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1.30.2010

Intial Thoughts: Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom Ulitmate All-Stars


Den and I just picked up copies of Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom for Wii and spent an evening drinking booze and beating the crap out of each other with rainbow Yoyo's, giant robots and Hadoukens. So far playing this sparkling gem from Japan has been a pretty good time. Originally it wasn't thought that the game with it's cast of characters weren't going make it over to our neck of the woods, but here it is in all its over the top glory. Thank you Capcom.

Half of the games set of characters are from the famed Japanese Animation Company Tatsunoko who created many Anime series starting back way back before many of use were born. So more likely than not your not going to recognize many of them. The other half of course reign from Capcom's library of characters beyond just the Street Fighter realm. All in all its quite the mix of characters and for me it's been refreshing to play a fighting game with characters I know nothing about. It makes the battles much more interesting when your playing with new characters and seeing something unexpected.

The basic of the games combat consist of 3 buttons for Strong, Medium, and Light attacks. Its makes the game a little easier to get right into the thick of it and do some amazing attacks. You might be fooled into thinking the game is a button masher but as I was playing the game I began to notice that the game has some hidden depth to it. Expert players are going to have a field day mastering all the different characters in the game.

Den and I spent most of our time doing some online battling and it worked without a hitch. I noticed no lag in our friend matches. I also tried out some ranked online battles and so far I only had one battle with a little lag in the beginning of the match then it was fine after that.

So far Tasunoko Vs. Capcom has been a pretty entertaining ride. If your interested in seeing a unique fighter, then we think its well worth your time.

1.26.2010

Episode 8: 2009, the future is MEOW!

Hey everyone it's that time again. Yet another episode of the Who Burned my Toast podcast has been released. This week we issue some warnings about PS3s 256 online multiplayer behemoth MAG and have some not so kind words for Final Fantasy Cyrstal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers for Wii. We go into detail why you just might want to avoid these games and spend your hard earned lettuce elsewhere.

Since it's still the new year to us, it's time for reflection. That's why on this episode we proudly announce "The Word of Toast 2009". What we got here for you is a recap of the best and most burned games Den and the Butcher have had chance to get their grubby opinionated hands on. We also take it a step further and point some fingers at game companies as well that got under our skin.

Feel free to join us and send in emails or comment here to tell us what your favorite games were and what games really pissed you off last year and why. If we get some good stuff we may end up using it on the podcast, making you an instant Super Star.

Listen to the podcast right here.

Feel free to email us at whoburnedmytoast@gmail.com or post comments, suggestions, or death threats right here on the blog. We enjoy hearty debate. Bring it!

1.19.2010

Muscle March: Busting walls and balls all the way from Japan.

So today I got home from work and my Wii was glowing with that warm inviting blue light, letting me know I have received something special in my inbox. Oh boy did I get something special today. Muscle March for WiiWare. Den, who works with me at Who Burned My Toast was kind enough to gift me this game from the WiiShop Channel for $5. Isn't he such a thoughtful guy?

If you couldn't already tell this game involves Body Builders and a Polar Bear scantily dressed in Speedos. Why you ask? Cause weird people are stealing these poor manly mans protein powder and you need to race through various environments smashing through walls and wiggling your ass to catch them. I think the gameplay will all make sense if you just watch the video below.



I saw the Japanese version of this game on youtube awhile back and never thought in a million years it would be localized and brought to the states. It's just the most way out there and hilarious game I have ever laid my eyes upon. It's a novelty game for sure and worth a good laugh when I have friends over for drinks. This game just makes you wonder WTF is up with Japan? Watch your back Den.

1.17.2010

REVIEW — Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

Plat: DS
Dev: Alpha Dream
Pub: Nintendo

I know, I know, I have been sitting on this game for awhile now. When I finally do get around to playing RPGs I prefer to take me sweet ass time and enjoy them wholeheartedly. Nintendo & Alpha Dream once again have delivered a fun little Mario & Luigi RPG game on the DS that delivers solid & familiar gameplay with a truly humorous story. Where this game mixes it up a bit is that you're going to be spending most of your time playing as big bad Bowser, as well as inside him.


1.11.2010

Assassin's Creed 2

Plat: PS3, 360, PC
Dev: Ubisoft Montreal
Pub: Ubisoft



The story takes place in the year 2012 (the world didn't end!? or did it). In this game (and the first) the protagonist's name is Desmond Miles. In the first game Desmond is captured by a pharmaceutical company who have a machine called the "Animus" -- a chair with the capability of allowing a person to relive the experiences of an ancestor. They then force big D to enter into the mind of a very peculiar man. This man's name was Altaïr ibn La-Ahad, a member of a clan of Assassins. The entirety of the first game takes place in the holy land, during the 3rd Crusade in 1191 AD (or CE if you will).


Episode 7: 2010 a Podcast Odyssey

Happy New Year and welcome to the future everyone. We all know what that means! It's time for our WHO BURNED MY TOAST HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!

That's right in this episode of the podcast we give away the Monster Hunter Freedom Unite PSP DLC game code and Den's own hand crafted Vyinl Monster Hunter Logo! Here's a pic of it. Listen to see if you've won. Congratulations to the winners.

Returning weeks from being lost in his Arctic Tundra Homeland of New England, The Butcher talks about completeting Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Mr. Den get's all warm and cuddly with Assassin's Creed 2.

Download the Podcast or face real consequences.

Feel free to email us at whoburnedmytoast@gmail.com or post comments, suggestions, or death threats right here on the blog. We enjoy hearty debate. Bring it!