Friday, June 29, 2012

The Never Ending 7th Fantasy

If I see another goddamn "VII" behind these final fantasies..

I loved Final Fantasy 7 (note: past tense)

When it first came out for the PSX - I was wow-ed with the graphics, the combat system, the characters, the cutscenes and the story. It pulled me in and kept me playing until I finished the game. Newcomers would come and ask me what games to get for the PSX. "Get FF7, man! Its awesome!", was my reply.

Square-Enix.. or back when they were known as Squaresoft (before they had sex with Enix), realised FF7's potential and popularity. Even after successful releases such as FF8, 9 and 10 (oh and it's god forsaken dress-up sequel) years later, they would still return to FF7 because of it's huge fanbase.

This is when they decided to milk the cow.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The End of Mass Effect. FOR REAL.

"Hello again, Shepard.. do what you must.." - artwork by Dragetta
I was skeptical at first.

It would hurt any gamer out there to kill good friend Marauder Shields yet again to find out the new endings that was prepared by Bioware. Is it enough to redeem themselves after three months?

Spoilers ahoy.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

(Film) The FP - In the future, we dance like dorks

Post-apocalyptic. Chaos. No government. No security. Gangs fight to claim territory playing Dance Dance Revolution.

Well, in this case, its called Beat-Beat Revolution to avoid any unnecessary copyrights but you get the idea.

This film is called The FP. Think Dodgeball but with dorky dancing. It seems like a bad movie but thats the whole point. I watched the first 10 minutes preview in youtube and I fuckin loved it. A videogame inspired movie done right. Check it out.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Answering the Call of Duty and earning Medals of Honor

It was the early 2000s and WW2 first person shooters was at it's peak at the time. The first Medal of Honor (MOH) was released for the PSX which introduced players to a WW2 FPS experience with an incredible soundtrack. MOH received generally good reviews and with its success, EA kept up with the momentum and released MOH: Underground as a successor to the first game. Later on, MOH: Allied Assault for the PC was released in 2002 which wow-ed the fps players during the time.

If you so happen to live under a rock, spoilers inside.

The End(ing) of Mass Effect

Yeah, I'm fully aware I'm late joining in the Mass Effect 3 Ending Rant bandwagon. I'm also aware that Bioware (hey that rhymes) decided to release an Extended Cut DLC to improve the endings with additional scenes.

Anyway, so I got around finishing it. Bear in mind, the major factor that stopped me from finishing it earlier was the countless of other rants about the ending. And I ignored good ol' Marauder Shield's warning too (bless his reaper corrupted soul). I'm sorry, dude. I had to waste my thermal ammo on you just to see all of the god-forsaken endings on my own.

For those who haven't played any of the ME games or have not finished ME3 yet, this will be a spoilerific post. Proceed with extreme caution, Shepard.

Here's my Marauder Shield moment. Click below at your own risk. My thoughts on Mass Effect 3 and it's endings.