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Replaying: Crysis... and the economy is strange

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I really hate the economic crisis in the american economy right now, I dont even live in USA, but I feel that things are going down. So Im back playing a game called Crysis and I can shoot the problems away...

You can get Crysis and the Warhead expansion at STEAM for something like 60 dollars. But I havent finished playing the first game, so I wont buy the expansion yet. This is one of the things that strike me the other night, I was thinking in finishing a lame game (Crysis is sort of lame for all its coolness it only last a couple of hours), before buying Warhead which seems to be a little bit better than Crysis, at least on reviews.
The first Crysis was a nice game to look at, but somehow I didnt felt it was all that great in terms of gameplay. I never felt involved in the story, I never cared for the character or the things that were going on. The mountain that is breaking and the alien stuff was looking interesting at first, but it started to get not soo interesting fast.
It seems that Crysis have everything to be great, but it felts short of everything it does except for the graphics. For example the suit idea is cool, but you hardly use any of the functions of it, most of them constricted because of the "energy" factor of the suit. Lets say you want to be invisible and play it cool, like infiltrate silently and take the data information you are supossed to. The invisible nanosuit will only let you be invisible if you stand still, if you move energy will be drained and you will loose the invisibility. Also you wont be able to shoot a lot if you are invisible, the nanosuit wont recharge while beign invisible. So finally it may seem that due to the open nature of the world you can approach the situation from every angle, but it will end up you shooting a bunch of dudes on your own in every single enemy camp.

So saving a buck because the economy is in "crysis" (haha... I suck). So I went back, Im hating the space part, cool, but not so cool (like the whole game "not so cool"). It got me thinking how my gaming habits have changed, more time watching the news and less time gaming, more time writing blogs about how long iam spending watching news than gaming... and yeah, less time for gaming. And finally replaying old games before moving on. This is really going to set a bar for me and my future gaming purchases.

Now a happy paralel between Microsoft and the US congres:
Last year Microsoft burned a billion dollars on a broken console. 1 billion dollars is a lot of money, even for a console.... anyway, it didnt fixed the console, it is still a piece of shit.
This year the fed is asking 700 billions to the congres so they can "fix" the economy.
Im starting to believe the US goverment and Microsoft are the same thing, they both like to spend money and they dont fix shit.
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About Veltone of us since 11:54 PM on 05.31.2007

Iam a gammer from the harsh uruguayan jungle (we dont even have a jungle down here, too cold, go and do some wikipedia of Uruguay). I used to do a podcast in spanish about videogames at Radio LevelUp but I dont do it anymore... anyway those guys are there still making it so you can give it a try if you understand spanish
And i can say "�aca �aca �aca" and i know how to pronoaunce it well since im a spanish speaker, so Im a superior race.
A couple of idiots may find funny that I dont have good english grammar, but again, they are probably idiots since they only speak/write one language...

Most of my time in the internet is because of games. I love videogames so much that i sleep with my girlfriend and my ds, at the same time... i call that a "threesome" and my humor doesnt get anything better than that.
Mostly im a PC gamer, i was going to buy a 360 but faulty crappy hardware told me not to since if it goes RRoD here I would have lost my money, and as a man Im entitled to the sweat of my brow. I want to fuck the Wii and I believe the PS3 is going to be the first console in space.

In the "real" life (come on, internet now is part of our lives anyway...), I study medicine (takes a lot of time and I cant spend enough of my time playing videogames). Is not what you would call a marriage made in heaven, if I wanted to game more I should have sutdy something related to pc�s, but I grown surrounded by computers and stuff so I chose the bio stuff instead. Anyway, little time to play video games if you dont want my biographical shit.

And the main reasson I play games for the story behind them. I love well written stories like Half Life series, of course Portal (kind of a Valve fan). Other great games include World Of Warcraft (not currently playing, actually I was never hardcore, but I enjoyed the experience a lot), and of course the classics like System Shock 2. Other great titles had stuck with me over the years, classics adventure games like Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and Grim Fandango.

So, best game experiences:
Half Life 2 (and the original Half Life of course).
System Shock 2
Grim Fandango
Indiana Jones and the Fate Of Atlantis
Monkey Island

Links:
My Picasa Web Album.
My videogame blog in spanish
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