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Below is a list of games I have completed.

Bulletstorm

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulletstorm
Thoughts: Bulletstorm was a very fun and inventive first person shooter. It wasn't like your typical first person shooter where you just shoot enemies. Instead, it let you be creative and depending on how you killed enemies, you earned points/achievements that was used for upgrading your weapons and buying ammo. You could kick enemies off ledges, grapple them with your tether to pull them into cactuses, etc. Plus, some of the weapons/mini-events were really fun to play (ie. big giant dinosaur shooting laser beams from its eyes at your control). Overall, it was just plain fun. The campaign story was pretty good too, although I wish they hadn't made the protagonist seem like such a drunk/alcoholic at times (cause seriously, I don't see whats heroic about that, its just plain sad). I really liked the universe/world the game was set in as well. It took about 6-8 hours from start to finish. I would not recommend this game to kids due to language and violence, but adults should definitely check it out.
Recommended: Yes

 

Gears of War

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gears_of_war
Thoughts: I had a good time playing this game and took about 6-8 hours play to complete. The game is rather gory though and definitely not for kids due to not only the violence, but language as well. I co-oped most of it with my brother and he really enjoyed it too. The storyline was a little weak and at times I had to ask myself, "Why am I doing this objective again?" Visually, the graphics were great and really showed off what the XBOX 360 could do as this was my first game on the system. I definitely recommend this game to those who enjoy co-operative play and first person shooter games.
Recommended: Yes

 

Gears of War 2

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gears_of_war_2
Thoughts: I enjoyed the game play and event sequences. However, the story was pretty incoherent at times and even more weak than the first. It also felt pretty short and took about six hours to complete. I co-oped most of this one with my brother and he really enjoyed the game play too, but we had a few good laughs at the story here and there. The game is rather gory though and definitely not for kids due to not only the violence, but language as well. If you enjoyed the game play and the universe/story of the first, I definitely recommend this game to adults.
Recommended: Yes

 

Gears of War 3

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gears_of_war_3
Thoughts: I enjoyed the game play for the most part, but the event sequences were definitely lacking. I never really felt the sense that any fight was truly great. Most of the boss fights were pretty generic and easily beaten especially considering you have unlimited deaths provided your squad members are in range to revive you. Like the first two, the game is rather gory and definitely not for kids due to not only the violence, but language as well. Overall, despite the unresolved plots, the story was probably the best storyline of the three games. I knew where I was going and why I had to go there. I just really wish things were wrapped up a little bit better and felt disappointed with not knowing the Locust Queen's back story, what role did his father really have with regards to the Lambent/Locusts, etc. I still definitely recommend this game to adults who enjoyed the first two.
Recommended: Yes

 

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_Mario:_The_Thousand-Year_Door
Thoughts: A decent little game with an alright story and interesting concept of 2D in a 3D world. The game play was fun at times, but ultimately the story just didn't interest me enough to finish it through.
Recommended: No

 

Prey

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prey_(game)
Thoughts: Fun and interesting first person shooter with action and some easily solved puzzles mixed in. I really enjoyed the portals and gravity manipulation (made you dizzy at times) as it added a fresh perspective on the genre. The game took about 8 hours to complete and the story line was interesting and made me want to keep playing to find out how it ended. There were some rather gruesome scenes so its not anything I would let younger kids play. I also enjoyed the music in this game (especially the end credits song). Any fan of sci-fi first person shooters should play this game.
Recommended: Yes

 

Saint's Row

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint's_Row
Thoughts: This game is definetly not for kids due to the nature of the content as well as lanuguage that is constantly used. However, despite the language and subject matter, the game is fun and engaging. The story is pretty decent, but nothing special. I enjoyed it and wouldn't have an issue recommending it to other adults who enjoy open world action-adventure games.
Recommended: Yes

 

Tales of the Abyss

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_the_abyss
Thoughts: I failed to write up my thoughts after completing this game, but I do remember enjoying the game story and game play.
Recommended: Yes

 

Tales of Legendia

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_Legendia
Thoughts: I failed to write up my thoughts after completing this game, but I do remember enjoying the game story and game play.
Recommended: Yes

 

Tales of Symphonia

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_symphonia
Thoughts: It took rougly 60 hours to complete this game. I really liked the real-time battle system, which allowed for combos, special moves, etc. I was disappointed in the almost complete lack of full motion video, but the story was still interesting and enjoyable. The voice overs were great, but you still have to do a good bit of reading through some of the scenes. The only thing this game really lacked for me was side-quests. There were a few side quests, but they were ultimately pointless in both storyline and rewards. I'd recommend this game to fans of old school RPGs and those who like to mash buttons instead of shifting through a menu for battle actions.
Recommended: Yes

 

Unreal Tournament 2004



Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreal_Tournament_2004
Thoughts: One of the best multiplayer FPS games ever made. I originally got into UT2004 via the demo that was put out before it's release and instantly loved playing the Onslaught game mode. I played competitively for a couple of years in various ladders and tournaments with the Dogs of War and the Total Tenacious Tactical Talented Triumphant Kills (T5K) clans. I hosted and ran two Onslaught Mixers in 2005 with the help of other community members. I used to frequently play nightly on other clan and public servers as well. My handle/character name was "CyberManX".
ECE Map Pack: http://files.cybermanx.com/public/games/ECEMapPack.zip
LE Map Pack: http://files.cybermanx.com/public/games/LEMapPack.zip
ONS-Nevermore-SLE-Beta1: http://files.cybermanx.com/public/games/ONS-Nevermore-SLE-Beta1.zip
Recommended: Yes

 

Xenosaga: Episode 1

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenosaga_Episode_I:_Der_Wille_zur_Macht
Thoughts: I completed Xenosaga: Episode 1 after about 45 hours of play. The story was great and its almost like watching a TV series (several scenes are 20+ minutes) plus getting to play in it. While Xenosaga: Episode 1 was not as action oriented as previous action-adventure RPGs I have played, the story and scenes made up for it. I would recommend this game to those who are just as interested in the story elements as with game play elements of a game.
Recommended: Yes

 

Xenosaga: Episode 2

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenosaga_Episode_II:_Jenseits_von_Gut_und_B%C3%B6se
Thoughts: I completed Xenosaga: Episode 2 after roughly 50 hours of play. I was disappointed in this Episode as it was not nearly as fun as the first one. The combat system is different and breaks were introduced (series of key combanations). But while character combat was not as enjoyable as the first episode, E.S. combat definetly improved. Ether (besudes healing and Kaiser) was just as useless in the first one as well as the newly introduced Double Techs. However, the story made it all worth it and it was overall still a fun game to play.
Recommended: Yes

 

Xenosaga: Episode 3

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenosaga_Episode_III:_Also_sprach_Zarathustra
Thoughts: The pinnacle of the series mainly due to resolution of a good portion of the storyline. It took me approximately 65 hours to complete Xenosage: Episode 3. I would have preferred all the scenes to be FMV-like, but unfortunately about half of the scenes are done through chat bubbles with voice over. The character combat system was better than the second episode and pretty much the same with E.S. combat with the exception of more customization. The mini-game presented was also the most in depth that I have seen in the series and fun at that. One of the things I was disappointed was even though the game took longer to complete, the actual gameplay was less than the previous two episodes. Side-quests for the most part are non-existence and it seemed like I spent more time watching scenes, than actually playing. It's still came out as a great game in the end though.
Recommended: Yes