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    Feb 23rd, 2007 at 18:08:48     -    Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

    So far, I have defeated only three monsters and looking down the long hall of statues that I need to defeat doesn't make me feel so good. Well, I guess that's what makes this game lengthy.

    Each boss has a couple of weak points, represented as symbols, in their body, which can only be seen by raising your sword in the sunlight over his body. Then, I have to find a way to get to that specific body part by climbing onto them. It's really hard to grab onto them since they are so large and always moving around. When I finally reach one weak point, I try to stab into it as much and as quickly as possible until the symbol disappears. So each boss battle is kind of repetitive, because you're basically doing the same thing. Only the situation of the battles are different. Like, when there's no sunlight, you won't be able to find the monster's weak point. So you would want the monster to break down the building so sunlight can pour in.

    Like I said before, there's still not much dialogue other than the creepy voice that I don't understand. I don't even remember if there was much music in the game. Maybe there was some quiet background music, but I think that was it.

    I don't think I'll finish this game; it's not very appealing to me.

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    Feb 23rd, 2007 at 16:24:26     -    Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

    This game starts out with a super long introduction without much dialogue. The only one talking is the omniscient voice speaking to the hero, and he's not even speaking in English. He creeps me out so much. Anyway, basically, the hero wants to revive a special person and he must follow the voice's instructions to do that.

    After muting the volume and just reading the subtitles, I'm off to my first adventure. I get on my pretty horse and ride away onto a vast empty land. The scenery looks pretty realistic, which is quite awesome. This game surprised me because I didn't have to fight any enemies during the whole time I was trying to look for what I'm supposed to do. I didn't need to level up or anything, which makes this game so unique. To find my objective, I raise my sword and use the sunlight to guide me. After reaching my destination and seeing what I was going against, I felt a little bit intimidated. I was sure I would be beaten down very quickly, but I did beat the first boss and I feel good. To beat the game, use the mind over strength.

    The game's outlook is quite bland. Not much vivid colors and everything is just somewhat gloomy. I'm sure that's how the creators of the game wanted since the storyline is quite gloomy. However, I'm not very pleased. The graphics aren't very appealing to me. It's simplistic 3D. There are some cool detailed designs though.

    Well I'm off to try to figure out how to beat another boss.

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    Feb 9th, 2007 at 18:42:20     -    Wii Sports (Wii)

    Tennis and baseball is quite straight forward with their controls. Just swing the remote as if it was a tennis racket or baseball bat. Pitching in Wii baseball is awesome for there are different buttons for different ball movements. There are four types of ball movements: screwball, curve ball, splitter, and fast ball. Baseball in Wii isn't as complicated in real life or any other baseball video games because there are individual computer characters in the game to help catch the balls flying in the field. So, there wouldn't be any stress over trying to make your character run after the ball and throw it to the plates.

    In Wii bowling, the movement of the ball is based on the movement of the controller. If the remote is curved even just a little while you release the buttons for throwing the ball, the ball will roll down the lane and curve to towards the direction the remote was turned. I think controlling the ball in the game is very realistic because it's difficult to throw a real bowling ball straight down the lane and knock down all the pins.

    I haven't done much Wii boxing, so I can't really elaborate on that. All I could say is that it's difficult for me to learn how to control my movements.

    My least favorite Wii sport would be golf because I don't really have much control on my swing. I would be swinging my remote, but I wouldn't be able to hit the ball (I'm pressing 'A' also). It's also hard for me to determine how hard my swing would be. The game might be better if the swing-strength bar is visible the whole time instead of after you have swung club.

    Overall, Wii Sports is a really fun game to play. However everything is very simple graphics wise. Smooth 3D, but nothing to be 'wow' about. All I really want is to smell the fresh green grass in the field or feel a nice breeze pass by now and then. Maybe video games will become a virtual reality in the future like we all have been anxiously dreaming about. But for now, I could just resort to playing Wii Sports outside.

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    Feb 9th, 2007 at 08:22:06     -    Wii Sports (Wii)

    Well, I finally got a Wii with my free game of Wii Sports. Wii Sports is a great game especially played with the unique Wii remote and nunchuck. This game is intended for all audiences. The disk contains a collection of tennis, baseball, bowling, golf, and boxing games. I've played through all of them, but my favorites are tennis, bowling, and baseball.

    What makes this game so realistic and fun are the remote and nunchuck; without them, I wouldn't be sweating and taking breaks. My arms get sore after a while from my lack of exercise or stretching. Whichever the case, it means that I'm not as fit as I should be. At least, I don't have to run after the ball, or I'd die from exhaustion.

    The controls are simple to learn since they are supposed to imitate the movements of sports. However, there are some limited aspects of the game. Most of the games consists of swinging movements. In baseball, the game only consists of batting and pitching. These aren't really negative aspects because the overall game is still exciting and fun. Some people might even substitute outdoor sports play for Wii sports.

    What's super annoying though is the high volume of the remote. There is no way to turn the sound down! It's difficult to play in the middle of the night when someone is sleeping in the same room.

    Anyway, back to playing the game.

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    1Katamari Damacy (PS2)Played occasionally
    2Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)Stopped playing - Got Bored
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    4Tales of Phantasia (GBA)Played occasionally
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