Well, September is upon us. My MMO Summer is officially over. And good ridance. Strangely enough I've decided to put my focus back into shooters for some odd reason. I'm not particularly fond or good at them, so things should be interesting. Also, since it's getting closer to Halloween, I'm going to dive into more horror themed games as well. So that is a preview of future blogs. Shooters & Horrors.
If you read my last post, you know I was having a bit of a problem with Operation Racoon City. Kicking off my Shooter&Horror themed blogs got started off in a real bad way. I actually finished the game and got past the hard part, but I'm too tired and confused to put a proper review together. I think some of you might appreciate if I did, as I would have enjoyed a warning/impression from this community before I dove in. Actually, it isn't all that bad. My impression is actually quite positive, despite some annoyances. You'll have to stay tuned to find out why I guess? I'm too tired to do it now.
I also jumped on the Silent Hill Vita bandwagon. I only ever played the demo, but really liked it and it was on my backlist. I'll be running for my life and beating things with blunt objects for a while. Also, adds to the Horror theme games I suppose.
If you wanted to know about the last MMO I was playing, it was Defiance. I actually don't think very much of it so I didn't bother to post a full impression of it. It's not bad, just OK. Actually, on PS3 it's pretty ugly and it kind of turned me off. Also, there were a lot of spongy enemies, that just absorbed ammo like mother fuckers, and it kind of annoyed me. Sometimes a few bros would lend a hand, mostly not. It's a very bro-y kind of a game. I like science fiction and military themes, but nope!
So that's that. What gaming plans do you all have for SeptOctNovDec?
Oh! I also need to finish up on Demon's Souls. So expect to see more posts on that. Probably beyond August.
I know this is a gaming site, but some people mention comics on here every now and then.
I've been reading/catching up with story lines. Mainly X-Men and Avengers. I would like some feedback from the community as to what everyone is reading, what's worth reading. I don't know about manga? Maybe we can add that as well.
I think maybe post summaries on Mondays about what we read? Maybe make it monthly?
I hate giving up on a game when I just start them, but I rarley have regrets when I do. Some games I never finished that I think were good games were Resonance of Fate, and Valkyria Chronicles. With Resonance of Fate there were long sections where you had to survive before reaching the boss at the end, a dungeon if you will. Dying half way and having to restart was very frustrating, but probably meant that I didn't understand the combat well enough. This is more likely true. Valkyria Chronicles, which is like an anime XCOM had long campaigns where you could end your game after an hour over a dumb mistake. Again, it probably means I didn't understand the game mechanics well enough to keep going. They are both really good games in my opinion, but with so many games to play out there, I don't feel like investing time to learn new systems all the time. I need to cut down to one or two games a month, instead of every week.