I’ve Been Playing So Many Games That I Am Almost Multi-Tasking.


I’ve been playing a lot of games the last couple of days. If you read my post on Laynix and I having a gaming session on Sunday, then you know half of it.

Yesterday I had another day off, so I played a few games and decided to install an older game on my PC to finally play through it. I changed it up, for the most part, and played some games I haven’t played in a while.

I’ll start off with UFC 2009 Undisputed. It’s not out yet, but I downloaded the demo when I was at Laynix’s place on Sunday. I went decided I wanted to learn more about how to play the game and went through the practice tutorial provided in the game (the demo offers that and exhibition). I spent nearly 2 hours playing through the tutorial, learning all of the different commands and combos. I then played a few exhibition rounds to utilize my training. They really did do a great job with this game, as far as I can see with the demo, and I cannot wait to invest more time into the final product. This game might be the one I slip up and buy before June.

I decided that I haven’t been playing many racing games lately. Laynix has been playing Ferrari Challenge, and so I have started playing Grid. Grid is one unforgiving game. If you mess up even a little bit, usually it means you are going to lose the race. It is a game that you need to practice with and invest time in, or you’ll never get anywhere.

I did one race in Grid World mode, and after about 6 tries I finally got 2nd place. I then did some drifting in Race Day (single race) mode and practiced doing some drifts. It is very hard to drift if you have never played this mode before. I am definitely going to have to play this a lot more before I can be any good at it.

    Dreamfall: The Longest Journey – What I Think So Far

I mentioned earlier that I had installed an older PC game. The game I installed was Dream Fall: The Longest Journey. It is a game I picked up quite a while ago, and never played much at all. I played it for about an hour or two before I stopped playing last night.

Dream Fall is a story driven action/adventure kind of game, with some puzzle and sneaking elements. It’s a different game than what I am used to, and that is why I am enjoying it so much.

Combat in the game isn’t all that deep, with just basic attacks and blocking. I haven’t had to do much of it so far anyway, so it doesn’t bother me too much. This is really my only complaint so far.

The Story is interesting. It seems to follow two different story lines right now. One is in a more futuristic setting, and the other is in a fantasy setting. It mostly follows the futuristic setting a bit more at this point, but I am thinking they will eventually come together. I have never played the game, so I don’t know.

I won’t go into the story in detail too much, but it goes like this. You play a girl named Zoe. She is a confused person with no ambition to do anything and it worries her. She sees random visions on television sets of a little girl and a black house in a snowy landscape. She has no idea what that is about and it freaks her out. She knows martial arts and can kick your ass. Her ex-boyfriend Reza seems to be a reporter who is doing some research on some big story and he asks Zoe to pick up a package for him. She goes to pick it up and then stuff begins getting weird. Reza goes missing and Zoe is investigating what happened to Reza. That is all I will say, to save spoiling too much of the story. The way they describe different parts of the government and how they work in the game reminds me of the book “1984” a little bit. I like it. I’ll leave the fantasy part of the story alone. Not much has really developed at this point in the game.

The Graphics, for a game released back in April of 2006, are really pretty. They aren’t very good, by today’s standards, but I still appreciate them. No complaints here, other than I wish the character faces showed more expressions.

Sound and music are well done. Environmental background noises are there and full. Character voices are well done. Sound effects, for the most part, are in sync and sound good. I enjoy the music quite a bit. Not much to really say other than that.

Controls are a tiny bit sluggish and feel weird at first, but you get used to them. The keys are well mapped out.

That is all I really have to say about Dreamfall so far, but I will give a final opinions when I finish the game. I read some information on the game, and it is apparently only about 10 hour long. I should be done it in a week or two. More on this game when I am finished.

The gaming continued after Dreamfall.

I finally got back to playing a bit of God of War: Chains of Olypmus for the PSP. It’s very good so far. I am in Hades right now. Hoping to have this finished soon as well.

Yesterday, between all of these games, I likely played games for about 8 or 9 hours. It was a great day, and I even watched a movie while I played some Grid. I watched Night of the Creeps. It’s a great movie. I am sure Sang over at Geeksploit appreciates brain slugs and knows the movie I am talking about. Detective says, “Ladies, I have good news and bad news. The good news is your dates are here”. One of the girls asks “What is the bad news?”. Detective, “They’re dead”. If you like 80’s horror movies, watch it.

That is it from me today. I didn’t get to play anything today. I woke up late, went to the gym, and am now at work. More gaming when I get home in the morning.

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