Xmas has come early for me since I got my PC back up. All those Steam games I got in the summer (if you can call it that) mean I am now super busy flicking through the delights of:
Alan Wake - is this really a game
? Hating it so far. Made me forget what good gaming actually was. Until... I tried
Batman: Arkham City - okay, so not my normal cuppa as it's a bit arcadey (very fast and frantic) but it's so polished and so much fun compared to A.Wake. Really impressive visuals and characterisation. However, what's really floated good ship Spooko is
Max Payne 3 - Max really is back! Oh yes. This, unlike Batman, is consistently fun to play. I don't mind the frequent (and long but now skipable) cutscenes at all though I can see where people were coming from. This is the old Max for sure, slowly matured like the malt whiskey he's so fond of and just as bitter, broken and cynical as before. Hard to leave the game and that's what gaming is all about, innit folks?
Also got Sleeping Dogs on Steam yesterday as it's half price for the weekend (£14.99). I'm looking forward to it as I'm really wanting some open world gaming even if I have to beat it out of 'em (not many guns as T2D said before). I prefer guns but hey.
So, yes, Xmas is here already for me. And I haven't got through half the list of games I've still not played. LA Noire, Fallout: New Vegas, Payday: The Heist, Tropico 4 just to mention a few. Oh, and the Dead Space games. Mustn't forget those.
Spook has spoken. Let him rest now. How you getting on with Dishonored T2D mate? And how's Bioshock one going for you mrnelstar? Sir!