BlazBlue Calamity Trigger – Video Game Review

BlazBlue Calamity Trigger is a new fighting game for PS3 and Xbox 360 set to be released in June, 2009.  The makers of this new game are the same as the ones that are behind the Guilty Gear series.  I loved those series and based on snippets of BlazBlue Calamity Trigger, I think I’ll love this new game too. The new game features a guard meter that that is used as shield from the amunitions of your opponents.  The more you used it, the more that the guard meter will be depleted.  When the guard meter turns 0 that would be that end.  So, while fighting, you shouldn’t use the shield more than you should.  If you don’t use it for a while, it will be recharged. BlazBlue Calamity Trigger is set in a futuristic setting.  You’re supposed to defend the world from extinction because it was controlled by different sorts of bad characters. 

One more thing that I love about this new fighting video game is the soundtrack.  The composer of the soundtrack is Ishiwatari, the same composer for the Guilty Gear  XX OST.  I heard that they have already released the soundtrack of BlazBlue and I can’t wait to grab my own copy. The only downside that I noticed with this is that it features only 12 characters.  I don’t know if the story will be as rich as it precedessors.  Although you can still choose the character that you want and the fighting style that you’re comfortable with, but there are just too few choices. 

UFC 2009 Undisputed – Video Game Review

UFC 2009 Undisputed is a video game about the mixed martial arts show Ultimate Fighting Champion, to be released later this month. I am personally very excited to get this game because it’s UFC! For those who are also looking forward about the game, it will be released only on Xbox and PlayStation 3. There’s even a playable demo released last month so people can try it out. The demo is a match-up between Chuck Lidell and Mauricio Rua.

As excited as I am about the game itself, there’s one thing I’m looking forward to more than the game. It’s how the players are going to look like. I mean, okay, in a video game, maybe other players are considering other things before they decide if they like it or not, but for me, it’s this one thing: the accuracy of the CGI to the actual players. Simply put, do they look like the real thing?

I mean I won’t be able to really absorb and feel the game and feel that I’m Brandon Vera if I’m looking at someone who looks like a famished version of him. It just won’t feel right. That’s why when I heard about the playable demo, that’s the first thing I checked, not the user-friendliness or other technical stuff. Call me weird, but I really hold that I high regard.

Fortunately, I wasn’t disappointed. Granted, Chuck Lidell looks like a little mellower in the game than in real life, but they got his beard all right, and the expression on his face when he does his move is awesome. It got me all excited to play the real game because the players in the game looked like the real thing and that motivated me.

The release of UFC 2009 Undisputed is coming up in just a few days, and I’m probably going to reserve now to make secure a copy before they run out before I could run to a video game store.