First Impressions update

NOTE: I pretty much just copied&pasted this from my Gamespot blog, but it does have a few tweaks.

I got Assassin's Creed and COD4 yesterday. I started AC first. Problem is that the game was used and it was scratched up along with a few smudges. The guy said that was the best used copy, but he gave me a 30 day warranty. I went back today, and got a very cleaned copy. It's working fine now.

I haven't started it yet since I was chatting with one of my friends on LIVE. He's not on GS or Giantbomb, so you probably won't know him, but he's pretty cool. He just found out about adding songs to your HDD. He asked me about doing the same with movies on blank DVDs, but I didn't know(haven't tried it yet. If you know if you can do this, please tell me in the blog).
My friend is Waid19. If you have Forza 2(or Fusion Frenzy I forget ), or The Orange Box, you should add him. He's around my age, but he's just as mature as I.

 
Soul Calibur 4 is out. It looks good, but I'm satisfied with COD4 and AC so far. Geometry Wars 2 is also out, but I'm declining because the co-op is not online(they mislead us).Activision is thinking of taking out a few of their new IPs. They just might cancel Wet, and the Ghostbusters game might go to another publisher is worse come to worse.

 
I'm going to go see The Dark Knight tomorrow. The Mummy 3 will have to wait for a few days. Now for the impressions: On the GS blog, I didn't give an impression of COD4 because at the time, I had yet to play it. Now after playing a few hours of it, I can finally do the impression.

COD4: Great FPS. The story is good for the genre, and the gameplay is, of course, top notch. If you don't now me very well(most of you probably don't unless you were on GS and paid attention to my game impressions or game opinions) you would now that I did not like COD2. In fact, I hated the game. The gameplay was alright, but the story progressed too quickly without giving any background info on the 3 characters you play as(you start as a Russian soldier, then Britiannian, then American). In COD4 however, the story checks up on the other characters after awhile, so you won't be asking yourself, "What happened to Private Jackson after that **insert event here**?" The annoying thing comes from the controls, where to ru you must click the left analog stick. It's very uncomfortable and unnecessary. Most FPS attach the running movement to one of the Triggers(mainly the Right Trigger). It's more accessible and comfortable than pressing the left analog stick. Other than that, the game is good. I have yet to try the multiplayer yet, but I will after finishing the single player.

Assassin's Creed:Good game so far. The gameplay mechanic is alright, but it feels like I'm holding a button down too hard to do something(if I do it lighter, it will do something else). The story is intruiging. I found it interesting that at the beginning of the disc's activation, they have a warning saying thatthe game was made by a diverse staff of different beliefs. I know why they did it, but it sounds like something you would see before watching a news channel. I'm digressing. The story is good. I won't spoil anything, but you are a puppet master of sorts.

I think I might make a review of COD4 first, then AC.
8 Comments
8 Comments
Posted by LightYagami245
NOTE: I pretty much just copied&pasted this from my Gamespot blog, but it does have a few tweaks.

I got Assassin's Creed and COD4 yesterday. I started AC first. Problem is that the game was used and it was scratched up along with a few smudges. The guy said that was the best used copy, but he gave me a 30 day warranty. I went back today, and got a very cleaned copy. It's working fine now.

I haven't started it yet since I was chatting with one of my friends on LIVE. He's not on GS or Giantbomb, so you probably won't know him, but he's pretty cool. He just found out about adding songs to your HDD. He asked me about doing the same with movies on blank DVDs, but I didn't know(haven't tried it yet. If you know if you can do this, please tell me in the blog).
My friend is Waid19. If you have Forza 2(or Fusion Frenzy I forget ), or The Orange Box, you should add him. He's around my age, but he's just as mature as I.

 
Soul Calibur 4 is out. It looks good, but I'm satisfied with COD4 and AC so far. Geometry Wars 2 is also out, but I'm declining because the co-op is not online(they mislead us).Activision is thinking of taking out a few of their new IPs. They just might cancel Wet, and the Ghostbusters game might go to another publisher is worse come to worse.

 
I'm going to go see The Dark Knight tomorrow. The Mummy 3 will have to wait for a few days. Now for the impressions: On the GS blog, I didn't give an impression of COD4 because at the time, I had yet to play it. Now after playing a few hours of it, I can finally do the impression.

COD4: Great FPS. The story is good for the genre, and the gameplay is, of course, top notch. If you don't now me very well(most of you probably don't unless you were on GS and paid attention to my game impressions or game opinions) you would now that I did not like COD2. In fact, I hated the game. The gameplay was alright, but the story progressed too quickly without giving any background info on the 3 characters you play as(you start as a Russian soldier, then Britiannian, then American). In COD4 however, the story checks up on the other characters after awhile, so you won't be asking yourself, "What happened to Private Jackson after that **insert event here**?" The annoying thing comes from the controls, where to ru you must click the left analog stick. It's very uncomfortable and unnecessary. Most FPS attach the running movement to one of the Triggers(mainly the Right Trigger). It's more accessible and comfortable than pressing the left analog stick. Other than that, the game is good. I have yet to try the multiplayer yet, but I will after finishing the single player.

Assassin's Creed:Good game so far. The gameplay mechanic is alright, but it feels like I'm holding a button down too hard to do something(if I do it lighter, it will do something else). The story is intruiging. I found it interesting that at the beginning of the disc's activation, they have a warning saying thatthe game was made by a diverse staff of different beliefs. I know why they did it, but it sounds like something you would see before watching a news channel. I'm digressing. The story is good. I won't spoil anything, but you are a puppet master of sorts.

I think I might make a review of COD4 first, then AC.
Posted by lightwarrior179

CoD2 wasn't anything special. It was more or less the same of the first CoD. I think the series took a turn for the better by switching to Modern Warfare since the series was getting old with the WWII shooters really fast. I am glad you're enjoying the game. I might get it someday,but perhaps I consider CoD4 rent-worthy for reasons unknown.
And who said FPS didn't have a good story? I never believed so.
I think particular FPS were always brilliant with their stories. Look at Half Life series. It serves as an epitome in intelligent FPS story-telling. Look at Halo,it had a pretty good story as well. And for the recent example,look at BioShock. That game had a gem of a story,quite like it's spiritual predecessor,the System Shock series.

Assasssin's Creed and Mummy 3.....meh. :P

Posted by arab_prince

Interesting. I feel CoD 4 is really overrated. And I LOVED CoD2. As for AC yeah that was pretty funny:the warning in the beginning. I guess people arent used to having Muslims as the protagonist so they must calm people down before hand :P I have yet to see the Mummy. Enjoy the Dark Knight, it really was awesome.

Posted by s0njas0n

it's a shame they're going back to wwii for 5. i'm not much of a war game person.

Posted by LightYagami245

S0nja: Me either, but I do like COD4. I think it's a ripoff that they are going back to WW2 also.

Arab_Prince: I guess so. COD4 is a great game, but I have to agree that it was over-hyped, as was COD2 when it was released.

Lightwarrior: Most FPS though sacrifice story for gameplay(not all, like you pointed out, but most). I also like the new setting for COD4, but it's disappointing that COD5 will be back in WW2. I think that's all of WW2 that they can cram into games. I think COD6 will be in modern time though.

And Mummy 3 is not meh. FFVII is meh. Yeah, I went there! :P

Posted by lightwarrior179

Watch it sir. Don't criticise FFVII. You don't want me to call Sephiroth on 911. :P
CoD5=back to WWII =A bad decision by Activision.

Posted by LightYagami245

Lightwarrior: Call him. I'll just call Chrono(from a better game) to take out momma's boy Sephiroth! :P

COD5= Terrible decision, but you have to remember, Activision has 2 devs working on the COD series(Infinity Ward- the good ones and Treyarch= the bad ones).

Posted by IncredibleBulk92

Hey, while you can't actually rip dvds to your HDD you can rip them to your PC in a certain format... MPEG-2 I believe and then play them either using a memory stick or Windows Media Centre.  Its a bit arse backwards and if you have the dvd you may as well just chuck that in.  You can probably convert any other videos you have to the right format if you spend enough time questioning google.

Oh and don't count off CoD5 just yet, I'm kinda excited to see how the 4 player co-op in the CoD4 engine works :)