Metroid Fusion

  I remember being absolutely stoked for this game when I first saw the commercial. Eventually I got my hands on it and it surpassed my expectations. Metroid Fusion kicks off with the interesting premise of Samus’ suit being infected by a virus. The color and shape of her suit changes and a new take […]

 

I remember being absolutely stoked for this game when I first saw the commercial. Eventually I got my hands on it and it surpassed my expectations. Metroid Fusion kicks off with the interesting premise of Samus’ suit being infected by a virus. The color and shape of her suit changes and a new take on Metroid. She would have her regain her powers through great boss battles. The most interesting part was Samus-X which was a virus that replicated Samus’ suit at it’s most powerful. Encounters with Samus-X were really well done because they felt like running from a villain in a horror movie. The fully powered Samus-X could easily kill the regular Samus and you have to avoid it for your life. This game fit right in with Super Metroid as platformer with a massive map and tons of hidden secrets. Zero Mission also came out on the GBA and was just as great but I hold Fusion in a higher regard just out of personal preference. This game is a timeless Straker Favorite and I still await a 2D Metroid that can surpass it.

Why Handsome Jack is one of the greatest video game villains ever.

*SPOILERS* Video games provide us with a lot of great stories and a lot of great characters. Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2 is one of these characters. In the Borderlands world everyone has an ECHO device which is basically like having a walkie talkie with your own frequency that anyone can get on to say […]

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Video games provide us with a lot of great stories and a lot of great characters. Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2 is one of these characters. In the Borderlands world everyone has an ECHO device which is basically like having a walkie talkie with your own frequency that anyone can get on to say something to you. Jack does not hesitate to use this at all as he trash talks, insults, berates, and annoys the player throughout the game. He seems to take a moment from his spare time just to deliver monologues like this. Under the twisted humor he provides lies a very dark and twisted person. He has basically forced the world into a dictatorship under his control and convinced himself he is saving it. He also enslaves his own daughter and uses her powerful abilities to help himself do this. In the city where he is most powerful he has propaganda spewing from speakers 24/7 that paint him as the ultimate hero and taking the credit of the protagonists from the first Borderlands. He also has the decapitated corpse of Bloodwing, a bird he stole from Mordecai and mutant, laying around in the middle of the city. Jack is sadistic and insane but manages to be hilarious at the same time. Jack is a fascinating character and him abusing the direct communication line he has to the player is the icing on the cake.

Saint’s Row 3 as a character creation tool

    Saint’s Row 3 is mostly known for its whacky cartoony take on sandbox games. It features many exaggerated characters and storylines. However, there is one feature that seems to go under appreciated. That is the creation system. Between clothes, tattoos, piercings, accessories, and overall face design, SR3 serves as a very good tool […]

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Saint’s Row 3 is mostly known for its whacky cartoony take on sandbox games. It features many exaggerated characters and storylines. However, there is one feature that seems to go under appreciated. That is the creation system. Between clothes, tattoos, piercings, accessories, and overall face design, SR3 serves as a very good tool to create 3D model of characters. I myself have used it for that purpose and I have about 20 more pictures just like this one. The game also allows you to send the pictures to the Saint’s Row website were you can share it with others or download it yourself.