Works been light, and it’s been too hot lately to spend excess time in the shop without succumbing to heat stroke or fatal explosion. I’m not complaining though; I have a shit-ton of games to play.
First off; a friend gifted me Arma III Lite; it’s meager when compared to the full alpha, but is still fun to dick around with and hone skills in. My favorite moment so far is when I tried to carjack a guy coming up the road by shooting him through the windshield. He sped up and ran me over. That’s one soldier that ain’t comin’ home. Plus scuba diving? Fuck yeah. I shot a fish. It’s prettier than tits; and I’ll hop on the band wagon sooner or later.
Next up- Metro: Last Light. The original Metro is one of my favorite games because of it’s atmosphere(effectively capturing that unique Russian interpretation of the metaphysical and the atomic) and the books are also right fucking amazing. MLL does not disappoint(much) with it’s arrival. The only thing that’s really upset me at this point: 2nd playthrough, ranger mode, no killing. It autosaves me in a mine-cart gunfight scene where all I can do to keep my no kill rating is wait out the bullets and heal when I’m really hurt. I forgot to heal the first time. That’s okay, with 5 medkits this should still be easy. Load back in, I only have 3 medkits. Confused, I try reloading again. Now I have 2 medkits. I say ‘Fuck it, gonna have to do it with 2’ I get close to the end, but use the 2nd kit too early and die. I reload. My autosave is now me at the beginning of the scene with 0 medkits. ALLMYFUCKINGANGERANDTIME. Time to play something else.
Rise Storm Beta, the Pacific version of Red Orchestra 2. I love the gameplay; there isn’t an adequate way to describe the intensity of ducking a flamethrower blast that slags your squad commander and everyone else behind you, or getting slammed with a banzai charge out of nowhere. Of course; it still has the problem all Military role filling games have. The stupid dicks take the pivotal classes(Flamethrower, Squad Commander, Sniper) and waste the potential. Players like me use this opportunity to become godlike standard riflemen. The worst part of this game? The people. It could be the one guy who’s telling everyone to fuck off;he’ll play how he wants- even if it’s killing teammates, losing ground and costing his team the match directly. It could be the guy who thinks it’s funny to waste all of the artillery and calls for the round on nothing. Or it could be the hundreds of dickheads who do corny(and terrible for that matter) Japanese accents when the Japs win. We get it. You’re not actually Japanese, but you can make a stupid fucking voice like the other 10 people who just did. I mean seriously. If you’re going to go that route; DO A DECENT FUCKING ACCENT YOU VOCALLY RETARDED SEAL.
Next up; Reus. Reus is a God-sim of sorts where you control 4 large ‘gods’ and use their unique powers to shape and change the world. The only thing you can’t influence is the human race. Humans move into your nature, settle down, build things they find important, commit genocide against other humans…Y’know, normal stuff. You can kind of guide the humans by force; a la smiting their town with poison when they are a war hungry people, or smashing a project they’re making because it’s a fruitless endeavor. The more you do to help the humans, the more powers you unlock to evolve the world more. I luffs it.
So yeah. Gamin’ gamin’ gamin’