Saturday, January 28, 2006

Geometry Wars: Evolved is a BLAST!

Woah! What an X-Box Live Arcade game that one is! Geometry Wars: Evolved is easily the BEST XBLA game out there!

In Geometry Wars, you're this spaceship dude, who can blast his enemies from all sides. You move with the left-hand thumbstick and you fire with the right-hand thumbstick, which gives you the ability to fire from all angles. This game is difficult but within the first 100,000 points, the game is pretty easy. Once you get passed 100,000, they'll be new enemies and trickier ones at that. But also, once you rack up multiplier, like between 5-9, you start racking up the points like you'd never expect.

There are weapon upgrades which you'll first receive at 10,000 points and then you'll get more as you gain points. You start off with 3 lives and 3 bombs. The bombs are used for destroying all enemies on the screen, but you don't get points for doing this; what you do get though is the fact that you just saved you're own ass(haha). You get an extra life every 75,000 and an extra bomb every 100,000 points. That might seen like a lot of points you have to get just to get an extra life or bomb, but trust me, when you have like 10 multipliers racked up, then you'll be getting like a life and bomb every min or something(haha).

Geometry Wars gets extremely intense fast, once you're at the 100,000 point mark, because enemies start coming at you from all angles and you'll totally surrounded by enemies trying to kill you. There is one enemy however that you need to watch out for; he's kind of like a clone of you but different... he's red and when he's coming at you, and you try to shoot him, he blocks you're attack and shoots it back at you. The only way to destroy this enemy is to shoot him from the back or side.

What's interesting is the fact that Geometry Wars only costs 400 Credits(X-Box Live Points) which is about $5.00 or so. Not bad for an extremely fun and intense game.

But what will make this game second place is when FINALLY, when Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting is available on X-Box Live Arcade, which should be released sometime in March. Hmm, I wonder how much this game will be?

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon!

Midway has decided to unleash the last and final Mortal Kombat game for the Current-Gen consoles and will leave the Current-Gen consoles with a HUGE BANG, and what a bang it will be.

Midway has planned to make almost every single Mortal Kombat Kombatant in Mortal Kombat History to be FULLY playable in Mortal Kombat Armageddon(Except for Motaro). This is HUGE, especially since there's 60+ MK Kombatants. Plus, not only that, but of course, online mode will return just as it was first introduced in Mortal Kombat: Deception, and MK: Shoulin Monk style store mode, as well. But I'm not finished yet... supposedly, what they'll be adding, as well is Create-a-Fighter and Kustom Fatalities(each fighter will come with a pre-set of 20 moves(hopefully they mean Fatalities, hehe). I'm not sure if that will be possible, to create you're own Fatalities, but I guess we'll soon find out.

Mortal Kombat Armageddon is set to be released Oct. 2006!

This is what I have to say to Midway for adding all these features to Mortal Kombat Armageddon, which will ultimately make this leave of the Current-Gen console with a HUGE bang...


Monday, January 09, 2006

The bloodiest movie of 2006, so far...

I just got back from the theater, and this time I seen Hostel, a movie written and directed by Eli Roth, but also produced by none other then the infamous Quentin Tarantino; so you know it oughta be good... and bloody. I don't want to give anything away, as this post isn't a review of the movie, but just of my experiences of the movie.

The first half of the movie was slow(but not boring at all... you'll get what I mean when you see the movie). Basically, the slowness in the first half was opening you up to what was coming and oh man... what's coming will wake you up in the most terrifyingly, disturbing way imaginable.

The Gore Factor is right up there with Saw I and Saw II. This movie is defiantly not for the weak of heart in all means, and DO NOT bring you're kids as this movie will surely awake their worst nightmares.

Side Note: One of the previews before Hostel comes on is WWE Superstar KAIN's first move, "See No Evil". The movie looks pretty good.

Rating: B+