... step into my garden

Friday, April 29, 2011

Jake Gyllenhaal and the Sands of Time

Remember this movie that came out some time ago with Jake Gylenaglhal where he had the ability to go back in time? Well ... there's a new one out so since I didn't review the other one I thought a parallel comparison is in order. So, here we go, Prince of Persia vs Source Code ... fight!

The American Soldier vs The Prince

In the Prince movie, Jake is a handome prince set out to win fame and fortune. In Source he's an american war hero who was flying soldiers on the battlefield. Yeah, I look at the picture above and I bet we're all thinking the same thing. There's nothing more cool in this world than Americans fighting for the freedom of mankind, Jarhead wins, no contest there.

The Matrix vs A Puny Knife

Let's face it, a knife with limited amount of time sand which you have to actually hold in your hand and push a button doesn't stand a chance in front of remotely triggered modern day back in time full Matrix-style immersion where you simply cannot die. Pollygons and Pixels FOR THE WIN! In your face, peasant, that knife sure don't look so awesome now, does it?

A Dedicated Loving American Woman vs Some Brunette

Before we get ahead of ourselves, let's remember that there is nothing better in this world than a dedicated loving woman who just decided to go to India to find herself and wants to take her man with her. Now, that's personality that is simply lacking from that girl on the right. You can CLEARLY see she is just a shallow person ... It's a clear one again, I would say.

The Stealthy Genius vs The Arab Suspect

Let's be honest, the guy on the right would take three steps before the SWAT team would be all over his butt. The guy on the left on the other hand has a CLEAR advantage, this is by far the easyest matchup of them all. Red tie, innocent smile ... but just look deep his eyes, the guy is RUTHLESS ... You'd better start running you ... bearded ... scared ... guy.

Closing statement.

Let's face it, mankind has evolved since the XVth century BC and this just goes out to prove it. Current century rullz hard and I laugh in the face of anyone who says otherwise.

Oh, and about the movies, they're both pretty OK.

Monday, April 11, 2011

3DS Crackdown

Well, it's hardly a crackdown as I spent only a few minutes playing around with the thing, but here's my 2 cents on what I think are the three top interests regarding the device:

1. The 3D (doh)
I was really wondering if the glass-less 3D works. Basically, it was the only thing I wanted to check when I got a hold of it, the next two questions surprisingly came up afterwards.
I was quite shocked, actually. It really works. It is really really good. I was playing Street Fighter, so I can't say if all games are that good in terms of 3D, but the graphics and the 3D effect really blew me away. My eyes had little trouble concentrating at first, but at one point it clicked and I was even able to move the screen around and see the 3D perfectly.

2. The controls
Unexpectedly, I found myself evaluating the much praised analog mini-stick(on the left, above the cross-control) and comparing it to my PSP. The left-side stick is actually my favorite control scheme for Mortal Kombat, so I did also compare with my PS3 controller. I was quite shocked, actually. The 3DS mini-stick is ... crap. The material they chose is slippery and the feel of the thing put me off. I ended up using the buttons.

3. People claiming headaches after playing
Yes, if you know a thing or two about 3DS you probably heard people are complaining of having vision problems after the 3D and even headaches. I dismissed those stories after reading them, as I though some people just don't handle 3D that well, but unfortunately I did have some small dizzyness problems after a few minutes of play. I dont' know, maybe it's just me being a woss...

So, the crackdown... the 3DS looks amazing, has non-spectacular controls and can make you feel dizzy. As good as it looks, I would not buy one for myself ... or for any (other) child for that matter.