Command & Conquer 4 Beta Part 1

I’ve been fortunate enough to get some time with the Command & Conquer 4 beta. From what I’ve played so far it’s fun, fast paced RTS.

Before I get into my review of the game let me explain something shameful. I am a C&C virgin. I have never played a C&C game before this. I was into Age of Empires and that was enough to waste all my time in high school. So if you’re looking for the opinion of a hardened C&C fan go somewhere else. Continue reading if your interested in a new comers look at C&C 4.

C&C 4 lets you pick a game from a server list, auto-match, or create a game with a party of friends. Once the game starts you choose whether you want to play offense, defense, or support. You get a mobile crawler as your only base unit. The units you can make are specific to what role you choose to play. The objective is to capture and hold strategic points similar to Company of Heroes. You can make units while your base is mobile but you have to park it to let the units out. It reminds me a lot of the British in CoH.

Part 2 tomorrow!

Keep on gaming people!


Half-Life 2 in one sitting

Saturday I had the privilege to join 1,800 other people from around the world play in playing video games for 24 hours. We did this to raise over $140,000 to help fight pediatric cancer in an event called Extra Life. It was an amazing experience. I played a smorgasbord of different games including Batman: Arkham Asylum, Left 4 Dead, Company of Heroes, and even some Peggle.

The bulk of my time and the highlight of my gaming marathon was playing Half-Life 2 in one continuous stretch. It took me about 14 hours and I soaked up every minute of it. After that experience I respond to the name Gordon as much as I would to my own name. I fell asleep dreaming about head crabs. Alex is my best friend. I fully understand why this game is so popular. It sucks you in. It is truly a first person experience.

I don’t generally like first person games because I enjoy watching my character in a cinematic way. I mean if you could drop 20 armed guys with a magnum wouldn’t you want to watch yourself do it? Half-Life 2 allows to become Gordon Freeman and makes other FPS titles allow you to be a camera attached to a gun. And that’s all I have to say about that right now.

Keep gaming people!

Long weekend

Most people I know have come down with some type of cold or flu in the past month or so. I decided to take my turn last week and over the weekend. As a result I haven’t had a whole lot of game time. But what I did get in I will share you.

I hit up Direct2drive’s sale and purchased Mount & Blade, Titan Quest, and Company of Heroes. I have only played the first one so far. I have found it to be highly addictive and will get a post up dedicated to it before the week is done.

I’m still plugging through Arkham Asylum and The Secret of Monkey Island. eventually I will get to the end of these 2 fine games.

I pre-ordered Dragon Age:Origins and have arranged to get the day off from work. It’s gonna be a happy day.

Keep gaming people!