Take away my college and pro football and my weekends tend to turn into gaming marathons. Not only did I finish getting the 1000/1000 for Mass Effect yesterday, but I also finished off both Clive Barker’s Jericho and Bioshock today. For Bioshock it was only the last three that I wasn’t able to get during my first play through — the weapons, Cohen’s room and all the diaries. I had written about it previously, but I came very close to getting all my first play through without using a guide.
I just missed 1 diary, 1 weapon upgrade and the achievement for getting into Cohen’s room (I killed him too early and the jack ass didn’t have his key on him even though he somehow got into the locked room later….not to mention I had enough weaponry on me to knock down his wooden door) . What sucked was that the diary was in Ryan’s office that I couldn’t go back to and the weapon upgrade was in Cohen’s room, so I pretty much had to play the entire game over again and find every single diary and weapon upgrade for a second time. Pain the the ass, it was, but I finally finished it off. Sorry for the Yoda speak, I’m not sure why I phrased it like that.
The Clive Barker game was obviously much simpler than both. I was able to get the majority of it in my first play through on the hard difficulty level and then finished off the weapon achievements with the level select. The game itself wasn’t all that bad, either. I thought the story was interesting and I also liked the character & weapon variety. The big problem with it is that it’s just way too linear and over too quickly. It is a PERFECT rental and I enjoyed my two days with it, but if I would’ve forked over full price, I would’ve been sorely disappointed.