By Colorwind 1 Comments
This gaming landscape is going to be a bit all over the place because I was sick for about three weeks and I didn’t play too many games and instead just watched TV. Also, I’ve recently been listening to a lot of music because I like to hear new music, both mainstream and indie, and as the year winds down, I want to hear everything the year had to offer. But enough of that! We’re here to talk games! Top of the list is the Prototype series. I bought quite a few games last month. Awesomenauts, L.A. Noire, I also got the Humble THQ Bundle so I’ve just been swimming in games but I did get both Prototype games on Amazon for $10 and decided to focus on those. I’ve already written a piece on that, which you can read here so I won’t say too much. Those were the games I was focusing on for a majority of the month, like two and a half weeks. I did a majority of the side missions in both and completed both games in I think 14 and 18 hours respectively. I definitely got my money’s worth at $10 and I would’ve been willing to pay like $30 or so for both. If you can get both cheap, go for it, and if you can get only one, go for Prototype 2. Much better than the first.
Before playing the Prototype games, I played Need for Speed Most Wanted for review and I also did a quick lets play video. Again, I won’t get into it too much because you can read the review and watch the video for more of an explanation but I will reiterate that it is a great game. Completely worth the money and although the direct multiplayer isn’t great, the leaderboard stuff that’s built into the world is awesome. I also started playing Jamestown on Steam. It was another Humble Indie Bundle game that I never got to and it is AMAZING! I love Shoot-em-Ups and am a fan of the Gradius series but they’ve always been much too hard for me to get completely into and I’m just not that good at them. This game is just so well balanced and fun while being hard and challenging. Now that said, I stopped playing because I’m stuck but I’m near the end of the game and this is a title I can recommend to fans of shmups and old school games. One thing that’s weird is it’s only available on PC, a platform not usually associated with Shmups.
Recently, I been playing Saints Row 2 a bit and it’s fun but I’m having trouble getting into it. I may put it back on the shelf and try something else. I mean spraying buildings, cars and people with waste is fun but there’s a routine feel to everything. I don’t know. In a few days, I’ll be getting my Christmas gifts for myself so I’ll probably post about that and that’ll be what I’ll be playing. So what have you been playing? Let me know in the comments below!