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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition | Done

OK, here's a game I completed back in December 2021 but I didn't have a lot of mental energy to write about it. I was planning on working on the trilogy, but after I read some reviews of the sequels (and how the first one was the better of the trilogy), I decided to set aside the sequels, for now :-)True to Kojima games, this was very Japanese in its art style, a type of game I haven't played in a
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Far Cry: New Dawn | Done

Despite my annoyance at the ending of Farcry 5, I decided to take a little time off the game and then jump into New Dawn.  I finished July 2021, after I successfully defended my dissertation.I started off thinking that this was m'eh game, probably disappointed from the ending of FC5, but in the end, it was pretty solid. Started at the end of March, put it away until July when I binged it.The post-apocalyptic
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Far Cry 3 | Done

With Gamepass expired in August 2020, I returned back to games I actually owned so that I can finish them.  The realization that I got was that even though Gamepass was fine, and a steal with the $1 update lifehack if you had Gold, it never really incentivized you to play what you owned because what was on gamepass came and went.  Anyway.  I finished September 29, 2020, and I played
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Far Cry Classic | Done

OK, so it's time to kick off a series of reviews for the binge on FarCry.  I was wondering which Far Cry I should start with, and I needed up going with "classic" since it was available, on sale, and other versions were not (I suppose I could have looked for a used copy on eBay or something...)Anyway, this is a backward-compatible title from xbox 360, and I finished on 10/28/2020In this game,
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare | Complete

 Here's another for from the backlog.  This one I finished on 9/5/2020So far I've enjoyed all of the Call of Duty games that I've played, so I thought I'd give this futuristic take on the franchise a go. I think it was something I got during one of the seasonal xbox sales.Anyway, in this game, you take on the role (if I remember correctly) of Captain Nick Reyes, who is a Special Operations
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World War Z | tried

Another "tried" review from my gamepass days. This one from April 2020.  I think this may be the last one!Anyway, I am a fan of FPS games, and of the zombie genre, so I had high hopes for this game.  It was a fairly fun game, but really low on replayability IMO.  The game teams you up with four other people and you can choose your location (see story summaries from Wikipedia). 
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Crackdown 3 | Done

I've been making my way through GamePass games lately. One of the benefits of the Coronavirus lockdown is that you get to use the time you would have used for commuting more productively.  For me, this means video games and reading.Even though I own the other two Crackdown games, I didn't want to buy Crackdown 3, mainly on account of the bad reviews, and because the price (on sale) has not dipped
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Bionic Commando xbox 360 | done

One more game from the "completed a while ago" pile that I have not written about.  This one is Bionic Commando for the xbox 360, and I completed it on 5/18/19.  This video game felt like a sequel to the NES version of the game (which I haven't played a ton).The game is a 3D world interpretation of what the classic bionic commando game. You use your bionic arm to attack and swing around
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Titanfall | Tried

Before I put away my xbox 360 (hermetically sealed to keep the dust out while it goes on cold storage), I had an opportunity to try Titanfall. This was back in September of 2018 (yeah, this review has been in my drafts for a while).Originally I was a bit reluctant to get this game because it can only be played online (so no single-player content) and at the time I didn't have xbox live.  Fast
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Battlefield Hardline | Done!

Well, this game didn't take all that long to complete the campaign side of the game!  What do I do in-between class stuff? Obviously play games ;-)  This was my first foray into a Battlefield game. Even though I have Battlefield 3 and 4, I was intrigued by the cop mechanic where you can arrest people instead of blowing them to bits, which really gave you an incentive to play the game in
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