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tisdag 22 mars 2011

Review - Final Fantasy VII

All that should be said is said. This game is probably the most celebrated game of all time, obviously with every right to be so. I mean, it's not for nothing that they choose this particular part of the series to make a number of sequels and movies on. But somehow it will never be as magical as the original.

An example of how big it is is when I talked about this, one of my favourite games with a friend. She had not heard of the game, and I was not surprised. But I got her to watch the tech demo for the PS3 after having lured her with the wonderful story. Her reaction was: 'was that
Cloud at the end? " The fact that she not only knew the characters, but also could name him was to me a testament to how great the game is.

Final Fantasy VII is also the first (and one of the only) time I cried at a video game. Without revealing anything, I think most people know which scene I mean. There are many emotional scenes in the game and when you are finished, you're attached to our many, if not all, of the characters. And not to mention the final battle, a deformed version of your arch-enemy throwing, among other tings
, an entire solar system for you, all to the tunes of "A One Winged Angel".

I'm not going to babble about how great the battle system is or how well balanced the game moments is or how wonderful all the side missions are or how awesome the music is composed, but just mention that it is. Play it and discover it yourselves. If you like JRPG, you've probably already played it. If not, I think you're lying. In any case, this is an experience that no one should miss.

Should I say anything negative to the game? I do not know if I want or can. Must say that compared to much is being done today is the battle system is extremely outdated. But it's the same as the Blue Dragons combat system, and it was released ten years later. I played through the game again now for a couple weeks ago. I didn't care so much to play it again after I had finished. I will probably do it anyway sooner or later. For how much I twist and turn, it is without hesitation my favourite ga
me, and I'm probably right in saying that a number of millions would agree with me.

onsdag 9 mars 2011

Why all this negatiWiity

It seems that anywhere I read, the Wii gets bashed and disliked for various reasons. I just don't get it. I'm going to argue my point at the most common complains for the Wii.

There aren't any good games for the Wii!
Ehm, Super Mario Galaxy one and two, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Metroid Prime 3, Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Awesome partygame!), Punch-out!!, Rayman Raving Rabbits (Yeah, it exist on the other conso
les too, but seriously, it's soo much funnier in the Wii), Super Paper Mario, Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure, Mario Kart Wii, The Bit.trip-series, The Legend of Zelda: Twillight Princess, just to name a few, and not to name the games released non-exusivly to the Wii.

I mean no good adult games. These are all kids games!
Well, you have No More Heroes one and two, Red Steel 2 (not t
he first one, that sucked), Mad World, Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition and as mentioned above, Mertoid Prime 3 and THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILLIGHT PRINCESS!!! And just because Nintendo have decided to go with a more kids friendly look to most of it's games doesn't mean that you can't play them. If you think like that you might miss out on some of the best games on the console, and on the market for that mater.

What about the console then? The Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 are so much more technologically advanced! The Wii doesn't even have
a hard drive!
That depends on what you defines as technology. Sure, the fact that you need a SD-card to save your games is extremely annoying, and I don't like that I can't play my games in HD, but what about the motion controller? Isn't that much further in development than the others? It took Sony 4 years to do the same thing. Not to speak of all the other things that the Wii have made to enhance the gaming experience. And since when have the best console been the fastest and the one with the best performance to generate the best graphics? When did graphics get prioritised over gameplay? The Wii sold more that the others without having awesome graphics for the most part.

But the only ones that buy the Wii are families and the ones who were swept away by the initial wow-factor!

The thing that the Wii did that is amazing is that it made gaming into something that wasn't just for the "Nerd" but a socially accepted hobby. Just like Nintendo always have done, I mean, how many of you didn't have a Nintendo Entertainment System when you were kids? With Wii, and at some fault of the guys at Harmonix, gaming is a bigger phenomenon than ever before, so big that neither of the consoles has sold even near bad. And the so-called initial wow-factor was 5 almost years ago, and last year, the Wii still sold more that the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3.

What I want to see from the Wii, is an updated console, with support for HD and with a HDD, still at the same price. I love the Wii. I love the fact that you can play with one hand, resting your head on, while holding the nunchuck, and be just as relaxed with the other. So don't judge the Wii, because it might not appeal to you, the hardcore-gamer. Sad but true, we're not the main focus of the industry anymore, an industry right now ruled by Nintendo.