The one game I really want…

I should be pretty excited about all the upcoming games and I am. But there is actually one game besides all of the upcoming ones I want even more. I realized that tonight when me and my buddy Kntheking where talking. What could this game be that has me more excited than both White Knight Chronicles & Final Fantasy XIII? The answer to that is Tales of Vesperia. I am a very big fan of the Tales of series and has been since i played Tales of Symphonia on the GameCube.
I’ve been dying to try this game for so long now, but without an Xbox 360, is more or less impossible. And there are no funds in the nearest of months (or even under 2010) to buy anything like that. And as time passes it seems less likely that the Playstation 3 version will be released outside of Japan.

But why am I this hyped for the game? Honestly I can’t answer that, I just have a very strong feeling inside my whole body when I think of this game. It may sound cheesy or strange, but that’s the only way I can put it. The Tales of games have always made me feel better when I’m playing them, there is something there that I just love. With the exception of Tales of Legendia, which I do not like at all.
So just knowing its out there and waiting it actually kinda hurtful… The way and the longing I feel for Tales of Vesperia is something I haven’t felt in a long time.

I won’t put any hope in the PS3 version coming out here, I don’t have the heart to hope for something like that. I’ll just get depressed then. I’m just hoping I’ll be able to get a hold of an X360 version of the game later, so I can play it. They seem to be getting pretty rare… I really do think its amazing you can feel like this over a game, but I can’t help the way I feel. I hope I’ll get to play the game soon and that it will be just as great as I think it is.

Darksiders! First game of the year finished!

And now I finished watching the end credits to Darksiders! Damn, what a great game. It really turned out better than would have dared to hope. It really is like a Darkish Zelda game with a big of God of War‘s combat system.
War is a pretty cool character and I want to see more of his quest for revenge. I’m not sure what more I am to say about the game. Go out and buy it! If you’ve been looking for a good adventure game in Zelda style, this is perfect for you.

I’m going to continue to get some stuff I missed in the game. Like life-shards & wrath cores. Think of them as Hearts and Magic containers. Then I’m going after some of the trophies I’ve missed in the game, when I’m done with that I’m going to put this game to rest for a bit. I will be replaying it on the hardest difficulty too, to get that trophy. But that will come when I have an HDTV. Well probably. Perhaps I’ll go trough it again before that, that all depends on what I feel like doing.

I really hope the rest of the year will be filled with games just as good as this one. This is the first time (that I can remember) a year has started of with a really good game. With games as White Knight Chronicles and Final Fantasy XIII on my own list. I sure hope they will live up to my expectations

In the depths of (Dead) Space

Two of my closest friends, Elden & Ezakiel have been trying to get me to play
Dead Space
. And I’ve had other things to play, so I ignored it. Had other games that I gave higher priority. Well, about 1½ week ago, (maybe more) I had no more games to play, no more excuses. So I borrowed it from Elden.
And then today I finished the game. It took me 10h and 21min to clear, It was a good game and I jumped out of my seat more times than I care to mention.
Both my friends love this game while I think it was okay. It gave me the fright I was hoping Resident Evil 5 was going to give me, but it appears that starting to get tired of horror games. I will probably not play this game again. Once was enough for me.

THE GOOD: What I liked about the game
The necromorph aliens in the game are pretty scary and are a good verity of them. And I’m pretty sure you’ll be scared at least once in the game. The music is another thing I like in the game, they use it really well to build up certain moments. Or just when they want to scare the living shit out of you. Really creepy atmosphere, I like. Very good looking game and gory. Yummy.

THE BAD: What I disliked about the game
I felt the game was fairly monotonous and it got boring pretty quickly.
Get objective, go do that, get next objective, do that, go to Tram, chapter end. Repeat for every chapter in the game… It might be a standard in these kind of games, but it felt much worse in this game. The story wasn’t all that great, not that I expected it to be great. I just think a story like this works better in movies…
And I hated that Issac (main character) was a mute. Its one of those things I’m so sick of in games, unless you make a character yourself. Then its okay IMO.

As I said in the beginning of this post, I’m getting somewhat tired of horror games. While I did enjoy DeadSpace, there was still something I felt I was missing. I’m not sure what. Or its  just that feeling of being bored that took over.
For me Dead Space is a 7/10.

Mega Man 9 cleared!

Finally! After owning this game for almost a year I thought I was time I cleared the game. And that’s what I’ve been doing these past three days.
When I first started to replay it I sucked as hell, couldn’t finish the simplest things. But thankfully after a few hours with the game, it finally felt right again. I really hate that I died to much as I did, but it felt good when I got back in the groove again.
Man I’m so glad to have finished this game.I know, not the best of clear times. But I don’t care! I’m just so damn happy about finishing the game. ^^
This was probably the last game of the year I finished too, unless I play something in the upcoming week. Who knows? If I don’t, then at least I finished this gaming year with a great game.

MegaMan 9 cleared!
MegaMan 9 cleared! MegaMan 9 cleared!

Batman Arkham Asylum gets sequel!

One of this years best games games, Batman Arkham Asylum is getting a sequel. The game has the tagline “Arkham Has Moved“. And the teaser here below shows a ruined Gotham City, hopefully we’ll get to play in the entire city this time!
That thought alone it enough to make me joygasm! Yet another must have!!

Transformers: War for Cybertron

Holy fuck! I’m excisted now! There will be a new Transformers game coming out 2010, its called Transformers: War for Cybertron. It won’t be based on any of the old story’s, which for my part is something good. then they can’t screw up old stuff at least. The art-style seems to be a mix of G1 & War Within which I love!

Transformers: War For Cybertron, A six page exclusive review. PG 48″

Sad part is it’s not tied to any continuity. As the name suggests it’s pretty much War Within but the Video Games on telling it seems. It’s taking cues from Gears of war as a 3rd Person over the shoulder shooter. Will have a Autobot and Decepticon Campaign. They keeping quiet on Multiplayer but it will have some sort of Online modes. Like the Armada game you will be able to choose which bot you want for a mission but the other bots not chosen will be your teams AI. Enemies will drop weapons which is interchangeable. And like the movie games we won’t be confined to land vehicles only. And transforming plays a good deal into gameplay.

All in all it looks pretty sweet. Release is for 2010 for 360, PS3, and PC
Source and original source

But I know it might be stupid to expect to much from this, but I haven’t been this hyped on a Transformers game since I played Transformers Armada for the PS2.
But at least they are going the right way with the art-style IMO, can’t wait to get my hands on this I’m buying this even if it turns out to be shit!
Well okay, maybe not. But I’m getting it at least! And I sure hope it will be good…

Megatron Optimus Prime Soundwave
Optimus VS Megatron Cybertron

4 games I’m looking forward to in 2010

So since I’m working on my list of best and worst things of 2009, I thought I could make a post about what I’m looking forward to in the upcoming year. So here is my game list, I decided to just stick with four games that I’m most interested in now. Since they are game I’m 100% I’m getting. I will probably do a list like this with movies also, not to sure yet. What games are you looking forward to in 2010?

3D Dot Game Heroes (PS3)
its a Zelda type of game or ripoff like some would say. I can understand that, since its heavily inspired by the old Zelda games. It’s because of that and the great music from the game that has made me so interested. I’m hoping this will be a better Zelda experience for me than the newest Zelda games. I’m in love with the retro feeling and charm or this game.

Darksiders (PS3 & 360)
You play as one of the four horsemen of Apocalypse and is trying to restore balance to the destroyed world. Its said to be a Dark-Zeldaish game. The art is nice and from trailers it looks pretty awesome. Already preordered from Gamestop thanks to game trade-ins.

Final Fantasy XIII (PS3 & 360)
Well for most people when you say RPG they say or think Final Fantasy, its not my favorite RPG-series but I’ve enjoyed the games I’ve played so far. And now its time for part 13 to be released. After playing the demo earlier this year, I’ve been really hyped about this game and I hope it turns out really well.

White Knight Chronicles (PS3)
Long awaited RPG that was released about a year ago in Japan, the sequel was announced before this was confirmed to come outside of Japan. But it is and I can’t wait to take the role of Leonard and transform into a giant knight.
The game will have an online part where you can play as the character you have to create in-game, here you will be able to gather items to use in the games main story. I think I’ll be spending some time with the online mode.