Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Our main character here is a valkyrie which is a goddess that serve Odin and is known as the chooser of souls from Midgard. The soul that she chooses becomes a knight for the gods and is called an einherjar. Valkyrie needs to recruit einherjars mainly because of the coming war of the gods against the creatures from hell.
When I first saw Valkyrie Profile being played by some player from the gaming station, I just can’t keep my eyes off of it because I was mesmerized by the fantastic battle scenes I have witnessed during the game play and the fantastic graphics that this game has. All the einjerhars you will find on this game has different special moves each that are devastatingly awesome. The graphics of the special magic that sorcerers have are great and it really rocks my world. In order to let the characters do their special techniques you have to do a hundred numbers of hits to one of your enemy that can be done by attacking your enemy with all of your four available characters on the battle scene. After that you can unleash the destructive move I was writing about. The character Lenneth, the valkyrie was drawn beautifully. I just fell in love with her beauty, wishing she was real.
The only problem with this game is that when you have to acquire an einherjar, you will have to wait a long period of time for most of the scenes to end before you can continue on with your journey and do battle again.
But this game still is one of the best games I have ever played on the Playstation one. I recommend it to everyone.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I love playing this game especially the thrill of me being chased by Nemesis. It can be very annoying if you don’t know how to escape him or you don’t have enough firearms to render him motionless into the ground temporarily.
You will find this game as exciting as the other two series and puzzles are a little bit more difficult than its predecessors.
I recommend it to all who love survival horror games.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Resident Evil 2’s story is a continuation of where Resident Evil 1 story left off. A team of high elite group called STARS or Special Tactics and Rescue Squad was sent to investigate a mysterious mansion on the outskirts of Raccoon City. And they found out that it was a secret passageway leading to the Umbrella Laboratory below Raccoon City. This corporation is experimenting on bio chemical weapons and viral weapons. One of these was a virus known as the T-virus. Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine managed to escape the mansion and laboratory, turning the self destruct button on, and that ultimately abolished the T-virus along with the mansion and laboratory. But as they went home to report the incident, nobody believed them, so the case against the Umbrella Corporation was dismissed.
A few months passed by, another virus was accidentally released known as the G-virus. This virus was invented by a certain scientist known as Dr. William Birkin. Umbrella tried to steal the G-virus from him and during the process Dr. Birkin was shot a number of times by the mercenaries that Umbrella hired to get the virus. Dr. Birkin injected himself with the G-virus and he became an inhuman creature with increased strength and agility. Then he killed all the mercenaries and the virus they were carrying was spilled on the sewer floors and eventually some rats ate the spilled content from the virus container, which they then released throughout all of Raccoon City. The city was immediately thrown into full chaos and then the ones who were bitten by the rats died and became a zombie. These zombies and other creatures began to eat people throughout the city, spreading the virus even more.
When an accident occurred in the car that Leon and Claire were riding, they got separated by a flaming gas tanker that almost hit them and they decided to meet at the police station where they thought it was safer than anywhere in Raccoon City. They eventually found out that this leads to another Umbrella Laboratory and they have found a train that they use to escape that nightmare.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
The characters Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine are our playable characters on this game. You need to control them; solving puzzles and blasting your way through many foes to be able reach your main goal which is to escape the mansion. The controls are hard to get use to at first but just imagine yourself as the main character and you will press up on the controller if you want your character to move forward and down if you want them to move backwards and left and right if you want them to move sideways either left or right.
I love the level up feature in this game where characters that reach level 10 can transform into a more powerful warrior or wizard with added skills and/or magic. For example, a mage at level 1-9 can transform into a druid or a sorcerer when he reached level 10 and can transform into a necromancer or a wizard at level 20 and above.
I played this game using these strategies.
1. I never left my castle undefended. Meaning I always put three leaders on it with their respective units to be able to defend against enemy invaders.
2. I attack an undefended or least defended castle. It is always best to attack an undefended castle or a castle that is weak in defense.
3. Putting up a gate. I see to it that the castles I have conquered cannot be conquered again by an enemy by protecting one or two castles that they need to break through before they can get to my other castles.
A few years back when I bought my Playstation one console, this game was one of the game discs I chose to be one of my free game discs that are free when you buy a Playstation one console during that time. I failed to test it though and I ended up returning it the day after because it can’t be read by my newly bought Playstation one, talk about the feeling of being a victim of pirated game discs at my first try. Huhuhu. He,he. Anyway, the second game disc that I purchased after a few years is now very readable by my Playstation console even though it is only a pirated copy. But this is the last game I ever played on my Playstation one before it crash and became useless. Ha,ha,ha.
I recommend this game to all who love ancient battles, games and magic.
Friday, August 29, 2008
You will find this game worth playing at your free time. This also has a PSP version now aside from the original Playstation 1 version. And a DVD movie has been created too, it is entitled Final Fantasy Advent Children, this is actually a continuation of the ending story from Final Fantasy 7. Final Fantasy Advent Children contains great and impressive computer graphics that you will wonder how they did it. I recommend you to play the game first then watch its DVD movie version second, so that you can relate to the movie.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Final Fantasy 8 is my second final fantasy game that I played from all the rest the series excluding Final Fantasy Tactics. I purchased this game at a computer store in Festival Mall in Alabang. When I got home to try the discs I purchased, my playstation console didn’t read the discs as fast and clear as I thought it would be, but what should I expect, it is only a pirated disc and it is bound to be either unreadable by the console or readable but takes a long time to load and sometimes skips.
So, the next afternoon, I immediately went back to the store to replace the defective discs. This time I played it at their console and still the console wasn’t able to read it. They replaced it with another disc and this time it played but I think the console was still having a hard time reading it, in the sense that it skips and pause for a period of seconds or even minutes before continuing on. I decided to just settle for the second replacement discs they have given me, which turns out to be a big mistake because when I got home, the discs didn’t played on my game console, and I grew so angry and heartbroken because I really love to play this game.
I did get the chance to play this game though, but only after a few years later. The pirated copies were now readable by my playstation console already because maybe they upgraded their equipment to copy original discs or something.
This game is very realistic that is why I love it. I specially love the characters limit break ability every time they are low on health. These limit breaks are the highlights of game play because of its destructive ability and impressive graphics. The summon monster on this game which is called Guardian Forces are the ones who gives magic abilities and boosts the characters status.
2. Chemist – the basic job class, able to learn item skills.
3. Knight – the second job class after squire. Able to learn break techniques.
4. Wizard – the second job class after chemist. Able to learn magic spells.
5. Monk – a warrior class type. Have incredible attack power.
6. Time Mage- class that can learn time magic abilities that can hasten allies and slow enemies.
7. Archer – class that can shoot arrows. Can learn the charge ability.
8. Oracle – class that can learn the ying yang magic.
9. Summoner – class that can summon monsters that can heal allies or damage enemies.
10. Priest – class that can learn white magic for healing and support.
11. Geomancer – class that can learn to cast a magic element depending on the surface he or she is on.
12. Lancer – class that can learn the jump ability and can equip the lance weapon.
13. Mediator – class that uses his talk ability in battle.
14. Bard – class only for men. Can sing songs that do healing or support magic on all allies.
15. Dancer – class only for women. Can dance that do damage or inflict bad statuses on foes.
16. Samurai – class that can draw power instilled at the katana blade which can damage foes or heal and support allies.
17. Ninja – class that have the ability to attack twice and has a throw ability which he can throw weapons at enemies at great distances.
18. Calculator – class that uses math skill which depending on the character’s level, action time, height, and experience.
19. Mime – class that mimics every allies move.
I recommend this game for all those who love chess and tactical games.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Megaman X is the updated version of the Megaman series. The game Megaman X1 to X3 was first released on the SNES Super Nintendo Entertainment System console and Megaman X4 to X7 was continued on in Playstation 1. In this game, Megaman got a new look which is very cool and futuristic. He also has the ability to gain different body armor parts that can be combined to form a more powerful Megaman character. The first series I ever played is Megaman X1. When I first played it, I was astounded of the idea that Megaman can be equip with an armor that boosts not only his ability and power but also his looks. He,he,he.
When I was in high school, I used to draw Megaman and finally come up with comic strips of him. I drew Megaman with a futuristic armor too, that is why I am surprise and happy to see that this drawing became a reality in today’s Megaman games.
I love this game because of the thrill of the game and Megaman’s ability to obtain the ability of his defeated enemy bosses and also the cool innovations of super armor availability.
Recommended for everyone.
Helping you on your quest are your allies you find along the way which consist of a princess, a scholar, two juvenile thieves, a guardian and an experimental plant. These characters have different abilities and magic powers which I really love. By the way my favorite magic element is the ice element, I always imagine myself casting ice magic but I don’t know why.
I recommend this to those who love action games.
Still, this game can be a good pastime whenever you feel alone and sad. He,he,he.
I recommend this to all dragon ball z fans out there.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I always play this with someone because it’s good to have a helping hand in annihilating those enemy tanks which by the way can be very irritating sometimes when they multiply at a fast rate.
I recommend this game for those who want to just spend their lazy afternoon off.
I was only able to end this game with the use of the cheat I have discovered. It’s when I accidentally press start (pause) and then the select button. When I continued the game, I was surprised to see that the character became invincible to all enemies. He,he,he.
The only thing to watch out for is if you run out of time, the island will begin to sink and if you got caught on the rising tide, you will die even if you input the invincibility code.
I recommend this for everyone who likes colors, treasures, jewels, rainbows, and other colorful cute stuffs.
Castlevania 3: Symphony of the Night is my most favorite game in two dimensional, in the Playstation. When this game was released and I played it, it really swipes me off my feet. My teeth are grinding with excitement and my eyes were wide open with amazement as this game offers many innovations that will make Castlevania 1 seems like made in the Jurassic era.
Innovations include the protagonist’s ability to transform into a bat, a wolf, and a mist. He is also able to leap two times and many more. He is able to do magic too that is very powerful and helpful when fighting most enemies and bosses. This magic ability is deducted on magic points or MP and has the ability to restore as time passes so he doesn’t run out of magic power. The thing that run out of him is hearts which is the thing needed to use his sub weapon namely the axe, knife, holy water, cross, jewel, and many more. But this isn’t a problem anymore because he has a variety of items to choose from that can restore his health and magic power and even hearts. He also has a collection of weapons that has different ability depending on the weapon he is using. For example, the Mourneblade weapon is a blade that lets you damage your enemies and at the same time heals the character. Different weapons and items can be found in the game, rare kind of treasure in secret places in the map and enemies that have fallen will sometimes drop items or weapons. The background sound is superb and nicely done with an orchestra effect. The storyline is very good and I love it.
Recommended for those who loves art and adventure combine into one.
Friday, August 22, 2008
1. Multi –lets you fire multiple projectiles on your target enemies ranging from wide projectiles to straight ones.
2. Van – lets you shoot out three rockets at your enemies.
3. Side – lets you shoot from both sides. Left and right.
4. Anti – lets you fire projectiles upwards and downwards on the screen.
5. Hammer – grants you two black orbs circling around your ship that acts as a shield and then lets you fire six orbs at your enemies.
6. Jump – fires projectiles in different directions.
7. Dyna – fires a crescent beam at your enemies.
8. Fire – lets you shoot a straight flame at your enemies.
9. Cannon – a super blast of laser projectiles at your enemies.
10. Wide – lets you fire your blast at a wide range.
There are also super weapons in the game which is hidden in large spaceship that you need to destroy in order to get them. I have found three of this so far but I have forgotten what they look like, but I do remember that one weapon that fires a blast of electricity in all four directions, and that is my favorite weapon. If you are just starting on this game, it is wise to choose hammer or dyna weapon at first because hammer has a shield that protects the ship and sometimes when you got hit, and that weapon is destroyed, the shield circling around your ship still remains and still can protect your little ship which is now stripped of his chosen weapon. Dyna too can be a good choice because it fires like a barrier that block enemy attacks and is also wide too.
Recommended for airship loving fans out there.
Recommended for anyone who enjoys the thrill of getting a gameover most of the time. Hehe.
Ah, who doesn't love a chewing, chowing, and chomping hero. Eating all that little white balls on the labyrinth with monsters on it is a cute thought. Hehe. I saw Pacman debuting on the personal computer on early 80's. I didn't get hook on it though because I easily get tired of the same action over and over again, but hey, at least it can be a good pastime.
Recommended for everyone.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
My favorite character is Ryu and Chun-li because they are easy to maneuver and I find it easy to memorize their moves. The characters has different stories why they decided to enter this tournament. And the ending is different with which character you chose to play with.Recommended only for players above 8 years old because of the animated violence it has. But still a good game especially if you like playing with someone and using your second player controller.