Welcome back to What I’m Gaming! At the beginning of every week, I post about the games I’ve played in the past seven days and give some quick thoughts and impressions about those games. To see past editions of this feature, click What I’m Gaming.
Games I Played
Gears of War 2
With the impending release of Gears of War 3 around the corner, Epic has been running increasingly higher EXP events on a weekly basis. They started a few weeks ago with x5 EXP, and are going all the way up to x25 this coming weekend. I still need to make it to level 100 in the multiplayer (at the time of writing, I am level 63) and gain a couple other multiplayer achievements for this game.
But there was one problem: I hate this game. This game has completely turned me off to even considering a purchase for Gears 3 because the multiplayer is still absolutely terrible. There are just far too many glitches and lag issues with this game, even after around 5-6 major patches to try and fix them. If I wasn’t playing with a friend, I couldn’t bear to play the multiplayer for more than 45 minutes. It’s not looking good for my level 100.
Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard
I was looking through for something to play a few days ago, and I decided to give this game another go. Previously, I had started it and made it about a third of the way through the campaign, but stopped after having a bit of a time getting past your archenemy in the game, Sting Sniperscope. He has absolutely deadly aim if you show your face for even a second. Anyway, I remember I had enjoyed the game up to that point since it was actually halfway decent as a third person shooter and it parodies so many other games. Seriously, this game is hilarious. I was able to finish the campaign and soon I’ll start my second playthrough on Max Hazard (Hard mode) and complete the game.
de Blob 2
I was interested in this game since it released. The premise is basically there’s a bad guy that sucks the color out of the world and you, the Blob, are charged with saving the world by repainting it. It’s a simple little platformer, and I’m really enjoying my time with it. I think I’ve become a real Picasso during my time with this game.
I’m done with this game. I have been working on getting all the remaining achievements I felt I could get from it, and I have achieved that. I got my “Hexic Addict” achievement (100 games played) the other day, and I don’t think it’s worth the time and effort to try and get the last two. A simple but fun little game, and it’s free. If you like games like Bejeweled, then you may enjoy this.
As usual, I spent a lot of my time on this game playing against my brother. When I wasn’t playing him online, I was working on my My Player. I’m in my sophomore year, about 25 games in, and the crowd is chanting “M-V-P!” when I shoot my free throws now. As long as I keep playing like I’m playing (leading the league in, well, everything), then I should have the MVP wrapped up and I can move on to the ranked matches and the Association mode.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
I’m still on my second playthrough. I wanted to mop up most of the achievements I missed around my initial run-through, so I’m taking my time and focusing on completing all the side quests that I missed the first time. I’m also trying for the “Pacifist” (not killing anyone) and “Foxiest of the Hounds” (not triggering any alarms) achievements. By the time I’m done, I should only have to beat it on hard and fully upgrade one weapon achievements remaining. And since the DLC will be releasing in October, I’ll be eagerly awaiting that, too.
Army of Two: 40th Day
All that there is left to do is the multiplayer. I hopped on one morning to give it a shot and see how it played, and it doesn’t seem too bad. Thankfully, the game isn’t going to make you obtain a billion dollars while playing it. I’ll get this done soon enough, since it doesn’t seem to me like too long of a grind.
Although I’ve completed this game, my friend still needed a few of the multiplayer achievements and is always willing to help me, so I wanted to assist him with them. Thankfully, the levels and solutions were fresh in my mind since I recently played the co-op, so we breezed through and finished up in less than an hour.
Games I Bought
I was tempted by a lot of different games, since so many are starting to drop in price and Gamefly is having a big sale. I decided to use the $5 savings coupon that Gamefly provides its members every three months and pick up Medal of Honor for $4.19, after tax. I heard it was mediocre, but if you haven’t noticed, I play a lot of mediocre games and it was at my sweet spot, pricing-wise.
I was going to buy Dead Island since K-Mart was having a good deal on it, but my nearest K-Mart didn’t have the 360 version in stock, and now the promotion is over. So, it’ll have to wait for another deal or price drop. I did also take advantage of the Deal of the Week last week and grab all the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 DLC at reduced pricing. That’s another game I need to get back to playing.
When the holiday season closing in on us, I think I’ll be buying a lot more in the near future.
That wraps up my gaming report for this week. Now it’s your turn – what have you been playing this past week? What new games have you bought?
Let me know in the comments.