Sunday, February 20, 2011

Dragon Age II

Well, after seeing the leaked Dragon Age II demo... I'm pretty disappointed. I'm not the kind of guy who loves things for the graphics, but mother of God that game looks terrible. I'm actually at a slight loss of words for this game. I really did enjoy the first, but this just does not seem right. I know I know, it's just a demo... which wasn't even in English, but still I got a glimpse of what it was.

Not only was it like a pile of vomit splattered across my PC screen, the combat just didn't seem that fun. But there is one up side. In the game you get the pleasure of having a lovely sister. And by lovely sister I mean this:

See? Isn't she the best sister you could ever ask for? But in all seriousness, I found the game's environment to be very bland and ugly. Of course there will be other places in the actual game but if they look half as bad as this I don't think I'll be able to stand it.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Sorry to everyone for the lack of content these past couple of days. A few things have happened lately that has prevented my ability to get on the PC. One particular reason is that my sister just pumped out her third and hopefully last little hellspawn. Don't get me wrong, I love my niece and nephews, but if the new one grows up to be anything like the other two then I can expect a lot of cleaning up after them.

Although it seems as though all recent children born into my family are destructive little bastards. Well anyways, the reason I wasn't on yesterday is because I had to baby sit the kids the majority of the time while my sister was delivering the baby and my brother-in-law was there. I don't really have anything video related today except this video. Which is completely awesome.

Back to video games tomorrow. Until then, PLAY TEH VIDYA!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dead Island

2011 seems to be a pretty nice year for me as far as gaming goes. I've seen multiple great looking games that are set to come out, so I can only hope this next one will be the same. Not much has been said about Dead Island except the basics. Here is a video for you to watch the trailer.

As you can see, there are clearly zombies. Zombie Island will have a large focus on melee weapons and will be in first person. I imagine it's going to play a lot like other sandbox zombie games in the genre, such as Dead Rising. If that's the case, I won't complain as I love the Dead Rising games. Anyways, there will also be a strong story which is also good and another thing I enjoyed about Dead Rising.

Best of all, however, is that it takes place on a tropical island on a vacation. I think I enjoy that a little more than a mall or casino. Just like in Dead Rising 2, there will be co-op. I'm not sure to what extent, just that it will be a 1-4 drop in and out co-op. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed for a co-op story mode.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rift Beta Start

The Rift open beta has now started, so if you want to give it a try now is the time.

See you guys on the beta.

Sorry guys. Forgot the link.

Monday, February 14, 2011

More Progression

Last night after downing Chimaeron, my guild and I headed to Cho'gall for a few wipes. After about five or six wipes we decided it was time to try a different strat. The range DPS was having a little problems with the slimes that come out, so they decided we should try having me running in to help out. Being a Rogue, we knew this was risky but we figured "Eh what the hell." You see, on Cho'gall, you have a "corruption" gauge. If you get to a certain amount then basically, bad things happen.

First slimes come out, I don't need to help. Second slimes come out, same story. Third slimes come out, I tricks to the mage, run in, and blow shit up with FoK. No corruption gained, fuck yes, I go back to DPS the boss. Next add comes out and then the slimes, I trick to the mage like always, run in, and start the FoK spam. This time, it was different. The mage decided to freeze all the adds right on top of me. Promptly causing them to all turn on me and start attacking.

Right when I was about to die I popped Cloak of Shadows to get the DoT off of me and Vanished. This was well and good, but my corruption hit about 95%. At 50%, you start spewing corruption onto friendly targets in front of you, and at 75% you start casting Shadow Bolts on them. However, at 100%, you can no longer be healed and you do 100% more damage. The last phase was just about begin so I let myself get 100% Corruption and blew up the boss.

I was able to live quite a while in this form, actually. Lucky for me I had Cloak and Grounding Shield up, so I used it on his Shadow Novas. After I died, the tank waited for tentacles and battle ressed me. Now it was a race against time. The longer we were alive the more corruption was spreading. At about 1mil HP, I died again. But with the valiant efforts of my fellow raid members, Cho'gall went down with half of us still standing.

All that's left is Nef and Al'Akir now. Hopefully it goes as well.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Enhance your Minecraft Today!

Do you ever play Minecraft and wonder why there are not more monsters? Do you ever swim in the endless ocean and wonder why there is no sea life? Ever look to the sky and question where are all the birds? Well this mod fixes that. It's a simple to install mod that will add more things to the game. All you have to do is follow the directions in the link.

Still not tempting enough? But guise you can totally turn into a werewolf and show your affection for Team Jacob! When I say more creatures... I mean more. So many more creatures it will make you wonder "Man... What the fuck does Notch and his team do all this time?" There are ducks, boars, ogres, wolves, wraiths, bunnies, birds, horses, some gay pegasus thing. Not only did he add more creatures, but there is also the ability to saddle and ride the horses.

Of course don't expect it to be perfect. This is a lot of content that has not been tested on a wide scale until not too long ago. Good luck in those mines.

Friday, February 11, 2011

More Video Games

Sorry for not making a post yesterday, everyone. My uncle went into the hospital so I sat with him for a while and by the time I got home I just felt like sleeping. So anyways, now I'm going to be back to my regular posting and back to my list of favorite games for each system. Today I'll be going over my favorite N64 games so you guys will remember a few of these from older posts.

First off is my favorite for the N64, and possibly for the entire generation, Banjo-Kazooie. This was back in the days that platformers were the most common genre for me to play. If you never played this game, then please stop reading right now and play this game and then the sequel. It follows the daring efforts of Banjo trying to rescue his sister Tooty from the evil witch Gruntilda. Of course, Kazooie is with you every step of the way doing most of the work from the confines of Banjo's backpack.

The game has multiple levels which are unlocked by collecting "jiggies" which are jigsaw puzzle pieces collected from various other levels. You must also connect notes to unlock doors along the way. In the sequel, the abilities you gain are much more complex and more polished than in the original. Choosing which I like more is a hard thing to do just because of the pure mass levels of nostalgia I get from thinking about these games. Both of them were great games which I recommend beyond any other. 

Second today is Super Smash Brothers. I can still remember having multiple bros all around the TV playing SMB, screaming and cheering. The move sets were pretty basic and the characters were nice. You didn't have too much of a selection but I always enjoyed playing Pikachu for some reason. I thought he looked extra adorable in the blue party hat. I wasn't really all that good at the game, or any in the series for that matter, but the item system seemed fairly solid. Not what you'd want if you wanted a fighting game, but it if you want a game to play with some bros, this is the one.

I was thinking of doing OoT, but I just figured I'd have to be more original than that. One N64 game I played a shitload was Diddy Kong racing. Again not what you'd really want for a serious racing game, but fun to play with bros. You had a large variety of fuzzy or in some cases feathery bastards to choose from. What made the game fun was how it had multiple vehicles. You could either drive a car, hovercraft, or plane. Each had ups and downs on certain courses. There are quite a few different levels and multiple different time challenges. In order to progress through the game you have to collect balloons by winning races or just finding them around the outside world.

Do you like Pokemon and taking pictures? Then you'd love Pokemon Snap. Just thinking about the oddly enjoyable hours spent playing this game makes me want to play it all over again. You take the role of some no name photographer taking pictures to help Professor Oak's research. In order to progress in the game you have to take better and better shots of Pokemon in different poses or groups. If the picture is of a high quality, you get higher points. You can also progress through a couple of levels only by doing certain things in the level, like (spoilers) making Mankey fall down onto the button or some shit in the river level. Fun game overall and has a lot of replay value.

One game which a lot of people more thank likely don't know about is Space Station Silicon Valley. You take the role of a robot, normally in the form of a dog, It just turns out that the space station which vanished in the year 2001 has reappeared in the year 3000 and is on a collision course for earth. So it's your job to stop it. You have to navigate great levels and get through various machine and animal hybrids.  Just play this game, it's great. You might not be into it at first, but once you get used to it, you'll love it.

Also I got a new puppy

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Top Games for Sega Genesis

Aside from the Super Nintendo, the Sega Genesis was my second game system to ever own. I spent a lot of time playing the Genesis when I was a kid up until I got an N64. I'm sure some of you know of all these games, and some of you might not know about any of them. But I assure you that they were all gems of their time.

One game I remember spending more time playing than any other would have to be Wacky Worlds. This was a simple building game where you took the role of Sonic and just built some shit. There were multiple environments to build in, such as a graveyard, in the clouds, in a house, and various other places. Each environment had its own special building pieces. Not only could you build things, but you you could make music. The music creation was actually pretty nice and had some amazing sounds. The game had a very impressive amount of great tunes.

You could even change the color of everything. All of the buildings, all of the creatures, and it was good. Now I have the urge to play again. Oh the nostalgia is killing me. The game is by no means impressive now, but back then it felt to me like it was something awesome. I rented this game around 14 years ago... We never returned it.

In Rocket Knight, you play what I only can describe as a large rodent knight with a jetpack. Sounds awesome, right? You have to save the kingdom for the evil pigs or some shit. Now that I think about it, a lot of old games use evil pigs... Most levels were just side scrolling and killing baddies left and right. The levels were quite linear like most games at the time. Pretty basic game but it was awesome during my childhood.

Do you like killing aliens and mutant creatures? I know I sure do. That's why I played Zero Tolerance. This game was easily one of, if not my first shooter. This game was so fun, even my dad enjoyed it. Hell, he played it far more than I did. I don't remember the story, but I do remember that the game was often quite dark which made it hard to see the enemies. I also remember that you could use cheat codes to skip levels. It might not look like much, but it really was a great game.

Want a game to play with your bro? Then you need to play The Great Circus Mystery! A game starring who else but Mickey and Minnie Mouse. You can take the role of Mickey or Minnie and stomp some enemies. Eventually you get different costumes which will help you in different levels. For example you can get a vacuum outfit to help fight enemies and move things, or you could get a rock climber suit to swing from rocks. All of this is to fight the big boss, Pete. One of the best games I ever played hands down, childish or not.

Another game that I played with my dad and it surprises even me. NHL 94', a hockey game. I'm by no means a sports fan so I'm not sure why I enjoyed this game so much. It's pretty much what you'd expect. Take the control of a team and try to get points on the other team. I know it's nothing special, but this game is more appealing to me than the modern day games in the same genre. Maybe it's the nostalgia or because I played with my dad. I just know this game seemed better than most sports games.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Top Games and Rift Beta

Well, for all of you that have been following me these past two weeks and like Rift, I have some good news. On the 15th there will be a six day open beta, so I assume anyone can try it out. If you preorder the game you'll be able to play a week before the game actually comes out. I believe the headstart starts on the 24th.

Well now I'll talk about my top five (not in really any order) favorite PS1 games. Some you will remember me talking about before, others might be completely new to you. The first game is of course one of my favorites, Azure Dreams. I've talked about this game many times before, but it's just that good to me. It's about a kid named Koh who has to go to the monster tower to capture monsters and get items to sell to help his town grow. The combat system is turn based. Once the player moves, it's everyone else's turn.

Another classic that I played oodles of around the same time as Azure Dreams would be Jade Cocoon. It's about a young teen who has to unpetrify his entire village or some shit. I never really full grasped the story because it's crazy as fuck. You can also catch monsters in this game, but the twist is that you can actually merge them with other monsters. Not only will the monster's skills change, but even its element, name, and appearance. The sequel to this game was terrible and if I could it I would.

Spyro certainly deserves a spot on this list. All the hours spent watching  that little purple bastard breaking barrels and chests. If you don't know who Spyro the Dragon is, you don't know shit about vidya. The game is about a young dragon out on a quest to free all the other dragons from being turned into statues by the evil Gnasty Gnorc or some shit. The game is filled with things to collect. Everything from dragons to free, gems to plunder, and eggs to retake. The first three are hailed as being the best three (if not, the only good ones).

Next is Yu-gi-oh!: Forbidden Memories. Yeah yeah, I know it's Yugioh. But this has to be without a single sliver of doubt in my mind the best (and mostly the only good) Yugioh game I've ever had the chance to play, and trust me, I've played a lot to try and find a good one. Fusing cards was very easy in the game and you just had to have an imagination on what could fuse and what couldn't. The game didn't really have an impressive story, but the gameplay made up for it.

Final game I'll mention is a game most people should remember if they played it, Tomba (Tombi in Europe). The story is about seven pig wizards who transform the islands of Tomba into some shit place. Despite the story being a little strange, it brought endless hours of laughter beat up those little pig bastards. You pretty much just travel around performing simple tasks and being an all around badass to the other citizens. Those pig douchebags took your grandfather's bracelet and you'll do whatever it takes to get it back!

Well, that's all for now. I know I didn't give really solid descriptions for these games. Hopefully I can do better on tomorrow's list, which will be about Sega, more than likely. 

Sunday, February 6, 2011


If you've played video games much at all, I'm sure you've heard a lot of songs you enjoy. I figured since I'm always talking about WoW or Rift I really need to switch it up starting now. So I'm going to tell you guys some of my favorite songs or games with all around good tracks.

The first game I'm going to mention should be a given. It's of course, Zelda: OoT. This game contained some of the best tunes I've ever had the good grace of hearing. Even though it was low quality sound, you would still have the tunes in your head forever. When thinking of certain songs I can pick out Song of Storms, Saria's Song and Zelda's Lullaby to be my favorites. Those along with the Hyrule Field theme.

 Second on the list is Mario 64. Another gem from the 90's and an amazing game for the N64. Of course all of Mario's songs are great for the most part, but this game just seemed to have the best yet. I highly suggest this game not only for the music but for the sheer level of fuckwin. If I had to think of any track in this game, the first to come to mind is Dire, Dire Docks.

Third is another game from the N64. Now that I think about it, it has to have the best tunes of any game I've ever played. I love this game that much. I hope I will play this game a hundred more times before my death. Banjo-Kazooie, my hero and my love. These tunes will truly fill my head until I die, and I do not doubt it. Hell, even the sequel had equally amazing songs. God I miss you, Rare. If you want to listen to some music from this game, I would recommend Spiral Mountain and Jolly Roger Lagoon.

Finally, a game that's not on the N64 and will more than likely get me a few funny looks. It's called Kingdom Hearts. Yeah yeah. Some people would certainly laugh at somebody for liking such a game. But it was one of my favorite childhood games. The orchestra was fucking amazing. Deep Dive and Dearly Beloved are two songs that pop into my head when I think of this game.

My last game to talk about is Azure Dreams, for the PS1. I've talked about this game before and let everyone know how much I cared about it. I've purchased it so many times from it getting lost, stolen or broken. I played it so many times that it was unreal. So many hours lost and the music kept playing that whole time. This music will never, ever go away. It is seared deeper into my mind more than any game I can imagine. People, I played this video game so much my mom remembers the tunes.

Now for a few days I'll be listing my top favorite games for various platforms. So you'll be seeing every single one of these games again more than likely.

Whoops. Just wanted to apologize for having captcha on for so long. I could have sworn I turned it off!

Pictures and Characters

Well I'm going to take a day to post some images of what I talk about a lot on the blog. Pretty standard stuff.

This is my Rogue! As you can see green and brown is going pretty nicely for him. I'm not very geared by any means, but I we have a Feral Druid now to replace our Prot Warrior due to loldrama. So now for the first time since Kara I'm having to roll against somebody else for gear. Oh the sheer horror.

I've been talking about Rift a lot lately. Well here it is. This is what my Pyro/Ele/Arch looks like. Notice I'm basically a fire Mage but I get to have an elemental, hurray! Actually in PvP the pet is a hassle. It enjoys taking long strolls 100 meters away from me and dying quickly just so I can take the time to summon its lazy ass again. I said that in duels I was doing pretty crappy with my Pyro, but when I tried their version of battlegrounds it seemed I held my own pretty nicely. I had a lot of fun in the short amount of time I PvP'd.

This is what talent trees look like. The nice thing about Rift's trees is that not only does it have "branches" it also has "roots." Every so often, after allocating a certain amount of points into your branches, you gain an ability or bonus from the roots. For example once I put 51 points into the branches of Pyromancer, I will unlock the ability Fulminate in the roots. I find this be a pretty great way to give a variety of abilities. Hell even if some of the builds are sub-par or even just plain horrible at least you can always try something new just to have a little bit of fun.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Well, I've been playing Rift a bit now. I have to say I like it quite a bit. At first I tried a Rogue, because that's what I normally prefer in MMOs. But after trying a Riftstalker/Nightblade/Blade Dance, I didn't really enjoy it so much so I considering a Cleric. However, I went with Mage. My souls are Pyromancer/Elementalist/Archon. Lots of fire damage flying around and I even get a pet!

The Rift events are very common and pretty much basic "kill fucking everything" from what I've seen so far. I have not gotten to PvP aside from a few duels here and there. As a Mage I feel like I could have done better. As a Rogue I thought I was doing pretty nicely. I'm still not sure if I'm even going to play Rift, but it's certainly on the table as a likable game.

My brother chose to go with a Rogue also. I think he decided to go Riftstalker/Assassin/Blade Dancer. My cousin chose Mage, so he went Necromancer/Warlock/Dominator. The possibilities in classes is pretty fun. Some go great together where others don't do so well. I'm going to try to hurry up and get to the level cap as soon as possible on my Mage so I can test the game out more.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Even more raiding and stuff!

Well, we downed Chimerion last night. For some reason we decided to raid Tues/Wed/Sun now instead of Thur. So now all we have left is all three end bosses, heroic versions and Sinestra. I know we're not very progressed, but to be honest, we wipe to stupid, idiotic moves most of the time. For example we spent the most time wiping on Magmaw the other night because our guys were not chaining him at the same time.

I don't mind all the wipes, though. You tend to phase them out. I just wish I was doing something a little more... constructive with my time. When I was away, something good happened actually! My brother got into the Rift beta. So once the next wave goes out I can finally try it. Also look at this! Would you want this? I'm going to say no.

Monday, January 31, 2011

More Raiding! Other Stuff Too Kinda!

Last night I progressed even further into Cataclysm raiding right after my two week hiatus, huzzah! My guild and I downed Council after a few attempts and then moved onto Cho'Gall. After a few attempts, we got him to phase two which proceeded to rape us. But that's okay, it was fun to try and we've got the fight down now. It's just a matter of DPS which some people are crapping out on sometimes.

Luckily, my BiS ranged slot dropped. It was a BoE and really a minor upgrade except for AoE pulls. FoK has to have a throwing weapon equipped, so I used my gladiator's edge. My single target DPS was a crossbow. But anyways, enough about WoW. While I was in Wisconsin I actually played a decent shooter on the Wii of all things. It was called The "Conduit", if I spelled that correctly.

I only played for a little bit but it seemed pretty damn fun. The kids got back from school and the little boy wanted me to play "that tank game" with him. Fucking Wii Play.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I'm Home

Well, I got home yesterday. I was tired after I spent longer in Houston than I thought I would for a retarded reason. First of all, I was flying from Houston to Austin. Which by plane is about 34 minutes. So anyways, we get half way to Austin (we were flying for nearly 20 minutes) when the captain came on and said "Uh, people, we have a problem..."

Fuck... He told us that the landing gear had not went up completely and the company (Cuntinental Airlines) told the pilot to take us back to Houston. That's right... We were halfway to Austin and we had to turn around. Which, by the way, took longer considering we had to fly past Houston and pull a 180 to land at the airport. So that took about 30 minutes. So far, I am 50 minutes late.

Once we get to the airport we get off the plane and they tell us we'll get another one soon. We watch the crew board about ten minutes later and we thought all was good. But no. They had to "cater the plane." The fuck!? It's a 30 minute flight! I don't want to get served peanuts and water if it means waiting that much longer! Thirty fucking minutes pass by. The crew calls the people working the desk and say "A little longer we're still catering the plane."

RAGE. Thirty minutes and they didn't finish? Even the workers at the desk are pissed and one guy even goes to tell the captain just to let us on the fucking plane. So finally, five minutes later, they start to board. The plane takes off and all is good. But here is the part I don't get. Their idea of "catering" was walking down the aisle with a trash bag full of pretzels and peanuts. That's fucking it. Not even any drinks. What the fuck were they doing those thirty minutes? Jerking off?

Well. That's all for today. I'll actually talk about video games again tomorrow. I figured this story might entertain some of you guys.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Going Home

Well, I've been in Wisconsin for a week and a half now. It's pretty fucking cold compared to Texas. I went sledding for the first time ever, and had all the fun in the cold I could... And I'm sick of it.

I'm ready to go home so I can get back to what I really love doing. Playing teh vidya! I've already decided that when I finally get home, I'm going to sit down and finish games that I started but just didn't find the time to finish. One of these would be Dead Rising 2. I loved the original, and the second is pretty damn fun.

Nothing like slaying endless hordes of zombies in a skirt. After that I'll prolly play some zombie mode on Black Ops. Considering that's the only good quality of Black Ops. I'm pretty video game starved. Stuck for two weeks playing Mario 64 (which was beat in no time) and a Wii has drained me of my love for Nintendo.

I'm more than ready to hop back on my PC and continue my progression into Cataclysm and to save the internet, one video game at a time. One Wii game that did entertain me however was Epic Mickey. It's a pretty good game, to be honest. But EPIC Mickey just isn't the right name for it. Maybe "Decent Mickey" or something similar.

So just four days until I can get back to making posts everyday that nobody cares about. Not being able to post everyday drastically reduced my traffic, completely obliterating my chances to get that $100 so Google will send my money on time.

Oh well. This blog has kept me mildly busy at home and always makes me think of what to post. I hope I'll be able to keep posting for a long time to come.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


I'm by no means a fan of the Wii. Sure it has SOME good games, but I'm not quite into the motion control. Don't get me wrong, though. I'd rather it be like the Wii's and PS3's than the shitty shit Kinect. When I got my Wii when it first came out, all I did was play Wii Sports.

I rented and beat Red Steel, Mario Galaxy, and a few other games. But I just could not get into it. However, I didn't have a hacked Wii like my dad. So he can get pretty much any Wii game he'd like.

So, instead of informing, I would like to be informed, bros. What are some worthy games for the Wii?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Old School Vidya

So here I am in Wisconsin with no PC capable of gaming, no PS3, no 360, just a Wii and an n64. I'm having a blast playing Mario 64 again. It's easily one of my favorite games of all time. Now if only they had Banjo Kazooie... The five year old kid here loves to watch me play and loves playing the Wii. Little bastard actually beat me in Wii Bowling. To be fair, I have not played a Wii in two years.

I have a raid tonight but I doubt I'll be capable of making it. I missed my raid on Sunday, sadly. Good thing they didn't progress at all. It snowed about 4-5 inches yesterday. Being from Texas, it's pretty much the most snow I've ever seen. Even when it does snow where I live it melts in a day or two.

I don't really have that much time to blog. I have stuff to do with my dad and all that. I'll try to make an actual post soon, but for now I hope this is good enough.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Brb Lel

Going to Wisconsin for two weeks tomorrow. Flight leaves at 9:00 am. so I have to be up early to get there and print out my ticket. Bad time to have a broken printer. Since I have not talked about video games in a while,I'll talk about a new upcoming MMO, that I have not researched much about but know all I need to know to make me interested.

The MMO is called Rift. Basically, there are four classes which you can choose from. All of these classes have 8 "souls" which are like a sub class which go along with the class. For example, Rogues can be a Riftstalker, Ranger, Nightblade, and a few other goodies.  Mages can be things like Necromancer, Pyromancer, and other things of that nature.

 There are also events in the game where a rift opens and monsters pour out of it or something. I honestly don't know much about the game. But it still has me interested and I thought I'd share it for those wanting to look into it. Sorry this wasn't much of a post, I have to go finish getting ready now. I'll try to keep up posting as much as possible while in Wisconsin.

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

My Cat

This is my cat. She gets so many eye boogers.

Embarrassing Video Game Moments

Well, this is pretty embarrassing, but I also find it a fun story to share. When I was eleven or so, I was playing Donkey Kong on the N64. I was never a Donkey Kong fan, so I don't understand why this all happened. I was eating dinner while sitting in the living room floor a few feet from the TV like a typical retarded child and drinking some refreshing soda.

When suddenly, I realize I have to piss. My first thought was "Okay time to get up and piss." But... People... I was just having so much fun playing Donkey Kong. I didn't want to take the 10 steps down the hall to the bathroom. So there in the floor I sat there and pissed myself. It was quite warm, if you're curious. My sister still makes fun of me and tells my friends about it.

And not a single fuck was given.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Not Wiping like a Boss

Well, after an hour of two attempts we finally got the boss that was giving us trouble the other night down. It was all thanks to the guy that hits the gongs to stop Atramede's attack. He finally started not sucking (just kidding he was lowest DPS) and rung the gongs on time.

Then again... He DID die at about 50%. So I take back what I said about the not sucking. I actually died around 25% because the laser caught up to me. The guy who rang the gongs told my brother to ring the gong. My brother didn't hear him. So even though I could have run the gong myself, I didn't want to risk wasting a gong.

So of course, they downed him from 25% with five people. One of them died at 10%, but thank God for Ankhs. Lesson of the day: Druids are nice cause dey can BRes.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Disappointing Final Boss Fights (Spoilers)

I'm sure if you've played many video games, then you've had your terrible one every now and then. But then sometimes you get that amazing game that you just love, but the end just makes you want to rewrite it. If I were to pull an example off the top of my head, it'd be one of my favorite games for the PS1, Azure Dreams. Spoilers below.

In Azure Dreams you're a boy named Koh who goes into the monster tower to none other than hunt for monsters. There are 40 floors in all, and you travel through each by either taking an elevator or waiting until the level collapses and carries you to the next floor. Every time you leave the tower to sell items or because you're about to die, your level drops back down to one. However, the familiar you get at the start, Kewne, retains whatever level you got him to.

Believe it or not, this game can get fairly complicated at higher levels. One obstacle of the game is your familiar 's MP. Once it hits zero, they can no longer fight. MP can only be restored by a Water Crystal or feeding your familiar. Anyways, back to the point. I enjoyed this system and I loved getting eggs to hatch and raise new familiars.

This is where it gets me. Once you reach the final floor you confront the man who killed your father when you were a child.  It turns out that Kewne was actually a part of the bad guy because he can fuse with them or some crazy shit. So you have to fight the boss without Kewne. Even though he was a total bro throughout the game.

But that's not all! Once your health gets to a certain point, Kewne decides that he likes you more and pulls your father's sword out and gives it to you. Finally, with one last attack, you put the final boss out of his misery.

So in short, you can't die. Disappointing, yes?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Wiping like a Boss

Time for my second post on this blog. Since I'm currently in between wipes in Blackwing Descent, I'll talk about World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Not to mention there is a bug disconnecting us every time when run into the instance. Right now I'm attempting Atramedes, the blind dragon. We've wiped about three times, but everyone is getting a hang of the mechanic that generally kills us.

I enjoy it quite a bit, actually. During the fight you have sound built up on you. The person with the greatest amount of sound is targeted by some of his attacks. He'll do one attack that puts a little bit of sound on everyone, then follows up by shooting little circles all throughout the room that puts sound on you the longer you stand in them.

One would think that I'd be mildly annoyed by those circles, considering I'm a melee class. Rogue, to be exact. Well hell, we just attempted it again... I hate forgetting about poisons and starting the fight without them on. Not a good thing at all. Guess I let it slip my mind because I was busy thinking of things to type.

I'll take a break from the writing for now. I guess I need to stop being distracted.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Another Boring Video Game Blog

 Welcome to my blog!

If you like vague and generic news about video games, you've come to the right place. First of all, I'm no writer and I'm terrible at it. But hey, can we ever have enough dull and bland news? I don't think so! I hope you're ready to hear things you more than likely already know in presented to you in worse form than the previous.

Not hooked yet? Not boiling over with excitement? Well good, that's the idea! I suppose I should say what kind of things I'm into. Video games, of course. All genres from all ages and platforms. My favorite platform would have to either be the PS, or the N64. I know you don't care, but I don't know what else to type about.

So how about those Elder Scrolls? Are you all ready for another adventure in the magical land of Tamriel? The newest installment, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, seems to be paving a way for a bleak RPG future. Why do I say this? Well, first of all, Skyrim will have 18 abilities. That's three down from Oblivion! But hey, don't worry. They've got DRAGONS this time.

But hell, I'm sure they have to do something right. Sure it might not be stats, considering they removed them from the game so you can only pick between increasing one of three things every time you level. These being Health, Stamina, and Magicka. But there is a bright side to all this, my friends! Conversations in general will be made more realistic. People will walk, work, and show other emotions during your chit chat.

I'm not the kind of person who thinks graphics mean much when it comes to video games, but having a new engine never hurts. The facial models will be actually realistic this time, hoorah! The faces in Oblivion (and games alike) always disappoint me. Everyone in Tamriel has Down's Syndrome. Lets see lets see. I'm sure I'm missing plenty of things. I hope you enjoy level scaling, because you got it in Skyrim.

I suppose I'm done with this meaningless post. Didn't get enough information from this post? I'm sorry, but you should expect this.