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Ninja Gaiden II: Archfiend Madness

November 3rd, 2009 Comments

Scored a free copy of Ninja Gaiden II for free when I went to get Grand Theft Auto IV (which I haven’t even touched other than watching the intro). The final boss battle with the Archfiend is really a expletive spewing, controller-throwing exercise in frustration. I know, I know, shoot the head with the arrow, shoot the orb in his chest, dodge stuff, rinse repeat…

First, if I load the save the game when I boot up the 360, I have to watch the intro video of Hayabusa unlocking the giant black gate and then have to battle the high priest just to get back to the battle with the archfiend! Then I get pummelled by archfiend over and over again.

I must suck… this is way to much effort to put into what could be a shitty ending video.

Categories: Gaming

Sony; your PS3 might be tasty, but it’s not that delicious!

September 8th, 2006 Comments

I’m thinking I’m going to take my pent up frustrations and go on a weekly rant Friday evenings. Here’s my thoughts on the upcoming Sony Playstation 3 vs the already available Microsoft Xbox 360.

So I get home and have some leftovers but I’m feeling not feeling quite full. No worries, there’s always the old stand-by, buck-a-slice pizza downstairs.

I’m not sure if the term buck-a-slice is universal, so let me elaborate. In downtown Vancouver, you can find an abundance of cheap, in terms of both price (usually $1Cdn/slice) and quality, pizza joints. This is especially true in areas with a high concentration of either ESL (english as second language) schools, bars or night clubs.

Downstairs from where I live, there are two of these pizza places side by side. The one on the corner serves a tastier pie. Everyone goes to the joint on the corner. So much so that they raised the price a bit last year and everyone, myself included, still went there.

So you might be asking, what the heck does this have to do with the next-gen console wars?


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Categories: Gaming, Rants