Just your average 22 year old beer drinking, book reading, music loving gamer. When i am not conquering worlds of a virtual nature through means of absurdly colorful weapons or a little bit of the old ultra violence i am either cuddling up with a good book or indulging in the occasional Netflix/Anime/Youtube binge. My taste in games is kind of all over the place ,but I mainly prefer Platformers, Beat em Ups, Turn Based Strategy, Stealth games and Character Action. I do however dabble from time to time in shooters, RPGs, and puzzle games.
Favorite Games of All Time:
Devil May Cry 3
Double Dragon Neon
Mega Man X
Fire Emblem: Awakening
The Last of Us
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Resident Evil: Revelations
Shin Megami Tensei: Soul Hackers
Stick it to the Man
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
Killer is Dead
So the dreaded Robocop remake is upon us and I know what you are thinking. you are thinking "Dear god is there anything available to see instead of this shabby reboot or just something to help wash it's taste out of my mouth after I go to see how bad it is?" Well intrepid Dtoiders through my recent escapades in cyberspace I have found such a valuable piece of media. It's name is Our Robocop Remake and it is one of the greatest fan film projects that has ever graced our fine existence.
Our Robocop Remake is a crowd sourced fan film project created by over 50 filmmakers (both professional and amateur) that is a scene for scene parody retelling of the original 1987 classic film. In this film you will see all of the scenes of Robocop re-enacted through puppets, babies, 2D animation, crappy 3D animation, interpretive dance and so much more.
(If you watch the official movie however you will only find sadness and disappointment)
So if you need something to fill that robotic void in your life, something to make you forget that terrible remake movie, or just want to watch something hilarious then this film is for you. Till next time Dtoid.
So I was browsing the Dtoid blogs this morning when I came upon a blog by one Opium Herz who is giving free games from the likes of humble bundle and such. This wonderful act of generosity reminded me that I too have games from the humble bundle that I either already have or will probably never get around to playing. So continuing this wonder of giving I am going to give away free STEAM KEYS for the following games.
Trine 2:Complete Story, Eets Munchies, Brutal Legend, Rocket Birds:Hardboiled Chicken, A Virus Named Tom, Limbo, and Bastion.
The conditions to win a game are simple.
1. Leave something in the comments below that you feel is worthy of a prize (funny comment, video, picture, human souls, legally binding servitude contracts, etc.)
2. Make sure to include the game that you wish to receive.
3. Only ONE GAME will be given per person.
4. I will be checking in throughout the week and games are limited so be sure to act fast.
5. Winners will be sent their steam keys via Private Message.
6. Red titles mean they have already been given
Good luck to you all and have a Kratosriffic day.
EDIT: I think my editing of the blog earlier put it back into hidden for some reason sorry about that.
So I am writing this post as I found myself doing something yesterday that I thought I would never do again. I played a FF XIII game, more specifically the FF XIII Lightning Returns demo that dropped on PSN. Now I surprised myself by doing this as the original FF XIII was one of the worst RPGs that I had ever had the displeasure of playing. This in result had me skipping over FF XIII-2 when that came out shortly after the original. So as you can guess my opinion of the FF XIII series is not a favorable one. Yet with this newest entry I have found a few things that have piqued my interest.
(I swear I will never understand why people are so infatuated with this character)
The new battle system was where I started to began to take a passing interest this new title. When I happened upon a combat video for Lightning Returns I was surprised with how the combat was presented. It seemed less like standard RPG combat and more like an action game. The new dress system also caught my attention not because I like to play dress up but since there is a fair amount of in game cutscenes you can wear funny outfits that counter the tone of serious moments. The outfits also act like different character classes or “Jobs” as final fantasy calls them. So with the arrival of the demo I decided to throw my dislike of the FF XIII series aside and give it a shot.
(Truer words have never Been Spoken Al Pacino)
So in typical Square Enix fashion the game starts with a beautiful CG cutscene that the franchise has become known for that does very minimal to give a set up of the game (to most likely avoid spoilers of course). Despite not following the series I did go back and do some research to know what was going on, but for those who may be new to the series don’t expect too much explanation from the demo. To sum up the plot quickly the world has been invaded by a corrupting force called chaos and it is slowly destroying the world. The previous protagonist of the FF XIII franchise Lightning has returned after the events of XIII-2 when comes to her and tells her of the upcoming end of the world and turns her into the Savior, a powerful warrior in charge of saving as many souls as she can before the end of the world.
So the demo begins when lightning crashes a huge party being thrown in celebration of the end of the world to find another of the games previous characters Snow. For some reason Snow does not want to be “saved” by Lighting and after a short conflict you are then tasked with chasing him down. It is here where the combat tutorial begins. Now while the combat system looks incredibly fast and fluid in promotional videos don’t expect to be performing crazy combos out the gate. The battle system can seem confusing at first since it is a bit of a departure from the other two previous entries with Lightning going solo without any party members. This is made up for with the new system that allows Lightning to alternate between three different costumes with different abilities and stats applied to each. Some of these outfits are more magic based while other focus on being combat oriented.
(To be fair if Lightning crashed your party you would probably be a little pissed too)
All of the actions in battle like hitting and enemy and using magic take away from the action gauge. When you use the gauge you can then switch to another costume that has a full gauge and use that while the other costume’s gauge recharges. So you will want to pick three different outfits that all have different abilities to deal with different situations, but also can complement each others attacks and skills to do some serious damage. So I cleared out the first three enemies and continued on my way.
While from what I have seen the main world of Lightning returns seems to be a decent size with some exploration, the demo is sadly very linear and reminded me of those early hours of FF XIII that were literally point A to point B. Also if you do not like the character Hope then I have bad news for you as he will constantly be chatting away at Lighting through the whole demo (at least he doesn’t sound as whiny as the first XIII game). So after you run down some hallways and fight some more monsters you encounter a boss fight.
(Ladies and Gentlemen behold this dramatic reenactment of playing Final Fantasy 13)
The fight was sadly disappointing as the boss was more or less like the other enemies I had been fighting on the way to him, just with more power and HP. This brings up my main problem with the combat because while you can be moving around and doing multiple combos the enemies kind of just sit there and take the hits, occasionally remembering to try and hit you. Then shortly after the fight Lightning finds a locked door that Snow is behind, but she cannot get through and has to leave him for now, thus ending the demo.
Overall I have to say that the demo was pretty average overall. The combat system was kind of fun to mess around with, but everything else was kind of dull and only reminded me why I did not follow the FF XIII games. Overall it did not wow me or get me too interested in the game, but it might be something I look into for a rental if I have nothing better to do for a week.
So what do you think of this demo Dtoid? Did it impress you and get you excited for the game or did it do the opposite and make you less interested in it. Let me know your thoughts in the comments and till next time you stay classy Dtoid.
Hello Dtoid and the greater internet collective, it is I a newly registered member. Thus i believe that you might know what this will lead to. Indeed this a hello Dtoid/Who in the world is this random person on the internet blog! Yes through this beautiful yet treacherous land of words and phrases i shall reveal unto you some mysterious truths of the individual who is behind the tiny picture logo as well as what i will be dong with the almighty power of having a community blog! In a slightly more serious note however here are a few bits of info about the individual who bears the title of "Psyforce."
I am a 22 year old recent college graduate from the great state of Texas [you may begin to insert cowboy/ cattle/ ye haw jokes now ; ) ]. I will sadly have to disappoint those who wish to hear of any potential stories of ranches or country music as I have grown up in the suburbs and main cities instead of the country. As for what drew me into the wonders of videogames i am a single child that mainly interacted with only my parents as many of my childhood friends either lived relatively far away or moved as I was growing up and i didn't really know any of the kids that lived in my neighborhood. Thus i was primarily in charge of entertaining myself at home and with myself never being a huge fan of television and only watching the occasional movie I soon gravitated towards video games for my jollies. Like most Kids in the 1990s I grew up with the NES, SNES, N64, and early Gameboys for my consoles of choice. Then in my teenage years I moved onto the console juggernaut that was the PlayStation 2 and its vast library of goodness. More recently I have been playing the PS3 and the Nintendo 3DS as well as some small indie PC titles. So Nintendo and Sony have been my primary stomping grounds although i did own a 360 for a few years.
So now that you know how i got into gaming and know a few tidbits about who I am I think I will wrap up this blog by stating why i joined and what i plan to do with my new found blogging powers. I deiced to create a Destructoid account after visiting the site for a while because the community was very lively, fun, and had a good sense of humor compared to some of the other gaming sites that i visit from time to time. As for the community blog i plan to do the occasional review/ preview of whatever i am interested in from time to time as well as a discuss a few thoughts that i have on gaming in general as well as some of the recent industry trends.
So in closing i look forward to becoming an active member of the community and provide content that will either make you laugh, smile, rage, or just leave you in a state of going "WTF did i just read?" I don't game as much as i used too as of late but i have my PSN ID on my ID page and i will look up my 3DS code and place it there as well so if you are ever in need of a comrade in virtual mayhem i will do what is within my power to lend my years worth of alien shooting, demon slaying, and street brawling knowledge to your aid. So until next time i will leave you with this video of Japanese people dressing up in cuddly outfits and dancing so you can get your daily dose of Kawaii. Until next time you stay classy Dtoid :P