Games I got on Black Friday weekend

Thursday Night: Walmart: LA Noir - $10

Playing LA Noir now, not quite as good as I'd hoped, but still enjoying it. Between 3-4 stars right now.

I am somewhere in the homicide cases, and I put it down. The story has gotten interesting. But the sheen on the gameplay has really worn off. It seems pretty shallow now. The open world driving seems pretty pointless.

Cyber Monday: XBox.com: Forza Horizon - $15, Rage $10, Gears 3 $10

Rage: I kept going back to this. I understand in theory why this game should be generic and dumb. But in practice it's just super fun. The vehicle stuff is just super fun. The shooting levels are a bit too long, but they are still really enjoyable. I will finish this game. After last Friday I really didn't want to be looking down the barrel of a gun. But I'll get back to it eventually.

Forza Horizon: played a good bit of this and sorry, Jeff, not a 5. It's Forza, and I really like Forza. But the whole setting is just bland. No crashing or even damage is unfortunate. Will play in spurts.

Haven't cracked open Gears 3 yet.

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Thursday Night: Walmart: LA Noir - $10

Playing LA Noir now, not quite as good as I'd hoped, but still enjoying it. Between 3-4 stars right now.

I am somewhere in the homicide cases, and I put it down. The story has gotten interesting. But the sheen on the gameplay has really worn off. It seems pretty shallow now. The open world driving seems pretty pointless.

Cyber Monday: XBox.com: Forza Horizon - $15, Rage $10, Gears 3 $10

Rage: I kept going back to this. I understand in theory why this game should be generic and dumb. But in practice it's just super fun. The vehicle stuff is just super fun. The shooting levels are a bit too long, but they are still really enjoyable. I will finish this game. After last Friday I really didn't want to be looking down the barrel of a gun. But I'll get back to it eventually.

Forza Horizon: played a good bit of this and sorry, Jeff, not a 5. It's Forza, and I really like Forza. But the whole setting is just bland. No crashing or even damage is unfortunate. Will play in spurts.

Haven't cracked open Gears 3 yet.

Edited by jaycrockett

Update on these games:

  • LA Noir, didn't finish. Stopped after the homicide cases. (Which ended really well). I think I just got worn down. When they bumped me to vice, and the first case was like "Go see these dead colored junkies at this crap apartment in Hollywood" I was like, no, thanks, why would I do that? It's just depressing.
  • Rage: Didn't finish. Oops. Other things interfered? I may have shooter fatigue.
  • Horizon: Had a bit of a resurgence when I realized I could see which roads I had been on and set out to drive them all. Also started barn hunting. The free dlc with the 1000 mini achievements are fun as well. I will probably fire this up the next time I want to race.
  • Still haven't touched Gears 3. I think it's the shooter-itis again.