I am not much of a gamer (disregarding Web-Sudoku),
Although I do love the Myst type of gaming:
[ that's a point and click adventure on which you have to solve puzzles along the way. ]
Unfortunately the latest versions (IV & V) is not available here in the Netherlands;
So I had to look out for other software to really push the HamsterTracker™-Dream Machine through it's paces.
I decided on the following (new release) from the same company as Myst,
to check out how wonderfull the graphics really are.
" Understandingly this is an R-rated game here " - HamsterTracker™-Warning Dept.
This game uses the latest in software engineering,
to produce the most spectacular environments. Under VISTA it uses DirectX 10,
that produces even more detail (water splashes seem to be spectacular when running on VISTA).
Although we are not running VISTA,
so we have to comply with the 'measely' DirectX 9.0c:
The graphics are still so captivating,
and the gameplay is relatively easy, for a starting gamer like me:
that it got me hooked:
Here's 'Me' (Altaïr), 3 hours in the game:
After those three hours of gameplay,
my arms didn't really like the combination of Mouse & Keyboard.
So we over-indulged a bit on buying the brand new, awesome,
XBox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows
" Gameplay improved a Gazillion-% after tweaking the game-software " - Mathijs
Because the game-controller is wireless,
AND I can defer the output of the computer to my TV,
to luxuriously sit in my couch to play this addictive game.
Unfortunately the 'Rumble' isn't supported by the game when using a Wireless Game Controller,
still this is a huge improvement on playability...
" a few levels up, and quite a few hours later ... " - Mathijs
Why blog about it,
you may ask ?
Well, when the game starts:
I did notice something SIGNIFICANT
" Please meet
of Assassin's Creed ! " - Mathijs