All About GamingBoy2009
My Blog. Sorry Ive got no fancy image to upload. I wish I did. PSN:The_Dave07
I have been a big Playstation fan and Xbox has always been a meh console to me. I think its because the PS2 was a lot more diverse in its gaming library while Xbox was more well known for its shooters. But there was a few 360 exclusives that I really wanted to try out, so for $150, I bought a used Xbox 360 4GB slim model from my local game store. My first impression: Its actually apretty decent console with a few flaws. The menu is nice or the "Dashboard" is nice and easy to use. The downside is that as soon as I turned it on, it signed me into Xbox Live as another user. Probably the previous owner. Fortunatly, I was able to delete him and make my own. Im also not a big fan of the Avatars. They remind me so much of the Miis on the Wii. Even the music is similar. I just want to play games, not make my console into a facebook on steroids. But thats just me. I know many like the Avatar system and Im not blasting them in any way. Thats just how I feel about it. Another downside is the cost to simply play games online. I payed for the console, now I have to make additional payments just to get online? Count me out. Unless theres a game I really want to play online, then I might be tempted to throw my moneys at Microsoft, but right now, no way. But I am enjoying the exclusive 360 games I bought for it.
Ace Combat 6:
Im a fan of the Ace Combat series and Ive always wanted to play AC6 but it never arrived on PS3. So this was one of the first 360 exclusives that was on my mind when getting an Xbox 360. I finished it last night and I think it was awesome. The battlefields are bigger than before and there are a lot more targets on screen. The draw distance has improved as well. It was kind of short but it can be forgiven. The story isnt as good as AC5 or Zero but I still liked it. Im glad I picked this up.
Dont worry, Im not one of those crazy Halo fans. Otherwise I would have Reach by now and I would be preordering Halo 4. I think Halo is a good series but I dont think its as good as all the fans claim it to be. (Just like Black Ops, its a decent game but does not deserve to break sales records.)With me being an FPS fan. I had to try Halo someday and I did play Halo 1 and 2 on the old Xbox. I though Halo 1 was good. Halo 2 was weird and the ending left you hanging. So I got this to "finish the fight" as they say. Even though its been out for nearly 4 years. I am currently playing it for the first time. I like it so far except when Cortana gets in your face and says "I have defied gods and demons" or something like that. Just get outta my face, I want to play.
Gears of War
With all the game of the year awards, I am curious. So sice it was only $5 used at the game store, I picked it up. I like the action but Im not liking the characters. I dont know, I was never a big fan of big, buff, cursing space marines kind of characters. But using the chain saw bayonet is a thrill and overall, I like it. I just dont like it enough to be my personal game of the year.
Project Gotham Racing 3
Im a fan of arcade racers and PGR3 has been able to fulfill my inner racer. Not much else to say about this one except that its good.
Well thats what I currently own for 360 unless you count the games that were already installed which were Sonic 3, Sonic and Knuckles and Beyond Good and Evil HD. PS3 is still going to be my main console of course but Im glad that I now own both consoles so I can get 360 exclusives as well.
Xbox Live user name: thedave22
Just for the heck of it, heres my PSN user name:The_Dave07
If you do send a friend request, make sure you say your from Gamespot. I dont take random friend requests.
Since I havent posted in awhile and since I like collecting trophies on PSN, I just thought I post a blog about what games I would like to see have trophies. These are the ten I would like to see.
One of my favorite racing games and liked by many more and even has DLC but its lack of trophies prevented me from playing the career mode over again.
9. Brothers in Arms Hells Highway
Im a big fan of the series (wheres the next game?) but this entry lacked sales and Gearbox bailed on it almost instantly and the funny thing is that trophies were originally promised. To bad that Gearbox has moved away from it to do other non-war shooters like Borderlands. Even at the end of the game, another sequal was teased. Oh well, thats disappointing.
8. Medal of Honor Airborne
This is also one of my favorite series but Airborne was very short but I did like the air drop sequences. I wish they would add trophies to extend the playability but I dont think its gonna happen.
7. Civilization Revolution
This series is my favorite turn-based games on PC and when it arrived on colsoles, it wasnt as good as the ones on PC but it was amazing for a console.
6. Blazing Angels 2
I know this series isnt popular but Im an aviation enthusiest and I like flying games. Its fun to move in all three dimenions and knock stuff out of the sky. It would be cool to have trophies to push my flying skills even further.
5. The Orange Box
This Compilation is very popular, so I wonder why it didnt get a trophy patch. Im not a big fan of the Half-Life series but Portal was a very interesting game. I would like trophies just for that game.
4. Soul Calibur 4
Im a fan of Soul Calibur and SC4 was everything I wanted in a next-gen SC game. I know many people complained about the Star Wars characters in it but you have to admit that this is currently the best weapons based fighting game this generation.
One of my favorite RPGs on PS3, this is one of the underrated gems of the early PS3 era. I know it got mixed reviews but I dont see any major issues with it. The big problem is that it was released in 2007 when there was still an anti-PS3 bias in the game media. But it has a devoted fanbase and tons of DLC but why no trophies?
2. Valkyria Chronicles
In my opinion the best tactical RPG this generation. Im not a big fan of anime but I really like its art direction and amazing cell-shaded visuals mixed with an epic story with a good balance of humor. (unlike all the endlessquirky humor of its sequal). Trophies are still possible because Ive seen articles about certain people in Sega wanting to add a trophy patch. So there is still hope.
1. Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare
My favorite Call of Duty. No other Call of Duty has blown me away like the 4th entry has. I have played it over and over. I think adding trophies would be fair since the XBOX360 version has acheivements but I dont have any hope of trophies being added thanks to the reputation of Activision. But I can dream can I?
Well there you have it. But before the world caves in on itself due to the lack of Metal Gear Solid 4, this is the list of games that I have played and liked. I never really got into the MGS series but for thefans sake, I do hope that MGS4 gets trophies as well.
After my political and religious beliefs got verbally assaulted in the forums, I thought that some time away from Gamespot would do me good. I feel better now, so Im back.
As for games: I have gotten a couple of new ones: Shift 2 and Nascar 2011. I also just beat Valkyria Chronicles for the first time and I can pretty much say that its epic and the greatest tactical RPG to come out this generation. Anyway, Im back again but dont expect me to post as much.
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A funny video showing Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Il, and Fidel Castros opinions on Call of Duty 4. I didnt have enough room in the title to put down Kim Jong Il but he is in this video as well.
This is the opening for Call of Duty on the PC.
this is the commercial for Ace Combat 4 Shattered Skies for the PS2.
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