Wii Wii Wii all the way home

I got a message from a friend of mine – the subject read “Darth Dalius” I opened it to find this link here.

Star Wars – LightsaberWii.

All I need to say… I am so looking forward to that. I like to play the Wii because it is both fun to do, moving the remote and get involved with the game. As well as being a very social console – whereby I can get my friends and family to be part of the game easily and without much training or skill required.

I played the Xbox 360 the other day with Dazza, that was good fun – we played some demo games – Shadowrun looks to be a really good game, and Colin McRae DIRT was also pretty and a decent fun driving game. The real game we got into was Gears of War a real guts to glory war game. Just like a movie only you play in it. We had fun doing the first chapter on co-op. I still have a little trouble using the controllers – probably too much time in PC FPS, I still reach for the mouse! But by the end I had it all under control and really enjoy our afternoon off… Little too boys let loose with there parents away… except it was our partners that let us loose and we knew we still had things to do once we got home. Fun though I must say.

Also went to see Transformers with Dazza on Sunday night. OK I love the Cartoon back in the day (80’s). I was also lucky enough to have gotten an Optimus Prime for a birthday and I love to transformer him and fight the baddies or drive his big rig around my bedroom. Happy days. Of course friends of mine had bigger and better transformer toys… but they really did make for some fun play time especially when I link it all up with my large collection of Lego and build cities for them to play in.

The movie was good – although I really hate the CG fight scenes where you cannot work out who is fight who and what is happening. I think they need to use real people to model the fights and make them more realistic and not so jumbled that you can’t work out who is fighting who and what is happening (just my rant – I found it the same in Alien vs Predator). Aside from that I liked the storyline – I didn’t like Optimus Primes new colours, and what happened to Bumblebee being a VW…? Money – GM sponsored the movie… I did like the Decepticon being a Ford against the GM Autobots… 🙂 All in all a good enough movie 3/5 from me.

For those who want a trip down memory lane go here and enjoy.

Day Off

I have a day off tomorrow and as such I plan to do something with it… Yes maybe even finish a computer game – I am looking at you Dazza!! – note worthy note here (hehehe I crack me up) Dazza helped me finish Halo when I got a little stuck, we went co-op and blasted our way to the end of that darn game! Woot! So I am guessing that between the two of us we could easily complete Halo 2 just in time for me to win lotto and buy Halo 3 with my Xbox 360 (that I do not have as yet!!)
Well it is either that or I shall go slightly mad!! I need a day of total oblivion and time wasting – aside from getting a load of washing done and cleaning up the kitchen, ok honey! Anyway Dazza might be busy – I asked him to tell me when he would be free either tomorrow or Thursday. So maybe I’ll just be Blogging my day away tomorrow and on Thursday we will take over the world. One game at a time – I could finish Battlefront 2, I started to play that again the other day.. Hmmmm the choice is big
Have fun!

Falling Down

No not a reference to the Michael Douglas movie of the same name…

I refer instead to the new video game from the makers of The Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion – Fall Out 3. There is a lot of talk out there in the interweb about this game, CAD, Game spot, IGN, Wikipedia (for the masses). I never actually completed the first two fall outs – I guess I just didn’t have the time – because these are huge games and very interactive. Basically what I like in a game but still I am a little hesitant to get too involved with things like this.

I do a lot of different things, Music, Theatre, Work, Love, Family, Friends, TV… the list goes on I guess I take on a lot of different things because in one way I get too bored of one thing all the time and the other reason I seem to not be able to focus on one thing for too long… These games really do take a lot of effort and a lot of time – time I do not have much of, and effort well I have to spread that out a bit.

Take WoW for instance, I see my friends playing it a lot but I cannot allow myself to do that because if I did I would have to stop something else or sleep less to make up for it. There are times that I wish I could click it off and just be able to focus on one thing.

So where is this post leading to? I am not sure that I will buy Fall Out 3 – I know friends who will and who loved the first two so much they have played them multiple times, using different techniques – but there is so much more to do then just one game. Take my games that I am part way through at the moment, The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Knights of the Old Republic, Quake 4, NeverWinter Nights 2, Doom 3… I think the list goes on. Maybe this is just an indication of me not finishing any games… Maybe that is why WoW is so appealing I can’t finish it… 🙂

Well either way I guess I am not really alone in this, I mean how many people finish every game they have bought… Mind you how many never finish any… I need to go home a finish a game, just one to prove that I can do it… Hmmm now which do I choose….