Can’t Sleep = More Blog Posts

So it’s 2:10am on a Sunday morning and I cannot fall asleep. I have a feeling though by time I finish this blog post I will pass out. I know I promised pictures of my computer setup in the new house along with pictures of the punching bag. I’m in the process of falling asleep, not insomnia, therefore those pictures will have to wait.

What does take minimal effort to discuss however is video games, specifically what’s in my queue. I did wind up canceling my reoccuring WoW subscription. The raiding guild I belonged to fell apart, and with my rogue as my only level 70, finding another guild, which is past Karazhan, that actually needs a rogue, is tough since everyone and their mother has a rogue. I probably could find another guild to raid with if I searched hard enough, but I need a video game I can put on pause and pretty much play at my leisure, not be addicted to – since I need to push harder on my dissertation. Having an MMO where I have to commit 20+ hours of my life to simply sit in standby or even actually raid will not work for me. I need to be able to play for a couple of hours, do a ton of work and then pick up the game again at my leisure as opposed to other people’s play schedules.

So what’s in my queue?

Currently I am playing Ninja Gaiden: Sigma on the PS3. I have to say this game is wicked fun: chopping Ninjas heads off while watching their blood stain the wall in magnitudes of 10s of galons is not by any means boring. I have also picked up Splinter Cell: Double Agent as well as Stranglehold. I have not started Stranglehold but have made a little progress on SC:DA. The SC:DA was fun until the double agent thing kicked in, I’ve become weary of the game since then. I have only played it for less than 3 hours though, so any review I give it now is premature.

I was working on trying to get 100% completion with FFXII. However, the tedious tasks this requires is obnoxious in the least. I think I might just beat the last boss right now (with my 3 level 70+ guys) and then go after the rest of the material later. If I put off beating the last boss anymore, I may never do it. In FFXII, the most difficult boss is not the end game (storyline) boss, rather the most difficult boss is an optional hidden boss. I imagine my 3 level 70+ characters will destroy the end game storyline boss without much effort. At least I’ll finally see the ending cut scenes though.  I might go after that most difficult boss afterwards.
I am also working through Half Life 2. I did beat the original half life several years ago. I came close to beating Half Life 2 a while ago but lost my save (forgot to back it up when formatting). So I had to start HL2 over. I need to hurry up and beat it though as I have episode 1 and 2 and TF in the Orange Box awaiting to be tackled next – thank you by the way Nichole for that awesome Christmas Present (HL Orange Box).

I did acquire COD4 and have beaten it. I am currently trying to beat the next hardest difficulty as I thoroughly enjoyed single player. Multiplayer takes some getting used to as the features in it make it different from other FPS’s. I love the fact that sniping is actually difficult in the game but I cannot stand the radar feature. It’s difficult having to look on your screen and at your radar at the same time.

To Sum up then –
Actively Playing:  Ninja Gaiden: Sigma (PS3), Splinter Cell Double Agent (PC), Stranglehold (PC), HL2 (PC), FFXII (PS2)
In Queue: HL2 Eps1(PC), HL Eps2(PC), TF(PC), Oblivion(PC), COD4 – Higher Difficulty (PC), FXII – 100% Completion (PS2), Bioshock

I tried playing Oblivion before, but my older PC couldn’t handle it. The new PC should manage just fine. I want to play Bioshock,unfortunately I absolutely loathe killing zombies. I am a big coward when it comes playing FPS’s killing zombies, undead, etc. I’m cool with shooting human beings (Max Payne, COD, COD4, Stranglehold, Splinter Cell series, etc.). I just don’t like shooting monsters (Doom, Quake, Bioshock, Wolfenstein, etc.), especially in the dark.

Sleep at last…

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  1. » Blog Archive » Chewbacca Says:

    […] your convenience and that really sucks sometimes.  I think I will take a break and catch up on the growing list of video games that I have left untouched for too […]

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