||[May. 1st, 2006|07:52 pm]
Well a friend gave me Guild Wars Factions. I wasn't actually planning on playing guildwars anytime again (with an almost endless stream of jobs i have to do this month)but i got some time off to play it. After clocking about 4 hours into the game i can honestly say that they've taken alot of the frustrations from the first game and have made things alot better. The whole game itself feels streamlined, almost like trying to compare Kingdomhearts one and two. You don't have to finish the first game btw, you can just move your characters over into the Asian like version of the world.|
Once you get to asian land, things get remarkably better. Remember those hard to find skills that took a pain in the ass to find, well you can buy them now for an honest price (its to cheap but its doable). Oh that forsaken Profession NPC that was so hard to find in the first game is there after you complete mission2. My only real qualm is that its still kinda glitchy as in collision is still bad, and it still really disturbs me when you the characters talk but you can't see their mouths move. As if everyone's some kind of ventrilaquist. The voice acting is ok, and at the voice actors did a fine job at being entertaining. The new story is also good enough to keep going after those missions. Its ok, and a good way to spend dinner while drinking tea. (and i swear the community is great after you get past the halfway point of the game, most of the the more unsavory people get left beind somehow.)
Anyway that latter was for those who've played GW. But for anyone out there who has the free time, i would reccomend it. Its not WoW, oh no. Guild wars has found its own nice niche, and Factions is a vast improvment.
Also the Second Naruto Movie is slow. The whole selling point for the movie is seeing Gara just killing everyiething. Naruto himself is getting slower and dumber by the month, there are points when Sakura beings to sound like a cocky single mom, and the new characters for the movie are somewhat unintersting and boring compared to the first. Bleh. Its a step down from the first movie in my opinion, both in quality and quanitity. Still, i can't help but like Naruto as a series. Its just i was forced to ask "where's the effort going?" while watching the movie. Are they planning something special in the future? are they saving their budget for something that's will woo and raise us out of our seats again? and where the hell is Susuke, oh he's out there somewhere, probably in space or on Orichomoru's lap. explosions and an ending slower than Return of the King. Pluu