What I'm Playing, April 2010
Posted by Alex Jordan on
My ability to form cohesive opinions hasn't needed much use in the past few days, so let's just go back to the time-honored list of games I've been playing. I've been very diligent with my work on Around The World, but I'm allowed to take a break every once and a while.
- Bad Company 2: I really can't put this game down. I've long since abandoned the meandering singleplayer campaign and have instead focused on the thrills-a-plenty multiplayer.
- Dark Corners of the Earth: Having already played it on the Xbox, I'm part of the way through my first PC version experience. I'm in the "Attack of the Fishmen" section, and have found that the PC's pacing in this section is inferior to the Xbox's.
- Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory: A return to the third Sam Fisher installment as protest against the balls-to-the-wall murder simulator that is Conviction. I still hate the Goddamn damage model, though... enemies miraculous get stronger and headshot-resistant once you've been discovered.
- Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened: Okay, I lied, I'm not playing it. But it's sitting right there on my desktop. And it begs the question of how I'm able to avoid playing a game about Sherlock Holmes investigating the Cthulhu Mythos!
More on Around The World in a bit, as I'm going gangbusters through the remaining gameplay systems, including the Options Screen, Leaderboard Screen, Tutorial, and settings for a Trial version of the game versus the unlocked version.