Monthly Archives: April 2013

Gaming Updates!

Welcome back dear readers to my amazing blog.  I do apologize for the hiatus, but there were circumstances beyond my control that literally consumed my time.  Nevertheless, I have returned to give you more gaming blogging goodness.

I have a few updates that I wanted to inform my fellow readers about:

1.  Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse HD Remake


This was quite a shocker to find out.  I was huge fan of this game growing up.  From the details I have been able to uncover, this is being developed by the same development team of the original game.  I am personally excited about this remake.  It is scheduled for a summer release for XBOX Live, PSN, and PC.  There is no price as of yet.

2.  Playstation All Stars Battle Royale…what happened to it?


For those of you who are not aware, Sony has angered a lot of people (myself included) by releasing numerous patches and updates that nerfs characters to the point of unplayability simply because unskilled players online complain and whine on the forums.  Sackboy is a great example of this case matter.  Although a complex character, Sackboy could be devastating if you could master his unorthodox techniques.  People complained about his techniques charging his super meter too quickly.  So what does Sony do?  They release an update with a patch to make him not only slow in his technique execution, but weak in generating his super moves meter.  I think Sony should have left this game alone and not be so easily intimidated by the mindless whining of people who simply are unskilled and blame the game and creators for their inept gaming abilities.  The updates in my opinion have done more damage to this game than good.  What are your thoughts?

3. YS Celceta Sea of Trees coming to North America


The Playstation Vita has not been doing very well in North America, hopefully this title will give it a little oomph.  Ys Celceta Sea of Trees, which is a remake of YS 4 is coming stateside this fall.  I will definitely be looking forward to this title.  

Are there any updates or issues you want to discuss?  Leave me your feedback, and as always be sure to follow my blog, and see you next time.





Bioshock Infinite Review: This Columbia ain’t no vacation spot!

BioshockInfinite_HeroWelcome back dear friends to another edition of the gaming angel.  Sorry for putting this up late in the game, but I attended a recent midnight launch of what is the most anticipated first person shooter of 2013.  I was completely consumed by this newest addition to the Bioshock series.  Yes ladies and gents, I am referring to Bioshock Infinite for the Playstation 3 and XBOX 360 gaming consoles.  This newest edition to the Bioshock franchise has a lot of high expectations to live up to.  Now the question remains does this sequel live up to it’s predecessors?  Read on to find out.

Graphics:  Bioshock Infinite is beautiful from the moment the game begins.  The world of Columbia is a sky world that is beautifully drawn and presented.  Character animations are fluid and crisp and the adversaries that inhabit the world are just as stunning.  The watercolor paint outlook of the areas are beautifully mixed and I can assure you that you will be numbed  by the incredible beauty of this game.  I found myself being constantly distracted by stopping my gameplay progression to look around and enjoy the amazing scenery.  Score: 10/10

Gameplay:  Along with Bioshock’s Infinite beauty, it is also a FPS (First Person Shooter).  The mechanics of Bioshock Infinite are among the best in any FPS.  The enemy AI is very impressive with foes bobbing, weaving, and dodging if they spot you and try to attack you.  Booker (the main character) utilizes everything from pistols and machine guns, to RPG’s and even Volley Guns.  The vigors are also very impressive, and with the help of ingesting salts, Booker can learn new vigors and recharge his salt meter when it becomes drained.  The skyline combat is literally a joy to experience.  I found myself killing hordes of enemies with skyline strikes.  There are two elements in Bioshock that truly make the game stand heads above the crowd.  The characters (Booker, and Elizabeth)  and the story.  Booker begins at first glance looking like a normal bounty hunter trying to retrieve a girl (Elizabeth) to erase his debt, but as he travels with Elizabeth, he develops emotional feelings towards her as he learns more and more about her past.  Elizabeth is a complex character with a backstory that is truly shocking when her true identity is discovered.  Elizabeth’s perky and sometimes rebellious tough attitude seem to blend beautifully with Booker’s tough guy demeanor.  The storyline is just as captivating, with a good pace and a climax that literally left me shocked and speechless (in a good way).  Score: 10/10  

Sound:  The musical score is absolutely stunning, climactic battle music combined with nostalgic 1912 music, and an excellent voice cast with Troy Baker and Courtnee Draper taking the helm as Booker Dewitt and Elizabeth.  Score:  10/10

If you have already played the previous Bioshocks and have not given this game a try, then I give this the utmost recommendations.  If you have not played Bioshock and want a reason to visit Rapture, then spend some time in Columbia.  You won’t regret it.

Final Score:  10/10

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