Monday, June 16, 2008

GameLog 44

Chaos League (9h) - Picked up a copy for $10 on the Monday to tie me over unitl Metal Gear Solid came out. Takes forever to play using action pauses, but it still has that Bloodbowl feel. Played through a couple of games. Slaughtered some dwarves 13-0.

Metal Gear Solid 4 (8h) - Finished the first act. Might redo to see if I can do it without killing anyone, possibly after going through once though. Tried the multiplayer and I couldn't believe how much stuff I had to go through to get into a game. It took about 1 & 1/2 hours to download patches, create accounts (with one of the most inane requirements on game name I've seen) and then find a server. Others playing must have had a keyboard as they were chatting quite regularly during the game, and there's no way known I'd suffer typing out a message using the controller. Quite frankly it was a really bad experience, much worse than I've seen on PC. If that is supposed to be the friendly console way then let me outta here. The game itself feels epic, and it's been a pretty interesting storyline so far.

Football Manager (6h) - Gateshead, Season 3, 8th BSP - We played poorly to get dumped out of the FA Trophy, but we're up to the 1/4 finals of the Setanta Shield. Playing much better in the league now and sitting in a firm mid-table position with only 8 points shy of playoffs. I had ruled out a serious challenge for the title once I saw how poorly we were going in the first couple of rounds, but we might just jag a couple more and be in with a shot. Cook finally broke an 18 hour goal drought so we now have 3 strikers I'm confident with. Clarke really doesn't have the stats to be playing as well as he does, but he's the crowd favourite and keeps banging them in. Once he gets a goal drought I'll probably permenantly bench him.

Guitar Hero III (4h) - Still can't get past "welcome to the Jungle" on medium. It's still fun playing through the easy tracks though. Only a few left that aren't 5 stars.

Battle of Tiles (3h) - Trying on "very hard" but I keep losing men to the group attacks. Got one save past the first boss, but lost my main lightning mage.