Here we are two weeks away from being done with the semester and then finals. Time has gone by so fast, it felt like it was October yesterday. I can’t believe it smells like Christmas outside and people are starting to put lights up. I hope I don’t have to help this year with lights for my dad, I’ll try to act really busy over Thanksgiving break. In the mean time before I get to all the yummy food and shopping later this week I’ve been giving my PS4 a whole lot of quality time. I played a whole lot of Killzone online and I have to say I like it a lot. It is not as great as 2’s but I believe it is a step up from 3. It plays a lot more like COD but less bullshit and not as fast, the controls are the same and it even has a slide. I like how all the guns are unlocked right when you start and you only have to work for attachments. The game modes are fun but I wish they still had assassination but they do have player made modes and game types so community could make some great modes. I like most of the maps I’ve played and camping hasn’t been an issue either. I just wish that some people weren’t so bad at the online since Killzone is a team shooter and not one person can carry. I can’t wait to see how this game will be in a couple of months and hopefully the free DLC will be out by then. I give Killzone Shadowfall a 3/5 since the single player let me down especially in the last 3rd and the online is really solid but nothing revolutionary.
Well terrible things happened today; the government is shut down, GTAV online did not work and I am getting sick, why. At least I got chipotle and watched Wreck it Ralph for the first time. That movie is honestly made for me, so many video game references and its so touching. It makes my top 5 favorite movies of all time. I also got a B on my law and ethics exam and an A on my French quiz so actually it hasn’t been a bad day. The sick thing is an issue though unless I get better by Thursday so I can enjoy the whole weekend. Also it feels so weird that its October. This year feels like it went by so fast which sucks because its my favorite year so far. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll get to play some GTAV online and then decide if I want to trade it in towards Pokemon.
I have three games on my plate right now, The Last of Us, Borderlands 2 and the newest addition to the list Rouge Legacy. I did my usual play The Last of Us online for a couple of hours so I can get closer to my trophies which is going to be a long haul. I also have to do all the single player trophies as well so this might take all summer or I might just not care anymore we will see. Borderlands 2 DLC has kept me real busy. I feel like I am almost done with the latest DLC (Tiny Tina Assault on Dragon Keep) maybe like 2 more main missions left and a couple of side missions but yea one long sitting is all you need to beat it. I talked about my favorite reference on my last post but later on that night I found the best reference yet. There is a mission where you get to slap prince Joffery and the things he says are too much like “my mother and uncle are just really close friends.” lol I died. Earlier today my friend gave me a copy of Rouge Legacy for PC and holy shit do I love this game. It reminds me a lot like binding of issac but you level up and you play as your children whenever you die. I’ll talk more about it tomorrow when I figure out how to not crash my computer by using my Dualshock 3 as the gamepad for it. Anyways good night and you if you want to play The Last of Us online send me a friend request at burkecableguy
Sound of my life right now.
I found out last night that it is honestly impossible to win a match in The Last of Us without your friends or people with mics. Communicate is the most important thing in a 4v4 type game especially when you only get one life. I can pretty much only play it online when I have my friend with me because we make such a great team, we always watch each others backs and are overall pretty good players. If you have a mic and want to play The Last of Us online with me hit me up. PSN: burkecableguy.
I started playing survivor + today and you might wonder how I got to + on survivor already. There is a glitch you can do where you can make your new game + run on whatever difficulty you had it be on survivor so I pretty much skipped a whole play through I didn’t want to do. I might go for the platinum trophy which I haven’t done in while for most games so this really helped me out. Even though all my weapon upgrades and Joel upgrades transfer over this run is still hard as hell. No listen mode and barely any supplies. I’m on chapter 3 and I don’t really have anything I can make 1 shiv, 1 health kit and 1 Molotov. Enemies can also hear better which SUCKS since clickers will rush you if you fuck up once. I was just couching, not moving and a clicker still heard me the fuck. Also I’m not using shivs on clickers only on shiv doors since they are always worth it on this mode. This might give me some grey hairs but I will complete it!
After playing TLoU for a while I hung out with a bunch of friends and smoked some hookah. Just talking about the high schools days and random people in our past is a lot of fun. So many memories of joy, sadness and being butt hurt. I know I say NOVA is boring as shit a lot because it is most of the time but my friends really make it worth it. Days like today are days I wish I could have everyday for real just spending time and seeing how we grew up and changed holy shit it actually makes getting older so much fun. All those stories and future stories I really can’t wait to see what we will be like in 5 years or even 10.
This blog has really been The Last of Us heavy for about a week now and I finally got to the multiplayer part today. Overall I think it is great! The things you learn in single player carry over to the online some are things like listen mode, crafting and importance of stealth. The maps take place in areas found in the game and there are two different game types. A regular team death match and a hardcore mode where you only get one life. Its 4v4 which doesn’t sound like much but it really is the perfect size for a squad based tactical shooter like this. Each side gets 20 tickets not including your first life so in order to win your side must get 24 kills. The respawns take a little bit of time but I feel like it works. I thing I love the most is that you can not call of duty this game. If you run and go gun blazing you will do so badly. You really can’t that many bullets and no regenerating health so you better make sure you have some health kits on you. The coolest thing is that you can craft items while you are playing. You can find supply drops though out the map and you can capture them for your team and you will get various items to make weapons/kits. You can also buy additional ammo for your guns and level them up through the match and even buy body armor if you have enough parts(cash). It might not be for everyone but it really is a game where the team with mics will win but thankfully I have friends who have mics. I also happen to like it a lot because I’m pretty damn good at it, my K:D is 1.39 and I’ve only lost one match out of the 15 I’ve played. Pretty much don’t sell your copy of The Last of Us until you give the online a try since its better than good!
Today at 6pm eastern time Sony is having a press conference in NYC about a lot of rumors and a lot of marketing and hype from Sony has everyone pretty sure that the PS4 will be announced there. I am 100% sure it will be because it makes no sense for all this hype to exist then. Since PS4 will be shown today I wanted to talk about what I think will happen.
I do want to say before they show off the PS4 Sony will announce a price cut for the Vita and make it $200 in the US, maybe a Europe announcement but I don’t care haha. They will show the PS4 behind glass and they will also have the controller next to it behind glass. Sony will talk about the improvements to the controller and talk about what it can do especially the motion controls, the share button and the touch pad on it. Sony will show a tech demo for the PS4 and maybe it will be a tech demo for Killzone 4 or something from Square Enix (FF7 remake?). They will bring up the brand new revamped PSN and introduce Gaikai and how that will work with the PS4. Gaikai is a streaming service so I believe it will stream PS3 games to your PS4 since PS4 will not have the ability to read PS3 disc. They will introduce PlayStation World which will be PlayStation Plus 2.0 and talk about all the brand new features it will have with PS4 and it will most likely give you the ability to stream any PS3 to ever exist to your PS4 if you buy the service. I still say that online gaming will be free to play still since that would be crazy to follow in Live’s footsteps since its such a huge staple for PlayStation to have free online. The PS4 will come with an eye toy which will work with the PS4’s built in Move controller. They will say the PS4 comes out in November and I also say that will not say a price and hopefully they will only have one model of the console since I hate multiple SKUs. I also predict something crazy will happen that I have no said yet and I can confirm this already that this will forever change my life and I will cry tears of joy.
My body is ready.