...Creative title, I know. But it's only 9AM here, and I've already been up for over three hours (various reasons), so sue me. :-P
So yes, the PS3. I've been giving the thing quite the workout. Have tried out a little bit of everything, in terms of what the PS3 has to offer: created a character in Home and won a few games of pool, downloaded some themes (my current them is Flower), played about a dozen hours of Need for Speed: Undercover (even though the game is of questionable quality), and downloaded both Zuma (I have 8 out of 10 trophies) and Flower (I have 12 out of 14 trophies) from the Playstation Store (reviews for all three games can be found at the end of this blog). Flower in particular deserves every bit of praise that it has received, and will probably make it onto my Top Ten list at the end of the year (if I actually decide to do one this year), regardless of the fact that we haven't even made it out of winter. I've also played a bit of Vampire Rain: Altered Species, which is like MGS with vampires, only nowhere near as good.
I also downloaded a bunch of demos, including Bioshock and Mirror's Edge. While I am willing to play any game once, no matter what others may say about it, any game with a first person perspective normally ranks somewhere VERY low on my list of "wants." Imagine my surprise then, when I made my way through the Bioshock demo and had the time of my life. Furthermore, I had just as much fun with the Mirror's Edge demo, and even though that particular game received very mixed reviews, I can see myself becoming obsessed with both, once I eventually have the opportunity to play them in their entirety, that is.
Other than the PS3, I've been busy working on my backlog of games for the Wii and DS, including Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers, which, in my very humble opinion, is so bizarre and absurd that it totally works. I'm not the type of girl who gets offended at scantily clad females; I just like slicing the heads off of zombies, and Onechanbara lets you achieve that in spades (along with removing every other appendage). I heard the 360 version (Bikini Samurai Squad) wasn't as good, but I actually really enjoyed my time with the Wii installment.
Finally, new GrrlGamer reviews!
- Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3 - Senior Year (Wii)
- Flower (PS3)
- NASCAR Kart Racing (Wii)
- Need for Speed: Undercover (PS3)
- Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers (Wii)
- Zuma (PS3) - (thanks Andrew)
Until next time all!
PS: I have finally gotten around to creating a game sale / trade list over at Cheap Ass Gamer. If any of you are looking for older titles from the Intellivision / 2600 era all the way up to the current gen, PM me or leave a note here, and I'll send you the link.