I didn’t grow up with the Transformers. I didn’t watch any of the cartoons, I didn’t get any of the toys, and I am not interested in the recent movies. So I don’t have any knowledge of the storyline or any connection with the various characters. Despite this, I had a blast playing Transformers: Devastation because it doesn’t require you to know this universe to have fun. If anything, it’s a great introduction to the series that is liable to motivate people to look for more. It succeeds in being a great representation of the franchise while also succeeding purely on its own merits simply because it’s just so much fun.
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na, BATMAN! Who doesn’t know the Caped Crusader? The World’s Greatest Detective? The Dark Knight? Batman is arguably the most popular and well known superhero in the civilized world. With various comic books, toys, TV shows, and of course, movies, it was obvious that the character would make its way into the realm of video games. Some of them are pretty good, such as Batman: The Videogame, Batman Returns, and LEGO Batman. However, most of them are terrible, such as Batman Forever, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker and Batman Vengeance. So expectations were not high for Batman: Arkham Asylum when it was announced. Thankfully, not only does Arkham Asylum surpass expectations, it reinvents them.
- Vehicular Combat
- Developed by Eat Sleep Play, SCE Santa Monica Studios
- Published by Sony Computer Entertainment
- Available on PlayStation 3 [played]
- Released on 2012-02-14 (PS3)
The original Twisted Metal gave birth to the vehicular combat genre. A wacky yet dark cast of characters would do battle on the streets of Los Angeles with cars equipped with missiles, machine guns and more for a chance to meet the enigmatic Calypso, who would grant them one wish, no matter how extravagant or impossible. It was a wonderfully fast paced and destructive experience that I loved and with six sequels already under its belt, the series has now gotten a reboot with a new story and a new faction concept. While the concept and mechanics that made the series successful are still engaging and exhilarating to play, some of the new ideas unfortunately fall flat.
If you would have told me when I was young that one of my favorite games of an entire generation of video game consoles would be a game based on Batman, I would have rolled my eyes and scoffed at you but that’s exactly what happened. Batman games were never anything great, only managing to squeeze out a decent game ever once in awhile but Arkham Asylum changed that. The atmosphere, wonderful voice acting and combat system made that game not just a good licensed game but a good game period. It took me longer than I would’ve liked to play the sequel Arkham City but now that I have, I can tell you that it’s a hell of a game. Continue reading “Colorwind Reviews Batman: Arkham City (PS3)”
I probably shouldn’t be buying as many games as I am but there as so many deals right now! This is going to be short because although I bought Chrono Cross, FInal Fantasy VIII, Gears of War 2 and Gears of War 3, I haven’t loaded them up yet. Yeah, I know, I probably shouldn’t have bought them but oh well. So yeah, I bought seven more games since last Tuesday or so. I got Chrono Cross on the PS3 via PSN, Final Fantasy VIII, Batman Arkham Origins and Lego Marvel Super Heroes on PC via Steam and Green Man Gaming, and Lego Batman 2, Gears of War 2 and Gears of War 3 on the 360 via the Games Store.
It’s back! My Gaming Landscape has returned onto my blog and in a more polished way. I’ll actually use bullet points and different headings to separate each game instead of this just being plain paragraphs of text! In case you don’t know, My Gaming Landscape is a weekly blog post where I talk about all the games I’ve been playing over the past week. Since I’m just bringing this back, the idea is I do this every Monday so be sure to check back here to see what I’ve been playing so you can comment below and tell me what you’ve been playing. So enough with the introductions! Lets get started!
No, I didn’t get a PS4 so I didn’t play any of those games. Actually, I’ve been pretty lost this past week. I’ve been mostly passing by games, playing them for a few minutes then moving on because I didn’t know what I wanted to play. I did get into a N64 kick though this weekend so I passingly played Cruis’n USA, WWF Warzone, Killer Instinct Gold and WWF Wrestlemania 2000. Wrestlemania 2000 pissed me off actually because in the career mode, there’s a big spike in difficulty when you get to the first PPV event. I lost like nothing because my opponent kept blocking and countering everything. What made it worst is it was a character I had beaten like four times already!
The PS3’s moment in the sun is finally coming to an end, as it’ll no longer be the newest console on the market. While there are still games coming to the PS3, no more is it the focus of video game sites or even its parent company Sony. Therefore, it’s time to share some of my memories of the console. This is interesting because I’ve had three PS3 over the course of its lifetime, none for very long.
Man did I play a lot of games this past week. 15 to be exact! I played more Pokémon X, mostly just leveling, super training and petting my Pokémon. My Bulbasaur evolved into an Ivysaur so yay. I tried to play more Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver but I’m stuck again so I didn’t get far. I popped in Injustice: Gods Among Us for some online matches and I went through the story mode with Ares. I popped in Prince of Persia HD Trilogy and played more of Sands of Time. I’m around 3/4 of the way through the game. I gave Final Fantasy XIII a try again and made some progress with doing the Cie’th Stones or whatever they’re called. I’ve completed three of them, which is better than none so that’s progress at least. Not very fun, though. Continue reading “My Gaming Landscape [October 29, 2013]”
So I didn’t do a Gaming Landscape last week because I didn’t really play that many video games. I had something happen with my family and was pretty preoccupied. However, I did manage to get myself completely stuck in Final Fantasy XIII. I’ve stopped playing it because I’ve reached Chapter 11 and I just can’t get pass any of the monsters there. I can’t even complete my first mission because that monster just bitch slaps the hell out of me.