Saturday, April 7, 2007

Happy Easter

So, I've been playing Deus Ex again. This is like my sixth or seventh time through, and I've been using Shifter 1.7.2, a mod I uberly recommend:

It's still incredibly fun sneaking through various enemy locales and rendering all my foes unconscious. In my next run, though (which I'll most likely start after finishing this time around), I'll go for maximum fatalities. Headshots, baby!

I may also play Deus Ex: Invisible War after I tire of the original. It may not be nearly as good as the first, but it's still quite fun in its own way.

In other gaming news:

I've installed Command and Conquer 3. Pluses: Quick pace -- missions take 15-30 minutes or so. Minuses: The missions don't have an epic feel, unlike Supreme Commander. Also, the game is fucking stingy with units. "Here's four rocket dudes, have fun taking out that enemy base!"

This is greatly amplified with the mission I'm currently stuck on. There's a power outage, causing my turrets to not be able to be on at all times, so I have to supplement certain areas of my base with troops until reinforcements arrive. But ohoho, tanks and rocket-launching bikes and dune buggies assail me constantly at the north and east points of the base.

And I'm talking half a dozen fucking units. (I can usually manage to put two or three anti-vehicular units in those spots at the most). And when reinforcements do arrive, I have to send out APCs staffed with rocket dudes that I can't afford to lose through enemy territory, past buildings that are also staffed with rocket dudes and which I cannot demolish without much wasted time, and destroy a turret which eats APCs for lunch. And then I have to escort the reinforcements back to base with my (now exploded) units, past the rocket-launching dudes garrissoned in the buildings, and watch as God laughs as my ultra-slow crucial unit gets blown to smithereens.

So yeah, it'll be a while before I pick that one up again.

I also installed Shivering Isles, the Oblivion expansion pack. I haven't played any of the new content yet, since my game now seems to crash my computer at the drop of a hat. Seriously, four or five times within the space of an hour. Fucking ridiculous.

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