So, after Bulletstorm whetted my appetite for shooter games after awhile away, I went to my local GameStop looking for a new fix. Shooters – both first person and third – are a favorite game type of mine, because they really do more than any other game style to showcase the capabilities of a system. Modern shooters features fast action, multiple enemies moving around, explosions, complex geography setups, elaborate set pieces and of course have to deal with the unknown element of a human being holding a controller, so it’s really, really easy to screw up some portion of that delicate mixture and end up with a game flat like a bad soufflé. To that end, when I got to GameStop and realized that I was just in time for the release of Crysis 2, I thought that the sequel to the game that’s still used as the gold standard of video game and machine performance would be a good one to give a shot.
Squid! I’m not talking about the Navy bilge rats like my cowriter, but the nasty bastards with tentacles and rubbery skin. No, really, I’m not talking about K`thardin. I’m actually talking about the Ceph from Crysis 2, which just happens to be the subject of a new review. Also, I’m trying something new with the format this time around to see if I can’t make the reviews a bit clearer. Cheers folks.
Normally when I do the overview for a new review, I try – emphasis on the word “try” – to do it in a manner consistent with the tone of the series or game or what have you that I’m reviewing. I’m not going to try doing that for Bulletstorm, though, for two reasons. First, while I’m all too aware that my language isn’t among the cleanest out there, I’m just not quite crass and rude enough to pull it off for this one. Second, the game’s obsession with a particular portion of the human male anatomy is one of my complaints for this title, and I don’t really want to fall into the same trap. So, with that said…
Better batten down the hatches, me maties, there’s a storm ah’brewin… a Bulletstorm. The winds o’ Stygia be blowin’ mighty fierce, and we’re aiming to collect some skill shot booty… ok folks, I just can’t keep that up. New review up, for Bulletstorm, and a couple more might be coming soon too. Cheers!
Ok, honestly, I'd try to come up with some sort of semi-clever, maybe witty intro on to announce this review, but honestly, this one really just kinda took it out of me. I've got a review on Dragon Age: Origins up, and you're welcome to come take a look, as always. Oh, ah, you might want to bring a bag lunch… It's a bit of a doozy of a review…
Dark times have come to the nation of Fereldan. Having recently freed itself from a century of occupation by a neighboring country, now a new, ancient threat has begun to move in the southern reaches of her lands. The darkspawn, a twisted mockery of life created when the mages of old attempted to breach the Maker's city, are rising. So evil that just being splattered by their blood can be enough to corrupt you and turn you into one of them when it doesn't just kill you, they are legion – and man alone is not enough to fight them. Enter the Gray Wardens, an order of heroes who appeared when all hope seemed lost during the first invasion by the darkspawn so long ago. Men and women of all race and creed, immune to the taint, and gifted with unheard of strength and power and... Oh, sod it, we've heard this story before, let's just get on with the review.