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  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time   9 years 49 weeks ago

    nice review indeeds, i just finished playing it again myself. This will make around 5 runs through that game.

    time to move on to majoras mask.

    Truly, these zelda games are better than anything I've played since. And they're cheap!

  • World of Goo   9 years 50 weeks ago

    I agree with Greg. I think the story is kinda cliche too ('be abstract and ambiguous because its easy'). However, I did eagerly click on each sign :)

    But who cares anyway? Storyline was just one aspect of the grading criteria. Besides, I don't want to get to know my goos personally! I'll just have to show up at each gooball's next of kin residence with bad news because of each and every mistake I make in the level.

  • World of Goo   9 years 51 weeks ago

    You forgot to say that for each level there is an "obsessive completion distinction criteria" (OCD) for completing the level (e.g. with a very high number of goo balls collected or in a very short time etc)

    PS: 3 for story is a bit unfair... I actually quite like the sign things and if you find them annoying... well, just don't read them!

  • The Last Starfighter   10 years 1 week ago

    I didn't mention this in my review (thought I had), but it looks like the original writer and director are getting back together again to make a sequel, currently titled Starfighter.

    Too bad Robert Preston is dead.

  • The Last Starfighter   10 years 1 week ago

    I'm going to be starting a games review blog soon, and someone pointed me to this. When I saw the Last Starfighter review I just had to read. Thanks for not overly mocking the movie that filled the void in between releases of star wars and a few star treks. And yes a lot of it is extremely cheesy, but as you say it is a fun, light hearted, sci-fi movie. I actually couldn't go to the movies when this was in theaters that weekend because I had went to the movies several weekends before, and I guess my Mom didn't want to pay for it or something :-) That being said, I pretty much wore out the video when I was a kid, rewatching parts I particularly loved, until I got to the point where it was no fun anymore. Then I hadn't watched it in a long, long, time and finally rewatched it on dvd. The music is really nice especially in dolby digital 5.1. Still one of my faves though. Just a shame it didn't make that much money, because a sequel would have been tres cool. And you're right the graphics don't hold up very well, (in fact they don't look much better than alot of pre-vis nowadays), but since the story and characters are engaging you kind of forgive it for that. It's kind of cool that someone who didn't live in the 80's actually enjoys a movie from it, I still don't think they make movies like the used to.

    Keith Weatherby II
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  • February is indie games month at the First Hour   10 years 1 week ago

    You should do Trials 2

  • The Last Starfighter   10 years 1 week ago

    Well, I was born in 1984 so I can't really comment on how groundbreaking I would have perceived it. I guess I sounded a bit cynical in my review of the graphics, but it's really tough for me to imagine them being the best of the best at the time. I think if I had seen the movie when I was a kid I would have ignored them, as I pretty much give the original Star Wars movies a pass now. Unfortunately, I was a spoiled 24 year old when I first saw the movie!

    And yeah, there were some excellent cheesy lines in the film. They all felt appropriate though, good times.

  • The Last Starfighter   10 years 2 weeks ago

    I've seen worse (or at least as bad) CGI in recent movies. I don't know if you're old enough to remember the state of the art from 1984, but this was beyond groundbreaking. Nobody else even bothered to try anything remotely like it again until around a decade later. I remember when this came out - vividly. I was drooling over it for months until it finally came out in theaters. I was a little disappointed, even back then, because it didn't quite live up to the hype. I still loved it though. Especially the battles at the end. My favorite scene was when the goofy bad guy is panicking near the end when the ship is going down. He asks the lizard/snail general guy what are they going to do now? The general flips his automatic monacle over his eye all cool, and says "We die". I mean, how cool is that?

  • Okami   10 years 2 weeks ago

    If you think first hour reviews are idiotic then why are you reading this site in the first place?

    The site is clear about this being a review of the first hour of the game, not a judgement of the full game. And, despite what you say, there are actually quite a few positive notes in the review at any rate.

    I, like yourself, think Okami is a fantastic game - but I'm not going to get all wound up because someone else had a different impression of the first 60 minutes (which I actually quite enjoyed myself). I've never understood this kind of rabid response to reviews... so your opinion is different, fine. Don't take it so personally.

  • The Last Starfighter   10 years 2 weeks ago

    I found your site via your slashdot signature, and I was very surprised to see this film review here.

    The Last Starfighter was the first film I ever saw in a cinema, back when I was 8 years old. For the past few years, on and off, I've considered getting hold of a copy. Each time I had the thought I decided to pass, for fear the movie would suck and spoil my memories.

    I think you've just persuaded me to risk watching it regardless. As a child I thought it was a great film, and definitely helped me become a fan of sci-fi films.


  • Okami   10 years 2 weeks ago

    You don't put ANYTHING good about the rest of the game or how your review is totally wrong about how it sucks in your review. Now, I know this is the first hour of the game, but could you at least consider the rest of the game in here. People who read this will probably assume that from this 'first hour review' the whole game sucks.
    And no i'm not doing a first hour review of this game because first hour reviews are idiotic. You can't judge a game by the first hour.

  • Okami   10 years 2 weeks ago

    Look, if you don't like my reviews, then don't read them. I specialize in a certain type of review, and I don't plan to change. I'm especially not advertising that a game sucks. Okami does not suck. Okami's first hour sucks. There is a big difference, but it is the truth.

    I also respectively disagree that Okami wouldn't have made sense if you were just given the brush right away. Is it really necessary to know absolutely every background detail about the world the moment you start the game? I would say no. You may not agree, and I understand that, but sometimes games just have to let you play. Getting the brush right away wouldn't have changed anything. It's not like the brush really had anything to do with any of the opening scenes anyway except for one part that I can remember.

    If you have to have some kind of confirmation that Okami is a good game or your world will be shattered, please read IGN or Gamespot or the countless of other video game review websites out there. Here are a few links:

    I would welcome you to write your own first hour review of the game if you'd like, or a complete review of the game. If it's well written, I will post it giving you credit. I don't set out to destroy a game's reputation or anything so sinister, please understand that.

  • Okami   10 years 2 weeks ago

    People who can't get through the first hour of Okami obviously havn't gotten through many games in there career because COUNTLESS numbers of games have done this. And why shouldn't they? Its the easiest way to explain all the information you need to know in order to enjoy the game. If they just threw you out there with the celestial brush saying go find Sakuya then you would be like WTF is this supposed to mean? I quite frankly don't care if a game throws in a 30-hour long promo at the start to get you filled in on all the information, becuase i dont judge good games by the first hour. i'd rather the producers spend the majority of there time making the game completely awesome then spend the whole time trying to make the first hour of the game look cooler to all of you nit-picky people.

  • Okami   10 years 2 weeks ago

    I've beaten Okami, and while I would give the complete package an 8 or 9 out of 10, it deserves the score it gets for the first hour. Just because a game is popular or I know the complete game is good, doesn't mean it will get an extra bump here. I actually know a few people who couldn't get past the first hour of Okami.

    And it's funny you bring up Legend of Zelda, because if you're talking about Twilight Princess, well, that game would probably get a lower first hour score than Okami. Ocarina of Time, however, does an excellent job introducing all the necessary elements.

    The worst thing a game can do is start the game with loads of talk and conversation. That's not a game. All three of my worst first hours are guilty of that.

  • Star Ocean: The Second Story   10 years 2 weeks ago

    I was all >.< throughout reading the review after seeing the 1 overview. Then I saw "beaten before/enjoyed immensely" so I dont have to tell you it gets to be one of the coolest PS1 rpgs created =D. I agree it is a slow start tho. On a random note it was my first rpg to have a clock go over 100 hours visually. I spent over 100 hours on my first run through FFVII as well, but that clock stops at 99:59:59 hehehe

  • Okami   10 years 2 weeks ago

    Okami is an AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING game! Sure, the first hours is a load of crap, but thats ONLY because its the beginning! I mean c'mon, Legend of Zelda takes like 5 and a half years to get through the start!
    Okami is a very nice game, and is very lengthy and fun. You can't really judge a great RPG on the first hour of gameplay. That, my friend, is irresponsible on your part and incompetent.

    Believe me, for someone who has BEATEN the game, it is no less then AMAZING. I am completely hooked on it. :)
    I give it 1000000/10

  • Super Bowl XLIII   10 years 2 weeks ago

    You should bust out some Blitz, just to make sure.

  • Bully   10 years 3 weeks ago

    Well, I´m absolutely pro Bully! It´s my favourite game to play at the moment and I´m thinking of getting a Bully T-Shirt ...

  • Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters   10 years 9 weeks ago

    One advice, fly to pluto :p

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time   10 years 12 weeks ago

    is one of the best video games every created. It has ranked in the top ten ever for years.

    Thanks for reviewing this.

    I have it on the Gamecube

  • Diablo II   10 years 14 weeks ago

    Yep, that is what I meant.

  • Diablo II   10 years 14 weeks ago

    Corpsefire is the boss of the first dungeon. That's why he was so hard to kill. Diablo 2 doesn't have discrete bosses in dungeons, just at the end of a Act.

  • Diablo II   10 years 14 weeks ago

    The Den of Evil did have a "Named" demon, which is sort of a boss. I bet he meant a boss that shows up once you've killed everyone else.

  • Diablo II   10 years 15 weeks ago

    I'm fairly sure the first dungeon does have a boss. I don't have the game installed anymore. Perhaps you could check this again.

  • Diablo II   10 years 15 weeks ago

    HELP ME! HELP! HELP ME! Time to die.