Tuesday, March 2, 2010

RE5, Splelunky

RE5 (360) (3hr)

Hopefully should be finishing this game this week with Steven. I need to play the mercenaries mode more as I've only opened up 3 of the 10 stages. It is a mode where you are trying to kill waves of enemies in a timed event but the problem is the game's
controls aren't well suited for this. It is fun to play but the clunky controls make it harder than it should.

Spelunky (Pc) (1hr)

This is a free game on the PC and is coming to XBLA soon. It is a great game that is a rouge-like platform action game. I'm not sure how many levels there are but I've only made it to lvl 9 after playing 500 games. There are many ways to die and they happen often but usually because you are doing something wrong. The levels are randomly genterated so I haven't seen the same one twice and there are some neat ideas going on here. So go look it up if you want a good hard challenging game for free.

Monday, March 1, 2010

MW 2, PS3

It looks like my new 360 disk drive is going out so I'll be sending it in for repair this week good thing I have 3 of them. Sometimes I have to put in a disk 3 or 4 times before it will read, when I first got it it sounded loud and I knew then I might have a problem.

Also since I have a non-slim PS3 there are problems with that as well connecting to PSN and it could cause other problems so Heavy Rain until that gets fixed.

MW2 (360) (4hr)

Couldn't play multi last night due to some problems it was having with lag so George and I played SpecOps without a problem. SpecOps are awesome and difficult and I hope they release new content with new maps soon.


For some reason I've been wanted to play Zelda but not sure if I want to play Windwaker or Twilght. I want to finish both but usually after awhile just stop playing.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Dante's Inferno, PVZ

Dante's Inferno (360) (30 min)

I rented this yesterday and got to play a little bit of the game and so far it is God of War on the 360. Reviews say that the game does get repetitive later but so did
God of War to some degree. Part of the story is shown in a comic book drawn form that I like. They do go for shock value though which could get old later but for now it's a good beat'm up until GOW 3.

Plants Vs. Zombies (Iphone)

I wish this version had all of the mini-games of the PC counterpart because the game plays perfectly on the Iphone. The touch control are perfect and I haven't had any instances of misplacing my plants. The sound effects are one of the best parts of the game and they are all there in your hand. So if you have an Iphone then pick this up.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Silent Hill

Silent Hill (Wii)

I through playing. I was already frustrated with the recent puzzles and the last chase sequence I was in where I died 4 times because my actions didn't register with the controller were enough to push me over the edge and yell, That's It, I Quit!!!

RE5, Silent Hill, Steam Beta

RE5 (360) (4hr)

Steven and I started playing last night, it's the 4th time for me and it's still enjoyable. We are playing on Normal and it seems too easy, we have died only a couple of times and the bosses have been easy to take down. I hope to get some more achievements but those medallions are really hard to find so unless I get a faq I won't get any more costumes.

Silent Hill (Wii) (45 min)

Been playing this during lunch and about half way through the game. I've ran into some challenging(frustrating) puzzles you really need to use the environment to solve them but a couple of them I was thinking how was I ever going to solve this without a faq. I've had some problems with my Wiimote, when you get a phone call the sound comes from the Wiimote speaker and at first the sound was really cracking and I thought it was just the game but when I replayed the message it was clear so something is interfering with it but they aren't that critical to the game.

Steam Beta

They are introducing a new layout for Steam and so far I like it. You can add categories to games then filter on them that makes searching for your games easier. They also keep track of the last time you played and the overall time you've played a game. I had trouble with the store page till I made a change to the IE options and turned off the automatically detect settings.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Heavy Rain, Borderlands

Heavy Rain (PS3) (2hr)

I played the demo over the weekend and from that was excited to play the real game. There are a lot of quick time events but they are well integrated into the story and make for some exciting gameplay. I tried not to read much about the game to avoid spoilers but I knew from Indigo Prophecy the game should be good as that game had some neat ideas as well.

I almost don't want to play the game as it does mess with your emotions. At one point in the game my character was arguing with his son about TV and I accidentally hit the wrong button and turned the TV off instead of changing the channel. They had an arguement and the kid got mad and ran off and when I went to console him he said that he hated me. I almost went back to replay that scene but in this game you should live with your choices and mistakes that you have to in life. In a lot of the situations you know that it could end badly so you do feel pressure in making your choices and it gives you many choices so their isn't a correct one.

You play 4 different characters which play differently. I really like the FBI agent you play as he has some virtual reality glasses he uses for finding clues, taking notes. and researching cases. They do some neat things with those that makes you want one of them now.

I am enjoying my time and don't want to play it all at once. It's around 10 hours so hopefully I'll have it beat within a week but will probably replay again since there are some choices I'd already like to see how they change the game.

Borderlands (360) (2hr)

I downloaded the new DLC and tried it with my 2nd play thru option which my character is lvl 43 and the enemies were 50 and above and all weapons required lvl 48 so I will need to lvl upto 50 before starting that so I should have that by this weekend. I did get to see the new cars and one new enemy. The graphics looked a bit sharper to me maybe because the download was 1.6G. It supposed to be a huge DLC and it looks that way.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Since I got my new PC I've been playing quite a few PC games to test out my rig and it is quite a bit better than my old one so I am able to play Crisis at 1900x1080 with almost all options maxed out. The machine runs really quiet and having the audio go through the HDMI makes it easy to connect to my Projector and TV along with the wireless built in I'm happy with my purchase.

I took a hard drive out of my old PC to put in the new one and when I tried my old PC of course it wouldn't boot so I spent an hour trying to find out why. The MB had something go wrong about 2 months ago as 3 of my USB ports went out so the problem with booting was I could only boot from the 3rd Sata port, it would recognize the HD in any port but only allow booting form the 3rd one so by luck I found that.

I also bought a 23" Samsung LED monitor XL2370 because I wasn't happy with my old 27" Viewsonic. Recently Nvidia and ATI changed their drivers to act differently with monitors connected through HDMI that when you set the max resolution you would have overscan and the text would be blurry. You could make some resolution change to get it to fit but was still left with blurry text. I was able to change the NVIDIA drivers to get it to work with my VS but I didn't want to keep doing that and they might fix that loophole later. I did have the same problem with my new monitor but it has a setting that allows you to choose PC/TV on the HDMI port that fixes the issue.

I really like the Samsung monitor, it has an LED screen so it has some really nice black levels and the whites really stand out. It has a 2ms response time so no lag that I could see. I did go down in size but the better picture and colors make up for that plus I can hook my PC upto my other TV's. They have MagicTune software that allows you to calibrate your screen from the PC instead of messing with the controls which is nice but for some reason it doesn't work with my ATI video card.
The monitor is the thinnest I've seen and only weighs about 8 pounds, it has a nice look to it as well with touch screen controls.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Silent Hill, Crackdown, Heavy Rain Demo

Silent Hill (Wii) (1.5 hr)

Curious story, no combat, and an intense flashlight adventure game. Does that sound appealing, would you buy that if it had this on the box? If you wouldn't then you need to turn around and go back and give the game a try. The game is supposed to see how you play and adjust accordingly. You start out trying to find your missing daughter after a car wreck and the story jumps from there to you being in a psychiatrist office answering questions. You keep going back and forth so your not sure when each event is taking place. This does add a layer of intrigue and so far the office visits have been unique and the questions and actions you perform make you wonder how the answers effect the story.

The gameplay is broken up into two parts adventure mode where you look for clues and the running part where enemies are coming after you and you must run for your life while throwing enemies who get to close off of you. The action is intense as the levels are setup so that you can backtrack and get lost and they give you a good feeling of being helplessly chased. This game should be played in the dark and has given me some pretty good scares.

Crackdown (360) (2hr)

I finally beat all the bosses but still have room to upgrade my character but I probably won't. I really enjoyed the game and can't wait for the second one which should have 4 player co-op.

Heavy Rain Demo (Ps3) (30min)

I have this game pre-ordered and glad I did after playing the demo. There are some neat control ideas which work well and even though you are just reacting the fight scene was well done and intense. The story seem very mature and it is a detective game so I should like that. I should have the game tomorrow.

Dragon Age Origins is $40 this week or $30 if you are a game club member and use your coupon.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Crackdown, MW2

Crackdown (360) (2hr)

I thought I had most of the game beat but I keep finding bosses so I'll keep playing. This game is just a lot of fun it does get frustrating at times but just having super hero abilities with guns create a fun atmosphere.

MW2 (360) (4hr)

More and more of an enjoyable time sink. They fixed the exploits so it is back to playing. The hardcore modes are the way to go as they are not too fast with people moving slowly which really adds to the experience.

Heavy Rain is out next week.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Darksiders, Shiren

Darksiders (360) (2hr)

About 8 hours in or about half way through and still enjoying the game. I have a
better feel for the combat in the game and am able to take out enemies much easier.
There have been some nice puzzles and I am still waiting for the portal gun to see how that device works out.


I've been playing this game late at night before bed to calm down and I almost fall asleep playing it. I started around 11:00 and by 11:30 I was barely able to keep my eyes open and so I went to bed the earliest I have been in about 3 months.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Stalker Call of Pripriat, Bioshock 2

Stalker (PC) (1hr)

This is the 3rd Stalker game and I buy them even though I don't play much of them and not sure why. It is a mix of an RPG/FPS that can be difficult which is why I think I only play a little bit of these games. I am on the normal level now and probably need to goto the easiest level but even that isn't that easy. The graphics are nice and it has a good setting in the Chernobyl wasteland which does feel like a lonely place.

Bioshock 2 (360) (2hr)

I am facing a tough decision, I am playing the game on the hardest level and not using the vita chambers which bring you back to life if you die so that I can get more of the achievements but not sure that I am having fun. I don't want to use the vita chambers because the enemies you face keep the damage you've dealt so you can die and keep wearing them down which takes some of the anxious moments out of the game. Since I am not using them I have to remember to save and if I die it takes me to the title screen instead of instantly reloading from my last save which I don't understand as it's punishing me for playing this way. As far as the difficulty I haven't died too much so not sure what decreasing that will do. I just need to try.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Shiren (Wii) (1hr)

I've played Shiren on the DS and it finally came out on the Wii this week and they made some improvements that help with the difficulty level. The graphics are okay but they could have done a lot more but I guess they are not sure how popular the game will be so that's okay for now. As a rouge like game it is one of the best with some neat ideas and a pretty funny story.

New PC

I bought a new PC this weekend, a Dell SW 8001. I thought about buying a really high end gaming system but just didn't feel like messing with dual video cards so I went with the Dell and it's a good cheap gaming PC. It has an I7 860 2.8, ATI 5750 GC, 8G ram, 1TB HD, and it's wireless. I priced out upgrading my current PC and it was about the same price and I am tired of putting PC's together, it's easy but just getting to be a pain.

I am able to play both Crysis games at 1900X1200 with High settings something my other PC couldn't do due to my AMD X2 processor. I can still upgrade the dell later if I want so I am happy with the purchase.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Upcoming Releases

2/16 Aliens Vs Predator
2/23 Heavy Rain
3/2 APB, Bad Company 2
3/9 FF13, Resonance of Fate, Yakuza 3
3/16 God of War 3, Dragon Age Expansion
3/23 Just Cause 2, Red Steel 2

Bioshock 2, Modern Warfare 2

Bioshock 2 (360) (2hr)

I liked the first Bioshock and have the same feelings for the second one. I still get the since of awe as I look at the new places of Rapture. The architecture and atmosphere is a welcome change to all the other areas that I have been playing FPS in.

I didn't think the mulitplayer would be very good but I was wrong as I played around 6 matches and had a great time. There are some new game variants that I liked and all of them fit into the world and didn't seem too tacked on. You do level up like in COD2 and have different loadouts so hopefully there will be people playing for awhile.

COD 2(360) (6 1/2 Days)
I played for a total of 6 1/2 days on this game which is incredible. WE've been playing hardcore HQ and I really like that game mode but once again there is a glitch where you can get infinite care packages that ruin the game so until a patch comes out no more.

George and I did play a lot of Spec Ops and that is just awesome. The missions you go on are varied and since we are playing on Veteran they are insane. On so many levels we would get to the end and die about 10 feet from the extraction point so it can be frustrating but very fulfilling.

Friday, February 5, 2010

MW 2

Been back to play some MW 2 recently and have been doing the Spec-op mode with George and we've had a good time trying to get all of the stars for all the missions. You have to play on Veteran and we've had a time on some missions, one in particular, we tried about 25 times and on two of those times got to the very end only to be gunned down. That mode has some neat ideas for levels that hopefully we'll see more of in DLC.

I think all of the playing of ME2 burned me out a little that was a lot of gaming for me in a week's time span.

I watched the first of the two part Lost premier and it pulled me in again, there are so many questions that is raises that I want to know the answer too. It is a well written show that has some great characters.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mass Effect 2

Wow didn't realize how long ago I had posted. It could be the fact that I've been playing Mass Effect 2 for around 40 hours in a week. This is the first lengthy game that I've finished within a week, I've done a couple of 10-12 hour games but with ME 2 it was a different experience.

I really enjoyed the first Mass Effect even though it had some technical problems. I bought it again for the PC but never really played that version so my memory of the first game was really lacking. The game does a decent job of reminding you of your decisions of the first game but I wish they told more of the backstory because just basic facts about my decisions are that just facts so I was still a little confused.

They really worked on the 3rd person shooting and it shows it is fluid and really makes for an action packed game. They kind of left off the RPG aspects though. There really isn't an inventory system you have to manage there are a couple of choices but no stats for guns so no comparing stats to pick the "best" gun.

The game is gorgeous with the film filter on you feel like you are watching a great movie. The explosions sound and look great with some explosions that shook my walls and the floor beneath me.

If you have a 360 then you need to pick this game up as it's one of the best games that I played. There are a few things I disliked but the overall game was enjoyable and I am already starting a second run through.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tales from Inventory

Went on Inventory this past weekend and it went pretty smoothly except that the store didn't really provide any food or drinks and our experience in finding food is the main reason for the story. I went with another person so I do have a witness.

The first night we went to a local restaurant called the old barn and they served steaks which is what I wanted. We had about 80 minutes to eat so we we had time but we needed to go by our hotel as well. We had to wait about 15 minutes for a table and during that time I went to the bathroom. I opened the doors to the bathroom and the room inside was just mirrors and to the left I heard girls giggling and for a moment thought I went in the wrong door but this was just an entry room to the real bathroom doors. So then I go to use the bathroom and inside the both urinals is shaved ice, now I'm not sure if it was supposed to be there or not but it was a little strange to see that but I went anyway.

So we finally got to our table and the waitress takes our drink orders and then disappears for about 10 minutes. She does return then takes our order then comes back in about 2 minutes to confirm my side dish. We wait for another 10 minutes, I was expecting my salad to arrive soon since the table that got in after us got theirs but it didn't arrive until the main course arrived. It did have freshly made bleu cheese dressing so that made up for it. We get just about done eating and the waitress tells us that their bread was rock hard and they had to make some more so we looked at each other because this was the first I heard of free bread, after we are done we get Texas toast with butter on it. We then asked for separate checks and she brings out 2 copies of the bill but it isn't split so we have to ask again and she gets it right.

So now we have about 15 minutes to get to work but we did make it. We did work till 1 and the weather was very dry and the store didn't provide much but they gave us some lime Dillard's water which wasn't even cold so that was a bust.

Next day for lunch we wanted to find a place that had the game on and Hooters was close by so we chose that. I've never had a good experience in Hooters and this was another "fun" time. In Texas you can still smoke in restaurant's and the non-smoking section was about 12 seats without any ventilation and smokers were all around the square area.

We order our food and are wait about 5 minutes and the waitress brings part of the order but it isn't exactly correct but rushes off telling me mine is coming right up. Parker started eating the bone-in-wings the waitress brought even though he ordered boneless but he thinks she made a hearing mistake. She brings me my food and I look and see it's shrimp and that isn't what I ordered so I tell her and then she starts panicking and then realizes she gave us another tables order. Parker finished a wing so she left that and took the shrimp to the correct table and told them what happened. I then see her and her boss having a conversation and then she comes back to our table saying that she needed the wings back unless Parker wanted to pay for them so she took them to the back and what happened to them then who knows. Another waitress brings us our food and our waitress just ignores us for the next 15 minutes, we felt like we were punished for doing something wrong. Our drinks were empty and at then Parker noticed a black hair in his drink so we were ready to go. She finally came back and gave us out ticket and we left.

My food experiences during inventory didn't go as planned but they did make for some nice stories.

Mass Effect 2, Fallout 3, Dragon Age, No More Heroes 2

Mass Effect 2 (360) (8hr)

Awesome game. I really liked the first Mass Effect but it did have some problems and they have all been fixed so far. They did remove a lot of the RPG aspects of the game, they do exist but they are really streamlined. The shooting is on par with other 3rd person shooters and the frame rate is constant, those were my two main issues with the first game.

The graphics and voicework are all superb and it really feels like I am interacting with a movie. There is a lot of dialog but I like that and a lot of the information in the game like planets, races, and other data is read in game so that is a nice feature as well. I am really impressed and will probably play again as you can be nice or rude and they will have different options.

No More Heroes 2 (Wii) (1hr)

I liked and finished the first game and it was crazy and over the top and the second one is more so. The graphics have been improved but the controls are still the same, they work but could be better. I started on the mild difficulty, but I've died about 3 times against the first boss and I started feeling cheated so I may drop the difficulty down and try again. If you want a crazy game then go pick this up.

Fallout 3 (360) (2hr)

I finished the main game but never completed the addon's so I got the urge and started again and it's fallout 3 again. After playing some of the new games it feels janky, but it has so much to do that it's worth it.

Dragon Age (360) (4hr)

I've spent a lot of time with this game and I got to a point where the difficulty is tough again even on casual which lessons my excitement to complete the game. I will do it but why can't the game be constant.


The vsync patch for the 360 version comes out today so I will start this game over again, I've been waiting for this patch but too bad it came out the week of ME2.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Deadly Creatures

Deadly Creatures (Wii) (1hr)

The basketball game was on late so I didn't play too much last night and so I put in Deadly Creatures. I had played through 2 chapters previously but hadn't picked it up for about 5 months. I started from the beginning and got through 3 chapters and the game is really good. You play as a trantuala and a scorpion in a desert where two people are searching for a dead body an gold. You only see and hear them every once in awhile but they do keep the story going. The two characters play differently and they each have their own moves. The killing blows are pretty gruesome and all the combat is against other insects and other pests like snakes. Rainbow Studios is the developer and they made my favorite motorcycle game Motocross Madness 2 and they have made another fantastic game.

Flip HD Camera

I was wanting to get an HD camera too shoot various stuff and record me playing the drums so that I could see what mistakes and how I play. I've been looking and have decided to get the Flip HD it is $159 at Best buy and I hope to have a review up next week. It is the only HD camera around this price range that has stereo sound.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dragon Age, Trials HD

Dragon Age (360) (4hr)

I think that I found my first big fault with the game and that is the varying degree of difficulty. I am playing on normal and for the most part it is pretty easy but other times it's near impossible. Several times I've fought a battle that ended within 8 seconds, they had a mage that used one spell that killed everyone in my party and I didn't have a chance to react. I then have to reload and try again and this time they don't use the same spell and I get through the battle easily. There are also parts where you leave your party and you play with a single character and those battles are hard as well. I am still enjoying my time but did get frustrated a little bit.

Trials HD (360) (1hr)

I expect this game to frustrate me but I have gotten better and am able to pass the harder levels.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Dragon Age, Dawn of Discovery

Dragon Age (360) (6hr)

I wish that I had bought the 360 version of this game. The PC version looks better and has more strategic combat but what I really like about the game is the story and the interaction between the characters and that is the same on both versions. I died a lot in the PC version on normal and twice so far on the 360 so it is easier on the 360. It feels more action oriented on the 360 and to me that's okay I don't like having to control 3 other characters and the micromanagement is alot less on the 360 so another plus. I'm almost caught up to where I was on the PC now I just have to decide if I want to buy the DLC or not. I am playing a different character and the game has played out a little differently so the replay value is high.

Dawn of Discovery (Wii) (1hr)

I picked this up for $15 off of Amazon and I really like it. There is a PC version that I played a demo of and the gameplay is the same but the world and atmosphere are different. This game reminds me of the Caesar games of old where you build cities and use diplomacy to build up your own colony and countries. I haven't seen any combat so far which is great since I never liked that part in the Caesar series.
The Wii version is more stylized even though it looks cartoonish, the PC version has really nice detailed and realistic graphics which couldn't be done on the Wii but they did a good job with the new approach and it looks and plays really well. I am almost through the tutorial stages and then I can continue my campaign or try the sandbox mode. This game has a lot too offer I just need more time.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Game Collectorz, F.E.A.R

Since I have a pretty big game collection I wanted some way to catalog them. I've been using Excel but have been eying the Game Collectorz software for awhile but didn't want to pay the $40. After looking at what the software provided though I decided to go ahead and purchase the product. So far I like it, the biggest thing is that it has it's own database of games that have the boxart and some information about the games and that interested me. It also allows for other info and has a loan piece as well so I can keep track of the games that I loan out. It's pretty easy to get games into the system and will even work with a scanner.

F.E.A.R. (360) (1hr)

I've beaten this game before but picked it up for $7 and it's good but a throwback shooter. The biggest thing missing is a zoom when you shoot. Sniper guns have a scope and that will zoom but on other guns no zoom aiming at all which is very different and makes the game a little harder. The A.I. is really good in this game and will use good tactics in order to put you away.

In the next couple of weeks Mass Effect 2 and Bioshock 2 will be released so get ready for your wallets to start crying.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Red Faction Guerilla, Bayonetta,

Bayonetta (360) (2hr)

I finished last night and it is really a great game. I don't have too many bad things to say about it. It is tough in some places but after watching the patterns and actually looking at the attacks that were made the Boss I had trouble with was pretty easy. Once you finish it opens up the hard level and that is hard. I couldn't even
get through the first section but I will try later since I didn't get hardly any of the extras in the game. I need to go back and retry levels on normal to get the platinum levels so there is a lot of replay value.

Red Faction Guerilla (360) (1hr)

I bought this game when it was released and played maybe 2 hours of it but for some reason forgot about it so I went back to it and it is really fun. There are a lot of different side missions that you can do and one I found last night you get into a sort of mech and just go around destroying things and I had a great time so I definitely need to finish that one.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Trials HD, Bayonetta,

Well I used all my vacation from last year and what did I do? Nothing which is sad but what I wanted to do so it worked out. I had alot of games to catch up on and I did some but got Lost. I have always liked the show but didn't watch any of Season 5 but they have it on Netflix so I would watch an episode when I was eating but got addicted to it so I watched about 15 episodes over 2-3 days and now I'm caught up and ready for the final season.

Trials HD (XBLA) (2hr)

Picked this game up over the weekend and it is a very frustrating blast. You ride a motorcycle over jumps and obsticles trying to reach the finish in a specified time limit and with limited fails. There are around 50 tracks and I can finish about half of them but they get extremely hard and even though the restarting is instant I get tired of restarting. They can be done because some of my friends have scores that keep enticing me to play and get a faster time and I wish there were more of the easier tracks so that speed runs can be made. I downloaded the extra tracks as well so that helps. They included a track editor but you can only share with your friends and none of mine have created any so I wish there was a database you could get them from.

Bayonetta (360) (8hr)

Thought I would finish this over the weekend and I got to the final boss and had to call it a night after trying around 12 times. The game is awesome and is one of the best action games that I have played, the story is still strange and vague but the combat is satisfying. I'm around the 12 hour mark so there could still be more levels but I'll have to see later this week. The game did bring up a question in that how hard should the final Boss character be?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Darksiders, Bayonetta, COD 2

Trying to play Darksiders and Bayonetta at the same time is hard since I only have 2 hands and my feet are not that talented. The games are different but both have similar combat styles and I am trying to mix and match combos from each game so I will probably pick one and play all the way through but I'm having a tough time figuring out which one. Bayonetta is beautiful and controls perfectly and has some strange but awesome cutscenes. Darksiders offers more puzzles and a kind of open world vs the linear approach of Bayonetta. I think that I am having more fun with Bayonetta since she is a hot chick and I can't pass up a girl with guns on her feet.

I finally figured out COD MW 2, if you are the host you will almost always win unless you are really bad. I saw Mitch playing free-for-all so I joined him and he needs practice.....anyway after a couple of matches I was the host for the match and I went on to win about 4 out of 5 matches because when I saw someone and they saw me I was able to hit him first and I attribute that to being the host. When I'm not I almost always lose that battle and I play the same way so I know it isn't me and it has to be the minor lag in the game. I wish it wasn't there but the game is still fun anyway and now I'm on my way back to lvl 70.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Darksiders, Bayonetta,

What a great week for action-adventure gamers, usually there are no games in January but this year there are about 5 awesome games and even more in Feb and March. This week Darksiders and Bayonetta were released and I bought both of them through Amazon with release day shipping for free, if you order online through Amazon you need Amazon Prime. I got home around 6 and went to pick up the package on my front stoop and no package, I remember looking at the site in the morning and seeing that it was out for delivery so I look again and now it's "in transit". I looked at the history and it was out for delivery then "in transit" about an hour afterwards so I was confused and bothered that I wasn't going to get my package. Luckily around 6:30 the package arrived so I think they made a mistake and made up for it which was nice as my packages usually arrive around 2.

Darksiders (360) (1hr)

This is an action adventure game where you play as a one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse who thought the seventh seal was broken but wasn't so by coming early the earth is now doomed. The first section is filled with fantasical creatures and some great boss fights, it also plays similar to Zelda with puzzles and platforming. The moves that you pull off are very satisfying and great to watch the only thing I don't like is that they map the block button to the Right Bumper and I'm not a fan of that button but on Bayonetta the setup similar, oh well.

Bayonetta (360) (1.5hr)

Sarah Palin as an action star? This game is very hard to explain in that it is crazy. It's from the maker of Devil May Cry and that game was over the top when it came out but Bayonetta is 100 times more so. Guns in hand and on feet, check. Create butterflies when you land from a jump, check. Torture Kills, check. Hair as armour, check. From that hair create an enormous monster that will eat the boss enemy whole, check. I could go on and on.

If you like action games then this is a must buy, the combos are easy to pull off and the animations and moves are fun to watch. There is just so much going on that you will be overwhelmed but in control at all times.