Monday, April 22, 2013

14 again

All signs point to me not going back to Injustice any time soon. After finishing the story mode, which was as good if not better than the story mode in MK9, is jumped online for a bit. This time it was someone from PA and the connection was better but the matches themselves were decidedly not fun. He was playing Superman and I still had no idea what I was doing. Defeat came quickly and often and I plain old rage quit after about twenty minutes. I don't blame the guy at all, he was doing what one is supposed to do in a fighting game and if I had any interest in playing Superman I would have done the same. I don't want to play Superman. I can't find anyone that I do want to play. Being bad is one thing. I am bad at most of the fighting games I play. Not have a character feel right is another, and it is something that I cannot get past.

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CoDBLOPSII!

He said CoDBLOPS. Boi - oi - oi - oing.
What can I say about Call of Duty: Black Ops II other than it is just another Call of Duty game: all spectacle and no substance. There may be story here but I can't remember who any of the characters are. The plot jumps back and forth between times and locations that I wouldn't be able to follow it if I did. So I have turned off my brain and enjoy shooting things for the last day and a half. It has all the same problems as the other games have, worst of which is dying when you have no idea what killed you, but it the same buttons and swells your chest in the same jingoistic manner if you can manage to not be offended.

I don't have a problem with the half of the Call of Duty games that I play. If I were to step into the multiplayer arena no doubt my opinion would change, but as a way to kill a few days between other games they never cease to amuse. This one seems a little more frenetic and poorly focused than the last few but that may just be me aging further and further away from the target demographic. It is also chock full of political fan service/fan disservice depending on your left or right leaning. I found the aircraft carrier Obama amusing, other may see it as sacrilegious  Seeing Noriega run around with a gun was pretty hilarious, too. I just need to do a little research and see if that level really was supposed to be the Bay of Pigs invasion or if I have my dates and possible my continents all wrong.

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