Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lunch Special - Formosa Seafood Buffet

It's Ash Wednesday, and instead of breaking Catholic traditions by eating meat on the first day I decided to try a new buffet that just opened next to Castleton Mall. Formosa caters to vegetarians and meat eaters alike. For the secular people in the crowd there are many common Chinese buffet dishes available. For the less adventurous people you can get rice and fried chicken, beef and corn. But the buffet offers up some great fishy eats. You can try crab, shrimp, oysters, sushi, clams, I could go on. There was even fish soup which I can't harp on enough about. It's a nice change of pace to the tacos and disappointing burger joints in the area... and 8.71 for a massive lunch, can't complain

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mass Effect 3 Demo - First Impressions

Valentine's Day wasn't all wine and roses. We finally got to play Mass Effect 3's demo. The single-player mode gave us a preview of the story, the Reaper's have arrived on Earth and it's Commander Shepard's job to unite the galaxy against them or we can say goodbye to the human race... actually, all life as we know it. The single-player can be played three ways allowing you to focus on the gameplay, the RPG aspect, or emphasize the story aspect.

The best part of the demo was a preview of the latest addition to Mass Effect, multiplayer. Now, I'm not the best when it comes to playing multiplayer games like Call of Duty and Halo: Reach, but even I can hold my own with the big boys in Mass Effect's multiplayer. You can play as one of the multiple character classes with variations in abilities tied to the race you're playing as; if you're a lover of biotics you can pick between Drell, Asari and Human classes, each with different traits. You can upgrade your character the same way you would in the single player campaign and customize the character's per match-up by buying "booster packs" with the credits you earn after each session.

So far the multiplayer is just two maps, and you have to survive wave after wave of foes, and depending on your skill the challenge can get really steep, fairly quick. I'm excited for the full game to launch on March 6th; my copy of the game has already been preordered... and I'll more than likely have to take time off from work to enjoy it...

The Mass Effect Flu, sounds like a fat person illness.