By: starlordtitus Jan 29, 2013 | 7 Comments
The most powerful Street Fighter characters made appearances throughout many games. Coming down to the Top 6 was down right close. But behold, the most prestige fighters in all of Street Fighter.
Ryu is perhaps the most famous character in the Street Fighter series. His humble beginnings to his uprising in ability to topple the giant champions of the world made him the fighter we all wished to be. The hero of Street Fighter and overall legend, he is known for usually snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.
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Went to play some Modnation Racers today and had to install 3 updates to the game plus a system update. Here's what to do while you wait for your PS3
1. Write a story on Gouki.com
Yeah, I wrote this while I was waiting... For real.
2. Play a few races of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit on your XBOX 360.
I also squeezed three of these in.
3. Take a shit.
Had a burrito for dinner. It had to come out.
4. Read your email.
I only had 3 new ones
Uhhhh.... Didn't do this, but I could have.
6. Tweet a screenshot of your update screen.
Bonus items: I did these after writing this story.
7. Walk to the mailbox.
8. Update my story.
9. Left a comment.
A truly unique and beautiful game.......one of those rare gems.
Back when baten kaitos was first released many years ago it was one of those games that literally made my eyes pop. Just from the box art alone it felt as though this RPG would be grand and epic did it live up to my expectations?
Baten Kaitos's story starts off very slowly. In the game, you are a Guardian Spirit, a spirit from another world, bonded to Kalas, the main character. Your role is to protect him and help him, although you don't know anything of his past, yet. The story takes place in a world where its winged inhabitants live on floating islands and where the ocean is said to have been sucked up by a god long ago. Strangely enough, Kalas only has one wing, the other one being mechanical. When you first meet with him, he is about to leave on a journey to avenge his grandfather and brother's deaths. As he starts his journey, he meets with a girl by the name of Xhela. Although Kalas really doesn't want her to get in his way, she insists of coming with him, as their respective goals seem to lead the same way: the emperor, who seems to be plotting something related to reviving the wicked gods that caused the lost of the ocean long ago. May seem like a typical story (it is), but as you go on, some plot twists may cause you a heart-attack at some point in the game. Unfortunately, the main disappointment could be the shallow party members, but Kalas makes up for them, as I thought he was an excellent character.
Graphically, Baten Kaitos is a very impressive game. The pre-rendered backgrounds used in the game are beautifully detailed and give towns charm and a very unique atmosphere. The sceneries are simply beautiful and there are so many details that you could spend hours scrutinizing the backgrounds. The world maps for each island are what's the most impressive. Just a quick look a them makes you feel like exploring every inch of them. My only grip with the pre-rendered backgrounds was that there were times where I felt more as if I was moving a character in a pretty painting rather than exploring the environments, due to the fixed camera angle. I also have to take off some points for the blocky 3D character models that contrast with the superb pre-renders, and while the animations during the battles are top-notch, the 3D environments shown during them are not on pair with the pre-rendered ones used in the rest of the game.
As you probably already know, Baten Kaitos is an RPG featuring an epic quest and a card-based battle system, but I'll cover this later. In the game, you play as a guardian spirit watching over Kalas and must help him make the correct choices throughout the adventure, which are supposed to affect the ending of the game. As your typical RPG, the quest starts off in a small peaceful village, but soon enough, you and Kalas must venture outside and traverse dangerous lands inhabited by ferocious beasts, in order to reach the next town, usually bigger and more lively. In Baten Kaitos, gone are the endless bland fields you must traverse on the world map in order to reach the next location. You can see the location you must head for on the world map, and must simply walk to it with no encounters with enemies. While it makes traveling through the different locations on the world map less annoying and quicker, it does take out a bit of the exploration feel you usually have in other RPGs.
One thing I was a bit disappointed of was the way the islands were so beautiful and seemed so large, yet I couldn't explore them fully. A large portion of some islands were left unexplored. For instance, I could see a mountain drawn on one of the islands, but the party just never stops at it. It left me with the feeling that I wasn't seeing as much of the islands as I would have liked. Hopefully, there is still a large number of beautiful areas and towns to explore in the game. The areas you will journey through during the adventure are each quite distinctive depending on which island you are on, each island having its own respective theme. The areas you'll be visiting are quite simple, they are not overfilled with puzzles and the scenery is beautiful thanks to the pre-rendered graphics. Monsters roam freely as you explore the areas looking for hidden treasure chests, but you can see them, and therefore avoid them if you're not feeling like fighting.
What will mostly catch your eyes are probably the towns. They're beautiful, unique and atmospheric. Sadly, once you start exploring them, you'll find out that they're pretty small although they look quite large. There are a lot of side quests though, and like always, you can freely enter any house and search in the villagers' things to find rare items and make them yours to keep. This brings me to talk about the Magnus, which are the heart of the game. Magnus are the essences of objects in this world that you can trap in blank cards and keep on you while you travel. For example, you can trap the essence of the fire from a fireplace in a card and use that card on a tree trunk to burn it down. You can trap a lot of different essences in your cards, including water, snow, flowers, lava and various other things you'll come across during the adventure, each having its own unique use. Another interesting aspect of the Magnus are that they age over time. If you wait several hours, the snow will eventually turn into water, for instance.
You'll probably also notice that there are no inns or weapons/armors shops in Baten Kaitos. You can't equip weapons and armors to your characters, as the weapons and armors' essences are contained within the cards you use for fighting. Each town has one shop, a shop where you can rest and buy/sell Magnus cards. The cards you buy in shops or find in treasure chests are usually the ones you'll use for the battles. The cards vary from weapons, armors, healing items and various other magnus. Each of your characters has its own deck, a deck you will need to fill up with the right cards in order to come up with a balanced deck. Obviously, if you get stronger cards later on, you will need to replace the weaker cards by these stronger cards in your deck, but always keeping a balanced number of attack, defense and healing cards.
The battles are quite easy to handle and understand. At the start of a fight, cards chosen randomly from your deck will be shown on the screen. While the fights play like turn-based battles, there is a bit of real-time involved, resulting in a very unique and strategic battle system. When your character's turn to attack comes, you have a set number of time to choose what cards to use against the enemy and try to pick them up in a special order to make combos for extra damage, depending on the spirit numbers shown in the corners of your cards. After the attack turn where you can choose to attack the enemy or heal yourself up, you will have a turn to defend yourself against the enemy's attacks. Three of your party members can participate in the battles and each have their own special cards and finishing moves. For example, Kalas attacks with swords and defends himself with shields, while Xhela uses spells and defends with capes and hoods. This new type of card battle system feels really refreshing after all those RPGs using the traditional turn-based system.
The music is enchanting and atmospheric, suiting perfectly whatever area or town you are in, and fits every situation with perfection. While the towns and areas' music is rather calm and restful, the battle music is more lively and really keeps you on your toes. However, the music does tend to repeat in some areas and towns. The voice-acting also lowers the score a bit, as the characters seem to talk through a pipe and some voices don't go along too well with some characters. Luckily, you can turn them off if you're not willing to hear them.
Final Verdict: BUY IT
Baten Kaitos is a fairly long game, lasting 50-60 hours for the average gamer, plus a 20 hours if you plan on completing every single side quest and even more if you try to collect all 1000 Magnus cards. As for a second or perhaps even a third play through, the game is enjoyable enough, but probably not for a fourth one.
In conclusion, Baten Kaitos is a great RPG experience that any RPG fan most definitively needs to try out. Even if you're not inclined towards card RPGs, give this one a chance and you'll most certainly be surprised by the fun and addictive battle system.
So what do you think of this hidden gem on the nintendo gamecube? Let us know and don't be a jimmy.
It was time to take the gloves off and add a bit of personal taste to what I like in cosplay girls. Keeping the class of course is important so there's just enough to to leave to the imagination.
I added some girls that I know to this, with their permission of course and some I thought I'd share in general. Some are very good, others, just plain sexy xD. Cosplay has always been a cool subject to get into, but it wasn't till girls started getting involved that it was taking to a new level. That point where you say "damn I suddenly like that character more.." LOL XD What I personally like about some of these girls is the accuracy. The closer to the character, the better. Any girl can do things to look sexy, but it's another ball park when you get the character's look down as well as look great in the outfit. Some actually improvised and made their own outfits which is additional props to them. Here are just some photos of girls who know how to rock cosplay.
This is probably the hottest Pikachu I've ever seen LOL
As Superman fan I have to appreciate this bombshell.
Isn't that the truth XD
This one is just funny, ah black men and their obsessions with big white girl booties xD GO AKUMA!
This is probablly one of the top picks.
In conclusion, hot damn. I think I'm going to find a girlfriend who cosplay for me LOL just saying xD
By: BatRastered Jul 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
A how-to guide for unlocking the three extra characters in Street Fighter Zero 3 (Alpha 3).
Local Gouki user Guano brought over his new UD-CPS2 system with a copy of the Japaneese Street Fighter Zero 3 (alpha 3 in the US). GoukiJones wanted to play as Juni, a favorite from back in the day when alpha was the new game in town.
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Axton has quickly moved up my list of favorite characters in BL2, his turret action skill is quite good on its own, but with the right skills and weapons you can do the work of two players by yourself.
First the Survival Tree, I'm not a big fan of this.
You can see the relative offensive weakness of this build at about 4:45 in the video I throw a turret on each side of a basic loader, and I still have to kill it myself. I don't recommend the turret without the rocket pods. :) If you had 3 more points you could get the Scorched Earth rocket pods too. So with the 11 levels coming April 2, that's what I'd suggest first. If I did this over, I'd probably go with the rockets over the longbow just for the damage boost, but mag-lock without longbow is not very useful and Battlefront (extra damage when the turret is out for all your guns and grenades) is just so damn useful that I can't really recommend either version of this build unless you get the level cap DLC and get all 3 this build falls apart.
Now the Guerilla tree, the fun starts to pick up.
This is a good damage build with decent survivability. It allows the turret to slag, which is useful and will be even better in the upcoming third play through. The turret also has rocket pods and a shield. As far as Axton himself, he gets to carry 5 extra grenades and his shield will be recharging quickly most of the time. This is a good build that will only get better with the 11 new levels, allowing you to either add longbow and battlefront or get the twin Gemini turrets. Very versatile.
Finally we get to Gunpowder. NUKE!
This build is a great all around build as well, you still get the rocket pods from Guerilla and a good amount of defense, but you get a ton of DPS both from your nuke turret (basically an awesome, rechargeable grenade) and the use of the Battlefront skill. You'll note the Kerblaster assault rifle in the video shoots a projectile that explodes, drops a grenade and explodes again. This works with all the grenade damage boost skills too so this is my current favorite high DPS build. With 11 more skill points you can reach the slag turret too (double up, at the bottom of Guerilla tree) which will make this build very useful for the third play through. Also, nuking things is fun. :)
Here is another game that I was super hyped for, but as time passed I got worried it would be a crappy game. So I held off on buying it, but thanks to Gouki.com I got to check it out.
Lets start this off by saying I am a big fan of Marvel. Unfortunately their games just don't compare to the likes of the Batman series. But when I heard that Marvel was working on a game where you were going to be playing a mutant coming into their powers I couldn't believe it. Of course I start thinking I'll be making my own character, wrong. Then we hear that you will make choices that affect the story, kind of. But as a true fanboy I had to give it a chance. And Gouki.com made it happen (thanks guys) and I'll be looking to return the favor to one of my fellow jimmys.
After a combo of a motion comic and a short video clip that give you an idea of what's going on I was ready to start the game. Like Goukijones I started with Aimi the asian girl. I did try the guys afterwards just to see how it affected the story and to use all 3 main powers. They each interact slightly different, but not enough that you really feel like their is a replay value.
After you select your character you get a little clip to fill you in on their story then all hell breaks lose as a rally gets attacked. You are then given the choice of the 3 power choices. And unless they add more by DLC that is all the choices you get, Density Control, Energy Projection, and Shadow Matter. I went with the third choice and after trying all the powers it was still my favorite. As you get farther into the game you get options for expanding your powers. Giving you 3 attack and a constant effect. Really lacking considering the wealth of powers available in the Marvel universe. The offer X-genes from a few mutants and they also come in sets of 3 to augment your character's powers. you get to switch them out and and can mix and match them. If you put a full set together including a suit that changes your look you get access to a bonus that in most cases is useless. All of these parts are random so you can end up unable to put a full set together for most of the game.
So lets get on to what should have been the driving point of the game, the story and how it changes. You get to decide on following the X-Men or the Brotherhood. This is done through a series of choices on side missions. Well to be fair they aren't so much missions as little battle arenas. You can help both sides in most cases with only a few times you have to choose between the two. This is when you will interact with the big names, and a few that are less known. But for some reason they half-assed it. You still do the same basic story either way with just a few changes thrown in. This was a major let down. Why put the time in to make a great game when you can sell it for the box and name on it? Well that fact that you have good games to compete with.
The game gives you almost no room to explore, you can look around corners to find x-genes and collectibles, but you won't wander far.
The first play through I went X-Men, then Brotherhood, then mixed them together. Unless you want a few minutes of face time with the other team the only other pay off is you get a pat on the back from either Cyclops or Magneto.
After you finish the game you can play a new game + using the same character with the same power and keep the stuff you gathered. Or you can start from scratch with a new character and basically get nothing. When you get to your second play through you will want to skip a lot of the scenes, but that just isn't an option. If they want to add to the game they need to patch that. Let's not forget that you don't choose when to save, the game does it on it's own at pre-selected areas. Many of them right before a long cut scene. As was mentioned before this is a very short game. In about 4 days i beat the game 4 times and unlocked everything. when you compare that to the nearly two hundred of hours I've put into Disgaea 4 and the amount of stuff I have left to do in the game it feels pretty crappy. Luckily the price is dropping fast and even better for me and one of you the game can come just for being a good jimmy.
I enjoyed the game some, but kept thinking about what it could have been. I'ld stick to renting it if you are a Marvel fan, or have a kid who is since my 7 year old was able to play it with very little trouble. If you really want to have it sit on your shelf wait until you can get it on Amazon.com or Gamestop for $10 or free as part of some deal. And trust me it will be there sooner than you think. Or you can comment on the story telling me how much of a fan you are and why you want the game. It is a copy for the Xbox 360 and it could be heading to you.
Don't be a jimmy! Gouki.com #1 in the world.
By: Zero2990 Aug 20, 2012 | 5 Comments
I decided to start creating character builds because I see to many newbs online
So some of us was excited for Dead Island before release, No? Well I was and it turned out to be a pretty shitty game, that was before I looked at character builds that make this game actual fun.. Yes Dead Island is actually fun, can you imagine?
So the last week I've been playing as the top hat sporting power house/rapper Sam B. Some people online have no idea how Sam should be played and opt for the machine gun approach, not in this build. I'll have you cracking undead skulls in no time.. From Lv1 as a matter of fact. This build looks at Combat and Survival skills only, Sams Fury tree may seem fun but it's about as useful as ...Read full story...
Nififf [Chun Li] VS Rufus Super Street Fighter IV from EVO 2010
This fight took place right after Nififf had his 3rd match. The quick turn around and the wild style of Rufus I believe caught him off guard. Still and excellent match. Keep Rufus away from me.
According to ME3's Facebook page, don't expect ME3 until the first quarter of 2012
We're still a month from E3, but already we've got our first major release date "adjustment" of the season. I fully expect to see a few more of these "TBA 2011" games slip into next year. This is a little dissapointing, but the last Mass Effect slipped into January too, so not entirely unexpected.
This looks like in-game footage.
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By: goukijones Sep 9, 2012 | 1 Comments | Updated: Sep 12, 2012
IGL hosting a Tekken Tag Tournament 2 tournament at a local Las Vegas GameStop. Come down for the tournament and stay for the Midnight release. Actually there is no information about a midnight release, but ...
IGL's Tekken Tag Tournament 2 release tournament is a GO! Next Monday, September 10th we will be at the Gamestop located @ 9975 S. Eastern Ave. Ste. 125, 89183. Please show up around 7:00 PM to get some practice in, and the tournament will start sometime between 8-9 PM.Read full story...
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