Yesterday a mate and I decided to buy some easy games to try and whore our gamerscores up a little. Since it was 4 for £20 and we were splitting the cost in half, it was a good idea. Our choice of games were:
Stranglehold (Limited Edition!!!)
The first three are pretty easy for gamerscore. The last one was picked by Matt as he said it was a fun game. I played MM for a little while and didnt think much of it. The UI was a bit all over the place and the voice acting sounded like something out of a very low budget porno, and not a good one at that. The first boss fight was extremely easy but I guess that might be because it was the first boss fight. I guess when it comes round to me next week I’ll have to give it a more extensive play through.
I played Bionicles round my mate’s house for a short while and it was shocking. To start with the controls are well off. The LS is for movement and to look around, and the RS is almost dumped completely as it controls the camera. That would be perfectly fine if the camera actually worked well but unfortunately they fucked that up. They also managed to bulls up the rest of the buttons. You have the LB, RB and Y button all for swapping masks. The RB scrolls one way, the LB the other and the Y goes the same way as the RB. I can understand the Bumpers being used by why bother with Y too? And then you get the overall game mechanics. There is one difficulty setting. This means one of two things, either (A) it will be insanely hard in some places and you are lumped with that difficulty, or (B) it’s all going to be mind numbingly fucking boring and easy. I don’t think I need to state which one it is, but i’ll treat you like the game treats the player: It’s B! Have a biscuit too!
The triggers apparently let you strafe, but to be honest, you won’t need them. Each mask changes your character to have a different weapon that you can hold down with A and clear every room with relative ease. Our favourite character was the blue one because the auto lock on along with a weapon similar to the Sentinal Beam made the game easier than your mum (ooooh!!!). I wondered why they littered the areas with masks that we already had, but we found out that if you die, you just lose the mask you were wearing. What made things easier was that if you collected x amount of lego bricks, you then became Godlike and could smite enemies without getting hurt. It’s going to be easy gamerscore, but I think my mind may regress a few years if I play it the whole way through.
I managed to take King Kong and Stranglehold for this week. Both aren’t entirely great and I could rant for a little while about them, but since I have some Halo to play for some rehabilitation. Maybe tomorow I’ll grace you all with how I’m finding King Kong and Stranglehold.