Tuesday, May 31, 2011

KARMA Online - Interview

Developed in conjunction with Dragonfly, and published by Joymax, KARMA Online: Prisoners of the Dead is the newest installment in the KARMA Online series, a popular online first-person shooter series in South Korea. Players will go back in time to World War II, where they must choose to side with the Axis or Allied powers and join the fight for global victory - with a zombie twist.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Play Log - GetAmped 2 - 05/28

So today I wanted to stock up on some cores for accessory alchemy. As soon as I logged in, I was invited by Zenora to a quick run through Bafaboon's dungeon in attempt to get some Charm Cores. We failed miserably on that part, sadly.

We also did a couple of runs in Dr. Diaper's dungeon on LV5 difficulty. Also: A random newbie played with us and he didn't know what the hell he was doing. He didn't even know how to pick up recovery items... He was literally standing there for like 30 seconds... staring at the damn thing.

Zenora: "It's like watching a gerbil..."
 (Wish I had taken a better screenshot, though...)

After that, I joined up with Clazziquai and other guild mates for more runs in Dr. Diaper's dungeon. It was all fine up until we got to Valkyrie and Odin. Not only was Odin doing his usual butt raping, but Valkyrie didn't glitch up and started attacking us as well. Everyone except Clazzi got taken out, but amazingly, he solo'd the crap out of Odin while dealing the non-derped up Valkyrie, and even afterwards soloing Valk was easy for since backtapping her to death was still an option.

And near the end of my session, I dueled with a pinoy that wasn't a complete jackass and gave him a few battle tips.

That's it!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

MicroVolts - Review

Rock Hippo Productions just broke into the free online gaming market with a quirky third person shooter title called MicroVolts. For those that don't know: MicroVolts was developed in South Korea under the name “H.A.V.E Online”, which managed to attract tons of negative attention due to the release of a teaser trailer that looked suspiciously ripped off from one of Valve Software’s “Meet the…” character class videos for Team Fortress 2. Despite the negative claims, the developers later revealed that while the game shares a similar visual style with TF2, the gameplay proved to be a whole different story.

The premise behind MicroVolts is simple: Toy dolls and action figures are fighting with and against each other over everyday appliance batteries, and you get to play as one of those toys.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Play Log - GetAmped 2 - 05/19

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Whew... I've been trying to get this damn accessory ever since the mega draw opened up, and now I finally got it. I think I'm pretty much done with the Mega Draw now. Not sure if I want to go after the other accessories in there, and I probably shouldn't knowing how derpy the rates are. I don't even want to think of the money I've dumped into the Mega Draw just to (primarily) get MF-AR2, but it was worth it since I got a whole bunch of new toys to play with.


Ok, maybe I DO want to think about how much I've spent on the Mega Draw. I think it was somewhere around $300 bucks, but hey I consider that pocket change since most of that money was from article writing at OnRPG and from spamming offers on Game Coins. (Speaking of which: I REALLY need to get started on a few before the month is over.)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Plan B officially annouced for US & EU as "Brawl Busters"

FINALLY. I've been waiting to play this little gem of beat 'em up for awhile, and it looks like it's coming soon enough.

RockHippo Productions (same publisher that's hosting MicroVolts) just sealed the deal with SkeinGlobe to release Brawl Busters for US & EU territories. According to SkeinGlobe, Plan B was merely their project/codename for their current title.

For those that do not know: Brawl Busters is a pretty strong example of "What if we turned Valve's Team Fortress 2 into a action game." You can play as five different character classes and battle it out in team based multiplayer, co-op and single player missions.

No other details major are currently available, but mailing list sign ups for closed beta have already begun.

Official website: http://www.brawlbusters.com/

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My hype list

2011 so far is turning out to be a great year for gaming, with tons of well known and unexpected games popping out here and there. For me. my gaming hype is going to skyrocket within the next couple of months, so I thought it would be nice just to jot down which games are on my hype list:


Everyone should know about this one: This game is like a sexy mix between Lineage II and Monster Hunter. It's the first true action MMORPG where combat relies on proper aim and attack spaces (unlike NCSoft's Blade & Soul where combat is based on contextual inputs) and is truly an open world experience unlike games such as Vindictus, plus the visuals in TERA are gorgeous and there's fan service everywhere!

SSX: Deadly Descents (PS3, Xbox 360)

At first, I was skeptical over this one because of the grimdark atmosphere that they showed in their debut trailer, but apparently that was only to emphasis the whole "survive it" aspect they're introducing into the game. The new SSX looks like it will be as colorful and wacky as the series has only been. Of course, I'm waiting to see some real gameplay footage, but as long as the new SSX will let me be able to pull 1440 degree spins while catching my snowboard in mid-air with my teeth, I think I'll be good.

Plan B (PC)

This game is pretty much what would happen if Team Fortress 2 was turned into an action beat 'em up. Sporting a similar visual style to TF2, Plan B lets two teams of up to four players beat the living crap out of each other as Football players, Baseball sluggers, Boxer champs, Heroic Firefighters and Rock Stars. I played in a preview test many months back and the gameplay was pretty simple, but the simplicity is also what made the game so much fun, plus it's the only game I know that lets you beat up little kids, beauty queens and fat people, all in one neat package.

Anarchy Reigns (PS3, Xbox 360)

Here's a game that convinced me that I SHOULD have a damn gaming console by now. Made by the same people behind Bayonetta, Vanquish and God Hand, this game is a ridiculously over the top fighting game featuring characters from the MadWorld universe. Not only does the action look great, but the real anarchy part of the game comes from the insane death traps that will spawn in from time to time, like huge freaking saw blades and massive tsunamis, so it's basically like Power Stone with blood and boobs. Also to add: The soundtrack sounds pretty awesome.

Brink (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

This one is one the top of my hype list because it comes out in only a couple days! This one sounds like a real ambitious title, because it supposedly takes all the crap that makes multiplayer shooters suck ass and turns into a balanced and enjoyable experience for all. The game also as a parkour mechanic ala Mirror's Edge that lets you jump, vault, mantle and slide around the battlefield. The game is also set up in a way that team cooperation is required at all times. After watching tons of gameplay videos, I think I can safely say that this game was made for me.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Divine Souls - Review

(Well I've been waiting for awhile to see if the review I did on Divine Souls would be up on OnRPG, but it sure doesn't seem like it so I'm just gonna post it here, because I really want to tell everyone how horribly bland this game is.)

Divine Souls is a free-to-play Action MMO developed by Game Prix and published by Outspark. The game has been promoted all over the web with such taglines as “Your game console will be jealous”, but after my time spent playing, I’d say your game console has nothing to worry about. Divine Souls manages to create a console-like experience, but also brings a generic and shallow experience as a game that belongs in a bargain bin at your local Best Buy.

Play Log - GetAmped 2 - 05/05

It's been awhile since I did one of these, so I figured I'll do another before I go to sleep.

I spent most of my day playing team matches. I had to trick people into playing on stages that weren't Train, Waterfall or Avyon Canyon by setting the current stage to one of those and then switch the stage to something else at the last minute, which pissed some people off. After those matches, everyone almost always left, so I had to trick people again..

Although, I was able to get a couple of good matches going at the club stage. I had Xiaoyu's theme from Tekken Tag Tournament playing, which makes battling on this stage awesome: