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January is done, and yet the endless blackness of winter is still here. Don’t mind me I’m just getting sick of the horrible pain of winter, having my bike setting unused for so long is going to kill me. On a better subject, got lot of gaming in this week,
Week 4 Twenty Ten
I’m calling it, this one is done! Reached level 30 on the tour, completed all the x-games. I will be back, there is still a lot to do, world tours and tons of all-star events, but for now I’m retiring Dirt 2. It was a great game, not as good as the first, the vibe was just not for me, I don’t like the x-games crowd, felt like a snowboarding game. The rally events were great especially the later ones, Utah was in particular very nice, a great edge of your seat ride, I would have loved it if there was more rally and trailblazer events, or even some of the epic hill climes of the first. I remember the endurance quality of the rally events, multiple stages with damage carrying over, they just didn’t give rally any respect, way too much focus on rally cross and city races, oh well, guess rally is still a niche genre, it hurts because dirt 1 had such awesome rally stuff, I will always remember the last few on the tour, truly epic long hill climes. Not sure where to turn for good rally any more, sigh.
I know, I’m surprised too, but I need to get back into my DS and I never did finish Layton. Found a few moments to fill and Layton worked nicely. Got 7 hours in total on this play through, the animation and style is so endearing, really nice stuff here. And the puzzles, wow the puzzles, they are really testing my brain, just nasty difficult stuff.
Here we go, got in over 15 hours on this, what an amazing this Bioware has done. The incredible Dragon Age, and now only 3 months later Mass Effect 2. Another incredible RPG from the masters. A lot has changed, the shooting has been refined to a point, very fast and furious, starting to get a little tough, bad guys are brutal. Was not expecting all the rpg elements to be reduced or in some cases totally eliminated. No inventory at for instance. This is much more Action then rpg. The characters really shine, I am finding it difficult to decide who is in my party, the Gruff speaking world weary bounty hunter Zeead is a personal favorite so far, it seemed like a cliché at first but he is really just cool. And the full body tattoo sporting psycho bitch, known as Subject Zero, great character design. Switched to disc 2, something I have not done in a long time, not since the glory days of PlayStation rpgs have I need to switch discs. Not sure of the length of this one, but I am may finish it this week, we shall see.
I have a love hat relationship with steam, it seems like every week they have another insane deal. 2 bucks for Psychonauts! You have to be kidding me, anyone who didn’t have it already and missed picking up this true classic for 2 buck should be ashamed! I already have 2 copies of Psychonauts, but I did get the Freedom Force pack and the X-com pack for 2 bucks each. How can I turn it down, two classic series for less than a big mac combo! Damn you steam! I love you!
No much more to say here, this game rocks, it has been streamlined and the action tuned up a few notches, it is pure gold! My Shepard from the first game is back and as badass as ever, the red scars on his face are a really nice touch! My main focus this week.
Any down time I have away from home is going to be spent with Layton, if the puzzles don’t kill me that is.
I really want to play though the original before Bioshock 2 is released in a few weeks, hopefully I can make time to get it done in time. Bioshock was such a truly landmark title, I can only hope the sequel has captured some of the great atmosphere and other worldly quality of the first.