Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

说起来这也是年初的时候小期待的游戏,但后来听闻评价一般就没买,年末降价才入手。我一直对Metal Gear系列不怎么感冒,2/3/4代都开了个头就放下了。但这部外传性质的刀剑砍杀型还满对我胃口,于是上手就很愉快的通了。

这游戏初上手感觉一般,作为Xbox 360末期的作品画面偏糙。虽然比较符合P+组一贯的风格,但是这游戏的人设又比较怪异,主角作为超现实的Cyborg忍者,似乎太肌肉了一些,还穿高跟鞋,下巴还是金属的一口钢牙。于是整体看起来就是有一些怪怪的地方,打到后来看惯了才觉得还好。

这游戏初期还有一个问题是教学和引导做得不是很够,导致我刚碰到双足机器人的时候打得很费劲完全搞不清这游戏是什么思路。后来看了几个录像才知道这游戏是要防的,绝大部分招都能无伤防住。而我还是更习惯Bayonetta和DMC系的闪避思路。。然后斩和夺的系统也讲得有点不清不楚的,后来慢慢搞清了之后才流畅起来。游戏没有锁定,于是视角也有点混乱,但既然大部分时候都是蹲在那儿和敌人直接攻防,频繁转换视角的必要性也不是特别大了。

这游戏流程不长,别看一共有六大关,后面几关都很短。。。略有烂尾的嫌疑。还好保留下来的这些boss战质量还说得过去。过场动画倒是很不少,也符合这类日系动作游戏一贯的装逼风格,胸口碎大石肚子拔长剑,太刀斩飞机这种桥段都是少不了的。

作为Metal Gear系列的外传,还是有一些潜入成分的。大约一多半的杂兵战看起来是设计成让你可以潜入一个一个从背后干掉的。但我实在不怎么喜欢3D潜入,于是大部分时候都硬上了,反正弱一些的杂兵直接放大招就可以切掉还可以补满气槽继续放大招。。各种火箭筒手雷之类的花头也很多,但Normal难度下普遍觉得很难用还不如直接砍。

这游戏的宣传点之一就是斩。场景里很多东西可以斩破,敌人都是可以随便切成成百上千块这样。所以兵器砍杀的手感做得还不错,尤其是打败几个boss之后拿到的副武器。基本上一个动作游戏这一点合格的话其它方面也不会差到哪里去。

总的感觉是这游戏从各种流行的动作游戏(鬼泣,战神,忍龙,贝姐)还有它自己的本家Metal Gear里面各学了些东西,拼起来的制作水准还可以。至于它自己独创的这个斩的系统吧,爽快有余深度不足。加上内容并不算丰富,于是只能算二线动作游戏,介于小品和大作之间吧。最近主机平台动作游戏空档期,这个游戏十几块钱的价格还算值得入手玩玩。

DMC5 Demo

玩了一下demo,这作感觉要神啊。。脏不拉几的画风,歇斯底里的音乐,加上无政府主义毛头小伙子主角,很搭。

动作系统有些改动,RT和LT变成两个镰刀的切换键,滚翻只需要一个键了。手残如我还是经常按前几代DMC的一些键位……总的来说感觉更鼓励在战斗中切换武器了。保留了四代里飞抓的动作,于是还是会有各种飞来飞去的地方。加了一个空中前dash和飞抓敌人之后自己飞过去,于是,二段跳加前dash,二段跳加dash到敌人身边空中连技,这不就是Shinobi么!加上每个场景清场的时候特写镜头,我觉得就是在向Shinobi的杀阵致敬。。

另外空中连斩的时候貌似会拉近镜头以及出现一些光弧式的特效,画面效果略有点像忍龙。

总的来说这demo的感觉比Mass Effect 3好太多。。。01/15/2013,密切关注

 

 

Gears of War 3

Defeated Gears of War 3 last weekend at normal difficulty. As always, not a very long shooting game. Walkthrough length was about 15 hours. This one put an end to the trilogy story. Frankly, I can hardly remember the story now. This is just a game to shoot monsters, saw them, and watch blood on screen.

The big difference this time, for me, is I finally can fight online… Played versus mode a few times and found I’m not a big fan of CS style games. My kill/death ratio is between 1/5 to 1/10. This is not fun. Then I moved to the Horde mode and really enjoyed it. That’s a mode that players cooperate to survive waves of enemies. Though my best score was only about 20 waves (there are 50 waves in total), it’s much more fun to kill monsters together with ppl.

The best part of GeoW2 in my mind was playing as a sniper. It was super enjoyable to watch monster head blast in the scope sight and hear the crack sound. In GeoW3 enemies are a little bit more clever, so it’s not that easy to snipe them anymore. Assault rifles became obviously strong and I had to use them a lot, which is kinda boring.

Another weird part of GeoW3 is most enemies in ACT 1 are locust. Their blood is golden! For a long time I thought there was some violence setting and googled how to disable it. Until I finally saw some red blood from beast enemies…

Returned Apple TV

After using Apple TV for 3 days, I bricked it and returned it to Amazon…

Before buying it, I thought the main function of Apple TV was to play downloaded movies on computer. Then I found this was totally wrong. Apple TV is designed for buying/renting movies, either from iTunes or Netflix. Another selling point is its AirPlay integration with iOS devices. However videos from ppLive usually only have 480p quality or worse, so they look terrible on big TV. And AirPlay randomly broke after 1 hour use… It’s not that nice.

Then I jailbroke Apple TV, installed XBMC, hoping it could stream movies on my laptop. Experiences with XBMC were quite frustrating. It’s too like a developer toy, not a “product” at all. It was a pain to input anything, a huge pain to connect it with OSX system, and it crashed all the time. Eventually I got it work (broken intermittently though), but it still had so many drawbacks: poor subtitle support, poor seek function, and slow buffering.

I tried Netflix on Apple TV then, it worked pretty well and finally gave me a bit satisfaction after I got this thing. Because Apple TV started to support Netflix subtitle since 4.4, I tried to upgrade it from 4.3(jailbroken) to 4.4. Then it became a brick… Even restoring in iTunes couldn’t fix it. Considering the hours I wasted on it, I decided to return it. Amazon’s customer service is great. I got full refund very soon.

XBox 360 also has Netflix/YouTube and it worked pretty well. I don’t really see the reason to keep both Apple TV and XBox connected to TV. Microsoft is catching up pretty fast in the living room war, maybe already ahead of Apple?

Skyrim,Dark Souls和Kinect

这几天XBox和电视陆续到位了,于是又可以继续玩主机。

Kinect比想象中的好玩,虽然准确度并不是特别特别高,有时候也会感觉稍有一点迟滞。不过也是可以通过游戏设计来掩盖的问题。多人同乐的效果还是很不错的,跟Wii刚出来那会儿的感觉差不多。需要的空间确实挺大,至少到电视得有2~3米的距离,左右还得能站开两个人。推荐的方法就是玩的时候把电视前面的家具搬开……

Dark Souls名不虚传,太自虐了,我就没见过这么虐玩家的游戏。第一个boss在我还没看到它的时候跳起来一棒就把我拍死了。重试了n次终于过了这个之后,我攻击了一个NPC,然后悲剧开始了。这个NPC疯狂的追着我打,我跑出去好远他还追得上来,然后两刀就能把我剁掉。我死了之后一重生他还继续打!在被他砍死十几次之后我愤而退出游戏,读盘再进来他居然还追着打!无奈之下我只好重新开了个存档,然后就小心翼翼的不敢碰任何NPC了。然后在某个地方被一个拖着棒子的小兵两下拍死,回到了一个巨远的存盘点,ORZ。。。然后这游戏不管怎样都不给你暂停,无论是开游戏菜单还是XBox菜单……我决定等想自虐的时候再继续玩这个。

Skyrim就是今年大大大受好评的游戏,也是中箭体的源头。我选了猫族(其实是豹族啦)开始玩了一会儿,发现确实很好玩的样子,潜行+射箭很爽……嗯,虽然之前的Fallout和Vegas什么的我都由于各种原因没玩下去,不过这次的Skyrim看起来是会玩一阵子了。