Thursday, November 29, 2012

Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma First Thoughts (Based on Match Videos)


The game hit the arcades and it seems the system has got the overhaul it needed for a couple of years now. Feel free to correct/inform me of any mistakes I've made case this is just an examination of what I'm viewing. I'm not Dustloop and I'm not grabbing my info from there. I won't officially know it all till the game actually hits console's (assuming it actually does).

Speed

The game flows at a MUCH faster pace. While the timer flows at its normal pace and matches end somewhere around 30 seconds left on the clock. It doesn't feel like you're waiting forever for the round to end.

Music and Sound Effects.

All the old character themes have been remixed.  I only have a problem with Jin and Tager's theme. Jin's theme seems to take quite a bit of time to get to the action part. Tager's I could barely tell it was his theme until about 45 seconds in. I get the same sense with Hakumen's theme but that's only if I'm not paying attention.  The sound effects have changed to a more exxagerated sound.  Slashes remind me of the times I've played game Strider 2 a bit. Punches and kicks sound like someone is getting brutally slapped.  Jin's Ice sound effects are there but not as noticeable as before.

System

The game has definitely a huge overhaul.  From what I've seen.

-The Guard break system from the old days is gone.
-Barrier Guard is still there but not used as much as before.
-Distortion Gauge (Super Meter) is still there and functions as normal.
-The Barrier Burst system has been overhauled to the old days of Guilty Gear or like that of Persona 4: Arena So it can recharge overtime.

What's new to it.

Overdrive System.
A definite comeback mechanic in some cases. Other cases its a mechanic to pull some of the most fancy SWAG you can think of. Depending on how much life you have remaining when its activated you get. Separated into levels (Full HP = LVL 1, Half HP = LVL 2, 1/3rd or 1/4th HP = LVL 3)

-move changes,
-freeze the timer,
-Freeze your Distortion Meter
-Become the unlimited version of your character temporarily.

At the cost of your burst you gain this option. It can seriously be a game changer in the right person's hands. However once this option is used your burst seems to take a LONG time to recharge. Also your burst recharge is more dependant on how aggressive you are it seems.

Characters

Lets start with the new guys.  There's 4 new ones from what I know (1 yet to be released).

Amane-Nishiki

This feminine dude fights with a scarf (or whatever you call em).  If you thought Hakumen had long pokes this guy takes the cake. His pokes are about as long as UMvC3's Ghost Rider's.  When most of his long range normals hit they draw the opponent in closer. But that's not the main surprising thing I've seen this guy capable of. His damage is rather dependant on his Spiral Gauge (I think that's what its called). This guy is capable of TONS of chip damage if allowed. His weakness seems to be fighting at close range or really speedy characters (Noel, Tsubaki, etc.). You also don't wanna just throw your normals/specials without care as a well timed block or overhead will make Amane pay for it.  However if Amane applies pressure its very hard to get out of it seems.

Bullet

When I see her I think of P4:A's Aigis but an all close range version. You can probably put her in the same category as Noel and Tsubaki. Being a very dangerous close range speedy fighter. But you can also think of her as Arcana Heart 3's Zenia Valov but grown up. She has so many ways of putting you in the corner its not even funny. Just when you think you're out of the corner you're back in it.  That drive of hers reminds me of Aigis' Orgia mode minus the cool down time. The matches I've seen of her seem to focus mainly on overheads and creating some mad resets. Its rather obvious that this character focuses on pure aggression. I think she can get away with a lot of things and not care about whether they work or not. But if she's not attacking that to me seems to be her main weakness as it looks like she doesn't have many responses to a keep-away game or being kept on defense. A very likable character but seems to be rather execution heavy.

Azrael

Hard to give comments on.  He's definitely a heavyweight but thanks god he's not a grappler like Tager. Seriously slow. But his dash is interesting as he teleports a short distance it also allows him to pass through the opponent.  While at long range his posses little threat but if he's close range don't give him a moment.  Although he's slow he seems to love it when you're blocking against him.  I have little idea how his drive works. It seems to add a weakness mark that stays for quite some time and if hit by certain moves the opponent is either stunned, crumpled, etc (I guess). His get off me attack is rather funny since he just glows and the opponent is blown back. So although a slow character he's definitely one not to be taken lightly he can definitely take some punishment and give it back ten-fold. It's obvious his weakness is his speed. But the raw power he has makes me look forward to this character. Maybe I can finally stop playing as the female cast.


I'll try an cover the old cast later. Since that's a lot harder to cover.  But if you want to watch more videos of this game This YT channel has been uploading a TON of videos daily on the game itself.

http://www.youtube.com/user/ChronoPhantasma?feature=watch

Even more so this channel has categorized the playlists based on characters.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

December's Pretty Much Here I'm not Happy About It (Update)

End of the year is approaching.  I know I shouldn't sound depressed about this but. I hate the holidays, and I hate the end of the year.

I don't celebrate holidays (none of them).  My personal reason is due to how messed up they are.  When they come around I always notice that someone or something rolls around to ruin whatever joy is supposed to be had at the time.  Mine being family ruining things. That's just 1 of many reasons.  I don't mind any of you guys celebrating them just don't expect me to do that stuff.

I can't say much on anything I'm doing game wise. I don't really have anything to look forward to either.  I just want to prep for next year.  I guess you could say this is a month to reflect back on all that happened.  Which in all honesty I feel I've fallen far back from the progress I've made in life.  Especially these days. More on it another time I suppose.

Games I'm Looking to play.

-I really don't know at this point.

Monday, November 19, 2012

FF7 DoC The Final Chapter Yep its that time.

Chapter 12

Well after massive amounts of Cutscene its time for Shado.......Vincent to go epic and save the world.  But not till after the fanboys and fangirls squeel over Cloud's entrance.  Anyway gameplay changes at the last minute that don't really get explained. Well the changes not that big but still need a bit of explaining.

Vincent whips out his Death Penalty which actually acts like a kill all on screen bit.  He's got a ton of bullets so no worries there. No more double jump. That's gone sadface.  His physical attack is a really long combo that doesn't really work that well.  His movement, reload speed, and recoil are really good now.  You can use your normal weapons but they suck.

Get in and some rather good Music from the band Gackt (I honestly don't know who they are) plays. I wonder how that song translates.  I'd like the translated lyrics if possible.  Anyway Vincent acts like Wing Zero in cutscene LOL. Seriously that Death Penalty is like a beam cannon. Now the next boss fight. Just annoying but doable.  And then on to the final boss fight.  Cutscene time. Wow no chat before the final boss. I'm liking where this is going.  Somewhat simple fight.  I only disliked the part where Omega Weiss did some attack that pretty much instant kill me.  I just kept shooting till he was dead.

Ending

Chaos Con.....Nope....Uh...The world is saved Omega is put to rest for the time being.  Vincent is nowhere to be found???? Hmmm....Oh wait what about Shalua?  Ok I guess we'll just leave her like that....THERE'S RED XIII!!! Well that was a really small cameo appearance.... Shelke seems happy with her life. OMG Vincent Smiled!!!! THE WORLD IS ENDING!!!! jk.... After that we get the Secret Ending. If you grabbed all 3 G-Files the Secret Ending.  Secret Ending....DUN DUN DUN????  Was that Genesis?  Uh.....uh oh????  So Uh....When's FF7 Part 6 coming out? What unlocks after is bonus stuff like extra missions (which sadly have no story value unlike the Cell Phone version of the game) art gallery, movie gallery, blah blah blah. and an EX Hard mode which lets you carry over your stuff to that game.  I'm only sad I didn't get to use the Ultima Weapon since it cost 200k Gil to get.


Thoughts of this game.

For everyone saying this is a horrible game I don't see why. I mean it can be better in a lot of ways but its definitely not horrible. The Story honestly felt like MGS at points as they dragged on the story for a good while. The controls weren't bad at all. I just found that the enemies being seriously smart and staying off camera or managing to snipe me from afar.  I think a real big complaint I have is not being able to jump on or off certain areas or unable to properly hide. Heck Sneaking around wasn't even neccessary since the enemy only detects you after you cross a certain point. I actually liked the gun customization and the balancing between leveling up or getting Gil.  The Chain Gun sections although few and far between were rather annoying you had to be really precise in targeting.  Probably the most annoying which could probably be solved by playing in HD (PS2 is capable of HD if you buy the component cables its not as great as 360 or PS3 HD but its something) would be figuring out where some enemies are. I honestly couldn't see some of the enemies and a lot of them looked to be in plain sight but they weren't.  They blend in with the scenery way too well.  Overall its a nice game.  But like the KH series it drags on to make SE money.  With this out the way on to another game.

FF7 Dirge of Cerberus Ok this was just annoying

Chapter 10

This Chapter.......Really.....ARGH!!!! It starts out rather normal.  But later it gets really annoying. The main annoying part is getting those items.  I missed the last one which apparently is the Lucky Barrel S.  But now there's soldiers with physical protection (really protection for normal bullets). You really know how to piss me off right now.  But the worst of it had to come from surviving 100 Soldiers.....Yep a secret room I had no business being in. It paid off but that really pissed me off. Ended up taking literally 2 hours to finish this chapter.  Then Nero shows up.  Probably the easiest by far of all the bosses. I got a feeling of No More Heroes with this boss fight.  Meanwhile Shelke sits in the darkness...Yuffie acts a fool as usual.  Well the Gil I got made up for all this.

Chapter 11

Well this is obviously you're making it to the big bad pull out everything to stop you...Only thing that really bugs me is more soldiers with protection from my bullets!!!! And getting that G-File....A giant Chopper Boss....and then Nero's back. And he's ugly this time....ok....Uglier than before.  Rather annoying I thought I was gonna have to really kill him and the little amount of damage I was doing wasn't helping.  Oh Thank God Cutscene.  Well with that done we meet the big bad....OMG ITS SEPHIROTH!!! Wait...no its not.....He could definitely pass though.  Ok seriously what's the deal with these White Haired dudes with a crazy hairstyle and some crazy weapon. What does this guy use? 2 Very long swords with Guns on em.  Yep He's using Gunblades.  Oh crap he's possessed by Hojo.  ...Sigh....Long time of explaining the plot...Sigh...Shut Up man.  Ok Vincent Devil Trigger Mode....kinda kidding.  I learned using Limit Breaker grants me a rapid fire shot for a good while.  Now that he's out we got only A little bit more to go. Could it be hero time?

Plot Summary

Take Shadow the Hedgehog, Throw Final Fantasy VII in it.  No seriously.  The only difference is that Shadow was trying to find out what he is or was.  Vincent wants to find out WTF happened in the past....wait....OMG. Its pretty much the same!!! Add a bit of No More Heroes feel.  Add FF comedy. There we go.  But I know there are fans out there that will rage and be like. "WTF YOU NOOB THEY ARE NOTHING ALIKE!!!"  Well this is what I think the game is like for me. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

FF7 Dirge of Cerberus The Action Kicks Up

It kicks up so much that the game split chapter 8 into 2 literal sections. Meaning I'm splitting it into 4+ parts. LOL.

8-1

So after landing.  Shelke calls sounding rather pissed. Ok so I'll take this scenic route.  Ugh....I gotta watch these WRO dudes. You mean Escort/Rescue missions.  It bugs me a lot cause I'm bad at protecting.  The main problem is you can't tell them to hang back they'll automatically move forward the moment you cross that invisible line.  Anyway a lot of WRO dudes lost there lives.  Heck apparently there was a lot more than I saw die.  But how am I supposed to save all of them when by the time I get there they're already getting shot by the pro AI.  The boss fights....uh....ok.... The first being rather fun. I wonder if that guy was going to summon more dudes I can kill.  I was picking up a lot of items killing all those units.  The 2nd one.  It was a prayer if I hit or not.  Shelke calls again. Can I have a better operator?  Then Stage Results....Wait....What? Its only half the stage?

Now I gotta keep a look out for a secret item. Cause to apparently get the hidden ending requires I find these hidden items.  Dangit.  Already finding 1 set of hidden items now I gotta find more.

8-2

Well this was more straight forward but I had to make sure I grabbed the G-File for the secret ending.  Kinda find that little mission funny since it was just 1 single soldier doing all the attacking.  Even more so I think its rather dumb the other soldiers didn't help out and just let there partner die. But on to the boss. Its Rosso. So you like Melee do you. How about I show you my best Melee...ow...ow...ow...ok not the best idea.  Well how about a long drawn out Gun fight? Well that works sorta....  Wait you don't have to kill yourself....It was a good fight.

Chapter 9

Oh boy.  Back at Shinra manor.  I remember it being big...but not this big. But I kinda felt like this is rather the easier of the stages.  It almost felt like I could tell when enemies were gonna show up.  Almost.  Oh hey Tifa....and Barret...and Cloud...sup...just enjoying that T-Mobile.  Thanks for the map I coulda used awhile back.On the way down....Its Azul....for a rematch.  Alright.....Oh crap he turned into that Behemoth again.  I only hate this fight cause it forces me to use Magic.  In my opinion that's a pretty dumb thing to do. Still standing....Well not for long. Chaos says you die by impalement. That ends Chapter 9 only a few chapters to go.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

FF7: Dirge of Cerberus (Seriously Long Recap Chapter)

Chapter 7

Nothing going on here just a whole lot of talking. I mean a WHOLE LOT.  But the gang's all here...sorta.....(STILL NO RED XIII).  Basically the plot is explained again in greater detail for those who haven't figured it out by now.  With that said lets move on to the small stuff that I noticed.

  • If you didn't watch Advent Children (you don't really have to its just 3 boss fights with like 2 losing fights on the side and you learn that Cloud is broken LOL). This game confirms that Cid indeed marry Shera. You know the woman that could never serve that "Goddamn Tea".  You can also see that there are pictures of the Highwind posted behind Cid.
  • Genesis from FF7: Crisis Core is connected to this in some way. The random tidbits of conversation bring out that he is either the one who helped the members of Deepground revolt. Or he is the one who "signs the checks" to keep the WRO up and running.
  • We are on Cait Sith the 6th now.  I can only confirm that the first one died in FF7. The 2nd one died in Chapter 5 to Nero the Sable.
  • The chocobo ranch that only had 6 stables available has apparently flourished and grown quite a bit since FF7.  "Boco" is now a River Chocobo (Blue)
  • Obvious point out but there were more than just our heroes during FF7 and AC helping out. All we do is the main important stuff lol.
  • Cloud still has his epic bike and his sword Fenrir.
  • The people of Wutai notably Yuffie's dad is still alive. (You remember he was a boss during Yuffie's sidequest). 
With that out the way we can begin chapter 8.  Apparently Shelke found Vincent's Blackberry and upgraded it. I wonder what plan he has now.  You can see Cloud steal the show with his 45 seconds of showing on the game.  I actually cracked a joke of having Sonic and Shadow run into the battle busting up Eggman's robots here. Its very similar to there opening scenes in certain games.  I do know this. I just want to hug that little Cait Sith.  I mean I hated him in the past but for some reason now I like him a lot. 

Side Note: If you watch the video. Count how many familiar Voice actors you hear that aren't main characters.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dirge of Cerberus: They really want to connect the series don't they?

With all the stuff that happened in the game in a very short amount of time.  I guess I can **** gettin real yo!!! Honestly this is taking the route of Shadow the Hedgehog a bit IMO.  But I lol that Omega Weapon has an actual major role in a story. Then I look back at Crisis Core and see some major connections with all the games.  Add to it I can see that SE is trying to connect the Final Fantasy games in one way or another with there subtle inclusions of certain bosses, plot devices, characters, etc.

Chapter 4
After Vincent's little skirmish with the crazy lady.  That's the nickname I'm giving her. He wakes up in a tube with Shalua standing outside. No nothing like that. Just DBZ healing chamber type deal.  Vincent gets a hint that his dear girlfriend may have actually been involved with everything that's going on more so than he originally thought. Unforntunately like Shadow the Hedgehog....no real memory of it. Before he Maria....errr....Lucrecia on us the flashbacks get interrupted by Deepground.

The dang stage itself at first started out easy enough. Then I ran into a dude on a chain gun.  WHAT?!  My major complaint for this level beside that was the chain gun section cause you have to be precise with your aiming.  Not fun.  The boss here was first Shelke....whom I couldn't beat with a gun. Every time I had a clear shot she would move off camera.  Haven't dealt with that since Ninja Gaiden II. She actually forced my hand and I had to go limit break on her since Vincent's melee was doing little good.  The next boss was rather fun and unique.  Azul.  Aside from being probably the easiest boss of the game.  It was very unique.  Shooting the explosive barrels and luring him over towards them.  Very clever SE, very clever kudos.  The end scene I had a good laugh since Reeve had a nice toy waiting for Azul.


Chapter 5
The sewers. Ok I had a decent time with this chapter till I got to the main part.  Dealing with Sahagins was rather easy.  It was when the soldiers showed up that I got frustrated. One with that room with the infinitely spawning soldiers.  Had to make sure I got everything in that room...I question was it worth my time? After that it came time for Cait Sith gameplay.  Its Solid Snake time.  I honestly think it would be better if there was a quick tutorial about Cait Sith's controls.  But this was fun.  Then he saw something he shouldn't.

Cait Sith: What in Blazes is that?!
????: It is Omega.
Cait Sith: You're?!
Bzzzzzzzzzzz.........
Reeve: Cait Sith What Happened?  Cait Sith?! Cait Sith?! CAIT SIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

MGS Game Over

Back to Vincent. Make it in Shinra Manor and we get some plot development.  Along with character development.  I don't remember these rooms in the Shinra Manor. And I could swear it wasn't this rundown last 2 times I was here.  The stupidest mission is disabling the mines.  To disable them I have to shoot them? But I can only shoot them by approaching them close enough to where they appear.  If I move away they dissapear.....to make it worse I can't get to a safe distance.  -_- Bad SE no biscuit. Then crazy lady shows up.  She chats about how Vincent's the same as her and wants to kill everybody. Sorry but I think he value's life a little higher than you do.  Boss fight and its not her. Pissed me off.  I couldn't find a weak spot. Forced to Limit Break. Stupid robot.  Anyway with that out the way. SURPRISE STAB IN THE CHEST!!! How did Vincent not see this coming? Plot device alert.  The enemy has the plot device.  Then Vincent is saved by Yuffie. It was so obvious.  Not the scene but who threw the giant ninja star.  But Yuffie you forgot to snatch the plot device... Some Materia Hunter you turned out to be.


Chapter 6

Yuffie Kisaragi (Not related to Jin Kisaragi in any way) reveals herself. Someone shoot her.  I don't know why but I feel compelled to shoot her. VINCENT THANKED HER!!!....VINCENT THANKED SOMEONE!!!! WHAT WORLD IS THIS!!!! WHAT'S GOING ON!!!!  Yuffie gets clocked in the head. That's better.  It felt sorta easy at first but then again...I wish I shot more of those birds though. Can't believe I missed all those shots.  More Chain Gun shooting. Dang Helicopters would be easier if I was signaled where they were coming from quickly.  That boss makes a return and it has homing missiles.  For once the chain gun is useful.  Afterwards find the WRO headquarters is a bigger mess than I originally left it.  Azul's running amok. Holy Crap he turns into a Behemoth.  AWESOME!!!!  Well not for Shalua.....I think she's dead....ok no she's in a coma.  Well now what do we do?


Part of Chapter 7

Seems more like an intermission.  The Shera is back and so is....CID HIGHWIND!!! Aw yeah. Time for some chit chat with everybody. Get a recap of what's going on.  Then 3 more ppl show up.  Barret!!!! Oh wait no one cares for him..... The other 2.  Fanboys and Fangirls get ready to squeel.  TIFA!!!!! And CLOUD STRIFE!!!

Cloud: Difference between you and me. (puts on sunglasses) I make this stuff look good. *Rides off into the night.*

STILL NO RED XIII!!!!!! (According to Wiki he is in the game just not animated cause apparently it cost a lot of money to animate a cat in 3D.....*looks at guard hound enemies, looks at Advent Children movie, looks at FFX, looks at Crisis Core* BULL CRAP!!!)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Making Room For Stuff Need to move out old stuff


I wanna get this stuff moved out my room. Simply put its taking up a lot of space leaving next to no room for anything new.  It still has some use so its not something I wanna just instantly throw away. It'll also help me break even before the end of the year. I'm not big on International shipping due to cost and how much of a hassle it was last time with some other friends but I can do it I'll just have to charge a little extra to cover the cost. Cause apparently someone wants this stuff.  Can negotiate something in YT email or whatever. All pawn shops here pretty much only want things like Jewelry, Car titles, and the like. Gamestop pretty much sucks. I'll update later if I add anything new.

Here's what I got.

Mangas  $5 each (can discount if buying full set)

Naruto Volumes 17, 19 20, 22-25, 27, 28-44 ($75 for all of them)
Fullmetal Alchemist Volumes 1-18 ($55 for all of them)
Rurouni Kenshin All Volumes 1 - 28 ($100 if buying full set)
Black Cat Vol. 2
MAR All Vol. 1 - 15 ($50 If Buying Full Set)
Full Moon Volume 3
Zatch Bell volumes 13 - 16
Princess Mononoke Ani-Manga Vol. 1 - 5 ($13 for all 5)
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Ani-Manga Vol. 1-4 ($10 for all 4 + box)


Games: 


Fable (Xbox)  $3.00
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Xbox 360) $15.00
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind GOTY Edition (Xbox)
Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner (PS2) $20.00
Blazblue: Calamity Trigger (XBox 360) Pre-order Box Set  $20.00
Dead or Alive 4 (Xbox 360)  $6.00
Bloody Roar 4 (PS2) $7.00
Street Fighter EX2 Plus (PSX) No Book, No Cover
Madden 98' (PC) New,
Game Shark (Sega Saturn)


Soundtracks:
Sonic Unleashed Planetary Pieces  $20.00
Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatosk $20.00
Halo 3  $10.00
R.O.D. Read or Die  $10.00
Blazblue: Calamity Trigger OST  $20.00

Pokemon Cards

I counted them all and made a PDF file for it.  Click here to download the file.
(requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
All my cards are in great condition and in card protectors. Up for discussion.


Other Stuff


Adesso 12" x 7.25 " Widescreen Media Graphics CyberTablet: For Specs Click Here  $70.00

Everything is still there I've opened it and messed with it a few times but no significant wear or tear. The Pen itself is still in great condition. I still have the original software that came with the tablet when I ordered it.

Windows Vista Home Basic Upgrade Disc
I've tried to use this before but found that I did not need it. Its far too late to return it now.  Maybe someone can make use of it.

NES Controller : Like New
SNES: Just the console
Sega Genesis: Just the console


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dirge of Cerberus Chapter 3: No Camping For U and Aiming of the Gods

Chapter 3.  Oh joy.  I first tried to do this in a stealthy fashion. Only to fail miserably.  The real problem started when it came to the introduction of snipers.  While I got a Rifle of my own. They got one too.  When I tried to get cover so I could shoot I ended up getting shot myself there's also moments of the cover I'm hiding behind getting in the way so my shots that would be sure-kill head shots amounted to nothing.  So time for another approach.  I had to run and gun with rifle and attempt to shoot them down.  Determining the shots was also a pain since I couldn't see much out there. They blend in really well.  They also have the aim of the gods!!!

After that I get an escort mission. Protecting this little boy was rather funny.  If the dogs got him they would actually run with him in there mouth while he screams.  I don't know why I find that funny.  He asked for Vincent to help him take revenge. I feel a Batman moment here.....On to the warehouse.  More and more Snipers abound. And these soldiers didn't die in a combo. So WESKER GUNSHOT OTG!!! Quite funny.

The boss for this was rather easy. Take out his henchmen first then gun fight to the death.  Didn't realize his missiles counted as something I could kill.  After the fight is over.  We meet one of the antagonist.  Too bad no boss fight against her yet. But glimpse of Chaos form which looks WAY different from FF7 version. And like Anime style Vincent passes out with some hot chick standing around. What will happen next. I wonder.

Game is rather developing like one of Kojima's games (MGS, ZOE, etc.)  Story gets explained as you play through a bit of the game.  I honestly think I could run through this game in 1 sitting if I was willing to.

Chapter will come soon but just wait it out.  I think we're gonna get some more important plot to the FF7 story.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Other Consoles You can actually afford coming this years.

SEGA *in that sound effect when starting a game*





So coming on November 13th of this year. SEGA will apparently release a portable console. With it you'll be able to play Some old Genesis titles on this handheld. It honestly looks like an N-Gage. Heck I would totally say its a Digivice or a Cell Phone.  For $60 you can get this and be able to play various old Sega games. With an SD Card you can download other various Sega titles and other common games (Sudoku, Chess, etc.). A USB cable is included with this and its rechargeable.  This will be a nice X-Mas gift for those that can't afford Nintendo's Overpriced Console or just can't get there hands on due to being sold out.

For a list of games go here to check it out. Just remember that there will be more coming in the future. http://red022.redmedia.com.tw/ezcatfiles/red022/img/img/155/ArcadeUltimatePortable80-UserManual.pdf

NEO-GEO's Back Again


If you don't want that you can also go out of your way for 199.99 (just say 200 dollars) and get the NeoGeo X Gold.  Well honestly not as expensive as it was back in the old days.  But basically the same thing as before but with up to date technology.  Capable of HD. As well as having a portable console.  Even an Arcade Stick. Plug this bad boy up and take a journey into the past. 

A list of games you get can be found here. But these aren't the only games coming out for it. There will be more carts you can buy for this system as well in the future.
http://www.siliconera.com/postgallery/?p_gal=249856|11

November's Update (I hate the Holidays)

Well its that time of the year. Where people start acting crazy to buy things at slightly lower prices. Lines fill up, people don't have money. and you get those annoying guys standing outside in the cold asking for donations.  Its also that time where people are buying those giant TVs setting up that giant bird in the oven and everyone parties over football games.  What does that mean for me. A lot of bad in my case but won't jump on that.

The good thing is hopefully I can find some holiday work and pull some extra cash.  The bad thing is everyone is pulling me for attention.

As a Reminder. I'm still selling this stuff at least till the end of the year. The list is on this blog here. If it doesn't get sold then I will just throw in the garbage. No point in me keeping stuff I no longer use.
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If you noticed on my Youtube I recently went back and finished Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.  I remember being hounded by many to finish that despite the fact that at the time the cartridge erased all my save files.


My PSP is still out of commission and I can't get RemoteJoyLite to work for my sister's 1000 model.  Not too worried about that.  I have started FF7: Dirge of Cerberus. Evolution 2: Far Off Promise is also in the works. I wanna knock those out the way.  

I keep thinking about going to fighters but then my mind thinks back to all the bad that's happened in this year alone when I played them. I also remember that there's very few people I know on Xbox Live that play.  Everyone's either on PS3 or has another game to play. I might get back to considering my Xbox Live Gold runs out this month. Depends on how I feel.  

I'd tell you how I'm feeling right now but that would just attract a lot of messages I don't really want to read at that time.  But for a glimpse I feel horrible for many reasons. I'll save that for someone who cares. Anyway later.

FF7 - DoC NO CAMPING FOR U (The Player)

Oh Boy looking at some advance info.  I'm kinda made about the changes from JP (japanese) to NA (north america).
  • The aiming perspective has been shifted from an over-the-shoulder view to one behind Vincent for easier navigation of the surroundings. (I probably wouldn't notice the difference)
  • Weapons can be customized to be lighter, so draw-times are quicker. (cool)
  • Vincent runs 1.2X faster. (cool)
  • He can perform a double-jump while mid-air. However, the environments are unchanged, so despite a higher jump, the player often cannot reach areas within range. (That just sucks)
  • Attacks can be performed in the air. (cool)
  • Vincent's dodge roll was replaced by a dash move. (Why?)
  • Limit Breaks do not take away from the Magic Bar; instead, they are started by an item called the "Limit Breaker." (Well I don't know I find it rather hard to tell how much time I have left for Galian Beast)
  • "Easy Mode" is gone, replaced by an "Extra Hard Mode" (also known as "Super Hard Mode"). In the Extra Hard Mode, players can unlock numerous things such as 40 extra missions, character models, a music player, and an artwork gallery. (I kinda want my Easy Mode)
  • The Multiplayer Mode has been removed. Several missions from it have been placed into the game as extra missions, but all storyline elements are absent.  (I can see why but my story noooo)
Then there's also....the fact that there's an International version (International versions of FF games are the same as KH series' Final Mix).  Extra cutscenes. Stuff U.S. didn't get.  You know the drill.  So how long till it hits PSN as a "HD Version"

Chapter 2

Ok on with Chapter 2. Its actually pretty short but still tough.

We start off with a somewhat cool Infinite Chain Gun bit. Shooting Guard Hounds like crazy. I swear I like the way they looked in FF7. These just look nightmarish.  Aiming that thing is a pain for me.  Later come to find that we're stranded and Vincent is hoofing it.  Well no problem I guess. Except I walk straight into a boss fight.  Wow those guard hounds. I tried to Melee considering that them jumping all over the place was not gonna make shooting any easier. That didn't work at all.  That Red One kept running away to call more buddies. And they're smart enough to pick the blind spots. After that fight walking away from the leader who's playing dead. Vincent pulls a Wesker.  Kick, Bang, Bang, Bang.  You dead son.

This next boss fight was close call.  At first I decided I should go with Machine Gun.  They were doing that whole biker gang drive around deal. Didn't work.  Then they ran me over.  So Normal Gun then. It worked to a degree. The Semi-Auto Aim got the critical hits I needed.  If I felt safe to try it I woulda tried doing head shots.  That ends that Chapter.  Yep Short Chapter. Setting up the plot.


Chapter 3 Preview - I'M REDOING THIS ONE!!!

OK well we meet a very sexy scientist??? Is that what she is?  She kinda reminds me of Guilty Gear's Baiken the way she wears her outfit.  But she does have 2 arms.  This Mission....ARGH...Although I survived on Phoenix Downs.  First I tried to play stealthy. I thought well I'm in a city....and honestly I feel like Batman right now. So I should try to take these guys out with stealth. 

Dogs: NOPE.AVI

If that wasn't bad enough. SNIPERS. Yep Snipers. Although you get a rifle to use.  I couldn't get a good spot to shoot them down without putting myself in clear view.  When I did I found that I was too close to the object I was hiding behind even though the scope didn't show it in view.  And these guys Had the accuracy of the gods.  I swear not only was it hard to see these guys they just kept firing and they were pretty accurate with their shots. 

Snipers: You Mad Bro.

I wasted so many potions dealing with that.  It got worse when I had to deal with enemies that were right in front of me and snipers. Fighting back was just a pain. I praised god when I got to the boss fight. That was rather easy.  The end of the chapter. Glimpse of Chaos form. No but I like Galian Beast more though. I'm definitely gonna grind a bit and try chapter 3 again cause that was painful. 

I know not to expect gunplay from a 3rd Person Shooter such as MGS, Splinter Cell, etc. But when I think back to games that had similar gameplay styles. I think back to the old days years ago when I played True Crime: Streets of LA and Dead to Rights.  I remember those having a few gun play bells and whistles this game could definitely use.  The bullet time Gimmick I remember well. Even from other games hiding behind walls and shooting from them. A better dive mechanic would be great as well.  I honestly think its just those few things that stop this from being a great game. Its still good.  But those problems stop this game from being great.  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Went to the Atlanta Zoo

Although this was one of those days where I didn't get to hear of any plans before going.  This was a rather nice excursion.

Although the drive is like a half hour to an hour long trip.  It was still stressful to get there.  A lot of people are always in a rush to get somewhere. Even worse when asking for help on how to get somewhere me and my family got rather negative responses. Parking was atrocious.  It was to the point that people were out making there own parking spots. You know the illegal kind of parking spots.  After that was over we finnally got inside.  

Place was rather glorious since its my first time being there. Its funny the animals I wanted to see were either moved from there habitat's (either for feeding or other purposes) or they had there backs completely turned from the camera.  What also sucked was that my Phone's camera is crap compared to any given camera.  So I have pretty much no good pictures from my phone. Good thing my sister bought her camera with her.  

A few of the interesting animals I saw were the Bongos.  Yeah there's an animal called Bongo.  Its like an elk, deer or something with stripes. Like remember those animals from Lion King during Mufasa's death scene like those but with stripes.  The Tanuki's were interesting animals. And I went, "Holy crap they exist. I thought it was just a random Mario suit." LOL.  You could easily mistake them for a racoon.  

The main animals you know the ones everybody knows. Weren't really around.  The Giraffe's were busy eating.  

The Rhino's were like not giving anyone the time of day.  

The Tigers Oh man Such a pain to get a picture At one point they were in a serious blind spot. Another time they wouldn't come out of the water. The last time they just kept running out of view.  

Lions LOL.  The female just stayed in the top spot of this rock not giving anyone the time of day.  The Male one finally came down to graze for a bit.

  
  • The Gorillias were moved from the habitat and in a real leave me alone area of the zone. You could see them but no close ups today.


The big attraction was the Giant Panda. HANDS OFF THE PANDA!!! There were 3 Panda's One was eating like Snorlax. The other 2 showed up out of nowhere and you just get bulldozed by like 40 people all at once. What's funny to me is that one is actually named Po. Yes the Dragon Warrior is in the ATL. LOL
The Sheer Amount of Bird Species in one place is astounding.  


The Komodo Dragon was an interesting look. But stay behind that glass. I don't want to be bit by you.


The Elephants were busy eating. Took till the end of the day to get a picture.
Orangutans kept turning there back every time my sister went for a picture.
Those Are Bongos yep. Its not just an insturment
















 

 
 

The Reptile house was very interesting. It was like a Where's Waldo for Lizards, Turtles, and Frogs.

Ok that Shell Design. I see where Final Fantasy Got there monster designs now LOL.  Seriously look at the Adamantoise monsters in FF series.

Animals Did not get to see.


  • Naked Mole Rat
  • Giant Tortoise
  • Clouded Leopards
  • Bush Dogs


I have no idea how many Movie, Cartoon, Videogame, Anime references was made. I think maybe 30+ references made.  Rather enjoyable day.