Games

Mad Moxxi’s Underdome single player really is pointless

The PC version of Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot DLC is out. It’s like those arena challenges in Borderlands except you have to win the round 4 or 5 consecutive times per arena. I can’t recall the exact number because of the catch: when you die on a level you need to start the whole thing over again.

That irks me to no end. I understand that this is really a multi-player game and that more than one player is really needed but this makes the game virtually impossible to beat single player. I got extremely close in one sitting but died at the last minute. This put me in the penalty box where I was declared defeated and needed to start over from scratch.

That sucks and just makes the game needlessly frustrating. Single player on this DLC is just pointless. The graphics and game play are good, and listening to Moxxi do the showman thing is great fun (while trying not to get killed).  But if you don’t have any buddies to play online with you’re screwed.

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Games

Who’s Ned? Ned’s dead, Baby, Ned’s dead.

It’s nice when you get confirmation of a decision.  My old PC refused to boot up when I turned it on this morning. Which is a shame since I downloaded and was almost finished playing the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned.

Like other DLC it’s a quick play and I am almost finished. Except for the location and the fact that everyone is Zombie-fied, it’s like the rest of Borderlands. It’s good fun and via Steam it only costs $10.

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Games

My next video game will be…

A few of my friends are suggesting I get MW2 since I am wrapping up my second play through of Borderlands.

Borderlands is a wacky video game that I like even more that Far Cry 2 (the fact that Far Cry 2 crashes ALL THE TIME may have something to do with it). I liked the C0D: MW video game but like all CoD games, it was very episodic and you can’t get very creative with the mission approaches. Also while I have not seen MW2 yet, from what I’ve read the airport scene is a little too intense.

I like to play the good guy in my fantasy FPS so I would probably skip that scene. I’m looking for a more friendly game that I can play around the kids.

Lucky for me L4D2 is out.

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Games, Geek

Borderland 2nd Pass through

I completed the game Borderlands and I’ve started the second pass through the game.  It’s the same as the first time but all of your opponents are juiced up to your level or above. It’s hard for a game publisher to keep the game going. It’s still great fun but I can see this getting too repetitive soon.

Beating the bosses is fun. You meet the boss monster, you die, you run and get leveled up completing other missions. Then you go back and wipe out that boss. I have not gotten to a big boss in the second pass through yet but I expect it to be much the same as the first time.

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