I guess amid the hype of GTA IV, I must have missed seeing the PS store update for this.
I remember the days of afterschool care playing command and conquer and C&C red alert being one of the first video games I ever bought. I don't have any intention of picking this up, I just thought it was interesting to see it on the playstation store. Personally this interests me alot more than anything offered on the wii virtual console.
If anyone picks this up, let me know how the controls are.
Hope everyone's enjoying GTA!
Hopefully my copy will arive via play-asia before the week is out.
I'm almost sure I'll be escorted to the forums after posting this blog but too bad, I need to vent.
So it's only 3 more hours until GTA is launched, seeing as I live in Australia however I decided to order the uncensored (read: whoreishly amazing) version of GTA from play-asia. It however never dawned on me that customs could class this as a "restricted or prohibited good(s)". My brothers friends dad is a customs officer and apparently they are prohibiting the import of all uncensored versions of GTA. Yea I know... friend of a friend, doesn't sound like a reputable source.
A quick check on the customs website however reveals this...
Pornography and other objectionable material (restricted import)
"Includes computer games, computer generated images, films, interactive games and publications that describe, depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime cruelty, violence, terrorist acts or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults."
Has anyone had any experience importing games before, I've bought plenty of games off of ebay from overseas before, personally I think it sounds a bit hard to enforce but maybe that's me just wishfully thinking.
Well I know that this isn't my first blog, but I haven't really introduced myself on here yet.
I guess you could call me a bit of a lurker, I have been subscribed to the D-toid rss feed for the best part of a year and only recently discovered the magic that is the c blogs.
I've been a gamer since I was 4 years old, first starting off on a series that I still love to this day... COMMANDER KEEN. Yes I guess I'm a pc gamer from way back and continued to be until my neigbour introduced me to the super nintendo. It wasn't for a few more years however that I got a console of my very own.
I remember getting a N64 for my birthday and begging my dad to let me get goldeneye but having to settle with mario kart instead. Fast forward a few years to the playstation 1 and tony hawks pro skater 1 and 2, gta 2, spyro, gran turismo 1 and 2 then playstation 2, more thps, more gran turismo and a hell of a lot more grand theft auto.
These days I own a PS3, PSP and do a little bit of gaming (mainly Half-life) on pc but I would have to call myself a console gamer. I'm fairly heavy into anything with an engrossing storyline or addictive multiplayer.
To be honest I don't know why I wrote this intro blog, maybe it's the excitement that GTA IV is only a few days away or the fact that I just pre ordered another PS3 (GTA IV bundle).
So as you could imagine i'm quite happy at the moment who wouldn't be owning two ps3s haha.
Anyway if you want to add me on psn my id is "iGRIND" at the moment I'm playing COD4 and a little bit of the MGO beta, bear in mind that I live in Orstraylia so my ping will always be a bit of a problem.
Before I get started let me just say that I came straight from playing COD4 to the MGO beta having never played any game from the Metal Gear franchise before. I know that they are two completely different genres but I think it's fair to be able to compare them from an 'online game' perspective.
That being said let me start my first 'rant'...
Matchmaking and the lobby system in MGO is confusing, after selecting either of those you are given the choice of searching using character names from MG such as snake, raiden etc shits me what any of this actually does (something about skill level?) but it's not as easy as just selecting 'find game' in COD4.
It took me about 5 minutes to work out how to change weapons, although that may be due in part to the fact that I skipped the training section. It's not exactly pick up and play and after the half hour or so that I've been able to play I've gotten used to it. My only remaining problem is switching to first person, I would love to be able to just hit a shoulder button and instantly be in first person button instead of having to press two buttons - too used to playing FPS
It would be stupid to compare the pacing of MGO to any FPS but having never played a game in the franchise before I didn't know exactly what to expect. I think it's fair to say that the gameplay is fairly slow. But tactical.
I know this is a beta, so you can maybe disregard the comments on the lobby and matchmaking system as these could possibly change before the final release. I also couldn't figure out if it's possible to send game invites to friends, although if someone has, feel free to correct me.