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What We Played #47

The one that didn’t escape redaction.

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!
Blair’s been following doctor’s orders and consuming tablet-ised gaming with the addictive medicine coming in Triple Town, Tiny Tower and Angry Birds Space flavours. Away from the various forms of dressed-up finger-painting he’s been hitting the Carnival in the company of MotorStorm RC.

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?

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35 Comments
  1. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    Aint really played much of the ps3 or vita this wek been too busy but played some trine 2 & Shank 2 love that game shank the comic book like concept would so work on the vita, they should bring it to the vita.

    Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 12:09.
  2. LethalX08
    Member
    Since: Nov 2011

    Fighting games & a lot of them. SSF4 AE, SF X TK, KoF XIII (& iOS version), UMvC3 & others.

    Also bought recently Asura’s Wrath, Warriors Orochi 3, Twisted Metal, Blazblue CSE, DmC HD, NUNSG, I AM ALIVE & DLC for UMvC3 (Jill & Shuma) & DW7 DLC so for the next few months atleast i should be ok XD.

    Played alot of MW3 recently trying for platinum before my mate sends his copy back to lovefilm & i’m kinda addicted to infection mode & other community game modes IW added in :D.

    Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 12:16.
  3. R1MJAW
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    This week my PS3 gaming has been pretty much exclusively Ridge Racer Unbounded except for a brief blast through the Carnival dlc for Motorstorm RC (thanks again TSA).On the Vita it’s been pretty much just Everybody’s Golf.

    Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 12:55.
  4. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Killzone 3 (Platinum), Saw, Enslaved, Journey (<3) 100% trophies, MotorStorm RC 100% trophies and tried the latest DLC map on MW3. And gave a (very) little helping hand in Trine 2.

    I wish the Bolt Gun in Killzone 3 could be unlocked in multiplayer, that gun is awesome!

    I'm away next week so hope to play lots of Vita, mainly Uncharted: GA and Wipeout 2048!

    Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 12:55.
  5. RocketSOL
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    ME3 multiplayer, I started an insanity run on ME2 as well…what a nightmare. On the PC i’m currently playing Fall of the Samurai. Very enjoyable.

    Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 13:52.
  6. Mickey2010
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Played Sly Racoon (platinumed it) got to be the quickest and easiet platinum i have ever done but all in all an awesome game,Played a few matches on Fifa Street,Trine 2 which i just cannot get into! but also had an attempt at my Pile Of Shame games trying out Mafia 2,Avatar and Vanquish all seem pretty good! but over the Weekend i will be delving into I Am Alive,shank 2 and Shift 2

    Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 13:56.
    • Youles
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      I know what you mean about Trine 2, I was surprised at how average it was considering a lot of people seemed to be anticipating it (going by comments on the weekly store update articles over the last few months). Still, it was free and was easy enough to Platinum!

      Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 14:58.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        I enjoyed Trine 2 but nothing special. Still have Sly yet to download, only 25% on it done, same for Shift 2. Should be playing them next week, and will have hopefully finished I Am Alive.

        Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 15:17.
  7. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Platted Trine 2 :) Have also bought I Am Alive which is really good so far.

    Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 14:17.
    • Andrewww
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      I think I will get ‘I am alive’, it looks very good in spite of quite average reviews…

      Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 15:04.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        I can see why it has got average reviews. Bit of a hit and miss

        Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 15:09.
  8. Andrewww
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Played Mass Effect 2, finally, as the demo back then really put me off. The story is quite good so far, handling the character in fights sometimes is a pain, flying the shuttle thing on the planets even more so, and the graphics sometimes is quite bad. My overall experience so far is ok, but I still cannot understand all the hype…

    Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 14:21.
    • Mickey2010
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      I thought Mass Effect 2 was a fantastic game only issue for me was save files disapearing! but shame your having problems with it truely awesome game!

      Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 14:27.
      • Andrewww
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Maybe I just need a bit longer to get used to controls and stuff for this one. The story keeps me going so far, there is still hope… ;o)

        Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 15:01.
    • Origami Killer
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      I remember the demo released last year for it. Was dreadful!

      Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 14:46.
      • Mickey2010
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Me too i actually only bought the game this december literally a year on because i thought the demo was god awful but i picked ME2 up brand new for just uner £10 on ebay and after playing it i was abit gutted i waited a year to play it

        Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 15:27.
  9. element666
    Member
    Since: Mar 2012

    Finished all the bounties on uncharted GA so got my well deserved platinum.Still trying to shave time off for motorstorm RC lol, and a bit of jak 2which i cant quite get into despite loving the precursor legacy.

    Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 14:30.
  10. frostface
    Member
    Since: Dec 2011

    Playing Twisted Metal which I’m loving, surprising really because I hated the beta. Also Ridge Racer Unbounded, everything you expect from the franchise with added destruction. Replaced my copy of Dantes Inferno but haven’t really gotten much further than were I left off last year.

    Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 14:31.
    • Mickey2010
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      How is Unbounded mate? i have read alot of negative reviews so im caught in 2 minds!

      Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 19:52.

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