Thursday, October 14, 2010

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Looking for a good constipation aid? Look no further because playing this game you're going to crap your pants!

Amnesia is a horror game where you are a helpless little insignificant little human who can't do anything else except hide in cupboards and run away. In other words this is my kind of horror! The story is that you have amnesia... that's about all I've gathered. It's very hard to try to follow the plot when you're afraid of creepy mummified corpse-looking things that try to rape you every chance they get. The good thing about the enemies is that you don't see too much of them and when you do you won't have time to try and get a picture to remember them by because if you linger, YOU DIE. The best part about dying is that if you die in the hands of these monsters the monsters will not spawn in the same place. This keeps the player on edge and creates a whole new level of perspective to the "horror" element.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

There is no fighting or shooting to be had here. Just cowering behind boxes and running away. One thing that bothers me is the sanity meter. You can pause the game and go to the inventory to check up on your health. At one point I was in a lit room covered with scented candles and other soothing things and my character was "feelin' fine". The instant I stepped into a dark narrow corridor where I couldn't see the tip of my nose my character went ape-shit and started feeling dizzy and the screen went all blurry. Then I lit my lantern and everything was fine again. So apparently the main character is afraid of the dark which feels a bit weird when presented to some one (like me) who isn't afraid of anything. Then again it's all just a part of the experience, right?

Anyway Amnesia is available on Steam and if you like horror you will love it.

PS: How do I change the timestamp on my posts and my online journal etc. Thanks!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Legendary League of Legends

League of Legends is a free to play player versus player roleplaying game in the form of a real time strategy. You control a single unit, or hero, and battle for victory with your team against your opponents. You can play 5versus5 or 3versus3 matches. 

The idea of the game is to advance along 3 different lanes and destroy your opponent's defense towers. Escorting computer controlled minions and using them as a meat shield you can wreak havoc on these towers and gain access to the enemy's base. Of course it's not as simple as it sounds. The enemy team won't just let you destroy the towers and will fight back by destroy the ones you have. However once you've gained access to the enemy's base most of the players I've played with seem to think the game is over and just surrender cursing what a “noob” team they have. The joke’s on them because they themselves are a part of that team. The game ends after you've successfully destroyed the enemy's Nexus or they have destroyed yours. You gain points by playing and with these points you can “purchase” hero’s for your profile. Alternatively you can also buy your champions with money if you’re that desperate.
There's a wide variety of characters you can choose from and each one is unique in their own way. My advice is pick the one that seems best suited for your gaming style (melee, caster, ranged etc.) and stick with it. You need to familiarize yourself with one character in order to be good in the game. If you keep changing your hero all the time you’ll end up losing.

Like I said it’s free to play even though it comes with the cost of having to listen to all the whining and moaning of your immature teammates. I recommend you try it if you're interested in player versus player fantasy rpg games. I also recommend you befriend yourself with some people and play with them, because if they call you a "noob" you'll know where they live and if need be you can beat the crap out of them for pissing you off.