Hello all, well first off, Happy Belated Christmas to all! Second, wow I haven't posted anything on here since the 8th. Third, it's almost the new year. Are you guys ready to bring in 2009 yet. I sort of am, kinda... Anyway just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas (or other respective holiday) and to kinda report on some of the things I've play since the 8th. Well to start off: LittleBIGPlanet, what more can I say. I've been addicted to to the game since it came out and of course with all the DLC they put out for it, it's kind of hard to stay away. Got the Christmas stuff 2 weeks ago and then the Metal Gear Solid 4 pack (worth the whole $11.98 I payed for it) last week, both of which were amazing. Picked up the new Prince of Persia game with some trade-in credit I had from Gamestop. Also a very good game. Very simplistic and not to frustrating. Has one the most immersive and beautiful game worlds I've seen, so kudos to you Ubisoft Montreal. And with today I picked up Fallout 3. So far so good, I'm liking it, even though I just left Vault 101. For those of you who don't know, that's basically the beginning of the game. So yeah, all is well in the land of cbreem right now. How are you guys doing?
Friday, December 26, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Posted by Chris at 5:58 PM
So, been playing Chrono Trigger DS for the past couple days. Just got to 12,000 B.C. and I have to say that this game is still, to this day, one of the most epic games I've ever had the good grace of playing. Gone is the lagginess of the PSOne version, yet all the extras remain, something I'm very happy with. The anime cutscenes rock the shit. All in all, I've gotta say this purchase was well justified for me. And in case you were wondering, my friends are still giving me shit for the purchase. Oh well, to each his own I guess. So I'm off to play more Chrono Trigger! You should go buy it to. DO IT!!!!!
Posted by Chris at 5:42 PM
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Exclusive games are always a fun debate between systems and its really hard to not run into a fanboy or 2 when discussing this or even turn into a fanboy yourself at times. its always a hard question to answer and it usually takes looking at a list of games or at a case of games in a store or even your own library of games to get a good argument going. but i think that's the problem, it shouldnt be an argument because its all a matter of opinion.
the phrase " _____ video game system has no games" gets thrown around a little to lightly and is taken too seriously as an absolute. the point usually missed when someone utters that famous line is, the fact that is just 1 persons opinion and doesn't mean there are literally no good games on that system. we are well into each of the big 3's current gen life cycle and that phrase does not apply to any system. all 3 have good (in terms of quality made) games... weather or not you like them is up to you, but you cant deny the effort and quality put into games like Mario Galaxy, Gears of War, and Uncharted.
so lets break it down, why do you have a _____ or maybe you don't have one yet at all, what would you pick? based on exclusive games alone. here are a couple good lists, im sure there are a few missing but its a good example. ( for now were going to compare just the 360 and Ps3)
Xbox 360 Exclusives (right click and open in a new window)
Playstation 3 Exclusives (right click and open in a new window)
now you can just briefly look at each the page and tell that the 360 has more exclusive games and its a fact that Microsoft and their loyal followers love to tout, which its a fair and valid fact. the flip side to it is that even though there is more games, does that mean there are more "quality games"? or more games that "YOUR" into? i mean that Yaris racing game looked pretty epic ... then agian the PS3 had its share of "misses" as well.
for the sake of science and video games ill conduct this test on myself... and after carefully reading each list this is what i came up with...
Dead Rising (technically its an exclusive since the wii version is gonna be watered down)
Forza Motorsport 2
Forza Motorsport 3 - 2 really didn't knock my socks off and as soon as i pop Gran Turismo in i completely forget about forza. the paint shop in 2 is fun to mess with and the online is good but i don't think i would have a need for forza 3.
Halo 3 - im on the fence about this, i still think halo 1 was the best, while 3 is better then 2 i dont know that its better enough to warrant my $60
Gears of war 1 & 2 - these would be a rental for me, id like to play through them but i cant get "into" them, i played gears 1 a lot at my Buddy's but like i said i just cant get into it.
Bomerman Live - i want this but there is a version coming to the PSN
Lumines Live - i want this but there is a version coming to the PSN
Beautiful Katimari - shouldn't be on that list since its getting a PS3 release, and i will probably buy or at least rent it .
RPG's - Lost Odyssey, last remnant, infinite undiscovery, blue dragon ext.... they all look cool but i have a limited attention span for rpgs and its usually filled by Final Fantasy games I'm sure id rent these games and try them but from what I've played and read i don't think id pay $60 for them?
Final Fantasy XIII Verses
God of War III
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
Gran Turismo 5
Metal Gear Solid 4
Ratchet & Clank Future : Tools of Destruction
Ratchet & Clank Future : Quest for Booty
Ratchet & Clank (2009)
Super Stardust HD
Twisted Metal (2009)
Uncharted: Drakes Fortune
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Afrika - this looks really interesting, i liked the idea of Endless Ocean i just didn't think it was executed well so hopefully this comes out pretty good (fun) because it seems kinda similar.
Infamous - this looks like it might be my Crackdown fix, but i don't know enough about to honestly say I'm gonna buy it. from what I've seen it looks cool.
Killzone 2 - I'm on the fence on this because I've already played this at E3, it was really good but it was no COD4.. but then again i only played it for 10mins... soooo i donno i need more research before id say its a buy?
Warhawk - i got this for free, its fun i play it sometimes but i donno if i would have actually bought it?
so clearly there are more games on the Playstation 3 that I "personally" would be more willing to give up $60 for, so with that data we can now calculate which system is better suited for my gaming type...
112 x 3 - 443 + 94 / 2... carry the 5 .. and = Playstation 3!
how bout that apparently i made a good guess when i bought my PS3? ... or maybe i just look into the future of what games are coming out and made by decision on the games? your out come of this should be totally different ( if not, quit jockn my style foo!) because we all have different taste in games. if only everyone could just take this test themselves make an educated decision and understand that even though you picked System A, System B still has good games on it... you just like more of System A's games so you went with that and that its OK for someone else to rather have System B.
... or you could just buy all 3 and tell everyone to fuck off?
Posted by Ryan at 1:06 AM
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Posted by Chris at 7:59 PM
Posted by Chris at 7:31 PM
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Exactly as the title says, I AM DRAINED! Friday I hade work in the morning, it was fun, I can say that. Was always busy, day went by so fast it was like a blink of an eye. Today wasn't bad either. Just a lot of people pissed off that they couldn't get all the deals. Anyway how was your weekend?
Posted by Chris at 8:53 PM
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Posted by Chris at 3:46 PM
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Ah LittleBIGPlanet. The game that's so addicting, yet so frustrating. Just played about a solid hour of it, all of which fareo spent editing his mysterious level. Alas I have unlocked the chicken suit, which is amazing I might add, as I coupled it with the stained white cotton sack material. Yes, yes, yes so addicting. Going through "The Temples" without dieing a single time was fairly simple, a feat about a week ago I would've told you was impossible. A couple of days ago I shelled out 3 bucks to get the LocoRoco (a game of which I haven't played) costumes (the costumes of which are awesome). This is gonna get ridiculous with the amount of money I'm gonna spend on this game's DLC! Again with a reference to fareo, but as he says "It's starting to become like Pokémon, you gotta collect 'em all."
And on a sad note, one of my closest friends was admitted to the hospital today. They moved him to the E.R. and he is currently in the ICU, after recieving surgery. That's the story as I know it, but I'm so concerned. My thoughts and prayers go to him.
Posted by Chris at 8:16 PM