Sunday, 17 August 2008

Is this bizarro world or something?

Not a snappy title i know, but this is bugging me.

Dead space.

It looks great, i loved the backstory in the comics, like virus meets bioshock meets aliens. i cant wait for it to come out.

but heres the thing.

its made by E.A

see, when it was electronic arts i wasn't a fan, id buy a couple but more often than not be disappointed. out of all the big companies they just seem to be the biggest whores. sure capcom will report the same game a dozen times for nothing but revenue, but what there porting is a great game theyve put the time and effort into. E.A on the other hand just appears to want to make games that will make a tidy sum over breaking even on production and just repeat this again and again. 

so its no surprise that they do a lot of ,if not all, of the yearly sports games.

but let me put this in perspective.

the last E.A game i bought and loved was oddworld, strangers wrath, a wild west fps version of the world from abes oddessy, and i loved it form start to finish.

then i got bored with the crap and decided, rather eloquently, i wasn't "going to put up with this shit anymore", and was just done with e.a

Then, for some reason, i decided to buy army of two. yes i am very disappointed in myself.

what follow was 3 hours of the most vile, reprehensible asshole "protagonists", and that word is used here looser than the 10 year old nickers of a 'lady of the evening' on hamstead heath. till i could stand no more and went back to my local gamestation and greeted the clerk with a hearty "what the hell man?!?".

they understood completely.

To be blunt ,poor controls aside, they were dicks, killing 3 dozen people who were, i shit you not, suicide bombers making that tongue on roof of mouth noise, turbans and all, and then using there "pimped out" golden plated, pearl encrusted machine guns like an air guitar whilst screaming "ladies lift your shirts" and bumping the 'respec' knuckles' was a little too low brow for a gamer who considers the medium an art form, as well as an entertaining pastime.

in short that was the final blow form E.A.

they produce utter shite to make money and thats it.

but dead space is some bizzaaro version of this were it actually looks really, really good.

i dont know, maybe ive gone senile at the start of my 20's or something.

E.A cant make a good game right?, right?

Saturday, 2 August 2008

And the new topic is.....

So im starting a new trend, since i am now A: employed and have income, and B: have just read all of S.D. perry's resident evil novels that i am going to try and get my mits on every english released ps-one game thats part of any of the survival sub genres.

this includes my first targets to track down, dino crisis and parasite eve.

will i find them without ebay?
will they be good?
will they be expensive?
have i gone slightly crazy?

all these and more will be answered in due time.

first to add to the list is Resident evil and fear effect 2: retro helix.