Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year's Eve

Well hope everyone is going to have a great New Years I hope to get some gametime in and then on Saturday watch Arkansas win the Liberty Bowl. The best thing about the new year is the new games that will be coming out in January and February.

Bioshock 2 - Really enjoyed the first one and hope the second can match the atmosphere.
Mass Effect 2 - From what I've seen they have really improved on the shooting/combat aspects of the game and that was the one gripe that I had.
Darksiders - A mix of adventure and action that looks to have a dark tone.
Bayonetta - The demo is live and this action game looks crazy.
No More Heroes 2 - Loved the first game and it's coming to 360 soon so I'm really looking forward to the second one.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Not Many Games

Wow a long time between posts but it's the holidays. I should be back to normal posts now.

COD 2 (360) (Total Time: 100hrs)

Spent way too much time with this game and I can't stop playing. I went ahead and prestiged so I basically started all over but I'm up to level 22 with about 5 hours of play so I'm doing much better now. I had the best games last night, I was playing free for all and won about 4 matches and got 30 kills 2 times in a row which I've never done before and it's a great feeling.

Dead Space Extraction (Wii) (30 min)

I loved Dead Space on the 360 and they made this game a light gun shooter for the Wii and I'm back on the Immasura(something like that). The graphics are really good and the atmosphere feels like the first game.

Resident Evil Degeneration (Wii) (30 min)

Another light gun game and another great game.

Monday, December 21, 2009

AC2, COD 2, Conan, Borderlands

Well my projector bulb exploded on Saturday night so I'm glad I had one on order and will be here Tuesday. I had a lot of trouble getting the old one out though as I think that some of plastic melted together or it wasn't put in correctly when I bought it anyway I was able to force it out and hopefully the new one will go in without problems.

Assassin's Creed 2 (360) (6hr)

I finished the story on Saturday and I really enjoyed my time with the game. I may purchase the soundtrack as it had some great melodies. There are still things that I can do in the game but I'm not sure if I want to the 1000 achievement points. The ending was a little strange but did setup the next game so I hope they choose another great place like Italy.

COD 2 (360) (6Hr)

I got to level 70 on Saturday so that day was a big gaming day for me since I had to be signed onto the system at work. I will prestige but not until I get some more titles and emblems from leveling up perks.

Conan (360) (3hr)

For some reason I felt like a beat'm up last night and chose Conan. It is an okay game but has some awesome finishing moves. They have one move that splits an enemy in two and his guts are hanging out of one side it is gruesome but still cartooney as the graphics are okay. I hope to finish this this week as I'm trying to get through some games during the slow time.

Borderlands (360) (1hr)

Trying to get the full 1000 points is going to take some time. I am playing the new expansion and it has some cool creatures so that makes the time pass somewhat quickly. There is a lot of slowdown though when a lot of effects are going on that I really noticed last night but most of the time it works well.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Assassin's Creed 2

AC 2 (360) (5hr)

I am still not close to finishing. There are just so many little things to do in the game that I will probably end up putting about 40 hours into it. I do get a little frustrated when the character jumps off a building when I don't want him too but that is probably just me going to fast and not paying attention. I tried playing with
Italian as the spoken language with subtitles and it felt authentic but I had a mission where I was trailing someone as they were speaking and I missed the conversation since I had to keep out sight and keep from being detected so I switch back and the voice work is really good in either language. I continue to meet more interesting characters so I really can't wait for the next game in the series.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Assassin's Creed 2, Cod 2, RB2

I didn't stray too much out of the ordinary last night. I got my hour of RB in and then played my usual 2 games last night.

AC 2 (4hr)

I think that I'm almost finished but then again I keep meeting more and more people involved in the plot to kill my family so I "have" to go after them. I wish the game used stealth the way Batman does, it is decent in this game but it feels gamey. I pulled a guard off of a tower and he screamed and there were 3 other guards that should have heard him but just stood there.

COD 2 (4hr)

Wow time flies when you play this game. They added the patch to fix some glitches but added some new ones. Now your grenade launcher can have unlimited ammo so your screen constantly shakes as explosions are going everywhere. Then there is the glitch where you will be put into a private match. The other night we were trying to play team deathmatch and got put into a free for all match on Rust which is about 30 by 30 and was made for 6 people but there were 18 so people were spawning on top of each other and it was chaos. Once again they should have had a beta to work out these issues but they thought they were better than that and now they see they aren't.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Afrika, Pixel Junk Shooter, Dirt 2, AC 2

Afrika (PS3) (2hr)

I have been waiting for this game to drop in price but I was afraid that they didn't press many copies so that it would eventually get scarce and drive the price up so I went ahead and purchased the game. If you like animals, nature, and camera's then this is a great game. If you want to shoot things or play a great action game then look elsewhere. I am always looking for something different to play so I do pick up so strange and different games but I do enjoy them and haven't made too many bad purchases.

In this game you go around an unexplored part of Afrika taking photo's of the wildlife to send back to your home base for research. There are about 70 different types of animals that you must find and take pictures of and you are rated by how well the pictures turn out. It is also like an rpg where you do get better equipment and camera's that you can make manual adjustmetns too so it could make you a better photographer. You must sneak up on the animals to take the photos or they will run away or attack depending on the animal, it is a unique experience that I really like. I had just upgraded to a camera that could take 3 continuous shots which really helped when I had to photograph a cheetah chasing an antelope. It may not be the most action packed game but there are some tense moments when you want to get a great shot but not sure how close the animal will let you get to them.

Pixel Junk Shooter (PSN) (1.5hr)

This is the 4th Pixel junk game and to me it's their best. I really liked Eden but the controls frustrated me at times but shooter has a really good physics engine with simple and addictive game play. You fly around levels picking up lost workman while avoiding enemies and the environment. Lava, smoke, water, and snow are all used to move around the level with some great puzzle elements. Your ship can shoot enemies but also the men you are trying to save so you have to be careful, I've shot quite a few of them and feel pretty bad once I hear there screams.

Dirt 2 (360) (2hr)

I have my car setup in my extra bedroom right now, it's easier than moving my beanbag and playseat around and I have a 50' Tv just sitting there. I am about 50% through and it's the racing game for me. I have Forza 3 but I like driving out in the open more than on a confined track. The wheel works pretty good once you get it setup and is so much more enjoyable than using a controller. I do like the first Dirt a little more because it has more rally races, Dirt 2 has more races with all cars on the track and there is too much bumping for my taste.

Assassin's Creed 2 (360) (6hr)

I am in Venice now which I think is the last city but I have 20 more vantaga points to find. The story is really good in this game and the way they use real historic buildings and events makes it that more immersive.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Games, Games, Games

I can't stop buying games. Blockbuster is having some good sales and I got about 6 games at 6.99 a piece so if you have one in your area go and look and get some good deals.

Here is what I got: Burnout Paradise, Bully, Thrillville, Ghostbusters, Soul Calibur 4, Conan.

Burnout Paradise (360) (1hr)

I have the PS3 version but I like my racing games on the 360 and it just feels better. I only bought it for the PS3 when it came out to play with Don Harding but the Ps3 network was horrible then and we had a difficult time getting the chat to work so I didn't really play it that much. This is a great arcade crashing simulation, the controls are tight and you do have control but the damage modeling is outstanding and the open world is so huge it's just a huge game.

Saboteur (360) (1hr)

I am almost finished with the tutorials in this game as there is a lot of things to do so it shouldn't be too repetitive.

I am going to have to buy a 360 Memory card so that I can keep my profile loaded onto it so I can have live access on my 360's. I wish you could have your profile on multiple 360's but that isn't allowed which is a bother.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

COD2, Saboteur

COD2 (360) (3hr)

I would like to play something else but it's hard to stop playing this game. It's taking a long time to level up now so it maybe longer than a week to get to level 70 since I'm running out of the easy challenges or use the sniper rifles which probably won't happen.

Saboteur (360)

I purchased this today but not sure that I'll open it. It's gotten mixed reviews but all of the Pandemic games are always fun but aren't as polished as they should be. It has a neat concept of the city being black and white and as you progress further the city turns to color. It is an open world game where you shoot nazi's and climb things.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Devil May Cry 4, COD 2, Raving Rabids

Devil May Cry 4 (360) (1hr)

After playing the Bayonetta First Climax demo it got me wanting a good beat'm up game. I played about 8 hours of this before but forgot just about everything in it so I started again and it's still awesome. There is a Capcom 3-pack for sale with this game, Lost Planet, and Dead rising for $40 which is a steal and a great buy if you haven't played any of these games.

COD 2 (360) (20HR)

I've put in about 60 hours and at level 62 so hopefully by the end of the week I will have reached level 70. I think I am getting better as I am placing in the top 3 most of the time so that does feel good.

Battlefield Bad Company 2 (360)

This isn't out yet but I really want to get in on the beta. It has a different feel than COD since you get to drive tanks and airplanes and destroy buildings so look for this one early next year.

Raving Rabbids (Wii) (1Hr)

Over half way done and still enjoying my time and they are keeping things fresh by having new twists on the game play.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

COD 2, Isle of 8-bit

COD 2 (360) (5hr)

This game is dominating my life. I am at level 58 now and I had the best night ever last night. I finished in the top spot 3 times in a row and in the top 3 about 10 times. I was unstoppable except for needing sleep so I had to give in and go to bed to only dream of playing. The real fun stuff for me is going back and trying to find the person who got you and getting them back and usually for me they get me a couple of more times before i get them but last night I was on the other end and I got a guy about 6 times in a row. Each time I would move to a different corner and he always looked the wrong way, it is a great feeling and I don't really know why. Another case is when an enemy sees you and there is an obsticle between you and you fool him by going a different way than what he thinks you will go, its those little moments that make this game shine.

Isle Of 8-bit (Iphone) 4.99

This is a rouge type game by Tecmo. It has some nice graphics and a good interface. The only problem is there are no mid-saves or if you get a text or call while in a dungeon it kicks you out. Hopefully there will be a patch to fix this other wise go off adventuring.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

AC 2, COD 2, Rabbid, Iphone

Just venting a little. Where I work they are trying to implement a policy that will not allow us to have our own monitors, keyboards, and mice because of some silly reasons. If our company kept us upto date with equipment then this would be a moot point but they are way behind plus we haven't got a raise in awhile and the company is tight on money so good for them to decrease moral like this.

AC 2 (360) (4Hr)

Still progressing through the story. I have opened up some new mission types so that is keeping the game from getting repetitive. I haven't made it too Venice yet but the lands and cities you explore are pretty large and they do a good job of making the city a living place.

COD 2 (360) (10Hr)

At level 55 and I was hot last night because of work and just wanted to kill someone and I was ranking in the top 3 for most of the night and was having a blast. It's going to take forever to get to lvl 70 but I am going to get there.

Rabbid (Wii) (1Hr)

This game is one of the funniest games I've played. Get this game if you have a Wii.


Red Laser App $1.99
This app just got an update that makes it a must buy. The app lets you scan any item with a barcode and it will look up that item for you and give you the prices for both internet sites and local stores, before it was only internet sites.

IBlast Moki $1.99

A neat little puzzle game where you must get the Moki to a portal by blowing up bombs next to them. The bombs have timers that add some pretty good puzzle elements when you must use 4 or 5 bombs to get the Moki home. It controls well and has many levels.

Soosiz 1.99

This is like Super Mario Galaxy in 2-D. It controls perfectly so you can make quick and accurate movements.

JetCarStunts 1.99

Kind of like Trackmania where you try to drive through various obsticaled courses.

HR Battle .99

A home run derby game that has some neat concepts.