Posted 9:29am on Sun 5 August 2012
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This week the team has been playing Dota 2, New Star Soccer, Football Manager 2012, The Great Gatsby, and The Amazing Spider-Man.
Posted 9:29am on Sun 5 August 2012
The Great Gatsby game now that really is random, but mind you I felt the PS1 era at one point was similar to the 8 bit era where anything would be made into a game.
Been playing Max Payne 3 which I haven't been that fussed so far on.
Crysis 1 I'm still playing and just don't get why the franchise is so loved personally.
Posted 11:51am on Sun 5 August 2012
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GTA 3, Vice City, San Andreas. I started off with 3 and thought it was bit monotinous at first but about halfway it was getting particularily fun... but then I play vice city which was just better and didn't go back. Vice city is great and the inclusion of a lock on system was needed after 3. Also the vibrant colour scheme was a great contrast to the old art syle. I've gotten about half way and got stuck in a mansion attack mission so I started playing san andreas to relieve some stress... but then I realised it's just better so I can't go back now. I would of gone back to VC at first because GTA:SA was suffering from alot of frame rate problems, but then I found out that I had to turn off the FPS limiter in the advance graphics menu. And suddenly I was hooked. That world is sooo big, I've only just made it to san ferriro (san fransisco), and the game tells me I'm only around 30% through
Posted 5:46pm on Sun 5 August 2012
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With me buying the game of the year edition for fallout 3 im now negotiating the ghouls to live
In the tenpenny towers not looking good so far but still a great game
Posted 8:25pm on Sun 5 August 2012
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Some Resistance 3 and Red Dead Redemption this week. It's starting to get slightly annoying how many Chimera try to kill me at the one time, while ignoring anyone else on my side. RDR is getting interesting now too since i've made it to Mexico.
Posted 9:50pm on Sun 5 August 2012
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Like Dave, I have been playing The Amazing Spider-Man, on and off. And I completely agree that the VA *could* have recorded a few extra lines for the collection of... well... everything that one may indeed collect!
I also picked up Risen 2: Dark Waters on Friday, but haven't had the opportunity to get too far in it. I am really liking it thus far, though. Yes, there is a bit of jank to the gameplay, the voice actors are cheesy, the script obviously written by a German team (Pirhana Bytes), and the graphics are hardly top notch value. But... the game has character and soul. Provisions don't automatically restore portions of health (measured in blood), but regen them slowly. The game features turkeys as a background animal, rather than the typical default of chickens - they say the devil is in the detail, and it is the little touched like that. Saying that, however, if only 'pieces of eight', or somesuch, served as the monetary system rather than 'gold coin'... It is a step away from the typical high fantasy setting fare, so it has that in its favour as well. I think I am really going to enjoy the experience, once I unlock a few more skills/weapons. Looking forward (albeit with some degree of trepidation) to the VG review...
Oh, and it also features monkeys, so gets the standard bonus points for that!
Posted 10:39pm on Sun 5 August 2012
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning had been sitting on my 'to get to' pile for too long, so this was its week to show me what's really under the bonnet after a quick first glimpse a few months back. 18 hours in and I've got the gist of it but at the same time I have a sense of still scratching the surface of something very, very deep in terms of how all the gemcrafting, potionmaking and blacksmithing skills mix in with the customisable (and reset at whim) ability/skill trees.
There's definitely no lack of things to pursue in this massive world, hit a difficulty spike in one quest chain and you don't even have to rethink your build much, just follow one of many other questlines you've got going at the same time and come back to flatten that spike later.
Full House Poker on XBLA has taken up all my other gaming time. I'm flying up the ranking leaderboards and gaining a major amout of XP in doing so, but it has to be said that an XP system that rewards a clever bit of folding favours my playing style, I'm a very patient player and it pays off here. Easily edges Test Drive Unlimited 2's Poker game in terms of being able to play as often and as quickly as you wish, just lacks that little spark of character that TDU's positive/negative emote system brings, all of FHP's emotes are neutral.
Posted 9:05am on Mon 6 August 2012
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Ass Creed Revelations this weekend getting extremely frustrated with how slow Ezio has got and how clumsy he is (ezio did not kill civilians! He does when ppl trip him up) but he's a great entrepreneur already bought every property, now on a mission for all landmarks then just gonna watch the money pour in.
Posted 6:11pm on Thu 9 August 2012
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No new games for me I've turned bf3 on a few times then turned it off again quite soon after. I've now put it on eBay for 99p. Think I'm going to rent Max Payne 3. I need some mindless fun to get me back enjoying my 360.