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At first glance, I was not at all thrilled about downloading this demo. And as soon as I got started working toward downloading it, I went through all manners of hell to get the damned thing to download. I ran out of space on my xbox. (Then I realized I had kept each INDIVIDUAL save file from Bioshock…) After getting through all of that nonsense I sat back and I looked at the cover art of this game.
It looks like Brofest 2012 on this cover.
I suppose the cover is to make you feel like a badass while you’re out shooting pixels at guys represented by pixels. Sure. Striking angles with a gun in your face. Yeah!!
Anyway, I found that the font was wayyy too tiny, I couldn’t read anything. I like the way that they have someone telling me what is going on instead of throwing me into a shitty combat situation with a general trying to explain everything with bombs going off around me.
I think they did a really good job on the graphics in this. I know it isn’t technically first-rate, but I thought they were beautiful. The textures were great, all the way through the gaudy wallpaper on the walls of the demolished homes. (Which, in their defense, totally would have actually been on the walls during that time period. People like what they like.) The fires were pretty. Too pretty. I think my screen might be on fire…
Because this is a sniper shooter, there is a strong resemblance to Splinter Cell, in that you suck nuts at hand to hand combat, but from afar you’re really good, and you can sneak around like a B.A. The markers are decently helpful, but since it’s a demo I would have thought that there would be a bit more direction about where we’re supposed to go, what we’re killing, and why. The little blurb at the beginning of the level was helpful, but not perfect. The slow motion kill when we killed in cover was really cool looking, and I felt a little more sweet upon performing it. I think it happens whenever you shoot someone under cover.
The guys you kill can take quite a beating, too. 3-4 ill placed bullets, or 1 in the head. Oh, and it’s a 3rd person shooter, so I can actually play it without getting sick!! Oh, and the ability to hide the bodies was really freaking cool!
I guess I shouldn’t judge a book by the cover. I had a fun time playing, and if given the chance I might actually borrow it from Redbox.
Technology, the REAL final frontier. Today, instead of focusing on a movie that I went and saw (because we fell off the bandwagon this week and didn’t see one on Tuesday as we usually do) I want to talk about tech and the quickly moving world that it has given us. And how jaded we’ve become because of it.
When I look at some of the old school games that I’ve been playing lately I can’t help but think about how far the game industry has come. Back in the day, when I earned a cinematic cutscene I was so proud of myself! The art in a cut scene would be so much more beautiful in the cutscene than anything we would see in the game, and we worked hard for those cinematics.
Today, those scenes are in High Definition, sporting 1080p LCD craziness (terms that don’t really even mean anything to me.) When I walk through the tech section at the local store, it blows my mind how cheap an HD TV has become. We don’t even flinch at the difference in quality anymore, we just know that we want it, and we want it now.
My microwave has an LCD screen. This blows my mind. I wonder where it will take us? Are there repercussions to the speed in which tech moves? Will we start having trouble keeping ourselves employed because of how quickly we have to relearn? As video games advance will we have problems adapting?
I know I already have issues with FPS’s because I get motion sickness. As we move toward 3D graphics, will I start to have issues with that, too?
….Yes, these are the things that I think about when I’m supposed to be sleeping.
Hey there fans of Gamer’s Dish! My name is CyanideLollipop, and I’ve just been let onto the team. I feel like I’ve finally made it into the big time! I’m 23, and I’m a student right now in business. I’m a super nerd, and I like to make art. I was given permission to go buck wild on this site and choose what I want to write about, which is this amazing (albeit intimidating) possibility.
What you will get from me:
- Awful puns
- Reviews of comic books and movies
- General Snarkiness
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- Tell me what I need to do to get better
- Comment and tell me ideas about things that you’re interested in
- A hug
So, I think we will all get along just fine. Later Gamers!