As I listen to the GB guys go back and forth with the Game of the Year discussions, I contemplate...
I got an HDTV. I finally did it. Mass Effect 2 has become so much more amazing in that I can actually read what the hell is going on. To celebrate, I bought Lair of the Shadow Broker. I devoured it in one sitting. I also went out and bought Black Ops on the cheap for 40 bones at Target.
I got this game out of curiosity and found it at a great price (10 bucks) and played a good chunk of it during some downtime at work.... And... Wow. This game is dark. The chief mechanic of the game involves you killing off supporting characters in order to further your quest for vengeance against divine beings. The battle system is the best I've ever played in a strategy role-playing game. Review to follow.
This little gem has held my curiosity since I saw it played on an iPhone. The controls always looked (as most iPhone games' controls do) like they'd work better with a d-pad. Turns out, yup, they do. The game has a very charming graphical style and self-aware sense of humor. All of its fully-featured RPG systems. The sound design is kind of poor and is the only real gripe I have. But I paid less than 10 dollars for about 40 hours of game, so I'm happy with it.
Not to get too obsessed with the bang-for-the-buck commentary, but for 200 points, this was a steal. Great mazes, good tension and chases, and perfectly suiting music are all things that hit you in the face immediately. Being a maze-game junkie, this is a no-brainer buy for and I love it.
I've gotten into the tutorials and was interrupted by work/school, but I will be going back into this one. A truly unique blend of gameplay mechanics and some really nicely detailed and animated sprite-work and intuitive controls mean that I'll probably need to write a review for this one, too.
Also, Rhythm Tengoku is new in the box and waiting to be cracked into. Also going to review that.
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