08-03-2012, 07:02 PM
Pokemon Ruby - 4/5
Gen III is my favorite. Not as good as Emerald but still good.
Technically I didn't finish it since I quit after finishing the Elite Four. No matter what I tried I could not beat Steven. His team is too overpowered. In comparison, Wallace in Emerald is a pushover.
My final team was Blaziken (51), Shiftry (53), Flygon (52), Crawdaunt (54), Mawile (52), and Zangoose (54).
08-03-2012, 07:36 PM
Pokemon Heart Gold 9/10
Until this game showed up my favorite pokemon game was silver So tis only natural that the re-make takes the spot of being my new favorite pokemon game.
I did already played through SS version but a friend of mine gave this to me because he didnt want it anymore, so i GLADLY took it off his hands and started a new game. (after i looked at his old save of course... which had a shiny charizard in it.)
It took me a while but i managed to beat the games 16 gym's however i still need to beat the E4 again, then red. which means all my pokemon need a shit ton more training.
Jhoto will probably always be my favorite region and this was the perfect re-make of the original games.
Final team was:
Henry the Feraligator
Mace the Golem
Lilly the Pinsir
Tara the Crobat
Psyche the Espeon
And Poofsy the Arcanine
They all range between levels 57-53 so i defiantly need more training if i want to beat red.
08-05-2012, 10:06 PM
Pokemon Red - 3/5
It Pokemon, so it's still a fun game, but it's just not as good as the newer ones, despite one of the better Gens.
My final team:
Venusaur - 52
Raichu - 55
Hitmonlee - 54
Raticate - 50
Golbat - 50
Flareon - 52
I've decided balls to playing Blue since it's the exact same game, so I'm moving on to Yellow.
08-06-2012, 12:11 PM
I completely agree, i wouldn't mind having pikachu in the game if i could FUCKING EVOLVE HIM.
Originally Posted by Unknown Flames
Last edited by GamerGizmo; 08-06-2012 at 12:15 PM.
08-06-2012, 12:14 PM
Get a Butterfree? It's what I do.
Originally Posted by Unknown Flames
08-12-2012, 12:37 AM
Red Dead Redemption - 4/5
After approximately 42 hours of play I've achieved 100% completion, so I figured I'd post my opinion on it.
It's good. There are better sandbox games (New Vegas comes to mind), but also a lot more that are worse. It isn't the most exciting world, but it's definitely beautiful to look at. The story is decent enough, though it lingers a bit at the end, and the voice acting is solid.
The gameplay is fine from a shooting perspective, but the navigation is awkward. Having to tap X over and over to sprint is slightly uncomfortable after a while. The singleplayer controls should have been the same as multiplayer - run automatically, hold to sprint.
The missions get repetitive after a while (ride on wagon, defend wagon, get off, shoot bad guys, get back on wagon) but the many activities like the saloon games and bounty hunting make good distractions. It's one of the few sandbox games that does both side activities and main quest well.
I'm starting Undead Nightmare. It's okay so far. I really like the B-movie presentation of it so far, but I can tell it's going to be extremely repetitive after saving the first town.
08-12-2012, 08:56 AM
Then again, isn't sprinting slightly uncomfortable after a while? :P
Originally Posted by Daemon
I agree that the controls should have been the same as the online, though.
08-17-2012, 07:17 PM
It's not a bad game but I don't like it. It's a competitive FPS, meaning I spend over 80% of the game staring at respawn timers.
08-18-2012, 04:17 AM
08-18-2012, 04:39 AM
Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 (for Xbox 360).
It's a really great game and compulsive with matching combos, air combos, and other sorts of combos that I can't even imagine during battle. Currently in Ranked Match I have 2 wins only... 2 wins! of 10 battles aproximately! I don't understand, I mean, I was really good at Marvel VS Capcom 2, but it seens this one has more into it that I don't know.
There's a mission mode that works like a Trial mode where you can learn some moves and combos, which's a good thing. And I'm sure that I'll have a hard time training with X-Factor combos.
08-26-2012, 11:38 PM
Super Mario Bros. WII I last played and i rate it 7/10.........
09-01-2012, 04:35 PM
Sleeping Dogs (PC w/ Cyborg V.5 Rumble Pad)
Visually the game is quite beautiful and it runs quite well on my lower mid-range computer on high graphical settings. The game looks it's finest during the rain in the neon-lighted streets. Wet clothes stick into Wei's body quite well and blood splatters persistently stick to his clothing. One may consider turning off the SSAO, as it has been maybe a bit too much and produces this really awkward aura on characters and it can be distracting.
Facial animations are pretty terrible in-game. They're good in cutscenes, but not in-game. If you look at Wei's in-game face when he is talking to a phone all you will see is a a generic flip-flap without even the most basic of lip-syncing. This becomes quite an obvious shortcoming during the already half-cooked karaoke minigame where it combined to a disinterested karaoke singing.
I'd say the voice-acting is really good. It never distracted me when the dialogue switched between English and Cantonese. I don't really have much to say about to in-game radio channels. Although I like how the developers choose a fitting song to along a specific mission i.e. rock & roll for car chases, shitty techno for car races and something romantic for a romantic escort.
Speaking of romantic escorts, the romancing in the game is awfully under-cooked. The game essentially gives you four girls, you go to a date with each once and every date ends with an implied sex and that's it. Now I am not doubting that Wei couldn't score on the first date with every girl, and I am not expecting a video game to deliver a realistic depiction of dating, but I am at least expecting to having to choose a single girl to date and actually going on to more dates than one. But no, you have a little fun in the bushes and never hear from any of them ever again (except for one, but that encounter didn't even warrant it's own cutscene).
The melee fighting system is quite fun. It has taken some inspiration from Arkham Asylum, which I view to be the best system they could possibly imitate. It isn't as good as the system it is imitating, but it serves it's purpose well. Te enviro-kills are a nice little touch, but I soon found out plain ol' fisticuffs to be a more satisfying way to fight. The shooting system is a little uncomfortable, but it's passable. Driving's also quite nice. The vehicles seem turn quite lazily without the handbrake, but high-speed driving isn't quite as likely to end in a terrible crash as it is in GTAIV.
The game isn't awfully long for an open-world game. I achieved the 100% completion in 26 hours. Granted that this is quite lengthy enough as far as games in general go, but expect this game to be the length of Gay of Ballad Tony rather than Red Dead Redemption.
The game crashed on for a total of four times: once in the very beginning, once about one-third into the game and twice during the last mission (which briefly made me panic about having a corrupted save file). So expect it crash at least once or twice. I didn't encounter any Bethesda-level bugs in-game so I'd say the developers managed to make a fairly stable open-world game (besides the crashes).
All in all, I'd say it is a 8/10. It is a fun little undacovah cop story with a Hong Kong. The game really doesn't have much to offer after you've completed the story, so unless you're the type who enjoys simple free-roaming, there really isn't much entertainment value once the story's done.
Cyborg V.5 Rumble Pad
So yeah, I bought this so I would had a 360 controller for PC. This far I've used a Dualshock 3 emulated as a 360 controller, which does work excellently as long as I don't have to hold the triggers continuously. The DS3 triggers are really hard on my fingers and I have to constantly shift between using my index and middle fingers. This particular pad seemed quite a better deal than an official MS 360 pad, since it was cheaper and has the ability to switch the positions of the left analog stick and the d-pad. Supposedly it works on the 360 too, but I didn't get around to testing that. So here is a little review after playing through Sleeping Dogs with it.
The pad works straight outta the box with the official 360 drivers, so introducing the controller into the system is painless. The shape is roughly the same as the 360 pad and it fits into the palm as comfortably as the 360 pad does. The weight is around the same as a 360 pad (either wired or wireless without the battery). I like the plastic too, it is noticeably softer than the the stuff used on the official 360 controller or Dualshock controllers, almost rubbery.
The analog sticks may look uncomfortable but they are comfortable and don't slip at all or didn't start hurting my fingers at all. The face face buttons and the triggers are of the same high build quality as a 360 pad and the shoulder buttons produce a very satisfying click. I can't say that the D-pad itself is a lot better than the one in the official 360 pad, but the capability to switch the positioning helps a lot. While I couldn't get the same amount of accuracy as with my DS3, I was able to play a solid round of Guilty Gear, something which I wouldn't ever be able to do with the official 360 pad.
One negative are the rumble motors: they're really noisy. I could stand playing with the rumble on only for a little while before I opted to turn it off. It is really distracting.
All in all, it's a really good pad, even better than the official 360 pad. The cyborg module makes the controller a viable option for playing 2D fighters and sidescrollers, but it still isn't a match for the DS3. But for anyone looking to obtain a 360 pad either for the 360 or PC, this controller is definitely worth a consideration
09-10-2012, 11:20 AM
Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC)
+ gameplay is so fluid and fun. it really makes you feel like a Batman.
+ characters and story is engaging and interesting. Joker steals the show of course.
+ Arkham Asylum is a beautifully realized world that sucks you in and never lets go.
+ tons of unlockables. I particularly loved solving Riddle challenges.
+ love the way Batman's suit gets worn out throughout the game. Details make the game shine.
- sometimes game forces you to use Detective Mode a bit too much.
- certain boss battles can get annoying and frustrating at times.
Fucking Amazing Batman Game.
09-10-2012, 01:01 PM
^ I totally agree with you there. It's even a bit better than Arkham City in some parts imo. especially the solid story, the way the villians get introduced and the dark atmosphere and feel of the game (that's really sucking you in through the entire game and makes you really wonder what will happen next)
09-10-2012, 01:04 PM
Feels like as soon as I get sucked into the Arkham stories they're over. The story mode for both games are just too short for me.
09-10-2012, 01:30 PM
09-11-2012, 01:48 PM
Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D- Virtuous Mission
7/10- MGS3 in itself in a flawless game, but it takes some getting used to, Circle Pad Plus or not. Maybe I'll get used to it soon.
Resident Evil Revelations Demo
9/10 Damn this game looks good, the graphics are great, it controls well, it has a great creepy atmosphere, and the move and shoot is well implicated. I was gonna get the full game anyway, but now I NEED it
09-16-2012, 07:38 AM
Resident Evil Revelations 8/10
This is one top notch game, especially for handheld. Some of the characters are a bit pathetic though (Quint, Keith, Raymond for example) which would make a console release of the game seem pathetic, but aside, the graphics, gameplay, sound and story. The 3D works well (But I hardly used it) and how the story unfolded was great. It was good to have Jill back in the action.
Took me around 7 hours on casual so a great length. My only complaints were with a few characters. And how that fucking Rachael fucker kept finding me on the ship.
All in all a great game.
09-30-2012, 08:37 PM
Borderlands 2 - 4/5
Perhaps the most unchanged sequel in a very long time. Good game, however it's more of the same. Everything that was good in Borderlands 1 is a little better here, but it still has all the exact same problems the original had. But I loved the first game, so I love this one.
Regardless, it was fun, funny, and I found myself engrossed in the story. 8/10.
Overall I liked the original better, but I'm by no means disappointed in its sequel.
10-02-2012, 04:32 AM
Resident Evil 6-Leon's Campaign (Chapter 3 end) 9/10
So far this is an amazing game. Leon's story has a pretty good blend of scares and action. There is no lack of enemies (I killed like 200+ in Chapter 1 alone) and they soon sneak up on you. Originally, I didn't look forward to the new techniques like sprinting, shoot and move and dodging, by my god does it add to the game. I'm about 5 hours in now so the 10 hour per campaign seems right. My only issue so far is how 'floppy' the zombies are. Shoot one in the head and he'll lurch back like Neo in the Matrix. I'll let you know when I'm done with Leon's... I don't look forward to Chris' campaign....