Re: What are you playing right now?
So last night myself, Nathan, Kris and Ben decided to tackle the ensemble trophy for the zombies map Buried. The lads had hinted that this was one of the trickier trophies but after chewing up the rest of the trophy list I felt pretty confident…
The game took my misplaced confidence and proceded to kick it in the penis for EIGHT SHITTING HOURS!!!! That's EIGHT HOURS in ONE GAME!!!! Without having to restart even once we still only reached round 16!
As The Coalition we have met our share of ridiculous requirements in our zombie journey but never has patience been tested so! Punching signs, following glowing fart, dodging crusty banshees, randomly placed levers in a hedgemaze (A hilarious two hours spent playing with those coloured dildos) until finally we arrived at the 'piéce de résistance'; pop-up target cowboys located in four parts of the map. Cue over three hours of four (by now extremely tired, frustrated and disillusioned) gobshites trying to memorise the order, timing, and location of roughly twenty targets each. Then hit every one. Together. One miss by a single member meant a restart. Three and a half hours of restarts broken only by ammo runs, toilet breaks and occasional flurries of lag.
This shit will wake haunt my fcuking dreams. I woke up today panicking that I had to grab the power-up before it disappeared!
This post is perfect. I sent this to Ben and we were both cracking up. And I don't see the harm in having the auction house there. It's there for the people that want to use it. If you don't want to use it, don't. It's like microtransactions: so long as we're not forced into doing it, then I don't see the harm in them being there for the people that want it.
Anyway, a lot has happened in gr8jrfanland, so I'll have to just make everything really short so I don't write a novel like in the movie thread. I went on vacation a week ago and I didn't play any of the Vita games I originally thought I would've. I spent whatever little time I had on the Vita on the shitty DS port of Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 and the outstanding Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. I highly recommend everyone with a Vita to check this out. The puzzles are really clever and fun and the story is highly interesting and genius. I'm constantly guessing as I try to solve the mysteries in the story sections. I haven't played a game this intriguing in years. So yeah, get it, you nerds!
When I got back I spent a majority of my time on Saints Row IV. It's better than SR3 but not as good as Saints Row 2 in my opinion. Being a president was actually really underwhelming. You only get to be the Commander In Chief for a mission before a plot twist that, let's just say, makes that title pretty meaningless. They shouldn't have advertised it as “the president game”, they should've advertised it as “the superhero game” because it's basically the greatest the Flash game ever created. The superpowers are all great but it actually does make the game a bit too easy and makes a lot of features pretty pointless since you're already God, basically. Like why on earth would I ever call homies for backup, use vehicles that are slower than sprint speed, customize a vehicle, or use anything other than the Dubstep Gun or Black Hole Gun? If they're going to put these OP weapons and powers in they should've saved them for later on to feel like a reward rather than right at the start, killing all challenge. But those are just my problems with it, the game's actually hilarious, it's still a ton of fun in SP or co-op (also makes the game easier. Anyone with the option should for the activities), and the activities are hella improved from SR3, oh my god! The ones in SR3 were awful but at least half of these are actually pretty fun! Sadly, there's no more than one gang to take down but Zinyak's a pretty badass villain and the Simulation throws in a couple surprises in from time to time I haven't personally played SR1 but I can say anyone that played any of the past games should be delighted to see all the references. (God, I love SR2) The references don't stop there too; there's references to Aliens, Terminator, the Matrix, Mortal Kombat, and tons of other shit I haven't heard of! But all in all, it adds problems but also addresses past ones and it's own improvements. Saints Row 4 is a lot better than Saints Row 3.
And lastly, I'm playing the PS3 version of LHP2 and holy shit, is it an improvement on 1-4 and the Vita version. I can tell I'm going to be enjoying my time a lot better than the last 2 lego games I played!
EDIT: Shit, I guess this is a novel. Oh well.