19/09/2014

Destiny - Guardian


My Guardian is up to level 14 at the moment, I've just started the story missions on Venus.I'm enjoying the PvE gameplay more than the PvP which I tired for a bit and then just got bored mainly because I suck. The PvE is more enjoyable & I've got lots to explore on the Moon & now Venus.

There are still quite a few areas on Earth where there are higher level 20+ enemies that I have not yet visited. I'm still a bit unsure about what is happening in the story but the gameplay is very enjoyable & the planets are huge !!

10/09/2014

New Game - Destiny

I decided to go with the Titan class and after the tutorial mission joined up with Hakk & Orrah to complete the various missions on Earth.

Some changes from the Beta, loot drops are less & I have not yet come across any public event. Not sure if these are turned off by Bungie to manage the day one influx of gamers.

Thankfully no issues with PSN or Bungie servers except one drop out back to orbit on the start of a mission.

I've little interest in playing the PvP mode so will focus my time enjoying the PvE with lots of Old Russia still to explore & the other planets.

Just glad to finally have something with which I can turn my PS4 on & enjoy.

05/09/2014

New Game - Ghost Recon Future Soldier

There are very few remaining co-op game left to enjoy on the Xbox 360. Toby recommended Ghost Recon Future Soldier because it has a 4 player campaign mode. During a recent digital sale the Claptrap Boys purchased for less than a fiver each.

After a long summer break thanks to the World Cup, Ramadan & Holidays, we finally managed to get together to start playing.

It is a tough game even though we are playing on veteran (which I assume is normal) difficulty. When one of us gets shot the other players have around 10 to 15 seconds to heal otherwise the game ends. Guess who was the first of us to get shot? Yes, Sessile.

The second mission had a couple of difficult sections which took us a while to complete. The first we had to follow Macaba to a arms shipment, along the way there were enemy soldiers that we had to taken care off without Macaba noticing & a later section at an airfield in which we had to destroy the airplane whilst trying to kill enemy soldiers. We ended up playing these two sections quite a few times.

Slow & steady is definitely the way to play this game which makes a complete change from the fast-paced Borderlands or Dead Island games we have played in the past.

03/09/2014

Carcassonne - New High Score

One more post for the catch up and another high score post against who else but Lufferov again :)

Walking Dead - Season 2 - Completed

Took me a while to find the last episode the game kept on saying coming soon for Episode 5 & a search for Walking Dead on the console store could not find the latest episode. In the end I had to use the laptop to use the web storefront and add the latest episode to download.

No spoilers on the ending but I have no idea how Season 3 is going to start with the very different endings you can play out.

I'll most likely will end up jumping platform again, going to the PS4 for Season 3 so not sure how the save file can be moved over? Will probably have to roll the start a few times to get the season 2 ending I want.

I don't think I will be returning to Zelda Wind Waker (possible Shredder) anytime soon with Destiny arriving next week.

Lost Cities - New High Score

Beat my previous high score of 149 (also against Luffers) setting a new high score of 179.

I was lucky to start off the game with two coin cards & high yellow cards, along the way I managed to draw more yellow cards to score big.

Luffers response via twitter "How am I supposed to compete against that? Just Impossible!"


Completed - Kiwanuka

Catching up the past few weeks of gaming with a few posts

Kiwanuka is similar to the classic Lemmings game in that you have a swarm of characters you have to get to their destination. You use these characters to create bridges etc to reach their destination.

It has a few difficult levels that make you think but be warn it has no checkpoints so if you fail part way through a level you will have to start again.


19/08/2014

Lost Cities - 100 Games

Lost Cities is quickly becoming my most played iOS game, a very quick & easy game to learn but difficult to master.

I've enjoyed 100 games against Carl "The Board Game Geek" winning 66 games. I broke the 100 game barrier against Luffers a couple of months ago. I've now racked up nearly 500 online game wins.

13/08/2014

Angry Birds Epic - Shredder

It just crashes too much, usually in the middle of a daily dungeon or when I have a level stage nearly completed.

For a a free to play game I have spent quite a few hours playing & have not hit any paywall. I've enjoyed the turn based gameplay & the slow progression to levelling up your characters.

But after another day of crashes it's time for it to go.

11/08/2014

Completed - Monument Valley

A game truly suited to the device, making full use of the touch controls to give you a memorable experience.

It is a short game that you can complete in just over an hour but it is so beautifully made with some enjoyable puzzles. The Box is my favourite level slowly opening up to reveal it's interior.

Hopefully at some point there will be a future update to add more levels.


10/08/2014

Trials Fusion - Man, Machine, Da



I have fallen out of love with Zelda Wind Waker at the moment, the just another dungeon gameplay is beginning to destroy my enjoyment in the game. I have left it in limbo to go & enjoy Trials Fusion (Purchased in the recent Playstation Store sale).

The boys have played quite a few tracks, so I like to gloat whenever I manage to beat the times they have set. I am not that good at the track stages but I do enjoy the skill games & looking forward to setting some records on them.

Completed - Epic Astro Story

Another Kairosoft game this time you are building your own planet, exploring caves & other planets to find treasure. Trying to attract more residents to settle on your planet which in turn increases your work force & drives up your revenue.

It's another Kairosoft classic & equally addictive.

22/07/2014

Angry Birds Epic - Legendary Weapon

I managed to fill up the Legendary bar from friends using my birds for missions.

I don't bother using the golden coins on roll, saving them for buying a golden cauldron instead.

I'm Level 14 now and in the Winter Wonderland area which has some very tough enemies who can also heal themselves during fights.

Going back to my roll I unlocked a Golden Pistol for Pirate bird to use.

Considering it is a free to play game, I have not yet hit any paywall.



20/07/2014

Destiny - Kestrel Class Spaceship

Spent all of the in-game currency upgrading to a new Kestrel Class spaceship.

Really hope the main game has some spaceship combat modes.

Completed all the story missions yesterday which unlocked a chapter on the moon that you can't play in the beta.

The strike mission is the same as the Alpha but still great fun & I've learnt better tactics on taking down the various boss fights.

Hitting the level cap quite quickly again at eight but you can still carry on playing by upping the difficulty to boost up your character skills. Tried a bit of PvP but I sucked so returned back to Earth to continue searching for the golden chests in the game. Once you have found all five you unlock a new speedster.

The Beta will be offline for maintenance the next two days, hoping when it returns Bungie unlocks a few more story modes.




19/07/2014

Destiny - Warlock


I played the Titan class during the alpha so I went with the Warlock class this time.

Melee looks a lot more cool with a hadouken style fist punch. Unlike the alpha you don't start off with everything unlocked there is more of a story element to the gameplay now with the Ghost awakening you and narrating you through various quests.

Bungie have erased "The Wizard came from the Moon" line which is a shame it just needed more oomph. The Ghost voice has now become more robotic which is better.

I love the appeal of the open landscapes but not so sure I like the re-spawning enemies. I just want to explore the world but there is not much to find except for the odd loot box or offline Ghost. Although the occasional enemy will now drop loot.

The fact you can carry more than two weapons in your inventory is a bit odd when it comes to the gun gameplay which allows you to only switch between the two that are equipped. Wish it would let you equip everything you have so I can switch between assault-shotgun-pistol-sniper.

I've still got one story mission left to enjoy & the fireteam mission. I've also not yet visited the crucible. PvP has never appealed to me I enjoy PvE much more but I'll still give it a go.