Playing Catch up

Wow, July 21st?  That’s the last time I posted?  Well, I can’t say anything important happened since them, although I am pleased to say I will be in Victoria until at least 2010!  I hope I can get a tasking on the Mainland for the 2010 games.  That would be sweet.

So, what else can I talk about?  Oh, games!  Here is a quick rundown of the games I bought in the last 5 or so months and my thoughts on them.  I’ll indicate which system I got it for.

Soulcalibur 4 (PS3)  Definitely my favourite fighting game on the PS3.  As with every new game, the action gets faster, the challenge greater, and Ivy’s costume gets more flimsy (I mean seriously, why IS she going around dressed like that?  It’s not like she doesn’t take care of herself.  Obviously she shaves, especially since she doesn’t wear much.  Are her breast getting so big that her outfit can hardly contain them?  Her 2P costume looks rather modest compared to it.)  The Create-a-Soul returns from SC3 and while there are a lot of parts there are no extra weapon disciplines like in SC3.  But the created characters look great as does the rest of the game.  Destructible armour and Finishers are new to the series and add a extra bit to the game.  The special guest of Darth Vader, Yoda (via DLC) and the Secret Apprentice are interesting choices, but no worse than, say Spawn or Link

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (PS3):  The game Hugo Chavez wanted stopped (much like Korea with the first one), it takes place in Venezuela.  You, as one of three Mercs (Matthias, Chris or Jen), take a job from a businessman named  Solano to rescue his general friend. Afterwards, instead of paying you, Solano tries to kill you and shoots you in the ass.  He then takes over Venezuela, staring a civil war.  You must find Solano, working for various factions to get information and supplies to hunt down Solano and make him pay.  Because everybody pays.  A fun game, but it has a few bugs such as touchy aiming and animation problems that crop up once and a while.

Rock Band 2(Xbox 360)- Second verse, same as the first.  I like the new songs and the fact that you can create a band even in 1 player mode (you can assign you own character to play in your band instead of a random group like in the first one.)  DLC also tends to rule the day but they can be used for either game.  The best part is the linking of the game to Rockband.com, Where you can create pics of you in-game band and create a statue of you character for $70US.  You can also make T-Shirts, buttons and bumper stickers but they only ship to the States for that.  Bummer.  I did order a statue so I’ll let you know how that turns out.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed(PS3)-  It’s Star Wars.  It’s Jedi.  It can be frustrating at times, but once you are done, it will seem like it ended too soon.  But it DOES end.  A must for Star Wars fans.

Fable 2(Xbox 360)-  Basically a hack and slash with a morality engine in which you actions affect the way you look and the world around you.  Forget all that you read about it;  like Fable 1, it doesn’t live up to its own hype.  On it’s own merits, it is a great and there are some rather interesting moral choices to make.  Just be careful if your character has more the one spouse.  It can catch up with you.

More later as this has gotten large.

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Author: xcalibar25

One man on a never-ending quest against mediocrity.

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