What We Played #47

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.

[drop2]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?



  1. Only played a little Amalur… Didn’t have much time to play.

  2. Been trying my damnedest to plat Battlefield 3 this week, but getting to lvl 45 is quite a slog. An enjoyable slog though. Really thinking of picking up Fallout 3 again as I absolutely love that game.

  3. ME3 and Sly 2 was my main games. Started Shank 2 which is pretty good and Shift 2 which is also good minus the ramming bastards online.

  4. inFamous 2 for me, really should’ve picked it up earlier. Right now a strong contender for my game of the year, I don’t care that it came out in 2011!

  5. Played the PS1 Silent Hill. Great game and if you can look past the graphics and slightly shoddy controls, it’s lost absolutely nothing atmospherically and story-wise.

  6. Skyrim for me as it has been for the last two months, still loving it and I’m now enjoying the updated killcams. There will be a big void in my life once I’ve completed/platinumed this beast.

  7. Battlefield 3, Dawn of War Dark Crusade (Firestorm over Kronus mod). Shogun 2:Fall of the Samurai and Sins of a Solar Empire for me. Playing the rebellion beta for Sins since last night :D

  8. Still waiting on Amazon to deliver The Darkness 2 and I’m waiting for someone to trade in FIFA Street on the PS3 in CEX as I have a £35 credit note to use. So I’ve been on FIFA 12 as usual, with helpings of FIFA Street’s demo and a fail of a return to Skyrim on the side this week.

  9. finally completed a huge ass redstone project in Minecraft and had to abandon my Fortress in DF :(.

    i`m kinda at an impasse gamingwise, ive got a metric fuckton of games to get through now but actually starting them is difficult, i can only compare it to a couple of people trying to get through a doorway at the same time and getting stuck.

    • Your not the only one. I still have yet to take Batman: Arkham Asylum, Dark Souls, Duke Nukem: Forever, Zelda: Skyward Sword, L.A. Noire, Uncharted 2 & 3, Mass Effect 3, and Trinity Universe…..out of their cellophane wrapping! No joke!

      …and that’s not counting the slew of 3DS/DS/PSP games!

      I guess I should list what I have been playing. Some Battlefield 3, GT5, and Silent Hill HD Collection.

  10. been playing mostly SSX but also alittle bit of DiRT3 and SoulCalibur V =)

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