Sunday, December 27, 2009

100% on Big Brain Wolf

Another game quickly completed. Didn't really find the game all that fun. It's a point and click adventure, but the surroundings doesn't react at the time you click - your charactor has to walk over to the spot first, and he walks really slowly. Also, I did find some of the puzzles too hard compared to what I expected. Actually, I had to google a few, and I still didn't understand a few of them. Naturally, it didn't help that the game ran really poorly on the old system I played it on, even though it's better than the requirements for the game.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Team Fortress 2 Update

Yes, I know this comes a bit late, but I still want to do it!

One of the most anticipated updates to one of VALVe flagship Team Fortress 2 has finally been released.
It all started with a WAR on the 10th of December between the Blue Soldier and the Red Demoman. Through out a week these two fought for a special crafted weapon by killing the most of the other class. On December 17th the war was over. It was close, but the Soldier won a close fight 6,406,065 vs. 6,372,979.

The update natually comes with achievements for the two classes - 35 achievements per class.

100% on Zombie Bowl-O-Rame

After buying this small and simple game yesterday for 0,99€ I already managed to get all the achievements. All of them were very simple except from the perfect 300 game one - that took some tries.

Steam Holiday Sale in on!

The Steam Holiday Sale is now on. Last year's sale was very nice with everything in the store at at least 10% and some speciel games at 75% such as BioShock and Portal. This year seems to be even better with deals going all the way to 80% and a lot of games at 50+%.

To name some of the larger sales we have:
It doesn't even stop there. Everyday will have a different sale. I will list all these below:

03.-04. (Encore)
My purchase list was as follows:
  • 14,99€ Serious Sam HD
  • 00,99€ Zombie Bowl-O-Rama
  • 07,49€ Grand Theft Auto IV
  • 13,99€ Best of TiltedMill Collection
  • 03,99€ Big Brain Wolf
  • 09,99€ Galactic Bowling
  • 23,79€ id Super Pack
  • 02,24€ Zombie Driver
  • 03,05€ Indigo Prophecy
  • 10,19€ The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut
  • 02,24€ Lucasarts Adventure Bundle
  • 02,49€ King's Quest Collection
  • 02,49€ Space Quest Collection
  • 02,25€ Prey
  • 07,49€ Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
  • 01,99€ Harvest: Massive Encounter
  • 03,74€ Max Payne Bundle
  • 09,99€ Zuma's Revenge!
  • 02,99€ Multiwinia + Darwinia
  • 14,99€ Sam & Max Season One + Two Pack
  • 06,79€ Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
  • 06,79€ Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath
  • 04,49€ And Yet It Moves
  • 09,99€ Aquaria
  • 04,99€ S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky
  • 01,39€ Sniper Elite
  • 04,74€ The Ankh Pack
With a total of 180,55€. At least I did save 350,18€ from the normal asking price, and I actually ended up spending less than what I expected. Think I'm ready for the new year now...

                      Even thought it's almost a month ago Steam had their Pre-Holiday Sale with five days of daily sales, I will lise these below:

                      Day 1:
                      Day 2:
                      Day 3:
                      Day 4:
                      Day 5:
                      My purchase list was as follows:
                      With a total of 130,40€. At least I did save 152,49€ from the normal asking price.

                            Thursday, December 17, 2009

                            Tales of Monkey Island - Rise of the Pirate God

                            The season finally was released December 9th a few weeks later than promised, since the original release date was somewhere in November. Never the less, I would rather have a polished, delayed game than an unpolished, at the time game.

                            In this last episode we start out trapped, but not in a normal sence...
                            That's right. Our beloved hero Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate™ is dead, killed by the evil pirate LeChuck. After you rise to the occasion (Get it? He's dead, and rises from his grave...) and become Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Ghost Pirate™. Your goal in this last chapter is to find your way in the Crossroads and rise from the dead to defeat LeChuck who is holding your beloved Elaine. Luckily the deceased, but still lovely, Morgan is there to help. Also, a four-legged companion will help you on your way back to the living.

                            I'm not going to spoil too much of the story, but I will say that this episode closses the season in a beautiful way. Many didn't like the Tales of Monkey Island, but I really did enjoy myself playing through all the episodes.

                            Through out this last episode (and also episode 4) I took screenshots to put up on my Gaming Screenshots page (Note: If you haven't played the game, and plan on it, don't watch the screenshots.).

                            First snow of the season

                            Just a few pictures taken from my flat of the first snow of the season. Hopefully, it will still be there by Christmas.