Archive for October, 2008

Closer-Laguna Coil FC 100% Expert ***** and so on

October 30, 2008

So I just got my first ever Full Combo in Guitar Hero. It was a relatively easy song anyway, so who’s counting?

Far Cry 2

October 25, 2008

I’m going to pick it up sometime next week. The two guys who have opinions on it say it’s quite good. Hopefully it’ll be rather good. Africa is certainly a seldom-used setting, and Ubisoft have apparently done a wonderful job making it come to live. It unfortunately sounds like there isn’t much to do other than linear missions in this open game world. We shall see

How wont this be good?

How won't this be good?

Guitar Hero

October 14, 2008

I just noticed a little bug. This big fella usually bang his hammer off the ground, but he’s glitchily levitating it.

I’ve been working on getting better at GH, but what’s new. I’m working on Bulls on Parade, and I’m getting 99%. It’s just a foolish slip here and there, around 2 notes each time

Double-Oh Demo: Quantum of Shortness, agus Ní Mé Ábalta chun Caint Gaeilge

October 9, 2008

I just played through the new demo for 007 James Bond Special Agent New Movie Tie-In, or whatever it’s called. Twice. It is very, extremely short, around maybe forty seconds to play through. There are thirteen enemies to kill, though it certainly doesn’t feel like it. I used four different varieties of weapons, which I expect shall sadly be most of the guns in the full game. The only reason I downloaded this demo was because it boasted being based off of Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty 4 engine (I cannot get enough of that game right now). It sadly took the engine, through out all the good parts, and then clunkily stuck Daniel Craig’s on it. And vomited all over it in the process. It was uglier than its best-selling, year-old cousin and just plays like awful. It’s disappointing to see the CoD4 tech abused like this, leaving all the good stuff out. You can’t lean, or go prone, the pain effects are missing, but it does still use the same recovery-over-time system -albeit a very forgiving one- and the surface penentration (pardon me!?) stuff is gone, like shooting through walls. Even with crosshairs off (because I’m that |-|4rd{0r3), it still makes a little x indicating if you hit someone, like in CoD4 multiplayer. And there’s just this terrible inaccessibility to it overall. One interesting thing is a cover system where you… lean against a wall and shoot out. So it switches from first-person to third (or is it second? it isn’t really following him) and you click your mouse and it goes all puew puew. I wholeheartedly recommend this game to all people.

Sorry, you said you had thirty/forty euro to throw in a bin, right?

And now, because I promised myself I was going to do some study tonight, I shall attempt to translate a few sentences of that into Irish.

D’imirt mé an samplach nua do 007 James Bond Gniomháire Speisialta Scannán Nua Tie-In, ó an tideal ceart. Dhá tráith. Tá sé an-gearr, timpeal daichead soicindí chun imir. Tá tríur-déag saíghdúirí chun a mharaigh, ach cinnte, níl mothaigh sé mar é. D’usáid mé ceathair gunnaí difriúil, agus ceapaim bheidh siad a lán pairt do uimhir do gunnaí san cluiche críochacht.

That’s as rough a translation as you’ll get. I am despicable at Irish.

I gots me my games!

October 2, 2008

The darling Tom Francis finally got around to sending out my games- that’s right: I’ve been waiting two months after winning the competition because of an oversight. I don’t really mind, I’m too satisfied with what I got. Here’s what I got, in order of OHHHHH YEEAAAAAH

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It was really awesome to get free copies of CoD4 and Mass Effect, considering how they’re both astounding games (and how COD is still around seventy dollars on steam). I’ve also been dying to play Sins of a Solar Empire since I’ve heard so much about it. I already have Crysis, so that stays wrapped up, Lego Indy is quite fun- I’ve started playing through it, and GRID is as good as everyone says it is. The other games are quite so-so, with Hulk only getting an (hnnngh) incredible 20% in PC GAMER. Eww