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So I think I'm getting slightly better at first-person shooters. Bioshock was good training apart from the unforgettable experience and, although I'm still getting fragged more often that I would care to admit, I feel as if I'm getting the basics down pat to survive a full fifteen minutes or more. I only now just need to work on ammo conservation and not haphazardly shooting everything that moves.... and missing my targets 45% of the time.
Of course, I wanted to go further than Bioshock, so I decided to try Resistance. I picked up all three Resistance games for my PS3 a few days ago, and have been playing the original Resistance practically non-stop. Resistance is certainly an old-school kind of first-person shooter, and nothing like all the third-person shooters I'm a bit more accustomed to. It's more challenging than Bioshock because the Chimera come in many different flavors and are far more aggressive. For a PS3 game, Resistance looks a little dated, and understandably so seeing how the game was released around the time of the PS3's first cycle; made even more apparent by the utter lack of Trophy support. Still though, as of this writing, I'm near the end of the game and hoping to start up Resistance 2.
No leapfrogging this franchise for me. I didn't want a repeat from Assassin's Creed---even though that game is vastly different in every way from a first-person shooter like Resistance. Storywise, I want to enjoy the games spoiler-free and, so far, it's pretty intriguing.
The next game in line for me possibly is Killzone. I understand there are three games in the series, like Resistance, and almost similar in style and substance. But Killzone has you shooting soldiers, not aliens, and it's far more grittier. Even though I do not typically buy first-person shooters on the PS3, these two franchises are solid Sony-exclusives that I couldn't ignore. A good thing I waited, too, because Killzone's dead-cheap. If you've played Killzone before and have varying opinions, let me know. In fact, if you can recommend other good FPSes for either the PS3 or the 360, I'm open to suggestions!
Thanks for reading. Now it's high time that I finished my business with the Chimera.
It was a while ago here in GameSpot that I had signed up for Raptr, and it was only yesterday when I revisited my old account for the first time in ages. But apparently, my account seems to have done quite well without me. All I had to do was play my games, and I'm at the top of many leaderboards. I'd forgotten how awesome it was. I also took the time to respond to the friend requests that I failed to get to the last time around, as well as make a few new ones (like widdowson91 for example)
It's a shame that GameSpot had taken Raptr off its rotation in favor of Livefyre, because Raptr is clearly better. It's like the Facebook/Twitter for dedicated gamers, and the response to Raptr has been favorable overall among the majority of GameSpot users, including nearly all of my GS friends.
I don't care about Livefyre because frankly it sucks, so I'm happy to be using Raptr again. Anybody who wants to be my Raptr buddy can find me under Asagea_888. It's easy
Keep calm, game on, and live long and prosper.
Jump the shark...what the hell does that mean? I don't know, it just sounded cool. Anyway, here's part two of my Gaming Cookies blog---served with a nice glass of warm milk and a nifty intestinal hemmorage to go along with it.
Gears of War: Judgment. Wasn't this game, like, $60 a couple of weeks ago? Usually when newly released titles get an early price drop, it's a sign of trouble for the overall sales curve. For consumers, it becomes an opportunity to get a $60 game at a moderately cheaper rate. For me, I got it used for under $40. I had my misgivings, but I ultimately decided now was the time to fully finish my Gears of War collection. I also saw that Tomb Raider 2013 dropped to just under $40. Square Enix had considered the game a commercial failure despite its pretty good sales record overall, and retailers responded in kind by slashing $20 off. Regardless of what Square Enix seems to think, I STILL believe Tomb Raider 2013 is an awesome game -- well worth the time and the price.
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. Finally picked this up after failing to do so earlier in the month of April. Nintendo seems to be doing better with the 3DS than they are with the Wii U, which is obviously a good sign that they're not caving in to the pressures of people that are overwhelmingly prophesizing their imminent collapse. Seriously, they're only skipping E3, not signing their own death warrant. Anyway, it's games like Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon that are sure to help Nintendo in the long run. I'm enjoying my experience with it so far, so I do not fully agree with Carolyn's GS review. Don't let the lack of save points deter you from considering this game.
Persona 4 Arena. I'm not really all that familiar with the Persona series, so it probably wasn't a good idea to consider this. Then I remembered that it was a fighting game, and that's a genre I know all too well. (Long afternoons at a liquor store arcade spending quarters into a Street Fighter cabinet can do that to a brother.) And while Persona may not be Street Fighter, it is equal parts Persona and equal parts BlazBlue/Guilty Gear -- which is rather fitting because the game was developed by Arc System Works. That in itself gives the game a personality all its own, and it's a pretty fun fighter to boot. The gameplay vids were enough to convince me to add this to my collection. And it was at a sweet price, too. Bazinga.
Will Persona 4 Arena get me into the Persona series? Good question. I don't know if it'll convert me right away -- if at all -- because as much as I respect the series overall, I couldn't get into it. Still, you have to admire the Persona franchise for doing things differently with the Japanese console RPG. No kingdoms, no amnesiac country bumpkins, no warring nations and certainly no Sephiroth wannabes.
Before I end my blog, I wanted to share with you what almost happened with me this week. Maybe I was drunk (....just kidding, I don't drink beer) or perhaps I was overly caffeinated by Pepsi the night before, but something compelled me to look into that new Star Trek video game, and I was very close to picking it up for $60. As a kid, I loved watching the old Star Trek TV series with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, and I did briefly play a Star Trek Game Boy game on my friend's system. I'm not overly fond of the new reboot, but I thought the game looked pretty good. Then I read the onslaught of negative reviews. A handful of those wouldn't really dissuade me much if my judgment is sound, but nearly every publication to date was saying that this new Star Trek game was crap. It was so bad that Paramount themselves were reported to have created fake accounts on Metacritic and posting BS positive reviews to negate the streaming flow of negativity in an effort to drum up some support. Long story short, I changed my mind. I'll likely wait until it drops to $20, which I expect it will do very soon -- joining the likes of Tomb Raider and Gears of War Judgment.
But hey, I thought that Shatner/Gorn commercial was pretty funny!
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