Angry Birds Epic - Legendary Weapon

I managed to fill up the Legendary bar from friends using my birds for missions.

I don't bother using the golden coins on roll, saving them for buying a golden cauldron instead.

I'm Level 14 now and in the Winter Wonderland area which has some very tough enemies who can also heal themselves during fights.

Going back to my roll I unlocked a Golden Pistol for Pirate bird to use.

Considering it is a free to play game, I have not yet hit any paywall.


Destiny - Kestrel Class Spaceship

Spent all of the in-game currency upgrading to a new Kestrel Class spaceship.

Really hope the main game has some spaceship combat modes.

Completed all the story missions yesterday which unlocked a chapter on the moon that you can't play in the beta.

The strike mission is the same as the Alpha but still great fun & I've learnt better tactics on taking down the various boss fights.

Hitting the level cap quite quickly again at eight but you can still carry on playing by upping the difficulty to boost up your character skills. Tried a bit of PvP but I sucked so returned back to Earth to continue searching for the golden chests in the game. Once you have found all five you unlock a new speedster.

The Beta will be offline for maintenance the next two days, hoping when it returns Bungie unlocks a few more story modes.


Destiny - Warlock

I played the Titan class during the alpha so I went with the Warlock class this time.

Melee looks a lot more cool with a hadouken style fist punch. Unlike the alpha you don't start off with everything unlocked there is more of a story element to the gameplay now with the Ghost awakening you and narrating you through various quests.

Bungie have erased "The Wizard came from the Moon" line which is a shame it just needed more oomph. The Ghost voice has now become more robotic which is better.

I love the appeal of the open landscapes but not so sure I like the re-spawning enemies. I just want to explore the world but there is not much to find except for the odd loot box or offline Ghost. Although the occasional enemy will now drop loot.

The fact you can carry more than two weapons in your inventory is a bit odd when it comes to the gun gameplay which allows you to only switch between the two that are equipped. Wish it would let you equip everything you have so I can switch between assault-shotgun-pistol-sniper.

I've still got one story mission left to enjoy & the fireteam mission. I've also not yet visited the crucible. PvP has never appealed to me I enjoy PvE much more but I'll still give it a go.


Destiny Beta

Took a while to get the Beta started due to Bungie's silly idea of making the codes active at 6pm. So promptly their website went down whilst gamers tried to get their beta code. Once I got this PSN was on the blip trying to activate the code.

Eventually when the downloaded started all 10.9GB it did not take too long & I got a chance to play the first mission albeit on Abbas's account.

It looks lovely & now has some more story elements, looking forward to spending my available gaming time this weekend playing nothing else but Destiny.


Zelda Wind Waker - Tower of Gods

I got bored of exploring the map & dropped off the pearls at three locations to raise the Tower of Gods. Zelda Wind Waker is basically lots of dungeon areas laid out over a world map. These dungeons depending on locations will have different enemies & some puzzles. The frustrating aspect of the game comes in the save mechanism that let's you save anywhere in the game but when you load a game you will be at the beginning of the dungeon.

So you need to allow yourself some time so you can complete a dungeon before exiting the game. Tower of Gods is a HUGE dungeon !! which took me quite a few hours to complete. For my efforts I was awarded the Hero's Bow.

Next was a trip underwater to Hyrule to retrieve the Master Sword & then back to the Forsaken Fortress to save my sister & get a Skull Hammer. With so many items & equipment to use I can't help wishing that there was a better inventory change mechanism letting you quick choose whatever you needed.

After upgrading the arrows ability to use ice & fire I visited Fire Mountain to get the Power Bracelets & Ice Ring Isle for some Iron Boots. The Master Sword seems to have lost it's power so I need to visit two temples to restore it's power, this section has you controlling another character on occasions to use their ability. I've completed the earth temple and got the Mirror Shield next is a visit to the wind temple.

Managed to play quite a bit to progress along the main storyline, I have lots of sidequests which I have not yet done but will focus on the wind temple first next time & then take a look at the sidequests before I go searching for the Triforce shards.

With the Destiny Beta due this week & the next episode of Walking Dead Season 2 it may be a while before I am back playing Zelda Wind Waker.


Zelda Wind Waker - Pearls

Played quite a bit since my last post complaining about the ship telling me which way to go. I've now collected the grappling hook, deku leaf which allows me to glide & boomerang which is great for locking onto multiple targets.

I've collected all the pearls & have completed the second pirate ship challenge to unlock bombs.

I've now supposed to take the pearls to three locations on the map but I'm taking time out to explore other areas of the maps & discover the great fairies to receive upgrades.

Having not played a Zelda game since Link to the Past I am finding Wind Waker to be an enjoyable experience. My youngest son has managed to complete the game over the weekend, he enjoys using thee WiiU gamepad to play the game. "It's a giant DS machine, Dad"


Walking Dead Season 2 - Platform Swap

I played the first series on the Xbox 360 but thanks to a recent Playstation store sale I purchased season 2 on the PS3. I did think about my season 1 save on the 360 but what the hell at less than a fiver I could not complain. The first three episodes have already been released so I downloaded these to enjoy over a few evenings last week.

The story continues with Clementine now a little bit older & stronger. I won't spoil the story but just to say that the first episode quickly introduces you to a new group of characters that will accompany Clementine through the challenges the zombie apocalypse throw at her. It is the same great story-telling that Telltale are now becoming masters of producing.

Episode 4 is due for release during July.