Saturday, November 26, 2005

Call of Duty 2

I beat it. Today-Earlier.

Is it good? It's like Call of Duty 1. (Figures...)

The Good of the Game -
1) Intense combat. Battles can be exhilirating and awesome.
2) D-Day, Tank Driving, Shooting from the top of a Silo Tower, Rushing up to tanks and planting bombs on them, going through pipes in Russia as a sneaky agent man, are all... awesome. I loved these sequences in the game. They reminded me of other awesome sequences in the first game (such as car chases, P.O.W. camp raids and the like).
3) Combat situations varied between the 3 different campaigns. Different mission styles were interesting and cool.

The Bad -
1) Mindless, boring, repetitive combat. Especially on the British Campaign. The majority of the British campaign goes something like this...
1. Go enter the town.
2. Clear out every building by going inside, then to the 2nd floor, killing all enemies you see.
3. Go outside into the street and shoot enemies for X minutes and then repeat steps 2-3 until whole town is clear.
Yeah... and repeat steps 2-3 about 20 times each level. ....boring.
2) Kind of short... but gameplay was getting repetitive so I can't say it's a bad thing... well... it was kind of bad.

The Ugly (Neutral) -
1) New Health System - I'm still undecided whether this is good or bad. The good of it? I would say the pace picks up faster and you spend less time dying constantly with 1 health until you reach the next health pack. The bad of it? I felt like I was invicible in many situations. e.g. ---
Rush enemy!! I'm invicible!! Kill! Kill! Grenade blast! oh no im red. Hide for 2 seconds behind the crate over there... yes! I'm invicible again1!!! RUsh!! Kill kill!
Yeah... so it's good and bad I guess.
2) No Saving Function - (The only saving is done by the computer, and it is sufficient.) I actually think this is a very good thing, but for some reason i put it in the neutral section. I like having NOT to save and having the computer save when necessary. Then, when I die I know I'm not super far back. But... on the bad side, sometimes the computer would place me very far back and I would have to repeat a section of the game over and over until I kill all those guys in that one building, Then, and only then, would the computer save my game again.

I actually enjoyed the short sequences when me and my comrades WERE NOT fighting. I was like "Ahhh.... a relaxing break from killing the german clone army..." But then five seconds later I would engage in a firefight that would lead up to battle after battle until the level was over.

Oh, and I wish there was more to the gameplay. Most of the gameplay was just Shoot-Frag-Hide-Sneak-Repeat. There was also the occasional plant bombs on this and that but that wasn't really interactive that much.

Maybe if there was more to the gameplay such as driving cars (Yeah I know, there are tanks AND I ENJOYED THAT PART ALOT), or maybe opening doors, or maybe pushing up ladders (it sucks that only your teammates can do those). At least in Half-Life you could push boxes, use buttons and stuff, and um...

But... but, the sequences that did have different kinds of gameplay (Climbing up ropes, Driving Tanks, Planting bombs?) were all extremely...

awesome. I loved them. It was fun and different than just firing bullets at the enemies.

Oh and the level design. I loved the levels that were different than the others (Pipeline, Hill 400?). Those levels were interesting and different and a great break from the random TOWN In EUROPE or AFRICA. You did different things than just invade buildings, you ran up awesomly designed outdoor enviroments or cool other areas (walkin thru a pipe).

I don't know... I'm just randomizing.

Final Question: Is it a good game?

Yes, it is. Sometimes boring and repetitive though, but the highly atomspheric action sequences throughout the game make up for it I think. So yes, it is a good game. Period.


Friday, November 18, 2005

Everyone else is doing it...

Yeah they are, so I made a story thing too.

Read away.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

You can qoute me on that.


Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regime of heavyweight Andrew Golota: "He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is."

Chuck Nevitt, North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice: "My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt."

Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player: "I told him, 'Son, what is it with you. Is it ignorance or apathy?' He said, 'Coach, I don't know and I don't care.' "

Friday, November 11, 2005


You've probably heard of the tv show called LOST, and since you have, i won't explain it.
But through my adventures through the internet, I have come across quite a few different opinions on the show. Many of them good, many of them bad. But I would say there's more of the latter.

The main bulk of complaints about the show usually lies on one thing; it's that the show doesn't reveal anything and it drags on and on just creating more questions.
However, the main stash of compliments comes from the great writing, characters, and twists and stuff.

My point: Everyone* on the internet either totally all out loves this show, or all out loathes it. They either rave that it's the most creative, interesting, and cool show on television, or they say that it drags on too much and just plain sucks without giving you any information.

Random thought #01: Another point: Lost is undoubtely a show with many twists (WARNING SPOILERS!). E.G. the last episode, where one of the main characters gets shot and you think it is the OTHERS who shot her, but find out that it's the other group on the island who shot her.

This twist and many others (especially regarding certain hatches), do catch me off guard (maybe im not trying hard enough?) and i find them well written. I say this because I am about to compare it to 24, the official show of suspense.

24 used to have me on the edge of my seat for a looong time, all throughout the first 2 seasons. I however found Season 3 Waaay worse (but there were still some good moments), but Season 4 an improvement (but not as good as the first 2).

The main premise of 24 is, essentially, the supsense factor, or the "plot twists." But many of the plot twists they pull out now are boring, expected, and not surprising. They even seem to recycle plot elements over and over. (No evidence to support this last fact really...)

However, I would say that LOST has much better twists than 24 (currently anyway...). The twists just seem more... twisting than 24. But either way, I'm still gonna watch both shows in the future (lost: season 2, 24: Season 5 [COMING SOON]).


My opinion on LOST>?

I enjoy it. After every episode ends, you want to know what happens next (wait, this is a good thing right?), just like all those old ep. of 24. blah blah blah.

Yes i like lost, despite how many people hate it.


* someone will get mad I represented the entire internet by giving them two opinions on lost.

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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

O rly?

Ya rly

EDITED: My linked picture was replaced so I put nothing instead.

O rly?

Ya rly

O rly?

Ya rly.

No wai!!!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Mindset While Watching a Movie

Movie night; the much anticipated film is about to come on. What are your expectations? Do you think it will be good? Bad? Or maybe you don't want to think about it, and you just want to watch the movie.

Your mindset while watching a movie greatly determines how much you like that movie. If you are constantly judging the movie, analyzing it, criticizing it, and other "ings" it, you will not enjoy the movie as it was meant to be enjoyed.

Movies are movies. Unless you're trying to take the movie apart and analyze the scenes step by step, you should just watch a movie to enjoy it.

Part of the fun in watching a movie is getting drawn into that world. If you keep reminding yourself that this is a movie, that you're watching a movie, and you try to break down plot/scenes of the movie, you won't watch the movie as what it is meant to be; quite simply, entertainment.

So, I would suggest that you watch a movie for what it is: a movie. All it is, is entertainment.

But wait... what if the movie's not for entertainment? What if it's one of those mystery weird movies that makes you wonder if reality really exists? What if the movie's not meant to be enjoyed as entertainment? Then that movie will do it's own job, besides entertaining you. It will make you question reality or whatever else it's talking about. It doesn't have to be an entertainment issue while watching a movie.

So just watch the movie for whatever it is, usually that being entertainment. The "entertainment" can be whatever the movie is trying to do to you, that being entertain you, make you form questions in your mind, make you think about something in life, or make you have a different view on something.

That's all I can think of right now, and this is a conclusion statement.

I'll be blogging later...
Good morning... and in case i dont see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night.

...the end.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Important Announcement

Hello everyone! I would just like to inform you about my new blog.

you can find it at

it's pretty cool, u should check it out.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005