Monday, October 25, 2010

Halo Reach

im sure a lot of you guys and gals out there have played this hot new title. but the sad thing is halo reach lost a lot of its sizzle for me within a week or two. i played halo 2 and halo 3 for at least a year or two before i lost interest but with reach it was different. after about a week i had all the achievements except for two and didnt really feel like grinding my level up with pretty much just an updated version of halo 3's multiplayer. the graphics are great. a literally tearjerking good storyline. but once legendary was conquered and i spent a few hours in forge world i was totally bored of it (despite the undoubtedly cool armor upgrades). dont get me wrong reach is still an excellent game i just feel its way too familiar to me. opinions?
considering how low the replay value is for halo fanboys:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dead Rising 2 Case Zero

I recently purchased this little gem because i had the hankering for a nice zombie game (due to my anticipation of Red Dead Redemption's upcoming Undead Nightmare pack) and, at 400 points who could resist? Granted Capcom's first game was a bit of a flop. Broken aiming system for guns. Ridiculously hard fights. And of course the time limit. Well the bad news is time limits back. the psychopath fights are still mediocre at best. The only psychopath showcase in case zero is against a shotgun toting redneck but i think i get the general "psychopath strategy". Run around like an idiot dodging attacks and hit em with a weapon when u get the chance. Simple stuff. However the bread and butter of the game is zombie killing and thats where this game really shines. Even Case Zero features a wide array of zombie killing tools, from double chainsaws to an electric leaf rake. Saving survivors is also TONS easier than in the first game. Guns are also a lot more of an influence in this installment because they're actually practical to use. Overall Case Zero is a lot more enjoyable than the first game. It could still use some improvements but what game cant? 7.5/10