Living Life to the Fullest

Ramblings of a diverse female

Four Years Later April 4, 2014

Filed under: Games — diversewoman @ 16:27

Gosh, has it been that long since I last posted? So much has been going on. First of all, kids. We had twins in the early months of 2011, so as you can imagine, I quit playing games for a while. But now that they are three, I may just have time to write some stuff.

I’ve played some awesome games on and off in the last four years and the graphics and game mechanics continually get better. Playstation 4 was available in November 2013, but I have yet to buy one. I’ve decided that when a game that I must play is released just for the PS4, then I’ll buy one.

 

Bane: Defeated March 25, 2010

Filed under: Games — diversewoman @ 17:46
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I did it! Two weeks ago I turned on the PS3, put the Batman disc in, and was determined to defeat Bane. It took less than 30 minutes. Maybe it was because I started fresh, instead of already having played nearly 2 hours. But I did it. Now I’m stuck again. Right after taking out the pumps in the small space where the Titan bursts out of the big door. Then the henchmen keep coming. I’ve heard from several people that they think this is the hardest part in play mode Hard in the game. Unfortunately, the game was due back at the library so that’s as far as I’ve gotten.

I really like this game, so I may just buy it and add it to my ‘never get rid of’ collection. Though I don’t remember ever getting rid of any game that I’ve bought because I only buy games that I can play over and over again, even a year or more later.

Anyway, whether I buy the game or borrow it again from the library, I’m hoping that I’ll eventually beat this area.

 

Bane: Undefeated March 9, 2010

After finishing Batman: Arkham Asylum on Normal, I thought I’d go for the 100% and finish it on Hard. Well, that is going to be impossible for me. I cannot get past the fight with Bane. After jumping on his back twice to rip off the hoses, I die. The henchmen kill me every single time. Oh well. If I owned the game maybe in time I could finish it, but since it’s borrowed from the library, I don’t have the time.

I did complete some of the Challenge’s and got all the trophies I can get. Perhaps in the future I’ll purchase the game and give it another go at grabbing the 100%.

 

Completed Batman March 6, 2010

Filed under: Games — diversewoman @ 09:19

I finished the game yesterday. It took me a few do overs in the Joker battles, but eventually I did it. Now I’m going back through to get all the Riddler’s Challenges that I missed or couldn’t get because I didn’t have the gadgets available to get them.

Now the question is, do I replay the game on Hard to get 100%? Probably.

 

Batman: Arkham Asylum March 2, 2010

Filed under: Games — diversewoman @ 11:48
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I started playing this game today and I have to say, I really like it. I played the demo a few weeks ago and wasn’t very impressed with it. Not really my kind of game. But after the first few minutes into the game, I got into it. The graphics are fantastic and I like the story. I love puzzles and finding hidden items because I like to explore everything. And getting to some of the Riddler trophies are challenging. The only thing I’m not into is the combo punching and stuff. I was never a fan of fighting games and knowing which buttons to press when, well, I was never good at it. So most of the fights I have with the baddies I win by just pressing the square button and the triangle button. At least for now anyway. Oh, I have used the cape stun (circle button).

The one complaint I have right now is that I can’t save the game. It automatically saves at checkpoints, so anything I do before I get to a checkpoint is lost. When I’m ready to quit playing, I don’t want to wait until I get to a checkpoint.

I’ve only picked up two gadgets so far. The explosive gel and the batclaw. Too bad Batman isn’t equipped with these at the beginning so I wouldn’t have to go back for some of the Riddler’s Challenges (trophies, interview tapes, etc.) I fought Bane, which took about 8 tries before I finally defeated him. I kept getting run down by him when he was running toward me in slow motion. Oh and maybe a couple times the goons took me down.

So I’ll be playing again tomorrow. I think my next big enemy is Croc. We’ll see how that goes.

 

Drake’s Fortune February 26, 2010

Filed under: Games — diversewoman @ 13:33
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Since Sony took away my 100% on Uncharted 2, I decided to finish Drake’s Fortune on Crushing. I was at chapter 18 anyway. Wow, I think this one is harder than UC2. It took forever for me to get through a couple of the areas. But the final fight was easy compared to UC2’s fights. So now I have 100% on Drake’s Fortune. Yes!

 

Tomb Raider: Underworld February 22, 2010

Filed under: Games — diversewoman @ 16:21

I used to be a big fan of the Tomb Raider games. They were always challenging with all the puzzles to solve.  The last one I played was Chronicles and by that time I had had enough of the weird enemies. I don’t like games with zombies, monsters, ghosts, etc. anyway. So I quit playing.

I recently borrowed Underworld from the library. Yes, my library has games for all consoles that can be borrowed. I wanted to give the game another chance, but it still turns out that I’m just not into it anymore. I played it all the way through anyway and got 100%, but with the help of a walkthrough. And I only used a walkthrough because I’m only going to borrow it once and wanted to finish it.

The game was buggy. Very buggy. It froze up my PS3 numerous times. When riding the motorcycle, the motion is not smooth at all. But the graphics were impressive and I enjoyed the story.  We’ll see if I play the next one.