My Madballs BABO Invasion Demo in San Francisco!
I was pleasantly and shockingly surprised by my Madballs Babo Invasion demo experience here in San Francisco. Remember the Madballs craze in the 80’s…if you don’t I feel dang old!
I recall all the boys had them, though till this day I don’t understand the purpose…yet thanks to the Demo I have my own little Madball to figure out and it’s an old school one too…
Screamin’ Meenie!!! Do I throw it?? Step on it? WHAT?! So lost on this toy! But hell bent on figuring it out!
Everyone knows I am the queen of Rockband for cutegeek.com. In fact my arms were sore that day after 2 hours of Rockband drumming the night before including a jam session of Run to the Hills (that is one tough song).
So I wake up and think…will I enjoy this game? Will I be good at the game? Typically I play music games and car games (b/c who doesn’t want to crash into things, right?). Out of curiosity I went to the Madballs Babo Invasion website to check out what I just got myself into…
To be honest I was starting to think I wouldn’t be good at it…beads of sweat were starting to think about accumulating (mostly nerves but also b/c the cab was stuffy). What if I can’t cut it and oh crap I am videotaping…this could be bad! Demise of Nina in literally 30mins!
THAT ALL CHANGED…once I had the control in my hands I was rocking…and I had F-U-N (sorry Scott from playbrains, I stole your expression!) HA! Scott also really helped me grasp the game; this game truly is for those that want to invest their time in a game.
Once I was in combat I was laughing and also being challenged at the same time, see the first time I played here! My character the first time around was Magmor which as a dork I said his name in the deep voice the game did, yeah I geeked out!
I am not great at shoot em’ up games or anything that requires a target; my aim is awful and I get trigger shy once I am ambushed! Strangely I had no problems shooting and rolling around in this game! I mean did you see the youtube where one of the guys said "she is doing better then me", I was killing it on this game! The rolling at first took some getting used to I am not going to lie to you all! Luckily the game has a rolling boot camp…I didn’t do it b/c well I am just that good and a geek…so if you are having problems figuring it out…do the boot camp…don’t be a punk!
Nina get to what features you liked about the game already…I know…I know…SORRY! First off I think this little character "Eidolon" for us ladies is HOT and I love her powers! She can go invisible with her "Ghost" ability or temporarily blind her enemies with her powerful "whiteout". Man I wish I had those powers; not sure the male population would have a chance though sooooo maybe not! Especially since my favorite weapon is the beamer, which seemed to be very effective in my demo!
I couldn’t help laughing about that! Imagine playing with your friends and having the chance to shoot each other! I could see this possibly getting messy if there is some Freudian anger between pals …maybe…but it was sure funny!
I also had the opportunity of making a map even though there are 21 maps to the game so you don’t need to but you have the option(hello women love options, I pack like Costanza). Building it was super duper fun! I could see myself spending more time building maps…it’s fun to build it and then play on your map…it’s like your new little creation that no one else made! NICE!
What I want to express to our audience is that this game though at first glance may be overwhelming for a girl like me who cannot shoot; but it was not hard to grasp in the least bit! Ladies I suck at this stuff; I have tried others back in the day like Battlefield or at E3 I couldn’t even shoot the dang chickens at the city interactive booth. Chickens people, not like that they are a small target!
I think I want this game…and now gasp…I need a dang XBox! Though you can play it online...still want an XBox though...