Well let me start off by saying I have never played the PS2 Version but I wasn’t oblivious to the game. In fact I don’t think I have ever held a game that I have never played in such high esteem. I’m only about 2 hrs in but what follows are my initial impressions/experiences.
0:01: Shit I forgot to plug a nunchuk in, hang on…
0:03: Ok, Here we go I am stoked!!!
0:27: Wow. I just finished the intro. That was long, not boring, just long. Graphics are blurry, low res, yet still beautiful.
0:28: Oh goody an annoying sidekick.
0:29: Oh no, I just broke a pot and yen came out. Why would a wolf or a god or in this case a God-wolf need money?
0:34 OK now I’m in battle, one thing I did not know is that everything stops when you use brush strokes. Hmmm.
0:47 Yay… a fetch quest.
Okay that’s enough, those times were kind of made up after the fact anyways.
I had a lot of hope for this game and I may have put it on a pedestal. From what I’ve played it’s in no way a bad game. It has a great backdrop, great use of cel shading, likable characters, etc… I just found (so far) the brush stroke not that revolutionary and the actual game design derivative of a Zelda game. I like it and will continue to play it but I guess I led myself to expect more.
In other news:
Just D/L’d the Boston song pack for Rock Band. Which has led me to believe two things: More Than A Feeling may be the greatest song ever written and power ballads may be the alternative fuel source, if properly channeled, that America is looking for.
On the VC: River City Ransom motherfuckers! That is all.
Finally, I have a key for The Metal Gear Online Beta and no PS3. So if anybody needs one or knows somebody who needs one I’d be happy to supply that.