Greetings from Guns of the Helghast. 🙂
Last Friday we celebrated two venerable franchises, the upcoming installment in our namesake game series, and the six decade milestone of the greatest green lizard to ever terrorize Japan. Come along to see how we honored both occasions.
November 1st, 2013, Guns of the Helghast decided to base our activities around two famous franchises. Hosted by General Orga of the 2nd Division we donned our tactician gear and departed to our first destination, the Hub. Upon arrival we gathered around the spinning symbol of Shadow Fall and stood proudly for the night’s commemorative photo, as seen in the header image above. Remaining a while we drew some attention, as is usual whenever we gather in public, to ourselves and the logo lingering behind us. Hopefully we’ve caused a further focus on this fabulous franchise. Mimicking the Helghast as our mascot we may come off a bit biased, but Killzone is definitely an under-looked first-person shooter series whose various aspects seem to improve with each new installment.
Killzone’s latest release, Killzone: Mercenary for the PlayStation Vita, has been heralded as “The best-looking handheld game ever made (Play UK #236, pg. 74)” and “[…] the best first-person shooter available on a portable console, but more importantly it’s one of the better first-person shooters, period (Kotaku Review);” it also carries a user Metacritic score of 9.1 / 10. The franchise’s forthcoming installment, Killzone: Shadow Fall for PlayStation 4, is shaping up to be the best looking exclusive launch game of next-gen. The game’s visuals are simply stunning and from revealed gameplay footage this sequel seems set to please with its play as much as its graphical prowess. After the Hub we relocated to one of General Orga’s private resorts.
LOOT’s Hollywood Hills House Daytime Estate was where we next gathered to celebrate Godzilla’s upcoming 60th birthday! It was way back in 1954 when the green goliath made his debut, and ever since than movie-goers have been pleased to see the raging reptile rip across Japan with reckless abandon. It seemed the best way to glorify Godzilla was with a screening of one of his movies. As such we concluded to congregate before a pair of colossal curtains as Orga explained his selection from Crackle. Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidora: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack would be our movie for the night. Said to be a bit slow with story at the beginning, Orga promised an eventual pick-up filled with plenty of monster pummeling, and Orga was correct. It was fun seeing such big behemoths bash each other about. 🙂 The story, a sequel to the first Godzilla movie, was also interesting. Set some 50 years after the first movie, an undead Godzilla rises from the depths to destroy modern-day Japan. The only ones capable of stopping Godzilla are the other guardian monsters of the film, Baragon, Ghidora, and Mothra, in conjunction with Japan’s Self Defense Force (SDF). No spoilers but I will say that I thought it was a good movie and those at the screening seemed to agree. A big ‘Thank You’ goes out to General Orga for selecting this film and hosting the event overall. 🙂 Thanks also go to everyone who joined us for the night’s activities. 🙂
So what next lies in wait for Guns of the Helghast; something else within the shadows or at the depths of the deep blue sea? You’ll have to wait and see, till our next group post reveals all of what did be. 🙂