I will admit right away that I haven’t played Metro 2033. The way it was described to me made it sound like it was not a thing for me. So why did I get Metro: Last Light? Basically, I had heard they had made some changes in the Metro sequel, and now it did sound it was a thing that would be for me.
So I got a PC box from Gamestop, where all the boxes said “Limited Edition” and included that Ranger Mode DLC that everyone was complaining about before launch. Not that I have any plans of playing the Ranger Mode. I felt the game was crazy enough as it was, on Regular Mode, at Normal Difficulty. I don’t play games for the challenge, I admit that freely. But if you do want the Ranger Mode, you might consider getting a boxed copy “Limited Edition”, since it cost me no more than Steam’s digital edition without the DLC.
So Bioshock: Infinite happened, and it’s been discussed to all hell and back. There’s really not much left for me to do but offer my own view of the game, and probably just say again what has been said elsewhere.
I had fun with Bioshock: Infinite. I’m not ashamed to admit that. It did a lot of things right. It kept me in my chair. I left it feeling like it was time well spent. However, it is certainly not a perfect game. It has issues. No doubt about that. Still, it deserves to be lauded for its good parts, as much as it should be critiqued for the bad ones. And I’m sure what is good and what is bad about it will never really be agreed upon.
Warning: Some spoilers ahead.
Chapter 14 is here! And is spent crawling around the insides of the immense body of the Many.
I really got caught up in things while playing this time. My old copy finally failed me. Inside ‘The Body Of The Many’ it just kept crashing over and over, so I had to bite the bullet and install the new GoG version. If I hadn’t been able to transfer my saves, I’m not sure what I would have done.
I will be somewhat busy in the following days, so I figured I’d just complete chapter 13 a bit early. I hope you won’t mind.
You know, I probably died more times making this chapter than I have total over the rest of the game. Breaching and securing the Rickenbacker bridge was more than a little challenging. And since there aren’t any revival chambers on the bridge, at least that I could find, that meant a lot of reloading and trying over. Maybe more hectic than tense, but since we’re at what I assume is the endgame, I guess it’s okay to get a little climactic.
As I am still using my old build, and not the new, fancy GoG build, I still experience some crashing. Which is why this chapter got delayed by over a day.
I feel like I’ve basically reached a point in the game where resources are no longer an issue. I have a lot of a lot. I can keep my weapons highly maintained. I have all sorts of medical hypos and other healing items. I have a fair amount of ammunition. I’ve gotten my most important stats maxed out. I am doing good. I almost feel powerful. And yet I am astutely aware that one false move, one blunder, one act of hubris, could be the end of me.
Sorry about being busy last week, but here’s chapter 11! That I have ingeniously dubbed “Scuttled Shuttles” for secret reasons.
In the best ever news, you can now acquire your very own copy of System Shock 2 over at GoG.com! They clearly employed magic to secure the rights to this much-demanded game, and now you can live through the same terrors I have. The joy! 😀
So we’re at 10 chapters now, huh? 109 log entries (yes, there is one less than normal this time, because it felt like a natural cut-off point), and over 14 hours of logged game time, if the save-game timestamps are to be believed.
Things are definitely getting a lot more tense now. As I was moving through the command deck, my heart literally felt like it was jammed up in my throat. There are still enemies around, but not a lot, so it almost feels like the Many have abandoned ship and run off to ambush me elsewhere.
And we are back with a new, and rather special, chapter of The Von Braun Incident. It’s the first time I’ve come up with a chapter title! The plan is to go back and add titles for the other chapters as well.
This time we get a rather nasty surprise, and as usual almost manage to get ourselves killed. It’s becoming a habit.