Archive for June, 2008

I am fully convinced that Rockstar paid off IGN, and every other game reviewer that gave this frustrating angry bee’s nest a perfect score. It is not 10 worthy. Not even close.

Yes there is a lot of attention paid to detail. The voice acting is good and yes the story is very um… long. None of that changes the fact that the game’s controls are infuriating and that the majority of the missions are basically repetitive.

I’m on what I am assuming is the last mission right now and just trying to lock onto someone that I’m actually aiming at is like trying shove a glass of water through 400 pound opera singer. It’s frustratingly impossible and smelly. Up to this point I’ve played the same mission at least 3o times. Chase this car, kill this guy, go on a date etc etc etc… This game reminds me of Spider-man 2. It’s a ton of fun to wander the city and the level of detail is impressive but that doesn’t stop the missions from getting boring.

I think I’d have given this game an 8.5. If you ask me Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is a heck of a lot more fun and the story’s 10 times better.

-B

Does anyone else out there miss Alone in the Dark 2?  I remember staying up all night playing that game with my cousins.  Back then that game used to scare the pants off us! (good thing uncle Henry wasn’t around…yeesh.)

I may be the only one (and I’d be proud to be) who wishes infogrames would re-release this game.  Either as a remake or a just a simple re-release.  I’d love to play the original again frankly.  And if I could download and play it on my PS3 it’d be amazing because then they might be able to re-tool the controls so they aren’t so awkward (running into walls in 20 second bursts by accident was always the low point of the game…)

Please infogrames!  In the interest of myself and all other original DOS AitD fans give us the original alone in the dark games back!!!

Okay so I admit, it’s sorta late to be posting about the MGO beta but I have a very good excuse.  It was about 3:00AM with only 3 days left of the beta and I wanted to get as much time in as I could.  I was one of the “weird ones” in that my favorite game mode was CAPTURE BABY!  No, we didn’t capture babies… we captured a duck and a frog…  I guess you’d have to be there…

Anyway, I’d gone without eating anything for about 30 hours as I’d been sitting there playing GTA4 and MGO interchangeably without getting up once except to use the bathroom.  Then at 3:00AM about 30 hours into my game playing binge I checked my stats to find that I was 77 out of over 15000 people in the Capture mode of MGO.  I nearly had a heart attack.  No joke.  I fainted, passed out cold from a dangerous mixture of hunger, exhaustion and excitement.  When I came to, my wife had decided to unplug the PS3 and hide the ether net cable.  Oh… and how she got me from the living room to the bed I have no idea…

Since then I’ve been through MGO rehab, been on the MGO patch and went through the 15 step program to get off of my MGO addiction. I am finally able to talk about MGO without screaming “WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU DOING?!!  That’s not our base!!! Bring the FROG to our BASSSSEEEE!!!” And… with the release of the gold version just a few days away, I think I may be in for a relapse.

Anyway, anyone who played this game will know that while it took a bit to get adjusted the controls, the time spent adjusting was well worth the aggravation. Oh and you’ll also know that effective grappling can only be performed if you equip the CQC skill and level it up as well as the aggravation associated with figuring out the last tidbit of info.

So this post is bordering on pointless rambling so I’ll get to the conclusion.  MGO is amazing.  I love it.  If I could take a week off of work I’d play it for 216 hours straight.  Play it!