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Hey Fatso, What chu playin? (been a long time edition)

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Oh man. what up!

well, i got a full time job, and its rad, and i love it and i haven’t had time to update this thing. But things are settling down, so updates will start rolling in on the regular basis like they were before.



big list, its been a while…

Xbox 360 – Not a whole lot, a lil Forza 3,  and some Super Street Fighter IV.

Playstation 3 – Wow, i had to dust this thing off, but damn is there some good games to play on it. First things first…

Modnation Racer
Step aside Mario Kart, this is the next step in kart racers. Very similar handling as mario kart, including controlable drifting, and the ability to do tricks while in the air to get some boost. Weapons, yes, but in a different way. First, theres not so many of them, but each weapon has 3 levels. Each level either increases the severity or how many opponents it hits, and if you hold the button down, it will drop the item as a mine, which is great for when you gotta hold down 1st place.

Track wise, there is a pretty good amount to begin with and if thats not enough, a VERY INSANELY AWESOME track editor is available, giving you the ability to create levels just as good, if not better than the ones that came with the game.

Another part of the game, and for me one of the top selling points: custom character/kart creation. Tons of parts for the cars, alot of ‘parts’ for the characters. Its great.

Its got pretty good online but ranked games are handled in a wonky way. When a ranked race is over you get bounced back to the ‘modspot’ (home) and you get an option to jump into another race, but you cannot keep racing with the people you just raced with unless you add them as friends, but even then, you can’t keep party together in ranked races.

Joe Danger
Take excitebike, update it and give it some definitely improved graphics. Its fun, you race, you run obstacle courses, you do tricks. its fun. download it.

Others: 3D Dot Hero, Wipeout HD, Shatter, and PixelJunk Shooter.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 – Its great. What else do you want to hear? More of the same, but the ‘same’ is awesome. Some great levels so far, and some really good boss battles, my favorite so far has been the space dragon thing.

Bit.Trip Runner – Its another really good Bit.Trip game, and like all the other Bit.Trip games – i suck at it, they’re hard man.

Light Trax – Its a conceptual racer, you control a line going through a course, and you hop from lane to lane, two lines cannot occupy the same lane at the same time. You build boost by being next to another line, so there’s incentive to staying with the pack.

others: Tatsunoko VS. Capcom

Other Console/Portable: Picross 3D (DS), Super Mario World (snes), Mario Bros 3 (nes).

It took me so long…

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

but i finally discovered  Earthbound.

i know. i remember seeing it everywhere video games were sold when i was a kid. i didn’t know what it was, and i wasn’t into RPGs then so i never tried it out.

Time goes by and tastes change. Now, i love RPGs. i love grinding. i love going into a battle. I had played ‘Dragon Warrior’ when i was younger, and never quite got into and continued to ignore RPGs until Final Fantasy 7 came out.

Final Fantasy 7 got alot of people into RPGs. I saw friends who were only into Tony Hawk and fighting games get totally engrossed in playing it. Hell, at the time i was only into fighting/racing games and i got into Final Fantasy.

I was out of town for a few days and spending alot of time in the car. Perfect RPG playing conditions. The perfect time to start this game i keep hearing about ALL the time when subjects such as ‘best RPGs ever’ come up. I was glued.

From the get go i could tell it was going to be a little different from your average RPG. Earthbound tended to be a little more whimsical and light hearted. The enemies had funny names: rowdy mouse, ramblin evil mushroom, and my favorite – new age retro hippy. Yes, you get attacked by hippies in the game. You called you dad to save the game, and you even called your mom when you started getting homesick, and yes being homesick actually affected  your character ability to fight.

You carry weapons such as baseball bats, fry pans, yo-yos, and slingshots. You use items such as pizzas, sandwiches and protein drinks. You help bands, rid towns of zombies, and fight UFOs.

Need i say more?

Also, when it comes down to RPGs, this is rather challenging, you NEED to grind in this game. You can’t just go fight the boss, go to the next area, and rinse/repeat. There was a point where i couldn’t even survive the little fights you get into on your way to the boss.

So, yea, i wanna wrap up this game so i can go on to some of the other RPGs i’ve missed. My Chrono Trigger save was stolen along with my wii, so i will have to start it up again, and then tackle some of the Final Fantasies i missed… in particular the with the ‘espers’.