My beef with FPS.

I love a good war game. From Call of Duty to Killzone to Battlefield; I love running and gunning! BUT my love only goes so far.

This week I played the single player of Call of Duty : Black Ops. Needless to say it pissed me off. Many of you may be shocked to know that I do not believe that Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops should be the standard with FPS’s. I bored quickly with them. But this is not a rant about that. It is something that every FPS has in it.

Why do you have to follow someone throughout the single player modes in many of these games? In many cases these characters or NPC’s get in the way, do not help draw fire, or help with the “enemy” situation. They yell at you, slow down the gameplay, and in general get you shot.

So, please, please game companies making the next and newest FPS, knock it off. I don’t want to follow Sgt. Blah. Give me the mission and let me make my own path. In many cases, the easier, stealthier path.

Also, stop with the dramatic knife in the back scenes. We get it, you can kill with the knife. Do not make it seem as though you have taught us how to use a lightsaber. Unless of course it is a lightsaber.

Alright, that is all…for now.

Summer, bands, Red Dead and FF13

Well, I got a lot going on and nothing to really write about. I am playing through Final Fantasy 13 and Red Dead Redemption. Both are huge games! So far both are worthy of anyone looking to really sink their teeth into epic games. Also, I am busy with my band, The Great Liars. You should check us out!

Until I finish a game or come across some awesome new music, it might get light here during the summer.

God of War III better be able to make me lunch.

Every morning I open up my browser and read the headlines, press releases, and Woot Deals. Anyway, God of War III better be able to kick my butt through my television, go into the kitchen, make me a sandwich (no mayo), and force it down my throat with the love of Kratos. With as much hype as it is getting, you would think that it is setting itself up for harsh user scrutiny. Sure the critics are raving about the  ultra violent, eye candy. But what if common Joe Gamer does not get the idea of it?

Everyone has seen the big action flick of the year *ahem*Transformers 2 *cough* that looked so good in the previews, critics raved that it was “MIND BLOWING”. Went and sat through an hour and a half of explosions, only to feel full with popcorn. Not filled with the excitement that makes you want to be that guy in the movie.

All I am saying is that, Kratos, you have a lot of eyes, ears, and thumbs waiting. You better deliver.

On another plane of existence, I will be doing reviews  for Bayonetta and Battlefield : Bad Company 2 in the next week. So keep watch for it.

Game Ratings and You : Based on a True Story

“Say there little Johnny, I see you are playing Modern Warfare 2. That sure is violent and pretty foul mouthed. Where did you get it?”

“Mom bought it for me for my  12th birthday.”

“Did your mom also get you a pack of cigarettes and a subscription to Playboy?”

Moral of this story – Parents, pay attention to the rating system on games.