Three Days Til Absolution.

The day is nearly upon us. Super Smash Bros. Brawl is mere days away from release in Japan and then all of our questions will be answered. All of those “prophets” will be deconfirmed and thrust back into the nothingness from whence they came. And most importantly, us English speaking folk will be one step closer to playing the game. The prospect of knowing the full roster is very exciting. Will I get to play as Ridley? There is a high chance I will, but if not then I won’t be too annoyed as I’ll still have my high tier characters in the form of Peach, Marth and Sheik. (In case you’ve been living under a rock Jigglypuff, Lucario and Ness are now 99% confirmed due to a slip up in one of the later videos).

And where did I pull Marth from? Well, on the 25th of January the update regarded Virtual Console demos of classic games starring some of the characters. So what you say? Well, on the Japanese one there was a screen grab of Earthbound (Ness’ game) and Fire Emblem 3 (Marth’s game) so that essentially confirms them in my opinion.

NOTE: I, like many other Brawl fans, don’t take the NeoGAF “35 Character Roster” one as serious as some. I mean, pfft… playable R.O.B.

I’ve been a busy man this month, playing through Umbrella Chronicles, working on reviews for it and a couple of other games and trying to fully finish Final Fantasy XII.

My game clock just ticked over 131 hours. That really is something, I would like to see Twilight Princess *try* and give me anywhere near that much game time. And if its taken *you* that long, then give up gaming. Because Zelda takes about 50 or so hours tops to get everything you need. And by that stage in FF-XII you were only heading towards one of the final areas with heaps of extras left to complete. My score for FF-XII without giving a full blown review? 9/10. Its a very solid game, only let down by some character/story work.

Umbrella Chronicles, casual gamers ahoy! (That also includes anyone who wanted to play Resident Evil games but were too scared they’d kick their lame asses) This game is perfectly suited for casual gamers, but if you are a hardcore Resident Evil fan then come here only expecting an enjoyable rental. It plays like a House of the Dead game. Which is all good and well in the arcade, but bringing one of them home isn’t much fun. Which is why I enjoyed it, but am 100% sure that I would not have blown $99AU on it. My quick score for UC is about 7/10. Better than expected, but not as good as it could have been (had it been a real RE game) the main thing of interest is that I spotted a small hint at Resident Evil 5, which I thought was very cool of Capcom to do.

The Couch Warrior 2008 Season for SSBM is set to begin around March-ish. Which works fine for me, means we’ll have 5 or 6 imported copies of Brawl to play on. Yay!

This is a filler blog. I will post a cooler one soon >_>

See you next mission, blogee’s.

  1. January 29, 2008 at 4:03 am

    I assume it will take the Japanese people at least a day or two to unlock all the other characters so you won’t really know the full roster on launch day, will you?

  2. lemonmanx
    January 29, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Ah, but you see… the game is apparently in stores now (only out the back) so there is always a chance someone will take it home and leak it.

    Maybe another Galaxy scenario.

  3. January 30, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    There was a Galaxy scenario?

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