Wednesday, August 22, 2007

School or Fun

Classes started Monday, Larry and I rented video games on Friday. What does that mean? Neglect of school until those games are gone. For those of you who care, I am taking two classes this semester (I guess this is important since this is my life), Quantum mechanics and Classical Mechanics. Classical Mechanics is the study of all things big while quantum is all things small. Contrasting, yes. Should be a tough semester, but right now it is early in the semester so screw work (for now).

The games we rented God of War 2 and Ultimate Spiderman. We played GOW for the whole rental period (it was from Fri to Tues) and get to the very end of the game and then the game freezes. We had to take it back and Hollywood video extended our rental period to Sun (thats no good for us). We spent the rest of Tues beating that game. Then we broke into Spiderman and come midnight we beat that too. Damn, so much for the video games.

They were both kinda boring anyways. The cool thing about God of War 2 is it's all about Greek Mythology and I used to read that all the time before I went to bed when I was little. Goodness I was nerdy. Spiderman was a weak game. Who wants to be a human pretending to be a bug anyways, or named after one. Oh wait...you all can still look up to me if you want.

3 comments:

the word said...

So I've had a stack of unopened games that I've never gotten around to playing until recently. I'm talkin' games that have been out for the last year to 2 years. Still sealed! Recently I've played Devil May Cry 2, Marvel Nemesis and currently Batman Begins.
Devil May Cry 2 did not get solid reviews when it came out, however I have to say I enjoyed it quite a bit. I could do without the other playable character they let you play as. She sucks and has limited mobility. But Dante rocks. Solid game in my opinion. I give it a B+.
Marvel Nemesis? If I ever meet the person who created this piece of shit I'll knock there dick off with a bat. So very disappointing. Crappy camera angles. Sometimes the camera even gets stuck behind a wall and you have no idea what the hell is happening because you can't see anymore. The guide tells you they created a very simple system for the controls so there shouldn't be a lot of button smashing. BULLSHIT! This game pissed me off so much I whipped my controller across my apartment. Along with a screwdriver (not the drink, the tool). Now I've got patch work to do on my wall. Great. I gave it a D for the DICK who made it.
Batman Begins was actually pretty good. Decent controls. Graphics were solid. Most of the actors from the movie did the voice work. I especially enjoyed the unlockable costumes, starting with the most recent film back to the grey and blue suit with the black bat insignia surrounded by the yellow oval. And when you actually play the game in the costume of your choice and it breaks for an in-story cinematic, the costume you've chosen is still on Batman in the cinematic. NICE. They also have some pretty cool batmobile missions which are surprisingly difficult if you're racing to beat the clock. I give it an A for being fun, solid gameplay as well as the best Batman game I've ever played (because up until now, they've all sucked balls).
That's my two cents oh cousin o mine. Enjoy them for whatever they're worth.

Antman said...

I've only played Nemesis out of that bunchand I too hated it. You are completely right about the camera work, but also the difficulty of it was insane too. I hate that each character has only like 3 moves. It is way too repetitive and the only way to fight is to button mash. I don't think it works unless you input 2000 button presses. That and those levels where you run across a bridge or some other area and are confined to a space of like 100ft while fighting henchmen are ridiculous. It is just so stupid that they even put that in the game. I haven't played that game since it came out though so I can't remember all the other things that I hated about it.
With that said, I played the demo for 360 games Stranglehold, Beautiful Katumari, and Bioshock and all three seem really fun. Stranglehold is def worth a rent and can prolly be beaten in the rental period, and is great mindless action (just like the films of the same director). I never played Katumari for PS2 but this one seems pretty fun as well. I don't know if you played it before but you are this ball and you gotta gather everything and get big. It sounds dumb but I played the 3 min demo for at least a half hour. And Bioshock is a must have. I'm kinda broke now so I can't afford to get it, but as soon as payday comes I might have to get it. That or Halo 3.

the word said...

So I've had a stack of unopened games that I've never gotten around to playing until recently. I'm talkin' games that have been out for the last year to 2 years. Still sealed! Recently I've played Devil May Cry 2, Marvel Nemesis and currently Batman Begins.
Devil May Cry 2 did not get solid reviews when it came out, however I have to say I enjoyed it quite a bit. I could do without the other playable character they let you play as. She sucks and has limited mobility. But Dante rocks. Solid game in my opinion. I give it a B+.
Marvel Nemesis? If I ever meet the person who created this piece of shit I'll knock there dick off with a bat. So very disappointing. Crappy camera angles. Sometimes the camera even gets stuck behind a wall and you have no idea what the hell is happening because you can't see anymore. The guide tells you they created a very simple system for the controls so there shouldn't be a lot of button smashing. BULLSHIT! This game pissed me off so much I whipped my controller across my apartment. Along with a screwdriver (not the drink, the tool). Now I've got patch work to do on my wall. Great. I gave it a D for the DICK who made it.
Batman Begins was actually pretty good. Decent controls. Graphics were solid. Most of the actors from the movie did the voice work. I especially enjoyed the unlockable costumes, starting with the most recent film back to the grey and blue suit with the black bat insignia surrounded by the yellow oval. And when you actually play the game in the costume of your choice and it breaks for an in-story cinematic, the costume you've chosen is still on Batman in the cinematic. NICE. They also have some pretty cool batmobile missions which are surprisingly difficult if you're racing to beat the clock. I give it an A for being fun, solid gameplay as well as the best Batman game I've ever played (because up until now, they've all sucked balls).
That's my two cents oh cousin o mine. Enjoy them for whatever they're worth.

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