Monday, July 27, 2009

Game #150 on Steam

I just bought my 150th game on Steam some days ago. It ended up being the first person shooter game TimeShift for 14,99€ (25% off).

Not really a bad game, but a bit too linear for my taste. The game would actually not be very good (keeping in mind it's from late 2007) if it wasn't for you special ability - you can alter time to your likings. You can slow down and stop time. You can even rewind the time for a short while. This puts the game in another lighting - with this ability the game isn't just a standard FPS, because throught out the game you'll have to use you time changing abilities to solve a few puzzles. Also, it's always funny to stop time, charge in, shoot a few people in the head, start time again and see them thrown back. You can also steal their weapons when the time is stopped, which can be fun, but you drop the weapon you are holding doing so, and their weapons is often worse than yours.

The plot in the game is quite hard to follow from time to time, and from a quick Google search I could see I'm not the only one with this problem. This is really a shame, because, imo, the plot in a game is the most important thing. They could have spent a little more time making the plot more obvious.

All bad things aside, I had a fun time playing through the game, which took me about 6-7 hours. If I should grade I would give it a 7/10 (I would give it a 6 had I payed full prize).

100% on Tank Universal

I just managed to get all the achievements for this wondering Tron-like game, and thereby joining yet another 100% club. Most of the achievements weren't really that hard; the only one I had problems with was "All Transports Away!". I had to replay that level 6-7 times before not missing any of the transports.

A lot of people have had problems with "256 Bit Supreme", which I don't understand. I actually managed to get two ranks above that rank (which just gives you an empty rank while counting your score, and then ends up as 256 Bit Supreme again).

The hardest achievement should be "Glyph Freak Deluxe", and I almost thought that I wouldn't get this basicly because there was no way to tell how many glyphs you've gotten out of the 128 you should get. I was quite pleased with it popup up at the same time as "A Full Rack" which wasn't that difficult either.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

100% on Larva Mortus

Finally I managed to find all the items in this game and thereby joining the 100% club. I managed to do it in 13.5 hours which is better (luckier) than a lot of others. The achievements for this game you get by this running around hoping to find the item, and, natually, you will eventually get them all if you play long enough.

Don't get me wrong, I did like the game, but while you level your character up the levels get bigger and bigger, and it will take a lot more time to search each room. Also, after actually finishing the story I was still missing like 5 items. I ended up creating three accounts before I found the last item I needed.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

100% on Obulis

I just finished this game and thereby joining the 100% club. Fun small puzzle game that I will probably replay at some time with my girlfriend.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Last night I finally managed to squeeze in between the 50 players with the most achievements.

The achievement that got me in Top50 was the Trials 2 achievements Speed of Jorma (Beat Jorma Highway in under 18 seconds. Do you even know where the brake is?).

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lucas Arts will bring back the good old times

Lucas Arts has just announced that they are updating a lot of their old games so they'll be able to run on modern computers. Already on the 8th of July they'll be releasing 10 games on Steam:

The complete list of games to be released on July 8 via Steam includes:
Armed and Dangerous™
Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis
Indiana Jones® and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure
LEGO® Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure
Star Wars Battlefront® II
Star Wars Republic Commando®
Star Wars Starfighter™
The Dig®
Thrillville®: Off the Rails™

We'll also be able to visit Monkey Island again.

The full press release can be read HERE.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy B-day to me

Born the 4th of July, that's me. So I'll congratulate me on my 25th B-day =)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Achievement games on sale

The publisher Meridian4 has put all their games on a 50% sale to celebrate their 5 year aniversary (congrats on that). Well, this publicher has five games that have achievements (Larva Mortus, Obulis, Penguins Arena: Sedna's World, Space Trader: Merchant Marine, and Tank Universal). I decided to spent the 21.49€ for the Complete Pack because it was both cheaper this way, and I got 11 more games this way. So far I've played three games:

An old-style action game where you see the player from above. After playing for a couple of hours I've already earned 9 achievements out of 25 possible. It seems like you just have to play the game normally go get all of the achievements for this game.

A physics puzzle game where you have to get colour specific balls in a container with a same colour. So far I've managed to get three achievements out of 17 possible.

Well, you are a penguin, and you through snow balls after the other penguins to knock them out of the level. So far I've gotten three out of ten achievements.

These achievements managed to get me from a position around 140 to 99 on SteamStats =)