Sunday, December 30, 2007

Godzilla: Unleashed

Man, it's an unfair review that Nintendo Power gave this gem for the Wii. It contains all the monster on monster action that you might need and diplays it with great graphics to boot. I'm only partly into playing, having beaten it once as Godzilla, and I love it. The play (once I understood the motions) is a nice evolution from the previous iterations on the Gamecube and the PS2. The graphics as such are also improved, as is the user interface from the previous game. You start the game with a few monsters, but as you progress you can unlock more for use to buy in the store. That's the only downside for me as you really have to earn up a ton of credits to buy everything. On the bright side, this encourages multiple playthroughs where you can find more secrets and monsters.

The game is broken up into stages where you fight monsters, but unlike previous games where you basically progressed through the roster by defeating foes, you have several options here. Since the world is being taken over by crystals, you can usually destroy several of them on the stage to win if you don't want to fight a friend or you're in dire straits. Don't let this dismay you, as quite a few of the levels are outright monster mayhem where you must KO your foe to win. Sometimes there are several foes and sometimes you even get an ally to help you out.

All of you favorite monsters and them some are here, though some are exclusive to different consoles. One of these days they'll stop that crap and give us all the monsters in a game for whatever system we desire. One of these days. I'll espouse more as I unlock more, but so far it's a solid purchase and worth playing if you're a fan of Godzilla or giant monsters in general.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone. Here's an easy custom in honor of the holidays. You may be familiar with my prediliction for giant monsters and how I've put King Kong on the tree in the past. Well now he fits the season. Enjoy and have yourselves a safe and happy holiday and get plastered.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

New Customs

I have a few finished customs that I finally got around to posting in Custom Corner. They are Sinestro, Karu-Sil and Cyborg Superman. Easy repaints with minimal sculpting that were inspired by Dapper Dan's animated Sinestro Corps drawing that I saw so many months ago. I have a few more in the works too. I hope you like them.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Bits and Pieces of December

Sorry I've been so remiss about posting. Nanowrimo took a lot out of me. I did hit 50k words though, so I'm fairly proud of that. I think I still have about 2k words until I finish it as I'm almost done with the third act. However, making sure the novel is complete isn't a requirement so I still won. :) I'm hoping to finish it off for good this week and then start the editing process.

This week marks the release of the new volume of Ultimates, now written by Jeph Loeb and drawn by Joe Mad. It was a pretty good issue and set up a whole bunch of intrigue about what is to come. What is really cool is that Hawkeye actually has a costume now and is really bad ass after what happened to him last volume, or rather, should I say is still bad ass despite what happened to him. Well worth checking out and I may pick up the next issue to see how it goes.

I got my new camera and finally I'm able to capture video from it. Apparently FCP 3 and 4.5 were having issues with it. With FCP 5 so far it's been working for the one clip that I took off of it. It's odd watching it capture and display the video behind what's playing on the camera (probably due to the lack of speed compared to newer computers) however it capture and worked out well. I'm hoping this solves the problem I was having capturing analog video lately. My machine was choking where it used to hum. I'll have to shoot a little short to put up with it. Ahh, glorious HD. Now I just need an HD TV.

I saw Superbad last night and it was pretty damn funny. Judd Apatow is forming quite a stable of reliable actors for his films, even if they only get bit parts like Paul Rudd did in this one. He continually cranks out hilarious movies that don't get bogged down by unnecessary sentimentality at the end. Definitely worth checking out, so DO IT.