Thursday, November 4, 2010

Damn! (Correction)

I confused Westwood Studios, the EA branch that made Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat, the game I’m doing a playthrough of, with Surreal Software, the company that made Drakan, another game I did a playthrough of. I mixed the two up in the last blog, AND the audio commentary for part 1 of Pirates, saying that Westwood made “This is Vegas” and closed down earlier last year, when in reality Surreal did all of that. Westwood, instead, closed in 2003! So there’s that correction. Hopefully no one wrote a term paper citing my site… yeah right, no one told me I was wrong, which is why it took so long to catch the error. Well, no one will read the correction either, anyway. Merherher…


In other news, I'm going to attempt to record me playing random quests in Fallout New Vegas, just so there's no excuse for lack of content. Also, it seems people care more about how to get the ghoul mask in 3 than any other video on the channel, so let's gets some more views with Fallout! Also, prepare to hear my dumb voice, trying to say something interesting. I'm watching alot of Kikoskia in order to pick up on why I keep watching his LP's. I think it has something to do with his British voice. While I can't really do a good Brit voice, I hope I can be silly enough to keep people watching me wander around a desert for more than a few videos in. Let's wait and see how it turns out!


I'm in Volca in Primal, and I think that's the last part in the game. Which means I'm almost done with it, and can focus on Pirates more. Since, it seems more people are keeping up with Pirates than Primal so far. Also, I won't have to render so many videos anymore :D

Friday, October 1, 2010

Audio Commentary?

After watching Kikoskia, ResearchIndicates and L0rdVega, and WhereDaBootz, some great LPres, I though I would try my chance at doing audio commentary for my playthroughs. I've only done this once, which was actually my first lets play on Google Videos, of Metal Gear Solid 3, which only lasted about 3 minutes, but never something like a potentially 100 videos long playthrough. I'm not really fond of my voice, being one of the reasons, the other being I might not what to say while playing. But hey, let's give it a shot. Let me know what you think, and if I should do ALL playthroughs with audio commentary from now on. I don't think I'm going to do separate uploads of both with and without... well maybe... Oh hell, it's enough of a hassle to FORCE myself to upload at least one video a week. Well, if you subscribers want it, I WILL!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat!

Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat, which came out in 2002, is one of now defunct EAWestwood Studio’s few games. Sadly Pirates never got the attention it needed. There was a Demo in an issue of PlayStation Magazine, and there was a release for the X-box, but it seems to be an obscure game that barely even has an entry in Wikipedia.

The game fallows the adventure of Katrina De Leon, the daughter to Marcus De Leon, the Governor of Pirate Cove, a sea port that has been taken over the ruthless Hawke, who overthrows her father and kills him in a sword fight. Dying from his wounds inflicted by Hawke, Kat’s father reveals to her that her mother Mara was a pirate! Even though he is against Kat fallowing in her mother’s footsteps, he urges her to exact his revenge, an rid the five seas of Captain Hawke. First, however, she must find her mother’s grave, and discover the truth of her mother’s life.

Since Red Wood Studio’s closing in 2003, it’s almost certain we may never see Kat in another game again, despite the games ending giving hints to another adventure for the femme-fatal buccaneer. Another obscure character will be lost in the dark forever, amongst the like of Gex.

It took a while to get this game again, being the rare/ obscure game that it is. But after a long wait, I can relive the memories. Now, let’s play, Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Primal Part 41: Battle With the Undine King!

The Undine King has been horribly mutated by the toxin in the lagoon. With his mind gone, the king attacks Jen and Scree. Having been locked in the main generator room with him, they have no choice but to fight him!

This is a strange battle. You are in a cylindrical room with the boss in the middle. You are free to swim anywhere within the confined 3-dimentional environment. Scree, your AI controlled, and playable partner, is running around a platform that runs along the walls of the room. Along the walls are valves that will open the hatch in the top of the room, allowing you access to the controls that will turn the generator on. In order to turn the valves, Scree needs Jen’s help.

Between turning the valves, you as Jen have to fight the Undine King to keep him from attacking you, otherwise his attacks disrupt you as you and Scree try to turn the valves. Once you’ve attacked him to the point of unconsciousness, he’ll spend a few seconds recovering his energy, giving you time to open a few valves. Once all the valves have been opened, the toxin in the room is removed.

It seems that the toxin was regenerating the King in the recovery periods, and now that the toxin is gone, you can kill him now.

After beating the Undine King, Jen has remorse for killing Aino’s husband, as it was him Jen and Scree were to help. Aino, via psychic telepathy, assures Jen that what she did was the right thing, and that she holds no grudge against her for doing so. She tells Jen that what she killed was not her husband, Adaro, but a horrible monster that took over him. Her husband was already lost.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

My Red Dead Story

Hey it’s been a while since I’ve posted on this blog. Not much going on with me, really. I’m still doing the Primal play through, but I’m sure you already knew that. I’ve been trying to keep it consistent, one video a week. I’ve been wanting to kick it up to three, like I was able to do in my Drakan play through, so I could get it out of the way. It just takes so long to get a ten minute video up on YouTube. Anyway, yay videogames.

I’ve been slowly finishing up Red Dead Redemption, and dabbling in the multiplayer. It’s kinda boring running around and picking flowers. There’s only so much fun going from gang hideout to gang hideout. The hunting is almost pointless. The multiplayer matches are ok. I do have a story for that.

I was playing “hold your own”, basically capture the flag, but with a bag, but with two flags... err, I mean bags. Anyway you have to capture three of the enemies’ bags to win. This match started out with a shoot out, as the game types usually do. I never could do well at these, but this time I had the head shot down. In a fraction of a second, I shot the hat off of my opponent, and was able to finish the second of the three off, leaving me the last survivor of the shoot out. I was able to hear the first guy I downed exclaim “Oh my god” over his mic. I couldn’t believe it.

Now the match started. Everyone was busy shooting each other, totally distracted. Now, being as humble as possible, I was kicking ass in the previous matches where killing the other team mattered, up to 10 kills and 4 deaths, being the highest scoring player of the match once! But in hold your own, only the bags matter. Everyone else, however, seemed content with shooting everyone else’s face off. This is where I made my move.

Getting on my horse, I rode over to the enemy base, took the bag, and made a beeline straight for our drop-off. BAM! My first capture. No sweat, only one guy got in my way, and I gave him a free haircut. Now for the second bag. Some player got lucky and drilled holes through my back on the way to the enemy base, but I got back in the game, got on my horse again, and got the second back home safe. This was it, I was going to win the game single handedly. I was in the enemy base. A guy came straight at me, bag, bag, dead. He was out of the way, now the bag. I loaded up, and made for our base. I was close enough to the enemy I downed that I was able to hear him alert his fellow team-mates that “he got the bag”. I was so existed! There was no one in sight. The bag was in the bag, as I came through the gate of our base, I DID IT! Boom, loading screen. What the f@ck?? John Marstin stood center screen. Single player… I had lost connection. FUCK WIFI.

Other than that, the free roam has been the main staple of multiplayer, and so far I’ve been disappointed, but that’s probably because all the people on my friends list have gone back to Modern Warfare (boo!) before anyone learned how to properly play it, not to mention the co-op add-on content coming up. I’ll probably never play free roam with another person I know, which will segue into my rant.

F@cking Modern Warfare! All anyone on my friends list EVER plays is CoD4. When ever a new game comes out, it’s exciting to see everyone play it, especially if I got the game too. I’ll even be lucky enough to get a match going with someone I “know”, but then a week later, everyone is back to CoD4, and I’m left playing the new game by myself, or with strangers. No one plays Bad Company 2 anymore. No one plays Red Dead Redemption online. It’s all CoD4. It’s depressing. I wish knew more than three people on my friends list, and I wish they played more than once a week. Damn CoD…

Oh, and Broken Steel for Fallout 3, woohoo....

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sack it to me!

I got this cute Sackboy doll from the FYE store in the mall Thursday. It was only $12, and they have four different characters in total. I went for the basic one for now, and might get two of the Sackgirl ones. It's really nice, made of really good material, and looks just like the little guy from the game. The only negative thing I can say about it is that the zipper is plastic. It would have been really cool if they made it with a metal zipper and track, and maybe even be able to unzip his stomach, but maybe that's asking too much.

I just felt like sharing this, other than that I've been going on a trophy hunt. Just today I got three trophies for the Bad Company story mode, two in God of War II, and four in Uncharted 2.

Nothing much else in the way of games, but I totally enjoyed the EA podcast this week with Mike and Jerry from Penny Arcade as guests! Go listen to it right now.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Polish Subtittles!

Polish subtitles are now available for videos 1-10 of the Drakan playthrough! If you don't want them there, click on the little box at the bottom right of the videos and uncheck them. Also, a 2 part video of an online match in Battlefield: Bad Company is up. Played on the RU side. The match ended in victory. I managed to get 13 kills with only 3 deaths, granted I was in the light tank for a good amount of time, it was still a good match for me! Go watch here. A match in Bad Company 2 will be up shortly.

Oh! Be sure to fallow me on Twitter if you want to stay updated with what I'm playing, or doing on the channel.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Now I have a Twitter, yes a Twitter... really!

Yep, I made a Twitter because I thought people would care what I'm playing, or what I think, haha, well if you wanna fallow me or whatever, go right ahead, maybe this will be fun? At least you'll be able to know why it's taking me so long to get anything new up ha!

MattsGameplay on Twitter.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Bad Company 2 and God of War Collection

I played the multiplayer demo of Battlefield 2: Bad Company last night, and was overwhelmed at first. They changed a lot of the controls around. Now the knife if on R2, and to change a weapon is now triangle! By the way I’m playing on PS3 if you haven’t noticed by now. Not only were the controls shuffled around, but the game just felt a lot more… heavier to me. Like the movement of the character was, well it was like you were running through knee-high water. Or pudding even, if you’re the kind of person where analogies make you hungry. I got the hang of it after a while, and found myself loving the medic kit, or class, or whatever. I love giving amateur snipers health and reviving them every five minutes because they never stay in cover. And I know if I wasn’t playing a medic, there wouldn’t be anyone to revive or give me health like I do for them! Which kinda sucks when thinking about it, but mostly everyone is a mechanic, like, 80% of the time the camera goes in to show me my killer, it’s a mechanic! Well, I got a lot of points, and a crap ton of metals, most of who’s purpose I couldn’t determine. There’s just too much stuff to read now, especially coming from 1943. But hey, it looks like all my friends might be getting it, so I won’t have to play alone that much, hopefully.

Speaking of playing alone, I’ve actually went back to single player games for a while. I’ve been playing God of War 1 from the PS3 GoW Collection. I’m at the battle with Ares, and have gone through the game on hard difficulty for the first time! The first time I beat the game I switched to easy from normal when facing the first of the Cerberus dogs. This time I just used the medusa head and broke it to pieces! I feel kinda cocky getting through the game on hard mode; it is a hard game to start off with, right? Also, I got the trophy for the thing in Hades, whatever it was, and I’ve heard that was supposed to be crazy difficult? Oh, speaking of trophies, I’m at 8 hours now so I have to beat the game again to get the 5 hour completion trophy, which should be easy just doing it again of easy, and not bothering with all the extra chests. Oh, one last thing, the trophy for maxing out all the weapons, yeah, should you be able to get it one the first play through, because I am at Ares, and I have like two or three weapons still at level 2, so… I don’t think I missed any chests, and I killed every enemy! I don’t remember not being able to max out all the weapons the first time I finished it… I don’t know. That’ll suck having to beat it a third time. I want to finish #2 before three comes out too. Oh well… All for me know, Primal is being slowly chipped at, I’ll be done… some time. Maybe before the end of spring break. I’m just so lazy when it comes to editing the damn footage. I mean I can sit there and play it for the one or two hours, but splitting it all into ten or eleven 10 minute videos is a pain, and then I have to render and upload each of them, so that’s like a whole day for three videos… I don’t remember Drakan kicking my ass like this, and that was a 99 part play through!

...ok enough, later for real this time.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Battlefield Bad Company: My Best Match

I’ve been playing a lot of Battlefield Bad Company since I got it for Christmas. I really like it, and I’ve been doing quite well. In one match I managed to get 14 kills with only 4 deaths, and in another, one you’ll see on the channel soon, I got 13 kills with a meager 3 deaths. The first one I wasn’t able to capture, but it was far more impressive.

I was in the map “Over There”, the one with the wide open corn field. I was the specialist class, and stationed up in the second floor of one of the barns with the flag in the center of it. You could call it camping, but I call it defending a base. At the end of the match the barn was the last remaining base under our control, and all the enemy players were coming for it.

To prepare for the eminent onslaught, I threw down a C4 charge down to the flag, and waited for someone to attempt to take the flag. It didn’t take long for them to get there, and one right after another they were blown up by a C4 explosive charge dropping from the second floor. Oh they tried, unlading clip after clip to try to suppress my fire so they could get a guy up the ladder, but I kept nailing them. At this point I had only four hit points left, and they started sending guys up the ladder, brandishing knives right as they go to the second floor, but were immediately gunned down before they got in striking distance. They managed to spawn a few soldiers on the second floor in squads, but they were to slow to react all of them. I can’t remember, but I think we won that match, and I ended up staying through to finish on that last spawn.

It was incredible, a match I wish I captured. I did manage to take a pic of the results, but you would have to have seen the action to believe it. I was shaking with adrenaline, taking out player after player with only four hit points; surly only one shout would have taken me down! I love it when a match comes along where everything seems to come together. Damn this game is exhilarating.