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4:19 PM on 01.27.2011

Catherine Demo. I'm Liking This.

For those that didn't know. The Catherine demo was put on the Japanese PSN store yesterday. Obviously for crazy ATLUS fans we all had our Japanese PSN accounts ready and downloaded it faster than a fighter jet. As for the game? Well I can say that Catherine is not for everybody, even I was skeptical when I saw the gameplay trailer. But I'm going to give you a little feel for how I thought the game was.


At the start of the demo we start with our unlucky hero Vincent, who appears to be dreaming. Everything seems odd to him as he appears to be in a staircase world filled with sheepmen who strive to climb to the top.

The gameplay in Catherine is in basic terms "climbing by moving blocks around". But that doesn't mean it isn't fun. You must guide Vincent to the top of the staircase to reach a heavenly door at the top, which allows him to wake up from his crazed nightmare. Things are made harder for you as you're being chased by a massive pair of hands that want to pierce your heart with a fork. In the demo of Catherine there isn't always a clear path to help you reach the top. Moving blocks is essential to progression or you may find yourself in pieces of bloody flesh after being mashed into a wall by a fork. Vincent can only move up one block so you have to be very fast. Being fast is key in Catherine, you have to think it as well as move it. In the second stage that I played I died 3 times because I was too slow and was unable to move the blocks fast enough. I also felt that as the enemy below was getting closer I began to be put under pressure and moving blocks into wrong positons and essentialy trapping myself as. I was even shouting at my TV as I was killed. But I kept on playing and I'm glad I did.

Not so unlucky right now, eh?

As for the Plot, well I don't understand a word of Japanese. But there appears to be many Persona 4 esque talking scenes. But I did notice a lot more Anime cutscenes which are always good. One other thing to note is that ATLUS really did well with the graphics in the game. Their style looks very good in HD.
If you havent got the demo yet I strongly suggest you try it out.
So far I can't wait for Catherine, and I hope it gets a Western release.   read

11:27 AM on 09.25.2010

Pokémon Black: First Thoughts

Well my Pokemon Black recently arrived and I opened the packaging like a starving psychopath that just found a chocolate bar. I'm not going to spoil too much for anyone so I'm just going to give you what I think of the game so far. Keep in mind that I've only just beaten the first gym leader(s?).

So far the game is amazing, however it doesn't feel like Diamond and Pearl were. If that makes sense. For starters the opening (as I'm sure most of you have seen already) seems very different from anything we've seen before in a Pokemon game, something about it makes the game feel darker. And the game does feel darker, I can't understand Japanese at all but from what I've seen it looks like the antagonists of this game are some kind of crazy Pokemon cult. Still I may be wrong because I'm not that far into the game and I don't know Japanese.

Another thing that makes this game different from the rest of the series is the new Pokemon that appear in the game. Most of what I've seen so far are some pretty bad or thoughtless designs and recycled ideas. (Do we really need another fire monkey, Nintendo?) I won't lie I have seen some cool-ish Pokemon on some of the websites but so far the only cool thing I've seen is the grass and water starters.

The battles however have barely changed at all. All that's different is that you can see your full Pokemon's body and that they are always moving. This makes battles feel more realistic and fluid. And believe me there is nothing cooler than seeing Tsutaaja (I think that's the grass starters name) tap his foot impatiently on the ground and fold his arms like a bad-ass. The music in the game is also top-notch as usual, the music also changes as the battle progresses. For example it will change when your Pokemon has low HP. It's little things like this that make the game really enjoyable. Now if you don't mind I'm going to go figure out where the hell to go next!

Not much has changed in this game apart from the new Pokemon and camera views.   read

4:11 PM on 07.11.2010


Spain have won the world cup, just saying. This might be a video game site but whatever!

also,cocks.   read

3:12 AM on 07.09.2010

[HL2CONTEST]: Why I want it

Being one of the few people that doesn't own a copy of Half-Life 2, I thought this contest might be worth entering as I have been told that Half-Life 2 is amazing.

Why I want it

I'm not a big fan of FPS games but I do have Halo 3, Resistance 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Fallout 3 and COD MW2. All of which I had a mediocre experience with. Except with Left 4 Dead and Fallout 3. The reason I didn't like the the others was because I didn't feel that they gave me an interesting experience. Left 4 Dead encouraged team work and Fallout 3 made you make lots of decisions that can affect you and the world around you. The other games were just shoot the bad guys and move on, maybe get a cut-scene then shoot some more bad guys.

From what I have heard Half-Life 2 makes the FPS experience more enjoyable by using puzzles and developing a great plot as well as shooting bad guys. If this is true then sign me up! Most of the plot I find in a FPS game is boring and simple but if the plot in Half-Life 2 is as good as everyone is saying then I'll be willing to play through it.

.....I don't know what else to say......

Oh yeah, GRAVITY GUN!!!!!!!!!! I WANT ONE!!!!

That is why I want Half-Life 2. But the decision is in Asdman's hands or I'll have to buy it and I am always broke. ALWAYS.   read

11:02 AM on 03.29.2010

The Beginning of Persona 2

Since I can't wait for Persona 5 even though its just been announced, I decided to play Persona 2 Innocent
Sin and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey. I am enjoying both, but for some reason I suck more than a $1 hooker at Persona 2. I decided to stop playing it and continue when I have completed Strange Journey. However while playing Persona 2 I realized that this game could teach teens these days some important life lessons. Also note that this very serious

Persona 2 Teaches your Kids how to use there Education

At the start of Persona 2 you are given the option of actually choosing where to take your education. You can either stay at school to learn some more or piss off and become some guy that spends most of his time being unemployed and playing video games for the rest of his life. Of course I have no idea if this actually makes any difference to the game as I am too lazy to go find out.

Persona 2 Teaches Kids about Sunbeds and not to use Them

Persona 2 was released 1999 in Japan and even then it was telling kids and adults not to use sunbeds. Sunbeds can cause burned skin, which can then lead to skin cancer, but only recently have people in the UK started bitching about how too many teens use them. Maybe if Innocent Sin was released outside of Japan not as much people would have had skin cancer. Proof that ATLUS games CAN SAVE LIFES.

Even hot girls in Persona 2 aren't using sunbeds.

Clearly the other side effects of using Sunbeds, hitting on school kids.

Persona 2 Teaches Kids not to Become Fat

Being fat is not only unattractive but it means that your dreams of becoming an assassin or like Solid Snake will never come true. Teens should realize that being fat IS A BAD THING. Seriously most people in Japan aren't that fat and I have a feeling that its because of this game.

Persona 2 Teaches Kids not to Smoke

Kids in the UK smoke. OK, they just do. Why the hell do they do that? I have no idea. If only they knew that if you smoke you will never be able to run again. EVER. Why is there no sprint button in the Metal Gear Series, because Snake smokes, but Snake is a badass so it evens out. If only we knew... if only..

In Conclusion
If Persona 2 Innocent Sin was released outside of Japan we may have been able to achieve world peace and become the healthiest people we can be. Remember though these are only a few of the life lessons that Persona 2 can teach you. This version also has a boss were you fight against Hitler, which proves that Hitler was not only a bad guy, but a weak pussy who couldn't kill some Japanese School Kids.

I hope that you enjoyed this because it is the first C-Blog that I have written that isn't completely trying make fun of something.   read

1:30 PM on 03.11.2010

That Guy that Most People Hate on Destructoid

People should really just ignore dicks like this on Destructoid but I couldn't resist.

1. Birthmark Destructor

2. Birthmark Destructor

3. Birthmark Destructor

Hmm I think a trend is starting here.   read

3:19 PM on 03.08.2010

The Final Shitantasy

Well Final Fantasy XIII is released tomorrow and I can't wait to play it... maybe.

I've decided to show the shit things about each Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy

The crap things about this one are the lack of real characters and good plot. Seriously you make four characters name all of them "Ass" or "Gay" or "Fuk" and proceed to go kill a knight who wants to knock you down. Then after some dungeons you fight Chaos and you win. NOW PISS OFF AND PLAY THE SECOND ONE!

Final Fantasy II

This one actually had some characters and a plot that always makes me think of Star Wars, yknow with rebels and shit and a bad guy with the evilness of Darth Vader. The only crap thing was the god damn weapon leveling thing which in my opinion sucked balls.

Final Fantasy III

I liked this one despite the crappy last boss the "Cloud of Darkness" I kinda thought that killing Xande would be enough but then this bitch ruins it all! But damn I would bump her if she looked the way she did in Dissidia.

Final Fantasy IV

This had a proper plot and some awesome characters, of which I all named "Ass" for the lulz. This introduced the ATB battle system which was simply a polished way of saying "wait while this annoying bar fills up then attack, then wait again and again and again until this Goblin is dead" it wasn't that bad but it certainly wasn't the best.

Final Fantasy V

That is all.

Final Fantasy VI

The first Final Fantasy to have a woman as the leading main character. The only thing I hated was that Espers made you learn magic which if you think about it, took away the magic of Terra and Celes being the only magic users in the game. Plus am I the only person that thinks that Kefka is a complete ripoff of The Joker from Batman.

Final Fantasy VII

I'm scared to actually write anything or the fans will rip me apart limb from limb. Materia was pretty cool. However stupid depressed Cloud Strife was not.

Final Fantasy VIII

I actually never got very far in this one because of the annoying Draw thing to get magic. The game actually forced me to grind for magic just to stay alive. Not Cool.

Final Fantasy IX

Perfect nothing wrong with IX at all!

Final Fantasy X

Seems like an on-rails RPG to me all you do is follow a path and fight until you reach the end of the path and win.

Final Fantasy XI

XI is sort of different from the rest of the series. Its like your incredibly hot cousin that you would totally do but wont cause thats your cousin and that is wrong. All you really do in XI is grind so not much to say really.

Final Fantasy XII

Fucking Vaan, Fucking Vaan and Fucking Gambits! I hates this, it failed I wish it never happened! Leave XII! Just LEAVE! Just GO!

This shows that I hated some things from the Final Fantasy's and hated a few as well so when your playing Final Fantasy XIII and you hate something dont go Fucking Crazy. Because every Final Fantasy has a flaw except IX that one rocks!   read

2:31 AM on 02.13.2010

An In-Depth Review: PONG

Dont worry Im not actually going to review Pong i just need to get my hands on Bully, Persona 2 or
Sonic CD. But until then, I'll review a game with one of the greatest plots and memorable characters, Pong.

Who the hell hasn't played Pong it's one of the finest games of 1972!

System: Arcade, Atari and the set of That 70's Show
Price: N/A
Released: 1972

The Plot: While Pong doesn't reveal a lot of the plot (probably because it's to difficult for the Average Human to comprehend) I think the plot is about two super dark warriors shooting hadokens at each other to try and summon Chuck Norris... maybe.

Characters: There are two main characters in Pong you play as P1 and you must fight against P2. Whoever shoots the most Hadokens that pass the player gains 1 dollar or something. The P2 is obviously out to destroy the world and you want revenge because he killed your family. I could say a lot more but it would take up pages and pages and i dont have that much time.

Gameplay: Pong was one of the first real time action RPGs. ("How can that be it makes no sense you might say") but I doubt you could prove me wrong because I played and completed the game. Anyway all there is to it is deflecting a hadoken and P2 doing the same. The game ends when Chuck Norris is summoned or when you get the secret ending, which I dont know how to get yet.

Conclusion: Well Pong obviously deserves a 10/10 for superb gameplay, characters and a compelling plot.

Verdict: 10/10   read

3:48 PM on 02.12.2010

Your Classics

Post any classic game you can think off here and ill review it this is for games created before 2006. This is my first blog so I have no idea what to do as I fail at the Internet. It can be a game none has ever heard of or the worst game in the world i dont care as i have nothing better to do!

Well any requests welcome, come on be mean!   read

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