My New Year Resolution

I wasn’t going to have a resolution this year. I can’t remember ever fullfilling one ever in my life so what’s the point? However, after the discussion I had with some other PixlBit staffers for last week’s PixlTalk podcast, I decided to do one after all.

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My Gaming Landscape 1-16-12

clip_image002This is my first blog post in two weeks. It’s hard not having my computer and all. Enough about that, though. You know, I still have so much trouble staying on one game and completing it. I’m about halfway through Bastion but I haven’t played it in a week or so. Part of the reason is, sigh, I’m not crazy about the game. It’s not a bad game by any means. The controls are solid, the gameplay is challenging and the art direction is beautiful. At the same time though, I think The Kid moves too slowly, the gameplay isn’t engaging and the levels aren’t expansive enough. Upgrades aren’t too effective in my opinion either. I always forget about my special attack because I rarely need it. I’ll try to keep up with it but although there’s nothing wrong with Bastion, it’s just not grabbing me. Ol’ PixlBit papa Nick DiMola has expressed his opinion of believing that game is merely a 3.5 out of 5 and I think I might agree with him.

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2012! 2012!

New Year, people! It’s getting all 2012 in this hissy! I had a pretty damn good year in 2011 which I really liked since 2010 was awful for me and I’m positive 2012 will be another great year (famous last words). Not only was this year a good year for me but also for video games. A lot of great titles came out this year and in my opinion, it was the best year since 2007. That year gave us Assassin’s Creed, Rock Band, Mass Effect, Uncharted, and Halo 3, just to mention a few. It was the year that kicked off a lot of great franchises this generation. This year was like a culmination of that year with sequels that are the pinnacle of their respective series. 2011 gave us Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Bastion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Portal 2, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. There are a lot more great titles that came out this year and that one bad thing about that is I can’t play them all.

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