Monthly Archives September 2012

Autumnal Waterfall 16 – SnM S2 E2

Welcome to Sam and Max, Season 2, Episode 2. If you forgot, previously on episode 1, Sam and Max caused the death of Santa. What will they get into next?

Also for the uninitiated, Sam and Max is a point and click game where you are encouraged to try everything. A lot of the fun in the game comes from doing random stuff and seeing the character’s comments, something that I not conveyed well with screenshots.

Anyway, moving right along, let’s get started!

This is the fir...

Unbeaten Games: The Untold Saga – Episode VII

I’m back again with another post.

Surprisingly, this is another update to say that I have knocked another game off my list. I have beaten Call of Duty: Black Ops on the regular difficulty for the campaign, which is enough to remove it from the ‘must-beat’ category; however, I still want to go back and obtain some more of the campaign achievements. I will, more than likely, spend the rest of the afternoon completing those (minus the hardcore/veteran ones) and move into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on Monday.

Short Review of CoD: Black Ops:

Pros:

  • Plays like any other shooter so its easy to pickup
  • Fairly interesting story, but required a wikipedia read to straighten out the timeline in my head
  • Relate-able characters
  • Who is Viktor Reznov?

Cons:

  • Difficultly levels seem higher than initia...

Autumnal Waterfall 15 – Blood Money

Some guys found dead, police suspect blood money is involved.

Well, after the successful killing of a father and son drug running operation, Agent 47 is now heading to the opera for his next assignment.

This mission. Ugh, this mission. The first time I did it, it must have taken me over an hour because I was still seriously overestimating the AI at this point. But whatev’s. Let’s get into it.

Our target this time is a human trafficking organization run by an ambassador and an opera singer. So the best time to get them both is during rehearsal where the ambassador likes to watch.

Tosca is t...

Unbeaten Games: The Untold Saga – Episode VI

Finally… the post that you’ve all been waiting for….

I have finally beaten The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword!

As promised with my last update two weeks ago, I will now disclose a brief review of the game (Note: there will be spoilers):

Pros

  • Story
    • The similiarity in the story to my favorite Zelda game (Ocarina of Time) and clear ties to it
    • The establishment of the beginning of the mythos/explaination as to why there can be so many Zelda games with Link, Zelda, and Ganon/Ganondorf (or a being of hatred)
  • DOUBLE CLAWSHOTS…enough said
  • Logical use of Wii controls
  • Some familar characters and solid ensemble of new ones

Cons

  • Wii controls not responding properly/the necessity to recalibrate constantly
  • The popup messages appear everytime you collect a new item/collectible for the first time a...

Autumnal Waterfall 14 – SnM S2 E1 P2

That stands for Sam and Max, Season 2, Episode 1, Part 2, just so you know.

Also, spoilers will be in this post, just a warning. No puzzle spoilers but plot spoilers. And really, the plot works quite well.

Short recap of part 1, Sam and Max is a dog and rabbity thing respectively and they are the freelance police. Their case? Find out why Santa went crazy. Also, this is a point and click game of puzzle solving. It is (nearly) impossible to die so feel free to try everything.

Autumnal Waterfall 13 – Blood Money

Amusement park owner found dead. Police suspect blood money is involved.

Welcome to Hitman: Blood Money the first mission. Last time, we did the tutorial level, Death of a Showman. Now, it is time for the firstt level, Vintage Year. Here, we are sneaking into the house of a drug runner in, I want to say, Chile(?) I don’t quite remember. The drug lord is holding a wine party so it is the perfect time to blend in and infiltrate.

The targets are the father and the son. Let’s get started.

Now, in the...

Unbeaten Games: The Untold Saga – Episode V

Aaaannnnndddd….we’re back!

Sorry, I know that I’m a few days late with this blog post, but I got lost in the world of Skyloft. Based on that previous statement, you can assume that I have not finished Skyward Sword yet; however, its not from a lack of trying. I checked my current playtime on the game as of yesterday and it was over twenty-five hours! After briefly checking to see how much was left in the game (I’m currently at the Pirate Stronghold), I found that I’m only halfway through.

Now for my honest opinion on the game thus far… Initially, I thought it could be a contender for best game of the series, comparing it to my favorite Zelda of all time: Ocarina of Time. After revisiting the same areas for a second/third time, I’m realising that this may not be the case...

AMV Spotlight: Dominate

Welcome back to this (slightly) belated AMV Spotlight!

Before we begin, I’d like to take the time to tell you all that this will be the last Spotlight until the following summer. This is a decision I’ve made to allow for precious new content to come in and me to recharge while contending with real life.

So without further ado, this week’s topic: lip-synching in AMVs. See, a lot of AMVs try to pull this off, and often times it can be a rather silly thing. Lips with less pronounced movements like in anime are easier to match to lyrics, but there are distinct shapes and movements involved with certain phonetics that we associate to it, and some artists fail to recognize that.

I’m going to have to keep it brief, but using lip-synching can sometimes be a ‘make or break’ ploy with AMVs...

Autumnal Waterfall 12 – SnM S2 E1

That stands for Sam and Max, Season 2, Episode 1 you pervs.

Sam and Max is a point and click game serieis made by Telltale. I already played season one so I won’t be putting up any posts about it, at least at this time. The game is made to be unloseable. You can try anything and everything. That’s not to say that they don’t give you enough clues to know what to do, it’s just that you’ll never be penalized for doing something.

Also, if you get stuck, there is an in game hint system. And yes, I will admit I used it a few times. Very helpful.

Also, there may or may not be spoilers in here on how to solve puzzles. There will definitely be spoilers on characters and stuff.

Well then, let’s start with the first episode of season 2 of Sam and Max of course.

Hi COPS...