So you don’t like my post titles, eh Cal? Then become one, wretch!
Yeah, it’s been awhile– lots of great games came out over the last month, plus I’ve been sick since last Tuesday. Thanksgiving was tony-the-tiger grrreat but would have been way better had I not been sick. Say lah vee. My whole family came into town and we aprtied at our place. Highlight: dinner at The Old Fashioned with my parents.
So as I said the games have been a flowin’. Last week I beat Assassin’s Creed II and then mopped up the last few items I needed to find to unlock secret endings and all that jazz. AC2 was an awesome game and I’ll still go back to play it just to run around the rooftops of Venice.
I also laid the final beatdown on Borderlands two weeks ago, so now I’m max level with two playthroughs and a shotgun that deals in hot death. I bought the first DLC that came out last week and my review: a solid meh. The problem with it is that I’m max level, so it doesn’t progress my dude much. The only thing left is MOAR LOOTZ and even a few hours into it I haven’t found a single usable drop from an enemy yet. The problem with a game that has 17.5 million different guns is that it’s extraordinarily difficult to find one you want. Once you get a really good weapon (like my 257×9 shotgun) it’s almost impossible to find anything better. The story is ok, with some humorous parts and a good flow so far, but it’s not holding my attention very well.
Which leads us to Dragon Age. I got my new computer hooked up so I can finally play it (and it looks goddamned beautiful), but it kinda sat there for awhile. I went through the opening tutorial/get-the-story-kickstarted part and immediately got fucking murdered by a ton of really hard enemies. I played that part (and wiped) five times and then I just set the difficulty to Easy mode and got on with my life. The story is REALLY great and absorbing, but my biggest problem is that you will spend upwards of 15-20 minutes having dialog wars with other characters. My biggest peeve is that you have to sit through 60 seconds of cinematic dialog just to talk to a damn shopkeeper to buy some health potions. A lot of reviews have ranted and raved that they’ve been playing for 25+ hours and are still addicted; it’s easy to see why when you’re still in the tutorial stage at hour five. I do understand what they’re saying, though, since even as I complain I want to hop back in and keep moving the story forward.
I’ll be in California next week, and fuddruckus suggested a re-edit of Cinnabar/Bee an’ Jeezy. Maybe the night of the 12th? I don’t fly out until 7pm the next day. HOLLLLLLLAR!