For those of you who aren't familiar with the term "Redneck" its used to describe American's who typically live in the country and are supremely patriotic and proud to be on the lower end of most bell curves.
I noticed that in my last shipment from Stoph there is a pretty clear theme and I know doing it 4th of July Weekend might be more fitting but I'm much too impatient to wait that many more weeks to play these gems. Last weekend I learned am not "black" enough to "rap" and this weekend learned I'm not "white" enough to "line dance"
I started off throwing a "Hoedown" on Saturday and getting a good chunk Country Dance All Stars
I stark contrast to Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
which I knocked out Friday morning before heading off for work, in less than 3 hours which was nice and easy with decent tracking and simple moves, Country dance on the other hand has what is essentially a foreign set list to me. Some of the moves are a little less than familiar too but more importantly its a grind with a 10hr achievement, and like most dance games this only counts in song time. But the worst part is the tracking is truly atrocious I can see pretty clearly why noone (out of the 23 people who tried this game according to TA) has gotten the 500,000 points per song I struggled with getting 100,000 on a handful while others I got over a million sight reading. Of course I will try my very hardest to complete it but I don't even believe its possible then again I felt the same about Michael Jackson at some point.
I can't recommend this as a dance game but for points its pretty easy.... two aforementioned achievements aside its a easy and straightforward 800 without much skill.... just a high tolerance for Country music... The lyrics of these songs are mind boggling to a "city slicker" like me... I goggled what a Honky Tonk is and reaffirmed how important Ice Cold Beer is to the Redneck religion.
I couldn't take more than 3 hours of this game in one sitting so I took a little down time to get in the spirit of my themed weekend and watched some of Tom Arnold tv show My Big Redneck Vacation
and some Redneck Island
I don't watch a lot of TV and seldom do I watch reality tv but when I do I only watch the worst it has to offer.
Saving Sunday morning in NASCAR Nation tradition for some NASCAR Unleashed
with a decent haul of half over half the points.... Its certainly not realistic to NASCAR but it is rather fun for an arcade wreck-em kart style game. There are a handful of luck based achievements which I don't appreciate for a racing game.
The rest of my Sunday afternoon I spent huntin' waving a bright orange plastic gun around and shootin' critters... at first I was pleased with my ability to headshot so many animals... it wasn't until I got to a tip screen that learned that headshots in hunting was not ideal... I guess I forget these cabela commandments to quickly. But this was the most fun I had all weekend.... the gun works great and the ducking, dodging and creeping part works awesome.... the dreaded Cabela balance log rears its ugly head and makes a mockery of the Kinect functionality thankfully its very limited. I think the huntsmen genre is pretty over saturated but this is really the best it has to offer.
The achievements are straightforward and largely collected over the course of the Story but I was left with a fair bit of grinding which I mopped up before heading off for work this morning. Earning a quick and fun completion in less than 8hrs for shooting poor beautiful animals.
I'm not sure I'm ready to move to the south or even switch my radio stations (not even sure if Auckland has a Country station?!) nor am I better prepared to shotgun a beer.... but I look forwards to my next meal of Fried Chicken and biscuits and gravy.... and there is plenty enough NASCAR and Line dancing left for when I strap on my over sized.... belt buckle
I did want to do a quick PSA if any of ya'll own a shirt that looks like this
not dissing the colour scheme... just talking about the style of the shirt.... you own the mullet of the shirt world... it has a collar... for business... but its also sleeveless for getting your honky tonk hoe down on.... It goes real prurdy with some tight blue jeans and pair of em' cowboy boots.... and nothing covers a mullet as nice as a 10-gallon hat!