Gamestuff: Arkham Horror, Jedi Outcast and Marvel Ultimate Alliance


Here are a few game-related tidbits from the past week or so:

  1. The recording of our Arkham Horror game is available at The House of the Harping Monkey. The recording is about two and half hours long and went out on the Side Dish feed earlier this week. If you’re not subscribed to the feed, here’s a direct link to the Arkham Horror play session from 30 January 2007.
  2. Speaking of Arkham Horror, I now have my own instance of the game.I use “instance” because I agree that “copy” is probably not the right word but can’t bring myself to use “set”. Chris Miller traveled far and wide on Saturday in search of the game, finally locating two instances at I’m Game, the excellent gaming store at Great Northern Mall.
  3. Miscellaneous G™ and I don’t normally do Game Night two weeks in a row, but we had to reschedule due to some work conflicts. We fired up the Xbox and played Marvel Ultimate Alliance. It had come to my intention that we inadvertently skipped a portion of the game in our earlier play, so we started over from the beginning with Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor and Wolverine coming to the aid of a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier under attack by Doctor Doom’sClive Revill, who provided the original voice for Emperor Palpatine in The Empire Strikes Back voices Dr. Doom, which is pretty cool. You know, if you’re me. new criminal conglomerate, the Masters of Evil. My preferred hero is Captain America, but I also like playing Earth’s Sorceror Supreme, Dr. StrangeSorceror Supreme toppings include mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, sausage, ham, black olives, onion and green pepper., who kicks a supernatural amount of ass.
  4. Last but not least, an update on Kyle Katarn’s progress in Jedi Outcast. I’ve been trying to complete one mission each evening over the past few days, and have been pretty successful. Kyle was able to run the gauntlet of snipers and other unpleasant aliens on the streets of Nar Shaddaa then infiltrated the garbage disposal facility, where he found none other than Lando Calrissian locked up in a holding cell (admittedly not part of the normal garbage disposal facility floorplan). Kyle and Lando escaped to a nearby starpad where Lando’s ship, the Lady Luck was docked. After opening the hangar’s overhead doors, refueling the ship and defeating the mob boss, the two men jumped to the planet Bespin and Cloud City, which had been seized by Remnant forces. There, Kyle encountered the Reborn, twisted force users created at the Valley of the Jedi by Desann. Kyle also battled dominatrix-cum-swashbuckler, Tavion, and after defeating her learned that Jan Ors is not actually dead. Next up for Kyle: Finding Jan Ors and Desann.


4 responses to “Gamestuff: Arkham Horror, Jedi Outcast and Marvel Ultimate Alliance”

  1. Gerall Avatar

    KJ, you sound like *such* a coder…

    An ‘instance’ of Arkham Horror; Is this something you’ll have to free the memory from after you’re done using it, or does the game have automatic garbage collection?

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance; I thought I was the only other person in the Northern Hemisphere who enjoyed playing Dr. Strange… Now if only someone would write his comics in a consistent fashion. For the record: I do not own this game. However, I bought a copy for a friend for the holidays. So we get to play it from time to time when we’re visiting and the dominoes aren’t on the table.

    Game on!

  2. gator Avatar

    I am playing this game and am almost done on Normal level. I have played all the way through with the starting cast (Wolverine, Spidey, Cap America, and Thor. I have unlocked all but two characters (one is Nick Fury that I know you get once you complete the game) and some of the outfits. Once I finish with those 4 I am going to go back and get some of the other guys pumped up.

    I told Misc G this, but helpful hint for those that don’t know it……once you start to get full on gear, you can go to a save point and switch guys around to give them their own gear….Human Torch getting his gloves, etc…..this helps a bit with keeping your inventory down.

  3. Chris Miller Avatar

    [Comment ID #8160 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Thank you, Gerall. All I could think of was:

    ArkhamHorror akGame=new ArkhamHorror();
    akGame.SummonOldOne(new DoomLevel(0));

  4. KJToo Avatar

    [Comment ID #8173 Will Be Quoted Here]

    What a coincidence; I was just wondering how hard it would be to create the Arkham Horror video game. Looks like you’re halfway there.

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