Posts Tagged ‘Bioshock’

I Lied, Bite Me

Posted: February 11, 2010 in Gaming
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Grendal and I went to the video rental yesterday after one of my midterms.  I was so excited about picking up a copy of Dante’s Inferno, I had been waiting for a while now!  None of my friends have been talking about it so I was anxious to play it and give them a heads up on how it is.  We get into the store and make a B-line to the cove of video games(seriously, they’re in their own little cove).  My inner child suddenly takes over and I literally bounce/hop over to where Dante’s Inferno is and then froze.  All six copies were GONE.  D:  Talk about bogus.  I didn’t bother looking at the PS3 copies because that system is picking up more popularity here and, well, when one system is out if the other system has it, it’s gone too.

So I pout and look around at the games.  Bioshock 2 still has two copies in stock.  Now, I know I said I would wait to play it but I was itching for something new to play, and I think Grendal would strangle me if I spent another weekend hogging MY computer playing Dragon Age. *snrk*  So, after making a comment that about Dante’s Inferno having a sticker stating ‘Must Be 18 Or Older To Rent’ (thanks to boobage, I suppose) I snagged one of the copies of Bioshock 2.  It feels nice being the first person to rent that copy of the game.

I went home and played it promptly.  I’m loving it, though I am slightly disappointed.  The differences are amazing but the similarities are glaringly obvious.  Despite that, though, it’s great so far and I don’t think I’m halfway through it.  Though, I am upset how fast I’m tearing through ammo, EVE, and health.  😐  I’ll just switch up my strategy on the second play through.

Now, it’ll be interesting to see if our gaming buddies ask Grendal, rather then myself, how Bioshock 2 is.  Do they honestly forget that two people are on the same account and that I might actually be playing something?  I play more games then Grendal does, now anyway. *shrug* Ah well.


We had an earthquake up here in Northern Illinois, at roughly 4 in the am(central time).  I woke up about that time but I don’t remember feeling anything.  All I remember is waking up, rolling over to see what time it was, and then happily falling back asleep.  I have a tendency to wake up at random times anyway when I’m crashing at my parents’ house, so I really don’t know why I woke up.  But yeah, it was a 3.8 which isn’t much.  I get people around here moaning that it was big, but my family and I lived in the Orange County area(I believe that’s right) in ’94 so we were witness to a 6.7 earthquake.  It freaked me out as a child and I distinctively remember staying under the table for the better part of the day.  I mean, I even ate my breakfast under the table… was Cheerios, why I remember it I’m not sure.  So yeah, we had an earthquake but I didn’t feel it.

Gaming on Sunday was interesting.  We finally destroyed the Seige Beetle before it destroyed the city and possibly killing us in the process.  Xyrygosa had luckily gone in to rage so the little extra damage I was doing helped…….especially since we had a fuckin’ Ogre Mage healing the fucker.  D:<  We had done a crap ton of damage to the Beetle and Mr. Ogre Mage popped in(after I knocked him out and pushed him off) to heal his buggy friend.  I ended up chopping off his leg, arm, and, finally, his head which I punted promptly.  The city impailed the Beetle with a balista bolt which gave me, Renny’s character, and Gigs’ character time to kill it rather then send it back to it’s home plane.  So, we saved the city and got some nice armor out of the bug’s chitin before selling the rest of it for a nice piece of gold!

Sunday was also the last time Renny’s character Lex was going to be with us.  Lex was quiting the delving guild because, well, he had 40 kids to take care of(he runs an orphanage) and dying would be a bad thing.  Our group was sad and the city’s King, who had shown up to give us an offer, was shocked and very worried(something about a prophecy, from what Xyry heard).  So, we’ll be introduced to Renny’s new character Div in 2 Sundays and we’ll also have my Warlock to deal with.  Seriously, this was the first dungeon we went through with less 6 characers(one was an NPC) and we desperatly need at leat 6 to survive.  I was going to wait on introducing my Warlock but Renny was blustering, again, about Div.  Our characters are jumping from level 6 to 8 thanks to killing the bug and some other things, and Renny made a comment that Div was just that much more deadly.  That irked me and really irked Grendal, who told me to go ahead with introducting my cohort.  It’ll be interesting though… Warlock finds rogues and sneaky characters fascinating and, with my tendency to create this characters with unhealthy obsessions, my cohort will be intent on becoming the best of friends with Div.  Whether or not my Warlock follows suit with the character basis(meaning he doesn’t care for gender, he just wants some lovin’) is up in the air.  I’m thinking he’s going to be engaged but that wouldn’t stop him from indulging.  >:)  Maybe I’ll see how far I can push Renny’s character ability with this. fufufu!  So yes….Warlock will have an unhealthy obsession with Div.

It sucks, though, since this coming Sunday is Valentine’s Day we won’t be gaming.  I was excited about the new chracters being introduced, the big test we were going to have, and the fact that Xyry was going to have a secret meeting with the ‘bad guys.’  No one in the group knows about it, let alone that Xyry is becoming friends with an NPC ‘lovingly’ known as Mr. Perfect.  She felt bad for nearly ruining his reputation, with the help of her friends, and visited him while he was under house arrest.  I decided to roll a percentage dice to see the likely hood of Xyry falling for him and, well, my dice decided to be a bastard and gave me a 100%.  She does have a crush on him but she will deny it to the end, unless he does something first.  Bwahaha.  She and the Warlock are so different in that aspect: she’s still a virgin while he is a man whore, in a sense.

Dante’s Inferno and Bioshock 2 came out yesterday.  I completly spaced on it and while I love Bishock, I think I might just do a repeat.  Meaning I’ll wait, roughly, 6 months until I play Bioshock 2.  I have a horrible tendency to dislike games that get major hype(from the people around me, rather then media hype), even if I liked the previous one.  So, I’ll wait for it to calm down a little before tackling it.  My gaming buddies haven’t really said much about Dante’s Inferno so I think I might rent it over the weekend.  I know it’s nothing new when it comes to mechanics, but come on……a video game out of an epic poem, and one about hell, it has to be an interesting story! 🙂

Oh come on

Posted: January 27, 2010 in Gaming
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I swear the world has it out for me sometime, but other times it likes me.  Almost every year there is a kick ass movie coming out around my birthday, which is great!  Wish that would happen in the gaming world, but no.  What always happens?  The games that I’m dying to play and buy are always released within a week of each other if not on the same freakin’ day.  😐  Now I have to choose what game to buy (Dante’s Inferno, Bioshock 2, or Aliens v. Predator) or if I should just rent them one by one and figure it out from there.  I’m already planning on purchasing Darksiders, so I have to figure out if I should put that purchase on hold.

I swear I’ll punch something if there is another good release around the release date of Persona 3 Portable…and I will.