Monday, July 21, 2008

Its now 9:27AM, my friend Brian is asleep in my bedroom (where I am) and I am listening to Disturbed’s Indestructible Album. On headphones, of course. So far, it’s amazing, in the unique Disturbed way.

Anyways… Brian came over yesterday afternoon, and we played Devil May Cry 4 (FREAKING SWEET GAME!!!!!!!) and Sins of a Solar Empire, both of which he gave to me. Devil May Cry 4…. Or DMC4 since I can’t be bothered to write out that entire name every time. The game is quite simple, kill demons as stylishly as possible with a wide variety of weapons. Unlike the older DMC games you play as a new dude, Nero, instead of Dante. Nero has three weapons, a demon arm, Red Queen, his sword, and Blue Rose, is double barreled Revolver. Oh, and the graphics kick serious butt… at a level I cannot describe… much better than anything I’ve ever seen, EVER. I am so glad I have the PC I have…

Sins of a Solar Empire… good fun. It’s a combination of Homeworld and Galactic Civilizations, which is basically a Civilization game in space. But, unlike Galactic Civilizations, Sins of a Solar Empire actually is fun. Plus its RTS, which is much better than Turn based.

So… Sins of a Solar Empire… you start with one planet, build up your fleet, take new planets, asteroids and the like and then fight off against the other Solar Empires, which tend to be quite difficult to destroy. See, combat in this game takes a LONG time, between tons of frigates and cruisers, and then a bunch of capital ships, if your opponent decides to attack you, the battle can take 30 minutes on-and-off, as you send more ships into the battle, and they do the same. Most likely all it means is you’ll lose the planet and have to fight for it for the rest of the game. At least, that was my experience. I lost my first game… but it wasn’t all that bad… I enjoyed myself. Mainly, it was the stupid pirate fleets that pwned me, because well… they were rather good.

I hate myself and my silly internet… I wrote this… a week ago? And only now have I been able to (well, remembered) to upload it… anyways… enjoy, readers of my blog!


Manwathiel said...

I love how you're always describing games that I have never heard of... It makes me want to go to the market and buy them all O.o

Anyway... your summer still sounds fun, but your readers need an update! It's been what, three weeks since you've written anything on here?

Isaac, the masterofweirdness said...

sorry! I haven't been paying much attention to this blog of mine... I just posted up a quick update.

To be honest, its more of the same. My Warhammer 40k models FINALLY arrived and I've assembled most of them. I'll go shopping for some spray paint, "craft knives" and polystyrene cemex (plastic glue) later.

Oh, and I'm now reading Fulgrim authored by Graham McNeil, the 5th books (and the 3rd I've read) in the Horus Heresy Series published by the Black Library

Manwathiel said...

Haha, no problem, it's not like I keep my blog updated all the time, either.

Warhammer 40k models?? Those sound very awesome. I'm reading about them on good ole Wikipedia right now...

Ah, I take it that it's good? I'm plodding my way through a rather boring Sword of Shannara... Ah well. And yes, the latest Artemis is very much a must-read, as mentioned on Isaiah.