How August Went

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Commentary |

This post contains spoilers to some of the mentioned games.

It’s September already and I realized that I haven’t written anything in a month. August was spent mostly on the PS3. I picked up Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition and God of War III. I tried to play Yun and found out I couldn’t link anything worth a damn so I just switched back to Ryu. I’m also trying to learn Oni and Viper.

As for God of War III I found it funny. Kratos has been angry since the first game and his quest for vengeance is more of a punchline for me at this point. I wasn’t able to play the second title but I think he was mad there too. So now I’m playing the third game and the guy is still angry. I don’t think it’ll ever end. Don’t get me wrong, the game itself is very good. When I finished it for the first time I played it again on a higher difficulty just to get more of the action. I still found all the yelling and hammy voice acting funny though.

I finally played Metal Gear Solid 4. I’ve had the disc since February but I’m not a fan of the series so there was no rush to get into it. I started it on Solid Normal (medium difficulty), got to chapter 4 then restarted on Liquid Easy (very easy) to unlock the bandanna (provides unlimited ammo) and the stealth suit (gives permanent camouflage). I then used that save to start a new game back on Solid Normal but got bored with it because of the overpowered items. I started a completely new game on Solid Normal and finished that instead. In short, I followed a long route just to end up back to where I started. The only difference is that the last playthrough was also a pacifist run (no killing). I had to do that before to get the bandanna and doing so spoiled me. I found knocking my targets out instead of killing them more fun.

After that I moved on to Infamous 2. I had good and evil playthroughs from the original ready for import so I was more than prepared for the game. I followed the good guy route first. When that was done I then played as Evil Cole and I’ve come to the conclusion that the good karma powers trump the evil ones this time around. The added mobility provided by the ice jump and the rapid fire bolts are godsends. I’m not done with the evil playthrough but I don’t think I’ll be getting back to it for a while.

Resonance of Fate was next. There isn’t much to say about it except that it was hard to find and that you’ll only like it if you like shooting a lot. I was hooked on it for a while but after you get past the combat there’s barely anything else to do. This isn’t a review but the game’s like this: when you’re not shooting things, you’re customizing your guns. When you’re not doing either, you’re playing dress up. Naturally there’s a bit more to it than that but essentially that’s the bulk of the game. I’m on the second to the last chapter, I think, so I’m not going to say I didn’t enjoy it. It’s just that the gunfights can only last for so long. Again, I’m not going to go back to it anytime soon.

I’m currently back on the PC playing League of Legends. I’ve only been at it for two days so I don’t know if it’s going to last. In case it doesn’t I have Disgaea 3 waiting on the PS3.