Sunday, September 27, 2009

Batman Arkham Asylum Review

Batman Arkham Asylum Review

Superhero games are a tricky business. Good superhero games are rare. They range from good to average to bad and forgettable. Good superhero games that come to mind are the original Batman game on the original Nintendo, which was a Ninja Gaiden clone, Spider-Man 2 on the Playstation 2, and a couple more. Of course, there's never been a good Superman game. But now we have what could be THE definitive Batman game ever made. While the original NES game was a side scrolling action game that just had a Batman theme and not really a Batman feel to it, but AA has the feel, the look, and the sound.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Overrated Overview

Why Final Fantasy VII is overrated?

To begin with, let me say that I am a big fan of the Final Fantasy series, and I love VII in particular. Final Fantasy VII was the first in the series of Final Fantasy that I played, and one of the first RPGs I ever played as well, so it left a major impression on me.

However, for all my love of VII, I know that the game is heavily overrated as well. But in someways this overrated state is but justified and overblown.

What was good about Final Fantasy VII? It changed RPGs.

What was bad about Final Fantasy VII? It changed RPGs.

Final Fantasy VII is the game that brought RPGs into the mainstream of gaming. The game also created a ton of clones and copies (some good, some bad).  Also popular became the use of giant oversized swords and anime-styled characters.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Marvel Comics owned by Disney...

So Disney has bought Marvel Comics...that was sudden.

My first thought: Will we see a team up between the legendary heros of the Spectacular Spider-Ham and Donald Duck!?