IceWarm's Random Thoughts

Monday, February 20, 2006

European Version of Black...The Demo Does Not Do This Game Justice

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I've been playing the import Playstation 2 version of Black. The demo version does not do this game justice. The first level is basically the demo. The second mission is a lot longer, a lot harder and offers a lot more stuff to blow up. You start off in a jungle like environment and have to find the border crossing and cross it. There are several vehicles you can blow up, gas containers, exploding barrels and a ton of other stuff to destroy. The mission took me about 35 minutes to beat. The other levels are quite long as well. Also each level has a bunch of primary and secondary objectives. On the easy difficulty you only need to complete the primary objectives. On normal you need to complete the primary objectives as well as a few secondary ones. There are plenty of secondary objectives. This adds some replay value to the game since there is no multiplayer. Right now I'm on the third mission which starts off with you running through a cemetery avoiding sniper fire. Despite there being no multiplayer this game is pretty sweet. It might not be worth a purchase because the lack of any multiplayer or Xbox Live support but it is definitely worth a rental.

Monday, February 13, 2006

The Funniest Video Ever

Kid Gets Totally Owned

Check it out. It is funny as hell.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Lego Star Wars 2! Hell Yeah!

I absolutely loved the original Lego Star Wars. It was simple and a ton of fun. The only thing that somewhat held it back for me was that it was just the prequel movies. Now the older Star Wars fans like myself will get to play the classic trilogy in Lego form. This is definitely one of my most anticipated games this year. I can't wait to get my hands on this game.

Black Demo(Holy Destructible Environments Batman!)

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In the latest issue of the Official Xbox Magazine(March Issue #55) includes a playable demo of Black. The demo starts you off in a war torn city with a shotgun and a pistol. You start off in a small room and you need to blast a door down to proceed. The amount of stuff you can destroy is incredible. You can shoot out windows, blow up furniture, blow cars up, and so much more. The controls took a little getting used to after playing Halo 2 for so long but after a few minutes I got used to it. The right trigger fires your weapon and the left trigger throws grenades like in the Halo games. The analog sticks move your character and let you aim and also are used to crouch and zoom your weapons. You can also melee attack with a weapon. The button to reload is not the same as in Halo and it takes a little getting used to the new button assignment. The D-pad changes your weapons and the up arrow of the D-pad changes your firing mode. You get access to the AK-47 like weapon after you blow the door down. This weapon has three firing modes.(full auto, semi auto and single shot) The enemy AI is also quite good. The enemies will take cover often and will try to flush you out. You also have squad mates that will help you out. They are not in the demo that long though since the demo pretty much ends shortly after meeting up with them. Overall I am very excited about the release of Black later this month. I'll be playing more of the demo just to see what other stuff I can blow up.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Metal Gear Solid Sons of Liberty Comics #2 and #3

I just got issue #2 and #3 of the Sons of Liberty comics today and they were excellent reads and the art in incredible. I am very much looking forward to issue #4.