Killzone 3

24 02 2011

In 2009 I bought a PlayStation 3, I had been wanting to Buy one for a while and so after I Finished College for the Year I went and bought it. As part of the Deal that came with it I chose a Game and bought another one (Far Cry 2) with it plus a second controller. Originally I wanted MotorStorm Pacific Rift but at the time it was unavailable in the shop. So out of the deal there was another couple of games I wanted, Little Big Planet or Killzone 2. I chose Killzone 2, it was a very Good decision. I did not play Killzone 2 until the day after I bought the console. I liked the look of the game and the levels were big but it was not until the level’s went into the Night that the game got Fantastic. At the beginning of August my console stopped playing games and it was not until I got back from Holiday that I got it replaced. When I got my replacement I had to start all over again so I did and Killzone 2 became even more Fantastic. By the end of 2009 it became my Game of the Year, It is Realistic in an Unrealistic Setting. One thing that I really liked about it was the Story. A good combination of Characters with an interesting setting and Story, Combine that with the Gameplay and you have an Amazing Experience.

Now Killzone 3 has Arrived, Now due to me currently being at University I am unable to play it when it is released Tomorrow, But I break up for Easter in a few weeks and one of the main things I plan to do on my Break is play Killzone 3. I have been wanting to play Killzone 3 for a long time and I have seen the trailers and play through’s of levels in the game and it looks Fantastic, Just a few weeks and then I will be playing KILLZONE 3.

GENEPOOL

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Film Review – High School Musical

17 02 2011

Here it is, You voted for it and here is me reviewing it, High School Musical. Now I thought this was a surprise because the other 3 films on the list were also big films, I was surprised that Slum Dog Millionaire did not win, I thought it was supposed to be good (I have not seen it), it only got 6 votes (21%), So it looks like Slum Dog Millionaire is not really all that good after all if only six out of 28 people liked it, maybe it can hand those awards to some good films from 2008, Like Cloverfield, Iron Man or Tropic Thunder. If you are interested what the results are here they are, Forest Gump; 3 Votes (11%), Slum Dog Millionaire; 6 Votes (21%), The Shawshank Redemption; 7 Votes (25%) and the Winner (if you have not already noticed) High School Musical with 12 Votes (43%). So here is the Review

Before I watched this I listened to Rage Against The Machine just to help my brain. I was quite pleased when I read the back of the DVD and it said 98 minutes long, hurray it is only 1 hour 38 minutes long, quite short, it will be over quickly and it was. If I was to tell you early impressions I would tell you that the film started annoying, got more annoying, then (I can’t believe I am saying this) it got enjoyable towards the end, then it got annoying again.

This film has a cast (like most films, but these are incredibly annoying) of characters. Zac Efron plays the part of Troy who is the High School pretty boy who all the girls love, Vanessa Hudgens plays Gabriella the new girl who is clever and originally tries to hide this, Ashley Tisdale is the High School Fashion Icon who is the films biggest bully and wants to be the centre of attention, Lucas Gabriella is her sidekick constantly following her around, Corbin Bleu is Troy’s best friend who is also on the basketball team and Monique Coleman is Gabriella’s friend and head of the Scholastic Decathlon Team.

There is one member of the cast I have left out of the list because her character is the best. Olesya Rulin plays Kelsi Nielson, The composer for the musical the school is putting on, she is usually quite shy and unable to stand up for herself until troy becomes friends with her and at the end becomes a much stronger person. Kelsi is the only person in the film who did not annoy me, it’s a shame she did not have much more appearances in the film but it’s good that her character does not have a bigger part because she would not be the same and not as good. Kelsi’s role suited her well.

It’s kind of hard to talk about the plot, so here is a quick version of it. Basically troy and Gabriella meet on New Year’s Eve singing and then suddenly it’s school time where Gabriella is just starting and troy is captain of the basketball team where they might win some championship and they meet up and decide to do the musical together where Tisdale’s character is constantly on top trying to be better than everyone and when the school finds out about Troy and Gabriella and the musical are kind of shocked and the basketball team and scholastic decathlon team try to stop the 2 people and then go to extremes to stop them which causes problems for both teams who finally realise what they are doing is wrong and get the 2 back together and then help out each other so everyone can do the decathlon tournament, basketball match and musical call backs at the same time and everyone wins and it is all fantastic, except for the film which is pretty annoying.

The Song’s (which you would expect in a musical) are the most annoying part. There was really only one song that did not get to me and that was the one between Troy and Gabriella at the musical call backs. There is a couple that really get to me, the one near the beginning about basketball and the one about hiding who you really are. The film also tries to add a bit of comedy in it which is just bad; it is not funny at all.

The film does touch on something which I don’t think has been in films before and that is the thing about hiding who you really are just so you can be cool and girls might like you. This really got on my nerves. It comes to the point of your friends not really being your friends and are just pretending just so they can gain success from you. Well at least they learn their lesson at the end and become proper friends. The kind of friends you love and care about and are important special people in your lives and whatever they like is something that makes them special but what makes them even more special is the fact that they are your friends.

Most of the time I wanted some proper music to be in this, stuff that sounded good, not this rubbish. Overall the film is mostly annoying with an enjoyable bit towards the end but then gets annoying again and out of the whole cast only one character was any good and that was Kelsi. Would I watch this film again, maybe if it was on TV and there was nothing else that was more interesting, have you seen the Deadliest Catch, It is Very Good.

Now Time for some Proper Music:

GENEPOOL





Your Choice: The Sequel

14 02 2011

Hello,

You may remember last year I asked you to vote for which Film out of 4 choices I would Review. Well just now I watched High School Musical and I am about to write out my Review. Now due to how well the poll went I am asking you join in another vote. This time I thought I would do some films I like but then I came up with a better idea.

 I have decided to do a theme to this one, Monster Movies. Now you may know that I really like Monster Movies, Godzilla is the Best Film Series in the World. So this time You will get to choose which Monster Movie gets reviewed. Now to make things interesting I have decided to include a good range of Films. Seven films to be exact and I will let you choose 2 films on the list, so if there is a couple of films you want me to review but are not sure which one, why not put a vote in for both. You don’t have to vote for two, you may only want to vote for one, but the option is there.

Now you may be wondering Which Films are up for the Vote, Well here they are (click on the links for more information):

1. Godzilla Against Mecha-Godzilla

2. Gamera 3: Awakening of Irys

3. Cloverfield

4. Dragon Wars

5. The Host

6. Reign of Fire

7. Godzilla vs SpaceGodzilla

There are your 7 Choices and don’t forget you can vote for 2 Films if you want to. I have decided that the closing date will be April 30th 2011 (it was originally May 31st but I thought that was a bit too long). So there you have it, It is now up to you which film gets reviewed (around about July) and don’t forget to come back and see this month’s review, High School Musical.

GENEPOOL





Brϋtal Legend

10 02 2011

Today I bought a game I have been wanting to play since I found out about it in a GAME shop in Guildford. I walked into the shop and saw a Trailer for a game. It involved a character attacking creatures with a Big  Axe and an Electric Guitar in a land of Heavy Metal. The Game is called Brϋtal Legend.

Basically the game is about a Roadie called Eddie Riggs (Voiced by Jack Black) who goes to a world filled with Heavy Metal. The whole scenery is inspired by Heavy Metal Music and album covers. The game is an Action Adventure Game with Real Time Strategy Elements. There is also driving sections where you drive around in Hot Rods. The game’s soundtrack as you can expect is all Heavy Metal Music with bands like Motorhead providing Music for the game.

From what I have already played it is an awesome game with lots of Action, Music, Fighting, Driving and FUN. I have made an army of Headbangers, fought a big Metal Spider, Built a Hot Rod and Built a Bike. I have also seen a cameo appearance from one of the Greatest Rock Singers in the World Lemmy Kilmister.

I saw this advert for The Sunday Night Project, in it was Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins running around with Guns, Explosions and Rock Music playing Guitars. I have always thought that the advert is how Video Games should end. Forget winning World War 2, Forget saving the World. Heavy Metal Music, Guns and Explosions, that is what should happen in Video Games. Brϋtal Legend has the right Idea.

What is particularly good about Brϋtal Legend is the fact that it feels and plays like a game. It is not based on reality and this makes it amazing Fun. You get a real feel of Fun and that along with a Fantastic Soundtrack make it an Amazing Game. The only downside to the game that I have found is that it does not feature music from the Greatest Heavy Metal Band in the World, METALLICA.

This Game has been out since October 2009 and for all this time I have wanted to play it. Well I can tell you the Wait was Worth It. Brϋtal Legend is a Fantastic Game and I can’t wait to play some more.

GENEPOOL





Hold Your Colour

3 02 2011

There was a topic posted on the Daily Post asking “If stranded on a desert island, and could only bring one music album with you, which would it be?” Well I have decided to share it with you. So If I was on a Desert Island and I could only take 1 album with me, I think I will take Hold Your Colour by PENDULUM.

Hold Your Colour is the Debut Album by Australian Drum and Bass Group PENDULUM. I first heard PENDULUM when I saw an advert for MotorStorm Pacific Rift (One of my Favourite Racing Games) and it had this heavy sound track which could be heard while the cars were racing each other. This Music was the most interesting music I have ever heard. I did some research and heard the full track, It was called Tarantula and it instantly became my favourite song.

I later got the album for Christmas from my brother and it is still the best sound in music I have heard, just that heavy sound with the sound effects make it so interesting and amazing. even though I have had the album for a couple of years now I am still finding tracks I have not heard.

My Favourite Tracks is Tarantula but I also like Slam and Fasten Your Seatbelts, Fasten Your Seatbelts. Even though 2 other albums have been released by PENDULUM I still think that Hold Your Colour is still the best. The other 2 albums are both very good it is the sounds from hold your colour that made me come to like the music, OK My favourite song is from the In Silco Album (Propane Nightmares) but I still think Hold Your Colour is a better Album.

PENDULUM is my Favourite Band and Hold Your Colour is my Favourite Album.

GENEPOOL

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