So I just finished showing the Archdemon what's what and DAMN! I say DAMN! Playing that game was like a second job. It was so good and so engrossing that I couldn't put it down for hours on end. If I had to nitpick I would say the learning curve for combat is a little steep. I found myself just throwing it on casual after I died in the same place 5 times. The story was so satisfying. It is easily one of the best rpgs i have ever played
I finished playing this game the other day and I have to say it is truly a stunning game. I have had a checkered history with platformers in the past. but it seems like all I needed was the right one to come along. The combat system is intuitive and awesome though I did have trouble ever getting past a 10x multiplier, but this isn't an issue with the game, just my ability to control it. The stealth elements of the big rooms with lots of guns in them can frustrating for someone like me is a more run and gun kind of player, but once i got used to the absolute necessity of stealth I was able to make due. The puzzle elements were interesting and I actually enjoyed them unlike most puzzles. This is probably due to the fact that the puzzles aren't necessary to move forward and they're something you can just attack at your leisure.
Ok so first impression isn't a fair description because the game forced me to play for 8 hours non-stop because it's that damn good. Basically I love every aspect of the game so far. More to come when I invariably finish it in one or two more sittings.
In the next few weeks I am going to be playing Arkham Asylum and Dragon Age:Origins. Back in 2009 I shirked these games because I simply thought I wouldn't like them. Well, with both of their sequels coming out soon or already here and both of them seeming to be really kick ass, I must catch up. Silly me for not playing them sooner. I will be posting periodically to tell you all how correct you all were and how much of a fool I was to have skipped them.