[Difficulty Level] Gears of War 3

Yes, you guessed it. I am back to report a Difficulty Level and also use the occasion to discuss the game at hand. I've installed Gears of War 3 on my 360 and the difficulty is locked to Hardcore. Having played through Gears of War, Gears of War 2 and act 1 of Gears of War 3, I can safely say that the third installment is the most fun and the most refined. The color palette has been diversified and it helps the game. While it retains the basic brown, grey apocalyptic tone it borrows a palette of green, orange and yellow from Bulletstorm and it succeeds at it. I feel at home with Hardcore, it just feels right as with the previous two. Let's not waste too many words about a story that the franchise has never been known for to begin with. This is still very much ten or so hours of space marines shooting aliens in the face, let's not forget that.

Unlike with the previous two titles in the series I intend to get a bit more involved with the multiplayer this time around. Well this is it from me. Leave your interesting comments below.

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[Difficulty Setting] Halo: Reach

Continuing my gaming diary, this is going to be a short entry written on the go. I'm back to report to you guys that I'm shooting my way through Halo: Reach on Heroic. I'm at the 9th mission and so far the campagin has been a little, let's say, underwhelming. While the story is lame as one would expect from a first-person shooter, I find that the Heroic difficulty provides just enough challenge to make the play-through more entertaining. I notice a true sense of accomplishment after each mission's achievement has popped.

So how was your Halo: Reach play-through?

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[Difficulty Setting] Rage

Seeing as I find myself guessing what difficulty setting best fits my style and skill before I start a new game, I've decided to blog about it on a regular basis. I'm counting on you guys to share your experience with each title.

So, yeah, Rage. Let me give you a bit of background information. I have played many first person shooters and have been playing id Software games since the original PC release of Wolfenstein 3D in 1992. As such, Rage for me, is best experienced on Hard as this mode provides a real challenge while keeping things enjoyable (as opposed to punishingly difficult).

As always, feel free to share your experience with the game.

Cheers,

Laurent

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Last to arrive, first to leave (for a while)

I have barely familiarized myself with "all things Giantbomb" but I will take a break from getting to know the community to focus on packing for my next travel adventure. I'm leaving for Ireland tomorrow. Here's a map of the road trip I'll be doing.

Skyward Sword, Assassin's Creed and Skyrim will have to sit on the shelf for a little while longer.

Remember kids, video games are awesome but the real action is out there! :)

See you in December!

Laurent

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Yep, it's still totally random!

Haven't been actively contributing to a forum recently. But yes, nothing has change during my hiatus. Let me put it this way: "1, 2, 3 off-topic! Tada!" "Look at me! I'm posting random thoughts because that's what I do! Now you all post your random thougths too!" :D

Laurent

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Hello World

I have been playing video games since the days of the NES in the 1980s. I grew up with the Nintendo franchises we come to love and respect over the last 25 years. I own (almost) every console currently in the market. I play games on my Playstation 2, Playstation 3, PSP, XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS. I don't care which platform a game is developed for. All that matters is the quality of video games in terms of game design, gameplay, as well as story and storytelling in role-playing games, action adventures and open-world games. So the long and short of it is this: I play the best titles the video games industry produces.

I'm a premium member and I say HELLO, HELLO Giant Bomb community.

Laurent

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