Gaming Playlist - March 2012

FEATURED

Mass Effect 3

Had my ME2 'perfect save' ready to import, and really enjoyed playing through this. On occasion I'd be stuck without the option to make Paragon choices in conversations which bummed me out, but I decided to push forward rather than attempt to remedy it by loading an earlier save. Not the biggest fan of the ending simply because it doesn't feel fleshed out in a way that feels rewarding, though the experience of playing the game itself should be reward itself. I'll be onboard to play DLC, and depending on what it is I might wait until its all released and then do another playthrough.

Syndicate

The single player is nothing special, though the hacking powers are fun to use. I'd say its comparable in quality to the Battlefield 3 campaign. Co-op is awesome though, and the reason you should be playing. Three difficulty levels across nine maps with plenty of weapon and ability upgrades to invest in. The shooting feels really solid and makes it worth your time.

SSX

Only played the World Tour mode for any real length of time, but I need to play more. The 'autolog' stuff makes it so easy to jump into new events.

Wipeout 2048

Looks really slick, didn't have any problems with the lack of speed that Jeff mentioned.

Borderlands - Multiple DLCs

Got the last 2 DLCs for the game done, had a tough time early on due to being underlevelled, and then it took some real effort to take out the final claptrap boss. Looking forward to Borderlands 2.

Draw Something

My experience with this game could count as a suitable definition for the term 'flash in the pan'. Had one day of playing it non-stop amongst a group of about 6 others, and now I have no desire to play it again. Still, it w

as funny to rekindle my drawing skills and see how good - or bad - my friends are at explaining themselves through doodles.

Saints Row: The Third - The Trouble With Clones

Shorter than the others, got some laughs out of me but we all hoped that after the first pack that the others would be much better with more story. Recommended only for hardcore SR3 fans (like myself).

Journey

Played it through in one as has been recommended by others and loved it. Had Lorena play through it as well and she had a similarly positive experience. Just play it, read as little as possible as you can about it.

ALSO PLAYED

Motorstorm RC, Uncharted GA, TrackMania 2: Canyon, Touch My Katamari, Persona, S&S EP, Yakuza Dead Souls, ITSP (Lantern Run), Rhythm Thief (Demo), Burnout Revenge, Sly Racoon HD

Favourite Moments of the Month:

- Lantern Running with friends.

- Destroying everyone on the Burnout Revenge TNT.

- Trying to keep up with the oddball stylings of Yakuza Dead Souls.

- Playing Wipeout on the metro like its no thing.

- Syndicate co-op.

- Journey.

COMPLETED

SSX [2012] (5)

Wipeout 2048 [2012] (4)

Journey [2012] (5)

The Trouble With Clones [DLC] (3)

Mass Effect 3 [2012] (5)

Syndicate [2012] (4)

The Secret Armory of General Knoxx [DLC] (2010)

Claptrap's New Robot Revolution [DLC] (2010)

MOST PLAYED

Mass Effect 3

GAME OF THE MONTH

Journey

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FEATURED

Mass Effect 3

Had my ME2 'perfect save' ready to import, and really enjoyed playing through this. On occasion I'd be stuck without the option to make Paragon choices in conversations which bummed me out, but I decided to push forward rather than attempt to remedy it by loading an earlier save. Not the biggest fan of the ending simply because it doesn't feel fleshed out in a way that feels rewarding, though the experience of playing the game itself should be reward itself. I'll be onboard to play DLC, and depending on what it is I might wait until its all released and then do another playthrough.

Syndicate

The single player is nothing special, though the hacking powers are fun to use. I'd say its comparable in quality to the Battlefield 3 campaign. Co-op is awesome though, and the reason you should be playing. Three difficulty levels across nine maps with plenty of weapon and ability upgrades to invest in. The shooting feels really solid and makes it worth your time.

SSX

Only played the World Tour mode for any real length of time, but I need to play more. The 'autolog' stuff makes it so easy to jump into new events.

Wipeout 2048

Looks really slick, didn't have any problems with the lack of speed that Jeff mentioned.

Borderlands - Multiple DLCs

Got the last 2 DLCs for the game done, had a tough time early on due to being underlevelled, and then it took some real effort to take out the final claptrap boss. Looking forward to Borderlands 2.

Draw Something

My experience with this game could count as a suitable definition for the term 'flash in the pan'. Had one day of playing it non-stop amongst a group of about 6 others, and now I have no desire to play it again. Still, it w

as funny to rekindle my drawing skills and see how good - or bad - my friends are at explaining themselves through doodles.

Saints Row: The Third - The Trouble With Clones

Shorter than the others, got some laughs out of me but we all hoped that after the first pack that the others would be much better with more story. Recommended only for hardcore SR3 fans (like myself).

Journey

Played it through in one as has been recommended by others and loved it. Had Lorena play through it as well and she had a similarly positive experience. Just play it, read as little as possible as you can about it.

ALSO PLAYED

Motorstorm RC, Uncharted GA, TrackMania 2: Canyon, Touch My Katamari, Persona, S&S EP, Yakuza Dead Souls, ITSP (Lantern Run), Rhythm Thief (Demo), Burnout Revenge, Sly Racoon HD

Favourite Moments of the Month:

- Lantern Running with friends.

- Destroying everyone on the Burnout Revenge TNT.

- Trying to keep up with the oddball stylings of Yakuza Dead Souls.

- Playing Wipeout on the metro like its no thing.

- Syndicate co-op.

- Journey.

COMPLETED

SSX [2012] (5)

Wipeout 2048 [2012] (4)

Journey [2012] (5)

The Trouble With Clones [DLC] (3)

Mass Effect 3 [2012] (5)

Syndicate [2012] (4)

The Secret Armory of General Knoxx [DLC] (2010)

Claptrap's New Robot Revolution [DLC] (2010)

MOST PLAYED

Mass Effect 3

GAME OF THE MONTH

Journey