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Dai-2-Ji SRWZ and FF Distant Worlds

April 18, 2011 at 9:27 pm

It was such an eventful week I really don’t know where to start! SRWZ came out last thursday and I went to watch the much hyped Final Fantasy Distant Worlds Orchestra on the 15th.

I Have to begin with Final Fantasy (Sorry SRWZ!) because its not that it’s more awesome or anything, but SRWZ is still in progress I can elaborate that more in the future. Last friday I attended what could possibly be the best orchestra I’ll ever watch in my entire life. Final Fantasy finally came to sydney and performed at one of the most amazing halls in the world – The Sydney Opera House! Not only that but Nobuo Uematsu himself was there – That really made my day and as the music started playing I felt like I wanted to cry.

 

I really love the setlist as it began with my favourite song – To Zanarkand. Yeah no wonder I wanted to cry (but just to make it clear, I didn’t shed a single tear =)) Now I wouldn’t want blurry eyesight because I really can’t miss a second of all the exciting stuff happening on stage! As they played through each song, a large screen behind would display clips of various FMV’s and in-game clips. After Intermission a guest vocalist by the name of Kanon was called to stage to perform Suteki Da Ne. I didn’t know what to expect as I never heard of her before and in Japan there are alot of mediocre female vocalists, but as she sang the first few words she instantly won my heart. Her voice is soft/soothing and above all VERY powerful. So good that I thought she nailed Suteki Da Ne which is a really hard song to sing. I could go on and on about her voice but lets move on, there’s alot to cover and I have to play SRWZ right after writing this entry.

 

Another interesting song was the chocobo medley, this medley had the chocobo theme all the way from the first FF’s all the way to 14, very interesting to see the enhancements of graphics as it progressed through the different FF’s, I really enjoyed this song =). The last song for the ending credits was Terra’s theme and they took the 3D night scene from the intro to be used as the clip – I rekon Markuz wouldve gone crazy if he saw it…too bad he didnt get to go.

 

Last but not least it was time for encore, and was there a song which i have yet to mention? that’s correct, they saved the best for last (tho not my favourite) – One Winged Angel. I thought the crowd just went mad when they announced it because Nobuo was on stage too at that time. Arnie Roth (conductor) asked Nobuo out to sing the chorus, Nobuo’s responce was like “yeah sure thing…..no as if dudeeeee” hehe really funny guy! It was just a really fantastic way to end the night, they used the cloud vs sephiroth fight from advent children for the entire song which was really epic. I just really wanna thank Arnie and the sydney symphony Orchestra for delivery such a great performance, pretty much flawless and also the one and only Nobuo Uematsu living legend for writing these amazing songs =)

This was also my 4 year anniversary gift to my Bhibi. We enjoyed every second of it ^^

Shot taken from our seats just before it started

 

Now onto Dai-2-Ji SRWZ – OMG!! its soooooooo good!!!! 100x better than the previous SRW games on the PSP. Because this one was actually made for the psp! not just a dodgey direct port or anything like that. OMG Gurren Lagaan Giga Drill Breakerrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!! Just having Gurren Lagaan in the game makes this game one of my favourite SRW’s, he’s just so fun to use, so incredibly powerful and his moves just look soo good. I’m extremely impressed with the way they excecuted the Giga Drill Breaker, it looks very very similar to the anime, See below for a quick example..

 

Giga Drill breaker from the Anime
 

Giga Drill breaker from SRWZ (very crap video but best I could find)
 

So as you can see this is indeed a hell of a game! I think its time to get right back to it, keep you posted as I drill through all the enemies with my 500 ton drill.

SRW ‘finally’ coming to PS3?

April 6, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Sorry I’ve been writing so much about SRW lately, but don’t blame me, I’ve caught the SRW fever and it can’t seem to stop! It really can’t get much more exciting than this, with just over a week left for the release of Dai-2-Ji Z for PSP, producer Takanobu Terada hinted that a new Super Robot Taisen title will be revealed after the release!!

 

Now this is really exciting news, we all know a SRW for ps3 has been a working title for a while, could this time finally be a PS3 release?? Lets not set our hopes too high as time and time again it turns out not to be the case, such as the announcement of SRW L for DS, then SRW Z for PSP. But NOW the spotlight could finally turn to the PS3! Again I’m just speculating here, though it’s highly possible, fingers crossed!

 

On another note, Banpresto and Bandai have apparently merged. Banpresto was the developer of the SRW series while Bandai did most of the gundam series. This could further hint that a PS3 SRW could very well be in production! And despite the merger, the SRW series will continue to carry the Banpresto label – which is awesome =), gota love that gundam visor logo!

Example of a gundam visor: below (see it now? >D)

Dissidia – a different reality

August 27, 2009 at 11:15 pm

You know you love the game when you missed a train you were waiting for as it just departed in front of you without you knowing – did that make sense?

Heres what happened:

Today i left work pretty late, and when i got to wynyard station to change trains, i arrived at my platform and learned that my next train arrives in 9 minutes. So i took out psp,  standing on the edge of the platform yellow line playing Dissidia.

Since then, my mind was focused on Cloud slashing and bashing Tidus with his huge Buster sword!…hmm but something didnt feel right, it feels like im actualling in the game… I was dashing and smashing and then there was a gust of wind, i thought it was due to the massive sword swing. Then i looked up, looking confused….. The next train arrives in 11 minutes…?

Woops…think i just missed the train

I want this game!!

March 25, 2009 at 8:28 pm

omg, its like a dream come true, to have a real Taiko no tatsujin drum!! This is one of my favourite music games, its so simple and fun yet can get extremely challenging, i cant imagine how fun it would be to play it real life. I remember back in uni during boring lectures i would pull out my psp and drum away. Markuz was very amused with the characters voice ‘hajimaru don!’ 

too bad i doubt this is comming to australia since they’re all japanese songs ( which is cool). And i found this tv commercial rather funny…the kids dont seem to know what they’re doing lol.