I wanted to write a new post but it's one of those times when I can't think of anything. It's been like that for a while now. New blog posts don't come as easily as they used to.
So I will talk about games again.
I just finished the single player campaign in Company of Heroes. It was great and very challenging on Normal difficulty. I dread to think what Expert level is like.
I don't normally play RTS games so it's a testament to the game's great quality that I like it so much. It's surprisingly authentic for an RTS. All the models in the game are drawn to scale so you can imagine how menacingly large tanks are. As they should be just like in real life.
The game has great sound and excellent (and colourful) voice acting. If only the Germans spoke actual german instead of german accented English.
The graphics as I mentioned before is mind blowing and this game does require a heavy weight graphics card to make the most out of it. It's a good thing I have such a card. The graphic detail is unbelievable and you can literally zoom right in to the action and count the bogie wheels on tanks and halftracks and see spent cartridges fly out of machine guns.
I rate this game very highly. It's brilliant and I hope to see an expansion pack or two with new maps and added campaigns featuring new armies like the British/Commonwealth forces and the Soviet Red Army. I would really like to play a German campaign. There aren't enough games that show the German/Axis side of things.
Speaking of a different perspective, I'm really, really looking forward to watching Letters to Iwo Jima. I think it's a huge change to watch a WW2 movie from the "enemy" perspective. They aren't too many of those around either.
I remember Das Boot and Stalingrad as the other great movies that show things from the Axis side. Suddenly I want to watch both those movies again. It's a good thing I happen to have the Das Boot DVD at home.
That's it then. I had a quiet week and there is nothing significant to report or rant about.
Have a nice day.