Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Image via WikipediaBlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a really fun 2-D fighting game and it's also really beautiful to look at. I'm not a fan of fighting games so I hesitated a little before actually buying this game (even though I actually saw footage of the game two days before I bought it :D). I really didn't made my mind until was in the store purchasing it. The reasons I decided to go for it and buy it were two: the first that the game is visually astounding and the second is the right-stick controls, which made it easier for noobs to do all the cool stuff without doing the button combinations. Thanks to the right-stick even a noob could enjoy playing this game, but the right-stick will limit you as it can't do all combos or special attacks. BlazBlue comes with many game modes such as arcade mode, story mode, versus, training, theater, gallery, and online multiplayer.
The Story Mode is long for fighter game, to bad you never understand everything that is happening. Yet you do learn the personality of each character, and how they behave with the others and why. You also get a little background for each character, but at the end the story is confusing. This also happens because you play a different story for each character and something different happens. There is a real ending, once you pass it once with each character available in story mode, but this real ending is also somewhat confusing. Even though the story is confusing I did enjoy playing through it and watching the story videos.
The arcade mode is what you expect, you battle a series of characters and that's it. You do release a special attack or form for you character once you pass the arcade mode, so it is worth passing with all characters at least once. Some characters do interact with each other before a fight, but it's not much (which s a good thing, we do have a story mode after all). The other modes are self-explanatory, so I won't explain them.
I really liked BlazBlue; I admit I don't play it too often though to the fact that I'm not a fan of fighting games. The game is beautiful to see and fun to play, so I recommend it to everybody from noobs to hardcore gamers who are interested in a good fighting game.
Monday, July 6, 2009
About two months ago I watched Clannad, and recently The After Story (about two weeks ago), and the Clannad Movie (last weekend). I started watching Clannad for a simple reason, one day I was just bored and felt like watching something new, but calm. While I was watching the first season I felt this anime was just going to be a good timekiller, with no real drama, at least not enough for me to feel excited. And yet I still watched like 12 or 10 episodes per day finishing the first season in about two or three days. I can't really explain why I saw it so fast, I just did. Now I'm not saying that nothing happens during the series, I was never 'sitting on the edge of my seat' excited, but I still wanted to see the next episode as soon as possible. And in reality many things do happen, but I always had this feeling that at the end everything would stay the same. But I will not say if that feeling was correct or not, for the safety of those who haven't seen it. Once I finished the first season I decided not to see the After Story for a while longer, due to the fact that I saw the first season to fast (or did I?).
After watching the first season I decided to play the graphic novel. But I can't say if the anime is an accurate adaptation, because I didn't follow the anime's story. I only passed the game once, and I didn't even meet the main character (Nagisa) in the game. For those who like this type of games I do recommend it, as it is very interesting, and when replaying the story can change in many ways (I started a second play-through but never finished it). I stopped playing due to having the game installed in windows, which I was to lazy to use just to play this game. So for a while I didn't see anything Clannad-related.
About two weeks ago, one Friday night I was bored and decided I will 'start' watching the After Story. So I started around 9:00pm to see the first episode, and Saturday morning at around 7:00am I had finish all 22 episodes of the main story (as it does include 3 extra episodes). This was weird because my plan was to see only two or three episodes and not 22, o'well. The After Story begins where the first season left on, and it concentrates mostly on the two main characters (Tomoya and Nagisa). I feel that if I say anything more about the story I will spoil the series in some way directly or indirectly, so all I have to say is: Watch it, it's cool. One last thing the movie is a good interpretation (not the same) of the whole series, so I recommend watching it after seeing the series (both seasons).
Friday, June 26, 2009
Bueno acabo de abrir una cuenta de twitter (realmente ayer). No se que tan seguido lo actualize, pero les garantizo que sera mas seguido que el blog. :P
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Another E3 has come and gone, and with it a lot of information: new games, new technologies, new surprises, new disappointments, new conferences, etc. So with all these we have a pretty good idea of which games are coming for the rest of the year. And I have to say some of these look really cool. But first I would like to give my opinion about each conference that the big three gave (Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony). Now before I give my opinion I like to point out that I didn't see the conferences in video due to work, but I did follow them in live-blogging via Kotaku and G4.
For the Microsoft conference I thought it was really good even though I never had the feeling of "Whoa that's totally unexpected" like I did last year with FFXIII. This doesn't mean I wasn't surprise with Metal Gear coming to the 360, but it didn't recreate that feeling I felt last year (do to the rumors). Though all this could be do to the fact that I saw last year's conferences live on TV. For the games many were already announced, even though some hadn't been mention for about two years (yeah I'm looking at you Conviction!). These are the games that I'm excited about: Halo: ODST, Halo: Reach, Crackdown 2, MGS: Rising, SC: Conviction, FFXIII, and not shown in the conference but still coming to the 360: Assassin’s Creed 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Mass Effect 2, and the new KOTOR. But it wasn't all about the games in this conference as Microsoft finally revealed their answer to Wii's Motion control, and I have to admit, this did surprise me as I was expecting some cheap knockoff with some extra stuff, but what they showed was quite impressive (if it actually works as they showed it).
Now sadly this was the conference that I thought to be the most boring. This is due to the fact that out all the games announced only one really interests me, and that game was Metroid: the other M. Now don't get me wrong two new Mario games do sound cool, but these two don't seem that exciting. Mario Galaxy 2 will be a lot of fun, but I doubt it would beat the original in hype, and for the New Super Mario 2, it sounds fun, but it could be better if they release it for the DS instead of the Wii and use the DS WiFi network for multiplayer or at least let it support online in the Wii. I don't get what Nintendo has against online play, I know LAN parties are fun, but with work and studying sometimes you or your friends can't get together to play so we use online gaming to play. And all their motion plus stuff really didn't seem as great after seeing Natal, but let's not forget that Natal won't be coming out for quite some time so Nintendo has time to show what motion plus can really do, and Nintendo also has the most experience with motion control (even though most of the motion control base games suck). Also what the hell with the Vitality sensor shit! Is my Wii now supposed to be my new gym or nurse? C'mon this is a videogame console we are talking about, we want games not health care shit! Do to the lack of any major announcements and good games, this conference was really bad.
This conference was the one that I was less excited to see, but in the end I was glad I chose to follow it in live-blogging. It started kind of boring with charts and numbers, which I'm glad Microsoft and Nintendo understood that we juast don't care about them, but once they started to talk about games it became more interesting. Sadly many of the 'surprises' that Sony had planned for the conference were ruined a few days earlier by some leaks (PSP Go). Also most of the games they showed didn't get me really excited as I don't own a PS3. This doesn't they were bad or anything, it's just I don't have an opinion about them. Now one of the surprises they were able to keep for E3 was their own motion controller, which seems really precise. Even though it looked really precise I still saw it inferior to
With all this I have to say that Microsoft's conference was the best, then Sony's, and last is Nintendo's. Well now remember that this is my opinion, and as a side note, I can't wait for September 22 :P
Nota: Este post no será traducido al español como los anteriores, dada su longitud y la flojera que me da traducirlo por consecuencia (aprendan ingles les servirá!).
Monday, May 25, 2009
P.D. I added the sub-title, Brawlio did the drawing itself. :P
Bueno acabo de subir el nuevo header para el blog, este header fue creado por mi amigo Brawlio. Si por algo una extraña razón no les gusto se pueden quejar en su blog (link en la columna de a lado). Les informo de todos modos que sus quejas serán inútiles al ser que a mi si me gusto. Y si les gusto pues avísenle también para que le de mas confianza en futuras ocasiones que le toque hacer cosas. Y que paso con su Yoshis bien rudos que dibujaba? Ojala hiciera más. :P
P.D. Yo agregue el sub-titulo, Brawlio hizo el dibujo en si. :P
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Alguna vez han estado navegando la red para cuando se topan con algo (video, comic, articulo, etc.) muy interesante, pero no tiene RSS feed y entonces para compartirlo ocupas mandar el link a tu amigos? Pues recientemente descubrí que vía Google Reader puedes compartir cualquier link con tus amigos del Reader. Esto incluye las ventajas del Google Reader, como lo es compartir con nota. Para hacer esto ocupan ingresar a su Google Reader e ir a la seccion "Your Stuff" ('tus cosas') y seleccionar "Notes" o "Notas". Una vez ahi a la derecha va aparecer un 'tip' con el titulo "Share anything from around the web." Abajo del titulo veran un link con el favicon del Reader, a este link ponganlo en su bookmark toolbar. Ahora lo unico que ocupan hacer para compartir una pagina es dar click a ese bookmark y te aparecerar el pop-up de Notas de Google Reader, agrega una nota y listo.
P.D. There is supposed to be a cool new banner, but do to someone, who has not finish making it, it is not up yet :P.
Este post nomas es para darle la bienvenida al resurgimiento de mi blog. No prometo nada sobre la frecuencia de los posts, pero intentare hacerlos regularmente de todos modos.
P.D. Deberia haber un nuevo banner bonito en el blog pero gracias a alguien que no lo ha terminado no esta :P.