Crackdown 3 | Done
Monday, Apr 13 2020 04:30 | Action, crackdown, Entertainment, FPS, review, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
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
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
Titanfall | Tried
Tuesday, Oct 29 2019 03:00 | EA, Entertainment, FPS, mecha, Microsoft, Titanfall, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
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
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
Half-Life 2 | Done!
Back when Half-Life, the original, came out (November 1998) I was a freshman in college. I wasn't really paying attention to those types of games for three reason: lots of work, lots of school, and no windows PC. I was a Mac person, even back then, and we did not often get windows games to come out around the same time on our platform. I wonder if things have changed these days -
Battlefield 2: Bad Company | Done!
Tuesday, Feb 17 2015 18:00 | Academia, achievements, Battlefield, Entertainment, FPS, shootEmUp, XBOX
Well, in addition to having lots of extra time to do homework for my EDDE 802 Advanced Research Methods course I've also had a little more time for gaming, given that Massachusetts has been pounded by snow, snow, and more snow over the past 3 weeks. Back in the Fall, when I had xbox live for free for a few months I got Battlefield 2: Bad Company for free. I had been resistant to even getting
Dishonored | Done!
Saturday, Jan 10 2015 04:30 | achievements, Ancient Greece, Assassins Creed, Bioshock, Entertainment, FPS, Games, Hero, Hitman, MOOC, Philosophy, Steampunk, victorian, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
Just in time! Right before my semester starts next week, and my gaming tanks until the summer, I was able to start playing, and finished, Dishonored. This is one of those games that was a hand-me-down from a friend that moved away. I tried playing it right after I had completed Bioshock Infinite, however the game styles were too similar and I wanted something else to buffer these
Hitman: Blood Money | Done
Wednesday, Dec 31 2014 19:00 | achievements, Entertainment, FPS, Games, shootEmUp, stealth, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
Just before 2014 is done I managed to make my way through Hitman: Blood Money, the last game in the Hitman HD Trilogy that I bought at the end of 2013. I think part of the reason that I really got through this game quickly was because I played it on Normal (7 saves, regular AI), but still I was mostly playing for the storyline and not the achievements which makes this sort of a speedrun for me.
Hitman Contracts | Done
Well, that didn't take long! I guess it was a combination of having the holidays, and playing this game on normal mode that made it seem like a breeze. Hitman: Contracts is the second game in the Hitman Trilogy HD collection, and the third in the series as a whole. It still follows Agent 47 around his contracted killings work. I think this game was a bit of an improvement over Hitman 2
Hitman 2 | Done
About a year ago I bought the Hitman Trilogy HD for the xbox 360. It was a good deal and it seemed that Hitman was one of those games that many people have played and that people know about, so it was something that I should be playing to gain at least a passing familiarity with it. The trilogy did not include the original Hitman: Code 47 (which I guess was a Windows-only) release so I
Gears of War: Judgement | Done
[spoiler alert] It's been a few weeks since I finished Gears of War: Judgement, but with the end of the semester, and other stuff, it's been not easy to sit down and write a few thoughts about the game ;-)This game is a prequel to the Gears of War series of games that I've played before. This game takes place through flashbacks as each character is called upon to provide testimony for chargers of dereliction
Modern Warfare & Modern Warfare 2 | done
Last spring when Microsoft had sales on their xbox live store, one of the daily deals was Modern Warfare. All three were on for sale, but th first two we're $10 a piece while the third one was more like $25 or $39. Not a sufficient drop in price for my liking, and I did not know if I'd like the series enough to play three games in a series. So, I ended up just grabbing the first two. This ended up