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Portal [30 Oct 2007|02:34am]


Completion Time: Um.. I forgot.

I beat this one too.
The one in the middle.


Final Fantasy X [30 Oct 2007|02:28am]


Completion Time: Um.. I forgot.

I beat this.

God of War [30 Oct 2007|02:00am]


Completion Time: Um.. I forgot.

I almost beat this a long time ago.
Never finished the final boss.

Sarah played it and i beat the final boss for her cause she was sick.
Therefore, Ive beaten all parts, and it counts.


Delicious game though.

Metal Slug Anthology [05 Aug 2007|08:41am]


Completion Time: A few hours

Hella Fun Times.

Remember that quarter-guzzling game at the arcade with the deliciously cartoony, and yet gory pixel artwork? 2d side-scroller of doom where people explode everywhere, bullets go all over the place, and homeless people give you things from their pants?
I guess they're survivors.. not hobos.. but..


Anyways. This is a nice Videogame with all or most of them all in one package. Unlike the arcade though, theres no quarters required, and when you die, you don't have to 'run out of quarters', instead insert an imaginary 'continue' quarter and go about your business. This, in effect, makes the game near impossible to loose, which happens only in the case that you somehow REALLY suck, or you just throw down the controller in frustration.
While this may seem like it would take the edge off playing and make it un-fun, it doesn't. Metal Slug, to me, has never been a 'perch on the edge' game in the first place, more of a hilarity and lots of explosions, so taking away constant restarting just takes away some annoyance. Thankfully.

And its multiplayer! Yay!
Co-op. My favy kind.

And, if you really are a Nazi and want some tension, at the end of the game it tells you how many times you die, so if you REALLY want to, you can A. just restart the game every time you die, or B. try and get a low death toll.

In any case, a deliciously fun game, awesome for taking off some tension or just getting down and explodie with your buddies. You can beat one of the games in an hour or two, depending on your thoroughness and skill, so, go buy it and have at.

Final Fantasy 12 [23 Jul 2007|05:35pm]


Completion Time: Mebe 100ish hours?

Well, I competed this game quite a while ago actually, I just never made an update for it.

I'll be brief.
If you're a Final Fantasy fan, go for it.
If you're a fan of war stories, go for it.
If you play Final Fantasy for the love story, you might not want to.

There is none.

Sad for me, yes. But it was still pretty good. The story takes on a more political perspective on things and is actually the main focus, rather than being just a side plot to a romance. The characters are beautiful (Especially Baltheir), The environments are beautiful, hell. Its just a damn pretty game.

The playing style is much different than the other final fantasies. Its real time instead of turn-based. It takes on a much more MMO feel, rather than final fantasy. The system is run off of gambits. Each character has a list of commands to do in order of importance. For instance, your first priority for the character could be "when any character in the party's health reaches below 40%, use heal on them" followed by "attack nearest enemy" and "when an enemy is within range that is weak to fire, use Firga" so on and so forth. You can also go to any character and hit 'x' which freezes the screen and brings up your regular 'attack, magic' blah blah blah menu.

So for the most part, the people in your party act on their own accord, based on a system that you set up for them. The party follows the leader in movement, which is you. This could be any one of your party, and you can switch at any moment. Unlike other FF's, there isnt really one main character. You start out as one person, but he isn't really the center of the story. The story is based on the whole party. Also unlike other FF's, your whole party is with you at all times. Only 3 can be out at a time, but you can switch them out at any given point, even during a fight.

I personally love it, it suits me a lot better than the old style, which Ive always found pretty, but time consuming.

Ok, so that wasn't breif, but whatev.
Beautiful game. Two thumbs up from me.

the legend of zelda: wind waker [20 May 2007|05:58pm]

so it's been a few days... and i've been lazy...
watching the entire 4th season of scrubs in a single day... starting chrono cross again... you know the deal.

but. as promised (to anyone else but manda would be wierd) here is the review for wind waker.

as i believe that i have some sort of mild form of A.D.D. i have really big problems with sitting down and actually playing a game all the way through. it just doesn't happen. but this time, i forced myself to do so. and i was happy about it.

this game took me longer than i would have hoped to complete. but unfortunately, i don't know exactly how long it was.
so we'll just say it took me about a month, playing on and off...

it starts out all cute and cuddly with the cell-shaded, little kid look of it all. and mind you, that doesn't go away. i didn't care though.

the game wasn't that hard in itself. there were a few parts that i got really mad at and had to either a: have my little brother help me; or b: throw the controller onto the floor and proceed to look online at stupid walkthroughs. but all in all. not that difficult.

you have to first figure out why your sister has been taken, rescue her, and then go on with the story which involves a pirate girl turning out to be zelda, a red canoe-type boat with a lion's head that is the king, and sailing all over that god-forsaken map.

stylistically it was a cute, fun game. not one that i would probably play again though, just out of boredom, unless it was to get all of the stuff in it to complete to %100. but nonetheless, entertaining.

the end.

<3 kT

Kingdom Hearts [17 Apr 2007|01:28am]


Completion Time: Iono.

I beat this a long long long long time ago.. like before I moved to Canada, but I just realized that I never put an entry. Probably cause KT did.

I'm not going to put much of one.. just look at KT's. I just know that I'm kinda keeping this as a notched stick that shows what games Ive beaten. So I had to make an entry.

BTW. I kicked this game's ass.
Forwards, Backwards, and every way till sunday.
1 scar|scratch

Lolo 1 [17 Apr 2007|01:24am]


Completion Time: Apx. 6 hours

Oh yea.
I went there.

Emulator funzor.
Good for a distraction. Logic puzzles are teh fun!
I was easily addicted cause I love logic puzzles.

On to Lolo 2!

God of War 2 [17 Apr 2007|01:17am]


Completion Time: 10 hours

Sexy. Beautiful. Fantastic.

I love this game.
I have nothing bad to say about it, except that maybe it was too short.
There are many out there that say it could have been better.

Fuck em.
Who cares.
This was a beautiful game. I didn't want to set down the controller, and only grudgingly did so at the request of my bro, who's TV I was playing it on.

Oh, its epic.
Epic is a good word for it.

Just play the damn game. Its at LEAST worth a rental, and I say its worth a buy.

Sly 2:Band of Theives [17 Apr 2007|01:12am]


Completion Time: I don't Remember

This game was adorable.
I played it a few months ago and have been putting off writing an update for it.. cause well I'm lazy. But in any case, I beat the thing, so I figured I should write something. Good to keep a record somewhere of what games Ive beaten.

So anyways, the whole game is about burglary. You're a member in a band of thieves (mainly one character, but you switch between them throughout the game) and go from location to location setting up a heist, and then executing it. Its great fun.

The art style is cartoony and adorable, and the animations were delicious. Over exaggerated and beautiful.

I don't remember anything negative about this game. Its great fun, I highly recommend playing it.

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