By SnakeSDR 12 Comments
The title is a big lie, because I have no other game title acronyms to use for this post. Oh wait, actually scrap that, AOE, there we go.
I should probably clarify that the GoW in the title, and throughout this post stands for Gears of War (not God of War, which it typically refers to), and I'm specifically referring to Gears of War 3. I bet you couldn't guess that one huh? Well anyway, I have been playing GoW 3, as I'm sure many of you have been as well. I've had a great time with it so far and will hopefully start a review in the next day or so if I can get some coop partners (hit me up if you're interested at SnakeSDR) for the Horde and Beast modes, and a bit of arcade campaign if possible. The versus multiplayer hasn't been as soul crushing as I expected it to be. Granted I'm still playing in the Casual mode, but I expected an abundance of ludicrously skilled players in these first few days to be populating the casual matches until they ranked up. I'm excited to get back to it tomorrow anyway, it's been a pretty positive experience so far.
My second acronym, WoW, is a consequence of the downed PSN (ooh another acronym...well actually initialism, since an acronym needs to be able to be said as a word, but hey, lets not get into semantics). Because I'm clearly incapable of finding things to do other than play games, I decided to jump on World of Warcraft to see how things are going. I'm not exactly a stranger to it these days, but I play significantly less than I used to (which is a good thing). I rather enjoy participating in arena games now, with a close friend of mine, and it takes up the majority of my time spent on the game now. Tonight however I am not really interested in doing anything on it, I'm just kind of sitting there, accumulating more hours for my increasingly embarrassing 'Total time played'. I would have much preferred to be playing Renegade Ops right now to try and acquire the last two trophies I need.
I did consider logging onto Age of Empires: Online instead, but it always seems that Games for Windows Live hates my router and never connects (I really need to sort out the ports for it rather than lazily putting my PC in a DMZ) and I can't be buggered sorting it out now. I will try and jump on tomorrow and complete some quests, I just got to level 15 the other day and the quests are starting to get a bit tougher, which is a welcome challenge. I had a friend with whom I was playing cooperatively with for most of the early portion of the game, but she's been tied up with other things lately and I'm stuck having to actually try and defend my base now instead of letting her take care of the attacks while I amass a unnecessary, and frankly absurd number of units to crush our CPU controlled foe. I took great delight in that playstyle, but I'm sure I will adjust to actually having to play the game properly.
Well I think that about does it for my acronyms (and initialisms) for one day, as I said earlier, I should be doing a Gears of War 3 review sometime this week if I can keep myself focused long enough to do it, so check back then if you find my writing at least bearable. And please leave feedback, it helps me make things less painful for you.
P.S. Also leave suggestions about which game I should play next, The Baconing or Bloodrayne: Betrayal.
P.P.S I realised I could create links to Giant Bomb pages and hence abused the shit out of that feature.
EDIT: I am aware GoW is typically used to refer to the God of War games, but I used it in this post to go along with an idea I had after a conversation with a friend this evening, I noticed that I made a statement up the top that implied GoW definitively stands for Gears of War and not God of War, I corrected it to state that in this particular post it is an abbreviation of Gears of War.