Sunday, April 29, 2012

Playstation All-Star Battle Royale | Update

There we have it folks. The first video sneak-peek for Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale!

Its not a ripoff of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros after all!

..if you believed that, that means you havent watched the video or ever played a battle royale game featuring a console's all-star cast. Watch the video, damn you!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale | Sony Smash Bros..?

Now.. Imagine Crash Bandicoot kicking Kratos' ass.

Got that? Good.

 I guess that's what we'll be expecting with the recently announced PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. A mouthful title indeed and the most ambitious one so far.

"SUPER SMASH BROS RIPOFF!!" is probably everybody's first expectation of the game. Sadly, that includes mine as well.

As much as I wish it would have Mortal Kombat-esque violence plus Tekken style fighting system, I doubt it'll be something like that. To be honest, I haven't the faintest idea of how Sony can make this All-Star brawl a unique experience without giving much reference to Nintendo's already established battle royale game. Then again, its not the first time Sony referenced a Nintendo trademark.

Don't get me wrong, I'd bloody love to see Nathan Drake, a Helghast, a Resistance's Chimera, Kratos, Wander, Crash and a fucking Patapon duke it out in a Gran Turismo level with Locorocos rolling. I have doubts as much as I have my hopes up for this title. So do impress us, Sony.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Review - Rocket Birds: Hardboiled Chicken | Cooked just right

Rocket Birds: Hardboiled Chicken
Developer: Ratloop Asia
Genre: Sidescroller Shooter
Platforms: PS3 (PSN)
Released: Oct 18th 2011

Penguins. Penguins are cute. So cute you’ll obey their every command and acknowledge their greatness as the superior race that ever walked this pla- STOP IT RIGHT THERE! STAND UP AND FIGHT! DO NOT LET THE PENGUINS MANIPULATE YOU! YOU ARE FREE! GO AGAINST THEIR TYRANNY AND PROVE TO THEM THAT YOU ARE ….chickens.

Well, that pretty much explains what you’re up against in Ratloop Asia’s sidescrolling indie shooter, Rocket Birds: Hard Boiled Chicken. Available in PSN as a downloadable title.

As I’ve pointed out more than enough, you play as a badass gun-toting and rocket flying chicken by the name of ..Hardboiled Chicken in the game’s singleplayer campaign. As the story goes, the evil penguin nation (think Nazis + Soviet influences) has waged war all over the world and it’s up to Hardboiled to save the day.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

God of War Ascension Teaser

Well.. judging by the recently announced God of War title, it seems like its not a "4" after all.

Rather than a sequel to 2010's blockbuster hit where we hope Kratos would go to other god realms to kill Thor, Jupiter, Amaterasu and have a fuck awesome rock concert battle finale with Jesus, we get another prequel. It seems like Kratos would never get any less of those, huh? Ah well.. you got a cow, so milk it.

As what was gathered from the teaser, it seems like they'll be focusing on Kratos' tale as a spartan warrior before he made a pact with Hades, goes to hell, kills and replaced Hades, gets betrayed by Zeus, goes to hell again, added Titans on facebook, remembered his encounter about Persephone wanting to rebel against the gods and another trip to hell in between, goes to Olympus, kills more gods, went to hell again just to kill it's owner, faced Zeus in an epic final showdown, screws Athena (not literally..), kills himself and finally, remembered his encounter with his brother, Deimos, who was stuck in hell Thanatos' realm.

That aside, it does seem interesting. Maybe we'll get more backstory of Kratos' rivalry with the Barbarian Chieftan. Even better, we'll see a more honorable and calm side of Kratos before he went batshit crazy and killed his family. Oh, and probably another trip to hell.

Keep them previews coming, Sony. We want to know more!

P.S - For a titan who got screwed by Kratos in the end, Gaia really doesn't mind to do story narrations for Kratos.. Oh and this post may contain spoilers.. too late?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A try at Gaming Journalism or just some dude's blog?

I've been wanting to start up a gaming blog for quite some time now. I have no background or qualifications in journalism or writing but what really matters for me is my thoughts and opinions on one of my favorite hobbies, which is gaming.

For years I've been reading up on various gaming sites like IGN, Kotaku, Gamespot, Joystiq, Destructoid and so on for the latest news on gaming, game reviews etc. All these inspire me get my ass up and start writing. A little late but better than never.

Now, I'm thankful for your visit (if there's anyone) and I'll start posting more game related stuff soon.