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Games I’ve Been Playing Lately

January 8, 2011 Leave a comment

The title is speaking quite literally, so I guess I’ll just get right to it.

iPhone/iPod Touch Games

N.O.V.A 2

This game certainly isn’t mind-blowing, I’ll tell you that. In fact, the campaign has disappointed me a bit. The story feels a bit lacking in…something. But some aspects of N.O.V.A have been improved. For one thing, the voice acting no longer sucks. Woo hoo! The game is significantly more challenging than the first one. But forget all that. The real show here is the multiplayer. What I love about it is that it’s so dang crazy! Being able to have 10 players in one game is pretty nice. Now, it has the ranking system. And that system is pretty annoying sometimes, because all those people who have been playing for a long time have the best weapons. Poo.

Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus

This came out before N.O.V.A. 2. But it’s better. Better graphics. Arguably a better story. The multiplayer is a bit different because it gives you points for assists and vengeance and such. It has some different modes, of course. And it doesn’t really feel as crazy. But other than that it’s kind of the same. The campaign is good. And it has surprisingly good voice acting. I rather enjoyed playing through it.

Infinity Blade

Look man, this thing looks freakin’ awesome, but what’s important is the gameplay. And the gameplay is awesome as well. See, the game plays kind of like a movie about a guy walking really slowly into a castle and fighting a bunch of guys. That sounds kinda lame, doesn’t it… BUT IT’S NOT! I mean, it’s fun to watch and listen to, because it looks and sounds so awesome. But the actual fighting part is good too. You use your finger for swings of your sword. It’s very satisfying. And the game gets pretty challenging, too. So this is certainly worth your money.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

I had fun with this one. But I bought it for 99 cents, and now the price has gone way up. Let’s face it. The multiplayer hardly works. The graphics could be way better. The controls can be very awkward at times. So really, it’s NOT worth your money. I still enjoyed the campaign, though, I’ll give it that.

Wii

Donkey Kong Country Returns

This game is awesome. It’s incredibly fun, it’s incredibly challenging, and it’s quite pretty. Oh, and the music is awesome too. I love it way more than I do New Super Mario Bros. Wii. I find that game uninteresting. This game is quite the opposite of that. The levels continue to fascinate me. Get this game, man.

Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4

This game is actually pretty fun. The humor is fantastic to any Harry Potter fan. I mean, you really have to love the cut scenes in this game. Gameplay in these Lego games has certainly improved since the first Lego Star Wars. Now when you’re in co-op, it actually goes into split screen when you’re trying to go separate ways. So yeah, I like this game.

Well, that’s all.

-Tomtwelve

December 6, 2010 Leave a comment

The fact that so many people now get so vocal over any perceived mistake the company makes just proves how incredibly central the idea of “Nintendo” has become to thousands – even millions – of us across the country and around the world. I absolutely love that people got so pissed about Samus’ portrayal in Metroid: Other M. It means that people actually cared enough in the first place, were invested enough in the character, to be truly effected when their nostalgic memories and decades-old perceptions of the hunter didn’t mesh with what they were seeing on the screen. I love that Nintendo has been around so long, has become so foundational to the industry that those kinds of opinions and debates are even possible.

You won’t find that anywhere else. Not yet, at least. Maybe not even for another decade, when the PSone generation becomes what the NES generation is now. God help the developer that tries to reboot Crash Bandicoot in 2020.

See, this article reminded me that 2010 was actually a pretty great year for the Wii. I’ve lost some interest in the system by this time, but I remember now that, well, there’s some pretty awesome stuff on Wii. And one of those awesome games, by the way, is Super Mario Galaxy 2. I’ve been replaying it since I have nothing else to do except for play Lord of the Rings Online. It’s pretty fantastic. I got 242 stars on my first file, you know.

But anyway, I need to go and do…the stuff…I’m supposed to do now.

-Tomtwelve

Source: IGN

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I Love Lord of the Rings Online

November 13, 2010 Leave a comment

I love Lord of the Rings Online. I play it all the time. Now stop with the rhyme…ing. Jeez.

Now if there’s a few things I enjoy, they’re the Lord of the Rings, good MMO’s, and free stuff. Now honestly, I haven’t played much MMO’s. I don’t like monthly fees for games. And most of the free ones out there aren’t very good. But this one is free, and it’s dang good! Probably because it used to be a pay game, but man, when I found out it was going free to play, I signed up as soon as I could.

Even on the low graphics settings, this game is gorgeous.

I’m not going to give all the details of the game–mainly because I want to go and play it right now–but I’ll tell you a few things about it. If you’ve played some MMORPG’s before, you’ll find a lot of familiar elements in LOTRO. But of course, the game is set in Middle Earth, which is awesome for any fan of The Lord of the Rings. I enjoy going to familiar places and meeting familiar characters.

Well anyway, I’m not going to write a review about this game right now or anything, but you definitely should go check this game ouuuuut!

-Tomtwelve

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NOVA 2 Wishlist

November 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Once, there was an iPhone game called NOVA. It was like playing Halo on the iPhone. It sure wasn’t at all original, but since some people actually want a portable Halo, that’s not a bad thing.

So now they’re making a sequel to this game, and I’m hoping they improve on a few aspects of the game. I’ll tell you what I want.

Actual voice actors

Because if you’re going to go for some cinematic moments, you might as well do it right.

I mean, the voice acting in the first game was, well, pretty terrible. It’s sort of surprising that an iPhone game would have voice acting in the first place, of course, but NOVA did. But I almost wish it didn’t, cause man, that acting was bad. Clearly they didn’t have actual voice actors… or just, actors! They sounded like random people! It’s like the game developers just went and did the lines themselves!

Just saying.

More multiplayer modes

All we got in the first game was the mode where you run around and shoot people. We didn’t even get a team version of that. Well I say BOOORING. Especially when people can just go pick up a rocket launcher.

Seriously. We need more modes than just one. That mode is fun, but it gets old.

More weapons

Well obviously.

I’m pretty sure that one will come true.

More explosions

Just kidding.

No, seriously. I could always go for a couple more explosions.

Better story

I didn’t find the first game’s story too interesting. And I didn’t really like any of the characters much. Especially not the guy I’m playing.

I guess there was some sort of attempt at a plot twist… kind of. But it wasn’t the kind that would blow your mind. So hopefully for this second one, they’ll come up with something awesome.

But I doubt it.

Well, that’s pretty much all I got.

Real exciting post, eh?

NO.

-Tomtwelve

 

E3 Speculation Time!!!

June 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Here on this crappy blog, I talk about video games more than anything else. Today, that won’t change.

Because E3 starts Tuesday!! And what am I excited about? Zelda Wii, baby!!! There’s definitely going to be some kind of announcement about it in the Nintendo conference. If not, the world may explode. But, we also may have to deal with a bunch of other stuff we don’t quite care about during the conference. Like, Wii Party. And that Vitality Sensor.

And I’m thinking that a big portion of the Microsoft and Sony conferences are gonna be lame as well. Because there will be the gosh darn Natal and the gosh darn Move. That stuff might be depressing.

But heck, I just want to talk about ZELDA. AHAHAHAHA.

The new game is one that we know almost nothing about. There’s just rumors and some comments from the people making it. It will probably have sweet Wii Motion Plus swordplay. I’m hoping it will, anyway. And the game is supposed to be a lot different from the ones in the past. That is a good thing. I’d like some new crud.

When any announcements are made, I’ll be here to make some fanboy rants.

-Tomtwelve

Categories: Gaming, Video Games

a review-ish post about super mario galaxy 2

June 12, 2010 Leave a comment

As I said earlier, this game is awesome. And its awesomeness gives me the desire… to write a review of the game. Hurray!!!

warning: this post contains spoilers. so, uh…be…careful, I guess.

The first Super Mario Galaxy was a great, great game. It was absolutely my favorite Wii game. So of course I was gonna get the sequel!

But what can you expect from a sequel anyway? Some new power-ups and a bunch of new levels that feel a lot like the first game? That might have made a fine game, I suppose. But this game is so much more than that. Apparently the guys at Nintendo had a lot of ideas, because a lot of the stuff in this game is unlike anything I’ve ever seen or imagined! You will be surprised at what you see. Read more…

Categories: Gaming, Video Games, Wii