Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I can't stop playing this game...

It's for the PSP, and it's quite nifty.

If you like First Person Shooters, go buy this game.

Let's discuss...

Gameplay: Shooting! Lots of shooting! It has a slim story of you being stuck in a military simulation game, but the story is just for framing the gameplay. It's much more of an arcade-style FPS. Especially since the levels are randomly generated. I was a little worried that that would mean the levels were badly designed, but, for the most part, they come out great -- a good blend of scary, tight corridors, and huge, open, multilevel warehouses. Each section starts with tiny levels, slowly growing as you proceed to make some intricate mazes.

Graphics: Tremendous. Every pixel is fabulous -- it really highlights the power of the PSP. The details of the backgrounds are only outdone by the textures of your enemies.

Sound: Immersive. The music is often eerie, with weird sound effects coming from any direction. When you are approaching enemies, the dramatic tunes fade in -- adrenaline rush!

Load times: The shortest on the PSP. The graphics, in my opinion, are better than Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition, whose load times are inexcusable (sometimes the load time is longer than the race itself!). I don't know how they did it.

If you would like to try out some of the weapons, feel free to shoot me. Seriously. You KNOW you want to! Do it. [This link doesn't always work, for some reason. Hope it works for you... AND you DON'T have to install the Japanese language support if you don't want to.]

I usually don't like FPS style games, and I always stink at them. I do stink at this game, but Coded Arms is way too much fun for even me to put down.

the daily dancer
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I NEVER Blog about other Blogs -- I will happily link to another Blog I like, but it never made sense to write a whole entry dedicated to someone else's Blog.

Until now.

I was randomly flipping through Blogs, and stumbled over one which began:
"I am Daily Dancer, a software developer who loves to dance!"

And there he was. Minute long videos of just a regular guy dancing in his apartment. From Queen to the Spice Girls... from the Macarena to the Chicken Dance.


C'mon, you all dance when you're listening to music at home. You just don't have the guts to videotape it and post it for the world to see. The Daily Dancer does. Unrehearsed, untrained and unashamed.

It's a sort of kinetic folk art.

(unauthorized collage of Daily Dancer)

It's a brutally honest peek into the most personal and private moments of someone's life.

Check him out. You won't be sorry. You won't be able to look away.

You can even support his site by sporting some DD gear! I'm off to do some shopping...

I proudly link to his blog.

Daily Dancer