Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Thursday, 23 April 2009
Beyond Good and Evil takes place on the futuristic planet of Hillys, where a mix of human,anthropomorphic animal, alien, and robotic species co-exist. The planet is under siege by alien DomZ forces. The DomZ abduct beings on Hillys, and either drain their life force for their own, or implant them with spores that convert them into creatures that work for the DomZ. A militant force called the "Alpha Sections" emerges to defend the populace. However, the Alpha Sections have a mysterious secret hiding beneath their helmets. An underground group ofjournalists, the IRIS Network, attempt to uncover the secrets of the DomZ and the Alpha Sections and expose the truth to the population of Hillys.You follow Jade, a photo journalist / adoptive parent / all out wonderwoman who joins the underground IRIS network as mentioned above. What follows is one of the most magnificent stories ever told in a videogame and an experience that you'll never forget. This game just oozes with charm, which is just what you'd expect from it's writer and developer Michel Ancel (that's the creator of Rayman, the developer of the fantastic King Kong and more recently the Raving Rabbids series) . It's one of those great, beautiful game that you never forget. It's an experience, a life affirming at that. You walk away feeling.... fulfilled, at peace. Yes, the gameplay can at times be frustrating and some of the sections are bland but give me a world that can combine fascists space oppression and talking animals, blended within a narrative surrounding photojournalism and religious connotations and I'll not only eat my hat but my shoes as well.
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Monday, 20 April 2009
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Saturday, 18 April 2009
Friday, 17 April 2009
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Monday, 13 April 2009
Saturday, 11 April 2009
Friday, 10 April 2009
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Monday, 6 April 2009
A mate of mines went on holiday for a fortnight, and he’s left for me a stack of Xbox 360 games to play while he’s gone. These include (deep breath needed, reader): Assassins Creed, Bioshock, Left 4 Dead, Gears of War, Dead Space, Fable 2, Grid, PGR4 and Flatout: Ultimate Carnage.
I have a LOT to play xD
Sunday, 5 April 2009
Saturday, 4 April 2009
Discovered today that the Xbox Version of this can be played online split-screen so me and a mate, being the old fashioned gamers that we are, decided to give it a go.
It was great fun. We played a full Versus game of No Mercy, me as the infected and a friend as the survivors. It was brilliant fun. However, on the last section I was pulled off a ledge by a smoker. No biggy, happens all the time. So Zoey comes to pull me up…. and walks off the edge. So now she needs saving. So Francis comes over to help. And does the same thing. Then Bill get’s pounced by the hunter.
Mum’s were mentioned guys. Mums.
Friday, 3 April 2009
My Dad got another copy of this today! I can’t wait to start playing it again. It’s by far, hands down, one of the greatest stories ever told in a videogame. I love it to bits! It’s Terry Pratchett at his best, and that’s saying something!
Me and a mate are gonna install it on my laptop tomorrow night and just get it all done on Sunday :) It’s gonna rock!
Thursday, 2 April 2009
I came home this evening and decided, like I do every Thursday, to check the Playstation store for goodies for me to purchase. As I booted it up, it informed that an update had become available. “The rumored glory of Version 2.7?” I hear you roar? The very same.
So I sat and waited for it download (40 minutes spent reading “Making History” by Stephan Fry is certainly not time wasted), and by the time it had finished I was literally frothing with excitement. Were the rumors true? Has Sony finally upgraded their online community to a level that could directly challenge Xbox Live? Has Sony’s day finally come, and together me and my Sony brethren will traverse the plains of this generation, and take the crown from Microsoft's head!?!
No. Basically, the rumors were bull turd. All it added was this really quite poor instant messaging service. Also, Peggle still isn’t on the Playstation store.
Then I went on the Xbox and that needed to update too. Then I lost all my Dead Rising saves.
Basically, I’m pretty fucking fed up if I’m honest xD
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
The last time I played Dead Rising was about… well almost a year ago I think. Yea about that. I loved it, but got stuck about an hour of the way in (the second case strand, if anyone's interested). Anyway, I only realise now (and bearing in mind I got this yesterday, which proves how little I played it the last time) that I only teetered on the edge that is Zombie Hell.
Ok, I understand that I’m three years behind and that everyone and their mother has finished Dead Rising but I don’t care. There is nothing more satisfying than smacking a zombie over the head with a frying pan, kicking him in the face and then mowing him down with a lawnmower. Honest, there just REALLY isn’t!
It’s made me hungry for Dead Rising 2 if I’m honest. The only thing that’s bothering me is, do I get it for Xbox or PS3?
Answers on a postcard.