Amazing Flash Game

I’m usually pretty skeptical of flash games. Most of them seem to be mildly entertaining remakes of puzzle or arcade games, so usually I find them to be forgettable. But every once in a while I find a game that really grabs me. Tonight, I found one of those games. It’s called リネージュII, or Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle.

I’m not going to go into much detail as there isn’t much to explain, but I will say that there are no other controls other than the arrow keys and your mouse. This had me a bit confused for a bit since the instructions are in japanese. Basically, there’s forty items that you have to collect to clear the game. You will have to solve numerous puzzles, many of which are intertwined and fairly complex. After you collect all forty items there is one last task to get the “Complete” status. I was able to get the complete status in 1 hour and 39 minutes and had four out of five of the character’s heads at the end. I’m not sure what this means, but if you get a different amount, comment and let me know your time, as I think that may be what determines how many heads you receive.

Also, make sure you do this when you don’t have anything to do for a while. I was planning on doing something, but then this game distracted me and I got really caught up in it. Just thought I’d warn those of you that like to be productive. ;)

WoW Raptor

raptor

So, I was told that in World of Warcraft a Tauren could not get a Raptor, Undead Horse, or a Wolf as a mount because of how gigantic the Tauren race is. Well, I recently saw a Tauren riding a raptor and it looked sweet. The models appear to scale, so it doesn’t look goofy or anything, but does make for one huge raptor. To the right is a screenshot of the raptor, you can click the thumbnail for the full size image.

Jak and Daxter

So, a couple weeks ago on my used video game shopping spree I picked up a copy of Jak and Daxter. Well, on Sunday I decided it was time to play this game again. I remembered playing the game sometime near the PS2 launch, and really enjoying it, which is why I bought it. But man, this game is a lot better than I had remembered. First of all, it’s absolutely beautiful, which is weird for me to say 3 years after the release, especially since the PS2 is the weakling of it’s generation. Also, it is a platformer, so that means plenty of collectables, and I love collectables. Jak and Daxter just seems like an overall well thought out and implemented. I hope the rest of the series continues to impress me like this.