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sirpalee avatar 3:14 PM on 11.16.2007  (server time)
Finished XIII and my new Tool of Destruction

As the title says, I finished XIII, 4-5 hours ago...

3-4 years ago, I played the demo, but didn't bought the full version, I just don't know why. I loved the gameplay, and the visual style. And nowadays, when my comp isn't very high end, I tend to search for older titles, and I just remembered XIII...

First of all, it's a great game, if you didn't tried it, there's a demo around somewhere. The gameplay, is the standard, shoot, run and duck style, nothing special here. The speciality begins, when we talk about art style, and design. It's not just beautiful (I love cell shading, especially in an FPS), but you feel like you're in a real comic. There are comic style cutscenes, and some of them are drawn by hand (if I know well, XIII originates from a french comic). And even in the heat of the action there are some small comic style effects, like when you do a headshot, three small windows appear, each of them showing different stages of the hit.

And the main attraction for me, the Story. I don't know, I just loved it... It's the standard, you don't know who you are, and why is everybody wants to kill you. It's common along games, or even movies, but the presentation is quite unique. I known from the beginning (more precisely, I felt) who is the big boss, or the biggest bad guy, and thank god I was right :) . At least my instincts worked flawlessly :) .

note : I was too lazy to make screenshots, and the xfire ingame screenshot didn't worked...

Probably the original comic... I have to get it :D

Some cool montage

It took me around 8 hours to finish the game...

And the other thing. I ordered, my new instrument (my first one) of mass destruction. Well it works even better than an A-Bomb, at least now. I still have to practice, practice and practice. But today I managed to get a clear note.

It's Her... Isn't she beautiful? :)

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