My Capital Wasteland adventure finally ended this week. With all the main story quests and the DLC complete my Fallout 3 Blu-ray has been consigned to the shelf probably never to see the insides of my PS3 again.
Not that I had done all there was to be done in DC’s irradiated surrounds or grown tired of all the little vignettes the designers have scattered across them. Indeed there are another couple of dozen locations left unexplored according to the map.
What made me glad to have finally completed all the main and DLC quests was the shear number of crashes I was experiencing towards the end, their frequency growing in lock-step with my save game file. Not to mention the utterly crippling ‘rim-lag. When crashes and lag are making you change the way that you are playing a game it’s time to quit. The fun it hath ceased.
I’ll be spending a while in decontamination before I hit my ultimate edition of Fallout: New Vegas. Other than a little bit of solo shredding on Rock Band 3 (isn’t RB:Blast great news! I loved RB:Unplugged and prequels Amplitude and Frequency) that’s been it for my gaming this week.
This may look like a still image but it's really a video I took of a section where the lag got really bad!
You may have caught Peter soaring across the site’s front page to drop a review of the “slightly underwhelming combat flight sim” Birds of Steel. While not unenjoyable the core dogfighting has not proved compelling enough to tempt him back since the review though thoughts of playing in the mission editor mean a return remains on the cards.
He’s also ruining a virtual walk by playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13. At the time of writing he’s not spent a great deal of time with it but says that it seems “a lot like last year’s Tiger Woods game except you’ve got to be more careful throwing the left stick around”. He promises to let us know in the review whether the game is livened up by an alien invasion, orcish rebellion or off-green adultery.
Dan has been playing CENSORED and says that it is CENSORED and CENSORED to play. Which contrasts nicely with Tuffcub’s openness about his failure to play any Killzone 3 this week. The lad must be ill. He has managed a little twin-stick action with
hubby Super Stardust Delta though.
Still plugging away at the joys and otherwise that Free-2-Play offers Jim is still free-loading in Wrath of Heroes but suspects it might part him from some pennies before too long. Another F2P title Blacklight: Retribution, the sequel to Tango Down which made little impression, “is free, accessible, and looks great”.
On consoles the only game I’ve had time for is Warriors Orochi 3, the third instalment in KOEI’s cross-over series. Despite having put hundreds of hours into the Warriors franchise, there’s just enough fresh content here to keep me engaged, not to mention the insane roster of over 120 playable characters, each with their own unique weapons and upgrades. If anything, I’m sure a Guinness World Record is in the wings for the team at Omega Force.
After three games and now the revitalised HD collection Aran is no closer to finding out whether Beelzebub will or will not shed a tear. What he can tell us though is that the Devil May Cry HD Collection has been sufficiently fun for him to continue playing even though his review is complete.
He reports that “the fun gameplay is intact and the games are just as good as the first time I played them”. Devil May Cry 3 gets singled out for extra praise with Aran citing it as one of his favourite games of last gen and telling me that it “looks good” following its HD spruce up.
That’s us, so what about you?