Friday, December 24, 2010

Tales on Monkey Island (PC)

One of the highly rated & unforgetable adventure old-skool game on PC Platform ,Tales on Monkey Island develepoed by Lucas-Art has returned. This time, its back with improved graphics-3D display up to 1920x1080,immersive background music and huge new story adventure-line. Its divided into 5(five) series episode of adventure.

Tales of Monkey Island : Chapter1- Launch of the Screaming Narwhal
Tales of Monkey Island : Chapter2- The Siege of Spinner Cay
Tales of Monkey Island : Chapter3- Lair of the Leviathan
Tales of Monkey Island : Chapter4- The trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood
Tales of Monkey Island : Chapter5- Rise of the Pirate God

Steam Games, Tales of Monkey Island Complete Pack, 14.99

When i last played it, probably it was like 15 years ago, in the 90'. Now steam is having a 1-day special sale for the complete pack for $8.85. Immediately i took the plunge and purchase it directly. i am so excited to play it again, the saga adventures as the mighty pirate-Guybrush, Elaine-Wife and the villian pirate-Le-Chuck in Caribean Sea.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

DS-Professor Layton & the Curious Village (US Vers)

My journey to holiday destination, i am having a good time solving puzzles & riddles with my DS which i must introduce to all puzzles & riddles lover which is Professor Layton and the Curious Village. There are hundreds of puzzles & riddles to be solve as you play along the role of Professor Layton and his young assistant, Luke. The main objective is crack the mystery of the Curious Village , St. Mystere. It will lead you to the next clue when you've solved a particular riddles or puzzles along your adventure.

Example of a puzzle : Get a ball Out.

The DS sylus works wonder as you try to resolve the puzzles. The fully voice-over movies is top notch considering playback in a DS system. Well, my only complain is the background music which gets a little dull since its continiously replay the same track. its still plays in my mind although i've stop playing it.

If you like the basic gameplay of exploration, conducting investigation and solving puzzles, then
Professor Layton and the Curious Village is definately for you . oh did i mention, you may also download new weekly puzzles via Nintendo WFC ?

Infact, there is a new sequel to it ~ Professor Layton and the Diabolical box which i am definately getting it.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

すばらしきこのせかい aka The World Ends With You

This is another worthy title to share with all Nintendo DS user. "すばらしきこのせかい" a.k.a The World Ends With You. Its about Neku find himself in a dangerous game, not believing the fact that this game is real. Those who does not complete the mission in 7 days will be erased.
The sights and location focus in Shibuya , Tokyo. Neku will have three partners, Shiki ; Joshua and Beat each 7 days. Neku have the ability to scan different types of noise symbols. These noise symbols must be erased to read the thoughts of the people around. Upon erase, there is pins dropped and the chances of pin dropped depands on the difficulty, handicap (by adjusting the gauge level), and chain ( >chain =higher chances of pin drop). You'll need to equip these pins for battles. Each pins has its own unique ability and it can be evolve into higher level.

Battle scenes. This youtube video shows single bottom screen only. You'll have your partner battle at the top screen.

In the World Ends with You, Pin collection what i enjoy the most !! The background J-pop music is definately one of the best i've heard on NDS. There are almost more than 300 pins to collect. You 'll need to equipped yr self & partner with trendy clothes for defense, increase attack or special unique abilities purchase thru shops around in Shibuya. Funds can be obtain thru selling your pins. Be ready to spent more >50 hours or so if you're into pin collections. Don't be suprised, you'll be looking for a copy of The World Ends with You Soundtracks album !

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition Guidebook

The picture shown above : The Fallout 3 Game of The Year Limited Edition Guidebook

This is the first time, i will like to review a guidebook. I decided to pick the Collector's Edition Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition. The picture above does not justify the actual guidebook itself as its one of the best looking and contents guidebook available with me. The publisher Prima Games has every hard cover copy of Fallout 3 Collector's Edition GOTY uniquely number, i guess it has printed more than 37k copies as mine number #37654.

The content of the books consists of the following chapters :
  1. Training
  2. Factions & Beatiary
  3. The Wasteland Census
  4. Wasteland Gear
  5. Main Quest
  6. Miscellaneous Quests
  7. Tour of the Capital Wasteland
  8. Operation Anchorage
  9. The Pitt
  10. Broken Steel
  11. Point Lookout
  12. Mothership Zeta
  13. Appendices
and to forget a movie sized map poster to guide you through the large Wasteland.

i will say the Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition is a no-brainer deal, as it not only consist of the original Fallout 3 but inclusive of the five(5) expansions pack in a single blu-ray disc for the PS3 version. The five(5) add-on games : Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout ~ each downloadable from PSN for $9.99. The guidebook covers it all from info & stats on all perks, armor, weapons, items, factions, maps, main quest, side quest,and its expansions in 752 pages~ and its the most complete guide up to date. Even if you have completed the main quest, you might probably want to pick this Game of The Year Edition up again. It will takes you even further with this guidebook.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

NDS : Dragon Quest V : Hand of the Heavenly Bride

This month featuring a truly JRPG ドラゴンクエスキV 天空花嫁 aka Dragon Quest V : Hand of the Heavenly Bride released by Square Enix in Feb. 2009. Unfortunately, the US version it is out of print/out of stock in Play-Asia and Amazon itself written : Discontinued by Manufacturer.I would like to express my gratitude to Tim, Playtime Electronics for getting me a copy of it so i can review and share it here.

Dragon Quest series has been making a debut in Japan. After 17 years, Square Enix makes it offerings to US and Europe market with the english translated copy. Now all of us can enjoy this epic RPG title. The story is based on a tale from You a childhood, adventure with dad, grows into adulthood and have kids on your own throughout yr adventure of quest. You'll be form parties ,exploring dungeons and have random turn based- battles. As expected, you'll need lots of grinding in this game , so be prepared to spend hundred of hours or so . To decide whether to pick this title up :

IGN reviewer Mark Bozon for Dragon Quest V states that " ...Dragon Quest V is one of the best RPGs on the system, and you'd be a fool not to pick this game up, and let it take over your life for a good 100 hours or so."

More story to come when i unsealed it and anticipate myself into the Dragon Quest story.

Monday, October 19, 2009

PS3 : Uncharted 2 : Among Thieves

Featuring game of the Month of October ( No Joke! ,probably Game of the Year 09) , PS3 : Uncharted 2 ~ Among Thieves. IGN gave it a whopping score of 9.5/10 . This time, the developer Naughty Dog has include Multiplayer mode which is not included in Uncharted 1 to increase endless replayability. It has multiple difficulty mode setting ranging from "Super Easy" to Crushing Mode". I would like to retain this blog spoiler free, not to go thru the Story Mode. Its all about Nate's Adventure.. hereby, i 've attached several screenshot which i've captured during my gameplay ~

My first impression of Uncharted 2 is jaw dropping , and i amazed with the detailed graphics and exciting gameplay experience. The BGM sound delivers extremely good quality sound adjustable from Stereo to PCM 5.1/7.1 sound mode. I hardly wanted to put down my PS3 controller until i've completed that particular single Chapter. Wonder how many chapters ? Here is no spoiler ! if you own a PS3, you just gotta buy *even without eating lunch for a week/snatch/rob *juz j'king to PLAY it .... ! Just to convince you again , i'll attached a trailer of Uncharted 2 video from YouTube.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

新しい PSP .go

Pic1 : PSP go Top view

Pic2 : PSP go Side view

The PSP Go has been launched in US & EU on 1st Oct, 09. Glad that i able to attain a PSP. go at the same time not in US or EU but in Malaysia ! Yes, it is indeed quite suprising.. thanks to our local gaming retailer, PlayTime.

Pic3 : PSP go right side view

The PSP go comes in two(2) colors variation either black or pearl white. i'd chosen the pearl white unit, which dazzles everyone who sees it :) The PSP go package consist of the Main unit, , AC Cord (100-240V), AC Cable, USB Cable, CD Rom and 1 set of printed materials.

Well, what are the form factor which makes me choose PSP go

1) The form factor
2) Internal built-in 16gb memory
3) Bright screen
4) The Design
5) Direct content DL thru PSN

The unit is solid & well built despite its size and weight. The mechanism of slide works well, indeed very smooth. The PSP go fits well at least for my hand (considerably small size). Physically, there is no UMD drive, and a little scale-down screen compared to the PSP. The functions are similiar.

Upon powering up, the display screen is very well lit-up around the screen. Scrolling down further and gives me a shock is it doesn't comes with ANY full-playable games .Before log-in into PSN, it prompts for an update ~the WIFI works well and suprisingly the system update takes about 2-3 minutes only. There are a range of variety for DL especially from US PSN from the PSP Category and PS Classic. For this particular month of Oct, PSP -God of War,(1.2gb) for 15.99 - will be my first digital content. if i could get 5 users to share, it is indeed very affordable.

My first PSP digital content : God of War.

There are 3 methods for content transfer to the PSP go.

1) Direct download from PSP go thru the pSN channel.
2) MediaGo direct software from PC to PSP go.
3) Direct download with Ps3 and transfer it to the PSP go (my preferable method)

Disadvantage of :
Method 1 is slow.
Method 2, after DL the file doesn't save into the PC, it needs to seek connectivity with PSP go.

Advantage of
Method 3 : Fast & the file resides in the PS3 until it is ready for install/transfer.

For a rough est. 1.5 hour to dl about 1.2gb with 512 Streamyx broadband w/ pS3 connectivity. The installation takes about 2-3 minutes which is considerably fast for a file which is almost 1gb.

Now the GOW is ready.
Will further update about my impression of the PSP go.