Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Arcade frustration, I hear you calling

Well. I wasted 800 more Ms points on a game of reverie and childhood poverty to me. It also introduced me to the music of punk. Crazy taxi ate my hard earned pocket moneys well into my teenage years, and I never topped the leaderboard. But now nearly a decade later I have it again to fail time and time and time again. And I know I won't top the leaderboard now, as its a worldwide one.... Simple controls simple mission objective and awesome soundtrack. Probably still one of the toughest and most frustrating, yet beloved game in my collection. YeahYeahYeahYeahYeah!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Nostalgia is the root of all stupidity

True, nostalgia kills all with its main thought of " everything old>everything new" yet we all yearn for it and constantly compare modern creations to its classic counterparts. From comparing uncharted 2 and Mario, to my subject today. Recently I have downloaded several " classic" FPS including, but not limited to; duke nukem 3d, quake 3 arena and unreal tournament 2004. I must say I truly enjoy them. Except duke nukem for some reason. But to compare those classic arena deathmatch fps to the modern camp-fest that is Call of duty and othe corridor shooter games, is like comparing apple tart and chicken pie. Both pastry but totally different inside. You need to keep moving in the older arena games as you can be taken from any direction, yet you can hole up in a good spot in modern games and destroy the rest of the enemy team, modern games are a whole new genre with unlocks instead of pickups. Its a first person RPG with shooting elements. However, thinking like that you could say that Halo is the evolved personification of the old arena shooter, and i suppose it is. But the old games just seem... better than the modern game. I'll probably never understand why they do. Everything is similar from the pickups to the anouncers voice... Yet i cannot stop the cloud of nostalgia tint my view of the game. Maybe its the setting of "space marines" but then again, the old arena games, with what little story they had. Was nearly always based on killing some form of aliens, better at least than shooting Russians every new installment. See its nostalgia ruining the perception of an otherwise great game. It could be the community, but then that takes me into another rant about how underage tits play mature games full of violence and ruining my gaming experience, back when games were for gamers not kids. Where people saying good game Wasn't a taunt but a proclimation of friendly was, i said GG to someone on Xbox and he hate mailed me for a weeklk. But i digress. Nostalgia bad. Games different and community crap. I might play those old games now, but its so full of elitist bastards that its not worth anything but LAN gaming with real friends. Fuck this gay earth.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Omg retrosauce!!!

I have found the innate joy of playing old redundant games on the Pc. For the last few days I have been playing Star Wars Battlefront 2 constantly. It is so much more fun than any other 3rd person shooter and.it saddens me that battlefront 3 will probably be infinitely delayed behind. "the force unleashed 50 revans reawakening" or something equally unnecessary and more importantly NON - CANON. Battlefront 2 means I can relive so much nostalgia. Shooting down bitches as a tie fighter or raping the rebel scum as the glorious empire... Oh, I almost forgot its Huge online.community, its so large that you are bound to find someone to play against constantly. Please get this game, just to re live those days of greatness before 1st person corridor shooters came on the scene.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Back when colourful was fun

Right so now that I no longer have a ps3 I lost all my trophies and stuff so I'm starting anew on many games, the big one I want again is wipeout. It also means I can be a big k/d whore on COD again, infact the whole gamerscore thing seems pretty cool but it means you really do have to grind some games for trophys/achievements.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

The Nitty Gritty

I wanted to avoid writing on games with thousands of preteens as its fanbase and target audience but in this day and age it is basically unavoidable unless you go hipster, then it has pretentious 16 year old attention-whores and tests. So I'm going to write on the battlefield 3 open beta. In my opinion, from playing operation metro untill it is engraved into my mind. I can safely say. It looks good, the guns kill a little quick. Enforcing battlefields age old tradition of he who starts shooting 1st wins. I also feel that the engineer class is not overpowered but overused from the default rocket launcher while assault must unlock one. I still like it and cannot wait for it to come out.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Next stop. Video games!

So today I installed Metro 2033 on my Xbox, and safe to say it is quite unque as a games, there's very little that reminds me of it. It uses bullets and assorted ammo as currency In a post apocalyptic world that makes fallout look like something that crawled out of a sewer. The gunplay is so-so and the gasmask idea is simplistic and well done. Also to my surprise you are not a 'MURIKAN killin Russian mutants, but a youn Russian man who sees how horrible things are in their hiding holes underground. All in all, love it. Now to expand my Xbox library with more games.