Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Shows, New Dog

It's the start of the new fall tv season! Time to watch the really good shows do well, and the trainwrecks crash and burn. So here is what is new that I added to my TiVo:

The Event: I watched the first episode, and the first thing I thought was: "Kerry Weaver is back!" Then I realized I wasn't watching ER. The Event was a little confusing, and it's chock full of allegory, but I'll give it a few more episodes before I decide if I like it or not.

Hawaii 5-0. Ok, the only reason I added this was Grace Park in a bikini. Yeah, I"m shallow like that. So sue me.

Nikita- What is this, the 8th reincarnation of this series/movie? It's the CW, which scares me a little bit, but i'll give it a try.

Blue Bloods: what can I say? I love cop shows.

No Ordinary Family: This is the one I am most excited about. Julie Benz! Superpowers! Just don't go into a giant hole of suck like Heroes.

On the Netflix side I have been slowly working my way through Dr Who and Legend of the Seeker. Both are pretty decent and I am enjoying them.

Games-wise I took a break- I think Mass Effect 2 killed me. I might go play Alan Wake again, as there are things I missed when playing the first time.

I also added a new addition to my family- a dog named Hawk (short of MoHawk). I got him at a shelter- he is a shitzu, and an adorable little man.

Geek On.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Lair of the Shadowbroker

I will keep this post pretty much spoiler free (unless you haven't played Mass Effect 2 at all, then you might be screwed- sorry!).

I just finished my first playthrough of the ME2 DLC, Lair of the Shadowbroker. So far, I am pretty impressed. A halfway decent boss battle, and a good addition to the ME2 story. But we all know the reason I actually played it- Liara. or, to be more specific- to continue my relationship with Liara that I started in ME2. I have played ME2 3-4 times right now- and in almost all of those games I had a romance with Liara, and then chose to not cheat on her through the second game, hoping it would pay off. And it DID. Of course, I did one playthrough where I romanced Thane, only because I wanted the damn romance achievement. Now I can't remember which character that is, and I am sort of afraid to play Lair of the Shadowbroker with that character- I am sure it will not be a happy/puppy/rainbow ending.

But I digress- Lair of the Shadowbroker was 800 microsoft points, but it was worth it. You get a tone of stuff, about 2 hours of gameplay on casual, and it is a good bridge between ME2 and ME3 (I am assuming).

I had started a new game, thinking that Lair of the Shadowbroker was supposed to take place in the middle of the game. You can play it that way, but then I went on the bioware forums. Apparently the developers assumed most people have already played the game, and a lot of dialog changes if you play it after you have already beaten the game. I plan on doing that with one of my previous characters just to see the dialog changes. But really, all I cared about was the storytelling. They sure do know how to pack an emotional punch into this game- and the DLC is no exception. There are some hilariously funny lines, showing the developers have a good sense of humor about themselves and the game. I approve.

Geek On.