Bionic Commando

I recently started playing Bionic Commando for the Xbox 360 and I can’t believe how much I am enjoying it. This game received some pretty negative reviews when it came out. The combat has a very free form feel to it and you are constantly being given new moves to incorporate into your combos. The achievement system is probably one of the most well implemented I have ever come across. You are issued challenges during the story which call for you to experiment with different ways of taking enemies out. As you complete these challenges you earn a corresponding achievement of the same name. Achievements flow like melted butter as you discover new and more creative ways to kill everything in sight. I also can’t get Half-life 2 out of my head as I play this game. There is something about the desolation and solitude of the environments that really remind me of City 17. I must convince Matt to try this game so I may be talking about it a little more as I continue to plough through.

First Post! It’s Aliiiiiiive!!!

I had a few minutes away from my screaming wreck of a life to contribute to this new blog thing, so…yeah.

Here goes.

I’m standing about a week away from graduation, so hopefully it’s only a matter of days before I hop on a plane and start exploring Japanese video game culture up close.

Once I’m there, the loose plan for this blog is for Randee to cover the western gaming market and for yours truly to focus on what’s coming out of good old Nippon.  We’ll literally have the world surrounded, so why not make the most of it?

I’m really looking forward to walking into a Japanese game shop again.  During the brief trip I took a few years ago, I caught a glimpse of what was in store for me.  Not being able to read a word of Japanese, I wasn’t able to do more than judge a few metaphorical books by their cover, but holy hell–I swear there must be entire genres that exist solely on that island.

I look forward to exploring these titles and expanding my gaming horizons, but more than likely I’ll just wither away eating mochi and playing dating sims involving lots of tentacles.

You may never hear from me again.