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A young woman's journey through an abundance of gaming, movies, television, sports and more - a strange take on a strange assortment of interests!
That queue is just monstrous. I can't believe I've actually picked up so many games over the course of a few years. I mean, it just stares back at me, taunting me, telling me I can't do it. But I made the plunge to a game that could be very involving. I had thought, again, about New Vegas and Binary Domain, but with SR4 coming out this summer, I thought, Hina, if you don't play SR3, how can you know if you'll like SR4 enough to pre-order it?
I haven't gotten very far in, I'm trying to understand the map and have resorted to stealing cars for the car challenge while I try to figure out whats going on. I've also stumbled across a few collectibles too, you know the ones.
I can't say my impressions are too detailed at this point. The controls for driving are more intuitive than I expected and the shooting mechanics are good as well. The story hasn't drawn me in just yet, so I may go for the main story mission and try to understand what I'm seeing on the map. I'm treating this like a GTA game and I probably shouldn't. I've always found collecting all the extras first gets you started better. I haven't figured out how to clear the shields and I'm not sure what the pink stars are. Considering I have the guide, this is just me not bothering to flip through it at this point. I do like the customisation for the character, but I might change it already.
I also added another review, in case anyone saw the free app of the week last week at Starbucks, it was Where's Perry. A fun game, and since it was free, that much more enjoyable. My sister leaves for Bosnia today (she works for the State department). I can't say I'll miss her as much as I'll miss my neice, who invites her 2 yr old self into my room and claims all things in it are 'mine.' It is adorable as all get out, until she touches the charmander. I bought her a charmander and flew it out to AZ when they lived there. They stuffed him in a box and sent him to Bosnia. Anyway, /ramble.
Can you believe it? Another week, another game down! I would have had this done sooner, but this past weekend I was home to sleep and that was pretty much it. Bulletstorm was well worth $2 - which I suppose sounds like a backhanded compliment, but I did enjoy it. The game was quick to burn through and I can't complain about anything. Even though the sophomoric jokes were lewd, at times, that just fit with the rest of the game.
- Walking Dead
- Bioshock 2
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
- Penguins of Madagascar DS
- 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors
- Dead Space 3
- Metal Gear Rising: Revengance
- God of War Ascension
- Bioshock Infinite
- Gears of War Jugdment
- Tomb Raider
- Resident Evil Revelations
Wow, I'm way ahead of where I was last year:
- Fallout 3
- Fallout: New Vegas
- Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Game of the Year Edition
- Uncharted 3
- Mass Effect 2
- Demon's Souls
- Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition
- Dragon Age II
- Mortal Kombat
- Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
- Dance Central 2
- Just Dance 3
- Driver San Francisco
- Dark Souls
- Saints Row the Third
- Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon
- Binary Domain
- Mass Effect 3
- Ninja Gaiden 3
- Resident Evil Racoon City
- Silent Hill Downpour
- Red Faction Armegeddon
- Spiderman Edge of Time
- Need for Speed: The Run
- Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
- Darksiders 2
- Sleeping Dogs
- Super Mario 2 (3DS)
- Borderlands 2
- Phineus and Ferb
- Hitman Absolution
- Paper Mario Sticker Star
- Phineus and Ferb Ride Again
- Phineus and Ferb in the 2nd Dimension
- Dead Space Ignition
- NHL 11
I'm going to play this one close to the chest, if you follow me on twitter, you'll see the auto-update as I play. Otherwise, I'll update my now playing here and then post the usual first impressions. I have no idea what I'll pick, but I will see what mood strikes me at the time and go from there.
Keep Calm and Game On.
I was really conflicted this afternoon. I was home after my physical. I don't want to be obnoxious, but my doctor actually told me not to lose any more weight. I was hoping for a trophy, but not so much. I almost choose Fallout New Vegas or Silent Hill and thought, 'you bought Bulletstorm used, you need to make sure that game works,' so, that's how the cookie crumbled.
The game is straight-forward, there really isn't much to it. The story is flat, to some degree, but it sucks you in quickly and keeps you engaged with easy to understand controls. The thing about shooters, and this game is a first person style shooter, is that the controls and weapons have to be good or I get easily turned off. I still recall an unfavourable reception to a Medal of Honour game because of this and I've never forgiven a game that makes it inaccessible.
I think the larger issue I'm facing right now is that the queue is 40 games deep and I did stare at it blankly earlier today. No one game jumped out at me, and I find that troubling. I almost pulled two games up, but then thought, Binary Domain has been raved about as well as the Dead/Dark Souls games. I might feel a little meh just because I finished two games so quickly, I might give New Vegas a go, but I've said that a few times now, haven't I?
What I'd love is for one of you to pitch a game to me and tell me why I can't miss it. At the same time, I realise that I generally do whatever I feel like anyway, so I think it might come to the point that I do print the queue and put all the names in a hat and call it a day all hail the magic conch!
My Recent Reviews
May 21, 2013 8:43 pm GMTpokecharm added Quantum Break to their wish list
May 21, 2013 8:43 pm GMTpokecharm began Following Quantum Break
May 16, 2013 2:54 pm GMTpokecharm posted a new blog entry entitled First Impressions: Saints Row 3
May 16, 2013 2:25 pm GMTpokecharm reviewed Where's My Perry? and gave it a score of 6.0
May 16, 2013 1:26 pm GMTpokecharm added Saints Row: The Third to their now playing list
May 15, 2013 4:08 pm GMTpokecharm added Where's My Perry? to their owned game list
May 15, 2013 3:56 pm GMTpokecharm posted a new blog entry entitled 2013 Gaming Update 14
May 15, 2013 3:45 pm GMTpokecharm reviewed Bulletstorm and gave it a score of 6.5
May 14, 2013 1:49 pm GMTpokecharm began Following inFamous: Second Son
May 14, 2013 1:49 pm GMTpokecharm added inFamous: Second Son to their wish list