Well this is my 2nd attempt at a blog,doing my best to make professional geekdom an acceptable daytime profession. My eyes get large and saucer-like at the mention of:
-Heavy Metal! Taste drifts towards Doom Metal, NWOBHM/True Metal, Speed Metal, old school Thrash, Old school Black Metal & Death Metal.
-video games ( Favourite genres: point & click adventure games,space sims,2D fighters,RPGs,shooters & Side Scrollers).
-Comics(DC/Vertigo & Darkhorse mostly)
-Sci-fi(Books & Movies)
-Memorabilia,toys & Models
-80's & WB cartoons
-old school anime
-Tabletop gaming(Warhammer Fantasy and 40K)
Consoles/Portables that I own:
Atari2600,PC-FX,FZ-10 3DO,Famicom,Sharp Twin Famicom(Plays both Disk & Carts),NES,SNES,N64,Gamecube,Wii,NDS light,NeoGeo Pocket,NeoGeo AES,NeoGeo CDZ,PC-Engine Duo-RX,Wonderswan,Wonderswan color,Sega Multi-Mega,Sega Megadrive/Genesis,Dreamcast,PS2,PS3,Xbox & Xbox 360.
My all time favourite games:
Rockman/Megaman 1 & 2
Thief 1 & 2
Sam & Max: Hit The Road
Monkey Island 2 : Lechuck's Revenge
Space Quest 4 - Roger Wilco And The Time Rippers
Terra Nova: Strike Force Centuari
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross(PS2)
Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic
Wing Commander 3: Heart Of The Tiger
The Last Blade 2
Dune II: The Building Of A Dynasty
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Captain Tsubasa 1 & 2
Company Of Heroes + Opposing Front(PC)
WH40K: Dawn Of War 2(PC)
City Of Heroes(PC)
This 2D all-girl fighter is finally coming out stateside in April. The game was originally released in Japan sometime late last year. I have been keeping up with the game ever since it was announced last year for the PS2, but never bothered to import it for some reason and I won't have a reason to soon.
The game has a selection of 11 stereotypical anime chicks whom you can customize, Whether you'd like to customize their attacking or defensive skills. There is a Homing Cancel system that allows you to follow your opponent after launching them into the air and lets you pull off combos in midair to keep the combo counter running. Judging from the footage i've seen of the game, the action seems fast and very Guilty Gear-Like.
If you're a fan of fighting games, then should definitely keep an eye out for this game. If anyone has imported or played the game at an arcade, then I would love to hear what you think of the game.
It's a grandiose shame that a lot of gamers today just want empty, 3D eye candy and shallow gameplay instead of creativity and ingenuity in games. I'm NOT BASHING 3D games at all. There's alot of 'em I like, but overall, I perfer 2D games which to me anyway generally have better & more addictive gameplay and the art style is always a lot more impressive.
A prime example of 2D over 3D are the latest Sonic games. It seems like game developers want everything in 3D these days "just because they can" regardless to whether it destroys the game or upsets long time fans.