In Bullets

In Bullets

Posted by on Jul 3, 2011 in Commentary |

Pinger• Resumed playing Crysis 2 (PS3) last week. Managed to finish it the following day, normal difficulty only. I think I was about halfway through the campaign when I stopped so things ended quickly. Currently on the second playthrough with the difficulty level ramped one notch higher. Tip #1: grabbing then crouching results in an instant kill. You also lose all suit energy so be warned. Tip #2: Two blocks of C4 are enough to kill Heavies when applied directly. Speaking of enemies, I hate Pingers. The wiki says they can be taken down with 4 blocks of C4. I hope it works.

• Tried to get back into Assassin’s Creed 2: Brotherhood after not playing it for months. Got into a fight by accident. Found out the hard way that I forgot how to defend myself. Won by shooting my opponent when I equipped the gun by accident. The first ten minutes of reacquainting myself with the game was full of fail. Currently gathering all feathers, treasure and other collectibles in the game.

Retribution• Currently on my 4th playthrough of Dawn of War II: Retribution. Finished the Space Marines and Eldar campaigns on Normal. Tyranid playthrough is on hold while I’m trying out the Chaos Marines.

• Finally figured out how to do a decent Magneto combo on Marvel VS Capcom 3. Unable to do it consistently. Damn fingers refuse to move correctly. I’d like to get to a point where I can do the combo without going through a warmup session in training mode first.

• Started playing Metal Gear Solid 4 the other day. Still undecided on how I want to shoot (3rd or 1st person). Probably too early to do so anyway. I’m still struggling with the controls a bit. The game looks fun though.

• Trying out Bulletstorm. And no, the bullet-style updates weren’t inspired by that game.

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On Marvel VS Capcom 3, Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 2: Arrival

On Marvel VS Capcom 3, Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 2: Arrival

Posted by on Apr 14, 2011 in Commentary |

Marvel VS Capcom 3


Here’s a quick summary of my MvC3 team: X-23 is out, She-Hulk is in, I can’t do anything without Tron assist, the third party member is a tie between Dormammu and Spencer.

Some Mass Effect Love

I’m back to playing Mass Effect 2 after downloading its latest DLC, Arrival, using the Vanguard class. I know it’s late, but I haven’t been staying home for about a month now so I didn’t have access to the computer where the game was installed until the other day. In case you haven’t heard about it, Arrival is the last "bridging" DLC that will fill the gap between Mass Effect 2 and 3. If you’re interested in reading a few details about the third installment, you can get it here and here. Scans of the Game Informer source article are available here.

If you really have a lot of time to spare and would like to get into the lore of Mass Effect, this timeline article from the wiki should get you going.

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