What I'm Playing, January 2011
Posted by Alex Jordan on
Christmas has come and gone, and now I have a pile of new games to play. I only got one game as a Christmas gift, which is fine... as for the rest, I happened to have gone batshit crazy during the Steam holiday sale. Anywho, here are my pickups:
- Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood: The only Xbox 360 game I nabbed. I dearly loved the second game in the series, so I jumped at the opportunity to revisit the storyline of Ezio Auditore da Firenze. In my first five minutes of gameplay? I had sex, jumped out a window, and landed on a horse. This is how all games should be.
- Amnesia: Dark Descent: Yet more double-colon madness on this list. I didn't like the demo that much, but everyone keeps raving about how great a game it is. And since I wish to make my own horror game someday, this seems like ripe material for study.
- Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway: Again with the freaking double colons! Although, in each case, one of the colons is my fault. Right, anyway, I loved the very first game in the series, and the demo for this seemed neat when I played it on the Xbox. I couldn't miss snagging it for $5.
- The Witcher: My brother's dislike for it aside, everyone else seems to have loved this Polish take on RPGs. Let's give it a whirl.
- Dragon Age: Origins: I lost quite a bit of my life to BioWare's Neverwinter Nights, so I figured I should really take advantage of the $15 sales price to revisit what's been described as another great Western RPG.
Yeah, so I lost control there for a bit. And that's just the Christmas stuff... the list doesn't include the stuff I got in the fall, like Batman: Arkham Asylum and World of Goo that I still haven't touched. Or the fact that Team Fortress 2 has become even more awesome in the past couple of years since I last played it, and I need to get back on that bandwagon.
You know what? Let's not consider this a frivolous hobby. Since I'm an amateur game designer with indie or semi-professional aspirations, let's pretend this is... research. Yeah, that's it.
I have a lot of research to do over the next few months.