Sunday, June 12, 2005

To answer the Call of Duty, or to turn to the Dark Side?

finished playing Call of Duty yesterday (Fri)....n watched Episode 3 today (Sat).....

Call of Duty
well wat can i say...this has to be one of the best WWII games ever. u play as 3 separate ppl, an american paratrooper, a british soldier n a russian conscript...n u get to man gun turrets, ride vehicles (n shoot from them of cuz...shooting from a moving vehicle takes a fair amount of skill...n luck...if i may say so myself...), n even command a tank! the american n british campaigns r both great, but pales in comparison to the russian campaign....ppl who watched enemy at the gates b4....remember the opening scene in which the russian army sailed across the god-knows-wat channel n landed n rushed en masse up a hill to their deaths at the hands of german machinegunners? the 1st russian mission recreated it in all its gory glory....boats blasted out of the water all around u by dive bombers, soldiers gunned down by german fighters, bombs exploding all around u...n comrades falling by the dozen as bullets whiz past u (complete wif ricochet sounds n smoke trails)......i was more than a little stunned to learn that during WWII the russians actually supplied their soldiers wif 1 rifle per 2 persons n expected them to pick up their guns on the battlefield from dead comrades.....it was a bit weird crawling about that mission holding on to a useless clip of rifle rounds...but it all added to the realistic, historic 'feel' of the game....
n the russian tank missions....superb! mowing down trees in ur path, feeling the recoil of the big gun as u fire at enemy tanks....n blasting holes in buildings (the building models were all destructible n u can blow their walls apart to show the storeys inside)......the most memorable however (besides the 1st mission) was the retaking of uh...some very important building....u hv 2 fight till the top n plant the flag there....n it aint easy wif german machineguns blasting all around u i can assure u.....
one little point about the game dat i found both amusing n impressive was the detail on the models...u can see the expressions on the faces of the soldiers quite clearly n it was rather funny to see how the game developers made the british look like a bunch of retards, wif sloppy, lop-sided faces n uh 'spastic' movements while the russian conscripts shown in the boat during the 1st russian mission were accurately depicted as being scared to death....u noe...'fingers to the mouth full of chattery teeth' dat sort of thing.....
ok...so thats it for call of duty.....better stio b4 i get hired as a game reviewer. heh.

Episode 3
i'm quite sure i dunnit 2 write out the full name of this movie...anyone who doesnt noe wat i'm talking about has been living in the swamps of dagobah for the last 3 months or longer....
anyway....the movie was quite impressive, both visually n in terms of plot (tho most of the story we already knew ages b4 the movie was released, rite)...the audio part i dunno tho, cuz gsc as usual had a messed-up sound system n we kept hearing sound cuts n sudden changes in volume
throughout d movie....
the action sequences were damn cool to watch, esp the final battles (i.e. yoda/sidious n obiwan/vader).....the romantic scenes were as soppy n corny as ever, making me cringe n shudder, which is a great feat by any standards......the scenes dat relly evoked emotion was the jedi purge tho....cant help feeling great pity for anakin who turned to the dark side for the wrong reasons....n for the jedi who were slaughterd by their own soldiers.....*pinches self* hey, its juz a movie!
one part i did NOT like tho. mace windu's death. i agree wif jackle, it totally sucked....i mean, at least give him the credit of being slain in battle lah! shot down by lighting liddat....oso, i found it weird that 3 jedi masters were killed almost without resistance....how the heck do they select their council anyway

anyway dats it for today. juz felt i had to blog bout SOMETHING....but apart from these nothing interesting's happened in my life lately...hehe

8 comments:

Tan Sri said...

Considering that Darth Sidious was the most powerful force user after the light side Anakin, and was even greater than that of Yoda, it comes as no suprise that he outmatched the four Jedi Masters... he had the power of foresight, and thus "lost" to Windu on purpose to force Anakin's hand.

Kit Fisto, master of Form I Shii Cho which is as useless as anything else managed to fend off Sidious for quite a time before falling.

Saesee Tiin was a Jedi fighter pilot known for his flying skill and not for lightsabre fighting, although he was already quite advanced, he was no match for the attack centric Sidious.

Agen Kolar is worst, he is a diplomat, and did not train beyond Form VI Niman, which is rendered useless in close combat.

Windu, using Form VII Juyo, is perhaps a match for the Form IV Ataru using Sidious. But with two Sith working against him, its a wonder he died with only a hand missing.

Dan da KID said...

wtf?? jedis go to secondary sch wif forms as well?? i wonder wat they did for their spm.... *?*

Dan da KID said...

eh rapt...btw wat do u think of opening a game review blog :P then we can sort out the good games n bad games n dun hv to play all to find out:P

Tan Sri said...

that shouldnt be a problem, since his finger is tuned to see nice game name, search for game, download and try out :P
thus he has an extensive game collection surpassed only by the pirated cd shop :P

raptor_ravenlord said...

haha i'm still quite a way from opening a cd shop..got only around 85 games :P

hmm....but they were COUNCIL members..not juz jedi masters...surely they shud hv more..erm...exemplary skills? anyway, we dunno for sure dat sidious is more powerful than yoda..the movie sure did a great job of keeping the outcome ambiguous...as in wat wud hv happened if the imperial guards did not come? sidious was having a hard time handling yoda oso...

n i'm still wondering how anakin lost to obiwan

Tan Sri said...

one word, overconfidence..... also something u shouldnt hv when u appear at the interview :P
It is stated by Lucas that the light side Anakin is more powerful than the Emperor followed by Yoda, and then followed by the dark side anakin. Thus yoda would only have managed to fight to a stalemate.
Obi wan was able to fend off anakin as he was using the most defensive sword form, soresu, and sometimes swtiched to form IV ataru for a bit of quick motion.
anyway, some members of the council weren't known for their swordfight... some like saesee tiin were only known for flying skills...

Autor said...

Ha ve u ever played to Imperial Glory??
If u have...
What do u think about it?

raptor_ravenlord said...

havent...care 2 tell me bout them? cuz i have the torrent file but cant decide whether to invest the time to download
who r u btw :P