Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Power Gig: Rise of the SixString Review:

So Over the weekend (Saturday Morning to be exact) I went to a favorite store of mine and I saw that they had Power Gig on Sale for $40 Dollars which I thought was a great deal, I had seen it at another store for nearly $200 dollars, so thinking I just snagged a great deal I bought it, I noticed that aside from being bundled with a guitar with real strings, it was also bundled with a Microphone and a Drum kit, which made the deal even sweeter. I was getting all that for $40? It seemed to good to be true.

So an excited me got home to try it out, I already had Guitar Hero World Tour so I didn’t even bother with the Power Gig game at first I was anxious to try out the Drum set,
And here comes my first problem with my purchase.

The “AirStrike” drum set is horrible, at first I thought it was just my game and that it wasn’t compatible but after testing it with the game it came with I realized that it was the kit itself, the motion sensing is really bad, I kept missing the notes, not only that but it used up 6 batteries: 2 batteries per drumstick, and 2 more in the drum kit. Aside from that there is no way to turn off the drumsticks without removing the batteries completely.

Second problem: The Guitar,
The guitar’s whole gimmick was that it looks like a real guitar and that you actually hit the strings on the guitar to hit the notes in the game, which seems like a cool idea but I would’ve loved it if I can actually use it as a real guitar. But that’s beside the point but the controls are bad…

My third problem: The Gameplay.
Well being that you can use instruments from the Guitar Hero and Rockband games I decided (after buying Band Hero) to try out the instruments from that on this game hoping to get better results, it plays okay with the more traditional video game instruments but it doesn’t feel right, it feels like I’m playing a Guitar Hero/Rockband Knockoff. In reality that’s exactly what I was doing.

And finally, my last (Major) problem: The Story
I didn’t get very far before deciding to turn the game off and begin to play a real music game, but from what I saw the story was just plain stupid, I’m not going to go into detail because just thinking about it makes me cringe. But just know that it’s bad, they didn’t even bother with the graphics, they’re just drawing and not good ones either.

So now that I wrote a really bad review for a really bad game is there anything good I’d like to say about it? well…
Maybe the music selection is okay. Not the greatest songs ever but they’re not horrible the only one I liked was “Alive” by P.O.D. but that’s about it.

I really like the concept of this game playing a music game with a real guitar, if they would’ve tried harder to make a good game instead of relying solely on the Gimmick that you were using a “Real” guitar to sell the game this review would be a lot different

But at the end you’re pretty much getting a new addition to something old (new guitar/old game concept) and you’d expect they’d get at least one right but this game Fails epically at both, and I wouldn’t recommend this game to anyone, it’s not worth the $40 and its definitely not worth $200.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Comix/Update

I feel like the worst comic book fan ever.

I haven’t bought a comic book in over a year and I haven’t really started reading the Blackest Night yet let alone brightest day.
And I consider myself a Green Lantern fan?
It makes me look like a poser.

One of my biggest pet peeves is someone who claims to be the biggest fan of a particular superhero but has never read any of the comics and goes off of what they see on TV and in the movies. Which is exactly why I’m a little concerned about the Green Lantern Film that comes out next month. Everyone who had who really didn’t know who the Green Lantern was will suddenly become a Green Lantern Fan.

(Notice what happened to Iron Man, before not as many people were fans of the shellhead but as soon as the first movie came out everyone jumped on the bandwagon)

Don’t get me wrong I’m loving the fact the there is More Green Lantern Merch but I’m not looking forward to a bunch of people claiming to be Fans of the Green Lantern in which before they thought there was only one Green Lantern and he was known as the “Black Guy” from the Justice League cartoon.

*UPDATE*

I’m still with limited Internet, at least for (as of tomorrow) another week.
As soon as I get that up and running I will put up my next video, blog a little more frequently, and I will continue to redesign this website. I have a few ideas in mind that I want to do but I can’t (yet)

All right guys until next time DFTBA!

-Jimmy

Friday, May 20, 2011

My Thoughts on the upcoming Green Lantern Film.

And The Countdown Continues as we wait for the Green Lantern Film to be released in theaters,

One of the biggest challenges that DC Comics is facing is that they’re trying to make their other franchises, (Like Green Lantern or The Flash) look amazing. All while trying not to out do their more popular Batman and Superman franchises respectively.
Which may be the reason why they picked Green Lantern to be brought to life on the big screen; because it's well known to comic book fans, while he’s not really known by the average person.

The film is set to be more of an origins story, allowing its viewers know how Hal Jordan became the Green Lantern. It’s pretty simple.

I’m sure that casting the main actor wasn't an easy task, mainly due to issues of who can fill the role and avoid typecasting at all costs.
They ended up casting Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan which (to me) seems to be a huge gamble, for the main reason that he played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Hannibal King in Blade Trinity. It’s made me wonder if how DC Comics has reacted to all of this.

For a while things haven’t quiet gone DC’s way with Marvel Comics managing to outdo them in everything. Everything from video games, television, films and even putting on the best show at every known comic book convention appearance.

DC Comics really needs the Green Lantern to succeed where the Jonah Hex film failed. If not, DC Comics fans won’t be too happy.

-Jimmy

PS. Is it just me or does anyone else think Ryan Reynolds play Wally West (The Flash) a lot better?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Vlog 2: "Green Lantern"


I explain Why I like the Green Lantern so Much.

The Logo used at the Beginning  of this video was created by J.A.R. directly for Green Lantern Jimmy.

The music featured in my video was produced by Eddy from Disturban Melodies and used with direct permission from the artist.
Alumnus Rey

you can Listen to the full song here:
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