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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This made me LAWL

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Edit: Also notice that I have a hit counter up. It should be set up to individual hits. I want to see that in the hundreds by then end of the week.

Mortal Kombat

Anyone Else Excited about the Reboot?

Way of the Samurai 3: [insert witty title here]

I just warmed me up some Pizza Rolls, and that means it is time for another installment of Regh's Video Game Reviews {Crowd Cheers}

Please hold your applause until the end.

Today I am Reviewing Way of the Samurai 3 or 侍道3 or even Samurai Dou 3. This game came out in October 29 for both the PS3 and XBOX 360. For some reason I remembered loving the first game so I thought I would pick it up. The graphics are extremely outdated. They look like PS2 graphics. Let's save the complaints for the review. All I got to say is I am glad I didn't pay full price. Let's move to the break down. BOOM BOOM TAP ahhhhTAP TAP.

This game series has an extremely unique gameplay. Is that a good thing though? Luckily it hasn't changed between any of the games. For those who have never played a WotS game, it is game blends traditional role playing with action game. The Fighting is rather basic but way too slow. You get a Light attack (Square or X depending on your system), Strong Attack (triangle or Y), Jump which can be joined to with your attacks and block. There is also instant kills that can be preformed by blocking just as the enemy is striking you and then hitting the button on screen if you pulled it off properly

Here is where the game gets more advanced. You only start off with a few basic moves. The standard combos, a Grapple, and a push attack like kick of a punch. You can also choose rather you are going to use the bladed side of your weapon or the blunt side. Obvious reason for these choices is for Kill or just knocking people out. This can lead to more or less samurai points which can get you unlockables and achievements. Each weapon has a different stances such as Upper, Lower, and everyones favorite: ninja. As you use the blades you level them up and as they level up, they gain new abilities.

Now this sounds all good. But it is terribly executed and WAY too slow. Nothing seems to work out like you want it too and the combos are too Mechanical. You usually try to pull off a combo and get attacked in the process.

One thing that is nice is that after you beat the game once, you can carry over all your equipment to the next replay. This includes weapons and healing items.

The game also features a weapon making system. I haven't even began tampering with this because I can't get past how disappointed I am with the gameplay.

Did I mention the map system makes no sense what so ever?

I am not even going to focus on this. It is the only thing good about the game because there are 22 different endings. The scripts are poorly written though and you have to repeat a lot of the same events over and over and over and over and over just to achieve a different ending. It is all really tedious and takes the fun out of the game.

Classic Japanese music mix with other stuff. SFX are terrible.

This game is very average. It doesn't excel anywhere. Poor Controls and Graphics and Sounds really bring it down. There are a TON of unlockables though like the cybernetic suit and a Afro for your character. So if you are an in-game collector, you will love this. If you can get past the gameplay.

All and All I give this Game a 5.7 out of 10

That is me being generous too.

Hopefully the next one will be better because this series has so much potential.

Regh out.

The song of the day is...

Ride the Cliche by Stone Temple Pilots.

Mostly because it is the first song I heard when I woke up today.

Another post will be up later today so Stay Tuned!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Starcraft 2: An Average Gamers Point of View and reactions

So I just picked this game up about two weeks ago and let me tell you, IT IS ADDICTING.

It is pretty bad when you have to literately pry yourself from your computer, but when you can't even walk away for sex, THAT is when you know you are hooked. To be honest this game isn't much different from the First and its expansion, Brood War. So I am taking this game more like an expansion than a actual new installment. Now I am going to have to break this game down to different categories. One thing you have to know before running out and buying this game is that it has SUPER addictive properties (Much like the Afro-American Crack) and that you must have the Internets to play it. Moving on now let's start with...

Single Player: Because some people just have to go solo.
The thing that gets me is you have to be Signed onto to even access the option to play it. To be honest I am not sure if you can play without a connection (those following me, please correct me if I am wrong)

With that being said, it is quite an amazing campaign experience. They present the story in a way, I personally, have never seen anything presented in a RTS single player campaign. Not as many CG cut scenes as I would have liked to see out of Blizzard, but if your computer can run the game at Max settings, I am sure the basic scenes look amazing. I know there were a few times when I turned up the graphics and re-watched a scene just to get a better effect.

I wasn't too impressed with the Story, if I were an outsider looking in at Starcraft 2 I would say "whut?" because, let's face it, this is an RTS, the story is going to be cliche. I don't really care one way or another because I bought the game to see where they are going with it, not for the multiplayer to be honest.

Let's step away from the story and CG scenes (or lack there of) and get into the gameplay. Obviously not much has changed from SC/BW to SC2. Same ol' RTS style, with some minor tweaks here and there to balance things out. What is nice about single player is that they added all of the extra units from SC and BW that are not actually in SC2 as trainable units. Units such as the Firebats, Medics and...I forget the name of the guys with the motorcycles and the Spider mines, but they are there as well.

You can also upgrade unit types at the Armory in the game using in game money you get from finishing missions. Which is pretty sick because it will cater to YOUR play style. So you want to make it so you can use multiple SCVs to build one structure, DONE. Hand over the cred and you have just that.

Another thing you can upgrade in the game is your Tech, you do this by finding Protoss Tech or Zerg uhh...Evolutions? After you find those you go to your lab and trade in and get one tech or the other. This also can cater to your play style because you have to make decisions like "Do I want to be able to drop in my troops anywhere on the map...or do I want to have a Tech Lab that is also a Reactor so I can Pump out Thors and Seige Tanks (or even Battlecruisers) at a breakneck speed?"

All this is pretty Schwey. But does this game stack up in...

Multiplayer: "Make'n Movies, Make'n Songs, and Fighting around the world" ~ Russel Crowe from South Park
First off I would like to begin with this: No lan Support...

WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING BLIZZARD?!? Shit better not be this way in Diablo 3 or I may go postal.

HAAAaaaaaaaa. Aside from this I must also complain about the fact that there are no more lobbies. I mean could they make this anymore like Xbox Live??? I mean sure it is nice having the match making service but I also would like my chat rooms so I can find some custom made RPG matches. Those were sick in SC1. At least I thought so.

Looking past the flaws though this Multi-player experience is SOLID. You start by choosing if you want to take part in the practice league. Chances are if you are new to starcraft you may want to do this. You may also want to get an experienced player to help you out though, because otherwise you will have no clue what you are doing. If you are a SC Veteran, you will fit right in with all the Proxy Barracks-ing and Rage Quitting and all the lulz that this game has to offer. The races are pretty even and each unit has a different counter.

Another nice feature about this game is the introduction to Leagues. There is Bronze, Silver, Gold, and (as you may have guessed) Platinum. There is also a practice league that allows you 50 matches before you get tossed into the fray. After you finish this or skip it, you will be put into a few Ranking matches, where it will be placed into the league Blizzards Program feels you should be placed into depending on how you played. I have not yet made this step because I still blow at this game. (For an Easy win add Regh)

There are unlockable portraits and achievements in this game as well but those don't really need to be mentioned.

I have kinda lost steam on this so I will jump to the Readers Digest Version now

Summing things up: I don't want to read everything you posted, so I am skipping to this point.
The game is Great. It is feels more like an expansion than a Stand Alone title though. Still, you get a lot of bang for your buck.

Gameplay is Rock Solid and stays true to the Starcraft formula in Both Single player and Multiplayer. I didn't mention this before but there are new units. My Conscience is clear now.

Overall I give this game an: 8.7 / 10

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Regh out.

The first of Hopefully many.

It is obvious that I am new to all this seeing as how this is my first post. Hopefully if things go right I will be posting on here about games that I Review, Movies, Comics, and mostly all things nerdy. Be sure to come back and check my stuff out. Until then, Have a nice day.