Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Get kinected.

Kinect is one of those strange things where it SOUNDS like it could be awesome but looks absolutely awful to play and doesn't seem to add anything to the overall game experience at all. It is one of those things that is only good when YOU play it, watching it doesn't do it justice; the kinect enabled games themselves aren't very good but it's the feeling and that extra layer of immersion that some kienct games achieve that make very average games transcend into a sphere of greatness.

So you've bought a kinect, gone through the very annoying, but thankfully, one time set up phase and now you're going to be a controller.. The first thing you'll notice on the menus is that it actually works, pretty well infact. So now it's time to play a game, now, all kinects come bundled with Kinect Adventures which is a perfectly okay way of showing off what the kinect can do, I would say it's one of the best put together pack in games when compared to Wii Sports and the PS Move demo disc (fuck you sony you stingy bastards). 

Me playing Star Wars Kinect
Anyway back to my main point of this, Kinect makes you feel awesome. I played Star Wars kinect and tried the Jedi Destiny game in that and NOTHING will come close to how I felt when I force pushed a robot off a cliff, like I was immersed to the point where I felt I WAS THE FUCKING FORCE. And I was swinging my arms and dudes were dying, it especially feels great when you are deflecting blaster pistol stuff. The other stuff in that game is kind of neat like the stupidly stupid galactic dance off and the gleefully destructive Rancor Rampage but like I said, being a kinect game, the game is painfully average made amazing by the fact it immerses you to the point where you believe you are a jedi and that feeling makes the game so much better.

The kinect disneyland game is good fun too, and is a great representation of what disneyland (apparently) looks like, I have never been and now why would I go when I can give Mickey a hug from the comfort of my living room? The dancing games are cool too.

Anyway this blog is rather aimless today, I am so into kinect that I just felt like gushing over it. Buy a kinect (Simon) you'll have fun.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Words about Max Payne 3

Every spring there is always that one game that comes, promising to deliver a great experience that will leave other spring releases in the dust, this is because spring is shit when it comes to new releases. Anyway, Max Payne 3 is one such game with its fancy graphics, noir influenced story and slow motion!

I won't go into story details because I don't really remember them too well and it's been kind of underwhelming. You play as Max Payne a drunken broken down man looking for a way out and some redemption on the way (redemption being a popular theme in rockstar games these days) this boils down to shooting dudes.

Pretty much all you do in Max Payne 3 is shoot dudes, not a complaint, it's a lot of fun with the shoot dodge moves and the quick time event-ish moments but it does leave you wanting a bit more variety. However this is very much a Max Payne game a thing I think rockstar went at with a little too much dedication, the story beats fall flat when compared to others and Max for a majority of the game is a very unlikable character.

This game is good, the graphics are fancy and the shooting is good. Want to shoot dudes for 12 hours? Then buy this game. Dislike bald protagonists then you will dislike half of this game.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Words about movies: the avengers

Remember at the end of iron man 1 when Samuel l Jackson turned up and was on about some avengers shit? I HAD no idea what the fuck he was on about.

Anyway, with how good both iron man movies were as well as Thor the avengers had some tough acts to follow as well as actually pulling the damn movie off in the first place and like any other person in the blogosphere talking about this movie I'm going to say they did it right.

Anyway go see this film it is fucking amazing, the story has a reasonable amount of depth and and and all the super heroes absolutely ruin shit in the big action sequences, no lie, shit gets blown the FUCK up.

Just go see this movie.