Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Deus Ex Human Revolution Walkthrough links

The prequel to one of the greatest games ever...wait let me think about that.  Anyway if your here you already know much of what there is to know about this critically acclaimed release.  But like myself, stealth and guile and ern ...honed gun skills are sometimes not enough.  So I've done the trawling for you and below me, are the bestest links to the ultimate sorry they are in fact ordinary links, but they are pointing at to THE ultimate guides, walkthroughs, cheats and faqs for this masterpiece. Now if you'll excuse me I have a google+ assault course to attend. Thank you!

Deus Ex walkthrough from Absolute Steve
Deus Ex Guide from  Gamespot
The Deus Ex HR Wiki
Deus Ex Human Revolution Wiki form IGN
Video walkthrough from Video Game Blogger
Deus Ex strategy guide from 1up
Boss video guide on g4tv
Location of Praxis Kits from g4tv
Deus Ex Achievements list from gamrreview
Adam Jensen Wallpaper from Justwalls
Adam Jensen Forum Avatars from yours truly

Alf the helper: Bye mr.elderly (whispers..) the leprechauns gone missing :(

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sucker Punch

Warren Louw fanart see post

Right click, open link in new window/tab for wallpaper 1024x768

Receiving a significantly negative reception from critics, Sucker Punch is a 2011 action-fantasy thriller starring Emily Browning and directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300). The plot centers around the fantasies of a young woman who is committed to a mental institution and her search for five items that will set her free .

Whilst the title is never explained in the film, Mr. Snyder has stated one interpretation of the film is that it is a critique on geek culture's sexism and objectification of women.  So we'll just ignore character names, babydoll, Sweet Pea, the tiny little skirts and the gratuitous fight scenes.  Gottit.

Top image: artist Warren Louw, more on Rendered Beauty

Alf the helper: But why did you post it then?
Elderly: for exactly the reasons I've just described
Alf the helper: As a protest on geek culture's protrayal of women?
Elderly: Alf we need to talk....
Alf the helper: Oh look mr.elderly someone has gone and dumped those Amazon links at the end of your post again, what is the world coming to, such blatant advertising everywhere you turn.. tut tut!
Elderly: ALFFFFF! get in here now!!!!
(Alf slow to learn the ways of the World, toddles off for a "chat" with the elderly)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

F1 2011 Game Review Summary

F1 Wallpaper above, Right click, open link in new window/tab for size 1024x768

For Ps3,Xbox 360 3DS, PC and Playstaion Vita,
release: September 2011 20th(US) 22nd(Aus) 23rd(UK)

F1 2011 (the game) is a sequel to the BAFTA winning FORMULA ONE videogame from Codemasters. And coming with the tagline ‘Be The Driver, Live the Life, Go Compete’ I wish! well the live the life bit :(

The first game, whilst a rush to publish, had all the game elements and polish fans of the F1 series were looking for.  Now with more time for the developers to ....erm develop, the sequel promises the following.

Co-op Championships and split-screen mode,
16 players in online Grand Prix mode with 8 ai drivers to complete the pack.
Two new circuits in India and Germany
All twelve teams and twenty-four drivers, all the new rules, KERS, and DRS 
New Parc Ferme area, expanded and revamped Paddock, Pit Lane, celebration and reaction cinematics,
Enhanced media interaction system, "Authentic" new damage failures,
New atmospheric effects, dynamic clouds, advanced rain model affecting on-track grip

New!!! however does not necessarily mean better , but I am impressed with the additions.

Early reviews heaped lavish praise for improvements in handling and Ai and the additional layer of strategy in the game with the inclusion of KERS and DRS.  However it was the lauded Ai which also drew the potentially most damaging criticism, suggesting it made the game very difficult. And what about all those "NEW" additions? nope game critics weren't overly impressed suggesting they did little to change the core gameplay.  Which is kinda good as the first title was a cracker, even though I still can't get first place at Monaco grrrrrr!

currently scoring 85% (xbox), 86% (Ps3) on Metacritic, seems we have a winner :)

Reviews Summary:
The most complete representation of the sport to date
A must buy for F1 fans, a better game than last year
An absolute blast, whichever skill level you approach it from
Strip away the new lick of paint and it's tough to tell F1 2011 apart from its predecessor
A well-crafted and solid racing simulation, doesn't shine on innovation
For a seasonal update there's a remarkable number of tweaks and changes
Play it properly, and F1 2011 is an incredibly satisfying experience
Not without its problems, but it has moved the series forward

Official F1 2001 game website

Official F1 2001 game on twitter

Friday, September 16, 2011

Adam Jensen Forum Avatar

right click, view image, for 400x73, click image for 550x100 

Well as you can imagine in these days of  financial uncertainty, the forum avatar business isn't doing very well, thankfully I've got some cheap labour to offset the high production costs and maintain my pre-recessionary profits, take it away Alf...

You may also like:
Adam Jensen Wallpaper

Alf the helper: Mr.elderly? sorry to bother you, but any chance of restoring Sunday food rations ?
Elderly: Let's see how quickly these beauties go first
Alf the helper: But mr.elderly you promised that once th....
Elderly: Yes yes, I'll speak to the accountant
Alf the helper: Thank you mr.elderly
Elderly: Alf before you rustle up the next batch, could you find a final resting place for Sheamus
Alf the helper: The leprechaun?
Elderly: No Sheamus the marsupial! ...of course the leprechaun!! he's been hanging round here long enough, and it's just a little freaky seeing his posts in my top 5 when his corpse is lying in my sitting room.
Alf the helper: Okay mr.elderly :(
(Alf drags the leprechaun's body down to the cellar)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tekken The Movies, Game to Film Releases

With the release of the latest Tekken movie in Japan on the 3rd of September last, and my ongoing self analysis over my obsession with game to film releases, a quick recap on the offerings to date.

Trailers Top to bottom:

Tekken The Motion Picture Anime (1998)
Originally released in Japan as a two haf hour OVA, both episodes were eventually edited into a single hour-long film.. The story is loosely based on the first and second game titles, where Kazuya is the main character and Heihachi is Head of the Mishima Zaibatsu, and featuring Jun and Lei's investigation of the Zaibatsu's illegal activities.

Then There was

Tekken (1990 film) which had nothing to do with the game, so we've not included the trailer.
The plot centering around a young ex-prisoner who takes up boxing.

Alf the Helper: oh yes unfortunate that, see "Tekken" is Japanese for "iron fist" mr. elderly
Elderly: Shouldn't you be crafting Avatars?
Alf the Helper: Yes just taking a rest break...:(  ...I'll  get back to work then

Then there was

Tekken (2010)
American martial arts film directed by Dwight Little
The film follows Jin Kazama (Jon Foo) in his attempts to enter the Iron Fist Tournament..

And currently showing in Japanese movie theatres

Tekken: Blood Vengeance 2011
A computer animated movie based on events that take place between Tekken 5 and Tekken 6. The film had a one off exclusive screening in North America and Australia in July this year.  September 3, saw it's full theatre release in Japan. The film is scheduled to be released on Blu-ray  in November 22, 2011.

Tekken Blood Vengeance Movie Wallpaper
Nina Williams Wallpaper  

Alf the Helper: Mr.elderly, someone's just put a load of Amazon links beneath your post
Elderly: Alf ....can I speak with you a moment please!
Alf the Helper: Certainly mr.elderly
(Alf toddles off to a fate unknown....)

Friday, September 09, 2011

Resistance 3 Reviews Summary Ps3

Not just an fps, but the third title in the Ps3 Resistance sci fi series and the first of the pack to support 3D and Playstation Move.  Sci fi I hear you say, yes i tell you, set in an alternate universe in the 1950's four years after resistance 2 and it appears the US has fallen into the hands of the IMF. 

Alf the helper: erm that's the Chimera mr.Elderly
Elderly: yes of course, the Chimera... fallen into the hands of the Chimerans, I knew that

Resistance 3 boasts 16-player competitive online multiplayer modes including Team Deathmatch, Chain Reaction, Deathmatch, Breach, and Capture the Frog.

Alf the helper: am that's Capture the ...Flag
Elderly: What? yes yes I know that..
Alf the helper: In the US, Resistance 3 has released with two editions: Standard & Doomsday with PAL regions getting the Special Edition and Survivor Edition.
Elderly: I knew that too, now quit interupting...

Scoring an accomplished 83% from 41 critic reviews on metacritic, as for criticism, what little consensus there is, concentrates on debate over the game's dramatic focus, and the loss of R2's pve element (Player versus environment) in multiplayer mode. Everybody loves the guns.

Quote of the bunch:
"a declaration of intent to become the new heir apparent to the sci-fi shooter throne."

Reviews Summary:
One of the most powerful and beautifully crafted shooters on the market
As a lightweight pick-up-and-play romp, Resistance 3 is hard to resist
Managing to finally build on what the series has always had going for it.
It's certainly worth playing but, equally, it's certainly not a classic
Transformed a pretty great system exclusive into an essential genre experience
Fps unoriginality remains, meaning Resistance 3 never quite reaches its true potential
This time the action is more focused and tightly structured
Lacks the connective tissue to join its bite-size skirmishes into a seamless epic

Insomniac Games Resistance 3 website

Alf the helper: Why we got that nasty pic, where's the eyecandy?
Elderly: Extraodinarily dear Alf, there is a dearth of updated trailers and graphics
Alf the helper:  ? erm what's a dearth mr.elderly?
Elderly: A shortage, like your food rations for this week...

Monday, September 05, 2011

Dead Island Reviews, App and Comic

Out tommorrow in Us and due 9th September in EU

Dead Island is a first person horror action-adventure, with online cooperative gameplay, centered on the challenge of surviving on a zombie-infested island ("hordes" of them) with a strong emphasis on melee combat.

The force has been strong with this  ever since a questionable short trailer first set tongues wagging. The game has it's own iOS app and a Dead Island comic previously only available as a printed limited edition at the last July's San Diego ComiCon is now available (well 8 pages) for viewing through the official website.

What little reviews there are present for the Ps3, the gist of 16 xbox 360 reviews deal with critiscm concerning game presentation, occasional glitches, and texture loading. Though praise has been heaped on the atmosphere and success in the realisation of a survival horror RPG. Dead Island currently stands with 75% xbox 360 and 72% Ps3 scores on Metacritic

Quote of the bunch:
Did I enjoy this game? Absolutely. Did it scare the crap out of me at times? 100%.

Reviews Summary:
Dead Island's clumsy horror-action role-player is the definition of an acquired taste
Dead Island distinguishes itself. A gory and exhilarating game.
The most realistic recreation of the inevitable and oncoming zombie apocalypse in video game history
Twitch action with an MMO's girth minus the grind cements the game as co-op classic.
Less memorable than the CG trailer that skyrocketed the buzz around its name
What fans of zombie horror films and RPG-Action games have waited for
Boils down to walking across an island of hungry corpses and back again
A gigantic island freely explorable, tons of quests and permanent sense of fear
It's inspired, but turgid. Brilliant, but flawed. Fun, but infuriating.

Elderly: Yes eventually
Alf the Helper: Well are we getting this o.... oh I see what you done there..
(Elderly smiles)

Friday, September 02, 2011

Bodycount Review Summary

In stores now! for PC, Xbox 360 and Ps3
View, Read,  Weep, Avoid!
Bodycount is set in a dystopian, war-ravaged near-future, with the action following an ex-forces hardman, employed by shadowy private security firm, "The Network", to fix combat hotpots around the world

Famous first words:
"Could well be one of the most progressive and individual shooters for many years" Guardian

Metacritic score 52-55% (ps3, xbxo 360) from 7 critic reviews

Bodycount Official Website
Bodycount on Facebook: current likes 2,157
Bodycount on Twitter: current followers 740

Alf the Helper: We're not getting it then?
Elderly: Nope, not a chance
Alf the Helper: But there's guns and explo....
(Elderly glares at Alf)
Alf the Helper: .....sigh! okay so

Bargain Bin Ratchet and Clank Future Review Summary

Full title: Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Scoring 89% over 70 critic reviews
and 88% from over 422 user reviews on Metacritic

Released Oct 23, 2007 primarily a shooter-platformer. The player controls Ratchet most of the time, with some sections using Clank, as they explore various worlds to complete missions, using Ratchet's wrench and other exotic weapons gained during the course of the game.

Many reviewers hailed the game as a reason to purchase a Ps3, though a persistent complaint levelled at the title was it's lack of muliplayer, a feature of it's ps2 predessor.

Despite initial reportsof a HDD glitch and HD pixelation issues on some manufacturer's sets, the game recieved favourable reviews and is certainly worthy of a good rumage through your preowned shelfs.

Selling nearly 75,000 units during the month of release, by March 2008 the game had sold over 1 million units.

Quote of the bunch:
.....pure nerdvana from start to finish Gamestyle

Reviews Summary:
As perfect as a game can be, state of the art in every respect
The same PS2 title as ever, tired mechanics the epitome of platforming excellence
The controls feel great. The graphics look great. The score sounds great
The game is extremely easy, the story's premise is thin, the ending disappointing
A stellar title and will do much to propel the series to future titles
About as close to true perfection as games are gonna get right now.
Gives Sony something it desperately needs, a solid reason to actually own a PS3.
Sets the bar high for not only the series but for all PS3 games to come