Saturday, April 5, 2014

You're never called greedy until you want to keep your own money - Stephen Gunter

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Far Cry 3 review - Partial

I've only been playing for about 3 days now, but I'm fairly let-down. Let me explain.

I don't get to play for hours on end, so when I sit down to play for 30 minutes, I expect my progress to be recorded in that time. I've even gone to the save menu and recorded my finding of a couple of relics only to have those finding mean nothing the next time I load the game. This is so frustrating, I can't explain it. I can only say that I don't want to play this stupid game anymore. I've done the same exact thing now for the third time, only to not have any of my progression recorded. I mean, honestly, what is the point of having a save option if it does absolutely nothing? The first time I tried to save my progress and was sent back to a prior location with nothing I had done being recorded, I thought it was a fluke and that somehow it was my fault. But this is not the case. I redid everything and tried to manually save my progress, but when I reloaded the game, nothing I did was saved. I need to go and collect the very same relics and packages. I'm seriously to the point that I don't want to play anymore.

I'm going to give it another shot, and I hope that these initial impressions are unwarranted. I'll add an update as soon as I have more to add, but I honestly can't see what will improve on this.I am seriously wondering about all of these good reviews I've read that lead me to buy the game in the first place. Am I that gullible where I'd buy a crappy game, simply because I've been told it's good? I hope not!

Tomb Raider

I finally picked this game up for cheap. And man... it is good. I love the way you can get vertigo on a lot of the levels, the graphics are amazing, and the fights are superb. I couldn't stop playing since I bought it, and I plan on playing it through again pretty soon. To me, it's like one of those games that you'll keep coming back to over and over again because the game play is absolutely perfect. It reminds me of the original Half Life, which I've played numerous times through, and will likely play through again.

So, let me highlight a few things that I normally focus on while playing a game. First, the most apparent thing is the graphics, which are stunning. Lara is not overly sexualized, and is treated as real character. I really enjoyed how as the game progressed, so did the deterioration of Lara's physical condition. Think Batman: Arkham Asylum, where Batman's outfit deteriorated throughout the game.

Second, the atmosphere of the game is crazy impressive. Intense is all I can say. I loved the way they combined scenery and heights.

Okay, I'm done writing this review. Just buy the game! It's worth it!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Alan Wake franchise

I have been playing the Alan Wake games for a few months now. I don't get a lot of time to play, but I've beaten the second one and am playing the first. These really are great games. They're kind of like Troma games. A bit corny, but good and fun. The level of difficulty can be equated with the Half Life 2 games. They really aren't all that difficult on PC, but they're pretty fun and there are a lot of scenes that will throw you. Usually, the crazy stuff is on TV screens as you explore. The Troma-like stuff is the dialogue. It's not at all creative, but it gets the job done.

I wish more games could be like this. I feel like the team who created it put a good amount of effort into making a good game, instead of trying to simply make money. It could be that I'm a horror fan, but I doubt it. I've played innumerable games, and I must say that the Alan Wake series is dark, fun, original... ish, but entirely enjoyable. Just grab yourself another monitor and put on a crappy horror movie while playing. You can't beat it!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Oblivion... The most three star rating ever.

Three star in every way. I leaned over to my wife about 20 minutes into the movie and told her he was a clone. There are much better clone movies out there, like Moon. It was good, but only good. I didn't want to leave the theater, but I probably wouldn't have cared if I fell asleep either. I guess my biggest complaint was that there    literally were no surprises and I felt a sense of deja vu the entire time. I really wish I would have saved my money and Netflixed it.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Found a Great Band: Samiam

I don't know why I have never heard these guys before. It seems like I should have. Check these guys out:

Monday, March 18, 2013

I Have a Prediction

Mark my words, people. I have cast the die and read the wind. I counted the raindrops and examined the fermentation. Heed my words!

On this day, 17 Mar 2013, I hereby decree that Marco Rubio will be the next Republican presidential nominee.

Oh, how I wish it weren't true. But we conservatives will be stuck with yet another candidate pushed upon us who is supposed to be conservative, but isn't.