zaterdag 24 oktober 2009

Borderlands is a gem


For the last few days i have been playing nothing else but Borderlands, i have been looking forward to this game ever since i saw the first trailers for it a long time ago.
And i have to say so far i am not dissapointed in this game, it's definatly a lot of fun.

The game really looks great, have to admit i was a bit sceptic after they changed/overhauled the look of the game, but this new look really sets this game apart and fits the atmosphere, i really think this game is a gem.
So i recommend checking it out!

maandag 19 oktober 2009

Slaying zombies on a Wii.

The House of the Dead Overkill

So i have bought a Wii recently, i had been thinking about getting one for quite some time but so far i didn't spot any games that i'd like to play with it. However when i recently read/watched some reviews of The House of the Dead Overkil i was pretty much sold.

And i have to say i am really surprised at how much fun a Wii can be, using the Wii remote to "shoot" at the screen or as a sword swinging in front of the screen. Definatly feels like you're more actively involved with the game and even a lesser game can still be a lot of fun on the Wii, i mean i have been having a lot of fun with Onechanbara Bikini Zombie Slayers on the Wii.
So in short a Wii is a lot of fun :)

Console Fun

The console has really gotten to me lately, i haven't touched my gaming PC in weeks now. I guess one of the reasons is the easy use of consoles, just put a game in and play and although i am really a pc gamer, i just am so used to using a keyboard and a mouse and have a hard time using a controller, i am still having a lot of fun.

So what have i been playing lately?
Brutal Legend (X360), Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3), Onechanbara Bikini Zombie Slayers (Wii), The House of the Dead Overkill (Wii), The House of the Dead 2&3 Return (Wii), Halo 3 ODST (X360), Rockband (X360), Guitar Hero 5 (X360), Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3), Wii Sports (Wii).

Some games i have coming in: Borderlands (X360), Ghost Squad (Wii), Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles (Wii).

maandag 5 oktober 2009

Mosh it up!!

Played the demo for BrĂ¼tal Legend on the xbox360 yesterday and i have to say this game looks like a lot of fun, i have been following this game for some time now and after playing the demo i just had to pre-order this game.
Can't wait to play the full version, great soundtrack, fun gameplay... Mosh it up!!

vrijdag 2 oktober 2009

No more levels please, lemme go where i wanna go!

Red Faction Guerilla

Lately i have been having a lot of fun in single player, open world type of games, like Red Faction Guerilla, Mercenaries 2 (on Xbox as PC version is a very poor buggy port).
I really enjoy the fact that it is not really level based and you can go wherever you want, unlike MMO's where, if you do that you are likely to end up in a zone where the mobs could be like 10 levels above you and kill you instantly or you get to zones where you can't take any of the quests because your level is too low.

I often like to do basicly nothing in a game and just go out and explore, i really hate having to go and unlock certain parts of the world (like GTA4) and being forced to follow the main story to do so.

I am really starting to get annoyed by gameplay that restricts me from doing stuff because i am not the "appropriate" level.
If i see a huge world i just wanna go out and explore it and if i feel like it i'll pick up a quest or two along the way and be distracted by another while on a quest. I enjoy getting "lost" in a game, i feel that really helps to immerse myself in a game.

So yeah lately i am really more into playing these single player games than MMO's... Can't wait to start playing Dragon Age and Mass Effect 2..

Oh yeah, stay away from the PC version of Mercenaries 2, i love this game and it works great on the Xbox but on PC it just isn't playable (for me), i have a pretty high end machine but i can't play it without the game stuttering/freezing/hanging, just by doing nothing in the game, with all settings to the lowest possible i see the game drop from over 260 FPS to 10 FPS and even freezing for several seconds and from what i can tell by googleing it has been a problem since the game released on PC in 2008!!! so it looks like there is no support for the PC version.
I recommend it for the console but the PC version is a waste of money :(

Red Faction Guerilla on the other hand works perfectly, i got it of off Steam and it instantly worked even with my unusual 3840x1024 screen resolution, without having to change any settings, in other words a perfect console to PC port!