Saw the PS3, wasn't impressed.

So I went to the Sony Bravio Road Show at Imperial Mall last night to check out the PS3 in action, and I was less than impressed with the big black box. For starters, they only had one system on display and they were playing (I think) Ridge Racer 7, which really doesn't show off much of the system's abilities other than the motion sensor controller. I wasn't really all that impressed with the graphics either. Big whoop for lighting. Even worse is that they were there to promote the PS3, but the people there had no idea what to talk about the system. They didn't know the specs other than it was HD compatible with all the big TVs they were pushing, they had no idea when the Malaysian version would be release, or a price tag, and they weren't too sure about the online functions either other than it can connect to your network via Bluetooth. They really need to be more knowledgeable when it comes to their products, and I think they also drop the ball in regards that they were pushing Blu-Ray, digital cameras, video camcorders and MP3 players, but nowhere to be found was the PSP! Big missed opportunity considering all the upgrades it's supposed to be getting in the near future.
Heck, I went to Bintang Plaza after that and the video game shop where I get a lot of my games had a PS3 on display too with the new Gundam game on. The price has supposedly been slashed down to about 2-grand from the RM3600 price it originally started out as, which is progress but still costs too much and there still is NOTHING announced for the system I want to play.


RPG goodness

Having just completed Final Fantasy X-2 last weekend after a collective time of over 2 YEARS of playing, I looked to get into another long-winded RPG adventure that hopefully won't take as long to complete.

.hack//G.U. Vol.1//Rebirth
Decided to check it out after watching a bit of the anime series, and the fact that they aren't using kiddie looking characters.

Final Fantasy XII
Heard this one was really difficult, but the story is well worthing wasting hours away on it. Let's hope they are right.

Come to think about it, I haven't even played Kingdom Hearts 2 yet, or the latest Super Robot Wars game that came out last year. So many games, so little time...


Destroy All Humans 2: Make War, Not Love

I really enjoyed the first game, but the second game just seems to be lacking something? Crypto complains openly throughout the game about all the odd-job missions he has to do that doesn't involve destroying all humans, and I tend to agree with it at times since there are a lot of missions that involve running around and gathering info before you can start raising Hell with your laser gun. Heck, the anal probe doesn't play as significant a role as the last game.
Graphics-wise, Crypto looks great, but all the human characters are very bland looking and simple color swaps of each other. At least they change the characters up depending on which country your in. The voice acting is an easy 10 hands down. All the trademark humor from the first game is here and amplified with various spoofs, parodies, and innuendos.
The game plays much like the first game as far as the controls go. You can actually bodysnatch a human and use "Free Love" to mind wipe everyone who sees you so as to not raise the alert of the area. I still wish he could actually fly with his jetpack instead of just get an extended boost with it.
Overall: If you liked the first game, you definately will want to check this one out, same if your into those free roaming adventure genre type games. The laughs alone make it all worth it. The only small flaw would be in the lifespan of the game as it ends rather quickly and doesn't really take much effort to get 100% completion.

Game Ratings:
Graphics - 8
Sound - 10
Gameplay - 8
Lifespan - 7
Overall - 7