I Never Finished…BioShock…Because

BioShock

To be honest about this game, I had never even heard of it until a friend told me about it and told me how great it was and how she was looking forward to BioShock 3, which is now BioShock: Infinite, for years because this game and the sequel were so amazing. When I told her that I never even heard of this game, she insisted I find myself a copy and play both this game and the sequel because the next BioShock was going to be amazing. Still unemployed, I know I know, how can someone be unemployed for this long? I have no idea, but it happened. Anyway, I found myself a really cheap used copy of BioShock and played. If it’s on this blog though, it means I never finished it. Keep reading to find out why.

In BioShock, you play as Jack. Jack is the sole survivor of a plane crash out in the middle of the ocean and that’s when he finds the lighthouse. Traveling to the lighthouse he finds a bathysphere which takes him to the underwater city of Rapture. Here he’ll be contacted by Atlas. Atlas tells him what’s been going in in Rapture and how he needs Jack’s help to stop creator of Rapture, Andrew Ryan. Atlas leads Jack through the city where he’ll encounter splicers, people who were once human but got addicted to ADAM’s and have turned into these monstrosities. Jack will also encounter Little Sisters and their Big Daddies. Here is where the moral decisions of the game comes in. If you take down a Big Daddy that’s protecting a little sister you can ether save her or harvest her for ADAM’s. The choice is yours even though Atlas will urge you to use the little sisters and harvest them for ADAM’s while a new character, Dr. Tenenbaum, will urge you to save them, and depending on what you do you’ll get two different endings.

Would You Kindly? Who knew that three little words that form a question would have so much influence in this game and really become the theme of the whole game. Whenever Atlas asks Jack to do something he always says “Would you kindly?” After playing this game, it kind of became a thing when I would play with my friend. When we were playing Mass Effect 3 MP and went down we would ask people around us, “Would you kindly revive me, I’m out of MediGel.” There would be some hesitation and then someone would come running. People who played BioShock knew and called us out on that sometimes, but it was also kind of fun when people didn’t know the reference and would pause and then be like, “oh yeah, sure I’ll be right there.” I have to admit I even do this at work sometimes if I want to push off a phone call to someone else. “Hey (Insert Fellow Employee Name Here) would you kindly make this phone call for me? I’m really swamped over here.” Works like a charm.

So this is essentially a horror game, there are a lot of jump scares and mysterious locations with ominous music playing throughout the game. My friend knew that I hated horror games, yet she still recommended it and denied that it was a horror game. Some friend right? It’s a surprise that I even made it through this game, but I did and played through the whole story which I have to say is amazing. The story, the whole twisty nature of the game, the environment, and then the ending (the good one that had me crying in buckets) is simply amazing. This game was like nothing I had ever seen before, but I felt like after playing and finishing the story there really wasn’t a reason to go back. I didn’t feel like I could play the game on survivor difficulty without the Vita-Chamber and I had a problem that the best way to do this, as I’ve been told, is to harvest all of the little sisters. It just feels…wrong. Anyway that’s why I never went back to this game.

As you can see from the picture above, I was able to get a nice 40 out of the original 54 trophies for this game, 66 in total if you could the DLC. I was able to get most of the trophies within my first playthrough which was pretty amazing and the only trophies I have left to get are the ones for playing on harder difficulties without the Vita-Chamber and some other random trophies. Not that bad for only playing this game one time. A few trophies were stupid ones that I just completely overlooked, but could have gotten on my first playthrough. Going back and thinking about that just made me groan because I hate when I overlook the simple stuff.

Probability of this game getting played again…2 out of 5.

I ranked this game pretty low because if I do go and play this game again, it’s not going to be for the trophies even though I still own this game. This would be one of those I’m playing because I want to experience the story again. Sometimes you can’t get every platinum trophy and sometimes you just physically can’t play a game on its hardest game mode. It happens and I’m accepting that this is one of those games for me. That doesn’t make it any less great though, it just means that it will forever stay in my sleeve of unfinished games.

BioShock

Now it’s your turn. Would you kindly tell me what you thought about this game. Did you love it? Hate it? Understand it? Don’t be ashamed if you didn’t understand it at first, it took me a little while too. Anyway, let me know in the comments section and next week I’ll tell you why I went back to playing some free games for the next couple of weeks, mostly because I was pissed at my friend for lying that BioShock wasn’t a horror game, and why I never finished Rochard no matter how hard I tried.

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I Never Finished…Resident Evil 5…Because

Resident Evil 5

Now while this was one of those free games that I was getting thanks to PS+, this was one I was going to skip on. I know it seems like I haven’t been skipping on many free games in these pass few blogs, but this one I was planning on skipping. The first reason was because I’m not a real big fan of the Resident Evil series and the second was because I’m really not a huge fan of horror games. Of course I got suckered into downloading this game and playing. Not only did I get suckered into playing, but I also never finished this game after playing it one time. Keep reading to see why I never finished this game.

Resident Evil 5 takes place in Africa where you’ll play as Chris Redfield or Sheva Alomar, depending on how you’re playing, to investigate a bio terrorism threat. Upon arriving in Africa, you’ll discover that the people there are already infected and the previous team sent in has been eliminated. And that’s about as far as I got when it came to this game. The basic premise and nothing more, I have no idea where the story would have gone or where it even went, nor do I know that much about the series itself. I played maybe the first or second game on my PS2, but that was it. Not off to a great start especially with trying to start with the fifth game.

So I said this game had a story behind why I actually played and it was because when I played this game, five whole years ago (time really flies, I mean wow), it was on Thanksgiving and it was because my former friend was alone. It was her first Thanksgiving alone and she didn’t want to be alone, ditching most of the plans that I had already made, I stayed home and played video games with her all day so that she didn’t have to be alone. Anyway, this game was one of the games that she wanted to play since it was free. She wanted to play so we played. Until we got stuck in one area and she decided that we were going to give up. We would figure something out though and then head back into the game when we learned how to defeat the enemy we were stuck on. I don’t think we even talked about this game after that Thanksgiving day. I really have no idea what the hell the game was about or anything much about it, just the story that goes along with it. Pretty sad really. Anyway, ever since that one day I never picked up the game again.

As you can see from the picture above I was able to get 9 out of the base 51 trophies, 71 trophies in total with the added on DLC. Seeing from my timestamps that we only played this game for two whole hours, 9 trophies really isn’t that bad. One of the things that I remember is the very auditable sigh that I received when I announced that I got yet another trophy from my former friend. Anyway, I’m sure if I played longer, or perhaps by myself, I might have gotten more trophies.

Probability of this game getting played again…3 out of 5.

I ranked this game pretty high up there because I wouldn’t mind giving this game a second chance. This time alone though. I think that the reason I didn’t enjoy this game that much was because looking back now, it was hard to play with my former friend. Maybe that’s why we’re not friends anymore, to this day I really don’t even know why we aren’t friends. That’s another discussion though, but I wouldn’t mind one day going back and trying to see if this game holds any interest for me without being influenced by someone else.

Now it’s your turn? Are you as gullible as I am and get roped into playing games you don’t want to play like this one? Did you love this game? Hate it? Think it was the best in the franchise or the worst? Let me know in the comments section below and now for next week, a game that my former friend actually recommended. Here’s the thing with this game though, I actually really enjoyed it even though it’s kind of a horror game, but it has a great premise, a really cool tag line that goes with it, and it just celebrated it’s 10th anniversary. Know which game I’m talking about? It’s Bioshock. I’ll let you know next week why I completed this game, but never went back and actually finished it.

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I Never Finished…Quantum Conundrum…Because

Quantum Conundrum

This was yet again one of those free PS+ games that I got. At this point I was still just downloading anything that was free, whether it be a good game or a bad game, because I was paying for the subscription and I was only doing it to get free games. During this time PS+ wasn’t needed to play online so it was an optional purchase. Anyway, I did play this game, but unfortunately it ended up on this list. Keep reading to find out why.

In Quantum Conundrum, you’ll play as a 12 year old boy who is dropped off at his uncle’s house. Wow, that makes the game sound really creepy, but moving on. The uncle, Quadwrangle, turns out to be a brilliant scientist working on his latest experiment. Like some experiment’s, this one goes horribly wrong and it leaves Quadwrangle trapped in a pocket dimension with no memory. It’s up to you to save him by solving different puzzles that involve switching dimensions in different rooms that contain different properties. You’ll switch back and forth between the fluffy dimension, where everything is soft and well fluffy, the heavy dimension, where everything is way too heavy for a 12 year old boy to lift, the slow dimension, where time itself slows down, and the reverse gravity dimension where everything but the player is affected by this this, so that you can safely solve each puzzle. Switch to the wrong dimension and it could lead to the death of your character and having to start the puzzle all over again.

This game seems familiar… Does this game seem familiar to you, like maybe you played some sort of game similar to this before? If it does it’s because it’s directed by Kim Swift who was the lead designer on Portal.

This game is actually a really fun game and I enjoyed playing it. The puzzles are challenging and the game will keep you your toes. So why did I not finish this game which seems very doable? I really hate to blame other people, but it’s hard to play something by yourself when you have one super needy friend who is like play Mass Effect 3 with me, play Borderlands with me, play Borderlands 2 with me. Being the people pleaser that I am, I’m always the one to stop what I’m doing and go do what someone else wants. I could have simply played offline, since this was a time when you didn’t have to play every single game online, but that doesn’t work when the needy friend has your phone number and calls when you aren’t online. Wanting to make my friend, who is no longer my friend, happy I would oblige and pop online to play whatever she wanted to play. It’s sad because this is a really great game and I missed the opportunity to fully play it because I just couldn’t say no. As a side note, this is a really unhealthy habit and I’ve since stopped doing that. I now play what I want when I want. Lesson learned.

Cool Side Note: You know how on the PS3 interface, you have a game section where you can scroll up and down when you pass by your games right? Anyway, while scrolling, a lot of the games do different things, sometimes a background will appear with some music on a loop and sometimes you’ll get nothing. With this game though, when you scroll down to it in your game section, you’ll get a full-fledged song playing called Flip A Switch by Chris Ballew. I have to say that this is the coolest song for a game and for me when I turn on my PS3, it’s a habit to scroll down to the game and listen to this song because it’s awesome.

As you can see from the trophies above, I was only able to get 4 out of the base 15 trophies for this game, there were another 10 trophies added to this game via DLC, but I never got around to finishing the game or even seeing if the DLC was worth it. The 4 trophies that I did get were super simple in a game where the rest of the trophies range from rare to ultra rare.

Probability of this game getting played again…5 out of 5.

Now that my super needy friend is out of the picture, it seems like the perfect opportunity to go back and play this game, after not playing for 5 whole years. Yes that’s right, my last trophy for this game was 5 years ago. I really want to experience this game because like many of you out there, I love Portal and I love the Portal vibe that this game has. This is one of those games that I really want to make the time to play to so you might be seeing it on my weekly trophy breakdown soon.

Now it’s your turn. Did you download this game for free and never finish it? Maybe you’re one of the rare few who have finished this game. Did you pick up the Portal vibe that this game gives off? Let me know in the comments section and for next week, a new game that I didn’t finish. I only played this game once and it has a story to why I even played it to go along with it. Next week I’ll let you know why I never finished Resident Evil 5 and why I even started it in the first place.

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I Never Finished…Assassin’s Creed III…Because

Assassin's Creed III

It’s hard as an adult when it comes to your birthday. Some people still get you gifts, others don’t, some don’t know what the hell to get you, and some get it completely right. This was one of those times when it was the right gift. I was watching this game since it was released that it was coming out, but I was also unemployed and knew that buying a $60 game was not a good idea, and was eager to see how the Desmond story would wrap up after Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Anyway, I was super excited when I got this one for my birthday so that I didn’t have to fake smile my way though and do the usual, “this is just what I wanted,” while I think to myself, “why the hell would you think I wanted this?” Even though it was a wonderful gift, I never finished it. Keep reading to find out why.

Because Ezio’s story was done with Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, but Desmond’s was not, the franchise needed a new characters. That’s where Connor comes in. Taking place during the American Revolution, as Connor you get to explore Colonial America. Connor becomes involved with the whole Assassin’s order when Templars attack his Native American village. Like every the Assassin’s before him, he’ll try to take down the Templar order in a battle that is never really won while in the present day Desmond has the Apple of Eden and has finally reached The Temple of the First Civilization.

I scurried off the play this game the moment I got it because I was super excited. A new Assassin’s Creed game! It has to be better than Revelations right? Right? Wrong. After playing for a few hours I found this game to be extremely boring even with the surprise that Desmond had an ancestor who was a Templar, that you get to play for some part of the game, who then had a son, Connor, who became an Assassin. Huh? The whole thing just made me roll my eyes, not to mention the timing of this game as well as the ending. I powered through this game and finished, but I never went back for the trophies because I just couldn’t. I thought Assassin’s Creed: Revelations was bad, but at the time this one takes the cake and hits the top of worst Assassin’s Creed games ever. It was just a boring story line that had a wasted era. This could have been such an amazing game since it was done during the American Revolution and you get to explore Colonial America, but no it was just one big bore.

Remember that time when…. Everyone thought that the world was ending in 2012 because the Mayan calendar ended? This game came out around that time and it totally ties into this whole theory which is just sad. Apparently the world didn’t end, just like every other time it was supposed to and in the game it’s all thanks to Desmond. I felt this ending to Demond’s story to be worthy of a lot of eye rolling as I sat there and watched the ending play through after hours upon hours of playing this game.

As you can see from the picture above, I did a decent job with the trophies for this game. Out of the original 51 trophies, I was able to get 29. Not bad because I wasn’t even trying with this game. My main point was that I just wanted to finish it because….REASON’S! (<- Borderlands reference, kudos to those who got it, shame for those who didn’t.) There was a bunch of DLC added on for this game making the total trophy count climb its way up to 65. As you can see though I am missing a bunch of trophies for doing a bunch of things, like playing the multiplayer because I never even played the multiplayer for this game. I was actually waiting for a friend at the time to play the multiplayer with, but long story short we never played the multiplayer. Because of my distain for this game, I also never purchased the DLC and didn’t get any of those trophies as well.

Probability of this game getting played again…3 out of 5.

Surprising right? I basically said I hated this game yet it gets a 3 out of 5 on my playability scale. What the hell? With the new Assassin’s Creed game coming out, it makes me want to go back and play the Assassin’s Creed games that I still have. I know a stupid notion that probably won’t even happen because I basically have no time, but it’s nice to think that I might just have some time before to go back and play through the 7 Assassin’s Creed games that I own.

Assassin's Creed III

Now it’s your turn. Were you also let down by this game? By the ending of this game? Or maybe you actually enjoyed the game and thought it was the best game in the series. Let me know in the comments section and next week I’ll tell you about one of my freebie games that I never finished. This one was Quantum Conundrum. I thought this game was pretty amazing, but I still never finished it. Check back next week to find out why.

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I Never Finished…Payday: The Heist…Because

Payday: The Heist

As I said last week, I was supposed to play this game with a group of friends, because this game was free and we were looking for something other than Mass Effect 3 that we could play. Why not play this one? Turns out I was the first and only one to play this game and thanks to that it ended up on my I never finished list. Keep reading to find out why.

Payday: The Heist, puts you in the role of a bank robber. Donned with a clown mask, I hate clowns, you’ll play as either Dallas, Hoxton, Chains, or Wolf as you attempt your first heist which is supposed to set you up for life. Even though it does, the game encourages you to continue robbing other places because once you start you really can’t stop. You’ll go on robbery after robbery taking hostages, pissing off the cops, killing hostages, getting your teammates killed, and various other things. Sound like a ton or fun doesn’t it?

Sadly it’s not a ton of fun and it’s the main reason why I never finished this game. It wasn’t because I didn’t have anyone to play with, believe me there have been many times when I had to play alone and it doesn’t bother me one bit, it’s because this game really just sucks. The graphics are horrible, the actions and commands are difficult to learn, and the AI is just plain crap. I couldn’t even get past the first level of this game and after trying a few times no longer had any desire to at all. It’s just a really bad game with bad game design.

As you can see from the picture above I was able to get 2 out of the original 35 trophies. There were another 6 trophies added through DLC and you can probably already tell that I didn’t bother with the DLC. I probably got the 2 easiest trophies in the game and sometimes there’s no shame in that since all of the other trophies are either rare, very rare, or ultra rare. This is one of those games that I hate having on my trophy profile more than the games with 0 trophies because I was kind of suckered into playing this game.

Probability of this game getting played again…0 out of 5.

I can honestly say that I will never play this game again. Even if I had a co-op partner, even if I had a group of people that totally rocked at this game, and even if it was the last game on the face of the earth to play. It’s just a really bad game and I have no desire of ever playing it again. That being said, it still sits on my PS3, kind of as a reminder. I like to do that a lot if you haven’t already noticed, but anyway it’s one of those games I keep there and scowl at every time I pass it by on my list.

Now it’s your turn. What did you think about this game? Are you in the same boat that I was in and get suckered into playing this piece of crap? Or did you love this game and tried to get other people to play with you? Let me know in the comments section and next week I’ll let you know why I never finished another game. This one wasn’t a freebie and it was actually a birthday gift. It’s nice when you’re unemployed and family members know that you love games and that you can’t afford them so they go out and buy you games. Anyway, this one I actually wanted because it was from a franchise that I loved. Next week I’ll let you know why I never finished Assassin’s Creed III.

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I Never Finished…NFL Blitz…Because

NFL Blitz

There were two reasons why I played this game. The first one was because of course I got it for free thanks to PS+ and the second was because while I was a fan of NFL games on my PS2, I had never tried one on my PS3. I figured why not since it was free and I used to like NFL games. Of course though, I never finished it so keep reading to find out why.

Unlike a Madden game, this is completely different. Yes it still features your favorite NFL teams, this is an over dramatized version of the Madden games that I had known and loved on my PS2. Think of this game like the NBA Jam just with football. That’s the basic breakdown of the game.

Fun Fact Time! This game is actually part of a long standing series of arcade games and other releases with similar titles, but in 2005 the NFL didn’t want any part of this over dramatized and violent game so they took away all NFL rights to the game. The game then became Blitz: The League. The first Blitz: The League was released on the PS2 with Blitz: The League II releasing on the PS3. If you frequent this blog, you can read about why I never finished Blitz: The League II here. Anyway, moving onto 2012, the NFL decides they want the game back and take it. The changes that were made when the NFL took it back were that the fictional teams of Blitz: The League were gone and back were the NFL teams that everyone knew. Gone was all the other stuff that went along with Blitz: The League.

I’m not going to lie, I played this game for maybe, maybe, 10 minutes before shutting it off. I just didn’t like it. I didn’t like the arcade style and it really wasn’t what I was looking for. Seeing that this is basically the same game as Blitz: The League, I have no idea why I didn’t like this game. I was especially surprised because it is like NBA Jam which was my game way back on the Sega Genesis. This wasn’t really my style of a game anymore and I just never finished it or went back to it after my 10 minutes of playing.

Another Fun Fact! Remember how I said I used to play NBA Jam on my Sega Genesis, I was also in a local NBA Jam competition at my local Blockbuster when I was around…10? My dad would take me to Blockbuster every Sunday for a month, I would play my rounds and have my score added up. While I didn’t win the tournament, I did come in 5th place. Not that bad, right?

As you can see from the picture above, I didn’t get any trophies for this game. None at all. Why? Probably because I only played for 10 minutes, but they also range from having one common trophy, which I’m sure if I would have played more than 10 minutes I would have gotten to rare, to very rare, and then finally the majority of trophies are ultra rare. These are some difficult trophies and I think even if I did enjoy the game, I wouldn’t have gotten all of the trophies.

Probability of this game getting played again…0 out of 5.

I’m never going to play this game again. Never. I mean even if it was the last game that I had to play, I still wouldn’t play this game. I have no interest in going back and even though I know that I should probably give this game a chance since I really didn’t I just don’t have the time or want to actually play. Even though it’s still on my PS3, it can just sit there so that it’ll be one of those games I look at occasionally and grumble about.

Now it’s your turn. Did you get this game because of PS+ or did you buy it? Maybe you loved it or hated it. How about my fun little fact? Did you already know about that? Let me know in the comments section and next week I’ll tell you why I never finished another game. This game though, I was supposed to play with a group of friends because it was free and why not since we were all going to get it. Turns out things didn’t work out that way and that’s why Payday: The Heist ended up on this list. Even though my friends didn’t play, I played, so I’ll let you know why I never finished it.

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I Never Finished…Scott Pilgrim vs. The World…Because

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Another free PS+ game as I gave up on my quest to finish my games in alphabetical order. Yeah, you knew that was going to happen right? Anyway, the funny thing about this game was that I downloaded it because it was free, but I also downloaded it because at the time it was my then-friend’s most favorite movie in the entire world and I had never seen the movie. Makes no sense right? Tell me about it. So the plan was that I would play the game and then we would watch the movie together. Thing is I never finished the game.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World let’s you play as multiple different characters, that you know from the movie and graphic novels, as you loosely follow the graphic novels plot and try to defeat Ramona’s seven evil ex’s. This game is one of those action packed 2D side scrollers that doesn’t let you progress into the next screen until all enemies on your current screen have been defeated. Each different character has their own move sets which makes the game easier or harder depending on your play style.

I was really into this game and was having a good time with it until the final boss battle. For the life of me I couldn’t beat the last boss. I have no idea why and to this day I don’t know what the hell was going on when I was playing. Anyway that was the one and only reason why I never finished this game. I just gave up. When you lose over and over and over again, sometimes it’s just best to put down the controller and never pick it up again.

So did you ever watch the movie? Actually, I did watch the movie. That same year for my birthday, I rented the movie, my then-friend already owned the movie, and we watched it together while talking over the phone. It was actually a really great birthday. I hadn’t had one of those in a while, but the real question is did I like the movie? While I told my then-friend that I did. Friends don’t poo-poo their friend’s favorite movie, I actually didn’t. Sorry, just not my type of movie.

As you can see from the picture above I was able to get 4 out of the base 12 trophies. There were another 7 DLC trophies added later on. I never bothered getting the DLC, but the regular trophies that I had left would only require a few more tedious playthroughs which isn’t impossible. Anyway, I probably got the easiest trophies this game had to offer.

Trophy Milestone! This game gave me one of my trophy milestones. If you frequent PSNProfiles.com, then you know that they not only track your trophies, but also these small milestones in trophy hunting. Anyway, the trophy from this game Shopaholic was my 1,000th trophy. That was five years ago and it’s kind of crazy to think about it like that.

Probability of this game getting played again…2 out of 5.

While the possibility of this game being played again is very low and probably won’t happen, I won’t rule it out either. This game has some nostalgia for me and one day I might pick it up and give it a go even it makes me want to toss my controller out the window. For now though, this game will sit on my currently unused PS3 along with every other PS+ game that I downloaded and never finished.

Now it’s your turn. How did you feel about this game? Was it too difficult for you to beat, there’s no shame in admitting that. Are you a fan of the movie / graphic novels and decide to pick this game up, or were you like me and only picked it up because it was free? Let me know in the comments section and as for next week, another PS+ game that I got for free and never finished. Hell, I think I played one match, didn’t know what the hell was going on and shut the game off. Next week I’ll let you know why I never finished NFL Blitz.

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I Never Finished…Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood…Because

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

I had originally played this game when it came out, before I had my PS3 hooked up to the internet and knew there was such a big multiplayer thing going on, and absolutely loved it. I spent hours playing it until I was finished with it. When I was finished with it I put it to the side and picked it up again once I had my PS3 hooked up to the internet and decided that I was going to start getting my platinum trophies in alphabetical order. I had just gotten the Assassin’s Creed II platinum so Asassin’s Creed: Brotherhood was next. But I never finished it, keep reading to find out why.

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, puts you back into the shoes of Ezio Auditore picking up right where Assassin’s Creed II left off. You’ll also play in the present as Desmond Miles as him and the rogue team from Abstergo have fled to Monteriggioni where they can safely run the Animus and try to find the Apple of Eden. While the stuff with Desmond is short lived and you’ll spend most of your time in the Animus playing as Ezio, this is probably the best part of the game because you get to run around 1499 Rome. The game also offers new mechanics like recruiting other assassin’s as it’s Ezio’s main goal to take down the Borgia family while restoring the Assassin’s Order. This game was also the first Assassin’s Creed to introduce multiplayer. Yay. That was sarcasm.

After playing Assassin’s Creed II, I really enjoyed this game. I thought this paired up with Assassin’s Creed II was the best in the series. I always enjoyed playing as Ezio as well so it was a win-win situation. I can’t stress enough how much I enjoyed this game, I thought at the time the graphics were just amazing and I loved climbing the buildings and activating the eagle eye to get a 360 view of the area I was in, exploring the tombs was fun, recruiting new assassin’s and using them in battle was new and innovative, and then there’s the multiplayer. I hated this aspect of the game and it’s probably the main reason why when I restarted playing this game that I never finished it. Don’t get me wrong, the concept of the multiplayer is interesting. You’re basically in the Templar training program and it’s a pretty well thought out structure for the multiplayer, if everyone played that way. Instead everyone runs around like a chicken without a head trying to kill each other. After playing about 20-30 minutes of this, it gets old really fast.

As you can see from the trophy picture above, I was able to get 37 out of the base 51 trophies for this game, 37 out of 61 if you want to count the DLC which I might or might not have, I’m not really sure. So what am I missing? A few really simple single player trophies and then most of the multiplayer trophies. I have the basic multiplayer trophies, but am missing the really grindy multiplayer trophies that require you to play for hours upon hours upon hours. I have to say that the most grindy multiplayer trophy that I have is Needle in a Haystack. Do you know how long it took to actually kill my target from a haystack? So long that it felt like forever and that was basically it for me as that was the last multiplayer trophy that I got.

Probability of this game getting played again…3 out of 5.

If I go back to play this game then it’s going to be for the actual game itself and not the multiplayer. This is one of those games that I’ll never get the platinum trophy for because the multiplayer is way to grindy and I just don’t have the time or patience for it. I think it would be fun to revisit the game again even just to see how the graphics hold up and start the story all over again.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Now it’s your turn. What did you think about Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood? Did you love it? Hate it? Were you able to get all of the multiplayer trophies or are those stopping you from getting the platinum trophy? Let me know in the comments section below and for next week, a game that was free because this was the time when I was basically playing anything that was free. It’s a game based off a movie that I didn’t even see, but at the time it was my former friends favorite movie. Moving on though, next week I’ll let you know why I never finished Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

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I Never Finished…Outland…Because

Outland

Another free PS+ game this week because I was still horribly unemployed. There was a catch though because I had decided that I was going to go back to school and get another degree because one wasn’t enough and it wasn’t helping me on my quest for a job. Anyway, this was going to be my summer of fun because I had all these free games before I got really serious and went back to school where I would have no time for gaming. Anyway, Outland was one of those games and I never did finish it.

I played this game for such a short period of time that I have no idea what this game is about. I hate leaving this section blank though, so here’s what I learned about the game. Outland is about a man, played by the player, who has been experiencing visions of the past. No modern medical can cure him so he goes to a shaman who tells him about the Sisters of Chaos and the hero that banished them. Long story short, the Sisters of Chaos are on the lose again and you are the reincarnation of the hero who banished them. It’s your job to stop the Sisters of Chaos again.

On paper this game sounds great, amazing even. Like it could be this epic journey and maybe a little bit like God of War in a way. Anyway, it’s not. I spent the first fifteen minutes trying to figure out what the hell I had to do in this game. Another fifteen minutes, because I wasn’t going to give up that easy, and then I got an invitation for Mass Effect 3 multiplayer and said “screw it.” After that I never went back to the game because I figured that if I couldn’t get the game in half an hour, no amount of time that I spent after that was going to allow me to get the game and enjoy it.

As you can see from the picture above this game is a stain on my PSN profile as I have 0 out of the 12 trophies there are for this game. I hate these games with the 0 trophies and I know I can delete them, but I feel like that’s sort of cheating so I don’t. I just cringe every time I pass one by.

Probability of this game getting played again…0 out of 5.

Suprisingly, this game is still on my PS3 which is even more surprising is that I actually turned on my PS3 in the past few weeks. I didn’t play anything, I just watched Netflix, but it still worked! Anyway, even though this game is still on my system, I have no intention of ever playing this game again. Ever. I just wanted to forget about this game and act like I never even tried to play it in the first place.

Now it’s your turn. Do you even know about this game? Get it because it was free on PS+? Love it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments section below. Now for next week a game that I genuinely enjoyed but still never finished it. I have to tell you that at this time I was on a kick to get the games that I had on disc finished with the platinum trophy in alphabetical order. Crazy idea right? Totally didn’t work out but I thought it would. I had already gotten the Assassin’s Creed 2 platinum trophy so I started playing Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. Of course I never did finish it and I’ll let you know why next week.

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I Never Finished…BloodRayne: Betrayal…Because

BloodRayne: Betrayal

BloodRayne was one of those games that I absolutely loved on my PS2. I played both of them and even though the second wasn’t as good as the first, I still enjoyed both of them. Don’t get me started about the movie though. Seriously, WTF was going on in that movie? Video game movies, am I right? Anyway, when this was free for PS+, I figured that even though it was different that I would give it a try because I was still in need of some new games and it was BloodRayne.

Instead of making a proper third game in the franchise, fans of the game were stuck with this 2D side scrolling game as the last adventure for Rayne. This hack and slash game has fifteen different levels to offer, if you can even get through the first level, and is supposed to be about Rayne, who is basically shunned from the Vampire community for being half human half vampire, stopping some kind of evil after she is recruited by the Brimstone Society one last time.

What a piece of crap this game is. I try not to say that a lot because it’s just not my style, but seriously what a piece of absolute crap. The game not only felt half-assed, but it also felt like the developers couldn’t design a game for the PS3 after having their franchise on the PS2. How to do you go from having a full fledged normal game to a 2D hack and slash game? Not to mention that the difficultly level on this game is just insane. It’s so hard, even on the easiest setting that I couldn’t get through the first level. There are an insane amount of enemies and the whole game is just crazy.

As you can see from the picture above I was only able to get 1 trophy out of 12. This was super surprising. I’m sure it was purely luck based that I even got the 1 trophy that I did which was for killing one enemy with one gun shot. I will say that at least I’m not the only one who is lacking when it comes to trophies for this game because all of the trophies are rare, very rare, and ultra rare. At least it’s not just me.

Probability of this game getting played again…0 out of 5.

This game is horrible and just about everyone who has played this game knows it. Everything about the game from the difficultly to the wonky controls make this game one of those controller breaking games. I’m not even going to say that I would give this game another chance and possibly play if there was nothing left to play. If there was a time where there was nothing left to play but this game, I would give up being a gamer.

Now it’s your turn. Did you hate the game? Please tell me that you also hated the game and thought it was such a disservice to the franchise as a whole. If you loved the game, tell me why and what you thought made this game so great. Now for next week, you probably already guessed it because it’s another free PS+ game. This one though, I probably played for 10 minutes before shutting it off and thinking what the hell did I just play. I don’t even remember anything about the game other than I didn’t like it. I’ll let you know why I never finished Outland next week.

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