Archive for May, 2010

Journal: E3 is Nigh

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Sadly, I haven’t played many games this week.  I’m still working my way through Assassin’s Creed 2, and I still feel the same way I felt last week about it.  The free-running mechanic is pretty fun, but ultimately still a little broken.  My most frustrating moments come with the assassin’s tombs.  Though gorgeous and well-crafted, the camera angles kept the free-running from being enjoyable.  Also, because the mechanic isn’t perfect, rushing me to complete them only made the issues stand out that much more for me.  I only have one more of them to finish though before I hit the rest of the end game.

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Journal: Alan Wake and AC2

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Because it’s been a while since I’ve done a journal article, I’ll give a brief idea of what to expect.  This featurette is a simple way for you to keep up with what I’ve been playing, and for me to give you a little more of my personality as a gamer.  The personality  should help you figure out why I feel the way I do about certain games, and further aid in your understanding of my viewpoints and beliefs in this regard.  That being said, let’s get this run-down started.

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Review: Alan Wake

Remedy has been pretty quiet on the story of Alan Wake, and with good reason.  They have spent the past six years in development, and the game has finally made its debut, but was it worth the wait?

You play as Alan Wake, a pompous famous horror novelist, who has had writer’s block for the past three years.  In an attempt to curb this problem, he and his wife, Alice, take a vacation to Bright Falls, a small logging town in the pacific northwest. Continue reading ‘Review: Alan Wake’