Archive for the ‘Pile of Shame’ Category
Fresh from E3 and impressed by Ubisoft’s upcoming efforts, I decided to tackle Assassin’s Creed II, one of the biggest games in my pile of shame, earlier this month. Not only am I ready for Assassin’s Creed III, it’s now one of my most anticipated games of the year, thanks to my time with Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
My game of comic book catch-up continues this week with Batman Beyond, a continuation of one of my favorite animated TV shows that takes a look at the Dark Knight of the future.
For years, people had been talking about how phenomenal Valve’s Half-Life 2 was. I just didn’t understand the appeal of yet another first-person shooter where you fought off an alien invasion. It didn’t help that I didn’t have a PC of my own, and that until the release of The Orange Box, the Half-Life experience was extremely limited on consoles. Fortunately, a few years ago I received The Orange Box, which contained the whole Half-Life 2 story to this point, for Christmas. Then I finally played it the other day. Now I completely get it. Read the rest of this entry »
I loved the post-apocalyptic Crossed when it first began, but somewhere during the second story arc I started to lose interest. This week, I got caught up on “Family Values” and “Psychopath” to see if the nightmare-inducing series was still consistently interesting with a different writer/artist team.
When Ico came out more than a decade ago, it wasn’t the type of game I could see myself playing. It was heavy on atmosphere, but light on the sports, guns, and action. It just wasn’t the kind of game that a guy sharing a television, gaming system, and house with three other guys would play. After ten years of people telling me how fantastic Ico was, I was finally ready to give the game a go. Read the rest of this entry »
After the gut-wrenching events of the end of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, I was happy to see the team scaling back and getting back to basics with Season Nine. I couldn’t wait for it to start. And then the first five issues wound up in my backlog.