Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gaming Season 2010

Almost too many...
For once in 2010, there are so many games out now or will be coming out soon that I don't have enough time to actually give them all a fair amount of play at once. It's frustrating not being able to play a newly acquired stack of games, but at the same time, it's glorious. I've spent so much money but it's damn-well gonna last me awhile. And these aren't just games to breeze through either. My to-do list includes:

  • Borderlands GOTY Edition
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Fable III
  • Kinect as of Nov. 4th. (tinkering with what it can do and so on)
In all honesty, with the exception of the Kinect (which I can mess with casually while drinking), none of the above are quick games. I'll be spending LOTS of hours playing them. There's even more games to add to that list coming out after January. Gaming season really has hit - and it's freakin awesome!

Do and Don't
DO play the game Enslaved. It was most certainly worth your time. Great story and possibly the best voice acting that a game has had in a LONG time. My only issue was that it was too easy - the platforming setup held your hand most of the way. If you're a stickler for good stories but don't care so much about technicalities, give Enslaved: Odyssey to the West a run. Please.

DON'T even bother looking at Quantum Theory. It's an incomprehensible, garbled mess of a third person shooter. It tries so hard to be a Gears clone but it comes nowhere close. The story and characters are crappy and uninteresting. The controls and combat are so broken and clunky, I was struggling to even finish the game. There's a multiplayer, but it's non-existent. I waited 30 minutes in a lobby for a match and not a single living soul was online, even after trying to just search for quick matches. Such a shame, since half of the game's achievements are based on multiplayer. The other majority of achievements are all "beat the game on the hardest difficulty", which is bullshit because even Normal mode was difficult, though it might be due in-part to the games clunky-as-shit controls. 170 points for a Normal playthrough to the end for a terrible game not even worth a rent. I wouldn't give Quantum Theory to anyone - even as a joke.

/* Q hates to quit games in the middle of a playthrough, even if it's absolute garbage */

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