Posted 11:54am on Sun 26 August 2012
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This week the team has been playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Sleeping Dogs and Ghost Recon Online.
Posted 11:54am on Sun 26 August 2012
Finished Deadlight on 360 this week to my surprise the game stated it took me two hours when I felt I had played it for at least 3 odd hours in total.
Guess it must have dragged on that much for me as it was full of problems.
Jumping off walls is clumsy and being unable to see if the area you go to is a door, window or a vent is really annoying. The main highlight was the games music which doesn't say much for the game but in all fairness not as bad as Martin said in his review...possibly a 7 from me if I had to give it a score.
Wouldn't mind it if it was 400 ms points but not 1200.
Played a bit of The Walking Dead briefly which I really liked and will play properly sometime but currently busy finishing the new Ghost Recon which I'm half way through now.
It's very Call of Duty but with Splinter Cell elements mixed in and can see why the hardcore Ghost Recon fans hate it so much.
But the game save is also very easily corruptable and to fix the problem I had to delete the hd install??? and I'm now playing the game with a noisy 360.
But as it's really short (took me 2 hours to do 1/4 of the game) I'm gonna try and finish it
Posted 12:11pm on Sun 26 August 2012
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Arkham Asylum - Completed it again and I think I might go for platinum. I have about 90 Riddler challenges to go and the Challenge Rooms are significantly easier tan Arkham City, something I've also been playing this week.
I finished the game on New Game + which was difficult to start with and then in two other places. Brilliant game and I think the more you know about Batman, the better it is. The combat Challenge rooms are a bitch, however,
Diablo 3 - I've started playing again thanks to patch 1.0.4 which brings the paragon system and due to the fact that I seem to be able to pick up decent weapons for significantly cheaper than normal.
MGS4 - Playing again with the trophy patch. Got to Act 3 last night.
Posted 12:57pm on Sun 26 August 2012
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I too have had my love of Counter Strike: GO rekindled - very addictive, where you think 'just one more map I can end tonight with a good round'... and then inevitable get killed by a headshot having done no damage at all... But that's all part of the fun. More maps are needed, though.
I finally finished The Amazing Spider-Man, and was disappointed... I could have played a whole lot more of it. The few gameplay flaws aside, it was a fantastic game, with a good deal of exploration. Here's hoping for some single player DLC, or at least the Stan Lee DLC which scatters another 100 comic pages to find around the city.
I bought Don't Starve yesterday, which as I mentioned on the Indie game thread I made, reminds me so very much of Survival Kids, even though it isn't vey much like that title at all. Exploration, survival, strange but beautiful aesthetics (very much akin to Edward Gorey)... it's a beta buy-in, so looking forward to watching this title grow.
As ever Junk Jack n the iOS is providing bite size snippets of treasure hunting (when I really should be getting on with thesis editing )
All in all, an enjoyable week of good games. Now... I really need to get back into Sleeping Dogs... haven't touched it since last Friday...! :-/
Posted 1:00pm on Sun 26 August 2012
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Just 3 games for me this week:
Sleeping Dogs - thought it was starting to get a bit 'samey' i.e. do a race, hack a camera, do a favor, do a mission, repeat, and even some of the missions are straight out of GTA IV. But then I started attacking some of Wido's race times on the Social Hub and got into the Mission Replay feature which added a nice extra layer - a bit like discovering Arcade Mode in COD4 for the first time except more rewarding as you still level up in replays.
Full House Poker - I use a straightforward mathematical betting style and can't seem to lose. Won three tournaments on the trot on Friday night despite trying desperately to lose the third one so I could leave the game because the next game had just finished installing.
Guild Wars 2 - brings a lot of 'new' to the table in MMORPGs:
- The World Map is a work of art, the fog of war being deft paintwork on an oil canvas from a very talented artist;
- No annoying trips to storage, just select 'deposit' from the options menu in your inventory;
- Each zone has an 'effective level', so if you're level 80 you've still got all your skills and perks but if you enter a level 4 zone you get capped down to level 4 to prevent you destroying everything en masse to annoy newbies;
- Zero quests, just tasks that activate as you near them which you can choose to pursue or not;
- Daily/Monthly/Career Achievements panel which can be contributed to by all characters;
- Excellent fast-travel system to get anywhere in the world you've been before within seconds;
- Interesting character storylines - think Star Wars: The Old Republic, but not as good imho, Bioware are hard to beat when it comes to delivering narrative, but it's still a slightly different approach to most MMOs;
- Incentives for Exploring are brilliant - Points of Interest, Views, Scouts, Teleports, Task Hubs and Skill Point areas are all dotted around and well-worth discovering;
- Gameplay - very run and gun, very action-oriented, cast spells on the hoof and fire guns whilst dodging attacks, a lot of design work has gone on here;
- Free - and if this doesn't take a massive chunk out of World of Warcraft's subscription numbers nothing else will. But I think it will do, I expect 2-3 million to switch by the end of 2012 (Pachter impression there), more as word gets out.
Posted 3:07pm on Sun 26 August 2012
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I've been playing Team Fortress 2, mainly the new Man Vs Machine game mode. I've never really tried TF2 before this week. The community for this game is so good at it that I've felt a bit to intimated to try it till now. I like a good wave based mode. MvM is probably one of the better one that I've played. A full upgrade systems and being able to restart specific waves means it feels more fleshed out then the average horde mode. At times it feel more like a good tower defence then a horde mode.
Posted 4:38pm on Sun 26 August 2012
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Nothing on consoles as I'm away from home. But it has given me time to play through New Super Mario Bros 2 on 3DS and a few games on the Vita, as well as some iOS stuff I had queued up.
Will probably see what my Netbook can handle from my Steam collection (Atom N450 and 1024x600 screen, so not much) next.
Posted 5:10pm on Sun 26 August 2012
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I tried some Blur at work which went well. Was enjoying more than I remembered. I then played it at home for more than 50mins and then I remembered just how boring it was on your own.
Did get a little Battlefield 3 in at the start of the week. Entered a game that was nearing the end(rush mode with 100% tickets) and ended on 10-1. There I was beaming with confidence only to keep getting my ass handed to me on a plate every gamer after.
Posted 8:10pm on Sun 26 August 2012
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I so want to be playing Guild Wars 2, but I dont have the funds atm and as I starta new job on Tuesday, it's probably a good thing lol.
It's good to hear someone I know is having a blast with it though, especially when that someone(FM) is an absolute RPG/MMO junkie that pulls no punches
Posted 8:24pm on Sun 26 August 2012
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New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Star Wars The Old Republic.
Finished off the Bounty Hunter story on SWTOR making that 3 stories complete.
I think I'll finish the Trooper next :P