Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Default entertainment

I did not play Galak-Z last night because the pre-load did not work and I did not think to check until it was time to play. Patches for games have downloaded while the system was in standby mode so I am not sure what was wrong this time.

I also did not play as the Battletoads character in Killer Instinct because he did not load on his own, either. I think this is because I had the Xbox turning off external drives when it was 'Off' which I have since fixed.

Annoyed, and not wanting to rick playing Magic, I spent another evening with a game that I am not sure if I like or not: Zombie Army Trilogy. The best way as I can describe the game is Doom but the Doom guy is a sniper. This is both good and bad. Good because it is, at least in the beginning, an interesting change. Bad because there are a lot of zombies to kill and limited ammo. The game is not easy.

The zombies are bad, the skeletons are worse (though they die when kicked in the chest), the exploding zombies are amusing, but it is the giant, mini-gun wielding dudes that have killed me more than anything else. If they get close, you die. The best way to deal with them is to run as away, find a corner to use as partial cover, and then snipe away at their heads. The game only lets you get away with this once. After the freebie the big guys are always flanked by faster normal zombies who make it much more difficult to aim.

I am not sure where the game is going to go, difficulty wise. I am on the second to last chapter of the first episode and I already begin to spasm when I hear the big guys' footsteps. If it gets much worse I may throw in the towel. The game isn't bad, it's just long, a tad frustrating, and more than a little repetitive.

Then again, I really do like to shoot things and there is more than enough to shoot. If there were more bullets or if the panzerfaust was better I would be much happier.

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