It started earlier this week, I was playing MGS4 for my Mantis Emblem Run (0 alerts, 0 continues, 0 recovery items used, and in under 5 hours. But as an extra challenge, I went in for 0 kills since I was planning to do a Big Boss Emblem Run ((Beat the game on the Boss Extreme difficulty with 0 deaths, 0 alerts, 0 kills, 0 recovery items used, 0 special items used, and in under 5 hours). Mantis run was easy since I could use the stealth camo (100% camo everywhere even when shooting, does not hide body heat). Then for warm up I decided to do a Fox Hound Emblem Run ((Beat the game on Big Boss hard or higher with 0 deaths, 3 alerts or fewer, 0 kills, 0 recovery items used, 0 special items used, and in under 5.5 hours) and it would also wing me the Fox Emblem.
So I started, and it was really challenging since the guards can hear, see, and sense better - I had to retry CQC'ing a guard around 3 times just to avoid getting an alert, and I also had to put his body inside a locker since if someone sees him, the guards would search everywhere for an intruder (namely you). Also, tranq rounds and emotive ammo (bullets that make the enemy cry, rage, laugh, scream) would have to hit the head for instant effect - anything less might result in a Caution phase and there'd be more guys to deal with. Act 1 was pretty easy, spamming stun grenades on the FROG soldiers in the part where you meet Meril was fun. I finished Act 1 a little over an hour, which was pretty good since I only needed to finish the game under 5.5 hours (cutscene's - some of which are not skipable *ehem credits*, pauses, and not pressing start when prompted to counted). Act 2 was the tough one. I didn't expect to take long enough there, after defeating Laughing Octopus, I clocked in 2 hours 25 minutes already, and no, beating the Octopus was just 70-80% of it. Theoretically, an act should only take an hour since the credits take around 20~30 minutes tops (it felt that long). After seeing that I pulled out MGS and played AC2, started to finish the side quests.
Later that day, I decided to play StarCraft again. As usual most of the games are played on python, though Fighting Spirit it starting to be "famous". I played 3 games and lost 2, I played all Protoss match ups. I first played a PvZ on HBR where I got horribly raped by a drop after I forgot to get a good amount of templars. Next was a PvP on Destination, I won, because he was bad - leaving after a reaver drop (though I think his reaver raped my probes at my min only). Then a PvT on Python. My third was denied for the longest time after I suicided my first army and my reaver for nothing.
It's not losing that makes me sad, it's the frustration of playing like shit. Hell, it's ok for me to lose as long as I gave a lot for that game.
Oh well, I finished most of what there is to finish on Assassins Creed 2, had some good fun. Maybe I'll go back to play MGS4 later, just go play it for fun, killing people left and right, for fun. Then when Sony releases a new update (not the risky 3.30 one), I'll play Call of Duty 4 online again (anyone here plays too?). Even if there's still competitive spirit in me, I think I won't be able to play competitive StarCraft again.
Anyone else know a good low level/casual game (relative to competitive SC) for pc/ps3? I heard StarCraft II was nice.