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Title: I finished Demon's Souls...
Posted: October 28, 2009 (10:04 PM)
and it is my favorite PS3 game so far. some of the last parts of the game could've been better but it still felt epic anyway such as the battle against the False King...

he can steal away your LVL's literally by sucking your soul. if you try to distance yourself far away from him, he will glide halfway across the room and slice at you in a matter of seconds. he has one other notable move where he strikes the ground and creates an exploding atomic blast with a radius of unavoidable. with all those incredible powers it's sort of a shame that i figured out, in a moment of desperation, a not so epic way of killing him thus cheapening the experience a little. i guess all is fair in Boletaria and knowing this is only half the battle. next time i fight him again in new game+ i will be sure to make the next battle an epic one.
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Title: FallOut 3 Kenshiro style
Posted: October 26, 2009 (12:14 AM)
had this game for a year but just can't get into it, but this may be a reason to start playing it again.

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Title: another rpg remake on the psp
Posted: October 24, 2009 (12:35 AM)
this time it's Lunar: Harmony of Silver Star. the demo is on the japanese PSN store. haven't played this game in ages but i sure remember those cutscenes when Alex first meets Luna. seems they've kept it exactly like Silver Star Complete and it looks much sharper on a portable screen. other than redrawn sprites and backgrounds, rearranged town and menu layouts i'm not sure what else is new.
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Title: My Wii History
Posted: October 22, 2009 (01:29 AM)
out of curiosity i re-downloaded the Nintendo Channel to see what games i've played the most on the system. here are my top 10 games

1. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - 87hrs. 32min. played 48 times
2. Wii Sports - 61hrs. 34min. played 65 times
3. Metroid Prime 3 - 35hrs. 10min. played 28 times
4. Super Mario Galaxy - 30hrs. 48min. played 21 times
5. Trauma Center: New Blood - 26hrs. 54min. played 19 times
6. Super Paper Mario - 25hrs. 26min. played 17 times
7. Zack & Wiki - 24hrs. 24min. played 18 times
8. Super Smash Bros. Brawl - 23hrs. 53min. played 18 times
9. ExciteTruck - 23hrs. 17min. played 28 times
10. No More Heroes - 19hrs. 3min. played 12 times

also it's got the times spent on all those wii channels and virtual console games. i spent 15 hrs. on Wii Shop, 5 hrs. on Mii Channel. Sonic The Hedgehog on the Genesis is my most played Virtual Console game with 11 hrs.

it seems almost accurate except for the fact that it didn't collect all the data that is on my system! my save file for Y's Book 1 & 2 is still there but it didn't show up anywhere on the list. it seems like i spent more time on No More Heroes and Super Mario Galaxy so i'm surprised No More Heroes is at the bottom of the list. Zelda and Wii Sports are at the top of the list because i have given them a second playthrough.
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Title: You wa shock!
Posted: October 15, 2009 (12:18 PM)
Kenji Matsubara, Tecmo Koei Holdings honcho, expects big things of recently announced multi-platform title Hokuto Musou. The game is based on post-apocalyptic martial arts manga Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken).

"Only in Japan, the game should sell a million copies," Matsubara told the Nihon Keisai Newspaper. According to the paper, the game is expected to launch worldwide, given the international familiarity with Fist of the North Star.

【オプーナ】北斗無双はミリオン確実【ミリオン】 [2ch]


oh man that would be awesome to have a new and proper Fist of the North Star game released in the US. i hope they can find a voice actor who can do Kenshiro's A-TA-TA-TA justice like the guy who dubbed Ken's voice in the animated movie.

Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken!

http://the-magicbox.com/0910/game091014a.shtml - 20 screenshots and a video
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Title: Demon's Souls progress
Posted: October 15, 2009 (01:39 AM)
after playing about 10 hours on one file, i decided to create a new file. what happens if i beated Vanguard in the tutorial? that part always bugged me so about a dozen tries later i finally beated that thing..i think it was definitely worth the trip. you get rewarded generously with extra spoils and being greeted(falcon-punched rather!!) by one of the most visually terrifying demons i've ever seen in a video game. also i was able to create my likeness much better. i just don't know where to begin when creating a face so this time i clicked on the random faces button until i found a suitable one then tweaked it. i guess i will abandon my old file now because i'm getting attached to the new one. here are some pics from Onikira's journey to hell!

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Title: has sold his soul...
Posted: October 10, 2009 (02:03 AM)
for demon's souls!

yep. finally picked up my deluxe copy. combat is surprisingly brisk and not as sluggish as i thought it would be. having fun slaying soldiers...but those mid-bosses keep owning me. got killed by The Vanguard in the tutorial. then i got warped to the Nexus. then warped to Boletaria...those dragons look awesome. went in and around the castle. saw those dragons again by the hillside. appraoched them and got toasted. my measly shield couldn't defend me from their fire breaths. all in all i've died 4 times. gonna check out the strategy book that came with it. will play some more tommorow...
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Title: Where are all the next gen games?
Posted: October 05, 2009 (01:13 PM)

So as good as Modern Warfare is, as good as Mario Galaxy is, I don't call them truly "next gen" games. Why? Because they fail my "next gen" test, that's why.

Here's the test: If a game can be ported to a console in a previous generation and keep its core gameplay and overall design in place, it's not what I'm calling for the purposes of this piece a "next gen" game. Mario Galaxy was great, but really, it's a GameCube title with some star-shaking stuff thrown in. Modern Warfare? Amazing, but as the upcoming Wii port attests, it used the 360 and PS3 primarily for better graphics and sound. LittleBigPlanet? Another great game, but the PSP version shows the core experience could have been done on a PS2.

while Modern Warfare and Little Big Planet could be possible on a PS2 with the core gameplay intact. the experience just wouldn't be the same. Mario Galaxy could be ported to GameCube with the spherical worlds concept and no star-shaking but since the idea came to reality on the Wii and with it's tiny extra graphical muscle Mario Galaxy looks and plays better than Mario Sunshine ever did, i think Galaxy qualifies as a "next-gen" mario game.

when i think of "original" next-gen games, i think of new settings, new characters, inventive visual/audio design(not necessarily technically better), inventive gameplay styles. the most important thing is it must be a combination of most or all these aspects but executed properly. there are alot of games i thought could have been good next-gen games but just weren't designed well like Lair, Assassin's Creed etc. hopefully games like Demon's Souls will fare much better.

here are my favorite games/potential franchises from the current next-gen consoles:

(in no particular order)
No More Heroes
Wii Sports
FallOut 3
Little Big Planet
Valkyria Chronicles
Zack & Wiki
Muramasa: The Demon Blade

if i had a 360 the list might be bigger
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Posted: October 01, 2009 (05:38 PM)
well i put $10 down for Demon's Souls deluxe edition..however, i'm going to have to give up some games from my collection in exchange. the games i'm giving up are:

Grand Theft Auto IV PS3
Rayman Raving Rabbids Wii
Endless Ocean Wii
Ratchet & Clank Going Commando PS2

GameStop's got that promotion going until the 4th where if you trade in 3 games with a minimum $2 value you get $10 extra and 4 games for $20 extra. GTAIV is worth $5.75, Rayman Raving Rabbids = $5.50, Endless Ocean = $10, Ratchet= $2..so i'm gonna have $43 credit. it's more or less(maybe a little bit less) than what i'll be getting if i sold them on ebay after fees and everything. i'm a bit sad to see them go even if they weren't great games. i was surprised that Endless Ocean has alot of value on the used market. it goes for $20 on ebay that was only $30 new when it came out. that was one game i wanted to keep. i liked Endless Ocean better than GTAIV.

after seeing the latest Demon's Souls trailer it's a small sacrifice to make. holy crap i'm stoked.

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Title: To Venter: How is Demon Souls?
Posted: September 27, 2009 (09:19 PM)
how is that game coming along and is it as hard as they say it is? i've seen a couple videos. the Tower Knight boss fight looks epic like Shadow of the Colossus epic. anyway what's your take on the game?

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