Kinda stresses me out..... I wish there was a timer to see how long i have taken. I wish The bar at the bottom was a little more lenient. I wish that the pollen spawners were a little more frequent at times. I wish you could see how many seeds youve filled
It looks lovely and all but part of me is starting to think the demo was possibly enough.
So i was wandering between blog pages and their friends blog pages and finally stumbled upon someone showing off their brand new call of duty 4 mile high club achievement. I was partly in awe and partly envious of such an achievement seeing as It has eluded me since november last year, everytime i would scroll down my achievement blade and be greeted with that "980" points i would feel a small tear inside myself form. In fact i havent eaten or slept since last november because of it. So i read the frustrations of the poor blog writer spending hours on it a night before and i feel his pain (the deepest pain in the world ever, im so sad boo hoo i want to die and all that.) Now I have only ever spent 40-60 minutes on it at a time.. a few times... no wait . ONE MILLIONTY hours trying for the achievement. and I have always grown sooooooo frustrated by it that i had accepted i would never be the proud owner of a new born baby mile high club achievement ( that feels so , so, so wrong typing that). So for some reason or other I thought "i should take another shot at it" I have seen nearly every variation of route through that damn plane on youtube that i must surely have it down, most of the successful ones going to the right after the first cabin... but the one today went LEFT!?!??! left.... and you know what left is the way to go!!!! ..and after about 50 minutes the first floor goes stupidly easy in all its randomy ways and i get to the second to last room with 30 seconds on the clock!?!?!? i stumble through the last room.. my screen is all red with deathness and then "SHOOT THE TERRORIST" for the first time ever i get to the terrorist... and you knwo what... i headshot his face first attempt.
I win at life!... or at call of duty 4 anyways and my life is not one iota better but i can sleep soundly now..and eat food and everything, the problem with this achieveme3nt wa sthat i did it at 6.40am..and i had nobody to congratulate me on my awesomeness... i should get a puppy.
in turn i should thank whoever posted a blog i read (but cant remember who's it was) for unknowingly spurring determination to get the silliest of achievements ever.
my life is complete. (note to self... get a better life)
I thought this would be a good thing to do..not that anyone really cares what i am playing but I have never kept any kind of Game-blog before.
(none of it will be in any kind of order)
Elefunk demo (PSN). HORRIBLE, maybe, possibly i am thick but i couldnt even work out the first puzzle on this armadillorun esque puzzle game
1942 demo (XBL) For some strange reason I assumed this was going to be awesome, i am very fond of shmups and i assumed i was gonna like this so much that i forced myself into buying it... I am one of the silly few duped into buying commando 3 for the ryu-ken nonstop hadoooooouuken festage beta... that said... this is rather boring.
Pixeljunk eden demo (PSN) I am in love with this game, it has a beautiful artstyle and really good soundtrack and it plays really well after getting to grips with the controls. i think the demo sold it... which is what demos should always do.
Lego indiana jones (360) helped my friend find some of the harder treasure chests in the game... why is indiana jones one of the worst characters to use in the game???? BAZOOKA TROOPER ALL THE WAY!
GTAIV (360) i helped same friend shoot some more of the pigeons with my heavily numbered map and played some online stuff... how is it most people can kill me all the way across the map now from about a mile away??? is is also the most horrible hive of scum and villiany in the universe... have you ever heard about 10 people all shouting racial and homophobic abuse at each other all at once... for a full 30 minutes??? I have and i was disgusted, saddened, annoyed.. I am just bewildered by the way people talk... not 14 year olds but adults and older teens. Me and my friend also had a lot of fun on freeplay we went to burger shot but I wasnt satisfied until i got some cluckin bell... we took hostages..and then i blew my friend up with an RPG.
GRAW2 (360) games for fun and not points????? what has the world come to... i forgot how beautiful this game is and how well it plays. I really love graw 2's single player campaign, its really rather exciting and has an awesome musical score.
I think thats about it... me and my friend are thinking about going halves of soulcalibur IV because I and i chose because i make better decisions (fact)... mostly just so we can beat dudes up as yoda.. a really lame reason? probably.. It looks ace though. and im not even that much of a fighting game fan.. the closest thing i have to a fighter (not including mk3 on xbla) is senko no ronde and thats not really defineable in any genre. I used to go nots for fighters and only fighers... i wonder what happened
Hitting major batpoints of interest in the first line to avoid any unwanted readage of my batjournal
batman begins is a better movie.
Ok great, got that out of the way, phew.. im keeping it batspoilery.. everyones seen it a bunch of times already anyways... Heath ledger yeah is pretty damn great as the joker, the mischevious waddle out of the hospital and the pencil in the eye. He had a retort to anything anyone would say, fully at ease with his psychopathic ways, great. Aaron eckhart as harvey dent was awesome, very charming and witty...Aaron eckhart as two face a little mixed..it doesnt help that two face is put into the same film as the joker most know that twoface really is just a second rate joker so anything he was going to do that far into the film was probably going to fail on some level. Dont get me wrong I liked him he just didnt have a batchance in hell of standing up to the joker. bataction sequences of note include the first point you got to see the batpod and the joker facing off in the streets, truly great action sequence. I thoroughly enjoyed the hostage moments at the end also.. but and here is my biggest "but..." about the film... dude where is batman in the BATMAN movie.... more importantly where the batfuck is bruce wayne??? its like ahh rachel is dead.. oh, ok.. lambourghini...batquip crash batquip... oh nice whatevs... jokers got a plan... missed opportunity for a great joker-joke. endbit. and i have a complaint about the batending..and this isnt too much to batask... i want to see batman standing on a building with his cape flowing in the wind in a batman movie...dont anyone go complaining that its something youve seen a million times before... if a spiderman or superman film ended like this youd be a little annoyed if you loved the character that much... i just feel a little cheated by it, i understand nolan wants a reinvention or whatever. james bond did just fine and hes still down with the standard issue ppk and bondpose. I liked it..i really, really liked it i want to outright LOVE it... but its muddled story of mob bosses and twists and turns is a flaw that seems to have been overlooked by many. the story is really a mess in places and inconsistencies in batmood and a really noticeable lack of bruce/batman for periods hurt it, it reads like a hateful batrant on the film... its really, really, really good... it is i mean it wholeheartedly, batheartedly... and this is from a genuine batfan... i just expected something more... something more batman begins
Had a little go on the pixel junk eden demo a bit earlier.. i have a whole bunch of heart for it at the moment with its lovely art style and blippety bloppety music.... im a lot more optimistic about the whole trophies thing all of a sudden (yeah, im totally that fickle)
Boooooo, the demo dies after 5 wavy leaf things are collected
Is it just me or was the inclusion of trophies the dumbest thing sony have done, fine i get it you want to copy the success of microsofts achievement points, i get that. but why why why did you not have the games to back it up stardust was a shot of excitement for a lot of people, everyone getting really pumped for a reason to go back to one of the best dual stick shooters around at the moment. I like many sat and got as many as i could of the ach...i mean trophies and then sat around thinking "what next?"... probably like many other people.
insomniac then come out and say "no trophies for ratchet or resistance" (maybe after theyre done with resistance 2....ummm ok)
naughty dog are all like "theyre coming to uncharted soon" (mid august apparently)
the makers of warhawk are "itll be in the next patch" (y'know after the one just released)
sony should have delayed all trophy patches until there was at least a handful of games, probably a full retail game featuring the system. It all feels like it was rushed out to make the psn community feel like they had something to hold onto like gamerpoints and they really dont. No internet support of your trophy-card, no games and most unforgiveably the fact that a good amount of the trophies can only be obtained through overpriced add-ons. When pixel junk eden appears the cycle will begin again. everyone will get excited just to have their new system stall for another month until another game appears, the trophy system will and can never be as good as the achievement system ms have in place.
I had been watching a lot of videos for new games last week during E3 and always when questions about acievements/trophies were asked the usual answer about trophies was "not planned presently at this time" which translates as "not in a million years" If first party sony devs cant even throw them into their game even when the foundations are already in the game to begin with (uncharted im looking at you) and the system not made mandatory what makes anyone think that third party developers , especially smaller ones are going to even bother putting trophies into their games.