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post #11 of 26 Old 01-12-08, 11:12 PM
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Re: Not much talk about gaming here. What are you playing lately?

Picked up a Nintendo Wii a few months back, awesome fun, and great for your fitness.
Cant play it at the moment as I injured my shoulder playing baseball on Wii sports after a few beers.
Baseball and boxing are my favorites.

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post #12 of 26 Old 01-13-08, 12:12 AM
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Re: Not much talk about gaming here. What are you playing lately?

Call of Duty is sweet but I am stuck like chuck on a level
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Re: Not much talk about gaming here. What are you playing lately?

I just beat Assassin's Creed (well last week)

The game is nice, not too hard and not so easy it becomes boring. The graphics are incredible, especially the buildings. When climbing the towers to view the territory they look like real buildings.

What's interesting about the game is their approach. You start off in modern times and have been kidnapped and forced to use a machine called the Animus. The Animus allows you to relive 'memories' of your ancestor... a unique idea. In most games you just 'die' and hit a button and magically get reborn and continue on. In AC since you're supposedly in a machine remembering and 'reliving' past events, your character never really 'dies', more like you fail and then are sent to a 'different memory' location. Kind of a neat concept if you are following what I am saying.

Anyone can beat this game. It's not difficult to learn the controls and beat the bad guys. The story line and graphics are what kept me interested and wanting to find out what was going to happen next. This very well could be made into a movie or even a TV series very easily.

What I really liked about it was there was a morality play in it. Here you are, an assassin, but you actually start to question your actions and why you are doing what you do. Ultimately you have to question the motives of the Assassin Creed Master himself. Not everything is as it seems.

At one point I thought I figured out what they were looking for. By 'they' I mean the scientists and organization from our time that is using your character. Needless to say I was wrong and it was a nice misdirection on the game creators part.

They definitely are going to have a sequel because the game ends in a rather strange way. I was sitting there partly thinking 'WHAT?!' and also thinking okay, you got me... sign me up for the next installment!

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Primarily FPS' and RTS'.

Call of Duty - haven't picked up the new one yet but I loved the old ones.
Half Life - all versions
Team Fortress - great HL mod!
Rise of Nations - a classic for me!
Company of Heroes - This and Team Fortress seem to consume the most of my time lately.

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I think I should add, I am 43 and not an advid game player and this really hooked me. At times it almost felt like a movie that I was in control of. I also want to mention that they way the game is designed no two people will beat the game the same way. The end may be the same, but how you get there is up to you.

That's also pretty cool because it opens things up to playing it a second time and being able to take a different path and experience different things rather than just go through all the same steps again. Definitely

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I forgot to mention, I also played/finished Timeshift in the last 2 months..
Good game, a bit repetitive at times(most games are, at least to some extent), but you have "Time Changing abilities", and you HAVE to learn how to use them to do some things/get places.

Graphics were decent, sound as well.

I enjoyed it overall.
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Call of Duty is sweet but I am stuck like chuck on a level

which one and what level?
as i have beaten cd 1 and 2


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I just beat Assassin's Creed (well last week)

The game is nice, not too hard and not so easy it becomes boring. The graphics are incredible, especially the buildings. When climbing the towers to view the territory they look like real buildings.

What's interesting about the game is their approach. You start off in modern times and have been kidnapped and forced to use a machine called the Animus. The Animus allows you to relive 'memories' of your ancestor... a unique idea. In most games you just 'die' and hit a button and magically get reborn and continue on. In AC since you're supposedly in a machine remembering and 'reliving' past events, your character never really 'dies', more like you fail and then are sent to a 'different memory' location. Kind of a neat concept if you are following what I am saying.

Anyone can beat this game. It's not difficult to learn the controls and beat the bad guys. The story line and graphics are what kept me interested and wanting to find out what was going to happen next. This very well could be made into a movie or even a TV series very easily.

What I really liked about it was there was a morality play in it. Here you are, an assassin, but you actually start to question your actions and why you are doing what you do. Ultimately you have to question the motives of the Assassin Creed Master himself. Not everything is as it seems.

At one point I thought I figured out what they were looking for. By 'they' I mean the scientists and organization from our time that is using your character. Needless to say I was wrong and it was a nice misdirection on the game creators part.

They definitely are going to have a sequel because the game ends in a rather strange way. I was sitting there partly thinking 'WHAT?!' and also thinking okay, you got me... sign me up for the next installment!
sounds like a nice game dont know much except what you wrote about it , what did you play it on ps3?


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which one and what level?
as i have beaten cd 1 and 2
I am stuck on the barn level you call in the airstikes and try to run down the hill. I beat the game on regular and am going back through on expert. It has me annoyed.
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ouch on expert , good luck


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