map? I can only guess there will be more DLC maps available in the future.

    Less not forget the game also has some impressive graphics, got to love the highly detailed Batman cape, body armor and the awesome looking Batmobile. Anyway, enjoy this Challenge Room trailer from Gametrailers.

  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 release on April 21st 200...
    By on March 25th, 2009 | No Comments Comments

    Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2


    I actually didn’t know there was a sequel to Dynasty Warriors: Gundam that was released more than a year ago. At the time I was really excited about the game when the PS3 just came out. After I got my PS3 a year later, I downloaded the demo of Dynasty Warriors: Gundam on PSN as soon as I was connected to PSN. It didn’t take me long, roughly 10 minutes, for me to find out Dynasty Warriors: Gundam was pretty bad. It was nothing compare to the original Dynasty Warriors series. As much as I LOVE the Gundam series, that game was a major disappointment.

    Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2

    Anyway back to Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2, I’ve decided to check out EBGames tonight and this game was, and still is, listed as Daily Deal with free overnight shipping (15.5 hours left from the time this is posted). So I went to Gametrailers for some in-game trailers because I didn’t remember seeing any of them at all.

    Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2

    This one is the most recent one posted December of last year, I have no idea how I missed it. I’m still not sure about the graphics and the game play. I mean this time it has Strike Freedom and F91, my two all time favorite, but the fighting style just looks….boring. Again, comparing to the original Dynasty Warrior where human fights another human, or a fleet of them rather, I would still prefer the human version of Dynasty Warriors. Also, there’s no background music at all, I’m not sure if its because its only a trailer, I hope that is the case otherwise the lack of music is going to make the game even more boring. It just think its weird to have robots to fight like human, its just not the same as the human Dynasty Warrior.

    Let’s see if there is a demo for it then I will know if its good or not.

  • Potential release date for StarCraft 2 – June 2...
    By on March 17th, 2009 | 3 Comments3 Comments Comments

    StarCraft 2

    I’m sure everyone’s all pumped up and excited about the soon-to-be-released StarCraft 2, so while surfing the net, I stumbled upon MTV Multiplayer blog (never knew about this blog to be honest) about what appears, at least to me, to be the release date for this highly anticipated real time strategy game. From the screenshots of a Gamestop pre-order game list provided by Tracey John of MTV, you can clearly see Starcraft 2 with 6/2 to the right (Oh, how I wish it was Feb 6th!).


    StarCraft 2

    After that, I went to Gamestop.com to see if I could confirm this finding but with no luck. Although I was able to find StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty from the search result but there was only a price of $49.99 but no release date. Maybe I should go to my local EBGames and ask one of the guys there while I look for a 2nd hand copy of Resident Evil 4 since its such a great game, as I was told.

  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena ...
    By on March 12th, 2009 | No Comments Comments

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    After watching all the trailers of The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena from Gametrailers.com I was really impressed by the game and without hesitation, I downloaded the demo on PlayStation Network tonight. And after playing the rather short demo, I was left with a huge disappointment. Maybe its just me but this game for sure isn’t for me.

    The weapons, specifically the guns, look basic to me, although the clip-popping-reload is pretty awesome to watch every time you reload.

    While this game supports 1080p full HD and I do have to say the ship’s interior, lighting as well as character’s facial details are all impressive, I give them that. But during the demo I noticed Riddick had jagged shoulders as oppose to smooth round ones. As I said the lighting is great but Riddick’s shadow was way too sharp in my opinion, I would think shadows would be a little blurry.


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    You get 4 blocks of health but I don’t like the fact that once you completely deplete one or more blocks, even if you rest, you won’t gain back the lost blocks. So say you lost two and a half blocks of health, even if you rested you would only regain the half block’s health and you would have 2 blocks all together. I also don’t understand why when you die, which is rather easy because of the way you heal, I once died and when I restarted from the checkpoint, I was left with 1 block of health. After dying for a couple more times, I got 2 blocks of health instead. Why is that? Isn’t it common sense that you restart with full health?

    The stealth feature is “ok” but no where near Metal Gear Solid level. Finally I also don’t like the iPod-styled weapon select screen where you select weapons by rotating the right analog stick which I found a bit too unresponsive.

    All and all, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena might not live up to the hype it has generated thus far. I guess download the demo and see for yourselves. I know this game isn’t for me, I’m pretty sure.

  • Sarah Palin look-a-like X Devily May Cry – Bayo...
    By on March 11th, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments

    Bayonetta

    I haven’t heard any news for Bayonetta for a few months now, the last trailer was released back in October 2008. Today out of the blue, I had a sudden urge to watch the trailers from Gametrailers.com. With around 6 more months before the release, hopefully its released globally and not just Japan, that’s the only thing I could do to sustain my thirst for this game.

    For those of you who has no idea what Bayonetta is, I can sum it up in one sentence – You play as Sarah Palin, look-a-like, instead of Dante in Devil May Cry. Based on the trailers, I think her moves are even faster, more elegant and of course sexier than those in Devil May Cry. I mean, you got an extremely attractive female protagonist with 4 guns, 2 in her hands and 2 just behind her heels, what more do you want? The guns-in-heels is very innovative in my opinion, I don’t recall any weapon of this sort before Bayonetta.

    Bayonetta

    Aside from the guns, I believe she also uses a blade of some sort as well as summoning/transforming into some bad ass creature to fight against, as if killing the enemies by herself isn’t enough already.

    The trailer also revealed a male character, maybe we can play him? But who cares when you got Bayonetta since he is not even half as cool as her?

    Bayonetta

    Bayonetta will be released on September 1st 2009 based on Gametrailers, for now we will have to make do with the trailers and this one should sum up what I have just said, in a much sexier way. And I’m also curious if there will be any sort of multiplayer being implemented but then again based on history, this type of games generally don’t have a multiplayer side.

    Let’s DANCE boys!


  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Wheelie Breakers – now that’s ...
    By on March 9th, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments

    Back in the high school days which was 10ish years ago, Magic the Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh were a huge part of many kids’ life, well mainly the guys. I was hooked on Magic the Gathering and was fortunate enough not to get sucked into the Yu-Gi-Oh card game or else I would be even more broke. These two games continue to be popular, I’m not sure if they are still as popular as they used to since I stopped playing for a long time. They continue to come out with new cards and new video games. What happens when you put a “twist” on one of these console card games and that “twist” actually backfired? You will get yourself a Yu-Gi-Oh!: Wheelie Breakers for the Wii scheduled to be released on May 19th based on Gametrailers.com.

    Now you wonder what kind of “twist” could mess up an otherwise decent console card game? The developers actually turned it into a racing game, based on the name of the game you should have figured that part out anyway. Based on the trailer, its similar to Mario Cart where you race others and try to slow them down but instead of shooting turtle shells or laying banana peels on the track you summon monsters out to “attack” the other racers.

    And don’t get me started on the graphics, even on a Wii, the graphics could have been better. I think this is just another way a company is trying to milk from the hardcore Yu-Gi-Oh fans. Another disappointing Wii game.