Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saints Row 2

I'm finding this game more fun than Grand Thief Auto series. (The two are very similar as many reviews and previews have mentioned.) I kinda gave up on GTA after Vice City. I didn't even get GTAIV because I knew I would be awful with that game. I just don't have the patience for those story missions.

Saints Row 2 doesn't match up to a lot of games in terms of graphics. It actually looks like a PS2 game. I'm reminded of Vice City but who cares, this is more fun and less serious (less hardcore if you like). It's very arcade like and easy to just pick and play anytime, which is what I like as well.

The other thing to like is that there are lots of options for customizing your character's appearance, style and even his "crib" can be upgraded with nicer decor and furniture. Once you start making more money, you can buy better looking clothes and maybe even a nicer crib in nicer neighborhood.

More Sim City 4

Here's a new city I started just today.


Look at the grounds of that house in middle!


Somebody got murdered.


My statue.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Finally found a copy of SimCity 4

...for the Mac. It's coupled with Rush Hour.

I just love watching all those zones get filled up with buildings and activity. It's a really beautiful game.



Growing a city is pretty easy, it's managing the money that is a real pain.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

LittleBigPlanet


What terrifyingly expensive overlook!

Sony has confirmed that it is delaying the release of LittleBigPlanet and recalling the game from retailers worldwide because it has identified "two expressions that can be found in the Qu'ran" in one of the background songs.

The publisher has told Eurogamer that this means every copy of the game currently with retail in the world will be recalled and replaced, and retailers have started notifying customers of the hold-up.

"During the review process prior to the release of LittleBigPlanet, it has been brought to our attention that one of the background music tracks licensed from a record label for use in the game contains two expressions that can be found in the Qur'an," Sony said in a short statement.

Source: Eurogamer

Game will be out next week. I don't know if I want to get it. My PS3 is not connected to network, kinda makes this game (which is about mainly about being creative and making levels for sharing) a waste of money if I don't intent to connect.

Too many games up for play:

- Saint's Row 2

- Brother in Arms 3

- Fallout 3 (coming the week after)

- Dead Space


And I'm not finished with most of the games I have at the moment yet!



Sunday, October 12, 2008

More of my Spore Buildings

More fun with the builder.






































Saturday, October 11, 2008

Diablo III : Wizard Class revealed

The spell effects look awesome. I'm getting goosebumps just watching this.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Nintendo DSi Region Lock

Yep.
Source: GameAxis
Let me clarify this in a few points, because point forms are easy on the eyes:

- Yes, you can run American DS games like Diner Dash on your new Japanese Nintendo DSi
- No, you cannot run an American DSi game on your new Japanese Nintendo DSi
- No, you cannot run Doki Doki Majo Shinpan 3: Snapshot Lecher Edition (a possible game for the DSi) on your American Nintendo DSi
- No, you cannot run a downloaded Rhythm Tengoku (probably from the soon-to-come GBA download service) onto your American Nintendo DSi
- No, you cannot run future emulators and ROMs you don't own using your newly-acquired 4GB SD card on your new Nintendo DSi. Technically, you can, but that's just criminal and many shades of wrong
Annoying since one is used to not having to care about regions when buying games for the NDS. I think they should have made it like the PSP games, where games are region free and media like movies and music are region locked.

Tokyo Game Show 2008 - 9-12 October

A list of some of the games to be showcased at this year's Tokyo Game Show:

By Square-Enix:


PS3
Final Fantasy XIII, 2009 Release, Trailer
Final Fantasy Versus XIII, TBA, Trailer
Kingdom Hearts III, TBA, Announcement

PSP
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep 2009 Release, Trailer, Demo
Kingdom Hearts Coded, Winter 2008, Trailer
Final Fantasy Agito XIII, TBA, Trailer
DISSIDIA Final Fantasy, 12/18/08, Trailer, Demo
The 3rd Birthday, TBA, Trailer (Yes, this IS the Parasite Eve game)

Xbox 360
The Last Remnant, 11/20/08, Undecided
Star Ocean 4, Spring 2009, Undecided

Nintendo Wii
Chocobo and the Magic Picture Book Winter 2008, Trailer, Demo
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, TBA

Nintendo DS
Chrono Trigger, 11/27/08, Trailer
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Winter 2008, Trailer, Demo
Valkyrie Profile, 10/30/08, Trailer, Demo
Dragon Quest IX, 2008 Release, Trailer
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon DS+, 10/30/08, Trailer, Demo


Sony:

PS3
Guitar Hero: Legends of Rock
FIFA 09 World Class Soccer
Street Fighter IV
Resident Evil 5
Lumines Super Nova
Metal Gear Online
Way of the Samurai 3
Sonic World Adventure
SOCOM: Confrontation
PlayStation Home
Mainichi Issho
MotorStorm 2
LittleBigPlanet
Resistance 2
WWE 2009 SmackDown vs RAW
Gundam Musou 2
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm

PSP
Sengoku BASARA: Battle Heroes
Shin Sangoku Musou: MULTI RAID
Musou OROCHI: Maou Sairin
KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep
DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY
Clank & Ratchet: Maru Hi Mission Ignition!
Sarugetchu Pipo-Saru Senki
Patapon 2 Donchaka
BLEACH ~Soul Carnival~
Mainichi Issho Portable
Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida or2
LocoRoco 2
THE iDOLM@STER SP
Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2


And many more. The more complete list here.

Age of Empires: Mythologies DS

Why didn't they just call it Age of Mythology? Has the same three factions and pretty much the same cover design.


Monday, October 6, 2008

My Spore Buildings

I didn't care much for the civ and space modes in Spore, but the creator is really fun to play around with and just build cool stuff. Here's two that I made during the weekend.












The first is an entertainments building, the second one is a residential building (which is inspired by the buildings in the estate where I'm living in.)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I want!

Populous DS -- there is such a thing. Looks like a European release at the moment.

Gaming Age has a review.



I must ask my local store if they are getting this!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Official Nintendo announcement out: DSi

There is a new DS afterall.

Improvements and addition are as follows:

1. Bigger Screens
2. Camera
3. SD Memory Card Slot
4. Browser + DSi Shop
5. Audio Enhancements

(taken from blog article at GameAxis.)

Also, the GBA slot will be gone in this new model.