I enjoyed my big redneck weekend so much last weekend I thought I'd do another themed weekend...
A few of my best friends make fun of the way I say "water".... The way I say it, looks a little like this: Woor-tar... and the way I hear all the Americans say it is "Waa-dah" and the way Nick (who is British) is Wor-er.... I'm pretty sure its spelled with a T and I'm the only one that says it with a T therefore.... I'm the closest to being correct.
I have a pretty strange accent to be fair... most Kiwi's think I sound American and American's think I sound English and the English think I'm Australian... English isn't even my first language although its become my most comfortable language to communicate with and I dream and think in English... New Zealand tends to be somewhere closer to the Queens English but with Oceanic twang.... and I picked up a splash of American somewhere along the way.
The dash update last week gave me a chance to actually use voice commands and I have to say WOW it actually works pretty well.... even for a weird person like me! Good timing as Michael Phelps had me saying SKIP for every cut scene and BOOST for most of the races... usually I would talk about how easy and fair the game was but how the voice prompts are shit and don't work... well they did! and I was please how responsive it was!http://www.trueachievements.com/Michael-Phelps-PTL-xbox....htm
was the first game I put in over the weekend and I had heard how easy it was but at the same time saw how much trouble a few others had getting to do certain things.
Par for my Kinect space I had no tracking issues although the game was VERY specific about where it wanted me to stand but I prefer that to not knowing... bending over to have a drink or fidgeting during load screens the game would throw up a OMG WE CAN'T SEE YOU!!!! warning. I was a little surprised with the music choice and the repetitive nature of it... I think they have like 2 tracks in the whole game... and both are a few wubs short of dubstep... but sound is imperative in this game so I was glad to see I could turn the music all the way down and just hear the announcer and the beat to which I throw my arms about pretending to swim in the middle of lounge to... Pretty sure on if someone happened to walk in on my Kinecting swimming is higher than dancing on the scale of crazy.... I got though the first handful of races and thought oh this is cake and works fine and I knew I could finish it fairly quickly.... so I sat down to watch 5 episodes of my new fave TV Show
Earlier in the week Stoph and I we're talking about Elijah Wood and then he tipped me off to this show... its AMAZING and I'm IN LOVE with it... but I have to confess... the Aussies do it better (pretty sure its the first time I've ever said that as a Kiwi!), at least I liked the rawness of the Aussie version plus the dog is way more sinister and the whole tone of the show is a little more dark.... I like the main character a little less but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the girlfriend in the Aussie version! I think Kaha can totally relate to Wilfred too as I think he has a very dark sense of humor and isn't a very "smiley durpy cuddly" dog he is very much... "this is my world and your just some human in it...."
The rest of my weekend was a whole lot of fishing starting my third new game this week, Rapala for Kinect
I didn't have high hopes for this game and I knew it was a bit silly..... silly doesn't really describe it..... after casting your line out and your line gets a bite.....its the slowest DDR with hands game ever then you choose between more DDR, a few slaps / punches or a posing mini game... between the tediously long levels there are boat races which barley work.
But the game is a super fast and almost fun 730 the rest is a grind from hell... put it this way I caught around 170 fish in the entire "career tournament" and the game wants you to catch 1000 fish for a pitiful 50 gamerscore... I uploaded a handful of secret achievements which were all basic and the last one is straight forward too... it requires you to get up close to your kinect so it takes a picture of your face it sticks it on a boss fish and you have to catch those fishes.... The music in this game has about two tracks too... one is a John Tesh elevator music version of some ACDC song and the other is some raging thrash metal riff....its very startling and worst there is an achievement for turning up the music!
This morning I woke up refreshed and on a roll to clean up both Japanese games that had one missing achievement Under Defeat I wasn't sure I understood the guides floating around for the last achievement, but Nick gave me the low down and it was nice and easy like the rest of the game and Velvet Ass JP was as I had predicted using a USB keyboard, abusing the end level and god mode commands made grabbing the missing collectibles completely pain free... SWAGGERS
does an AMAZING job and I couldn't have done it (twice) without him!
Speaking of guides and such... I haven't done a TA review in a really long time, there are plenty of games I would love to give my two cents on. But seeing as the voting system and such is a bit of a popularity contest (or rather a place for people to hate anonymously) Its hard to find motivation to put up content and have someone systematically vote down everything.... I witness it last night as someone managed to vote down just about everything I put up in the last three years of being here... I can't say I'm not pissed but I care a lot less about it now that I don't create any content anymore... Instead I use this platform to get my voice out and my thoughts down and I'm always excited to contribute tiles and secret achievements..... but I think if negative voting (and subsequently the vote percentage badges removed I would be more prolific in creating guides / tips / reviews.
I didn't really want to even talk about this as I know someone somewhere is getting satisfaction in knowing that their anonymous down voting affected me on some level but I think this is an issue that needs to be addressed by TA should the site want to have continued user generated content especially by prolific users who care.
And to the person who down voted my content its really sad to be so spineless that you can't confront me and say you don't like me... to my face.... chances are I don't like you either... You are probably already on the very short list of people I dislike and you clearly have more time than you do common sense.... go suck it... you can't down vote my blog... HA!.. I have more blog followers than you too!