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Completed Games: April

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At the start of this year, I made a promise to myself that I would complete at least 5 games a month. I have to say, so far its been great, its really brought my back to some classics I haven't played in years, or classics I haven't played at all.

I'm now 1/4 of the way through and this month I increased my goal to 6.

So...

DEAD SPACE Xbox 360
This was the first game I completed this month. I got it quite cheap and heard it was quite well praised, so I gave it a shot. Although I'm not normally into survival horror, I did enjoy this game. The atmosphere was incredible and the story was better than I thought it would be. I'm glad I have opened myself to another genre of games with this. My favorite part was the last boss battle.

RESIDENT EVIL 5 Xbox 360
Next comes this. I'd never played a Resident Evil game before, so I read up on the history and went to buy it because it had Co-op. Yes I now hunt down split screen co-op games to play with a friend whenever I can (Any recommendations are welcome). Funny thing is, I didn't enjoy the demo, I nitpicked everything about it, the 'Standing still to shoot' stuff and all that. But I stopped looking at it as a gears of war and more of a unique experience in its self, and that's when I enjoyed it. Co-op was a blast, and both me and my friend enjoyed it.
My favorite part was... Well, I think this GIF describes it nicely.



TIMESHIFT PC
Saw this ridiculously cheap, so I thought what the hell, I need something to keep me occupied for Easter. It starts out quite good, the story seems interesting until you realize that there is no story. The gameplay it incredibly fun (Pausing time to exact revenge on an enemy never gets old), but the battles are very, very repetitive. and the last fight was terrible. But its okay, because I gave myself a running commentary of it throughout, it actually turned out quite fun. It was worth playing for the price I got it.
My favorite part was blowing up a platoon of 10 soldiers before they even had a chance to react.

HOMEWORLD PC
The name of this game must have buried itself in my subconscious, as I saw in second hand for once again a cheap price. The premise seemed interesting, Exiles fighting through the galaxy to get back to their true home. I never thought an RTS would have such a moving story. The music was also brilliant with the gameplay intense. I now have some of that music on my MP3 on my daily commute to University. A Fantastic game.
My favorite part was the very end.

BRAID Xbox 360
The first game this month that I have played before. Its been over a year, So I decided to to a second playthrough. Some parts I had forgotten about and it still had to made me think to clear some puzzles. I enjoyed it more this time because I was ready to think outside the box. If you could play a painting, this would be it. My favorite part was the last level.



HOMEWORLD 2 PC
After I finished the brilliant Homeworld, I immediately began looking for its sequel. The interface was much better and the graphics were superb (Considering it played on my Laptop). The story was disappointing to say the least and the gameplay was much more frustrating, I really had to think up new and complicated strategies to get those damn shipyards, brute force no longer worked. It turned out better once I began thinking like a military commander. The music was good, not as good as the first, but still nice. I enjoyed it, but I guess I compare it too much to the original. It's a great game none-the-less.
My favorite part was when I sent 20 Ion Frigates behind the enemy to destroy his shipyard, and watching him scrambling the tatters of his bombed forces backwards to try and defend it.


So, stuck to the 360 and PC this month and got a healthy input of new games I've never played before and old games I've never played before with a re-run of a great game. This month has turned out pretty well. I'm already thinking of some games to play next month. Cheap recommendations are welcome.

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About Freefallone of us since 4:54 AM on 10.10.2008

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.



WOLOLOLO
You are now converted to my cause.
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