Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I <3 Ch33v0z: Crackdown

The sleeper hit of 2007, Crackdown offered some of the most unique, fun, and colorful(they look like candy) cheevos that I've ever seen in a game. This game will give you points for completing normal missions, that unlock with story progress, but also quirky cheevz that are just plain fun(and brutal!). Here are some of my favorite and most entertaining cheevoz:

High Flyer-Make your way to the top of the Agency Tower-10G This can be one of the most annoying cheevos to attain. If anyone has ever attempted it, you understand the "controller throwing rage" that missing a ledge and falling to your death will cause. However, it's a rather original cheevo, and I enjoyed adding it to my collection.

Base Jumper-Jump from the top of the Agency Tower and land in the water below-10G Ok, this one is tied in with the High Flyer cheevo. Now, it may sound easy, but I can tell you that it doesn't always work. If you've had trouble with this one, you hate that stupid fucking ledge at the top... the one that catches your fucking foot, and sends you smashing into the pavement below. Then you have to restart the whole damn climb again... from the beginning! Wait... I thought these were supposed to be fun ch33v0z.

Roadkill King-Mow down and massacre 175 gang members while driving-15G It's violent, and you would probably do it even if it wasn't a cheevo. As anyone who has played a sandbox game would know, running over pedestrians(innocent or not) is fun as hell!

Shot-putter-Throw any object (other than a grenade) 205 feet or more-10G Recently featured in our Ch33v0z in a Minute blog, it's a quick 10 points, but it's also quite brutal. You might say, "Well it says throw an object, how is that brutal?". We all know that "object" is going to be a person, not only that, the cheevo tile features a person being tossed high into the air. It's fun to pick up the lifeless body of an innocent and toss them as far as the eye can see!

Body Juggler-Use explosives to keep a body up in the air for 10 seconds-20G Pretty self explanatory, and a hole lot of fun to do. The rag doll mechanics of this game make this particular cheevo one of the most comical.

Body Armor-Use the Harpoon gun to attach 5 gang member corpses to a single vehicle-10G There is something sick and wrong about this one, and that's why I love it. It's so much fun to cruise around town with corpses dangling from your vehicle. Tip: Find a group of gang members, start a battle... and circle around them to get the enemy in between you and the car.

Global Impact-Kill 15 gang members using the Observatory Globe-15G Original, very fun, and worth every point. Use your character's super human strength to lug around a huge replica of the globe, and launch it at enemies! It can be a little tricky to find, but here is the location.

What's great about this game, aside from it's gameplay, is that the ch33v0z will make you play it in a way that you wouldn't have before. You are asked to do strange things, or things that never came to mind before, and you are rewarded. It adds another element to the game aside from the standard gameplay, and it's co-op features only double the cheevo fun. Give this game a try, and enjoy the entertaining and sweet cheevoz.

Author's note: PLEASE MAKE A CRACKDOWN 2!!!!

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