Archive for September, 2008
Some chaps over on BETEO have been playing this so I dug old my registration code and joined them for a game last night.
I was the USA and allied with South Asia. This alliance lasted the whole game, more due to having more important targets than any real sense of loyalty, I think. I started the game and failed to notice that South America was actually in the game, so had a bit of a surprise when I was attacked from that direction – having already lost most of my navy to the Russians.
The guy playing the Russians then dropped out due to a bad connection and a CPU player took over. Which was a bit annoying, as the CPU then went on to win handily against the four remaining human players. Only South America put up a proper fight.
I ended up coming third – a huge strike against Russia from my fleet of subs in the North Sea saw to that – but that third was a long, long way behind the top two players.
Denver and Memphis were the only two American cities not to be hit with nukes. I think I ended up losing eighty percent of my population, but at least I did some damage.
Excellent fun and I hope to play again as soon as possible.
It’s very, very good. Not much different from the other recent Lego games, but that’s no bad thing.
I played through the first Hero story and only stopped because I was physically unable to play any more.
I didn’t so much play this as jab buttons while it was on the TV. Didn’t get any sort of score worth mentioning.
This is very good. Hard, but good. Done the first three levels and didn’t get more than one star oon any of them.
This has been a bad weekend. Fever, accidental defecation in trousers (twice!), headache, chills, aching legs, etc.
One thing that has helped distract me a bit is WipEout HD, which I believe I love. It is, as far as it goes, perfect, I think. Graphics are lovely, controls are great, sound is brilliant, difficulty is just right.
It’s very good indeed.
Tried out the new Amusement Park level quickly before work. Seems the log flume is the way to rack up the points, as you can keep moving for a long time.
Didn’t get enough points to get any Trophies, though – if indeed there are any for this level.
It’s a NES game. Only it was made this year. And it’s on the PS3. I approve of this, but I won’t be buying it.
Partly because it’s seven quid, which is quite a lot of money. But mostly because it seems to be even harder than the old Mega Man games I’ve played.
If you want to download things from the Playstation Network, 6:30am seems to be a good time to do it. My download flew. Pity the install then took several years…
Anyway, I leapt in and told the game that I was returning WipEout player, so I didn’t need the autopilot help. I then proceeded to crash into several thousand walls in my first race and came sixth out of eight. Oops. I tried again – still without autopilot – and came first. Hooray! That gave me my first ever Trophy, which was nice.
Then I tried a Zone race, but only got a silver. Ah well.
A very generous demo, which is nice because now I don’t have to buy it. I’ve had my nostalgia fix from the first two levels. It was fun, but I’d got pretty tired of it by the end. If it was 400 points I’d probably get the full version, but it’s worth 800 points to me.
Well, I wasted all yesterday evening trying and failing to grab a Little Big Planet beta key from Eurogamer, so I didn’t do much gaming.
Just before bed, though, I did the Historical Mission set in cloud city, where I had to be Vader fighting Luke. Luke used some moves I really don’t remember from the film, but I eventually beat him, cut his hand off and informed him that I was his father. He didn’t take the news very well, but never mind.