Final Fantasy XIII at E3 2009 and Demo (Quick Post)

This will be a really short post… I think.

Anyhoo, watched the live broadcast of Nintendo and  Sony’s E3 conferences yesterday on G4tv.com. Nintendo’s was a bit boring while Sony’s was exciting. Really enjoyed the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (BOX!!!) and Final Fantasy XIII trailers. I can’t wait for both games!

Also, my boyfriend gave me Advent Children Complete last night for my birthday (advanced). I was so happy I just kept bouncing around… mostly because of the FFXIII demo that came with it. Watched the videos of Versus and Agito and I was floored by the graphics of Versus. Simply beautiful. My only complaint is that the characters look too Japanese. It’s ok for the main male lead, but the blonde girl looks like a Japanese girl/woman with blonde hair and blue contacts. Other than that… I was speachless.

Then… the demo… I had no words. My eyes were tearing a bit while watching the “opening” cut scene/FMV. The graphics changed for the in-game cut scenes and battles but still very good.

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Kojima Productions “NEXT” Countdown Ends this Sunday

Big Boss???

Big Boss???

Like so many Metal Gear Solid/Kojima Production fans, I am eagerly anticipating the official (and complete) announcement of the next installment in the story… or at least, whatever it is that the Flash site is hinting at. Every time I visit the site I seem to miss when the clock starts up for another countdown. This time, there are around 100+ hours left. Using an online countdown calculator, it seems that this countdown will end on May 31, 2009 around 7:00pm in my corner of the world.

Need to make sure that I’ll have access to a computer and check the site at that time. Hopefully the next announcement or whatever will be something solid (no pun intended) and no more hints. But I wouldn’t mind more waiting. This whole thing is fun (really)! As long as the new stuff only happen at the end of the countdowns I’ll be fine. Either way, I can just catch up by reading other sites and blogs ^_^’

Got inFamous Before Official Release Date

inFamous

Got inFamous 3 days before official release date.

Went out yesterday to buy a couple of things when my boyfriend spotted inFamous on a store shelf. My reaction was “oh, it’s out already?” (I didn’t know the release date, as far as I knew, it could have been today, yesterday or next month), his was to pick it up immediately and go to the cashiers. Apparently the release date is on Tusday, May 26. He bought it yesterday, May 23. I will have to wait for Tuesday for my copy since there was only one left on the shelf.

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On Finishing Resident Evil 5

Finished Resident Evil 5 some weeks ago. It was a really fun game and I especially enjoyed the co-op feature. However, it didn’t really feel like a Resident Evil game. I’m not really sure why. Maybe it was the zombies, maybe it’s the fact that it felt more like a shooting game than a horror game but it’s not the same.

The developers probably had a good reason for the new look and feel, but I hope that if they come out with the new one that it has a more defined horror feel to it. All the others made my heart thud louder in my chest. Thinking of Nemesis kinda gives me the chills XD RE5 on the other hand was just point and shoot. Fun, but definitely not the same experience.

Oh, and slightly off topic, I kind of miss games with fixed cameras ^^’

Robbie, MGO and Nerd Fellowship

It’s been a long time since my last post. I haven’t read most of the post on blogs in my Google Reader/Blogroll. School work’s been taking up most of my time and when I finally got a week-long break last week, my body decided to crash and I spent most of it at home with a cough and a slight fever.

Boo.

Anyway, before the break started, I was invited to write at Nerd Fellowship. I decided to give it a try and wrote my first post on the new video/trailer for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid Scene Expansion. I can’t wait for the new maps and gear! Hopefully the outfit near the end does have the same effect as the Magazine. Haha! I bet it’s just for fun though.

Obviously, that was my favorite part of the vid. Adding to that is the Robbie mascot head. It took me a few seconds to realize why the bunny head looked familiar. I suppose it’s a Konami thing. Hehe! Here’s hoping for more cameos/references!

Robbie in MGO (left) and Silent Hill 3 (right).

Robbie in MGO (left) and Silent Hill 3 (right).

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