This bird can sing the Chocobo Theme from the Final fantasy series. How awesome is that? the main reason that I am posting this is to prepare ya’ll for the forthcoming release of Final Fantasy XIII in March. It’s one of the many games that I am anxiously awaiting this year.
Out of all the new games that I have played this year, none have grabbed me like Uncharted 2. As much as I loved the first game, #2 two blows everything else from this generation out of the water. This is why I’m naming it Hindsight 64bit’s 2009 Game of the Year. Below is my review from Gamefly.com.
In terms of presentation, Uncharted 2 is the best on the PS3 and any console for that matter. Fans of adventure movies will really like what Naughty Dog did with the storyline. The gameplay at times provides you with fast-paced action sequences in which you must maneuver Drake out of harms way. My only gripe is that the shooting can get repetitive occasionally. Thankfully, cutscenes and action sequences break everything up so you don’t feel like your doing one thing for too long. If you love video games at all and own a PS3, this is a must-play.
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing was already of interest to me, but now it’s a must-buy. Not only will the Xbox 360 version be the first true next-gen kart racer, but you can play as freaken’ Banjo and Kazooie. The video proves it.
So, I ate Chinese food for dinner tonight. Let me tell you, the pork-fried rice was the best in the world. You know what’s even better? Why, this fortune cookie of course.
“Never depend on others to make you happy. You can do it yourself.”
Feel free to interpret the above at your own risk.
They can buy Blizzard if it makes them happy. Heck, they can even continue to milk Guitar Hero for what it’s worth. However, when Activision decides to screw around with someone else’s game, they’ve gone too far.
I’m talking, of course, about Double Fine’s upcoming blockbuster, Brutal Legend, starring Jack Black. This game, developed by Tim Schafer, combines heavy metal music with God of War style action gameplay.
Activision recently sued Double Fine because. Apparently, Activision and Double Fine couldn’t agree on the game after the big A decided to turn it into a new Guitar Hero. Double Fine resolved the quarrel by joining up with another publisher, EA, to make the game. However, according to Activision, they still owned the rights.
Double Fine counter-sued by saying that Activision’s "purpose is not only to cancel ‘Brutal Legend,’ but to kill it completely so that ‘Guitar Hero’ would not have to face the competition,". Activision didn’t seem to care much about the game at all until it became popular.
Why does this news matter? Well, Tim Schafer is one of the greatest video game designers ever known. After all, he was responsible for much of the humor in the older Monkey Island games. You may also remember his more recently released game, Psychonauts. It would be devastating if his first successful game at retail would fall at the hands of lowly lawyers. If all goes well, we will still see this game’s arrival on store shelves on October 13 of this year.