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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 30-Dec-11 13:50:44
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Completed various games I received for Christmas :

Red Faction:Armageddon
Much better than the previous version - there is no slowdown when you start destroying buildings in this now.
According to Steam, it took me a total of 12 hours to complete the game (including a quick break to play the Infection mode).
Graphics are rather good

It was also the most unstable game in this lists, crashing to the desktop around 5 times - all on the later levels too...

Bionic Commando
Pretend to be Spiderman without paying out hefty royalties to Marvel Comics! Graphics are good too.
Gameplay is again, linear with little room for exploration. What is annoying about this is the checkpoints are some distance between each other, so if you fail you generally have to do a complete section again - from the start.

I completed this on the 29th December...

Oh, and it crashed once. I also haven't bothered trying the multiplayer mode.

TimeShift
A rather good FPS featuring the ability to muck around with time (although Paradoxes aren't allowed)...
Considering the age, the graphics are very good if a little boxy and shiney.
Some of the time related puzzles are a little obscure but fortunately there aren't too many of them (not a fan of puzzles in FPS anyway).

Had to use compatibility mode in Windows 7 to get this to run.

Was the most stable of the games, not crashing once. Again, I completed this on the 29th.

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 31-Dec-11 02:03:07
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Crysis 2
Just completed this game a few minutes before typing this smile
The graphics were lovely and it was certainly challenging in a few parts. The story made no real sense...


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Standard User Gzero
(knowledge is power) Sat 31-Dec-11 21:24:25
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Bioshock (PC w/ Xbox 360 controller, difficulty Hard)
Rather enjoyed this retro looking and well stylised corridor shooter with rpg elements game. Good story to lead you along with plenty of background provided for exploring. (with hindsight, 2011 has been absolute carp for games, I can't even drum up enough motivation to fire up Skyrim, just seems rather dull)

Bioshock 2 (PC w/ kb+m, difficulty Hard)
Don't bother with this cheap cash in, game crashed on me after 2 hours of not saving, game had already turned into a chore and I quickly swapped the difficulty down to easy. Finished and can see why it got a lot of stick. Why does it even have a MP for?


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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 01-Jan-12 11:43:17
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Yes, 2011 was poor, and 2012 isn't much better with Max Payne 3 being the only interesting game...

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Standard User Invictel
(regular) Sun 01-Jan-12 16:35:39
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In reply to a post by MrTAToad2:
Yes, 2011 was poor, and 2012 isn't much better with Max Payne 3 being the only interesting game...


Seriously?!

GTA V, Hitman, plus I've heard a new Fallout rumour.

Max Payne isnt the only thing coming out of 2012!

Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 01-Jan-12 17:13:41
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Yes, but nothing else interests me - GTA V will be the same as IV and III... Never played a Hitman game and dont intend to start now...

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Standard User time2die
(knowledge is power) Sun 01-Jan-12 17:41:16
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There will be plenty of decent games coming in 2012 and the Last Guardian been one on my hit list along with the new Max Payne and Bioshock.........Then we start all over again and get another Cod game end of the year.

Dont be surprised to see a new Playstation and Xbox because there is no way both Sony and Microsoft are going to give Nintendo a lead with there new announced console shipping later this year
Standard User ilh
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 03-Jan-12 10:15:47
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The hitman game I played was good (maybe codename 47). You should look into them.

And GTA V being an update on IV/San Andreas etc is no bad thing laugh

~ilh

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 03-Jan-12 13:15:37
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It is if the previous versions aren't that good... The vehicle controls in IV are poor (worse that in III), but the whole genre is rather bland and boring...

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 07-Jan-12 23:57:05
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StarCraft II
Certainly a great game, and for the most part was exceedingly tricky (some levels took a day to complete). Completed it today...

Lovely graphics too

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