Green Lantern & Young Justice Cancelled

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First Spectacular Spider-Man and now Green Lantern and Young Justice, what has the world come to? Want to know the truly tragic thing about this? Annoying Orange got renewed for another season; if that doesn’t hurt I don’t know what will.

Cartoon Network practically set Young Justice to die by not only putting it on hiatus twice within like what, six months? But also because they don’t advertise the damn thing, how are people going to watch something they don’t even know airs!? Green Lantern is another one, just when it was starting to get good. I guess such is the life of a comic book super hero show. Anyway, there are two petitions to bring back both these wonderfully well written shows:

https://www.change.org/petitions/cartoon-network-warner-bros-bring-back-young-justice-and-green-lantern-the-animated-series#share

https://www.change.org/petitions/cartoon-network-continue-young-justice#

5 Games I’m Looking Forward To

While current consoles will soon be replaced in a year or two(and handhelds already replaced) there are still many great games being replaced, some being new IPs or sequel to an existing franchise. Some great games coming out include Sly 4, Gears of War Judgment, DayZ standalone, and so on. But there are five games that really stand out to me.

5) Pokemon X & Y

I’ve been obsessed with Pokemon since I could walk, guilty as charged. Not only is this game the first fully 3D Pokemon game but it’s also a new generation as well, brand new Pokemon to catch! While some thought the 5th gen Pokemon were ugly(unfairly might I add) I actually truly enjoyed it. One thing i hope that isn’t  in X & Y is the requirement to use HMs, I hate having to waste a party slot or move slot on HMs.

4) Puppeteer

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When Sony first showed this game I was under the impression that it would be released on the Vita, well it still might since Sony is pushing Cross-Buy, but boy, was I impressed. While it might look like a kid’s game it certainly doesn’t sound like it judging from the previews. Puppeteer is a 2.5D side scroller where instead of the character going through the stage, the stage moves. The main character gains power ups by changing his head, once he is hurt his head bounces around for a couple of seconds and you must immediately chase after it or you’re dead, buddy.

3) Tearaway

I believe this will undoubtedly be one of the Vita’s killer apps(now Sony needs to give the damn thing a price cut). Being developed by one of Sony’s power house developers, Media Molecule, Tearaway is a 3D platformer that will take advantage of many of the Vita’s Unique features. Hopefully they don’t feel forced and inconvenient to use like Uncharted Golden Abyss.

2) Super Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS

Its Smash Bros, one of the best fighting series ever, do I need to say anymore? Call me crazy but if I had to pick between a new Mario game or Smash Bros, Smash Bros wins hands down, everyday of the week. Although, I wonder how it’ll play on the 3DS. Hopefully it doesn’t hold down the Wii U version of the game. By the way, Nintendo, do us Pokemon fans a solid and bring back Mewtwo.

1) Fallout 4

Fallout 4 is practically all but confirmed at this point. If any game took me by surprise this generation its Fallout 3. When I first saw gameplay I thought it was some kind of crappy horror game. But then I bought it on sale for the PS3, and my mind completely changed. Fallout 3(and New Vegas) are without a doubt two of the best games that I’ve ever played, and they even got better once I got them both on PC; god bless the modding community and their creativity. Word of advice, if you’re interested in Fallout(or Elder Scrolls) buy it for the PC or save up for a gaming PC, seriously, its worth it.

I Wish I Could Afford a Windows 8 Surface Pro Tablet.

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Seriously, that thing looks like a beast. I already got a laptop but its beginning to die one me; I’d say it has about a year or so left before it completely turns to crap. Plus, my laptop is actually pretty heavy(XPS 14) so its pretty annoying to carry to school with all the books i got to bring. That new fancy tablet would be great though, using it during my breaks for school assignments, or better yet to play some good ol’ games! Haha, I’m always thinking of playing games, even when I’m playing; nerd life. But that price tag, man, ouch. No way I’d be able to afford me one of those, plus it don’t help that only Microsoft will be selling them, if other retailers had them their could be some competition with sales but I don’t see that happening since Microsoft is being all stingy. Oh well, maybe late this year I might be able to find one for a decent price used on eBay or something. The  Surface Pro will be released on Feb. 9, at a starting price of $899.

Too Many Games Too Little Time!

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Ah, i just finish buying Anarchy Reign at my local game store, they had it on sale for $20 so I just couldn’t resist. But boy, my backlog is already so huge. Next game on my list to complete(or more like till I feel like I’m done with) is LittleBigPlanet Karting(which is on sale on PSN; $10 for plus members, it’s a steal for that price). And my steam backlog, oh the horror. I have over twenty games on that thing that I still got to get through. I’m currently playing Scribblenauts Unlimited on my PC whenever I find myself not playing my PS3. Got mid terms next week as well, so most likely wont be playing anything this week. Maybe I can squeeze some Karting or Ni No Kuni(which is just AMAZING might I say). I don’t know How long Karting is but I might be able to post a review for that next week.

Dragon’s Dogma Review

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Dragon’s Dogma is one of Capcom’s better games of 2012, and a new IP to boot. You’re a fishermen who lives in a small village in Gransys. One day an almighty dragon attacks your small village, you act hastily and pick up a sword and start attacking the dragon, doing no effect. He then just brushes you off and takes your heart. Yes, he took your heart, and that’s where the game begins. With the dragon now in possession of your heart you have become the Arisen, and so you set out on an adventure to retrieve your heart. As the Arisen you have the ability to hire soulless humans known as pawns, they only answer to the Arisen.

Instead of having a multiplayer like say Monster Hunter instead you can hire other player’s pawns. While this is pretty disappointing as sometimes the AI for the pawns don’t do exactly what their supposed to it works well for the game’s lore, which I’ll get into a bit farther down. You can create your own pawn and have total control of its equipment and skills, and may hire up to two pawns at a time so its four of you versus the world! Now don’t get too attached to your pawn as they dont level with you and your pawn, you’ll have to switch them out for new pawns every few hours. Hope someone in you buddy list has played the game because I found the first three hours or so to be quite difficult, I felt as weak as a fly, even the newbie globins killed me a couple of times. But don’t fret because once you find a better weapon things become much more manageable. The game has many different classes to choose from known as vocations, I enjoy playing a character with a lot of speed so i went with the Strider(think thief).

In the beginning you only have access to three vocations; Fighter, mage, and strider. But There are also hybrid classes as well such as Magik Archer(mage and strider) and Assassin(Fighter and Strider). The best thing in this game is without question the combat. Nothing feels better than climbing on top of a Cyclops and beating the crap out of it till it falls to its death. The Magic is also rewarding as well, I highly recommend making sure one of your pawns(or you) have fire boon or a spell that enchants your weapons in fire, many of the enemies have that weakness. The game also features a variety of enemies, from goblins to griffins, however it doesn’t do a good job of showing this. While the game is open world the same enemies respawn at the same place. Its okay at first but after having to go from point A to point B, only to immediately return to point A again, fighting the same chimera and wolves becomes tedious. There is no point of killing a group of bandits at a camp site(besides for exp.) because they will only return in a matter of hours, your actions don’t have much effect to the world and this becomes obvious and a little frustrating when you witness something you weren’t supposed to and sent to jail. Once you break out of jail everyone acts as if nothing even happened, even the guard that arrested you!

While there isn’t much i found the lore of the game to be quite interesting, but at the same time it felt under used. It’s as if it was only used to show you around Gransys and introduce new monsters. Some things to note is that the game suffers from terrible frame rate drops in some fights, not a deal breaker but it can sometimes break you away from the action. Also there are annoying black bars on the top and bottom of the screen, This was really annoying to me as i couldn’t help but notice it all the time. And in typical Capcom fashion it also features locked content, and while none of them are important the game always notifies you that you can purchase new armor, weapons and quest.

Dragons Dogma is undoubtedly one of the best action rpgs to come out of late. With it being a new IP some of its short comings could be forgiven and can be corrected in a sequel that hopefully gets made. And after a few hours of playing you start to feel overpowered, but enjoy it while it last. The game gets much more challenging soon.

8.7/10

Sly Cooper 4 Thieves in Time Demo Impression

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First off let me start by saying I’ve never played the other 3 Sly Cooper games, its not that they looked boring, I just never got around to buying it. Though after playing the demo for the 4th installment in the franchise I think its time to fix that. As I’m sure you know by know Sly Cooper is a platformer with a light touch of stealth. The demo starts off with a introduction of our cast, and what they’ve been up to since Sly 3. Sly’s segment was all about stealth, if you get detected you must restart from the last checkpoint, this part of the demo was my favorite(though it was all great). Bently, the brains of the team was about destroying obstacles with his bombs that he carries in his wheel chair. He also has a neat mini game when he begins to hack a computer, it plays pretty much like a top down shooter, nothing special about it besides it being pretty fun. Lastly, there was Murray who is the bronze of the group. He is all about beating the poop out of the enemies. Unlike Sly and Bently, Murray cannot pick pocket, instead he can lift enemies and objects. The demo ends with Carmelita, Sly’s love interest discovering Sly is up to his old tricks(She is also a playable character but unfortunately not in the demo), and chases off Sly. The gang then begins their getaway to the past using their van Back to the Future style.

After the demo Sly 4 and its HD collection is certainly on my radar, plus the game is only $40 and supports cross buy. You read that right, this game is also coming to the Vita. Sly Cooper 4 will release on Feburarey 5, 2013 in the US and March 29, 2013 in Europe.

Metal Gear Solid: Revengance Demo Impression

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The Metal Gear Solid: Revengance demo was released yesterday for Xbox 360 & the PS3(and very late might I add) and if i had to describe it to you in one word it would be: Spectacular! But lets get its problems out the way first, shall we? For starters, I found parrying to be difficult at first, I didn’t know how to pull it off, but by the boss fight with the chainsaw dog at the end I got the hang of it. Trust me, you MUST learn how to parry or that dog is just a bitch(excuse the pun), it killed me twice before i “got it”. But the more annoying problem was blade mode. Blade mode is when Raiden goes into his free cut mode. The left stick is used to control your direction while the right stick was used to control the direction of the blade. For me it was just painfully awkward to use, but I’m sure by the time the full game is released I’ll eventually get the hang of it, might even go play the demo a couple of times more as well. Also, I’m not too sure about the Xbox version since I played the demo on the PS3 but I did notice frame rate drops when I started cutting too many pieces, nothing too bad but its there.

Raiden controlled amazing and the action was just beyond awesome. It even has some nods to the series with the alert feature as well. Battling the Gekkos and cutting them up in a hundred pieces was beyond satisfying, the game even features weapons as well(the demo contained RPGs and grenades). If you have time i highly recommend downloading the demo and giving it a shot, parrying might be a bit weird but keep trying, it’ll become your best friend once you get the hang of it.