All About ZanarkandTidus
Zanarkand.A city dead for 1000 years.A city I had to see with my own eyes.The end of Yuna's journey.The last chapter in my story.
My favorite game is Final Fantasy X(that probably wasn't hard to guess)because it's the most beautiful and emotional game I've ever experienced.I love games with an emotional or deep story or games with a lot of spirituality,which is why Final Fantasy VII,Final Fantasy VIII,Shenmue 2,Lost Odyssey,Heavy Rain are also amongst my favorite games.My favorite game genre is RPGs and I think Japan make the best RPGs.I like to collect Japanese games because I find most of them fun to play or very charming.
I love anime,whether it's romance & comedy,drama,action,and the more story oriented ones.I also love the ones with a lot of atmosphere(such as Cowboy Bebop).My top 3 favorite anime series are Rurouni Kenshin,AI Yori Aoshi,Suzuka.Some of my other favorites anime series include:-Cowboy Bebop,Macross,Love Hina,Air Gear,Akikan,Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040,Dragon Ball Z(including some of the movies),Gantz,Rumbling Hearts,Mobile Suit Gundam 0079.
I love Asian movies.I love many films from China,Thailand,Japan,Vietnam,Korea.I love Asian horror films,some of the Asian horror movies I like include:Nang Nak(Thailand),The Eye(Hong Kong and Thailand version),The Eye 2(Hong Kong),Suicide Club(Japan),Tale of Two Sisters(Korea),Shutter(Thai version),The Grudge 1 and 2(Japanese version),The Ring 1 and 2(Japanese version),Koma(Hong Kong),Isola(Japan).
Other Asian movies I love include Mah Nakorn,Curse of the Golden Flower,Hero,House of Flying Daggers,Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,The Myth,Casshern.
My favorite Japanese bands are M.O.V.E,Japan-X,Morning Musume,Gazette,Blood Stain Child and I like some of Erica Hashimoto's songs.I also like female Korean pop groups,J-Pop,Thai pop music,Chinese emo/pop music,Marilyn Manson and I like the song Wind of Change by the Scorpions.I also like soundscapes and new age music.My favorite classical music is Johan Pachelel's Canon.
Some blogs are too personal for me to post on Gamespot so I'll post them here:
My game of the year for each year since 1985:-
2012 The Last Story
2011 Yakuza 4
2010 Heavy Rain
2009 Ar Tonelico 2
2008 Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core
2007 Persona 3
2006 Kingdom of Paradise
2005 Jade Empire
2003 The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker
2002 Final Fantasy X
2001 Shenmue 2
1999 Final Fantasy VIII
1998 The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time
1997 Final Fantasy VII
1996 Super Mario 64
1995 Chrono Trigger
1994 Donkey Kong Country
1993 Aladdin(MEGA DRIVE/GENESIS version)
1992 Sonic the Hedgehog 2(MEGA DRIVE/GENESIS version)
1991 The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past
1990 Super Mario World
1989 Dragon Warrior
1988 Phantasy Star
1987 The Legend of Zelda
1985 Super Mario Bros
Walking down the street,distant memories are buried in the past forever.
Follow the Moskva down to Gorky park,listening to the wind of change.
Take me to the magic of the moment on a glory night where the children of tomorrow share their dreams with you and me.
Take me to the magic of the moment on a glory night where the children of tomorrow dream away with the wind of change.
It's awesome,it's atmosphere is amongst the best I've experienced in a video game and I like it's psychological horror.The thing that holds the game back a bit is it's fetch quests which are boring and is why I've given the game a score of 9.0 instead of 9.5 .Also the fetch quests kinda put me off replaying through the game again.But playing the game once is an awesome experience.I'll do an in-depth review for it in a couple of days.
Oh yeah,I wanna say Xbox One sucks,yeah I know it's not out yet but I'm talking about the system itself,not necessarily it's game library(yet).
Yeah,the game is hella amazing,I wish more FPS could be like Bioshock in terms of story/setting creativity and that have an in-depth and interesting story.Bioshock's atmosphere is the main thing that makes me love it though but I think I'm asking too much for every FPS game to have an atmosphere as compelling as Bioshock's.
I'm not going to play it tonight because I am sick.
I'm also interested in Bioshock infinite but I think I'll wait for it to drop in price a bit before I get it but I want to play it because it will likely receive one of my personal game of the year honorable mentions or maybe even an award.I am interested to see how the concepts of 'racism' and 'racial supremacy' are used in Bioshock Infinite's story because in it's Gamespot video review it had people in the game saying some extremely racially derogatory remarks about blacks and Asians so I'm assuming there is a very good story-related reasons for this because this is a very sensitive issue.
After experiencing darker-style stories and atmospheres with Shadow Hearts Covenant and Bioshock,I think the next game I will move onto will be Paper Mario Thousand Year Door because I want to play something colorful and charming next.I'm still midway through Tales of the Abyss which is quite a colorful JRPG but it's story is a bit intense and I want to experience a story that's charming and lighthearted.And I still want to find time to play through Wild Arms 4 too and this doesn't even count the 2013 releases I want to play(Lightning Returns,Soul Sacrifice,Remember Me,Project X,A Link to the Past 2,Bioshock Infinite and Bravely Default if it gets localized).
It's rare that I find a FPS to be addictive but that's how I'm finding Bioshock.I'm a little bit past the part when you get to the submarine.
It's story is quite good and unique and in-depth.Basically in it's story you play as a character named Jack who finds a hidden city at the bottom of the ocean,the city's name is Rapture and it's supposed to be a place where science is free to flourish without religion getting in the way and a place free from political oppression.Something disastrous happened in Rapture and now it's infested with creepy-looking and psychotic genetically mutated humans that will attack you on sight and there's very few 'normal' people left and there's a lot more to your character,Rapture and the story than this but I will let you discover it for yourself but the story is quite good.
The atmosphere inside Rapture is incredible,I love how when you walk past glass areas you'll see the ocean surrounding it and it creates an atmospheric blue all around you and Rapture is quite detailed in how it has recreational areas and science areas and even commerical areas so you can imagine people living there.
The gunplay is surprisingly satisfying,the aiming mechanics and character movements feel fluid and fast and combine that with a good story and great atmosphere and a bit of psychological horror it makes for a great experience.
If the experience holds up till the end I might pick up Bioshock 2.
I haven't posted my Shadow Hearts Covenant review but I will soon,because I am hoping to get a reviewer of the month award for May(I recieved one for March for my Flower review and one in April for my Another Code R review and hopefully my Shadow Hearts Covenant review or my Bioshock review will be good enough for such an award,I still haven't received an emblem for reviewer of the months even though Gamespot said they would give out emblems for people choosen for reviewer of the month but I understand Gamespot staff are busy right now and probably emotionally distracted since Jody is leaving.
That's all for now.
My Recent Reviews
May 24, 2013 4:45 pm GMTZanarkandTidus reviewed BioShock and gave it a score of 9.0
May 23, 2013 2:04 pm GMTZanarkandTidus posted a new blog entry entitled Bioshock beaten
May 21, 2013 7:30 am GMTZanarkandTidus posted a new blog entry entitled At Fort Frolic in Bioshock
May 20, 2013 6:57 am GMTZanarkandTidus reviewed Shadow Hearts: Covenant and gave it a score of 9.5
May 19, 2013 6:21 am GMTZanarkandTidus posted a new blog entry entitled Bioshock first impressions.
May 18, 2013 11:13 am GMTZanarkandTidus gave BioShock a score of 9.0
May 18, 2013 11:11 am GMTZanarkandTidus gave Lep's World 2 HD a score of 7.5
May 15, 2013 11:40 pm GMTZanarkandTidus posted a new blog entry entitled Shadow Hearts Covenant beaten
May 12, 2013 4:49 pm GMTZanarkandTidus began Following Strike Suit Infinity
May 12, 2013 4:49 pm GMTZanarkandTidus added Strike Suit Infinity to their wish list