Monday, January 5, 2009

Chrono Trigger, an old gem with a big heart!

Over Christmas break i played a few new games, but none of them compare to Chrono Trigger. Chrono Trigger is a game featuring a boy named chrono who is living in the momentous year 1000. it is the first millenia and in order to celebrate a fair is thrown, chrono friend Lucca is a child prodigy who can make anything mechanical come to life. She is the best mechanic in history. So when she creates a teleporter to be shown at the fair naturally her best friend chrono shows up. How ever things go haywaire when a girl named merryl disappears in the teleporter. a rift in time is created and chrono must jump through and use these new time warps called "gates" to save all humanity.

The game play is as smooth as butter, tight controls and a classic rpg make this 1980's NES classic come to life and give you the feeling you are right in the middle of the action. gamespot gives it an 8.5 saying " This perennial time-travel adventure is worth falling in love with all over again." if it were me grading the game i would give it a 9.5, every once in a while the battles get repetitive but over all this classic NES game was once a good game, and is now even better for newer generations to enjoy.

for more info visit

Friday, December 19, 2008

the holiday story: santa vs the zombie army!

it was christmas eve and Santa was at his work shop getting ready to take off in his sleigh when he ordered an elf to get his sack out of the tool shed. The elf walked outside only to find a person lying on the ground moaning. The elf did what was natural and went to help the person, " sir are you all right", he squeaked. The man jumped up and bit a chunk of flesh from the elf . the elf yelped and ran back into the factory. "Frost zombies,.....They are attacking, RUUUUUUN." Santa immediately reached into his slay and pulled out an AK 47, but he was too late the elf had already transformed and bit several other helpers. the helpers did all they could but soon the workshop would inevitably be a workshop of hell. Santa whipped out his cell to call for backup, he called the one person who could get there fast enough, "sonic get over here and bring back up" Santa demanded. "Sure thing, speeds my game." seconds later sonic, shadow, knuckles and tails dashed onto the snow covered streets of New York City. Santa dashed out of the shop into his panic room and loaded himself up with weapons. he threw on his ammo and grenade belts and cocked his shot gun. "time to kick some holly jolly butt" Santa yelled while kicking his door down. sonic and the crew ran to London to get Allard and Lara croft, to Tokyo to get neku, to a secret military base to get snake, to hyrule to get link, to mushroom kingdom to get Mario, peach and Luigi, to Italy to get the hit man reborn, and to many other lands to gather up an army of video game/ cartoon characters. Santa held of the zombies as long as he could. "ARGHHH!" he yelled as he threw his last grenade. he collapsed on the ground covered in blood and completely out of artillery. He had only one thing left to defend himself, his bare fists. as the zombie elves started to move in towards him, he finally realized how vast the army was, there were thousands of them. He pulled himself up and took a last stand as he used the kung-fu techniques he learned from the Easter bunny to fend off the zombie elves. as the army of gaming idols approached Alaska, they were all thinking the same thing, "just a little more time Santa, were almost there." Santa was running out of steam, he was just about to give up when he saw something fall from the sky, several other flaming objects followed. When the falling objects hit the earth Santa saw smoke rise from an area that was now covered in metal and zombie guts. from the wreckage five smoky figures emerged. Master chief emerged as the first figure plowing through the zombies with his battle rifle. he was followed by an enraged gears of war character, marcus fenix. following marcus was the arbiter slashing through zombie skulls with his beam sword. the two other characters emerged in mid attack, slashing there swords around like mad men. they were the devil may cry character Dante and Nero. "Woooo hooo, lets get this party STARTED!" Dante taunted. "Stop running your mouth and fight already." nero barked. "AHHH! CAN IT WIMP" Dante yelled. they fought there way through the crowd to Santa just in time to save his sorry butt. " Theres no way we can take all of these zombies!" master chief yelled. just then off in the distance spartan drop ships approached the stranded Santa and his friends. The ships brought back up, leading the incoming army was sonic. The army of gaming characters jumped out of the drop ships. The battle had begun. all of the characters grouped up into pairs of two. The warriors that fought that day made a valiant effort. How ever not all could end well. pikachu and bugs bunny were a team that fought long and hard, but there efforts were futile. Pikachu jumped up and tryed to fend of the 50 or so zombies that were surrounding them. "CHUUUU" he screeched as he used almost all of his power to knock out about half of the zombies that were trying to eat his brains. he fell to the ground after using the last of his energy but the zombies he shocked were only paralyzed. bugs bunny ought him and started throwing carrots made out of razor blades at the zombies but the zombies just kept getting back up. the zombies closed in on pikachu and bugs bunny and the pair could not defend themselves. the zombies ate them alive. another pair that fought to kill, but were not strong enough were princess peach and the arbeter. princess peached beat the crap out of a lot of zombies with her umbrella. eventually her umbrella broke though and she was hopeles. arbeter tryed to save her but he had no one to watch his back and a zombie snuck up on him from behind and ate him and peach. meanwhile snake was setting up an emergeny infirmary tent. santa was brought in for immediate treatment of his wounds. He needed to deliver presents but the take off strip for his sleigh was covered with zombies. he called alucard and said "allucard my dear friend, we need you to use your mighty vampire strength to team up with nero and dante to clear the run strip, one it is cleared, gather up all the game character and move them into the bomb shelter, im going to drop a sleigh nuke."
allucard accepted his orders and met up with dante and nero on the run strip. dnte pulled out his pistols and shot 2 bullets, the 2 bullets ripped through the skulls of 50 zombies each. compared to the estimated 20,000 that were atacking them this was a miniscule amount. allucard in a blood lust turned into his dracla from and started literally ripping apart hundreds of zombies at once. nero started up his sword, the red queen ripped through hundreds of zombies and set fire to many others. After about twenty minuites the run strip was cleared of the twenty thousand zombies and santa stated up the sleigh. allucard then shouted to all the suriviors, " INTO THE BOMB SHELTERS BEFORE IM TEMPTED TO DRINK YOUR BLOOD TO!" the army of game charachter bloodied and bruised ran into the shelter and locked it shut. the only people left outside of the shelter were alucard and snake. " The only chance of survival we have is if we go into the bomb shelter" snake said. "but there is only one space left" alucard pointed out. snake just looked up into the sky and sighed, "the sky is beautiful up here at the north pole, it warms my war hardened heart." allucard looked at snake. "go inside the shelter, this old man doesent have much longer to live anyway, ill see you in the next life." allucard retreated into the shelter and, but he turned around one last time and simply exclaimed "thanks old friend."

snake stood on the ground as the remaining zombies surrounded him. he saw santa up in the sky. santa yelled down to the zombies "merry christmas, now go to hell!" The ground shook under snakes foot as the gray missle fell to the earth, a flash ripped through the sky and a boom echoed out in the night. snake stood still with his gray eyes twinkling as a single tear rolled down his cheek. right then he was engullfed in the explosion. thanks to the video game army, santa delivered presents to boys and girls all around the world

Top 8 games of 08 based on my opinion!

I have experienced an array of great games this year, and here they are in order of 8-1. All of these games are of MY opinion, not gamespots. how ever i will include a gamespot rating for each game.

8. Spore and mario kart make an 8th place tie, Both are fun, but have just the right difficulty
Gamespot gave spore an 8.o and mario kart an 8.5

7. The long awaited WoW expanison Wrath of The Lich King
gamespot gave it a 9.0

6. Super Smash Bros Brawl, who doesent want to play a game where you can punch peach?
gamespot gave it a 9.5

5. Okami, the wii controls were a bit whack but you know, it is invetive and unique
gamespot gave it a 9.0

4. the world ends with you, wow, i must say, this is one of the most uniqe games ever.
gamespot gave it a 9.0

3. fable 2
gamespot gave it an 8.5, quite a spectacular game

2. FF vii crisis core , it is one of the most amazing games of all time.
gamespot gave it a 9.0

1. Metal gear solid 4, we will miss you snake, you remain in my heart for ever...
gamespot gave it a 10.0, one of the 2 games to receive it this year.

I honor the end of MGS with the #1 spot and the link to koonami's website.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Recently kingdom hearts chain of memories was brought to the ps2. All i can say is, Why didn't square enix package it with the kingdom hearts 2 final mix+ game. Players in japan were treated to a remade version of kingdom hearts 2, north Americans get a remake of the crappy chain of memories card system on the ps2! OH JOY -_-.....

Now i am going to insult square for the first time in my life. What kind of people are you, do you have no respect for your fans you ignorant bantha's! Did you not see all the fans that would be pissed because you favor you Japanese gamers more than Americans. For the first time in my life i and gamespot are disappointed with a square enix game. Gamespot said the game was "solid fan service, but recycled content and disjointed exploration limit its appeal." All i have to say is, square enix, stop being a bunch of idiots and release KH2 final mix+

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

new halo, PREQUEL?!

For years gamers have been trying to bridge the gap between bungie games , Marathon and Halo. Marathon was a computer game played online with other player. It was one of the first of its kind. Bungie does not deny or confirm this rumor. How ever the similarities between the two game intrigues me to this very day so cant help but wonder, Will this new halo prequel called halo3:ODST do anything to prove or disprove this myth or reality. I hope that halo is not part of marathon because halo is one of the more inspiring parts of my life. I have been playing it since the dawn of the game.

So also another halo title is about to hit shelves this February with Halo Wars. The firs ever halo RTS and also one of the first RTS games for the xbox360. Halo wars will have you using your headset to give commands and use new mechanics to enhance the over all realism of the game. It is a pretty big leap for halo. Especially since it is being designed by the genius creators of Age of empires. just like the other new halo title, it is a prequel where gamespot says "Controlling your troops is straightforward using the Xbox 360 controller, with face buttons used to select and issue commands, cancel orders, or deploy special attacks. Each unit has a more powerful secondary attack that can be used and reused after a recharge period. The warthog can ram enemy troops, UNSC soldiers can throw grenades, and scorpions can unleash some heavy cannon fire, which decimates structures, vehicles, or hunters within a small area." all i have to say is hurry up and get here February, we want more halo!

Monday, December 15, 2008

The world ends with you......

Wow, one of the greatest game i have ever seen popped in this week, even more shocking, ITS A HANDHELD!, i guess big things come in little packages. The game is called the world ends with you for the Nintendo DS. as expected game spot exclaims "The World Ends With You is a compelling and immaculately presented RPG from start to finish, and is a great way for Square Enix to kick off a new franchise." A big fat 9.0 was slapped on the game and that earned it the editors choice awards. once again square enix made my life a happy one. quotting gameinformer "never has a company been so tied in with a specific genre." Square has been making the best rpg games scince the NES era with their home hitting franchise final fantasy, which just happens to have some of my favorite games of all time included in it.

Now lets get down to the gameplay elements, not only is the story line highly unique, it offer up charachtes that we can all easily relate to, its amazing what kind of experience games can offer. The tight controls make the game at just the right difficulty. The added fact you can switch difficulty modes in the middle of the game make battles that are just to hard to complete, managable if you need a bit of a boost. Also the attack system with the touch screen is fairly simple how ever it makes stringing combo together just the rigt difficulty. Plus the pin system (pins are the main mode of attack in the game, each pin is unique) basically alows you to carry a certain number of pins around in battle that you use to attack with, how ever each pin has a reboot time so once you use it you cant use it again for a few seconds depending on the pins reboot time. aside from battle, moving is simple just touch where you want to go on the touch screen. Once you pick it up you cant put it down, One thing is for sure, The World Ends With You is a compelling adventure that all NDS owners should pick up now.

So go pick it up, what're you waiting for, :) check it out!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sony slashes 16,000 jobs out of the company

Sony has officially confirmed that 8000 full time jobs and 8000 part time jobs in an effort to save 1 billion dollars. Along with the job cut sony is cutting back investments in non core departments. This is all due as a result of the xbox 360 out selling the ps3. In my opinion the xbox360 owns the ps3 anyway. So sony is also closing 10 percent of there factories around the world. Gamespot declared "the Xbox 360 outsold the PlayStation 3 three-to-one during Black Friday sales in the United States." If ken kutagari was still working for sony would all this happen?

On a more cheery note there is one question that all gamers are asking, are price cuts in the near future? i hope so, not owning a ps3 is bugging me and a lot of gamers, paying a lot for a game system is not an option in our economic crisis. job cuts are something the us cant deal with at the moment. Sony needs to cancel the cut backs NOW! the cut back on the ps3 is not worth the lives sony will ruin.

For more sony info go to

other blogs you may want to check out are,,