I just scored the most amazing goal in altitude. I was more than halfway across the map on grotto, stalling, enemies swarming around me, and just before I die I throw the ball in the general direction of the other teams goal. it then travels right the way across the map, bumping into the scenery several times along the way before falling into the goal.
of course I claimed it was intentional, but then who wouldn't?
Just saw that Rift is free until the end of the month as part of their .5 anniversary celebration - I'm going to play that for a while and put Human Revolution on the back burner. I'm really going through it fast and I want to savor it.
I'm on my mission to clear the backlog and so far, that's 3 games I've seen the credits of in the last week! The latest entry is World of Goo which I've had since the first Humble Indie Bundle and then didn't touch until the last couple of months, but over the last two days I've made a concerted effort to try and finish it. And I have. And I am proud!
It's not the most difficult game in the world, far from it, but the difficulty curve is done exceedingly well and the satisfaction of coming over some of the more difficulty levels is definitely as satisfying as it is easy to give a sigh of relief. The writing, such that it is, is generally very humorous and along with the lovely colour palette, really helps give the game some character. Steam says I've played it in total for 6 hours...that's probably about right. Considering in balance I'd have paid about £2 for it, I'm more than happy with my purchase. It's a great little game.
In the backlog are Amnesia and Penumbra: Overture. Considering they're from the same dev team, and from the looks of things on a similar theme, is it worth playing the latter first, or does it make no difference? Is the latter even worth playing with the former? Thoughts, as always, welcome!
@The JG Man
Amnesia is a much better game than Overture. I personally would find it hard going from Amnesia back to Overture. Overture has some rudimentary combat which, in my opinion, detracts from the atmosphere that the game is trying to create. It's scary alright, but it becomes much less so once you realise how to take down enemies.
Amnesia, by contrast, has no combat at all, which was a wise choice by the devs. That keeps the tension throughout the game, when you know your only combat option is to flee, and find a safe place to hide. It also is an incredbibly atmospheric game, not one for the faint hearted!
If you have time, then play Overture, it's not a bad game, but Amnesia should definitely be the higher priority.
Renaissance Terminator: Brotherhood
I've put hella hours into this now, hovering up property, my assassins globe trot and appear from nowhere to kill on command, between my crossbow and my twin stabby sticks I can take out a compound of soldiers without drawing any attention.
Here's the awesome: do them all at once. Whether you have mercenaries walking with your sword and gun drawn with assassins coming out of the wood work all upon the backdrop of panicked civilians or you are a Sam fisher esque over equipped ninja with fire. support or finally a chameleon moving in the crowd with some wenches drawing off the guards attention. It's aces.
WHY DID I GET BORDERLANDS?!
It's like Torchlight, except an FPS. The constant clicking on items, spamming the same move (well when your only action ability barely does any damage, there's not much point using it) and levelling up is exactly the same feel. I went with the Sniper guy, only because of the speciality in revolvers. Sunk 6 hours into it today. SIX! Good lord. There are a few glaring issues, I find (aim assist?!) but on the whole it's good, crack-like fun.
Started on my PS2 backlog; since a Castlevania thread over on giantbomb put Castlevania in my brain, I rekindled the Lament of Innocence run I started about 1 year past. The backtracking that I usually don't mind in the post-SotN games is a lot less bearable in 3D with fixed camera angles, but the combat is pleasant enough, and as with any Castlevania game there is the wonderful soundtrack to augment the experience.
Big Brother(hood) day 14, Desmond is in the animus. So the game us finished, but with a reported 65% sync, meaning I probably have like 10% real content left.
Now to wait for revelations to slip under a tenner.
blood money. the high class stealth game.
playing though the levels, watching the behavior of the npcs, and planning the job are where the real gameplay is. pulling it off is actually quite easy but wonderful to watch, as all the parts of the carefully prepared plan move into place in the most elegant way. and I don't escape, thats the sort of behavior only ruffians participate in, I casually exit the building when the job is finished.
oh wait wasn't I supposed to be playing something else...right, deus ex came yesterday, framerate is a bit choppy though. I haven't decided if I am going to eventually kill anyone or not, will have to see if anyone deserves it.
Deus Ex. Sneak, sneak, sneak, pew, pew, sneak, sneak, pick, pick, pick, sneak, hack, sneak, pew, sneak, bzzt, etc.
I'm at the abandoned gas station after playing for ... five days, I think. It's really a rather long game, fortunately, even though I remember it as if the levels took far longer to play through the other times (I once started the above ground part of Paris with no legs because I didn't have any healing (and somehow not the healing aug either or maybe just no power cells) and remember it as if I crawled around for days, avoiding bots and trying to find enough food to get my legs back. Oddly fond memory, even though I eventually had to go back to a far earlier save).
ETA: Also rather surprised by how well I remember the levels considering it's been five years since I last played it.
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Seems like the latest patch fixed a lot of the issues I was having with DE:HR as I managed to play for a solid couple of hours without any crashes or hangs. Really enjoying it, but I'm feeling rushed to finish it so I can start reading more blog and forum posts about it.
I picked up Borderlands - haven't played any of the DLC, but I played the vanilla game on 360 when it was new, so I'm looking forward to tackling the full package with friends on Steam.
weekendwarrio.rs - We've got more games than time...
I just did the first boss on DX:HR. that, was awful, like properly awful, the worst boss fight since the Joker in arkham asylum. I had to turn the difficulty down, threw a couple of frag mines and it was over, but really, if you are going to have a boss fight then at least do it right.
Spoilers - Did the first mission and completely failed to realise I'd need to go out of the way to save the hostages. :( I thought they'd be near where the terrorist leader was.End Spoilers
I'm now just dicking around in the Sarif building trying to get into everybody's offices. :D
A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
Human revolution! It's such a shame that repeated use makes everyone forget that this name is a fantastic pun.