Tuesday, January 30, 2007

"Something in the way, mmm"

cue nirvana song. Actually it should be 'some things in the way' according to the pic. Anyways, I've been slow going due to my laziness. This'll be a boring personal rant. But I've just been debating about whether I wish to continue blogging or not. I had this small stuff pic taken about 2 weeks ago but got lazy to write a post about it. Some may know my interests in anime has sorta declined, I still love the art form however. I still buy R1 anime dvds but they're old shows that I've seen on the internet. I haven't been following much "new" anime lately except for Geass once in a while soley cuz of Kimura's involvement and fanservice ;). Future animes that interest me consist of Seirei no Morbito, Ikki DD and maybe Kiddy Grade 2.

That's about it. My anime DVD purchases for the future seem slim compared to years before. Aside from finishing up some series. New stuff for 2007 will only consist of Gunbuster, GitS SAC SSS, Black Lagoon and BakuTen OVA (hopefully Funi will release this soon after the R2 March release as tempting as it is for me). R2 will mostly only consist of My-HiME & My-ZHiME stuff of course. Aside from spending on socials, my purchases are leaning more towards games and mangas than anime, in which the latter was tied w/ games and sometimes surpassed. I'm also saving up to soup up my car. Like a new shifter, wheels and some lights. It's gonna be sick ^^.

On the topic of games, purchases are gonna be slow cuz I gotta finish my HUGE backlog of games, hence why I don't have Rogue Galaxy today, even though it was my most anticipated RPG last year before the delay (yes, moreso than FFXII). I'm no rush to get since it's a Sony published game. Thus, it'll be cheap by the time i'm 1/4 thru my backlog. Oh yes, FFXII, I finished that about a week ago finally. That game is damn long compared to the other FFs and i hardly touched any of the side quests. If i do the side quests, it'll top my longest playtime in a FF game which was 90 hours held by FFVIII (all side quests, cards, weapons included). I probably won't do it any time soon. Though i enjoyed the battle system, the story was so weak IMO Fran was the only thing that kept me going :P.

I do have some stuff coming, so hopefully I'll be updating sooner.

January 31 10:22 AM edit:
mind as well bring you the latest Famitsu scores since it's been a while:

Virtua Fighter 5 (PS3, Sega): 9 / 9 / 9 / 8 - (35/40) - OH YEAH
Cooking Mama: Minna to Issho ni Oryouri Taikai! (Wii, Taito): 6 / 8 / 8 / 7 - (29/40)
OutRun2 Special Tour (PSP, Sega): 7 / 7 / 6 / 6 - (26/40)
Fuzion Frenzy 2 (Xbox 360, Microsoft): 4 / 5 / 5 / 5 - (19/40)
Jet Impulse (NDS, Nintendo): 7 / 7 / 7 / 7 - (28/40)
Luminous Arc (NDS, Marvelous): 8 / 7 / 7 / 6 - (28/40)
Medal of Honor Heroes (PSP, EA): 7 / 8 / 8 / 7 - (30/40)
New Rainbow Island: Hurdy Gurdy Daibouken (PSP, Marvelous): 4 / 4 / 4 / 4 - (16/40)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Got Ghost?

Well, been playing Tekken DR on PSP a lot lately, just so i can 'rank up' my ghosts. I do get frustrated sometimes as I hate using the d-pad and thus, my combos don't always land but whatev. Anyways, was wondering if any readers (ie. johnny, zanza and muhootsaver) have their ghosts uploaded in ghost packs and if so, what's your name? Mine have been up for candidate for a while now, don't know if anyone's seen my ghost(s) (i'm using Rogueman_8 for my name obviously). My rank the last time i updated was quite low (about a week or so ago). I've attained "Divine Fist" rank w/ Devil Jin and Lili recently and currently working on my Nina who's a Deity. You can also download my Ghosts at Tekken Zaibatsu in which I uploaded today for the hell of it. As of today, I'm ranked 163 in the World:

It really means nothing IMO since you can't really play against one another, also, not everyone has a PSP, but most importantly, I would do so much better if I were playin' on stick (i'm sure others feel the same too). U can see the rest of the rankings and the categories here. I'm in some of them and i plan on playing the modes some more to improve my rank. I've only played Time Attack twice, Survival once, Command Attack 3 times, Gold Rush a lot (cuz it keeps on continuing but i suck at it) and Bowling once. Anyways, if you got Tekken DR check out my ghosts and I look forward to checking others and adding them to my 'friend's list'.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Back From Reality

Hey folks, how've ya been? Hope you enjoyed the holidays as much as I did. New Year's was same old same old but great partying as always. So, w/ the holidays in tow and school going back in session last week, i've totally fell off the anime radar, but then again, my interests in almost all the new anime have dropped anyways :P. I've been catching up on my gaming and movie news radar. Anyways, to make my first post of 2007, i will make it a 'stuff post'. Most of the items were packages when i came back, namely the mangas and dvds. Mangas are JPN tanks, the titles are Change 123 1-3 (be gettin' vol.4 soon), Ukigumo Momojinden 2-3 (got vol.1 not too long ago shown in my 2nd previous post), Kirameki Project vol.2, Fighting Spirit vol.15 and Police Story R1 (cuz I'm a HUGE HK fighting movie fanatic and i only owned this on VCD and uncut/uncensored/extended Beta ^_^). Oh yeah, not gettin' Champion Road yet, even though I saw the TV special over a year ago. As good as it is w/ koichi yamadera and his tsubame gaeishi, it doesn't really have that much replay value for me right now. Though the fight is awesome and parts of Sendo vs. Ippo's fight is re-animated in the beginning. Plus after watching this, it made me want more. Thank goodness for the original mangas. Anyways, other stuff include a PSP and Tekken DR in which my girlfriend got me for Christmas ^^ (i think i'm getting a DS soon too), so on Boxing Day I got me some 2 GIG mem sticks for 50 bucks CDN a piece. Lastly, there's the Street Fighter II issue 6A & B, which ends the first arc of the Street Fighter II comic. Rest of the stuff i got for Christmas is the same old clothes, money and junk. I did get a new bookshelf and a sweet ass stereo for my car. Boxing day was meh, aside from the memory sticks, just some other DVDs and a few PS2 games that were going for 10 bucks.

So yeah, as mentioned in my 2nd previous post, UDON announced the license of the Street Fighter Zero/Alpha manga and Sakura Ganbaru by
Masahiko Nakahira (fyi, creator of Evil Ryu and Karin Kanzuki). I said I hope they would get the rare Ryu Final manga and issue 6 of the SF2 comic confirms it BABY!! They're also releasing Masaomi Kanzaki's Street Fighter II manga which was once released by Malibu comics in total raped form. It was also never released fully. Expect Street Fighter Zero/Alpha vol.1 at the end of April/Beginning of May 2007. Each month there will be a new Street Fighter manga to keep your SF fighting fix. Can't wait, meanwhile, drool at the confirmation and my HK version of Street Fighter Zero vol.1 in which i got over 10 years ago!!!!
Hope y'all had a Happy New Year!

Jan 10 7:40 AM edit
Juss some Famitsu & Dengeiki PS scores as i haven't done it in a while and don't think i got a post planned:
Shining Force Ikusa (PS2, Sega): 9 / 9 / 8 / 9 - (35/40)
Excite Truck (Wii, Nintendo): 8 / 8 / 7 / 8 - (31/40)
Bionicle Heroes (PS2, EA): 6 / 6 / 6 / 5 - (23/40)
.hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Aruku Youna Hayasa de (PS2, Bandai Namco): 8 / 7 / 8 / 8 - (31/40)
Dragon Shadow Spell (PS2, Flight-Plan): 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 - (32/40)
Meitantei Evangelion (PS2, Broccoli): 6 / 6 / 6 / 4 - (22/40)
The Sims 2: Pets (PSP, EA): 6 / 6 / 5 / 5 - (22/40)
FIFA 07 (PSP, EA): 7 / 7 / 7 / 7 - (28/40)
M.A.C.H. Modified Air Combat Heroes (PSP, Vivendi): 8 / 7 / 8 / 7 - (30/40)
Sekaiju no Meikyuu (NDS, Atlus): 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 - (32/40)
Ochaken no Heya DS 2 (NDS, MTO): 8 / 7 / 6 / 7 - (28/40)
Kaitou Wario the Seven (NDS, Nintendo): 8 / 7 / 7 / 7 - (29/40)

Dengeki PlayStation
NBA 07 (PS3, Sony): 75 /80 / 75 / 70
Shining Force Ikusa (PS2, Sega): 85 / 90 / 90 / 85
.hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Aruku Youna Hayasa de (PS2, Bandai Namco): 75 / 85 / 90 / 75
Dragon Shadow Spell (PS2, Flight-Plan): 75 / 75 / 70 / 75
The Sims 2: Pets (PSP, EA): 70 / 70 / 65 / 65

Jeux France has also posted some shots of FFXIII and FFXIII VS.