Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hallo there, welcome to an overview of the SFIFF Youth Media Mash-Up. There were about 10-12 short films featured on the program that I saw. There were mostly extremities. What I mean by that is there were really good films and utterly horrible films. I am only talking about a few of these.

First off, the first film of the program was a documentary about a circus school, specifically the sport of trapeze. It focuses mainly on one girl who goes to this circus school. This movie was a pretty good length and very precise and to the point.

The next film I'm talking about is one that I don't even classify as a film but as an ad for a vacation to Tahoe. This is the most simple film ever. It is a few seconds of stock footage of mountains, then some kid walks in frame for a few seconds. All this connected by cheap stock film burns. This film was about 20 seconds long and had no purpose whatsoever.

The last film I'm talking about was my favorite. It was an in-depth documentary about Huey P. Newton and the Black Panther Party. It features some key landmarks in the development of the party and struggle to preserve it. For example, the bullet-ridden residence of Huey P. Newton and the house where Little Bobby Hutton died. It was a brief history on something I didn't know was "just around the corner"

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Katamari Damacy: A Review

Hallo and welcome to this review... First of all I don't know where to start! Stare at that picture. The three main components are a cow, a rainbow, and a huge ball of stuff. This game is an almost insane compilation of every weird thing you could ever think of. Its soundtrack is awesome: I'll post it below in the gallery, its graphics aren't perfect but they are weird and its story is the most bizarre part. A very large king who enjoys rambling about chewing gum and Thailand accidentally destroys the stars. I have no idea how he manages to do this; it is fiction though... He gets the prince and the prince's cousins which you can unlock, to roll big balls around picking up anything from thumbtacks to cell phones to people to the eiffel tower!!! The game is fairly short with a play-through time of 8-10 hours. The game is comprised of 10 different levels and a few bonus ones. Also many humorous un-lockable movies that all star a kid with his mom witnessing the stars being shot in the sky.
As far as fun goes this game is like a goldmine. This game is so fun you might want to play through it 2 or 3 times. This incredibly simple idea goes a long way. The first few levels might seem tedious but when you reach level 6-7 your patience pays off. You can roll up octopuses, skyscrapers, small islands, clouds and rainbows.
The camera in this game is somewhat annoying when your ball gets large but other than that I find no issue in the game's in game awesomeness.
This game was made nine years ago so the graphics are a bit outdated. Circles look a lot like pentagons. That is somewhat of a problem though because there are circles everywhere: trees, your ball, the princes body, etc, and textures are a little dull. Besides that though this game's colors and people who all look like lumps that shake are awesome.
These songs as I explained are awesome. I will leave one down below so you can listen for yourself.
Overall this game is wonderful and odd, but in a good way.

Ease of Play--90/100
85/100--Awesomely Weird!!

*Not a typo, see for yourself...

 Random Bear

The Prince changes sizes!!

Billions of dollars in damage