Here we are two weeks away from being done with the semester and then finals. Time has gone by so fast, it felt like it was October yesterday. I can’t believe it smells like Christmas outside and people are starting to put lights up. I hope I don’t have to help this year with lights for my dad, I’ll try to act really busy over Thanksgiving break. In the mean time before I get to all the yummy food and shopping later this week I’ve been giving my PS4 a whole lot of quality time. I played a whole lot of Killzone online and I have to say I like it a lot. It is not as great as 2’s but I believe it is a step up from 3. It plays a lot more like COD but less bullshit and not as fast, the controls are the same and it even has a slide. I like how all the guns are unlocked right when you start and you only have to work for attachments. The game modes are fun but I wish they still had assassination but they do have player made modes and game types so community could make some great modes. I like most of the maps I’ve played and camping hasn’t been an issue either. I just wish that some people weren’t so bad at the online since Killzone is a team shooter and not one person can carry. I can’t wait to see how this game will be in a couple of months and hopefully the free DLC will be out by then. I give Killzone Shadowfall a 3/5 since the single player let me down especially in the last 3rd and the online is really solid but nothing revolutionary.
Well I missed yesterday’s post and I almost missed today’s but its alright I’m here now. I was destroyed last night since it was my best friend’s 21st birthday. Apparently I was beyond done and I don’t remember some of the night and I ate everything. Tonight was a lot more chill I just played video games and watched TV with my friends. I beat Killzone yesterday and I have to say the last third of the game is garbage. I only played one match one online so I need more time in order to do a full review but the single player is a 3/5. I also started Knack today which got really bad scores but I do like it so far. I’m on the second chapter so I haven’t seen enough of it to really get any impressions. I can say that I love the look of it and the fact that I’m playing a 3D platformer that isnt Mario is refreshing. I hope I don’t think the game is a 2/5 or a 1/5 when I’m done with it.
I was so pissed today when I realized I couldn’t play my PS4 online since the NAT type was shitty on wifi. I called my ISP and they didn’t do shit for me but thankfully I had an ethernet switch and somehow my PS4 works online. I finally got to fully experience my PS4 in all its glory and I love it. Ghosts online plays really well with no lag and I’m getting into the game now. My love of Ghosts will be over once I get my Killzone in the mail, that online is going to be perfect. I also tested out remote play with Ghosts online and I was about to play an online match of Ghosts on my vita in the living room. I am so impressed with this remote play technology, this is revolutionary. At this point I’m just waiting for my other games to come in and waiting for the PSN store update for some fun demos. My life is pretty good right now, 3 more weeks of classes.
Once again we have arrived at the weekend surviving all the work school can throw at you. I might have done great on my French midterm or I could of failed honestly who knows we will see later. I did however get an A on my history of advertising exam. I won’t have to worry about tests until end of November, thank god. I’m too ready for this semester to be over, I just want to chill and play video games lol. I’m too hype for my PS4! I saw all the previews for Killzone Shadow Fall I know that game will be the first next gen experience. Its the best game at launch this year like it is beautiful and looks so smooth. It’ll also be nice just to play a new video game and be able to talk about in it detail. I will also get COD Ghosts and Battlefield 4 lol I know I have too many shooters but honestly there isn’t much at besides Knack. 21 more days.
I feel like I’m being too efficient with my hobby of watching anime where I can complete a show in 2 days, that is exactly what happened with Hellsing Ultimate. I started it yesterday and now I am done like really I should do more with my day but its just so easy to sit there and absorb these shows. I love Hellsing Ultimate its one of those few anime that deal with a religious factor and it did it in a really bad ass way. I also thought for a long time that vampires were lame and pop culture really just ruined them for me but man I really wished I watched this earlier because vampires are one of the coolest things man has ever thought of. I also feel like I should of thought of nazi vampires at least once in my life like holy shit that market is so untapped to me that was an original idea which is really rare. I loved every moment of it and the visuals are stunning and gruesome which really compliment the plot and gets its point across, overall I would give Hellsing Ultimate a 9/10.
Its been a while since I really talked about video games since the summer is usually a video game drought and a time to catch up from games earlier in the year but for me the summer is the time to figure what games I’m buying later in the year. I realized that later in the year for these games I want actually starts in August which is REALLY early for my wallet. I’m glad that sony proves to be the best gaming console company with all of these PS3 exclusives coming out at the very end of the PS3’s life cycle but honestly I wish I had more money so I could buy all these games day one. I already have a list of 7 games I want for this generation of consoles and handhelds and then PlayStation has to announce a new Ratchet and Clank game for PS3 today! I was not ready for that and I am pretty excited for it since its not going to be like the last couple of Ratchet games its going back to the original style of game play in all of the the good Ratchet games. Its going to come out on PSN later this year and the best part is the price, its going to be 30 dollars! That is such a good price for a full fledged Ratchet and Clank game. With that coming out my list is now 8 games and the first one of those 8 games to come out is Tales of Xila August 6th. I really want to buy this game since I love JRPGs and the Tales series is impressive and this one looks like it has the best combat out of all of them and it has a mature story! After that I REALLY WANT to buy DRAGON’S CROWN!!!! Its an action RPG sidescroller with 6 different classes and deep RPG mechanics. The art style is beautiful and it has up to 4 player co-op, I’m not sure if I want to get it for PS3 of vita though since the Vita one will be 20 dollars cheaper so we will see. September is going to have a bulk of the games I want GTAV, Killzone on Vita and I think Tearaway comes out that month if not it will be October. Killzone is going to be my first time playing a dual analog FPS on a portable system and it looks very promising unlike Resistance and CoD on Vita. I know for a fact GTAV will be amazing an easy 9/10 or higher and Tearaway is made by Media Molecule so I am not worried. October will bring me Beyond 2 Souls which will be another for sure amazing game since I love Heavy Rain and then I get to dust off my 3DS and get myself Pokemon X&Y. I will love Pokemon till the day I die and generation 6 of Pokemon has superb Pokemon design so far, I really like the new sword Pokemon they just showed and the typing of Ghost/Steel is a brand new dual typing! So yea I have 8 games I want by the end of the year and the worst part is that doesn’t include my PS4 I’m going to buy with my copy of Killzone: Shadow Fall. During the holiday season I will try to get myself WatchDogs and maybe Knack depending on the reviews. PlayStation you are going to make me poor….BTW here is a short story on the birth of the PS4! EDIT! Well shit I guess you have to right click on the bottom image and open it into a new tab in order to read the story!
Another day of just watching E3 game footage, I love E3 week. I have pretty much seen everything I care about and I just want my PS4 now. There are a couple of great PS3 games coming but damn I can’t wait to game on that beautiful machine. I started to think about the games I wanted to get at launch for it and I have to get Killzone: Shadow Fall because I absolutely LOVE Killzone. The game looks really different from than other entries in the series like a mission is a huge map and you can complete the mission objectives in whatever order you want so your mission can play out differently based on the choices you make. All the guns have a secondary fire which really changes up the game play and overall it just looks beautiful and I love the locations. The other game I will want is Knack but I don’t know if I will get at launch but Christmas for sure. I might get Watch Dogs for Christmas as well and I think that will be it. I would buy Drive Club but it comes free with PlayStation Plus! Its a full game download and comes with all the features the games has but its going to have something like less cars because its free but hey I don’t mind its free and it looks gorgeous! I am also excited for all the Vita games that are coming out I saw a total of 37 vita games at E3 and I will pick up 5-10 of them by the end of the year so whoever says Vita has no games is just wrong. Anyways its bed time I ate a lot of pretzels…
Today at 6pm eastern time Sony is having a press conference in NYC about a lot of rumors and a lot of marketing and hype from Sony has everyone pretty sure that the PS4 will be announced there. I am 100% sure it will be because it makes no sense for all this hype to exist then. Since PS4 will be shown today I wanted to talk about what I think will happen.
I do want to say before they show off the PS4 Sony will announce a price cut for the Vita and make it $200 in the US, maybe a Europe announcement but I don’t care haha. They will show the PS4 behind glass and they will also have the controller next to it behind glass. Sony will talk about the improvements to the controller and talk about what it can do especially the motion controls, the share button and the touch pad on it. Sony will show a tech demo for the PS4 and maybe it will be a tech demo for Killzone 4 or something from Square Enix (FF7 remake?). They will bring up the brand new revamped PSN and introduce Gaikai and how that will work with the PS4. Gaikai is a streaming service so I believe it will stream PS3 games to your PS4 since PS4 will not have the ability to read PS3 disc. They will introduce PlayStation World which will be PlayStation Plus 2.0 and talk about all the brand new features it will have with PS4 and it will most likely give you the ability to stream any PS3 to ever exist to your PS4 if you buy the service. I still say that online gaming will be free to play still since that would be crazy to follow in Live’s footsteps since its such a huge staple for PlayStation to have free online. The PS4 will come with an eye toy which will work with the PS4’s built in Move controller. They will say the PS4 comes out in November and I also say that will not say a price and hopefully they will only have one model of the console since I hate multiple SKUs. I also predict something crazy will happen that I have no said yet and I can confirm this already that this will forever change my life and I will cry tears of joy.
My body is ready.