Monday, April 21, 2008

Futura Universe

I was reading on Marvel's web site something about Iron Man seeing how its coming out next month and something caught my attention. It was the phrase "Marvel Universe" and that got me thinking about my own creations and how sometime in the future I may want to do some cross overs. So I decided to encapsulate all of my characters into worlds and those worlds would combine and form my universe which I think I'll call the "Futura Universe". Here is the break down:

Futura Universe:

Futura Prime
- Speradk
- A.M.I.
- Turbo Man

Advent Robotica
- Mayhem Machine
- The Eniac Progression
- The Univac Succession
- Fusion Matrix
- Apocalpyse
- Legacy

Crimson and the Wolf

Emperor of Oz

Universe Variance
- Alpha
- Beta
- Gamma

Monster Hunters
- Elliot
- August

Each of the listed worlds will have their own storylines and characters as any good writer/ artist could do and at times there will be crossovers as the previous paragraph had mentioned.

I'll go into further description of the worlds as they become more fleshed out.

The titles listed above are owned by Diante Smith 2008 all rights reserved.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

God of War: Chains of Olympus Review

In March I wrote how I just got God of War: Chains of Olympus. I've since then completed the game and I have a review of the game hoping not to ruin it with spoilers I hope you enjoy it.

God Of War: Chains Of Olympus (psp)

Over all rating:
Graphics: 4/5
Audio: 5/5
Control: 3.5/5
Game play: 4.5/5
Fun Factor: 5/5
Replay ability: 4/5

First off I’m a huge fan of the God Of War series, I must say that Ready At Dawn has done a great job at capturing the feel of the series, first established on the Playstation 2 console perfectly in on the PSP.

The Graphics are excellent they look as if they were pulled directly from the ps2 version, from the way that Kratos moves to the way the light shimmers off of the giant statues in Helios’ temple. I am very impressed at the way Ready at Dawn has gone about doing this title for the psp, makes me glade to have picked up the psp.

The Audio is equally just as good as the graphics and in some respects even better. I feel to get the full sense of the sound the player should really wear earphones as to not be disturbed by their surroundings, its really that good, especially when fighting a boss or enemies after learning a new ability.

The Controls are the only problem (so far) that I have with this title maybe it has to do with the way the psp was designed? But, I find it a bit cumbersome when trying to do multitude of attacks and having to hit the shoulder buttons while at the same time keep my thumbs on the thumb stick. My hands tend to get really sweaty and it becomes hard to keep a grip on the device while trying to beat the crap out of enemies and shadow beast (you’ll see when fighting the minions of Morpheus). I think it would be a lot easier if there were grips on the back of the psp for those instances.

However, with all that said Kratos still handles just as good as he does on the console and pulling off his god-like attacks on the psp against the hordes of enemies seems even more satisfying then they would have on the ps2. At times I find myself missing the combinations because I’m trying to look at the screen.

The Fun Factor is in full effect here especially during the boss battles when landing some pretty vicious attacks, I found myself screaming HOLY CRAP! And other exclamations after ripping off an enemy’s head or driving my blades down a shadow beast chest cavity! I’m still quite amazed at Ready at Dawn’s skills with this game and after hearing Cory Barlog had left Sony I hope Sony decides to give Ready at Dawn first dibs at doing God of War 3 for the PS3.

The Replay ability, I think will be worth the time and effort especially on a harder difficulty setting and with all the weapons the player gathered in their first go through.

PS3 MGS Bundle news

We finally got a photo of what the PS3 MGS 4 bundle will look like when it gets released in June.

Apparently, Sony is not taking any preorders of this SKU. So it may look like I'm gonna have to camp out to pick this one or the "super limited" edition gun metal grey PS3 up!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Season 4 of Dr. Who

Series 4 (season 4) episode 1: Partners in Crime
The new season of Dr. Who aired yesterday in the UK, I can't wait till the download is complete so I can watch it too bad it takes a whole year for it to air here in the States. Ah well good thing we got the internet.