A number of games I’ve played recently with my F.E.A.R. 3 buddy, RivalShadeX. Since the GPY event on the 3rd of July, he purchased the Konami arcade classic beat-’em-up X-Men. We cleared the game a few times and for whatever reason he wasn’t getting some of the trophies he obviously earned. I bought the game when it was originally released in December 2010 and earned all of the trophies in the first 24 hours. I’m not sure what could’ve happened in the meantime to mess things up, but Sony and Konami need to look into this problem as soon as possible.
Another fun romp was in playing Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 against RivalShadeX and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix against SonicHomeboy. It’s interesting to note that the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection (of which UMK3 is apart of) improved its online play experience with a patch awhile back. However SSFIITHDR, while great running once a game has been started, is a pain in the ass to get multiple dudes in one lobby.
We had a total of five of us last night trying to get into a game and only one of the four worked without a problem the first time. I’m sure a good 20 or more invites were sent out and next to none of them connected. Sony and Capcom need to look into this problem as soon as possible as well.
At least one game I’ve been playing hasn’t been giving me any problems and that game would be Tomb Raider: Underworld. It has all of the great Tomb Raider gameplay I loved about Legend and Anniversary with the updated visuals brought on by the newer hardware.
One interesting thing I’ve noticed in my close to three hours of playtime so far is how a small bit of inspiration was taken from Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune released a year and two days before Tomb Raider: Underworld. This is fascinating since Uncharted drew inspiration from the Tomb Raider series. It’s like a bizarre alternate reality to have this reversal of ideas take place.
Lastly I’d like to send well wishes and good feelings to those closest to Ryan Davis. He will be greatly missed and was one of the many personalities I really liked a decade ago as apart of GameSpot. He continued to be as entertaining as always throughout the years.
Thanks for reading!