By LiK 0 Comments
Been playing and completing a lot of games in the past few weeks. I'm gonna give my impressions of all the games I've completed to date. Don't worry, there will be NO spoilers. Just wanna post some thoughts on them.
Portal 2 (PS3) - An incredible improvement over the original game. The puzzles are fun and intuitive and the writing is EXCELLENT. Voice acting is also superb and the music is really good too. I wasn't able to get the PC version for a while due to PSN being down. I've moved onto other games so I haven't checked out the PC version now that I have it. I heard the visuals look incredible compared to the console versions. I haven't had a chance to play the coop but the single player mode was an amazing experience. Anyway, must play!
Gray Matter (PC) - An adventure game by Jane Jensen of Gabriel Knight fame. The game's art design and graphics look great but the puzzles were not that interesting. The voice acting went from excellent to terrible. It's quite a mixed bag. There were some really cool ideas and concepts but the story falls apart in the last third of the game. It was anticlimatic and the ending didn't make much sense. I was quite disappointed with the pay off. It felt like a large chunk of the story was missing. Anyway, it's worth playing for some of the ideas but overall, it wasn't as great as I was hoping for.
BTTF Episode 4 (Mac) - I have to admit I was somewhat disappointed with this episode. The puzzles were convoluted or too simplistic and the story didn't move forward much. The dialogue was good as usual but this may be the weakest episode by far. I really didn't like some parts of it. I'm curious how the final episode will end but I hope it'll be more impressive than what we got here. Meh...
LA Noire (PS3) - WOW, what a great experience. A very cool detective game with a lot of cool characters and really well written dialogue. The facial capture tech is INCREDIBLE. It's so well done that it borders on the uncanny valley. It's a lot of fun seeing so many familiar faces from TV and movies. There are some really dark stuff so mature audiences only. Get someone to watch you play it cuz it felt like I was watching a good detective TV show. Anyway, this game is a breath of fresh air and is worth playing. Well done.
DeathSmiles 2X (360) - Another CAVE shmup winner. If you enjoyed the original DeathSmiles, check this one out too. It's just as good. The switch to 3D graphics didn't bother me at all. It's very colorful and vibrant. The music is also great. Check it out if you like any shmups.
The Witcher (PC) - Got this a while ago but didn't start playing this until after the sequel came out. It's a big game with a really cool lore. There are some cool stories and concepts. The game is still janky in spots but overall, it was a solid game. There are a ton of sidequests and many characters that continually pop up. I have to say that the backtracking is TERRIBLE though. It was a major problem and actually annoyed me the more I played it. I wish it had a fast travel system. If you plan on playing the sequel, I highly recommend playing this one first. It establishes the world quite well and is a good foundation for the sequel. But be warned, it's a big game that will take a while to complete. Worth checking out for RPG lovers.
I'm still playing a bunch of other stuff but I'll post impressions for them when I'm done. Thanks for reading.