Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Krato's Rage Made Portable Once More

Sometimes a player wants to play a game just to kill something. Sometimes you just want to massacre whatever comes your way. There are plenty of games that let you the player do this, but none are as gorily satisfying as the God of War franchise (here's some information for those of you either stuck under a rock the past few years or ignorant to the world of video games: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_of_War_%28video_game%29). With three core games under its belt plus the PSP side stories it has been thriving for half a decade, and the inclusion of Ghost of Sparta  is no exception.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Kingdom Hearts Outing on PSP is Right on Par

Back in 2000 I wasn't much of a gamer. I watched my brothers play Golden Eye on Nintendo 64 or watched my best friend Chris Firgens play Final Fantasy VIII and IX on the original Playstation, but I never delved too deep. After Chris moved away I felt I had no choice but to start playing myself and picked up IX. Instantly I fell in love. From the game play to the characters to the story, I just ate every bit of the game up. When I was through I picked up Final Fantasy VII right away. I became obsessed, avidly eating away at every game I came across that Square Enix (Squaresoft at the time) released. While thumbing through a Playstation Magazine I came across the company's latest outing: Kingdom Hearts. I was appalled. How could some company that created such fantastic games that spoke volumes to me create a game with Disney?! I refused to play it, even after critics every where praised it. Years later, while sifting through a used games bin I came across the game. For ten dollars, it was mine. So I said "screw it," and bought the game. Needless to say I am now an avid fan of Kingdom Hearts and gobble up every title that is released. When I heard about Birth By Sleep, I immediately went to the nearest game retailer and pre-ordered it, picking the game up the day it came out. What I got out of the game wasn't quite what I went in for, but not in a disappointing way.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Splice is the Reason Why Genetic Manipulation is Dangerous

There are times when you watch a movie and as the credits roll you are just stunned. Sometimes it is a good pause where you can't believe what just happened and you're excited and satisfied. Other times it's a stunned silence that fills the air because you can't believe what you just watched. After sitting through Splice with my two younger brothers and my best friend John, we all turned to each other and just stared in awe, only being able to utter the line "What the hell?!" For the rest of the weekend, despite going to a concert of one of our favorite bands and moving my father to Boone, NC, at the end of Sunday night my brothers and I could still not get Dren off of our minds. That's when you know a movie is good, at least in my book.
Even this Poster Can't Help Explain How Twisted this Movie is.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Even With A Complete 180, Linkin Park is Still Fantastic!

My disclaimer for this post. I am a huge Linkin Park fan. I mean HUGE. I have every CD they've released, countless special editions and DVD's, hidden and lost tracks, and am even planning on buying an iPod Touch so I can play 8-Bit Rebellion, the game they created. I subscribe to Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington and the bands own blog and check them daily. Having said that, I will try to be as impartial as I can, but I'm not promising anything.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker May As Well be Metal Gear Solid 5

I've never liked shooters. It could be my lack of skill and accuracy or that a majority of them are just not that interesting to me. So as the years have passed I passed up on shooter after shooter, regardless of the reviews or the clamor of how great these games were. My freshmen year of college my room mate, Chris Mahaley, introduced me to Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (wiki link for those who need it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Gear_Solid_4:_Guns_of_the_Patriots). I have been an avid fan since. Metal Gear Solid 4 opened my eyes to the glory that is Kojima Productions number one franchise, and Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker carries the torch beautifully.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The First

This is my first blog. I've never really felt my opinions were worth reading or noting, but the only real way to figure that out is to let the masses decide. Stay tuned for reviews from video games, cd's, movies and anything else I feel like talking about.