Wednesday, 15 July 2009

You've got the touch

Okay, so I was listening to the Transformers: The Movie soundtrack on my way to work this morning (as in, the original 1986 animated feature, not the Michael Bay abomination) and was struck by how AWESOME it would be to have it as DLC for Rock Band/Guitar Hero. They’ve already included The Touch by Stan Bush (all you need to know about Stan Bush is that his greatest hits album is called Capture The Dream) as free DLC, surely the next step is to include the rest of the soundtrack?

Or, they could go even further… They’re working on LEGO Rock Band, how about Transformers Rock Band? Imagine how cool it would be to rock out to Instruments of Destruction as Optimus Prime himself? With Megatron on drums!

Anyway, extreme nerdy fanboy-ness aside, I installed the Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (hereafter simply WAR, the best acronym ever) 10-day free trial last night. I had a run around as my first character, a Dwarf Slayer, just to explore the starting area. It seems pretty cool; basically just like every other MMO, but this time set in the Warhammer world. Lots of the early Dwarven quests involve beer in some capacity, usually combined with slaying Goblins. Which is, basically, how it should be.

Graphics are okay, nothing spectacular, though the characters seem nice and unique. I’ll try and cram as much as I can in before the trial runs out (I’d like to give a Chaos character a whirl as well, but unfortunately you don’t start out wearing your Chaos armour… it’s nice that you have to earn it, but I just want to look like a badass). Annoyingly enough, I can’t seem to get on the Europe servers (possibly something to do with my only being in a trial), so will have to try and catch people in Oceania when they’re awake if I want to group! I’m sure I’ll have more thoughts on it at some point, and will add my character and server name here when I get home.

1 comment:

  1. Allison Hagues16 July 2009 at 12:28

    Have you managed to find hopkin's stottie yet? it gives +1 to geordie banter and +3 to girth...