Archive | September, 2012

Assassin’s Creed Meets Parkour in Real Life

20 Sep

If you’re a fan of video games, if you’re a fan of parkour, or if you’re a fan of watching people run up and down walls while having epic music playing in the background, than this is definitely the video for you.

I actually hope you really watched it, because if you didn’t, then that kind of makes me upset. What are you doing, creeping my page and not watching awesome videos that show up. Shame on you.

While I think that the video itself is amazing, the film major side of me actually loved this video more. It’s the behind the scenes of how they shot it. They mention how the filmmaker had to contact a friend of his to create an accurate costume, how they did that amazing beginning shot, and how realistic they tried to make it, complete with people staring at the camera and the actor with suspicious looks.

I almost wish I were more of an Assassin Creed fan so I could enjoy this video, but all I can say is I commend this filmmaker for following through with this. It’s awesome to me as someone who enjoys video games, to see the avatar actually running around on the street, but to have a connection with that character must be a fantastic experience.

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Square Enix, have you no shame?

19 Sep

If you haven’t heard yet, Square Enix has recently announced that Kingdom Hearts, Chain of Memories, and 358/2 Days is getting remixed for the Playstation 3!

On the one hand, I am beyond excited. The 10 year anniversary for the North American release just passed, and my own ten year anniversary for this game series is coming up in December (Christmas. I know. So surprising). To see the game that got me into gaming, got me really into analyzing stories not just in their media but as tales themselves, in HD glory is such a treat! The feelings of betrayal, loyalty, and sacrifice that come from this game are just a fabulous, and it is a tale that should be told. The Disney aspect doesn’t lose any points compared to the Square characters; in fact, they almost enhance them, so to see them in HD will make me scream like a five year old and roll around like a three year old.

In that order.

I don’t think it’s healthy to love a game this much.

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