PC Gaming Catch-Up Impressions the Twelfth


Fighting games are very hit and miss with me.  Sometimes I'll find one that will just click with me, but besides Smash Brothers it's extremely rare.

Skullgirls has a really cool look and feel to it.  I love the animation and art style in the game.

The biggest downfall, and the reason I didn't enjoy Skullgirls overall, is that I suck at fighting games.  I'm really bad at them and I don't have the patience to sit and learn until I get better.  I like to button mash my way through a few fights and then move onto the next game.

I actually got stuck in the Skullgirls extensive tutorial section.  I couldn't get very because of my lack of skill.  I'll be sticking to Smash Bros for my fighting game needs.

Star Wars Republic Commando

I remember being blown away by this game when I played it on the original Xbox.  I'm a huge Star Wars fan and I was completely the target demographic for this game.  A first person shooter set during an important time in the Star Wars universe?  Sign me up!

Too bad this game hasn't aged well.  It's practically unplayable now.  I had trouble even getting the settings to the point where I could use the mouse correctly in the main menu.

All this has done is fuel my need for a new and modern Star Wars videogame.  I'm hoping we'll see some good ones come out now that the Star Wars intellectual property is in the hands of Disney.  Maybe next year, once Episode VII releases!

Rising Storm / Red Orchestra 2

I played this game a bunch back in beta and this is my first time revisiting it.  It's an interesting team based shooter.  Set in World War 2, it's a familiar backdrop but the gameplay is unique.

I don't know if I would call it "realistic" since almost no videogame is realistic, but it's definitely closer than most team based shooters.  You often die from taking one shot.  It's best to take a slow and steady approach across a battlefield and be hyper vigilant.  It's much more methodical than a typical team based shooter but that's how it distinguishes itself.

It's going to stay in my collection near Team Fortress 2, Counter Strike Global Offensive, and Chivalry Medieval Warfare.


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