Monday, April 28, 2008

Waiting on the big one

As mentioned in my previous post I was toying with the idea of retiring Halo 3 and today I did just that. I would like to say that it served me well but in the end I never really got that much pleasure out of it. It was fun for a time but never anything like COD 4. Anyway, it is gone now along with Super Paper Mario, Gears of War and Assassins Creed.

I got bored by the constant talking and lack of platforming in Paper Mario - so that had to go. I played GOW to death and I had no intention of going back. Then AC, which I got cheap on e-bay as a gamble. The gamble didn't pay off as I disliked it as much as every reviewer out there seemed to. Still I didn't lose any money on it.

So that is four games down and what is the big one? Well that is GTA IV, and it is out tomorrow. I'm looking forward to playing it and according to reports it is living up to the massive hype. Let's hope so.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Time to retire Halo 3

So the time has come I think to retire Halo 3 from my collection. I have played it about three times since I bought COD4 and each time I was playing it I was thinking that I'd rather be playing Halo 3.

Right from the start it underwhelmed me with its average single player campaign. I actually did complete it but I never got to see the ending, I had to leave right at that moment. It was annoying but I was never inspired to go back and beat the last level again. If I do I can always visit youtube.

The multiplayer was good but I eventually go fed up of being thrashed by people who clearly spend far too much time playing the game. That and the fact that a very large percentage of people seem to play the game just to thrash talk.

I never got around to making my own map with The Forge or using the replay and save features either. It's a shame I suppose as they sound like fantastic ideas and will hopefully be in future games on the 360.

Anyway, I'll be trading it in next week I think when getting GTA IV.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Challenge – Update 10 (J’s)

So 31 films mined from the letter J. It is actually more than I thought I would find. From this small list there is a couple of contenders for the top movie. I think JFK is a wonderful movie but I have to give top marks to Jaws. Usually credited as the first moder summer blockbuster the film still stands up today and I always enjoy it when I catch it on TV. I actually keep meaning to buy the 30th Anniversary DVD. There isn't really much else from this category worth a mention. Apart perhaps from Juno, if you haven't seen it you really should do so.

The worst film I've seen beginning with J - Jaws IV: The Revenge deserves a mention but I think it falls into the "so bad, it's good" territory.

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