Saturday, Jan 20, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘Doom’

Half-Life 2: Episode 1

Finally took the time to finish this, actually started over from the beginning and finished it in under 6 hours.  Good game, short for the $20 I originally paid for not adding a MP component but Valve does a good job of updating other games without charging like TF2 so I consider it part of the deal.

The game itself wasn’t too bad, the Strider boss fight was a pain in the ass until I figured out that the best position was staying to the far right of the platform but even then you’re fighting your own stray rockets that seem to come back to bite you if fired while you’re too close to the cover.   Running the citizens was fun as well but Alyx got on my nerves telling me to get the next group over and over when I had combine on my ass leading them to her protected area.  What took the cake is her saying “we did it!” as you’re leaving at the end after she hid behind a barricade with a turret during the rescue and then again while you fought the Strider by your self! 😛  All-in-all it was a fun add-on, will probably start and finish Episode 2 this weekend.

So I took down Crysis (somewhat) and HL2E1 this week and as I said, probably HL2E2 this weekend.  I think I’ll take a look at Doom 3 again after that. :)

A nice break from Bad Company 2, too much time playing lately with nothing really new other than a few map converts from one mode to the other.  I’ve even went back to Conquest recently for something new to do and my most hated map at release, Panama Canal, is now my favorite in that mode after learning it better and playing engineer. :)

Six Years Ago….

I find it unbelievable that it’s already been 6 years since Doom 3 was released.  I was going through some old games that I want to finish and noticed the dates, it amazes me that it was that long ago, seems like it’s been a while but not that long!!  I guess age is catching up with me.  Unfortunately I didn’t finish the game, I got probably 1/2 way through and something like Battlefield or something else got in the way. :)  I want to get through it and I also need to finish F.E.A.R. and Crysis.  Crysis is the big objective right now since I want to finish it and WARHEAD before Crysis 2 hits, another game that I started playing and dropped for some reason (2142 maybe?).

Regardless it just blew my mind that it’s been 6 years since Doom 3 was released and 5 years since F.E.A.R. first hit.  Too many games I have that I didn’t finish for one reason or another and I plan to start going back through. :)


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