Monday, May 21, 2007

2K7 Game-a-Week Week #20: Been a long time...

How over a month has passed since my last post, I'll never know. Part of the problem has been rushed days and a lack of access to my favorite blogging spot - namely one of the lesser used labs. I haven't had a fixed plan for these past weeks, so I'm just going to do a quick catch up on various game-wise things I've been doing:

  • If I've had a game this week (and last) it's been Call of Duty. As a shooter, CoD is a blast to play. It has an authentic feel while still keeping a war-movie atmosphere without being too detailed or punishing. The parts I've played as a Russian soldier are my favorites. Fighting in the ruins of Stalingrad is a markedly different vibe than stone corridors with crates and barrels. Like the little bit of CoD2 I played, I realize that my part in a real war would have been that of "causality". The other thing that I get from this game is a certain morale conflict. Often, my inaction in moving forward prompts another of my fellow soldiers to go first and often get shot. Should I have moved first and taken the hit? Should the game dock me points for letting my teammates take lead over me? Don't know.
  • FFXI continues with our main dudes (and dudette) reaching a staggering 69! Last night was a bit of a downer, though. I pulled what I thought was one Tragopan, but it was really 2 creatures, one on top of the other. Worse, we died in front of a bunch of other players, one of which tried to wake up the extra bird Mews put a Sleep on. Not much we could do except come up with better ways to handle a similar situation in the future.
  • I went through my PC games collection, the one I keep in 2 CaseLogic books. I decided to extract just the games I wanted to really play and put them in a smaller case. Well, out of 2 200+ cases, I came up with less than 80 discs. Yes, I have alot of filler in my collection.

Well, invaders at the gates - gotta go do some work.

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