Or to put it another way – some quick thoughts on games I’ve played since being in Hull, however briefly.

Guitar Hero World Tour – Surprisingly dissapointing in some respects – the interface isn’t as clear as the Rock Band series and the songs aren’t as good, although the instruments and customisation options are indeed awesome.

Rock Band 2 – Seriously awesomeness, can’t wait to get back to Lincoln with this and cause more racket with the rest of the house.

Mirror’s Edge – pretty cool, very short though and at times infuriating whether it decides to let you grab certain things or not. May get on PC, but given I completed it in one sitting on 360, might wait for it to be a lot cheaper first. Still not quite as good as I’d hoped a year ago though.

Smackdown Vs Raw 2009 – I’m still not interested enough in wrestling to see me getting this for myself, but the individual story modes are a nice touch to break up the fighting. A lot easier than previous instalments it seems as well, although my experience is still limited to playing each for about a day at Christmas time. Haven’t owned a wrestling game myself since Smackdown 2 on the PlayStation.

Saints Row 2 – even though I only got through the charatcer creation and just about the end of the tutorial, I am quite looking forward to this coming on the PC now. Hopefully the same technical issues dogging GTA 4 won’t blight this one, and if so it could actually overtake Niko’s adventure’s as my free world anarchy game of choice. (I mean, I like GTA4 on PC, but I’m sure I’d like it more if I could play a multiplayer game on anything other than one map without being kicked out and be able to run the game as I know I should be able to.

Battlefield: Bad Company – Before you play this, you have to ask yourself two questions: One – do you like to blow shit up? Two – do you like to blow shit up? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then you’ll probably enjoy it. Brainless shooty fun, basically.

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2 Responses to Holiday Gamethoughts

  1. where have you gone?! I need to procrastinate god dam you!

  2. The_B says:

    Normal computer still broken at the moment. On a currently temporary machine to do some Uni assesments, but once they’re out of the way hopefully I can crack on with fixing it and normal service may resume.

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