Sunday, June 06, 2010

Vamos a disflutal del tlopico friends!

Welcome to Tropico 3 ....

And I am Juanito!

[Don't let your Island become a Banana Republic]

It looks like I've been playing lately a lot of games (I also have to mention that this weekend I just bought Dragon Age Origins, Splinter Cell Conviction and Split Second).

What I love of this game is how they take al the cliches from the Latin american people (more precisely people from the caribean countries) Although cliches, it's really close to the folklore in that region of the world.

Being Latin American it's interesting that a Bulgarian developer team has really good knowledge of the caribean (Well maybe there are some latin guys in their development team).

[Luisa ... I can't wait to see you]

The music is also splendid both in quality and region-match. Lyrics are funny and ... eventhough I finished the game I still sing those songs in the streets (para ponerte ... para ponerte..... para ponerte mi apellido)

One drawback for this game is the lack of good tutorial. I had to play 4 times the first game to be able to understand all the economic and politics, and how they are linked to the behavior of the people.

[Summer 1975, What a wonderful time]

From my personal point of view, this game a must. It's curious that although it's just a game, sometimes it's close to the reality of many latin american countries.

After all it's really difficult to have everybody happy!!

[Juan ... you are close!]

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Need For Speed Shift

Last time I played and racing game was Need For Speed 3 (1998) and, correct me if I am wrong but that one was the best NFS ever.

This version is more like a realistic racing simulation. Is not as fan as previous games, but I still enjoyed it. I have to accept that I played the game in easy but without the help of the brake. Even with that level, the game is not really easy.

Graphics are amazing, and all details and effects look real. Also, cars are fully customizable, and you can upgrade and tunning most of the car features.
There are two important features missing in this game: night and rain (or any other athmospheric effects) These are my favorite features, but this game lacks of them. I think they give different feeling and challenges to the game.

Overall, if you like racing games and looking for a real driving challenge, this game is for you, but if you want something fun then play Dirt 2

Friday, April 09, 2010

Mass Effect 2 - Investigate

Long time without updating this page, but ... I got new computer! (Pics will be uploaded later)

By now, I've been playing Mass Effect 2. It's a beautiful game. Both the games and the game play deserve to spend hours playing it. It took this nice picture from the game play .. curious, isn't it?

[Sure .. I can help]