I’m probably not going to get round to writing anything else on Bioshock Infinite so I’ll just preface what I am going to write with my general opinion of the game which is that it is very very good. The final third of the game really shines and by the end I had actual goosebumps which doesn’t happen very often. I’d basically recommend it to anyone.
Now what I want to say concerns the problem with it and it is a problem which you might feel better knowing about before you play. The problem is that there is too much game in it. Continue reading »
To my mind the best platform game I’ve played in recent years and possibly ever was Terry Cavanagh’s VVVVVV. It was masterful and if you haven’t played it then stop reading and go play it right now. Then come back and we can talk about The Adventures of Shuggy. Continue reading »
The single player campaign of Gatling Gears reminds me of large bag of crisps. Partly because I showed about as much restraint in consuming it as I swallowed the whole thing in less than twenty-four hours. It is also very tasty but somehow didn’t quite satisfy me and I suspect won’t live that long in the memory. Well most of it.
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Happy new year! It seems the wireless adaptor for my 360 gamepad has decided to join 2012 in bowing out. Most likely due to the internal fuse going if the internet is to be trusted. I thought at first it was my USB ports playing up again since this motherboard was half broken when I installed in two years ago now (I’d have returned it but for the fact I bought it in the UK and discovered it was dodgy in Sweden) and the USB ports have never been entirely reliable. Having tested and re-tested and plugged it into my laptop the dongle does just seem to be dead though. This leaves me with a choice: either buy a soldering iron and other kit required to repair it, buy a new one (or rather a cheap Chinese knock-off from Deal Extreme) or buy an entirely new gamepad. The first option is a little expensive but on the other hand I would like to have a soldering iron and it might come in useful in the future. Getting a new gamepad just seems expensive and a bad idea since I actually like the 360 pad, so if I can’t fix it myself then getting a new adaptor seems like the thing. Either way it looks like I’m padless for moment so I guess I’ll have to complete Batman: Arkham City another time since I don’t fancy taking the mouse and keyboard approach to that title. Oh well, it isn’t like I don’t have plenty of other games I’d like to play. Apologies for the excessive amount of silent around here. I’m surely I’ll finish a game and tell you what I think of it shortly.
EDIT: It is going to be Gatling Gears. So far it is rather good.
Okay, this is more than a little self-indulgent as posts go, but Eurogamer have just published their readers choice of the top 50 games of 2012. The format is they ask each reader to submit five choices and five comments. Because I only have so much money and I love to play as many games as possible I often don’t play the most recent games so I generally feel ill qualified to vote. This year however I decided to join in and they published three of my five quotes. Only two other readers got quoted as many times as me so I’m pretty stoked. I’m quoted under the name Persus-9 if anyone wants to take a look at the quotes themselves.
Now I’d best get baking since I need to make some cakes for a New Year’s Eve party tonight. I hope you’re all enjoying the holiday season. I am but between various commitments taking up my gaming time and the fact I’ve chosen to play Batman: Arkham City, which is going to take awhile, I don’t have much to report at the moment.
Dearest readers, and that guy over there, it is as you may have noticed Christmas time, that strange time of year when large portions of the worlds population come together to do strange but generally pretty relaxing and enjoyable things in celebration of something or other. The Christians shouted the loudest so I guess we’re all officially celebrating the day which almost certainly wasn’t Christ’s birthday, if he in fact existed. On the other hand Christmas trees are probably more prevalent that Christians these days so perhaps the pagans are having the last laugh, or going to have the last laugh. Who gives a toss, the important thing is we’re all under orders too eat good food, keep warm and not to stress too much for the next few days. Also there are a bunch of game sales which make this truly a joyful time of year.
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The hardest thing about reviewing FTL : Faster Than Light is stopping playing long enough to actually write about it. FTL has really sucked me in, consumed whole evenings and kept me up until 4am in the past week or so since I bought it. FTL is most certainly a fantastic game, but as fantastic as it is there are are least two things I don’t much like about it. Continue reading »
It is a long time since I last played Blueberry Garden and I’ve been meaning to write about it again for awhile, but now Blueberry Garden is on sale at IndieGameStand for the next eighty something hours it really is time I wrote about this game again. Continue reading »
Eversion is one of those games that is very hard to review. I bought it as part of the bundle-in-a-box Eclectic Bundle and as such I was able to go into it pretty much blind which is perhaps the best way but even so it was immediately obvious that something was going to happen. The screenshot above is not representative, this is not a happy fun times game. Continue reading »
I tried a little Plantside 2 yesterday afternoon but something about pew pew online manshooters just doesn’t seem to work for me, I can’t put my finger on why not but I just wasn’t having fun. So I gave up and played my way through Q.U.B.E. instead.
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