There are only a few franchises that when I hear a sequel is coming out I don’t really worry, Borderlands, Battlefield and Dead Space. Dead Space 2 may have faltered a little with the addition of unpolished multiplayer, but thankfully they ditched that idea for co-op.
Isaac Clarke is back after having spent many years in isolation from EarthGov and the world, so much so that Ellie has left him to get on with her life. When Ellie’s ship goes missing, Captain Robert Norton and Sergeant John Carver come to Isaac to help locate her. At the same time, the Unitologists want to put a bullet in his brain so that no one else will be able to stop the rise of the Markers, and that’s where you take over as Isaac.
Oh, how I have missed Pandora, from the subtle, “Unce unce unce unce, oh check me out” of Claptrap, to the “gazillion” weapons you can find and use to rampage your way through the wasteland. Last time I was saving everyone’s asses I was the soldier Roland; this time around I decided to play it a little differently. This time I am the Comando Axton, and with my trusty turret I am wreaking havoc on Pandora.
I only played the demo for Telltale Games’ other downloadable game, “Back to the Future,” and after about 10 minutes the nostalgia wore off and I was bored out of my mind. There was absolutely no challenge to the game and that’s why when I heard they would be handling “The Walking Dead” game I had a lot of reservations. Thankfully, however, episode one, “A New Day,” put all my worries to rest.
…if you don’t play wisely. Anyone that knows me knows that I love a challenge and I love a dungeon crawler. A few months ago when I decided to break down and buy a Playstation 3, I was turned onto a game called “Demon’s Souls.” Based on the mixed reviews that I was reading from interweb chatter, I decided to exercise my Gamefly power and give it a rent.
So far this year we have been handed a slew of anticipated games that ended up being sub-par: “Brink,” “Bulletstorm,” “Dragon Age 2,” “Hunted: The Demon’s Forge,” and “inFAMOUS 2.” Now we have “Alice Madness Returns,” the sequel to American McGee’s “Alice.”
Now that I have been able to get Lego Harry Potter away from my wife, I’ve been playing it almost non-stop. I am a big fan of the Lego games, mainly because they are fun, simple, and break up the monotony of FPS and RPG’s, and Harry Potter is no different.
The sea of reviews out there right now are not looking very good for Alpha Protocol, and now it’s time for me to throw my two cents in there and see if I can’t turn the tide (see what I did there…nautical jokes are awesome).
When the Xbox 360 first came out I didn’t run out to buy it like everyone else because I know that with all new products there will be problems (i.e. Red Rings of Death). So I waited a year and when I was asked which system I wanted as a gift, I started looking through the catalogs of games for the three systems, Wii, Playstation 3, and the Xbox 360. They all had games I was interested in- Metal Gear Solid (PS3), anything Super Mario related (Wii) and Halo (XB360)- but the game that caught my eye was Alan Wake.
Yes, I am well aware that Konomi’s Silent Hill: Homecoming was released in 2008, but not everyone went out and got the game as soon as it came out, and maybe you had forgotten it ever existed. I know I did until a week ago, so I threw that bad boy on my Gamefly queue and eagerly awaited it’s arrival.
My buddy Dan, over at Nerdpundit recently wrote a post basically saying in a round about way that because of the ending of the first game there shouldn’t be a sequel, and I disagree. So far, the story is just as engaging as the first set 8 years after the conclusion of the first. You play as the first Big Daddy – Delta. Delta is woken up from a coma, to find that the little sister assigned to him (Eleanor) has been taken from him. Now, you search through the decaying city of Rapture, aided by your former little sister to find her and save the other little sisters.
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