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Monday, March 27, 2006

Be patient... Jeeze

Alright, so I've been being nagged all the time to make a new post on here. My family doesn't seem to understand that nothing interesting has happened. At all.

Well, I managed to get the cash for Metroid Prime Hunters. I still have that new Mario sidescoller, the new Gamecube Zelda game, Zelda DS, the Revolution, KingdomHearts II, and the PS3 to buy. Yep... This year will be very draining on "my" wallet.

I'm currently busy with Metroid Prime Hunters. I still haven't disected it fully yet, so I'm holding off a review 'till I do that.

Well, that's it for now.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

3 years later, we're still in Iraq

So the President spoke today on why we are sill in Iraq, after 3 years to this day. There is not much to say really, as its the same thing he has been telling the nation for the past few years. Iraq now has a Democracy, there are still insurgencies and terrorists in Iraq, we will not "abandon Iraq" as he put it, and "We will leave Iraq, but when we do, it will be from a position of strength, not weakness. Americans have never retreated in the face of thugs and assassins, and we will not begin now."

*Short News Summary*
http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/03/20/bush.iraq/index.html

*Full Transcript*
http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/03/20/bush.transcript.ap/


My opinion is that it was a good thing to get rid of Saddam, he really was a terrible leader and I think Iraq is in the long run better off having someone else in charge. There are many more leaders like Saddam who actually pose a bigger threat then he did, why did we go after Iraq then? Truth be told I don't know. First it was the threat of Nuclear weapons, then it was for 9/11 and then it was just for freedom. George Bush has made so many excuses for this war, but none have really explained why we are there (since the first two have been proven wrong.). All we are doing right now is waisting our money and letting our troops die, that really makes me sad. I really don't feel a hatred towards George Bush or America, but I am really disappointed with how much the people of this country are willing to back behind a war that from the beginning seemed fishy. There are people who continue to back it and I can see where they are coming from, but I think America and the world would be a whole lot better off if we never went into Iraq.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Today is The Day

Today is the day that Metroid Prime Hunters is released. I ordered from ebgames.com so I'll be expecting my copy in a few days. Better safe than sorry...

Metroid Prime Hunters is the single most anticipated game of 2006. It's been hyped up for about 2 years. Will it live up to the hype? Well, we'll find out when I and many other gaming websites review it.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

The End of RPG's?

Recently I was playing an RPG, a relatively new one. It had so much in it but it wasn't really an RPG. It had all the basic groundwork for an RPG but it didn't feel like one. I turned it off and thought back to the RPGs I grew up with. The ones that relied on the story rather than the graphics or the amount of stuff you can do. I love Morrowind but it doesn't feel like an RPG. I might even go out and buy my own 360 just for Oblivion, but they really aren't the kind of RPGs I always knew. Earthbound, which I consider to be one of the best games ever. Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Terranigma(not released over here in the US), FF3, FF4, FF7, FF8, Super Mario RPG, Legend of Dragoon(it is an awesome RPG with an immersive story, I don't care if you can't wander anywhere). These kind of games were the cream of the RPG crop. Now all traditional RPGs are being pushed to handheld. Like Golden Sun 1 & 2, Mother 3, Shining Soul 1 & 2, even most of the handheld RPGs are just ports from the old consoles, such as Mother 1+2, a ton of the FF games, even Dragon Quest.

This may seem like a way to keep RPGs in our lives, but most people skip over handheld games and go for the console. Now RPGs seem to only be MMORPGs. I know this may seem like I am whining but, sometimes I don't feel like killing a hooker or paying trainers to upgrade my sneak skill. Sometimes I don't want to pay a monthly fee just to play something that remotely resembles a Final Fantasy game. Sometimes I just want to smack a cute UFO with a baseball bat, or raise a gold chocobo so I can run across water, sometimes I want to travel back in time and still feel at home.

There was a time that RPGs had an emotional attachment. We used to get to know the people whose lives we held in our hands. We knew they had secrets from eachother and sometimes even from us but we strived to keep them going so they could save the world. But now the story has been replaced by playability and graphics. Just once more I would like to see a console get a RPG that spent 3 years under construction and the storyline immerses you into a world other than your own. I was sad when Rose gave her life so Dart could live in Legend of Dragoon. I hurt when Aries was stabbed by Sephiroth and took pleasure in using Omnislash on him as my revenge. I felt guilty when Lucca's mother lost her legs when I could have prevented it. I prayed along side four brave warriors who were only children, as I am now. Maybe those days are gone forever... But do they really have to be? I guess I may just be proven wrong when Mother 3 is released. I still would rather see it on a console but, at least I might see it.

Friday, March 17, 2006

They Keep Stealing my Lucky Charms!

Well, today's St. Patrick's Day, the one day when you can be harmed just because of what you're wearing! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy!

Since I'll be too busy being pinched and pinching other random non-green-wearing people, I won't do a blog today! Yippee!

Stupid holidays = <3

I hope your St. Patrick's Day is full of pain and misery.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

More stuff

I just wanted to say that yes, I am working another review. It's going slowly though because of homework and stuff. It should be up this weekend.

That is all.

I love how I pretend to have actual readers. =/

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Huzzah!

Well, my perma ban from NSider has been lifted. For people who have not been reading, I was banned for posting a humorous (In my opinion) story about a man being forced by Arabs to marry a goat. For some reason, I got banned for this. Didn't make a whole lot of sense to me, but now that ordeal is over.

For anyone who is interested, you can read that story here.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4748292.stm