Haven't blogged in awhile...must be psychic powers and rad sales.

 
So, my birthday has come up and I plunged my hand into the Steaming waters, and came up with a few oddities I will tell you about here.
 

  •  Left 4 Dead 2: This was among the first things I bought from this week's sale, and I gotta say its a whole lot better on PC than 360. I know a lot of you are shaking your heads now and saying "yup, I told you so", and its been duly noted, but I simply didn't have a good computer then and I did have a friend who owned it then. So I borrowed it from him and enjoyed myself immensely. However, you can't beat ten bucks vs. $29.99-$39.99 plus the price for The Passing. So my friend will have to continue playing without me.
  • Garry's Mod: Fun as all get out. That's really all I can say about this one....well except for the amazing physics engine, the laundry list of props and ragdolls, the comprehensive suite of tools and your disposal, and some kind of multiplayer, I tell you what! I bought this with L4D2
  • Machinarium: Watched the Quick Look, played the demo, haven't touched it, looking forward to it.
  • Psychonauts: I played the demo of it, 'twas awesome, and I heard so many good things about it. So I bought it, and I haven't played it a lot. I got past the demo's bit, but that's about it. Also the first mention of psychic powers...unless you count Garry's Mod.
  • Beyond Good and Evil: Same with Machinarium minus the Quick Look watching and demo playing. It's like Pokemon Snap right, but with Zelda?
  • Second Sight: I've played this one the most out of all my new games. I like it, but I wasn't expecting a Stealth-Action title. Regardless of the unexpected genre, its awesome and broken up into small enough sections for bite-sized play. It also apes Metal Gear in so many wonderful, optional ways. In particular, its confusing story and optional camera angle that is a Metal Gear camera angle. Although the story is confusing, its not because of an overload of information like Metal Gear, but a lack of it that is slowly being revealed to me. Oh, and the enemies are deaf, dumb, and legally blind. There's also psychic powers.
  • Left 4 Dead: Basically the same story with L4D2, but with Crash Course instead of The Passing.
  • Sam and Max 104 Abe Lincoln Must Die: While not technically part of the Steam sale I only noticed it when the sale was going on. It was worth the price I *ahem* paid to hear an evil Abe Lincoln say "I did not have sex with that woman." Needless to say, I was laughing it up so loud I woke the neighbors. Then they stuck me in their inter-dimensional fridge.
 
So while Steam has held most of my gaming pleasures this week, I haven't been ignoring my 360. Borderlands and COD2 aren't going to S-rank themselves, afte-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 "War is delightful to those who have not experienced it." - Erasmus
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Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1

 
So, my birthday has come up and I plunged my hand into the Steaming waters, and came up with a few oddities I will tell you about here.
 

  •  Left 4 Dead 2: This was among the first things I bought from this week's sale, and I gotta say its a whole lot better on PC than 360. I know a lot of you are shaking your heads now and saying "yup, I told you so", and its been duly noted, but I simply didn't have a good computer then and I did have a friend who owned it then. So I borrowed it from him and enjoyed myself immensely. However, you can't beat ten bucks vs. $29.99-$39.99 plus the price for The Passing. So my friend will have to continue playing without me.
  • Garry's Mod: Fun as all get out. That's really all I can say about this one....well except for the amazing physics engine, the laundry list of props and ragdolls, the comprehensive suite of tools and your disposal, and some kind of multiplayer, I tell you what! I bought this with L4D2
  • Machinarium: Watched the Quick Look, played the demo, haven't touched it, looking forward to it.
  • Psychonauts: I played the demo of it, 'twas awesome, and I heard so many good things about it. So I bought it, and I haven't played it a lot. I got past the demo's bit, but that's about it. Also the first mention of psychic powers...unless you count Garry's Mod.
  • Beyond Good and Evil: Same with Machinarium minus the Quick Look watching and demo playing. It's like Pokemon Snap right, but with Zelda?
  • Second Sight: I've played this one the most out of all my new games. I like it, but I wasn't expecting a Stealth-Action title. Regardless of the unexpected genre, its awesome and broken up into small enough sections for bite-sized play. It also apes Metal Gear in so many wonderful, optional ways. In particular, its confusing story and optional camera angle that is a Metal Gear camera angle. Although the story is confusing, its not because of an overload of information like Metal Gear, but a lack of it that is slowly being revealed to me. Oh, and the enemies are deaf, dumb, and legally blind. There's also psychic powers.
  • Left 4 Dead: Basically the same story with L4D2, but with Crash Course instead of The Passing.
  • Sam and Max 104 Abe Lincoln Must Die: While not technically part of the Steam sale I only noticed it when the sale was going on. It was worth the price I *ahem* paid to hear an evil Abe Lincoln say "I did not have sex with that woman." Needless to say, I was laughing it up so loud I woke the neighbors. Then they stuck me in their inter-dimensional fridge.
 
So while Steam has held most of my gaming pleasures this week, I haven't been ignoring my 360. Borderlands and COD2 aren't going to S-rank themselves, afte-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 "War is delightful to those who have not experienced it." - Erasmus
Posted by mylifeforAiur

Good pick-ups. Machinarium is an absolutely beautiful game, kind of short though. Beyond Good and Evil and Psychonauts are both extremely good games.  Unfortunately i haven't had any money for the damn Steam sales, well except for Clive Barkers: Jericho ;( 

Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1
@mylifeforAiur: I've really only been playing Second Sight, though. I'm really enjoying it, and I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't a third-person shooter like I thought it was. Also, why only Clive Barker's Jericho?
Posted by mylifeforAiur
@c0l0nelp0c0rn1: It was on sale for like $1.70 or something. It was that or Overlord. And Second sight isn't a third-person shooter 0_o. I'm interested in checking it out now ;) 
Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1
@mylifeforAiur: Let us be clear, though, it about as much a third-person shooter as Metal Gear Solid is a third-person shooter. Take that for what you will.