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To-do list

Posted by Taipu1 , Oct 27 2012 · 96 views

I feel if I post this, I might be more compelled to follow up with these things.
  • Post Mata-Nui MOC
  • Finish Escape the Mind Rewrite
  • Start first episode of Shadow Chronicles
There's some motivation for me. :P


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Top 5 PS2 Games

Posted by Taipu1 , Oct 21 2012 · 126 views

Straight off, once again saying these are all games I own. I don't feel I can judge any game I don't own. An interesting selection none the less I think.

Taipu1's Top 5 PS2 Games

#5 - Simpsons Hit and Run
At number 5 is probably one of the most popular PS2 games ever. I don't know anyone who owned a PS2, and didn't have hit and run. It was the first game I ever played on PS2 as well, way before I owned a PS2 myself. The appeal for me is being able to see a bit more of the world the Simpsons live in, I do like free roam games.

#4 - Crazy Taxi
Never really known how well known this game is, I came across it when we stayed in a holiday cottage with a PS2 (Again before I had a PS2) and my whole family loved it. I liked the freedom you had on the map, the fact you could just drive down a set of stairs and into a subway station, onto the rail track, and then off down the tunnels. Also loved the fact that no matter how horrific a crash you had, the car was never harmed any way. Oh and you could drive into the ocean and out into the harbour, where for some reason there were people trying to pick up a Taxi underwater! A really quirky game, definitely.

#3 - Star Wars Battlefront
I owned this after I got Star Wars Battlefront 2, and I was amazed at some of the features that were dropped for the sequel. Prone, maps like Rhen Var and Bespin, Tanks in Mos Eisley, seemingly invincible, but stupid, Jedi. That last one may have been a good thing to change, but overall my second favourite shooter of all time ;)

#2 - TOCA Race Driver 3
This was the last PS2 game I bought, must have been only a year before I got my Xbox 360, and could get more recent games. That said, TOCA race driver offered a lot as a driving simulation. I often compare it to Forza 3 and 4 which I have on Xbox, and it has a lot of advantages over it. The diversity in racing genres for a start, Forza offers only track driving in enclosed wheel cars. TOCA had open wheel, off road, and even lawnmower racing. My personal favourite from it was the Ariel Atom, which I would spend hours lapping with my racing wheel. The atom is definitely something lacking from Forza, and why I still occassionally break out the PS2.

#1 - Star Wars Battlefront II
Did I make it too obvious earlier? Best game ever. If I could only have one video game for the rest of my life, it would be SWBFII. I play Call of Duty more these days, but that stresses me out a bit sometimes, there's no pressure to do well in Battlefront II, and when I play it, I never get angry or stressed out. I play, I enjoy and I win. Now where's Number 3?


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Top 5 Lego Star Wars sets

Posted by Taipu1 , Oct 20 2012 · 167 views

I've decided to start posting top fives of totally random things. I wanted to start off by saying these are my personal thoughts, you are welcome to disagree, and I would be more than happy to see your own rankings of things. Also, some of these may not even be based off experience, but stuff I've seen on the internet, or magazines or whatever. First hand experience may affect the order of things, but who knows,

Anyway, First off, I decided to go Lego Star Wars. I wanted to start familiar ground (Lego) but not overly familiar (Bionicle).

Taipu1's Top 5 Lego Star Wars sets

#5 - 10179 UCS Millenium Falcon
I remember the first time I saw this, it came up in the news on BZP. I think when it came out (correct me if I'm wrong) it was the biggest and most expensive lego set ever, and my jaw dropped. The detail is stunning, the size is incredible and the price is extortionate. Unfortunately I've never had the finances to own a set such as this. I envy those who do.

#4 - 7256 Jedi Starfighter & Vulture Droid
You're probably thinking that this is not a particularly stand out set, but as one of only 6 lego star wars sets I own, it gains a lot in rank. The fact it had two ships appealed a lot to me back when I was 12, and as a result I accidently threw it across the room when playing, attempting to simulate the jump to lightspeed. My favourite of the two within was always the Jedi Star fighter, I think it was good details for its size, and I loved the fact the wings were adjustable. Up in my top five, because it offers a lot of fun.

#3 - 9492 TIE Fighter
I own 7263 TIE fighter, and looking at this thing, it is such an improvement. The change of blue to the actual colour is a big step in visual accuracy, and it looks so much more chunky and smooth. It looks like a replica, not a lego model.

#2 - 10030 UCS Imperial Star Destroyer
This seemed to appear in every Lego catalogue I ever owned, and I would lust after it. It's massive, complex, and the kind of thing I would love to build. Its most deserving of a UCS model, and most suits it. The non UCS version I think looks pathetic, and I was disappointed that this, as my #2 Lego Star Wars set, never got an appearance in the Lego Star Wars video game, instead being replaced by the smaller version, and the mini version. Criminal frankly, although I can see it could be difficult to fit this thing in a video game.

#1 - 6209 Slave I (2nd edition)
Possibly unfairly at number 1 because I own the set, but outside of Bionicle, it is the best Lego set I own, hands down. I loved all the little storage holes and hidden guns, and the fact it came with a Boba Fett minifig. Sure, the 3rd edition might be more accurate, but I own this, and prefer everything about it. I don't like the look of the new Fett minifig, it's become too true to detail. This set is the perfect bridge between Lego and Star Wars. Brilliant.


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Best Birthday Present

Posted by Taipu1 , Oct 17 2012 · 158 views

Silver plated cufflinks with Lego 2x2 plates embedded in them. Will try and post pictures at some point.





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