Hello fellow Dtoiders, this is my first blog post. Yesterday Me and a friend were trying to kill time in EB games, which is when i spotted something that will bring me nightmares for many a night. This game was called The Getaway, and man, was it bad. It's quite an old title, and i recalled hearing about it a long time ago, but nothing beyoned that popped into my mind.
I am a sucker for British cinema, especially action oriented ones. Then i looked at the price - 2.99? how can i NOT buy it! I suppose this should have been a sign as to how bad it was going to be, but still, this would be hours spent >not< bored, so i figured it was a pretty hot buy. It took a few tries for my modded (and aging) ps2 to read the disk, showing resistance to having this pos inserted into it.
The Getaway is a GTA type game set in London, where you play as Hammond, A cop who looks like Mr. Bean and runs like a fucking idiot. the game starts with your wife being killed and your child kidnapped by a henchman named Eyebrows. now you must track down his boss Charlie, your typical plump bald mob boss, and save your kid.
I have to say this is the most flawed game i've played in a while. you have no UI, and you regen health by leaning on walls.WTF? Moving on, you also have no map, or any indication as to where to go, aside from the blinkers of the car you are currently in. if you are rear ended, they break, and you basically have to go and get another vehicle. the lights will guide you through one way streets and park paths, and police barricades, which is a real pain. the combat system is bad, the vehicles dont handle realistically, theres no replay value, and oh, so many other things. The best part of it all has to be that if you bust up your car enough, it catches on fire, to which Hammond will simply respond with one liners like "bullocks" and continue to burn. alternatively you can get out and run around burning for a few seconds, thats good too.
Right now, I've been watching Live Aid for quite a while, mainly the live footage from Australia and Tokyo, good stuff. I also started playing ff12 again, and I've noticed things i didnt see before. Like how its basically Star Wars with different looking characters. And Why are Vaan and Penelo even there? they have no reason to stick around past the first few major plot events.
All this has been brought on my Insomniac-like state that i've been in for the past few days. I've been falling asleep at odd times like 6pm or 11am, if only for a few hours, to wake up back into boredomness. Today I'll be visiting a few gyms to find a nice one to join, and also look for a job.
Living off my parents is great, but I have about a month to come up with 600 dollars for my new tatoo, and its going to be a close one.