Loved this game! The husband and I played it together spit screen and we had a great time! We were kind of sad when it was over. We got the Game of the Year edition with all the add-ons. I can see how it would get boring by yourself, but it was great as a two player game.
Yeah, we usually buy Gamestop gift cards when we have extra money to buy games when we dont. We have a couple hundred stashed away for the coming months (Mass Effect 2 & Bioshock 2 anyone?) My husband and I both play way too much Xbox (hence the fatty-ness), so we go through games pretty quickly. We were determined this year to not buy all of the holiday releases the minute they came out so we'd have stuff to buy each other for Christmas, and it's proving pretty challenging...
And thanks! I thought the Portal rip was pretty clever myself. XD
First, I have to say how much I love your quote. How appropriate to have that on a gaming / weight loss forum. "The Cake is a Lie". Great game too.
As for Borderlands, I sold my copy right after playing the DLC for a little bit. I wouldn't mind picking it up a future date to play along with some of you all. This is a game that is WAY better with people. It gets a little boring by yourself. Thankfully split screen is an option too.
As for Christmas, that is true, but gift certificates might be nice for the gamer too. Considering all the great games coming Feb-March.
FYI, the new DLC comes out for this today. And yes, it is another chance to fight zombies! I've heard there are some enemies that carry weapon chests on their back. I can't wait to see what cool new toys we get to play with.
I hate to admit it, but I checked how many hours I've been playing this game and it has been 24 hours! Yes, just since last Thursday! Ok, now I need to do the walk of shame.....
Me personally, I like the arcade shooting aspect of Halo, but missed leveling up the more you play. I also like WoW, but miss running around and shooting. Now I have some of the best parts of both worlds and it has me hooked. Sigh...time to get some fresh air.
I used Gamestop's trade-in deal this week and traded a few old games and Halo (yes...bye bye Halo). For me, this game is incredibly awesome.
What they say is true, this is a RPS (Role Playing Shooter). It is fast paced like Halo, but with RPG elements like Diablo. It took me a good 10 minutes to figure out which of the 4 player types I wanted to be. Each player type has 3 sub-specialties. The sub-specialties are either 1) something to benefit the group, 2) something to enchance your special attack/power, or 3) something unique, such as better weapon skills, etc.
Leveling up can be done by quests or by just going around killing stuff. Loot is dropped by the mobs or by digging around in trash, etc. And if you are used to seeing the name of loot having different colors (white, green, blue, etc.), then you should probably be drooling now. If you haven't played Diablo, WoW, etc., having a certain color means how awesome or how typical the loot is.
This game has over 17 million weapons. Some of the basic ones might be very similar with just variances in damage, speed, etc. Some of the others are just crazy fun, such as my first "blue" colored gun I picked up after about 1 hour of play...a sub-machine gun that shoots fire bullets.
I only played solo last night. The computer does not play the 3 other plays. I did peek at the multi-player set up and there is matchmaking. The more players you involve, the harder the enemies and the better the loot.
As mentioned earlier, this game was under the radar for me. They originally had this game looking realistic, but opted to go with a cartoon type look. Combine that choice with some clever marketing and solid reviews. Gamestops were sold out earlier this week and I think I picked up one of the last ones from their second shipment yesterday.
With the huge variety of weapons, big landscape, options for building different characters...this game should be seeing a lot of play time on the play charts.
I was in the store today and the guy was really pushing this and Brutal Legend...I'm going to wait until the prices come down then I'll think about it
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I think I saw it in passing, but didn't have any interest in it. Still don't think I do. I don't go online, so it might be lost on me. I seem to recall that gun thing. You find pieces and put guns together? Therefore creating a new gun type. I think that is the game that had this feature.
This above all: to thine ownself be true. Lord Polonius. Act 1 scene 3. Hamlet
This one was off my radar until I heard reports of Gamestop selling out of them earlier this week. It's true, I called 3 Gamestops and all of them don't have any in stock.
The game is a mashup of FPS and RPG. Think Halo and Diablo mixed. Fast gun play with loot drops. There are over 17 million guns in this game (literally) with the variety coming from stat changes and variances. The more people you get to play together, the better the loot.
Hopefully I can get this ODST off my hands and find a copy. (Bungie, you should have included matchmaking). I'll be back with a review if I can do this...we'll see. Anyone else hear about this or had a chance to play it?
The game is out for the 360 and PS3 and comes out on the PC next week.
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