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My first impressions on Superman 64…

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

So I was at the Scotland Comic-con today, and found a copy of Superman 64 for sale.

So I thought, what the heck? I’ve enjoyed some “shitty” games in the past, so maybe this will be the same. It’s a late 90s polygonal game, it’s right up my alley! I don’t mind going through rings so long as the rest is okay.

So I went home, set up my Nintendo 64 and stuck the game in.

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I expected the game to either be not as bad as people say, or so bad, it’s awesome! Every bad game I’ve played has fallen into one these categories.

This game, however, is neither… it is dreadful! One of the very few games I actually hate! Everything they say about the game… it’s true… very true…

The controls are fucking atrocious, it is too sensitive, you cannot change them, and there’s a lot of lag in them!

And every time you conplete the rings and fail the challenge, guess what? You have to go through the fucking rings all over again!

I’ve enjoyed some “awful” games in the past: Virtual Hydlyde, Diakatana, WWE All Stars on the PS2, WCW Backstage Assault, Robot Arena 1, Rise of the Robots, Bubsy 3D… BUBSY! FUCKING! THREE DEE! I ENJOYED BUBSY FUCKING 3D!

but this…. THIS! This is truly garbage! This deserves every crticism it recieves!

Although… it isn’t entirely Titus’ fault that this happened, WB were kind of dicks to them, being unecessarily strict with what Superman can and can’t do, and Titus even went as far as to reference Superman comics to prove them wrong on some occasions, such as the idea that Superman won’t fight or kill people in the real Metropolis, “requiring” a virtual one be made, or something. I would link to the video I heard this from, but my site blocker has blocked my sites for the night… damn offline commitment!

Titus aren’t entirely in the clear, after all, they have lied about their own game prior to release on a few occasions, but I guess this teaches us one important lesson… WB were horrible back then… and they’re horrible now! (See: Batman Arkham Origins, Batman Arkham Knight, Mad Max, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad and more…) Why do people, myself included, keep buying their products?

If they hadn’t had such massive IPs such as Looney Tunes, Anamaniacs and all the DC heroes they acquired when buying DC comics, they would have gone bankrupt long ago… long ago!

I never thought that I would ever say this… but please… don’t buy this game… save your money! Do something more useful with your money… like burn it… or flush it down the toilet… or buy shit on Amazon, I don’t know…

Will this stop me from attempting to play through the game? Probably not. I am kind of machochist when it comes to things like this, I guess, and also my conscience deminds I finish what I start, and I have started something I shouldn’t have… playing this game, that is… in case it wasn’t obvious…

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Retro Pickups: My haul from Italy

Monday, July 31st, 2017

We had a holiday in Italy for a week, and there was a shopping centre within driving distance which has a GameStop. We went to this mall for a day and we’re given spending money.

So I got some games that you can’t get physically in Scotland (Much to my dissatisfaction), including Titanfall 2 and Superhot! 

I also got Mighty No 9, which I heard a lot of negative things about, but it was only 5 Euros, so I thought why not…

I got Pokken today!

Friday, March 18th, 2016

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Yay! I’m probably going to spend all day playing this! I’m loving what I’ve played so far!

Modern Pick-Ups: I got a new Console!

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

I got a new console today:

Yes! ...This thing!

Yes! …This thing!


If youse haven’t heard of it, the Playstation TV is a console-ised version of the Playstation Vita, I’ve been looking to get one for a while because of it, while at home, I would love to play my Vita games on my TV, but I always thought the £80-90+ was a little much for something like that, but then I heard they reduced it to £45, which I thought was a good price, so I decided to order one on Amazon… right before going into Tesco and find one for the same price… So I got that, and cancelled my Amazon order! That, I tried to do while at the shop, but the mobile Amazon site had no option for it, so I had to download the app, which took ages (and only finished when I got home!), and I was keeping my mum and so waiting, so I decided to impulse buy it, and so I did, and here we are!

So inside the box is... another box!

So inside the box is… another box!

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Admittedly, the photos your seeing here aren’t the first time I opened it, I opened it in the car on the way home to be sure if it had a Vita card slot, which was why I bought the thing! I didn’t notice it at first, and got pissed off, thinking I splashed my money on a digital only console, fantastic(!)
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…but then I noticed the slot was on the side, not the back…

Ah...

Ah…

So I took it out, and the thing was tiny!
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Here's a PS4 controller for a side-by-side comparison

Here’s a PS4 controller for a side-by-side comparison

So I hooked it up and got it set up (and I can also confirm no internet is needed to set it up and play Vita Card games!), and played some FIFA and Dead or Alive 5, the only 2 vita games I own and have opened up, that work with the thing, and the games look pretty nice on a HDTV, they look a little stretched and pixelated, but it’s not as bad as I thought it would be, it sure as hell a lang way better than the PSP’s TV cables! (You get the full screen for starters!)
Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate works with it, and I plan to play that once I complete the first 2 modern Batman games, and also I’m getting FIFA 12/Football 15, which also works with it, so yeah!

So I’m glad I bought it now, and I’m proud to own one!

I got an XBone!

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Who’d have thunk it, eh? In the space of 2 months, I got 3 consoles! I’m spoiled, aren’t I? I fell guilty now…

Anyway, I was waiting to get one for weeks from Tesco, who kept posting a deal about an Xbox One plus a certain items (a few deals came to shore) for a good price, we kept going in and asking if we can get the deal that was currently on, and every time, they said they were out, they advertised these deals for weeks, and we came in the first day one became available, and they were still out of Xbox Ones!

So I decided “F*ck it!”, and just got an Xbox One from Game. Not only that, I got that awesome looking Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare edition! Just look and admire it’s beauty!
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Ain't it a beauty?

Ain’t it a beauty?

I got 2 games with it, or rather were bought at around the same time, because what good is a console without games? I bought the game I bought the XBone for, Sunset Overdrive, the Day One Edition! Including it’s Season Pass! I also got Zoo Tycoon, becuase it was on sale, for £15!
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It took me a while to finally install everythign right, but it was worth it, Sunset Overdrive is amazing! It’s like Jet Set Radio, with a Tony Hawk soundtrack, with a brilliant 3rd person shooter all beautifully blended together! I can’t reccomend the game enough, it’s amazing! It’s better than any original PS4 game, I might even go as far as to say I prefer the XBone because of this game, because I feel like I already got my money’s worth from the XBone, but still need my money’s worth from my PS4.
I haven’t tried Zoo Tycoon yet, but it’s installed on the console, so I’ll try it soon, and get back to youse when I do.

So yeah, I’m very happy with my purchase! and yes, I’m aware of the COD:AW code, but I sold that for £10, so there.

I got a PS3!

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Yep, after a mere few days after getting a PS4, I went one back, and got a PS3 as well! Looks like things went full circle…

I managed to get a super slim model (with the cool top-loading sliding tray) for £90! To put that in perspective, they go for £160 at game!

Super Slim PS3

Lookin’ good!

“Hold on! Did you used to say you hated the PS3?” I hear youse moan, and alright, I’ll say it, I’m a hypocrite, but some PS3 games have shown that the console is in fact, quite powerful, it’s just hard to program for 3rd party developers, the PS2 was as well compared to the Dreamcast, meaning theoretically, if any games were on both consoles, the DC version might’ve been better.

Anyway, back on topic, another complaint I had with the PS3 was it’s excessive features, well, the super slim seems far more focused on games than it’s big brothers, there’s still a bit of it-does-everything-you-don’t-want-to-do kind of vibe to it, but not as much as the original one.

Also, I really wanted to play No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise, Wipeout HD and Haze on it, so I had to get one anyway.

Anyway, speaking of, I got Haze, plus Motorstorm, Resistance 1 & 2.
Haze, Motorstorm, Resistance 1 & 2  for PS3.

“Wasn’t Haze supposed to be a terrible game?”, well, that’s what the critics and band-wagon-jumpers all say, but as time and time again, I’ve played games everyone seems to hate, but I end up really enjoying, such as Enter the Matrix, Rambo: The Video Game, Soldier of Fortune: Payback, everything made by Acclaim, anything the original Xbox, even the Atari Jaguar!
I was hoping Haze would be another one of those games, after all, it was made by Free Radical, everything they’ve ever touched turned into pure platinum, there’s no way it can suck… Read the rest of this entry »

I got a PS4!

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

That’s right, I got a PS4 today!

I was planning on getting one of these for a while, more a less ever since I’ve heard that WWE 2k15 is coming to PS4 and Xbox One, but not the PC.

Yesterday, my mum asked me if I wanted to go to GAME and get my PS4, since there was a deal on PS4s right now where you get a PS4, plus a handful of games for £400, even though most of those games are also available on PC, the only exception being Last of Us, which was sadly a Download code. Despite all of that, I thought it was a decent deal, so I went for it, and I also got Killzone: Shadow Fall for £10 with it.

Playstation 4 Console

Beauty, isn’t it?

It’s hard to tell what I feel about the PS4, I’m very exited to play WWE 2k15 on it, but there’s not much to play on it so far, I only want to play Killzone: Shadow Fall until I complete all of the previous games, regardless of any resemblance to previous games, and the Last of Us has yet to fully download it’s 9GB of content!

It’s frustrating, it’s a new, high-tech, top of the range machine (to an extent), it has some awesome features on the PS Vita, such as being a second screen, and being able to access your PS4 from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a Wi-Fi connection, and the plug the PS4 is connected to is on.

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Here’s a screenshot of the second screen feature, just because I can provide one…

It also has an awesome controller,it feels so comfortable in my hands, and the touch pad is less intrusive than I thought it would be. (Although the light on the back is getting a little annoying.)

Playstation 4 Controllers

I got 2, by the way, for 2 player games, that was before I realised you can use a PSVita as a controller…

Despite all of these awesome things, there’s just nothing to do with it right now, the technology is awesome, and I really want to dig into it, but I can’t, and that, like I said, frustrates me…

FIFA 15, Killzone: Shadow Fall and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warefare [PS4]

Here are all of the games I have for it right now, not exactly spoiled for choice, am I?

In other news, on the exact same day, at the exact same time, I picked up an original DS!

Nintendo DS (Original) + Charger & Carry Case

Ah, the memories…


Why would you get one of those? You may be asking. Well, for one reason, and one reason only: The GBA Slot.
You see, I have this game called Tony Hawk Motion for the DS, and has motion controls, but the motion pack uses the GBS slot, which means I can’t play it on my 3DS, so I got this to play it on.
Isn’t Tony Hawk Motion awful, though? Well, that’s what I heard, but it wouldn’t be the first time my opinion of something differs greatly to everyone else’s. Surprisingly, it’s not that bad, I was pleasantly surprised, the controls actually function, and I rarely get any hiccups with recognising movement, it seems solid to me. The game itself is okay as well, it seems more refined than previous DS Tony Hawk games I’ve played.
Would I recommend it? Probably not. For curiosity’s sake, it’s alright, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it.

Well, since we’re here, I might as well tell youse about other games I got recently.

I was at CEX today, as always, and was actually thinking about getting Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes on the PS4, now that I have one, that was until I’ve heard that a PC version is coming soon, so I decided to wait and see if that gets a retail release, if not, then I’ll get it on PS4.

I did pick up some other games though, like NBA Street 3 for the Xbox, and a cheap sniper FPS on the PC, all for a wallet busting 75p!
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I also got a couple of PSVita games.
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I stopped by GForce and got Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX after seeing it for so long, I already have it, but as part of a collection, and I thought having a stand-alone version would look much nicer, and also it was only £2.

Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX [PC]

I think it would look nicer anyway, what do youse think?

When I arrived home, I found 2 games I ordered off of eBay arrived.
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Yep, even though the Legends of Wrestling games supposedly suck, I already had the 3rd games, and seeing these 2 online for £3, I couldn’t resist…

Well that’s about all I got as of recent, until next time, bye!

Retro Pick-ups: A DVD game and a couple of PC games

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

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I had a friend’s birthday party to go to yesterday, and me and another friend were in town to get him a present, and got him a couple of DVDs, but I also got myself some things as well, some cheap things I found.

I found Worms Blast and Pariah for PC, the latter of which looks like a AAA game of the time, like mainstream quality, the game was even made by some people who made the original Unreal games, but it was only 30p, it isn’t as if it got bad review, it only got average, I’ve played more for games that have received lower scores, I know game reception doesn’t always determine price, but you get my point.

I also got my first interactive DVD game, I remember hearing about these games back when DVDs were a new thing, they released a series of interactive DVD games with a banner at the top, like it’s a platform to take seriously, I remember seeing adverts of them back in the day, and have been a little curious as to how they’re like, but never been overly fuss because I can hazard a guess. Well, I heard about this Red Dwarf: Beat the Geek game, and read really good reviews about it on Amazon, so when I saw it for 50p at CEX, I decided to get it, it even came in a nifty case sleeve. I haven’t had time to try it out yet, but I’ll be sure to in the near future, and maybe even use a console to play it, and use a controller, to make things more authentic!

Well that’s all I have for youse today, I thought what I got was worth talking about, I apologise for wasting your time, I will leave you to do your own thing now…

Retro Arrivals: Sony Pocketstation

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Retro Arrivals: Sony Pocketstation

I got a Pocketstation… so yeah.

“What’s a Pocketstation?” I hear you ask. Well, long story short, it’s Sony’s take on the Dreamcast’s VMU for the PS1.

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Retro Pick-Ups – 19/03/2014

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Retro Pick-Ups - 19/03/2014

Well I was at CEX again, and I decided to get FIFA Football and Virtua Tennis 4 for the Vita. Do you ever get that exciting feeling when you got a new console, that you’re game collection for it is really starting to grow? Well, I’m starting to feel that now with my Vita!

Also, some game arrived from Amazon today, here’s a photo of them:

Well actually, Pinball Big Race USA (Bottom left game) and Devil May Cry 2 were bought from CEX the other day.

Well, Pinball Big Race USA (Bottom left game) and Devil May Cry 2 were bought from CEX the other day.

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