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10:14 PM on 05.17.2008

An introduction for jertoid

Well I only have a few posts up, and I've had my account for about a week, but I lack a fitting intro for myself.

Anyways, I own a Playstation, Playstation 2, Xbox(at one time), N64, Dreamcast, snes, Gameboy Color(woo!), Gamecube, and due to the fact that I am unemployed, I have not accumulated enough bank to purchase a 360/PS3, which I ever so dearly long for. I also have a little buddy on these forums that is an epic FAIL. His name is Ultimate Carnage. Hes a good guy, just tries to hard. And you can blame me for him being here because he made his account for Destructoid while at my house, because I had one. But I digress....

I have accumulated many games over the years, including many classics, and many failures, in which I would rather cut my own eyes out than play. Video-games are a big part of my life, along with drums and guitar. I listen to mainly Nu-metal, which does not include Limp Bizkit. I hate him. I wince at the fact that 95% of movie/licensed games suck massively. A few of my favorite video-game series include:

Metal gear Solid
Silent Hill
Resident Evil
Ratchet & Clank

I despise sports games due to the fact that, to me, they are THE EXACT SAME THING EVERY YEAR. With better graphics. But, whatever pleases the masses I suppose.

Well thats about it. Not that special. Just a dude. Except for the fact that I have really long hair and am only 5'2". And heres some funny stuff to help lighten your day. Maybe cheer you up because you can't beat that boss:

I'm sure you've seen those, but w/e.

Keep your chin up,

jertoid   read

5:24 PM on 05.17.2008

Crash bandicoot? Where art thou?

Ah, Crash. You filled my heart with joy. My toddler years are filled with me playing as Mr. Bandicoot through many levels of fun. Even a penguin level. PENGUINS! I haven't really kept up-to-date with my friend lately, but is there any possibility of him coming back in a good game? Not some little PSP adventure that leaves you unsatisfied? I sure hope so. But Naughty Dog is probably really busy. So i guess im in charge of the next Crash game. But if I made it, it would involve much more blood, and eyes exploding, and scary music when your walking through a pitch-black alley when you only have a little flash light. And then the Tiki mask pops out and goes: "OOGAAOGGGAA!!" But that wouldn't be the Crash we love, so, Naughty Dog, help us.

Does anybody know if Crash Bandicoot can be revived?


7:21 PM on 05.16.2008

A tame look at the first 4 "Silent Hill" games

Silent Hill. My favorite gaming series of all time. The first time I got attacked by an air screamer in Silent Hill 1 when I was 6, I was hooked. Why? I really don't know. Maybe if I break down the series, it will help me understand my obsession, and help inform new comers. Let's begin.

Silent Hill (Playstation)

You play as the sensitive Harry, and Harry has a problem. He has lost his daughter. After waking up from a car crash that involved him and his little girl, Cheryl, he finds that well, shes gone. And the town that he was planning on staying in is covered in deep fog. Now I want to keep it brief, so ill cover the main things that make this game so amazing. First, the riddles and puzzles. The first installment of the Silent Hill series is more emphasized on figuring things out instead of combat. But don't get me wrong, there are plenty of creatures to keep you entertained. You have many weapons to keep these creatures off of you; a lead pipe, a pistol, a sawed off shotgun, and a few more. You have to have the volume turned up while playing SH1 also, due to the fact that you have a flashlight in many extremely dark settings, but the light can only reach a few feet. Your radio, that emits a ring when enemies are near, is the way that you know something is coming. The alternate endings in Silent Hill are also extremely entertaining. if you beat the game twice, on your third time through the game in the end, UFOs will shoot Harry and take his body. Due to the fact that this was well received by the gamers, Konami put the ending into 2 & 3.


Silent Hill II (Playstation 2, Xbox, PC)

We now play as James. (I want you to keep in mind that this game is not a sequel.) Now James has been attracted to the interesting city of Silent Hill by a letter from his late wife telling him she is waiting for him in a "special place." Anyways, throughout the game, you will encounter different awesomely disturbing creatures, and you will begin to notice that the second Silent hill game is more combat oriented. You will still be in the same foggy setting in alot of the story, but Konami put in little things that will make you notice that Silent Hill 2 is not that much like the first. All in all, depending on your actions throughout the game, there are 6 different endings. including the famous UFO. This game is like the first, just with updated enemies and weapons, and more awesome puzzles that make you think. Hard.


Silent Hill III (Playstation dose, PC)

Now we play as a girl named Heather. This game is a direct sequel to the first, taking place 17 years after those events. Heather has a weird experience at a shopping mall, and is drawn to Silent Hill. Eventually, she finds out she is a big part of some plans for the towns cult. but I don't want to spoil anything. Heather's past is a mystery, but eventually you find out that she is the matured version of Harry's daughter, Cheryl. (haha spoiler.) There are more bosses in Silent Hill 3 then old players are used to. But I like it. Its still the same amazing survival horror fun that you love about Silent Hill. To show you how epically awesome this game is, Ill tell you first timers a secret. Heather vomits up a god. And then a girl named Claudia swallows it, births it, and then Heather fights it.



Silent Hill IV: The Room (Playstation two; duh)

Ah. Silent Hill 4. Konami decides to branch away from the common Silent Hill style, and I applaud that. You have the pleasure of controlling a man named Henry. Now instead of taking place in the freaky-ass city of Silent Hill, this game takes place in his apartment. And Henry is trying to get out of his apartment. But he cant. And weird things start popping up on his wall. To reach other levels, portals form in the wall. In the first part of the game, its first-person, but you will get to play third person, don't worry.
The main problem that Henry runs into is an immortal serial killer who must kill 21 people. And Henry is his intended 21st kill. So, he teams up with the killers 20th kill, and they try to stop the guy. And so the story progresses. If you are used to the Silent Hill series, dont pick this game up expecting the same deal, Its A LOT different than the first installments, and doesn't include the funny UFO ending. :(

But don't get me wrong, this is a great game. (What a surprise.)


So if you have some stuff you want me to include, or have any questions, just drop me a line.

(I know I need to add Silent Hill: Origins.)   read

5:54 PM on 05.12.2008

Spider-Man for the Playstation

And when I say Playstation, I mean Playstation. Not PS2. Whatever happened to good ol' games like Spider-man for the PS1? I know you remember it. Sure, it wasn't free-roam, but it had nice satisfying game play, and great boss battles; Scorpion, Venom, Doc Ock, Carnage, Carnage/Doc Ock mix, well its aweseome. The graphics weren't the greatest, but what do you expect? I have never heard any bad feedback when it comes to this game. It was fantastic. Its definatly in my top 5. (Next to Silent Hill.) But thats a different blog. We need to bring this game back one way or another. Let the youth of today experience a one-of-a-kind classic.

Getting rid of enemies was satisfying every time.

Web em up.

Punch 'em out.

Throw a file cabinet maybe?

And who can forget this sequence?

If you havent experienced the awesomeness of this game, please, I urge you from the bottom of my urging place, go find it and play it.   read

8:01 PM on 05.11.2008

Bioshock Movie

Well, it's official. A Bioshock movie. I mean, it can't be that bad right? Director of Pirates of the Caribbean and The Ring. And the man writing the screenplay is from Gladiator. (Good movie.) Lets just hope they don't screw up a fantastic game. like DOOM. Oh, man. That was terrible.


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