Friday, October 26, 2007

Untold Legend Dark Kingdom ~finished!

After countless hours that I spent, I finally beat the Untold Legend: Dark Kingdom for PS3.

I play this game for on and off for couple of month. Even with mostly bad review, I had high hope for this game. Me being Action RPG fan, I really wanted to try and experience what PS3 can do with Action RPG game.

For price I paid for this game, it is not that bad game but this game is far from PS3 game as it can get. This game looked more like PS2 than PS3 game. Bad camera, uninspired graphic, generic story line, and etc. there are simply more bad than good about this game.
I did enjoy using magic and doing combo attack. Action is fast and I did enjoy it for little moment here and there.

Also, I wanted little more RPG in this game. This game is hack n’ slash disguised as Action RPG game. I wanted more stories and more variety.

If I paid $60.00 for this game at PS3 launch, I would be one disappoint and angry PS3 owner by now. However, since I got this at discount price, I am somewhat better-off.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

World in Conflict PC Review

I just finished playing “World in Conflict” for PC. I haven’t play RTS game since “Lord of the Ring Battle for Middle Earth II” for PC and that is a while ago. Even RTS games are not my favorite genre, I do enjoy from time to time.

World in Conflict looks great with one of best explosion effect I seen RTS games. Those smoke from explosion looked real. I wasn’t running this game at full capacity (Direct X10) but even without all the graphic features turned on this game still manage to impress me.

Control was easy to learn but only thing I did not like was that camera view was little hard control. Panning and zooming was little off. It’s one of thing that a lot of games are still having problem with and this game is no exception.

Also, I thought voice acting was top notch with Alec Baldwin as narrator. Cut scene between the mission showed human side of story in war and made me care about the characters and game story more.

Playing single player campaign (story mode) was little on short side as it took me about 2 weeks. Actual game time was about 10 hours. But I enjoyed every last minute playing this game.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Top 7 WTF Ending

Something interesting I found on, just click the title for link.

Very interesting read although I do not agree with some of them.

Just don't get confuse with worse ending.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Hellgate London PC Demo

Hellgate” demo is available today and I downloaded as soon as I could.
It’s supposed be one of biggest PC release this year. It’s basically 3D Diablo as developers are former Diablo creators.

It could be THE game for my friend John. Every time I talk to him on the phone, he just can’t stop talking about Hellgate.
Hellgate is important game for PC as it is one of few AAA titles that are exclusive to PC that is not MMORPG.

Upon playing demo for about 1 hour, I can tell this game is going to be huge. I was very interested to see how they could bring Diablo to 3D and looks like they have done it and then some.
It took some time for me to get used to interface but game play is great and graphic is good also. Depend on character type you choose you can play as FPS type or hack n slash action type game. It could be 2 totally different game if you choose to be.
There was small nick-pick such as collision detection not being too solid and small problem with interface but overall it’s very solid game.

I guess I need to have better PC with DX10 to experience full graphic but it does run pretty good on my P4 pc.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Children of Mana Nintendo DS review

Although, I did play Secret of Mana for Super Nintendo, it was more than 10 years ago and I don’t remember too much. However, I do remember having fun and was probably the best Action RPG game I played than beside little game called Zelda.

Even I didn’t have chance to play any other Mana games for various reason, when I found the Children of Mana for Nintendo DS on sale, I knew I had to get it.

Playing this game bring me back fond memory of sleepless night. Now I want to track down and play other Mana games for other systems. (Come to think of it, I think I have Sword of Mana for Gameboy Advance somewhere in my collection).

To my surprise, this game was little different from what I expected. Instead of Action RPG, this game was more in par with Diablo, not that there is anything wrong with it. Dungeon crawling game is all fun and good but when it’s not done well, game could get boring and repetitious very fast.

Since you can have up to 4 players with Wi-Fi option, I would figure this game is better play with friend. However, for me that’s not the option. Not because I do not have friend, I don’t have friend who has Nintendo DS.

What I like about the game;

-Graphic is good and game plays well.
-You can go back and play any stage again for more EXP, $$$, and treasures.-Easy to play and get into.
-Gem system, you can find or buy different gems, which give you extra boost, and equip them to give your character extra boost.

Here is what I don’t like about the game;

-There is only limited option to change your equipment and magic during actual game play, you can only change between missions or in town.
-Sometime, game feels repetitious, same dungeons and enemies after one other. It can get tedious after while more of choir to play the game.
-When you swing at enemy with different weapon, such as Hammer, they bounce and crash back to you and it’s very annoying.-Magic is almost worthless.

I am big fan of portable game, it beats reading newspaper or magazine in the restroom, and love Japanese style RPG games. What started as perfect marriage of Mana series, Nintendo DS and Action RPG ended with disappointment. This game ended up being most disappointment game I played this year.

I give this game 5/10 if you are not fan of Mana series than 4/10.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Lair PS3 and how it almost cut my arms off

Finally beat the infamous 11th mission “Deadman’s Basin” in PS3 Lair.

It took me a week but I finally done it!

Last mission in this stage, I had to shake the wireless sixaxis controller up and down like maniac for seems like 5 min to destroy the dam. After this mission I couldn’t feel both of my arms.

I do have to say this game’s graphic is incredible and story is well played. But I just wish developers included analog control option. Sometime, sixaxis motion control makes me so mad; I wanted to throw control against the wall.

Well four more mission to go… I hope there not hard as mission 11.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Day Break TV show

Finally finished watching the now cancelled show “Day Break”.

It took me really long time to gather all the episodes but I watched all the 13 episodes.

Even show was cancelled, this one had ending that satisfied me in such a way, I do not know how they could do second season. This was better as close end series than regular series.

This show and his previous show “Kevin Hill” plus “Rent” definitely Taye Diggs on my list of actors that I love.

Just wish ABC would bring this on DVD.