So it's been almost two months since my last blog, not because I haven't been doing anything, but because I've been too lazy to write a blog :lol: I'm going to divide this blog into two parts! This first one is all about the games I've been playing or want to get! The second will be mostly about my personal life and what I've been up to.
Ratchet and Clank Future Series
Tools of Destruction: My first taste of a PS3 Ratchet and Clank! I think I played through this game 4 times. The graphics really blew me away, even though I don't have an HDTV. You could see the individual hairs on Ratchet's ears! How badass is that! Another things was how crisp and colorful the explosions were. I know some of you were already used to good graphics, but this was my first taste of true PS3 graphics.
But that wasn't the only thing I liked about this game. The story really gripped me all the way to the end. It made me wanting more and more. It was a perfect mix of action, suspense, and humor that R&C games are accustomed to. And I can't forget about the weapons! SO MANY WEAPONS! MWAHAHAHAHA :twisted: ONE LAST THING! What pisses me off is that Insomniac didn't release a patch for this game to add in trophies. If they did, I would've had another, because I beat challenge mode, leveled up all the weapons, and got all the skill points!
Quest for Booty: Not bad at all for a downloadable game. Maybe not worth $15, but still great all the same. The funny thing was that a few weeks before I started the Future series, Quest for Booty, along with a few other games, were HALF off! This damn game was $7! Anyways. I beat this game in just a few hours, and didn't bother with another playthough because there were no skill points and I leveled up all the weapons.
A Crack in Time: Pure perfection from a Ratchet and Clnak game. There wasn't a single thing I didn't like about this game, besides the fact that you couldn't get the Hard Mode trophy by beating Challenge Mode on Hard. The graphics were bumped up by at least 10 times form the first game. It was brighter, Ratchet's fur looked more animal-like/real, and Clank looked...well I can't actually describe it that well besides saying that the metal he was made of looked real!
But like Tools, the graphcis weren't the only thing I liked. THE STORY! Oh my God the story was spectacular! I didn't want the game to end because it was so good! I have to say that I wasn't expecting what Azimuth did when they all got back to the Great Clock in the end of the game. I won't say what he did because I don't want to spoil anything. But I could really feel the characters emotions because of how well they were portrayed. I felt a connection to the game, and it made me want to do absolutely everything there was to do.
I had to make two files total. The first I started on normal mode, beat it, then did Challenge Mode on Hard. But of course, you can't get the Hard Mode trophy in Challenge Mode. In this firts file, I made sure to get everything. All Zoni, Giold Bolts, Rino V Holo-Plans, and whatever else there was to get besides the Skill Points. My second file was just to get one trophy: Q-Force Champion for Hard Mode. I'm proud to say that I didn't just BS my way through the game. I got everything I did in my first file, and possibly more :lol: All I know is that I GOT MY 5TH PLATINUM TROPHY FROM A CRACK IN TIME! WOOHOO!
The other day I downloaded two demos: Uncharted 2 and Darksiders. I was gonna download Dante's Inferno, but decided not to.
Uncharted 2: Now the Uncharted 2 demo took forever! And what pisses me off is that nothing can download while you play a game on the PS3! So I had to entertain myself on AddictingGames.com while that thing took nearly an hour and a half to download. When it was done, I was so stoked! Made by Naughty Dog, maker of Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter, Game of the Year for multiple gaming shows and websites, so it was awesome RIGHT? Not so much. The controls were very awkward. When I tried to hide behind different walls and rubble, Drake would stick out the wrong way when I tried to shoot, or not crouch down all the way. And the climbing! Forget it! I get that Naughty Dog made it realistic, that it is hard for normal people like ourselves, and we're not all Assassins like Ezio and Altair, but my GOD! You think Nathan Drake would be a little better at it! He's ripped!
And the icing on the cake! You know how long the demo was!? About 20 minutes, if not that. The reason the demo was so big was the graphics! Sure they were absolutely stunning, and better than Ratchet and Clank, and made that one chick with the black hair and red shirt look really, really..really...really.....good.....:)....what was I saying? Oh. Well the graphics rocked.
Darksiders: Alright Darksiders! A full dungeon for a demo, 90+ minutes of gameplay! And guess what? It was smaller than Uncharted 2. Uncharted was about 1800 MB. Darksiders was 1300. Took a hell of a lot less time that Uncharted. The funny thing was how long I played it. It finished downloading at about 11:30 at night. So I started playing it, thinking it wouldn't take that long. I finished it at about 1:30 in the morning :lol:! My reasoning was that you couldn't save, and I wasn't gonna re-do a whole two hours of gameplay.
Darksiders is what happens when you mesh God fo War and The Legend of Zelda together. I'm surprised there wasn't a copyright issue! Let me explain. The action is just like God of War, with the reaction commands when an enemy is near-death, and just the overall feel of the fighting. Zelda comes into play during the dungeons. Long and winding dungeons with maps, keys, puzzles, and getting weapons in the dungeons. The weapon you get during the demo is called the crossblade, but it's actually a giant shurikun. It reminded me almost completely of the Gail Boomerang from Twilight Princess. You can charge it up before you throw it, aim it, and select multiple targets.
So I'll probably be getting Darksiders! I was absolutely addicted to it. The story is great, and I want to know what happens!
Darksiders used is only $27.99 at GameStop. Unfortunately, I've been short on cash because I haven't been getting many hours where I work because business has been low. So I thought about trading in two of my games that I didn't like and probably won't ever play again: Batman Arkham Asylum and Prince of Persia(2008 ). But something bothered me about them. The trophies I've gotten in PoP was at 79% and AA was at 59%. So I went back into both games to round them up. I got one more trophy in each. Catch! in AA and Sinking to New Depths! in PoP. It's a good thing I could still get that last one in PoP, because those of you who've played it know you can't go back and do anything at the end of the game.
One problem! I don't know if I want to trade them in. Arkham Asylum is having a sequel, and PoP might have a continuation. But what am I saying! I had to force myself to finish those games, and I didn't even try to go for Platinums! So hopefully those two will knock off most of the price of Darksiders, and hopefully my GameStop Edge card will lower the price of Darksiders since it's used and give me more money for my trade-ins.
How did you guys like the 2008 Prince of Persia and Arkham Asylum?
Well, I've rambled on long enough. In my next blog, I'll list the games I want to get, although you can probably see that in my Wish List :lol: I have to say I'm glad I've finally written this blog! Tell me what you guys think!