Posts Tagged ‘XBOX’

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Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Prototype

June 13, 2009

I could make this a long post about the merits of gliding through a city, stealth kills without a body afterwards and all the various game mechanics that make Prototype everything that Assassin’s Creed could/should have been.  I could praise the beautiful rendering of Central Park, the oodles of things to do, the openness of this open-world game that manages to do everything that Grand Theft Auto would like to do gameplay-wise (I’m not referring to the kooky parts of GTA, just the straight-up gameplay).

In other words, I could waste your time with mere words… but I’m not going to.  If you like the comic The Boys, the video game Assassin’s Creed (before it got repetitive),  Spider Man, or even Max Payne (before it got really weird and repetitive)… You will like this.  This is the best game that I have played that has come out this year, and most importantly, it is FUN.  I have spent hours today just gliding through the city, getting experience points doing the “plot” and then using said EP to make my character better at flying. This game is unfolding like a delightful apple pie, it is full of layers of delicious and MOST IMPORTANTLY:

If you start a plot mission or an “Event” or anything like that and you decide “Man..I just wann glide some more”, which will happen more than you think it will, all you have to do is go to the menu and click “exit” and then go to “Return to Free Roaming” and you can just bop about to your heart’s content.

Buy Prototype.  If you don’t have an XBOX, find someone who does and play Prototype at their house…make sure you don’t break any laws by using the term “someone” loosely.  Don’t break and enter or anything.

-Amanda Seamus

PS: One of the songs from the soundtrack sounds like the music from the movie The Fugitive and it’s GREAT.

Prototype: He looks angsty here but he is one badass motherSHUTYOMOUTH

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What We’re Playing!

March 30, 2009

This week we’ve got some repeats and some new things happening over at NSRE:

Amanda/Seamus: I’ve been playing mostly Final Fantasy VI Advance (GBA).  I’ve never played this game before and I have to say that I have fallen in love!  It’s so awesome now that I’m getting the hang of blitzes, I find the random battles actually fun, I enjoy all the side characters and Kefka is a bit of a bastard.  It basically has everything I love about Final Fantasy games in it… except Triple Triad, but that’s ok.  Locke’s beating up people for clothes and infiltrating places mission was AWESOME and I’m loving Sabin, Cyan and all the rest of the crew.  I’m currently on the Phantom Train.  Oh YEAH!  I also started playing through Oblivion again (XBOX 360).

Conor: seems to be mostly playing RE5 again, he played through it on normal and is now playing through on Easy and then Hard in order to unlock Sheva’s tribal costume as well as to get all the guns with infinite ammo and other fun unlockable things.  Also, he and Chelsea were playing Left 4 Dead again recently, trying to conquer Expert mode at last… our newest theory is using two real people and two computer players is best because the computer players see the special infected first and there is less friendly fire.

Jes: Doesn’t really play video games but did an excellent job with that one fight in Kingdom Hearts 2 4 years ago 🙂  We’re very proud of her.

Expect real updates soon, I’m just trying to do real people things and apply for jobs so that’s been cutting down on my video game intake of late.

-amanda/seamus