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Alone in the Dark – Did they get it right? – Not Quite

Posted in PC Games with tags , , , , , , on July 7, 2008 by insignificantgamer

Well, I have been playing the new Alone in the Dark game that came out a little more then a week ago. First off the plot line is very well developed and includes many tense moments and gets 5 stars from me. The thing that has got me in a rough is how the game play is executed. This game plays a lot like the original Alone in the Dark, which is a bad thing. It has been well over a decade and they are still using an inferior playing style, and at many points it can be downright frustrating. But Eden games realized this and put in a first person mode. (If I had my choice I’d play the entire game in first person) the bad news is the game will switch you out of first person mode without your consent which was enough for me to slam my keyboard a few times! (I don’t condone keyboard abuse or will be held responsible for what you may do to your computer if you play this game.) To add to the annoyances often you will get stuck in your inventory screen, which causes you to start over from your last save or restart the entire events sequence. (2nd Keyboard broken)

Complaining aside, the things that I can think about this game that are good, include a good storyline, an original soundtrack and the most cinematic experience I have seen yet in a game. You will likely be happy to know that if you get stuck on one part in the game, you are able to fast forward the game to the next series of events, which can be very helpful at times. (keyboard is safe for now). If you have been looking forward to playing this game go ahead and get it. If your not sure if you should get this one, go to your local Blockbuster movie store and rent the game on your PS3 or 360 (in truth this game is probably better played on a console.)

And that readers, is my Insignificant opinion.

Old News – Assassins Creed PC

Posted in Other Games, PC Games with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2008 by insignificantgamer

So it is old news but Assassins Creed is out! For PC of course, as of April 10th. And its about damn time too, it was supposed to be out in February.

The deal is that it is a good game, just as the Xbox version was, unfortunately the game was poorly ported to the PC. If your monitor is not wide screen, your not going to be happy with it as it letterboxes the game on your screen. With 2 months worth of delays you’d think they would have figured out a way to give it an option for a 4:3 aspect ratio… nope, were out of luck. A Number of people are complaining that the controls for the game were not up to par, while fighting in large groups of people can be difficult using the mouse and keyboard, otherwise the rest of the game plays very well.

As for the game as a whole PS3 and Xbox versions included, its quite linear and yes it is very repetitive. You first start out by riding to the city where the assassination will happen, then interrogate, pick pocket, talk to your handler, assassinate, and repeat… nine times in fact. But since it is a major blockbuster poor game play is overlooked. Oh well.

If you had been really looking forword to playing this game and haven’t picked up a console version of it then do so, the free running is fun and you’ll love the dramatic scenes when you counter an attack.

PS: Pay attention to the Easter eggs when the character controlling Altier goes to sleep, it will quickly flash a reference to certain bible passages that build on the plot.

For a offical review check out gamespot’s at: http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/assassinscreed/review.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=tabs&tag=tabs;reviews