Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Learning Russian

This is going to be my first of posting about things going on in my life. A while ago my mom bought Rosetta Stone to learn Russian so she could speak Russian with her Russian co-workers but never used it. About a month ago I tried it out so the money wouldn't be wasted and loved it. I only finished the first lesson, but redid it many times to get it right. But just like just about everything else I do in my life, I never finished it, so tomorrow I am going to try again. Hopefully this time I'll keep with it. I'll let you guys know how I'm doing with it in about a week.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Men in Black 3

Many people of course expected very little from this movie being that it is a 3rd sequel of a great movie, but this movie did not disappoint me at all. Although i wasn't really looking forward to the movie at all and didn't really care that they made it, after seeing it I am very happy to have seen it. I enjoyed the movie from start to finish, laughing at every joke they made, enjoying all of the action, and (almost) crying at the emotional part. I didn't cry because real men don't cry (kidding).
Just as you can gather from the trailers, K has gone missing and it is up to J to find out what happened to him by going back in time. This has to be the greatest idea for the series to show why K is the way he is and why J was chosen to become one of the Men in Black.
If you have never watched a Men in Black movie, I extremely highly recommend you watch them all. MIB is one of my favorite movies series and for a very good reason. Since i haven;t watched the first one for a long time I really want to go watch it again.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Avengers

Last night I saw The Avengers and loved it. I had my doubts about it when I found out they were going to fight aliens but it ended up working out perfectly. There were a lot of parts that were really obvious that they were going to happen including the ending, and a lot of parts when it made you say "why didn't they do that in the first place?" My friends and I thought it was pretty stupid that we were supposed to know who hawkeye was. There were a few funny parts thrown into the movie and they were all really funny. All of the action parts were great but it got annoying with some of the camera angles like when it randomly went sideways for some reason.
I didn't see the Thor or Captain America movies but it didn't hinder my enjoyment of the movie not knowing any of their back story, but it did make me want to watch the movies. Despite its flaws i still thought it was one of the best super hero movies and I highly recommend you watch it.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Diablo 3

Once again all of the great things i said about the beta of course still apply to the full game. I did have many problems getting it to work though. I started installing the game at 9pm and not until 2am was i able to finally get the game to work. Many people were having problems with a battle.net .exe called Agent and the only "fix" that worked for me was that someone posted their working battle.net folder for people to use so after using that i was finally able to get the game to work. There are still many other problems that people are having, the biggest being that if you give your Templar companion a shield it will disconnect you and lock your account out of Diablo 3. how something like that could happen is way beyond me, i have never heard of such a glitch before.

As I said in the beta's review, I love to explore every nook and cranny in the game to find anything at all, destroying every tree stump and barrel hoping to find gold and trying to find every enemy in an area to kill. Of course there really wasn't much of a reason to do it in the beta but now it actually will help my character.

Just as in the beta, I have been playing as the monk and loving it. I of course really can't say much comparing it to the other classes since I haven't played them, but if the other classes are as fun to play as as the monk is then no class could disappoint.

Even if you haven't played the previous Diablo games like me, I highly recommend getting this game. Blizzard once again brings us a great game that fails to disappoint and gives me another reason to have them as my favorite game developer.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sniper Elite V2

So all of the things i said about the demo still stand except for the fact that in the full game, things are even better.

There are still some things that I find stupid though:
You can shoot the guy with the welrod pistol and they will just stand there and take it while you load the next shot.
Enemies will somehow know exactly where you are whenever you shoot.
At some points you can walk past an enemy without him even noticing you.

A cool thing that wasn't in the demo is the fact that loud noises can mask your sound. A little indicator pops up on the top of your screen when there's a loud noise.

Despite those flaws, I still love this game and know that I will have multiple playthroughs as I try different ways of completing levels.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

War Horse

It's been a while since I last posted something, mostly because I haven't really been experiencing new things until tonight when I watched War Horse with my family. After this I will hopefully end up writing more posts.

Steven Spielberg has graced this world with yet again with another masterpiece in cinematography with War Horse.

War Horse is the story of a boy who gets a horse that everyone but him doubts at it's abilities. It takes place right before and during WWI. After training the horse named Joey, Albert has to give up Joey after his father sells Joey to the British army for the war effort so that he can pay the rent on the family farm. The story then continues to show what is happening to Joey during the war.

I have to be completely honest and say that I almost came to tears many times in this movie because of sadness and happiness. I loved the story entirely and did not get bored of it at all. It shows a side of WWI that many people never knew existed, that being the horses' role in the war on both sides, but I don't think it showed enough.

It is really hard to explain how much I loved the movie and what parts I loved most without having spoilers, and I want to stay away from a spoiler section because I know many people look in spoiler sections and wish they never did in the first place (me) and ends up ruining main parts of stories.

If you have not yet seen War Horse, I highly recommend you see it, no matter what genre you prefer.