Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The gauntlets had been thrown down

I'm not talking Gauntlet as in Elf and Wizard traveling through a maze picking up treasure chest and destroying enemy spawning generators ("Elf just shot the food.") I'm talking gauntlets that knights wore on their arms during joust (not that game either) and fighting.

A friend of mine made a post on the website Xbox 360 Gaming World that if you wanted to play Battlefront and have someone to kill "Pengwenn's good for at least 10 kills". With a challenge like that I couldn't let it go unanswered.

It had been awhile since I played Battlefront. And I had the decision to put the disk in the 360 or dust off the old original Xbox and fire it up. Playing Battlefront on the 360 is okay with one exception. Water effects. Whether you're running around on Kyshyyyk or in the ice caves of Rhen Var. Looking at water can be distracting. I decided to fire up the old system, but that took some doing since I have to find all the chords to connect to it. Man, it's been awhile.

I played for about 40 minutes before I had to get off early for the night. It only took one map to get back in the swing of things. And only twice did my deaths get into double digits. I didn't get to play two of my favorite levels: Jabba's Palace and Kamino. And I never got the chance to use a wrist rocket. Man, I love those things. I might have to go back and play that game more often. How many games do you know that have been out for some time but still have a community dedicated to playing the game. There's not as many people playing Battlefront as there use to be, but there are still some people who play it every night. Good games like that don't come around that often. And the fact that it's Star Wars is a bonus.

So after my brief game play last night I think it's safe to say that I might not have been the best player in the game, but I picked up those gauntlets and showed I wasn't some easy kill either. Oh the memories.

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