BeastProwl wrote:DAMN MY ADDICTIVE NATURE!
I just got sucked back into borderlands...
Only 2 1/2 days of on and off play and i'm lvl 22. What is it about this game? It just oozes so much awesome, I almost cant stand it! When part 2 comes along, my face will likely melt clean off...
You got the DLC? If you don't, get the DLC. Borderlands DLC is how DLC is supposed to be done.
THIS. At least for General Knoxx and the Robolucion. They're more like the old-fashioned expansion packs than today's "LOL PAY R/L$$$ FOR MAPS" BS.Borderlands [PC]:
Decided to continue my single-player game. Blowing roadblocks on my way to the prison to rescue Athena.No More Heroes [Wii]:
Got a call from Sylvia, who's on vacation shaking dat ass to some Genki Rockets at some rave in Ibiza. Did Ranking Battle 5, which might as well have been one long-ass cutscene instead of a long-ass corridor and then
Got another call from her later as she was getting a nice oil rub. Speaking of dat ass, I'm surprised there's no ESRB tag for Partial Nudity. Anyway, went to the show, took out #4.
Hey, Shadbroman, you recommended I buy some new gear from Naomi before Rank Battle 1, right? Also, man, that jumping attack from the drunken Russian kicks all kinds of ass.Xenoblade Chronicles [Wii]:
Side quests and story quests both want me to explore the Tephra Caves. So, off I went to the Tephra Caves. Man, there's a real infestation of Xenoblade spider equivalents. Which is good, because I dig the combat.
Had a vision of a possible future in which Reyn got impaled (what's with the blood colour being blue sometimes but red at others?), but managed to change the future thanks to the Monado's new Shield ability. Man, this thing is boss.
I'm now free to move beyond the Caves, but I want to wrap up some side quests first. Hey, you know me.
Also, No More Heroes and Xenoblade are two of the best reasons to own a Wii.Saints Row: The Third [PC]:
Reached Level 50, own all the city, finished all the Challenges, have all the base achievements. I guess I should start my singleplayer run through the lacklustre "DLC" crap.Test Drive Unlimited 2 [PC]:
This game is perhaps even more tongue-in-cheek than Saints Row. It's a satirical examination of the lifestyle of the characters in the game world and in many ways reminds me of Waugh's novel Vile Bodies
, which serves a similar purpose and many common themes are present. But I'm probably overthinking this.
Here's what I mean. The racing game begins with a rooftop dance party in Ibiza (hurm, wonder of Sylvia was there?) with wealthy ridiculously good-looking people dancing like white folks. I chose my character, the blonde girl, who then meets the TV show host
to get a birthday gift: a freakin' Ferrari
So my character's out driving her birthday present through the countryside
and I hear some kind of knocking and a woman talking, as if there's someone in the trunk. Then it hits me.
After a fade-to-white transition, I get a real taste of what's going on. My character is an inept valet who fell asleep in the TV host's Ferrari and dreamt of owning her own
For some reason, the host lets my character enter some racing tournament and introduces me to the male driving instructor whose tight v-neck shirt has a neckline that plunges further than most of the female characters' costumes and I manage to get a car from the mechanic who looks like he used to be a freakin' model. I got the C4-class license and entered that class' championship, winning both championships
My racing pisses off some broad with her own clothing line and a fashion dog
. I then kicked her ass at a duel and won her car, which I will gladly sells for scrap. Bitch.
Because this game seems to focus more on "lifestyle" than, you know, DRIVING, I spent some time customizing my unfy redheaded character
. Buying clothes, haircuts, and cosmetic surgery (modifying your appearance, Saints Row style) give you points in some of the non-driving categories.
Soon I found that my first piece of property, a permanent trailer home with a garage bigger than the house, didn't have enough room to store my cars? What do to in this situation?
Why, BUY MORE HOUSES, of course. And customize them with furniture and crap. Naturally.
I then got some more cars, some more houses in order to store said cars, some more licenses, and won another Championship. Got more ahead of me. Spending a lot of my time exploring, doing side quests, helping random, good-looking Americans with their first-world problems and being paid thousands of dollars for doing so
, finding wrecked cars, and trying to find multiplayer stuff to do. I should mention that I have not seen a single Ibizan so far. Everyone I've encountered are wealthy Americans either on vacation or living in "paradise" in a sea of materialism.
Basically, the game is a criticism of these wealthy good-looking thrill-seeking assholes. I've heard it described as a "douchebag simulator," but I think "Second Life/PS Home with cars" is a more apt description. Reached Level 15 and started a Car Club, so if anyone plays this and wants in (hey, you'll get some XP), let me know.