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If you preorder one of the select games on Amazon.com (Like MAG, MassEffect 2, Dante’s Inferno or Bioshock 2) you’ll get $10 credited to your next video game purchase!
WoW News New developments with WoW security - hacked accounts will no longer automatically get all gear and money retrieved. They will over a ‘care package’ of 2500 gold and a handful of badges. Otherwise you’ll sit in a very long queue to get all of your items restored – could take weeks! Also in WoW – Alpha testing of Cataclysm is beginning Jan 12th – Blizzard friends and family only :(
It’s been a really long time since I’ve been so consumed by a game that I stay up till 3am to finish it, but the latest installment from Assassins Creed did just that to me. I’m sure I’ll talk more about the game on the next Ladies of Leet, but I really thought I would write my quick thoughts on the game while they are fresh. What I really found interesting about Assassins Creed 2 was when I first started playing it I really thought it was going to be like the first game. Now the first AC wasn’t terrible, but about a quarter into it I became really bored and everything seemed very repetitive, plus the story just didn’t keep me interested. So I simply stopped playing.
Now with AC2, I reluctantly started playing thinking I would get a similar experience and really the first part of the game is very similar to the first game (a lot of walking slowly and hiding). However I think when I got the main character (the Italian Stallion, Ezio) to his Villa, the game started to compel me to play more. The game has a main storyline which takes Ezio thought a long line of quests to avenge his family. As you are working on the main quest line, you also have a number of other quests you can do; including looking for hidden pieces of The Truth (a story line that is bigger than the one you are playing through Ezio), searching for treasure, collecting feathers, doing sim like renovations to your main Villa to increase it’s value and bring in more money for you to use, purchasing art work, armor and weapons to increase the value of your Villa, and finally 6 puzzle quests to obtain the armor of Altair. I think all of these side quests really kept me interested & invested in the game, since I could really play the game however I was feeling or had time too. For example, I had about 20 minutes before dinner was done so I quickly hoped on and did a quick assassination quest, something that is not required to do in the game to finish but a great option to have if your wanting to play.
The only real negative I feel about the game is I really had no idea they would end it – to be continued. I guess had I know I was only playing part 2 of the story I might have not rushed to the end (you’ll put in easily 20-30 hours into this game); come to think of it I might not have finished it at all. But now I’m hooked on what happens next, so when Assassin’s Creed III comes out I’ll picking that game up too…jerks ;)
Also we discuss some of the games we are looking forward to in the new year!
Game Release Date Platform
Darksiders 1/5/2010 PS3 & Xbox
Mass Effect 2 1/26/2010 Xbox & PC
Lost Planet 2 2/2/2010 Xbox
Star Trek Online 2/2/2010 PC
Bioshock 2 2/9/2010 PS3 & Xbox & PC
Dante’s Inferno 2/9/2010 PS3, Xbox & PSP
Dead Rising 2 2/10/2010 PS3, Xbox & PC
Ace Attorney: Miles Edgeworth 2/13/2010 DS
Final Fantasy XIII 3/9/2010 PS3 & Xbox
God of War III 3/31/2010 PS3
Harry Potter Lego: years 1-4 2010 PS3, Xbox, Wii, DS & PC
We received an email from James drawing our attention to a blog post over at Kotaku discussing ‘sexism’ in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It’s something that has a lot of debate around it and we discuss our thoughts on the topic.
Bargain Buys/Iphone Games
Steam is having a year end sale until January 3rd with games up to 75% off. In addition there are daily deals happening so check back often!
Kim is a huge Sherlock Holmes fan and decided to try out the new iPhone game for 99 cents and loved it!
One of our listeners, Larissa, recommends a free game called League of Legends; it’s a new game based on the Warcraft mod Defense of the Ancients (DoTA). Thanks for the recommendation Larissa!
Tis the season for Winter Veil, the Merrymaker title and tons of presents on Christmas Day!