I have been playing a huge amount of games this week. Well, not really huge, here’s what’s been on my screen:
Dead Space (360, PS3, PC)
I’m sure you’ve heard about Dead Space, the latest space survival horror game from EA. It’s a great game, perfect to play now, since Halloween is Friday. I give you fair warning though, this game will creep you out. Having played most of the Silent Hills, all of the Resident Evils, and many other survival horror games, I thought I would be immune to anything this put out there, but no, Dead Space made me jump quite a few times.
Fable 2 (360)
Fable 2, the latest from Lionhead Studios, is the sequel to Fable, which was one of my favorite games for the XBOX. You start off as either a boy or a girl (your choice), with your big sister. You will do some quests to acquire gold so that you can buy a magic music box, that your sister thinks will grant them a wish. Even from this point, your actions shape what happens in the future. I’m enjoying this one a lot as well.
Far Cry 2 (360, PS3, PC)
Far Cry 2, which I have only played about an hour, seems to be a fun game, with some great graphics, but I do have some issues with it. For one, its the damn weapons durability system. I had to scout out this one camp with the monocular, then go and rescue my friend. I made my way down the hill, creeping and hiding in the bushes, then I shot a barrel that a few of the guys were by, killing them instantly. Then the fight was on. I ran out of ammo on my main machine gun, so I dropped it and picked up a rusty shotgun off of one of the dead guys. I’m in the middle of a firefight and the gun jams. Now I am mashing the reload button to unjam the gun, taking multiple bullets to the chest and face as I do so. Still, not a bad game at all.
Hinterland really took me by surprise. It’s from Tilted Mill, the developers of Children of the Nile and Caesar IV. It’s a combination of town building and Diablo action-style RPG. You can set up different game modes, and how long you will play, and the map is randomly generated each time. Every once in awhile, enemies will conduct raids on your town. Well equipped villagers will be able to fight them off, but it’s best to have some guard towers. This is a $19.99 download only title that can be purchased off Steam, Impulse, Direct2Drive, and GamersGate. This is another nice gem.
Check back in with me next week, when I will give you my impressions on the new titles that I get to pick up, most notably: Fallout 3