My revised gaming goals and random thoughts

I've been thinking a lot about all kinds of stuff lately, and so I feel my mind is a bit cluttered. Therefore, I'm now going to type out my thoughts related on gaming so I can at least have those leave my brain.

First off: a complete list of goals I have - subconsciously or consciously - set myself.

  • Complete the following games: Shinobi, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, Condemned, Killer7, FFXII and Viewtiful Joe. This list will grow (and hopefully shrink too) as I purchase and beat games. I have a list dedicated to this quest of making my backlog drop down to 0, but I doubt I'll ever accomplish that feat.
  • Play through Fable II like an evil character. I'm a bit of an achievement whore, and I assumed you would need to beat the game as both an evil and good character. Because I believe being evil is more fun, because it's a contrast to my angelic real-life self, I played through the game as a good dude first. Thing is, I can't seem to muster up the motivation to play through the game again. I have a real-estate empire on my old game, and I honestly don't feel like having to build all that up again.
  • Play through games I have the complete franchise of, or at least part of it. I'm currently working on the Halo franchise, and although I'm only up to Combat Evolved, I'll play through Halo 2 and Halo 3 shortly after. Other series include Devil May Cry, Rainbow Six Vegas 1 and 2 and Metal Gear Solid, although I don't have a PS3 for MGS4 and I haven't been able to track down a copy of the first MGS yet.
  • Beat Ninja Gaiden II on Mentor
  • Attempt not to let my compulsiveness get control of me and do my best to enjoy my gaming time instead of worrying about not meeting any of the above goals.
  • Get myself to play more singleplayer races on Burnout Paradise in order to unlock more cars and have more fun in multiplayer with them. I've only unlocked 22 rides so far, but somehow, I just didn't feel like continuing after getting my A-licence.

Other than that; some random thoughts I feel like writing up:

I feel like announcing that my games of the year are Burnout Paradise and GTAIV. I have not had the time to play alot of it due to various reasons, not the least of which are various other games to play and private family matters, like the death of my grandparents, the depression of my mother and the depression of my girlfriend, whom I have spent long nights
BADASS
talking with about it. Anyway, Burnout Paradise is fantastic, specifically in the multiplayer. I can have so much fun just popping in the game and going around with other people just doing whatever we want. The only thing that is a bit annoying is that I didn't really have all that much fun doing the singleplayer races, yet those are required for new cars. The same goes for GTAIV. I listened to the GB "game of the year" podcast, and it was great. They voted GTAIV game of the year because of its great story, but I feel differently. While it did have a good story, I feel free mode is the best part of that whole package, although the rest is pretty fantastic too. But I could easily spend hours hitting other players as hard as possible with a motorcycle as I'm barreling towards them through an empty street. Oh, the rush that gives me. So, this is probably the first time I've ever given my "game of the year"-opinion, but 2008 has been such a fantastic year for us, it was impossible to resist. I also wish to give a shout out to R6V2, as TH is one of best co-op experiences known to man, even beating out Gears' Horde mode, which has done its very best to take over that place on the pedestal.

I also wish to inform you that I've taken to writing reviews of games as I beat them. I used to write reviews that were absolutely useless, and maybe that is still so, but I now strive to write reviews that are at least worthwhile to read. Therefore, I would really appreciate it if you read these reviews and offered me tips to improve them. I know I asked this before in a previous blog not too long ago, and I wish to thank the people that responded back then. Still, my writing is still far from, y'know, good, so I would love you in a very manly way if you were to help me out.

My final point is that I just played the demo of LOTR: Conquest on XBL, as it has been put up today, and I'm disappointed. I loved the first Battlefront, and I love LOTR, so it seemed like I couldn't go wrong with this game. However, the combat is plain boring, the dude keeps yapping on about how your attacks are "awesome to behold" and they haven't managed to capture the epic of feel of the LOTR movie battles at all, so I feel. I was also unable to get online, which is a shame, because maybe that would've changed my opinion of the online was great.

Oh, and one more thing; please forgive me if I have made some weird grammatical mistakes. I've only been following English classes for a year now, being only 14 years old, and because of that my English is far from perfect.

Thanks for reading, if you took the time to do so. :p
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Posted by Dudacles

I've been thinking a lot about all kinds of stuff lately, and so I feel my mind is a bit cluttered. Therefore, I'm now going to type out my thoughts related on gaming so I can at least have those leave my brain.

First off: a complete list of goals I have - subconsciously or consciously - set myself.

  • Complete the following games: Shinobi, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, Condemned, Killer7, FFXII and Viewtiful Joe. This list will grow (and hopefully shrink too) as I purchase and beat games. I have a list dedicated to this quest of making my backlog drop down to 0, but I doubt I'll ever accomplish that feat.
  • Play through Fable II like an evil character. I'm a bit of an achievement whore, and I assumed you would need to beat the game as both an evil and good character. Because I believe being evil is more fun, because it's a contrast to my angelic real-life self, I played through the game as a good dude first. Thing is, I can't seem to muster up the motivation to play through the game again. I have a real-estate empire on my old game, and I honestly don't feel like having to build all that up again.
  • Play through games I have the complete franchise of, or at least part of it. I'm currently working on the Halo franchise, and although I'm only up to Combat Evolved, I'll play through Halo 2 and Halo 3 shortly after. Other series include Devil May Cry, Rainbow Six Vegas 1 and 2 and Metal Gear Solid, although I don't have a PS3 for MGS4 and I haven't been able to track down a copy of the first MGS yet.
  • Beat Ninja Gaiden II on Mentor
  • Attempt not to let my compulsiveness get control of me and do my best to enjoy my gaming time instead of worrying about not meeting any of the above goals.
  • Get myself to play more singleplayer races on Burnout Paradise in order to unlock more cars and have more fun in multiplayer with them. I've only unlocked 22 rides so far, but somehow, I just didn't feel like continuing after getting my A-licence.

Other than that; some random thoughts I feel like writing up:

I feel like announcing that my games of the year are Burnout Paradise and GTAIV. I have not had the time to play alot of it due to various reasons, not the least of which are various other games to play and private family matters, like the death of my grandparents, the depression of my mother and the depression of my girlfriend, whom I have spent long nights
BADASS
talking with about it. Anyway, Burnout Paradise is fantastic, specifically in the multiplayer. I can have so much fun just popping in the game and going around with other people just doing whatever we want. The only thing that is a bit annoying is that I didn't really have all that much fun doing the singleplayer races, yet those are required for new cars. The same goes for GTAIV. I listened to the GB "game of the year" podcast, and it was great. They voted GTAIV game of the year because of its great story, but I feel differently. While it did have a good story, I feel free mode is the best part of that whole package, although the rest is pretty fantastic too. But I could easily spend hours hitting other players as hard as possible with a motorcycle as I'm barreling towards them through an empty street. Oh, the rush that gives me. So, this is probably the first time I've ever given my "game of the year"-opinion, but 2008 has been such a fantastic year for us, it was impossible to resist. I also wish to give a shout out to R6V2, as TH is one of best co-op experiences known to man, even beating out Gears' Horde mode, which has done its very best to take over that place on the pedestal.

I also wish to inform you that I've taken to writing reviews of games as I beat them. I used to write reviews that were absolutely useless, and maybe that is still so, but I now strive to write reviews that are at least worthwhile to read. Therefore, I would really appreciate it if you read these reviews and offered me tips to improve them. I know I asked this before in a previous blog not too long ago, and I wish to thank the people that responded back then. Still, my writing is still far from, y'know, good, so I would love you in a very manly way if you were to help me out.

My final point is that I just played the demo of LOTR: Conquest on XBL, as it has been put up today, and I'm disappointed. I loved the first Battlefront, and I love LOTR, so it seemed like I couldn't go wrong with this game. However, the combat is plain boring, the dude keeps yapping on about how your attacks are "awesome to behold" and they haven't managed to capture the epic of feel of the LOTR movie battles at all, so I feel. I was also unable to get online, which is a shame, because maybe that would've changed my opinion of the online was great.

Oh, and one more thing; please forgive me if I have made some weird grammatical mistakes. I've only been following English classes for a year now, being only 14 years old, and because of that my English is far from perfect.

Thanks for reading, if you took the time to do so. :p
Posted by Bullet_Jr

You will not regret beating Killer7, the ending alone is worth playing the whole game.

Posted by Hexpane

GTA4 bored me to tears, and I LOVED GTA3 and GTA SA to death

Posted by Artie

Why would you ever want to finish FF12?

Posted by Da_Muffin_Man

FF12 is awesome. The political aspect of the story was compelling and I think the the battle system is something that should be implemented in future RPG's. One of the best PS2 games.  

Posted by uberpwner93

Condemned: Criminal Origins was a great game...for a launch title. Although I thought it was an average survival horror game, I though it is way better than the second one.