Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Late for the Party

Well, my computer has been having issues as of late. Some weird restarting thing, but its on the mend. The big problem with this is that with my computer down, I cannot pump delicious World of Warcraft into my veins to get my fix. I'm shaking, I'm extremely violent, I'm experiencing hot and cold flashes.... What can I do?!

Well, lucky for me, I have some awesome friends... One of which gave me his Xbox 360 after ours was stolen on the account that he never plays it anymore. So it was time I paid some much needed attention to my console gaming needs.

I went to game stop and obtained some great deals. Burnout Paradise, Ghostbusters and Assassin's Creed.

Well Burnout was mainly for my Fiance who loved it. It was great to play together taking turns racing, and crashing.

Ghostbusters I gave a quick try. While I only played an Hour, I could see myself coming back to it..... But the whole time Assassin's Creed was calling my name.

I popped it in, and the intro movie made me OOH and AWW. Then starting it up, I lost a few hours of my life, but in a good way.

The graphics are very pretty overall, but there are a few hitches. Like stabbing someone with the sword is far too... not clean, but it looks really fake... Imagine taking a toothpick and stabbing into warm butter. It just goes in and comes out, no real evidence of an actual mortal wound. Sometimes when climbing up walls, what appears to be something to grab on, isn't.

The animations are pretty fluid. Combat is very fun, countering with the short blade has some great results! Though in the lab, everything seems a lil clunky...

The music fits the game and feels natural. The voice acting is decent, except for one area that is pretty annoying. When you are near a citizen that needs saving, you will often hear the same thing over and over about how the guards are going to kill them, or they can't believe someone would steal from them.

The story is pretty interesting so far. The main thing I am wanting to know is why these scientists have my character in this lab, and why this DNA memory of a possible relative assassinating people is going to help.

It seems this game can be played in a very linear fashion, but there is also enough to do that can keep you busy. I normally don't hop right to the next story bit. I find it very fun to get all the view points, save everyone, and cause random mischief.

All in all, its reminded me that I shouldn't ignore my Xbox... It needs love too.

Now back to my movie list...

Number 3 is the Ice Storm.

It features and all star cast including Christina Ricci, Tobey McGuire, Elijah Wood, and Sigourney Weaver to name a few.

The story is an interesting one. Basically its about families can forget what is truly important and how infidelity can tear it apart, as well as blind you from warning signs about your children.

It focuses on two families... and how they interact with each other and features a "Key-Party" at one point. To be honest, it is a little emotional, but it makes it feel more real. Now that I think about it, I have a feeling this movie was partial inspiration for American Beauty.

Hmmm, Interesting indeed.

Stay tuned for more!

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