I'm back for the holidays for two weeks then its time to head back off for another six weeks of work! While my number one priority is to hang out with my wife, a distant second is to finish up some of my games while I'm home. I requested to get most of my presents early this year so I have something to do and here is what I've recieved so far:
PS3- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
PS3 - Assassins Creed 2
PS3 - Dragon Age: Origins
Blu Ray - Star Trek
Blu Ray - Inglorious Basterds
Blu Ray - District 9 (in the mail)
Blu Ray - Hangover
Plus I got a new video iPod and some clothing and stuff that I'll open up on Christmas day. I bought a bunch of great presents for my inlaws and wife, so I'm pretty stoked on that as well.
I had the opportunity over the past few days to sit down and finish up Uncharted 2 which I left at about 2 hours played back in October; such an amazing game. The new additions to the gameplay make it almost 100% better than the original plus more weapons is always a good thing. Instead of running and gunning from scene to scene, you actually have some variety that kept me hooked. The story wasn't as good as the first one in my opinion, but the graphics and environments were jaw dropping; the pure amount of detail in every scene just had me amazed the entire time. I finished the game on easy in about 9 hours and will probably be playing through it again on a harder difficulty to do some more exploring for those damn relics that I missed.
Moder Warfare 2
I beat the main campaign yesterday on normal in one sit down...probably took about 5 hours if I had to guess, kind of dissapointed in the length but the overall experience was damn good. The campaign had me sitting on the edge of my seat the entire time, its so frekin intense. I loved the variety of weapons given to you and how you didn't really have to play a certain scene in any one way, but the spawning enemies, sort of confusing story, and lack of cutscenes kind of pissed me off. I definetly plan on playing through the game again on a harder difficulty as I rarely died (usually of my own accord...running into battle, jumping in front of a truck, etc). I also look forward to playing some multi-player although everyone is saying certain aspects are bugged.
I'm now playing Assassins Creed 2 and haven't really been impressed yet as I was blown away by Uncharted 2 and still on an adrenaline rush from MW2. The graphics, while ok, just aren't Uncharted quality, and I get the feeling so far like I've been here and done this in Assassins 1. I've only played 2 hours, and I know the team added a bunch of new stuff and variety, so I'm going to stick it out if not only for story which is stacking up to be amazing. I also plan on starting Dragon Age today as my buddy said I can get through it in about 25 hours without doing any side stuff, so hopefully I can get that finished while I'm home.
Anywho, its good to be home for the holidays with family and friends and of course my PS3! Happy Holidays everyone!