Post for February 7, 2010

Right off the bat I need to command everyone to go play Tetris.

I don’t use cable TV. I get all my television and movie needs from Netflix and Hulu. Netflix has seen an increase in users since making their service available on consoles. Netflix doing well is good news for us because that means they will be around longer and might offer better pricing deals in the future. On the other hand a rumor is going around that Hulu will begin charging for their service. That’s bad news for us since we like free things.

Crysis 2 will be set in New York City. I still have not finished the first game but I have had fun with the multiplayer. Crysis 2 is making claims that it will be the best looking console game this generation. With the looks and performance of Crysis 1 I fully believe them.

Prince of Persia has a new game coming out. It continues the new PoP while it seems it will borrow some story from the original PoP. The title is Forgotten Sands, which is awful similar to Sands of Time. Go play the original trilogy and ignore the new ones. The new one is just too easy and boring (even though I love the dialog and voice actors).

Keep on gaming people!


Voice Effect

Ok first off let me say i’m sorry for how long it’s been since my last post. I’m still trying my hardest to get into this seriously.

As of my last update I was playing KOTOR and loving the dialog of the game.  Good conversation means so much to a game. You can have the perfect game in all aspects but if you get some half-baked voice acting and poor writing your game will suck. Deus Ex, which I actually enjoyed playing, had some bad voice acting:

As a quick side note i’ll add the i’ve continued to play the newest Prince of Persia game, despite it’s lame gameplay, because of the good dialog and voice acting.

Now i’m playing Mass Effect and the voices are stellar. A solid line of dialog delivered by a good actor pulls you into a game like nothing else. To make things better once you’ve heard a character tell you something in a convincing way you can respond in an equally convincing way. The dialog choices in this game are super.

Now if Edward James Olmos had narrated the Terminator Salvation game would it have sold more copies?

Keep on gaming people!