Time for a casual gaming update
1. COD World at War (PS3) - My wife rented it for me for New Years Eve and have pulled two all nighters and am at level 25 for the multiplayer ranking. I have finished two Co-op online matches (yes for trophies), and two missions in solo play. So far this game is a ten for me. Why? Simple:
a. ability to play the campaign mode (story) online with others
b. online matches are far superior to COD4, not nearly the number of drops and lag
c. variety of online matches is almost twice as much as COD4
d. The only well done pacific theater war game to date
e. The variety of weapons and special equipment will keep me busy for years (to master them)
f. Bonus - trophy supported game!
2. Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer (PS3) - if you are a fan of the arcade type shooters (like Metal Slug), this one is good, cept you fly - I cleared the first level to bag a trophy, so far the game is a no brainer, but level two is intense
3. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (PS3) - I did not think they would improve on this series, but I loved the Lego Star Wars for the Wii and this one is superb. Everyone in our family played this and enjoyed it. I give it a 9/10. The humor is spot on.
4. SOCOM: Confrontation (PS3) - after one night of playing online this game gets a 4/10, I hate the controls, game lag, and lack of simplicity while navigating the menus. I do like the price ($39 vs 59), and the fact that a good amount of customization is avail immediately, maybe time will improve this one.
Other games I have been playing are Stardust (PS3), I got three more trophies for (and Sony got $10 for me buying the expansion pack). This HD version of Asteroids is intense and fun. I picked up a copy of Futuristic Harvest Moon and it is a light kid friendly game. I beat The Last Guy - this game is really fun and simple. I liked the satellite photos of each area (Japan, Germany, US). Leading the citizens to safety was fun.
Hardware - I only have added a Bluetooth PS3 headset and second sixaxis controlled (dualshock)
thats it for now