Archive for April, 2011

Infamous Second Play-Through

Well, as per the title I just finished my second play-through of Infamous. Infamous was one of the first games, if not the first game that i played, and shortly there-after beat for the PS3. It is among my favorites, and it is a small wonder that it took me this long to actually buy it. probably because it was one of the games i could easily just rent from blockbuster whenever i wanted. But this makes me all the more annoyed that the Playstation Network is STILL DOWN, and i can’t download the demo of Infamous 2. But that’s something else entirely, after all it is free, so i shouldn’t be complaining…..riiiiight.

Anywho, this run, because i played the good guy the first time, i went the evil path the second. Without spoiling to much, the endings are pretty much the same, with minor tweaks here and there, both of them make it blatantly obvious that this game was mostly just a set-up for the sequel. It does make me wonder whether or not you will be able to load your information from the first to see if you are already predisposed to go in either direction.

Something that really cheeses me as i look at this is that for some reason, i missed an evil side-mission, so i’ll have to go back and do them all over again, but i would have done this anyway, because although i thought that i had been playing on hard, aparently somewhere along the way, i switched it to medium…sooo i have to play again….poop. but not really because the game is really fun :3


Dragon Age 2 Review

Well, i just beat Dragon Age 2. Literally, as i am making this post, the credits are rolling. I played a Mage, Courted Merrill and did my best to be friends and not rivals of all of my companions, and did a fair enough job, they all were alive and sided with me at the end. Now, i hope that didn’t give too much away. If anyone has played the first one or Mass Effect, that sort of ending didn’t really give anything away. In light of this, i will try and talk as little as i can though-out the course of this blog.

My opinion on the game was that i liked it. I enjoyed it a great deal more then the first. This one is in many ways an improvement on the first. It may be because i haven’t played the first in a while, but the things that really different for me was that in the first one, i was always struggling. It was a great deal more difficult to stay alive, and although i felt a lot more powerful in this one, it didn’t seem like i was over-powered. I did struggle at times, but not at every turn like i did in the first one.

One of the big complaints that i heard about this game was the repetition in the ‘dungeons’. whenever you went on a quest in a certain area, the dungeon was always the same, with a few areas quarantined off. That didn’t really seem to bother me much, because getting from A and B may have been routine, the story around it was always different. The spiders did bug me though, why oh why did they have those sharp fang thingys coming out of their butts?

I am definitely going to play through this game again, and i’ve already decided as a Rogue. Not right away mind you, i have to beat the first one first, and likely beat Mass Effect 2 again before i do that….but not until after i watch the new episode of Doctor Who…or perhaps during.

The Tourist Review

This movie wasn’t really what I expected, but i did enjoy it. It was likely because of the advertisements and the fact that it’s JD’s forte that i was expecting a movie that was an action/comedy sort of movie, but it was more of an action/drama spy movie with twists and turns throughout. Even though i did have the final twist figured out near the middle of the movie, the movie itself did have me questioning, and i really like being right about this sort of thing.

The movie did actually remind me a lot of the movie The American, cept I wasn’t disappointed. With the American it came off as an action move, but was really more of a drama, and a somewhat boring one at that. This one was more drama then action, but it did have a great deal of fun action moments, and although there weren’t as many comedy moments, they were there and amusing.

So, as a bit of a sum up. Great movie, and wasn’t what i was expecting in a very good way. If you want some funny action with a goofy JD then watch Pirates. This movie is a good one to watch with the girlfriend what it really is under all the chase scenes is a love story.

Katamari Forever Review

This is a game that really needs no introduction. It kinda reminds me of a really game that might have gotten swept under the rug if not for it’s awesome fan following, kinda like Psychonauts and this game is no less odd. In the first game, (Katamari Damacy)the king got drunk (or possibly high given the pot leaves in the opening) and knocked all the stars out of the sky and it is up to the tiny prince to replace them by rolling up anything and everything his Katamari ball can roll over, starting on the tiniest scale of matches and erasers, all the way up to houses. Well, that was the first game at least. I didn’t really play the second, We Love Katamari, but i believe that was the one to introduce the siblings, but in the ps3 installment: Katamari Forever the king isn’t responsible for the stars falling out of the sky, this time it’s a robot version that malfunctioned, and in the process knocks the king into a coma. Once again, it is up to teh Prince, and his siblings to help the self-conscious robot king bring back the stars, and to journey into the real kings dreams to wake him up.

I played the first game back in my early years of college, and it really was one of the weirdest and most simplistic games. You control the prince, and the Katamari ball with the two joysticks of the ps2 controller, a confusing process and one needed to get used to but i was really fun to start from smaller then a mouse to literally rolling up everything in the sky. I did get bored of this game…eventually, but i am going to go back to playing it eventually, likely even after i have gotten all of the trophies, and this is more then likely one that i will put the time into getting. Although getting the trophies will be challenging, it isn’t as much of a relentless grind like the trophies for Disgaea 3 seem to be