dante’s inferno: a ten hour romp thru hell - don’t be fooled otherwise, this is a decent game - yeah, there’s a few crummy things about it - and, oh my god, it totally rips off that other supposed unparalleled sacrosanct paragon of videogame perfection - but, hey, this is a lot of fun to play [...]

dante’s inferno:

a ten hour romp thru hell - don’t be fooled otherwise, this is a decent game - yeah, there’s a few crummy things about it - and, oh my god, it totally rips off that other supposed unparalleled sacrosanct paragon of videogame perfection - but, hey, this is a lot of fun to play - some “awesome” design work, particularly in the (surprisingly scatological) gluttony level (pic above) - and, um, okay, i admit i do love dungeon type games (kings field, demons souls …) - it comes in a snazzy lenticular 3d box too - [ps. just read this savvy comment on a forum: “…as for dante, he’s cool too - he’s like kratos, but with a bit more vocabulary…” - lol]

army of two 40th day:

another cool to hate game it seems - why this warrants such spoilt brat scoffing, i don’t understand - it doesn’t suck at all particularly - the combat set pieces are way better than the lame shoot-outs of the lauded mass effect ii - the two jockstrap characters are kinda naff but i found such lack of attachment frees you to enjoy making the inappropriate moral decisions and not fretting over the oopsy-daisy killing of citizens (heh!) - the graphics (the scenery and detail), my enticement to the game, happily deliver - it’s a tad short but the unlocked “big head mode” is a riot! - overall my expectations surpassed

the misadventures of p b winterbottom:

ingenious and delightful puzzle game - great b/w visuals, great edward gorey-esque story text, supergreat soundtrack (tho the same looped tunes can get maddening when you’re stuck on a particularly devilish puzzle for hours) - an instant classic imo

bioshock ii:

a game that didn’t need a sequel but here it is - more of the same - with diminishing returns - the familiar claustrophobic setting, intense colours, annoying adam addicts, a lot of clunking and screeching. alarms going off continually and a soundtrack that seriously gets on your nerves (i muted that!)… it all seems designed to give you a headache and make this unpleasant to play?! - i did really like the big sisters tho

god of war iii:

this is it - this is what we’ve all been waiting for - god of fucking war fucking iii - cue the whole gaming world simultaneous spontaneous copious ejaculations - it’s got tits (i don’t doubt), it’s got mindless violence (and mindless button prompts), it’s got ziggy stardust reincarnated as gamefanboy wetdream beefcake, total wow awesomeness! - i’ve yet to play much of it actually - i just picked up an american import copy this afternoon (as i can’t trust the japanese version not to have all the gory pulling out of eyeballs and other fun stuff censored) - but unquestionably this is a very beautiful looking game, pure eye candy, so that makes it a pleasure to play and watch …despite the nagging feeling your intelligence is being insulted somehow?

…nothing much else of much interest to me upcoming so maybe i’ll start doing some work again soon : )


Posted: 2010-03-19 11:34:12

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Author:trevor brown