Thursday, April 27, 2006

New Site!

Just wanted to pass along the fact that I was able to set up a site through Google Pages, which is going to be the "main" site. I'm still going to use the blog for comments and stuff, but the site (called, well, Rocking Gamers http://samuraijack2k6.googlepages.com/) is going to be used for game reviews and most of the links that I have, maybe even some files, but I haven't decided on that yet. I'll try and see if I can get the settings to allow me to start a thread here and let everyone post their comments about the reviews or the site in general here in the blog. The link to the site is on the right, the one above the PopDex link. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Jade Empire

I know this game's been out awhile, but a couple of weeks ago I picked up Jade Empire. For those of you that don't know, Jade Empire is a RPG for the Xbox that's based on Chinese mythology. You get to play as one of six different characters and have many companions along the way to save your master. This game was made by the same guys that did both Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic games, but this differs not only in story, but in the fact that combat in Jade Empire is real-time, compared to KOTOR's turn-based combat. Overall, Jade Empire is one of the best RPGs out for the Xbox. If you have an Xbox, like RPGs, and haven't played this one, rent it! If you have, pass the word onto your friends to play this one.

Unification Wars

I found this cool free online game called Unification Wars. It's text based, but it's still cool. The point of the game is to make an space empire big enough to conquer the galaxy, at least that's what I figure. If you want to play, point your browser to http://uc.gamestotal.com and make yourself an account and look up Chimaeran and give me a shout that you saw my blog.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Holiday Gaming Binge part 2

I also got a couple of PC games for the holidays: The Sims 2 Holiday Edition and Civilization IV. I talked about Civ IV earlier, and I still have the same problem with the terrain, but it's ok. Sims 2 was good as well, and because of the high level of customization you get in creating your sim and the different towns you get(as well as starting your own) I give this game high marks, although it does run a little bogged down on my system. Other than that, I went to a LAN party over my break that ran overnight, and we played Starcraft Brood War and Wolfenstein Enemy Territories and stuff. Luckily I was able to stay up the whole time, and was able to get a nap in afterwards and recouperated pretty nicely and quickly. That's about it.

Holiday Gaming Binge

Hope everyone had a great holiday and New Year's Eve. I was able to get three great Xbox games for Christmas: MechAssault, MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf Limited Edition, and Star Wars: Battlefront 2. All three are great games. I had enough time to complete them over my break (I'm still in school, and had a couple of weeks off) and I must say that each of the games had their ups and downs, but were still good. I felt that Battlefront 2 had some long campaigns, but were greatly improved over the first BF's campaigns. MechAssault was a good one, but I had some trouble with a couple of the missions, even on easy. MechAssault 2 is definitely the better of the 2 MechAssault games, but the creators still made a couple of the missions hard as heck on easy.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Civilization IV

Yeah, yeah, I know, I know, Civilization IV has been out a couple of months by now, but I just got hold of a demo of it earlier this week. I've only had about a half hour max playing it, but what I've played seems great. Even though my computer wasn 't totally up to specs for even minimum requirements (i.e. the terrain couldn't be displayed), what I could play was good. I could only play as either the Greeks, Romans, Indians, or some other civ, but the gameplay, sound and the graphics (that I could see) were great. I even have the theme song on my iPod. Because of the slight misfortune of having an under par system, which ruined my experience somewhat, I give it a 9 out of 10.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Legends and Revolutions....

Here's a game I'm excited about. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. I've been a fan of the series since Ocarina of Time at least, and I thought that OoT was the best one out of all of them. But Twilight Princess looks as if it's gonna be a good one. Sure, it's gonna come out on the GameCube, but the game is gonna be playable on the Revolution as well...which is a good segway into my next topic. Nintendo's next system, the Revolution, looks like it's gonna be a good system, even though most may say that it's not as good as the Xbox 360 or the PS3. That may be the case for most gamers out in the world, and I wouldn't blame him/her, but to each their own. The Revolution, in my opinion, is a good move because of the fact that one can download the older Nintendo games onto the Revolution and play them, as well as being backward compatible with the 'Cube. Not to mention, the controller is sweet! The controller, while reminisent of remote controls for TVs, makes use of motion sensors and can have add-ons attached to the bottom of it. I'm not trying to stick up for the Revolution, I'm just trying to state the facts. But, like I said earlier, to each his own.

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