Friday, June 27, 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

All Knocked Up and Nothing to Play

My gaming A.D.D. is at an all time high. How is it that I want to get into a game and find myself with nothing to play? I'm stuck at this boss in Puzzle Quest (Puzzle Quest of all games!), Lego Indiana Jones and I are involved in a love/hate relationship (RuFfNeCk says when I play the game it goes from an E rating to a AO rating with all the cussing that occurs) and everything else just isn't grabbing me. You know, I used to look at my closet like this and I've come to realize that not only has our gaming shelf taken my closet's place but that the shelf gets all the money my closet used to come to expect...

Not that I'm complaining!

In conclusion, photographic evidence that I've got nothing to play:

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Delusions of Gamedeur

Games bring forth a lot of emotions from most gamers: the thrill of beating a difficult level or boss, the frustration of not beating a difficult level or boss, the joy of hearing the little ding that tells you you've made that last goes on and on...

Games also take you out of your everyday life to deal with the problems of someone else for a while. Whether it's Master Chief's fight against the Covenant, Gordon Freeman's fight against the Combine or the Zuma frog's fight against those colored balls that hate him so much for some reason. You're fighting for them but you're not really them.

For me, the true "Delusions of Gamedeur" come from games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. I mean, who doesn't want to be a rock star? Sure, I love the feeling I get as I decimate half the ninja population in Ninja Gaiden II and I love knowing that baddie ain't getting up again once he gets a taste of my grenade in G.R.A.W. (and I hopefully I didn't take myself down with him in the process) but there's something to be said about the pure ownership that you only get with Rock Band. Name your band, create a logo, design the perfect outfit and let's not forget the fans....sweet sweet fans....Have others join your band and for one brief shining moment, are that are there...

And that's not a bad place to be....

Saturday, June 14, 2008

ICandee Jones and the Cave of Frustration

I was so excited to finally get my hands on Lego Indiana Jones. I was even more excited when I started the game and heard that trademark music...This was going to be awesome!

I got less excited when I realized that the baddies could shoot guns and throw spears while all I had were my fists and a lousy whip. Sure, I suppose that's true to the series and the game does try to help by allowing you to pick up chairs, bottles and what not in the area to throw at baddies, but by the time I pick up a chair, try to get a little closer so I can aim to throw it, I (and my dreams) explode into a thousand pieces...On the other hand, I can usually pick up a gun that's been dropped and you do get some time with a sweet rocket launcher..."Nice try Lao Che!"

It's like getting mad at a child for dropping their juice on your just mopped floor: they didn't mean to drop it, they look so darn cute and forlorn you can't yell at them or punish them, so you wait until they're out of earshot before you let loose the cussing and moaning that you now have to start cleaning all over again.

Welcome to Lego Indiana Jones...

Thursday, June 5, 2008

"Have at You!"

So far the best thing about Ninja Gaiden II is the feeling that you're fighting 12 billion copies of the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I'm serious, you cut an arm or a leg off and these guys still keep swinging! There is only one word to describe such brutal unnecessary gratuitous disgusting over the top gaming carnage of this sort: AWESOME RuFfNeCk came a-runnin' last night when he heard me yell, "Holy crap, I set them on fire and they're still coming after me!" AWESOME For my first real experience with Ninja Gaiden, I'd have to say that it was a great success. Don't leave me Itagaki!

Monday, June 2, 2008

The River Will Run Red With Blood....and Legos

Now that we're officially a "Game Stop" family, every new game on the horizon is pre-ordered in my household. Yet this week it doesn't bother me as I will be spending much time with two of those pre-orders: Lego Indiana Jones and Ninja Gaiden II. Woo hoo! We also got our free copy of the new Rachet and Clank for the PS3 today so there will be plenty of Gaming ADD going on for me in the coming days.

Let the games begin!

P.S.-RuFfNeCk is doing his part to help out the female gaming community...we are in fact having a girl...
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