I grew up on these books, but it's been years. It was surprisingly easy to sink back into the world once more
Simple graphics hide a deceptively deep story in this platform puzzler
It's time to take aim at some familiar shapes - but with some new twists in the gameplay
Some signs of new life in this yearly shooter are more than welcome
A new console and a new visual style - but the same great characters and stories
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Moving on to various deals that caught my eye this week:
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
There are some disquieting concerns though about some bugs. As reported on Kotaku, there is an issue where some people have trouble loading in prior characters. This set of issues apparently comes in two flavors. One is that Mass Effect 3 cannot determine the custom face from your prior character and returns an error, and it looks like there is a pretty active thread about the issue on BioWare's forum.
Another glitch or concern is apparently you cannot import your characters from the hard drive - it can't be pulled down from Microsoft's new cloud saves feature and used directly. The bigger catch is this apparently has to be done on your 360 the save file was originally created on? I'm a bit baffled by this, but here's the help article on EA's site.
I'll be curious to see if I have any issues as I have ME 1 and 2 saves, and some that are linked together and some that are separate, some using the default character setup and others with customized characters and faces.
And for the entire Kotaku article, that can be read here.
In the meantime, this is easily my most anticipated title this year and I am very excited about it.
IGN has a fairly lengthy, detailed review up here, where they scored the game a 9.5.
Gamespot scored it a 9.0 here.
And Metcritic is averaging a 94 right now here.
My own review and thoughts will likely come down the line a bit later as I generally try to beat a game/quit playing the game before I put a review up here, and I tend to do almost all of the side stuff in RPG's (I'm at 85 hrs on Amalur right now but only about 1/3 of the way through the primary story line)
Monday, March 5, 2012
I give him credit - my dad tried his hand at Super Mario Bros, Legendary Wings and Iron Tank. However, while he had played quite a few of the games on our old TI99/4a, the NES itself was never a comfortable system for him - until Tetris. Fast-forward a couple of decades, and this is still one of the few titles my wife will play. I have owned it in a lot of versions over the years, from the two NES titles, to the Game Boy one, to Tetris: Splash and more, but I do believe that the PlayStation Network version of this game is my favorite so far.
So, because today's my dad's birthday, I'm going to post this review of what was probably his favorite game when I was growing up.