Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Just a couple of random thoughts...

Still working hard to get my reviews of both Fight Night Round 3 and GRAW done. Well, I guess I can't really call it work since I enjoy doing this. My Fight Night review should be posted on my reviews site later tonight or if not tonight, mid afternoon tomorrow.

I just wanted to bring this to every one's attention. If you like pizza, then you should get one from the Gregg's pizza on Livernois near McNichols. It's honestly some of the best pizza I've had.

For all you RPG fans, Kingdom Hearts 2 has arrived in stores and from what I hear, it's pretty good. My friend DeWayne has been very excited about this game in the past few...months leading up to its release. I tried IMing him today and he's not responding at all. He told me that the day he got it he was going to drop off the face of the Earth (meaning no contact whatsoever), so I'm assuming he's playing it as I write this.

Well, that's all I can think of right now, keep checking my reviews page for the Fight Night review if you're interested.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

GRAW First Impressions

I just recently picked up GRAW (Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter) for the Xbox 360. I'd heard claims about it being "awesome", a "killer app" and a "must buy" for the 360. I was a bit skeptical about it personally.

I don't feel that way anymore.

Simply put, If you have an Xbox 360, you should strongly consider picking up this game. If you have an Xbox 360 and an Xbox Live account, run to the store right now and get this game. Seriously. It's that good.

The Single player campaign is awesome. There's hardly any downtime throughout the course of the entire game. The only slow points are the between mission cutscenes prepping the next mission. From time to time, you'll get to man the chopper's minigun and be tasked with clearing out the landing zone. These sequences are fun. It's a bit disturbing how fun it was chopping up the enemy troops but then I remind myself that it's just a game and hell, they started it.

I did notice a few A.I. hiccups while I was playing, especially concerning your own teammates. These guys are supposed to be the best of the best. Too bad they don't know how to use their training all that well. They run around outside of cover and when one of them goes down they won't heal their teammates when ordered. There's more but I really don't have the time to get more in depth.

The multiplayer is a completely different story, and I don't mean that in a bad way. It alone is the reason to buy this game, the single player campaign, in all its greatness, pales in comparison. There are so many ways to customize games to your liking. From your character's appearance to what type of weapons you can choose when you respawn. You can go up against 15 others in either adversarial or co-operative modes. The co-op missions pit you and up to 15 others against the aggressive and rather intelligent computer A.I. My favorite mode so far is co-op territories which tasks you and your teammates with defending a base from wave after wave of enemy troops. The matches I played were easily some of the most fun I've had playing an online shooter.

That's all I have to say about it now. I should have a full review up a little later after I spend some more time with it.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

TeH High Sp33D!!!

Okay sorry about the L337 Speak (internet language), but I just got DSL. I can't properly express in words how excited I am. This comic I found on Ctrl Alt Del (Web comic site, check the link on the links section) does an excellent job.
Right now, we're in the process of getting everything up and running. The DSL will soon be activated and after that, I'm going to set up the Wireless network. I'm really excited about getting online with my 360 and playing some games. I'm most excited about playing Perfect Dark Zero, Halo 2, Fight Night Round 3 and Project Gotham Racing 3. My gamertag is The Game21xx just in case some of you wanna play a few games later.

Speaking Out Against Videogame Regulation

Recently this website (http://www.videogamevoters.org/) has been brought to my attention. I've signed up and I believe that all gamers should sign up to help prevent Congress from regulating the sales of violent videogames.

I don't think Congress should have the right to tell us what we can and can't play. This way, the gamers have a collective voice to let Congress know what we think about it.

If you're a gamer, consider signing up and speaking out against the politicians in Congress. Make your opinion known.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Fight Night Round 3

This game has taken over my life (okay it's not that bad but I'm really addicted to it). Before I picked up the retail game, I had downloaded the demo to my Xbox 360 and I couldn't stop playing it. It was that fun. Now that the game is out and I have it, the demo has been discarded like an old piece of trash. The game has not left my 360's disc tray since I bought it on Saturday. I am that addicted to it. As soon as i fired it up for the first time, the very first fight I played was perhaps the biggest rivalry in all of boxing. Ali versus Frazier. The first time I fought against Frazier as Ali I tried to overpower him. This was definitely the wrong approach to take and resulted in me getting knocked out at the beginning of the second round. The second time I learned from my mistakes and started fighting like "The Greatest". I moved around sticking him with quick combos and the occasional power punch and moving away before he could strike back. The fight ended much more favorably for me, a second round knockout. I'll be writing a review of this game soon.

Speaking of reviews, I write reviews of some of the games I've played on IGN.com. You can read these reviews at: http://users.ign.com/reviews/JXbox21?objType=1