Monday, May 23, 2011

Working full time sucks.

Alot. Also the next Doctor Who isnt for another 2 weeks. Things keep getting better and better...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Teetering on the...Brink

So...Brink. I feel like this is a classic case of too much hype. Yes, the game looks awesome. Yes, it sounds amazing and yes it is fun to play. But there are some drawbacks. First the crippling multiplayer lag. I know that most games have lag issue when they first come out but this is weird lag, like the code is wrong or something. It wouldn't be that much of a problem is the singleplayer was anywhere near challenging. The AI is dumb and scripted and there is no way to coordinate assaults. And the opponents are easier to gun down than a barn while your armed with an asteroid the size of the sun. As for the balance and game play that is also lacking. Unlocking everything is laughably easy and can be accomplished in a single sitting. The class system is treated too loosely and so you spend all this time customizing for a preferred class, and then suddenly have to switch in-order to complete an objective. Also one of the biggest downfalls in my mind is the sniper rifles. Let me set something down: I love sniping. BF:BC2 is one of my favorite games for this reason. And while I prefer games where a torso shot wounds but doesn't insta-kill, headshots should always make the person explode into a pink mist. I mean its their head. Its kind of essential. In tandem, the S.M.A.R.T. system is not as easy to use as the trailer made it out to be. There are a few set area where you leap, vault, slide etc. and the maps are definitely too linear to fully explore this system. Finally the lack of a split screen is another worry for me. I mostly play with friends and for that reason love halo. In my opinion, if the game exists it should have split screen. Guests are not necessary but enjoyed and you should definitely allow full accounts to play on the same console. Brink has this in common with BF:BC2 and it is the only thing i hate about that game. All in all, heres hoping that Bethesda learns from this and makes a sequel that is everything Brink is not.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Brink in 4 days

So I've been watching the updates on brink the past couple weeks and its starting to look pretty good. As it should considering launch day is 4 days away. Brink is the story of a Utopia torn by war as supplies dwindle and you get to pick a side. I'm really looking forward to the multiplayer singleplayer aspect and the S.M.A.R.T. system. So far as i understand it the multi-player single-player works with instead of AI you have actual players on your team who work with you to complete the campaign. I'm hoping it will play out like Assassins Creed: Brotherhood but with guns and explosives instead of crossbows and hidden blades, thus fulfilling my dream of sprinting across rooftops with a sniper rifle. And from an early video explaining the movement system it looks like my wish might be coming true. At the moment im torn between playing as a tank or an operative. Unless of course there's a class that specializes in using a sniper rifle. The tank because i usually go in for the big guns and massive firepower. The operative because i like the sneaking around and assassinating at the last second. I'm definitely going to join the resistance though. Down with Utopia! How about you guys?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ocarina of Time...3D?!?

So I just got an email from Nintendo stating that Legend of Zelda:Ocarina of Time is coming out for the 3ds..Suddenly i have an urge to get one. Up until now I had been putting of in lieu of my DSLite. What does everyone think?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Minecraft server back up

Hey Just reset my minecraft server and people are starting to build. expect some pictures in the days to follow. in the meantime if you want to play post a comment below with your minecraft name and ill add you to the list. IP is