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Ask those dudes some questions!
While all that is disappointing, Uncharted 2 definitely has it's high points. The sheer cinematic experience and the set pieces are just plain beautiful. I love them. Also the story, it was the thing that kept me chugging along until I finally quit at around chapter 22. As it seems to be only me and a few other people that are disappointed by Uncharted, I have no problem telling you to rent it and if you like it, buy it.
Saw has so many very interesting points and a great concept that it's terribly sad how bad it all went. In Saw you play as an agent that dedicated his life to hunting Jigsaw so Jigsaw was all "Oh no you didn't" and captured him. When you start out you're given with some weaknesses. One being that you can't really see well so you're constantly using a lighter, which is very Resident Evil-ish, and that part is great. It adds some tension and it doesn't hurt that the game looks pretty good. The other is you don't have shoes so walking on the ever so present glass hurts you. Now whoever in the world came up with that should be fired immediately. A) THAT IS SO STUPID B) Why the hell can't he just pick everyone he kills shoes? Which brings me to the combat, it's abysmal. One of the slowest, least exciting things I've ever done. You do have a variety of weapons and some are cool (I like to scalpel a bitch) but most control the exact same way and there is no real "finishing moves" that help out the sluggishness of the combat.
Saw's boss fights are very interesting, instead of using combat (Thank God) you do puzzles. Most of the puzzle are actually pretty hard and, shockingly, fun! This is the part where Saw shines is with it's really good puzzles. Almost all of them are very well designed and just an exciting thing to do. Despite the fact that Saw has some great puzzles, the entire rest of the game leaves you wanting so much more that you just don't get. I really wanted this game to be good but life's not fair sometimes. Pass on it. Maybe if you're a fan of the series you should rent it but nothing more.
Torchlight is developed by some of the people that worked on Diablo, I personally never played a Diablo game so I can't straight up compare it but if Diablo was fucking awesome, then this is pretty similar. Torchlight is 20 bucks which is a steal as I wouldn't have regretted paying 60 for it. The look of it is very World of Warcrafty and I love that. The best thing about it is that it will run on damn near any PC and look decent. It's running on mine and I can barely run Plants vs. Zombies. I should probably state what Torchlight is about, you're thrown into a world after choosing 1 of 3 classes, ranging from a Soldier type guy to an Alchemist who has a great Steam-punk look that forced me to pick him. From their you just accept quests and run through one huge ass dungeon, it is one big dungeon but after a certain amount of levels you'll complete a main quest and reach a waypoint which allows you to pretty much fast travel to that level from your hometown. One thing you have to get right in these types of games is the loot and it's all good. I'm always digging through my inventory trying to find some matching armor. Torchlight has officially turned me into a loot whore. One big complaint everyone has is no co-op which, yea, is a bummer but in around a year we may be getting a full fledged, free-to-play, MMO of this and if that happens, God rest my soul as I will be playing that way too much. Torchlight is a fantastic game that you need to buy, especially at only 20 bucks.
RUNIC GAMES QUESTIONS!
So, I worked out a little thing with Runic Games (developers of Torchlight) and they have allowed me to tell you all to ask some of the Runic Games guys some questions via the comments below! Keep them appropriate and mature. Just post whatever question you have and the first 6 or so I deem necessary will get sent in an e-mail to the Runic Games guys and they will hopefully answer them. When I receive the answers, I'll post in the next What'cha Been Doing. So ask away!
Glee- Mash-Up: A
Community- Football, Feminism, and You- B-
Dexter- Dirty Harry: A-
Bored to Death- The Case of the Beautiful Blackmailer: A-
South Park- Whale Whores: B
Modern Family- Run For Your Wife: A+ (Best episode yet)
Survivor- Houdini Magic: C-
The Office- Koi Pond: B+
Community- Introduction To Statistics: A (...I'm Batman)
Currently planned next week:
Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
Either Fairytale Fights or Dragon Age
and of course the normal TV shows. (No more Glee until the eleventh of November makes Jay a sad man)
Happy Halloween biatches! Have a good one and try and stay safe. Until next time!