Hey geekazoids. Cary G. (Evil C.) here and wanted to give another round of opinions on some games that I have been playing recently. I haven’t had a lot of time to devote to actually playing, but I have gotten a little bit of play time here and there. There are quite a few games coming up in the next few weeks that I am quite excited about, ranging from Epic Mickey 2, and Lego Lord Of The Rings to name a few geeky ones.
So we picked up a copy of Halo 4 last week, as my wife and I will be sharing a copy. I have not had a lot of playtime, maybe an hour or so. I have just gotten past the prologue stage, and a little bit into the first stage. I have two major things to say about this game. This game is beautiful! I think it is one of the best looking games to ever come out on the 360 or any other console for that matter. Graphically, my only complaint is the view from inside the visor. I get annoyed by it at times. Another thing I wanted to point out about this game, is that I think it is much harder than previous versions. I am playing on Normal for my first time through, and I am dying quite a lot. Not to say that Halo games were super easy, but I am having to rethink my strategy while playing through. You can’t go through all willy nilly, guns ablating through each level, you have to add a bit of depth and strategy to survive. I guess I am just not used to that yet. Overall, I am excited to finish the game, and then delve into some of the multiplayer, which I suck at, but always have a good time. Methinks, a good old fashioned Halo party needs to be planned.
I also have been playing a little bit of Medal of Honor: Warfighter. It is one of the titles we used our Blockbuster rental pass to get. I will definitely be trading this game in tomorrow for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which I don’t plan to purchase, as we tend to only play through the single player in those games, and they tend to be on the short side. So no wasting money. We will just rent it, play through it, and return it. Sounds like a good plan to me. As far as Medal of Honor: not a complete waste of time, but definitely not a good game. There seem to be a lot of jaw dropping set piece level design, but something just falls flat with the game. I plan on finishing it one day, but not until after I play through more important games on my radar.
We have also been playing the snot out of Borderlands 2 at our house. We had to purchase two copies, as both my wife and I wanted to be angle to play with each other (with the video game!!), as we both have our separate Xbox 360’s. Quite honestly, we haven’t picked it up in a few weeks, but it is sitting there in my play pile, and on my agenda to finish the game. We are huge fans of the first game, and although, loving the sequel, I feel a little underwhelmed by it all. I think I picked the wrong character class maybe. I picked the Gunzerker for my first play through, and he is a little slow and not a lot of fun to play. I will finish the game with him, as I am already more than half way finished, but one of my goals is start anew with a better character for sure.
There is a little iOS game out there that I picked up last week called Storm The Train. Right now, it is still available for free, although I don’t know how long that will last. This has been sucking up a lot of my time. The game is made by Chillingo, who also just produced the He-Man, The Most Powerful Game In The Universe iOS game, which is quite fun itself, although the controls are pretty twitchy on that one. If you have ever played another one of my favorite games, Jetpack Joyride, and it’s addicting gameplay, then you will know what you have in store with Storm The Train. This game is addicting, and a lot of damn fun. It is a side scroller shooter, where you guessed it, you run through levels and jump from train to train. Each train has a different stylistic approach, as one train has zombies, then ninjas, and then robots from the future. That’s as much as I’ve seen so far. Just like Jetpack Joyride, you get different missions to accomplish, like shooting 12 robots, or using a special power up. This is what makes these games addicting, because let’s face it, the levels are the same every time. I really can’t recommend this game enough, especially if you can get it on the apple store for free. This is a no brainer!
That’s it for now, fellow gamers. I will be back soon with some more opinions on some games that are coming out later this month, and hopefully with more opinions on Halo 4 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2. Until then, Keep it Geeky!