Monday, October 26, 2009

Trine, Uncharted 2, Borderlands

Trine (PSN) (1hr)

This is a 3 player puzzle game that is pretty addicting. You control 3 different characters with different abilities and must navigate jumps, enemies and puzzles. It's one screen only coop which stinks since it would be a great online game. The graphics are really gorgeous and the puzzles can get pretty tough. In single player there is only one character on screen and you switch out the characters based on the skill you need in multiplayer all 3 characters are on the screen. It is really fun and should be a must get at $20.

Uncharted 2 (PS3) (4 HR)

Finished the game last night and the whole game is awesome with the action ramping up till the very end. Also played the co-op multiplayer and it is a lot of fun. The AI is brutal and the game play is hectic with all the different enemies you encounter you need to use cover. The biggest difference of this multiplayer is the platforming you do to get to good vantage points so you very rarely stay in the same place very long. This is a must buy and play for all gamers.

Borderlands (360) (15hr)

Man have I put in a lot of hours of this game and I have 3 characters that are level 15 or above. I've played through the first missions about 6 different times and they have all been a blast. This is just my type of game, shooting and leveling up with awesome weapons. I do wish there were more customizations in the characters look but other than that pure fun.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Borderlands, Beneath a Steel Sky

Borderlands (360) (5 hr)

Can't get enough of this game, I am enjoying playing multiplayer and single player. I'm getting some pretty good weapons now that do some elemental damage which looks cool. Co-op is really fun but can get hectic with all the extra enemies that spawn.

Beneath the Steel Sky (IPhone) (5 min)

This is an upgraded version of an old PC adventure game and it has quite a bit of sound support.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Borderlands (360) (8hr)

Awesome game...Played from 6 to 2:30...had meetings from 9 till 3....tired....but
will play more tonight...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Uncharted 2, Hook Champ, New Super Mario Bro, Borderlands

Uncharted 2 (PS3) (3hr)

I'm on Chapter 23 of 26 so I am getting close to the end and so far it has not been disappointing and constantly ramping up the action so I can't wait for the finale.
It has gotten pretty tough and I can't imagine what playing on the harder levels will be for some of these fights.

Hook Champ (IPhone), (5min)

Plays like an old classic platform game with some nice graphics and an awesome swing hook mechanic.

New Super Mario Bro (DS) (30min)

I need to finish this game and will try to play for 30 min a night before I goto bed.
This is preparation for the new Mario game coming for the Wii.

Borderlands (360) (30min)

Picked it up at lunch and so far I really like it from the graphics to the light comedy of the characters plus the shooting feels great.
So come and play tonight if you can.

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Boy and His Blob, Uncharted 2, Brutal Legend, Demon's Souls

A Boy and His Blob (Wii) (45min)

This is a remake of an old game where you feed a blob beans which turns him into different items to help you collect 3 treasures which are hidden around each level.
It is a puzzle game with some light action events. I was a little confused at first as there really isn't a tutorial and of course I didn't read the manual. You feed your blob beans and, so far, he has turned into a trampoline, a hole, or a balloon.
The graphics look hand drawn and the lighting is well done.

Uncharted 2 (PS3) (5hr)

This game makes you want to play straight through with it's exceptional story. It is ten times better than any action movie this year and incomparable to the trash that was Land of the Lost. I am about 2/3 of the way through and there have been some really standout moments and some tough battles and I'm only playing the normal level and there are 2 more above that. I really want to try the coop and hope to this weekend with Joe and Jeremie. If you have a PS3 then you almost have to buy this game.

Brutal Legend (360) (2hr)

This game is losing momentum quickly. I really like the atmosphere, voicework, and music but I find myself not really having a lot of fun. I don't like the RTS part of the battles, I understand why they are there because it sounds like it could be fun building stages and merchandise booths and controlling different troops, but it just doesn't feel all there. I wish is was just a straight up action/adventure game.
It is worth renting and I wish I had done that.

Demon's Souls (PS3) (2hr)

Still plugging a way at this one and still dieing constantly but still enjoying it, wow, I could brew a lot with all of those stills. I have found a place where I can grind and level up so I should be able to gain a couple of levels within an hour. T

Friday, October 16, 2009

Uncharted 2, Brutal Legend, 30 Minute Hero

Uncharted 2 (Ps3) (2hr)

I went a little farther in the story. I'm trying to make this game last and not just play through to the finish and I am enjoying that. I tried the multiplayer last night and had a god time. I don't have a mike so I just played Deathmatch and got to level 4. When you gain levels you can open up basically perks when you start a match so I was able to unlock 2 perks. There are 3 other multi modes that I want to try when I can find the official PS3 Bluetooth headset.

Brutal Legend (360) (1hr)

Got a little farther but I am starting to see some minor things that could and should have been fixed. There is noticeable frame rate issues when you are driving around which bother me. When you start a side mission there is a little cut scene but it's the same dialog, if they could have changed the dialog for each one it wouldn't feel repetitive and you would look forward to them but as it is now you do get tired of it.

30 Minute Hero (PSP) (5 min)

This is a neat PSP game where you have 30 seconds to save the world. It is a full RPG where you level up and use weapons and have 30 seconds, you can gain time by praying, to find the enemy castle and defeat the boss.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

No Games?

Wow I went a day without playing a game. What's wrong with me.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Uncharted 2, Brutal Legend

Uncharted 2 (PS3) (3Hr)

This game is awesome, from the graphics to the game play, this is another game of the year contender. Everything I liked about the game is still there and they made some small tweaks in the combat department that really makes this game stand out. The new stealth system is great, when I first heard of it though I was skeptical because most stealth systems stink, but this works well and I enjoy using it with all the special animations that occur. Buy, buy, buy.

Brutal Legend (360) (1Hr)

This game excels at atmosphere but the game play feels like something is missing. The voice work and music are all top notch and the story is funny. The combat is it's weak point as I just wasn't having that much fun playing. The combat is real time action but then it goes to an RTS style where you command units and I had a hard time using the system. It is pretty basic and I think that is what hurts it is you need a little more control than what you have. I bought it because I wanted to support the developer as he made Full Throttle which is one of my favorite games.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Painkiller, Risen

Painkiller (PC) (2Hr)

I bought the Painkiller 3Pack on Steam this week so I spent some time mindlessly shooting strange creatures. Sometimes you just want to shoot stuff and this game is perfect for those situations, little story, all action.

Risen (PC) (1Hr)

I am making my way to the first city and I've tried to explore some areas but I keep getting killed, I really need to find some armor. I am still impressed by the visuals as there are moments that really look awesome.

Toys R Us

Went to get my deals there and of course they didn't get their shipment in so no go there. This has happened to me every year and I don't like it. Why do they do this BB had 100 copies of Uncharted 2 in the store on shelves so I know that it shipped early but TRS knows this and does it on purpose.

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Releases

Remember Toy's R Us is having it's buy 2 get 1 free this week and I think it applies to Point cards so you can buy $100 worth and get $50 free.

Uncharted 2 (PS3)

I am really excited to play this one. The multiplayer demo is okay but I want to play the single player campaign.

Brutal Legend (360)

I want to support Tim Schaffer so I am getting this and I want to play a rock 'n roll adventure game.

PC Classics, Madden 10, Risen

PC Classics

For some reason I got an itch to go and play some old PC games and Steam has some really good ones that I couldn't resist.

Quake 2

This is the game that I remember running my first FPS tests against and I can still remember the test video. I also remember being Wow'd when the first enemy shot at you and you could see the trail of his bullet, it was awesome. I played through the first 2 missions and I remembered them all even though I hadn't played in about 10 years.

Return to Castle Wolfenstien

I beat this game on the original Xbox and so I remembered this game as well and it does hold up. Most of the ID games the resolution goes to 1600x1200 and the graphics still look pretty good.

Doom 3 & Doom3 RTE

As you can tell I bought the ID collection on Steam and I got around 20 games, I got tired of waiting for another deal and decided to spend the money. I beat the original Doom 3 but never the expansion so I put some mods on and it crippled my frame rate. They added some graphical tweaks and I may have to take it off to play without frame drops.

Hitman Series

I also picked up 3 Hitman games for $10, that's the problem with Steam sales it is too easy to spend money. I want to try and play the series from the beginning as I never really played any of these. The first one is not that great graphically but plays okay but I am stuck at the first mission.

Madden 10 (360) (45min)

Played my league game and since it doesn't use any sliders I am really not liking it as you cannot run and it's pass all the time and I don't like it. The IPhone app
is out now if interested.

Risen (PC) (1hr)

I finished the first area and about to go to the city. I haven't ran across any bugs yet and it's running better on Windows 7 than Xp which is strange. This game is huge and I hope I keep playing.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma, Risen

NG 2 (PS3) (1HR)

Well this version is easier than the 360 one but I am finally facing a boss that I can't beat. I guess I haven't figured out the pattern yet but after 5 tries I gave up and will try later.

Risen (Steam) (1 HR)

I'm almost out of the first area and I dialed down the difficulty to easy I wasn't having fun on normal. It is fair but I want to experience the story and not be bogged down by the combat. Easy it is still tough but more forgiving.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I didn't get to play any games last night, I was really tired, but I did
upgrade my PS3 Hard drive to 250GB. For some reason though it was much harder than it should have been. I am not mechanically inclined, stuff just seems to happen when I try to do any manual labor.

I go to take out the current 60G HD from the PS3. There is one screw that holds the HD case to the system. It's supposed to be a phillip's head, the other screws on the case are phillps but my screwdriver didn't fit very well but after some pressure I finally got the screw out. I removed the HD case from the PS3 and now I had to remove 4 screws that hold the HD in the case. These screws were really in there and I finally got 3 out but one I stripped out. So now I have to go to the garage and get my Dremel and hopefully not ruin my old HD. Well for some reason that worked without any problems so I put in the new HD and wait hour and half to restore. If something can go wrong and it usually does, the same thing happens to my Dad so I guess I inherited it.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma, Wii Crossfire,

Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma (PS3) (2HR)

I saw good reviews for this game and even though I own it for the 360 and never finished it I rented it because there is supposed to be a lot more content and they were right. The first mission has a boss fight that is mission from the original and the big thing is the difficulty has been toned down so I can actually not die every 5 minutes. If you want a great action game with a lot of cool content, you can control the females character's breasts in cutscenes, then pick this game up.

Wii Crossfire (Wii)

Well I bought this Wii gun earlier in the month and it has problems so I will be returning it. Here is my amazon review:
I was excited to get this product because I really wanted more than just a shell for my Wiimote when I played light gun games. I put the batteries in and it took awhile for me to sync the gun to my Wii. For some reason when I hit the sync buttons it wouldn't connect but after about 4 attempts it worked. I put in and tested a couple of games and it worked great but I had problems where the Wii Gun would lose connection to the Wii and I would have to power on the Wii gun again, I did have full batteries so that wasn't the problem. Every game I tried I would eventually lose my connection. I really like the gun butmay have gotten a bad one so I am returning this one and waiting for
a revision to be made.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Risen, Splosion Man, Canabalt, RB

Risen (PC) (3HR)

I got to play quite a bit of this game yesterday and I like it, I think it's a bit too hard but other than that I recommend this game. The graphics are really nice and with the real-time weather/days I had some "Wow" moments. The combat is tough in this game as a couple of hits will kill you, now I don't have any armor on and that may be the problem but I haven't found any yet. You are able to block and parry but you do have to level up your fighting skill to use it even though the tutorial task said I could do it when I first started. The enemies have various attack patterns that you need to adjust to when you try to block. Overall it feels good but I had to turn the difficulty down to easy on some fights but all that did was increase the amount of hits I could take.

What I really like about his game is the story. It is well done with good voice acting and it can be pretty funny at times especially when you are talking to a drunk person. It was developed by 2K Czeck games so I was surprised to find that there it all works well and nothing like other foreign games where the voice work is suspect.

Splosion Man (360) (30min)

I finished the first set of levels and defeated my first boss. If you haven't tried this yet go ahead and get the demo it is funny and a solid arcade game.

Canabalt (IPhone) (20min)

This is a neat little game where you run to the right and tap the screen to jump to see how far you can escape a city that is being invaded. My top score is 4300 feet.
It is a simple game but has nice graphics and sounds good. So for 1.99 pick it up.

RB (360) (1HR)

As you can see with the 360 games I picked up an 360 Arcade machine till I get my other back and it is loud. It was build Jun of this year and does have a smaller power supply but the disk drive can be loud. I also will have to re-rip the games to the hard drive if I want to play them from there as you will get a message that you can only play games that are installed to the hard drive if you have the original HD and xbox where it was installed. You still have to have the disk so I really don't understand this.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Risen, Diablo 2

Risen (Pc) (30min)

Played the demo for Risen then when and pre-purchased from Steam. It's an action RPG from the makers of Gothic. I liked Gothic but the controls were not customizable and were not mapped very well and Risen let's you customize. The graphics are nice and it runs on a mid-level system.

Diablo 2 (PC) (3Hr)

Played with Mark and had a great time and we finished the first level.

360 RR

Still not able to print out my label but I will pick up an Arcade unit this weekend.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Well the Toys R' Us sale Buy 2 Get one Free is:
10/11 - 10/17

Just before Borderlands comes out but I will use it for Uncharted 2 and
Brutal Legend and something else.

360 RR, Bourne Identity, Tomb Raider Underworld, Shatter

360 RR (360) (0mn)

Went to play Rock band and turned on my 360 and I had one red light shining at me and then the screen displayed E74. So I go and register online and go to print my shipping label and the shipping label is just a box with a red x in it so no label. Ahrrggggg.... So I am out of the 360 gaming biz for a couple of weeks, maybe, I may just go and get an arcade version. I do want to buy the new bundle with the 250G HD so just bad timing on the error.

Bourne Identity (PS3) (1hr)

I had bought this awhile back and never really played it so I thru it in and had a good time until I hit a guy and then the sound cut out and it wouldn't come back and I didn't feel like reloading it so I switched games.

Tomb Raider Underworld (PS3) (1.5 Hr)

Sometimes I just like to climb and shoot stuff so I rented this and played the first level till I got stuck and got frustrated, seems to happen to me a lot lately. The game is pretty good it does have it's quirks but overall it's a fun game.

Shatter (PSN) (45mn)

I have about 2 levels to go before I finish this game. The soundtrack for the game is very good. I recommend this game to anyone who likes breakout.