sábado, 3 de abril de 2010

Hi, yall!

So, this is kinda pointless since by now every single one of you already noticed that I don't quite update this place anymore. Still, I decided to make it official. I don't exactly plan on killing this blog yet, but chances are I won't go back to blogging so soon. There are a couple of reasons to this, like college life which sucks (that is, if you actually study and worry about your grades instead of partying madly every night) and the slow "fading away" (sorry, couldn't come up with a better expression) of our little blogging community. The evil Greek army finally give us our dear gnome back, but Father K's been absent for a long time (don't worry, folks, talked to him recently and he's doing fine), haven't seen funnyman in ages, deitrix still comes by from time to time but has other things to keep him busy, and...you know, it's just not the same anymore. Was fucking great while it lasted, thanks for the good times, guys ;)

Still, the problem ultimately lies with me, and my lack of will to blog. I just don't feel like it anymore, or not for now at least. Who knows, maybe I'll get back to it some time in the future, or maybe I won't, in any case this place won't go away, if for no other reason than for the memories it holds. So, while this is not a definitive goodbuy, at least not for now, it's a good occasion to get sentimental and say that I love you, guys. In a strictly manly, heteroxual kind of way. They call it bromance, or so I hear...

segunda-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2010

I rock!

What a better way to bring this place back to life than showing off?

That's Mushihimesama Futari for the 360, the first japanese shmup ever to be region free. Of course I had to play it.

sexta-feira, 25 de dezembro de 2009

quinta-feira, 10 de dezembro de 2009

Colin McRae Dirt 2 - gameplay, by me

Come on, be honest, do I play nice or what? :D

quarta-feira, 18 de novembro de 2009

Game's over!

Modern Warfare 2 and Kingdom Hearts, that is. The later was a pain to the very end, but I finally put it behind my back. As I said before to my dear friend and KH lover Junlee, I just never got into it. But now I can get it out of my head and put the game to rest peacefully on the shelf. Guess what I started playing next?

Kingdom Hearts~: Chain of Memories! xD Nope, not joking, I'm playing the next games too, hoping that they improved with each new release. And so far this game doesn't look as long as the first one, so maybe it'll be over fast :D Like I said to a friend the other day, casual gamers play what they like, true hardcore gamers play everything, whether they like it or not!

A far more enjoyable experience, and far shorter, was Modern Warfare 2. It gets better as you progress, and for me it only got really interesting by the end of the 2nd act. The 3rd and final act is just awesome from start to finish. Overall though, although it's better than the first, the impact is just not the same after 2 years with the same basic gameplay and graphics engine. It's a pretty good game, but unless you're serious about the online component, at the current price it's just a rip-off.

sexta-feira, 13 de novembro de 2009

MW2, W7 and KH

Now that's a cryptic title... But allow me to explain:

MW2 - Modern Warfare 2 - Been playing and so far I've mixed feelings about it. It's still CoD, but after so many games that formula just isn't that impressive or appealing anymore. I'm almost at the end and so far I can count the truly memorable moments on one hand, and there were far more "meh" levels. The graphics engine is still the same, only with a couple of tweaks, and the pc version (the one I'm playing) is a rip-off for a couple of reasons. +10€ than a standard pc game, which makes it as expensive as the console versions, and no dedicated servers. On a fucking pc game!!! The online's ruined...

Still a good game, but don't get taken by the hype, it's not that good. Also, the story, specially the beginning, is even more American propaganda than the first game... Seriously, I could live without knowing that "what happens here matters over there" (great excuse to invade every country in the world) and that "you can't give others freedom but the tools to get it themselves" (because god forbid if we don't all live in a merry democracy). To all my American friends, you know I love ya, but sometimes your country can get on my nerves...

W7 - Windows 7 - Finally installed it, after some months of getting accustomed to vista. Thought the transition would be smoother, since everything's in a different partition (both OS's and my data), but it turned out I had to reinstall every piece of software I had. Also I'm still trying to find out how can I relocate my profile to another partition, but despite all that trouble I'm liking it.

KH - Kingdom Hearts - I'm so close to finally beating it!!! Overall I've spent more than 20 fucking hours with this game and all I want right now is to beat it and forget it, but I'm currently stuck in the many battles against Ansem... -.-'

quarta-feira, 4 de novembro de 2009

Left 4 Dead 2 demo is out

Indeed it is. Wanna play it sometime? It's free, so all you need is a decent pc and, of course, an internet connection. Personally I was one of many gamers who felt "betrayed" with the announcement of this game, so early in the lifespan of the first title. It was like the EA approach to games, which I absolutely and utterly despise. Even after playing it I still think this would be well suited for just an expansion pack, not an entirely new game, because it doesn't bring anything entirely new. Just new maps, characters, enemies and weapons. It may sound much, but that's what an expansion pack used to be for, some new stuff but nothing truly extraordinary.

The only redeeming factor about this game is the new melee combat feature + the machete = pure win. Seriously, it's so much fun to go around chooping zombies with this thing, it's crazy! I personally like to run towards a single infected who's also running towards me and slice the fucker. The gore also reached new heights. I first noticed it when I sliced an infected's back open, and noticed I could see an actual cut, not just a flat texture, with the bones shining in the sun through the cut meat. Gross.