Sunday, April 11, 2010

Blade and Soul

igh. Today, I was planning to not post anything new because my brain had a complete melt down. Anyways, I was browsing through some upcoming horror games when I realized.... Wait a minute, I havn't talked about the game that I'm most excited about that's coming out! O: O: So here I am, exclusively giving you details about the upcoming PC/PS3 video game MMORPG legend: 

Blade and Soul

    Initial trailer:

    Weeks before NCmedia day, NCsoft announced a new game only known for its codename Project [M]. For the next two weeks, a teaser website was updated revealing more information about the project.
    During E3 2007, Sony revealed that they had entered into an exclusive deal with NCsoft to produce new titles exclusively for the PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows.


    • Jin - Although the Jin resemble the average human being, the Jin's spirit is far superior to that of an ordinary being. The Jin have an outstanding skeleton and a wise brain that is good at comprehension. Their name, Jin, means trying ones best. They live up to their name and will stop at nothing to complete the task at hand no matter what the risk. With such strength and wisdom, the Jin's have the capability of mastering anything they put their minds to, especially the martial arts and Kung-Fu. Most of the worlds famous Kung-Fu masters are Jin.
    • Gon - The Gon, a symbol of strength, are a very masculine race. These giant power houses are not limited to males, they do in fact have women. What distinguishes the Gon females from the women of other races? Their extraordinary height and surprisingly attractive muscles. The Gon race is somewhat misunderstood. They are widely feared by ordinary people because of their somewhat destructive ways, but don't let that fool you. Despite the Gon's tough look, they are actually quite warming and hospitable.
    • Kun - The Kun, an elegant and beautiful race that consists of only women. They are believed to have embodied the strength of the Chinese phoenix. They represent the ideal image of the male fantasy with their irresistible beauty and grace. They are sometimes mistaken for goddesses and fairies that have descended from the heavens. Their name stands for the sky, which originates from the belief that they indeed came from the sky.
    • Lyn - This race was introduced to the public in the GStar 2009 video and was welcomed with open arms. This petite and adorable race features big ears, tails, and an irresistible urge to squeeze their cute little faces. NCSoft has only released two models of this race, a raccoon model and a fox model. The Lyn's have very keen senses that greatly surpass the other three races, they have a very strong ability to survive because of this. The Lyn's are a gentle and disciplined race, but they do enjoy their fair share of mischievous acts. Of course, they mean absolutely no evil in these games of theirs.

    NA Trailer:


    • Blade Master - The the first of these classes is the Blade Master class, which focuses on combat exclusively through the point of a sword. The attacks are pleasantly flashy, with long, bright slash combinations and astounding aerial quick-slashes and heavy blows. Curiously, the Blade Masters in this trailer don't use the sword-summoning technique from the previous trailer, which suggests that it is no longer a technique useable by this class, (given to another player class, perhaps), as it was extensively showcased in the previous trailer.
    • Kung-Fu Master - The second class introduced is the Kung-Fu Master, focusing instead on up-close and personal beat-downs via punches and kicks. This class actually has a great selection of attacks; from flurries of quick punches to bone-crushing charged blows, juggling kicks, launchers, sweeps, grapples, and even what looks like punch-projectiles. These are perhaps the most impressive of attackers, as their attacks seem to ooze flash and style as they combo and juggle their opponents.
    • Force Master - The third class is what seems to be Blade & Soul's answer to the mage class, the Force Master. Force Masters not only manipulate charged spells and attacks, but seem to be able to manipulate their opponent's gravity, capable of lifting them high into the air and picking away at them with storms of energy projectiles. No doubt this skill is useful in party play, lifting the party's opponent helplessly while other party members capitalize on its vulnerability. For mage-type characters, Force Masters seem surprisingly fast in both their attack and charged spells; they certainly don't seem like enemies a player would want to tangle with haphazardly.
    • Destroyer - The last of the four official races is the Destroyer. Perhaps the slowest of the introduced classes, these characters seem like the "tanks" of Blade & Soul, eating up vast damage unflinchingly, and dealing tremendous damage in close-range attacks. The Destroyer does not move particularly fast, but sports an impressive organic-looking shield to deflect damage, and beastly combos with it's massive, massive axe.

    Korean Trailer:

    Features of Blade & Soul Pvp

    • The relationship between you and your opponent's state (defense, dodge, location) is very important, which means there will be several state for PK: defense, dodge, blow fly, floating, lying on the ground and so on.
    • The damage to the parts of the body is the same, but the value of damage will be different according to the attacking angle. The value of damage will be calculated by the attacking angle. So the injury may be divided into front and back injury.
    • When two players knock down each other at the same time, the first one to hit will have an advantage.
    • When player and his opponent attack at each other, the damage value will be subject to the speed. The player who is slower will get hurt by the other, and the damage output will decrease.

    Full Director's Cut/Interview is here at this link, this is the full 24 minute-ish description of the entire development process of the game up to this point in date. Since posting it on my site lags the page load, i've provided as a link for those who are interested to open ;)

    I will be posting more info on this game as we receive more news and stuff. :D

    And don't be sad if you were expecting some horror post from me, because the next one will most likely be scarier than you think.


    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    Sony's Tactic, Nintendo's Agressive Response!

    The rumors have already been established! The upcoming E3 in June will definitely be a breathtaking one. Video game analysts from across the globe have all been discussing this year's hot topic: "hand-held gaming."
     The Apple IPhone and IPod Touch, two products that has revolutionized the world of portable gaming, continues to rise exponentially on the video game market. While this is perpetuated competition in the market is good for the consumers, the companies that are loosing their hard earned monopolies (such as Nintendo) are beginning to become concerned. With the perfected OtA (Over the Air) download capabilities the Apple systems now host, the previous cartridge capabilities of the DS and PSP are beginning to seem out of date, and almost ancient in the sense of convenience and accessibility. And with the IPad on the rise, the world's attention is almost completely focused on the clever new innovations from Apple.

    In response to this new dilemma, both Sony and Nintendo, without surprise, continue to invest in the hand-held market and attempt to exceed the limitations on their own accounts. The attention of every game critic and specialist is focused on the announcements Sony and Nintendo will make. The two products that are anticipated to be revealed are the PSP2 and the DS2 (very original, i know). Undoubtedly, the company who makes the most impact at this E3 conference will have a much desired advantage in the difficult battles to come. 
    ;) Either way, its good for the consumer.

    With that said, we have much to look forward to in the next few months along with several great games coming out in the end quadrant of the year. 2010 marks the beginning of the new decade of video gaming.

    PS: You should all go watch How to Train Your Dragon. Best film of 2010.

    Tuesday, April 6, 2010

    Best Hit Title of the Wii

     RED STEEL 2 - The Revolution of Wii Gaming
    *People who watch you play this game would think it was on the Xbox360"

    Perhaps it was the gradual declination of the Wii's popularity in the past dozen months, or maybe perhaps it was due to the over-populace of Mario games, but RedSteel 2's appearance on the video game market surely caused a huge uproar, especially within the Wii's video game community.
    This revolutionary game raised the bar of quality gaming on the Wii to a much higher standard, and really propelled the unexplored creativity as well as abilitiy of many game designers. It has huge improvements from its predecessors, Red Steel 1, which debuted with the Wii as Ubisoft's title game, but came out as a half-baked, first person samurai slash-n-hack that nobody enjoyed. Fortunately, RedSteel 2 is nothing like it. 
    Review websites from across the internet such as IGN and Gamespot have all given very positive responses and reviews for this game. With an average rating of 8.9, Red Steel 2 comes out as the best rated FPS on the Wii console so far.

    Enough talk, why not watch a video review from IGN to truly see the game for yourself?

    Sunday, April 4, 2010

    Xbox 720 (Project Natal) VS PS3 Motion Sensor (PS4)

    See and decide for yourself what is more appealing..
    Demonstration videos: ;)

    Ps3 motion sensor:

    Xbox 720 (Project Natal)

    The Halo Plot

    Click the Read More>> button below to Unveil

    Halo Reach Run Down Analysis

    Halo: Reach is an upcoming first-person shooter for the Xbox360. It is part of the Halo series, and it is scheduled for release during 2010. Its world premiere was held on December 12, 2009 The game takes place in the year 2552, where humanity is locked in a war with the alien Covenent. Players control Noble 6, a member of an elite supersoldier squad, during a battle for the human world of Reach.

    Gameplay changes:
    In Halo 3, gameplay includes a newly incorporated equipment system; which allows players to deploy or use equipments for a variety of both offensive and defensive purposes. This system of single-use equipment is replaced in Reach by reusable and persistent armor abilities; these attributes remain with a player until they are replaced, much like a weapon. Among the abilities are a jetpack, active camouflage, sprint, and "armor lock", which makes the player nearly invincible in exchange for the loss of mobility. In addition to tweaks and changes to existing weapons from the Halo series, Reach features new weapons fulfilling various combat roles.

    Refer to the Halo Plot post for a run-through of the story.

    Saturday, April 3, 2010


    ZGameWrapUp's Most Anticipated Games of 2010!

     Mass Effect II
    Fight for the lost
    Status: Released!

    Mass Effect 2 is a better game in near every way. From the very first scene, you will be hooked. And the farther you dive into this epic action role-playing game, the better it gets. It fulfills the promise of its predecessor while continuing to push the boundaries of what we should expect in a video game.

     Halo Reach
    The Definition of Halo
    Status: Developing

    In Halo: Reach, players experience the fateful moments that forged the Halo legend. It's the story of Noble Team, a squad of heroic Spartan soldiers, and their final stand on planet Reach, humanity's last line of defense between the terrifying Covenant and Earth.

    Bioshock II
    Life is like a box of plasmids. You never know what you're gonna' get. 

    "Nicole Tanner: The first Bioshock was the greatest piece of storytelling I've ever seen in a game. Rapture was a dark, rich, well-developed world, and I can't wait to go back. "

    God of War III
     The Power of the Gods
    Status: Released

      After three years of development and three very long years of waiting, the end is finally upon us. God of War III marks the finale to Kratos' search for revenge and properly caps off a trilogy that ranks near the very top of the best action games ever list.

    Starcraft II
    Hell it's about damn time.
    Status: Beta Testing

    Designed to be the ultimate competitive real-time strategy game, StarCraft II features the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's signature approach to game balance.

     Final Fantasy XIII
    The most beautiful Final Fantasy game yet is an imperfect but still impressive saga that will touch your heart.
    Status: Released

    A cocky self-proclaimed hero with a charming sneer and a heart of gold. A sultry, no-nonsense ally you can rely on for a sly quip and a warm hug. These characters sound like standard role-playing stereotypes, but to Final Fantasy XIII's credit, they transcend formula and wriggle into your heart.

    Yakuza 4

    Ryƫ ga Gotoku
    Status: Released in Japan
    Another entry in SEGA's Yakuza franchise, this fourth game in the franchise follows up Yakuza 3 in modern times but is said to feature some very unexpected elements that will divert the series into new territory and gameplay offerings.