Friday, April 29, 2011

A Waste

   This review will be short and sweet because it is all this game deserves.

Prototype was eh.

Story was eh.

Characters were eh.

Combat was eh.

Overall, everything was eh.

Oooo, I have something to trade in now.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


               I finally made a dent in the already huge list of games in my library that I need to beat. In case, you don't know, I have 30 games in my library of Xbox 360. Until today, I had 11 that needed to be worked on and beaten. I finally made a small ping in those 11 games.

               Portal 2 was a game that I've been waiting a long time for. I loved the first one and practically bought The Orange Box just for Portal. This was also a rare occurrence that I went out on Day 1 of release and paid full price for a brand new game. I rarely do this simply because games are expensive and 60 bucks for a game that could be over in 8-12 hours just doesn't seem like it would be worth the money. Portal 2, despite it's length, was very different from the rest.

              Portal 2, to sum it all up, was just a blast to play. The puzzles were fun and clever and the voice acting was superb. This game had me laughing out loud quite often. GLaDOS was cruel and evil as ever. Her personality makes her an enemy that is easy to love. Wheatley was a very welcomed addition to the game. It was very nice and fresh to have another robot to interact with and listen to. Later in the game, the constant bickering between him and GLaDOS was just priceless. Finally, Cave Johnson, the only human voice you really ever here in the game was just so much fun to listen to. Just hearing what he had to say really opened up how messed up Aperture Science really was. And for 60 bucks, you'd line up too to be a test subject with Jonah Jameson, er I mean Farmers Insurance... uh, Cave Johnson! Yeah, that guy Cave Johnson.

             Despite the game length, I could not recommend Portal 2 enough. You could breeze through this game in about 10-12 hours. I haven't had this much fun in a puzzle game in a very long time. If you are interested, do yourself a favor and pick up Portal first. You'll understand alot of the humor in Portal 2 once you've played through the first one.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Times are changing

         I've discovered something recently since my big return to gaming on my 360. My taste for games have changed.

        I am/was a huge World of Warcraft player. I've been playing the game roughly since 2005 and aside from the small break here and there, I've been pretty much playing everyday. When I created my own guild is when I really committed myself full time to it. Times were fun and good. Downed the Lich King content pretty well and had alot of fun doing it. My xbox suffered during these times though. I paid it some attention. Mainly after we were pretty much all down with the content and was just really waiting for Cataclysm to come around. Discovered a wonderful game known as Mass Effect during that time. Once Cataclysm came around, I was back in the sattle and on WoW all the time. It wasn't till recently that I was really becoming burnt out of WoW and slowly started to discover my Xbox again. I also discovered that all those great titles that I had passed up for World of Warcraft for at amazingly cheap prices.

       Boy, was I in happy land. I started with buying one or two cheap games to buying alot of them almost multiple times in the same week. I have beaten more games in these past few months than I have than I have in past few years. I also discovered that my taste in types of games have changed as well. I used to be very big into roughly racing games and most FPS games with the occasional shooter on the side. Now, I barely touch racing games and FPS and shooters are really all I play. I've even got into the 3rd person platformers and actions pretty hardcore. My recent change though has me interested in games like Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell. While, I haven't sunk my teeth into any Splinter Cell yet, I'm very interested in them.

      Heck, the biggest surprise for me recently is how much I loved Red Dead Redemption. I was afraid of it being another Grand Theft Auto just set out in the old west. I'm glad I was wrong. Such an amazing game. I spent close to 50hrs on it and I still haven't even fully played through Undead Nightware yet.

     Has anyone else's game tastes changed recently or just over time? Am I just weird and the only one? :D

Blog nub

Hey everyone. Welcome to my gaming blog. This blog will mostly be about my thoughts and views about the world of gaming. I'll even review the current games I'm playing. There will be alot of reviews on older games mainly because they are super cheap now hence the budget gaming title. I will, however, review some newer games as I'm able to afford them.

I'm looking to make my first real game post later today so stayed tuned and I hope you will read my blog. :D