Today is a good day to rant I think, simply because I am crabby and I don’t have any plans tonight and this makes Hudson angry.
The first thing I want to talk about is Tobold’s latest post on his blog. While he is right about many of the things he is saying, I want to make it perfectly clear that there are people beta testing high end stuff. That is all I will say. People need to remember that. The older testers are seeing the high end content and working through it so YES it is there. While Tobold is not doing this, other people that are spouting off about WAR compared to WoW’s end game need to stop. I mean of course WAR wont have 4 years of end game content when it releases, but it has a huge amount right now and you better believe it is in better shape than most the MMO’s we have seen launch since probably Lord of the Rings. Ok enough of that.
Next I want to talk about the XBOX 360 and why people like shooters on this damn console. Seriously, who in their right mind would prefer a right thumbstick and left thumbstick over a mouse and keyboard? How anyone plays like that simply boggles my mind. Not only do these punks play like that, they KICK MY ASS. This is mainly the reason I stay off of XBOX Live and avoid shooters on the console. You put me behind TF2 or CoD 4 on the PC and I will end you, but on the console I just cannot grasp the controls. The thumbstick is not precise enough. CoD4 I can tolerate because it does have a nice “kind of” auto aim system with the left trigger and a zoom in. Other games however like Perfect Dark Zero and Bad Company I spray bullets all over and hit everything BUT my target. Yes I have tried to adjust the speed of the thumbstick and all that garbage, but some games don’t even feature that. I figure in order to get good at these games I will have to UNlearn my old habits and completely get this thumbstick thing down after years of keyboard and mouse indoctrination. Folks, I just don't have time for that. After about the 18th time I take a head shot from some douche bag sitting on the roof of a barn half way across the map I am out.
Other than shooters I spent most the week playing Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Lost Odyssey (holy crap the Japanese RPG'ers sure like their cut scenes and dialogue), and Dead Rising. The XBOX is getting a total pounding lately and it is earning it's money. I am glad for that, for a while there I almost got rid of it. And nope, I still have NOT finished Gears of War 1.
So now last week I also realized that I should never ever ever buy stealth games. PC or console. I stink at them and have no patience to play them. I do not want to kill my enemies with great secrecy and avoid detection. I want to blow the largest hole in them I can then spin around and toss grenades everywhere to kill everyone that noticed it. Hence I have traded in Assassin’s Creed and gotten some other game, it was just not for me. Also it was a little drab. I also sold Splinter Cell Chaos Theory on EBAY a while back. The stealth games are not up my alley. The only one I was able to handle was Hitman, because you did have the option to go balls out if you wanted to. And he was bald, which was kind of cool. Just don’t watch the movie, it is terrible.