It's been awhile since i've done a C - Blog. I haven't had much to talk about since i'm a fairly stagnant when it comes to my gaming variety. Regardless, here's what i've played in the past few months.
I've picked up Trials Evolution and I have a HUGE love/hate relationship with it. I love it cause it's so addicting and requires minimal thinking for me at times, plus with all the downloadable tracks available I can find other unique tracks to go along with. What I hate about it is that for something so simple, it's extremely rage inducing for me. Whenever a person on my friends list has a faster time than me, I strive to beat it no matter what. And if I don't get it, I get mad. When I get mad, I try to beat it...for over half an hour. So....yeah.
I also tried out Arkham City. I'll admit it was hard for me to fully commit to playing it because I never played Arkham Asylum fully cause my younger brother had rented it for like 3 days and it wasn't what i'm accustomed to. But once I got into the fleshier parts, I loved it. Also tried Final Fantasy 13 - 2, not sure how to feel about it and I haven't played it since Gamefly sent me it a month ago. And no, I didn't get Diablo (I can't do dungeon crawlers, Dark Souls taught me that (if that even counts as one)).
Anyway, i'll get to one of my 2 reasons for this latest post. I got Max Payne 3 after giving up the abysmal Operation Raccoon City, Mass Effect 2, Soul Calibur 4, and...something else. 4 words: Game of the year. This game blew my mind to Tibet and back. The story, while shying away from it's usual roots, held up very well. The gun inventory does make for an interesting thing, forcing you to consider whether to dual wield or to go in with a rifle or shotgun. Multiplayer is...interesting. The spawning is a little derpy at times, but it's very fast paced and can be addicting. The lack of comic book cutscenes is kind of missed, but games still have to implement new stuff. The graphics are very sublime, aiming reticle is the other thing that irritates me. When it's about the size of the dot above "i", pretty hard to aim at anything. Bullet Time is still the magical experience it still is, and kill cams are very entertaining to watch. So yeah, shut off your Diablo 3 and go get this game.
Reason #2: Everyone is talking (and complaining) about Black Ops 2. True CoD fans (you know, the ones who say CoD makes everything else irrelevant and nothing will ever be better than CoD) are clamoring and getting absolutely wet over this. Everyone else with a brain can quickly recognize something if you watched the trailer and read a preview about the game. It's said that you can take control of soldiers, tanks, choppers, and even jets to complete your mission. A purchase of GRAW 2 from 2 months ago will once again prove useful. You use drones, your teammates (soldiers), choppers, tanks, APC's, and (guess what) even jets to help complete your missions. Now if i'm not mistaken, that's essentially Ghost Recon, except in the more distant future. Is Treyarch running out of ideas or just lazy and decided to "borrow" a few ideas from Ubisoft? Seriously, did originality die with CoD 4? Maybe IW, Sledgehammer, Treyarch, and whoever else is doing CoD need to take a break from making CoD games. I think people can live with a year or 18 months without a new CoD game. Hell, it'd give them a chance to get some work on a new engine started and lose the engine that's been used for God knows how long. read