Review: Cross Edge

CROSS EDGE
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3D Dot Pixels in my heart

I’ve been playing 3D Dot Game Heroes the past two days and I’ve had a very hard time to put the controller away. I’m in love with the game, its just like the old classic Zelda games. I guess you’re tired of hearing that when people speak of this game, but its true! If you loved those games I’m pretty damn sure  you’ll love this one too. I haven’t met or heard one person yet who has hated this game, if he loved the old Zelda games.
The music is great, you should check it out.

As some of you might now you can create your own characters in the game, so I took a break from the main game. Some hours later I was done with two characters. I made KOS-MOS from Xenosaga (DUH!) and Silent Bob.
I think both turned out pretty well. I’m gonna put some more work into KOS-MOS later and hope I can improve some things about it. (Pics below) You can also download my KOS-MOS & Silent Bob. By clicking the links, right click and save as. Hope ya like them.

How I kicked Olympian ass

Before anything else I once again want to thank Robert S.C for lending me
God of War III
. I finished the game just a few minutes ago, a great game. But it felt kind of short, the second game felt a bit longer and I actually liked that game more. I didn’t like they changed some of the button actions either, but that’s hardly something that would make you hate a game.

But all in all its a great game and certainly a must have if you’ve enjoyed the past
God of War games. A great ending to the Playstation trilogy. Its gonna be interesting to see if we get a God of War IV or something like that. I will at least get GoW3 when its cheaper and I can afford it, for now I’m just grateful to have been able to play the game. Don’t have much more to say about the game right now, to tired to think of anything. A good game you really should give a try if you have a PS3.

I’m gonna make a mini-review on the game as soon as I have replayed the first two games, so I can freshly see which of the games I like the most also.
So I’ll hopefully be doing a review on all three games, I  hope I can get the time to do this at least. I would really like to do it.

Stay retro, my friends!

If you haven’t seen this trailer for 3D Dot Game Heroes do it now! I can’t help but love it, its full of so much charm/win. God, I can’t wait to get my hands on this game!!

15hours into FFXIII, my impressions

I’m about 15hours into Final Fantasy XIII and I thought I would, write a bit of my impressions of the game so far. For starters I can say, that I’ve had a blast with the game. This is another one of those titles, I have long awaited. So when you finally have it in your hand, it feels a bit strange. Its a wonderful feeling.

Many have complained about the game being to linear and I understand that people think that, I haven’t been bothered by it at all. I was afraid what I would be, but I’m finding it to hard to let go of the controller at times.
My biggest complaint about the game is the total lack of towns. I do miss walking around in town and talking to NPC’s like in past Final Fantasy games. It would help me make the game feel more alive, I understand why its like this, but I think they could have solved it better. And Square Enix ”excuse” that its to hard to make towns in HD, is just bullshit. So many others before then have succeeded.

The fighting-system on the other hand is great! Its very fast paced and if you’re not observant, you can die pretty quickly. Won’t go into that much more, I think its better if you experience it by yourselves.
The story can be a bit of the cheesy side, but then again. I’m easily drawn to this kind of story’s for some reason, since I’m really waiting to see what happens next.
Well all in all I’m very pleased with the game so far and I’m looking forward to play more. Just need a break, I’ve been playing the whole day. Well almost.

Bioshock and Little Sisters

Not a big fan of FPS, the only one I’ve ever liked was Golden Eye for the Nintendo 64. But there was something that really drew me to Bioshock. Not sure what, but there was something. It could have been when I saw my father try it out and liking it and speaking good about it. So it might have stuck to me.
Either way, I started playing this game on Monday when everyone else had their PS3 jammed by a bug, dubbed ”The ApocalyPS3”.

Due to an unfortunate accident you wind up in the middle of the ocean and you stumble upon the entrance to the hidden underwater city Rapture.
Where all hell has broken loose it seems. You soon agree to help Atlas, a fellow who’s family is trapped in a submarine. But things go wrong and you soon find yourself on a quest for revenge. The story of the game is pretty good actually and the voice actors in the game do a really great job.
The environment is creepy at sometimes and some of the characters are creepy too. Like the Little Sisters and Big Daddy’s. (See picture below).

I don’t think I have any complaints with the game, but I wish there was more variety to the enemies. But then again they work really well with the game.
I’m not sure this will make me love FPS, but it was a good game.
And it was really good and refreshing to play something other than just RPGs. I do love ’em, but I’ve missed so many other good none-RPGs.
I really want to give the second game a try. So if I can get my hands on that somehow I’ll definitely play that one. After this I think I’m taking a break from playing and wait for Final Fantasy XIII. But then again I’m very tempted to start playing
Star Ocean The Last Hope International. Not sure what to do really…

A knight in shining armor

And the knight has done his duty well. A couple of hours ago I finished
White Knight Chronicles, which was a game I had waited a long time for. I was sold on the game since the first trailer, but It would take some time before I would be able to play it. The game was released December 26th 2008 in Japan, but for some reason the localization took its sweet time. It was released February 2nd 2010 in the US...
Thanks to it being in translation for so long, a lot of people lost interest in it. And I still wanted to see this game being released sometime last year. A shame it didn’t, I’m not sure it was worth the wait. But I did enjoy myself.

The gameplay battle-wise reminds me a bit of Final Fantasy XII, with its
MMOish-interface. If people hated it with FFXII, they are probably gonna hate it in WKC also. The battle-system works fine and is pretty fast, so I’ve got no complaints there. I like the graphics, but I wouldn’t complain it they could have fixed how some of the characters look. The story characters are fine but the rest not so much.
The music in the game is good, but I wouldn’t have complained if there was more variation in it. But the opening/demo theme with the violins in it rocks!

You create your own character in this game, that will follow the main characters through the entire game. This characters biggest role is in the online part of the game. Where he is the main star, but I wish they had made the character creation part a little bit better. Its easier to make a freakish character than it is to make a good looking one. Hopefully they will fix all the minor stuff to the sequel. I would say the game takes about 20-25hours to finish, depending on what you choose to do in the game. And it is a bit easy. While I see those to things as a bit of a let down, perhaps others will be glad to know its not a long game. Or very hard. But thanks to the online part, the games playtime will probably last for about 100hours. At least it wouldn’t surprise me if it lasted that long, to do everything online.

Great game that lived up to my expectations, 2010 has started of really well with first Darksiders and now WKC for my own part. I’m hoping this trend will keep on with Final Fantasy XIII & 3D Dot Game Heroes. If you are looking for an RPG for the PS3 I would recommend this title. The release for the game in Europe is either the 24th or 26th February. Hope the sequel to this game won’t take over a year to localize.

White Knight Chronicles