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Good questions outrank easy answers.
I thought about this the other day, so I’ll write it here for y’all. I’m sure many of you (and Dan) will disagree, but hey-ho.
Frontman: Mick Jagger (with Paul McCartney or Kurt Cobain’s voice) - he is just the best performer, moulded from the small London clubs of the Rolling Stones’ origins and the huge venues they’ve played (Rio, etc). But he’s not all that when it comes to singing.
Lead Guitarist: Jimi Hendrix - It was a toss up between him and Jimmy Page, but Hendrix is cooler. End of.
Rhythm Guitarist: Keith Richards - (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction. Is there any more that needs to be said?
Bassist: Flea - As the kids say, ‘sick’ basslines.
Drummer: Ringo. I’m joking, jeez… John Bonham - YouTube ‘Led Zep live’ for unnecessary explanation.
So this was EA’s attempt at bringing the ‘Medal of Honor’ franchise up to par with the likes of Call of Duty, coming from someone who desperately wanted this game to be good, it was disappointing. It wasn’t bad, I enjoyed playing some of it; there were enough gimmicks between the standard point A to point B missions to keep it bareable and some pretty nice visuals between the cut scenes, which are ultimately pointless eye candy because the story is unmemorable and bland.
Yeah, there were a handful of admittedly cool moments that kept piquing my interest, like a mission where you get to blow the fuck out of some Taliban skulls sniper style, a quad bike mission, a few airborne helicopter/jet missions that involve you blowing up everything in the middle east but that’s as far as it goes really, the rest of the missions are, like I mentioned before, advancing to point A to point B whilst occasionally coming under fire. As for the online, it’s a fairly decent standard selection of team games with a handful of varying maps…It’s again, OK…but nothing special.
Also as far as I know it’s the only game I know where you actually get to play as the Taliban…which is…controversial to say the least.
But the bottom line is it is literally the same as an easy, mediocre PS2/Xbox shooter. How the game ended up this mediocre is beyond me, obviously the developers had the goliath of COD to contend with, but what I don’t get is they must have played at least one of the last few cod games, they would have known what the standard to beat, or at least match, was. It barely comes close as a contender.
For those who haven’t played it, it’s a completely standard shooter, with a standard plot, standard graphics and standard gameplay. Don’t waste your money on it until you (inevitably) see it for a fiver in the pre-owned section in any store in a couple of month’s time.
ALSO, It seems a sequel is in the works! Lets hope its better, for more info, clickity click: http://gamer.blorge.com/2011/01/08/medal-of-honor-2-already-in-development/
I started playing Animal crossing again the other day, and after discovering that the town I once so carefully constructed and moulded into a metropolis of talking animals that would forever more co exist in beautiful harmonious bliss, was now a smouldering ruin riddled with weeds, holes and animal corpses I, naturally, got pissed off and started again,
So started again I did! and seriously, it’s just stupid how addicting this game is, I thought I got over it but no, I’ve been playing it nonstop for a couple of days now, and you know you’ve got problems when you start basing everything in my real life around the schedule that the game demands. Now id you’ll excuse me I have turnips to harvest, fruit to gather and a T-rex skeleton in my house for some reason.
Stan motherfuckin’ Lee, yeah!
So with a recent revisit back to ‘dead rising 2’ land, I noticed as I was mowing down various zombies with a lawnmower whilst drenched in blood and wearing weird outfits (cowboy chaps and a dress, anyone?) I noticed that a lot of the survivors in need of rescue play into my perception of stereotypes.
I mean, it’s not a bad thing, whether they meant to do it with purposely hack dialogue or not, it actually makes the game that much more hilarious to hear their little tid-bits of speech among the mulching and slicing of my paddle-saw, a personal favourite being the ‘oh no you did’n head bob’ from LaShawndra, a middle age black woman with a spear in one hand and some chicken in the other (just kidding on the last bit, she actually has a wrench if a I remember for some reason.)
Other favourites include the shotgun toting redneck cowboy, Chad, the goth/punk band ‘Angel lust’ as a whole, the poker playing, overweight nerd dressed as a night, and quite a few more as well.
And of course then there’s all the main characters who again are walking stereotypes, Sullivan (old grey security guard), Chuck (last action hero) and Stacey (Red headed environmentalist wearing denims)
In a more serious game this would have annoyed me, but (and let’s face it) the hack dialogue and uninspired caricatures of walking stereotypes that are spread across the whole thing work extremely well in a game where you, essentially, run around as a cross dresser, motocross champion zombie slayer, whilst at the same time, delivering cheesy one liners and wielding any combination of items stuck together with duct tape.
I ‘saw’ what you did there. ~Dan
Talk about feeling old. 25 years ago, A game that has spawned too many copycats to name, was the cause of many gaming all-nighters & the inspiration of strategy guides, The Legend of Zelda hit the streets of Japan (it was released on North American shores the 22nd of August of 1987.) It is still one of the most critically acclaimed & commercially successful franchises to this day. Personally, It’s the sole reason why I love RPGs even now.Read More
For those who live under a rock, instead of going with a fourth Spiderman movie, which is probably a good thing, emo Peter Parker was just not cool, they have decided to go revamp the series!
I don’t really know how to feel, obviously I’m excited for a new take on Spiderman, but aside from a few little niggles, I liked the previous instalments, sure maybe the third one was way too jam packed and stupid in parts, it was still good, and the first two are still epic.
They had a good formula that they should have worked on perfecting instead of just revamping. But a new take on things could be interesting, I guess I’ll just sit back and see how things pan out. I could be completely wrong.
But that’s just my thoughts, let us know what you think, here’s what I could dig up: http://www.superherohype.com/features/articles/100001-sony-rebooting-spider-man-in-2012