Touhou and Bioshock 2

Weird mixture of subjects yes?

Touhou


Well, I don't really know much about Touhou, aside from the fact that it has a huge following, and features psychos and odd abilities (and armpit fetishes, since if I remember correctly, that's a girl's sexual organ).

Yes, odd isn't it (That's anime, or rather, Japanese fondness for weirdness for you <3)? The character designs are interesting, and the huge following it has results in some superb art and multimedia.

Case in point, this video I found recently, it is made of pure epicness.

Touhou - Bad Apple PV

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Pretty good music, and the style is awesome, and the art itself (in spite of being black and white) clearly show an attention to detail in the character's designs.

Personally, I'd like to see some proper anime based around Touhou (I know there is some anime, but it isn't professionally made).

Now, on to the other half of this article...

Bioshock 2


Rapture.....That's where this title takes place, deep underwater, in a city called Rapture. Actually in this game, it's set in two time periods. Before Bioshock 1 events, and after Bioshock 1's end. The multiplayer takes place in the events leading up to it, and the main story, where you play as the original Big Daddy (Delta), occurs 10 years (I think) after Bioshock 1 concludes.

The game isn't out yet, not until the 9th of February (so less than a week!), but there have been reviews, previews, gameplay vids, etc, as is usual with the months leading up to the release.

Still, I have to say that while it didn't ultimately reveal much, I like the teaser trailer below:



I have this game on pre-order over Steam, which saved me $5 off of the Steam price (it is still going, last I checked). I'll miss out on the special edition which includes a Vinyl LP (cool, but impractical, since I don't HAVE a record player XD), a CD, an artbook, and of course the game, all in a nice large case (because of the LP). The CD well, I can get that by other means, and while the artbook would be nice, I could probably find all the images I want for the game online. So all in all, it isn't worth the extra price for me to get the special edition, as much as it pains me to say that....

I will be playing Bioshock 2 (hopefully the moment it launches on steam, assuming I get an early-DL with my pre-order), or rather, as soon as I wake up that day (According to the Steam release time, it won't be until 5PM I think it was, I'll be asleep). I plan to capture some vids on the same day I start playing.

Sure hope I'm not working that night >_>

Please post comments, thanks ^_^

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Whitefalcon Feb 6, 10
Never looked into Bioshock, doesn't look like my kind of game. It's FPS, yes?

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Shadow of Death Feb 6, 10
Yeah, it's a first person shooter.

If you hate FPS, then it won't be for you, but it's pretty cool the way it mixes plasmids (magic pretty much) with more standard weapons.
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Whitefalcon Feb 6, 10
I've heard it's good, enjoy it! =)

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Shadow of Death Feb 6, 10
I liked the first a fair bit, so no doubt I'll like this one.

I hope the multiplayer is good.
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Akira_EX Feb 9, 10
Why not try to play a Touhou game if you think you'd be a fan?

The best Touhou music remixes/arranges are by IOSYS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc8GNaED3Ok
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAbhJk4YJns

Clearly the more important mention of the two in your post.
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Shadow of Death Feb 9, 10
Seen both of those actually, in the original flashs.

And why not? I tried to play the first one, but some business about having to patch it and stuff to do to get it to run on Vista ~_~
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Lorx Feb 10, 10
iPad goes where?
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Bad Apple Shadow Art was featured on CNN last week, there's also a stop-animation video floating around where somebody used 6,500 slides or so. Pretty awesome stuff.

Bioshock 2 is something I've heard many good things about, one of those 'you must buy it' games, but I just really couldn't get into the first one; and am a bit on the wary side of buying a sequel to something I didn't fully enjoy the first time around.
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Shadow of Death Feb 10, 10
Up Steve Job's anus?

Yeah, I heard about that. And yeah, I saw the stop-motion thing too, it was cool, but I still prefer the cleanness of the original vid.

It seems to be a lot like the first one, with some minor changes. And multiplayer, that plays alright too.

Thanks for subscribing to my blog XD You're my first <3
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Paper Fox Feb 11, 10
You already know but yeah I got the Bioshock 2 spesh edition. Too bad you're not on a console, I could totally kick your ass
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Shadow of Death Feb 11, 10
You could try XD
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Paper Fox Feb 11, 10
Ohh a challenge. Bring it!
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Shadow of Death Feb 11, 10
OK!

*brings his PC over*

Now what???? How do we get this to work.....

OH, I know *whacks her over the head with his mouse, like a mace*

I HAZ A WIRED 360 CONTROLLER TOO, AND I'M NOT AFRAID TO USE IT!

Challenge complete no?
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Paper Fox Feb 11, 10
Challenge complete. However now you are wanted for murder
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Shadow of Death Feb 11, 10
Oh noez!

But at least I won XD
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