Sorry I haven't done a post in a while, but, hey. Anyway - got some new games from a few thrift shops.
GTA: Vice City - PS2 for £2.99
Judge Dredd: Dredd VS. Death - PC for £1
-- GTA: Vice City --
GTA's addictive - i got San Andres a year and a bit back, so, i know the casual "Drive there, kill him, drive back" gameplay style. I love running from the police, it's always fun seeing how many stars you can get before being shot to death then being brought back to life at a random hospital. I hate dying - you lose $100 and all your weapons which you payed thousands for, for all of the ammo too. The main thing i have against this game is that Tommy Vercetti (the player) cannot swim. Therefore, if you accidently drive your car off a bridge or something or fall out of your boat you drown instantly and get put somewhere 10 minutes away from the mission start. Dieing on missions is not fun!
It has a sweet soundtrack and some funny quotes on the radio stations. The weapons are impressive and some of the effects that show when you fire a weapon look impressive and realistic. Parts of the game can be pretty hard as you can have nearly 20 enemies against you with a pistol, at those times it gets frustrating and you need to save up for better weapons and more ammo.
A highly addictive game and the free roam aspects like any other GTA improve the whole experience. Some funny scenes and quotes from the radio, cinematics and pedestrians make it more amusing.
My Rating: 8/10
-- Judge Dredd: Dredd VS Death --
Judge Dredd i already had on PS2 so there's actually no difference in the two games apart from the fact that you can team up with players online in multiplayer - though because it's really old (2003) and not well known, not many people do so. It's pretty fun going around with your lawgiver mark II gun. You can change the ammo type with the mouse wheel to stuff like Hi-Explosive and Incendiary. Setting people alight, whether they're good or bad decreases your law meter - arresting people and completing objectives inctreases it.
If the law meter decreases to zero you lose the mission and the special judicial squad comes along and kills you... nice!
The whole game is linear as it is a FPS. Playing the game i think that the first person shooter style has been executed very well for the game and there seems to be next to no glitches when enemies like the vampires jump at you unlike other older game i've played where the enemies just morph through you. The variance in the ammo is really a unique and fun way to play the game and what i like is that there is a lot of difference between the ammo type. For example using a heat seeking bullet will work against civilians and anything living. But, when you get to the undead/zombie levels you cant use heat seekers against them of course, they don't give off heat - they're dead!
The main storyline is about an outbreak of vampires which occurs in the first mission of the game. This is the work of the dark judges and throughout the game you end up killing their mortal bodies and capturing there seemingly immortal spirit forms. In the end you go to the Dark Judges' home world which is void of life as the dark judges kill the living as every crime is committed by living things. You have a team of special Psi judges and they use there special mind powers to destroy Judge Death' mortal body... confusing!
Unique ammo types make it more fun, FPS style executed well, but, story mode very hard.
My Rating 7/10
Later after the next world cup match between Greece and South Korea, I hope to go up to gamestation and grab Mercenaries - PS2 for £2.99!