Battles, Cloud battles, Snake Eyes Battles

Snake Eyes vs Cloud




Suggested by Destroyer Snake Eyes is a skilled ninja who prefers to operate in total silence. This really lets him concentrate on making sure that his hits are as precise as possible. Cloud has no need for such a tactic though and prefers to win with raw power. A single swing from his sword is enough to win the match if the hit connects. I can’t stress enough just how strong Cloud is. He is in a completely different league from most sword fighters and over time I’ve grown to accept that this is okay. Some fighters simply are that good and it’s why FFVII will always be legendary. Cloud wins.

Battles, Snake Eyes Battles, Venom Battles

Snake Eyes vs Venom




Suggested by Destroyer Snake Eyes is definitely a skilled ninja who is always around to save the rest of the GI Joe squad. Still, he will not be able to compete with Venom here as he is simply too powerful. Venom won’t even get hurt by the sword all that much and will be able to trap Snake Eyes in place if the ninja attempts such a tactic. Throw in his nearly unbreakable webbing and you have a very tough fight to make headway in. Venom wins.

Game Records

GI Joe The Rise of Cobra Stats and Records

Stats time!

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Stage Stats Briefcases Info Cards Contact Tags Ranks

Arctic 1 2/2 3/3 1/1 3/5
Arctic 2 2/2 3/3 0/0 3/5
Arctic 3 2/2 3/3 1/1 3/5
Arctic 4 4/4 3/3 1/1 3/5
Arctic 5 0/2 4/4 0/0 3/5
Arctic 6 1/1 1/2 1/1 3/5
Desert 1 0/1 1/4 1/1 2/5
Desert 2 1/3 2/4 0/0 3/5
Desert 3 1/1 1/2 0/0 2/5
Desert 4 1/1 2/3 0/1 2/5
Desert 5 1/1 2/4 0/0 3/5
Desert 6 0/1 0/2 0/1 0/5
Jungle 1 1/2 1/4 0/1 1/5
Jungle 2 1/1 0/2 0/1 2/5
Jungle 3 2/2 2/4 0/0 2/5
Jungle 4 0/1 3/4 0/0 2/5
Jungle 5 0/1 0/3 0/1 0/5
Tundra 1 2/2 3/3 0/0 2/5
Tundra 2 1/1 3/4 0/0 3/5
Tundra 3 1/1 1/2 3/3 3/5

7 Star Games, Game Reviews, Games, Reviews

GI Joe The Rise of Cobra Review

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GI Joe is one of those games that you really can’t help, but check out. It’s the very definition of a movie tie in as it has everything that you would expect one to have. I think that one of the ways that you can tell whether a game is big budget or not is the little things. As a whole, this game may look like any other overhead shooter, but it’s the small things that keep it from reaching the heights of other great shooters. No matter, it is still a pretty fun game and one that definitely gives you your money’s worth.

The Joes have captured Baroness and the Cobra organization appears to be gone for good. Everything is right in the world until they are attacked and Baroness escapes. It appears that Cobra may not be dead after all and they are using their new teleportation technology to create a lot of havoc. Duke is going to have to go back on the field with the other Joes to stop the enemies from gaining ground. The only question on everyone’s minds is…”Can Cobra really be back?” Time to find out!

There are 20 levels to be found here, which is a pretty reasonable amount. The levels are long enough so that they can’t be called short while not being nearly as long as a War for Cybertron or Shattered Dimensions stage. I’d say that they’re juuust right if you ask me. The levels are pretty repetitive as you go on, but the actual gameplay is always fun so I wouldn’t really count that as a negative. The gameplay is similar to Centipede Infestation or Alien Syndrome. It’s overhead, but close enough to the ground where it can almost feel 3D. You won’t realize that it is overhead until you are done…or that is typically the case anyway.

You take out your guns and try to quickly destroy all of the enemies who are in your way. Typically, your objective will be to destroy certain objects along your way to the end. This means that you can actually skip a lot of the enemies if you really don’t want to bother facing them. I do recommend fighting them since it’ll help you earn points to get more badges, but it’s your call. Beating the levels on casual difficulty will let you quickly get through them, but you will not be able to get 5 star ranks that way so it’s a double edged sword. The gameplay never gets old and it’s a lot of fun to just blast everyone in your way. You’ll rarely need to resort to hand to hand combat, but it can be fun to use once in a while as a change up.

Graphically, the game definitely doesn’t impress. The facial expressions can definitely look pretty bad, but it can be in a humorous way so I can’t really fault it. It’s pretty sub standard for a PS3 game, but I didn’t expect anything more than that. The graphics still look pretty good during the gameplay, which is what counts. No frills or extra things to polish up the graphics, but that’s all right. The soundtrack can be a little uneven as some themes are just really loud. Notably the “Go Joe” theme that plays when you activate your power up. Mixed in with the sound of your gun constantly firing, you’ll be tempted to lower the volume. The stage themes are pretty unmemorable, but they aren’t bad. The characters can sound pretty intriguing though and Cobra Commander is the best example of this. The writers definitely are not familiar with his character since he sounds nothing like the villain that we’re used too. He’s constantly losing his cool and shrieking. The Commander doesn’t even try to keep up a tough facade as he panics when the Joes break in. It’s tough for his fans to watch, but you will likely get a good chuckle out of him.

GI Joe definitely shines when it comes to the Replay Value aspect. There are 130 emblems to get, which will take you some time since getting 5 stars on every stage is truly a feat. You will need to find several collectibles in each level which can be tough and let’s not forget the trophies. They’re all pretty fair and while they can be time consuming, none of them feel cheap. If you really want to get the Platinum in this game, I’m confident that you will be able too. I’ve thought about it and I may get it at some point, but I’ll settle for obtaining most of the trophies for now.

The ending to the game is pretty unsatisfying though. First of all, there is no final boss. That’s pretty discouraging since each world had a final boss aside from the last one. Instead of fighting Cobra Commander, we got to fight a few generators that some minions were protecting. The game also plays it a little too safe with the story and all of the villains end up getting away aside from Baroness. That means that we go right back to the status quo from the beginning of the game where this was the case…..a bit lazy if you ask me.

Now, I mentioned that it’s the little things that separate this from a high budget shooter. One example of this is naturally the minor glitches. Nothing major luckily, but sometimes your gun will just go through an opponent and you’ll need to stop shooting and quickly start again. That’s not terrible and it’s quite rare, but it’s a little thing. Camera angles can be tricky and it’s easy to get lost in some of the levels. The gameplay is a lot of fun, but it’s not very deep so you really need to enjoy it or you will definitely find it repetitive. I recommend always choosing Heavy Duty since he has the best super attack in the game.

Overall, GI Joe The Rise of Cobra is a pretty fun PS3 game. It won’t be winning any awards in the near future, but it’s the kind of game that really goes by quickly. You’ll never feel bored as you tackle the Cobra agents and the plot is decently engaging. I’m glad that we do get actual cutscenes so the game definitely didn’t skip out on the budget. At 20 levels, it’s definitely long enough for you to spend a few days on it and more if you want the Platinum. I recommend this to all action fans who own a PS3.

Overall 7/10

Comic Reviews, Comics, Reviews

Transformers vs GI Joe Review

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It’s time for another one of the Free comics from this year’s event. This comic is the start of a whole new series where these two popular franchises will duke it out. Since it is the first issue; we don’t get to see them fight all that much, but it is the set up. It also serves as an alternate retelling for both sides so that the continuity fit. Unfortunately, the art and character personalities take the comic down a few notches.

The plot involves the Joes as they are taking down a Cobra base and thoroughly enjoying it. None of them are actually taking it seriously, but Cobra is still pretty confident since things are going according to plan. The plan changes a little because Bumblebee and Starscream are duking it out. The Decepticon has a pretty huge advantage and explosions ripple across the area. Will the Joes be able to finish off Cobra Commander and still have enough energy left to take on a Decepticon?

The plot itself is decent, but the dialogue can be a little painful. Duke and Snake Eyes spend most of their screen time flirting with Scarlet. It’s sad enough that such an epic commander like Duke would be doing this while on a mission of life and death, but Snake Eyes? Snake Eyes is supposed to be the quiet and tough ninja that does what must be done. Not only does he ditch the mask, but Snake Eyes talks a lot. He makes many puns and jokes while showing off the fact that he’s not as professional as he used to be. Snake Eyes gets a lot of hype for his reasoning skills, but then he throws an ordinary grenade at a huge robot. I don’t believe that this was a very smart move.

The ending is pretty sad for the heroes. Bumblebee has a pretty sad fate in store for him and the Joes have a man down. Hopefully, Duke will bounce back from this and look good again. That way, the rest of the Joes can follow suit. The first issue is supposed to make you want to pick up the series, but I can’t say that this one did anything for me. It just wasn’t that fun to read.

The artwork is pretty bad and at times it feels as if it’s a fan comic. I really have to say that the art is some of the most underwhelming that I have seen in ages and the bandages scene was particularly hard to look at. I actually had to make sure that this was the official comic as I was reading it. Art is something that can really help a comic if done right and these drawings just bring the issue down.

Overall, Transformers vs GI Joe may have just been called GI Joe: Attack on Cobra! The Transformers cross paths with the Joes for a second, but they’re mainly involved in completely different plots. Naturally, this is because it’s only the first issue, but it doesn’t change the fact that we didn’t get a whole lot of interaction. I wouldn’t pick up the next issues based on this one and I definitely wouldn’t recommend it to the casual reader. Start off with the Transformers and New Avengers crossover instead.

Overall 5/10

Battles, Gemini Saga Battles, Snake Eyes Battles

Gemini Saga vs Snake Eyes


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Gemini Saga is a pretty powerful opponent and he could easily take out the entire planet if he wished too. Snake Eyes is quick and his sword skills should be feared, but he won’t be able to win in the longrun. Gemini Saga has already fought over 100 times on the blog and he won 70+. Snake Eyes won’t be able to deal with that level of power. Gemini Saga wins.

Battles, Shadowdragon Battles, Snake Eyes Battles

Shadowdragon vs Snake Eyes




Before Sigma 6 this fight could have been a lot different. However, in that show Snake Eyes has showed his incredible speed and striking ability. He’s probably on par or better than Shadowdragon in that fighting style. Not to mention that he has energy guns that can do some massive damage! Snake Eyes wins.

Bass Battles, Battles, Snake Eyes Battles

Bass vs Snake Eyes




Bass is back and he’s back to pwn as per usual. Snake Eyes is a pretty tough swordsman and can move extremely fast. Of course it won’t be enough to take down Bass in this round. Bass has his Earthbreakers and extreme speed! Not many can live through a hit from Bass, he’s just too powerful! Bass wins.

Battles, Snake Eyes Battles, Storm Shadow Battles

Snake Eyes vs Storm Shadow



Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow have been rivals for a long time, but the thing is…..Snake Eyes always wins! Storm Shadow always proves that he’s not as skilled as Snake Eyes. While their fights are always close the victor is never in doubt.

Storm Shadow will always be known as a skilled swordsman, but in Joeworld he will never be number 1. Snake Eyes takes that honor…and the match with him!Storm Shadow may be back, but will he win….Can he win! We’ll soon find out. Snake Eyes wins.

Fanfic version below

Epic Swordfight time!