VANQUISH, TFU2 and Fable 3 done + New Pick-ups (Limited Edition)
By LiK 11-09-2010 06:54 PM
Completed VANQUISH (360) on Normal about a week ago and it's fantastic. Great graphics and sound and a pretty silly action story. The action is intense and just a lot of fun. The game is pretty challenging on Normal and downright tough as hell on Hard. There are a lot of enemies and some of the bosses are gigantic. For anyone who's played a lot of games, I feel like it's a parody of many games like MGS, Gears of War and Halo. They definitely grabbed a bunch of bits from those games for inspiration. Definitely one of the best action games this year. If you want arcadey action with style, definitely check it out. It's tons of fun. LOVED it.
Beat Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 (360) over the weekend on Normal. Short game and the story blows. There are some nice set pieces and the graphics are really nice. The gameplay itself is actually fun but it's mired in repetitive level design and enemies. The QTE gets old fast. I was disappointed with it overall since I liked the first game. This felt uninspired and a rush job. Worth playing but because of its short length and dumb story, it's a rental.
Also finished Fable 3 (360) over the weekend. I've had a somewhat mixed experience with it. The overall main story is actually pretty good. There are some nice twists and many interesting characters you'll meet along the way. I also like how it's loosely connected to the previous game. I didn't like the last third of the game after the point of no return though. Not a fan of it.
The sidequests are the real winners. There are a lot of gems due to the writing and hilarious dialogue. If you haven't played The Game, check out that sidequest ASAP. It's awesome. Double bonus if you play as a female. So friggin' funny. The music is excellent with many returning tracks and the world is lush and beautiful.
But the game does have a lot of technical issues. Framerate stutter, broken breadcrumb trails, poor fast travel mechanic and a lot of weird glitches like the infamous mute Jasper bug. I missed out on most of his dialogue for probably 70% of the game because he ended up being silent. Sigh. The devs said they're working on a patch and I really hope it comes out soon.
Overall, I really enjoyed it even with the tech issues. Love the Sanctuary menu system and how easy it is to use. I really wanna replay this since my ending wasn't what I wanted so I really can't wait to play it again AFTER the patch comes out. Highly recommended.
So much stuff this month. <3
An early Xmas gift from my brother-in-law. So awesome.
VANQUISH UK LE
CoD: BO Hardened Edition with Preorder Bonus
Mario DSi XL
LAME Club Nintendo Gold Reward 2011 Calendar
Okamiden Plush e-Capcom Exclusive
My dog is confused! She has a twin!
Capcom Girls 2011 Calendar - The box. Don't feel like unrolling it yet until 2011.
BTTF UK LE
Enterbay 1/6 Ip Man Figure
WD 500GB 2.5 HDD
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