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Welcome!

I'm Freefall, a 20 year old gamer from the UK.
Currently at University and balancing my time.
I'm an avid Video Gamer, I'm into every kind of game there is, games are a part of my life.
Destuctoid is the Best and Most Random Community there is, that's why I'm here.

It's a beautiful day, the sun is shining, and I'm out on a journey to save the world... Man, I love video games.

I might just drop in a few Opinions here and there, So
Don't mind me.

May your life be like toilet paper... Long, and useful



Some of my stuff:

Why we don't get any good Star Wars Sequels

Top 10 Things in Games which make me feel good

My Gaming Confessions

You've seen me before?

Who Am I?
I once went to the cinema and watched a 3D movie. As I was walking out, a guy with his 3D glasses still on yelled, "Woah, everything is 3D!" I was one of the 10 people that put their glasses back on to check.

I was looking at my to-do list on my laptop. Near the bottom of the list, already crossed out, was written "time travel" I have no recollection of writing that.

Once, there were only two brownies left. I decided I should eat them both so that they wouldn't be lonely. I am completely satisfied with my decision.

That's who I am.



Most Games Completed In a Year= 2009:

January:
Tomb Raider Legend
Crackdown
Gears of war 2
Professor Layton
Knights of the Old Republic

February:
Oddworld: Strangers Wrath
Knights of the Old Republic II
Fahrenheit
Left 4 Dead
Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force

March:
Prince of Persia
Drawn To Life
World of Goo
Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines
Jet Set Radio Future

April:
Dead Space
Resident Evil 5
TimeShift
Homeworld
Braid
Homeworld 2

May:
Star Trek: Elite Force II
Tomb Raider: Underworld
Jade Empire
Plants vs Zombies
Pokemon Platinum
Dead Rising

June:
Perfect Dark Zero
Second Sight
Halo
Tomb Raider Anniversary
Prototype
Secret Files: Tunguska

June:
Grim Fandango
Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Freespace 2
The Secret of Monkey Island: SE
Half-Life 2
Ninja Gaiden 2

July:
No One Lives Forever
Earth Defense Force 2017
Splosion Man
Half-Life 2: Episode 1
Gears of War
Fable II

August:
No One Lives Forever 2
Beyond Good & Evil
Star Trek: Shattered Universe
Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis
Castle Crashers
Left 4 Dead
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

September:
Pokemon Yellow
Timesplitters 2
Max Payne 2
Mirror's Edge
Timesplitters: Future Perfect
Star Wars: Republic Commando
Starcraft

October:
Brute Force
Halo 3
Half-Life 2: Episode 2
Starcraft: Brood War
Valkyria Chronicles

November:
System Shock 2
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Shadow of Destiny
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Crysis

December:
Burnout Paradise
Assassin's Creed 2
Amped 3
Psychonauts
Batman: Arkham Asylum




Quotes:
"Skills for kills agent, skills for kills"

"Try to get your combat multiplier even higher!"

"Ah...THERE YOU ARE!"



MY TOP FIVE GAMES:
No One Lives Forever 2
The Longest Journey
Grim Fandango
Valkyria Chronicles
Halo. Yes you heard me.



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Nothing gets you immersed in games more than being in a squad in the heat of battle. These teams get you through the most deadly of situations. These are the best of the best. I will have a look at the best squads in the coming weeks and finally have a Poll to decide the ultimate Squad. Today we'll have a look at:

Rainbow Six from Rainbow Six Vegas



About Rainbow Six:
Rainbow Six as an international counter-terrorism operation hosted by NATO and funded by money funneled through the U.S. Department of the Interior. The name Rainbow Six refers the many different nationalities that make up the team.

There are quite a few members; different people for each game, but this is the main team in Vegas.
Members:
*Logan Keller (Leader)
*Michael Walters (Demolition Expert)
*Jung Park (Electronics Expert)

Moment of Awesome:
Shooting Irena Morales, then heading to the top of the dam and casually destroying the missile, another day in the job.



Why I think they are Badass:
Have you seen they're credentials? No, neither have I, but I'm sure they have very good ones. The actions they do speak for themselves though. They run through Vegas, decimating every single terrorist force they come too, never needing back up, and it's just three of them! Three! Impressive stuff.

How are they on the Hardest Difficulty Level?
Not too bad, it helps that you can revive them, it doesn't help when they get shot and die before you can get to them. Luckily you can order them to go places and breach a room from one side, while you breach it from another. Team work is important here, if by team work you mean 'Ordering them guys to walk into the line of fire'.


Thoughts:
A really down to earth team, no real witty comments or humorous lines, just work, work, work, they don't even stop to play slot machines, heck, they had ample opportunity. I guess its nice to be with a team which is professional, even if they don't make me smile. At least they're damn good at shooting terrorists... thousands of them.




Team Rating: 81%
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Nothing gets you immersed in games more than being in a squad in the heat of battle. These teams get you through the most deadly of situations. These are the best of the best. I will have a look at the best squads in the coming weeks and finally have a Poll to decide the ultimate Squad. Today we'll have a look at:

The Hazard Team from Elite Force 2


Left to Right: Chell, Korban, Telsia, Munroe, Jurot, Chang and Gonzales

About The Hazard Team:
As part of a special unit aboard the USS Voyager, the Hazard Team is designed protect the ship from hostile encounters. Eventually picked up by Captain Picard, The Hazard Team deals with missions too dangerous for regular security personnel.

There are quite a few members, but only 3-4 go on any given mission.
Members:
*Lieutenant Alexander Munro
*Ensign Telsia Murphy
*Ensign Chell
*Ensign Austin Chang
*Ensign Juliet Jurot

*Ensign Korban
*Lieutenant Gonzalez


Moment of Awesome:
Setting Phasers to kill and blowing up the Borg sphere which captured Voyager in the first Level.



Why I think they are Badass:
They aren't called the Hazard Team for nothing. Easily dispatching the Borg and even more nasties from outer space, they don't give the enemy a chance. Plus, they don't even need their whole team, as long as they are grouped in pairs or more, you can count on them getting the job done.

How are they on the Hardest Difficulty Level?
They don't get stuck in walls... how's that? Okay, okay; So you basically have to do all the work, they can kill the odd enemy or two, but it is a lot harder without them. They don't go and get themselves killed, but then again... In the first Elite force, they could die, or get injured and have to be beamed back, depending on the mission, but here in the sequel, they are slightly better.

Thoughts:
These guys are great, you can just feel part of the team, when they get broken up, it just hurts inside. They are all colourful, each with very distinct personalities, especially Chell and it doesn't matter who you get stuck with, because they're all great.




Team Rating: 82%
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Nothing gets you immersed in games more than being in a squad in the heat of battle. These teams get you through the most deadly of situations. These are the best of the best. I will have a look at the best squads in the coming weeks and finally have a Poll to decide the ultimate Squad. Today we'll have a look at:

The Survivors from Left 4 Dead



About The Survivors:
Francis is a loud cocky Biker who hates everything, Louis is a systems analyst who thinks positive, Bill is a Vietnam war veteran and Zoey is a College dropout geeks dream. Together, they fight for survival against the zombie apocalypse.

Members:
*Francis
*Louis
*Bill
*Zoey


Moment of Awesome:
Personally, I think fighting their way through the possible heart of the infection, Mercy Hospital, to escape the roof via helicopter, destroying a whole manner of nasty infected and surviving, is pretty awesome.



Why I think they are Badass:
This can vary for everyone, but I think that killing Tanks which can throw cars, witches which will shred you alive and thousands of other zombies and still managing to escape is badass.

How are they on the Hardest Difficulty Level?
AI wise, they suck, in fact the only thing they are good at doing is killing special infected you can't see. Player wise, not much better. Aha, only kidding, players generally are a lot more competent but it is still a struggle for survival, no other game needs as much teamwork and coordination than Expert on Left 4 Dead.

Thoughts:
Four (relatively) normal people immune to a virus which turns everyone into Zombies, outnumbered, but not outgunned, this unlikely bunch has tons of personality, conversations and they know they must work together. They have each others backs, for sure. Although they are not military trained (you could argue for Bill), a difference from the other teams I've had a look at, they are very competent and work more as a team than most Military squads.




Team Rating: 85%
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Nothing gets you immersed in games more than being in a squad in the heat of battle. These teams get you through the most deadly of situations. These are the best of the best. I will have a look at the best squads in the coming weeks and finally have a Poll to decide the ultimate Squad. Today we'll have a look at:

Brute Force from Brute Force



About Brute Force:
The major colonies and some alien races are governed by what is known as the Confederation Republic (usually referred to as the "Confed") . They patrol borders, protect their people, and keep watch on hostile alien races. Brute Force are a team of elite operatives who work for the Confed. A new, hostile alien force is beginning to attack the fringes of the Republic. The squad is thus sent out to the frontlines to confront this enemy.


Members:
*Tex (Beserker) Heavy Weapons
*Brutus (Spirit of Vengar) Warrior
*Hawk (Stealth) Scout
*Flint (Advanced Targeting) Sniper


Moment of Awesome:
Hawk ordering Tex and Brutus to 'Do things quietly'. Tex, holding Two large Gattling guns replying "Right... Quietly". Hilarity Ensues.






Why I think they are Badass:
All of them have special abilities, ranging from Badass (Brutus's Spirit of Vengar ability) to useful (Hawk's Stealth ability) to handy (Flint's Double Zoom) and then crazy (Tex's Beserker 'Hold two Heavy guns and destroy everything' ability) Together they are a force to be reckoned with.

How are they on the Hardest Difficulty Level?
They all die... a lot. Luckily, they can be cloned, as long as you have enough money. This alone keeps them going, they don't work great as a team unless you specifically order them to, Brutus is the only one who can survive alone, as his health regenerates.

Thoughts:
As the tag line goes 'Dangerous Alone, Deadly Together'. That is true, I just wish the AI was more independent, but you can't have everything. A fun unique team. The ability to switch characters on the fly is great as they all have useful abilities, they would be much better if they could combine their strengths more strategically though.




Team Rating: 80%
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Nothing gets you immersed in games more than being in a squad in the heat of battle. These teams get you through the most deadly of situations. These are the best of the best. I will have a look at the best squads in the coming weeks and finally have a Poll to decide the ultimate Squad. Today we'll have a look at:

Delta Squad from Gears of War



About Delta Squad:
Delta Squad is a team of four Gears,the group obtains the "resonator", a device that will map the underground caverns which the Locust inhabit and later deploy the Lightmass Bomb. The Team receives their Orders from Anya Stroud, the dispatch girl for Delta Squad.

Members:
*Marcus Fenix
*Dominic Santiago
*Augustus Cole (a.k.a 'The Cole Train')
*Damon Baird


Moment of Awesome:
Hijacking some enemy reavers and riding them all the way back to Jacinto. Then Sinking their last defense just to kill some locust.



Why I think they are Badass:
First of all, They all have Chainsaw Bayonets... In fact, I rest my case.

How are they on the Hardest Difficulty Level?
They aren't too great to be honest, if you get downed, you can kiss your ass goodbye, they often get killed in situations where it is impossible to get to them and they bleed out really quickly, still, I'd rather have them at my side than nothing at all, I guess they are good distractions at least. Luckily they still remember how to use the chainsaw bayonet.

Thoughts:
These guys are Bros, when Marcus greeted Cole by bumping their Lancers, I raised my fist in triumph. They work well together in crazy fights, the Freakin' chainsaw the enemy, that gets +5 in anyone's book (Except maybe Pacifists) and they're not afraid to go deep deep down into enemy territory. You won't find a more gruff and manly squad anywhere but here. These guys get the job done.




Team Rating: 87%
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Nothing gets you immersed in games more than being in a squad in the heat of battle. These teams get you through the most deadly of situations. These are the best of the best. I will have a look at the best squads in the coming weeks and finally have a Poll to decide the ultimate Squad. Today we'll have a look at:

Delta Squad from Star Wars: Republic Commando



About Delta Squad:
Delta Squad was an elite clone commando squad that carried out demanding missions for the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. Part of Zero Five Commando, the unit played instrumental roles in the Battle of Geonosis as well as in the lead up to the Battle of Kashyyyk. Consisting of four commandos, Delta Squad received their orders from CC-01/425, a clone advisor.

Members:
* RC-1138 (Boss) C.Q.B.
* RC-1140 (Fixer) Slicer
* RC-1207 (Sev) Sniper
* RC-1262 (Scorch) Demolitions Expert


Moment of Awesome:
Fighting their way through the hangars of droids in a derelict ship, blowing every one of them up before making their way to the bridge and shooting the Separatist Droid control ship.



Why I think they are Badass:
Every member has a distinct personality and all of them are capable of saving your butt. Even if you get shot down, they will keep on fighting and revive you. Even against incredible odds, the team succeeds in halting Droid armies and Trandoshan Slavers. And not a Jedi in sight to steal their thunder. Efficient, Deadly and Awesome, this is Delta Squad.

How are they on the Hardest Difficulty Level?
They die as much as the player does, in fact, its really even, for every time I have to revive them, they revive me and keep me going, they listen to orders well and generally do nothing stupid... apart from get shot. One time, I got shot down by 4 Super Battle Droids and only Fixer was left, I ordered him to revive me, He did just that, of course he got downed right after, but I managed to get everyone up and running again, thanks to just one of my squad-mates.

Thoughts:
Let's be honest here, Delta Squad makes the game, its about an elite squad of commando's in dangerous scenarios, there isn't much more story than that, the gameplay is good, the AI is pretty competent and the weapons are good to use. I have replayed Republic Commando, Eight times and I'm not bored or annoyed of the squad at all, they are brilliant.




Team Rating: 92%
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