Alrighty, guys, it's time for another gaming update.
First off, I rented Secret Service (360). It was an okay game, it did a good job keeping me focused on what my objectives were and why I was there overall. The controls worked, the guns handled nicely and some of the music was surprisingly good. Add that with a decent advancing plot and you've got a pretty good time. The graphics aren't the greatest and some sections tended to drag on a bit long, but I would still overall reccomend giving the game a shot if you're into FPSs.
For those of you conerned about achievements, there are no online achievements as there is no online of any kind. They are pretty varied, ranging from beating the game on the hardest difficulty without dying once to shooting every bust on one level. I didn't get them all (I didn't want to beat the game two or three times and then without dying? The only way to do that is to quit back to the dashboard. That would have taken a long time and I wanted to get it sent back for another game.) Aside from the achievement I just mentioned, the others are definitely obtainable with just a little patience.
Next, I bought Advance Wars Days of Ruin for $8 brand new. So far I am enjoying it as it's more Advance Wars goodness. I like the new style, the story is mostly interesting and I'm just getting the hang of some of the new unit types. I'm not very far into the story, but thus far the action hasn't stopped and it's been a fairly easy journey for someone who is not very skilled at Advance Wars.
The second rental I got was Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare. Wow, I was blown away. I wasn't expecting it to live up to the hype, but it did. The story was engaging, the plot twists got me excited for upcoming levels, graphics were great, sound and music were spot on and really put me into the action...the game was a blast. Mostly for achievements, I started the game on Veteran. I originally started on the second easiest, but partway through the first level I realized I wouldn't play through again on Veteran after beating it on this difficulty, as I'd know what happened and wouldn't justify my suffering then.
For those concerned about achievements, they are not that bad. Aside from beating every level on Veteran, the other achievements are very easy. I ended up with 1k/1k in about 12 hours. There are no online achievements.
I also bought a few more games since the last time I've blogged.
Ski-doo Snowmobile Challenge (360)
I had a lot of fun with this one. Extremely easy 1k/1k, fun game with lots of track variety and a decent split screen mode. Nobody was online, which is a shame, but I expected it.
Test Drive Off-Road Wide Open (PS2)
Another fun game. I really enjoy a good off road game and this did not disappoint. The vehicles were fun to drive, locations were creative and over the top and the upgraded versions of the vehicles looked awesome. The career was short, but dang it was fun.
Deus Ex: The Conspiracy (PS2)
So far the game has ben mostly amusing, I've only played it twice and it's starting to get boring. I haven't played it in a while though...perhaps I'll give it a chance in the future.
Perfect Dark Zero (360)
I don't think it was a good idea to play this so soon after Modern Warfare. Everything seems subpar, aside from weapon selection and music. Cutscenes are terrible, movement is slow and somewhat clunky and I am having a very boring time trudging through the campaign. I have stopped for now, but I'll most likely give it another chance in the future.
Anyone else excited about Conviction?! Gamespot's recent previews about the co-op mode and Last Stand mode only make me more excited. Also, the fact that the multiplayer modes have split screen is something I was hoping very much for. I've got two people in my house who would gladly do those modes with me and I cannot wait.
Hope you all are doing well and enjoying your own games!
I currently have three Blur beta keys if someone is interested. 360 only guys and you need to have Xbox LIVE Gold. I will PM you the code and the URL to the site to redeem it...from there you are given a code to download the beta.
The beta is a ton of fun and I'd recommend giving it a chance. From what I hear it closes April 4th. Keys will be given out on a first come first serve basis.
Yep, so I've decided against another blog title stating some boring facts and decided to go with a simple update thing. Why? I'm not sure, but hopefully I'll remember sometime.
First off, I Rented:
NPPL Championship Paintball 2009
I decided to Gamefly this, as I had no idea what to expect. When first started playing it, the controls really put me off. The controls were quite sluggish (Such as hold down B to go prone, takes a LEAST a full second...lots of times this made or broke a game), also, the jump, dive and slide commands were mapped to one button! This means you can't jump, slide or dive whenever you want, you need to be in predetermined areas for the command to allow you to do the action. Even worse, the aiming was very precise...but not in a good way. I'm all for a challenge, but there is a tiny dot in the middle of your crosshairs that is the true aiming pointer. If it's not literally spot on, you're next best bet is luck to hit the competitors. However, the game was still fun to play...at least after the first 20 rounds or so. You see, it's not so easy to run around, dive, pop out of cover and fire a few shots and then pop back, run, ect. Instead, it is much easier to simply camp behind a well covered spot and aim at your flag. If your teammates (Who rock by the way) take them out, good, if they all get taken out, the other team will try to get your flag and will run right into your shots every time.
The AI is usually dead-on with accuracy too (on Pro difficulty anyway), the flipside is that your teammates are equally matched if not better and they will usually get the jump on the opposing AI and win the match fairly easy. Each match only takes about 30 seconds to complete because of how quickly everyone is out. I don't know what I was hoping from this game, but I grew tired of the repetition very quickly. I did not beat the campaign mode before deciding it was time to send this one back. It wasn't a bad game overall, just very boring.
Next up, I Acquired:
Hotel Dusk Room 215
I know a lot of you guys have already played this one. I have put off getting this for a good long while for no apparent reason. Tonight however (A few hours ago) my bro brought it home for me. He had bought it brand new for $5 at Target! I am very excited to give it a try, but so far I have only opened it. Maybe after this blog I'll give it a shot. Any early tips I might want to know that you guys might be kind enough to share?
Lately I've been Playing:
I started out slow in Paradise City and was easily overwhelmed with the freedom and everything to find and all the events to do. I gave the game a break while I played Left 4 Dead and beat Assassin's Creed (As well as a few Gamefly rentals). I instealled the game to my HDD recently because it was next in my 'to play' queue. Now I am officially immersed in the city. Collecting the cars, finding the billboards, crash areas, superjumps, not to mention the event themselves and the smooth online modes. Paradise is not disappointing. Minor note, I love the wide variety of music in the game! That is influenced by my favorite Burnout 2 Point of Impact song (Pass Me By) being included in the playlist. Also, the cIassical music additions sure make for a unique action-to-music experience!
So that's about sums it up for Gaming Update #1. Can't wait to do Hotel Dusk and my next Gamefly rental is undetermined...I think I'll try and rent something for a sibling this time. Paradise and Hotel Dusk are going to have my attention for a while and I'd hate to leave a rental just sitting around.
*insert some cliche goodbye here*
EDIT: How could I forget?! I beat Assassin's Creed! Guess I'll need to remember to add games I've beaten to my next gaming update.
Hey everyone! How are you all doing? It's been ages since my last blog, how could I let it happen? Don't answer that. Anyway, first things first. Here is what I got for Christmas!
Burnout Paradise (360)
Left 4 Dead (360)
Assassin's Creed (360)
Guitar Hero 5 (360)
4000 Microsoft Points Card
Bioshock 2 Big Daddy Action Figure
Assorted gum/food items.
Overall I have had a ton of fun with everything so far. I've spent a lot of time on Left 4 Dead, I'm alsmot done with Assassin's Creed, I bought Trials HD, Sonic and Knuckles, Sonic 3 and the extra Crash Course Left 4 Dead campaign with my points card and the Bioshock figure is pretty sweet.
From Gamefly, I have rented:
Rogue Warrior :: Not as bad as a lot of people say it is, took me about six hours to beat it on the hardest difficulty on my first playthrough. No it wasn't spectacular, no I'm not going to buy it, and no it isn't worth $60 (in my opinion) if you are looking to buy it. However, it was actually quite a bit of fun. Any questions about the game? Ask away.
Sonic Unleashed :: Thanks a lot Gamefly, when I received the game, it was cracked and scratched in one area. My 360 couldn't even read the game. Sent it back for:
Velvet Assassin :: I had high hopes for this game. For the most part, it lived up to my expectations, but a few problems kept rearing their ugly faces throughout the campaign. I'm not talking like once or twice either, it was like at least once or twice per level. These problems really ruined the flow of the game and if they were not there, it would have been a superb game! Music was great, levels and story were interesting, I had a lot of fun even with those dang problems. First playthrough, hardest difficulty, took me about 14 hours to beat, if anyone is interested.
So as I type this, I am not feeling very well. Yesterday I felt like throwing up everytime I moved. It was terrible. No games, no computer, even if I moved in my sleep it would wake me up and I'd need to be leaning over my puke bucket. Today I don't feel great, but so far I've been able to keep a piece of pie down and no sick stomache since about 1:15PM.
Well, that's enough for this update. I'm sure I'll blog again sometime soon, maybe with my impressions of my next Gamefly rental. (Some 360 Paintball game...might even be in the mailbox now!). Thanks for reading!
1. I am paranoid when it comes to handling raw meats. I try to make sure everything is cleaned up and disinfected afterwards...it's a curse!
2. As much as I love the Star Fox series, I have yet to play Star Fox 64!
3. I hate to drive in real life, but I love racing/driving games.
4. I am still straining my brain trying to figure out which genre (Of video games) is my favorite! Perhaps I just don't have one.
5. I love chocolate. Ice cream, candy, whatever. If it's chocolate, chances are I'll like it.
6. My least favorite food is green beans. Ever since I can remember, I have hated them. Even puked once after eating them! Even to this very day I can't stand to eat them. Sometimes even the smell of a freshly baked green bean casserole is enough to make me queazy....
7. Many of the games I own are not beaten.
8. A fear of mine is getting stabbed in the eye, I don't know why.
9. I love riding small vehicles such as ATVs or snowmobiles!
10. I chew gum more often than I brush my teeth.
Alright, I do not know who has been tagged yet, so I will tag:
@Aberinkulas (Because you're never busy. /sarcasm)
@Last_One_Left (Because you seem like an interesting person!)
@dragon_king64 (Because I want to know what you've been up to lately.)
Hope I did this right. Thanks to JordanizPro for tagging me....I haven't blogged in a LONG time.
So I've been sick with what I suspect to be the swine flu for exactly eight days now. I'm feeling pretty good now but dang, sure was hard to find the motivation to do my schoolwork last week!
I finally bought a mic for my 360. I know I will use it a lot (When it gets here) and some of my friends were begging me to get one, so I'm pretty excited to go online when I can actually talk to my team and such. I also bought a 1600 Microsoft Points card, so I can download some Rock Band songs. (Joker and the Theif, Kryptonite, Renegade) Speaking of Rock Band, anyone here able to beat (This doesn't mean hit every note! ) Green Grass and High Tides on Expert? I've been trying to practice that (Which is hard to do when you're working on a bunch of cool games) because it's the only song I can't beat on Expert, and I need to beat it to beat the Expert campaign and because when I do the Endless Setlist, I don't want to be on the hard difficulty just because I can't beat that one song.
Hope you all are feeling well and having fun with whatever you're doing! Till next time.
It seems everyday when I get on here, you guys have new blogs. I don't get the chance to reply to all of them and when I do, usually they have disappeared from the list of that same person has already blogged again! Now I'm not asking anyone to slow down, instead I'm just going to apologize for not being able to reply to every blog that all of my friends here make. I try to reply to them and will continue to do so, but if I miss yours please do not take it personally!
Oh and by the way you people keep me entertained pretty easily. So even if I don't have time to comment or have nothing meaningful to say, I usually read every blog before it disappears from the list. Just thought I'd say that because with my school now (long story there....okay maybe not that long, but boring) I have even less time to comment and even now I can't read them all, blah blah guilt started to kick in as I always get replies on MY blogs, which is an unfair trade. Hope you all have a good week.
First of all, I can't believe I doubted the greatness of this game enough to go and rent it first. (After Portrait of Ruin and hearing so many great things about Dawn of Sorrow)
I'm going to give a basic pros and cons style list of what I do and don't like about the game so far.
Art style! Very similar to Portrait of Ruin, even down to the menus. That is not a bad thing at all.
Controls. Very smooth, easy to get the hang of and running through a level slaying enemies and using magnetic stuff without thinking about the controls is a good thing.
Save system from Portrait of Ruin is intact, easy difficulty is not. Now don't get me wrong, I had a ton of fun with Portrait of Ruin, but I am enjoying the slightly harder difficulty of OoE. Not hair-ripping hard, but not wishing you didn't have the advantage all the time.
I'm not too far into the game so you'll have to excuse my lack of things to comment on.
The game seems very linear. Like I mentioned above, I'm not terribly far into the game, but everywhere I have gone so far has been exact, with no thinking on my part.
That's about all I can come up with for now. I thought I had more stuff before writing this blog.
Anyway, before I make anymore of a fool out of myself I'll stop the blog here! I could say something like 'Peace Out' but I'm deciding not to because that's not my thing. BAH. I'll shut up and let you all resume your lives.
No need to comment folks! Just a quick update that I am leaving (With my family) today and will return sometime Monday (unless plans change). We are heading four hours away from where we are now to Steamboat Springs (Colorado) to watch someone's house and take care of their pets while they're gone.
Have a great weekend!
Hey everyone! I haven't blogged in what, months? But I am still here and trying to be as active as possible. Around the BradHummr house things are going well. I've been busy lately with family and stuff and in the summer my computer time goes down. I will continue to try and comment on your blogs.
As for gaming updates, I decided to splurge and I saved up and bought a year of Gamefly. So far I have rented:
Scores Baja International 1000 (360) Beat it with all the achievements in three days.
Ghostbusters DS (DS) Rented this for my younger bro, he got bored pretty quickly and it took me about five days to beat the game.
Red Faction Guerrilla (360) Currently rented out.
It was also my birthday on the 23rd (Of July) and apparently my family got some great deals on some games. I ended up getting nine 360 games!
The Orange Box
Sega Rally Revo
Namco Museum Virtual Arcade
Battlefield Bad Company (Beat the campaign on normal already. Waiting on mutliplayer but will go through on hard for the achievements)
Need for Speed Most Wanted
Baja Edge of Control
I'm having a ton of fun with all of them so far. Hope you all are doing well and having fun!
Till next time, BradHummr
I'll make this quick, because I am quite busy at the moment and this wekeend.
Rock Band with guitar, drums and mic. (360) $50
Super NES with two controllers. $12
Army Men (GBC) Free
Super Mario Bros Comic collection. $.50
Soul Calibur 2 Promotional Standup. $.50
Turok 360 Demo. $.25
Playstation Demo Compilation Disc. $.25
Hey everybody! How're you all doing? I meant to update this a while ago, but due to reasons concerning my baby sister's heart and people coming over to visit, it has been delayed considerably.
I went to a garage sale and found a Microsoft Sidewinder gaming wheel and pedals for $8. I was hoping it was 360 compatible, but that was not the case. The wheel came with all the cords and A/C adaptor and works really well on my computer. Feel just like an arcade.
You all remember Best Buy's $10 game sale. On the day of the sale, Mom drove me to best Buy before they opened (Don't have my driver's license yet. Only a couple more months... ) and there were about seven people waiting outside. Best Buy opened and the seven people and I all headed for the 360 section of the store. I was confused at first. All the prices seemed normal. Something I didn't know: Yellow Best Buy labels on the game were indicators that it was $10. Everyone was frantically grabbing games off the shelves and the store became very busy very quickly.
I was really looking for Pure, however, someone had asked the woman working at the store and they didn't have any. I also want 007 Quantum of Solace, which my Best Buy had...but for the full $60 price. Slighlty disappointed, I grabbed Alone in the Dark, Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy and Soldier of Fortune Payback/Rambo First Blood DVD combo. They were $10 each and after looking at my total, I got $120 of games for only $32.
After that day, I heard rumors about Wal-Mart price matching the sale. I printed out Best Buy's weekly ad and they actually had a picture of Pure on it...which is good, Wal-Mart most likely wouldn't accept word of mouth. Because I was busy with school that day, my mom and oldest younger sister were in town already and decided to try and do a price match for me. It worked. They bought me Pure with an exclusive bonus DVD for only $10 once again. This one Mom paid for. I suspect it's just because she's nice but she says it was because of all the babysitting I had done lately.
That week was one of the best deals on gaming I have had in a very, very long time. $210 worth of games/accessories and I only paid a clean $40 for it, with another $10 given to me.
Edit: I have already beaten Pure and look for people to race against online, but not a single person has been on every time I have checked. If anyone is interested, please let me know.
Yesterday I was able to tag along into town with my older bro. Because I didn't have any younger siblings to keep track of, I was actually able to browse one of my favorite places to get games: Entertainmart. I browsed the whole game section and had four games in my hand with one more in consideration. My goal was not to go over $40...a hard thing to accomplish when you're surrounded by a bunch of games you wish to buy. However, I made my choices and then went to the checkout. The total? $37.someoddcents. Here is what I bought:
The Thing (Original Xbox...works on Xbox 360) $4
Red Faction (PS2) $4
Splinter Cell Double Agent (360) $13
Prince of Persia Sands of Time (Xbox...playable on 360) $4
The Darkness (360) $10
All the games are in excellent condition. Prince of Persia Sands of Time has scratches that are indeed noticable, but nothing major. The others have hardly any scratches at all! I am very pleased with these purchases because normally when I buy three games or so from Entertainmart one of them is in considerably worse shape than the others and I've had two cases where the game won't even work. The only one I haven't tried yet is Red Faction, which I plan to today.
About two days ago I preordered Splinter Cell Conviction in full. I'm only hoping it's June 30th release date will stay! At the same time, I ordered Splinter Cell Chaos Theory for the PS2. I know I know, it's the best in the series so far and I haven't played it. I will soon! Now I just need to wait for it's arrival.
After I beat Chaos Theory, I plan on buying and beating Splinter Cell Double Agent before Conviction is released. It shouldn't be too hard as-is, but it'll be even easier if Conviction gets delayed some more. I will then have played the games in order and will be just at the right spot in the story for me to get excited about Conviction even more.
Anyone else here a fan of Splinter Cell? Are you looking forward to Conviction?
I haven't seen any of my friends get this high;y-anticipated title yet...I haven't purchased it either! Currently I have other games I want to buy before it and I don't have the money for it currently.
Just wondering if any of you bought it or are planning to buy it soon?
So last weekend was pretty productive gaming-wise. I beat Prince of Persia and my older bro and I beat Gears of War 2 for the first time.
I beat Prince of Persia first. It was a really fun game, lots of dialogue and humor too. Prior to purchasing the game people had led me to believe the Prince was a jerk. From the start of the game I never got that impression and as he said funny line after funny line I began to wonder what everyone was talking about.
The ending of the game was pretty sad.
Elika gave her life to keep the evil god Ahriman sealed away in a tree. The Prince then picked up her lifeless body and the player is given control of the Prince. The credits begin to roll as you make your way out of the temple. Once you get out, the Prince lays Elika down on a table similar to the one in Shadow of the Colossus. Then, the player is tasked with breaking all five trees that keep Ahriman contained. After breaking those, I carried a Light Seed to Elika, bringing her back to life. She questioned why the Prince brought her back to life and the game ends with the Prince holding Elika while walking away from the temple. Ahriman is now free and the land is getting corrupted once again.
I was very surprised I got the 'Speed Demon' achievement, for beating the game in less than 12 hours. I took my sweet time and planned on getting that on my second playthrough. I even took a lot of detours and collected a bunch of light seeds! Now I will try to beat the game again to get the 'Be Gentle With Her' achievement, which requires Elika to save you less than 100 times though the entire game. Worth 100GS.
Gears of War 2 thoroughly exceeded my expectations. I was expecting a lot too! The game was easily four hours longer than I expected, a very nice surprise. It combined the things that made the first Gears great, while adding a lot more gameplay elements, locations and twists. My bro and I are also enjoying Horde Mode quite a bit. We haven't done it much and we're only on wave 18. I'm just glad you can pick your starting wave.
Anyone else beat a good game over the weekend? Did you enjoy the ending?
So today I was reading GS news and whatnot, only to find out Motorstorm Arctic Edge, Little Big Planet and a PSP exclusive Assassin's Creed title are in the works!
These are all PSP games I have wished for. Assassin's Creed looked like a really cool game on the home consoles, but I didn't have a 360 yet so a PSP AC was a wish of mine. (I've yet to play the home console version, but it's pretty high on my 'to-buy' list.)
Motorstorm was cool when I first tried it on a PS3 at Wal-Mart! I'm a sucker for offroad games, especially ones with destructible vehicles. I was really hoping this game would come out for PSP (Especially after seeing what the PSP was capable of with FlatOut Head On) and now it is!
Little Big Planet looked like a fun and long-lasting game on the PS3, so understandable I hoped for a portable version with most of the same features. This game isn't as wanted as Assassin's Creed or Motorstorm, but it's still a title I would buy.
Overall I am very happy at the moment. Now to save money! Anyone else excited that these titles were announced?
My older brother and I have been doing an extreme amount of babysitting and extra chores lately, so Mom was really nice and bought us Gears of War 2! Now I can stop saving for it. Anyway, my bro and I are having a blast with the game! I'm going to list a few of the differences between Gears 1 and 2 that I found important, or that kept coming into my mind while playing Gears 2.
In the first Gears, Marcus (Or Dom) seemed to be moving with urgency. It wasn't a run, but their movements were fast=paced and they made good time. In Gears 2, their movement has been slowed down a little bit. Not a huge change, but it feels slightly more relaxed, like the Gears aren't in a big hurry anymore. Doesn't detract from the gameplay at all and I got used to it pretty quickly, but it was a noticable change.
2. Roadie Run
Yes, another movement change. In the first Gears, when you used the Roadie Run, you could only go a short distance before your character would start to breath heavily and then they would stop. In Gears 2, so far I have been able to reach any destination using the Roadie Run without getting tired yet! Perhaps this was to make up for the slower movement? It is a welcome addition. (Another minor difference is that the screen no longer shakes back and forth in Gears 2. I actually miss that effect. )
In the first Gears, most of the levels took place in dark areas around crumbling buildings or underground. It really set the atmosphere and feeling for what was happening in the game. Gears of War 2 doesn't try to blow that out of the water, but it seems to try to improve on it. The game takes you back underground (Though it is looking quite different), back outside in the rain (And razorhail, another cool addition) and back in crumbling cities and buildings. However, the game also has you *SPOILERS* outside in a really cool truck sequence, inside a giant worm trying to kill it from the inside-out and driving around snowy mountin paths in a Centaur vehicle. *SPOILERS OVER* The Gears 2 levels are much larger and for the most part, longer as well.
There are quite a few differences between the guns and the way the act and sound. I'll start with the Lancer. In Gears 1, it was a powerful assault rifle with a wicked chainsaw attachment. In Gears 2, there are a few differences. First, the Lancer doesn't 'feel' as powerful. It seems to how a sound downgrade. Instead of the primary Locust-whoopin' gun I cam to know and love, it now sounds like a generic machine gun you would grab from an enemy in a lot of games. The chainsaw on the Lancer, however, has received an upgrade. There are now more ways to cut enemies apart and it takes less time. A great addition!
Another really noticable weapon difference is with the Hammerburst assault rifle (The one most Locust drones drop). It now sounds much more powerful than it's Gears 1 twin and so far it seems to pack a bigger punch too. There are other weapon differences and of course there are the new weapons, but these are the biggest changes in Gears 1 weapons I have seen so far.
In the first Gears, the Hammerburst could hold 780 rounds of ammunition, while the Lancer carried 660 rounds. In Gears 2, the Hammerbust can only hold a pitiful 323 rounds while the Lancer dropped a modest 110 rounds. (550 rounds fully stocked). This isn't a huge problem, because ammo is more plentiful in Gears 2, but I miss knowing I have that extra ammo waiting to be used. Another difference is ammo crates don't give you as many rounds. Not a huge deal, but when you're low on ammo you want to see yourself acquiring 400 rounds at once instead of 81.
There are too many differences currently for me to list in a short amount of time, so I will cut them short at only 5. My bro and I are a decent way in and dreading when the end will come.
So two days ago I finished up Prey. It had a cool ending with a lot of twists! I was really looking forward to the ending too, because the story did a good job of making you wonder what the heck was going. At the end, I have several questions in my mind still, but I at least I have evidence to assume what happened.
Prey started out with a bang, but slowed down near level nine. Then it picked back up again near level 17 and the last couple levels were really intense and a lot of fun! I reccomend playing this if you have patience. (The middle of the game does get very tedious.)
My older brother and I are making good progress in Gears of War. We have only two acts left on Insane mode and then we will have beat it on every difficulty. So far Hardcore was actually more of a challenge, but I think it's because we're getting a lot more skilled at the game so that makes a difference. I have been ignoring the online mode for a couple reasons. The first reason is because my LIVE Gold trial ran out. I have a 3-Month card I can use, but I'm waiting until I'll be able to get the most out of it. (Summer vacation anyone?) The second reason is because I want to finish the Campaign first, because usually if I go online first I lose interest in the single player portion. GTAIV has suffered this fate but now that my trial ran out, I'll go back to beating missions instead.
Anyway, I'm working my way through Prince of Persia and after my bro and I beat Gears, I'll put a second focus on Dead Rising. Or maybe I'll just wait until I beat PoP and then focus on Dead Rising. I am also working on Sega Superstars Tennis (Not too difficult, but I can't play for long otherwise I lose interest in it) and the Arcade Disc that came with it. Then I also have Stuntman Ignition which I stopped playing in favor of FlatOut Ultimate Carnage (Which I still need to finish). Decisions decisions! I'm focusing on games now, instead of switching back and forth all the time. So now I am actually making good amounts of progress in them.
Just a small update on what's going on over here. I haven't blogged in a while and I figured beating Prey would be a good reason to blog. Hope you all are doing well and enjoying your games!
So I went to Gamestop and eneded up buying Gears of War. I was looking for a co-op game, heard more than enough good things about Gears, so I wasn't surprised when that's the game I bought.
After buying the game, I checked the disc and found a lard half-circle scratch. I knew right away it wasn't going to work, so I brought it back in and explained to the guy that there was a huge scratch. I had read enough about those scratches to know it wasn't going to work, but I was a fool and decided to bring it home and try it anyway.
As expected, it didn't work and I coukdn't install it to the HDD either. Now, I can't even remember the last time I walked into Gamestop, picked out a game, and left with the right game, a working game, or the manual that had previously been in the case. So on the next trip into town, my family picked me up a brand new copy of Gears and I plan on returning my used copy back to Gamestop for a full refund.
Now, so far Gears is a ton of fun. I bought it so my older bro and I would have something to do. The game starts out great, breaking Marcus out of the prison. The action picks up fast and before you know it, we were sucked into the world of Gears.
The story, while not especially great so far, keeps giving us new objectives while keeping us on one solid objective. That's really cool and it sure keeps the game moving. The combat is amazing! Being pinned down by Locust, doing a blind-fire shotgun blast as the come to close to my place of hiding, running closer to the spawn hole for them and then taking them out at close-range is a blast! The revival system is also a great feature.
My bro and I are currently just starting Chapter 3 and couldn't be having more fun. The game is intense, atmospheric and has some really cool situations. Overall a great game so far and I haven't even taken it online yet!
So I have been thinking about Gamefly for quite a long time now. I found both pros and cons about getting Gamefly. Here is what I have come up with so far.
I will be able to try out WAY more games than I currently do.
Won't need to pay to rent them individually, nor drive anywhere to go get them.
If I try a game and really like it, I can always go and purchase it confidently.
I really enjoy owning games. Adding them to my collection and being able to replay them whenever I want. (This may be countered by the fact that due to Gamefly, I will be able to buy games that I want the MOST and not just ones I am interested in.)
I'd have to work a lot harder to find game time.
I thought I had a few other reasons for both, but I can't think of them right now. What are your opinions on Gamefly? I know some of you had/have it. Did you enjoy it? Do you miss buying games or do you find it has saved you money?
Thanks to any and all insight on this.