Archive for August, 2008

Resistance 2 Collector’s Edition Details

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From Amazon:

  • Resistance 2 video game and Bonus DVD with Behind the Scenes video, video commentary by Insomniac Games, and “Twisted History” chronology video.
  • Exclusive in-game HVAP Wraith multiplayer skin
  • Sneak peek at the upcoming Resistance novel, “Resistance: The Gathering Storm”
  • Exclusive 5.5″ Chimera Hybrid action figure with Bullseye weapon
  • Double-sided Resistance art book covering a war-torn America from two unique perspectives.

Is this worth the extra $20?

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Disgaea 3 Impressions

What Type of Game is This?

This game clearly fits into the strategy RPG genre: It’s like a regular RPG but there is more focus on the combat system and almost none of the exploration and adventure elements. All the item collection, character building, and stat building typically found in regular RPGs are here. There is plenty of story and narrative in between battles as well.

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Who Will Like This?

This is an elaborate, chess-like strategy game that demands a large time investment to appreciate. Does that sound appealing? This genre of game has a definite niche audience, and it is easiest to explain this way:

I would have loved this when I was 8-18 years old and I had no other outlet for making strategic and tactical decisions. As an adult, I don’t want to play this for the same reason that I don’t want to play chess: I’d simply rather spend the type of effort and brain power that these games require on something more productive like work projects, or taking a night class at the university, or learning a real skill of some kind. Now when I play games, I seek either relaxation, inspiration, or type of excitement that I don’t get in my regular life such as gun fights and car chases.

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Technology

The screenshots and videos give a good idea of exactly what to expect. This does not have flashy graphics or fancy technology and it clearly wasn’t supposed to. This title does look a little bit nicer than PS2/PSP games of this sort, but don’t expect anything huge.

Compared to other SRPGs

This is one of the more highly regarded series in the genre, but I don’t know this genre very well, so I can’t add much. Anyone else care to comment?

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Life with PlayStation Update

Sony says it’s on it’s way, but it seems it won’t be August any more. It will be accessed directly from the XMB and it will be combined with Folding@home. So you check the news, weather, etc. and use Folding@home all at once.

While I’m talking about Folding@home be sure to join our team 55054, at the moment we only have 14 active members. But we are currently ranked 359, not bad, keep it up :)

Life with PlayStation is on its way

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FIFA 09 or PES 2009?

The football (soccer to USA) season has started and Leipzig revealed a lot of information on the this year’s FIFA & PES titles. I have been a big fan of the Konami football series since PSOne but after the disaster that was PES 2008 i have started to lose faith and have been impressed by EA’s FIFA. So this year I am faced with a conundrum; FIFA or PES?

Below are interviews detailing the new features in each game.

FIFA 09

PES 2009

If you want more information on either title I can recommend these 2 blogs;

http://www.fifasoccerblog.com/

and

http://www.winningelevenblog.com/

I must say the 10v10 online in FIFA is most intriguing! Which one are you guys going to pick up?

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