All About No_SuRReNDeR
So it's been a while since the final moments of Witcher 2 , when I blurted..."That's It?".... But still it is a very satasfying story and a well designed journey into the world of Andrzej Sapkowski's books. I think Geralt is one of favorite additions to the world of video games and although I am a bit of a PC snob, it does sadden me a bit that many console gamers will miss out on these incredible RPG's. But I digress....I can only look back in fondess as I suffer from a condition called nevertwice..."Nevertwice" affects about 3 out of 5 gamers. The devistating effects are that once a gamer beats a game, they almost never have an interest in replaying it.(With the exception of Diablo 2 which I submitis not really over till hard mode because of the gear)....
So why am I ranting about this? Two words, Im bored. So many great games are coming soon and Im stuck looking backwards at games I may have missed. Is this the calm before the storm? Yeah, i cant stand waiting for something decentespecially when I actually have some money for once. The only prospect I see is the Shadow of the Damn but I'm not big on that genre and dishing out 50+ for a game like that is hard to justify in my mind. I am waiting for 11-11-11...of course you know what game(Elder Scrolls 5) I am also looking forward to Uncharted 3, Diablo 3(if it ever gets a date),Deus Ex 3 and a few others.... Until then I suppose I need to patiently wait out the calm before the storm.
Ok so I recently purchased and toughly obliterated Witcher 2 on my PC. Let me say a few things about this game, it IS AWESOME even with its issues. The awesome things first, Graphics, this game looks amazing at 1080p on my HDTV yeah that's right. I use my HDTV as my monitor so it was really akin to a console experience. I am using a GTX260 8 GB ram q66 quad core machine and I ran the game on its default "high" settings it never stuttered and played wonderfully. 2. The game FULLY supported my X360 controller which I have the wireless pc adapter for. Turning it on actually maps all the buttons and even the correct icons on the screen. Several games have this feature usually they are the ones that say Games For Windows on the box. 3. The game has some great voice work and I was really impressed by the story....to a point. It really feels like the game should have had a separate balanced 3rd act and an ending with more oomph...by that I mean Act 1 -15-20hrs- Act2 15-20 hrs, Act 3 15-20hrs then a conclusion Act4 6-8 Hrs. To me it seems like its missing a whole chunk, still to rate the game on that is foolishness. It's a stellar game and deserves the high marks it's been culling across the board. I oddly enough never beat Witcher one, but was much more captivated to plow through and finish the sequel. CD project has again wowed me. PC gaming will stay alive if more companies like this put out quality products.
Hopefully Skyrim will be a wonder game on PC. I have been put off a bit by the 360 coverage which seems to dominate the games images that are available because it makes me think they have dumbed the graphics down for it to be more console friendly. Hopefully it won't suffer the DA2 did, which I was happy with but. It was like eating a melting ice-cream out of a broken cone. At any rate with Diablo 3 on the horizon too it looks like my pc will be in need of an upgrade soon enough.
It's been a while so I think should do a short gaming update. Lot's of new things going on . New games and new platforms for yours truely to enjoy them on. Lets start with Fallout NV. Im not going to waste time spell checking so forgive the glitches people.
My PC rig (2.4ghz quad core q66 - 8gb ram- Nvidia 260gtx- asus board) .
Fallout NV- OK So I was a tad disappointed at the graphics but considering the size of the world and familiarity with Fallout 3 It's fine. I LOVED fallout 3 and was only disappionted by the level cap at 20. I can see where obsidian tried to improve and some of those improvements , so far, are very much welcome. The AI controlled partner is a HUGE help and its great to have a pack mule. I recently switched to Raul and his cynical comments are just plain great. I play in Hardcore mode and find it more of a nuicance than a real difficulty booster. Im about 45 hours in or so and I still have not gotten into New Vegas so I think its a tad too early for a reviw, but Ill post one later.
Let me say this. Glitches, crashes and crap are mega frustrating here. I have it for PC (as any self-respecting gamer should) and although Im glad its on steam, this game has been publicly beta tested on everyone. Now its better and many of the issues are fixed, but it does crash every 6 or 7 hours I would say. Save often. Oh and it's NOT your card... theres just some issue with the engine, I get the best results by pulling sliders down by 3 or so each and setting it to max settings then changing the Resolution to 720p and the AA to 2x with 10 or so samples of as filtering.
Also I wanted to add- I played Fallout 3 with the mouse and keyboard- But for some reason I find the 360 controls work AWESOME on this game It maps them automatically and Its MUCH more responsive and smooth playing with the 360 controlls. The glitches in frame reate etc are not an issue with it. Odd I never thought I would preffer a controller on a game like this.
Ok so I finally got witht the rest of the world and bought a smart phone. It's an HTC Droid incredible from Verizon. WOW, I am a mac guy and let me just say......WOW. This phone is amazing, It does everything. But since this is a gaming site let me mention a few games that are just awesome on this thing.
#1. Zenonia- This is a RPG sorta like Zelda LTtP and It's the best one I have played on phone. I-Phone users will be familiar with this and almost everything else becuase obviously driod is a behind a tad in the games dept.
#2. Raging Thunder 2 is a 3d Car racing games with awesome graphics. You use the phones acceleraometer to drive by tilting the phone. Great 3d game really shows off the awesomeness of the phone.
#3. Crusade of Destiny is a 3d action RPG very generic but a nice looking game mostly just a grindfest though.
#4. Angry Bird - A puzzle type action game- in the vein of worms or patapon. Its a great time killer.
#5. Pocket Legends-BETA- Ok so Im not a MMO fan , but this a reat game its a fairly fleshed out MMO that features what you have probably come to expect. Allout of grinding still...not too shaby...
--Oh and emulation- I have to try this but there are GBA emultors like GVBA .
Well thats absout it. I just wanted to give you all an update. Im still debating the purchase of AC@ Brotherhood. I still have to beat NV though I think.
My Recent Reviews
May 25, 2013 6:25 am GMTNo_SuRReNDeR began Following Renaissance Heroes
May 25, 2013 6:25 am GMTNo_SuRReNDeR gave Renaissance Heroes a score of 5.0
May 22, 2013 7:36 am GMTNo_SuRReNDeR began Following Final Fantasy IV
May 21, 2013 6:29 am GMTNo_SuRReNDeR began Following Tales of Innocence
May 20, 2013 6:41 am GMTNo_SuRReNDeR began Following Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar
May 20, 2013 6:18 am GMTNo_SuRReNDeR gave Panzer Dragoon Saga a score of 9.5
May 19, 2013 8:49 am GMTNo_SuRReNDeR began Following Soma Bringer
May 19, 2013 8:46 am GMTNo_SuRReNDeR began Following Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled
May 14, 2013 9:13 pm GMTNo_SuRReNDeR began Following The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
May 7, 2013 5:51 pm GMTNo_SuRReNDeR began Following Wolfenstein: The New Order