Mirror’s Edge

When I start playing a game and I really like it – I can’t help but spent many hours trying to beat it. This stuff happened again with Mirror’s Edge. I finished the game in about 14 hours. And the thing is that I enjoyed every minute of it.

Inspired by two real life disciplines: parkour and free running – this first person action-adventure game offer the best of exploring the city jungle – trying to reach a possible point that normal movement wouldn’t allow it to.

The protagonist, Faith is a runner – a futuristic messenger that is in conflict with the actual in-game government – a so called “absolute” form of leadership. As the game continues – we learn about Faith’s hatred for the people in charge with the administration and political course of the city. We also find out the plan of decreasing the runners’ number, by eliminating them.

Yes, the plot is intriguing and the every second action that this game offers makes it one of the best action games I’ve ever played.

A colorful environment, the accent put on the character’s chance to find it’s own way through the obstacles and a little bonus – combat request. We talk about using the physical strength through fists trying to knock down the enemy units – or the accuracy while using a gun. Yes, we have all from pistols, rifles, sniper rifles, machine guns to the Benelli M3 Super 90 shotgun.

About the game-play – every player can choose it’s own way of going through it. You can simply run and do simple tricks like wall running, slides, lazy movements of just simply avoid the obstacles which is a fucked-up way of playing Mirror’s Edge.

If you ask me, I encountered some problems and I struggled to keep on playing. But with all my efforts – this game is a good choice. I can’t wait til the sequel hits the market.

Thoughts on Doom 3

I just got back into the real world after a 10 hours long gaming session – time in which I was involved in killing demons spilled from hell – very Doomish if I can say so.

I was playing Doom 3 for the second time. Right now I’m at the Delta labs sector 4. I can’t wait to arrive in Hell [my favorite level in this game].

So, what’s my take on the game? Besides the atmosphere [very morbid] and the scary sounds [it freaked me out several times today] I could say I like the plot. I like the details that help understanding the origins and the purpose of the villains. Every element has a story of itself. Nothing is random.

Very hot killing action in this game. Everytime you think that it’s safe to move on, something will appear in front of you trying to rip your head off. I mostly enjoy killing the zombies. With the chainsaw. Nothing it’s more sweet than using the chainsaw in combat.

The zombies are really slow [Romero style] so you can easily kill them. I mostly had problems with the Zombie commandos [they are a real pain in the ass].

But I had fun. And that’s all that matters for me. I guess next time I’ll talk about the rest of the game. Hell awaits…

RG – American campaign in COD

RG – Retro Gamer presents:

COD – Call of Duty [as you probably know the 2003 game of the year and the first to introduce the concept of WW2 reality into gaming].

The first campaign features 8 missions.

You will experience what field combat means after you’ve done your training.

Get ready soldier because many lives depend on you and your skills.

These missions will take you from your training zone directly to the warzone.

You end up in the town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise where you’ll have to clear the area from German troops. You’ll have to kill many soldiers, destroy anti-aircraft tanks, you’ll learn how to use both American and German guns.

The fourth mission gets you into some crazy drive-n-shoot action. You’ll find yourself behind enemy lines with just two soldiers to cover you. It was my favorite mission from this campaign along with the rescuing the British officers one.

3 words description of the game: lots of action. It’s impossible for you to stay and think when German troops hunt you down and tanks kill your comrades.

You can see the list of the missions you have to complete but also you got to be fast and think before you choose how to accomplish your goals.

I prefer the close combat. It’s more efficient even if you can take damage. But being near the enemies make your mission easier. You just get into their area and start killing them.

I can proudly say that I finished the campaign without restarting any mission.

So, what’s your take on the game?

Portal 2

Recent rumors about this game involve a PS3 version of the game.

Til now, it was announced that Portal 2 will hit the XBox 360, PC and the Mac.

I guess that it could be produced for PS3 since there will be an Xbox version.

Portal 2 will be a sequel to Valve’s hit Portal a SF-FPS Puzzle game. GLADOS is still alive – I told you the cake was a lie, didn’t I?