Besides MMOs I’m also a huge console game fan as many of you must probably already know. In no particular order, a quick overview of the past few weeks of new games and what I’ve been up to.
Castlevania: Lord of Shadows: OMG, I’m such a complete fanboy of the Castlevania series. I have played every last one of them (except the old Gameboy ones) in at least one version when it’s not multiple and have finished most of them (Damn you Castlevania 1 and your evil Death boss!).
All of this to say that my views of the new Castlevania are totally biased. Even if the combat is a lot like God of War I believe LoS to be one of the better titles of the series. Smooth control, kick-ass storyline and some of the most epic environments ever! A definitive must buy!
Dead Rising 2: Who doesn’t love to kill zombies? I know I do! This game is not original when compared to the first one and it certainly takes a bit longer to get the hang of it but it’s probably the greatest zombie sandbox game out there. The crafting system is just plain awesome and allows you to dismember zombies in all sort of new and interesting ways. If you’re looking for a fun game where dismembering the undead is the goal, this game is for you. This goes too for zombie movies fans.
Halo: Reach: Yes I know… it’s a Halo game… bring on the frat boy jokes. Halo name aside this one actually takes us back to what made the game great in the first place. Cool firefights, engaging story and epic music. If you love the Halo genre, I strongly recommend this game.
Professor Layton and the Diabolical box : The Professor Layton series is awesome for those of us who like brain teasers and have to spend time in commute every day. The third installment is out but I’m still not done with Diabolical box(2nd game). If anything the puzzles are a bit harder toward the end and I discovered I suck at sliding puzzles but it’s all good fun!
As an aside they are making a Layton vs Ace Attorney game, finally uniting two loves of my life.
Civilization 5: Still playing this one, especially after the latest patches which fixes the eternal peace bug. I’m currently trying for a space race victory on Prince difficulty and I feel this one is in the bag. Gandhi met his end so I should be in the clear. On a darker note I’ve stumbled into the ICS (Infinite city spam) strategy like many others and it does make the game a lot easier. Simply do as many cities as you can by boosting your happiness and the rest falls into place.