Coney Island Represent

October 24, 2005 by Tim

Before I started playing The Warriors from Rockstar, I made a point to go out and pick up the latest director’s cut of the film. I hadn’t seen the movie since I was much much younger, so I wanted to see it again for two reason. First, to gear up for the game, and second, to see if it was truly as awfully wonderful as I remembered it.

It was.

The Warriors was one of the those films in the late seventies that was sooooo very bad that it became deliciously good. By all rights, it’s not a good piece of filmmaking. But there is just something about it that turned it into a cult classic. Obviously enough that twenty years later, one of the large and most popular game companies decided to devote their time, energy and money into bringing it to consoles.

I’ll let you know if me opinion of the game changes, but it’s great. So far the game isn’t really following the movie at all, which is what I had been expecting. In fact, it’s sort of showing the roots of the gang.

Graphics could be a wee bit better, but it almost fits the gritty style of the movie.

In other news, I’ve picked up tickets to the Nintendo Fusion Tour next month in Providence RI. Fall Out Boy + Video Games is not something I can pass up.

I’m going to pick up Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland, primarily because I haven’t really played any of the last 3-4 iterations of the series. And now that I’ve been reading that this new one gets back to the skating roots, I’m anxious to get back on the board and take it for some crazy spins around the city.

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