Wednesday, March 17, 2010

God of War III for PS3

When me droogs and I are up for a bit of the ultraviolent, this game hits the spot.  There's slashing and smashing and decapitating to fill an evening with action.  (I think the producers secretly own shares in a fake blood factory, because there are gallons of it here.)

There's this story, too, about killing all the old gods of Olympus, and you get to ride on a Titan, which is pretty freakin' awesome, but mostly you kill things that gush blood everywhere.  Also, there are spots where you have to pull levers in the right order to get a platform to lift you to the next area ... where you kill things.

There are boobs.  Did I mention that?  Some of the things you kill have breasts on them.  Gorgons, I think.  So, *evil* breasted-things.  But boobs you can look at.  So there's that.

The whole thing's actually quite pretty.  I give it two thumbs up ... which I will then chop off and throw into the fires of Hades.  Haiyah!

Monday, March 15, 2010

MAG for PS3

I didn't think I was into the pewpew games but I can't stop playing this one. I'm not even all that good ... my aim is strafingly bad. It turns out I love this one.  I keep playing.

I think the key is the tech trees. You get XPs for shooting the other guys (and TWICE as many for healing teammates) and every few dings you can afford to buy another skill.

There are several ways to go with skills. I started out favoring machine guns, and worked up to the biggest baddest one. That worked okay. But then I respec'd for assault rifles and teched-up to get the 4x optical scope, which I now totally prefer. Respecs are available every dozen or so levels, so you can try a new stuff as soon as you're bored with your last choice.

I always first get the healing and resuscitation skills -- that's how I level up. Whether spraying machine gun fire, or controlling bursts of rifle fire, my strength is in the heals.

Now my friends need to pick up a copy. A clan on headsets is a formidable force.