Hello, I’m LadyCroft3 and this is my first piece here on the Geek Force Network. I’d like to introduce my shtick a little bit, so here it goes. I plan on doing a weekly write-up about my gaming exploits that took place over the previous week. This includes new games, old games, games I have been live streaming, and everything in between. I’ll discuss my thoughts on certain things as well as cover new features and DLC’s. Basically, it’s a mash-up of my hectic weeks in gaming!
What I Have Been Playing:
This week I have been trying to catch up on Dead Island Riptide. I am on chapter 9 and have gotten my character, Purna, to level 55. Riptide features a skill tree that can be updated multiple times, which I didn’t realize for a while. I thought that each skill could only be upgraded once in the initial unlocking of the skill, but apparently there are certain skills that have up to 3 separate levels to be unlocked. I had unlocked everything once at about level 45 and for almost 10 levels I held on to my skill points wondering why the heck they made a skill tree that maxes out at level 45 when the level cap is 70. Needless to say, I’m happy that I can continue to upgrade my stuff, though I feel a little embarrassed that I forgot about this feature since it was used in Dead Island, which I played.
I’ve also been playing a lot of Gears of War: Judgment this week. My boyfriend Fysh and I have played all the Gears of War games together through the co-op mode, and this week we finally finished the campaign of Judgment. We also finished up the secondary campaign in Judgment that takes place during Gears of War 3 called Aftermath. The game was good, but I felt like it was a bit weak compared to past games in the series, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We have also been playing a lot of Judgment’s multiplayer since it has been updated to allow two standard guns upon spawning. For some reason, they thought it was a good idea to only allow people to have one weapon upon spawning, so only a Gnasher or only a Lancer as opposed to both. Anyway, I’m glad that was fixed up. Now players choose a main weapon as well as have a Gnasher permanently equipped. It makes the gameplay way more diverse since there are quite a few new guns to choose from as starter weapons.
What I Have Been Streaming:
In case you weren’t aware, I stream gameplay regularly over on Twitch.tv. This week I started off by wrapping up Dishonored’s Knife of Dunwall DLC. If you have played Dishonored and are looking for a fun DLC to play, I suggest you get Knife of Dunwall. It elaborates on the story of Daud, the man responsible for the assassination of the Empress at the very beginning of the main game campaign. Daud has new powers and different outlook than Corvo, Dishonored’s main character. It was a lot of fun to play, even though it was only about 2 hours in length. I do wish it was a bit longer since in some ways it felt forced, rushing the story along and so on.
As per usual, once I finished the Knife of Dunwall DLC I asked my viewers to vote on what I game I would be streaming next. Out of about 6 games to choose from, the majority vote went to Mass Effect. This choice was an awesome one since the Mass Effect series is my favorite game series’ of all time. It’s been a pleasure to stream it so far, as of Thursday I had just been granted Spectre status after finding a friendly Quarian, a hardcore Krogan, and an amazing Turian to add to my little mismatched crew.
I also do multiplayer stream events in which my viewers can join in the fun and play a multiplayer game with me. In keeping with the Mass Effect theme, Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer was chosen. I ended up playing with a small group of viewers, including someone new to the stream. It ended up being tons of fun and while I planned to only play for about an hour and a half, I ended up playing for two and a half hours. I’ve always really enjoyed the multiplayer portion of Mass Effect 3, even though it wasn’t entirely necessary to the game as a whole, it is very entertaining. Plus with all the new additions to it like challenges, extended ranks, and characters it’s a hoot to try to get everything done.
That’s it for this week’s round-up, see you all again next week for another week in gaming!