Friday, July 29, 2011

At a Loss

I've reached a dead end. I have no idea what to do with the time that used to be my "gaming" time. I have nothing to play anymore! I'm currently so desperate that I'm playing a FPS. On PC. That's like what I'm WORST at when it comes to gaming. Well, almost.

I need some tips! 
Know of any great games for PC or Xbox 360? Let me know! 

Monday, July 18, 2011


Been having a lot of things on my mind lately when it comes to favorites. What's my favorite game of all time? Who's my favorite protagonist? What game's got the best campaign (imo)? Well I decided to make my mind up once and for all. So after I'd been pondering for a while I came up with some favorites of mine. And here they are:

Favorite Protagonist

Zack Fair
- Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core
Zack Fair from Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core is my favorite protagnist of all time. He's everything a good protagonist is: Good hearted, brave, he always goes out of his way to help his friends and always wants to find out about the truth and always does the right thing. He's got a positive personality and his positive spirit makes him one of the most liked protagonists in gaming history, and a definate favorite of mine.

Favorite Antagonist

- Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core
Now if there's anyone I'd really want to have as backup in a fight, it's Sephiroth. This mean motherhubber is the most badass, evil, ruthless and generally awesome villain that's ever existed. He's just so cold and somewhat heartless (when it doesn't come to his beloved mother of course.) This guy's so badass that he's got his own theme song! He's also one of few gaming characters that makes fighting with a sword twice as long as a human look sooo easy. Mostly referring to this clip right here:

Favorite Side Character

Simon "Ghost" Riley
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
"Ghost" is a side character from the Modern Warfare 2 campaign and he's, for some reason, a very likeable character. I'm not quite certain why he's such a likeable character but from the minute you're teamed up with him, you like him. He's the strong and (somewhat) silent type who never gives up. Not much more to say.

Favorite Female Characters
(May seem sexist but that's not my intention)

Sarah Kerrigan
- Starcraft, Starcraft 2 (Queen of Blades)
Sarah Kerrigan is one of my favorite female characters in gaming, simply because she's really badass. The voice suits her like a glove, and she's got a really cool armor. I'm not entirely sure what else I can say, I just really like her! The fact that she in Starcraft 2 becomes even cooler by becoming the Queen of Blades (sry for spoilers) doesn't really bring her down the list!

Konoko (Mai Hasegawa)
ONI got mentioned as one of my favorite games in the previous post so it shouldn't be a surprise that the game's protagonist is one of my favorite female characters. Konoko is a hotheaded, dedicated character who won't let anything stop her from solving the mystery of her background. Her awesome butt-kicking moves and  great voice acting quickly made her my favorite female character.

Favorite Campaign

The best campaign I've ever played is the campaign from Starcraft 2. It took a long time but eventually I was convinced by my friends to buy this game. The reason I didn't buy it right away, or other games like it, is because I really aren't that good with RTS games. I'm quite decent but not as near as good as most people. I just don't know what it is, I just can't seem to grasp it fully. I'm good enough to be decent, as mentioned, but I will never be a pro RTS player. But enough of that for now.

The campaign in Starcraft 2 is extremely good. I havn't personally played the first Starcraft so I had to do a lot of research on the internet before I tackled Starcraft 2 but I got the hang of the story pretty fast, so it was no problem. The campaign always keeps you on your toes and it's really fun to try and think of different strategies while fighting off the incoming enemy forces with your great walls of Marines (best strategy evur and not at all faceroll =D) and pushing forward. The story is very polished and there's a lot of emotional scenes that really hits you in the heart. If you have a heart. Sorry, Sephiroth, this isn't a game for you.

Favorite Multiplayer 

Halo 3 is still the best multiplayer game. Just sayin'.
There is no better feeling than scoring a high multikill in Halo 3. I personally have "only" gotten a Triple Kill in matchmaking but that was enough for me to go crazy. Luckily for the kids I was playing with I didn't play with my headset on or else their ears would still be bleeding.

Halo 3's got something that Halo: Reach doesn't, yet Reach is a better game. The campaign in Halo: Reach was way better than Halo 3's campaign though, I'll give it that. Still, whenever I get the urge to play some great online multiplayer FPS, Halo 3 is the game of my choice.

Most Relatable Character 

Squall Leonhart
- Final Fantasy 8
The character I think is much like me is Squall Leonhart. He's like me in quite a few catagories but I won't be revealing them here. Go look him up if you're interested! =)

And my favorite game of all time? I have no answer for that question. I like a lot of games, but I have no game that I can say is my favorite. 

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Been having some weird urges to go back and play some of my favourite games lately. I can't play my favourite sports game of all time though, NHL 99, because of the whole "this game is way too freakin' old for this computer you muppet" thingy, you know. Even if I'm not that into games like NHL or FIFA, NHL 99 did make it into my "Gaming Hall of Fame" simply because it was the first real computer game that I owned. Simple as that.
Stunning graphics eh? 

 I did sit down and play ONI the other day though. A masterpiece from Bungie. This is a game that suits me perfectly. It's a third-person action game which blended third-person shooting with hand-to-hand combat in a way that's never been seen before. ONI is very influenced by the anime film "Ghost in the Shell" so if you've seen that film, give ONI a try. You'll like it. Totally one of my favourite games even to this day.
Oni Cover
Oni Gameplay

Fable 2 Heroes
The game I'm playing right now, for the 7th time or something, is Fable 2. Now this is just a great game with a humour, charm and storyline I've never encountered before. Lionhead Studios is the mastermind behind this awesome trilogy (if you can call it that) and they never left me disappointed whenever a new Fable game came out. As I just mentioned, Fable consists of three games. They're all linked together (sort of) so it's best to go back and play Fable 1 first if you've never played any of the other newer ones yet. These games lets you do whatever you want to do in a superb way. Do I want to be good or evil? Pure or corrupt? Or just do whatever I want to do without thinking about the consequences?
While all the Fable games are great, Fable 2 is still my favourite. It's got something the other two doesn't have but I can't put my finger on what it is exactly. Now stop reading this crap and go get these games.
Fable 2 Wallpaper