Posted 9:42am on Sun 30 September 2012
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This week the team has been playing Borderlands 2, Max Payne 3, Jet Set Radio and Dead or Alive 5.
Posted 9:42am on Sun 30 September 2012
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Jet Set Radio's twitchy controls add to the game as far as I'm concerned. I didn't like Future's dumbing down and lack of emergency as much.
Been playing JSR and Borderlands 2 over the last week, with LBP Vita and NSMB2 on the portable side. Carrier Command and DOA5 is next up.
Posted 10:35am on Sun 30 September 2012
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I managed to go 5 rounds against the Bandits in Borderlands 2, and like Neon I'm starting to look at other bits of the skilltree and thinking "I could really do with some of that" which is a great incentive to keep levelling.
But there's also incentive to keep exploring as there are a lot of Badass points available (and a cheevo) for continually checking every corner, nook, cranny and leap of faith on Pandora. Then there's the incentive to keep grinding, as there are huge chunks of x100 Badass points for gaining level 5 in challenges. And of course an incentive to test fire every single weapon just in case it does something strange like an assault rifle that launches projectiles in an arc (I haven't found a use for this but later on it might be handy for firing at something big from behind a rock).
There's also incentive to keep questing. Without all those sidequests my Pandora would be half the size it currently is as so many new areas and shortcuts have opened up to me whilst pursuing more trivial matters like crushing boulders or finding a bit of squeeze for Scooter.
Best of all, and what makes Borderlands 2 really stand out from its predecessor, is the drive to continue the main storyline. It's a fun, silly ride powered by ClapTrap humour up to a certain point then adds a few neat twists and surprises which lead to a darker and more melancholy route, a bit like a roller coaster that gets diverted onto the ghost train tracks, so there's a huge incentive to discover what's at the end of the ride.
All this whilst slagging enemies and electocuting them from afar with twin assault rifles then closing in with the twin sub machine guns to light them up with flames and melt their faces off with acid. Except for Badass Contructors. Those are just *puts on shades* Badass.
Posted 12:53pm on Sun 30 September 2012
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I finished Sleeping Dogs 100% and even right up to the end I still couldn't learn to drive on the left side of the road, something that comes naturally in real life I just couldn't handle in a game world. Sold it last night for £21.50 (cheers VG )
Battlefield 3 had a little look this week with a game of cat and mouse on our own server. Doing this we found out that the mobile artillery with anti air equipped is dam powerful. Should get a few more games this week now that I don't have any story driven games to play (excluding Borderlands as I'm playing though with a mate)
Posted 1:53pm on Sun 30 September 2012
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I haven't heard Call Me Maybe, but now I'm singing Don't Call Me Baby!
Oh, and, BORDERLANDS!
Posted 2:18pm on Sun 30 September 2012
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Far Cry 2 - Looks amazing on PC, but there's all the normal gripes - tking ages to get to missions etc. Hopefully 3 will improve on that.
GW2 - Starting to play it less and less now. It's alright but, like Diablo 3, boring to play alone.
Posted 2:27pm on Sun 30 September 2012
Been playing a bit of Assassin's Creed 2 and Brotherhood as I was a bit sick of waiting for the third :P
Been giving Borderlands 1 another go and it's just not my cup of tea, mainly a co-op game and you just can't do the main game on it's own as you have to level up through side missions in order to fight off some enemies. Also going from A to B can takes ages.
Will carry on with it a bit more and try the DLC but can't see myself doing all the 100 odd missions for it.
Posted 2:32pm on Sun 30 September 2012
Yeah I found borderlands a bit over rated. I only played it single player, but isn't everything better in multiplayer?
Posted 3:22pm on Sun 30 September 2012
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Max Payne 3 is definitely worth a try now its dropped in price; couldn't put the game down till I had finished it.
September is sports month so played alot of Madden and Fifa 13; Fifa is impressive but Madden needs a year to sort out the impact engine just like Fifa has done over the previous year.
Dave really does sell Dead or Alive better than anyone.
Posted 6:21am on Mon 1 October 2012
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Dave have you ever played any of the Rumble Roses games?