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How low can you go?Â Thatâ€™s what you might ask yourself when you take a quick look at Limbo on Xbox Live Arcade (1200 Microsoft Points).Â Your first instinct is to ask, why just silhouettes?Â Whereâ€™s the color, whereâ€™s the line art?Â Why arenâ€™t there cool explosion effects and bright blasts of color beaming straight into my eyes?Â But honestly, itâ€™s not needed.Â Limbo proves that gaming isnâ€™t always about how graphically intense things are.Â Or how many polygons each character model has.Â Thatâ€™s not to say that Limboâ€™s graphics are horrid.Â In fact itâ€™s quite the opposite.Â The atmospheres are amazingly creepy and the character animations, though just silhouettes, are extremely fluid and offer the feeling that if light was cast on them, it would reveal highly detailed character models.Â The gameâ€™s graphical presentation alone is something to be sure to check out:Â creepy shadows that look like giant spiders, giant spiders that look like creepy shadows, amazing lighting effects, and intense (but colorfully muted) backgrounds.Â In my opinion the game at times is eye candy.
Graphics aside, how does it play?Â Well itâ€™s as simple as controlling the direction of your character, jumping, and using an action button.Â But the manner in which the puzzles are set up has you using the simplistic controls in a complex manner.Â Whether itâ€™s having to time you jump perfectly as to not get electrocuted, finding yourself rushing to grab a rope to cross a ravine after you just switched gravity from up to down, or escaping the gigantic, annoying, ugly, disgusting spider as booby traps are sprung on you and requiring your split second timing to get through alive are all aspects of the game that offer an old concept a new and refreshing feel.
The puzzles which make up the game have a great learning curve, starting with the basics of moving a box to a ledge so you can reach it to altering gravityâ€™s pull while dodging saw blades and avoid being zapped to death.Â My only feelings would be to have the game go on for more than the 3 â€“ 5 hours it takes to beat.Â The game is very short, but itâ€™s hard to stop playing it even after you beat it.Â Once you understand how puzzles work, youâ€™ll find yourself flying through the game to beat your previous record and feeling pretty suave as you masterfully pass through the toughest puzzles.Â I think that Limbo is by far one of the best Xbox Live Arcade titles out there and I would recommend you pick it up if you can.
So Justin and I have been playing our separate Fallout: New Vegas games. We’ve been having all sorts of different outcomes. I tended to destroy the Legion crew that burned down Nipton, which in turn is hurting me as I am constantly…
Battlefield Playing History:
If you’ve been reading the comics then you should have noticed by now that Ian and I are Halo players, notÂ necessarilyÂ good Halo players, but Halo players all the same. Â However a few summers ago Dice released Battlefield 1943 as an Xbox 360 arcade and I picked it up on whim and had fun playing it for a couple of weeks. Â (I also got Ian to buy it and he had fun playing it as well) Â Do to unfortunate circumstances I lost my 360 and just about every video game I own so I was forced to restart my game collection this past winter. Â During the period of time I only had enough money to pick up one game so I was relegated to playing that game and whatever arcade games I had purchased. Â So I began to play Battlefield 1943 again and realized how much I loved that game. Â So I went and picked up Battlefield Bad Company 2 when I had enough money and I had a blast playing the game. Â I brought it over to Ian’s place and we played for a while and I got him to buy it as well. Â Battlefield is a great change of pace to Halo or perhaps its a modern time set game that plays most closely to Halo, I’m not sure, but it’s a hell of a lot of fun to play. Â So I couldn’t wait to try out Vietnam.
The game isÂ enormousÂ fun to play. Â The sound is excellent, the game looksÂ beautiful, and I love that everything is time specific. Â What I mean by time specific is that no guns can use optics of any kind except for sniper rifles. Â That means players will have to get used to the iron sights. Â The weapons themselves are time specific, only allowing you to use weapons that were used in that era, same goes for the vehicles you use as well. Â A nice addition is the soundtrack that Dice added for this game, which again is time specific. Â Getting in a vehicle and hearing CCRÂ blaringÂ is a fun addition to destroying theÂ enemies with tank shells to the dome.
Speaking of vehicles, theÂ helicoptersÂ in the game, from what I’ve seen, are not nearly as much of aÂ menaceÂ as they are in BFBC2. Â WhileÂ admittedlyÂ I’ve only been playing conquest on the 360 and I’ve only played a couple of hours, you can shoot down a chopper with a weaponÂ equippedÂ with magnum ammo. Â I watched Ian shoot down a Huey with a PPSH, a engineer weapon, and I think he was the only one shooting at it. Â Sure he used up all of his ammo but he took it down and it only took about a minute and 1/2 to do. Â *Warning I’m a terrible helicopter pilot* but theÂ helicoptersÂ seem easier to fly than in BFBC2, but again I’m no ace pilot.
It seems that in Vietnam the sensitivity is actually increased from BFBC2, so players might find the controls a little too responsive and might need to tone them down. Â I’ve heard some players on their youtube videos say the guns seem to feel a little different but I haven’t noticed that myself.
All in all the expansion was worth the 1200 Microsoft points I spent to buy it and if you like Battlefield owning thisÂ expansionÂ is a must.
Seems there’s a higher power responsible for Justin’s recent company. We explore what might be the reasoning behind it.
If you haven’t seen or heard then “you must be blind as Anne Frank!” because the Playstion Network has been down for “maintenance” since early April…
Recently I was followed on Twitter by a cool, new, up and coming gaming website by the name of New Gamer Nation.
So Duke Nukem Forever got a lot of bad press.Â Lots of people expecting it to be the best thing since Sliced Bread 2: Revenge of the Jelly, when it totally wasn’t.Â A game that’s been in development for 12 years?!Â Really?Â You were really expecting some masterpiece?Â Duke Nukem 3D was never like that, the thing that was so awesome about DN3D was that you could interact with pretty much everything.Â Strippers that showed you their… tassles, pissin’ in the urinal, kickn’ ass and chewing bubble gum were just some of the things that made DN3D great, not the amazing story, gameplay, or technical triumph.Â And I would have to say that Duke Nukem Forever does the same exact thing.Â It’s an entertaining game.Â A lot of reviews I read seemed to be very highbrow, as if Duke’s humor was below them.Â Get over it!Â I’m not trying to say that it was such an amazing gaming experience, nope, just saying that if you took it for what it was, it was pretty entertaining.Â Maybe that nostalgia has worn off, if so, I’m sorry you grew up.Â But me, I’ll take that immature humor anytime!