By GamerChris (Achievement whore extraordinaire)
On Christmas Day 2008, I joined the Xbox party with my brand new Xbox 360. By February17th or so I was already pushing 9000 Gamerscore with my countless achievements. This is the tale of one of them.
There are quite a few achievements I’ve been happy with: Reaching the top racing rank in Project Gotham Racing, finishing Halo 3′s story mode on legendary with 3 friends while riding Ghosts and the skull ‘Iron’ on as well as getting the infamous ‘Mile High Club’ achievement in Call of Duty 4 (Which, by the way, I got in the first couple of hours of attempting)
However, none of these achievements were as satisfying and fun as the ‘Little Rocket Man’ achievement in Half-Life 2 Episode 2 (Manchester United 0…Thanks for making that joke already Yahtzee…)
Now I had already beaten Half-Life 2 Episode 1 firing exactly one bullet (no more, no less) and had reaped the rewards of that achievement, but the idea of carrying a gnome from start to finish as you progressed through the game was a challenge I had to pick up. On my first playthrough.
(Misses the old days)
Nintendo fanboy that I am, I actually grew up playing on the Sega Mega Drive (Or Sega Genesis for those of you who have a console named after some rock band or the first book of the Bible…) Ever since I can remember the Mega Drive has been in my house (My dad used me as an excuse to get a games console it seems…Before I could actually play the dang thing)
In the beginning we only had one game which had it’s home permanently inside the console- Sonic The Hedgehog. For a long time I sat there and watched my dad play through the game non-stop (Something he would later do with Super Mario Bros which he once took a day off work just to complete) Until one day I decided it was my turn.
On Christmas Day, 1996, while my family were in the kitchen I flipped the on switch of my Sega Mega Drive and started playing through Green Hill Zone. The game was amazing. The speed, the colours, the characters, it was just a whole new world. Then he came.
Dr. Robotnik (Fuck Eggman, it’s Robotnik) arrived with is pain in the ass pendulum ball and I repeated the patterns I learnt from watching my dad, bouncing Sonic off the top of him and moving from one side of the screen to another until he was finally defeated. I was overjoyed and instantly rushed to my dad to rave about my triumph. The gamer in GamerChris was born.
(This is where it all began.)
As the years past I expanded my Mega Drive collection from this local run electronics store which sold games on the side as they mainly dealt with televisions. Whenever my dad would drive me there to buy a new game I would press my face up against the glass where the cartridges were sold, either choosing games based on their funny sounding names (DeCapAttack) or my familiarity with certain fictional characters (Quackshot Starring Donald Duck) Then I saw the cart. I had found Sonic The Hedgehog 2. Read More…
( if he was a woman, he would have Travis’s babies.)
OH HELL YES! Just recently at the Tokyo Game Show, Suda 51 released a trailer for NMH 2! Can you say more light saber jack off moments? And more Toliet saves? Oh and let’s not forget more Travis Touchdown baby!
(he knew it!)
Nintendo’s Conference, October 2, we get some AWESOME news…
Punch Out!! will finally have a remake on the seventh generation console of Nintendo, the Wii(The game is set to be released on 2009). And what does that mean for us?! Hours and hours of hitting thin air in your mother basement!!!! COOL!!!
Now here’s the trailer so you all can feel happy and nostalgic and stuff:
So, what did you thought of it? keep reading for my thoughts on how it’s gameplay will be. Read More…
(Wishes you would just give it a chance!)
Today I will be reviewing Megaman Battle Network 2 for the Gameboy Advance. It was released in the summer of 2002, and has helped spawn 4 more sequels in the Battle Network franchise. Widely regarded as the best in the series, in competition with Battle Network 3, this game contains a great mix of story and gameplay that any Megaman fan who isn’t stuck in the past and gives them a chance can surely get some enjoyment out of.
(All good things must end sometimes…)
Remember that cool video where some guy sang his own lyrics to the Megaman III Title Theme? Well, he’s back, this time with lyrics to the Megaman II Dr. Wily Stage 1-2 Theme. I don’t think it’s as good as the last one, it sounds a bit forced and the song is too fast-paced for lyrics, but it’s still pretty cool. I’ll let you decide on your own: