His Holiness Pope the Rev The 28th. Is a Gamer, Anime fan. Comic lover Film Analyst, Psychologist and Porn star you have my seen His holiness in Sister Kabob and Sister Kabob 23: Kim and Katie ******ed by an Angel. Currently his Holiness creates You Tube content in the form of Shmup the F**k up and Them's Fightin' words. Prior to those shows his eminence did Retrocade Fantasia and Tales from the Arcade. His next Project is said to be something called Console Nightmare.
His Holiness hopes you enjoy his teaches though his spelling and grammar is not the best. We do hope you enjoy his works, In the Name of the Hedgehog, The Plumber and The Blue Bomber Amen.
I get terrible writers block my great grandmother predicted I'd be a great writer one day. But I can't write. I hate writing I tried screen writing for about a 10 year span and just got nothing. Only thing I can write is wrestling scripts and unless Triple H is doing internet searches on Semi fictional promotions I highly doubt I will ever be writing Raw and having Daneil Bryan and CM Punk Trade the WWE title for the rest of their lives. So with that said I'm just going to muse about gaming for a few paragraphs. The Subject has nothing to do with what I am going to talk about.
I need to renew my PSN+ soon I got 3 months to give it a test drive see if I enjoyed it. I LOVE IT a subscription service that lets you sample games for an hour, or until you beat it is a great idea. I also love that PSN doesn't hide features behind a pay wall. Mircosoft would want you to think that XBOX Live over flows with value but... no to get the most out of the 360 or XBONE... $60 a year go fuck yourself if you don't pay. No XBOX live? you're lucky you can even play games on our box. You Tube and Netflix? not pay walled on PSN and they won't be on PS4. My XBOX Live gold is up in March I won't renew. I only have 5 more games I really want for 360. 4 are shmups the 5th is Mighty No 9 which I'm also getting ON PS3. I only chipped $5 into Mighty No 9 so I want to buy it for every platform I have.
Next topic I have a theory about Mega Man, a few weeks back I talked about how Capcom probably doesn't know what to do with the Blue Bomber. That may be true but Duck Tales remastered made me think something. What if Giving Way Forward Duck Tails, and giving Double Helix Strider is a test run and which ever game turns out better that Developer gets to do a New Mega Man game? Hmm..... How awesome would a Way Forward made Mega Man be?
I've been playing alot of DOA 5U as most of you that read my blog here know and with only a few lisa and Lei Fang outlits left to unlock I'm starting to get bored with it. My friend Liam only has core fighters so it's play mindless CPU Battles or spend hours fighting Ayane. So the other day I played some Aquapazza great game and when it comes state side GET IT it's ExAmu's best game to date all their other games have been too complicated, but not Aquapazza. But also yesterday I popped Castlevania Chronicles into my PS3 The origianal mode is SO unforgiving VERY VERY Unforgiving and i thought to myself, "We love these games but they are so brutally difficult I don't know why." I cam to the conclusion that our insticnts and skills deep with in us to adapt and learn based on our surroundings are in the best games of high difficulty put full use. We play a game we learn the stages then we adapt to them. A GOOD well designed game is HARD BUT always makes it so that our skills and instincts as humans adapt and learn and also quick thinking. Take the beams in Quick Man's stage in Mega Man 2 for Example you could bring it down to luck and try to clear the beams or you could clear a few beams then flash stopper that bitch. BUT you say Quick Man is weak to the Time stopper. OH He is...but he's weaker to the Crash bomb. In fact in Mega Man 2 and 3 and this just shows the genius of these games Each Robot Master is in fact weak to two weapons. Usually the Metal blade and something else. In Mega Man 3 it's their primary weakness and their own Weapon, each boss will fall in 7 hits of their own weapon in Mega Man 3. Mega Man 7 mocks this by having Freeze man Taunt you if you hit him with his own weapon. It's a testament to how well thought out Mega Man was. In A fan game like Mega Man unlmited success is not determined by learning and adapting, It's pure luck. Rainbow Man's stage is a great example of, no skill, just luck. LUCK does not make for good Level Design. Classics like Mega Man, Castlevania, Mario, Ninja Gaiden, Zelda, these games all have set patterns and obsticles, We LEARN them then over come them then when we memorize them, bend them over whip our E dicks out and make them our bitch. A Good HARD GAME is hard, but nothing you can't over come if you keep at it. \
Yeah so I had a dream the other night Kasumi was real. That is how much DOA I've been playing. The things you do to keep yourself sane.
See last week I was editing video for my revival of an old show I did on You Tube when I hear this load crack/POP the Hinge onmy laptop split it had been wobbly all day and I thought nothing of it UNTIL IT BROKE. Now the computer worked and all but I thought it best to take it to my peeps and have it repaired as I don't have the money for a new Laptop or any computer for that matter right now. My Money is tied up in school and other things.
Thankfully I have this huge ass backlog of PS3 games I gathered up over the Summer. Mostly though I've been unlocked costumes in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate and beating people to a pulp in ranked matches with either Hitomi or Christie. That's what makes having a dream about Kasumi being real so weird. She's not my Main Hitomi and Christie are. On top of that my Facebook friends are getting annoyed that all my posts are, what I'm doing in DOA5U.
I figured I needed a break today though so I've been alternating between Under Defeat HD and Aquapazza. Those who don't import but buy animu games anyway will be in for a treat when the English bersion of Aquapazza drops.
I was also thrilled to find out tonight that the Retron5 is up for preorder. GOOD BYE EMULATION Hello playing the Real thing.
one step closer to not needing a laptop for anything other than video editing.
Ketsui, DOA 5 Ultimate (There will be bitching) The Classic Wipeout XL and the REAL version of Mega Man 8.
Ketsui is Ketsui it's Cave's Best shmup. It's HARD though harder than I remember the Arcade version being. X Mode is even Harder a remixed mode with a different scoring system that changes how the game is played. If you ever played the Psyvariar Series on the PS2 or Dreamcast and Dodonpachi mush those two together to get Ketsui. The best way to a high score is upclose and personal with your enemies. Great music, great sprite work and hard as I was when I woke up this morning.
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: ON DISC DLC? YOU FUCKIN KIDDING ME? YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? YES ALL the Bikinis all the really hot outfits...they are on the disc but you have to have either had them for DOA 5 or you have to buy the outfits again in a $40 DLC pack BUT they are on disc. Now I have these costumes... ON MY 360 so I have to at least buy the bikinis all over again. FUCK YOU TECMO FUCK YOU. Oh and by the way...this game keeps getting an M Raiting... MAKE IT COUNT give us some wardrobe malfunctions next time. Aside from that great social media integration as a preview of Next Gen and the new characters are OK nothing amazing though.
Wipeout XL: I was never good in the Wipeout games I was always all over the track. Wipeout XL I find controls easier than it's prequel AND Sequel. But the real reason I got it? The legendary 90s techno soundtrack. Prodigy, Crystal Method, Future Sound of London Takes me back. I think there's a 2nd soundtrack with some VERY early Daft Punk too.
Rockman 8: Yes the legendary Saturn version FINALLY mine, the Manual is beat up the case it came it was fucked up and I had to put it in a replacement case but it was one of those 1 mm thicker cases you can't find ANYWHERE but everything fit in that jewel case just fine. NOW YES the voice acting isn't too bad in Rockman 8 BUT the Western Voice Actors are a good sound match for the Japense ones. Also in this version Jump Jump Slide slide is a less annoying Jampu Jampu Sah leye do Sah leye do. I prefer the US Opening song and I prefer the Playstation version of Tengu Man's theme. THis version is also maybe 15% harder (Don't ask where I get that figure from) than the Anniversary/Playstation version. I ordered this shortly before my birthday so Mighty No 9 wasn't even known to us... perhaps the cosmos were trying to tell me something with my timing of getting this. I really hope Mighty No 9 plays more like Rockman 7 and 8 than the 8-bit games. I'm kind of tired of 8-bit Mega Man. Also tired of halfassed Fan games with people who think Mega Man level design is "Make it hard as balls"
Guys, tempting as it may be, don't buy vintage import games on Amazon through international sellers. Their Incompetence will lead to MANY headaches.
A Seller I typically deal with who is usually very good made a few mistakes that, Cost them $100, Cost me $100, left amazon Customer service with a mess to clean up and me with 2 games I don't even want to play now until I make sure they are actually paid for.
This seller and I will not use their name I will just state they are a Middle man in Germany
they get what you order, but talking to them it's impossible. They are quite confusing and I have in the last 48 hours spent 4 hours talking to them. What started as "Where's my shit" Turned into "Refund" in between that was a fake tracking number and a correct one that showed no activity. You know what the problem was? I was notified of shipment LONG BEFORE they actually shipped it out so because of that it was assumed lost, until the package mysteriously shows up today. Becuase I got a refund, after they bullshitted me and had ME talk to Amazon Customer service becuase of how they were wording e-mails. I have to Refund their refund.
Not the first time this has happend, in this case YES the items did show up the last time with another direct seller based in Japan my shit never came at all, in fact they weren't even sure if they shipped it.
UGH Maybe I should try Ebay?
Aquapazza and Gundam Extreme VS are not worth 5 hours of my life and being physically ill the next day because of all the needless frustration I was put through because the seller can barely fuckin speak English.
Quick blog just to rattle something off in my head.
This is Mega Drive Classic Rolling Thunder 2
Take Rolling Thunder 2 and add this guy
TELL ME TELL ME Rolling Thunder with Archer wouldn't be the greatest thing in the history of ever? TELL ME, and of course we have to name the game... DAAAAAAAAAAAANGEEEEEEEEER ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE
2. Boondock Saints
Yes the McManus Brothers are ripe for a game, make Hitman Co-op, get the cast of the movies to do voices (if they can pry Norman Reedus away Walking dead) Just imigine this scene in Gaming form
Have things from the first two movies as Flashbacks, add in new stuff taking place after the second movie. Effectively make the game the 3rd movie. It's like Kane and Lynch...without the suck.
and the Witty drunk Irish McManus banter.
3. A GOOD GAME BASED OFF THE ALIEN FRANCHISE
Just turn the first movie into a Game. It's simple. It's Slender, In space, with a Xenomorph. and chestbusters are the game over screen. Pretty simple Pretty awesome does Ridley Scott's Original movie justice.
They can't possibly fuck that up the way they fucked up, Alien VS Predator (Movie) Alien 3, Alien Resurrection, Colonial Marines, That Konami Arcade game (XENOMORPHS ARE NOT PINK!!!!) Yeah so basically everything in the Alien Franchise AFTER Aliens.
But come on Slender in space, pretty hard to fuck that up. RIIIIIIIIIIIGHT?