I am finally back from my
vacation (all one day of it) and all I can say is what I say usually
on Mondays...I need more time off. Anyways, as for my promises
of some new material on Monday; I got too caught up in my day off to
think about doing anything constructive other than
cat-sitting. However, on the less than constructive end of
things, I finished Disgaea finally. After finishing that game,
all I can say is DAMN! That is probably the only game I've
finished (besides Dragon Warrior VII) without taking a major break
that is that long on my first time through (sadly, my precious
Xenogears required a break my first time through due to my PSX dying
on me). Anyways, on that note, I have my Disgaea
review ready today...a sneak preview: damned good game.
Continuing that thought, I am
now playing La Pucelle Tactics with a lot more enthusiasm...it's
hard to play a great game while playing another great game without
giving one of them far less attention than it deserves.
Anyway, La Pucelle will probably be my next review for Geek
Asylum...however, the timing can't be guaranteed since there is
still plenty of E3 and other news
floating around that I need to tackle. One step at a time.
On a less than video game
note. I caught a showing of Troy this weekend, and besides the
very homoerotic vibes coming off of the film, it kicked some serious
ass. For a nearly 3 hour movie, I didn't notice. The
talking scenes tend to be a bit on the pointless side in terms of
acting skill. However, all of that is easily made up by the
action scenes. Long story short, Troy is definitely worth the
price of admission.
Anyway, as you can tell, I've
put a lot of stuff on the site today. I'm exhausted from one
hell of a weird work day, and after all that typing, I think I
deserve a break...La Pucelle, here I come.
Not too much going on for Geek
Asylum today. I'm still recouping from a tiring weekend and a
ton of posting yesterday. Not to mention, it's also a bit of a
slow news day in the geek world today. However, after browsing
through Gamespot.com earlier today, I can across an interesting
article on what one man thought of E3...to see my take on it, and a
link to the original, click!
On to some other news of a
smaller scale; I have been checking out some information on getting
a real domain for this site in the near future. I'm in the
process of shopping around right now, but will probably stick with
good old Brinkster (my current host) for server technical stuff,
considering how well they've handled about a year of my Internet
time. Anyway, time will tell, as will prices and how lazy I
can be about this whole thing. However, I expect to be set up
with an actual domain in the next couple of weeks...probably by the
end of the month.
For those keeping track of
things; I've put in some more time with my new obsession; La Pucelle
Tactics. So far, while the game feels a little more on the
clunky side than Disgaea, which I can forgive since the game is a
couple years older (it was released quite a while ago in
Japan...January of 2002) than Disgaea, however the mechanics of the
game are still quite fluid and offer a few nifty features that
weren't in Disgaea (while Disgaea also offered some features not in
La Pucelle). My only issue so far is that the story doesn't
quite draw in the player as quickly as Disgaea did. Disgaea
threw the player into an intriguing situation from the first minute
(you begin Disgaea with Etna, your vassal, trying to wake you up
from your 2 year slumber by using an assortment of weapons, like
guns, explosives, etc...all while being in the Netherworld).
Unfortunately, La Pucelle instead starts with an average plot of
some daemon hunters in a parallel of medieval France who are working
for the church to eradicate evil...pretty standard issue.
However, things do get better with time, but as far as standard RPG
stories tend to go, this introduction has been done to death.
Anyway, for those who are interested, La Pucelle is definitely worth
the time it takes to get the story rolling. The humor is good
(not as good as Disgaea) from the beginning, and this will easily
get one past the mediocre starting point of the game.
For a final note tonight; I
have made fun of the whole Infinum Labs supposed project, the
Phantom, off and on with my friends, and even on the site
once or twice. Well, while I was checking out Penny-Arcade.com,
they had a link to a picture at HardOCP.com
that made me laugh my ass off. Check out the link...especially
the little signs...That is the Infinium Lab E3 closet or whatever.