Close followers of my What We Played posts will have noticed a distinct lack of Kitteh updates lately. Sadly I have to report that Kitteh moved out, along with her owner, a few weeks ago so the absence of updates will be prolonged.
With no Kitteh Kravings to satisfy Tuffcub has been getting down to plenty of gaming. This week that has mostly consisted of Child of Eden on the PS3. “It’s great for ten minutes”, he says, “like playing a 1990’s rave video”. In contrast to it being a full price title on the Xbox 360 its PS3 release saw a £20 RRP frequently reduced to £15 online; a price Tuffcub was “quite happy” to pay.
What Sony need to do is mash God Of War with Motorstorm and create a chariot racing game called Motorstorm Acropolis. Ba-dum tish!
Quite. Still making the most of his relatively recently acquired PSP, the minis title Breakquest has seen plently of play and the commute home has been eased by the mass ‘murder’ of zombies in the original Resident Evil.
Last week’s family-oriented diversion clearly behind him (!) Dan’s really been getting on with his gaming this week:
It’s been a busy week for me in terms of gaming. First up was the fun, if rather flawed, X-Men Destiny. No, it doesn’t look particularly good, but I actually had a decent time progressing through the game.
Next up was NBA 2K12, which is one of the most complete sports games in existence. 2K REALLY need to step in and patch that multiplayer mode though. Luckily the single player will tide you over for a year or ten.
In between mutants and basketball I’ve had an hour or so on Dark Souls. After reading Peter’s updates on the game I was expecting to be violated horribly, but instead I managed to beat the Asylum Demon first time without any hassle. I always knew Peter was a bit of a wuss; too much Star Wars, that’s his problem! The game has had two highlights so far.
The first came after I picked a fight with a knight (I think!), who seemed to be quite a few levels above my character. After dying several times I wised up, lured him over to a cliff edge and prodded him over with my sword. HA!
The second funny moment happened when I came across some blood spilled on the ground, which lets you watch how that particular person died. It turns out they actually killed themselves by running up to an enemy, jumping onto it but missing completely and falling off a cliff. “What an idiot” I said out loud, before I proceeded to run up to the same enemy, jump at it and fall off the cliff at the exact same spot. Face, meet palm.
After several years of wondering, I finally managed to play Crysis, which is out now on LIVE and PSN. I was…disappointed. Want to know why? Read my review.
Finally I had a quick go on Bodycount. It’s actually better than I expected, and quite enjoyable in very short bursts. It also chucked achievements at me at the rate of 200 points in an hour!
In stark contrast to Dan, Alex had very little to say when it came to his week of gaming. “UNCHARTED 3!” was all I could coax out of him.
Toby has been playing more FIFA 12 and this time it is the nature of the game’s Ultimate Team that has been beating him rather that Spanish kids. While he’s finding it addictive “the regularity of injuries” is becoming irritating, “especially when they always to seem to flare up after I’ve given a player a new contract”.
He also has a request for help from those of you who’re Ultimate Team wizards. With his relative inexperience in Ultimate Team he’s looking for tips on what the best ways are to get coins or players.
As for myself I’ve been strictly focused on more Gears of War 3, especially Horde mode which I’m loving. Unless the boss wave happens to be Berserkers or Lambent Zerkers that is. While not insurmountable they are much harder work than the other bosses you encounter.
Have you been playing much? Have you got any FIFA 12 Ultimate Team tips for Toby?