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New X-Men game: X-Men Destiny!

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I stumbled upon this while browsing for new comics to read.

EDIT: I read on Kotaku that this wa s going to be a game.

A new X-Men cartoon game! The trailer [which isn’t much] can be seen here on their site and it features a Prof. X voice-over along with silhouettes of some of the characters from X-Men.

I’m not sure whatwill be the driving force of this game but I hope it  will follow but I’m hoping it’ll be somewhat close to the comics. With all the great stories and action the X-Men has experienced for the past months, you’d think they’d transfer that into an animated form. Anyhoo, I hope they put in Maverick and Deadpool. :]

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October 9, 2010 at 1:32 am

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Captain America: Super Soldier trailer!

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Aside from being psyched from Cap’s appearance in the MvC3 video [where he deflected a freakin’ helicopter!], this takes the cake.

I’ve heard of the upcoming game and saw screenies from Tumblr but when I saw this, it blew me away. I cannot wait to get my hands on this, it juts looks pretty awesome….and legen…wait for it..DARY!

I’m thinking this will coincide with the movie, better clear up some space on my PC LOL.

PS.

I hope Bucky is in the game somewhere…along with a few Invaders cameos. :]

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October 8, 2010 at 12:39 am

A New Direction..

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Hullo everyone!

I’m breathing life back again into this blog of mine and it will mainly be for reviews on toys, movies, games, comics/comic series and whatnot.

But first a few personal updates.

Since the last post, I’ve found myself a new job and it has been going great. I still cannot grasp that I’m doing one of my dream jobs as it’s a bit surreal.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been as active as I was with my cosplay/toy convention attendance as well as with photoshoots due to the work schedule. Still I try to squeeze it in if there’s time. Although, I’m more of a toy collector nowadays than a cosplay…er..*enthusiast* [even though I don’t cosplay…yet] so I’m more partial to attending toy conventions than cosplay ones.

Anyhoo, I’ll try to get things rolling in the next few weeks. See ya tll then ;]

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October 7, 2010 at 2:57 am

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I’m still here..

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This blog ain’t dead yet.

I’ve just bee pretty occupied, I will get back regularly when i get a sense of normality some time soon.

Thanks! And I hope to see you guys again here.

:3

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October 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm

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Movie Review: Xmen: Origins: Wolverine..

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Ok, everybody knows Marvel’s famous mutant. And now that he has his own movie, everyone will get to know about him more.

I’ve been aching to watch this ever since seeing the trailers and news, especially with a complete Team X line-up along with other famous mutants.

If you’ve been following the Wolverine:Origins comics, you would know that they deviated a bit from that…among other things. It is great that they stuck to a few things that old fans can relate too though.

*since more or less, people have watched this already..i’m gonna have some SPOILERS here*

here’s a few things I would want to point out though:

~ I liked how they *tried* to incorporate Ryan Reynolds’ funny side into Deadpool. But lacking screen time, it sort of failed. Still, the character made so much impact that it will be starring on his own spin-off movie..

~ On the Deadpool note, I didn’t like what they did to him after. I mean, he didn’t have retractable blade-like katanas sprouting from his knuckles or even optic blasts. I know they put it in for the sake of the movie, but come on…anyhoo, I liked the “I smack joo then teleport away then smack joo again” part. I f they only could’ve incorporated Deadpools’ snide remarks during the battle, it might’ve been more fun.

~ They took Emma Frost’s last name literally. I know it’s not 100% sure that the “Emma” that had “diamond-skin”[?] like powers was THE Emma Frost but there is talk about it.

~ Gambit was ok, i mean I didn’t think he could do that with his staff but overall, he was ok. They dropped his “frenchiness” and adopted his “cajun” side though. I still would’ve wanted a suave french talking Gambit.

~ Agent Zero, DO NOT WANT! Why would they make him a bad guy? D: And besides, David North/Christoph Nord/Maverick used the “Agent Zero” moniker during the last days of his “Mutancy”. His power was absoprtion and release, absorbing any kind of energy then releasing it into powerful blasts. Granted he was a skilled hit man but why?!

~ The Hudsons were different too…and felt slightly out of place in the movie.

~ Blob in Team X? Very Unlikely..and why him anyways?

~ Why would they have Cyclops in this film? Why?!

 

Moving on, they mostly covered the bases on Wolvie’s who, why, what, when, where and how which is always a good thing because it makes other people who don’t know the character in the dark and clueless as to what’s happening.

As expected, it’s chock-full of non-stop action and special effects which made for some few “Whoa…” moments from me. 

It was still a great watch and there are talks about a sequel too. Hopefully, it’ll stick more to the canon story than the “hollywood” scripted one.

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May 30, 2009 at 11:32 am

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Game Review: Phantasy Star Portable..

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STORY

~ You are a fresh meat er..graduate for the Mobile Defense Force and having been trained under the most “volatile” trainers, alot is expected from you. As luck would have it, your first routine mission for the MDF turns out to be your first adventure that will span the galaxy [in truth, 3 planets and a space station LOL]. 

GAMEPLAY/REVIEW

~ Seeing that this is my First Phantasy Star game I played, I found it quite entertaining at some parts. It kinda dragged on a bit but it got me hooked.

Anyway, more or less, it plays like FFVII:CC but with teammates. You go around doing the main missions then for breathers, there are also a ton of side missions you can level-up in, gain money and collect items at.

I like how you fully customize your character’s appearance, from their hair [unless you picked the CAST race] to their shoes. And with four races available, the balanced Humans, the agile elf-like Neumans,the force user CASTs [robot people] and the brutish Beasts, gameplay will be diverse at best. Also, you will be able to pick your own partner [or partner machine as they call it] to help you out in missions just in case you don’t want any teammates hanging about.

Now, about your teammates, well I really didn’t like how they did the AI for them. You can have at least 4 people join up on you on missions accessing them to join up via “Partner Cards”. Most of them are already high level and no, you can’t customized them. You’ll get half the XP when they kill a monster and no, you can’t control their AI which is the irritating part. They mostly stick around you but when you’re already kicking butt, they just stand idly till the enemy smacks them upside their heads. Seriously, I get pissed off everytime I get mobbed and the others are just standing by.

Anyhoo, moving on…Sound and Graphics are ok at best although some of the voice-acting gets irritatingly annoying. The learning curve isn’t that high, in the end you’ll feel that this game is a button-masher.

Targeting is also my biggest peeve in this game. with a free-roam battle environment and tons of enemies coming at you, you need at least a stable targeting system. But they didn’t have that, they do have a target “lock” when you press the “L” button and a target is “locked” however, it’s just identifying a target and when you attack it, you have to re-target it again. Which is a pain in the ass when mobs are coming at you.

The missions are done always on the same map and you’ll be doing each mission 4 times, each time with a different degree level which can either be good or just too boring at some points. The storyline missions are different and you are required to only have the correct partner/s to be able to start the mission.

You are given a barrage of weapons and cute little floating er…”floaties”[?] which can be able to cast Force spells. The weapons can be also “linked” with a “photon art”/skill which then in turn, consumes PP points/skill points. Weapons are also upgradable [to level 10 which is MAX] via the Upgrade Grinders monsters drop [rare] or the Upgrade Grinders given when you end a mission. Force spells are basically Magic spells and they level up [to level 20 which is MAX] over time when you use them regularly.

SUMMARY

~ All in all, it’s still a great game which even though it’s kinda dragging for me…I still come back and play it over and over. If you’re a fan, it’s a must and if you’re new, just try it out. It’ll tide you over till a new game comes around. 😀

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April 21, 2009 at 11:02 am

Spring Anime 2009: My thoughts..*may contain spoilers*

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With a few good animes ending [Gundam 00 S2, Soul Eater, Toradora! to name a few..], it’s now time to look at what’s new and what’s next.

Although, I never really knew what to expect except for the new Full Metal Alchemist anime. After browsing and trying out the new ones, I’ve found quite a number of titles i’m likely going to follow. I didn’t really watch all the new ones but here’s my thoughts one the ones I did watch.

Shangri-la

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~ “A girl, with a boomerang? Hmm, interesting…” were my thoughts as I came across this one. 

Set in a Post-Apocalyptic Tokyo, people are trying to lessen their “carbon emissions”. It may be because of a particular event prior to the anime’s setting. The girl with the boomerang is Kuniko who is slated to be the next “leader” for their town/group. And she is well-known by everyone in their place, and I do mean EVERYONE. But she doesn’t really like playing the part of Leader and gets bored easily. She has one constant guardian in Momoko, who produces or will prolly produce more humour in the series.

All in all, it’s seems like a watch for me on this one. ;]

True Mazinger

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~ I admit, I am a big fan of Mecha Anime but unfortunately, Mazinger Z didn’t really grow on me. I loved the OVA’s though but the main series, well, i didn’t really get caught in it. 

It seems that this new Mazinger anime will be a remake of sorts which is good news for new fans who hasn’t seen the old series. 

I didn’t really know what was going on as I watched this. It was more of a *clusterfuck* of scenes I couldn’t relate to. Alot of stuff was happening that I couldn’t keep track of anything, was this the same thing during the old shows?

But, they did nice to get the old school look and animation to give it a classic feel. I’m still pretty much on the wall on this one. Hopefully, the next episode will clear things.

Eden of the East

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~ This anime got me with its plot during its trailer. A naked man with a gun and cellphone with credits. He recalls nothing. That usual is the plot for a movie but an anime?

This may be one of the sleeper anime hits this spring, I can feel it. It seems that it has everything, action, romance, espionage. The naked man even referrenced himself as “Jason Bourne”. LOL

Oh, did I tell you that it’s opening theme is a song by OASIS? Yes, you heard me right. 😀

…and I am still wondering why that man gave our guy his pants.

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Verdict? Will definitely follow and watch this one.

Sengoku Basara

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~ Ok, now this one I watched immediately after I saw the picture. LOL

I think this series is based on the game, I’m not sure since I haven’t played the game yet but it’s chockful of Samurai/katana action. It’s almost Dynasty Warrior-ish but with somewhat mixture of elemental powers. It also has a good mixture of action and comedy as well as [maybe?] fan service. 😀

Will definitely follow this one and maybe try the game as well.

Queen’s Blade

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~ er…this anime was…just full of er..

*FANSERVICE*

…will be following >:D.

Asura Cryin’

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~ I was curious about this one, especially seeing the black mecha in the background.

It seems like a battle mecha anime thing where people summon beings to battle each other. But that’s from another persons opinion. It’s kinda likeable though with a lil bit of fanservice, that seems to make this anime mostly a “harem-type” of story..

I’m still on the fence on this one.

Dragon Ball KAI

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~ At first I couldn’t believe it but when i saw the teaser images, I was like “whoa…”.

Although, this is not a new anime. It’s the old DBZ episodes somewhat redone and now, they’re sticking close to the manga…at least that’s what they’ve said. Hopefully, fights will be over in a span of 1-3 episodes and not drag on to 15+ like before.

Definitely following this one.

Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood 

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~ I was really waiting for this one as i’ve heard that they’ll be continuing where S1 left off.

But to my surprise, it didn’t. Rather they started again from the beginning and like DB:Kai above, they’re going to stick much closer to the manga this time. Which is good and which can mean that there will be episodes of the continuation for the first anime.

The comedy/running gags are still here as well as the adventure and it seems that the art direction for this one is new and its seems ok.

..and yes, i’ll be defnitely following this too. 😀

~ So, more or less that’s my Spring 2009 watch list. It isn’t much but i’m open to watch more, so any suggestions would be great.