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"Imbalance sure hasn't updated his blog in a while. I really loved reading his completely unique views on games that everyone and their mother has played. I wonder what he's up to?" Said nobody, ever.
"Oh well," I say, "at least I have video games. So there's that."
Still, I feel a responsibility. Maybe someone out there is reading my blog, and it's the only thing that can make them feel anything anymore. I doubt it, but hey, can you prove it's not true? So while I instill some false sense of goodness into my heart, I shall type video-game related things into this text box. Because why not?
Batman: Arkham Asylum
I know, so 2009! If you look at my steam stats on my page here on GB, you may notice I beat Arkham Asylum riiiight after I posted my last blog. You may also notice that in that blog I purchased Batman: Arkham City. Make the connection? The week of the summer sale was an interesting beast for me. I had my job, yes, but all that week I was tasked with selling old computers in a rather small town. My hometown, which I normally worked two hours away from. So, in this paradise week, my job consisted of getting paid to sit at a desk from 8 to 5 every day playing video games and watching movies while selling the occasional computer, all while getting to go home to my actual bed and home, normally not a luxury for me in the summer. So I had a lot of free time to kill, and I had a fairly decent laptop, so why not. It's a great game, and I look forward to playing Arkham City.
The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Look who finally beat Skyward Sword! Me! And boy was it worth it. Just when I was getting a little fatigued with playing the Thunder Dragon's boss rush (Seriously: This fucking guy), the game opened up, everything started piecing together beautifully, and I was blown away by the ending. Just like that, though, it was gone. And I wish I had another Zelda game to play right now. The cycle continues, folks, and it stops for no one.
Just Cause 2 - Multiplayer Beta
I watched the trailer for Dishonored when it first came out and then promptly forgot about it. So it was a bit of a surprise to me when I happened to check its release date and it was a week away. So, I waited, and got the game as soon as I could. "Yeah, alright. Hey folks, Bioshock came out a while ago, you missed the boat a little. Heh." I chuckled to myself.
And then I played the game.
And wow. It's been a while since a game and just about every part of it drew me in like this. This is approaching Mass Effect levels of engagement, and that game drew me in deep, like it was a sack of bricks tied to my leg in the middle of the ocean. The second you start out, the game gives you a feeling of power. Figure out the controls yet? Good, because you need to slice dudes up. Oh, and shoot them. Oh, and use crossbows and teleport and stop time and possess people and the list goes on. Dishonored makes you feel like you're in control, and for that, it deserves props. Unless you're awful at stealth games, like I am. I end up killing people. A lot of people.
Pro: Borderlands 2 is more Borderlands.
Con: Zero's melee animation doesn't change.
Pro: Zero makes a Yu-Gi-Oh reference.
I am extremely glad that Anthony Burch of HAWP (Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?) fame wrote/is writing Borderlands 2 stuff. His material is incredible funny, and I urge you to check HAWP out if you haven't. Conclusion: Borderlands 2 is a great game. Get it.
The Walking Dead
Oh... Oh man. Phew. Last night, I finished the first episode of The Walking Dead with my girlfriend. I can't believe Telltale even made this game. I mean, I guess I can, it's just, I associate them with Sam and Max more than anything else. The Walking Dead is such an emotional ride that is SO well done, it'll leave you sad and yet begging for more at the same time. Of course, I can't talk about much more without spoilers, so that's all for now. I'll post my full thoughts when I finish all the episodes.
My prayers have been answered! An Ace Attorney 5 trailer exists, and here it is: right before your very eyes!
Rejoice! That's all for now. See you next time.