By MetalGearSunny 18 Comments
It seems like I've been very much in a video game-y mood lately, even more so than usual. I have now four games that I want to juggle between, three of which are on my 360. This is probably the most I have ever used my Xbox since I got it. Hell, a few months ago I wanted to sell the damn thing. And now that it has a certain game on it, I'll probably never consider it again.
If you know anything about my taste in games then you know that I consider this my favorite game to date. Although the gameplay isn't perfect, I just love how crazy it is and the humor still holds up. I grew up playing the PS2 version, and it was almost instantly apparent that the Xbox version, despite the emulation flaws on the 360, is the better version of the game. It looks a lot better than the PS2 version and the load times are almost non-existent probably because it's all on the hard drive, but I remember it was something that really bothered me when playing it on the PS2. Regardless, it's very fun playing it for old time's sake and remembering things about to that I once forgot (as well as getting more of the humor now that I'm older), and I want to play it to completion. And if you somehow haven't played it yet, that game is everywhere at this point, it's not hard to snag a digital copy.
I'm about 55 hours in Persona 4 at this point, and I'm getting pretty close to the end. I am at the part where I have made "the choice" and I'm headed on the path to get the good ending. It's weird that even though I know exactly what happens to certain characters in that game, playing it for myself still makes a little emotional. The game has a very powerful third act, and a lot of the voice acting sends chills down my spine at certain parts.
Gamestop's Black Friday deal for Arkham City GOTY Edition was too good to pass up. I'm not too far into it, but far enough in to confirm that it's totally like Arkham Asylum and playing it reminds me of how awesome that was. The combat is just as satisfying and sneaking around guys feel just as badass. I'm very excited to play more of it along every other game on my to-do list.
I purchased Mass Effect Trilogy last month because I love that universe despite not owning the games, and I wanted to play the third one. But as I was playing Mass Effect 2, I really wanted to see the content that was in Shadow Broker, as well as purchasing From Ashes to have that character in my ME3 game from the get-go. I've been holding off on that for money reasons (see: every other game I bought lately) but this afternoon I decided to just go for it. I bought and played the large add-on for Mass Effect 2 and it was completely worth it. The pay-off at the end especially made it worth the price of admission. It's a really good way to end my ME2 romp (with me making it out alive with every character alive!) and when I get the chance I'll start playing Mass Effect 3. With all the hate died down, it'll be nice to see what's in it. Although I know everything about the cheap color-coded endings and such, I have no clue what happens for the bulk of the game. Other than the kid. God damn it, the kid.
So, that's just about all I've been up to game-wise. In terms of real life, last Thursday I played bass in front of people on stage at school, so that was cool. I also got my licence, and it's nice to drive without having my parents nagging to me about things that I already know. And this Thursday this me and my girlfriend's anniversary, and I can't wait to celebrate that! Going to a record store about an hour away from here. Should be fun.
That's all for now! Gotta get back to playing all these games...