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…. Sigh. I Hate Utah Politics.

Warning: One of the few “political” posts I’ll make. 

Fail Utah (Gaming)For those that don’t know, I’m a Utah resident. Recently, there was a bill that passed in Utah that makes me a little angry because it involves a little work from a disbarred jackhole lawyer from Florida. To avoid giving him any more infamy other than the link, we shall refer to him as ass-hat. 

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large_20080310-streetfighteriv-dhalsim Aaah, the awesomeness of games. Especially this year. It seems that the last few years have been… bleak at best with titles that really picked up the crowd and put them back into the mood to play a game solidly for hours on end.

With my previous post and Killzone 2 goodiness, I neglected to mention the other game that has completely made me feel like the old days of the arcade cabinet, a roll of quarters in the pocket, and a desire to master one of the combatants in one of the ultimate fighting games. Street Fighter IV

Hit the jump for a bit more of a breakdown on my experiences with this title!

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I’m sorry that the new video isn’t done, it’s still just sitting and mocking me in my editing program. However, with the current play that I’m directing, this is officially Hell Week.  For those who don’t do theater or don’t have a clue what Hell Week is, I’m sure that you can guess. Basically, we open Friday. I have two casts of the show and I’m doing my best to ensure that both are ready to open and knock this play out of the park. To do so, this week is the first rehearsal with lights, costumes, props, and no assistance at all with scripting. Hence… Hell Week.

Killzone 2 Yet… I’ve found the time to play some games and take the time to unwind as it has been a fairly stressful few weeks. I decided, after struggling to find a convincingly negative review on the title, to pick up my copy of Killzone 2 at launch. Wow. 

I don’t usually take a large shine on FPS. Reason One: I’m colorblind. Not sure if many people take this into effect, but, take Halo for example, if you’re Red/Green colorblind, and you’re on the Blue Team… your enemies don’t need active camo in order to blend seamlessly into the lush green fields. Point Two: I really thought that all of the Halo series is over-hyped, and really there’s nothing new it brought to the table for me. I just didn’t find it to be fun, especially with the community that plays Halo because it’s all about competitive gameplay rather than just fun. It created a bunch of gamers who are more eager to sling verbal lashings than actually having fun playing a game. 

Before I get flamed by every XBox or Halo Fanboy in the ‘Net, Killzone 2 didn’t bring anything new to the table either. The story is exceedingly casual, but I digged the ending. I won’t give it away, but I liked the ending to this game. It wasn’t expected. The story evolves in very unique manner which I was surprised to see in the title. More importantly, I thoroughly enjoyed the online play. I like the fact that it rewards the players who play consistently enough to branch out in to the special classes, much like that of Call of Duty 4. It was just fun though. They worked out a system where you can seamlessly bounce between the different game types without loading the maps over and over just to change the game style. So you can bounce from Body Count to Assassination. If you’re lucky enough, maybe you’ve been following the Assassination Target trying to get a melee kill, and now he’s the end goal for that match.  It was just fun. The ranking system definitely can take a while to progress, so for anyone just starting out and eager to try out some of the new classes, find a game where they’re doing all 5 gametypes and it keeps a running tally of the points you earn. 

When the dust settles… the story mode was rather short. Casually took me two days to complete (about 5 – 6 hours) with only a few “hot spots” that were increasingly frustrating. I wish the cover system would’ve made it into the Multiplayer but it does keep you creatively thinking while going head to head against a live player. If you own a PS3, this is an absolute must buy for the FPS fan. Again, it doesn’t bring anything new to the table, but the graphics are gorgeous, the multiplayer is addictingly fun, and the slight RPG element keeps the game interesting as you keep signing up for more games to progress to the next level to unlock more options. Even managed to snag the Clan name “The Brown Coats.” (TBCS) 

Until then, have a wicked awesome day.

So… after much debate, I figured I would give this video blogging thing a shot using the Resident Evil 5 story. So… let me know if you dig this, if there needs to be more, constructive feedback accepted.

Enjoy – Warning it is long but it’s TV Friendly.

Resident Evil 5 - Chainsaw Ah… a most fitting thumbnail to tell the tale of the Resident Evil 5 demo experience.  For those who don’t know… Resident Evil 5 is a iconic series for Capcom where they finally got really bold with the project with their last edition of the property. Avoiding much jibber-jabber, they basically took the arcaic controls and converted them into a much more involving system that, for me, saved the series from hitting the trash bin much like the Silent Hill series did to me.

So, to see this edition of Spot In The Game (SITG) featuring my pal TJ, hit the jump and let’s roll. (Remember! Naughty Naughty Naughty language ensues, especially near the end!)

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