A girl's thoughts on everything on video games.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cooking Mama 4 Demo

I like cooking, I like the 3DS, I like cute Japanese games, what could go wrong... right?

I suck at making a pizza, even in the demo.
Well to start, I am pretty open to strategy/cooking games. Heck, I am guilty with playing a few on Facebook. So I decided to download one of the newest 3DS demos free to download, Cooking Mama 4. Oh and I also downloaded Resident Evil, but I'll talk about that another day.

So what of this Cooking Mama 4 demo? Not a lot. Literally. You sift flower, mix the ingredients into dough, kneed the dough, put toppings on it, put it in the oven and bobs-your-uncle. Walah, demo complete. In short form; you get to bake one pizza with a stylus and... that's pretty much it.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Skylanders Multiplayer

In most video game campaign modes, I prefer to venture out alone. Multiplayer is usually meh for me but there are those rare occasions where I do prefer multiplayer for example, Little Big Planet or Halo. I'm one of those people who stray away from the yellow brick road in main missions, to go explore the map - just in case there's some super-rare-mystical-bonus item waiting to be found, and usually am the person to be yelled at for not focusing on the mission at hand.

Hex and Drobot being noobs on Skylanders

Playing Skylanders in multiplayer mode would have to be one of those rare occasions where I prefer another player on my screen with me. Why? Because I'd be switching characters in and out, left, right and centre. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

First Impressions: Skylanders Spyro's Adventure

When I saw television ads on this particular game, my first thoughts were - errr a cute kids game lmao. So my boyfriend and I ended up purchasing the 3DS version of this game for his 11 year old little brother as a Christmas present. We spent a bit of Christmas break holidaying with his family and saw how much fun his little brother was having playing Skylanders and how interesting the whole Skylanders gaming concept was. Next thing you know it, my boyfriend went to the shops and purchased a PS3 version just for us.

Cute visuals in Skylanders
When purchasing Skylanders on any console, it will come with 3 characters, the game and the portal. Being a Spyro related game, you'll obviously get Spyro and 2 other random characters of different elements. There are plenty of different elements; air, earth, death, water, mechanical etc. and each element has the ability to unlock a mini reward section of the game, as well as different powers - which are also individualised by each character. Buying more characters to unlock mini rewards? Great marketing strategy right? I've fallen for it. Every character is useful in it's own way but I won't get too in-detail with all the specific characters because I'd be sitting here typing about them for days...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mario Kart 7 150cc COMPLETE!

Let me just say, completing 150cc for me in Mario Kart 7 is such an achievement. I've spent way too many hours on 150cc and I'm glad it's over and done with thank GOD. I feel a sense of relief and accomplishment. You probably noticed in my last MK7 post, I'd been rage quitting; just at the sight of even coming second. But that has all changed now.

At first, I was wondering why I sucked so bad. Wondering why I fell of cliffs on a regular basis and why I couldn't get enough momentum to win a race after I get hit by a damn blue shell. Well... As slow as my brain could react, I realised it wasn't me being the bad driver, it was my character and kart. I just wasn't using the right combination of character to kart. Duh!

After fiddling with nearly every combination possible, I found that Toad boy, the little shroom-head that he is, was perfect for my slow momentum build ups (acceleration) after a hit. I mounted him upon the mangled green looking Gherkin kart-body for added acceleration / semi speed and roller wheels for better handling. Handling corners like a pro in MK7 makes a hell of a difference! Might I add, cosmetically, I looked totally n00b driving around in that tacky looking kart but oh well, it was the combination that worked for me.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mario Kart 7 makes me RAGE QUIT!

The title really says it all. Really. But I'll elaborate even further for your enjoyment.

Koopa Troopa Rocks!
So I've been play a whole lot of Mario Kart 7 lately and I've got up to the stage where I've managed to get 3 stars for each trophy in the 50cc and 100cc division. Everything up to this point has been fine and dandy like cotton candy until now...  150cc division. It takes a lot for me to get angry over a game, I'm usually a patient person but Mario Kart 7 has pushed all the right buttons to tip me over the edge to RAGE QUIT. Multiple times too.

I'd be on the last lap drifting around the last corner of a race, get hit by a stupid turtle shell that Yoshi randomly pulled out of his ass and somehow end up finishing 4th. What... the... heck...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

First Impressions: Mario Kart 7

To begin with, I wasn't much of a Mario Kart fan-girl. Why? Because I never really got to play it as a kid. Only time I'd play Mario Kart - ever, was at a friends place. I had my trusty old PlayStation at this time to keep me company. Nevertheless, my expectations for this game was high. Even if  I haven't really played a proper good chunk of Mario Kart - ever.

I have come across about 5-ish people that tell me how good Mario Kart is, and how they loved it as a child. How Mario Kart was one of their favourite games and how they just get this awesome nostalgic-ness when they just... even think about this game. I mean, of course I'd think of this game highly. Seeing people talk about this game with a smile on their face and watered up eyes makes me think it's a godly game. So I played it.

My character on Mario Kart 7