The God of War series tells the story of a captain of the army of Sparta, Kratos. The stories in the first two games seem well thought out and made what would have been major frustrations I had with the games more minor annoyances. It becomes apparent when you think about that, just how much someone can forgive for a decent plot. Continue reading God Of War Collection
I’m not getting any younger. I know this because I recently had my 41st birthday. My lovely, loving wife indulged me and purchased several games for the PS3, one of them being Portal 2. Continue reading Portal 2 for the PS3
So, for a while there, the PlayStation Network on the PS3 was unavailable. Seems some hackers broke in and stole credit card information, and it took Sony around a month before PSN required features (which may have included some games) were available again (thankfully this did not include Netflix streaming, or else someone would have died a slow, horrible, painful death). Along with some other things (like, say, credit monitoring protection), Sony gave PSN subscribers two games for free (from a very limited selection, at least one of which I already had and most of which I didn’t want). One of those was inFAMOUS, which I decided to download. One might suspect that Sony, aware that inFAMOUS 2 [was due to|had] launch[|ed] on June 7, might use this as a way to drum up interest in and sell copies of the sequel. Continue reading inFAMOUS for the PS3
At the end of Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Clank is kidnapped by the mysterious Zoni, a race of “time beings” that had helped Ratchet and Clank through their adventures in R&CF:ToD. A small (four hours of gameplay) sequel was released on the Playstation Network called R&CF: Quest for Booty (not yet reviewed). In R&CF:QfB, you are introduced into some new game play concepts (which carry over to the full sequel). Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time, though, is the full sequel to R&CF:ToD. Continue reading Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time
Okay, so I haven’t published one yet but boyo let me tell you I know a thing or two about this now. Continue reading LittleBigPlanet (Level Creation)
Very fun game. If you’re obsessed with getting 100% on each level, though, find someone to play with. Continue reading LittleBigPlanet – Early Impressions (and notes)
This was really fun!
You get to play both the good guys and the bad guys in this. Again, getting 100% completed was not as hard as Star Wars, but doable. Chronologically, it would have made more sense for the player to be required to do the villain missions first (most of them take place “time wise” before Batman shows up and ruins the villain’s fun). Continue reading Lego Batman
Those of you who played the Lego Star Wars game will find this very familiar. I enjoyed this game, but it wasn’t quite as good as Star Wars (or Batman, which I review next). I couldn’t put my finger on why; even though there were things to point at (it’s shorter than either of the other Lego games, has some unique gameplay as far as Indy’s whip is concerned, etc.) none of those things really irked me. I just … didn’t enjoy this as much as I enjoyed Star Wars. Oh well. Continue reading Lego Indiana Jones
Needlessly difficult. Game animation poor.
There’s times when a game should be hard. But the times when that hardness is not due to an increase in difficulty, but rather a failure at camera/control programming … that’s needless. Continue reading The Simpsons Game