My Gaming Landscape [December 10, 2012]

This gaming landscape is going to be a bit all over the place because I was sick for about three weeks and I didn’t play too many games and instead just watched TV. Also, I’ve recently been listening to a lot of music because I like to hear new music, both mainstream and indie, and as the year winds down, I want to hear everything the year had to offer. But enough of that! We’re here to talk games! Top of the list is the Prototype series. I bought quite a few games last month. Awesomenauts, L.A. Noire, I also got the Humble THQ Bundle so I’ve just been swimming in games but I did get both Prototype games on Amazon for $10 and decided to focus on those. I’ve already written a piece on that, which you can read here so I won’t say too much. Those were the games I was focusing on for a majority of the month, like two and a half weeks. I did a majority of the side missions in both and completed both games in I think 14 and 18 hours respectively. I definitely got my money’s worth at $10 and I would’ve been willing to pay like $30 or so for both. If you can get both cheap, go for it, and if you can get only one, go for Prototype 2. Much better than the first.

Before playing the Prototype games, I played Need for Speed Most Wanted for review and I also did a quick lets play video. Again, I won’t get into it too much because you can read the review and watch the video for more of an explanation but I will reiterate that it is a great game. Completely worth the money and although the direct multiplayer isn’t great, the leaderboard stuff that’s built into the world is awesome. I also started playing Jamestown on Steam. It was another Humble Indie Bundle game that I never got to and it is AMAZING! I love Shoot-em-Ups and am a fan of the Gradius series but they’ve always been much too hard for me to get completely into and I’m just not that good at them. This game is just so well balanced and fun while being hard and challenging. Now that said, I stopped playing because I’m stuck but I’m near the end of the game and this is a title I can recommend to fans of shmups and old school games. One thing that’s weird is it’s only available on PC, a platform not usually associated with Shmups.

Recently, I been playing Saints Row 2 a bit and it’s fun but I’m having trouble getting into it. I may put it back on the shelf and try something else. I mean spraying buildings, cars and people with waste is fun but there’s a routine feel to everything. I don’t know. In a few days, I’ll be getting my Christmas gifts for myself so I’ll probably post about that and that’ll be what I’ll be playing. So what have you been playing? Let me know in the comments below!

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2 thoughts on “My Gaming Landscape [December 10, 2012]

  1. Assassin's Creed III and Mass Effect 3's Omega DLC. Both great plays. Saint's Row 2 does feel kind of formulaic but I think that in order to get to the good stuff, you have to play through the story missions and start eliminating competing gangs. I think the story's surprisingly good for a GTA clone. I'm hoping to get Mass Effect Trilogy soon for my PS3 and Persona 4 Golden for my Vita, might even be picking up a Wii U if I get lucky. We shall see!

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  2. Wow! You have much more money than me to be able to get all that. lol.I really liked the first Saints Row game. I completed it 100% and that's why I got the second one. It's been sitting in my backlog for like a year now but I don't know. So far, it's just not clicking with me. Now I even have the third game thanks to the Humble THQ bundle but I don't want to even start that until I finish the second game.I never even finished the first Assassin's Creed game and I only played the first Mass Effect game for a couple of hours when I rented it. I want to play both series but I have some serious catch up to do so it'll be sometime until I get to Assassin's Creed III and Mass Effect 3.

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