HOLY CRAP, MAN!! MIND= BLOWN!! I was expecting a plot twist, but my god they’re so many in like the last 30 minutes. While I feel that the gameplay is a slight downgrade compared to the original BioShock, the story blows the orginal’s out of the water, especially them plot twists! Go beat BioShock Infinite NOW, and if you don’t own it, GO BUY IT!!!
For the last couple of days I’ve had this itch for some older games and I’ve been using my hacked PSP 3000 for my emulating needs. But the thing with it is that I have no space for it in my bag and all 4 of my pockets in my jeans are occupied at every moment so I can’t really bring my PSP with me. But that’s when I remembered about Sony’s forgotten little step child– the PSP Go. Sure, it’s completely and utterly useless if you want to play PSP games on it since the best PSP games aren’t on the PS Store(which by the way is also garbage. Sony needs to get their shit together and have the store updated early in the morning at a consistent time, not whenever the hell they feel like it, even Nintendo gets that much right.), but what if it had CFW(Custom Firmware)? It would become portable emulator heaven, that what happens. What makes the PSP Go so good for that is its size, its like the size of an iPod which means its small enough that I can put it in my pocket next to my phone.
So I’ve been looking around for one in the internet and I think I found a fair deal for one(mind you that a brand new Go cost more than a Vita, absolutely ridiculous) but now I’m debating with myself if its worth the purchase, which is about $80. I mean after all, I honest to god regret picking up my Xbox since I don’t really use it much and Microsoft isn’t supporting it anymore neither($400 .down the drain). Well, I’ll think about it for a day or two before I make my final decision. Meanwhile, Its back to Soul Sacrifice.
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.
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.