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Bag em' and tag em'. I'm done with this repetitive game!
I recently decided that I should go back to some of the games I've played this past year to earn the 360 achievements that I missed. A few days ago I fired up Mass Effect in my 360, but replaying that game has been like pulling teeth for me. Although you have the choice of going Paragon or Renegade, which is supposed to create a completely different in game experience, the game play doesn't differ enough to warrant another play through.

I feel like I experienced all there was to in the city of Rapture, and obtained most of the achievements on my first play through anyways. I saw both endings in GTA 4, I made one of the final choices and then restarted the game and made the other so I could see both endings. Also, I really hate the auto targeting in GTA's lame online modes. COD 4 on Veteran is a nightmare. I usually have no trouble in the levels, but there are a couple of sticky spots that are extremely difficult, and must be replayed a million times in order to be completed. Not worth the frustration!

The past year has been phenomenal when it comes to the quality of games that have been released for all platforms. Mass Effect amazed me, I couldn't put down Bioshock, GTA 4's story was extremely engaging, and Call of Duty 4 still soaks up a great deal of my gaming time. Still, I feel slightly ripped off when it comes to the overall value of these games. I simply have no desire to replay any of their single player campaigns. When games cost $60.00 there should be a higher level of replay-ability. I know some people will argue that there is a high level of replay-ability in these titles, but I don't buy it. After finishing GTA 4 a couple months ago I realized that I had nothing to play!

I would have loved to play MGS 4, but unfortunately I don't own a PS3. I have been mulling over finally purchasing Symphony of the Night on XBLA, but I really doubt that it will keep me interested since I have played it so many times before. I know that there are a number of fantastic games coming out in the near future, but as of right now I'm stuck grinding out prestige levels in COD 4, and I think I'm going to lose my mind!

Someone better pop some smoke so I don't see this game ever again!
Battlefield: Bad Company looks remotely interesting, but I really don't know if I'm up for it after playing so much COD 4. I'm basically counting down the days till Too Human comes out so I can start playing something again. Too Human, Left 4 Dead, RE 5, and GOW 2 can't come soon enough. After being spoiled with a number of quality back to back releases this year I need something to play now! I pray that these games have a higher level of replay-ability than the titles mentioned above.





 
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Bag em' and tag em'. I'm done with this repetitive game!
I recently decided that I should go back to some of the games I've played this past year to earn the 360 achievements that I missed. A few days ago I fired up Mass Effect in my 360, but replaying that game has been like pulling teeth for me. Although you have the choice of going Paragon or Renegade, which is supposed to create a completely different in game experience, the game play doesn't differ enough to warrant another play through.

I feel like I experienced all there was to in the city of Rapture, and obtained most of the achievements on my first play through anyways. I saw both endings in GTA 4, I made one of the final choices and then restarted the game and made the other so I could see both endings. Also, I really hate the auto targeting in GTA's lame online modes. COD 4 on Veteran is a nightmare. I usually have no trouble in the levels, but there are a couple of sticky spots that are extremely difficult, and must be replayed a million times in order to be completed. Not worth the frustration!

The past year has been phenomenal when it comes to the quality of games that have been released for all platforms. Mass Effect amazed me, I couldn't put down Bioshock, GTA 4's story was extremely engaging, and Call of Duty 4 still soaks up a great deal of my gaming time. Still, I feel slightly ripped off when it comes to the overall value of these games. I simply have no desire to replay any of their single player campaigns. When games cost $60.00 there should be a higher level of replay-ability. I know some people will argue that there is a high level of replay-ability in these titles, but I don't buy it. After finishing GTA 4 a couple months ago I realized that I had nothing to play!

I would have loved to play MGS 4, but unfortunately I don't own a PS3. I have been mulling over finally purchasing Symphony of the Night on XBLA, but I really doubt that it will keep me interested since I have played it so many times before. I know that there are a number of fantastic games coming out in the near future, but as of right now I'm stuck grinding out prestige levels in COD 4, and I think I'm going to lose my mind!

Someone better pop some smoke so I don't see this game ever again!
Battlefield: Bad Company looks remotely interesting, but I really don't know if I'm up for it after playing so much COD 4. I'm basically counting down the days till Too Human comes out so I can start playing something again. Too Human, Left 4 Dead, RE 5, and GOW 2 can't come soon enough. After being spoiled with a number of quality back to back releases this year I need something to play now! I pray that these games have a higher level of replay-ability than the titles mentioned above.