Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Finished Sonic 4

Gonna start off by saying Sonic 4 was a disappointment.The gameplay just isn't that good when you look at it. But Lets compare sonic 2 to sonic 4.
Sonic 2
  • Emerald Hill Zone, 2 Acts
  • Chemical Plant Zone, 2 Acts
  • Aquatic Ruin Zone, 2 Acts
  • Casino Night Zone, 2 Acts
  • Hill Top Zone, 2 Acts
  • Mystic Cave Zone, 2 Acts
  • Oil Ocean Zone, 2 Acts
  • Metropolis Zone, 3 Acts
  • Sky Chase Zone, 1 Act
  • Wing Fortress Zone, 1 Act
  • Death Egg Zone 1 Act 
  • Total Acts =  20. Which are played out over a variety of landscapes and settings
Sonic 4
  • Splash Hill Zone, 3 Acts
  • Casino Street Zone, 3 Acts
  • Lost Labyrinth Zone, 3 Acts
  • Mad Gear Zone Zone, 3 Acts
  • E.G.G Station  Zone, 1 Acts
  • Total Acts = 13. Which are played out on levels that resemble the levels from old games. Nothing new other then the level layout
All the sonic 4 monsters and bosses are reused from previous games. 15$ for this? Really? There is no challenge also. You don't need to play through 12 acts and be careful. You can chose which level you play at any time. Where's the challenge? Also the physics are weird. Sonic can be walking really slow and go up a vertical wall, but doing his signature down rolling spin will not prove effective at all. 15$ for a lame new game (read rehash), with nothing new to present, a quick first playthrough, with zero desire to replay the game to get the chaos emeralds, just doesn't fly. I think this image I put together in MSPaint in under a minute will make some sense

I finished Dead Rising 2 also and will post when I have time. Time to eat dinner and play castlevania! Or watch TV.

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010

    Dead Rising 2 Progress and Sonic 4

    I've been playing a lot of DR2 recently and just picked up Sonic 4 yesterday.

    I failed my first play through by completing an objective right in the nick of time, only to find out there's a second part. Sigh. My second play through is going very well. Taking up to 7 survivors back to the base at is pretty cool. Also doing more missions that I missed the first time around. Still like this game. Difficulty is wavering though. Some psychopaths are hard, like the chef. And others are just easier. The chef was a lot easier to manage on my second play through. Especially since I knew how to take him down.

    Still a very enjoyable game. Especially when you want to kill some zombies.... and right a kid's tricycle....

    Moving on, I also shelled out the 14.99 to purchase Sonic 4. It seems pretty much like the old games (2,3). Which is what I think a lot of fans wanted from the series. I only played a little bit of the first level before I retired for the evening. Hope to play a little more between zombie killing and bed sleeping. Time to cook dinner! I'm thinking something involving chicken.

    Monday, October 11, 2010


    are cutting into my game time. Work all week. chores on the weekend. No time for me! Game update later today.

    Saturday, October 9, 2010

    Minecraft Halloween Update!

    So this is what Notch is tempting us with for the next update.
    I am somewhat excited. I have been playing Minecraft for a while now with my wife and friends but its getting old fast, especially with the lack of updates. Anyone else play minecraft and are looking forward to this update?

    Also finished Professor layton and the unwound future earlier this week! Pretty good game. Puzzles were still a tad on the easy side. The story twists at the end and definitely was enjoyable. Looking forward for the forth game, whenever that comes out.

    Friday, October 8, 2010

    Picked up 3 games recently!

    So, Picked up Dead Rising 2 and Castlevania on their release dates, and Katamari on Amazon because its on sale (usually around 60 but it was 25!). Anyway, I'm getting into Dead Rising first. Killing zombies is turning out to be great fun. I never played the first one, but I am liking it so far. Especially the janitors trash bin...

    Running over zombies with that just makes my day. Hopefully I can get farther into Dead Rising 2 this long weekend!

    Thursday, October 7, 2010

    Managed to free up some time between work..

    and videogames... It wasn't easy! I will be updating my blog daily again! Please check in and I will try to keep you entertained!