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Title: my impression of Peace Walker demo
Posted: September 27, 2009 (02:51 AM)
i wasn't all too interested about another Metal Gear outing on the PSP, or any Metal Gear game on any console for that matter. i was done with the series after Metal Gear Solid 4 but now that i had spent a good long hour playing the demo i'm actually quite hyped up for this game.

the demo consists of 3 parts:
the first part you'll spend about 7 minutes on the coast learning the controls and moves on your fellow soldiers followed by a very simple get to point A to point B sneaking mission with very few soldiers in the path. here is where you also get to see the majority of cinematic cutscenes in the demo.

the second part is another sneaking mission. there are few more segmented areas with more enemy soldiers patrolling about. the last section is a fortified camp

the third and final part is an all-out battle against a tank. you can co-op with up to 4 players. the tank battle was definitely the best part of the demo.

as long as i don't care too much about the plot and if the game consistently offers a variety of sneaking and balls-out action like the demo offered than i am stoked. the presentation is solid. graphics are the best i've seen yet on the PSP. if it weren't for the pixellation, the texture and lighting look way better than MGS3. the new control scheme i had to get used to especially using the face buttons for the camera control..

overall the game looks and plays like Metal Gear Solid 3.5

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Posted: September 24, 2009 (04:16 PM)
if you haven't done so by now, IGN has the japanese demo available that is being distributed at Tokyo Game Show. check out the hands-on impressions article for the link. just waiting for my PSP to fully charge up so i can upgrade my firmware to 6.0
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Title: favorite animes
Posted: September 23, 2009 (12:23 PM)
i'm recently getting into anime again. this time i'm watching anime that came out in the late 90's and beyond where my experience has been limited to Pokemon, Hellsing, Gungrave and remakes of old 80s anime. so far i've seen all the episodes of DeathNote, Full Metal Panic: Fumoffu and just recently started on Grand Teacher Onizuka. i'm also watching a bit of Cowboy Bebop, Gurren Lagaan, and Neon Genesis Evangelion. can't belieeve i almost missed out on them. some good stuff! still love and prefer 80's anime production over modern anime. Fist of the North Star is my all time favorite series. Guyver, Vampire Hunter D, and Golgo 13 were good too. the words TOEI and STREAMLINE have deep meaning to me. what are your favorite animes?
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Title: SMT: Strange Journey
Posted: September 19, 2009 (11:35 PM)

looks pretty good for a DS game and it looks like old-school SMT style
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Title: Halle-fucking-lujah!
Posted: September 14, 2009 (02:55 AM)

he's probably going to end up being the 1st boss in the game. lame-looking boss but at least the battle looks to be more "explosive" than the first. dual katana wielding and a more retro-throwback in the form of 2D "job" minigames. can't wait.
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Title: Demon's Souls yay or nay? ramble ramble
Posted: September 11, 2009 (10:55 PM)
i just dropped over $200 for the past week purchasing Muramasa, the Rickenbacker guitar and RockBand Beatles...and Demon's Souls is less than a month away. *grumble* the deluxe edition looks pretty cool though and so does the game but i wonder if the gameplay will be any good. i also saw a copy of Valkyria Chronicles in the new section but it's probably their last and gutted copy. still need to get that game but alas no cash. also there is Persona 1 PSP coming out in a few weeks gah! that reminds me i won a Persona: Revelations case for PS1 with inserts at Ebay for $4. all i need now is the manual and the game disc. i sure as hell don't want to pay $60 or more for this game, badly localised game that is but for collections sake and i like the Persona series.
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Title: shallow? who cares.
Posted: September 11, 2009 (03:52 PM)
read some reviews on Muramasa and some reviewers are saying the gameplay is shallow and it's more style than substance. i mean really what were you expecting here? SOTN-like gameplay with deep RPG'ish customization? it's a 2D sidescrolling hack n slash, beat-em-up action game. it doesn't need alot of depth for this particular style to be good. it's stylish and fun..that's all that matters. haven't had this much fun since playing Guardian Heroes. muramasa is all about seeing how many combos i can rack up in one battle. the most i've got is 150-something on the 1st boss and almost 100 on a wave of regular enemies.

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Title: Why I Should Win Nintendo World Championships
Posted: September 01, 2009 (01:51 PM)
Video games have become a life-long obssession of mine. For nearly 25 years I've played thousands of games on dozens of systems, spent innumerable hours completing them(who keeps track when you are having fun?), and learning the culture and history behind them. Out of those 25 years of video game knowledge who hasn't heard about the Nintendo World Championships? I had the chance to experience the game on a replica NWC cart in a competition at a Classic Gaming Expo several years back. Rustiness aside as the picture below prove, I had a blast!

Recently I have taken the art form of video game collecting more seriously. It is a small yet growing collection. What better way to increase the profile of someone's budding game library by having THE most historic piece of gaming sitting on their shelf. If I were to win, it would be like winning the Golden Ticket. I would be very lucky indeed.
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Title: tentacles and....a girl? omg controversial??!
Posted: August 28, 2009 (11:35 PM)

some people think it is a little too provocative while others are disappointed because it is using sexual images to sell a product that would cheapen or otherwise misrepresent what the game is about?

The director of Muramasa: The Demon Blade did the cover art for the magazine. i thought that was pretty cool and perhaps a rare occassion to have guest artist for a magazine.
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Title: Vanillaware knows their stufff
Posted: August 26, 2009 (01:03 PM)
i think this may be the best and most action-packed game they've made yet. 2D is not dead.

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