listen-up nerdy kittlings, the game kat is back to tell you what owns in the world of console gaming - the first of regular reportage re what tb is frivolously wasting his time on this year darksiders: this got the sofa-bound controller-clutching decade off to a very fine start - this game is love - equal [...]

listen-up nerdy kittlings, the game kat is back to tell you what owns in the world of console gaming - the first of regular reportage re what tb is frivolously wasting his time on this year

darksiders:
this got the sofa-bound controller-clutching decade off to a very fine start - this game is love - equal parts huge tomb-raider-ish puzzles and rpg psychedelic hacking’n’slashing - everyone says zelda but to me it’s more like onimusha (sorely missed) - nice chunky design - fun bosses (i hate boss battles generally) - some great voice acting and wry dialog (bar the atrocious main character) - an enjoyable lengthy, sometimes demanding 25+ hours gameplay (therefore all the kiddies say it’s a peasy 5 hrs max on “apoc” difficulty)

god of war collection (gow i and ii):
i want the inventor of the cheap lame “quick time events” game mechanic dead! - and a stupid mashing the trigger(!) button thing fairly soon impeded my progress on gow i - didn’t think much of it anyway so retired - gow ii also vastly over-rated by my reckoning but i persevered and by the end quite enjoying (the “puzzles” at least) - so i guess i’ll look forward to gow iii next month

mass effect ii:
i’m a graphics junkie - and this is basically more like an interactive high quality cg film than a game (some of the mini-games in this are inane/mindnumbing!) - it’s unfortunate that anything which does fall short of such hi-def polish (such as problem hair, grass…) stands out jarringly - level design is also bland, precious few outdoor scenes, endless recycled graphics (doors are exactly the same no matter where in the universe you are, no matter which alien civilization constructed them, even on your spaceship - see pic above) - it’s entertaining anyway - i’m halfway thru it…

army of two 40th day:
…and this lined up next - altho the (co-op only) demo sucked (just my bad luck getting lumped with idiots?) and it’s so gay, i picked this up because i like the detailed (uncharted ii style) graphics and can enjoy playing by myself - nothing beats playing with yourself, kittlings


Posted: 2010-02-08 07:10:16

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Author:trevor brown