Sorry, but I haven't yet shared the information about myself that would typically display here. Check back later to see if that changes, or if I instead choose to remain an enigma.
I finished my Rainbow Six Vegas review last night, but after reading it over, I hated the introduction so I scrapped the introduction and decided to come up with a new one. Now I'm struggling. I don't really know what to think of my review right now. I don't know how much I actually like it. Vegas was a hard game to review because for a lot of the game, I was really frustrated because I kept dying, but by the end of the game, it easily vaulted itself into my "best games ever" list. It's hard to describe why that is, and I'm afraid that my review ends up reading as a list of cool battles and me saying "the battles are hard, but worth it" without any other substance. I think I'm going to need to keep working on this one...
I beat Rainbow Six Vegas, which turned out to be one of the best games I've ever played in my life, even if it was very challenging to a tactical-newbie. Just you wait for the HOT NEW REVIEW from asherdeus. Splinter Cell: Double Agent and Scarface are coming from GameFly soon, so I'm going to work on those. I've never been a huge fan of the Splinter Cell games, but after beating Vegas, I thought about giving Tom Clancy another chance. For some reason, I'm also interested in Medal of Honor Heroes for the PSP, even though I hear it's terrible. I'm chugging through Medal of Honor: Spearhead (a PC expansion to Medal of Honor: Allied Assault) and enjoying it, but I don't think I can tolerate a PSP FPS.
I also have bronchitis, which is probably one of the worst things I've ever suffered.
I hope that everyone had a good Christmas and that Santa came through and delivered them everything that they wanted. I got pretty much everything that I hoped and expected this holiday season. I got a few games, some new clothes, but mostly cash to pay off my computer (I'm not complaining).
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
Shadow of the Collosus
EverQuest 2: Echoes of Faydewer.
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
In addition, I got a few ski passes, but the good news is that my computer is half paid for. I've spent the last few days torrenting PC games that I've wanted to play. I think I need to pick up another hard drive.
I finished up my FEAR: Extraction Point review tonight. I wrote it a week ago, sat on it for a while, and then I editted it tonight. I felt a lot better about the review after the edit than I did before it. Trying to shake the reviewing rust off. It's been three months since I last reviewed a game.
Finally, after working non-stop seemingly all semester, my classes are over. I took my last final today and handed in all of my papers. Since I'm done with classes finally, I took the time to play through Gears of War (not quite the 10/10 that everyone painted it, but a fun game) and FEAR: Extraction Point. I may review GoW, probably not because there's enough out there already, but I'm writing up an Extraction Point review now. Then it's on to the X-Mas Battle. I'm excited about that. I've got a solid team of contenders that I think is going to be at the top of the field. I'm just happy to be going home to play videogames and ski for most of the winter. I'm also looking forward to hopefully picking up Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops at some point in the next few weeks.
I just picked my classes too so I'll post them up here.
POL 203: Critical Thinking in Politics
POL 213: History of Political Thought
POL 359: Nation, State, and Global Order
HIS 102: History of the 20th Century
HIS 329: History of the Cold War
SPA 102: Continuing Spanish
I finally bought a new computer. My first one since June of 2004. I bought a brand new Dell desktop. Check out the specs:
EDIT: I cancelled that PC and bought a different one.
- Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (1.87GHz)
- 1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz
- 19 in (19 in viewable) 1907FPCFlat Panel Display
- 256MB nVidia GeForce 7900 GS
- 250GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200RPM)
- 16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW