Sunday, 15 August 2010

Gamespotting 048 - Hello there and how have you been

Well; I know that in the last post on my blog that I said that I would keep stuff more regular on the blog; but after a change of job and sorting out a Maths Retake course; it has kind of gone on the back burner for a while, but I have been ready to talk about what I love once again and to make sure I cover everything; I have broken everything down and make sure I get everything off my chest.

Games I have Been Playing

Well; the annual summer Holiday in the games market has once again taken place which leaves me with nothing new to play; but does allow me to work through the list of games I have wanted to play for a long time. I don't know where to start as it is kinda big list.

The games which have taken most of my time up at the moment are; Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction which I have wanted to play for a long time managed to pick up for £4 off Ebay a few weeks ago which has been a great game so far and is full of laughs. In my opinion; it is an unappreciated title in the PS3 Library and also one of the most memorable games I have ever played which is Final Fantasy 6. It would take up about an entire post on my views on the game (Which will come very soon SPOLER)but in my opinion; it can be classed up there and even maybe overtake the title of Best Final Fantasy Game created and that is a very huge task in my opinion.

Also; in-between all this, I have managed to drag out my Dreamcast for its annual playing putting classics such as Jet Set Radio and Shenmue back into its drive. So even though I have taken a rest from the blog; Gaming has remained a big part of my daily life which is always a good thing.

One game which has dissapointed me since the last post was (I can't believe that I am going to say this) but; No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle. I wanted to love this game as I have praised the original so much to almost Preacher status, but it was such a let-down. Don't get me wrong; it was a ride and a half, but everything I loved from the first game has been deleted and replaced with gameplay mechanics which don't work. The boss fights have completely changed and gone have the cool Boss Introductions which would build up the oncoming battle with this uber killing machines. But instead; it just throws you into the battle and tells you who you defeated after you have beaten them which just ruins it. It could have been so much more; but instead I find myself playing the original even more than before.

Films/ TV

A lot of DVDs and TV Shows have managed to come into my DVD collection over the last few weeks of all Genres and Classifications. I have remained faithful to my Twin Peaks Box-sets which I have watched a good few times as well as returning to an old friend which I have not seen in a good while. The genre in question is Anime and yes; I have gone on a bit of a buying spree with the Boxsets as of late. On my hitlist has been Martian Successor Nadesico; Mahoromatic and a few others just to name a few and I have forgot how good some anime can be.

It has been good to get back on my Blog and I know there will be a bit of deja Vu going on but I want to keep this up. I feel that since I have left uni and started to focus on my teaching career; I feel I am loosing touch with the acedemic side of the games industry which I do love to observe and comment; so be ready for some major updates and rants on major stuff (Gaming and Beyond)