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I started playing Minecraft today, for the first time in my life. I had successfully avoided the game for whatever reason (I’m deathly afraid of getting addicted to anything), but now that the game is ready and available on my XBOX 360 I figured “why not?” And yes, I know it’s been ready and available, not to mention free, for any computer that can run it (basically any computer) but to that rationale, I say “shut up, I can use a controller now, though”. And yes, I know it’s ready and available, not to mention free, for any computer AND you could have also used an XBOX 360 controller, but to that rationale, I say “really, shut the fuck up”.
AHHHH… To be a kid again… I miss my platformers. The last one I played was New Super Mario Bros. for the Wii. But that game lacked some character and soul. Rayman Origins has tons of character, but most importantly, it plays really well. The controls in this game really flow. The game also does a really good job of slowly adding new abilities. This allows you to really master all existing abilities before you get new ones. The result is that the game controls feel natural even once you get all of your abilities.
Holy crap this game is good. I can’t believe how good this game is. If you have an Xbox 360, get this game. One of the things I love about video games is when they have atmosphere. Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery for iOS did an amazing job with the atmosphere… But there was no gameplay and it was unbelievably short.
Fez has the coolest atmosphere of any game that I have played in a long, long time; perhaps ever. The music is perfect. It has a really cool and unexpected Blade Runner feel that perfectly matches the magical, abandoned feel of the various settings.
You know that feeling when you are playing a great game that is coming to an end and you start to get really sad that soon you won’t be playing it anymore? That’s exactly how I felt when I got to disk 2… And then back to disk 1… in ME3. It is no surprise then, that when I finally beat the game I was panicked, and from this illogical reaction to beating a video game, I immediately bought the From Ashes DLC, with the hopes of extending my ME3 experience a few pesky hours.
Ralph and I noticed some unbelievably low review scores IGN has given out recently, far below the industry average. The most notable of these is I Am alive, which IGN have a 45!!! While the average critic score for this game was 70/100, the vast majority (30) were positive with 22 neutral and only 5 negative reviews (IGN being one of the five).
Damn, this game is awesome.
How these guys managed to make an action RPG that plays as a shooter, better than most stand-alone shooters, is beyond me. That’s right, I think that as a shooter alone, Mass Effect 3 is as good, if not better than Gears of War 3 or Uncharted 3.
I recently played Darkness 2 and Syndicate around the same time and I was struck by how similar the gameplay was in these two very different games. Darkness 2 has a sort of supernatural, horror comic book thing going on, while Syndicate is 100% cyber punk goodness. Yet both have play mechanics that involve alternate methods of attacking enemies while you shoot.
Watch what happens when Kinect fails to perform its last useful function: pausing Gossip Girl so I can get a Coke.