With my girlfriend home and for all intents and purposes living with me, it's hard to find a decent chunk of time to dedicate to gaming, especially when I blow a Saturday looking for a new TV. I picked up a 42" Vizio LED LCD! Here's what I'll be playing this weekend if I find the time:
- Dirt 3 (360): I've only spent a couple hours to Dirt 3 so far, but I'm in it for the long haul. The new environments and racing surfaces are just what I was looking for coming off of a 20 hour tour (and 2nd playthrough) of Dirt 2. I'm not convinced by the current set up of how you tackle races though. I also need to get some time in with the gymkhana events, a lesson taught to me after I got my ass handed to me online.
- L.A. Noire (360): I picked this up last week and solved a few cases, none of them perfectly. The car AI is poor, with cars constantly running into me or not pulling over for my siren. Also, the interrogation gameplay doesn't seem to fit the purpose of interrogation. The purpose of an interrogation is to get someone to talk a lot and hope they reveal some information. The game continuously pauses and forces you to decide whether the character is lying or not. The facial animations are amazing, however, and the performances are great. As with Assassin's Creed, I love getting a history lesson while playing L.A. Noire and checking out the famous L.A. landmarks make the driving bearable.