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I’m back?

Posted in Uncategorized, Video Games with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2010 by halbard100

Wow were has the time gone. The levels of business that have been taking up my time have been a little staggering, but that’s school. I’ve been trying to get a few article out and about (check my 1UP, I’ve got a few more there and its more video game oriented) but unfortunately time got away from me on them and they just seem irrelevant now. Now though, I’ve got some time:

I’ve finally, finally, FINALLY, gotten a PS3 of my own, so after 4 years of trying to save, I’ve finally made the jump to the current console generation and getting to play a growing back log of games I’ve been accumulating. Right now, I’ve been playing Assassin’s Creed 2 and Arkham Asylum. Yeah, no Brotherhood yet, I kinda want to catch up on the story. But damn, have I been enjoying these two games. My background is in platformers, I’m a child of the 90s, so its what I grew up with. My first game was Mega Man X, I have fond memories of playing Sonic CD on our family Dell, and one of the few things that kept my brother and I from messing with each other was trading terms playing Crash Bandicoot. I’ve held Ubisoft in high regard for years dating back to my love for Battle Realms and some of my favorite games of all time the Prince of Persia trilogy. I really don’t have to harp on how great a game AC2 is, I’m coming late to the party after all, but just running around the beautiful open world they created (I love open worlds and sandboxes too, just sayin’) is a dream. Arkham has been interesting. My roommate rented it a few weeks back and could only play about an hour of it, probably less, before he decided he didn’t like it. After all the praise it got I thought he was crazy. Admittedly, I was a little iffy about it for the first little bit, about till you finally get into the open grounds of Arkham, but once everything got rolling I’ve become really addicted. Some of the platforming puzzles and Riddler… riddles have been just a dream, but I wish I was better at the predator system, all I really do is jump from gargoyle to gargoyle and do vertical take downs but then again I guess that’s partially the point. But I’ve had a lot of fun with the stealth and combat elements, too.

On top of starting to play some of the PS3 games I’ve bought in the past, I’ve downloaded some demos to play around with. So far I’ve gotten to play Echochrome, Vanquish, Bayonetta, Brutal Legend, and Darksiders. I’m liking Bayonetta and Brutal Legend a lot, Devil May Cry, God of War and the like are some of my favorite games, so Bayonetta is right up my ally and despite all I’ve heard of Brutal Legend, I quite enjoy it. I love metal, Jack Black, Tim Shaffer and general insanity. Vanquish I’m not sure on. I’m not a shooter guy per-say, but I prefer the 3rd person style instead of FPS, and damn is Vanquish fast paced, like Gears of War on super-speed, in the best possible way.