I have been playing through a few games that I have got recently. I have played a lot of Demon's Souls and this game is an interesting one.
I had to buy this from a Chinese seller on eBay and found that despite the lack of a manual. I'm not really missing out on much. I have an idea how this game works and what I'm meant to do. I do like how the tutorial sort of ends where you battle a giant fat demon that annihilates you in one or two hits. I would like to at some point be able to kill that thing with a fresh character to mess with the game. But that'll take a while.
Despite this, I do have a couple of niggling problems. I hate spiders. I've been told about armour spider. I don't want to fight it as it will be big and nasty and awful. Now that seems weird coming from some one who is desensitised to everything else video games have to offer me. But spiders... ew. So I'm hoping to get a work friend in with me for that battle as I might just be looking away from the telly whilst that fight rages.The other annoying problem I have with the game so far is that the character stats make very little sense. There are so many numbers and shortened words that it's hard to understand why I can't use a bloody spear very well. Also not only that it says I can't use it well, it equips it anyway. So I get put in a bad situation if I forget the item gets equipped and I pull the useless thing out.
Other than those problems I have been pretty much enjoying the game and figuring out how to make progress without any guides telling me what to do. Go me.
Other game is Starcraft 2. That is a pretty good single player game. I like how they bring units from the previous game to ease old players into the game. But my problem with that is they aren't available in the multi-player so it flips some tactics on it's heard because you will think 'where the hell is such and such a unit?' Then by that time you are getting eaten up by 100 Zerglings. So that's my first concern. I think multiplayer may take a little time to iron out as I started off with practice games and was getting wiped out fairly quick. Got bored of being beaten slowly. I took on the 1Vs1 placement matches. Won most of those so it was a bit weird. Im in the bronze league and I think some people may be needing to go up soon as the few games I played were a bit embaressing. So I'll wait and see if either I've been put in the wrong league or the good players in the league will move on soon.
I also tried the challenge mode and that was pretty bad for me. Didn't do very well at any of those challenges so far.
Lastly been playing Infamous and Haze that was bought by my girlfriend (she isn't up to date with games so let's not open a can of worms). Lets start with Haze. I liked the demo for that. It wasn't the prettiest game but it was fun using the Nectar. It still is fun to me except hearing the soldiers for more than 5 minutes. Also the game is starting to look pretty ugly to me so it really hasn't aged and compared to other games that I've played for the PS3 at the time. It's pretty bland. Also I'm hoping to get away from the other soldiers as I'm struggling to not shoot them. Also the controls are really awkward. I lost my good rifle and still had a pistol and didn't know how I did that until 50 minutes into the game. Plus reload being triangle is something I am not used to.
Infamous on the other hand is pretty fun. It's good to load that up after a 30 minute play of Demon's Souls to get me less stressed about fighting monsters and dying horribly. I don't like some of the aspects of the game like how spread out missions are. Plus as for open world stuff the game seems a bit empty so far. I may need to play some more but just finding dead drops is a bit boring. Also having side missions only for if you are a good guy or a bad guy is a nice touch but it sort of makes you have to re-play the game to be a dick if you are generally a good person in games or forcing yourself to be good if it's the other way round. The same goes with the powers how they are affected by what you do. I think it sucks that I can't have chain lighting because I'm doing good. I want to see lighting fry a ton of bad guys at once.
I'll post more when I can be bothered. :P