By AlisterCat 9 Comments
Been quite a while since I wrote a blog. Well, 3 weeks doesn't really mean quite a while. A lot has happened though. Lost my job, had the humiliation of going to the Job Centre. My PC very quickly went from failing to boot to not working at all, and after a week I finally ordered new parts, built it back up and now have a working PC again.
Who cares about that miserable stuff though? We have VIDEO GAMES to talk about!
Batman Arkham City
I game on PC a lot, but if you were listening to the Whiskey Media Radio Show a few weeks ago you'll know I have a stupid console collection. I like to game on both and when a multiplatform game like Arkham City rolls around I tend to go for the PC version for the obvious reasons. Graphics, framerate, options, modding. Unfortunately, the price I pay is sometimes day one hassle, technical problems and DELAYS.
My stance on the matter is usually that they delay the PC version in the hopes that impatient people will buy the console version, if they can, so they can boost their day one sales on consoles and negate PC piracy for those waiting to pirate the PC version on launch. In this case I heard they were late for certification, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt, but with such a digital focused market on PC games should be delivered promptly and things like delays and regional differences should be going away. It benefits everybody to do so.
So I can't buy Batman. Even though I will have to wait, I probably wont be able to buy it when it comes out either now due to just losing my job. Instead, I decided to do a design for Arkham Asylum, my favourite game of 2009. I figured it would be fun to pretend it was an old novel instead of a game. Let me know what you think.
Binding of Isaac
I have been addicted to this game for some time now. I find it really hard, but the loot whore in me sees death as an opportunity to get better stuff next time. I have spent 7 hours with this game already and it cost so little. The art style, music and gameplay are all fantastic. I need to get over my addiction though, I can't keep playing and failing. Then again, there's another game I could say the same thing for...
RPGs, Punishing and Otherwise
I'm like Vinny. I have to play a game series from the start. Something with a deep immersive world deserves it. Sure, I could jump in to Witcher 2 but why would I deprive myself of what a lot of people say is a great experience? After a slow start, and my PC destroying what I had played, I am thoroughly enjoying it. Slow build up but there are so many quests and a lot of well delivered and not so well delivered dialogue.
I also bought Dark Souls while my PC was busted. It isn't as hard as I thought, but I am still being destroyed. Not much to say. I die a lot.
Tangentially, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record too. I enjoyed Dead Rising 2, I enjoy this, I paid £13 for it. Can't complain for that price. Frank is a fun character and like Brad said, it is the best Dead Rising game. Sandbox mode is what a lot of people wanted, and the only problem is you cant find keys in it but you cant do everything else. Level up, get money, find combo cards and... kill zombies.
Might as well post the Dead Rising 2 poster I made a few months ago since we are talking about it again.