Sunday, 16 May 2010

Random Box #1: Nico Nico Video Medley

So I was bored one day and decided to re-translate the lyrics of 組曲「ニコニコ動画」 or Kumikyoku "Nico Nico Douga", literally "Smiley Videos" Medley. (Hereafter referenced as Kumikyoku)

More after the break. (If I can get it to work...)

Saturday, 13 February 2010

VG Box #3: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

Metroid is a great series, no doubt about it. But the leap into 3D brought some controversial (at the time) things to the series. Mainly the first-person camera. How to bring a metroidvania game into a 3D FPS? Easy. You don't. You bring it into an FPA. Thus Metroid Prime.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

V.G. Series #1 - Metroid

Welcome to the first of another feature of this site, V.G. Series, in which I speak of a series I'm interested in. If you're reading this I suggest you go and read something actually interesting... Like anything else. This is how it's gonna work: I'm gonna write a hub article -AKA this- then do separate post for individual games. Hopefully this will keep it organized.

Anyway, I'm going to talk about the Metroid Series.

Thursday, 16 July 2009


Time for my second "VG Box", this time dedicated to my most recent game:


So in PROTOTYPE you play as Dr. Alexander J. Mercer a scientist at GENTEK... or something that thinks is Mercer. Designated ZEUS by BLACKWATCH, a military organization that experiments with the BLACKLIGHT Virus, a virus that creates the zombie-like Infected Civilian, and the beast-like Hunters, Mercer wakes up in a morgue with no recollection of past events and the ability to shape-shift and "eat" people absorbing their biomass, memories, and abilities.

As Mercer you must figure out who made you like this and make them pay. How are you going to do this? Well by destroying the crap out everything and anything you find, in one of the best games in this generation. In this game you're so incredibly overpowered that it goes from fun, to boring, to fun again. This sandbox-style game allows you great freedom as you roam through NYC, destroying Infected Hives and infiltrating Military Bases. While the gameplay is great and the overall-story intriguing, the story is developed through small cut-scenes that seem stale and badly thought out.

Anyways, I thoroughly enjoyed this game, and although the cutscenes are kinda lame, this game was all you probably hoped, and it's replay value will have you playing it various times to get all the trophies(or achievements if you have the 360 version.) And that's my veredict.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

VG Box #1: Sonic and the Secret Rings

Welcome to the site's first feature, "VG Box", were I will share my thoughts on games, and stuff. Hope you tolerate this.

Sonic and the Secret Rings

Sonic's first Wii escapade was a fast-paced platformer in which you control Sonic as he goes through various worlds inspired by the One-Thousand and Nights. You know, like a dinosaur infested forests, the middle of a storm out at sea, the king's castle,- wait what? Yes, apparently Sega's Sonic and the Secret Rings features dinosaurs. Remember those from the book? I sure don't.

Inaccuracies aside SatSR was a pretty solid platformer. The control scheme was a little iffy, and the game feels artificially extended by having you play the same levels over and over again but with different objectives; but overall a good game. Sure there are some parts which are frustrating, to say the least, but I overall enjoyed it.

That's not to say I didn't have problems with it. As previously mentioned the game forces you to make it through the same levels, with minute differences, such as "get there before the floating ball of light does" and "kill all enemies while getting there". This doesn't change much as in the end it all bogs down to waggling the "Wii-mote" at certain times. Also there are some parts were the "on-rails" camera works against you and you can't see were the next dash pad is to outrun the stampede of dinosaurs. Also, the space Sonic can move isn't defined by the graphics; it's less, making you think you can dodge an enemy but it turns out it's next to the boundaries of movement even though it's nowhere near the wall.

Anyways, my point is that, while enjoyable, this game feels lacking; and with no real incentive to pass it, it'll most likely sit in a corner collecting dust. And that's my veredict.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

In the Begining...

Hello, I’m Zero-ELEC/Zero (0)/Zero__0_.

This is going to be my “Blog”-type-thing where I’ll post my completely biased and uneducated thoughts on videogames, politics, life, the universe and everything. Mainly about videogames though.

Anyways some info about me:

* I’m from México (yes that’s a tilde) so please excuse any spelling mistakes I make. In fact feel free to point them out so I can correct them.

* My likes in videogames are pretty random:

** I’m a big fan of the Final Fantasy series.

** And Rockman/Mega Man series.

** And Metroid series.

** And Zelda series.

* I’ve never disliked a videogame. (Except one, which I’ll discuss later.)

* I have the following consoles: a DS, a DSlite, a Wii, a PSP, two PS3s(40gb, and 60gb), a PS2, a PS, a GCN, an N64, a GBA SP, a GBC, a GB, a(n) SNES, a(n) NES, and an ATARI.

* My PSN ID is Zero-ELEC.

* This exists.

* My posts will be short and pointless.

Well that's enough for now. Later.