Friday, October 1, 2010

Coming soon: Classic/Modern Video Game Reviews

Video games have been a part of your life growing up, you always waited for Christmas, or whatever to see what you're gonna get. Some people still remember being excited when they got their NES, I however, can only remember as far back as my game boy color/playstation 1 era(I beat FF7 when I was 6 by the way, and it's a great game, but get's too much recognition). Growing up with my brother, who is 27 now, he owned a lot of the older systems, so that's what I grew up with. I myself(being 18), otherwise probably would never have played these. I am nostalgic. I like the older ones better than the new, and that goes for just about everything. I read only really older books(I hate reading) ... I watch only older movies, and I really don't even watch TV anymore. In fact... there was a time when I thought I wouldn't even be playing video games anymore, because of college and things like that. However, I am going to keep playing games, and I will do reviews on some of the games I can remember to be my favorite... They're gonna just be general reviews, and not full on game reviews, or videos or anything like that(We've got AVGN for that), and they are not going to be full walkthroughs, because as great as these games are, I've played them hundreds of times over.... For example: Earthbound is one of my favorite games, but I don't even think I could stand to play it right now, as amazing as it is.

But let's get started by seeing a little bit of Final Fantasy here... If you havn't played FFXIV I reccomend you try it, or get someone to let you use the 30 day friend code, as it's actually pretty damn amazing. The first thing I've got here is a picture of FF5, which was one of my favorites. Being able to change your job in the middle of the game allowed for so much customization of your party. You built it how you wanted it, and then you dominated all those enemy bosses. It was amazing, and they knew it, that's why they're bringing back this system in FFXIV(Although FFXI had a similar one already, with its mog house job change system).... but it's not the same as being able to do it on the field.

Now here what you see, is a lot more unfamiliar... It's totally a new frontier for gamers, and people that are used to the older style of gaming, or even if you are an avid MMO player (WoW fans get out, the game sucks, and we all know that the only reason people even buy blizzard games anymore is because they've built so much of an establishment off that piece of garbage... SC2 didn't get the respect it deserved, and I doubt D3 will). FFXIV allows for complete customization(well.. I mean the hair anyway, because that's the most important part, duh....nah there are other things XD), such as changing the scars on your body, and the height, and voice of your character(this is something I've never seen before).

From Final fantasy 5 to Final fantasy 14(Okay, so I skipped a few, kill me... we all know the ones before that are pretty awesome too, it's just that 5 has a lot of similarities in the job system to 14). It's like a walk through time. If only you could see yourself as that little annoying brat you once were and imagine what you'd be like playing FFXIV back then. You'd have been blown away, not because of the game play, but because of the graphics... I mean god damn..

Here let's just take a look at one graphical difference here, just for fun(remember trying every single piano in the FF games to see if they'd play music, or checking every barrel, or every single wall and passageway to make sure you missed NOTHING!?, because I do.

Remember the pubs in the old FF games...!? Yeah, well I don't know. I mean the graphic progression over the years is amazing... and now people expect games to have super awesome graphics(which usually makes the game lack length, skill, or gameplay!!!!).

All in all FF14 is a pretty awesome game, I've been playing it for a few days, and it's definitely gotten my attention, and I'll keep playing it. Maybe some day I'll write a full review for it, and let you know exactly what I like and what could be better(Where's the damn auction house?). FF9 is still my favorite single player FF, and I think FFXI had some great features that FFXIV will need.

Overall, I'm going giving FFXIV for the PC  8 Chocobos out of 10. KWEH!


  1. ou brotha ff is the best out there

  2. Great review,my first console was Playstation 1. I never played the older games, except the Final Fantasy series that was ported to the PS1.

  3. i cant wait for more reviews, i should be able to pick games to play by myself, but alas i cannot make those kinds of decisions

  4. I Run Down Stairs, My Moms All Like Bitch Wait For Your Brother. I Run Up Stairs Literally Drag My Brother Down The Stairs Rug Burn And All... I Got Charly Horsed Big Time For That One... Anywho Rip Open My Nes Game Shaped Present (Parent Werent That Creative) And Its Got A Dude On It Thats Blue And Cyan! I Played MegaMan 4 All Day (Stoping For X-mas Dinner) I Played Till I Past Out With Nes Controller In Hand.

    I Miss Those Days!

  5. i'm really looking forward for your reviews. great eye opener as well.

  6. I might get this for the ps3. Hopefully it's as good as its pc counter-part :)

  7. awesome review, supporting you friend! cheers

  8. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

  9. The first FF I ever played was 7, and I've played a few since then, is it worth it to play the older ones still? I'm worried I wont be able to get into them because of the old graphics not being up to the level we are so used to these days.