Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bayonetta completed

What a fantastic action game! I really want to play through again on hard mode (did normal first time through) with the Jeanne skin since you have to play through the game as her to unlock her specific outfits. That's going to have to wait as I'm dying to start Heavy Rain asap.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bayonetta Get!

I've probably logged more hours of gaming this past three weeks than all of the last half of 2009. It was mostly Mass Effect 2, but I did complete Muramasa and the Broken Steel DLC for Fallout 3 as well.

I'd actually still like to do more exploring in Fallout since I haven't hit the level cap yet, but Bayonetta is calling and I've answered. The game is going for $49.99 right now on Amazon (I believe because Best Buy is selling it at the price) so it's not a huge sale, just enough to nudge me over the edge to fit it in before I get Heavy Rain next week.

Looking at some quick non-spoiler tips on Bayonetta, it appears I need to finish the game at least once to access the various alternate costumes. It also sounds like I need to grind for some in-game currency to afford prized items.

Anyone have some unlock tips?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Free armor and more RE5 Gold

First off, if you have Mass Effect 2, there is a free armor and weapon DLC now available. It's nice, but not being able to customize it kind of sucks.

The other exciting bit are the first images of the two new characters in RE5's Mercenary mode. Rebecca and Barry! I didn't care for that mode in RE4, but it was super addicting in RE5.

Also playable in that mode is Excella Gionne. RE5 Gold is making a great case to get bought earlier than later when released. Pics grabbed from here.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Mass Effect 2 outfits

The first Mass Effect had some great looking armor, but I often had to sacrifice battle usefulness over fashion. The sequel alleviates part of that by allowing players to fully customize the color of their armor along with some patterns. Where it stumbles is that you have one “core” piece of armor that you can mix and match different parts that have specific benefits. The exceptions to that rule are the DLC armor like the one from GameStop or Amazon (the one I have) that don’t allow any mixing or matching. That’s great when starting the game and crappy when you can afford to buy upgrades.

Aside from your armor, there are a number of neat outfit options. When you’re on the Normandy, you can choose from four “casual” outfits. I completed the game and haven’t found more than the initial four although there could be some hidden somewhere?

Each of your team members has one extra outfit that can be unlocked. It’s mostly palette swaps though.