Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Belated News Update

For those who don't know, Random Ninja Attack has been removed from Blip TV effectively canceling the show. All of the episodes are currently unavailable to view on this Blog. I hope to eventually get them reposted either via YouTube or some other video server. It is not the end, however. The YouTube channel is still up and active, and our writers are working on more episodes, we just will no longer be available with Blip. For the time being, you can view most of the episodes on our YouTube channel @therandomninja5. 

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

After years of waiting fans finally get their hands on MGSV - sort of. Ground Zeroes is a prologue to the main game titled The Phantom Pain and is a separate game serving as both a demo and a plot set up. It gives players a taste of what MGSV will have in store for them. While the prologue does not contain the much touted dinamic time and weather change, it does off a wide open space to conduct Snake(aka BigBoss)'s operation. Only one map is available in Ground Zeroes: a Marine Base on a Cuban island where some of his comrades are being held prisoner. 
The plot for this story mission is straight forward, but the players' options are unlimited toward how they approach the objectives. Right from the start there is freedom to roam the entire base. Exploring is rewarded with secondary goals like other escaped prisoners and hidden items such as tape recordings which can be listened to in game and from the main menu. The controls are an improved form of the MGS4 and Peace Walker ones which have included ways to make a quick escape such as diving, sprinting, and jumping. Interrogation is back which can gain you important intel about your surroundings, where hidden caches of weapons are located, or where secondary objectives can be found. 
Players once again have freedom to choose between lethal and non-lethal methods to eliminated their enemies, but knocked out sentries can be roused. So choose wisely. Driving vehicles is another big addition to gameplay. Along with the open world, it should make for interesting tactical opportunities. 
New gadgets are at Snake's disposal as well. The iDroid replaces the once familiar Soloton Radar from previous titles, but rather than be a map in the corner it is brought up with a separate menu and displays tactical information such as known enemy locations, security cameras, armored vehicles, etcetera after Snake is made aware of them either by sight or interrogating a sentry. The binoculars are more useful than ever allowing Snake to "tag" enemies and objects of interest which can then be kept track of throughout the mission. Snake can also "sense" nearby enemies similarly to MGS4. A first aid spray has replaced the all too familiar ration and is accessed when Snake is severely injured. There is no health bar either which makes every tactical decision that more important. 
Upon completing the story mission, side missions are unlocked which still take place in the same base but at different times of the day to give players a taste of daylight sneaking. 
So far there is no word on whether the prologue will be included in V or remain separate. The Phantom Pain is yet to have a release date, but I'm sure that the taste from Ground Zeroes will only increase our appetite for the main course.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Update Ides of March

A lot of stuff is going on for RNA. With Bad Anime Night posted, it marks the official return of our reviews! Familiar faces will be appearing more often, and new video production will be more frequent, maybe not weekly just yet, at least monthly. Plans for an audio only podcast as well as collaborative YouTube videos with a new cohost are in the works. Not to mention our own Beanie becoming a father! Oh it's exciting times for team RNA! Be on the listen, be on the lookout!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Bad Anime Night - Defenders of Space

After a long hiatus, Beanie is Back! An evil race of Blue Aliens attacks the Earth Colony of Aurora. The only hope is a couple of teenagers and a giant robot! Can Beanie last in what is one of the worst animes he's ever watched. Be on the listen and be on the lookout!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Good News Everyone!

The long awaited return of Power On and Random Ninja Attack is imminent! At the end of February, Beanie will return with a new review segment called Bad Anime Night, wherein he suffers the horrors of poorly written, poorly dubbed, cheaply made (and cheaply procured) anime! He also pays homage to his favorite reviewers by (blatantly) using some of their gags. Rejoice at the pain he endures!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Movie of the Day, December 1, 2012

All through December, here at Random Ninja Attack will be posting the titles along with a quote from some of our favorite Christmas and holiday movies. Theses aren't reviews just a list of our favorite movies to watch during the season of peace, joy, and granny's fist-fighting in the Wal-mart over electronics.

Today's movie:
"Jingle All Tge Way" starring Arnold Scharzeneggar.
"Put that cookie down, now!"
Get into the Christmas spirit with the madness of consumerism! But in the end family and being kind and generous is what really matters.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

News and such

Hopefully something fresh and new will be on its way to RNA. Plans are in the works for an all new show. Details will be kept at a minimum, and followers will already be rolling their collective eyes, because this kind of announcement has been posted before. Which is why this one begins with "hopefully."
We at Random Ninja Attack apologize for our lack of content in the past year. But we hope to be back stronger than ever with an actual schedule in the near future.
There will be reviews, comments, snarky remarks, puppets, and more. We are excited, and you should be too.
Keep a weather eye on the horizon.
The Random Ninja