Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Wall of Text

Hey, I don't have anything arty to post but I don't like not updating frequently.

I got some great feedback on the animation in the last post and I'm working on another one, but I scrapped a bunch of the assets that I've put together. And my friend is being lazy and hasn't gotten round to recording his voice for one of the characters yet. But hopefully it'll be done in a few weeks.

Anyway, I wanna talk about what I've been up to.

I've been playing a few games so I thought I'd summarise how I feel about them.

Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
I never played the Xbox original, and my enthusiasm for the character meant that this was actually a pretty good buy. Butcher Bay is on here and it's a great game. There's a lot of great atmosphere and characterisation. It feels a bit like Deus Ex actually, which is a good thing. The new campaign (the Dark Athena of the title) is a bit worse. I can't really put my finger on it. Yes, the guards have worse AI (but they're meant to) but given their volume and stupidity you can really unleash on them in a way you can't in Butcher. I think in general that Athena just misses a lot of the aforementioned atmosphere and characterisation of Butcher which is something of a shame. In Short: Not a bad purchase and fun while it lasts. Which isn't long.

John Woo's Stranglehold
Is a terrible, terrible game. It fills a void in my life every now and then where I just want to engage in mindless violence.

Diablo 2:
I've never really played it, so playing it now for the first time is a bit of an eyeopener. I can't really see all the fuss about it, but at the same time I can see where a bunch of the mechanics in WoW came from. It would probably be more fun playing with other people, rather than on my own, but I can't seem to convince anyone to do so. As it stands, on my own it's a bit, well, boring?

I sort of have to mention warcraft given how much I've invested in it. I've been doing a bunch of the tournament dailies and am slowly getting Champion everywhere (my guild is called Crusade so it's pretty much an obligation to get the Crusader title). We're slowly pushing into Ulduar. We have 6 bosses down, but Assembly of Iron give us so much hate atmo. Maybe we'll get them this week.

I hope I've not forgotten anything. Anyway. I'll be back later hopefully with something to actually show.

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