It's been a while since I've updated you folks on my gaming habits. Primarily because it's been a while since I've indulged my fantasies. But here we are! I've played a little bit of games, and below I'll be typing words on them. If you aren't a fan of me, or you aren't a fan of words about games, consider this your most humble warning to turn back now.
Little Big PlanetSurprisingly enough, I just really got in to this game. I was recently hanging out with some friends, and we had the time of our lives with the three-player co-op. It's absolutely absurd and fantastic. Watching Mozart, Ghengis Kahn, and a Zombie hang on to each others feet as they twhirl around on a high-speed wheel is a special kind of fun. A fun that touches your soul in a warm way. A way only Stephen Fry's voice can.
The platforming is really solid, the creation stuff is excellent, and the fun level is off the "hook". I'm slightly ashamed that I've only just gotten in to this now, I feel like I could have been having all this fun so much earlier. Such is life. It has gotten me all the more excited for Modnation Racers, however. A game that looks like it can offer a very similar level of absurdity and creation fun.
God of War IIII like to watch the gore fly as much as the next guy, but as of my current position in God of War III, I'm just frustrated. I've grown impatient with the combat. As stellar and satisfying it can be, I'm struggling through some fights on the normal difficulty. Chances are I'm just bad, and should maybe bump it down to easy. However, as a game that could really just be mashed through until this point, it seems unfair to suddenly demand skills it didn't teach.
Another problem seems to be my lack of health and magic. The upgrades needed to get more often require you to go out of your way to get them, which is just not good design. As it stands it's very easy to take me down, as I've only procured enough Merlin Testicles for one health upgrade. Same goes for magic, I can only cast a few spells because I didn't go off the beaten path to find three of Satan's discarded hang-nails.
So as it stands I'm stuck, and too frustrated to turn back on my system. I'll get around to it eventually, because despite it all, I am having fun with the game. The combat feels great when it's working, and the story has been good enough to keep me in at. As someone coming in to the series at three, I wish there was a little more introduction to both the mechanics and the story, but it wasn't too much of a hindrance. Once I picked it up things started to flow.
I'd like to get back to this one soon and finish it up, I think I'm pretty close to the end anyways. Also fuck you sudden inverted flight controls. Kratos is not an airplane.
Closing it all up, I've been having some mixed time gaming recently. There's a copy of Dragon Age lying around that's begging for my attention, and I'd love to dive in to that and give it a go. Otherwise I'll be wasting my life away on these forums. Completing quests, watching videos, and patrolling these wretched forums. Thanks for reading, Giant Bomb.