First up, Christmas time is here, which means, Christmas MegaTokyo Merchandise is available!
Also, as promised long ago, you can now order Ph33r My L33t N3kkId Skillz!!! boxer shorts and other assorted items. Just think how cool it will be have a naked Largo in your pants. This one is that perfect stocking stuffer for someone you loath, er.. love.
Itís really sad to think that what will likely be heralded the best game of 2000, was mediocre.
I speak none other then, Mullet Gear.. er.. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. Now before I proceed to bash it, I will engage in the standard practice of saying something nice about the game, then beat it into the ground with an ugly stick. This is a method used by game reviewers to make us seem more professional.
For all of MGS2ís technical merits, and great gameplay, the game has lost a lot of the charm that it had in MGS. The very world that was so painstakingly crafted for us to save in MGS, is gone.
Itís my belief that the game designers got really loaded, called in sick the next day, and let some philosophy/art students that were interning take time off from bringing them coffee and donuts to let them write what passes for plot in MGS2. Sure the game is fun, so long as you wear a blindfold and earmuffs while interacting with the characters. Besides that, itís great.
From a technical achievement, the game is a milestone, a new standard by which to measure tactical simulations. Itís just too bad that in the effort to make such outstanding game play, they forgot about the whole Ďplotí thing.
In comparison, Iíve been playing another game as of late, with great game play, and as good a plot as in MGS2. The game is called, Super Monkey Ball. Apparently, there are these monkeys, and they have balls, big giant balls, which you use to move about. My friends and I spent the entire evening coming up with monkey and ball related jokes from this one.
Playing with your super monkey balls is never a dull experience. I recommend this game for parties with people who donít drink beer, but still want to experience the effects of public humiliation and shame. Seriously though, we had a lot of fun with our monkey balls, and I hope you fun with yoursí too.