By nutta27 2 Comments
My gaming has really taken a dive recently, saying that though I managed to finally finish up Diablo 3 (after fucking hours attempting the final boss) with thanks to a workmate who gave me a hand with his level 60 character, but then I kind of just hit a wall. I think the main reason for that was I have decided to stick to one game at a time and it just so happens that the game I chose after Diablo has become really tedious to play for me. Why carry on playing you ask? I have no fucking clue, I think its my personality type. If something is started it has to be finished before taking on a new task, I can't leave the game undone especially as I know I am over the halfway point now.
That game is Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. You may recall me singing the games praises a few weeks ago, so what changed? Well the game just became fucking tedious. I went into the game with the impression that it was a tactical shooter, think things through first and then steadily make your way around puzzle like shooter missions. In all honestly the first 2 missions actually gave off that impression to me. But getting further into the game I realised that the levels followed a set pattern , a long tedious stealth section If you get caught its mission over and then an all out firefight at the end. The start of the missions seem to be nothing more than trial and error, no skill involved at all and in some cases a lot of luck. In one certain case i tried a scenario once and failed, I got caught. Later on trying the exact same thing worked out perfectly. Now to that I say fuck right off. The later firefights do nothing really to break up the boring early parts of the missions either. They are extremely easy and in most cases too short. For those reasons alone I am really disappointed with Ghost Recon. Its a shame because The GRAW games are some of my favourite shooters on this generation of consoles.
I mentioned earlier that I had finally played through Diablo 3. Oh my god was the last boss a pain in the back side. I tried and tried but could not beat Diablo at all. I feel a little ashamed that I had to cop out and bring a friend with a level 60 character in to ‘help’ finish off the game for me. But I have to say I am glad it is over. The experience was great, I loved the game totally but towards the end I just seemed to be getting frustrated, I rarely got loot that helped, the last couple of boss’ were fucking horrid to fight and I really can’t be doing with the auction house bull shit. And for those reasons I doubt I will re-enter the game again any time soon. I am not the type of person that gets addicted to loot drops and positive reinforcement (which the game does perfectly). I mean yeah its nice but I don’t need it to enjoy a game, I don’t really have an addictive personality I suppose. So the whole Diablo addiction never really hit me. I have finished the game on normal. I am glad I experienced the game but now its time for something else.
That's it for what I have been playing recently I think. Oh one more game I was searching the app store the other day and came across a game that I loved as a kid. That game is Lemonade Tycoon...seriously, yupp Lemonade Tycoon used to be a shareware PC game and back in the day I was hooked. In the game you basically run a stall that sells lemonade and you have to set different variables to try and make a profit. I know it doesn’t sound like much but it is really good. Its a perfect little game to sit on public transport with and jab away at for 20 minutes or so. I have just today done what I would consider finishing the game is. I have bought the biggest stand, hired all the staff available and I am constantly making a high enough profit. So I guess thats it. There is nothing else to do in the game. I would really recommend checking the game out, it is free (ad supported, but they don’t affect anything). I am now looking for something else to occupy my time on the iphone, especially as I will be going on a 5 hour flight in 2 weeks time. Any recommendations would be great. I would also like to extend that to 3ds games if anyone can think of any also.
Thats about all I have been playing recently, I hope to get Ghost Recon polished off in the next few days and then move on to Max Payne 3 on the PC. I also bought Playstation Plus recently so that will open up a hell of allot more games for me to play at the low, low cost of £0 (well besides the £40 i payed to join the service). I did actually have a problem with playstation plus in the beginning and if you're at all interested in that check out my last blog, update on that is well, I have no update it's still fucked up. I am going to check a few things out when I get time over the weekend. Thank you to everyone who reads this drivel, I know it's probably boring as fuck but I guess I like writing them.