DOB: January 13, 1979 Hometown: Lancaster, CA (born, raised, still living) -- roughly seventy miles north of Los Angeles, which is approximately a three-hour drive . Status: Single (and in no rush to change that) Occupation: Slacker I am 30-something guy who is currently attending DeVry University in pursuit of a B.S. in technical management with a specialization in game design (though I haven't taken any programming courses yet). Afterward, I plan on heading back to college to receive a degree in mathematics. (Embarrassingly, I am still living with my parents. Blame the real estate market, because I can't afford to move out yet.)
It's been years since I've last written a video game review, and I'm hoping to get started off on the right foot in 2011.
The first game I have planned in my review queue is MACH: Modified Air Combat Heroes, an jet racing/combat simulator on the PSP. As much as I admire MACH for attempting to combine these two elements that should go together like peanut butter and jelly, there are just too many problems plaguing the game rising above mediocrity.
The racing isn't too bad. Being able to fly low along a jungle waterfall or a desert canyon is actually rather exhilarating, and the sensation of flying at over 600 kilometers per hour is portrayed well. The races themselves are a bit too short to fully admire, usually clocking in at less than two minutes each.
It's been awhile since I've actually taken the time to post here, but I've been heavily occupied in school work over the past few months.
Now that I've said that, let's get to the point.
I've been playing Splashdown on the PS2 for some jet-ski action over the past couple days. To put it simply, I hate it. In fact, I can't recall the last time I have ever hated a game as much as I hate Splashdown.