2/20/08

Gears of War 2. Consider me interested

I liked GoW, but I always wondered just what they could really add to it. I mean, it was just such an incredibly well put-together system. What could they really add into the mix? And then I saw the video. Clashing chainsaws? Okay CliffyB. I'll bite.

2/15/08

So I got around to playing the OFFICIAL Audiosurf release...

EDIT:

Framerate issues. WTF? The beta had no framerate problems <---FIXED

Why can't I retrieve my password?<--- MADE NEW ACCOUNT

Why can't Audiosurf read songs off my Ipod?

Why is the song-selector just a glorified file selector? The game here is solid, bordering on god-damn corporeal. Make the song selector display ID3 tags, not file names!

Why do I have to reselect a character every time I want to start a new race? I know I can use the 'next song' button, but all my file names are super-long, making it useless.

PS: Ninja Mono + Ironmode + Faces on Fire = AWESOME

I wish I was on the Third floor

What? I do.

Then would I have to look up?

2/11/08

So I got around to playing Warning Forever

Man, this game is good. So simple. Kill a boss, and the next one's strategy is based off of the plan you used last time. So nice. So very, very nice. The game is constantly growing with the player, evolving as the player gets better.

Graphics are perfect for this game's purpose; they tell you exactly what you're hitting. Sounds are nice and simple, and by that, I mean I turned them the fuck off and turned up some Ascension. Seriously, this game almost seems made to played alongside some free jazz; the constant improv, the core fundamentals being fucked with in ways you never seem to quite fully grasp, the ever-shifting rythm and style, all adds up to one cohesive experience.

Is it just me, or does the omni-cannon do less damage than the main one?

2/6/08

So I got around to playing Guitar Hero 3...

I loved GH and GH2. The summer I got GH consisted of me, the living room, non-stop rocking, and horrible body odor (GH = workout!). When GH2 came out, it was sweet; they fixed everything that I didn't like about GH. 2 was 1 perfected.

So when I heard about 3, I was rather skeptical. What more was left to improve on? There was nothing wrong with GH2. Nothing. It was the GH system fully realized. And Neversoft? The only thing those guys have to their credit is Tony Hawk, which stopped being interesting at around...0h let's say 4. It's all the same with those games really.

So yeah, GH3. It's butt-fucking ugly. Seriously. It's hideous. The characters, the stages, the INTERFACE. Ugly. Where's the charm of the Harmonix games? Nowhere, that's where.

But Guitar Hero isn't about the looks; it's about the gameplay! So how is it? Here's how good it is; go play GH2. Seriously. Go play it. Now image overlaying GH2 with a steaming pile of stupid shit.

That's GH3. 2, but with stupid shit on top.