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.