Until recently the only video gaming I got done was my Monday night static WAR group. But for whatever reason recently I’ve been heading more to the XBOX 360 when in need of digital relaxation. The next few posts I spew out will be about what I’ve been playing.
Gears of War 2
Yes this golden oldie is still supplying me with immense fun. It shows just what a great game it is that I’m on my 5th or so play through of the story and it’s not boring me. I think the main factor however is the co-op. One of my friends just recently started using XBL and we’ve been blasting and chainsawing a bloody path during marathon online sessions. 1 more and that’ll be the game completed once more. Horde, despite being a very simple premise never fails to thrill and delight. Some of the fights my online buddies and I have endured have been truly epic. We’ve even had a bash at some 3vs3 games and while it doesn’t quite match the joy of horde, we’ve had some hilarious scenarios play out.
My favourite part of the games still is and forever will be grenade tagging the opponent.
Monday Night Combat
I picked up the trial version of the game with plans to possibly play this with the XBL group at some point. And I think that will be the true test of the game because at the moment I haven’t been able to get a proper feel for it.
Yes, it looks colourful and smooth, the controls seem well implemented and the gameplay is pretty straight forward, but I think the real fun with be unlocked when there’s a bunch of us all running around in there causing mayhem. So far though, looks positive.
Wow. Just Wow. OMGTHEREISSOMUCHGOINGONINTHESCREENITFEELSLIKESOMEONEJUSTPOUREDAPOTNOODLESTRAIGHTINTOMYBRAIN. But in a good way. I think I’m going to like this game. It’s full on, high-octane and gloriously over the top. Explosions are huge, Boss fights are huge, the mecha you pilot are … well about medium size but you do get to stomp on stuff then chaingun it to oblivion.
It’s got you typical cover system, TILL THE BIG FREAKIN ROBOT BLOWS THE COVER TOO PIECES WITH A PARTICLE BEAM BIGGER THAN YOUR HOUSE. Also you can slide around the ground like a baseball player with a SCUD missile stuck firmly up his ass.
I would buy this but I’m a bit strapped for cash at the moment so I’ll probably shove it on the old Tesco rental list.