Originally the contents of this blog were going to be part of my last blog, but I really needed an entire blog to talk about Halo.
Mercenaries – I have never played this properly before since the only experience I had with it was a demo on the PS2 around the time it came out.
Project: Snowblind – This always looked like a fun, solid shooter so I picked it up.
The Warriors – Hart has recommended this to me for years and I finally caved in.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up – Reviews and videos of this led me to believe it was a good Smash Bros. clone by the same company that made SSB Brawl. I found out very quickly after playing it that this is far from the case. It isn’t even good enough to be called a “poor man’s Smash Bros.” Everything about it screams rushed and low quality. The announcer sounds stupid, music is forgettable, lack of much of any content (characters, stages, modes of play), all stages are pretty lame with more emphasis on stage hazards rather than being fun to fight on (lone exception is the dojo stage). The fighting system itself feels less fun than Smash Bros. and April is the best character by far in this game and can do an easy juggle combo that does a good deal of damage. You can extend this combo easily doing way more damage if your opponent is close to a wall. Very disappointing to say the least. RATING: 2 out of 5 / 4.5 out of 10
Borderlands – I finished this shortly before starting Halo and currently have a Lv. 38 Soldier after going back and playing a little of the second playthrough and playing more co-op with a few others. The game is a very solid shooter with Diablo-esque randomized loot drops with lots and lots of different guns. This game is everything it was said to be with nothing extra to get in the way. There’s no real story here, just a bunch of missions to get experience to level up and customize your special abilities, lots of cool guns, and some good boss battles. If you are a fan of shooters Borderlands comes recommended by your truly! RATING: 4 out of 5 / 8.5 out of 10
Dark Void Zero – My thoughts about this game are the same as they were back two blogs ago so go read that if you are interested. Not bad, but I felt there was too much bad 8-bit game design there as if they never learned anything since that era or thought that was somehow an endearing trait for their game to have. Their loss. RATING: 3 out of 5 / 6.0 out of 10
I’m currently playing through Rygar: The Legendary Adventure for PS2 and you can expect my thoughts on that next time. See ya then!