Before you make the decision to go down into the trenches of FPS purgatory and submit yourself to repeated skill mocking, constant belittling defeat, and gut wrenching failure, know this: the Deep & Hard achievement is only 90 (if you already completed hardened difficulty then you get zippo), 40 points for Ultimatum and 40 more for The 4th Horseman. That’s 170 points for in exchange for many hours of your precious life, heaps of frustration, and the cost of replacing any broken controllers. Point is, don’t do it for achievements, do it for the satisfaction of beating one the hardest games in history.
Before my miraculous completion of Call of Duty 4 of Veteran difficulty level, Boy Genius said; “Wow, Dawngrrl, I’ve never seen you so committed to anything!” Fear of commitment aside, hewas right. I had been in the war room for about 2 days yelping profanities with every breath, and death! The good news is this: I never commit to anything that’s not worth it. The value of the experience was the experience itself, not the points nor the fame and fortune (gamer bragging rights)that followed my gaming success. They did a bang up job on CoD4, and even in its most frustrating moments, the play is fly enough to not only keep you going, but enough to leave you feeling disappointed that its over, again.
Knock it out peeps, and if you manage Mile High, you’ve got a beer (or other random beverage of your choice) coming on me.
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